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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #820 on: August 27, 2018, 12:40:47 pm »
Cool post with some really good insightful advice  :thumleft: 8)

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« Reply #821 on: August 27, 2018, 12:48:22 pm »
Cool post with some really good insightful advice  :thumleft: 8)

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« Reply #822 on: August 27, 2018, 07:50:03 pm »
Hmmmmm. Great post. Solid advise. But Iím not convinced on your 6 to 8 hours a week claim. Those pics tell me otherwise. Or.......you were a race snake in an earlier life. :-)
 

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« Reply #823 on: August 28, 2018, 04:17:21 am »
Thanks Etienne. Hha, you are not the first chap to tell me to avoid the feeding stations like the plague. Also, we ae upgrading to guesthouse option. Thanks for the advice and I will certainly heed.

We are also not on any programmes etc. We just like riding bike. Looking really forward to it. I will be careful of your "its really not that bad" statement because the told me, just the other day, that the Trans Baviaans is all downhil.  :imaposer:
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« Reply #824 on: August 29, 2018, 09:31:53 am »
For those who dig downhill bikes, or silently wish they were a DH legend and could own and ride one of these....   :P

The new GT Fury 2019 Carbon sled....  :eek7:   :drif:

« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 09:34:34 am by wiledog_X »
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« Reply #825 on: September 04, 2018, 04:26:07 pm »
Any ideas on what to buy a mountain biker as a birthday present?
Budget around R1000-R1500

He likes to do the longer challenges like Cullinan to Tonteldoos or Jhb to sea.
Not big on working on his own bike.

???
 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #826 on: September 04, 2018, 04:42:58 pm »
Any ideas on what to buy a mountain biker as a birthday present?
Budget around R1000-R1500

He likes to do the longer challenges like Cullinan to Tonteldoos or Jhb to sea.
Not big on working on his own bike.

???

Hehehe, I misread this and thought you are looking for a Mountain Bike for R1,000 - R1,500.....   :biggrin: :biggrin:

As a gift, I reckon a CycleLab gift voucher will be best  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #827 on: September 04, 2018, 05:19:29 pm »
As a gift, I reckon a CycleLab gift voucher will be best  :thumleft:

Personally not big into gift vouchers.
When you give someone a present they might remember it when they use it but when they buy it from a voucher they often don't
As Jimmy Carr puts it. Why would you change money which you can spend anywhere for a voucher you can spend at only one shop.
 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #828 on: September 05, 2018, 09:14:45 am »
In that price range I would buy a proper winter cycling jacket. Always useful  :thumleft:
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« Reply #829 on: September 06, 2018, 02:14:35 pm »
Any ideas on what to buy a mountain biker as a birthday present?
Budget around R1000-R1500

He likes to do the longer challenges like Cullinan to Tonteldoos or Jhb to sea.
Not big on working on his own bike.

???

Difficult one as a mountain biker who does the above longer challenges will have his kit/nutrition/accessories brand preferences.
 

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« Reply #830 on: September 07, 2018, 09:59:04 am »
Any ideas on what to buy a mountain biker as a birthday present?
Budget around R1000-R1500

He likes to do the longer challenges like Cullinan to Tonteldoos or Jhb to sea.
Not big on working on his own bike.

???

Camel back..? full body message..?  :biggrin:

Difficult one as a mountain biker who does the above longer challenges will have his kit/nutrition/accessories brand preferences.
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« Reply #831 on: September 11, 2018, 10:01:40 am »
I'll leave this here....  :thumleft:

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #832 on: September 11, 2018, 10:22:20 am »
Anyone here using TrainerRoad?

I bit the bullet and ordered a Kinetic Road Smart Trainer, hopefully it will be here by Friday, then will start with Trainer Road. Why get an indoor trainer when you have perfect riding weather 90% of the year, I hear you ask....... Well, a few reasons......
1. My wife wants to cycle in the evenings after work and cycling through the streets of Lusaka is signing your own death certificate! This way she can ride on Zwift!
2. It is a mission for me to cycle in Lusaka (see point 1) so I need to load the bicycle and sit in traffic for 45min each way if I want to cycle in safety and peace!
3. As soon as the rainy season starts in Zambia (end of October) it is very hard to train consistently as the rain and resulting mud is crazy!
4. I have never done any form of structured training and I want to really do well in 1Zambia 2019!

So, who is on TR?

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« Reply #833 on: September 12, 2018, 09:25:04 pm »
Anyone here using TrainerRoad?

I bit the bullet and ordered a Kinetic Road Smart Trainer, hopefully it will be here by Friday, then will start with Trainer Road. Why get an indoor trainer when you have perfect riding weather 90% of the year, I hear you ask....... Well, a few reasons......
1. My wife wants to cycle in the evenings after work and cycling through the streets of Lusaka is signing your own death certificate! This way she can ride on Zwift!
2. It is a mission for me to cycle in Lusaka (see point 1) so I need to load the bicycle and sit in traffic for 45min each way if I want to cycle in safety and peace!
3. As soon as the rainy season starts in Zambia (end of October) it is very hard to train consistently as the rain and resulting mud is crazy!
4. I have never done any form of structured training and I want to really do well in 1Zambia 2019!

So, who is on TR?

 :biggrin:


I donít use their program but Iím an active listener of their podcasts. Main reason I have power on my MTB and use the Watebikeís at gym for indoors. Currently there offerings is very focused on indoor. I am 80% outdoor. I have a few friends who use TR and love it. But I have even more friends who are more than happy with Zwift and the programs they offer. Iím a huge fan though of TR and I would most likely sign up if it made more sense for me. Happy training.