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  • in reply to: KENT CA 3 UP TTT #731
    Russell
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    Ah Chris! Got you two muddled. I’d better chase Chris Hardly, he’s a fast boy too!

    in reply to: KENT CA 3 UP TTT #725
    Russell
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    Glenn’s away for a couple of days. I think this is the latest:

    Team Remus: Glenn, Austen, Chris B. (Remus is Austen’s dog)

    Team Humm: Cass, Wayne, Duncan.

    Team Ahh! Abbott, Addis & Hicks

    Just heard:

    Team Rocket: Maddy, Jeff K and Chris Hewitt (not Chris Hardy as I said earlier!)

    Holding out for bigger fees: Tom Seller, Phil Clarke, Bill Sheldon, Steve Taylor, Paul Hobbs…

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by Russell.
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    in reply to: KENT CA 3 UP TTT #719
    Russell
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    Superfast Marek has done a number of TTTs and suggested the following: ‘

    “The best technique I found was lead rider pulling off when tired and moving to the side of most shelter. So if wind coming from the right they peel off to the left. Lead rider needs to sit a bit further into middle of road and others sit almost on his inside (echelon style). This gives maximum benefit to following riders. Then reverse it for wind from the left.

    Also having the weakest rider set the tempo on the hills I found worked well as then the group stays together a bit better as you don’t have gaps appearing due to stronger climbers and then people have to wait and chase back etc which wastes energy”.

    in reply to: KENT CA 3 UP TTT #713
    Russell
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    The suggestion of making up teams based on last year’s TT times is a good idea but not all of us have TT times. However, we’re mostly familiar with each other from club rides to know who’s a good match. For example, I can stay with Steve Addis, Pete Abbott and at a push, Duncan but not Glenn or Chris Hewitt. Plenty of people yet to show their hand. It’s vital to train together and trust the rider in front. You don’t want to be learning on the day of the event. Bob Whitlock would be good! He’s the Chain Gang King! ¬†And we haven’t heard yet from Austen, Jack etc

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 10 months ago by Russell.
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    in reply to: Inside the Peleton #642
    Russell
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    Fantastic! Scarily fast and close. Shows the need for front and rear facing cameras!

    in reply to: winter training #583
    Russell
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    I’m going to be the odd one out here. I don’t see why winter training should be very much different to the rest of the year: go hard all the time! BUT if your miles/frequency of riding falls off because of the weather and road conditions then you will lose fitness and you’ll do yourself a mischief if you overdo it. So, I think the answer is DON’T push it until you’re properly warmed up and be realistic about the distances you are doing. But taking it easy and plodding along? Not ideal but ANY miles are a good thing!

    in reply to: Time trials on a road bike – tips #512
    Russell
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    Clip on bars are regarded as the biggest single difference you can make, not heard of reversing the seat post but I suppose that would work, not sure if I’d bother.

    Maybe the best thing is to simply show ‘Road or TT bike’ on results. I’d be interested in seeing the real differences, I suspect it’s not much more than a couple of minutes in a 10.

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