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Title: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 30, 2012, 11:16
Let s just post yours training or whatever rides you do. We all knows that ganjadude and zam_zam are drug dealers, Hamsterhammer is too old and lord Boomcie is juvenile to ride without training wheels and helmet, but I am sure that other brothers and sisters rides 8)
Ill start, today training ride consist of one hour riding in most astonishing scenery around.

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Jukebox on January 30, 2012, 18:04
Im about to head out for a bit of power testing.  I really really don't feel like it.  Should be a nice route though, even though Ill be looking at it through crossed eyes.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Quixote on January 30, 2012, 18:04
Good thread idea, Newborn.
I'm off for one of my usual routes today. It's about 30 miles with 2000 feet of total climbing. Today will be chilly, so I'll over-dress as usual. For me, not a very fast pacer, it will take a little more than 2hrs. I'm on my cyclocross (with pavement tires) for most of the winter rides. I'll take some pics of the ride and post them soon.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: doolols on January 31, 2012, 00:41
I rode the turbo today. It just looked too miserable out there in the real world. Good to turn pedals, anyway.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 31, 2012, 03:13
Gosh I think I have posted this in too many places already but I had a really nice 2 hour ride , mild temps of high 50s F but pretty gusty headwind on the way home....slowed me right down. ..about 30 miles, mostly rolling hills and flatty.  Trees are bare here except for evergreens but no snow right now around the towns. 
 :D


ps oldbornnewborn you are funny  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on January 31, 2012, 04:23
I managed a very nice 2 hours this morning, my usual loop of coogee, maroubra and la perouse in sydney.

Was nice and warm, despite today being the first day of the year starting in the dark. Loads of people on the roads this morning (tuesday seems to be a popular day), one guy who conveniently rode at a nice speed on the same route, about 200m ahead of me. I would not say i was stalking him but gave me an extra push.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on January 31, 2012, 08:23
Let s just post yours training or whatever rides you do. We all knows that ganjadude and zam_zam are drug dealers, Hamsterhammer is too old and lord Boomcie is juvenile to ride without training wheels and helmet, but I am sure that other brothers and sisters rides 8)
Ill start, today training ride consist of one hour riding in most astonishing scenery around.

(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/5e3ts.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/5e3ts)
I went to *edited to not disclose location*, met with *edited to protect identity* and sold him some *edited because you needn't know*. Came back *edited to keep private information private* and *edited to keep activities secret*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 31, 2012, 09:18
I went to *edited to not disclose location*, met with *edited to protect identity* and sold him some *edited because you needn't know*. Came back *edited to keep private information private* and *edited to keep activities secret*
wait a minute, you are smoking this stuff instead selling it. Drug dealers never ever smoke their stuff 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on January 31, 2012, 09:31
Rules? No. No. Noooo

Anyway (I have to be on topic at some point), today I saw a motorcyclist come down the wrong side and swear at others for being careless. I appreciate his sense of humour.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 31, 2012, 17:53
Today I was heading south cos it was windy and cold, practicing water carrying. At some moments time has stopped.
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Home made weights make it easy ;D, did 3 sets of 20 reps just to warm up for beautiful scenery aka kitchen.
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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: craig1985 on February 01, 2012, 04:35
Yesterday we did a group ride which is about 50km (which officially ends at a coffee shop) and we decided to average 35km/h. The funny thing is that our average seed increased on the way back as we were into a head in.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on February 16, 2012, 03:24
I did my usual Thursday morning bunch ride and found that we had to change our usual route on the fly as bikes can no longer use one of the underpasses that we use :(

We ended up having to weave in and out of traffic a little more than we liked, at least by next week we should have a goto plan worked out.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on February 16, 2012, 03:27
Let s just post yours training or whatever rides you do. We all knows that ganjadude and zam_zam are drug dealers, Hamsterhammer is too old and lord Boomcie is juvenile to ride without training wheels and helmet, but I am sure that other brothers and sisters rides 8)
Ill start, today training ride consist of one hour riding in most astonishing scenery around.

(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/5e3ts.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/5e3ts)

Have you tried the Sufferfest podcasts Hank? They are the best thing I've found for making a roller session more interesting. There are some great workouts and some of the music is ok too. Try Revolver!!!! :'(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 17, 2012, 18:13
Have you tried the Sufferfest podcasts Hank? They are the best thing I've found for making a roller session more interesting. There are some great workouts and some of the music is ok too. Try Revolver!!!! :'(
Never heard, but it look nice, music rocks.
My place for rollers is limited, you know hen you have kids, screens all kind are theirs-
Anyway nice to see that industrie people really care to put that suffer easier ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: GreasyMonkey on February 19, 2012, 11:28
Another lovely wind-free day in the Sierra (only 2nd one in 6 weeks....)

Rode down to Soto del Real and around the lake to El Boalo, then back up the hill to Miraflores, only 2nd ride after 8 weeks off with bronchitis & pnuemonia, so I was simply happy to ride for 1:35 without coughing up my lungs......

Have 13 weeks to go from zero to HERO.... UCI Masters World Championship qualifying ITT in Crete on 25th May.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 19, 2012, 17:30
Just now catching up on this thread...funny stuff!!  I especially like the homemade weights! lol
 :P 8)  I know with kids we always come out on bottom with kids having top notch everything.  :o

GreasyM wow hope you are feeling better. That sounds like a rough time you had.  :(
good luck with the Worlds! keep us posted..

you too HankTonynewold   you have fortitude to train in small space    8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: GreasyMonkey on February 19, 2012, 18:33

GreasyM wow hope you are feeling better. That sounds like a rough time you had.  :(
good luck with the Worlds! keep us posted..

you too HankTonynewold   you have fortitude to train in small space   8)

Thanks Mew - yes, definitely feeling back on top of it, but just have to tread carefully to not over-do the efforts. Still have plenty of strength in the legs, the trick is just keeping them a bit restrained until the lungs catch up again, and the waistline shrinks - christmas cake and other goodies have taken their toll ...:-(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 19, 2012, 21:55
Another lovely wind-free day in the Sierra (only 2nd one in 6 weeks....)

Rode down to Soto del Real and around the lake to El Boalo, then back up the hill to Miraflores, only 2nd ride after 8 weeks off with bronchitis & pnuemonia, so I was simply happy to ride for 1:35 without coughing up my lungs......

Have 13 weeks to go from zero to HERO.... UCI Masters World Championship qualifying ITT in Crete on 25th May.
15km ITT for masters? Is there any more categories, you know +35, +40, cos we have those kind masters A, B, and so on.
What is qualifying time, under 20 or just above, and could you post link to that, I was trying to find but unable.
Danke!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: TexPat on February 20, 2012, 01:14
Well, I didn't ride my bike-- though the intent was there. Instead I went for a run through the bush near my house on some old and overgrown tracks. Rough and rooty, the tracks have been on my mind lately for conversion to mtb tracks. I doubt the local council will mind. When winter sets in a few months from now and it will be too muddy to ride offroad, I'll be doing the trail pixie thing. Perhaps I'll provide a photographic progress report.
So, loosely speaking the outing was bicycle related.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: GreasyMonkey on February 20, 2012, 07:05
15km ITT for masters? Is there any more categories, you know +35, +40, cos we have those kind masters A, B, and so on.
What is qualifying time, under 20 or just above, and could you post link to that, I was trying to find but unable.
Danke!

25km ITT (15 miles) - the top 25% of the finishers in each division get qualification to the Worlds in September. There are a number of the qualifiers run around the world, see http://www.uciworldcyclingtour.com/ (http://www.uciworldcyclingtour.com/)

It is in 5 year age groups, 30-34, 35-39. etc, etc.

P.S. Old/New/Neverborn, I thought this would grab you by the short & curlys... ;D

The event I am riding is in Crete, see http://www.sphellas.com/ (http://www.sphellas.com/)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 20, 2012, 09:20
Thanks GreedyMonkey, I see there is race in Slovenia, nice :-*
You can call me Tony :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 14:59
Another lovely wind-free day in the Sierra (only 2nd one in 6 weeks....)

Rode down to Soto del Real and around the lake to El Boalo, then back up the hill to Miraflores, only 2nd ride after 8 weeks off with bronchitis & pnuemonia, so I was simply happy to ride for 1:35 without coughing up my lungs......

Have 13 weeks to go from zero to HERO.... UCI Masters World Championship qualifying ITT in Crete on 25th May.
Hope the recovery's going well Greasy, that's some seriously bad luck. All the best for the ITT, keep us updated.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: TexPat on February 22, 2012, 07:42
This is a pukeko, aka swamp chicken, and what clearly is one of the world's stupidest birds. Or perhaps they are generally suicidal.
This endemic species of the great land masses know as New Zealand populates the wetland areas and can often be found wandering the road side. Its normal habit is to dart across the road to find food in the ditches which often line both sides of your typical Kiwi country byway.
Today one of these avian kamikazes decided to dart across the road while four of the local hard men aboard tweewielers were channelling their inner Lion of Flanders; it was peeing down rain per usual in the height of a Wellington summer. It was only my steely nerves that prevented the fearless (or hell-bent on dying) pukeko from meeting its maker--and I from meeting mine.
The gods smiled on us both today. I won the sprint for the second week in a row by a huge margin, and the simple pukeko lived to fight another day.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 22, 2012, 19:59
The goods news temps today in the lower 60s F...

the bad news winds are gusting to 50=60Mph or up.  :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 26, 2012, 10:28
I must knew it would not be good idea to ride today.
7 riders on start, 5 riders left after 5 minutes of ride, 3 riders left after 20 minutes of ride and still riding on rain.
Of course I turned home ::) not worth of getting cold and it is not funny at all.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on February 27, 2012, 06:58
Raced my first Open of the season yesterday just south of Brisbane. There were some nasty crashes in a few of the Masters races (Some cracked frames and a fractured arm in Masters B!)

Thankfully Elite A went without any incidents but it was crazy fast! Jon Cantwell took the sprint from Peter Thompson and I was nowhere in contention - I can't sprint against those guys :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: GreasyMonkey on March 08, 2012, 15:19
Hope the recovery's going well Greasy, that's some seriously bad luck. All the best for the ITT, keep us updated.

Fortnightly report  :D

So far all is going smooth, slowly increasing the distances and volume of training - now have ridden to work twice this week, so at least that is something (commute is 60+km round-trip, map, profile & .kml [for Goolge Maps] attached).

Going to the office is great, nice fast downhill most of the way, but going home......URGHHH!!

The weather is warming up nicely, expecting 18-20C this weekend, so I guess I'll be out and about both days....

Cheers,
Garth.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on March 08, 2012, 16:06
Noice 'un, the downhill half at least. Good to read the recovery's going well.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on March 09, 2012, 09:29
Did this one the other week.hopefully out this weekend,
http://app.strava.com/rides/4488670 (http://app.strava.com/rides/4488670)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 09, 2012, 13:45
I have put a link to my Strava in my signature.

Was beautiful out this morning watching the sun come up over the fens... just wished I'd had longer to ride.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on March 10, 2012, 00:00
Nice one jimmy i,m hoping to start doing a lot more miles instead of my daily commute to work hopefully starting this weekend
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 10, 2012, 23:19
I got a two hour ride today ! temps in the high 60s and sunny and wow spring-like.  :)

it sure feels good to be out on the road and out of indoor cycling... :D

GreasyMonkey sounds like you are doing well! cheers
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on March 11, 2012, 02:30
got back into the swing of things this week. 5 rides in the week plus one session on the spin bikes (due to floods)

mixed weekend, decided to do some exploring on new roads in the nice weather. yesterday went east and found beaches, nice views, lots of other bikes and some fun (well maybe not when i was in the middle of them) steep hills.

today went west and found big roads, industrial areas, lots of cars and very little in the way of bikes. Not as many hills but nature of roads and cars meant lots of intervals as sprinting from traffic lights and trying to maintain a decent speed to not hold up traffic when road narrowed.

guess next weekend i shall try north (my usual cycle routes are all to the south)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on March 11, 2012, 07:31
Right its 7.30am and i,m heading up in to the derbyshire peak district for a ride i,ll post the route later
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: badger60.1 on March 11, 2012, 17:00
Well managed about 40 miles today but we had 2 attempts at it as one of the guys broke a cleat so we had to head back home to replace it then head out again,below are the strava links to both rides,
http://app.strava.com/rides/5057127 (http://app.strava.com/rides/5057127)
http://app.strava.com/rides/5057121 (http://app.strava.com/rides/5057121)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 25, 2012, 16:57
First race this year was 6km cronometro on city Championship, I took first place in master B 40+ cos I was only one in that cat ;D, but I did well with over 171 max HR and 44km max speed with back wind :-*. It is so unpopular discipline here, maybe 2 or races per year. Only three riders including me actually bring TT bikes and stuff.
My camera are dying so I only can took videos. ???
It was held on auxiliary air strip, with strong head wind for more then of 75% course, I did 2 laps of 3km, 6km in total, with 4 turns when speed drops at zero virtually. I do not have any times yet (mine I think was 10min 35sec), but my cycling club destroyed all possible master cat;D excpet elite and U23 cat ::)

Zagreb city cronometro Champion short video, elite did 12km
http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/28/hyz.mp4/ (http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/28/hyz.mp4/)
http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/854/xsj.mp4/ (http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/854/xsj.mp4/)

2nd place dude
http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/849/muo.mp4/ (http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/849/muo.mp4/)

Those are among strongest amateurs here, those who sucks in Poreč trophy, remember broom vagon.

My friend from another cycling club dying at finish, take notice at kit design :D
http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/814/li7.mp4/ (http://imageshack.us/clip/my-videos/814/li7.mp4/)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 09:11
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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 09:12
(http://i.imgur.com/WICb0.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2012, 15:11
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378628_224196534315446_100001753040253_553668_1332889758_n.jpg)
I mean is that you zam zam?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on April 06, 2012, 15:18
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10 rocks for the hookah :tu
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 15:20
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Flavoured or regular?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 16:38
No, its not me...a guy from our ride group..el presidente of our club
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2012, 18:54
No, its not me...a guy from our ride group..el presidente of our club
I mean are you sure that you are in the Cycling Club?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 20:01
I mean are you sure that you are in the Cycling Club?

Are you sure that you ask me that i am sure in the cycling club maybe to make sure and be sure of all sure?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2012, 20:07
lol zam, I get confused a little bit :-\
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 06, 2012, 20:38
:D   ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2012, 21:01
lol zam, I get confused a little bit :-\
Too much hookah, even put some weed into it.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 07, 2012, 11:23
I won another podium this month, duathlon (5km running-20km cycling-2,5 km running) local U-65 league 1st place overall, 1st place master under 45.

All hard work is getting payed at last, months and months of training, hours and hours of more training. It was hard but mine compression socks really give me that last push in 400 m finish, and allowed me to destroy overweight ex rover and U15 kid, yes and dry cleaner owner.
I did not feel tired at all, people you must try those, it rocks.
I would like to thank my sponsor Marlboro, and my coach who believed in me all this years.
Next weekend I am going for gold in master B duathlon race and top 5 of 6 in hilly cycling race.

Also I would like to thank Velorooms for cover my way to glory.
Oh yes without Garmin FR 60 who sucks I would never achieve something like this-

Tony The Machine Where Is The End of Gold Medals.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 11:30
I won another podium this month, duathlon (5km running-20km cycling-2,5 km running) local U-65 league 1st place overall, 1st place master under 45.

All hard work is getting payed at last, months and months of training, hours and hours of more training. It was hard but mine compression socks really give me that last push in 400 m finish, and allowed me to destroy overweight ex rover and U15 kid, yes and dry cleaner owner.
I did not feel tired at all, people you must try those, it rocks.
I would like to thank my sponsor Marlboro, and my coach who believed in me all this years.
Next weekend I am going for gold in master B duathlon race and top 5 of 6 in hilly cycling race.

Also I would like to thank Velorooms for cover my way to glory.
Oh yes without Garmin FR 60 who sucks I would never achieve something like this-

Tony The Machine Where Is The End of Gold Medals.

Congrats Tony the machine. how long till under 45 duathlon is in the olympics. i love the way yourself up in one sentence only to bash yourself in the next.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 07, 2012, 12:21
Congrats Tony the machine. how long till under 45 duathlon is in the olympics. i love the way yourself up in one sentence only to bash yourself in the next.
Thanks DinZ, I was peak for London but I  do not like weather there :fp

If not having fun in races (yes it nice to get on any podium) why racing. There is zillions amateurs (and few pros) who get this too much serious, lol you should reed their blogs, absolutely crap things like; It was not my day, it was mine B race, I just do not care much (if they loose).
I like pros when they come to race, they even do not care for winning, just spinning around easy, and left podiums to weekend warriors.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 12:22
I won another podium this month, duathlon (5km running-20km cycling-2,5 km running) local U-65 league 1st place overall, 1st place master under 45.

All hard work is getting payed at last, months and months of training, hours and hours of more training. It was hard but mine compression socks really give me that last push in 400 m finish, and allowed me to destroy overweight ex rover and U15 kid, yes and dry cleaner owner.
I did not feel tired at all, people you must try those, it rocks.
I would like to thank my sponsor Marlboro, and my coach who believed in me all this years.
Next weekend I am going for gold in master B duathlon race and top 5 of 6 in hilly cycling race.

Also I would like to thank Velorooms for cover my way to glory.
Oh yes without Garmin FR 60 who sucks I would never achieve something like this-

Tony The Machine Where Is The End of Gold Medals.
Well played Tony.

Quote
I did not feel tired at all, people you must try those, it rocks.
Good to see our rocks are having the desired effect.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 07, 2012, 12:39
Thanks gun, but I would like some money instead just Well done Tony, how about sponsorship for those rocks, and I can put your and Kreb45 logo if wanted, you know like Emirates did, I would put "Purple Familia-Safe as Death" ::)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 23:41
Not up to Tony's efforts but nice 3 days riding on the bank holiday weekend.

this morning got up early for some laps of the park. Lots of riders out, overtook more than overtook me. while i would like to think this is due to an improvement in my abilities i think it is probably more down to the fact that after two sunny days most people have racked up some miles and were on easy recovery rides today. Although endomondo claims i set a few personal bests so not all bad.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 08, 2012, 23:19
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378628_224196534315446_100001753040253_553668_1332889758_n.jpg)

did you take this pic?  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 09, 2012, 11:58
did you take this pic?  :)

No Ivan took it ..of course i took it. We dont have a official photographer in our group :D ..we have mechanics that tend to us (perks of having a bike shop owner as our secretary :P)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 14, 2012, 23:01
Today was memorial race with some serious police escort throughout city (about 25km prologo) and then some 5 km uphill to start. About 40 or so riders, from kids to pros.
I was dead at start already, at some moment I thought I am fast coz I was sucking wheel of 28th place at Worlds (Geelong), and 34th place in Worlds at Kopenhagen last year, but then i realized he is pushing with right hand some 13 or so old kid :fp, kool moment, very kool.

Race was actually only 3,5km long but tough hill, with some last 200m of really really bad cobles, so I was trying to find some way through but somehow stuck at the mud and dirt and fall :fp speed was about 12 km/h. ;D
Descent was actually more scary, next year mtb with 22 teeth. I sucks at hills.

First places won by pros, from Loborika team, and Meridiana Kamen team.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 14, 2012, 23:07
No Ivan took it ..of course i took it. We dont have a official photographer in our group :D ..we have mechanics that tend to us (perks of having a bike shop owner as our secretary :P)

...just thought your hands might have been busy  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 15, 2012, 19:56
Tony Machine storms to third podium this season, he is greatest athlete of our time, or just another doper... ::)

Tony Panzerwagen took another medal in spectacular finish today in Italy, such speed, courage and level of confidence has not been seen since great Eddy, just awesome.
Eyewitness clearly saw him at parking lot taking some weed and shoot just before start but his doctor said that was medicine for his chronic asthma decease.
He also added that he never saw cleaner athlete ever.

If young Tony keep that level of fitness, London would be kindergarten for him.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 30, 2012, 08:08
Ok broom wagon got me yesterday. So what, even Lance knows how it is feel when driving inside ;D
Champions sometimes ends in broom wagon, that is difference between them and you 8)
That was just my B race anyway :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 30, 2012, 20:34
Ok broom wagon got me yesterday. So what, even Lance knows how it is feel when driving inside ;D
Champions sometimes ends in broom wagon, that is difference between them and you 8)
That was just my B race anyway :D

Link to your blog please
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 30, 2012, 20:37
Tony you have inspired me.
Two days ago I also pinned on a number for running race....must have been coming down with something  :fp
I DID podium in 3rd place for old lady category....I should have been much faster

at least this time for the race someone did not blow past me pushing a baby jog stroller  :-[ :)

 :-* ;D

got a kool shirt though
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 30, 2012, 21:16
Tony you have inspired me.
Two days ago I also pinned on a number for running race....must have been coming down with something  :fp
I DID podium in 3rd place for old lady category....I should have been much faster

at least this time for the race someone did not blow past me pushing a baby jog stroller  :-[ :)

 :-* ;D

got a kool shirt though
:win :win :win

As we speaking about getting passed by old people or baby jog stroller, in those sports you never know who you gonna race against, knowing 1976 Montreal Olympian he is still capable of being twice as fast as much, much younger guys, and he is about 55 or 56 years old ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on April 30, 2012, 22:33
I got passed by Rudy in a triathlon
(http://badassmofos.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/rudy_garcia-tolson_teamossu.jpg?w=450)

I'm not much of a runner :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on April 30, 2012, 23:43
Tony you have inspired me.
Two days ago I also pinned on a number for running race....must have been coming down with something  :fp
I DID podium in 3rd place for old lady category....I should have been much faster

at least this time for the race someone did not blow past me pushing a baby jog stroller  :-[ :)

 :-* ;D

got a kool shirt though

yeah another velorooms podium.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 01, 2012, 02:03
thank you Dinzy  :D

I loved that picture so much of tony alone on the podium  ;D
drowning in a sea of cheers....
so wonderful!  8)

yes, in my town there is always some ex-Olympic champion or some world class runner, whatever blah blah   I learned to never get my hopes up  :-[ ???
The woman who won the woman's 15k race is a multiple time olympian from South Africa---Colleen DeReuck   
she still beats the pants off most of the men  :)
and she is extremely nice and humble mother of two!


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 01, 2012, 02:04
I got passed by Rudy in a triathlon
(http://badassmofos.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/rudy_garcia-tolson_teamossu.jpg?w=450)

I'm not much of a runner :fp

He looks like he could be amazingly fast  8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on May 01, 2012, 03:04
:win :win :win

As we speaking about getting passed by old people or baby jog stroller, in those sports you never know who you gonna race against, knowing 1976 Montreal Olympian he is still capable of being twice as fast as much, much younger guys, and he is about 55 or 56 years old ;D
JSG's new name?

Ok broom wagon got me yesterday. So what, even Lance knows how it is feel when driving inside ;D
Champions sometimes ends in broom wagon, that is difference between them and you 8)
That was just my B race anyway :D
This I like.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 01, 2012, 03:21
JSG's new name?
This I like.

great name  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on May 01, 2012, 03:26
If it wasn't his name then, it is now.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on May 01, 2012, 08:44
Tony you have inspired me.
Two days ago I also pinned on a number for running race....must have been coming down with something  :fp
I DID podium in 3rd place for old lady category....I should have been much faster

at least this time for the race someone did not blow past me pushing a baby jog stroller  :-[ :)

 :-* ;D

got a kool shirt though
And I missed this, well played. Far better than Croatian mafia training
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 01, 2012, 09:08
Subcontinent crook
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on May 01, 2012, 11:01
Sage
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 02, 2012, 01:48
baby jog stroller
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 05, 2012, 22:13
Ok it is not cycling but it hurts too ::) and muddy race with lot of damn hills all over the place. I was riding 15 kg at least Gary Fisher 7spd friends wife MTB shopping bike :fp, oh yes mew there was bell on it :-*
20th overall, national master A National Champion, I could not wait ceremony cos bbq and beer at my best friend aninversary ;D
Tomorrow 40 km bike race, easy week after this :-\
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/314/xterrat.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/xterrat.jpg/)

Tony Machine marching again ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 12:45
So I am tired.
More than 80 riders on start for 40km city Cup race, never experienced such a mass race (good sign for cycling here).
It started really hard with very strong head wind and few sharp turns where I already loose ground with leading group about 20-30 riders just do not know. After that i was riding in 2nd group with some master riders and some 15, 16 years old boys.
Hard short to medium climbs, fast descents, we worked really nice and I manage to hold their wheel until last sprint, I tried but I was toasted and those kids are really evil :'(
Drama again, broken wheels, crashes, flat... and even policeman on motorcycle manage to fliped up route, so it is as far I know, uncertain results of race ;D, cos leading group split on two, one followed policeman, other half follow common sense ::), drama.
I am satisfied, nice race :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 17:24
Gipsy style podium, hilarious. Winners elite.
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8603/koolp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/koolp.jpg/)

Nice trophy collection too ;D, UCI would love it for sure, but we need humor.
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8884/img8460cvie1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/225/img8460cvie1.jpg/)

I took 59th place out of 74 finished riders, 6 did not finished.
Winner time 58min33, mine 1h10 over 40km hilly course, and this is real picture how pros are fast and how slow I was 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 17:27
I got passed by Rudy in a triathlon
(http://badassmofos.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/rudy_garcia-tolson_teamossu.jpg?w=450)

I'm not much of a runner :fp
How the hell he swim? Or he was relay member?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 06, 2012, 17:31
Gipsy style podium, hilarious. Winners elite.
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8603/koolp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/koolp.jpg/)

Nice trophy collection too ;D, UCI would love it for sure, but we need humor.
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8884/img8460cvie1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/225/img8460cvie1.jpg/)

I took 59th place out of 74 finished riders, 6 did not finished.
Winner time 58min33, mine 1h10 over 40km hilly course, and this is real picture how pros are fast and how slow I was 8)
Awesome podium and trophies Tony, worthy collection. One question, what will a bike rider do with car furniture? Did you enjoy the race?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 17:58
Awesome podium and trophies Tony, worthy collection. One question, what will a bike rider do with car furniture? Did you enjoy the race?
I do not understand as usual ram, what car furniture? Yes I enjoyed very much, always new things to learn :wave, and you forgot those moments of pure pain in legs ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 06, 2012, 18:00
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8884/img8460cvie1.jpg)
This one Tony, it's sold as dashboard decoration here. Or maybe we're also crazy.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 19:12
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8884/img8460cvie1.jpg)
This one Tony, it's sold as dashboard decoration here. Or maybe we're also crazy.
I see, well it has something with race name and clubs jersey organizers design, it can been seen on photo, funny ;D
Trophy is trophy :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 07, 2012, 21:21
I see, well it has something with race name and clubs jersey organizers design, it can been seen on photo, funny ;D
Trophy is trophy :D

How true!  Love to see your pics Tony!  I really like the 'home' feel of these races...an emphasis on fun and so interesting.   :wave :-*
lot of fun posts...THANX  ;D
Tony Machine you need a relaxing weekend next  :)

btw I would want that trophy with the bee  :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 08, 2012, 19:50
How true!  Love to see your pics Tony!  I really like the 'home' feel of these races...an emphasis on fun and so interesting.   :wave :-*
lot of fun posts...THANX  ;D
Tony Machine you need a relaxing weekend next  :)

btw I would want that trophy with the bee  :-*
Thanks mew :wave, it seems that more relaxing way of organizing and running races works, here we had serious problem at top of cycling fed (even fist fighting ;D), so we need new young blood for sure. People need more races, but money is problem, this race cost about 1000 euro, which is for small amateur cycling club huge money.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 08, 2012, 20:02
Good man.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 09, 2012, 19:32
Few videos filmed by some guy, 1st video is leading group, others videos I am not sure but strong master riders formed second group or whoever survived ;D
Utrka Ciklus 1/5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY8CUK3ohas#ws)

Utrka Ciklus 2/5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfHTkgN1p8w#ws)

Utrka Ciklus 3/5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_CKX6elVeQ#ws)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 09, 2012, 23:34
AND.....are u in there TonY??  8)

I guess we are looking for Cervelo :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 09, 2012, 23:38
Today I crashed and burned in our running group workout.  :'( :-\
 :fp
doing mile/1/2mile/1/2 mile repeat twice around a lake/pond....my legs were toast from a ride yesterday and before I knew it I tripped on a tree root and smacked down on the trail. oof! 
I looked a bloody monster... O0
Only road rash but darn! sitting with ice pack on knee   :fp

it's tough getting old ??? ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on May 09, 2012, 23:43
How the hell he swim? Or he was relay member?

Rudy is Ironman. Swim,Bike Run. No relay. Nobody sure how he bikes with above knee amputation.

swimming is his  :win sport

2008: Gold medal, 200m individual medley; bronze medal, 100m Breaststroke SB7
2007: World record, 200m Individual Medley - U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, College Park, Md.
2006: Gold medal, 200m Individual Medley - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa
2006: Completed Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3, Clearwater, Fla.
2005: Third place, 100m Breaststroke - Visa Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, United Kingdom
2005: First place, 200m Individual Medley - U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, Minneapolis, Minn.
2004: Gold medal, 200m Individual Medley - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 09, 2012, 23:58
kk does he switch out his legs? like aqua version etc? Think I have heard of that...there are climbers that do that
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on May 10, 2012, 00:04
Still can never forget the doco on the Ironman where the guy carried his brother round.

swam with him on a raft, rode with him on front of bike, then pushed him round the run

blubbed like a little girl when i saw that
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: usedtobefast on May 10, 2012, 00:15
Today I crashed and burned in our running group workout.  :'( :-\
 :fp
doing mile/1/2mile/1/2 mile repeat twice around a lake/pond....my legs were toast from a ride yesterday and before I knew it I tripped on a tree root and smacked down on the trail. oof! 
I looked a bloody monster... O0
Only road rash but darn! sitting with ice pack on knee   :fp

it's tough getting old ??? ;D

i ran past a bougainvillea not to long ago. a bit too close and ripped my shoulder open. it turns out sweat really stopped the bleeding pretty fast., and i sweat a lot. ;D get well.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 10, 2012, 00:59
i ran past a bougainvillea not to long ago. a bit too close and ripped my shoulder open. it turns out sweat really stopped the bleeding pretty fast., and i sweat a lot. ;D get well.

