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goldfever

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  1. Wow I'm surprised you found it cramped if you're vertically challenged! I'm average height and find it absolutely fine. Although I'll be changing the bars soon, I want a bit more feel for front-end grip than I have from the stock bars. Dropping a bike sucks! I've had a couple of near misses with the invisible kickstand before. Crash bung, crikey. But that's purely an accessory and more exposed than the engine, it's likely still quite resilient. I need a new air filter in mine, I took a look yesterday and whoa
  2. Day 3 I cycled to work! And it was good. Strava... Into work Back from work Salad for lunch, second time in a row that I went for the smaller portion and didn't end up regretting it. Had leftover stir fry for supper so really pleased at a healthy and nutritious day. Day 4 Had to run some errands today so no cycle commute, had to use the vroom-vroom bike. Had a salad again today (woo!) and surprised / disappointed / begrudgingly pleased that there is no more 'large salad box'. So now I have no option but to go for the 'small' size in future. Great for my willpower but it means that
  3. Oh sweet! Mine is borked also, the prior owner (my best mate) never looked after the poor thing so it's due some TLC. New air filter, oil, plugs, handlebar, chain, all the things. Having said that it is so easy to ride, really inspires confidence. I looked at getting an SV last year but got a ER6F (Ninja 650). How's the SV? Having delved into the GS myself I'd suggest that it is as easy as it gets if you want to learn how to maintain a bike yourself - I'm a useless engineer but even I can do the basic servicing on a GS
  4. Bit late to the party but I've never found anything as good as this. Combination of Any Given Sunday and rowing is just too perfect. http://youtu.be/1fmZmKsL5eE
  5. Responses to kind words on my old thread: Thanks! My abdominals hurt when I cough or laugh today. Always a sign of a good yesterday! Food porn I admit I nicked from the interweb, bit lazy of me, sorry skip! Oh noooo I've heard about damaged kneecap. OW. I don't envy that at all and I bet a long old recovery... I've been super lucky and avoided any serious injuries like that (touch wood) You know that is such a good point, thank you. I'm definitely in that camp - if a day's going badly then what the hell. But I can go into those days with that second point in mind, so thanks a lo
  6. I'm not qualified in any way but I'd suggest it's more important you get your form right than focus on going deeper on your squats. How far apart are your feet when you squat? Obviously it is different for every person but too wide and you might risk damaging your knees or groin
  7. Day One Good start! Had a day off from work so cashed in one of the four gym days I've set myself. I don't particularly like the gym (smelly, busy, meatheads, inconvenient, no fresh air or views to enjoy) but it's useful for circuit training and getting a good stretch on. Today's workout summary is: running to warm up, 6x500m rowing intervals at c.1:48/500m splits (my technique has deteriorated over the years, using too much arm/shoulders), 45 minutes of bodyweight circuits and a 20 minute stretching/pilates session. Made the most of my one-day pass! Diet-wise, the headlines are nood
  8. I did the bad thing and I went straight to the scout page, I've been advised I should move my thread to the newbie forum. >.< Please follow my new and improved thread* http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/61545-goldfever-got-overexcited-and-put-his-thread-in-a-guild-forum/ *not yet improved as you lovely people aren't on it yet :-) Will respond to your messages there. Peace, goldfever
  9. Mild re-posting, not sure how to go about it but anyway... I'm goldfever, a 24 year-old chap from Bristol, UK. I work an office job during the week and study most weekends. I'm a keen cyclist (at least, I was) but experienced a few sucker punches in the past 6 months that has affected my waistline, and to an extent my general happiness. My main quest will be best measured by losing 5kg (11lb) to get myself down to 86kg (190lb) by the end of the challenge. By doing this I expect to have improved fitness, health and mental wellbeing. My goals to attempt to succeed in this quest include: Cy
  10. Day One Good start! Had a day off from work so cashed in one of the four gym days I've set myself. I don't particularly like the gym (smelly, busy, meatheads, inconvenient, no fresh air or views to enjoy) but it's useful for circuit training and getting a good stretch on. Today's workout summary is: running to warm up, 6x500m rowing intervals at c.1:48/500m splits (my technique has deteriorated over the years, using too much arm/shoulders), 45 minutes of bodyweight circuits and a 20 minute stretching/pilates session. Made the most of my one-day pass! Diet-wise, the headlines are nood
  11. Small update to add measurability points: Cycle the 8 miles to the office (& 8 miles back) twice a week: A: 3 times a week B: 2 times C: 0-1 time Go run twice a week A: 3 times a week B: 2 times C: 0-1 time Keep my office lunches healthy - soup or salad 3/5 times a week A: 4-5 times a week B: 3 times C: 0-2 times Go to a gym 4 times during the challenge A: 5+ times B: 4 times C: <4 times Limit myself to a maximum of 3 takeaways in this period A: NO TAKEAWAYS! B: <4 times C: >3 times In terms of rewards... I haven't figured anything out yet. Hypothetically, I'll buy myself somethi
  12. Hi team! Late entrant... I'm goldfever, recruit / scout. I actually have the day off this week so I'm going to start how I mean to go on and cash in my first gym day. Best of luck to everyone in reaching our goals :-) Ciao for now. goldfever
  13. Rain or shine buddy! It's usually dark and 3-5C, as likely as not raining, when I leave for work. My other option is by motorbike which isn't much more appealling!
  14. I feel like the guy who tries to squeeze into a lift (elevator)... 'Room for one more?' I'm goldfever, like everyone (I guess) I'm great at setting goals but pretty bad when it comes to keeping myself in the game. I've coached rowing before so I think I'm pretty good at picking people up off the motivational floor. I've accidentally signed up to a team event at the London Triathlon this year as well as a couple other big cycling events. Need to train! My thread is here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/61222-goldfevers-first-challenge/ Thanks guys goldfever
  15. Hi there, I'm goldfever... new to this site (just in time for a challenge!). I'm a 24 year-old chap from Bristol, UK. I work an office job during the week and study most weekends. I'm a keen cyclist (at least, I was) but experienced a few sucker punches in the past 6 months that has affected my waistline, and to an extent my general happiness. My main quest will be best measured by losing 5kg (11lb) to get myself down to 86kg (190lb) by the end of the challenge. By doing this I expect to have improved fitness, health and mental wellbeing. My goals to attempt to succeed in this quest incl
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