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  1. what an awesome ride!

    what an awesome ride!
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    22 C - we've just had a few cool days like that ...

    22 C - we've just had a few cool days like that :p (I might not be poking fun when we are in winter though.. but hey, winter doesn't go below about 5C on the coldest days where i am so maybe i...
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    Not nice! Good to hear its just some rash - not...

    Not nice! Good to hear its just some rash - not pleasant but definitely not the worst. Sounds like you've to the Tuck'nRoll down pat ;-)
  4. huh? Would love more input/ background on...

    huh?

    Would love more input/ background on this. New to me - but granted, we have a very small track scene and only informal intro sessions, if a club is keen and arranges one.
  5. How did it go?

    How did it go?
  6. :D that used to be my philosophy.. but after...

    :D that used to be my philosophy.. but after stripping a few bolts (and half a threaded BB shell) I revised my view. Torque wrench ftw.
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    Devil's advocate #2...

    Devil's advocate #2 - There are often (in my experience, especially on the track) instances of experienced cyclists who are returning to the sport a bit older or crossing from road or mtb onto the...
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    Definitely killer. Guys throwing up has happened...

    Definitely killer. Guys throwing up has happened recently. Our coach is fondly (?) known as Dr Death haha!
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    Batch of three, with 4 or 5 min between those,...

    Batch of three, with 4 or 5 min between those, then a proper break of 20-25 min before the next 3. Rinse and repeat.

    The group is fairly big, so the coach partners up 3 or 4 of similar speed, 3...
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    Weekly Motor-pacing and focus more on pure...

    Weekly Motor-pacing and focus more on pure high-speed stuff now - 3 weeks to nationals! :speedy:
    lots of people lying on the floor after 9x flying 500s last night :D
  11. 5 months off is really crap. (well, maybe i'm...

    5 months off is really crap. (well, maybe i'm projecting, but it would be crap for me. I might just end up in a straight-jacket ;)) sorry to hear that :(
    hope your kne is improving. Wat happened to...
  12. it IS A freakin blast! Looking forward to...

    it IS A freakin blast! Looking forward to hearing the report-backs once you've got your bike and hit the track :D
  13. just to add to whats been said above, in a...

    just to add to whats been said above, in a perfect world there are lots of gear changes in training, if you want to get the most out of it. If there are time constraints etc, its not always...
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    A question for the enduro's who lift (any input...

    A question for the enduro's who lift (any input from sprinters welcome, too, of course)

    i'm struggling to schedule my lifting day with my bike days. I have found including lifting in my training...
  15. Are you sure you are actually tightening the bolt...

    Are you sure you are actually tightening the bolt to that enormous torque,? Maybe the torque you are applying to the bolt is possibly still not actually moving/ tightening it, due to the red loctite?...
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    You are ankling quite a lot. Is this your usual...

    You are ankling quite a lot. Is this your usual pedal style (aside from learning how to pedal again)? Could indicate saddle a little too high/ pedal reach a little too far.
    If you're an adherent of...
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    Bouncing at the bottom of the squat is tending...

    Bouncing at the bottom of the squat is tending popping stuff. :twitchy: The bounce amplifies the forces you are putting through your knees etc to levels they simply can't cope with. I'll revert with...
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    Jeans for big legs.

    i can't find the original thread, but this may solve some problems?

    https://www.facebook.com/KeirinCutJeans
  19. ^ lots of interesting input and discussion here....

    ^ lots of interesting input and discussion here. thanks.

    fwiw I experimented a bit with keeping my head in line with my body in the turns (i tend to keep it upright relative to the ground, and...
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    Sorry to hear that :( have you considered...

    Sorry to hear that :( have you considered getting yourself checked out by a biokineticist/ chiropractor to make sure there are no muscle imbalances or postural issues anywhere that are predisposing...
  21. Thanks Queerpunk. Seems i should spend some time...

    Thanks Queerpunk. Seems i should spend some time just practicing turns
  22. Next little random question; any tips on keeping...

    Next little random question; any tips on keeping the bike down on the black line, when going through the banking at speed? we've got pretty tight turns and the g's tend to throw you up track.
    ta
  23. Have you tried a bigger gear? everyone is...

    Have you tried a bigger gear? everyone is different, and you don't really say how comfortable you are feeling at those revs during the race, but the best way to find out if you can push a bigger...
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    Ride report required after your first spin :D

    Ride report required after your first spin :D
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    Anyone notice that the starter of this thread is...

    Anyone notice that the starter of this thread is the same person who had "You can't kilo with a slide-rule" as a signature? :lol:
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