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Old Jun 14th 2009, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by RoamingExpat View Post
Sorry to be so ignorant, but what is so special about Friday in the UAE? In most Western countries we have Saturday and Sunday off, does this mean Friday is the first day of the weekend in the UAE?
thats the deal mate, fri and sat as weekends.
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 7:46 am
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The majority of accidents in dubai with cyclists ARE the fault of cyclists, not drivers. I go on regular club rides here and some of the cyclists are plain stupid. I mean arrogant beyond belief.
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 7:51 am
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The majority of accidents in dubai with cyclists ARE the fault of cyclists, not drivers. I go on regular club rides here and some of the cyclists are plain stupid. I mean arrogant beyond belief.
you never said why you might need a set of stupid flippers. posture, foot strength, improved balance etc? am curious
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 7:52 am
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you never said why you might need a set of stupid flippers. posture, foot strength, improved balance etc? am curious
Snorkeling?
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 8:00 am
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I'm getting sharp pains down the back of my calfs..
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by commander View Post
I'm getting sharp pains down the back of my calfs..
that'll be your body rejecting the lycra





nah seriously, probably worth looking at them then or the nike frees. look into barefoot running, POSE running and Chi running....all are alegedly the cure to all ills exercise related, POSE apparently have a thing on cycling technique as well, might be worth a look at
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 8:14 am
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Ill do that ta;I'm buying new gear in UK in July..refuse to buy anything here..

Just got a polar RS800CX Bike pro team edition..about 650quid here..399USD on ebay..

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Ill do that ta;I'm buying new gear in UK in July..refuse to buy anything here..

Just got a polar CS800 Bike pro team edition..about 650quid here..399USD on ebay..
yup same here, the nikes were nigh on a hundred quid here, they are $60 in the US......bar stewards


ps think i recall that there is a shop in edinburgh that sells the vibrams
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 8:21 am
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speaking of endinburger
this is a blog i read by a bloke from auld reekie, some pretty good stuff on exercise research and science. am sure i've seen stuff on pedal bashers in it at some point
http://www.conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/
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I had a consultation with a sports physician a couple of years ago in Perth. My shin splints were diagnosed due to a weakness in hamstring strength plus slight pronation. She referred me to physio for strength exercises plus podiatrist for foot analysis. Podiatrist constructed insoles which worked quite well.

Physio gave me stretches and strength exercises plus a few deep tissue jobs.

all helped.Sports physician is the go.

Now, how do you guys get the balls to ride a bicycle on the streets of the UAE?
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UAE is a peace of piss when you have gone down the south side of Holme Moss into Glossop at 60 odd mph!
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 4:10 pm
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When's the next local half marathon?
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 6:02 pm
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They are all later on in the year..let me get the dates and ill post tomorrow. There is the Abu Dhabi, the RAK and I think there is a dubai one. Let me confirm and ill get back
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Commander,

I seem to recall Sweatshop having a branch in Edinburgh. They are a specialist running shop and will normally be able to do the gait analysis for you using a video camera and computer software.

http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/storefinder.cfm?shop_ID=23

You could probably get shoes cheaper on the net, but I suppose you could always get the analysis done and then buy them online.
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Magic mate, cheers for that, they have a store in Dundee..perfect.ill go there in July.
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