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+1 That said, how tall are you, and what...

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That said, how tall are you, and what sort of body-type do you have? Endo-, meso-, or ectomorphic? (Think bulldog, German shephard, or greyhound, if those descriptors are new to you)
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Then forget about the Bell - I had the same...

Then forget about the Bell - I had the same problem in the Star Pro (and many other helmets too - i feel your pain). Giro also currently working for me.
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A few other slightly less expensive helmets also...

A few other slightly less expensive helmets also come with visors, although they are not sprint-specific they are pegged as "aero", with no tail, such as Giro Air Attack and Bell Star Pro. the Bell...
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Further on the above, it actually looks like the...

Further on the above, it actually looks like the central part is bowing in ever so slightly, as the ends are bowing out.
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You've definitely got some alligatoring there,...

You've definitely got some alligatoring there, QP.

The red lines in the image below are identical lengths (copied and pasted). I know the photo is not at a right angle to the track-end, but with...
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Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre...

Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video) - Cycling Weekly...
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what are the trackends made of? Photos?

what are the trackends made of? Photos?
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+1 on everything said above. Regarding...

+1 on everything said above.

Regarding online vs in the flesh coaches, there is a subtle yet very beneficial side to having a coach that can actually watch you train (track) occasionally....
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One of my training buddies had a set of Shamals...

One of my training buddies had a set of Shamals that I've been eyeing out for ages (since he's got a whole bundle of other race-wheels)
Didn't make my move quick enough and he swapped them for...
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+1 on Carleton's response(s) Further...

+1 on Carleton's response(s)

Further regarding recovery specifically, make sure you are going easy enough on your light days, and getting plenty of sleep and proper nutrition.
Its what everyone...
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8bits, there are other factors to consider, too,...

8bits, there are other factors to consider, too, such as the impact of a narrower hip angle on your power output, your flexibility to get into a deep position, etc.
Working on getting a good tuck...
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Nice going. :thumb: By how much, would you...

Nice going. :thumb:

By how much, would you reckon, the air pressure inside is increased by the inflation of the place? Not ideal system for a velodrome, but in our world i guess you take what you...
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The method of going straight to the fence can...

The method of going straight to the fence can definitely leave you feeling worn out before you even start your run-in. Fitness is a factor, but also how you do it. I also preferred the steady drag up...
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hi and welcome. Always great to have more...

hi and welcome. Always great to have more trackies out there.

Have a look through this: http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/Rulesandregulation/16/26/54/3-PIS-20160604-E_English.pdf
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Progress from this perception...

Progress from this perception (https://totalwomenscycling.com/lifestyle/advice-for-women-cyclists-circa-1895-14951/) is apparently slow.

Women are the inferior sex, of course. Full distances...
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Can do. A track with long straights and...

Can do.

A track with long straights and short turns can scrub off a lot of speed from the g's in the turns.
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https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit....

https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit.html

Found the comments on the different mental approaches interesting
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One of my training buddies (raced in the 70+...

One of my training buddies (raced in the 70+ category now at masters - bronze in the points :D) does a lot of pilates for core strength. Worth exploring if you have classes close by.
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+1 on this. i've even seen a garmin head unit...

+1 on this.
i've even seen a garmin head unit pop out of that garmin quarter-turn mount in training.
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I think it depends on who you get, and how...

I think it depends on who you get, and how officious they are. The comm that asked me to take mine off was at world masters in 2013.
The same guy also insisted that the tip of my saddle be in line...
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good luck. On my very first intro session to...

good luck.
On my very first intro session to track cycling, the coach joked that all the rubbish bins around the outside of the track (there are quite a lot at ours), were for 'just encase' after...
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sarals, some data that i graphed a couple of...

sarals, some data that i graphed a couple of years ago (collected from Masters WC participant and record-holder data available at the time. I think it was about 3 or 4 year's worth)

Might be of...
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Reflux (of the gastroesophogeal nature, to be...

Reflux (of the gastroesophogeal nature, to be pedantic, since there are other types of reflux :p) - aka heartburn - is a recognized side-effect of strenuous exercise. Although, of course, not for...
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Has anyone who uses the Garmin speed and cadence...

