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James Roberts

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Hastily constructed snowman and muse #snow #meltingquick #notidealforbuildingwith

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Christmas walk with the small one in the ‘hood #walk #ryburn #windy #christmas

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The last appointment before Christmas is done, so the whiskey is out and the feet will shortly be up. To clients old and new who we’ve worked with in 2017, I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year. It’s genuinely been a pleasure. We’ll be back in business from January 8 onwards and the diary is already filling up, so plan ahead ✌️ #bikefit #christmas #closed #whiskey #peace #love #holidays

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In the era of Zwift, specific training, power zones and winter bikes without mudguards, we like a client who rides 2.5 hours over Widdop in the rain to get here and then 90 minutes home afterwards, all with proper guards and saddlebag and without a second thought. Recognise that bag @cyclingsheffieldgiantsheffield ? #oldschool #pennines #hills #rain #notsoft

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I’m not sure that deep frying a mince pie covered in sugar is strictly necessary, but it tastes pretty good. Idea courtesy of chippy down the road. You’re welcome ✌️ #mincepie #fried #fat #winter #goingforarideinthemorning

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Given up proper cycling and joined the rest of the world on the internet #zwift #zwiftwanker #cycling #fronwhereiride #whathaveibecome #stayinginisthenewgoingout

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Old kit, new bike. Good catch up with @jakerscott14 @oneprocyclingofficial this morning, making some subtle changes in response to different shoes and saddle and discussing where we might be able to find some improvements going into 2018. #bikefit #workinprogress #experiment #change #improvement #cycling #fromwhereiride #lifebehindbars

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Nine days to go: time for a timely plug for the trusty gift voucher. If you’re still stuck for ideas for the #cyclist in your life, why not give them #efficiency #comfort #performance in 2018? Any value, redeemable against all #bikefit services and @sidasuk products.

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Definitely #summum time @mattjaybridge @etxeondo #freezing #yorkshire #winter

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The youngest daughter somehow blagged a walk-up part at the @letouryorkshire route announcement today. Day four is going to be a proper stem-chewer #hard #cycling #pennines #gooseeye #parkrash #greenhow #spring #racing #halifax #piecehall

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Saddle discomfort is an issue for a significant percentage of female riders and here you can see the knock on effects; the rider rotating their pelvis backwards and sitting on the back of the saddle to avoid soft tissue contact. Usually, at this point of the pedal stroke, the back of the saddle would be visible. Here, you can only see the nose. That means minimal skeletal support, muscular load and over-reaching, the rider compensating in this case by moving her hands to the back of the bar as the hoods are inaccessible. Result: Shoulder/neck/hand discomfort, which riders/retailers intuitively try to cure by going much higher and shorter at the bars rather than address the real issue at the saddle, loading the lower back and compromising the handling. This is not an exclusively female phenomenon, although it does seem more prevalent. Solution, for both sexes: Find a saddle you can sit ‘in’, not ‘on’ and be sceptical about anyone who says you will ‘get used to it’, because, most likely, you won’t. We made plenty of other big changes during this fit, but without finding a perch that provided a solid, more comfortable, platform for the pelvis the whole exercise would have been futile. Riding a bike really shouldn’t be painful. Big thanks to Claire from @queensburyqueenscc for letting me share this #bikefit #cycling #womenscycling #saddle #comfort #problemsolving #lifebehindbars #longpost #lotsofwords #sorrynotsorry #information #thisgirlcan #girlswhoridebikes

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Turbo tunes #cash #winter #stayinginisthenewgoingout

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Same rider, same session, same hand position, same gear selection, but a huge difference in pelvic stability. We made a number of changes here, but the biggest single factor here was a 2cm reduction in reach. A reminder that what happens at the front of the bike can have a huge impact on what’s going at the back. For this client, less really was more #bikefit #reach #power #stability #before #after

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Indoor day #calderfornia #rain #sleet #cold #soft #watts #fromwhereiride

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Slipped a pair of @sidasuk custom footbeds inside @a_nardone stunning pair of @artfulkicks Sidi this morning #custom #footbeds #bikefit #colourful #bright #sunglassesrequired #nice

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One of the north of England’s best maintained bikes let its owner down this morning #abccentreville #puncture #clough #thosethatknowknow #hacking #lanes #calderfornia #fromwhereiride #lifebehindbars

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First proper test and all that, but credit to @nes.arana @etxeondo for making a full on rain jacket that seems to keep #yorkshire #craggvale rain out without the boil-in-the-bag side effects. Gracias ✌️ #rain #yorkshire #winter #craggvale #moist #goretex #Ur #jacket #cycling

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