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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-08, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Freakonwheels

That's not to say that I didn't have doubts...

That's not to say that I didn't have doubts already, just that I was continuing training.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Freakonwheels

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Freakonwheels

Well I do feel my heartrate increasing, but not...

Well I do feel my heartrate increasing, but not at an absolutely alarming rate is maybe what I should have said. Also, the century is the distance but I would've been doing it as part of a ride with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-08, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Freakonwheels

Damn it...setbacks.

So I'm currently in training for what will be my first (near) century, in 10 January. You know what I just found out? The distance I do along my standard training course was sadly overestimated by my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakonwheels

Here's a graph of the course....

Here's a graph of the course. http://roundthemountain.co.nz/default.asp?PageID=2231

It's hilly in patches but there's a good dose of downhills as well, thank God.
Here's the 2008 results....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakonwheels

Pffft. Alright, it's a ride, not a race, but...

Pffft. Alright, it's a ride, not a race, but later on they post results in chronological order as if it were a race. I've still got two and a half months to train, and although the time goal might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakonwheels

A silver Avanti one. That's all I know. lol I'm...

A silver Avanti one. That's all I know. lol I'm not buying from a shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By Freakonwheels

Opinion on my progress?

Well as some of you may know I'm currently in-training for a 93 mile ride, my Road Cycling debut. I'm training on a mountain bike but I'm getting a road bike soon, which I'm anticipating . On Sunday,...
10-13-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Freakonwheels

I know right?! She accompishes in two years what...

I know right?! She accompishes in two years what usually takes other people way longer, even with equal amounts of training. It doesn't seem fair.

Aussies might also hate her because she beat...
10-12-08, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Freakonwheels

Well I can only hope that I can do that well in...

Well I can only hope that I can do that well in my Road Racing debut in January. :D I'll think of Romero as an inspiration.
10-12-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Freakonwheels

Rebecca Romero

The 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist at Individual Pursuiting. (http://www.rebeccaromero.co.uk/biography.htm)

Eight months after starting rowing she was competing in World Championships and 5 months...
10-12-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Freakonwheels

Thanks for the info. At the end of it my lower...

Thanks for the info. At the end of it my lower back was sore, but it stopped quickly after I got off my bike, so I take that to mean it's pain from my exercising rather than bad technique. :)
10-12-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Freakonwheels

Abdominal muscles?

I didn't think that cycling really targeted the abs, but today I did about a 30-miler and I tried to keep the intensity up. It was probably my most intense training yet, because I'm trying to prepare...
10-07-08, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By Freakonwheels

Oh God, my eyes! :( I'm not quite that bad....

Oh God, my eyes! :(

I'm not quite that bad. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-08, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Freakonwheels

Oh, update, I've paid 60 out of the 100 for the...

Oh, update, I've paid 60 out of the 100 for the bike and will get it soon hopefully. It's silver, and it's an "Avanti". Avanti are good because they sponsor Olympics athletes. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Freakonwheels

I...don't get it. lol. Yeah OK, but from now...

I...don't get it. lol.

Yeah OK, but from now on I'm gonna train hard and hopefully get as close to 5 1/2 hours as possible on the ride. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Freakonwheels

Awww, in the 2008 results, the only 4 people to...

Awww, in the 2008 results, the only 4 people to do between 7 and 8 hours were the last-placers. I'm sure I can do better than that. I'll aim for about 5 1/2 hours - that'll put my within about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Freakonwheels

I've entered 150km (93 mile) ride.

This is an update of sorts to my other thread. I haven't entered yet but I've got the form and I'm going to. My Father-in-law is also entering but he's going away for a week tomorrow, he works 3am...
10-03-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Freakonwheels

Hehe. Nasty!

Hehe. Nasty!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

I failed to mention that Father-in-law is fit...

I failed to mention that Father-in-law is fit because his job is active. Considering that, maybe he could do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 03:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

Righto I'll do what I can. :)

Righto I'll do what I can. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 01:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

They'll be lots more opportunities, only ones...

They'll be lots more opportunities, only ones that will break me in a little more gently. lol. For a relative newbie 150k is a bit demanding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

You're right. The winner doesn't get a prize. I...

You're right. The winner doesn't get a prize. I guess that's what separates a race from a ride right?



I might. We'll have to see. I've still got work to do before I can do that distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 11:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

I think it's a race, but here's the website....

