Recent content by Damien Lee



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    Am i pushing myself too hard?

    You don't mention if you've got or consulted a qualified fitness trainer before starting with your exercise regiment. Nevertheless, it does sound like you've got a daily plan of what exercises and food you should be consuming, which is great! But if you haven't consulted with a trainer, then I...
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    Asthma

    Asthma should not prevent anyone from cycling. All they have to do is use their inhaler and they'll be just fine. When I was still in school, quite a lot of kids had asthma but they would cycle to school, and even participated in various sports. They just had their inhalers with them at all...
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    Helmet cameras are distracting

    Well, I understand your concern, but we do live in an era where everyone's got cameras on their phones and they could be filming you without you being aware of it. And thanks to the popularity of YouTube and other video sharing sites, there are more people that are filming and posting videos...
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    How bike friendly is your employer?

    The last time I had an employer was almost 2 decades ago - a very long time! I was still in college and needed to work on a part-time basis to cover the college fees. My boss was a supermarket owner, and he was an old fashioned stringent sort of guy. But he didn't care what mode of transport his...
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    Is Safely Riding A Bike In The Street Much Safer Than Being On A Motorcycle?

    Motorbike users probably run a higher risk on the street, mainly due to the higher speed that they can attain. Another reason, is that motorbikes are bulkier than bicycles, and that also increases the chances for getting hit or scrapes. Personally, I know more people that have suffered injuries...
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    Converting to a vegetarian lifestyle

    Honestly, there's no reason to go vegan in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Just pay a visit to your doctor, and he'll give you the correct dietary regiment you should be following. And you'll notice that meat and dairy products are definitely not excluded. You just consume them in moderation...
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    Is it okay to ride if you are hypertensive?

    My own general practitioner would say no. He is a big believer that folks with high blood pressure need to take things easy, as there are many dangers associated with over-exerting oneself when they suffer from this condition. That doesn't mean that they shouldn't stay active, but they need to...
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    Does cycling affect well-being at work?

    An active lifestyle always helps in other areas of life. Your performance should increase in both the boardroom and the bedroom, if you're a physically active person regardless of the sport(s) you participate in. It's important to take care of one's body, and stay healthy in order to tackle...
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    Beef As Energy Food

    Beef should always be part of one's diet, but it shouldn't be consumed everyday and in moderate quantities. Vegan's are completely deluded if they think that going without meat is good for them. Most vegans I've met don't look healthy at all, they usually look shriveled up and weak by age 40...
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    Co-worker needs to gain weight

    Yeah, your co-worker has a turbo-charged metabolism. My brother-in-law has the same issue. He can chow down on a bus load of food, but he can't gain weight at all. But then again, he's fit and healthy so I don't think it's really a serious problem. Some folks are born with an unnaturally fast...
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    Italian bike brands and modern manufacturing

    Yeah, this is great! Italian design and manufacturing is incredibly underrated. While I've never owned an Italian made bicycle, I've used and sold Italian cooking/baking equipment which are some of the best in the business. I know that Italy has excellent artisans and a proud manufacturing...
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    Night riding

    The last time I cycled in the evenings, was back in my college days...which was a very long time ago. And I realized how dangerous it was, even though there were fewer road users back then. As soon as I purchased my first car, I avoided riding my bike in the evenings. I would love to ride in the...
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    Impounded bike

    That's quite surprising, I never knew that they impounded bicycles. I guess this makes sense, if the cyclist has contravened road regulations. However, I have no idea if this actually takes place in my country. Perhaps it does, and most of us are not aware of the situation. If motor vehicle...
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    How many miles can you cover in one ride?

    Those distances sound realistic, and I'm sure I could handle it comfortably at my current fitness levels. But since I've got a family and business commitments, I just can't get away from work or home for even an entire day. I only get to ride for 2-3 hours at best, and I tend to ride casually...
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    Cycling to work

    Strangely enough, I cycled to my old business premises today. It was a weird feeling, because I'd always use my car because it just wouldn't look professional pitching up in a bicycle. The clients and employees may not have taken me seriously. But since I sold the business, I no longer have...