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How long would it take?

Postby ozstriker » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:08 pm

Realistically how long would you have to train to hold a 40+ kph average speed over 100k's, like this person. http://app.strava.com/rides/11740636#

Can this only be achieved with group riding or could you do this solo.

Would this take years of cycling to get this good. Obviously my example is actually a professional, does that mean i would have to quit my day job and train full time.
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Minimum 4yrs! :wink:

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Re: How long would it take?

Postby ozstriker » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:19 pm

How long did it take lance from post cancer weakling to champ again? Or is he just a freak.
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How long would it take?

Postby osrg » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:33 pm

Well, upon googling him I found that he is no mug on the pedals.... There would be a few km's worth of training in that body. Some Impressive rides on his page that is for sure.
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How long would it take?

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:45 pm

Tour of Toowomba stage 4 ... Not a solo ride. Nice average all the same.
Jump on tt bike and if you are a strong rider it shouldn't be too hard :-) .
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby rogan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:08 pm

My mate Jeff Jones averaged 41 km/h for a 12 hour TT last year. He covered a touch over 491 km. And went into work the next day...

This year he has done a 50 mile (~80 km) TT in 1h44'24" (46.3 km/h), a 50'41" 25 mile (~40 km) TT in atrocious conditions (47.3 km/h) and an almost unbelievable (for a non-pro) 18'09" for a 10 miler (~16.1 km) at 53.3 km/h.

In his case, it took 22 years to get to that point, although improved training plans over the last few years have definitely sharpened his power, and he's close to perfected his aero position.
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:13 pm

^^^ One of the few blogs I read... he does seem to be bloody fast :D .
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby ozstriker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:19 am

rogan wrote:My mate Jeff Jones averaged 41 km/h for a 12 hour TT last year. He covered a touch over 491 km. And went into work the next day...

This year he has done a 50 mile (~80 km) TT in 1h44'24" (46.3 km/h), a 50'41" 25 mile (~40 km) TT in atrocious conditions (47.3 km/h) and an almost unbelievable (for a non-pro) 18'09" for a 10 miler (~16.1 km) at 53.3 km/h.

In his case, it took 22 years to get to that point, although improved training plans over the last few years have definitely sharpened his power, and he's close to perfected his aero position.


:shock: Ill be 50 by then i think this ship has sailed
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby nickobec » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:21 pm

ozstriker wrote:Ill be 50 by then i think this ship has sailed

Still be younger than Jeannie Longo, who looks like missing the Olympics for the 1st time, since women's cycling was introduced in 1984, because she only finished 5th in the French National TT championships (she did win the previous 4 years, as well as numerous other times, French National Road, World Championships etc)
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby rogan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:49 pm

toolonglegs wrote:^^^ One of the few blogs I read... he does seem to be bloody fast :D .


I was there when he did his first race. It was my first race too. A warm, sunny and windy Saturday afternoon at Heffron Park in January 1989. We raced E Grade and finished 1st and 2nd!
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:20 pm

nickobec wrote:
ozstriker wrote:Ill be 50 by then i think this ship has sailed

Still be younger than Jeannie Longo, who looks like missing the Olympics for the 1st time, since women's cycling was introduced in 1984, because she only finished 5th in the French National TT championships (she did win the previous 4 years, as well as numerous other times, French National Road, World Championships etc)

I think a lot of people are very relieved that Longo isn't riding the Olympics this year... her image isn't so great these days.
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby vander » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:36 pm

rogan wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:^^^ One of the few blogs I read... he does seem to be bloody fast :D .


I was there when he did his first race. It was my first race too. A warm, sunny and windy Saturday afternoon at Heffron Park in January 1989. We raced E Grade and finished 1st and 2nd!


The big question is who was first who was second?
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Re: How long would it take?

Postby rogan » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:03 pm

vander wrote:
rogan wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:^^^ One of the few blogs I read... he does seem to be bloody fast :D .


I was there when he did his first race. It was my first race too. A warm, sunny and windy Saturday afternoon at Heffron Park in January 1989. We raced E Grade and finished 1st and 2nd!


The big question is who was first who was second?


History does not record... I do recall that we made a break by tagging onto C Grade when they came past. The E Graders were good-hearted folk who allowed two first-timers to keep their placings, and simply advised us of our error. I suspect they also didn't want to race against us again. And they didn't.
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