Bad weather days

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Bad weather days

Postby Tc1993 » Thu May 09, 2013 18:41 pm

Hi

I've only been cycling a few weeks but I'm loving every minute of it! I try to get out as much as possible but the last few nights the weather has been awful so it got me thinking...

What's the best exercises for me to be doing to make my cycling better? Other than cycling of course (I understand a turbo or rollers would be best for these days but won't be purchasing anything like that till the end of summer)

Thanks :)

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby elderone » Thu May 09, 2013 18:55 pm

The best exercise for cycling is cycling.Been bad here last cpl of days so turbo fetched out for tonight.
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Re: Bad weather days

Postby hatch87 » Thu May 09, 2013 19:59 pm

elderone wrote:The best exercise for cycling is cycling.Been bad here last cpl of days so turbo fetched out for tonight.


Same here, I was quite happy to cycle round in the snow, but 30mph+ side winds just isn't worth it. If I don't get blown over, a car will probably get blown into me.

I got a turbo trainer off Ebay for a fiver, best time to look is when you don't need one as they aren't in high demand so good deals can be had.

If your really desperate, work on the core, push ups and sit ups help, the muscles are needed in cycling but don't get a good enough work out to build by cycling alone.
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Re: Bad weather days

Postby Bobbinogs » Thu May 09, 2013 20:14 pm

Judging by the KOMs I lost tonight whilst staying in, I can't help thinking that getting out and riding in stupidly strong winds seems to be the best way to improve performance, just ensure the wind is going in the right direction :)

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby Buckie2k5 » Thu May 09, 2013 21:00 pm

if weather is that bad i go out for a jog.

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby lotus49 » Fri May 10, 2013 06:15 am

Buckie2k5 wrote:if weather is that bad i go out for a jog.

I say, steady on. That's taking things too far :) .

I bought a cheapish turbo on eBay after months of terrible weather over the winter. I have to admit that I don't really enjoy it though so I try to get out whenever I can.

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby keef66 » Fri May 10, 2013 09:34 am

I went out last night in the breeze. At one point I was in my lowest gear and standing on the pedals to achieve 7 mph going down hill :shock:

The return leg however was a blast; 25-37 mph all the way! :D

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby hatch87 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:00 am

keef66 wrote:I went out last night in the breeze. At one point I was in my lowest gear and standing on the pedals to achieve 7 mph going down hill :shock:

The return leg however was a blast; 25-37 mph all the way! :D


I've had that, went up a hill and was protected by the wind, once at the top and turned off I was exposed to an opening and found it harder going down hill lol
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Re: Bad weather days

Postby fishyweb » Fri May 10, 2013 21:42 pm

lotus49 wrote:
Buckie2k5 wrote:if weather is that bad i go out for a jog.
I bought a cheapish turbo on eBay after months of terrible weather over the winter. I have to admit that I don't really enjoy it though.

You clearly haven't discovered Sufferfest videos then!
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Re: Bad weather days

Postby iPete » Sat May 11, 2013 00:03 am

Bad weather? You mean wrong clothes days..

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Re: Bad weather days

Postby cubegame » Sun May 12, 2013 12:04 pm

Going out in bad weather makes you quicker and fitter......

It's not bad until the paint starts washing off your bike. And I'm being serious, met a cyclist at a B&B in Iceland last month who had literally had the paint stripped from the right side of his frame by a mixture of heavy rain and volcanic ash!


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