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andyp

Member since Nov 2007 • Last active Jul 2021

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Seems there was a ramp there over the weekend that was always going to be removed for the race, but no-one told MVDP.

    The Dutch cycling federation have had a shocker of a Games.

  • in General
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    I went to the BBC to avoid it, only to have the same damn commentators.

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    Get in the fucking sea! I hope he doesn’t do anything special, he strikes me as someone who isn’t into bling.

    I’m really pleased for him, love it when nations that don’t have high expectations of Olympic success win gold.

  • in General
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    GCN probably don’t have rights for the Olympics in Spain.

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    Mollema at 33/1 seems very good value.

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    50 psi! Did you have the same number of teeth at the finish as you had at the start?

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    @youramericanlover held hands with me at the NYD Madison Cross a few years back, so he has racing history.

    If I was doing an 8 week plan, I'd split it into two four-week blocks and focus on three main areas:

    • aerobic fitness
    • vo2 max
    • tekkerz

    Depending on how much time you had, I'd do 3 fitness sessions a week and 1 skills session, plus a longer ride if you have time.

    In the first block I'd focus on aerobic fitness, so 10/15/20 minute efforts with recovery between them. Start short and build up to 2x20 minutes in the third week. Then have an easy week.

    The second block will have more focus on vo2 max, so 2-3 minutes at the highest intensity you can hold, short recovery and repeat up to 5 times. Two of those a week, plus one aerobic session.

    On the skills side, and remember you can't throw fitness at a skills problem, I'd focus on transitions on and off the bike, slow speed cornering and faster cornering.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My father in law insisted on being called gramps. My eldest called him grumps for at least 6 months when she was a toddler. It was apt.

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