The Thread about Nothing....

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

  1. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    WOW! Under $100 for any shoe is pretty good
     


  2. flipper

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    You going to Casey Nev?
     
  3. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    eh, dunno. I don't like getting out of corners (re. I'm shit at it), and Casey looks like the Monarco of Melb criterums. :p Putting me on there would be like having a Nascar on a GP circuit

    You'll be doing the Eastern race at Yarra Junction, right? It'll be farkin cold down there.
     
  4. existence

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    I fly off the front then slide back and straight out the back. :) Then I try and do it all again. I got told by one bloke I have the worst form on a bike he has ever seen. :eek::(
    I dont really care though.
     
  5. 531Aussie

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    was he a "dude" or a hack? :p Did he mean your position, the way you ride, or your bad 'tactics'?

    Kennedy reckons I've got the worst worst position on Beach Rd: too high and too far forward. :)

    The trick to smashing or hurting a bunch is doing it when the wind is at such a direction and strength that the effect of drafting is significantly reduced, which usually means a very strong tale or cross wind, otherwise it's virtually impossible to kill everyone. Think about it: if the tailwind is so strong that you can sit on 55kph, the dudes behind can't get good drafting benefits to work proper turns, so it's almost every man for himself.

    With good drafting conditions, like a steady, non-blustery headwind, it's almost impossible to smash a bunch, even if every one of them is only 70% or 80% as fit as you. They can just work easy turns to pull you back because the drafers are probably getting a 30%+ benefit from the draftee

    Hmmm, looks like I've thought way too much about this kind of stuff :p
     
  6. classic1

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    You should. If your position isn't right you aren't getting all the power down that you should - which makes it harder to SMASH THEM. Plus it can lead to injury, fatigue on long rides etc. Go and see Beasley.

    I was watching an old DVD the other night that had Roche and Thurau on it. Shit they looked good on the bike - so smooth, flat backs, looked effortless. A bit like me. I look like a farking god on the bike.:p
     
  7. Thylacine

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    I got told once my form was pretty good......'for a tall guy'.

    Which probably means I'm shit *laugh*
     
  8. existence

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    In a bunch ride I sometimes ride out of my saddle for 4-5km just cos I get bored in the saddle - is this a big no-no? I havent copped any shit for it but that doesnt make it kosher either. Ive come across JFK a few times on beach rd. Hung shit on me for having an ipod and not being able to do a trackstand at some lights. Whatever. :p

    Besides hobby cyclists dont need to look all pretty on a bike. :)
     
  9. Dancier

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    Yep Specialized, the poor mans Sidi, I’m on my second pair.
     
  10. Wilchemy

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  11. 531Aussie

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    Hmmm, I'd say yes, but what do I know? :p Are you doing it flat out or what?

    I occasionally might so it for several hundred metres, just to give my asre a rest
     
  12. Jono L

    Jono L Well-Known Member

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    Nah wasn't there. Looking forward to some big southerly winds on that ride:cool:
     
  13. existence

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    Where are the pictures of classic1 in action hmmmm? Show us the ultimate riding position Mr. God. :p (bbp this is not a good excuse for you to post porn lol...)
     
  14. 531Aussie

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    there's tall dude on Beach Rd named Tom McBride who I reckon looks the grousest out there: flat back, low bars, long stem...farkin grouse
     
  15. Wilchemy

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    As if he needs an excuse...:)
     
  16. classic1

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    You'd have to avert your eyes in my presence.
     
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    That's IT! I thought I recognised The Pillars on one of the blokes I rode with on Monday.
     
  18. DamianM

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  19. existence

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    Nah thats not him - too much hair.:p
     
  20. 531Aussie

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    stuff it, I'm not riding tonight! It was already down to 9 degrees at 6 o'clock!!

    Yes, I do feel guilty :)
     
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