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Old 08-02-18, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev
Yes, people performing well in pro races is extremely impressive.

I don't think that has much to do with my post that you quoted, though. I wasn't saying that she wasn't cut out for pro road racing, I was disagreeing with the claim that her ultradistance riding was effective immediate top-level road race prep. I made that post more than a year ago, and I would presume that during the interim, her riding schedule has included things aside from riding at a high steady pace all day every day.
She obviously isn't riding 237 miles every day anymore, but she's still riding big miles weekly and training in mostly the same manner that she did during the HAMR- lots of steady paced riding at 20-23 along with higher speed intervals thrown in. She wasn't just "putting in the miles" during the HAMR, she was actually training and getting stronger throughout it (averaging 262 miles per day at over 20 mph for the last three months). I have no doubt that she could have entered a women's Pro race within days of her HAMR completion and still would have performed well.

I do agree with you that ultradistance riding not an effective way for most people to train, but for her it worked well enough, and made her strong enough, to attract interest from a UCI pro team. I look forward to seeing what a "typical" Pro training program does for her performance.
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That sounds like quite a bit of nonsense. Look we get you're a fan but c'mon man.
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Originally Posted by Spoonrobot
That sounds like quite a bit of nonsense. Look we get you're a fan but c'mon man.
Trust me! It's not nonsense. If anyone knows anything about Amanda Coker, other than Amanda and her parents, it's going to be c.miller. He's been her riding partner since pretty much the beginning of her HAMR; and continues to be. Yes! I know this for fact because we both ride in the same park and are both good friends with Amanda and her parents. Yes! That's Amanda standing next to me in my avatar.
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This is no longer a long distance thread. There has always been a hint of nastiness in some of the posts in this thread. I think it's better to close it. The current discussion would probably be better in the pro cycling for the fans forum.
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