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The Aussie Thread- Part 2

Old 07-07-04, 11:03 PM
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The Aussie Thread- Part 2

Originally Posted by Thylacine
Hey fellas.

Couple of things -

1) Just wondering how many Aussies are on this board. Is it just me, 531 and Hitchy? Anyone else, put ya hand up. I'm getting into the road thing a bit more these days, and although I'm still fat and slow, I'm always up for a social ride ( weather permitting ). E-mail me if ya keen for a tootle around Beach Rd or whatever ( Melbourne ).
2) Whats the deal with the Aussie TdF contingent? Looks like we lost more guys through accidents, sickness, and exclusions. Tough break for us. What's going on there?
3) Anyone read anything recently on the quest to organise an Australian pro cycling team? I heard Pat Jonkers was keen, but was having trouble drumming up corporate support or some such. After Euskatel Euskadi's performance yesterday, I'm sure we could atleast outdo the Spaniards!

G'day,

Oi, Oi, Oi !... (wonder what these yanks will make of that!). Wouldn't it be great if all the Aussie pro's came out of contract at the same time. They are mostly good mates & would probably love to ride together, all things being equal. The age old problem would be sponsorship. it would have to be some company with an international focus. Really we've probably only got Qantas or Fosters who might be interested. I reckon the boys would blow the 'posties' off the map!. The 'end of season trip' would be a pearler too, if Fosters was the sponsor!

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Well bugger me. Did 60 km on the new PI's last night and they were fantastic. Arse didn't feel like it had done any km's at all. Padding is obviously a lot thicker on them. But they are also a lot more slippery on the seat, which I guess is good because you want to be sliding across the seat, not sliding inside your pants when they grip a bit.

Definitley worth the money (if it weren't for the fact they're selling them for twice what the septics pay for them ).
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Originally Posted by badsac
Well bugger me. Did 60 km on the new PI's last night and they were fantastic. Arse didn't feel like it had done any km's at all. Padding is obviously a lot thicker on them. But they are also a lot more slippery on the seat, which I guess is good because you want to be sliding across the seat, not sliding inside your pants when they grip a bit.

Definitley worth the money (if it weren't for the fact they're selling them for twice what the septics pay for them ).
Yes, but did your butt "feel like it was massaged by the breasts of 40 nubile virgins"?
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Yes, but did your butt "feel like it was massaged by the breasts of 40 nubile virgins"?
You know. As a matter of fact.... okay, no not really.

What you got a coach for anyway munchie? You really need someone to tell you to ride hard?
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Originally Posted by badsac
You know. As a matter of fact.... okay, no not really.

What you got a coach for anyway munchie? You really need someone to tell you to ride hard?
Structure and direction, saccy, structure and direction.

Any mug can look stuff up on the internet, but being able to sort out
  • fact from fiction
  • a training plan that suits
    - defined goals
    - ability
    - changing state of fitness

is something best left to those who know how.

I haven't raced yet. But I'm training better than I ever have, climbing hills middle of the pack instead of off the back, feeling bloody excellent, and I'm much faster than I was when I was racing as a junior. The coach takes away the self inhibiting factors by (eventually) setting the standard higher than you could ever imagine setting it on your own. Ergo, if I'm not puking when I'm doing my intervals I'm clearly not trying hard enuf

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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Ergo, if I'm not puking when I'm doing my intervals I'm clearly not trying hard enuf
Sound like fun! Where do we sign up?
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Bah, you could do that all on your own. If Roger Federer don't need a stinkin coach, Munchie don't need a stinkin coach.

How old are you btw?
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Sound like fun! Where do we sign up?
The register for you is at the top of the highest mountain. Turn left just after breakfast.
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Originally Posted by badsac
Bah, you could do that all on your own. If Roger Federer don't need a stinkin coach, Munchie don't need a stinkin coach.

How old are you btw?
Yeah, but you dun see Roger Federer winnin no stinkin cycle races tho, do ya. Naaaahhh! So there!

I am old
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Yeah, but you dun see Roger Federer winnin no stinkin cycle races tho, do ya. Naaaahhh! So there!

I am old
Would if he wanted!

Well, what about the old saying "can't teach an old dog new tricks"? Any self respecting oldie would spend more time fighting with the coach and telling him "I know boats", than doing what he says. You're letting down oldes everywhere munchie.
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Originally Posted by badsac
Would if he wanted!

