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Old 07-14-07, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hi! - need sprint advice!

Hi everyone! my name is Mark Z. I'm from the UK. I'm 44 and Iv taken up track sprinting after 12 years off bike! I'm interested in any advice for sprint training. I want to be competetive in masters. So far iv clocked 12.2 on 48x14 outdoor track. Does gear choice matter that much or will I go as fast for 200 TT whatever I use? (within reason)
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Old 07-14-07, 04:50 AM   #2
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Hello Mark, I can't even begin to answer your question, but Welcome to Bike Forums!

What part of the UK?

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Old 07-14-07, 09:26 AM   #3
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I live in Kent in between Gravesend and Sevenoaks
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Old 07-14-07, 10:13 AM   #4
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Welcome Mark. go to the track cycling section and ask your question there, you should get plenty of responses.
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Old 07-15-07, 01:00 AM   #5
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thanks will do!
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Old 07-15-07, 09:20 AM   #6
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OF course gearing makes a difference - lower gtears will improve your acceleration at the start, but limit your max speed. You will have to find what provides the best balance for you for the distances you ride. However it is the condition of your legs that makes the most difference. My daughter lives at the N side of Bromley and I will be visiting in Sept. You must have been watching the first stage of the tour - I loved the views of the countryside from the helicopter following the stage.
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Old 07-15-07, 10:32 AM   #7
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Hmmm, a bit of generic advice for a track bike....

NEVER stop pedaling! If you do, you will be launched up and left or up and right, right over the handlebars!
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I live in Kent in between Gravesend and Sevenoaks
Somehow I wound up living in a town in the United States which not only adopted the white horse, but the motto of Kent!

At any rate, you live in a great place for cycling .

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