Thanx usedtobe!   :)

I'm good
lucky I didn't hit my head on a rock lol  ;D  just felt clumsy.   :tu

hope your shoulder is ok
I always shake my head when I do dumb stuff...like 'jeez' what happened  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 10, 2012, 15:41
Rudy is Ironman. Swim,Bike Run. No relay. Nobody sure how he bikes with above knee amputation.

swimming is his  :win sport

2008: Gold medal, 200m individual medley; bronze medal, 100m Breaststroke SB7
2007: World record, 200m Individual Medley - U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, College Park, Md.
2006: Gold medal, 200m Individual Medley - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships, Durban, South Africa
2006: Completed Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3, Clearwater, Fla.
2005: Third place, 100m Breaststroke - Visa Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, United Kingdom
2005: First place, 200m Individual Medley - U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, Minneapolis, Minn.
2004: Gold medal, 200m Individual Medley - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
Jesus, and he is probably faster then anyone here, just checked he did 3800m swimming part in 61min, Jesus :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 10, 2012, 15:46
AND.....are u in there TonY??  8)

I guess we are looking for Cervelo :D
Where did you see Fabian to ride in group, I am up front they are chasing me 8)
Nah, that guy was 7 minutes ahead of me, I just let them enjoying time to ride, they were to slow for me :D
mew sorry to hear about your crash, but people are not intend to swim on dry land :D
couple of beer, Voltaren and bandages will do the job ::)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 10, 2012, 16:28
Today I crashed and burned in our running group workout.  :'( :-\
 :fp
doing mile/1/2mile/1/2 mile repeat twice around a lake/pond....my legs were toast from a ride yesterday and before I knew it I tripped on a tree root and smacked down on the trail. oof! 
I looked a bloody monster... O0
Only road rash but darn! sitting with ice pack on knee   :fp

it's tough getting old ??? ;D
Hope all's well with you now, mew. I always thought you were a bloody monster :P
Croatian mafia first aid's a bit dodgy, it really is.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 10, 2012, 18:49
Hope all's well with you now, mew. I always thought you were a bloody monster :P
Croatian mafia first aid's a bit dodgy, it really is.

lol
I live to see another day! thnx
went out to loosen up...d@mn hot today...sun shining.  Am not used to the heat yet but it is really pretty out....I did obligatory easy half hour or so and then 'my local coffee place' for a nice iced cap.
aah.  Feeling fortunate right now  :-*

Tony monster in the bike race...you are killing all competition!  8) ;D
Croatian champ of masters..... :win
you are the real monster
lol you too ram  ;D :police:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2012, 19:04
mew I hope you got sober by now? :D
Do not listen to ram or krebs, we all now who they are.
Today was pista turn. Zagreb had two or three pista in hystory (I think :fp), even wooden covered one :fp but tha was in K&K monarchy. Today just one and this one is dying, it is 330m, and football club want to get bulldozers there 8). First was 14 laps scratch race, and then 20 laps points race.

Stadium enter
(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/4338/p5140052.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/p5140052.jpg/)

North curve
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/7428/p5140058e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/p5140058e.jpg/)

South curve
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8099/p5140061.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/p5140061.jpg/)

Final sprint, scratch race
(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9884/p5140060.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/p5140060.jpg/)

You see how bad it is and scary too.
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1193/p5140057.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/p5140057.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9066/p5140063.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/p5140063.jpg/)

Inside lane is insane :wave, there is no room for mistakes
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5620/p5140062.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/p5140062.jpg/)








Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 14, 2012, 20:27
Tony that looks insane  ;D :P
any podiums lately?  8)

be careful...

lol 'loosen up' funny  :-*


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2012, 20:50
Tony that looks insane  ;D :P
any podiums lately?  8)

be careful...

lol 'loosen up' funny  :-*
mew even Fabian must let some podium places for others :fp, but I am happy, very happy. Ride along with member of woman national team, fast those womans :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 18, 2012, 03:27
Was having espresso this morning outside on my coffee joint patio and Jani Brajkovic rode up!
He parked his rig right next to my bike, so decided to snap a pic...wow wonder what he had in his bottles ...nice paint job

good thing I did not bump into his bike though 8) :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XiXFpJhcMkg/T7VAolI99OI/AAAAAAAACh8/nSYduOdNZK4/s640/IMAG0817.jpg?gl=US)

 that is not my bike in the background 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 19, 2012, 08:28
Was having espresso this morning outside on my coffee joint patio and Jani Brajkovic rode up!
He parked his rig right next to my bike, so decided to snap a pic...wow wonder what he had in his bottles ...nice paint job

good thing I did not bump into his bike though 8) :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XiXFpJhcMkg/T7VAolI99OI/AAAAAAAACh8/nSYduOdNZK4/s640/IMAG0817.jpg?gl=US)

 that is not my bike in the background
Kool place must be that coffee shop 8) You should steel his bike and send it to me :fp He is having dozens more anyway :-\
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 21, 2012, 22:21
Does anyone had a flat on pista? I just made it, luckily (swear I used it first time this word) it was warm up session. Oh btw, I race with some Yankee dude who must be doped coz I never met sober Yankee , he is fast as hell, and does not understand a word of local, unfortenatelly he understand rules ;D about point race and it was hilarious when judges called for him, "number 108 out ;D" pure gold.
Judges should speak on Croatian, that would be gold to see him racing 100 laps alone ;D, he is doped anyway.
First time I see Ultegra Di2, bulky machine it is ???
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Havetts on May 21, 2012, 22:56
Was having espresso this morning outside on my coffee joint patio and Jani Brajkovic rode up!
He parked his rig right next to my bike, so decided to snap a pic...wow wonder what he had in his bottles ...nice paint job

good thing I did not bump into his bike though 8) :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XiXFpJhcMkg/T7VAolI99OI/AAAAAAAACh8/nSYduOdNZK4/s640/IMAG0817.jpg?gl=US)

 that is not my bike in the background 

Didnt ask for Jani to take a picture with you? :( ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 22, 2012, 04:23
Didnt ask for Jani to take a picture with you? :( ;)

He was sitting inside having espresso again this a,m. Havey.  Next time I see him I will ask if I can take a pic  ;) I was thinking I should have this morning.... :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on May 24, 2012, 11:51
Going trail biking this saturday morning...lets see if my hardtail holds up.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2012, 03:54
Going trail biking this saturday morning...lets see if my hardtail holds up.

Good luck zam!  :)

I am going for a ride tomorrow morning with one or more of my friends....road. 
Yesterday big thunderstorms,  today beautiful and cool but windy...tomorrow hope no wind.  :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on May 25, 2012, 04:16
Still not allowed on my bike. Trying to fix my knee / hamstring problems so stuck doing physio and no riding and getting more and more unfit and more and more fat
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 26, 2012, 19:29
Still not allowed on my bike. Trying to fix my knee / hamstring problems so stuck doing physio and no riding and getting more and more unfit and more and more fat

Sorry Dinzy.  :(
what is prognosis?  can you do other things or activity that gets you moving?
 ??? :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 26, 2012, 19:31
Didnt ask for Jani to take a picture with you? :( ;)

Hi Havey!
Here is pic from this morning  :)  what a super guy...very gracious and nice..I wished him luck in Dauphine   :win :D

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Oq2DShpajMQ/T8Fl3wGV5DI/AAAAAAAACjs/Q54Va-wImL0/s640/connie2.jpg)

here I am giving him some pointers on his upcoming Dauphine strategy  ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AyO9DDCLNfY/T-KE_qPP-AI/AAAAAAAACoE/7vgf-W1fsHw/s640/IMAG0831.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 20:14
Hi Havey!
Here is pic from this morning  :)  what a super guy...very gracious and nice..I wished him luck in Dauphine   :win :D

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Jt1bSmrA6E4/T8ECRH0qh8I/AAAAAAAACio/FrI3EL68aVQ/s800/IMAG0834.jpg?gl=US)

here I am giving him some pointers on his upcoming Dauphine strategy  ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-C7DmkjLB4jk/T8EjxcLFlwI/AAAAAAAACjY/vNxvALUCf4c/s800/IMAG0831.jpg?gl=US)
Super pics mew, thanks 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 26, 2012, 20:24
Super pics mew, thanks 8)

and Tony~ how did your races go??
they sounded very hard.  You are just killing yourself...better take it easy and go eat some junk food.  much less energy  ;D

did you beat up older ladies and teens again??  :win :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 20:27
Noice one mew.

Tony always beats up others, bit of a dodgy character ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 20:31
Today was city Hillbilly ;D championship, London road race candidate won on 4,7km long and some 8-9% gradient, time 12min20sec. Mine time just suck, beaten by kids, girls, overweight, even MTB, just bellow 20min, it is just for compare pro and amateur time, any pro tour guy would go under 10 min for sure. 
Tomorrow Grand Prix again ::) 30km criterium (20 laps of 1,5km), but going with bike to start and home, all in all it should be around 110km.
Monday pista turn, tuesday I am dead as old horse ;D.
But I peak for 08.06. World UCI tour amateurs race in Ljubljana, 18,6km cronometro :win, of course I will not peak with junk food 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 20:33
Good, send me the chips, you can have the cabbages.

Is there a road race for UCI amateurs? Are you riding?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 20:35
and Tony~ how did your races go??
they sounded very hard.  You are just killing yourself...better take it easy and go eat some junk food.  much less energy  ;D

did you beat up older ladies and teens again??  :win :wave
You could imagine my face when seeing kids, woman, very old people passing me, not strange at all, but they started 1 minute after main bunch ;D, devastating but that was just training race for me anway :D :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 20:36
Good, send me the chips, you can have the cabbages.

Is there a road race for UCI amateurs? Are you riding?
I would like chips to have ;D, I am destroying some jelly belly gum sweets, every pro must have :fp
42x16 got me into that race, yes there is road race, but I love time trials, there is no broom wagon 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 20:44
Top man. Cancellara ready for the 8th of June? Or will it be Kiserlovski chrono?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 20:51
Top man. Cancellara ready for the 8th of June? Or will it be Kiserlovski chrono?
Pure Tony Panzerwagen style 8), if judges would not notice that I am riding non UCI set-up :D
180 riders till now :fp, I would be happy to not embarrassed myself, but that is impossible coz I will destroy competition and skip doping test ;D
http://www.uciworldcyclingtour.com/ (http://www.uciworldcyclingtour.com/)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 26, 2012, 20:54
Careful, if they test for jelly belly you could fail first try, and then hashish and every other drug.
All that doesn't matter, are you allowed to go to Slovenia? ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 26, 2012, 21:09
Careful, if they test for jelly belly you could fail first try, and then hashish and every other drug.
All that doesn't matter, are you allowed to go to Slovenia? ;)
Nah, I can go everywhere with Croat passport, they are virtually hot and must have for mafia ;D, mine expired few days ago, ID will do the job :fp
Wants one? For you my brother only 1000 euros ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 03:27
Nah, I can go everywhere with Croat passport, they are virtually hot and must have for mafia ;D, mine expired few days ago, ID will do the job :fp
Wants one? For you my brother only 1000 10 euros ;D
How about now?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on May 27, 2012, 03:47
1000 euros cheap. $4000usd to get across border here
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 03:50
Nope, not going to Mexico or USA then. You'll get a bonus for crossing the borders here and leaving for the neighbours'.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 27, 2012, 09:10
1000 euros cheap. $4000usd to get across border here
But you get busted right? With this pass even homeland security can not harm you, all they have to say is: "Have a nice day Sir" ;D
Lot of blank passeports were stolen few years ago, and every damn mafia guy in Balkan has one, lot of people ended in prison for that, even diplomats from embassy ;D
Ok, send me a money, I have yours picture with that uber dog, few photoshop thing and you are done.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 27, 2012, 17:42
How was the race then?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 27, 2012, 18:00
How was the race then?
Food was good, and broom wagon was actually Honda Civic, beside that nice trip ;D Too fast corners for me, and course was passing local graveyard :fp
Nah, I did not sleep well last night, that was just mine B race anyway, I did not peek, I do not have descent bike, I was not feel good today, usual excuses ::)
But tomorrow, tomorrow I will... ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 27, 2012, 18:33
Food was good, and broom wagon was actually Honda Civic, beside that nice trip ;D Too fast corners for me, and course was passing local graveyard :fp
Nah, I did not sleep well last night, that was just mine B race anyway, I did not peek, I do not have descent bike, I was not feel good today, usual excuses ::)
But tomorrow, tomorrow I will... ;D

lol
Tony machine  8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 11:10
Food was good, and broom wagon was actually Honda Civic, beside that nice trip ;D Too fast corners for me, and course was passing local graveyard :fp
Nah, I did not sleep well last night, that was just mine B race anyway, I did not peek, I do not have descent bike, I was not feel good today, usual excuses ::)
But tomorrow, tomorrow I will... ;D
Excuses, you just wanted to test the Honda civic seating.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 28, 2012, 12:18
Excuses, you just wanted to test the Honda civic seating.
Of course
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 28, 2012, 12:22
So, is it a comfortable seat? More races should have Honda Civics instead of stupid Skodas, then there would be double the number of abandonments.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 28, 2012, 21:06
So, is it a comfortable seat? More races should have Honda Civics instead of stupid Skodas, then there would be double the number of abandonments.
Lol ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2012, 11:47
So then Slovenians fliped me up on that UCI TT ::) tomorrow, they placed me on start list among other few foreigners, just few minutes before U23 Slovenian national champion contenders and 20 or so minutes before elite.
So it would be nice feeling when passed by those guys, but at least Tony would not sell his skin without fighting 8)
My goal is not to be passed by AG2R  rider who starts 28 minutes after me, that would be disaster for my eyes to see that ugly jersey :fp
Here is start list my number 266, so place bet, I would beat that 1945 born, 265 number Finland guy for sure, he is born loser;D and what name is Kuha Keijo ;D, he is flipping Japanese or what.
http://ss1.spletnik.si/4_4/000/000/2f1/490/Startna-Krono.pdf (http://ss1.spletnik.si/4_4/000/000/2f1/490/Startna-Krono.pdf) 

My left arm rest is broken so I did duct tape modification, my right pedal is hardly rotate anymore, and my bike set up is not UCI legal at all, in fact Obree bike was more UCI rules friendly than ever.

But my real concern is doping test, are they joking or what, I am full of Red Bull, pain killers, Voltaren and nicotine for days 8)

Tony is roaring to his new victory tomorrow :win
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 17:32
Will we be seeing a nude shaved Tony?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2012, 18:05
Will we be seeing a nude shaved Tony?
Of course, after mods get tired around midnight.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 18:12
I want a bow tie around the neck. The neck :ninja
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 19:24
Good luck Tony, and make sure you puncture that sh*t Ag2r's bike
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 07, 2012, 21:39
posted by Tony Moan:
"My left arm rest is broken so I did duct tape modification, my right pedal is hardly rotate anymore, and my bike set up is not UCI legal at all, in fact Obree bike was more UCI rules friendly than ever."

Tony if you see the Ag2r guy coming behind you can drop your left arm rest in his path to trip him up... ;)
It sounds like you will be riding one mean machine...is this not new Slice bike we saw in cn forum last year??  ;D

remember to attach your bell if not already so that you can move the 1945 born guy out of your way...
while yelling at top of your lungs war cry   :D

GO TONY we are all here rooting for you  :-* :-* :win
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 08, 2012, 00:14
Good luck Tony
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2012, 03:34
Scene of some relaxing mountain scenery rides outside of Boulder...some of which I did today..a beautiful day and I feel quite fortunate   :D

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/11629165" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p>Vecchio's Rides: Old Stage to Lee Hill (http://vimeo.com/11629165) from Mat Barlow (http://vimeo.com/matbarlow) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com).</p>


looks like it won't work but it does.... ::) :-[ ???
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 03:39
Code: [Select]
http://player.vimeo.com/video/11629165Just post that and embedding is automatic.

And I'm feeling dizzy after watching that :'(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2012, 03:46
Code: [Select]
http://player.vimeo.com/video/11629165Just post that and embedding is automatic.

And I'm feeling dizzy after watching that :'(

It IS a little quease-inducing isn't it?   :) ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 03:57
I expected a deer to come rushing to grind the video to a halt at some stage, or maybe double the speed.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2012, 04:07
I expected a deer to come rushing to grind the video to a halt at some stage, or maybe double the speed.

About every couple of years or so a bear comes wandering out for a collision with a poor cyclist.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 04:15
You cyclists have to bear a lot of things there.


Coat
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2012, 04:25
You cyclists have to bear a lot of things there.


Coat

I was actually going to say they ram into the bear....

Hat
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 04:29
If only the bear had mewed a bit further the krabs infected Tony wouldn't have rammed into it and definitely wouldn't have moaned like a lonely man in Zambia.

I need a life.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 00:02
I did not have camera its broken and other one was away, shame, shame.

It was awesome, if any had a chance to race on those UCI cronometro thingie I highly recommended.
Real red carpet starting ramp, podium girls, machine which goes beep when count last 5 seconds or 10, electronic timing, motorbike in front of you,  :-*;D

Cool, 300 hrs riders started, guy who rode Giro ends second AG2R LA MONDIALE, Gazvoda. Elite, U23 did 37,2 km ELITE Slovenian national championship results
VREČER   ROBERT   1980   SLO   CONTINENTAL TEAM VORARLBERG   0:45:51.8
GAZVODA   GREGOR   1981   SLO   AG2R LA MONDIALE   0:46:04.9
FAJT   KRISTJAN   1982   SLO   KK Adria Mobil   0:47:31.7
MUGERLI   MATEJ   1981   SLO   KK Adria Mobil   0:47:40.2
KERKEZ   VLADIMIR   1984   SLO   SAVA   0:48:20.1
MEZGEC   LUKA   1988   SLO   SAVA   0:49:45.1

As I heard they are not happy about such a small number of riders, but Dauphine and other races are on. Bad timing.

Master, UCI men, kids did 18,6km at very very windy course, what is difference between masters and UCI men don t know 8)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2102/trasac.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/trasac.jpg/)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5696/trasa1q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/trasa1q.jpg/)

I did it for 28min.35sec, avg spd 40km, avg HR 175, max HR 186 at the end, which place me 16th out of 26 in my cat, there is still no overall results
1   201   ROVŠČEK   BORUT   1971   SLO   KD BRDA   0:24:42.8
2   205   VIDIC   OTON   1968   SLO   KD BRDA   0:24:56.7
3   202   POGLAVC   ALOJZ   1971   SLO   KD Papež Podgorje   0:24:59.2
4   200   GRILJ   JERNEJ   1970   SLO   KK Izvir Vipava   0:25:09.6
5   204   VOVK   BORUT   1968   SLO   ŠD BAM.BI   0:25:27.4
6   95   MARINKO   GREGA   1971   SLO   ŠD TURBO M   0:26:18.1
7   203   GRUDEN   GREGOR   1968   SLO   KK Izvir Vipava   0:26:42.8
8   267   RICHTER   MICHAEL   1970   GER   Columbus Cycling Team   0:26:54.6
9   88   LUNDER   BORUT   1969   SLO   KK Izvir Vipava   0:26:59.3
10   94   KOVAČ   MARJAN   1971   SLO   Radenska   0:27:01.4
11   199   UKMAR   ALEŠ   1970   SLO   KD BRDA   0:27:13.1
12   196   JERETINA   PRIMOŽ   1969   SLO   KD Mengeš   0:27:20.3
13   195   KALAN   ALEŠ   1968   SLO   ŠD BAM.BI   0:28:02.4
14   273   DAVYDOV   EDUARD   1970   RUS   Kama   0:28:06.7
15   91   KADIVEC   MARKO   1969   SLO      0:28:33.8
16   266   ĆURČINSKI   DENIS   1972   CRO   BK Dinamo   0:28:35.4
17   278   GRM   TOMAŽ   1968   SLO   KD Butan Plin   0:28:47.1
18   198   MUHIČ   ZVONE   1969   SLO   SPRINT NOVO MESTO   0:29:11.6
19   92   CUFER   UROS   1970   SLO      0:29:13.9
20   93   MAHMUTOVIĆ   NERMIN   1971   SLO   KK ZAVRŠNICA   0:29:14.0
21   197   PETAVS   STANE   1969   SLO   Radenska   0:29:30.3
22   277   ERJAVEC   VALENTIN   1968   SLO   Avtotehna Vis   0:29:34.5
23   194   MIKLAVČIČ   MITJA   1968   SLO   KK Postojna   0:30:35.6
24   87   CEPEC   MIRO   1968   SLO   SKB   0:31:48.0
25   96   MANDELJ   GORAZD   1970   SLO      0:33:02.0
26   208   ŠMUC   GREGOR   1969   SLO   Peugeot Slovenija   0:34:44.5


I am very very happy, with couple of more treshold training 27 minutes I think it is realistic time next year, which opens me 40km under one hour big dream 8) I dont have a chance to do TT here, next one is nationals. real strong dudes goes under 25, 26 min.
As for equipment, skin suit, and rear disc cover would help also, but training is all.
Mine left arms rest broke completely so I was having trouble keeping elbow on pad, but duct tape rocks.

First half of course was tail wind with easy over 50km, max spd 53km, but second half was real pain, I mean legs are screaming, but TT is all about pain.
I was talking with some big German SOB who passed me, he told me that he was thinking that he is Fabian on first half, but when back he realized the he is not ;D.
I had some time at the end to watch elite guys, they are really giving everything, and when I see those pain on their faces, awesome 8)

Nice inside of how they doing warm up, coach advice that I heard, equipment, body position, And was hearing elite coach screaming from car when he followed rider: "Move that ass all the time dude" ;D nice really.

Oh yes, my bike after some nationalistic jokes with judges, passed UCI control on that jig thing.
Next year for sure :wave








 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 09, 2012, 01:11
TONY  :tu :win
top 20 result is just awesome!!

I can't believe your armrest broke....well, yes I can.  :o ::)  did you knock off that born in 1945 guy?

very nice job tony machine we will put you on the velorooms podium for sure  8) 8) :) :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 09, 2012, 03:09
Brilliant man, did you puncture the Ag2r sh*t?

Only Best placed Croatian in your category.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 09, 2012, 07:38
Nice work Tony
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 09:50
Thanks guys, I appreciate it a lot :wave
That Finland 1945 born old guy is speed monster, I was faster only 20 seconds and did not catch him to the end. When I saw him on start he looks like 30 years old guy, and having full I mean full TT stuff, including rear disc.
Those are guys who are among fittest guys in their age category on earth for sure, dude is having 67 years 8) respect. Just checked that dude he is qualifying for UCI worlds road races without a cake.

And you must be in top 25% of your age group to qualified.

AG2R guy is damn fast, damn fast, I saw him when doing warm up around town. It was bloody rush hour so to find nice quiet loop for warm up wasn t easy, so he begins with warm up almost 90 minutes before start, and finishing with trainer, his warm up session is over kill for me ;D
And that Ag2r skin suit wasn t look tha bad at all as regular jersey. 

And yes i met again Americans in train, in fact they are all over the place ;D, even more than Bosnians, oh those Balkan trains, I met some very interesting people, and my TT bike was flying along wagon ;D.
And yes I was in some fine company of two young Slovenian girls ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 10:28
Oh yes that Russian guy is pure Gold, when I mean Gold I mean Gold, hilarious he even had golden bottle cage ;D, found this short video of him from some Slovenian dude where you can see starting ramp.
Stil pa ima tale Rus!!!!!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi6cvLxPCxY#ws)
you can spot how wind was strong, but that guy makes me smile and happy :wave he did it 29 seconds faster than me coz that gold skin suit ;D Gold!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 10:30
Marko Plank- start Kronometer Franja (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHiAUjsGnrk#ws)
Another video of some Slovenian dude
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 09, 2012, 10:36
Dude, you got to use that start ramp. that is cool. never progressed beyond some old guy holding me from behind while another man looks at a stop watch.

mind you i have done the 40km in the hour (20 years ago mind)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 10:47
(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/9593/dpkronometer12eu23035.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/805/dpkronometer12eu23035.jpg/)

Gazvoda pic from yesterday, still can t find mine :( he looks strong and having his legs shaved ;D
I think this is the winner Vrečer
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1782/dpkronometer12eu23036.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/dpkronometer12eu23036.jpg/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 10:51
Dude, you got to use that start ramp. that is cool. never progressed beyond some old guy holding me from behind while another man looks at a stop watch.

mind you i have done the 40km in the hour (20 years ago mind)
That was first time also for me to use that expensive ramp and beep machine, it was not to steep and it gives you that initial speed, but you must be fast when that guy behind you once let your ass ;D, coz I saw couple of youngsters having trouble or getting sleep while ass guy let them to fly ;D
You did 40km under hour? :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 11, 2012, 04:26
That was first time also for me to use that expensive ramp and beep machine, it was not to steep and it gives you that initial speed, but you must be fast when that guy behind you once let your ass ;D, coz I saw couple of youngsters having trouble or getting sleep while ass guy let them to fly ;D
You did 40km under hour? :-*

Love this post.  ;D

Tony I hope you can find a vid or pic of yourself on that amazing beep start ramp.  :-*

that guy in gold has to go fast or he will look like a fool   :D

Dinzy you are some guy with all these things you did when younger...ultimate and TT speedster  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 11, 2012, 04:40
And now I am a broken old man.... :'(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 11, 2012, 04:46
And now I am a broken old man.... :'(

lol
We all evolve
 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 09:29
Love this post.  ;D

Tony I hope you can find a vid or pic of yourself on that amazing beep start ramp.  :-*

that guy in gold has to go fast or he will look like a fool   :D

Dinzy you are some guy with all these things you did when younger...ultimate and TT speedster  :)
Golden guy is 29 seconds faster than me, so he is damn fast ;D
I just found only one pic of me and it is in Blokes on bikes thread 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 13, 2012, 00:19
I went for a ride today....huge fire is burning still out of control 30 mi north of here....I snapped this pic from the top of a hill looking north.  Normally you can see the entire Front Range but you can see not much....sorry not a very good pic...that is all smoke

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8tF8ar2JMDw/T9eMR3NOUfI/AAAAAAAACmE/CsKZ8fHbh1E/s640/IMAG0842.jpg?gl=US)

I was going to ride uphill into the mts but changed my mind when it was hard to breathe.... ??? :(
temps were around 83*F and winds gusting up to 28mph at times....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 02:33
Which direction is the wind? Towards your place or away?

And tell Tony to keep off the curry, it causes havoc all around the world.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 13, 2012, 04:19
Which direction is the wind? Towards your place or away?

And tell Tony to keep off the curry, it causes havoc all around the world.

wind was coming toward my place early and mid=morning from Northwest, later when it switched to south easty west kind of...and blew smoke back north ish     :o :P

the poor folks up near the fire...has to be awful
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 05:28
South easty west, we need that on the compass :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: usedtobefast on June 14, 2012, 01:39
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JUhqviow71M/S3CmUyQbz7I/AAAAAAAABeM/FrULr_Tjlq0/s864/DSCN0318.JPG)

was out here among other places.Irvine Park right here.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 14, 2012, 02:41
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JUhqviow71M/S3CmUyQbz7I/AAAAAAAABeM/FrULr_Tjlq0/s864/DSCN0318.JPG)

was out here among other places.Irvine Park right here.

Is that the regional park with the train, etc?  When my boys were little we would always go over there...great place
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 11:18
I went for a ride today....huge fire is burning still out of control 30 mi north of here....I snapped this pic from the top of a hill looking north.  Normally you can see the entire Front Range but you can see not much....sorry not a very good pic...that is all smoke

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8tF8ar2JMDw/T9eMR3NOUfI/AAAAAAAACmE/CsKZ8fHbh1E/s640/IMAG0842.jpg?gl=US)

I was going to ride uphill into the mts but changed my mind when it was hard to breathe.... ??? :(
temps were around 83*F and winds gusting up to 28mph at times....
Forest fires are mess, here we spent fortune every year to fight this things.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 15, 2012, 01:23
So today my friend and I thought a nice ride up Lefthand Canyon might work....

road work!  chipsealing (fine gravel with sticky stuff ) all the way up  :(

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mWy7bm0OY0k/T9p-kTSACmI/AAAAAAAACmc/VbUQWy-gkcY/s640/IMAG0847.jpg?gl=US)

so....we had a really nice 30 mile ride out on the open roads .. :D   beautiful day and smoke not bad...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 15, 2012, 03:50
Good but not good form, if at all that makes a semblance of sense.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 09:36
So today my friend and I thought a nice ride up Lefthand Canyon might work....

road work!  chipsealing (fine gravel with sticky stuff ) all the way up  :(

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mWy7bm0OY0k/T9p-kTSACmI/AAAAAAAACmc/VbUQWy-gkcY/s640/IMAG0847.jpg?gl=US)

so....we had a really nice 30 mile ride out on the open roads .. :D   beautiful day and smoke not bad...
mew what is wrong with that road Jesus, we don t have even highways like that 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 15, 2012, 16:43
mew what is wrong with that road Jesus, we don t have even highways like that 8)

lol
not a good pic to show...where the color changes to lighter it is covered with a thin film of fine gravel that is loose...then they come back over with sticky goo to cover...then roll it down...after a couple of weeks it will be fine...kinda small rumbley bumpy road 8) :-X

more about chipseal than you ever care to know....but page 3 shows texture ... ;D

http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf (http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 17:23
lol
not a good pic to show...where the color changes to lighter it is covered with a thin film of fine gravel that is loose...then they come back over with sticky goo to cover...then roll it down...after a couple of weeks it will be fine...kinda small rumbley bumpy road 8) :-X

more about chipseal than you ever care to know....but page 3 shows texture ... ;D

http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf (http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf)
Ok I just asked 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: usedtobefast on June 16, 2012, 04:03
Is that the regional park with the train, etc?  When my boys were little we would always go over there...great place
you would see it mostly the same now. train and all. one of the first places my family went when we moved to California.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 16, 2012, 19:13
you would see it mostly the same now. train and all. one of the first places my family went when we moved to California.