Well, what about the old saying "can't teach an old dog new tricks"? Any self respecting oldie would spend more time fighting with the coach and telling him "I know boats", than doing what he says. You're letting down oldes everywhere munchie.
Well, the way I see is, if I'm gonna ask for help then I'm gonna have to listen. If a coach loses interest cause you don't listen to a werd they say then you don't have a coach (ie. you're wasting your money and their time).

One of the things that you lose after 20 years out of the game is racecraft. He picks me up on the littlest things so that I don't make those mistakes in a race. Sometimes I feel stupid when he points them out, but I'd rather feel stupid in training than look stupid in a race. Sometimes they are safety issues, and I can do without losing skin due to my own habits and faults.

And at the end of the day I don't care for oldies everywhere: I'm in this for myself. Scroll up to #6104. Tiger has it werked out
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Internet? whats that?
I'm impressed, even with internet I hadn't heard about them except
in a thread over on the Serotta Forums.

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Originally Posted by lotek
Internet? whats that?
I'm impressed, even with internet I hadn't heard about them except
in a thread over on the Serotta Forums.

Marty
Oh dear... too many beers for Lotek it seems
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
The register for you is at the top of the highest mountain. Turn left just after breakfast.
Now that you mention it, I seem to recall my brekkie not sitting right on a rather small hill. But that's why I prefer cold water washed down with a large serve of nothing as my pre-ride meal.
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lollll
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Anyway, I was thinking we could form a team:!
Have you got coordinated bike shop clothes that all the w@nkers down here have?

They dress up in the same gear, then pretend they're in a team...hee hee hee hee
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Have you got coordinated bike shop clothes that all the w@nkers down here have?

They dress up in the same gear, then pretend they're in a team...hee hee hee hee
No. Apparrently I don't have that kinda foreski.. i mean foresight
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Lotek, I'm a product designer. It's my job to try and know every bike product made by every company, who owns who, who makes what, who's married Britney this week etc.

Anyway, just back from a ride and I'm shagged. Note to self - Must try and ride more than 2 times a week.

'Aveagoodweekend fellas.
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The Aussie thread is a little out of control, so we've split the thread, closed off the main thread, and stickied it to the top of the forum so you guys can further view it as you want: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=87751

It's a little difficult to wade through posts when someone does something like report a spammer.... we don't know where the heck to look in the thread!

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Hi Koffee, you should probably post the same message in the original thread so people don't get confused.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
It's a little difficult to wade through posts when someone does something like report a spammer.... we don't know where the heck to look in the thread!

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As if!
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you could probably dump it in an archive, or somethin'
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We are go for racing. See you two coconuts (Darth, Willie) at 8:00am. Bring some rope: you two are on towin' duty
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Hey.....we're a 'sticky!'....boy we've made it now.....finally...the thread about nuffin' is a 'sticky'....very classy lads!....even ol' 53-11 never got his own 'sticky!'....to all those contributors....well done & "to the millions & millions of the rocks fans"......oops, carried away, to much wrasslin'!......thanks for viewing....(though i'm buggered if I know why you bother!)......

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Today's ride was interesting. I rolled along in the B group for a nice relaxing day and nearly ended up in a mortuary!

The first climb was a nice steady hit out at 90%+. No problems there, and first to the top for a change. There were only 5 of us at the regroup when my coach rolled up and thundered at us to get going.

The bottom section of the second climb is basically fast undulations. By the time we hit the climb proper my HR was already at 95%!!! And then my coach eased up to my shoulder. I knew what was coming. "What's you heartrate?" he asked. "187." "Good! Keep it there". There were still 2.5km to climb!

With 1km to go I was heading for hyperventilation. I forced myself into controlled breathing and I managed to get it settled down. "What's your heartrate?" "186." "Get it up to 187". With 200m to go he called for 190! Say goodbye to controlled breathing. By the time I reached the top I was hyper again. Thank god for the regroup. The worst part is he wouldn't have even blown out a candle, and he's not in top shape!!?!

Nice warm up for racing tomorrow I spose. Should have trouble pushing the clutch in/depressing the accelerator/moving at all after that. Any volunteers for driving duty?
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