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Old 12-20-06, 04:14 PM   #1551
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Richard Chee-Quee.....that's a name I haven't heard for a long time.

Never met a Szechuan banquet he didn't like....
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Old 12-20-06, 04:15 PM   #1552
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I want to really hurt them im not ready yet. i need this summer to myself and next winter. then i will play come october or whenever crits start. ill be your lead out train hehehe. farkkkk i need some sleep!!! my sleep patterns have gone to the ****!!
While you are continuing your "preparation" during the year, remember two important things that you will need to be ready for when racing crits....1) Surges in pace - when attacks go, and also out of corners - they can sap your energy pretty quick if you're not used to them.....2) Bunch riding skills - hard to gain these apart from riding in a bunch.
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Old 12-20-06, 04:18 PM   #1553
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Never met a Szechuan banquet he didn't like....
mmm...Sichuan food is good...especially the genuine stuff over in Sichuan province itself. (You just don't ask too many questions about what sort of meat it is )
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Old 12-20-06, 04:18 PM   #1554
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While you are continuing your "preparation" during the year, remember two important things that you will need to be ready for when racing crits....1) Surges in pace - when attacks go, and also out of corners - they can sap your energy pretty quick if you're not used to them.....2) Bunch riding skills - hard to gain these apart from riding in a bunch.
Don't drop back further than the 1st 1/3rd of riders.

It gets molto hard at the back due to the "concertina effect" out of corners and as blokes fatigue, they'll start dropping off the wheel and you'll waste more energy going around them.

If you work on your cornering, it will help you heaps....you can save a lot of energy by blasting through turns and the freewheeling gives you a bit of time to recover.
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Old 12-20-06, 07:50 PM   #1555
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If you work on your cornering, it will help you heaps....you can save a lot of energy by blasting through turns and the freewheeling gives you a bit of time to recover.
too right!! There's a slight downhill corner at the northern end of Sandown, through which, if there's a strong sou'easter, the speed is pretty hot and I lose about 5 bike lengths! I was so embarrassed one time that I made sure I was at the back.

do 70kg guys corner faster than 90kg guys?

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Old 12-20-06, 08:29 PM   #1556
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do 70kg guys corner faster than 90kg guys?

Robbie is the best I've ever seen. Some of the last corners he's ridden at the Bay crits defy physics.
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Old 12-20-06, 08:50 PM   #1557
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I've seen the Pom Roger Hammond race on a really tight circuit in Traralgon. Very impressive around the corners - took lengths every time he attacked. Mind you, hes a friggin dwarf- low centre of gravity
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I've seen the Pom Roger Hammond race on a really tight circuit in Traralgon. Very impressive around the corners - took lengths every time he attacked. Mind you, hes a friggin dwarf- low centre of gravity

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Old 12-20-06, 10:26 PM   #1559
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Isn't that like being best brazilian leg spin bowler?

I don't mind the cross but don't know much about it. All my heroes were six-day riders when I was a kid.
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Old 12-20-06, 10:38 PM   #1560
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me and a mate wanted to start a Vic cyclocross race series when we were teenagers in the 80s....talk about pushing sht uphill. Glad it never made it past idle banter...

I love six dayers...

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I've been out training with Tony Doyle.

The old man know Doyle, Blackie and sunshine fairly well
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Old 12-20-06, 11:01 PM   #1562
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I've been out training with Tony Doyle.

The old man know Doyle, Blackie and sunshine fairly well
I've got an anicent Winning at home witrh a feature in it about Doyley and Clark.

He looks brilliant on the fixed wheel....I'd envy the Team Eveready kit and his immaculate bike. I thought the little bunk they get to rest in at a race was the coolest thing ever. Full of exotic gear we never saw here and cycling acoutrements...


Crikey....I need to get out more.
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Old 12-20-06, 11:56 PM   #1563
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lol. You're not the only veg. I think I have that Winning. Is it the one where there's a photo of Gary Wiggins and Tom Sawyer looking like death warmed up in their cabin?
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Old 12-21-06, 12:00 AM   #1564
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lol. You're not the only veg. I think I have that Winning. Is it the one where there's a photo of Gary Wiggins and Tom Sawyer looking like death warmed up in their cabin?
Not sure....but there is a picture of Doyley during a warm-up spin with the caption

"Tony Doyle does his warm-up ride to the tunes of Tracey Chapman"


Ewwww.....
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Old 12-21-06, 12:02 AM   #1565
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me and a mate wanted to start a Vic cyclocross race series when we were teenagers in the 80s....talk about pushing sht uphill. Glad it never made it past idle banter...

I love six dayers...

Sercu
Doyle
Clark
Thurau
Allan
De Wilde
Tourne
Gunther
Veggerby
Frost
Freuler

all legends
I meant to mention that I have a Maastricht six day program from the early 80's autographed by all the riders (Sercu, Pijnen, Thurau etc), plus teams pursuit great Udo Hempel and to top it off Peter Post!!
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Old 12-21-06, 12:09 AM   #1566
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I meant to mention that I have a Maastricht six day program from the early 80's autographed by all the riders (Sercu, Pijnen, Thurau etc), plus teams pursuit great Udo Hempel and to top it off Peter Post!!

Crikey!!

all you need is for Hesslich and Hubner to be putting on a showcase sprint as well....
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Old 12-21-06, 12:10 AM   #1567
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I do have a problem with losing and tend to get a little on the stroppy side if I get beaten
you'd better get used to it real quick.
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Crikey!!

all you need is for Hesslich and Hubner to be putting on a showcase sprint as well....
Nah. For some reason the 6dayers always look the best on the bike. All smooth, fantastic positions on the bike. Plus in the 80's they nearly all rode with silver rims which looked the business under lights.

I've seen a video of Wiggins and Doyle winning Bremen. Sht it looked hard, but every rider looked class.

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I reckon you should just get into the racing now, learn the ropes quietly and keep up the secret training. Racing experience is invaluable, and it will improve your fitness faster than training alone will.
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time for a ride. im out.
I'm due for a hard day today but it's too hot for me so I'm just gunna roll along the beach for a perve!
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I'm due for a hard day today but it's too hot for me so I'm just gunna roll along the beach for a perve!
wont be to hot arround christmas day, I here snow is on the way,Oh well, the crickets on boxng day or the Sydney to Hobart .Forcasting beach weather over here
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Crankn lives!! Crikey!
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Sheeet, it seems like TAT part V is beginning to grow legs again!
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wont be to hot arround christmas day, I here snow is on the way,Oh well, the crickets on boxng day or the Sydney to Hobart .Forcasting beach weather over here

Forecast is 36C for Perth on Xmas day isn't it? It's always bloody hot there on Xmas day.


Supposed to be 0C here on the 25th. Hopefully it will snow.
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