My boys are 17 and 12 now...but my brother and family have lived in the same house on Browning for 30+ years...and the best place for growing boys to visit !  We used to get out there at least 2x per year and the whole Tustin area just feels like home.  Great park!  and fond memories of little guys running around there  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 16, 2012, 19:21
lol
not a good pic to show...where the color changes to lighter it is covered with a thin film of fine gravel that is loose...then they come back over with sticky goo to cover...then roll it down...after a couple of weeks it will be fine...kinda small rumbley bumpy road 8) :-X

more about chipseal than you ever care to know....but page 3 shows texture ... ;D

http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf (http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/resourcecentre/readingroom/conference/conf2005/docs/s16/uzarowski2.pdf)

They do that where I come from. First sign of cold weather and the frost rips it off like a layer of flapjack. Wrecks your tyres too.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 18, 2012, 23:11
my ride last night...
95*F hot... :(  only went easy for a short hour
felt sad to see these fire smoke clouds as winds were gusting up to 50mph and fanning flames

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6empABqCoeE/T9-lQHQ-YHI/AAAAAAAACm8/MDuq7Nzkzxg/s640/IMAG0849.jpg?gl=US)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OHVdlUjs3TI/T9-mdXA3p3I/AAAAAAAACnI/IfFAyWmTW7Y/s640/IMAG0849.jpg?gl=US)

everything on horizon is smoke  :(

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 16:10
I am very very happy with result on given situation coz crash just 9 days before, and 4 days off bike.
Ok I was 6th out of 11th guys in my cat on TT nats,  24min06sec for 15km of very hard TT course, (10 km uphill with strong wind 8)) and I think at golden middle of all masters.
60 sec after me on ramp was really really big strong guy and I knew it that he gonna pass me, but I held until 13km ;D, and I knew that I am having good result, he ended 2nd with 22min45sec  or so.
Terrible organization and lot of riders just kept riding on turns toward finish and still 10km to go :o
I dope 1 hour before :P
After race I was sitting in support car with Kvasina brother Danijel behind Matija Kvasina, great fan really. Where I was going 30 km Matija was going 40km, I am going 58km/h, he is going 68Km/h, awesome, he did avg about 45Km/h with really steady pace all the time, and lost 10 seconds coz turn guys, idiots.

Again nice experience and insight how those really fast guys are doing it, Matija almost late on start ;D, he just finished with overkill warm up and jump to the ramp, his HR was for sure too high 8)

With couple of more extra treshold session which I lost, I would shave couple of more seconds for sure.
Crap sandwiches and soda at the end :fp
I am very happy :win :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 16:18
Good man. Brilliant 6th 8)

I have been stoning KA lorries for you, but I think they're the wrong ones.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 16:21
Good man. Brilliant 6th 8)

I have been stoning KA lorries for you, but I think they're the wrong ones.
Just keep them stoning mate, thanks!!! :wave
brother Tony 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2012, 17:56
Tony you are this guy?
6 54 CRO19721212 ĆURČINSKI Denis BK Dinamo Veteran B 24:06,39
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 20:19
That's a bull, not a human :o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2012, 20:40
I told you guys, that bloke who passed me is big SOB, he is national road and TT champion at his master cat few years ago, and crit monster, Really big SOB ;D, lot of O2 he need. Those guys do not ride carbon bikes, no, no... 8) club mate behind him is at near dead  experience ;D
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6516/72905977.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/72905977.jpg/)

Wow he looks like Tony Martin or Fabs what an animal! He is huge!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2012, 20:48
Yes darling, my cell phone number is 098/962-5332, call me.

No thanks Tony you are way too old for me. Besides I am not attracted to hairless men. Totally smooth body is ok but I prefer hair on head and eyebrows. But don't worry there will be women who appreciate your state of hair. And also I am not so sure about the last name, I am not sure what it means, maybe it means something like ass full of sh*t, of course there is a possibility to keep your own last name but I don't know if that is legal in Croatia. And I heard that Croatia isn't a really nice country, lots of creepy people there and I also heard lots of women-traffickers there. Maybe you are a women trafficker, or maybe not because without hair you are really easy to find, police will just search for hairless guy without eyebrows but maybe in Croatia it is quite common.

Also I saw you got your ass beaten by some ancient grandpas.  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 21:01
No thanks Tony you are way too old for me. Besides I am not attracted to hairless men. Totally smooth body is ok but I prefer hair on head and eyebrows. But don't worry there will be women who appreciate your state of hair. And also I am not so sure about the last name, I am not sure what it means, maybe it means something like ass full of sh*t, of course there is a possibility to keep your own last name but I don't know if that is legal in Croatia. And I heard that Croatia isn't a really nice country, lots of creepy people there and I also heard lots of women-traffickers there. Maybe you are a women trafficker, or maybe not because without hair you are really easy to find, police will just search for hairless guy without eyebrows but maybe in Croatia it is quite common.

Also I saw you got your ass beaten by some ancient grandpas.  ;D
Flo, but you will be my number one Harem woman, I promise that, I gave you gold and diamonds.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 21:45
Here my Harem woman
http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf (http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2012, 21:54
Here my Harem woman
http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf (http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf)

Attractive.

But Tony I think froome needs your number more so he can call brother Tony. You need to save him before it is too late. Zam is about to make deal with dim, I saw in shoutbox.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 04:17
Tony you are this guy?
6 54 CRO19721212 ĆURČINSKI Denis BK Dinamo Veteran B 24:06,39

He is Laflo!  he is our local vr champion Tony masters machine  :win
 :wave 8) 8)
kool guy and 6th place excellent
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 04:19
Here my Harem woman
http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf (http://z0r.de/L/z0r-de_4014.swf)

OMG   :fp :D

no!  no !
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 04:21
That looks like a possible lovechild between Dinzy and me, fat and brown and not very hairy except on the head.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 20:29
run this morning up in trees and on mesa top...view one to south looking at NCAR (national center for atmospheric research) building in distance and flatirons mts of Boulder....(not white shack but tiny I.M.Pei building in left horizon)  :D

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zHYRPYg8FxE/T-YWv7eLnOI/AAAAAAAACoY/AtgTqgXFXhc/s640/IMAG0851.jpg?gl=US)

next looking north over view of downtown Boulder...sky is hazy as blaze 30+mi north is still going... :(  burning many homes

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-366QWfXxDvk/T-YW1SKU8-I/AAAAAAAACog/E0Cn1X4aYrE/s640/IMAG0852.jpg?gl=US)

I can get away with a run in the trees when it is going to be hot...but right now forecast is for 38+C today and almost that next three days ..and DRY  ???
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:38
I like this Boulder 8), 38C or F? Jesus if C :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 20:47
I like this Boulder 8), 38C or F? Jesus if C :(

yes C  for you Euros  ;D

terrible next three to four days  :( >:(
plus wind

tony Boulder would fit you to a T   :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:53
yes C  for you Euros  ;D

terrible next three to four days  :( >:(
plus wind

tony Boulder would fit you to a T   :)
38C :fp, even ram place is kooler 8), and not to mention krebs 24C all the time.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 20:55
Yep, now only 32 C here, with rain 8) Good times for pointless outdoor activities.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 20:59
Here tomorow 15-27C not bad as couple of days before.
Tomorrow sunday group ride, all fast riders are on nationals, so I hope nice and easy ride. :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 23, 2012, 21:00
I like this Boulder 8), 38C or F? Jesus if C :(

Also Jesus if F ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 23, 2012, 21:02
Phurt, Tony will say that Greenland is boiling.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 23, 2012, 21:08
 ;D  great conversation going on this thread

summers here are hot but usually in 90s or cloud + thunderstorms in afternoon...
we suffer these high temps occasionally so pretty fortunate...usually cools down at night but this is tough sh#t  :-\ :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 21:52
Phurt, Tony will say that Greenland is boiling.
God create 24C, everything else is Devil play 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 23, 2012, 21:54
God create 24C, everything else is Devil play 8)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bfm4vixxuk8/TW1FBYLkcQI/AAAAAAAACV0/Fhig222CV9U/s720/Lamb%2520Susan%2520Bathroom%2520021.JPG)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2012, 21:57
That is 24C 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 24, 2012, 03:34
gosh krabby that sure looks nice  ??? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 16:48
I think this tiny Island here can compete also, Google Earth, otok Galešnjak, Hrvatska, most beautiful see on earth Adriatic see 8)
http://cudaprirode.com/ppps/cotoci/1.jpg (http://cudaprirode.com/ppps/cotoci/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 16:49
That island looks like discarded testicles.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 16:51
That island looks like discarded testicles.
Mate Jesus, it is for lovers :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 24, 2012, 16:52
gosh krabby that sure looks nice  ??? :D

That's just outside of the front door of my church
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 17:59
That's just outside of the front door of my church
I know rev krebs, I know how hard is to be holy man, I can understand your hard work for church.
But look what my bishop left me to take care
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7647/bikinigirls1i.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/bikinigirls1i.jpg/)

Is not that horrible, Devil is stronger than I thought and those children just must be saved.
I must look at them every day, must take care about sunburns, just hard work for church.
brother Tony
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 18:30
Mate Jesus, it is for lovers :D
Obviously the missus got angry. Chop
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 25, 2012, 19:32
I did my inaugural ride this evening. Lycra hid most of my concomitant lardesse and cool bike diverted most of the oglers anyway: good strategy with my choice of machine.

Mostly had to avoid pedestrians and beardy commuters with their wide-load laptops. Got out as far as Wezembeek before reality kicked in and I decided to turn around. Saddle sore after 20 minutes spinning 34 x 19. Guess it will take time to firm up down south. ;D Got home and discovered that a leg warmer had bitten a thin cut down my top inner thigh too!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 25, 2012, 19:44
I did my inaugural ride this evening. Lycra hid most of my concomitant lardesse and cool bike diverted most of the oglers anyway: good strategy with my choice of machine.

Mostly had to avoid pedestrians and beardy commuters with their wide-load laptops. Got out as far as Wezembeek before reality kicked in and I decided to turn around. Saddle sore after 20 minutes spinning 34 x 19. Guess it will take time to firm up down south. ;D Got home and discovered that a leg warmer had bitten a thin cut down my top inner thigh too!
Good mate, I know it is early to say, but how do like geometry? Look has some good reputation about that.


P.S. Words I heard first time: concomitant, lardesse, oglers :fp, Jesus my Google translator is burning :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 25, 2012, 22:05
Good mate, I know it is early to say, but how do like geometry? Look has some good reputation about that.


P.S. Words I heard first time: concomitant, lardesse, oglers :fp, Jesus my Google translator is burning :D

'Lardesse' is a Larryism, a sort of portmanteau of "lard" + "largesse", so Gargoyle won't translate that correctly. ;D

I am rather ignorant on the subject of geometry, Tone. I'd say it was quite laidback. Really smooth in the corners and generally very stable. Extremely responsive out of the saddle.

Maybe a little surprising at the front end, when throwing the bars around a bit it felt very light indeed. Again, I am not a good judge of these things (yet).

I have never ridden carbon before so it seemed like I felt most of the bumps but it wasn't anything like as bad as I have read in reviews of other bikes. Or else I just have a fat arse. ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 26, 2012, 00:29
Nice Larry. the arse pain goes away pretty quickly. so long as you are able to manage 3 rides a week will be gone after a week
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 26, 2012, 10:06
That's good to know, DinZ.  8) Went out at 06:30 and did a few short kms around suburban Woluwe Saint Lambert. Couple of minor hills thrown in. Bit of sprinting.

Who am I kidding? It was pretty awful actually: my 'perineal zone' was absolutely killing me. I'm walking around like the proverbial turkey now.

These Fi:zik saddles are like razor blades! Didn't get as far as I wanted because I was limping within about 10 minutes. Had to ride most of the rest out of the saddle.

I'd forgotten how cold it can be on the early morning rides. I had my windstopper jacket on but my arms were a bit goosey in thin arm warmers.

Not to say I didn't love it though. It's a great feeling to be out there again after so many years. No pain, no gain  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 26, 2012, 10:08
So, what do you have to fall back on?

A large posterior.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 26, 2012, 10:23
(http://www.dz-nuts.com/images/product_high_viscosity_chamois_cream.png)

Support DZ and his Nuts Larri - he put them on the line to help bring down US postal thats the least you can do  ;D

http://www.dz-nuts.com/products (http://www.dz-nuts.com/products)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 26, 2012, 10:43
Aussie Butt cream has the best punch line. For comfort down under. No patriot can reject that, surely.
(http://i.imgur.com/jGrWM.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 26, 2012, 10:53
although creams are unlikely to help your issue which is more bruising i suspect than rash

sorry to discuss your intimate areas in such a public way but if your discomfort feels more like a rash at the top of the inside of your leg then creams can help. I think it is just getting used to the saddle. stick with it. the more you suffer now the quicker you will get used to it





Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 26, 2012, 10:55
although creams are unlikely to help your issue which is more bruising i suspect than rash

sorry to discuss your intimate areas in such a public way but if your discomfort feels more like a rash at the top of the inside of your leg then creams can help. I think it is just getting used to the saddle. stick with it. the more you suffer now the quicker you will get used to it

Agreed but reduced friction can help plus this is more fun  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 26, 2012, 12:12
Folks I spent fortune on saddles, I mean real fortune. Last one Prologo cost me almost 200 e with shipping costs :fp, and guess what, zero points >:( If anyone has delicate ass this is me 8)
Larri, what I want to say is, just keep spending money, it is pure fun :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 27, 2012, 02:32
That's good to know, DinZ.  8) Went out at 06:30 and did a few short kms around suburban Woluwe Saint Lambert. Couple of minor hills thrown in. Bit of sprinting.

Who am I kidding? It was pretty awful actually: my 'perineal zone' was absolutely killing me. I'm walking around like the proverbial turkey now.

These Fi:zik saddles are like razor blades! Didn't get as far as I wanted because I was limping within about 10 minutes. Had to ride most of the rest out of the saddle.

I'd forgotten how cold it can be on the early morning rides. I had my windstopper jacket on but my arms were a bit goosey in thin arm warmers.

Not to say I didn't love it though. It's a great feeling to be out there again after so many years. No pain, no gain  ;D

yay Larri!!
don't stop!! your butt will harden...or try a diff seat if you need...it will take a bit but you are THERE  :win :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 29, 2012, 18:26
"TT" Anthony Moan once again crushes all his competitors in The Race of Truth
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Kk4e6nowRCA/T-3huT4Lu4I/AAAAAAAAT48/WiYfL1clGpM/s512/perfect_time_photo_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 29, 2012, 19:52
We all know it is not true, I have never been racing against people over 70.
Another reverend lie 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 29, 2012, 20:08
We all know it is not true, I have never been racing against people over 70.
Another reverend lie 8)
So I'm lying you didn't beat her?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 29, 2012, 20:11
"TT" Anthony Moan once again crushes all his competitors in The Race of Truth
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Kk4e6nowRCA/T-3huT4Lu4I/AAAAAAAAT48/WiYfL1clGpM/s512/perfect_time_photo_07.jpg)
Bears an uncanny resemblance to Mrs Doubtfire
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 29, 2012, 22:05
So I'm lying you didn't beat her?
Ok, maybe once or twice :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 30, 2012, 17:49
My first ride out with Mrs L'arri today. We found that summer has arrived out in the fields near Jodoigne (Geldenaken).

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/IMG_0217.jpg)

Then, to my great surprise, at the end of the ride I discovered this:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/IMG_0223.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 04, 2012, 01:53
We all know it is not true, I have never been racing against people over 70.
Another reverend lie 8)

lol only guy born in 1945 tony 8) :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 04, 2012, 01:55
My first ride out with Mrs L'arri today. We found that summer has arrived out in the fields near Jodoigne (Geldenaken).

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/IMG_0217.jpg)

Then, to my great surprise, at the end of the ride I discovered this:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/IMG_0223.jpg)

Excellent kit L'arri!   :D
 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 11, 2012, 20:55
Today I rode near mountain with European junior Thai-box champion, he use cycling 4x times per week for legs or how he told me for better low-kicks. Of course Tony dropped him 8), coz Tony is Machine!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 13, 2012, 19:50
Today I rode near mountain with European junior Thai-box champion, he use cycling 4x times per week for legs or how he told me for better low-kicks. Of course Tony dropped him 8), coz Tony is Machine!

 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on July 15, 2012, 23:18
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308775_2486085475403_2024333096_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305049_2486089435502_1300007171_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/301341_2486089275498_597435106_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/299463_2486090235522_1046672998_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 16, 2012, 08:35
zam zam where is that place? India? Scary mountains to climb.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 11:46
Looks like Kashmir to me.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on July 16, 2012, 12:27
Himachal pradeshh : manali to rohtang pass road....try to the climb profile on climbybike but i dont how to use that. Tony google manli to rohtang. Not my videos but one guy doing it on motorcycle  Adding Kullu-Manali/Rohtang Pass to my Motorcycle Diary!!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6lKsKNRrYg#)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on July 16, 2012, 12:40
There are paved roads in India :o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on July 16, 2012, 12:41
Is that you in those pics zam zam?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 16, 2012, 17:22
Just looked at Google Earth, well above 3000m ::) Are you trying to test those altitude papers :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 20, 2012, 02:54
There are paved roads in India :o

Sure are!
I rode a bus from lowlands in west Bengal up to Darjeeling.....great road.

Very cool looking place zam!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on July 20, 2012, 08:05
Sure are!
I rode a bus from lowlands in west Bengal up to Darjeeling.....great road.

Very cool looking place zam!

I know mew, I was joking  ;D

I was in India once.  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 21, 2012, 19:51
I know mew, I was joking  ;D

I was in India once.  ;D

..but barely roads in most places  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 23, 2012, 20:02
Two rides over the weekend, Saturday's passing through Rotselaar where this 14th century tower can be found:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0333.jpg)

As you can see, on Saturday it was a bit cloudy but at least the rain held off.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 26, 2012, 02:34
Saw this link on twitter today...this is where I ride  :D
my hub saw tommy d go up the hill as he was coming down two days ago....said he looked good.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrRVGTqcbJE8%26list%3DUUv1HmIcRA3jSVZOWS6S-VzQ%26index%3D2%26feature%3Dplcp&index=2&list=UUv1HmIcRA3jSVZOWS6S-VzQ&feature=plcp&v=rRVGTqcbJE8&gl=US (http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrRVGTqcbJE8%26list%3DUUv1HmIcRA3jSVZOWS6S-VzQ%26index%3D2%26feature%3Dplcp&index=2&list=UUv1HmIcRA3jSVZOWS6S-VzQ&feature=plcp&v=rRVGTqcbJE8&gl=US)

It sounded cold as his words are muffled.  ;D
and it's an ad  :P

now how do I shorten that d@mn link  ::)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 29, 2012, 18:44
Another ride out in Flanders today, this time following the route:

Boortmeerbeek --> Keerbergen --> Baal --> Werchter --> Hambos --> Boortmeerbeek

Here's the Café Plaza in Baal, aka the home ('lokaal') of the Sven Nys Supporters Club (http://www.clubsvennys.be/).

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0350.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 29, 2012, 20:15
16 hours/600km this week functional overtraining, next week 10 hrs recovery, then 14hrs week, then 18hrs of functional overtraining, I hope so, some sort or rudimentary 3 weeks block periodization.
Was manage today on group ride hold pace of Kvasina who was keeping 350-370watts on every short to medium hill, then he wait for us and then we continuing, total 115km.
Keep riding folks, that is what motivate me these days.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 14, 2012, 03:42
Still not allowed on my bike. Trying to fix my knee / hamstring problems so stuck doing physio and no riding and getting more and more unfit and more and more fat

Bump!
How is the knee thing going Dinzy?  :-\
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 14, 2012, 03:49
slowly. mainly due to my inability to do my physio exercises. one of the downsides to having ADD tend to be a bit all or nothing.

am hoping to get myself back doing physio this week and hope that will fix things but hope that most weeks
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on August 14, 2012, 03:53
There are paved roads in India :o
No, we loaned them to the dutch as they'd not have to drown in the high tide.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 14, 2012, 03:58
slowly. mainly due to my inability to do my physio exercises. one of the downsides to having ADD tend to be a bit all or nothing.

am hoping to get myself back doing physio this week and hope that will fix things but hope that most weeks

Even if you tell yourself to do only one of the exercises it might get you going...baby steps.
You can lays stop after one but you likely will do a bit more...
Good luck! Remember easier to do now than 10 years from now..... :fp  :tu
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 14, 2012, 03:59
Hi ram!  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 14, 2012, 04:06
Even if you tell yourself to do only one of the exercises it might get you going...baby steps.
You can lays stop after one but you likely will do a bit more...
Good luck! Remember easier to do now than 10 years from now..... :fp  :tu

the issue with my brain is while i am fine with the idea of doing exercises now at some point in the next 3 hours my physio exercises will cease to exist in the universe as i know it. then sometime on thursday i will think, oh sh*t physio exercises and round we go again
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on August 14, 2012, 06:28
the issue with my brain is while i am fine with the idea of doing exercises now at some point in the next 3 hours my physio exercises will cease to exist in the universe as i know it. then sometime on thursday i will think, oh sh*t physio exercises and round we go again

Write a note stick it on the mirror, computer etc.

When you brush your teeth, sit down to spam threads , see the note stop what you had planned and do your program, then continue on.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 14, 2012, 06:37
if only it was that easy....

in fact i have a note on my front door that says pills. every day i reach door. see note, go back and take my medication. i have told my wife if she ever wanted to kill me she should remove that note.

in this case it would require me to remember to write the note when i got home
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 07:29
No, we loaned them to the dutch as they'd not have to drown in the high tide.
lol ram, you know how to kill, lol ;D
Dutch biggest contribution to mankind civilization is... there is no ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 07:32
if only it was that easy....

in fact i have a note on my front door that says pills. every day i reach door. see note, go back and take my medication. i have told my wife if she ever wanted to kill me she should remove that note.

in this case it would require me to remember to write the note when i got home
oh Dave please moaning like a small girl, lets be honest you are old and no sticky will gonna help you.
Jesus Christ, sticky note is for unorganized men, I never used it :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on August 14, 2012, 08:20
if only it was that easy....

in fact i have a note on my front door that says pills. every day i reach door. see note, go back and take my medication. i have told my wife if she ever wanted to kill me she should remove that note.

in this case it would require me to remember to write the note when i got home

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7xO_5ZxZDwM/Tb2Wm7xzOrI/AAAAAAAAAY0/-HVeMINEJmk/s1600/glass-half-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on August 14, 2012, 08:38
lol ram, you know how to kill, lol ;D
Dutch biggest contribution to mankind civilization is... there is no ;D

Hey, we invented the kaasschaaf! An invention so useful there isn't even an English name for it (at least none I can think of).

(http://blog.ev.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/kaasschaaf.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on August 14, 2012, 08:48
Hey, we invented the kaasschaaf! An invention so useful there isn't even an English name for it (at least none I can think of).

(http://blog.ev.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/kaasschaaf.jpg)

Cheese slicer - that what we use when in OZ  ;)

The Swedes love your invention 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 14, 2012, 09:01
lol ram, you know how to kill, lol ;D
Dutch biggest contribution to mankind civilization is... there is no ;D

Was going to mention something about hookers and weed to easepain of sporting disappointments but forgot what i was doing half way through.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on August 14, 2012, 09:08
Cheese slicer - that what we use when in OZ  ;)

The Swedes love your invention 

Cheese slicer, excellent. Good to know that the Swedes make good use of the fruits of our great intellect.

And yes, legalised hookers and pot.

Oh, how bountiful the Dutch mind is.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 14, 2012, 09:37
Cheese slicer, excellent. Good to know that the Swedes make good use of the fruits of our great intellect.

And yes, legalised hookers and pot.

Oh, how bountiful the Dutch mind is.

Oh yeah and getting chicks to pay for their own dinner. You invented that
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 10:19
Oh yeah and getting chicks to pay for their own dinner. You invented that
;Dlol, no Germans invented that, you Dave also knows how to kill people :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 10:22
Hey, we invented the kaasschaaf! An invention so useful there isn't even an English name for it (at least none I can think of).

(http://blog.ev.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/kaasschaaf.jpg)
Dude from what are you making cheese, I mean there is no single cow in Holland, only flipping tulips :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on August 14, 2012, 10:46
Don't tell anyone, but we secretly make the cheese from squashed tulips. Then add some weed for taste, and bone marrow from worn out hookers for colour. Only for the most expensive cheeses do we use milk: we milk the hookers that got an unwanted pregnancy.

And another little-known fact about our industrial little nation: we use the spent hookers, aborted babies and of course all our euthanised elders to make another famous Dutch product: the frikandel.

(http://www.h5be.nl/files/images/frikandel_excellent.jpg)

Yes, we let nothing go to waste.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 11:01
Don't tell anyone, but we secretly make the cheese from squashed tulips. Then add some weed for taste, and bone marrow from worn out hookers for colour. Only for the most expensive cheeses do we use milk: we milk the hookers that got an unwanted pregnancy.

And another little-known fact about our industrial little nation: we use the spent hookers, aborted babies and of course all our euthanised elders to make another famous Dutch product: the frikandel.

(http://www.h5be.nl/files/images/frikandel_excellent.jpg)

Yes, we let nothing go to waste.
lol Slow Rider, you see that s problem with you northern tribes and protestants in general, you are always concerned how to not waste anything, you know everything must be A grade ;D
We just dont care, and we invented necktie, you know we are great lovers and daily sleepers :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on August 14, 2012, 16:28
Yes, your lot invented the neck tie, but the hookers perfected the use of it.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2012, 20:20
Yes, your lot invented the neck tie, but the hookers perfected the use of it.
True that :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on August 15, 2012, 11:21
lol ram, you know how to kill, lol ;D
Dutch biggest contribution to mankind civilization is... there is no ;D
Delved deep into the encyclopaedia today. There is one thing
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BMjIblU7PVY/S7TOg54xA-I/AAAAAAAAAa8/TIJTkd9wjSs/s1600/dutch-clogs.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 15, 2012, 11:26
Delved deep into the encyclopaedia today. There is one thing
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BMjIblU7PVY/S7TOg54xA-I/AAAAAAAAAa8/TIJTkd9wjSs/s1600/dutch-clogs.jpg)
Oh yes, big deal wooden shoes who might think that!
We had those for cattle before 10000 years ago :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on August 15, 2012, 11:30
Well, there aren't any proper cows in northern Europe ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 15, 2012, 11:32
Well, there aren't any proper cows in northern Europe ;)
True that mate 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on August 15, 2012, 12:10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dutch_inventions_and_discoveries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dutch_inventions_and_discoveries)

;)

Quote
The Dutch people have a history and tradition in inventing and discovery. Dutch scientists and engineers have made a remarkable contribution to human progress as a whole, from something as simple as the sawmill to microbiology and artificial organs.
Now that sounds more like us!  8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 15, 2012, 17:52
 :-[
You males are making this thread unbearable..... :fp :police:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 15, 2012, 20:58
:-[
You males are making this thread unbearable..... :fp :police:
Dutch made it, I swear it, Slow Rider is ultra Dutch nationalist ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on August 15, 2012, 21:28
:-[
You males are making this thread unbearable..... :fp :police:

it is our job in life.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 16, 2012, 15:27
While out on the road yesterday, I'm pretty sure I passed BMC's Yannick Eijssen.

(http://www.bmcracingteam.com/typo3temp/pics/c3edd6f492.jpg)

I didn't pass him, of course, he was riding in the opposite direction much faster than I.  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on August 16, 2012, 15:48
I know you have ace photoshop skills, larri :ninja He's clearly not real.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 10, 2012, 20:47
Astonishing 36 km, avg spd 18km/h, easy ride&chat with marathon and 1500m future national record holder in swimming. Nice young guy, 22 yrs old, he missed London coz shoulder...but he is living for Rio 10km race. Jesus, 7hrs in swimming pool&gym every day since 6am, 15km is easy day, and 24 km normal day...Jesus Christ. He just use cycling as relaxation...
Off course we almost have been hit twice by Honda SUV, and BMW 555...Jesus!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 11, 2012, 03:39
Hey! Nice ride tony!  :)

Hi Larri!  :wave
Say hi to mrs Larri....I will spend more time around here soon, have missed you all... :wave :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 13, 2012, 04:22
Nice ride yesterday! Beautiful weather...partly sunny...45miles with two of my friends.  :)
Saw TommyD out on the road at one point, coming in the opposite direction...he smiled and waved  :wave..

My legs were toast today but it was pouring rain! Kinda nice for a change!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 13, 2012, 08:14
Nice ride yesterday! Beautiful weather...partly sunny...45miles with two of my friends.  :)
Saw TommyD out on the road at one point, coming in the opposite direction...he smiled and waved  :wave..

My legs were toast today but it was pouring rain! Kinda nice for a change!  :D

45 miles is nice very nice...
Today is rainy and I was thinking of TT training just for dont loose feeling for position, but sh*t...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 13, 2012, 17:58
I choose to ride on rain with road bike coz I could not wait to stop, anyway lats 15 min was freezing, but I did one hour-low stress-high cadence-LA way of being best rider :fp

And most crucial thing is that other potential concurrent riders did not ride today :win :win

I rode Colnago C59, 150 Italia last weekend, what should I say, bike as any bike ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 16, 2012, 14:20
I know that ride would not end well :(, first chain suck, then two flats, friend was beaten by wasp, then almost crash at 45km/h...
...and then Tony crash so hard at 40km that I was so flipping in pain 10 minutes...and it getting much worse...nothing broken but lot...lot...lot of cuts...big one ;D
Group riding depends on hand signals and concentration...hand signal was not there so I bumped into small but deep hole, knock out buddy on my left...and that was it...
Broken chorus right ergo lever :(...sh*t, sh*t... 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on September 16, 2012, 15:45
Tony :( :o Oh no.. :'( ;D :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 16, 2012, 17:55
Tony :( :o Oh no.. :'( ;D :fp
But at least I discover vaseline bandages in drug store ;D no pain when off but expensive as hell, couple of them, antibiotic spray, etc 40 euros :(
Now I have stash :wave

Stray well Flo! ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 17, 2012, 15:40
WTF dude. Lorry, wasp. What next? Slug? Hope the cuts aren't too bad.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 17, 2012, 18:32
WTF dude. Lorry, wasp. What next? Slug? Hope the cuts aren't too bad.
No no my friend was attacked by wasp, I am not that lucky, I am attacked by deck :D
But friend of mine is driving ambulance so we had priority one treatment, doctor was on break actually and we did not have any papers at all, but nice to have some fast as hell free check.
I am in pain and dog jumped at me this morning while sleeping, flip flip and flip :fp

P.S. Dont by vaseline bandages use old school one, doctor in drug store is liar!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 19, 2012, 21:33
 :fp  :fp :fp
Tony tony tony

Part about doctor and 40 € bandages is hilarious  ;D

your crash sounds awful! ...your mind is elsewhere... ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 20, 2012, 01:24
 Good Rabbi knows best medicine is chicken soup and a enema ::). cures anything :win
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 20, 2012, 15:19
:fp  :fp :fp
Tony tony tony

Part about doctor and 40 € bandages is hilarious  ;D

your crash sounds awful! ...your mind is elsewhere... ;)
I am loosing my mind ;D
Doctors are biggest liars since T. Blair...vaseline bandages for 40e :fp
Scam!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 20, 2012, 15:20
Good Rabbi knows best medicine is chicken soup and a enema ::). cures anything :win
Brother krab thanks...prayer also helps. :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 22, 2012, 15:55
Brother krab thanks...prayer also helps. :fp
*an enema couldn't hurt ::)

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2012, 17:09
Getting impatient to be back on the bike, I went to Van Eyck Sport in Aalst for some winter gear early this afternoon.

