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Author Topic: The cycling thread  (Read 41594 times)

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #405 on: December 16, 2019, 04:58:51 PM »
Did 75km yesterday with over 3500 feet of ascent, was. Bit like cyclocross at times and came home covered in mud.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #406 on: December 20, 2019, 04:45:39 PM »
If it was country side tracks next to the fields, might be more then mud. Do you have your Rapha 500 routes planned?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #407 on: January 05, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
Didnít do it this year, itís very hard to complete in Northern Europe. Iíve done 400km but never managed 500.

Today I did my first ever velodrome track session at Velodrome Wales in Newport. A coaches session with our local road club, managed 34mph average in 45 minutes of track time, learned a few new skills and had a great time. Quads now complaining!

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #408 on: January 05, 2020, 10:42:18 PM »
I did a starter Velo course at Derby as a special deal in 2018. Unfortunately I don't know what my speeds were like as no GPS data but I know I was the fastest out of the three of us on the course. It was my first time on a fixie and I was aware you used your legs to brake but thought it was easy to stop. Almost had my kneecaps shoot out of my legs when I tried.

I was impressed at the Derby facilities though with the Velo track on a higher level as you enter but the lower level centre containing all the other sports arena from a local Sports centre. (Although as there was a netball team doing practice I was also slightly distracted when going around the track. )  The multi level makes the track banking look very intimidating when first encountered  and the instructor only showed us how steep it was when standing next to it at the very end. If Brum do build one, I would definitely go on it regularly.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #409 on: January 06, 2020, 04:02:31 PM »
Agree it was a bit intimidating, especially when you realise its a 42 degree slope wether you're at the top or bottom of the corner and having seen a veteran track world champion crash just before we went on track because he wasn't going fast enough to be on the boards above the red sprinters line.

Quite disconcerting to be cycling around above the blue line, look left and be overtaking a bunch of cyclists beneath you.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #410 on: January 20, 2020, 07:14:24 PM »
Next session 23rd Feb when I'll be doing my first novice race. Eek!

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #411 on: January 22, 2020, 10:05:05 PM »
On the velo track? How many sessions you had as I thought you needed four Ďexamsí before allowed to race. Good luck anyway.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #412 on: January 23, 2020, 07:04:11 PM »
You do to race an official race, this is just a club 2 hour session and the last 30 minutes will be unofficial club races in our groups, no timing or owt, just for the hell of it.

You're also not allowed to wear an aero TT helmet until you've got a licence.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #413 on: January 24, 2020, 12:01:28 PM »
Well don't do a Gaimon. (although you won't be £250k in the red on medical bills if you do).

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #414 on: January 27, 2020, 08:19:46 AM »
Froome pre season testing at the GSK human performance laboratory.

Ramp test of @chrisfroome with 25W increase every 3 min.
VO2 max: 84,6 ml/kg/min
Maximal power: 525,3 W
Maximal power in W/kg: 7,5 W/kg
Comment: He was 70 kg during that test and his Tdf weight is apparently 67 kg. So his maximal oxygen uptake could be as much as 88 ml/kg/min.

Not of this world!

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #415 on: February 26, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
Next session 23rd Feb when I'll be doing my first novice race. Eek!

So how much did you win by?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #416 on: February 28, 2020, 06:18:39 AM »
Next session 23rd Feb when I'll be doing my first novice race. Eek!

So how much did you win by?

Sacked it off and went to Twickenham for England v Ireland!

Next session 21 March.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #417 on: February 28, 2020, 12:32:46 PM »
Coronavirus detected in two Italian support staff at the UAE Tour so the race has been cancelled and all teams and media have been quarantined awaiting tests.

A good thing really as it apparently affects people with respiratory diseases more adversely and the amount of Pro Cyclists receiving Asthma medication means they would be at quite a high risk. 

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #418 on: February 28, 2020, 12:54:23 PM »
Coronavirus detected in two Italian support staff at the UAE Tour so the race has been cancelled and all teams and media have been quarantined awaiting tests.

A good thing really as it apparently affects people with respiratory diseases more adversely and the amount of Pro Cyclists receiving Asthma medication means they would be at quite a high risk. 

Bad news for Cavendish after his last few years struggling with glandular fever.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #419 on: March 20, 2020, 01:10:16 AM »
Well no pro cycling for the forseeable and several European countries banning cycling anyway for whatever reasons, I just spalshed out on a turbo trainer. Just used my free 25km on Zwift. Seemed ok but not sure on splashing the cash at the moment for the rest. I still have a free month as well with the trainer but wondering if anyone has used other software. It is an Elite Suito trainer.