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forkbrayker RichardCunningham's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 3:31
Oct 12, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
@kperras and time costs..... typically takes me an hour to cut and wrap one of my frames....even if you could get that down to 10 mins for a smooth operating factory will require, a time management process to be created, and £££££ lost to labouring for 10 mins per bike for 1000's of bike frames....... never mind the cost of said heli tape for 1000s of frames
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Oct 3, 2018 at 4:35
Oct 3, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@WAKIdesigns: me too dude, one day hopefully - as long as you dont hate on my lack of style ;-) .... y'know my phone screen background image is one of your drawings i took off the web !! the one with the Trek session, aero farings, and tri spoke wheels - cheers.!! as we've both agreed we both respect each other way of doing things. i defintiely agrree on the tow truck symbolism. I was a 90kg tow truck at one point, now i'm not exactly light at 80kg but lightest ive ever been since i was 15, my work pattern means i do 4 days gym stuff at my place of work during lunchtime, then have 4 days to ride, rest, not count reps etc, lol, before i'm back at work to start again. pretty much all my gym work is explosive speed and power stuff to keep the legs and arms nimble. but once every 8 days or so i do a heavy(ish) weighted squat day..... i dont want to do less often as i'll struggle to walk the day after, and i dont want to do it more often and turn in to a tow truck again. the thing i really struggle to do, and i know i should do it is what you've described relating to silly stuff like the bmx park , jumps etc. my biggest strenght is bull dozing through mad bastard rock gardens and very steep terrain, and my biggest weaknesses are corner efficiency and very high speed trails..... some time spent on a bmx track could help with that for sure........but i'm also pretty sure my wife would divorce me if i bought bmx. take care waki. and cheers for you being you!!
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Oct 3, 2018 at 1:53
Oct 3, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@WAKIdesigns: .... probably just us reading this now and slowly coming to an agreement. my gym training is all high intesity repeat visists to 190bpm (i'm 40 now...long gone are the days when i could hit 200bpm) specifiically designed to improve power, vo2max and recovery times. because I go to that high an intensity they only are for around 20 min sessions.. when i go out on my bike for 1 hr rides, i just have water, when its 2 hr rides an energy drink . when i take nuts and dark chococlate with me its coz i'm riding 3hrs+... most of my rides are 5000ft+ 4-5hrs time . so yes, i agree nuts arent doing much for a 1 hr ride....but i dont need sustanance until i get into 3 hrs anyway so thats when i pack nuts etc...... and eat nuts at the start of my ride. i think i agree with you on the tolerance thing, its a quite the human thing to happen, tolerance to alcohol, drugs, dairy, wheat, etc.. i'm so dumb i dont think i have an intolerance or allergy to anything, the choice to eat the way i'm eating (look at my boring daily meal plan....you tell me if you think its unhealthy or not geared to wards performance - fast carbs ingested when i need it , fat and protein for rebuild and when i dont need fast energy) is purely that...a choice, regarding sugar... yes i have an aversion to it......when we talk about super refined sugars found in candys, syrups, and a lot of processed foods...... no of course i dont think i will die if i eat one, nor do it i think i will die if i have single cigarrette, but the the cigarrete does not benefit my health, so same applies to the refined sugars...................... and yes i know chococlate has fat in it... thats why i eat it, plus all the other trendy nutrional values like antioxidants etc ...but its the 80%+ dark chaocolate i eat and enjoy..... typically about 4% sugars compared to a galaxy milk chocolate or cadburys bar at 55% sugars.my body really doesnt need 55g of pure sugar sweets having more fat in them than sugar is also relative thing.. if i want 50gm of fat i'll eat some peanut butter with only 6 g sugar.....not a cookie with 50 gms of fat and 40 gms sugar, surely thats obvious waki. it actually disgusts me to see sugar put into pretty much any food that has even the slightest amount of processing........ why oh why the fuk has a sausage got sugar added to it, why on earth is there sugar poured into a microwave ready meal of lasagne.... its gone insane in my opinion. because as you have pointed out waki we have the abilty to build up tolerenaces, but just because i've built up a tolerence to alchohol and can drink a bottle of vodka a day sure as hell doesnt mean its good or even fine for me . And thats the way i feel about refined sugars..... yeah fine as treat.....but a treat is just that.... a once in a while thing, not to be had 3 times a day every day every week - thats called "a way of life"
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 13:00
Oct 2, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@Will-narayan: yeap... was about 2 weeks for me to start to taste the sweetness in sugarsnap peas and carrots etc...... the first time i tasted beetroot juice i was like "whattheutterfuck!!!!.... thats just dirty water !" now it tastes as sweet as what orange juice used to taste to me. and coca cola now tastes to me exactly what it is 10 spoons of caramelised refined sugar in a medium glass of water.... rank. what i do find odd though is that if i have any home baked cakes they tend to taste really good and hard to hold back and not have the entire cake, but if i try a bit of shop bought cake its almost always shit. part of that is a texture thing and the other part is a lack of flavour replaced with just more sugar. in a home made cake i can taste the butter, the salt, the cream, the cocoa , the nuts etc, but shop bought cakes....literally just sugar and the processed add on flavour (lemon, coffee, or whatever). any way i imagine its just me reading this thread now. s'laters!