Mrs L'arri did the same and we went to the counter to pay, each of us with quite a big basket full of goodies.

I'd earlier noticed a guy who looked a bit prematurely old, from too much tanning and dieting. Came into the store when I was trying on some shoes and he looked around a bit. He was with a super skinny, tall woman, presumably his wife or girlfriend. She was sort of high maintenance, but a bit tired looking.

You see a lot of guys in club jerseys there but this guy was wearing a full Vacansoleil-DCM tracksuit. He was pretty small and kind of pinch-faced.

So Mrs L'arri puts all these bits through and she paid in part with eco-chèques which come in small denominations, so it took ages and ages and ages. The little fellow is after me in the queue and all he has is a fistful of energy gels. I decide not to subject him to the same thing over again with my full basket and eco-chèques. So I invite him to go before me. Courteous as can be. And he doesn't even look at me, he just goes right ahead with his tired looking woman and pays. No word of thanks or goodbye to staff.

I will not be cheering for Sergey Lagutin tomorrow. :fp

(http://www.wielerzone.be/images/blogpost/2012/06/sergey_lagutin.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on September 22, 2012, 18:17
Wow Larry ! :o 8) Sucks ???
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 19:31
*an enema couldn't hurt ::)

Spoiler (hover to show)

Ok I will do it :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 19:34
Getting impatient to be back on the bike, I went to Van Eyck Sport in Aalst for some winter gear early this afternoon.

Mrs L'arri did the same and we went to the counter to pay, each of us with quite a big basket full of goodies.

I'd earlier noticed a guy who looked a bit prematurely old, from too much tanning and dieting. Came into the store when I was trying on some shoes and he looked around a bit. He was with a super skinny, tall woman, presumably his wife or girlfriend. She was sort of high maintenance, but a bit tired looking.

You see a lot of guys in club jerseys there but this guy was wearing a full Vacansoleil-DCM tracksuit. He was pretty small and kind of pinch-faced.

So Mrs L'arri puts all these bits through and she paid in part with eco-chèques which come in small denominations, so it took ages and ages and ages. The little fellow is after me in the queue and all he has is a fistful of energy gels. I decide not to subject him to the same thing over again with my full basket and eco-chèques. So I invite him to go before me. Courteous as can be. And he doesn't even look at me, he just goes right ahead with his tired looking woman and pays. No word of thanks or goodbye to staff.

I will not be cheering for Sergey Lagutin tomorrow. :fp

(http://www.wielerzone.be/images/blogpost/2012/06/sergey_lagutin.jpg)

Maybe he can t speak Belgium or whatever language you speak down there in swamps :fp, or he was just peeed of because his lady was having period and he could not take it...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on September 22, 2012, 19:45
Lol tony ;D That must be it :o Nah he is just an arrogant jerk 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 22:39
Lol tony ;D That must be it :o Nah he is just an arrogant jerk 8)
Yes probably...what he expected? Maybe to sign some gear which Larry is buying like madman ;D

Hej Larry, you know we are poor country...and people...and EU would kill us next year...so if you have some spare (not too old ;D) helmet (I prefer Giro), 2 pairs of tires with tubes (of course Vittoria only) and Look pedals (those carbon ones)...will give you my contact... 8) ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2012, 22:45
Yes probably...what he expected? Maybe to sign some gear which Larry is buying like madman ;D

Hej Larry, you know we are poor country...and people...and EU would kill us next year...so if you have some spare (not too old ;D) helmet (I prefer Giro), 2 pairs of tires with tubes (of course Vittoria only) and Look pedals (those carbon ones)...will give you my contact... 8) ;D

The EU won't kill you, Tone, but unless Croatia can become another Slovenia the EU will squeeze you dry within a decade: prices will explode and you will suffer a brain drain as most of your qualified people leave for bigger money and safer jobs elsewhere. The Germans have been repaving Croatian roads for years and now they want some returns on their investment!  They already bought up all the nice seaside properties from Dubrovnik to Split. UNESCO had to stop them before they took Diocletian's Palace. ;D

Seriously though, despite the moaning I did this week, I bought another pair of Gaerne shoes. Two pairs of tights, a warm jacket, gloves, overshoes and warm headband. Gets cold up here, you know. Lagutin must feel like it's home. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 22:54
The EU won't kill you, Tone, but unless Croatia can become another Slovenia the EU will squeeze you dry within a decade: prices will explode and you will suffer a brain drain as most of your qualified people leave for bigger money and safer jobs elsewhere. The Germans have been repaving Croatian roads for years and now they want some returns on their investment!  They already bought up all the nice seaside properties from Dubrovnik to Split. UNESCO had to stop them before they took Diocletian's Palace. ;D

Seriously though, despite the moaning I did this week, I bought another pair of Gaerne shoes. Two pairs of tights, a warm jacket, gloves, overshoes and warm headband. Gets cold up here, you know. Lagutin must feel like it's home. ;)

Leave Germans to Tony ;D
Diocletian's Palace is full of drug addict anyway.... :D

Another pair of Gaerne shoes, Jesus Larry ;D what kind of widht, regular or oil tanker ;D?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2012, 22:59
Leave Germans to Tony ;D
Diocletian's Palace is full of drug addict anyway.... :D

Another pair of Gaerne shoes, Jesus Larry ;D what kind of widht, regular or oil tanker ;D?

I got 45s this time, instead of 44. I'm going to use them for winter, so I need a little toe wiggle space. And they fit a lot better, even if the heel support is very weak. What it is, Tone, I never told you, is that my feet are different sizes. In an ideal world, I would wear 45 on the left and 44 on the right.  :-[
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 23:02
I got 45s this time, instead of 44. I'm going to use them for winter, so I need a little toe wiggle space. And they fit a lot better, even if the heel support is very weak. What it is, Tone, I never told you, is that my feet are different sizes. In an ideal world, I would wear 45 on the left and 44 on the right.  :-[
My feet are also different sizes I guess, also left one is bigger... :fp Hahahahahaha!
I will ride rollers at winter :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2012, 23:05
My feet are also different sizes I guess, also left one is bigger... :fp Hahahahahaha!
I will ride rollers at winter :fp

If these new shoes don't work, I will ride barefoot this winter!  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 23:23
If these new shoes don't work, I will ride barefoot this winter!  ;D
Hahahahah, no wait...wear just overshoes ;D
Sandals sound kool also ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 23, 2012, 01:30
Laz, it's just a smokeskreen from Tony. Uzbeks are pretty much the living equivalent of zombies. See, he's eating your brain even after you paid.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on September 23, 2012, 06:11
L'arri, Lagutin isn't riding today.
So you'll have to find another race in which not to cheer for him.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 23, 2012, 11:05
Laz, it's just a smokeskreen from Tony. Uzbeks are pretty much the living equivalent of zombies. See, he's eating your brain even after you paid.
Uzbeks are scary sh*t, I knew couple of them...only camels and horses are their interests....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 23, 2012, 16:36
They imported them from the Kossacks no? They can't have their own horses surely.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 23, 2012, 18:06
L'arri, Lagutin isn't riding today.
So you'll have to find another race in which not to cheer for him.

Yeah, it's because I made a call to the Uzbek Cycling Fed. Told them I was a friend of Abdoujaparov and all that.  8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 23, 2012, 18:24
So you basically called some shady bald man?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 23, 2012, 18:28
So you basically called some shady bald man?

Yeah, basically. I said that Lagutin needs to be taught some respect. And they said no problem and did I want some Swiss watches or some coke or something. I said no thanks and hung up.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 23, 2012, 18:31
Aaaah, you missed out on a proper deal in order to stay with bum dealer Anthony Moan.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 23, 2012, 22:47
They imported them from the Kossacks no? They can't have their own horses surely.
I don t know really ;D
I always wanted to ride race camel, but i did not... shotor they call it...but I always thought ushtur...ok..I am stupid they just want my Camel cigarettes anyway :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 23, 2012, 22:47
Aaaah, you missed out on a proper deal in order to stay with bum dealer Anthony Moan.
Tony is Jew now! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on September 23, 2012, 22:53
Tony is Jew now! :D
So?  :police:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 24, 2012, 03:43
Tony is Jew now! :D
krabkakes33 is a certified Mohel trained and experienced in bris milah.
I make you good deal.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 24, 2012, 03:57
I don t know really ;D
I always wanted to ride race camel, but i did not... shotor they call it...but I always thought ushtur...ok..I am stupid they just want my Camel cigarettes anyway :fp
Two old ladies are outside their nursing home, having a smoke, when it starts to rain. One of the ladies pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette and continues smoking.

Lady 1: What's that?

Lady 2: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.

Lady 1: Where did you get that?

Lady 2: You can get them at any drugstore.

The next day, Lady 1 hobbles herself into the local drugstore and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.

The guy, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand she prefers.

Lady 1: Doesn't matter son, as long as it fits a camel.

The pharmacist faints.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 07:39
So?  :police:
So what? ;D
BYOP and I are now brothers... :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 07:42
krabkakes33 is a certified Mohel trained and experienced in bris milah.
I make you good deal.
No no, I am in some kind of Kibuc where circumcision was banned :fp, actually we are ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 07:46
Two old ladies are outside their nursing home, having a smoke, when it starts to rain. One of the ladies pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette and continues smoking.

Lady 1: What's that?

Lady 2: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.

Lady 1: Where did you get that?

Lady 2: You can get them at any drugstore.

The next day, Lady 1 hobbles herself into the local drugstore and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.

The guy, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand she prefers.

Lady 1: Doesn't matter son, as long as it fits a camel.

The pharmacist faints.

Good one...I am always embarrassed when buying rubber...especially when good looking woman is cashier...you now she has that look :fp

Condom machines are what this country need!!!! So vote for Tony and you will get machines even in churches!

This is so unfair that cashier lady knows how many times I get laid :fp

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2012, 09:31
Good one...I am always embarrassed when buying rubber...especially when good looking woman is cashier...you now she has that look :fp

Condom machines are what this country need!!!! So vote for Tony and you will get machines even in churches!

This is so unfair that cashier lady knows how many times I get laid :fp

They must have really really good memories around your parts and stay in the same jobs for ever as well  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 12:56
They must have really really good memories around your parts and stay in the same jobs for ever as well  ;)
Hahahahahah ;D, I must admit that one blond lady is hot...but I always buying tons of other things which I really do not need, just for masking agent purpose 8), kid.
I have always thinking about starting job with condoms inside butcher shop, you know...please I would like to buy that big steak, two pairs of blood sausages, and please give me 4 kg of those red condoms ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 24, 2012, 13:01
Good one...I am always embarrassed when buying rubber...especially when good looking woman is cashier...you now she has that look :fp

Condom machines are what this country need!!!! So vote for Tony and you will get machines even in churches!

This is so unfair that cashier lady knows how many times I get laid :fp


Shag her and get her done with. No embarrassment, only judgmental "why flipping everyone else?"
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 14:55
Shag her and get her done with. No embarrassment, only judgmental "why flipping everyone else?"
Ok I will try, but how do hell I should approached her? I mean with box or two of condoms in my hands, what should I say? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 24, 2012, 15:05
Ok I will try, but how do hell I should approached her? I mean with box or two of condoms in my hands, what should I say? :D
ask if there is a fitting room
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 24, 2012, 15:07
Ok I will try, but how do hell I should approached her? I mean with box or two of condoms in my hands, what should I say? :D
where're the goodie bags?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 18:34
ask if there is a fitting room
Well this might work...thanks!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 18:35
where're the goodie bags?
Another brilliant idea! 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 18:47
I did not ride bike 5 days coz cuts...did some very easy riding on weekend, total 3hrs...including blind date.
It helps a lot when you have 53x17 ready to roll...and that just happened...90 kg woman communist showed up...and I was gone with the wind...never ever...ever ;D Jesus!

Today was pista turn after almost two months coz holidays here...and I was just wanted to see legs...
I am happy...5 th place in elimination race, and 7th I think in points race...out of 20 riders (ok some 70 years old guys and kids was there also, ok) ;D

Drama again, broken 11spd chain on my friend bike...and I never before touched another rider pedal with calf at 50km/h...scary sh*t...scary indeed...


This Sunday is city crit race, 30km, 15 laps on some parking lot in front of one of the biggest mall here...nice...maybe crowds will be mad for me :fp

It is going to be carnage for sure...and I never finished once before...and this is my chance...wide corners like in America ;D

P.S. If someone wants to cheer for Tony...please visit cheertonyforvictory.com, 549 euros is complete package, including my smelly signed bib shorts :wave
Also you can organize trip to here...only 3500 euros for one day...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 24, 2012, 19:08
Rabbi Tony, I went to Cheertonyforvictory.com and I don't want dodgy diamonds for unreasonable prices.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on September 24, 2012, 19:10
So I am not alone in having actually typed in that web address :woohoo
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 21:35
Rabbi Tony, I went to Cheertonyforvictory.com and I don't want dodgy diamonds for unreasonable prices.
No, no dodgy diamonds...just full Tony fan package for 549 euros.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 21:36
So I am not alone in having actually typed in that web address :woohoo
Don t worry froome, every click counts...go for more :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 25, 2012, 03:46
No, no dodgy diamonds...just full Tony fan package for 549 euros.
And I'd not want your jewels for .549 euros
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 25, 2012, 23:26
And I'd not want your jewels for .549 euros
Don t worry my jewels are reserved....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 25, 2012, 23:36
Ughhhhh,
Did 2:10 hrs in total today, with some 15 min small ring warm up, 15 min. below treshold with some jumps about 10-15 sec over bridges, behind car, or something steep, or tight corners just to simulate crit race when needed to catch wheel, I am not having sprinters legs and need those short bursts to practice.
So 5x15 min, 5 min rest between...nice...I am dead...but love to see Golf diesel driver look when passing his German sh*t car :fp

Tomorrow easy ride around nearby lake with friend who is recovering from 238km Brevetto at sunday, after that coffee and Radler 8)
And if I have luck at Sunday would not be rain...

Shalom!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 30, 2012, 16:34
First crit I have finished...those short sprints are key...I have improve corner technique as well...would finished in main bunch, but club friend crashed in last lap and 5 or 6 riders were flying around...so I just slow down to avoid carnage and those 15 seconds are enough to loose contact, so I finished among last guys...I am happy...
Winner avg.spd 42.6 km/h, at 30km...with 4 sharp turns per lap...

One good thing is that our rider won...coz others strong riders were airborne ;D

Bean stew, and home made honey brandy before returning home... :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on September 30, 2012, 16:36
Slipped on a snail? And do you need 40 euro bandages?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 30, 2012, 21:42
Slipped on a snail? And do you need 40 euro bandages?
I did not see any snail :D, but tires just loose contact while out of corner...it happens, ok with this guy happens every time...when he finished some race he is on podium, when not, he is looking like Johny Hoogerland...he was very promising rider when young...before couple of years he learn to speak again with over 30 years old...that how he crashed with car and no helmet...tragic story...

No bandages this time...no this time dude...I almost don t have any bib shorts and jersey to wear coz crashes 8), and only God knows when Italian bastards will ship new club kit... ;D

Oh yes...guy who really look bad after crash was father of our woman national champ...she was I think 41th at woman world TT...nice girl...very nice...like to ride with her when on group ride... 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on September 30, 2012, 21:57
No bandages this time...no this time dude...I almost don t have any bib shorts and jersey to wear coz crashes 8), and only God knows when Italian bastards will ship new club kit... ;D

Probably around March 2017, they are Italians after all 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: usedtobefast on October 03, 2012, 00:27
man this thread is so off topic, ....what was the question? ;D :fp :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 03, 2012, 02:30
That the Italian mafia actually spawned from the Croat lot?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 03, 2012, 10:15
man this thread is so off topic, ....what was the question? ;D :fp :wave
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh...mods are looking ;D

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 03, 2012, 10:17
Probably around March 2017, they are Italians after all 8)
Mafia...but they are making good kit...my club are using same bib shorts like national team but in diffrerent colours...very nice...jersey is not national team quality level...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 03, 2012, 10:22
That the Italian mafia actually spawned from the Croat lot?

Hahahahaha ;D did you heard abaout Karabatić (playing for France) big scandal...he is Croat by father and second best handball player (after Balić) in history...

Jesus he get caught these days for bookie cheating...for 200 000 euros...shame...he destroy everything... :(...Jesus...I just like that guy...shame...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on October 03, 2012, 10:31
Hahahahaha ;D did you heard abaout Karabatić (playing for France) big scandal...he is Croat by father and second best handball player (after Balić) in history...

Jesus he get caught these days for bookie cheating...for 200 000 euros...shame...he destroy everything... :(...Jesus...I just like that guy...shame...

What ??? Serious about Karabtic??
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 03, 2012, 10:35
Yes, implicated in fixing.
Hahahahaha ;D did you heard abaout Karabatić (playing for France) big scandal...he is Croat by father and second best handball player (after Balić) in history...

Jesus he get caught these days for bookie cheating...for 200 000 euros...shame...he destroy everything... :(...Jesus...I just like that guy...shame...
200k Euros? Isn't that the whole budget of handball?

isn't the prosecutor saying 80 thousand?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 03, 2012, 22:41
What ??? Serious about Karabtic??
Yes dude...I was shocked...was listening his statement this morning while driving urine sample to hospital coz I am having issues with saddle and sometimes I can hardly urinate after longer rides, so I must eliminate other sources first but I am 100% sure about damn Prologo 100GBP saddle...

What was your question sorry? ;D ;D
Yes dude, he is guilty ...he said tha he even did not play at that game when Montpellier lost against some sorry ass flipers...sad story :(, but his woman place a bet...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 03, 2012, 22:43
Yes, implicated in fixing.200k Euros? Isn't that the whole budget of handball?

isn't the prosecutor saying 80 thousand?

I don t know...maybe...Nikola did not call me yet...I don t know...well 80 or 200 000 is not big difference when you are crook...I just don t know :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 03, 2012, 23:09
Hope your 'saddle issues' resolve themselves Tony  :-[ :o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 04, 2012, 08:11
Hope your 'saddle issues' resolve themselves Tony  :-[ :o

Saddle issue is just nightmare...and must do something...doctor says it is prostate issue coz pressure and it is really painful...must do also blood work...flip...it is only with prologo saddle... :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on October 04, 2012, 08:45
Saddle issue is just nightmare...and must do something...doctor says it is prostate issue coz pressure and it is really painful...must do also blood work...flip...it is only with prologo saddle... :(

The prostate gland is not one to flip around with Tony

Sorry for the serious post  :-[

Some reading - http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2 (http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2)

Mews mates at Livestrong - http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/)

and you may want to consider a split saddle - (https://www.ebicycles.com/custom/editor_files/bicycle-saddle-fizik-womens-vesta-wing-plus-angle-175x155.jpg)

This is for women or men with a larger arse
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 04, 2012, 10:59
The prostate gland is not one to flip around with Tony

Sorry for the serious post  :-[

Some reading - http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2 (http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2)

Mews mates at Livestrong - http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/)

and you may want to consider a split saddle - (https://www.ebicycles.com/custom/editor_files/bicycle-saddle-fizik-womens-vesta-wing-plus-angle-175x155.jpg)

This is for women or men with a larger arse

Separate thread on saddle choice beckons ....

http://velorooms.com/general/saddles-what-would-we-do-without-them/ (http://velorooms.com/general/saddles-what-would-we-do-without-them/)

Let's try to get this thread back on track too, folks.  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 04, 2012, 11:33
The prostate gland is not one to flip around with Tony

Sorry for the serious post  :-[

Some reading - http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2 (http://www.squidoo.com/exercise-bike-riding-and-prostate-health2)

Mews mates at Livestrong - http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/ (http://www.livestrong.com/article/386549-prostate-pressure-bicycle-seats/)

and you may want to consider a split saddle - (https://www.ebicycles.com/custom/editor_files/bicycle-saddle-fizik-womens-vesta-wing-plus-angle-175x155.jpg)

This is for women or men with a larger arse

Thanks...I will read for sure...
No I tried split saddle before...no happy at all...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 04, 2012, 11:36
Separate thread on saddle choice beckons ....

http://velorooms.com/general/saddles-what-would-we-do-without-them/ (http://velorooms.com/general/saddles-what-would-we-do-without-them/)

Let's try to get this thread back on track too, folks.  :)

True that!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on October 04, 2012, 12:52
Did ivano balic say anything? i dont think they like each other   that much  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 04, 2012, 15:19
Did ivano balic say anything? i dont think they like each other   that much  :)
Well I did not heard anything...yes they do not like much each other
balić vs karabatić (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUUaxq-DIU4#) who knows...

Karabatić earned 100 000 euros per medal...and about 1 000 000 e in Kiel...why he did that what he did I do not know really 8)...I think that he is in deep sh*t...very deep...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 04, 2012, 15:24
Looks like they're kissing each other and the censor board denied us the right to see
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 04, 2012, 23:34
Dude this is not redtube Jesus ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 05, 2012, 02:10
One can't help but wonder.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 07, 2012, 16:13
Well regular Sunday group ride lately...woke up at 7.30...after 5 hrs of sleep, eat one banana with glass of milk, drink coffee, couple of smokes, kill the cat, and I am ready...

I was planing to follow slower riders and woman coz I did not ride so much this week...but flip no, at one moment I decided that I am not pussy rider and decided to go with strongest guys here, including M. Kvasina who thanks God was having easy endurance riding plan for today.

So I did very, very good coz fresh legs...only once (ok I am lying too) have been dropped on some 6 or 7 th small to medium hill...were young 17 years old lions took turn...at the end, eight of us did some really good ride...nice humor...bike talk...that Kvasina pro is always nice to ride, really really nice guy...

Total 100km for 3hrs...when get home...I start to feel lack of km...start shaking coz lack of sugar...I am good now... ;D I am lying....I am dead :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on October 07, 2012, 16:34
Well regular Sunday group ride lately...woke up at 7.30...after 5 hrs of sleep, eat one banana with glass of milk, drink coffee, having sex typing with my loving and only mistress, couple of smokes, kill the cat, and I am ready...

I was planing to follow slower riders and woman coz I did not ride so much this week...but flip no, at one moment I decided that I am not pussy rider and decided to go with strongest guys here, including M. Kvasina who thanks God was having easy endurance riding plan for today.

So I did very, very good coz fresh legs...only once (ok I am lying too) have been dropped on some 6 or 7 th small to medium hill...were young 17 years old lions took turn...at the end, eight of us did some really good ride...nice humor...bike talk...that Kvasina pro is always nice to ride, really really nice guy...

Total 100km for 3hrs...when get home...I start to feel lack of km...start shaking coz lack of sugar...I am good now... ;D I am lying....I am dead :fp

Quick delete it before mew gets here :o :o :fp :'(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 07, 2012, 17:49
Nah...she is kool dude ;D...just sometimes making me nervous...too much lately...but I love her...we are sleeping together for 3 years now... :-X
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 07, 2012, 17:50
You sleep with the cat?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 07, 2012, 18:00
You sleep with the cat?
Yes...sometimes dog spoil our peace...I am very often talking to her...she is nice...Ragdoll cat... ::)
You? Do you still sleep with rabbit? ;D

P.S. I am off...must go to buy some smokes...oh yeah Camel, true choice of every vivid cyclist :wave
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 07, 2012, 18:06
I tried sleeping with the rabbit, but it sh*ts everywhere. And I don't think that was really hot chocolate.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 07, 2012, 19:39
I tried sleeping with the rabbit, but it sh*ts everywhere. And I don't think that was really hot chocolate.
;D Well...nobody s perfect....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on October 08, 2012, 08:33
ESPN football rivalries - HAJDUK Split -dinamo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47zdFIWY64#)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 08, 2012, 11:25
Oh yeah it is kind a Lazio vs Roma thrill but little bit worse ;D Life dangereous really...
We kick their asses 3:1 before couple of weeks
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 10, 2012, 01:56
Quick delete it before mew gets here :o :o :fp :'(

I SAW THIS


Tony we need to talk....

Edit:
never mind I still love you tony...you are true lover
Of cats  :-*


 ;D
Laflo
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 10, 2012, 02:01
Well, today rode ~30+ miles in chilly 42*F weather...
It was supposed to warm up but clouds came in... :-[

Then had to sit around drivers license office for 3+ hrs to renew my license... :fp   :police:

now drinking wine




....still fun ride  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 10, 2012, 02:20
42 F? Aren't those nut cracking temperatures?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 10, 2012, 02:31
42 F? Aren't those nut cracking temperatures?

'twas chilly ...but I was dressed well...

Nut cracking... :fp

ask tony
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 10, 2012, 02:34
I'd rather not, he'll bring a mallet along to crack it.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 13, 2012, 10:46
Amazing 90 minutes this week...so far
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 14, 2012, 15:47
And I pay my price today on group ride...first 40 or 50 minutes and two medium hills was ok...after that my legs and body started to shut down...pain...pain...and we were 50 km from home...never ever I did let group to leave...but today I just have to...running out of gas totally...dead man...do not feel anything... :(
Total 106km/32 km avg spd...
Nice lesson...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 14, 2012, 15:52
I was still recovering from post-vaccination sickness today, so I only did a few kms to test out the new Ridley. Down in the park mostly, menacing all the Sunday strollers.

I did a couple of sprints but I felt awful. There was just no top end. This is my first bit of a ride since early September, when I was flying (by my paltry standards) prior to another hospital visit.

A bit depressing but fortunately the new bike is a lot of fun and, having now donned my new winter gear, I have a big mixed-surface ride planned for next weekend. Can't wait.   :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on October 14, 2012, 16:18
Now ride everyday to school..

Lots of climbing.
Immediate hill as I get out the house and then as I come close to school there is the most leg breaking hill ever seen :D

I treat it as a sprint originally, riding on the highest gears, but by the end the lactic gets too much and I grind on using pure will power, enter the school sweating like mad. Cant wait for drivers licence :D

Also rode around Hampstead Heath a couple of days ago, very recommended for anyone around the area. There are a couple of killer hills in and about there and the scenery is also nice, not in a scenic way but nice nevertheless.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 14, 2012, 17:06
Now ride everyday to school..

Lots of climbing.
Immediate hill as I get out the house and then as I come close to school there is the most leg breaking hill ever seen :D

I treat it as a sprint originally, riding on the highest gears, but by the end the lactic gets too much and I grind on using pure will power, enter the school sweating like mad. Cant wait for drivers licence :D

Also rode around Hampstead Heath a couple of days ago, very recommended for anyone around the area. There are a couple of killer hills in and about there and the scenery is also nice, not in a scenic way but nice nevertheless.

That's great, Froomeborough!  :)  :tu I was starting to think that only Tone, mew, Icebreaker, Barrus (allegedly) and I actually rode a bike on this forum.

And the girls love a fit rider (if you prefer girls, of course, I couldn't comment if the same goes for boys). It was one of the few perks of my short yootful racing career. I was rolling in chicks.

Actually, I wasn't at all, I just wanted to encourage you.  ;D

What bike are you riding on?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 14, 2012, 20:33
Mr. blutto also riding...but he is Canadian and that merely count as a rider :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on October 14, 2012, 22:06
That's great, Froomeborough!  :)  :tu I was starting to think that only Tone, mew, Icebreaker, Barrus (allegedly) and I actually rode a bike on this forum.

And the girls love a fit rider (if you prefer girls, of course, I couldn't comment if the same goes for boys). It was one of the few perks of my short yootful racing career. I was rolling in chicks.

Actually, I wasn't at all, I just wanted to encourage you.  ;D

What bike are you riding on?

 :wave  i ride regularly.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on October 14, 2012, 22:12
Indeed zam actually rode up that massive mountain in India and posted pics..
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on October 14, 2012, 22:18
That's great, Froomeborough!  :)  :tu I was starting to think that only Tone, mew, Icebreaker, Barrus (allegedly) and I actually rode a bike on this forum.

And the girls love a fit rider (if you prefer girls, of course, I couldn't comment if the same goes for boys). It was one of the few perks of my short yootful racing career. I was rolling in chicks.

Actually, I wasn't at all, I just wanted to encourage you.  ;D

What bike are you riding on?

I have always loved to ride, but have never done it properly. With the winter oncoming my riding career may take a turn for the worse, so that is a shame :D

And thanks for the encouragement, though tbh teenagers around London I do not think are all that interested in bike racing, which is also a shame..

I am on a dreaded trek, cant recally the exact name now, but tbh it is high time I got a new bike, will probably have to wait for summer though, as winter is downright miserable conditions for riding.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on October 14, 2012, 23:35
That's great, Froomeborough!  :)  :tu I was starting to think that only Tone, mew, Icebreaker, Barrus (allegedly) and I actually rode a bike on this forum.

I ride as well, but only when the weather is decent. Which means I probably won't touch my bike until some time in the spring. It's just that I don't like the cold. Not one bit.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 15, 2012, 02:12
That's great, Froomeborough!  :)  :tu I was starting to think that only Tone, mew, Icebreaker, Barrus (allegedly) and I actually rode a bike on this forum.

And the girls love a fit rider (if you prefer girls, of course, I couldn't comment if the same goes for boys). It was one of the few perks of my short yootful racing career. I was rolling in chicks.

Actually, I wasn't at all, I just wanted to encourage you.  ;D

What bike are you riding on?
I reciprocate the love to a fit woman, but being a Mech Engineer, I've been treated more to the likes of water buffaloes.

