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01-31-09, 04:11 PM
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Posted By I saw Elvis

My own view is that basing training purely on...

My own view is that basing training purely on number of hours is pretty pointless. It's the type of training, the intensity etc that's important. If you're race season training consists of 15 hours a...
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Views: 15,666
Posted By I saw Elvis

Chris is using the flat 'wing' bars/stem set-up...

Chris is using the flat 'wing' bars/stem set-up developed for British Cycling by the British Institute of Sport, not standard sprinters bars.
At Manchester I still see sprinters using sprint bars...
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Views: 773
Posted By I saw Elvis

Wow, I'm glad it goes OK for you guys, I'd love...

Wow, I'm glad it goes OK for you guys, I'd love to see photos.
On a personal level as a track coach I wouldn't be happy with that many, for a whole host of reasons.
But if the riders are happy and...
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Views: 773
Posted By I saw Elvis

How many finished up in hospital? At Manchester...

How many finished up in hospital? At Manchester the limit is 40 accredited riders MAX.

With 86 I would not go near the track and in fact would question who ever is running the session about safety...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By I saw Elvis

It is possible to use the gym without gaining...

It is possible to use the gym without gaining weight. Have a talk to the coaches at your local gym and let them know your goals, if they are any good they should be able to devise a programme for...
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Views: 1,809
Posted By I saw Elvis

There are a number things you can do on your road...

There are a number things you can do on your road bike that will aid your track riding.

Recovery: Use your road bike for recovery rides after track or gym sessions, remember we are not natural...
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Views: 981
Posted By I saw Elvis

Take your bike to the local velodrome and ask the...

Take your bike to the local velodrome and ask the coaches there what they think. At Manchester we had a quite a few guys turn up on Langsters when they came out, however at some point practically...
11-05-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By I saw Elvis

Lance will ride le Tour.

In a recent survey 70% of the French stated that they did not want Armstrong to ride le Tour, this number was enough to persuade Armstrong to sign on the dotted line for a place on the starting line...
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Views: 654
Posted By I saw Elvis

Kilo and hours are very different events, the...

Kilo and hours are very different events, the kilo is a sprinters event and the hour an endurance event, you can't be good at both, it's almost a physical impossibility, none the less try both, see...
08-31-08, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By I saw Elvis

In all seriousness if you don't get motivated to...

In all seriousness if you don't get motivated to ride then don't do it. If you want to get motivated set your self goals,
When I work with riders I get them to set a series of goals, both long tern...
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Views: 629
Posted By I saw Elvis

He rode it, but I don't know where the Million...

He rode it, but I don't know where the Million dollar came from, at the track Worlds I spoke to his brother who said it had cost E250,000.

Chris Boardman said the GB team bike, cost including R&D...
08-20-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By I saw Elvis

:lol: Chris Hoy - legend

:lol:
Chris Hoy - legend
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By I saw Elvis

It's called the aggregation of marginal gains :)...

It's called the aggregation of marginal gains :) Dave Brailsford (British Cycling performance director) was asked if any gain on it's own made a difference and he said 'probably not' 'but put them...
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Views: 487
Posted By I saw Elvis

BC endurance coaching have admitted that Wiggins...

BC endurance coaching have admitted that Wiggins was totally exhausted after the IP and the TP and that whilst he had the legs to get round he didn't have anything in the tank to make a sustained...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By I saw Elvis

It's probably worth reading 'Heros Villains and...

It's probably worth reading 'Heros Villains and Velodromes', written by Richard Moore, there are no specific details about the bike in there, but a lot about the process that British Cycling employ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By I saw Elvis

BBC content should be available worldwide, if yo...

BBC content should be available worldwide, if yo go to the sports page / Olympics there's a Live Video feed on the right hand column and when theres action from the velodrome there will be a link...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By I saw Elvis

WWW.bbc.co.uk will have all the track racing...

WWW.bbc.co.uk will have all the track racing live. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-08, 03:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By I saw Elvis

Great sprint - I'll have to update the avatar now...

Great sprint - I'll have to update the avatar now :):):):):):):)
08-09-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,340
Posted By I saw Elvis

It's more a case of how many you're allowed to...

It's more a case of how many you're allowed to send, based on (I assume) rankings and qualification. :)
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Views: 676
Posted By I saw Elvis

Have a look at the sports side of www.bbc.co.uk...

Have a look at the sports side of www.bbc.co.uk they're showing all the events live on the web.
:):):):):)
08-09-08, 12:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,340
Posted By I saw Elvis

It's Roger Hammond, Cav's not messing about with...

It's Roger Hammond, Cav's not messing about with anything that's got a climb in it :) Cav will be on a GB squad issue bike when he rides the track. :)
08-08-08, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By I saw Elvis

Good interview with Cavendish.

Good interview with Cav on the BC web site.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/gbr/News2008/20080807_Mark_Cavendish.asp

:)
08-08-08, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By I saw Elvis

Current advice from coaching education at British...

Current advice from coaching education at British Cycling is to stretch after exercise not before, before carryout a graduated warm up.
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Views: 380
Posted By I saw Elvis

The email address for the velodrome in Ghent is...

The email address for the velodrome in Ghent is info@velodroom.be, phone number is: 32 (0) 9 329 49 41, not 100% what the summer schedule is, but worth asking, you never know you might get a ride. :)
07-31-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By I saw Elvis

They're great - real family entertainment, it's a...

They're great - real family entertainment, it's a show, but the riders keep the level of excitement.
Dunno about crits in the US never ridden in one. But if you ever go to see the tour it's worth...
07-31-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,950
Posted By I saw Elvis

Hi 1) - There isn't a scheduling conflict,...

