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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:16 pm

Todays training ride really took it out of me. 120k all up, riding the hills thru Royal National Park (RNP), chasing guys 15 - 20 years younger than me.

BUT, it really showed me how much cycling fitness I've lost over the last month while being up and down the country on holidays and work.

Also got my second flat tyre of the year.
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Postby sogood » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:20 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Todays training ride really took it out of me. 120k all up, riding the hills thru Royal National Park (RNP), chasing guys 15 - 20 years younger than me.

I propose that we weigh their bikes down by a formula where weight=f(age).
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:38 pm

One Kilo per year perhaps
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Postby europa » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:52 pm

Whew. I'm safe. You lot aren't allowed to average any more than a slow walk :twisted:

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:23 am

sogood wouldn't like the 1kg handicap, that means he needs to give me 3kg ha ha.

Also I'd have to give Eurgen 10kg and he won the tour of Switzland in 1977 ouch!

Intresting to note that one of the youngies was 8kg heavier than me and pretty much matched me up the 4.2k hill. No more christmas cake for me and that glass now as water in it.

Thinking about entering a vetran race at Eastern Creek Dragway tomorrow morning.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:15 am

Heres the fast bunch. I'm the one in the blue helmet

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Postby sogood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:53 am

mikesbytes wrote:sogood wouldn't like the 1kg handicap, that means he needs to give me 3kg ha ha.

Not good, but I would bear the pain given that the Jameses in our club would have to give us up to 20kg... :D

Just don't being Al in, or we'll all be screwed!
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:10 am

First real day back at work today and I had to carry a super heavy bag in so thats my handicap for today.

Drop by the track tonight if your not busy, I'll be there.

PS, congratulations for Sogood in making it all the way to Waterfall with the fast bunch on Sunday.
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Postby sogood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:30 am

Thanks Mike for all your encouragements since I returned to cycling. Yes, I was very happy to hit that goal. Of course, my next goal is already waiting in line...

Yet again, I wondered how much my war wheelset helped yesterday with a cut of close to 1/2kg. I'll switch back to my regular training wheelset this Sunday and see what happens. :roll:

Will have to see about this evening. School starts tomorrow and lady of the house is out on a work trip... :cry:
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:49 pm

What happened to those 25mm tyres ?
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Postby sogood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:58 pm

mikesbytes wrote:What happened to those 25mm tyres ?

They are hanging on the rack, it's still your if you want them for your Beast. I'll put them in the car next Sun if you have the means to carry them home.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:00 pm

Thanks sogood. See you Sunday.

Soon I'll have no excuse for riding the beast out to Waterfall...
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Postby sogood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:27 pm

I thought the rear hub is shot on the beast? Or have you resurrected it?
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:44 pm

sogood wrote:I thought the rear hub is shot on the beast? Or have you resurrected it?


I didn't break the wheel trying to get the rear cluster, I broke the vice. The wheel is still good, once I have a new vice I can try again.

I've also been given another wheel, which has been built oval, need to loosen off all the spokes and correct. Needs a wheel jig to do it in.
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Postby Mr888 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:07 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Heres the fast bunch. I'm the one in the blue helmet

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Who's the guy to your right in the other blue helmet? He looks familiar. Is his name Doug by any chance?
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:28 pm

Thats James C with the teeth showing. Hes the guy who road the uni cycle in spring cycle and he was first equal to Wollongong this year and then he road back.

The guy with Cell shirt on works at Cellbikes.
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Postby Mr888 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:31 pm

Thought he looked familiar :)
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:18 am

Him and the guy in cell clothing race in B grade. The guy in front and myself race in C grade. Not sure about the other guy.
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