I don't ride atm, still getting over the loss of my stolen ex bike.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 15, 2012, 20:05
:wave  i ride regularly.
Oh yes and zam...
zam for God sake...take me to those mountains please...will married you 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 15, 2012, 20:07
I reciprocate the love to a fit woman, but being a Mech Engineer, I've been treated more to the likes of water buffaloes.

I don't ride atm, still getting over the loss of my stolen ex bike.
I am planing to ride bike on Gay pride next year...could someone tell me...what outfit is kool? Thanks!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on October 16, 2012, 00:09
I am planing to ride bike on Gay pride next year...could someone tell me...what outfit is kool? Thanks!
(http://gayheartsweep.com/.a/6a013487ee1753970c015432f4b979970c-350wi)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 16, 2012, 10:44
(http://gayheartsweep.com/.a/6a013487ee1753970c015432f4b979970c-350wi)
Perfect...just perfect ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 22, 2012, 21:54
On weekend Tony was riding here, Pula :wave
(http://imageshack.us/a/img839/3661/arenaamfiteatarpulacroa.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/arenaamfiteatarpulacroa.jpg/)

Totally different riding culture than at my place. Zam know it better...lot of Italians and their influence there, and it was really nice. Small places alongside with old folks playing bocce ;D
Kool ;)
Olive trees :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on October 24, 2012, 04:04
On weekend Tony was riding here, Pula :wave
(http://imageshack.us/a/img839/3661/arenaamfiteatarpulacroa.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/arenaamfiteatarpulacroa.jpg/)

Totally different riding culture than at my place. Zam know it better...lot of Italians and their influence there, and it was really nice. Small places alongside with old folks playing bocce ;D
Kool ;)
Olive trees :-*

You rode in the colosseum with a road bike? redbull sponsored stunt show or what?   ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 24, 2012, 07:22
You rode in the colosseum with a road bike? redbull sponsored stunt show or what?   ;D

It is not colosseum after all, it is not big as colosseum...Arena :police:

Ok ok, I got it ;D no I ride alongside once Italian villages named Visignano, Dignano or something else...nice ride...really :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 26, 2012, 22:57
Nah...she is kool dude ;D...just sometimes making me nervous...too much lately...but I love her...we are sleeping together for 3 years now... :-X

Clarification here ...CAT is kool dude sleeping together for 3 years now...not mew  ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 26, 2012, 23:02
(http://gayheartsweep.com/.a/6a013487ee1753970c015432f4b979970c-350wi)

Oh ghod krebby I wish you didn't do this  :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 27, 2012, 03:07
Lol..Tony riding around arena like gladiator... ;D
wow nice mental image  :-* ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 27, 2012, 03:08
Lol..Tony riding around arena like gladiator... ;D
wow nice mental image  :-* ;D
In stockings with moobs whipped out
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 27, 2012, 08:33
Clarification here ...CAT is kool dude sleeping together for 3 years now...not mew  ;D

Yes...CAT is kool dude, not mew ;D
Anyway I do not like married woman ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 27, 2012, 08:35
Lol..Tony riding around arena like gladiator... ;D
wow nice mental image  :-* ;D

I wish I could ride inside but there was tons of old German folks, and Americans too ;D
It would be nice place for world track championship :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 27, 2012, 08:35
In stockings with moobs whipped out
Pervert ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on October 27, 2012, 12:35
You know it's a dream dude.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on November 09, 2012, 17:47

(http://www.tbx.be/pics/dossiers/41_doss_pict.jpg)
I did a succinct 52km of mixed 'cross today, mostly in the Sonian and Royal Forests. It was 9 degrees Celsius and pretty muddy.

It's going to take a while to trust my wheels again after the rear one buckled severely on a normal road ride a couple of weeks ago. No mechanicals today and no crashes despite a few hairy moments.

Did a lot of cobbled sections and each time tried to find the gutter wherever possible because they totally kill your speed.

The forests can be pretty hard to figure out because the "traffic" (i.e. horses, bikes, walkers) is strictly managed and you cannot ride anywhere and everywhere you want. At one point I found myself on a really steep horsepath in deep powdery grey stuff - it was one of the hardest climbs I've ever had to do but I made it without stopping, so I was a bit proud of myself there.

I can tell that I'm not in very good shape at the moment. Struggling quite a lot although the 'cross bike does make things harder.  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on November 17, 2012, 10:01
1st weekend I get to ride due to bob the builder projects, 3-4 c after rain so no ice on the road, which was good.

Punched out 38 km hilly and am now fliped, but nice to feel the burn.

See if I get one more in before snow falls, then backä to the trainer
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 30, 2012, 23:31
Cold weather is coming here...so my plan is to survive until february...hiking, running, gym, skating, sex, and couple of rides when warm. Must get at least 73 kg...so when spring comes I have some fat to burn...if 68-69kg...it would be bad.

P.S.Of course rollers :-*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on December 11, 2012, 07:30
Cold weather is coming here...so my plan is to survive until february...hiking, running, gym, skating, sex, and couple of rides when warm. Must get at least 73 kg...so when spring comes I have some fat to burn...if 68-69kg...it would be bad.

P.S.Of course rollers :-*
Stoopid Croatian climate.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on December 11, 2012, 17:48
As I was getting my bike out of the garage this morning, I knocked a large, nearly full canister of Bike lubricating oil off a shelf, knocking the cap thing you press off. Not to worry I thought as I jammed the cap back on, and gave my rear mech a quick couple of squirts while I was there.

Then on the third squirt, the cap thing flew off and a three foot high plume of oil fountained out of the can. And kept on fountaining as I wandered around trying to find something other than me, my bike or my car for it to spray with oil. After a bit I found that if you turn it upside down it stops squirting. So I shoved it upside down into our bin and cycled off to work, smelling like a car repair shop.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on December 11, 2012, 17:56
Will you just point and shoot from 3 feet away next time (for maintenance of course)?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 11, 2012, 22:10
Cavman at those moments it is important to be kool...take a deep breath and think what would you smash....it helps dude O0
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on December 13, 2012, 13:42
Danny Tuff tweeted this

20 reasons to love cycling

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9_63E8CcAAKVIs.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 13, 2012, 17:37
I do not know what to post really, ride on rollers for 30 min, gym, and that it is...this week. Oh yes hiking maybe...

1. January is my starting day, until then relax...it is flipping cold here.
Guy next to me is doing something strange, and that flipping ball is heavy,before that core workout I killed my legs with 4 different exercises with 15 reps eachx3series, 18 kg kettlebell swing for killer end...not to mention that I could not sh*t day after... :fp
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5382/53355456223088712520111.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/53355456223088712520111.jpg/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on December 13, 2012, 17:53
Do you train with Jesus?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 13, 2012, 17:58
Do you train with Jesus?
;D, I knew that Isaw that pose somewhere else...thanx dude. ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on December 26, 2012, 19:42
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pgJhiK7khcQ/UNtS0N2LjFI/AAAAAAAAAFA/29XGIgyyIfI/s692/20121202_121615.jpg)

after quite a muddy ride :p
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on December 29, 2012, 00:41
I do not know what to post really, ride on rollers for 30 min, gym, and that it is...this week. Oh yes hiking maybe...

1. January is my starting day, until then relax...it is flipping cold here.
Guy next to me is doing something strange, and that flipping ball is heavy,before that core workout I killed my legs with 4 different exercises with 15 reps eachx3series, 18 kg kettlebell swing for killer end...not to mention that I could not sh*t day after... :fp
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5382/53355456223088712520111.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/53355456223088712520111.jpg/)

That guy next to you....I would keep an eye out for him the way he is looking at you Tony  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 29, 2012, 07:47
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pgJhiK7khcQ/UNtS0N2LjFI/AAAAAAAAAFA/29XGIgyyIfI/s692/20121202_121615.jpg)

after quite a muddy ride :p
Dude you really sh*t on your bike ;D...that is one reason why I sold MTB..and now don t have money for another one 8)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 29, 2012, 07:48
That guy next to you....I would keep an eye out for him the way he is looking at you Tony  ;D ::)

Ah he is just a kid anyway...slow kid ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on December 29, 2012, 08:49
Ah he is just a kid anyway...slow kid ;D

I resent the implication.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 29, 2012, 10:09
I resent the implication.
Dude you want me believe but I was accused for child pornography and pedophilia at one forum here...Jesus...that lunitic almost call cops coz he did not understand me...
I was boring and start posting about conflict between Catholic church and government  big fight about new school program teaching children about sex and all those things...idiot said (and I was so boring ;D) that nah never mind...but these days lunitics are around ;D

After that I was banned for two months coz racism ;D...Jesus Christ!

Ok...what this thread is really about? ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on December 29, 2012, 10:12
Ok...what this thread is really about? ;D
Racist, paedophile Croatian mafia.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 29, 2012, 10:22
Racist, paedophile Croatian mafia.
Ok then everything is ok now ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on December 29, 2012, 12:31
Dude you want me believe but I was accused for child pornography and pedophilia at one forum here...Jesus...that lunitic almost call cops coz he did not understand me...
I was boring and start posting about conflict between Catholic church and government  big fight about new school program teaching children about sex and all those things...idiot said (and I was so boring ;D) that nah never mind...but these days lunitics are around ;D

After that I was banned for two months coz racism ;D...Jesus Christ!

Ok...what this thread is really about? ;D

Good thing I'm well above the age of consent, you won't have to worry about any of that ;) But I'm sorry to disappoint you, I won't be part of your harem... I'm saving myself for when ram finally gets over his crush on Shep and starts to notice me.

And what this thread is about.. Well, it's winter. No one in their right mind goes riding now anyway.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on December 29, 2012, 16:03
Well, I'm not ogling at a man in a turtleneck sweaters over a fatsuit lent by a dodgy Croatian am I?

It's winter, and 20C outside. What's bad weather?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 29, 2012, 16:28
Good thing I'm well above the age of consent, you won't have to worry about any of that ;) But I'm sorry to disappoint you, I won't be part of your harem... I'm saving myself for when ram finally gets over his crush on Shep and starts to notice me.

And what this thread is about.. Well, it's winter. No one in their right mind goes riding now anyway.

Ok then ;D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 05, 2013, 14:15
140 kms done today! 4h20 mins with the team :) was a bit hilly. nice ride :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on January 05, 2013, 14:18
Cool :tu hardcore O0
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 05, 2013, 14:23
140 kms done today! 4h20 mins with the team :) was a bit hilly. nice ride :)

Hilly? Whereabouts was that, Michiel?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 05, 2013, 16:21
Hilly? Whereabouts was that, Michiel?

Heuvelland, we did Scherpenberg and Monteberg. As the only real hills, but it's almost never flat around there :p
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 06, 2013, 14:51
Also 130 k today. 4 hours :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on January 06, 2013, 15:07
:karen
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 06, 2013, 16:55
First ride back after six weeks. Just did about 62km out of Brussels city and around Kortenberg and Erps-Kwerps, riding the 'cross bike but all on the road. I rode alone as usual because I still have absolutely zero cycling connections here in Belgium.

Nasty headwind on the ride home. I'm an awful long way off doing 130km rides like Michiel but I hope to pick it up a lot this year. ;)

Starting tomorrow, I'm commuting to work by bike.

Which is a massive 2.5km each way. :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 27, 2013, 10:24
Just went to the Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix. That's a really nice track!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 27, 2013, 10:31
Snow and a cold snap kept me indoors this weekend and there's been snow all this week. However a thaw has begun today so that should wash some of the salt away too. Going turbo crazy and finding too many reasons to skip the sessions.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2013, 08:32
Snow and a cold snap kept me indoors this weekend and there's been snow all this week. However a thaw has begun today so that should wash some of the salt away too. Going turbo crazy and finding too many reasons to skip the sessions.

So is my ass

 :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 01, 2013, 16:38
Just went to the Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix. That's a really nice track!
Just checked it is indoor...kool. I have never saw indoor velodrome dude how it is like? Is it steep and fast? It must be great fun for sure...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on February 02, 2013, 16:18
Just checked it is indoor...kool. I have never saw indoor velodrome dude how it is like? Is it steep and fast? It must be great fun for sure...

Fast very much. They leave the lowest part open for those who want to do some fast laps. Steepness is lk as long as you're riding:) but when you look at it from the top it looks really steep indeed;)

Oh did 180km today. 6h20. Rain hail snow and sun where there to enjoy us:p
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 04, 2013, 11:18
Fast very much. They leave the lowest part open for those who want to do some fast laps. Steepness is lk as long as you're riding:) but when you look at it from the top it looks really steep indeed;)

Oh did 180km today. 6h20. Rain hail snow and sun where there to enjoy us:p
Thanks dude..
180km nice :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 05, 2013, 17:29
Fast very much. They leave the lowest part open for those who want to do some fast laps. Steepness is lk as long as you're riding:) but when you look at it from the top it looks really steep indeed;)

Oh did 180km today. 6h20. Rain hail snow and sun where there to enjoy us:p
I guess dude it is your longest ride this season...me no chance to hit 180km this time of year and I doubt that I will do this year, my longest ride is 125km so far.
How week max hrs you did in base period?I guess more than 20hrs?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on February 05, 2013, 20:36
I guess dude it is your longest ride this season...me no chance to hit 180km this time of year and I doubt that I will do this year, my longest ride is 125km so far.
How week max hrs you did in base period?I guess more than 20hrs?

No, I really want to do a 200 k ride:D more like 12-15hours. I was really amazed I could go the distance tbh. Especially after a 2 week sportstop due to exams.
I was really knackered though:p
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 05, 2013, 22:44
No, I really want to do a 200 k ride:D more like 12-15hours. I was really amazed I could go the distance tbh. Especially after a 2 week sportstop due to exams.
I was really knackered though:p

Thanks dude...club mate was inviting me to hit some randonneurs rides here, but thanks i will stick around 100km...I would die on 200k ride...Jesus.
But if you have good mates it is nice ride for sure...alone no way! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 08, 2013, 15:47
Did 75km in awful, schizophrenic weather. Crashed twice, both times after getting my front wheel caught between deep cobbles. First time was at Leefdaal, the second near Vossem. Fell on the right side first time and the left side on the second. Bike OK, both knees rather bashed. Small hole in brand new bib tights.  :angry
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 08, 2013, 16:21
Did 75km in awful, schizophrenic weather. Crashed twice, both times after getting my front wheel caught between deep cobbles. First time was at Leefdaal, the second near Vossem. Fell on the right side first time and the left side on the second. Bike OK, both knees rather bashed. Small hole in brand new bib tights.  :angry
And it was at slow speed?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 08, 2013, 16:31
And it was at slow speed?

Barely more than 21kph average on a CX bike with knobbly tyres. Horrible, Tone. I just never seemed to settle into the ride today. I was always struggling with something.

It was very cold, my feet never really warmed up. Traffic was bad leaving Brussels - drivers just don't use their brains. Then, because it was a new route and I didn't know the roads very well, I had a lot of traffic problems in certain places. I had to go offroad for a few kms on a narrow, muddy river path to get around a huge and unexpected closure on the Bertem-Leefdaal road.

Couple of interesting climbs including the Chaussée d'Ottenburg: 600m / 9% average.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on February 08, 2013, 16:33
Did 75km in awful, schizophrenic weather. Crashed twice, both times after getting my front wheel caught between deep cobbles. First time was at Leefdaal, the second near Vossem. Fell on the right side first time and the left side on the second. Bike OK, both knees rather bashed. Small hole in brand new bib tights.  :angry

But Larri 75km

Nice work

Thinking positive  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 08, 2013, 16:38
But Larri 75km

Nice work

Thinking positive  ;)

Thanks, JSG. Succeeded with yours, Barrus' and Fus' nutritional help!

These very cobbles were the cause of my first accident:

(http://www.reisreporter.be/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/leefdaal-dreef-kasteel-de-liedekerke.jpg)

This is the pleasantly named Slagberg, just outside Leefdaal.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 12, 2013, 18:26
Barely more than 21kph average on a CX bike with knobbly tyres. Horrible, Tone. I just never seemed to settle into the ride today. I was always struggling with something.

It was very cold, my feet never really warmed up. Traffic was bad leaving Brussels - drivers just don't use their brains. Then, because it was a new route and I didn't know the roads very well, I had a lot of traffic problems in certain places. I had to go offroad for a few kms on a narrow, muddy river path to get around a huge and unexpected closure on the Bertem-Leefdaal road.

Couple of interesting climbs including the Chaussée d'Ottenburg: 600m / 9% average.
Never mind the speed at this time mate, at least you are riding. Me on flipping rollers and stationary bike in gym, Jesus Larry...just sh*t!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 12, 2013, 21:03
Never mind the speed at this time mate, at least you are riding.
That exactly.
21 km/h or thereabouts is my standard average on winter rides. Of which I do far too few - at least right now I have the excuse that there's snow on the streets.
But I'll have to get out there soon, as I have a cyclotour coming up in Mid-April, and want to be in some sort of form for that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 13, 2013, 11:26
That exactly.
21 km/h or thereabouts is my standard average on winter rides. Of which I do far too few - at least right now I have the excuse that there's snow on the streets.
But I'll have to get out there soon, as I have a cyclotour coming up in Mid-April, and want to be in some sort of form for that.
Yes mine too about same,I don t even ride big ring at all this time of year, maybe couple of minutes and then back on small ring, I am not a pro and don t have Spain or something south to ride 4-5 hrs. Rollers are pain in the ass. Also mine first race is short TT in march and there so no need for me to put big miles even if I had weather and time.
But I am hardly waiting for group rides, and hills, that is what makes me faster, other guys tempo not mine.

Here snow again and if I hit 7-9 hrs on rollers and stat bike I would be happy....flip again!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 13, 2013, 12:55
That exactly.
21 km/h or thereabouts is my standard average on winter rides. Of which I do far too few - at least right now I have the excuse that there's snow on the streets.
But I'll have to get out there soon, as I have a cyclotour coming up in Mid-April, and want to be in some sort of form for that.

Yes mine too about same,I don t even ride big ring at all this time of year, maybe couple of minutes and then back on small ring, I am not a pro and don t have Spain or something south to ride 4-5 hrs. Rollers are pain in the ass. Also mine first race is short TT in march and there so no need for me to put big miles even if I had weather and time.
But I am hardly waiting for group rides, and hills, that is what makes me faster, other guys tempo not mine.

Here snow again and if I hit 7-9 hrs on rollers and stat bike I would be happy....flip again!

This is really good to know. I have nobody here in Belgium with whom to share notes about rides and performance. There's so much I don't know that I can learn from reading you guys who have been cycling (as adults) much longer than I. I was pretty good in youth races but I realise now that I didn't really know how to train and race fitness came very easy. :)

I have just recently started riding sometimes on the big ring. But this is the CX bike, so that's a 46x36 chainset. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 13, 2013, 16:54
This is really good to know. I have nobody here in Belgium with whom to share notes about rides and performance. There's so much I don't know that I can learn from reading you guys who have been cycling (as adults) much longer than I. I was pretty good in youth races but I realise now that I didn't really know how to train and race fitness came very easy. :)

I have just recently started riding sometimes on the big ring. But this is the CX bike, so that's a 46x36 chainset. :D
Hey mate..why dont you join some club or club rides, it is Belgium after all. Was seeing Michaele cycling club web site, Jesus that much riders here any club don t have.
I love to talk with some old and really strong guys about how they train, sometimes they talk bullsh*t coz they are proud, but nothing makes me faster than Sunday club ride, it is kind a race for me everytime, coz last year I started to ride with strongest group when feeling all right, sometimes when I feels tired I ride with B group, it is fun after all. But before couple a years ago I could not even manage to survive first small hill with strongest guys, be patient and fitness will come mate.
 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 13, 2013, 17:28
Hey mate..why dont you join some club or club rides, it is Belgium after all. Was seeing Michaele cycling club web site, Jesus that much riders here any club don t have.
I love to talk with some old and really strong guys about how they train, sometimes they talk bullsh*t coz they are proud, but nothing makes me faster than Sunday club ride, it is kind a race for me everytime, coz last year I started to ride with strongest group when feeling all right, sometimes when I feels tired I ride with B group, it is fun after all. But before couple a years ago I could not even manage to survive first small hill with strongest guys, be patient and fitness will come mate.

Here's the thing, Tone: it's a geography problem. I live in Brussels, which is culturally disowned in cycling terms by the self-contained traditions in Wallonie and Flanders.

There's pretty much one club here and they're on the other side of the city and a bit 'cyclotouriste'.

I have seen big groups on the roads around Leuven but the clubs are always based in relatively far away places.

Maybe I'll try harder to find a connection later this year. I know I sound negative but it's not easy being a foreigner with such insular folks as Belgians can be! I joined a Walloon cycling forum last year and didn't get much of a response from anyone on there. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 13, 2013, 19:04
Here's the thing, Tone: it's a geography problem. I live in Brussels, which is culturally disowned in cycling terms by the self-contained traditions in Wallonie and Flanders.

There's pretty much one club here and they're on the other side of the city and a bit 'cyclotouriste'.

I have seen big groups on the roads around Leuven but the clubs are always based in relatively far away places.

Maybe I'll try harder to find a connection later this year. I know I sound negative but it's not easy being a foreigner with such insular folks as Belgians can be! I joined a Walloon cycling forum last year and didn't get much of a response from anyone on there. :D
Oh I see mate, northern barbarians they are :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 13, 2013, 19:08
Here's the thing, Tone: it's a geography problem. I live in Brussels, which is culturally disowned in cycling terms by the self-contained traditions in Wallonie and Flanders.

There's pretty much one club here and they're on the other side of the city and a bit 'cyclotouriste'.

I have seen big groups on the roads around Leuven but the clubs are always based in relatively far away places.

Maybe I'll try harder to find a connection later this year. I know I sound negative but it's not easy being a foreigner with such insular folks as Belgians can be! I joined a Walloon cycling forum last year and didn't get much of a response from anyone on there. :D

L'arri...START YOUR OWN CLUB.  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 14, 2013, 10:34
There's so much I don't know that I can learn from reading you guys who have been cycling (as adults) much longer than I.
Don't be fooled there!
I started in 2007, and have ridden about 7000 km since then. So I may have been cycling a bit longer, but certainly not much more...

I'm thinking about joining a club as well, and I have one in my sights already. It's easier to get oneself to dress up and get out if there is a group waiting to ride with you, instead of going out all alone.

L'arri...START YOUR OWN CLUB.  :cheesy
Great idea! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 14, 2013, 11:34
L'arri...START YOUR OWN CLUB.  :cheesy

Team Arriviste sponsored by Velorooms and Dopeology.org. Like it!  :cool:

Actually looks like quite an involved process here in Belgium. You appear to have to be insured, which is something of a novelty.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 14, 2013, 22:27
Team Arriviste sponsored by Velorooms and Dopeology.org. Like it!  :cool:

Actually looks like quite an involved process here in Belgium. You appear to have to be insured, which is something of a novelty.
Dude I will be your team Dr. Dope...just call me :rolleye
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Michielveedeebee on February 18, 2013, 06:56
Team Arriviste sponsored by Velorooms and Dopeology.org. Like it!  :cool:

Actually looks like quite an involved process here in Belgium. You appear to have to be insured, which is something of a novelty.
Yeah all clubs have to be insured as riding is dangerous! But I think it's relatively cheap and yoi're insired everywhere you ride normally;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 01, 2013, 12:01
(http://s3.postimage.org/l3m8gczzj/2013_03_01_11_15_11.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/l3m8gczzj/)
First medium long hill this year, 4,2km long, avg 11%, my PB is 19min19sec and was doing this today for almost 23min30 sec, really this time of year is not for moral but spring is comming and every time I would be faster...
Video of some guys going downhill on mtb
Zelena Magistrala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKb1Ykx2thM#ws)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 01, 2013, 14:25
My Saturday tomorrow is ruined thanks to these crappy v-brakes. The spring died again, with the whole caliper coming loose for the second time in three months. Ridley's own brand 4ZA is proving a bit of a pain. First the wheels buckled badly after a couple of moderate 'cross rides and now the brakes again.

Going to have them changed to something decent tomorrow but I'm sure that will cost me because the warranty only covers the spec on which the bike was sold. Even so, I can't have the brakes screwing up every time I take a flipping wheel off to clean the bike. It's ridiculous and I don't understand how it can happen.

So no ride for me tomorrow. Will have to go to the LBS and just hope they get it sorted with enough time for me to get home for Strade Bianche. Then on Sunday maybe I can do a ride.

 :( :( :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 03, 2013, 18:58
On this beautiful, sunny (but cold) Sunday, I've started my 2013 season.
Roughly 2,5 hours through the countryside north of Copenhagen: Out with headwind, which lead to some frustration in the first hour when my heartrate went into the 170s while riding the not-very-impressive "climbs" known from the 2011 Worlds, but home with a tailwind.
Nice to be out again - although I long for higher temperatures when I don't have to wear so much clothing. And I didn't realize how much I missed the feeling of riding through the crisp and clean air... :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 04, 2013, 08:47
Yay, Fus! Congrats, you're out and about again!

Update on my situation: CX bike will be in the shop until tomorrow. I'll wait for the SMS telling me it's done, then I'll have to bunk off work and go collect it. New brakes being fitted from TRP and I hope sincerely that it will be the end of my brake problems.

I bought a pair of Conti 4 Seasons GP tyres when I took the bike there. I will be hanging up the CX-specific tyres until autumn in favour of these hard-wearing road tyres as I now intend to stick to the road until then.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on March 05, 2013, 14:54
My rides of the last 2 days:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 05, 2013, 15:30
My rides of the last 2 days:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841)

Be careful not to link to anywhere too sensitive, Barrus. I posted a ride or two here from my Garmin Connect before realising that it clearly showed everyone where I live as the start/finish. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on March 05, 2013, 15:34
Nice Barry

I have had my bike for less than 2 weeks, and have managed 200km ...  :D

not up to your standards of course, but its better than I thought I would do
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on March 05, 2013, 15:35
Be careful not to link to anywhere too sensitive, Barrus. I posted a ride or two here from my Garmin Connect before realising that it clearly showed everyone where I live as the start/finish. ;)

I never start my ride at my house :P Always first ride for a few k to get my legs in shape, I also almost never stop my ride at my house ;) So, the only thing you get from it is the city I live in

@AG you got a new bike?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on March 05, 2013, 15:41
yep - is beautiful  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 07, 2013, 11:16
Be careful not to link to anywhere too sensitive, Barrus. I posted a ride or two here from my Garmin Connect before realising that it clearly showed everyone where I live as the start/finish. ;)

Yes and yes, that is why I hate Endomondo and all that synchronized data they collect, just sh*t.
I mean fb, gmail, garmin Jesus they sharing everything.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 07, 2013, 11:17
Nice Barry

I have had my bike for less than 2 weeks, and have managed 200km ...  :D

not up to your standards of course, but its better than I thought I would do
200 km is just fine AG, just go!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 09, 2013, 17:30
Nice Barry

I have had my bike for less than 2 weeks, and have managed 200km ...  :D

not up to your standards of course, but its better than I thought I would do

wow AG that is great! impressive. remember it is FUN so dont' worry about keeping standards...unless you are into that sort of thing.. :angry :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 09, 2013, 18:53
Well, so far this year I have ridden outdoors - once.

Lots of time on the rollers, but outside, once.  And just as spring comes to the GWN and the snow and ice are disappearing I'm getting on a plane this afternoon and heading to Arizona for two weeks.

The bike is there ( actually the bikes are there; road bike, MTB and "cross/gravel grinder), two weeks of riding in the sun.

And no rollers.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 09, 2013, 18:55
nice Icebreaker!
sounds like a great time ahead..enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 10, 2013, 12:45
2008 Tour de France
Stage 20 - Cérilly --> Saint-Amand-Montrond
TT 53.6km

(http://www.letour.com/PHOTOS/TDF/2008/2000/CARTEVIGNETTE.gif)

(http://www.letour.com/PHOTOS/TDF/2008/2000/PROFILVIGNETTE.gif)

#RiderTeamTime
1.Stefan SCHUMACHER ;)Gerolsteiner1:03:50
2.Fabian CANCELLARACSC1:04:12
3.Kim KIRCHENColumbia1:04:51
...
#RiderTeamTime
145.Thomas VOECKLERBouygues Telecom1:15:09
146.L'arri VISTERainshy Turbo Sessions1:40:58
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 10, 2013, 13:28
When I started reading the post, I thought you must have put it in the wrong thread, it should have been in the "Index of Suspicion".
Then I got to the end. :)

Well done, going on the turbo for 1:40 is a feat in itself. And being only 25 minutes behind a rider who's placed 4th in the Tour makes it even better...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 10, 2013, 13:31
When I started reading the post, I thought you must have put it in the wrong thread, it should have been in the "Index of Suspicion".
Then I got to the end. :)

Well done, going on the turbo for 1:40 is a feat in itself. And being only 25 minutes behind a rider who's placed 4th in the Tour makes it even better...

Thanks, Fus! :D I was surprised myself, actually: to be in the same hour as the pros I felt like something had to be wrong there with the settings. ;)

Even so, I benefitted from zero wind resistance, was doped on strong coffee and urged on by a couple of albums from Ken Ishii and Massive Attack instead of some idiot manager in my earpiece.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 10, 2013, 23:59
 :D

lol L'arri
nice
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on March 11, 2013, 02:38
Nice Larri  :woohoo

I am settling in to my riding quite ok.  Have a good course that I do regularly which is around 2 lakes - and depending on how many laps of each I do is between 16-35km.   Normally I have been doing 30km which seems to be suiting me well.

Hopefully will build it up a bit over time
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 11, 2013, 08:48
Nice Larri  :woohoo

I am settling in to my riding quite ok.  Have a good course that I do regularly which is around 2 lakes - and depending on how many laps of each I do is between 16-35km.   Normally I have been doing 30km which seems to be suiting me well.

Hopefully will build it up a bit over time

That's good. Build up gradually. First ride I did in 15 years was about 35km on a RaVEL (an extensive asphalt road network dedicated to cyclists, runners and walkers running on former railbeds in Wallonie) near Jodoigne and it was surprisingly hard. Kind of scary when my memories were of easily doing 100km rides.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 12, 2013, 18:23
Day 2 of vacation.

170 km in ....

