The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Gusboh

    Gusboh New Member

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    Bloody mother in law coming over for lunch, can't ride today...

    Not. Happy.
     


  2. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Well pissing down with rain here this morning, radar looking a tad dodgy as we got ready to go, so MrM elected not to ride.

    I was only going along for chauffeur duties coz I haven't recovered from the plague yet.
     
  3. Thylacine

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    What forks and panniers did you end up getting?
     
  4. chuckchunder

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    shouldn't, express gets done first, should go straight through...........

    cheers
     
  5. jock.c

    jock.c New Member

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    Crikey, its hangin around. Get well soon.

    In fact, why don't you grab a small bottle of OP rum and take it to bed. You'll be cured in the morning, but you'll have a cracker headache, nausea, and a desire to never drink rum again.
     
  6. Wattsy Rules

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    HA! Not a problem I have to worry about anymore!:D :p :D

    I, on the other hand got out on the road by 7.30am into pissing rain and massive head wind down to Frango. Sat on between 25 and 28 kmh to Frankston and then 37 to 45 on the way back. I almost felt sorry for the poor basatrds pushing against the wind as I was coming home...almost.:D
     
  7. matagi

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    Yeah, it's taking its time - not helped by the fact that I had to work 7 days straight without a break so rest and recovery time was non-existent. Actually scored the weekend off, so am feeling a little better this evening.

    Not a fan of rum except in fruit cake (I do a mean Christmas cake ;) ) but I did hit the couch with some hot lemon and whisky when it was at its peak last week.
     
  8. pshaw

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    Jeez, some of us were motorpace training down the velodrome at 0600...where were ya?

    Jock...status on the maglia beauie?

    Met Phil Thuaux down avoca this avo on way to gym...what a decent bloke...hes off to adelaide for an ais training camp before worlds in spain.....

    Go CCCC...world domination is next!


    *inserts monocle and strokes fluffy white cat.
     
  9. 62vette

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    Well that was a hard but good weekend.

    Knocked off early Friday arvo and me and the missus were in the surf at 5pm. Nice! Followed by kebabs at the beach watching riders in the big surf.

    Satdee morning did 138km in a group of 8. It started as a base ride, but a tail wind on the homeward leg turned it into a thrash fest.

    Spent Satdee arvo in the agrden and another swim at the beach but was too shagged to even body surf and just stood in the surf.

    Sunday morning too poked to ride, but managed another full day of gardening. Finished with G & Ts and a nice pork curry washed down with a Marlborough Pinot for me and an unoaked Hawkes Bay Chardonnay for the chook.

    5 weeks till the Northland tour and in the meat of the training programme. The plan says 14.5 hours in the saddle this week.
     
  10. jock.c

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    Yeah, I love it when the easy week rolls around too!

    Q for OzMan, Hitchy, Ed, etc. How come when you're piling on the strength training you hillclimbing goes to shite and you end up going into oxygen debt waaaaay early? Is it because your losing iron, gaining muscle mass (which requires more O2), or something else?
     
  11. Hitchy

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    Depends exactly what you're referring to....if you're saying that hill climbing goes to shite *during* weeks of strength training......thats what I'd expect to happen....the famous 'J' curve....performance goes down when intensity & duration goes up for any extended period.....perfectly natural....you're tired! (although you may not neccesatily feel that way)....soon as you slacken the strength stuff, or come off a recovery week, all things being equal, your performance (in your case, climbing),should exceed that, that you achieved prior to the strength 'block'....thats the time for hill PB's & the like...1st up after a 'heavy' block & after a recovery week....its about 'adaption' to the work load....work, overload, recovery, perform.....
     
  12. existence

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    Thanks for all the lack of advice and help you lot. I couldnt give a rat's arse though cos I found everything I need right here:

    http://www.team-internet.org/racing.html

    Ofcourse I already knew most of this stuff but it is certainly good to know I am on the right track now...
     
  13. badsac

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    You scare me when you ask these questions. :p

    Got a Surly Instigator for the fork and for the panniers a set of Axiom La Salle's for the front and Axiom Cartiers for the back.

    Phew! Thanks for that. :)
     
  14. 62vette

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    LOL, I can see that it would be an easy week for the twin pillars of doom. After all such a short time out riding is barely enough time to irritate the soles of your feet, let alone terrify and crush the souls of the weak :p
     
  15. pshaw

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    ROFLMAO
     
  16. Thylacine

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    Wow, I didn't realise Jock was The Kaiser in disguise(r).
     
  17. jock.c

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    That makes two of us. :)

    ... und es ist Der Kaiser zu Ihnen mein freund. Zig Heil!
     
  18. jock.c

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    So that's where I'm going wrong: I keep omitting the "perform" bit! :D
     
  19. pshaw

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    Come to the next NTAN ride...when your standing in the shadow of his thighs (twin pillars of doom)...then you'll realise!

    ;)
     
  20. Wattsy Rules

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    Paul, it really worries me that you're fixated on Jocks Thighs... :p :D
     
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