Hi

1) - There isn't a scheduling conflict, it was Cavs personal choice. The GB national squad had always expected Cav to ride the whole tour, the some post tour crits and then meet up in Beijing....
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Views: 505
Posted By I saw Elvis

Hein Verbruggen implicated in something underhand...

Hein Verbruggen implicated in something underhand - surely not :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
07-25-08, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By I saw Elvis

Sorry, but I think VBD's dog is better than...

Sorry, but I think VBD's dog is better than Cadels dog.
07-21-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By I saw Elvis

So far Cavs had 70 + days of racing this year,...

So far Cavs had 70 + days of racing this year, excluding the track worlds and world cups. He goes into the Olympics as a favorite for the Madison where he is current World Champion, he started the...
07-21-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By I saw Elvis

Several pro teams have started using it as an...

Several pro teams have started using it as an alternative to pasta (if they're not Italian :) ).
Just watch how much you consume, my wife went crazy for it and developed an allergy to it.
07-20-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By I saw Elvis

Liquigas signed Basso for 2009 having signed an...

Liquigas signed Basso for 2009 having signed an agreement saying they wouldn't sign anyone banned for doping offenses fro 4 years! An agreement to which all Pro Tour team signed, but as the pro tour...
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Views: 715
Posted By I saw Elvis

Prior to the worlds unsigned GB team jerseys were...

Prior to the worlds unsigned GB team jerseys were going for approx 40 - 50, the week following the worlds I saw one go for 120 on ebay :rolleyes: Don't forget the jerseys are only given to GB...
07-20-08, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,598
Posted By I saw Elvis

AFAIK, Chris's grandparents were from the UK, and...

AFAIK, Chris's grandparents were from the UK, and he grew up in South Africa, he took a British Cycling license this year (UCI license number - GBR19850520). Maybe he's after a place on the GB Nat...
07-20-08, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By I saw Elvis

Did you get any good stuff from the caravan? ;)

Did you get any good stuff from the caravan? ;)
07-16-08, 01:39 AM
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Views: 3,276
Posted By I saw Elvis

Sean Yates. At his last race all the top guys...

Sean Yates. At his last race all the top guys came up to him at the start and wished him well, Indurain is reputed to have said he'd wished Yates had ridden for him.
07-16-08, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,687
Posted By I saw Elvis

Jan did, on the odd occasion stand up whilst...

Jan did, on the odd occasion stand up whilst climbing, however as he usually climbed in a high gear he was better off sitting down. You can generate more power by sitting when climbing. As a general...
07-13-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,459
Posted By I saw Elvis

Neither would I , yet ,:) don't forget Cav has...

Neither would I , yet ,:) don't forget Cav has only been a pro for 18 months, I'll bet if you asked the Lion King at the start of his career if he'd have been happy with a road palmares like Cavs...
07-12-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,459
Posted By I saw Elvis

Can't argue with that. :thumb:

Can't argue with that. :thumb:
07-08-08, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By I saw Elvis

Interesting, in the UK we got the reverse, we got...

Interesting, in the UK we got the reverse, we got Shagger Sherwen commentating, with Phils voice in the background.

Just goes to show how good those guys are, they can do 2 commentaries...
07-08-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By I saw Elvis

You're right, you're numbers aren't right. With...

You're right, you're numbers aren't right. With the exception of the number ending in 1 denoting team leader all other numbers have no relation to any perceived hierarchy within a team. ;):) They...
07-08-08, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By I saw Elvis

Cav had targeted the stage and was not happy...

Cav had targeted the stage and was not happy having missed out, he's passionate, wants to win and gets annoyed when he targets something and misses that target. He speaks his mind, and I don't have a...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By I saw Elvis

That'll be Llaneras, he always rides like that,...

That'll be Llaneras, he always rides like that, worlds or 6 day's (even on the shorter tracks) it doesn't matter. He's comfortable with it and is a world class rider with years of experience....
05-09-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By I saw Elvis

I've not ridden one, it's just... they look ugly...

I've not ridden one, it's just... they look ugly :(
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Views: 746
Posted By I saw Elvis

Your track bike should be smaller than your road...

Your track bike should be smaller than your road bike, I ride 56cm (traditional) on the road and 54 or less (dependent on geom) on the track. The reason for this is that a track bottom bracket is...
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Views: 1,396
Posted By I saw Elvis

Depends what you mean by hills. If you're talking...

Depends what you mean by hills. If you're talking TdF mountains then no, but the effort to ride a pursuit is very similar to the effort to ride over a 'hill'.
Chris Boardman apart from being a great...
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Views: 699
Posted By I saw Elvis

NO, But my 1st track bike was a custom built...

NO, But my 1st track bike was a custom built condor, a joy to ride, very resopnsive. But the paint job was not the best.
Replies: 69
Views: 5,850
Posted By I saw Elvis

Big differences are UCI keirin takes place on...

Big differences are UCI keirin takes place on 250m tracks, Japanese Keirin races are on much much bigger tracks so banking isn't as much of an issue also they are paced by bikes not dernys and a...
12-09-07, 02:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,991
Posted By I saw Elvis

I think there is a fair amount of difference...

I think there is a fair amount of difference between a TT and a 4k pursuit. No doubt FC will be pure class if he makes the switch, but ability in one does not guarantee ability in the other. But that...
11-27-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By I saw Elvis

Great question,.... er the only answer I can come...

Great question,.... er the only answer I can come up with is UK Car and 'Bike' shop Halfords sponsored a few riders in the late 90's (I Think) and next season will sponsor Nicole Cookes team in...
11-27-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,485
Posted By I saw Elvis

Gutted and angry.... Still, Big George to...

Gutted and angry....
Still, Big George to Astana? Wiggins to Slipstream? The launch of the new Brit Pro team?
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