Recent content by Andrew Larigo



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    Which FSA Chainset

    Looking at an FSA Chainset & BB AM 56kgs so not worried by flex. Price to fall in line with Campy Record equivalent. What's the Team issue like? Why so many above this & which BB to marry it up to?? Cheers for any advice Andy
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    Trek Madone 5.9

    Hi Have just picked up a Trek Madone 5.9. Yeah! The one Lance used twice then went back to round tubes, but hey, I saved £1000 on this frameset. And is new out the box with full warranty. So, am looking to build it up. Any equipment ideas? It is not a no holds barred build. I do have some...
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    Tour Images required

    Hi I'm a Graphic Designer & have finished recently producing T-Shirt designs with another designer based around Scooters from the 60's & 70's era. I'd like to do some work based on my passion for cycling, again maybe from a retro era, either of the greats, Merckx, Kelly, during tour action...
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    Classic racing images required

    Hi I'm a Graphic Designer & have finished recently producing T-Shirt designs with another designer based around Scooters from the 60's & 70's era. I'd like to do some work based on my passion for cycling, again maybe from a retro era, either of the greats, Merckx, Kelly, etc. or just images of...
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    Images required

    Hi I'm a Graphic Designer & have finished recently producing T-Shirt designs with another designer based around Scooters from the 60's & 70's era. I'd like to do some work based on my passion for cycling, again maybe from a retro era, either of the greats, Merckx, Kelly, etc. or just images of...
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    Getting back into the routine??

    Hi! I've had a long! layoff. Pretty much since end of summer 2003 & have intermittently rode, although more off than on. I think it all came to a head whilst getting into my first season of racing (but have over 13 years club level riding, so no novice scenario here), training hard for this &...
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    Single Speed MTB'ing

    Hi I am, predominantly a Roadie, but am looking to commute via our Canal systems into work on the MTB. However, I want to turn it to a Single Speed & ask if people have done similar & perhaps could give me info/specs & guides to articles, forums or sites that specialise in SS biking. Thanks Andy
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    Max H/R Test - How often

    I'm about to undergo my first Max H/R test of the season to gauge my training levels. Once this is done, how often during the racing season should I repeat the test, for example of obvously making progression on fitness & needing to alter H/R levels during the later training stages? Thanks for...
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    Training sessions required to improve climbing & attacking at Race pace

    All Firstly Thanks!! for the time & effort that you have put into your response (s) Especially to JMat. Attempting to obtain guidance to follow from a forum will always be difficult as everybody has their own ideas of coaching, be it actually as a coach or as a quality rider aiming to pass on...
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    Training sessions required to improve climbing & attacking at Race pace

    All Thanks for posting back. I read your comments with interest, however the type of training you mention has been my staple Sunday run since Mid March building up to 4 hrs at Upper Level 2, Low level 3. I do not see how it is now possible to introduce 3hr+ rides now that I'm racing and working...
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    Training sessions required to improve climbing & attacking at Race pace

    I've just begun racing & am 2 races into this season. Evaluating my performances so far has been easy. I'm struggling every time it goes uphill with the pace. I'm ensuring I'm close to the front to allow for the slide back, but wish to eradicate this (In time) and be a strong player at the...
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    Racing after a week long cold??

    Well, went out on Saturday for a steady 1hr same route ride & it Threw down with rain. Got soaked!! Not Good!! However, rode Sunday. 80km 3/4/W/J. Negative race for 3 of 4 laps. Nobody attacking & any riding at front just enticing people to sit in for a breather. 4th lap it woke up & was much...
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    Racing after a week long cold??

    Thanks for that. My mate (who also is my Mentor for training programmes) said pretty much the same thing. Ride today, 30mins turbo easy & then ride tomorrow with a couple of short sharp sprints in. If your head is ok then he thinks I shouldn't rule out Sunday's race. I think I'll judge it on...
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    Racing after a week long cold??

    Since Tuesday of this week, I have had classic cold symptoms: Headache, stuffy nose & sore throat. Today is Friday & only the stuffy nose remains. I have not rode since Tuesday,which was a steady 30min recovery on the turbo after last weekend's race. I've entered a race for this Sunday, but...
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    Prepare to Race

    Am seeking advice from those who have or are racing now. I have my first race coming up this w/end & would like advice form others on how I should prepare for it on the day. Time to arrive before sign on, what to eat/drink, warm up prior to race - Turbo or road?? (It's an 80km Road Race) etc...