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 2:58
Oct 2, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@xphysnerd: ....sorry...my final post i put the wrong link in....this was the link i meant to put in europepmc.org/abstract/med/30160554 and i must have skim read it too first time round - my bad.... it does have results in the info....... either way the jury is still out for me on highfat diets and all that shite
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 8:01
Oct 1, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@WAKIdesigns: .............LOL.... cheers, thats the funniest thing i've see/read all day. and despite me being on my trendy diet, i actually 100% agree with what you wrote there..... and you SO should have typed that whole "99% of folks" reply in capital letters..... as i can totally imagine you shouting as you typed that....... out of interest who's the 1% that dont need to check the research data? I'm researching on my self, thought i would try something different to the previous 35 yrs of gaining weight and eating refined sugars, and processed foods (with loads of bike riding and sports in the mix)..... i feel great , don't get any energy lows during the day, and i lost weight and gained muscle. The 2 big changes are cutting out refined sugars/carbs and taking my gym sessions from 1 hour of 50-60% intesity to 20 mins of 100% intensity. sports nutrional science is complicated, sure if i eat high carbs i'll probably be able to output 900watts on the rower instead of 850watts, i might be 0.5 secs quicker on a 20 sec sprint......... but on a 20 min trail not entirely sure how my 0.5secs is really gonna help me, when i could just learn how to ride smoother and spend less energy maxing out wattages on every corner exit. i dont think i'm right and everyones wrong, but nor do i think i'm wrong and everyone else is right. its a far from black and white world. I have very little biology science in my brain, so can't go quoting PHD articles, but like most folk i can make a semi educated decision from reading scores of laymans articles to try something and see if it works, i dont think swapping from weird yellow looking liquid plastic margarine to natural full fat butter is going to kill me off. but I'll be sure to let you know when i get me cholestrol checked though :) please keep cutting through the BS, Waki, as you are a breath of fresh air in this brave new world
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Sep 30, 2018 at 7:39
Sep 30, 2018
Video: How Do Enduro Pros Fuel Up For Race Day?
@Will-narayan: spot on.... diet for athletes .......its complicated , and full of contradictions.....hands up..... i'm on a high fat/low carb diet, yet sitting 3rd overall in the scottish enduro sereis in elite at 40yrs old!. high fat doesn't mean stuffing your face with greasy bacon and eating pork rinds. Nor does no carbs mean no carbs. I eat more vegatables in a day than most folk do in a week, but i don't eat rice, potato, bread or pasta (you don't need to ask about cake or biscuits) I also eat pretty much zero fruit other than avacados and bananas. essentially for every fruit, you can eat a vegetable for the same nutrients minus the sugar and get more fibre. its just a different way of doing things. high fat for me is full fat milk, butter, yoghurt, dark chocoalate (80%+), nuts cheese, meat etc......basically i eat food that hasn't been fukked around with. my gym work is all super explosive HIIT stuff no longer than 20 mins.... i can assure you i have plenty of energy for it. But My rides can be up to 7 hrs ..typically 4hrs...... i don't normally need to take much food other than a bag of nuts . I've also not been ill in 3 yrs now since coming off the white carbs, no colds, no sore throats, no coughs,no cold sores,no runny noses.......nada! and i lost 3 stone in weight in 6 months (but that probably has more to do with reducing calories and doing HIIT traiining) .... ......... however,...... i admit i don't race like that. whilst i feel good on low carbs, on race day I do have a carb breakfast with porridge and fruit and of course an energy drink with me for the race. The reason for this is the science behind high fat diets..... (i aint no scientist...so shoot me down in flames if you know me to be wrong) once the body goes into a relatively ketogenic state (taking its energy from fat rather than glycogen) it means that you burn energy more efficiently and get tired a lot less easily. only when you go explosive does your body take the energy from the glycogen stores, after which you go back to taking it from the fat stores. if you are not ketogenic and have a typically high carb diet, you will always tap from your glycogen stores the moment you start exercising regardless of explosiveness or not, meaning you will always drain your glycogen stores unless you top it up continually..... which I don't need to do, as my body takes from fat stores normally..... .....think of it like this. If i go at 80% for 1hr i will still have glycogen stores to sprint the last 30secs at full bore. however a normal high carb diet wont allow that as all the glycogen stores will have been used up in the first minute of riding at the 80% pace......hence the continual need to refuel. but when you consider you can only take on about 60gms carbs an hour, (Theoretically 90 for 2:1 fructose mixes) and nothing gets stored as its getting used all the time...that's a shit ton of gels and sugars going into the stomach to make you feel sick......but keep you explosive. yes of course a typical high carbs diets works but so does a high fat diet.........just in a different way.... i just need to eat less carbs to stay explosive all day bottom line......do what keeps you sane and happy. and that in a skilled sport.......its skills that pays the bills more than the way you eat .
forkbrayker mdelorme's article
Sep 30, 2018 at 1:33
Sep 30, 2018
Photo Epic: Practice - EWS Finale Ligure 2018
@mrtoodles. Not taking anything away from lewis, but it depends on where the break is. I broke my foot several years ago. I couldnt walk on it all , but standing and riding was fine. Also it might be a typo from the editor, as theres an earlier pic in the article saying its a bruised foot and sprained ankle.
forkbrayker pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 11:27
Sep 26, 2018
Enter the EWS Finale Ligure Fantasy Contest to Win Prizes From Fox Racing
men: 1- maes 2- rude 3- oton women: 1- ravanel 2- courdurier 3- anita gehrig
forkbrayker davetrumpore's article
Sep 23, 2018 at 2:27
Sep 23, 2018
Photo Epic: EWS Ainsa 2018 - Day One
it could be. i dunno if he gets new wheels built for each race, certainly likely he does. some places just trash wheels. Fort william in the uk has seen me annihilate brand new rims in just a few runs. also bear in mind he was on a flyer yesterday and maybe knew he was sitting close to the podium spots and kept battering on the stage, with the punctured tyre, to keep what positions he could. at his pace he could do that to a rim no problem with in a few mins
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