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Monday, January 18, 2010

Evans on Armstrong

Evans Looking To Familiarise Himself With Team-mates |
Despite being Australia’s first road world champion and competing in the jersey on home soil, Evans is under no illusions as to why all the chatter surrounds Lance Armstrong and not himself. “He’s won seven Tours, I’ve only lost five,” he joked.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The old hanging-2-lengths-off-the-back training technique

I used to be fit enough to do this, now I am just fit enough to get dropped off the back and stay off, until lapped I mean. Glad McEwen is coming back from a bad year, anyway.

McEwen Makes His Return At The Bay |
"I've been going out to club races and I've been sitting behind the bunch - a few lengths off them - and sort of like motorpacing I put myself far enough off them that I have to make an effort to stay there," explained McEwen. "As people get dropped I go around them and back onto the bunch. I just keep going round them and across to the front group then just sit off them.

"It's quite intense like a motorpacing session, which has been good fun. At the same time I've been doing a little coaching... As the race goes along I hand out a few tips although it's pretty hard training; I've been riding around the threshold heart rate, around 170 or 175bpm. I also did a bit of training with the boys from the Fly V Australia squad on the Gold Coast and we got out into the hinterland and bashing each other up," he added.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Coogee Crit 1987

Coogee Crit 1987_040
Originally uploaded by gtveloce
This is a wet Coogee crit during the Bank Race. Judging by the mix of toe clips and Look pedals plus the 'leather hairnets' it's probably 1987 or so. Dean Woods was in the crowd but strangely enough he didn't recognise me (not that he should've!)

The Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic was Australia's biggest road tour, running for 19 years until (I think) 2000.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Unusual BB design... via JP Weigle: What were they thinking?

What were they thinking?
Originally uploaded by jp weigle
I just have to share this, it's too bizarre to hold inside. The long, thin cranks are interesting, the chainring is fascinating, but the bottom bracket is just... in the wrong spot! Not to mention the chain stays...

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