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04-27-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By DanielS

Definitely get a fit done if you haven't already,...

Definitely get a fit done if you haven't already, and stretch - quads, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors. Consider using a foam roller for your ITBs as well. Any sort of tightness in these muscles can...
12-13-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,067
Posted By DanielS

I try to use mine daily, mainly for ITB release....

I try to use mine daily, mainly for ITB release. This started after having some knee pain at the beginning of this year which my physio put down to tight ITBs and delayed VMO activation (on of the...
10-06-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By DanielS

I think it was called Challambra crescent. I...

I think it was called Challambra crescent.

I stood on that wall to watch the race! It was a bloody steep climb, painful enough walking up it once, let along racing up it 11 times. The top riders...
04-06-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By DanielS

There is definitely a setting in the PT head unit...

There is definitely a setting in the PT head unit somewhere for the date. It should be in the manual. Its one of the menu screens (1 or 2 maybe?).

I had to do this in Golden Cheetah:
* export the...
11-16-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,000
Posted By DanielS

You could do a 3 minute test and then use the...

You could do a 3 minute test and then use the results of that, and the results of your 15 minute test, to calculate your Critical Power (CP). This will take into account the effect of AWC. Look it up...
11-06-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By DanielS

Never too late! I know plenty of guys your age...

Never too late! I know plenty of guys your age and older who race. BTW there are some more australia-centric forums at http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums that are worth checking out :)
11-06-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By DanielS

I don't really know, but I reckon that the Cat...

I don't really know, but I reckon that the Cat system is 'one higher' so A grade is sort of like Cat 1&2, then B grade ~= Cat 3, C grade ~= Cat 4 and D grade ~= Cat 5 and E grade is below that. E...
10-26-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By DanielS

Someone else on this forum said that their...

Someone else on this forum said that their natural cadence seems to go up with speed. I tend to find this too. I'm not sure why it is though.

i.e.
climbing hills, or on the flats and tired =...
10-22-09, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By DanielS

Can you detail how long you've been riding &...

Can you detail how long you've been riding & racing for, how much you train, and what sort of training you usually do? How often do you usually race?

If you can't increase training miles (kms),...
10-21-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By DanielS

I got an RST training plan through Alex Simmons...

I got an RST training plan through Alex Simmons earlier this year. I was happy with it, and I certainly improved greatly while following it. I was coming back from injury at the time, so it was nice...
10-11-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By DanielS

Cool! Nice work, thanks. When I get a minute I'll...

Cool! Nice work, thanks. When I get a minute I'll have to do this.
10-11-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By DanielS

Yep, I'm running it on my Mac. I basically...

Yep, I'm running it on my Mac. I basically couldn't be stuffed installing Parallels+Windows+WKO so thought I'd give Golden Cheetah a go. It works great.

I'm new to the power game, but it seems to...
10-11-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,924
Posted By DanielS

I haven't fallen due to clipless pedals in 6...

I haven't fallen due to clipless pedals in 6 years of riding with them (aside from one or two mountain bike rapid-stop situations). Like you said above, I spent about 20 minutes when I first got...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-09, 03:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By DanielS

Buy a big floor pump for home, these get to 120...

Buy a big floor pump for home, these get to 120 psi easy.

Buy a little pump to carry on the bike. If you happen to get a flat, it won't kill you to ride at 80 psi or whatever until you get home.
09-01-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By DanielS

There is an Australian guy called Alex Simmons...

There is an Australian guy called Alex Simmons who is a cycling coach and races at a high level - one of his legs was amputated after a cycling accident a couple of years ago. His blog/website is...
08-31-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,355
Posted By DanielS

That is amazing. My current dream bike is a...

That is amazing. My current dream bike is a Ridley Noah.
08-28-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By DanielS

I just use clip-ons, and I have another seatpost...

I just use clip-ons, and I have another seatpost with a Selle SMP saddle on it - I find its a lot nicer to sit on when I'm in a TT position. The only other thing I have is a skinsuit.
07-23-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By DanielS

I do yoga once a week, which works just about...

I do yoga once a week, which works just about every part of the body (inc core).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,772
Posted By DanielS

Just race your Soloist - it is a damn fine crit...

Just race your Soloist - it is a damn fine crit racing frame set.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By DanielS

Try raising your handlebars or bringing them...

Try raising your handlebars or bringing them closer towards you. You can do this by 'flipping' your existing stem, or changing it for a shorter or more angled version.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By DanielS

I used to run Attack/Force... they lasted a good...

I used to run Attack/Force... they lasted a good 5000kms or so with ONE flat the entire time. I did a lot of race kms on those. Very happy. Current tyres are GP4000, so far so good, I'm happy.
06-08-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By DanielS

Clubs != Teams But yeah, its actually...

Clubs != Teams

But yeah, its actually against the rules to collude with anyone, be they clubmates or otherwise! Unless the rules for that race specifically allow team tactics to occur. Amateur...
06-08-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,158
Posted By DanielS

I'm a similar build - but I'm about 3" taller. ...

I'm a similar build - but I'm about 3" taller.

Just get the bibs that fit your waist. Tight around waist is better because the chamois will stay in place. This might mean you have to show off a...
06-07-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By DanielS

Yeah - C-grade is like Cat 3 I guess. ...

