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Old 02-09-08, 04:52 AM   #1
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Italian Powercanks rides/lectures/excuse to hang out

Should be an interesting few days out.

stolen from here - http://forum.slowtwitch.com/Slowtwit...engine#1664138

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Where: Cecina (LI) - Tuscany

When: February 22, 23 and 24, 2008

Hotel: www.labucadelgatto.com

Hotel Price: 45 Euros day including breakfast and dinner

Organized by: Andrew

Supported ride on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. For those who cannot bring their bikes, arrangements will be made to have one available.

There will be PowerCranks on hand for those attending who want to give them a try; please inform me about length and BB type on your bike.

Friday and Saturday night there will be discussions on training protocols by Dr. Andrea Morelli of Mapei Sport Service and a discussion on bike positioning/bio-mechanics by both Fulvio Pugliese or Ergomotion Center and Andrea Morelli of Mapei Sport Service.

We are expecting between 1 and 3 Pro Tour riders that live in Tuscany and who train on PowerCranks to join us for the Saturday ride and share their experiences about life in the Pro Tour, training and their integration of PowerCranks in their off-season and in-season training.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to PM or reply to this post.

We are planning a French and a Spanish PowerCranks reunion later this year towards the end of the season.
More details here (if you can read Italian) - http://www.bdc-forum.it/showthread.php?t=52554
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Doh! I really, really can't type - that would be Italian Powercranks ride
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Woot! it's this weekend - should be interesting
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I doubt anyone would last more than 2 minutes on powercranks if they've never used them before. Let alone go for a ride.
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I doubt anyone would last more than 2 minutes on powercranks if they've never used them before. Let alone go for a ride.
True - my first, painful, ride was 10min of 30seconds pedal/coast/pedal intervals. The ride is mostly aimed at the growing italian powercranks crowd as far as I can tell. Anyone's welcome to turn up though it seems.

There're a couple of very funny videos on you tube of some guy using powercranks for the first time on rollers (also first time?). Needless to say there're a few mishaps on the way to actually pedalling properly and in sync.
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