I think it's a race, but here's the website. [ur]]http://www.roundthemountain.co.nz/[/url]



My plan is to hopefully be trained up enough for the 2010 race.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

This is his bed he can lie in it. :D Somehow I...

This is his bed he can lie in it. :D Somehow I doubt he'll even enter. We'll see.
09-30-08, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Freakonwheels

I have nothing! I have to use my voice or...

I have nothing! I have to use my voice or politely wait, which really sucks when I'm doing Time Trials cause I have to count up the seconds I wait so I can take them off my time and I don't get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 11:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

Yeah I'm sure he'll pull himself together in...

Yeah I'm sure he'll pull himself together in time. I hope so anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,613
Posted By Freakonwheels

I'm worried about my Father-in-law

He wants to race a 93 mile (150km) road race coming up in January, and he's a 53 year old man who smokes, and has hardly trained at all (he's had like one bike ride in the past few months and isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Freakonwheels

OP is wrong. It's worth $1200 not $2000. 2k would...

OP is wrong. It's worth $1200 not $2000. 2k would really be way too good to be true.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Freakonwheels

I'm so excited!

It looks like I might be getting a roadbike worth about $2000 (in New Zealand dollars) for just $100, through my sister's boyfriend. That's 5 percent of the original price! I just hope that it's not...
09-29-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

Good idea. That's perfectly doable. :) I'll pick...

Good idea. That's perfectly doable. :) I'll pick two days and try to do 20 on those days. I'm so comfortable with 10 that I think I could do 20 easy. :) I don't have a proper distance-measuring...
09-29-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

I think I'll finish out this year doing my...

I think I'll finish out this year doing my initial distance of about 10 per day about 5 days a week, and then next year look to increase. I'll look at the next few months as just my initial "warm up"...
09-29-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

That's still a good effort. I think I'll...

That's still a good effort. I think I'll definitely have to review my course and stuff. Just remember I'm only at the beginning of my training and still figuring all this out.
09-29-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

Wait, hold on, I calculated it wrong. My first...

Wait, hold on, I calculated it wrong. My first calculation of 1000 in 2 years is wrong cause that's only assuming I do it once a week. If my calculations are correct now, if I did the course, say, 5...
09-29-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

Thanks everyone. I forgot to just say...

Thanks everyone.



I forgot to just say - I should be able to do 1000+ no trouble before too long. The course I do throughout the week (at the moment I'm just repeating the same one), would be...
09-29-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

You sound like you speak from experience. Bah,...

You sound like you speak from experience. Bah, don't hit me with all the heavy stuff just yet aye. I'll rephrase and say that my goal is to become a good quality cyclist and do well in races and...
09-28-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Freakonwheels

I want to go pro.

Ever since the Olympics I've been really inspired to take up a sport. The Olympics really had a lasting impression on me. I've always regretted the fact that I've never really been bought up around...
09-27-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,275
Posted By Freakonwheels

Do firm tyres increase speed and make climbing easier?

Silly question maybe but I have to know - do firm tyres go faster and make it easier to climb?

The problem is, I did my first Time Trial last week around a course of part of my city (beautiful by...
09-26-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By Freakonwheels

OK. I've only just started training a week ago...

OK. I've only just started training a week ago but I feel like I'm already improving, especially in short bursts of speed, where I thought maybe my big legs might be giving me a bit of extra power.
09-26-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By Freakonwheels

Question about physique.

For as long as I can remember (I'm a guy BTW), my legs have always been kind of big-built (not really muscular, just big-built) in proportion to my upper-body. Would this sort of physique give me an...
Forum: Introductions
12-18-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Freakonwheels

Hi. I've got an "Milazo Adventurer". The...

Hi.

I've got an "Milazo Adventurer". The kind of bike you can find at the Warehouse. But it's good!
12-18-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By Freakonwheels

My lower back doesn't hurt anymore! So, I...

My lower back doesn't hurt anymore! So, I conclude that the problem was I wasn't used to riding regularly, and now I am!
12-13-07, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By Freakonwheels

Help me...my lower back hurts

I'm 16 years old, just started cycling half-hour each day about a week or so ago. After a couple of days however, there's been a bit of a problem, with my lower back hurting. It doesn't really hurt...
12-10-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Freakonwheels

How does cycling help you physically?

Internally and externally.
Forum: Introductions
12-10-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Freakonwheels

Another New Zealand member!

16 year old guy, just starting biking for half-hour each day, trying to reap the physical benefits. LOL. Later on I may step up my game and actually enter things!

:p
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