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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-28-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,218
Posted By Velocirapture
Yes, in a trackie's perfect world. From a...

Yes, in a trackie's perfect world.
From a cost/benefit perspective, its not going to happen (for commercially available stuff, that is. Maybe different for hour-record/ olympic-team/ etc type...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-24-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,421
Posted By Velocirapture
How long is a piece of string? As Carleton...

How long is a piece of string?

As Carleton will definitely tell you, you are asking for a personalised training programme, from a bunch of folk who know a lot about riding the track, but nothing...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-24-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By Velocirapture
Can you pop a couple of photos up? I had a...

Can you pop a couple of photos up? I had a similar problem with a TT bar set-up that i got, and ended up sorting it out by putting the skis on the 'wrong' sides, and then mounting the fore-arm rests...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-23-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 99,418
Posted By Velocirapture
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Not inappropriate at all. Bullhorn bars are the pursuit bars of ~25 years ago. Recently back in fashion with the fixie set.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-12-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,421
Posted By Velocirapture
I ride a Pro-Lite Trentino. Happy with the bike....

I ride a Pro-Lite Trentino. Happy with the bike. One of a very small number of brands that had a track bike with the right size and geometry that fits me.
The only 'issue' i've had with it is the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-16-16, 02:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By Velocirapture
Its not a guarantee that you will only take...

Its not a guarantee that you will only take yourself down, unless you are not in front or next to anyone, by even just a small amount. There is a clip somewhere on the interwebs of a bunch race where...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-15-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By Velocirapture
Ah, yes. I see what i did there. And +1...

Ah, yes. I see what i did there.

And +1 regarding hands on the tops. Makes me twitch when riders around me do this, sprint or not.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-15-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By Velocirapture
I have no intentions here to be a jerk, in any...

I have no intentions here to be a jerk, in any way. Just intersted in the dynamics of racing. Thought i spotted this when i first watched your clip (awesome race, really well ridden), and watched a...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-10-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By Velocirapture
Nice one :) You came pretty high out of the...

Nice one :)

You came pretty high out of the sprinters lane just after turn 4. Are they fairly lax about that at that track, or did no one spot it?
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-07-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,428
Posted By Velocirapture
+1 And if the track is slightly longer than you...

+1
And if the track is slightly longer than you are used to racing on, and the wind is home straight, beware of attacking before or just out of turn 4 when going for the line - leave the front guys...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-04-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Velocirapture
Oops! haha!

Oops! haha!
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-04-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Velocirapture
so, JuiceWillis, how did it go?

so, JuiceWillis, how did it go?
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 11-29-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,804
Posted By Velocirapture
Hmm.. your forum name is apt. Out of interest,...

Hmm.. your forum name is apt.
Out of interest, what is the intent of this particular training?
A dare - next time do the same thing along the top edge ;)
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 11-26-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By Velocirapture
Wow, those turns.. O_O Careful of riding off...

Wow, those turns.. O_O

Careful of riding off your rollers in 'em ;-)

Nice clip though, thanks. I'm going to stick it in my folder of 'things to watch on the trainer'. :thumb:
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 09-13-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,685
Posted By Velocirapture
The latest understanding of cramping (well, the...

The latest understanding of cramping (well, the first information that is more than just a guess/ anecdote, really...)


The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps | TrainingPeaks...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 09-07-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,421
Posted By Velocirapture
A further question on this - could you indicate...

A further question on this - could you indicate at what sort of intensity these rides are at?
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 09-07-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,685
Posted By Velocirapture
Practise and feedback. Right on point, and so...

Practise and feedback. Right on point, and so obvious its easy to miss.

Thanks, definitely going to read the full article
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-25-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,879
Posted By Velocirapture
Indeed, Zen master, you speak truth! Since...

Indeed, Zen master, you speak truth!

Since i ride for fun and not for finance, we reach a conundrum - handling the mind, and getting the body onto the trainer accordingly, is one thing. Having...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-25-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,879
Posted By Velocirapture
I REALLY have to psych myself up to get on the...

I REALLY have to psych myself up to get on the trainer.. because of that trainer-soul-destroyer factor, as well as the fact that my trainer sessions are supposed be those ass-kicking hell-hole ones....
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-16-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,879
Posted By Velocirapture
step one - just ride step two - ride some more ...

step one - just ride
step two - ride some more
step three - do some beginner races.
still having fun?
step four - start looking at how you can tune up your training (and then only after that,...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-16-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Velocirapture
1) In addition to the above, you can also take a...

1) In addition to the above, you can also take a video of yourself riding on rollers, and post it here for comments. Lots of experienced eyes on this forum.

2) this question could also go into...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-15-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,685
Posted By Velocirapture
recommended by my coach: Analytic Cycling,...

recommended by my coach: Analytic Cycling, Interactive methods for estimating cycling performance. (http://www.analyticcycling.com/)

haven't checked it out thoroughly, but looks good at first...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 08-13-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,421
Posted By Velocirapture
normal bar tape also works. some people leave...

normal bar tape also works. some people leave them untaped, too
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-10-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Velocirapture
^ Nice. (and true of a lot of life, as an...

^ Nice.
(and true of a lot of life, as an aside).

I'm in agreement with all of the above. My 2c is on the ' yes power, but how?'. Basically, look at your numbers.
if you have a bike computer...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-10-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By Velocirapture
Until i opened the thread, i thought you were...

Until i opened the thread, i thought you were going to build a track! :lol:
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