Has anyone who uses the Garmin speed and cadence sensors that attach with the rubber loop had any issues from commissaires on these?
That was my first thought on unwrapping them with my Garmin...
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America?s Short, Violent Love Affair With Indoor...

America?s Short, Violent Love Affair With Indoor Track Cycling | Atlas Obscura (http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/americas-short-violent-love-affair-with-indoor-track-cycling)
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What Carleton said. Looking forward to the...

What Carleton said.
Looking forward to the report backs, queerpunk
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Australian women's team pursuit team crashed in...

Australian women's team pursuit team crashed in training. very unfortunate

Women's team pursuit outlook may change after Aussie crash | VeloNews.com...
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Any luck with those photos, Not the Slowest?

Any luck with those photos, Not the Slowest?
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I buy trousers and jeans that fit my legs and...

I buy trousers and jeans that fit my legs and butt, and then have the waists taken in by a local tailor.
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Yes, in a trackie's perfect world. From a...

Yes, in a trackie's perfect world.
From a cost/benefit perspective, its not going to happen (for commercially available stuff, that is. Maybe different for hour-record/ olympic-team/ etc type...
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How long is a piece of string? As Carleton...

How long is a piece of string?

As Carleton will definitely tell you, you are asking for a personalised training programme, from a bunch of folk who know a lot about riding the track, but nothing...
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Can you pop a couple of photos up? I had a...

Can you pop a couple of photos up? I had a similar problem with a TT bar set-up that i got, and ended up sorting it out by putting the skis on the 'wrong' sides, and then mounting the fore-arm rests...
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Posted By Velocirapture

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Not inappropriate at all. Bullhorn bars are the pursuit bars of ~25 years ago. Recently back in fashion with the fixie set.
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I ride a Pro-Lite Trentino. Happy with the bike....

I ride a Pro-Lite Trentino. Happy with the bike. One of a very small number of brands that had a track bike with the right size and geometry that fits me.
The only 'issue' i've had with it is the...
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Its not a guarantee that you will only take...

Its not a guarantee that you will only take yourself down, unless you are not in front or next to anyone, by even just a small amount. There is a clip somewhere on the interwebs of a bunch race where...
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Ah, yes. I see what i did there. And +1...

Ah, yes. I see what i did there.

And +1 regarding hands on the tops. Makes me twitch when riders around me do this, sprint or not.
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I have no intentions here to be a jerk, in any...

I have no intentions here to be a jerk, in any way. Just intersted in the dynamics of racing. Thought i spotted this when i first watched your clip (awesome race, really well ridden), and watched a...
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Nice one :) You came pretty high out of the...

Nice one :)

You came pretty high out of the sprinters lane just after turn 4. Are they fairly lax about that at that track, or did no one spot it?
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+1 And if the track is slightly longer than you...

+1
And if the track is slightly longer than you are used to racing on, and the wind is home straight, beware of attacking before or just out of turn 4 when going for the line - leave the front guys...
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so, JuiceWillis, how did it go?

so, JuiceWillis, how did it go?
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Hmm.. your forum name is apt. Out of interest,...

Hmm.. your forum name is apt.
Out of interest, what is the intent of this particular training?
A dare - next time do the same thing along the top edge ;)
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Wow, those turns.. O_O Careful of riding off...

Wow, those turns.. O_O

Careful of riding off your rollers in 'em ;-)

Nice clip though, thanks. I'm going to stick it in my folder of 'things to watch on the trainer'. :thumb:
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The latest understanding of cramping (well, the...

The latest understanding of cramping (well, the first information that is more than just a guess/ anecdote, really...)


The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps | TrainingPeaks...
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A further question on this - could you indicate...

A further question on this - could you indicate at what sort of intensity these rides are at?
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Practise and feedback. Right on point, and so...

Practise and feedback. Right on point, and so obvious its easy to miss.

Thanks, definitely going to read the full article
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Indeed, Zen master, you speak truth! Since...

Indeed, Zen master, you speak truth!

Since i ride for fun and not for finance, we reach a conundrum - handling the mind, and getting the body onto the trainer accordingly, is one thing. Having...
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I REALLY have to psych myself up to get on the...

I REALLY have to psych myself up to get on the trainer.. because of that trainer-soul-destroyer factor, as well as the fact that my trainer sessions are supposed be those ass-kicking hell-hole ones....
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