downhillingdemon wrote: not enough protein, fruit or veg so that doesn't help.
Johnboy74 wrote:Keep loggingdownhillingdemon wrote: not enough protein, fruit or veg so that doesn't help.
So what do you eat
downhillingdemon wrote:curry, rice and tandori veggie burgers
downhillingdemon wrote:problem is, my weight tends to stay stable (53 kg when not lifting, goes up to about 55 kg if I lift heavy) so I get away with eating loads of junk food.....but just cos it doesn't make me fat doesn't mean it's any good for me
Johnboy74 wrote:Yum that sounds delicious! you make the burgers yourself?!
Johnboy74 wrote:Is weight critical for downhilling then?
downhillingdemon wrote:Anyway, I kind of made the decision today that I probably need a bit of focus, so I am trying to pluck up the courage to enter my first (local and non-serious friendly) DH race on the 24th of October.
downhillingdemon wrote:Nope! Curry out a tin, veggie burgers out a packet. They were pretty good though, found 'em in the local health food shop at the weekend....I'll definitely be going back for more! Isn't it awesome when products are labelled specifically as being suitable for vegans?
downhillingdemon wrote:They used to think extra mass would be a benefit because of the gravity assistance on fast stuff. However, turned out the acceleration of the smaller riders was the most critical so in fact being lean is an advantage (at least on the more techy twisty trails).....but there is a limit I think, and it's more body mass than I have. I certainly find I'll loose the guys downhill if no-one is braking or pedalling. I have to really pedal sometimes to keep up whilst they are cruising.
downhillingdemon wrote:I am trying to pluck up the courage to enter my first (local and non-serious friendly) DH race on the 24th of October.
Johnboy74 wrote:Seems like it swings in roundabouts really, suppose doing some heavy lifting on your legs would give you more power pedaling down no?
downhillingdemon wrote:Right then, decision made - I'll be racing on the 24th
downhillingdemon wrote:Free squats to start and some front squatting for reps once a week will probably be beneficial. I'll give that a go I think.
I got alpro peach soya yogurt with fruit, toast and pure margerine, Linda Mc sausages beans and toast and a HUGE pot of tea and soya milk for brekkie. Most awesome indeedy!
Starling in a cage wrote:I got alpro peach soya yogurt with fruit, toast and pure margerine, Linda Mc sausages beans and toast and a HUGE pot of tea and soya milk for brekkie. Most awesome indeedy!
So, where's this place then???
Beautiful pic of Marvin. the lights in the background give him a celebrity look.
Best of luck on 24th.
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