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Kompute

Member since Mar 2011 • Last active Dec 2014

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Or having a rest?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Racing in Dec? Are people just desperate to get points to move up/stay up?

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    I'm currently commuting daily, so 2 hours a day generally at Zone 2. Then a longer weekend ride of 4/5 hours again at Zone 2. Rest on Sunday.

    I'm going to start upping the ride tempo on my ride home and do 2 x 10 minute sweet zone sessions on Monday, Weds and Friday.

    May start intoducing some turbo work as i need to improve my sprinting.

    Gonna have to build fairly early as my first goal is the Chorley GP on 4th April. 18 weeks away.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    After ballsing about with plenty of other lights, i plumped for some Exposures. Joystick front, flare on my helmet and flare rear do me well for semi lit commutes. Build quality seems impeccable.

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    Or just find a HGV to draft

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    Race 1- I was the sucker closing things down
    Race 2- Crashed, misjudged a descent when on the front
    Race 3- Got in the early break which got reeled in, made a move on the final climb and took 3rd to move up to 3rd cat

    Took me another 5/6 races to get my 2nd

    (willy waved)

    The point I was going to make is that before this I spent a year commuting 60km everyday, and doing a chaingang twice a week. Racing will bring your game up, but you need to have a pretty good game beforehand.

    I'm not sure i'd encourage anyone to get involved with 4th Cat only races unless you are fairly confident you can move up quickly. Crashes are inevitable at any level, but just seem extremely prevalent at 4th.

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    10 races is almost a whole season, sitting in is dull

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    Do you laandaan types just have circuit racing? No interesting road races in the centre or nearish?

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    Amen

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Total Bro-science but i like it, so i am adopting

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