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Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jan 2022

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    @Jonathan - as david mentioned, keep an eye on the Jan 22nd event as you may have a last minute entry chance.

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    As long as the diet works for you, is sensible and aligned with your principle there is not better diets than others as far as I'm concerned.

    This 100% - getting bogged down in minutiae can put people off.

    To me there are a few critical things:

    1. Decide why you are changing your eating habits - are you looking to remove significant fat amounts (10kg), make significant performance gains or simply want to be a bit healthier.
    2. Finding a lifestyle choice that works rather than a 12 week "diet programme". What I like about the programme I adhere to is it's lasted two years now. Sure I'm not as strict as when I first started it, but my goals have changed (see 1)
    3. Don't fixate on a number - 87kg of muscle weighs the same as 87kg of fat. I always liked Racing Weight's principle of your ideal weight is the weight you achieve your goals at. Tie in your goals with key results, not your key results with your goals.

    Caveat: still not a nutritionist nor a doctor

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    @SteveHunt49 - sorry missed this totally.

    I do what I would call "semi Keto". I'm not convinced on the benefits of Keto for endurance sports, as the body needs carbs at points. What I do is limit my carb intake to the middle of the day on normal days, and about an 1.5 hrs before an intense effort (eg: VO2 max sessions on the turbo).

    For me, there is little point putting complex carbs in after around 2pm. Unless you are doing a massive session, you won't burn through them in everyday life, and overnight your body will turn them into fat. So any work you did that morning to burn the fat is negated. I also don't see the point in a breakfast of complex carbs if you're only doing a aerobic exercise session in the am (commute, light weights etc).

    I've been doing this two years now, and have found it a simple way of fuelling for rides and keeping my weight down.

    Caveat: this works for me, and I'm not a doctor/nutritionist

    For example, my daily routine might be:

    Weights or turbo session
    Breakfast - usually low fat yogurt with berries (black, blue, rasp, straw) and mango, coffee and yakult
    Mid morning snack of fruit or nuts (if I have a banana it will be around now)
    Lunch - lean meats, veg, grains, potatoes, maybe bread or pasta. Usually somewhere around 40g of complex carbs (fist full).
    Post lunch snack - popcorn or pop chips or similar
    afternoon snack - fruit or nuts
    Dinner - lean meat/salad/veg - no complex carbs
    Evening snack - nuts, seeds, maybe a little dark (75%+) chocolate

    This is accompanied by 12-15k steps/day, loads of water and copious green tea

    Zwift race days - if a race is circa 7:30 I will have a bowl of porridge around 5:30 with honey and berries. I will have a banana halfway through the race.

    Club ride fuel: I will work on high fat nuts and seeds - macadamias are little balls of energy and on a club ride you'll burn straight through them.

    Sportive fuel: Start out on slow burning carbs (peanut butter sarnies etc) and migrate to gels/gummies for that last bit of energy. Mixture of snacks like nuts and maybe a bar or two for the lull points.

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    @Tori_Walker did you get at takers?

    I’m looking to transfer my one day ticket as I can no longer make it. Anyone want it?

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    Thanks to all who made it tonight. Really great meeting you all and some really good riding.

    Looking forward to seeing you out on the road and at our (if for now virtual) socials.

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    My intent was to pdf and email this thread to them - removing the discussions about whether we should pdf and email the thread to them or put it in the public area ;-)

    We can do both I think

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    The family have told me that they wish any donations to go to The Sickle Cell Society. The club will be donating £100.

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    I like the idea of doing the Brighton run in his name, and potentially doing a whip round. I’ll post charity details when the family get back to me.

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    If there is any chance find out about what funeral arrangements are, I would like to pay my respects.

    +MarkV - @SallyB and I are in contact with the family, if we hear anything we will post it here (assuming they are ok with members turning up).

    Leroy, hope the roads in heaven are smooth as silk for you. Farewell for now... and happy trails!

    Lovely words, thank you.