Rollapaluza this weekend...

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  • I can ensure you we are working hard to secure the venue for the above Roller Race! but in the meantime, if you feel you need some practice.....

    we'll be at:

    Victoria Park and Banner St (EC1) tomorrow (sep 22nd)

    and on the LCC stand in St James Park for the big freewheel on Sunday 23rd...

    come and say hi! set a time, have your picture taken with Therese and Caspar.....

    www.rollapaluza.com

  • I already have a picture with Caspar..
    I will pop down.

  • Bringmemyfix gets best time at Old Street!!

    pics and results to follow on our site.

  • Jesus, those hill intervals from the morning came back to haunt me during the last 150m on the rollers :O

    BTW Winston, I've sent a speculative email to a friend at the old club about those competition rollers, so watch this space...

  • Nice one BMMF!
    I think my trans fats-only diet might be letting me down. Let the team down at the Freewheel.. hangs head in shame

  • You found it then.

    Saw Winston at Bike Polo who said it was by the artistic cyclists. Walked straight past it.

  • Those artistic dudes were freaks! Balance dribbling out their ears!!!

  • they were A-f**king-mazing.....I nearly cried.... now them's fixie tricks man.

  • "But they can't skid" :D

  • hippy Nice one BMMF!
    I think my trans fats-only diet might be letting me down. Let the team down at the Freewheel.. hangs head in shame

    I've seen your pins going 90 to the dozen. In fact, are there any Australians who CAN'T sprint?

    We need to get a rollers A-TEAM together for the next Rollapaluza clash of tribes...

  • I'm designed for top-end speed.. I need a Super Mario style leadout train. Maybe if winston stopped dropping the gear! (I'd just lose by less). What was that gear winston?
    I'm always keen to give the rollers a shot. Let's do it.
    I should buy a mag trainer or something and spin my arse off all winter in 20 second bursts :)

  • sounds like a lot of fun!

    Well done Bring 'the Cannibal' memyfix.

  • 84.9"

  • BringMeMyFix In fact, are there any Australians who CAN'T sprint?

    Surely someone can find a joke in there?

  • I wonder who this guy is? I'm trying to find clues to his identity but I'm not having much luck.. any ideas? ;)

  • winston 84.9"

    Right, now all I need are some rollers..

  • "Condor cycles have very kindly lent us some brand new bikes for the rollers....custom built Potenza track bikes from their current range, we have had these made with a lower gear to make racing harder and longer!"

    Viagra for roller racing.

    Bastardos!

    Are Condor gonna take them back at some stage and sell them on? :)

  • their "provenance" value will be huge!

  • winston their "provenance" value will be huge!

    Not if they find out I've sat on one of 'em :P

  • hippy I should buy a mag trainer or something and spin my arse off all winter in 20 second bursts :)

    I'm going to do exactly that on a fluid trainer once the hills are done. With fresh legs and a bit of practice, I reckon a sub 20-second time's do-able, even on that pissy gear :p

    We have the technology...

    hippy I wonder who this guy is? I'm trying to find clues to his identity but I'm not having much luck.. any ideas? ;)

    The drug-addled grin could be a clue ;)

  • The drug-addled grin could be anyone on here! :)
    I'm just asking my truck-driving mate to ship me over a tonne of amp3tamines.. they should help get the rollers up to 'speed'. evil grin
    Do you own a fluid trainer?

  • Yeah, I've got a Cyclops Fluid2, which replaced a rim-driven thing that was no good for high-resistance stuff.

    The Cyclops is great - nice 'road feel' with progressive resistance the faster you ride to mimic drag, quiet, stable, blah, blah. I did a winter of mashing stuff a couple of winters ago to try to overcome my abysmal lack of power whilst seated, and it kind of worked; but it's good for spinny stuff in a low gear as well, and out-of-the-saddle if you raise the front wheel a bit. I've even used it without the roller touching the back wheel and spun up to over 240rpm which would've been fun for the downstairs neighbours.

    Are you thinking of getting a turbo whatsit then?

  • I used to use a mag trainer back in Oz when:
    I really couldn't be bothered going out (rarely, I typically prefer death from the elements to indoor training)
    When I broke collarbones, etc.
    When I was warming up before the odd TT.
    For some semi-organised training at THE SHOP.

    Given the greater amount of shit weather here.. indoor training might be a good way of prolonging bike/rider life :)
    So, yeah, you could say I'm thinking about it. Seems a bit silly given I'm not even racing though.. but then so is owning a HRM..

    How loud is the Fluid 2?

  • Pretty quiet. I don't have to put music on any louder than normal flat-dwelling volumes.

    I think the trainer sort of has a resonant frequency at multiples of 10mph - the 'hum' gets loudest at these speeds, but it's nowhere near washing machine territory :)

  • PS. You're welcome to come round and give it a whirl at a mutually convenient time...

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