Yeah - C-grade is like Cat 3 I guess.

Tactics were probably right. Except that I've never known of people from the same club working together to that extent. In fact, as far as I know its against...
06-02-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,819
Posted By DanielS

There's a guy who races here and owns a bike...

There's a guy who races here and owns a bike shop. He pulled up to a race once in his newish 7-series BMW.... he pulls a De Rosa King 3 out of the car and puts on a pair of Lightweights. Then he...
05-28-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,537
Posted By DanielS

Should've called this thread "Where do you live?"...

Should've called this thread "Where do you live?" ;)
04-29-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By DanielS

Agreed. Last year I gave up after getting dropped...

Agreed. Last year I gave up after getting dropped in quite a few road races. This year I plan on finishing even if I get dropped, for the training benefits. I'm fitter and a bit smarter now though,...
04-26-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,627
Posted By DanielS

I race on a Surly Pacer, which is similar. Have...

I race on a Surly Pacer, which is similar. Have won a crit on it, and placed in a couple. Its fine.
04-15-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,015
Posted By DanielS

Just going back to the original photo - I'm...

Just going back to the original photo - I'm pretty sure they've used one of those wide-angle lens thingies that stretches everything out at the edges of the picture. I think that makes him look a lot...
04-01-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,015
Posted By DanielS

Are you talking about an actual race or a...

Are you talking about an actual race or a training-ride-that-is-sort-of-a-race?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By DanielS

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2009/probikes/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2009/probikes/
02-09-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By DanielS

It was also lighter than the UCI minimum.......

It was also lighter than the UCI minimum.... Merckx's hour record bike was 5.5 kg (http://www.wolfgang-menn.de/merckx.htm). Not that its an advantage in such an event.
02-07-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,157
Posted By DanielS

Not really.... I normally empty my bladder, eat a...

Not really.... I normally empty my bladder, eat a banana, pin on my number, have a chat, and then race. With crits I normally ride to the start so that's my warmup. Road races do require driving...
02-05-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By DanielS

Yeah, and BMX riders usually have insanely good...

Yeah, and BMX riders usually have insanely good pack handling skills and rather nice sprint.... so I think he might do alright!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By DanielS

Yeah you'll have to try different cages, some...

Yeah you'll have to try different cages, some mount lower or higher than others. A mate of mine had this problem with certain cages on his Giant (med frame, so probably about a 54). FWIW, he replaced...
02-04-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,544
Posted By DanielS

I've taken the wrong turn twice (!) in races. ...

I've taken the wrong turn twice (!) in races.

The first was at a road race, I was sitting 2nd wheel. We were meant to take a side road on our left but for some reason there was no marshall and no...
01-30-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By DanielS

In the same movie you see the riders eating steak...

In the same movie you see the riders eating steak and eggs for breakfast before P-R! Can't imagine that is done very often nowadays...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,076
Posted By DanielS

:lol: At least you are getting your vitamins!

:lol: At least you are getting your vitamins!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,076
Posted By DanielS

Are you thinking of the Linda McCartney Foods...

Are you thinking of the Linda McCartney Foods team?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,076
Posted By DanielS

I'm a vegetarian, close to being vegan (I eat...

I'm a vegetarian, close to being vegan (I eat very small amounts of dairy/eggs, probably a negligible amount in a nutrional sense).

The key, in my opinion, is to eat a LOT, to eat 'whole' foods,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,986
Posted By DanielS

Hmm, I'm convinced. Gonna get me some fizik white...

Hmm, I'm convinced. Gonna get me some fizik white tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,991
Posted By DanielS

There was a thread here a while back that asked...

There was a thread here a while back that asked "If you were offered $10,000,000 to stop cycling, would you take it?"

The cyclists are the ones who said "No" :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,977
Posted By DanielS

Just stick with Shimano stuff, its not worth the...

Just stick with Shimano stuff, its not worth the hassle of mixing and matching in my opinion.

And I say that as a campag user.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,346
Posted By DanielS

Oh my.... I am experiencing serious bike lust...

Oh my.... I am experiencing serious bike lust right now. I love orange bikes. Those white wheels looks sweet on that frame.
01-26-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,635,855
Posted By DanielS

Here's one from a crit I did a few weeks ago -...

Here's one from a crit I did a few weeks ago - definitely suffering! (I have no racing poker face)

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/dsearson/n505015755_1660087_7317.jpg
01-26-09, 02:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,435
Posted By DanielS

I'll take the win, thanks. Its very rare that a...

I'll take the win, thanks. Its very rare that a win is just a result of luck. Winning a bike race, in my opinion, usually represents a bit of luck, but requires a lot of completeness as a bike rider....
01-18-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By DanielS

;)

;)
01-18-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By DanielS

I was there - it was awesome!! Was very...

I was there - it was awesome!!

Was very cool seeing Hincapie and Voigt dragging the pack round at various points! Lance did his post race interview in front of us. We dont normally get names this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,966
Posted By DanielS

Seat looks way too high to me.

Seat looks way too high to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,574
Posted By DanielS

A mate of mine was on a group ride a few weeks...

A mate of mine was on a group ride a few weeks ago. The guy next to him (a very talented elite rider) was having trouble with the buckle on his shoe. He took it off @ 40 kph and pedalled on his sock...
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