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Location: North West UK
Latest Activity: Oct 18
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Lol don't know where I got preston from Terry???????
welcome new member Terry, getting quite a collection from Preston area now
any of you guys think it would be amazing to go France n do the Alpe D'Huez, see how hard the climb really is?
Hi All. Well I managed to do it. Parbold Hill. It's amazing the difference a year makes, it was still a struggle but I never felt I wasn't going to reach the top. I'm still not ready for the Alps but hey it's a start. Anyone know the exact gradient of Parbold Hill and also that shorter but seems steeper Bannister Lane ?
Went out for another 60 miler today, Glasson Dock, Garstang. Weather great, not to windy. Took more food with me, Bagel and energy bars. I thought the bagel might lie a bit heavy on the stomach but I felt fine. But the legs are still struggling with the distance. I have sent for a free sample of their gels from otesports that Barry mentioned. They don't have any energy bars at the moment but say they are in the pipeline so to speak.
Graham - check out http://www.otesports.co.uk/ a brand new outfit (they don't even have stock in yet they're that new). Stuff looks good, cheap & there's a LOT of the info you were asking about i.e. what, when, how much etc. I know two of the three guys involved - Shaun runs my Chain Gang & is a member of my bike club. Worth a look at least & cheaper than SIS. (Shaun & Pete both previously worked for SIS - Pete being a founding Director, so they know their stuff OK).
Cheers Barry, Will check those out and see if there are any offers first.
SIS gels are absolutely superb, as are their energy drinks & electrolyte drinks. The bars are OK but quite chewy, but the recovery stuff (Rego) doesn't suit me - I don't like the texture, but other people are OK with it so I guess it's a matter of taste. For recovery, I use "For Goodness Shakes" (Chocolate flavour) which is just like a milk shake & is great! For energy I'm currently trialling High 5 Carb/protein stuff & it seems OK.
Thanks Barry, Any recommendations for energy gels and bars. I quite like the idea of a bagel but thought it might lie heavy on the stomach.
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