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 12, 2013, 19:25
Day 2 of vacation.

170 km in ....

Smashing weather. Where are you?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Capt_Cavman on March 12, 2013, 19:42
My rides of the last 2 days:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280317814)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280720841)
Max elevation: 32 feet.

Why don't I live in Amsterdam?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on March 12, 2013, 19:54
Max elevation: 32 feet.

Why don't I live in Amsterdam?

Well from Utrecht to Vleuten or Maarssenbroek/Maarssen/Breukelen I encounter many grueling bridges I can barely get my ass over. Elevation doesn't say anything ;)

A few years ago I had to go from Maarssen to Maarssenbroek over the same flipping bridge twice a day and it flipping killed me every time
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on March 12, 2013, 19:57
Max elevation: 32 feet.

Why don't I live in Amsterdam?

Max elevation I ever got around here was almsot 400 metres and that was doing the same hill about 20 times  :lol

Problem that as Flo said even bridges seem like insurmountable mountains if you're used to completely flat terrain ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 12, 2013, 20:50
Also, if you're fighting up a hill of considerable length and height, mostly there's a nice view from the top. The climb might even be part of a well-known race. Or at least you feel like you're doing some serious climbing, if only for three-four km at 4%.

If you're struggling up a 40 m hill, you just think "I suck". And it gets old.
I'd much rather ride up one well-defined and hard climb once, than encounter three dozen small bumps.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 13, 2013, 00:24
Smashing weather. Where are you?

Those pics are out in the area around Tortilla Flat, in Arizona.  About an hour south of Phoenix.

Got up to 31* today.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Blackbandit222 on March 13, 2013, 21:31
http://iikintenerife.blogspot.com/ (http://iikintenerife.blogspot.com/)

I found this interesting blog on Tenerife yesterday, when I was trying to figure out what Sky's Classic team is up to.   :evil:

http://exnwvoyage.blogspot.com/2011/09/introduction.html (http://exnwvoyage.blogspot.com/2011/09/introduction.html)

Also, this blog is interesting.  This local rider went to Tenerife Spring of 2012 and raced in Belgium too (couldn't find).   But Fall of 2011 he rode across the US solo w/ no support!!!!!!  :rolleye :rolleye :rolleye
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 14, 2013, 08:39
http://iikintenerife.blogspot.com/ (http://iikintenerife.blogspot.com/)

I found this interesting blog on Tenerife yesterday, when I was trying to figure out what Sky's Classic team is up to.   :evil:

http://exnwvoyage.blogspot.com/2011/09/introduction.html (http://exnwvoyage.blogspot.com/2011/09/introduction.html)

Also, this blog is interesting.  This local rider went to Tenerife Spring of 2012 and raced in Belgium too (couldn't find).   But Fall of 2011 he rode across the US solo w/ no support!!!!!!  :rolleye :rolleye :rolleye

Enjoyed those, BB, thanks.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 15, 2013, 02:06
Those pics are out in the area around Tortilla Flat, in Arizona.  About an hour south of Phoenix.

Got up to 31* today.

Great pics Icebreaker!  that is a wonderful area...I spent a few days in Scottsdale last winter. Perfect time of year for me...love the cacti and scenery ...cheers!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 16, 2013, 12:24
Out to Tildonk and back. About 75km total. Rode pro speeds with a massive tailwind out there and crawled home in the obscene headwind. About 6 deg C.

Seem to have lost a screw from one of the studholes on my left CX shoe. Could that be why, even in overshoes, the toes of my left foot were freezing?

Huge difference with Conti GP 4 Seasons instead of the knobblers. Better on the pavé and now at last I can corner properly. So my Ridley is pretty fast now if perhaps a little undergeared. :) First proper outing on the new canti brakes. Nightmare in urban traffic but the lack of power is fun in a sick way. :D

Still carefully following JSG et al's feeding advice which has proven super useful. Need to try to find a way to avoid the little dips caused by underlapping food intake.

I still seem to have a bit of a rough time with achy tiredness at about half to two thirds distance but I then recover from that stupor and always finish strongly in the last third. Could that be energy-related too? ???

Today was the first time I felt actual good sensations since last November which can only mean I've progressed a bit. I think that TdF time trial on the turbo was a turning point. Or I hope it was. :D

Passed Stonemanor for the first time today. It's a big 'British store' where you go if you're desperate for the banalities of the old country. Until GB (they used to co-sponsor a team, remember?) got bought out by Carrefour, Stonemanor was the only place you could buy lemon curd, for example.

Tons of big, silly cars in the car park and right on cue I saw Catherine Ashton's spokesman (like her, a Brit) loading his car with UK-specific items. Guess he would live out there too, among all the painted ladies and nouveau riche rollnecks of Flemish Brabant.

As someone who does not think of himself as a temporary expat on an umbilical cord to the Home Counties like that lot of diplomatic diplodocuses, I find Stonemanor a bit cringeworthy though I will admit to having once visited the Waterloo branch for a packet of McVities dark chocolate digestives. Used to live on them as a student... ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 17, 2013, 08:27
Great things to read Larry dude!
Me, I think I am ready, 12 very specific training for very very short TT next sunday.
Treshold, sub treshold, VO2max, tempo, turns, out of saddle start, just everything was cover. Few very short sessions next week until wendsday, and it is done. Deep section wheels are ready and reglued, ok I reglued also my pants and everything. Fijuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
Tony machine kids destroyer rides again!!!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 17, 2013, 22:33
Tony your pants are glued? shut? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 18, 2013, 03:46
Another day riding in the desert, some paved roads, some gravel roads, a little hike-a-bike and I even found a stream, with water in it that I did not know was there.   I was, during the walking parts, keeping a really sharp eye out for the snakes though.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 18, 2013, 09:16
Another day riding in the desert, some paved roads, some gravel roads, a little hike-a-bike and I even found a stream, with water in it that I did not know was there.   I was, during the walking parts, keeping a really sharp eye out for the snakes though.

Ice, you disgust me with all that marvellous weather and varied surfaces at your disposal. :D

I have friends in New Mexico and I have heard all about the snakes. Be careful, man!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 18, 2013, 23:23
Ice, you disgust me with all that marvellous weather and varied surfaces at your disposal. :D

I have friends in New Mexico and I have heard all about the snakes. Be careful, man!

Worry not, next Monday I will be back at my desk.

The news tells me there was 45 cm of snow on the surrounding mountain passes last night.

Ick!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 19, 2013, 10:39
Kool Iceshaker!
mew did I say something wrong dude? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on March 19, 2013, 11:25
Tony your pants are glued? shut? :D

Ha ha :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 19, 2013, 12:18
Ha ha :lol
Ok what is so damn funny :D? I will call police after that! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on March 19, 2013, 13:36
Ok what is so damn funny :D? I will call police after that! :D

Oh my goodness, can't believe I'm explaining this, Moaner :) Mew meant it as in 'keeping the snake locked in the cage' :lol and therefore focussing on training. Not sexy time :-x
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 19, 2013, 14:22
Oh my goodness, can't believe I'm explaining this, Moaner :) Mew meant it as in 'keeping the snake locked in the cage' :lol and therefore focussing on training. Not sexy time :-x
Oh I see now.
What snake and cage has to do with it? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 19, 2013, 15:44
:censored

OK, the only rides discussed in this thread should be of the two-wheeled variety, folks. Thanks. :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 20, 2013, 03:13
lol
 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on March 24, 2013, 10:39
after wanting to go riding yesterday but the temp hitting minus 3 c pulled the pin.

Today wife and son went to watch horse riding, off I went 1st ride outside - started off minus 1 had some snow in the air, heaps of ice still, only real issue I had was one hill there was sheet ice , no snow or anything with grip so had to get off and walk, spent the next 15 min getting ice out of the way to clip in again :fp.

Nice little hilly circuit - my traditional 1st ride - felt pretty good tbh heart rate monitor says otherwise  :rolleye.

nice to have an hour spin clear the head blow out some cobwebs

ps minus 3c when I got home in the sun  :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 24, 2013, 19:09
Well done, JSG! I got not a single km done this weekend. Woeful.  :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 24, 2013, 23:36
the Tony Machine killed it yesterday....report has it.
looking forward to pics...!!



Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on March 24, 2013, 23:36
Like you, I did not ride a single km this weekend.  I did, however, drive from Phoenix, AZ to BC.

So I have some excuse.  Drove 3,400 km.  Rode none.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 24, 2013, 23:41
..we got 10.7 inches of snow yesterday  :P  good for trees but bad for cycling.
I had a terrific run on trails with a friend on Friday! 

I can see more riding on the horizon though  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on March 24, 2013, 23:46
i havent ridden in about a week and a half due to a sore ankle.

Going out today though, so see how it goes.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 24, 2013, 23:50
i havent ridden in about a week and a half due to a sore ankle.

Going out today though, so see how it goes.

Take it easy and just spin  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 01, 2013, 20:12
Sunshine, I thought. Looks like a great day. So I put the Ridley in the car and drove down to Mont-Saint-Guibert whence I started my ride today.

Right away, I hit a road closure and had to reroute ad hoc using the GPS. That was really annoying because I needed to get warm and it was only 1 deg C. Friend of mine recently said there were currently more roadworks active in Belgium than at any other time in recorded history - not sure of the source for that, but it sounds impressive.

So I got back on track at Hévillers and rode on through Gentinnes and Cortil-Noirmont before hitting a block headwind of phenomenal power. I went from 25km/h down to about 14km/h at the turn of a corner. It seemed like an age before I reached the RaVEL.

RaVEL is a Walloon network of disused byways, usually former railbeds, which have been paved over (usually, but not always, asphalt) for runners, walkers and cyclists. They typically run for longish distances and occasionally decant you in the most ridiculous locations but they are the bread and butter of Belgian francophone cycling and priceless at that.

(http://static.ladh.eu/pictures_news/art_110470.jpg)

So I now enjoyed a block tailwind and effortlessly rode along at 31km/h while a few poor saps passed me going at much less than half that in the opposite direction. Slowing down for road crossings was pretty hard with cantis, I must say!

I left the RaVEL at Sombreffe and began a subloop I had designed this morning. I'd prepared this route months ago and never ridden it, so I extended it to match my slightly better level of fitness. Big mistake, as I would find out later.

Wallonie in particular has these odd little pockets of land where strange sights are commonplace and Twin Peaks pales in comparison. I entered one now, riding through a golf course between holes with a roadside so manicured that peons must have done it with nail clippers.

Above me, a succession of very creepy chateaux, the typical 19th century neo-Gothic design built to look like 14th century, all pointy turrets and rose windows. Who built these monstrosities? They're useful to almost nobody today except maybe discreet rich men's paedophile rings.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQwOjjaowHLiWj9YnuPMuQ1rCbiyd1E18fma4wL-_QHZs1VXqNmw)
Tamines is one of these chateaux, near the imaginatively named village of Onoz

I climbed out of this dark valley via a very steep cote and passed a small group of cyclists, the first I had seen in some time. I hit another block headwind and found this less of a challenge and more of a PITA, to use AG's phrase. When you ride alone in this sort of headwind, you start to daydream deliriously about sitting on the wheel of a Stijn Vandenbergh, a Michael Schaer or an Ian Stannard, or better, all of them riding three abreast.

After this is where the wheels came off. Roads that were shown as roads were not roads for more than 200m. Thereafter they were deep-rutted farm tracks full of mud and mini meltwiter lakes. I didn't have the right tyres so I struggled to hold the bike straight and quickly got covered in the thick ooze. I could not see the bottom of these puddles but miraculously I stayed upright.

As it transpired, my day was interfered with more and more by these phantom roads and eventually I even had to walk about 1.5km with the bike when the bogs got too deep, only to find myself debouched on some busy main road. I was furious. Garmin Connect filling in the blanks, treating any old sh*thole track as a proper road and me not checking the whole thing on StreetView, only to find it running out into a fieldy wilderness.

I was absolutely filthy, cold, wet and angry. Climbing up a long, windswept drag with sh*t coming loose and flying out of my brakes, a cyclist passed me on the gritty, super narrow cycle lane. The idiot was on my side of the road and I found myself having to give way because he was descending fast and had no time to react.

In Marbisoux they had closed yet another road and I tossed a mental coin to decide whether or not to keep going and see if there would be pedestrian access. Such a thing is fifty-fifty but you're not going to find out for a good half kilometre. Otherwise you have to recalculate the route again and I had no patience for that. This time, pedestrians could pass, so I continued on my way.

The fields had taken a lot of my energy and even following JSG's advice, I was low on food. Every turn was into a headwind now and, having descended into Villers-la-Ville, I decided to call off the last kink in the route and head straight back to Mont-Saint-Guibert.

I know this area pretty well from my hiking days, so I turned up towards Mellery and had my own little Taaienberg moment, skipping on and off the cobbles with many, many walkers lining the route. In a similar incident to earlier, some cretinous mountain bikers with full suspension forced me with no suspension onto the cobbles by hogging the gutter on my side of the road.

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/50034332.jpg)
Rue de l'Abbaye, Villers-la-Ville

What I didn't know was that, after this very Walloon berg topped out, the cobbles continued and I skittered along for another few clicks before dying on my arse in another headwind on the top of the plateau on the interestingly named Rue de l'Adjutant Kumps. Battle of Waterloo references again. And I had just survived my own Waterloo...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 01, 2013, 23:17
I'm going to quote a saying from ABC, one of Copenhagen's cycling clubs:
The wind is your friend! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 02, 2013, 07:20
Tony Machine before start looking some woman ass
(http://s12.postimg.org/fvq19f66h/IMG_4731.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fvq19f66h/)

Tony Machine is checking his TT machine
(http://s23.postimg.org/71flqz4t3/IMG_4730.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/71flqz4t3/)

Tony Machine is going to destroy fatties
(http://s8.postimg.org/q1yb7svpd/IMG_0131.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q1yb7svpd/)

Tony Machine Machine is so fliped up with ice that Tony had single speed coz frozen rear mech, it was so cold that no warm up at all.
(http://s24.postimg.org/ylrw4rokh/2013_03_24_13_13_09.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ylrw4rokh/)

Tony get Gold again coz Tony is TT Machine, second time overall and dominated at category of kids, old man and fatties

(http://s24.postimg.org/cb414sra9/2013_03_24_20_31_53.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cb414sra9/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2013, 08:27
The photos are too small.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 09:10
Hope this help, some are from mobile or something

(http://s23.postimg.org/4j5e6ni97/IMG_0131.jpg)

(http://s3.postimg.org/o9qvesg8j/IMG_4731.jpg)

(http://s8.postimg.org/yeq7x8yhh/IMG_4729.jpg)

(http://s8.postimg.org/z82tpv4id/2013_03_24_13_13_09.jpg)

(http://s24.postimg.org/plekch2d1/2013_03_24_20_31_53.jpg)

It was cold dude it was cold
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2013, 09:14
Much better..thank you, Abu croat jew.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 09:17
Much better..thank you, Abu croat jew.
I don t know what makes pics so small and how the hell Larry made them bigger, so I posted links coz fliped up upload.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 09:31
video link http://velorooms.com/tony.html (http://velorooms.com/tony.html)
(embed was screwing up macs - and mew)


Here is short video about going into headwind no more than 34km/h, tailwind another story max speed 48,9km/h flying like Fabs dude.
Sorry Larry but I don t know how to put video other than link :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 03, 2013, 18:27
Thanks for posting Tony!!
AWESOME medal. :D

you are just too amazing

it looks very miserably cold
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 03, 2013, 18:29
Thanks for posting Tony!!
AWESOME medal. :D

you are just too amazing

it looks very miserably cold

Tone won because he was the only one on a TT-specific bike.

There's nothing revolutionary in that, mew. It's just Croatianal gains.  :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 03, 2013, 18:30
haha

that Slice is killer
crushed young kids and women...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 19:09
Thanks for posting Tony!!
AWESOME medal. :D

you are just too amazing

it looks very miserably cold
It was so cold that I could not feel fingers at all, but wind was a killer :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 19:18
Tone won because he was the only one on a TT-specific bike.

There's nothing revolutionary in that, mew. It's just Croatianal gains.  :cool:

It's Not About the Bike :D
TT is not popular here and I don t now why, maybe TT frames are to expensive and most of TT bikes are driven by Triathlon guys, maybe dozen or so by amateur cyclist I guess. So dudes TT with road bikes, nothing wrong.
But I am telling them this, invest 40 euros for clip on aerobar and you got aero position maybe even better than mine Slice.

It's Not About the Bike, it is about position and legs, Tony get both! :D

It's Not About the Bike :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 03, 2013, 19:21
Tony...
that phrase makes me gag
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 19:23
Tony...
that phrase makes me gag
Hahahahaha, I was thinking about you :D
Ok sorry :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 03, 2013, 19:26
Next very important and good strong prep race is again UCI world cycling tour in Slovenia http://en.franja.org/time-trial-notice.html, (http://en.franja.org/time-trial-notice.html,) and then nationals.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on April 03, 2013, 21:10
All the best try to win the national so we will have two reigning national champion here on VR
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 04, 2013, 08:18
All the best try to win the national so we will have two reigning national champion here on VR
Thanks brother but bronze at my cat would be great and as gold, coz there is some very strong TT riders.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 05, 2013, 23:43
You can do it!! Podium for sure  :cheesy


I had a GREAT and FUN ride this morning  :)     starting with giant peanut butter cookie and double shot espresso  :D
perfect temp..no wind until the end.. :P...good friends and nice pace. Second ride out on roads after a long break..
did 1 and 1/2 hours and felt just right.

can't ask for more than that!  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 06, 2013, 17:36
A nice, if still rather cold, 70km ride out into horse country today.

I started out from the small town of Aarschot in damp, spotty conditions which thankfully never turned into rain.

Noticed an annoying clicking sound when I started out, seemed to be coming from the left SPD pedal, and it continued throughout the day whenever I applied a shot of pressure. I stopped a couple of times trying to figure out what was happening to no avail.


Very flat parcours except for a sudden, short and kind of interesting shock of a climb called the Grasbos, which magazine Cycling.be rather daftly calls "The Poggio of Diest", Diest being the town below the climb.

(http://sport.be.msn.com/media/photos/mercator/1/grasbos.jpg)

Comes complete with its own single hairpin bend (pictured above) and is, according to the same source, the home of Sergei Ivanov, former TVM, Fassa Bortolo, T-Mobile, Astana and Katusha rider and now DS of RusVelo. Sure enough, I passed a very big, very plush looking house with a RusVelo team van in the driveway so I figure that's Chez Sergei.

Cheerful guy, isn't he?

(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/644309_429690157112069_834045425_n.jpg)

Still, last season I developed a massive crush on Hanka Kupfernagel, and she rides for this team, so...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/6942853602_af8077f021_z.jpg)

Soon after, I stopped by the roadside for a sesame bar and to urinate and I was just getting done with that when a little bunch approach, so I set off in expectation of latching on. They seemed to be going slower than I was, but I sat on for a bit and it was nice to get out of the wind. However, they turned off a little later, so I was back in the wind again.

I designed this route to cut down on the wind - many of the roads along the route run through woodlands and frequently change direction, so the wind couldn't always get to me!

Horses everywhere and I said hi to them when I passed by. Lots of stables in the area prior to Averbode.

Averbode itself is home to a famous publisher (now secularised) and an abbey still in operation today, having bought back the rights to the land from the Mérode family. The Mérodes are old, old money and Prince Alexandre was famously the IOC member in charge of anti-doping whose systematic fumbling of everything from PR to policy led to the creation of WADA. Averbode Abbey is in decline now though its Brazilian parishes seem still to be doing OK.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6NW9YcnglY8/TBP_yZif8-I/AAAAAAAABzE/2X4UcxMSvTE/s1600/AankExpo.jpg)

(http://fotomachi.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p1047269827-4.jpg)

Cycling is strong in this area and the forests around Averbode boast several great asphalted paths. There's an annual summer criterium here and the woods have hosted national MTB and CX events in the past.

I rode hard towards the end of the day. I wanted to see what I could still do and I felt pretty decent in the last third, as is often the case.

This route is definitely a keeper. I enjoyed it a lot, and it would be nice to ride it in better weather.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 07, 2013, 10:11
just got in more km´s today,  more hills and less ride time  :cool:

tired to push through the apex of all the small climbs today - felt pretty good until I nearly lost it on a down hill section with 35 m-ish of ice, while trying to corner -

my warm sweet tea is now really cold 4 c peak in temp , snow expected in a few hours  :'(

but did most of the ride without gloves which was nice .

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 08, 2013, 20:19
A nice, if still rather cold, 70km ride out into horse country today.

I started out from the small town of Aarschot in damp, spotty conditions which thankfully never turned into rain.

Noticed an annoying clicking sound when I started out, seemed to be coming from the left SPD pedal, and it continued throughout the day whenever I applied a shot of pressure. I stopped a couple of times trying to figure out what was happening to no avail.


<iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/293974268'></iframe>


Very flat parcours except for a sudden, short and kind of interesting shock of a climb called the Grasbos, which magazine Cycling.be rather daftly calls "The Poggio of Diest", Diest being the town below the climb.

(http://sport.be.msn.com/media/photos/mercator/1/grasbos.jpg)

Comes complete with its own single hairpin bend (pictured above) and is, according to the same source, the home of Sergei Ivanov, former TVM, Fassa Bortolo, T-Mobile, Astana and Katusha rider and now DS of RusVelo. Sure enough, I passed a very big, very plush looking house with a RusVelo team van in the driveway so I figure that's Chez Sergei.

Cheerful guy, isn't he?

(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/644309_429690157112069_834045425_n.jpg)

Still, last season I developed a massive crush on Hanka Kupfernagel, and she rides for this team, so...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/6942853602_af8077f021_z.jpg)

Soon after, I stopped by the roadside for a sesame bar and to urinate and I was just getting done with that when a little bunch approach, so I set off in expectation of latching on. They seemed to be going slower than I was, but I sat on for a bit and it was nice to get out of the wind. However, they turned off a little later, so I was back in the wind again.

I designed this route to cut down on the wind - many of the roads along the route run through woodlands and frequently change direction, so the wind couldn't always get to me!

Horses everywhere and I said hi to them when I passed by. Lots of stables in the area prior to Averbode.

Averbode itself is home to a famous publisher (now secularised) and an abbey still in operation today, having bought back the rights to the land from the Mérode family. The Mérodes are old, old money and Prince Alexandre was famously the IOC member in charge of anti-doping whose systematic fumbling of everything from PR to policy led to the creation of WADA. Averbode Abbey is in decline now though its Brazilian parishes seem still to be doing OK.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6NW9YcnglY8/TBP_yZif8-I/AAAAAAAABzE/2X4UcxMSvTE/s1600/AankExpo.jpg)

(http://fotomachi.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p1047269827-4.jpg)

Cycling is strong in this area and the forests around Averbode boast several great asphalted paths. There's an annual summer criterium here and the woods have hosted national MTB and CX events in the past.

I rode hard towards the end of the day. I wanted to see what I could still do and I felt pretty decent in the last third, as is often the case.

This route is definitely a keeper. I enjoyed it a lot, and it would be nice to ride it in better weather.

Ok I understand (but very limited) everything, but wtf those picture of church man&soldiers on horses got to do with it? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 08, 2013, 20:24
just got in more km´s today,  more hills and less ride time  :cool:

tired to push through the apex of all the small climbs today - felt pretty good until I nearly lost it on a down hill section with 35 m-ish of ice, while trying to corner -

my warm sweet tea is now really cold 4 c peak in temp , snow expected in a few hours  :'(

but did most of the ride without gloves which was nice .
Just returned from a nice relaxing ride, talking with club budy about how this sh*t winter afected on mileage of riders, small numbers for everyone.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 11, 2013, 22:06
Ok I understand (but very limited) everything, but wtf those picture of church man&soldiers on horses got to do with it? :D

It's a photo of a 1910 pilgrimmage procession at the Averbode Abbey which was attended by 60,000 people.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 11, 2013, 22:37
It's a photo of a 1910 pilgrimmage procession at the Averbode Abbey which was attended by 60,000 people.
Ok thanks :D

P.S. Still have not a clue what are you talking about, but I am ok. It is coz drugs overusage :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 13, 2013, 16:15
On this beautiful, sunny (but cold) Sunday, I've started my 2013 season.
And on Wednesday, I went for my second ride... :embarrassed
Snow, cold, travel, and plain laziness got in the way in March, but now it looks as though spring is finally on the horizon. It wasn't on Wednesday though, that was one cold ride!
70 km in 3 hours 12 minutes, nothing to brag about at all, and the fact that I was riding into a headwind for the last 20 km didn't help.

Tomorrow I'll find out whether two outings of a total of 125 km are enough to be prepared for a 72 km cyclotour with 20 km of dirt paths and cobbles. At least I'll be wearing some motivating kit: ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/4K37vBV.jpg)
Wish me luck - I'll need it!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 13, 2013, 17:33
wow!
very nice! fus....love that kit and have a great ride!  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 13, 2013, 19:20
Nice fus might have to buy that jersey from the team money going to the right place.

Anyways the bitch called 2013 winter returned to my parts of the world , snow , rain mix for 15 hours   :'(

Had to take my broken knees for a run, 1st one in 2 years and might know about it for a few weeks .

But nice to get out in the nature even if .6 degrees and snowing .

When will it end
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 13, 2013, 20:37
Go fus and if have spare kit just send to me, I am poor man.
jsg it will end, it will!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 14, 2013, 18:26
As it turns out, 125 km of training isn't enough preparation for 72 km of racing. ;)

The participants started in three groups according to their projected speeds (<36 km/h, 33-36, <33; plus another group doing just one of the 36 km laps starting 5 minutes later). I lined up in the slow group. But as soon as we were out of the parking lot used for the start, people started going all out, up the slight rise after 500 m and off towards the first woodpath section after 2,5 km. 34-35 km/h, and with no real coherence, almost every man (and woman) for himself (or herself). What's wrong with riding as a bunch? :S

Anyway, thanks to my positioning at the start I was still in a decent spot when we hit the dirt woodpath, but that didn't slow people down much. My heartrate had gone through the roof already, and after 2 km of dirt, my speed was down to 23-24 (luckily, the same was true for my immediate surroundings). Out of the wood we came, leaving several casualties (mostly punctures, including one after only 10 m of dirt path) behind.
But by now, the group of 70 had been splintered into groups of 3-5, with me being one of those riding in between. I was waiting for a group with a decent pace to latch onto, but all the trios and quartets that came by went too fast for my level of condition.

After a total of 11,5 km I came to the small village of Gurre and turned onto the second sector of dirt paths in the woods, this one also including 500 m of ancient 17th-18th century cobbles. What had been a relatively smooth and dry surface in the first sector was here a mixture of spruce needles and up to 5 cm of mud. I and the people around me soldiered on as best we could, and I was actually doing pretty well compared to my surroundings. On the absolutely horrendous cobbles, aptly nicknamed "Little Arenberg" (actually, Arenberg is laid regularly and smoothly compared to these - they ranged from fist-size to 40 cm across), I gave it my best, first riding behind another guy, but soon finding out he didn't have "it" (he wasn't taking the best line, and unlike him I couldn't see far ahead) - so I swung out, sped up and passed him, now choosing my own line in the middle of the "road" (it was a king's road three centuries ago). At the end of the cobbles, he was almost 100 m behind. That was my finest moment.

The next 10 km were fairly straightforward, winding through the Nordsjælland countryside on small, but thankfully asphalted roads, until I came out to the sea after 25 km. The next 1,5 km due east would be a place to refuel on a normal day, but today the wind blew from Sweden, making them a headwind hell. Two riders passed me halfway through, and I held on in order to get a bit of respite from the wind. Just before I was to take my turn in the wind, we reached Ålsgårde and with it the first of two short, but very steep climbs. This one was on a narrow footpath, making any overtaking impossible, had a gradient of 14% (if I read the sign at the bottom right) and was nicknamed "La Petite Redoute", complete with a banner and all. That may sound corny, but it's actually quite motivating.

I entered the climb in second position, and the guy in front of me quickly went off into the distance, going at twice my speed. The guy behind me must have picked the wrong gear, as he went backwards and climbed off almost as soon as the climb began.
I grinded up at not much more than 8 km/h, spurred on by the cheers and applause from about five spectators at what I thought was the top. Unfortunately, it went on for another 150 m or so... but again, there were supporters at the end of the road. A little girl asked me for my start number (I answered a somewhat blurred "301"), and she shouted me on with "Go, 301!" Adorable.

About 3 km further on, I entered the last woodpath section, making my way through it alright. But after that, another eastward stretch on the coast road loomed - this time, it was over 4 km.
Again, someone caught up with me about halfway through (I wasn't going more than 23 km/h by myself), and I thankfully rode in his wheel for the rest of it at 30 km/h. When we could see the right turn onto the final climb, I asked him whether he rode 72 or 36 km. He answered that he would only do this one lap; he was part of the 72 km field, but had had a puncture, his tyre pressure wasn't optimal, and he wasn't very motivated anymore. At some point in the 2 km of wheelsucking, I had decided also to stop at the finish.
We rode under the flamme rouge on a footpath side by side, and I took to the front ahead of the final, very short, but insanely steep and dirt path climb: It's only 20 m or so, but at 21%, and on forest soil, normally not even being a path (the footpath takes a different route, but includes a couple of steps, making it hard to ride on a bike). Nickname "Kapelmuur". I had tried this one in the morning and actually managed it (just barely, but I pushed my 40x23 up nonetheless), so I was hopeful I could do it again.
But since then, 300 others had ridden through the same spot, and it was now as muddy as the worst parts of the second woodpath section. I made it halfway up, but then fatigue and lack of traction stopped me (and the rider behind me - sorry about that).
After walking up the last few metres, I got on the bike again and rode the final 600 m to the finish, doing a mock sprint at the end and then calling it a day.
My bike computer gave me 38,24 km in 1h32'23" (24,8 km/h). I guess it's not calibrated exactly, I'll have to look into that.

After catching my breath and devouring the pancakes that had been prepared for every rider, I attended the podium ceremony for the 36 km race and then went to see the first riders of the 72 km race finish.
(http://i.imgur.com/ntb3RpV.jpg)
The winner came in alone, having attacked with one other rider at ~30 km to go and then dropping him on the cobbles and soloing for 22 km. An impressive feat, especially with a gap of 2'20" to the next group.

