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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dirty Jersey
Bikes: 06 Fuji Track with upgrades, 06 Redline Flight Monocog, 01 Trek XO1, 2003 Cervelo P3, 2006 Bianchi San Jose monstercross
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Clydesdale racing questions
Considering doing a few cx races and have some questions...
1) First of all can clydesdales do this and if so how commmon is it?
I should be down in the 230 range by the first race maybe lower, thats at 6'1".
2) If you race C, beginner or whatever how fast are you on the road in your training rides?
I know that the actual speed of the cx race depends on coditions alot so I thought Id ask this to gauge how fast you guys are and get a rough idea my fitness compares.
3) I will be coming off a half ironman, how should I train assuming I have about 3 weeks to prep?
My endurance and volume are fine, I assume I will need to work on speed and power. I am actually considering using my track bike couple days a week to help me develop power using a bigger gear. As far as skills I am a halfway decent on trails and feel I have pretty good handling skills having ridden bmx as a kid and done a decent amount of off road stuff.
I have a 2001 Trek XO1 that I built up with spare parts to use as a road bike and to mess around on trails, that is what I plan to race. I also have a San Jose that I commute with, I've been using that to work on my mounts and dismounts.
Anyway thanks for all your answers! I will most likely try it just want to see how I can minimize what a fool I make of myself