(http://i.imgur.com/AzRkDQu.jpg)
Out of a group of nine, a guy from Helsingborg won the sprint for second place. One of CK Kronborg's own riders only just missed the podium, but he finished in front of Frank Høj (the very same) who made 7th place. The two cyclists watching on the other side were the two I rode into Ålsgårde with. The guy in white went up the climb, while the guy in yellow was the one that had to climb off the bike.

After a very welcome hot shower, I was back just in time for the podium ceremony:
(http://i.imgur.com/3IEB6q5.jpg)

Each of the top-3 got a bag of cycling-related stuff, but the winner also received a very special prize:
(http://i.imgur.com/M6Gkp9n.jpg)
An authentic piece of sandstone from Kronborg castle.

(http://i.imgur.com/XBZKPvt.jpg)
The stone was presented by Mogens Frey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogens_Frey), the first Danish stage winner in the Tour de France in 1970.

(http://i.imgur.com/8Xg5ZlU.jpg)
The classic picture.

(http://i.imgur.com/kEolBKS.jpg)
The sandstone close up. Not the Roubaix cobblestone, but a unique prize just the same.

After this I made my way to the train station and took the train back to Copenhagen, coincidentally together with the winner and three other top-10 finishers. Quite an international group: Two Danes, a half-German-half-Czech-now-living-in-Denmark (me), an Icelander and a Newzealander. I had seen a Kiwi national jersey at the start and wondered where he got that. Turns out he's participated in cyclocross World Cup races for his homeland...

After today, I know for sure that I will be back next year. And I think that instead of putting myself through two laps of suffering, I will sign up for the 36 km variant. If I know from the start that it's only that (and train more disciplinedly than this year), I think I will enjoy riding in a bigger group and for something (even if it's only a top-20 out of 40 starters) even more than I enjoyed today.

More pictures:
(http://i.imgur.com/YzV2EyY.jpg)
Kronborg castle, which the organizing cycling club is named for

(http://i.imgur.com/f1BEiRz.jpg)
The finish line

(http://i.imgur.com/yphCh2k.jpg)
The podium for 36 km. The third-placed rider is only 13 years!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 14, 2013, 20:03
I published this already on my own site, but here's a reprint: ;)

Zolder, 14 April 2013

I found myself out in the sandy wilderness somewhere south of Lommel, having been sent on yet another of the interminable road diversions that seem to plague my rides these days.

They had built a new road out here in the expectation of future development but there were no buildings, just a few wind turbines, like a Sim City saved game in the Qatari desert.

Daydream Festival

Then on the horizon I saw an array of fantastical, pointy turrets in gaudy colours. Dispelling initial suspicions that I had somehow entered Westeros, I figured this had to be some kind of banal, ill-conceived theme park plonked out in the sticks. Closer inspection proved it was something much worse. The Daydream Festival. A two-night musical bonanza extravaganza that promised to deliver a fistful of hardcore teenage kicks sorely lacking in today's supersafe Flemish everyyouth.

(http://www.g-s-v.be/pictures/fotos/albums/2012/Daydream%20Festival%20GSV%20toiletcabine%2002.JPG)

I heard the drone of mopeds ahead as I rolled down Gerard Mercatorstraat. Two or three teenagers ahead were riding them erratically with neither helmets nor worldly cares. The wind blew harshly but everything was silent. To my right, crazed mud tracks led into the seedy compound of a rave.

Gone were the lurid neon lights, exorbitant hot dog stands, interminable portaloo queues and dry-iced chillout tents. Gone indeed were most of the ravers, save a few filthy souls traipsing around as if they had just finished a shift in the coalmines that used to dot this area. I passed many more of these daydreaming zombies as they wandered along the cycle path in the general direction of Lommel.

What may have felt magical on a combination of ecstasy and candy floss now looked distinctly creepy. Everywhere the thin grass had been trampled into dirt and with it all the plastic cups and discarded flyers and unidentifiable detritus.

All that remained of the Daydream Festival this flat morning is an empty carcass, as insubstantial as a movie set, painted with ugly artwork and picked clean of every enchantment and opportunity. A committee of vultures survey what remains: the silent, disapproving workmen who came to dismantle and carry away this Daydream nightmare.

Paradise lost and Limburg rediscovered.

Where the cyclists are

I was starting to doubt Belgium's reputation as a cycling mecca. On my rides, I have seen relatively few riders except in certain pockets of Flanders. After today's ride, I would now argue that 99% of Flemish pedal power is hiding in the forests of Limburg.

Forget motor racing, this is what Zolder is best known for:

(http://pelotoncafe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2012-CycloCross-World-Cup-Zolder-Elite-Men-1.jpg)

I managed to spend a few kilometres sitting on the back of a club run. I never saw the club's name on the jersey but it was sponsored by Casters Ijzerwaren of Opglabbeek. It was nice to go at a fair clip without costing myself too much energy but eventually the Garmin told me we had to part company and I turned off.

At a later point, I noted a Lotto-Belisol professional doing some motorpacing. Anyone can wear a full kit and buy themselves a top of the range Ridley bike, of course, but this guy was genuine: his motoman even had spare wheels at the ready. I could use that kind of service myself.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 14, 2013, 20:10
enjoyed that L'arri!
 :D
Sim City indeed!   very fascinating look at the local scene
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 20, 2013, 12:50
De Ronde van Noord-Holland, only my second 100km+ ride this year and my first 120km+ ride ever

night add some details later, now first a shower

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 20, 2013, 12:58
You know those rides where you ride a loop but have headwind the whole way - yes that.

Just got in 1 hour 35 mins , hilly - that all I got when I ride from home, not sure of the distance as my bike computer has operator issues  :cheesy, will map it later something like 45 km I think, felt good until the bonk- which I wanted as without the bonk there is not breaking down of those extra kg´s.

surprising how many people did not say hello today even after I waved said hello , some local club riding 3 a breast holding up 3 cars - muppets

was a nice JSG L-B-L type of ride

 :D

just mapped the ride and I have over estimated myself and distance 35 km was the final total - nice ride anyways 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 20, 2013, 13:50
surprising how many people did not say hello today even after I waved said hello

I keep wanting to write something on that subject. It really peees me off. Where I come from, even the Freds say hi. Here, the overwhelming majority of miserable gits are happy to look you in the eye and still not nod or say 'dag. You can say it's a cultural difference, I say it's basic solidarity among cyclists being neglected by nouveau riche, baby booming asshats and their kids.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 21, 2013, 19:29
In today's other notable cycling event, Mrs L'arri came out of hibernation for the first time this year (third week in April, better late than never ;)) in what were supposed to be balmy spring temperatures (16 deg C) but what turned out to be more wintry sh*te from the previous three months (3 deg C).

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0404_zpse653d010.jpg)
Rocking the twin ponytails!

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0413_zps8b3c4c44.jpg)
Freezing comfort break

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0415_zps8a4c720b.jpg)
Longer hair. Do you like it? ;)

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0419_zps7e3f6ca3.jpg)
Motorpacing, Brabant-style!

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/100_0421_zpsfef3f449.jpg)
A sideline from Velorooms and Twitter?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 21, 2013, 19:44
great pix L'arri!!  :cheesy
wish I was there and I would ride with you :thumbsup

I want to ride on the little narrow road  :cool:

yep you two looking good
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on April 21, 2013, 20:14
You guys look so good, I gotta wear shades :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 21, 2013, 20:15
You guys look so good, I gotta wear shades :cool

Tip for you, Kablita! Don't wear shades unless it's sunny. I did that today - the weatherfools said it would be sunny and it was 3 deg C - and I felt like a proper twonk. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on April 21, 2013, 20:22
Noted!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 21, 2013, 23:30
Well I would wear orange tinted shades.. :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on April 22, 2013, 05:04
My annual "boys weekend" in the Arizona desert.

We come in from all over and ride our bikes, drink beer and BBQ meat.

Friday and Saturday, at each day's turn around point.

I'm fourth from the right in the first one, at the right end of the second one.

Good riding.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 22, 2013, 07:06
Icebreaker when you say boys weekend - must mean something different in Canada

2nd picture 2nd from the left I assume someone has won a WOMS award and brought the better half, which kind of defeats the purpose of the boys weekend

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 08:39
That jersey you're wearing in the first shot looks rad, Ice.  :cool:

Good that you can all still get together like that. It's a nice commitment.

Hat tip to all the Belgian jerseys, including Domo-Farm Frites. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 22, 2013, 08:51
That jersey you're wearing in the first shot looks rad, Ice.  :cool:

Good that you can all still get together like that. It's a nice commitment.

Hat tip to all the Belgian jerseys, including Domo-Farm Frites. :D

thought there might be a rant re the mellow johnny ´s jersey  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 09:03
thought there might be a rant re the mellow johnny ´s jersey  :D

It's a question of forgiveness, jsg. We all make mistakes.

I'm talking about Ice's mate, by the way, not Armstrong. The Texan will burn in Hell, condemned to an eternity of turbo training to a Ligget and Sherwen soundtrack while Levi-headed imps throw shuriken stars made out of old sprockets at his scorched body.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 22, 2013, 09:07
It's a question of forgiveness, jsg. We all make mistakes.

I'm talking about Ice's mate, by the way, not Armstrong. The Texan will burn in Hell, condemned to an eternity of turbo training to a Ligget and Sherwen soundtrack while Levi-headed imps throw shuriken stars made out of old sprockets at his scorched body.

 :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 11:21
De Ronde van Noord-Holland, only my second 100km+ ride this year and my first 120km+ ride ever

night add some details later, now first a shower

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603)
Some big miles dude, just ride!!! Yeah!!!

Post Merge: April 22, 2013, 11:28
I keep wanting to write something on that subject. It really peees me off. Where I come from, even the Freds say hi. Here, the overwhelming majority of miserable gits are happy to look you in the eye and still not nod or say 'dag. You can say it's a cultural difference, I say it's basic solidarity among cyclists being neglected by nouveau riche, baby booming asshats and their kids.
Assholes are international brand :D

Pista day again, last monday Omnium race but with 3 races, I suck at sprint&tactics as usual. Pista is getting worse and worse, potholes everywhere and corners are really scarry, one dude had a flat coz potholes, I want indoor pista.
Once this city had 2 or 3 pista in late 1890, now we have some sh*t!!!
Interesting pics about velodrome sites in Zagreb, really awesome.
http://zkahlina.ca/cro/?p=14842 (http://zkahlina.ca/cro/?p=14842)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 22, 2013, 11:51
Well I would wear orange tinted shades.. :cheesy
This exactly. I have cycling glasses with replaceable glasses (transparent, orange, dark). So cool. :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on April 22, 2013, 14:00
Icebreaker when you say boys weekend - must mean something different in Canada

2nd picture 2nd from the left I assume someone has won a WOMS award and brought the better half, which kind of defeats the purpose of the boys weekend

Well,

That's sort of why it was in quotes.  About half of us come in from elsewhere, the rest of the Guys live in Phoenix and we're always happy to have their wives join in. 

They just don't usually, until dinner time.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on April 22, 2013, 14:02
thought there might be a rant re the mellow johnny ´s jersey  :D

That is funny.

The guy wearing that jersey just retired from 25 years as an officer in the US Navy.  He has, as you might expect, a wicked sense of humour and a very quick wit.  That jersey is his idea of funny, just daring anyone he sees on the road to say anything.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 17:57
This exactly. I have cycling glasses with replaceable glasses (transparent, orange, dark). So cool. :cool:

I wear yellow lenses. When they get the weather forecast right.

I like yellow. It's like a mild dose of ephedrine. The clear ones I have make me look too much like a lab dude.

Lenses in the Jawbones are scarily easy to swap out. I'm not super keen on the model but I have a big face and I don't want to look like Cavendish.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 18:19
I wear yellow lenses. When they get the weather forecast right.

I like yellow. It's like a mild dose of ephedrine. The clear ones I have make me look too much like a lab dude.

Lenses in the Jawbones are scarily easy to swap out. I'm not super keen on the model but I have a big face and I don't want to look like Cavendish.

L'arri you do not look like Cav  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 18:29
L'arri you do not look like Cav  :D

I'll take that as a compliment then, mew! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 19:26
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ALICqFKGiFI/UXV_ghoJ-HI/AAAAAAAADTQ/tPtDjfFMQNc/s651/IMG_0274.JPG)

I'm messing with photo uploads....a real time waster!
 :angry :angry :angry

here is our yard 40minutes after I got home on my bike

 :'(
what a spring!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 19:28
..start of snow..
and happy kitty that I just got back  :cheesy

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r7zfVgyuyqQ/UXV_gyxNXQI/AAAAAAAADTY/sLAlpNz2I34/s651/IMG_0273.JPG)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 19:37
Interesting pics about velodrome sites in Zagreb, really awesome.
http://zkahlina.ca/cro/?p=14842 (http://zkahlina.ca/cro/?p=14842)

(http://zkahlina.ca/cro/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Trkalista17.jpg)

This picture caught my eye. Assuming there are riders behind those motos, can you imagine pacing with all that dust? Those guys are pretty hardcore to ride those surfaces behind such filth. It's like Paris-Roubaix in circles!  :evil:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 19:39
..start of snow..
and happy kitty that I just got back  :cheesy

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r7zfVgyuyqQ/UXV_gyxNXQI/AAAAAAAADTY/sLAlpNz2I34/s651/IMG_0273.JPG)

Mew, how do you keep your tan with that unseasonal Colorado weather? I'd probably starve for a week for that nicely grilled sausage look.  :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Caruut on April 22, 2013, 19:55
I keep wanting to write something on that subject. It really peees me off. Where I come from, even the Freds say hi. Here, the overwhelming majority of miserable gits are happy to look you in the eye and still not nod or say 'dag. You can say it's a cultural difference, I say it's basic solidarity among cyclists being neglected by nouveau riche, baby booming asshats and their kids.

A friend of mine is a keen runner, but started to mess up his knees quite a bit, which isn't great when you're 19. Anyway, he wanted to keep exercising, so bought a bike and came riding with me. Second time he's ever been riding a bike for sport, a guy rides past and doesn't do anything and my friend just says "the bastard didn't nod". He was completely new to it all, but still got the significance of the nod. Maybe if you come from somewhere with loads and loads of cyclists the solidarity sort of wears thin if everyone's doing it too and it might get a bit tiresome nodding all the time. Still, that's not the case round where I am, and I get very annoyed by those who don't nod back.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 20:10
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ALICqFKGiFI/UXV_ghoJ-HI/AAAAAAAADTQ/tPtDjfFMQNc/s651/IMG_0274.JPG)

I'm messing with photo uploads....a real time waster!
 :angry :angry :angry

here is our yard 40minutes after I got home on my bike

 :'(
what a spring!
Mexico mew, Mexico!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 20:14
(http://zkahlina.ca/cro/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Trkalista17.jpg)

This picture caught my eye. Assuming there are riders behind those motos, can you imagine pacing with all that dust? Those guys are pretty hardcore to ride those surfaces behind such filth. It's like Paris-Roubaix in circles!  :evil:
I really do not know is there riders behind, maybe. Or it is just moto race and cyclist shared that track, anyway that dust is killer for sure :D
Did you ride indoor pista ever?
For me I think closest one is in Italy or Austria :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 20:15
A friend of mine is a keen runner, but started to mess up his knees quite a bit, which isn't great when you're 19. Anyway, he wanted to keep exercising, so bought a bike and came riding with me. Second time he's ever been riding a bike for sport, a guy rides past and doesn't do anything and my friend just says "the bastard didn't nod". He was completely new to it all, but still got the significance of the nod. Maybe if you come from somewhere with loads and loads of cyclists the solidarity sort of wears thin if everyone's doing it too and it might get a bit tiresome nodding all the time. Still, that's not the case round where I am, and I get very annoyed by those who don't nod back.

You could be right there, Caruut. Trouble is, it's an uneven situation.

When I pass a bunch, I get maybe a couple of guys who will give me the wet lettuce mitten and the rest are just the usual stony-faced mofos.

Enough people will nod to keep you doing it, or keep questioning whether or not to do it, but it makes you feel like an a fool when they don't respond and like stooping to their knuckledragging level when you don't bother.

So what I did was to start nodding to ordinary folks, not cyclists, who frankly don't deserve it. Which you can do almost everywhere except maybe the occasional Walloon village where folks brandish pitchforks and all the kids look suspiciously similar.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 20:54
Mew, how do you keep your tan with that unseasonal Colorado weather? I'd probably starve for a week for that nicely grilled sausage look.  :cool:

lol
it goes from warm to snow...crazy heck of spring here  :)
legs are like old beef jerky now lol

 :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 20:57
almost everyone here waves/nods...from pros to freds to in between..

sometimes if I'm running and someone passes without a slight hand motion I wonder if they are having a sh!t day... :D

some may not return friendly signs if they are miserable or freaked out  :D


btw very kool photos there Tony  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on April 22, 2013, 21:02
Mexico mew, Mexico!
it's rough here tony, rough for sure (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2tqfB9Wckew/T2CzUJibK1I/AAAAAAAAM9I/Cmgrx4_0-9M/s1280/DSCF8578.JPG)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 21:27
De Ronde van Noord-Holland, only my second 100km+ ride this year and my first 120km+ ride ever

might add some details later, now first a shower

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603)

Sssshhhh, can you hear that?

Can you?

Can you hear it?

...

...

That's the sound of me waiting breathlessly for Barrus to explain what doping he did for that 160km sprint. We'd expect that sort of power performance from Michiel, but Barrus sits on his arse all Christmas like an old nag and then turns into a thoroughbred in, like, three rides.

It's not right.

And I want some of what he's using.  :evil:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 22:03
Sssshhhh, can you hear that?

Can you?

Can you hear it?

...

...

That's the sound of me waiting breathlessly for Barrus to explain what doping he did for that 160km sprint. We'd expect that sort of power performance from Michiel, but Barrus sits on his arse all Christmas like an old nag and then turns into a thoroughbred in, like, three rides.

It's not right.

And I want some of what he's using.  :evil:

Did you look at his HR, avg spd?
Barrus I want some PED also! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2013, 22:04
Did you look at his HR, avg spd?
Barrus I want some PED also! :D

I felt very, very weak when I saw his numbers, Tone. I'm not a young guy any more but it's humbling to have guys like Barrus and Michiel post their rides.  :embarrassed
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 22:05
it's rough here tony, rough for sure (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2tqfB9Wckew/T2CzUJibK1I/AAAAAAAAM9I/Cmgrx4_0-9M/s1280/DSCF8578.JPG)
Will send you sun cream factor 30, poor krebs, poor krebs indeed.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2013, 22:08
I felt very, very weak when I saw his numbers, Tone. I'm not a young guy any more but it's humbling to have guys like Barrus and Michiel post their rides.  :embarrassed
Mate even Hincapie felt very weak when see this, even Hincapie.
It's Not About the Bike, maybe those guys have legs, but Barrus? It is dark side for sure.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 22, 2013, 22:32
chuckle...

convo turning dark

 :D :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 23, 2013, 07:19
De Ronde van Noord-Holland, only my second 100km+ ride this year and my first 120km+ ride ever

night add some details later, now first a shower

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603 (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300400603)

Perhaps it is a bit later than I said, but I forgot that I would include some details :P
AS I said earlier, this was my first organized ride and my first ride of more than a 120km I ever rode. Also it was only the second time this year that I would ride more than a 100km. So naturally I was sceptical going into it and I planned on riding it in about 6 or 7 hours, since I expected to blow up somewhere near the 120km.

I started of riding a nice tempo, which I knew I could keep up for some time, but it was faster than quite a few other people that started with me or shortly before me. This meant I was quickly riding from rider to rider and group to group, which felt great and gave me quite the adrenaline shot. After about 30km a group came by that did ride at a significantly faster pace than I did myself, but I could manoeuvre myself within the group and due to this I could maintain the same speed without really costing me any extra effort. It was the first time I ever rode within a larger group so I was quite on edge to make sure I didn’t hit any other rider, made any sudden move or get too big a gap between me and those in front of me. I maintained myself in this group of about 30 riders up to the first checkpoint, in Alkmaar, after about 40km.

At this checkpoint I quickly stamped my card and continued, since it was far too crowded (some other distances started to ride from there at that point). I again found a rhythm that worked for me and went on my way. I passed this older guy who stayed on my wheel and we started taking turns on the front to get up to a larger group that was riding a little ways in front of us. When we came up to this larger group I decided to drink a little and catch my breath before getting back in my own pace, while the older guy immediately moved toward the front of the group to advance passed them. After a few minutes I started to accelerate a little and moved passed the group, a bit faster than they went. I quickly rejoined with the older guy and two riders from the large group were with us, the rest was left a little bit behind. I pushed on hard to make sure that we were completely clear of the group and maintained this higher pace for about 4 or 5 km, before I let one of the others take the front. I quickly however regretted my decision to push hard, since the road turned and we were stuck in a long, long stretch of road with a strong headwind. After several km in this headwind we started to see a group in front of us, and especially for me this was not a moment too soon, since I was completely knackered at this point. I kept wanting to not take the front, but felt like I could not do this, since it was my fault we were there all alone :P So I kept taking the front trying to put in another big dig just to take us to the group. The big dig never really happened or helped since it took quite a while to finally get up to that group. Here I thought I might have some rest, but the bastard in front of me of that group kept me from the inside the entire time, while the wind had moved to more of a side headwind, so I was still struggling against the wind. Luckily for me another group came by after a while and I could join up with them, this group was larger so it offered more protection from the wind. After a few km a crash happened within the group, luckily nothing to serious, but it stretched the group completely out and broke it up into several smaller groups. I could maintain myself in  such a smaller group for a while, but almost gave up trying to follow at a certain point, until I realized that the next checkpoint would be quite near, so I buckled down and kept going.

At this next checkpoint, about 90km in, I came to a realization that I would be better of not taking some time to sit, but it would be better to go on before my legs were completely shot. The problem with this was the fact that I was riding completely on my own, with no-one really visible in front or behind me. In this situation I did not see one sign, and because of that I missed an exit. Thank goodness it was on a certain road that would at a certain point met up with the original route, however it did mean I rode almost 10km more than that the route originally was. Due to this I almost missed the next checkpoint, but luckily saw it in time. From this point on the wind was a lot more in my favour and at quite a bit even completely in my favour, so I kept a good pace without too much effort and began feeling a lot better than I did at the 100km point. The last 40km especially were pretty much a breeze, also since it was a regular route for me to ride.

Concerning doping: I did have my favourite food for during a ride which really invigorated me and made sure I had more than enough energy to keep going:
http://www.organicfoodbar.com/products/ActiveGreens (http://www.organicfoodbar.com/products/ActiveGreens)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 23, 2013, 08:29
Barry mate I was joking, sorry.
Going out for a nice 1hr super easy chix observation ride :D
Going to hit 18km/h avg spd and lot of out of saddle show off :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 23, 2013, 08:50
Barry mate I was joking, sorry.
Going out for a nice 1hr super easy chix observation ride :D
Going to hit 18km/h avg spd and lot of out of saddle show off :D

I know Tony, I didn't take it too serious :P

Go out Tony and show off your bum to the ladies :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 23, 2013, 09:47
Barry mate I was joking, sorry.

I wasn't.

 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 25, 2013, 19:21
CAUTION: this is a ride I haven't done yet ;)

(http://www.trekkings.be/gr14/etappefotos/etappes21tot29/26laroche.jpg)

As he often does, JSG inspired me this morning with his updates on the National Champs thread (http://velorooms.com/races/road-nationals-2013/).

OK, so I haven't actually done this ride yet, but here's the plan:


This is a ride with a massive, largely unbroken 15km downhill section, which is quite frankly as rare as rocking horse sh*te here in Belgium. But, as Isaac Newton would have it, you first have to go up in order to come down.

I judiciously skipped the famous Col d'Haussire, which roadsigns claim is one of the toughest climbs in Belgium. It seems fairly sensible at 5km / 6% average but it has a long section of 10-12% near the top.

(https://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/76906072.jpg)

I haven't been to La Roche but I have hiked in the Ourthe Valley area around Nadrin, which is Maxime Monfort's (RSNT) home village.

Despite the excision of the Haussire, the ride still has plenty of action on reasonably quiet roads and ends with a single 14km-ish loop of the parcours to be used by the Belgian Nats this June, which includes the very attractive Côte de Hives and some undulating roads on top of the plateau.

I'll let you know how it goes when I do it, but it is definitely a ride for the Look, if I can be sure that 34 x 25 will work for those early bits. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 25, 2013, 19:55
Have fun!
15 km downhill sounds great. It'll be worth the climbing...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 26, 2013, 01:11
kool L'arri!

Can't wait to hear the outcome of this ride. It looks super!  :cool:

...but I'm sure you had an adventure  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 27, 2013, 18:25
went to a race this morning...running not riding

it was for support of the Boston runners

nothing like a spring race to make you realize how slow and old one is starting to become  :S

...but I just kept thinking about those poor runners that will never run again.. :(
I have no complaints...thankful for every time I run  :embarrassed

..got a kool shirt  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 27, 2013, 21:26
All pics nicked off StreetView, so ignore the weather conditions in the pictures, which are not necessarily accurate

I've never had much success riding in Wallonie. The wind, cold temperatures and route problems I have experienced on the bike contrast sharply with the hiking I have done in the region which offers far more variety and beauty than the platteland.

Happily, today was a big score for Wallonie on the bike. I'd had enough of pancake flat roads so I decided to do a route I'd planned long ago when I was totally unfit to ride it.

As it flows into Namur, the Maas-Meuse cuts deeply through the landscape and the sides of the river valley are characterised by rocky cliffs and steep gradients. I rolled out of the dead village of Namêche just after nine on the rive nord and crossed the bridge, buffeted by a stiff side wind from the river.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/nameche-1_zps4de226f2.jpg)
The bridge over the Meuse at Namêche

Immediately, I hit the first climb of the day up from the river bank and I would be climbing now for much of the first half of the day.

It was pretty cool to ride something that lasted more than 500 metres for the first time in years. There were false flats at points as I frequently changed direction in and out of the wind, tapping away in the saddle on something daft and spinny like 36x26. I didn't mind the dinky gears of my Ridley CX bike though because I'd no real idea of how I'd go on these climbs, with the spectre of my youth hanging over me, when I was always rubbish on proper climbs. (As a kid, I was more of a heavier, Lars Bak type of rouleur only not nearly as good as Lars of course).

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/nameche-2_zps6091bfd1.jpg)
Château-Ferme de Vaudaigle

To my enormous surprise, I found myself relishing every uphill, even when the gradient of one or two of them got a bit ridiculous. I was able to tough it out for the most part and traffic was reasonably light.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/nameche-3_zps6778d777.jpg)
Flostoy

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/nameche-4_zps94c0638d.jpg)
La Golette

Eventually, I reached the plateau above, which forms part of a large area with broadly the same characteristics, called the Condroz, and which I know pretty well from my hiking days. Due to greater exposure, winds can be unpredictable here, while it can also be a little colder in places than you find during the rest of the day.

I passed through a creepy little hamlet called Bormenville which featured some very atmospheric ruins (poor images on StreetView, otherwise I'd show you) and then soon after hit a route problem due to bad mapping, which forced me to redirect on a horribly busy racetrack of a main road. I still managed to reroute to the RaVEL 129, a former railway trackbed along which many of the stations are still clearly visible and in a state of dilapidation.

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/34103822.jpg)
Waiting for a train that never comes to Marchin

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/nameche-5_zps4038692b.jpg)
The former station at Clavier (literally "Keyboard")

Beyond Clavier, the RaVEL began to descend gently towards Modave, whose famous château (http://www.modave-castle.be/) I bypassed completely. As the temperature dropped again, I found myself answering the call of nature, though there was one sort of nature here that I didn't want to see...

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/34103858.jpg)

At a certain point, I passed through a former train tunnel and this was no Turchino: it was pitch black and narrow and I couldn't see a damned thing, so I headed straight and hoped for the best as my Garmin brrrreeeped that it had lost the signal and we were therefore up sh*te creek without a paddle.

I was really enjoying myself as I headed towards Marchin where I had to slow down for a huge group of kids on bikes. Cool, I thought, them getting an opportunity to ride and learn about cycling.

Some senior scouts were acting as the responsible guardians (though they can't have been more than sixteen themselves) and I saw one of them who had stopped to get something out of his rucksack. He was taking everything else out while trying to find what he wanted and, I gasped, he pulled out a full-size track pump! What is it they say in scouts? Be prepared!

I descended on a busy road into the town of Huy, where the Flèche-Wallonne finishes, but I wasn't about to attempt the Mur de Huy and turned left instead of right. I might have been enjoying the climbs but I wasn't that stupid!

There just remained 20km of river bank riding and I was fortunate enough to enjoy a tailwind almost the whole way. Good result!

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 27, 2013, 22:18
I am starting to love that country of chocolate :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 27, 2013, 22:21
went to a race this morning...running not riding

it was for support of the Boston runners

nothing like a spring race to make you realize how slow and old one is starting to become  :S

...but I just kept thinking about those poor runners that will never run again.. :(
I have no complaints...thankful for every time I run  :embarrassed

..got a kool shirt  :D
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YQlp8zUC7Tk/UXwJvxfnb_I/AAAAAAAADdM/eC-LAlc1dJQ/w372-h531/photo.jpg)
Must visit Boulder mew
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on April 27, 2013, 22:49
I really did intend to ride my bike today. I need it.

However, since Monday I have flown 10 different flight segments.  That means 10 different planes, and 10 planes full of people packed really closely.

I woke up this morning, made a cup of coffee and took one sip.

Ran for the bathroom and there I have remained all day.

I hate business travel.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 27, 2013, 23:53
yes IceB...biz travel is so hard on the body.. :S...take care of yourself

L'arri those pics are wowsa...I want to go there..."creepy little hamlet" made me laugh  :D

Tony it would be awesome if you came to Boulder.....I will be sure to warn the city residents before you arrive though
 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 28, 2013, 12:45
Was planing to hit 110km but few guys and me missed the turn, so 85km. It was around 45-50 riders and after few short hills 20 strongest survive, I am happy to hold the wheel those riders coz they are really really strong.

One young gun had a three flat in a row, so this is our first stop. That really nice girl is national champion, and dude at the far back is National master road&TT champ. Strong dudes :D Larry you should ride with animals and you will be fast as hell.
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1038/20130428101528.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/35/20130428101528.jpg/)



(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/290/20130428101550.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/20130428101550.jpg/)



Other guys
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6073/20130428101535.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/20130428101535.jpg/)



(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4682/20130428101543.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/20130428101543.jpg/)


Handsome Tony
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7436/20130428101610.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/20130428101610.jpg/)




Last flat and American really strong and nice dude playing with balls :D If I recall he was Ohio TT champion and CAT 1, really strong.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7159/20130428113633.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/20130428113633.jpg/)



Guys are having fun, I left out of inner tubes. It is really nice on group rides when having flat, everybody stop and you do nothing at all :D
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/702/20130428113651.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/20130428113651.jpg/)

Larry listen to me, kick some sorry Belgian ass on group rides :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 28, 2013, 15:08
I was awake enough to handle a second ride this morning, so Mrs L'arri accompanied me on "the usual", a ride I often do that starts and ends at my front door, photos of which you saw last week. No camera today, so just a couple of Google screen grabs:

After threading your way out of the city, you follow one of those half-forgotten "niemansland" roads that runs between the international airport on the left and the high speed railway on the right. And thankfully, they never meet in the middle, although "never" is actually not the case:

Kalitta Air 747 Overrun Crash - Airframe Fractured (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_kSXoSmmd4#ws)

This was the scene from the road in 2008:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/erps-kwerps-0_zps15769123.jpg)

Later, you enter the picturesquely-named commune of Erps-Kwerps, whose centre has a simple but attractive square:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/erps-kwerps-1_zps800bbbb2.jpg)

This ride is not without cobbles but it's usually easy to skip them by sticking on the fringes of the road. The picture below illustrates the point. This is the Schoonstraat near Buken and if your balance is good, you can escape the kassei in the middle, but if your balance is bad, you should know that the almost-hidden ditch to the right is very, very deep and full of filthy water.  :D

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/erps-kwerps-2_zps28724cd9.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 28, 2013, 15:20
Wow Tony and L'arri it is so much fun reading your blog picture posts  :)

makes me want to do trip to visit both places....NOW! Love the looks of those rides ...you two for company even better
 :D   crazy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on April 28, 2013, 16:00
Those pics bring back some memories L'arri! Especially the kassei-strook! I rode a kermesse-koers somewhere in the Waasland (could have been Beveren?) and there was a very similar stretch of cobbles like that, ditches either side... Joe Parkin did the inevitable and nose-dived straight in... he managed to get back up to the peloton but stank to high heaven, and all the old profs told him to 'flip off' and get back to the kleedkamers! Poor bugger!  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 04, 2013, 19:31
(Weather shown in StreetView screengrabs may differ)

Funny what a bit of sun can do. Stuffy old Wallonie looked simply ravishing this morning in her azure blue dress.

I started out from Crupet just before nine. Perhaps it's redundant to say that Wallonie is replete with strange little villages like this, but Belgium's francophone region really does excel in all things oddball.

The centrepiece of the château at Crupet is a stout donjon that sits self-important and aloof out on its own lake. The château earned the more romantic aspects of its appearance from the Carondelet family, a powerful force at the Burgundian court in the 16th century. Later the Mérodes inherited it, before it fell into ruin like so many of the great piles in this region, before enjoying a marvellous restoration job by an architect who bought it in 1925.

(http://crupet.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/crusud1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RJ4DFUisDZQ/T8aKQ2yKIyI/AAAAAAAAAuo/i84lGJrOFbQ/s1600/Donjon+de+Crupet+-+Ch%25C3%25A2teau+Carondelet.jpg)

I followed the steady, winding downhill to the Meuse and the town of Yvoir, whose grey stone buildings were basking in morning sunlight. Crossing the river, I headed into one of Belgium's prettiest corners, the Vallée de la Molignée.

Up to now, I had mostly been gently descending or riding on the flat but the first of the day's climbs reared up on the far side of the village of Warnant, the Côte de Bioul. Typical of the area, the climb was long (by Belgian standards), fairly steady and smooth.

Here's the view looking back down from about two thirds of the way up:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/218un7.jpg)

It was a tough climb because it never seemed to reach a summit. It dragged onwards and upwards well after the tougher gradients were over.

On a windy day, the next bit would have been unpleasant, but the weather was on its best behaviour and I skated along the plateau before hitting one of the coolest descents I've yet ridden here in Belgium. Several kilometres of winding hairpins and a lovely quality road surface.

This will have to be my last CX bike ride though because braking on these lovely roads is nearly impossible and pretty dangerous with cantilevers. This descent didn't throw up too many problems but later ones, with even tighter hairpins, had me going wide and mounting pavements!  :lol

Down by the Molignée, there's a RaVEL on the old train line but, unlike almost all RaVELs, this one still retains the tracks alongside so that tourists can ride the railbikes up the line:

(http://www.vakantiehuizen-ardennen.be/img/ar/poi_detail/1336482675.jpg)

I passed a couple of early railbike riders as well as a pair of Freds, out of whom I scared the hell as I rode by silently at twice their speed. "Ne bouge pas!" shouted one of them to the other who was slightly ahead: "Don't move!" and I threaded between them.

I was doing a crap speed, which told me I must be going slightly uphill even if it wasn't completely obvious, but I rolled along, sometimes up on a bridge, sometimes below one, between the road and the river.

A long tunnel I encountered freaked me out a bit. It was windless and silent and the lights didn't do much to improve the visual.

(http://www.randovelo.org/img/ravel-molign%C3%A9e-01.jpg) (http://i61.servimg.com/u/f61/14/11/94/22/p1080112.jpg)

What was most surprising about the tunnel was its length. It went on forever!

Later I rejoined the main road above Ermeton-sur-Biert at the village of Furnaux and confirmed that I had been riding uphill since now, in the opposite direction, the going was fast.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/63twdy.jpg)

I ate one of my little "sandwiches" which I prepared this morning. It consists of a couple of slices of pain d'épices with a filling of honeyed sticky jasmine rice. Went down really well.

I had by now realised that I was completely overdressed in this weather. Full tights, thermal jacket and a warm base layer may have made sense in the first half hour but now they were way too much!  :embarrassed

I climbed out of the valley, recognising a dark, high, grey wall from a hike we'd done a couple of years ago. You could never tell if this wall was to keep folks out or the monks in, for I was now on the east side of the Maredsous Abbey Estate.

(http://tourisme.maredsous.be/fileadmin/user_upload/images/maredsous239_big.jpg)

The famous beer from the abbey has long since been taken over by an industrial brewer but it still tastes decent on tap, if rather metallic from the bottle.

At the top of the Estate climb, there was a tent set up as a "ravito" for a sportive being run by VC Vedrin. Since I was wearing a similar blue to the club jersey, a host of guys shouted that I was going the wrong way.

There was a brief descent, followed by a series of tough climbs towards the villages of Falaen and Flun. I descended through the latter at a ridiculous speed, powerless even to slow myself down with my naff brakes!

The story was much the same a few kms (and a few more stiff climbs) later as I descended steeply back down to the banks of the Meuse.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/nvbh40.jpg)

I was forced to lean into a series of switchbacks and pray to the gods of every religion that no cars were approaching and as the road decanted onto the riverside, I mounted the pavement in order to avoid flying out into the opposite lane.

By now, I was just a couple of kms upstream from the bridge at Dinant, a familiar sight from older editions of Flèche-Wallonne:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/30ngeid.jpg)

Once I'd crossed over, I headed out of town via the suburb of Leffe, whose Abbaye de Notre-Dame was once the home of the famous beer before InBev bought the rights to it.

Who knows what it must have tasted like in the 18th century, but Leffe has been an InBev brand since the 1950s.

I rode up through the Leffe Valley, a long uphill drag with a very shallow gradient. It's a beautiful and quiet place to ride.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/spw1hy.jpg)

The Leffe Valley is also home to the sculptor Christophe Cornil, one of whose recycle-art works can be seen in StreetView:

(http://i42.tinypic.com/awq4w3.jpg)

There were no less than three of these figures when I passed today. The head of one was an old television.

Out of the valley, the village of Thynes was having a brocante, a village-wide garage sale. Among the items I noted for sale as I struggled up the tough mur were a fetching hatstand for €2 and a child's cycle helmet in colours suspiciously similar to US Postal circa 2003/4, price unknown.

I was out on the plateau again, this time on the north side of the Meuse, and I passed a crossroads with the cool name Fréch Tri (sounds like "Fresh Tree"). There followed another terrifying switchback descent, another that I resolved to do again with proper brakes.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/ftn2mh.jpg)

There was still a lot of climbing to do - I knew this area particularly well from hiking - up through the village of Durnal before the final descent to Crupet, where I filed through a wedding party beside the church that had spilled out onto the road.

Crupet is also famous for its grotte, an appalling and unfathomably popular slice of Catholic ephemera, which I passed just before the end of the ride:

(http://i25.tinypic.com/9rhxg1.jpg)

(http://photos.gestimmo.be/albums/userpics/10001/O.JPG)

(http://photos.gestimmo.be/albums/userpics/10001/Q.JPG)

(http://s1.e-monsite.com/2010/07/07/09/resize_550_550//crupet-meuse-30-10-06-015.jpg)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on May 04, 2013, 19:36
Wow Larri

anyways I went out for an hour on friday night nasty head wind , made for a tough ride

spent today doing agricultural drains , missed the stage and and well tired
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 05, 2013, 22:52
L'arri another marvelous travelogue! You would be perfect on the tv..


"pair of Freds"  :D


oh almost forgot..I got so wrapped up in the beauty and narrative of your ride..
I went for a ride myself this day..very pleasant 50ish F (10ishC) and slightly overcast...my favorite weather for riding.

A MODERATE BREEZE..but nothing I couldn't handle.  :cheesy
taking it fairly easy but I ended up doing 27 mi and out for 1.5 hours..stopped for a few secs to fish out my bar and rejigger the pockets..amazingly only got passed at the beginning by a tandem ..otherwise I seemed to pass several riders. Adds to the ego in a nicely silent way  :D

did not take any pics. :embarrassed
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 06, 2013, 09:08
L'arri another marvelous travelogue! You would be perfect on the tv..


"pair of Freds"  :D


oh almost forgot..I got so wrapped up in the beauty and narrative of your ride..
I went for a ride myself this day..very pleasant 50ish F (10ishC) and slightly overcast...my favorite weather for riding.

A MODERATE BREEZE..but nothing I couldn't handle.  :cheesy
taking it fairly easy but I ended up doing 27 mi and out for 1.5 hours..stopped for a few secs to fish out my bar and rejigger the pockets..amazingly only got passed at the beginning by a tandem ..otherwise I seemed to pass several riders. Adds to the ego in a nicely silent way  :D

did not take any pics. :embarrassed

Thanks, mewbs and everyone else. I enjoy doing this and there will be more to come when the ride is worthwhile. I used to document all of my hiking in a similar way, doing a bit of research (usually after the fact) on where I'd been.

For example, on the road above a hamlet I passed on Saturday, I already knew that there was a farm there which had hidden airmen forced to bail out over the region during the war. That alone is a great story probably too long to talk about here. Belgium is chock full of extraordinary tales like this and it is the most undersold country in Western Europe. A lot of curmudgeons here would probably prefer to keep it that way but Wallonie for sure could use the extra income. :)

One idea I'd had ages ago was writing a guidebook on hiking in Belgium, since in the English language there's very little of interest on the subject and people criminally overlook Belgium as a destination for outdoor activities in favour of the Black Forest or France. I've not resurrected this kind of idea for cycling (I'm sure plenty more exists on that topic), but I wouldn't rule it out, even though I intend to leave Belgium soon. Just doing the research would be fun.

The artist formerly known as Mrs L'arri has a small camera that I sometimes take out but it's not superlight and jersey pocket space is at a premium. Mostly I have not taken it up to now because trying to use it with winter gloves was very hard. Plus you can hardly take photos when you're dropping down a big descent can you? So opportunities to use it are sometimes limited unless you're prepared to stop. That's why I post images off the Internet and StreetView screengrabs.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmsJjnEE_CGHa_a8yvj43T2V0hNRE46Youe2BB-zauC5s8EXzm)

If I was writing a book though, I would take the time to photograph everything properly, of course.  :cheesy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 06, 2013, 20:40
Fifth day in a row over 3hours... planned on 4hours today but after going out too hard I bailed and ended up with 3.30hours... was really hacked off with myself, so smashed a good lunch, watched the Giro and went out again this evening. Nearly 5hours for the day. I forgot how 'potent' UK sunlight can be, and didn't bother with a cap... burnt my effing head!  :embarrassed

I'm quite enjoying this training lark again... might give racing a go next year... got a few kg to shift, and the Marlboro's to kick!  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 06, 2013, 20:47
Fifth day in a row over 3hours... planned on 4hours today but after going out too hard I bailed and ended up with 3.30hours... was really hacked off with myself, so smashed a good lunch, watched the Giro and went out again this evening. Nearly 5hours for the day. I forgot how 'potent' UK sunlight can be, and didn't bother with a cap... burnt my effing head!  :embarrassed

I'm quite enjoying this training lark again... might give racing a go next year... got a few kg to shift, and the Marlboro's to kick!  :)

It fills me with a delicious sort of satisfaction to know that even a guy as experienced as you can go out too hard and blow up.

Said sense of satisfaction soon dissipates however when I read that you went out again later on and tore it up ...

... whereas I could barely walk the next day...  :embarrassed :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 10, 2013, 18:03
If rain like today Giro I am going on tomorow race, if Milan-San Remo kind of weather no.
40km race on up&down roads, nothing long but legs killer for sure. Mix with really really bad roads and rain for sure it can be carnage, must be kool&patient on descents :D

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 10, 2013, 21:14
This was taken on one mountain in Dalmatia before one month :D got it from one guy facebook share, dude is some stranger for sure :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/469/52660844351270239188568.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/52660844351270239188568.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img153/5291/17421020029499583209312.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/17421020029499583209312.jpg/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 11, 2013, 16:52
5hours 45mins today... average of 30kph... pretty foul weather and bloody windy... not too bad for a 'has-been'...  ;)
(I am now so hungry that I'm contemplating gnawing on the laptop...)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 11, 2013, 16:56
5hours 45mins today... average of 30kph... pretty foul weather and bloody windy... not too bad for a 'has-been'...  ;)
(I am now so hungry that I'm contemplating gnawing on the laptop...)
Great ride dude! Keep it rollin!
Today was really really bad rain here and i choose to stay home, so from 100 or so riders on start list only 50 showed up. One as I heard crash bad :'(
But tomorow is another race on pretty much same type of terrain http://www.samosport.hr/show.jsp?page=488002, that s mean lot of ups&down and if no rain I am going to.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 11, 2013, 17:40
Thanks AM... good luck in your race tomorrow.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 11, 2013, 20:23
Thanks AM... good luck in your race tomorrow.

Thanks mate!
Yes I gonna need it coz really really bad&wet roads, check this out from today race :D 10 guys did not finished at all. No need to risk at my age, and if you see first pic you understand me, half rode is missing :D And second pic is section with really good pavement :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8226/41784710200739140454287.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/41784710200739140454287.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img12/9721/19803910200739145334409.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/19803910200739145334409.jpg/)

Other Wiggo type of guys :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/3471/52543910200739141894323.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/52543910200739141894323.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img12/8518/52538810200739143254357.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/52538810200739143254357.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img571/9937/62861020073914381437119.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/62861020073914381437119.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img833/9236/25325010200739144774395.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/25325010200739144774395.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/922/25325910200739148774495.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/25325910200739148774495.jpg/)

Tomorow roads are something better but anyway, it was raining.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 11, 2013, 20:54
YOICKS!!
:O
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 11, 2013, 22:22
YOICKS!!
:O
Yes really bad sh*t, just saw on facebook that guy who crashed badly stay in hospital coz collarbone and jaw fracture :'(, as guys told me really really bad scene that jaw fracture.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 11, 2013, 22:36
bad juju
Tony preserve your old body  :angry :-x
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 11, 2013, 22:38
bad juju
Tony preserve your old body  :angry :-x
I will storm to glory tomorow like Spartacus :D!!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 12, 2013, 12:55
Carnage weekend goes on :D
 Missed podium at my category, hit the deck, kill rear mech, hurt sit bone and palm, damaged frame etc. Young guns can be very scarry and when 45-50km/h speed no place for escape the crash in front me. Continue to race and finished, when finished my rear mech said ok that is enough :D
Will place more pics when kool down :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img163/8959/20130512105811.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/20130512105811.jpg/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 12, 2013, 16:54
Carnage weekend goes on :D
 Missed podium at my category, hit the deck, kill rear mech, hurt sit bone and palm, damaged frame etc. Young guns can be very scarry and when 45-50km/h speed no place for escape the crash in front me. Continue to race and finished, when finished my rear mech said ok that is enough :D
Will place more pics when kool down :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img163/8959/20130512105811.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/20130512105811.jpg/)

Sheeeeeeet, Tone!  :O

But you finished, so it's a win for Tough Tony Machine rather than Tiddly Tony Overweaned. Congrats, you beast!  :cool:

Looking forward to the pics. Get yo' road rash on.

As for me, total washout. I got about 5km done yesterday and the rain came in real heavy. I turned back, decided to wait a while, but that rain never stopped. It is still raining on and off now, a day later. Completely sick of Belgian weather.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on May 12, 2013, 18:55
(http://imageshack.us/a/img163/8959/20130512105811.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/20130512105811.jpg/)
Did you try shifting it through the gears? That will sometimes allow it to re-align itself. The rest should just buff out.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aTRJ6LwLNW4/URVtDCV1tyI/AAAAAAAAeM8/CP43zIoEyZo/s98/crazychick.gif)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 10:35
Did you try shifting it through the gears? That will sometimes allow it to re-align itself. The rest should just buff out.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aTRJ6LwLNW4/URVtDCV1tyI/AAAAAAAAeM8/CP43zIoEyZo/s98/crazychick.gif)
Yes I tried and this happens :D
(http://imageshack.us/a/img16/8752/94218053907649613466313.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/94218053907649613466313.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img199/5241/93578253907639613467313.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/199/93578253907639613467313.jpg/)

Hanger and cage are completely twisted and fliped up after crash and I was unable to shift big rear sprockets, when finished I forget about it and wanted to kool down. Then heard nasty noise :D :'( Hanger broke on two pieces.
Anyway thanks mate for tip!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 10:47
Sheeeeeeet, Tone!  :O

But you finished, so it's a win for Tough Tony Machine rather than Tiddly Tony Overweaned. Congrats, you beast!  :cool:

Looking forward to the pics. Get yo' road rash on.

As for me, total washout. I got about 5km done yesterday and the rain came in real heavy. I turned back, decided to wait a while, but that rain never stopped. It is still raining on and off now, a day later. Completely sick of Belgian weather.
Thanks mate :D, the other two riders who crashed just picked up their bikes in car and drove their asses to the finish line
I hate also when rain came at training start, once I spent 30 minutes under the bridge spinn&wait.

No pics of ass road rash :D
Here is some pics, never saw so much bikers in escort, like flipping UCI world pro tour or something :D But it feel nice when safe and those guys are awesome.

Start and riding before flying start.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img824/3723/94245353906911946873417.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/94245353906911946873417.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img268/3621/94230653906884280209519.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/94230653906884280209519.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img4/8436/18224853907400946824510.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/18224853907400946824510.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5765/13478539069396135373169.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/35/13478539069396135373169.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/341/32132153907413613489918.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/32132153907413613489918.jpg/)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 11:01
One of the 56 ego boost idiotic attacks in Johny Hoogerland style in first 10 km, just before crash :D, and this can makes your legs sore. And Giro like escort

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/819/97013753907418613489419.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/97013753907418613489419.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/843/96997453907423613488919.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/96997453907423613488919.jpg/)

Tony in Cavendish style outsprinting old&bold guys when other guys drinking their 4th coffee :D, and finished 13 minutes down on winner time.
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/600/92300353907832280114745.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/92300353907832280114745.jpg/)

Overall podium guys
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/254/92287853908124613418898.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/92287853908124613418898.jpg/)

This little boy is monster, very promising young beast, he is so small but finished with second group just 1min48sec after winner, he is under 15 cat, born 1999. He was on youngster gear ratio :D and check how small he is compared with other two boys, rock&roll :D
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/856/94523553908076613423654.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/94523553908076613423654.jpg/)

Other young guns&kids after race makes lies and stories :D, they can be very very nervous and some of them with scarry riding style, no clever idea of starting together with them. One of them crashed when on top tube descending Nibali style, he did not see sharp corner :D
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/51/97000953907847280113213.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/97000953907847280113213.jpg/)

Mayor or something of that finish place/town/village, that is why so many bikers :D
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/507/97002753907919280106091.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/507/97002753907919280106091.jpg/)


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 14, 2013, 11:03
That's awesome, Tone: the escort is bigger than the peloton!

I spotted that "Ciklus" ( :?) kit in an earlier photo, liked it, now changed my mind since the podium.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 14, 2013, 11:07
No pics of ass road rash :D
Bummer.

Is the mayor a redneck or a hippy? Can't see clearly from there.... and goodness he's allowing gonorrhoea inflicted people on the podium. Terrible mayor.

Get well, massage the bum. Thai massage....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 11:13
That's awesome, Tone: the escort is bigger than the peloton!

I spotted that "Ciklus" ( :?) kit in an earlier photo, liked it, now changed my mind since the podium.  :D
Hehehehe, well it is kind a joke kit anway, I am very good with them. People called them Circus :D
And flipping escort was awesome, I think about 25 bikers at least :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on May 14, 2013, 11:14
Thats some escort.. Always thought motorcycle gangs would make ace race marshalls. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 11:17
Bummer.

Is the mayor a redneck or a hippy? Can't see clearly from there.... and goodness he's allowing gonorrhoea inflicted people on the podium. Terrible mayor.

Get well, massage the bum. Thai massage....
Mayor is hipster biker :D, local elections next weekend so he is on campaign :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 11:19
Thats some escort.. Always thought motorcycle gangs would make ace race marshalls. :D
Hollister style :D
You should see them mate, :D this is rare occasion when they are in charge, they took whole road.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on May 14, 2013, 11:35
Mayor is hipster biker :D, local elections next weekend so he is on campaign :D
Ah, so third on the podium was for charity? We don't discriminate against the ill type of manner...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 14, 2013, 12:00
Ah, so third on the podium was for charity? We don't discriminate against the ill type of manner...
Lol :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 14, 2013, 23:30
Tony your life is just full of activity and excitement






 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 15, 2013, 13:52
Tony your life is just full of activity and excitement






 :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY) :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 15, 2013, 14:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY) :D

I love the Pointer Sisters. They're like the Andrews Sisters on uppers.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 19, 2013, 21:10
Did this today....wind gusting to 25mph going north..sheeeet! I'm tired

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 19, 2013, 21:42
okay I think I've got this thing wired now....
mmr is a pain  :angry :angry

Rode this on Tuesday last week...hot going up and then a downpour on the whole way down !!
oops I need to adjust this ride...I did the hard way home  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 20, 2013, 10:43
I'm out for a while... fking back has gone tits up again... ruptured disc at L4 (old injury from Langkawi in 99) has flared up... went out on Friday for an easy 3 hour ride, got about an hour in and I could hardly pedal... turned around and limped home on 39x23... last 15km was the longest of my life! Going to doctor this afternoon to see about getting an MRI, and hopefully organise a surgeon.  :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 20, 2013, 11:15
okay I think I've got this thing wired now....
mmr is a pain  :angry :angry

Rode this on Tuesday last week...hot going up and then a downpour on the whole way down !!
oops I need to adjust this ride...I did the hard way home  :P

First congrats for uploading mapmyfitness :D
Wow serious mountains mew, I wish was there.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 20, 2013, 11:17
I'm out for a while... fking back has gone tits up again... ruptured disc at L4 (old injury from Langkawi in 99) has flared up... went out on Friday for an easy 3 hour ride, got about an hour in and I could hardly pedal... turned around and limped home on 39x23... last 15km was the longest of my life! Going to doctor this afternoon to see about getting an MRI, and hopefully organise a surgeon.  :(
Wish you luck with back pain mate.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 20, 2013, 11:40
Road bike is still dead coz LBS which is only Cervelo dealer here sucks big time, they expect that folks buying 3000 euros plus bikes and wait 3 weeks for drop out, assholes :D
Easy friday 90 minutes ride, usually don t stop for taking pics but Slice was so kool.
(http://s13.postimg.org/wla82fxpj/2013_05_18_10_29_35.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o30ry3r6r/full/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/7/20130518103017.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/20130518103017.jpg/)

I have never seen 15% road sign, 600 m of pure pain and last 100 m are over 19%, like those 2-3 minutes short hills, did it three times in a row.

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/833/20130518184626.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/20130518184626.jpg/)
(http://s2.postimg.org/bsip6wzmx/2013_05_18_18_50_51.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j8hyspnc5/full/)
Old castle at the top of the small Angliru :D

(http://s15.postimg.org/74hd1tmbv/2013_05_18_19_47_34.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x013l0o5j/full/)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 20, 2013, 14:33
I'm out for a while... fking back has gone tits up again... ruptured disc at L4 (old injury from Langkawi in 99) has flared up... went out on Friday for an easy 3 hour ride, got about an hour in and I could hardly pedal... turned around and limped home on 39x23... last 15km was the longest of my life! Going to doctor this afternoon to see about getting an MRI, and hopefully organise a surgeon.  :(

Sheeeeeet, esa! :'( Not, not, not cool. Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 20, 2013, 14:36
Rode this on Tuesday last week...hot going up and then a downpour on the whole way down !!
oops I need to adjust this ride...I did the hard way home  :P
...

I did that climb on StreetView last week. It looks tough, mew!  :cool:

I also did "Flagstaff Road" - the StreetView shows lots of cyclists on that one. Steep stuff.

Lovely area though. Marvellous stuff to find out how quick / far others are riding too. Shows me how rubbish I am.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 20, 2013, 19:27
Turned up early at the doctor's today... 24 hours early, ffs!  :embarrassed :embarrassed :embarrassed
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 20, 2013, 19:49
Turned up early at the doctor's today... 24 hours early, ffs!  :embarrassed :embarrassed :embarrassed

Them's not only cigarettes you been smokin', esa. With that pot belge, the memory's the first thing to go...  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 20, 2013, 20:19
Actually did laugh out loud at that L'arri mate!  :D Good call!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 20, 2013, 23:44
Sheeeeeet, esa! :'( Not, not, not cool. Sorry to hear that.

esa I am also very sorry... :(  hope you will be able to fix and not too much pain and be back on the bike...good luck and good healing
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 20, 2013, 23:49
I did that climb on StreetView last week. It looks tough, mew!  :cool:

I also did "Flagstaff Road" - the StreetView shows lots of cyclists on that one. Steep stuff.

Lovely area though. Marvellous stuff to find out how quick / far others are riding too. Shows me how rubbish I am.  :D

Jamestown is just steady but not too steep....
pretty in the canyon!
the Old Stage section is buttkick steep but only for a few hundred dying feet....

Flagstaff is nuclear..... :angry..used to do it on my mtb with granny gears 20 years ago... :evil: :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on May 21, 2013, 00:15
I went to sainsburies :D 3km in 11 minutes. no messing around here :D

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 21, 2013, 02:47
dim good stuff for posterity  :D

max speed to store 19.4 mph quick trip I say... :cool: :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 21, 2013, 11:09
I went to sainsburies :D 3km in 11 minutes. no messing around here :D


I have always thought you are from Newcastle, pffffffff :D, worst football club ever :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2013, 03:56
Ride I did today...after sitting at coffee joint for too long  :D
I got a bit of a tailwind on one section :yard


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 25, 2013, 17:16
After a break of two whole weeks due to personal commitments and (mostly) weather, I didn't expect much from this morning's outing.

I decided finally to take the Look out for the first time this year. Getting used to Look pedals and Campagnolo shifters again was odd but it was soooo fast to be suddenly back on a bike with that pedigree. I had to hold myself in check because I was riding so quickly so naturally in the early part.

Alas, my route was far too busy with traffic, getting in my way and slowing me on descents, and the eternal RER project brought me an unwelcome road closure around which I was forced to do a long diversion ad hoc using the GPS to guide me. Some awful road surfaces and a massive (motor)biker outing, the passage of which took about 10 minutes and the fumes from which were horrible.

The sort of climbs I like are longer and steady on nice, smooth roads, where you can comfortably tap out a rhythm. The luxury of La Clerlande is that it's also one-way on the steepest section.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/clerande_zpsf6a3ee9b.jpg)

After the climb, there's a strange, flattish white pavé section of a type I've never seen anywhere else and then you have to cross the N4 and the E411 motorway, in both cases via subways. In true Belgian style, and incredibly dangerous, the tunnel under the E411 is cobbled with proper Ronde-style stones which you have to ride blind because there's no lighting:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/cuirassiers_zpsd4963ac6.jpg)

Later, I rode the climb from Wavre up to Ottenburg with more ease than the last time I was down there.

(http://www.climbbybike.com/profile_520/Chauss%C3%A9e_dOttenburg_Wavre_profile.jpg)
9% average over 600m

There was a guy at the top in full Sky 2012 kit (no Pinarello though) who'd actually stopped and was eating. Can't have been Belgian: Belgies have the sense not to wear Sky kits. Bloody Freddish behaviour though, stopping at the top of hills because the burn's too hard, so I hope he had a good, honest excuse.

Another new thing today was that I was riding for the first time since my teenage years on something other than water. No, not like that, it was just that I had this in my bottle:

(http://www.rockrun.com/product_images/z/802/NU-PD-ENSP_1_zoom__74162_zoom.jpg)

It's a carb / isotonic drink and my main reason for buying some recently was to deal with the cramps I sometimes get late into my rides and also to avoid having to carry so much food around because I always seem to need to eat lots.

I still carried a full food set today just in case because I didn't know how this stuff would go. I was pretty impressed with it in the end. Together with a zippier ride on the Look, and despite two weeks off the bike, I felt pretty strong and road myself far into the red during the last 20-30km.

I was on more familiar ground in that last section, on the roads that feature in the Brabantse Pijl / Flèche Brabançonne. Saw a guy up ahead in full Crelan-Euphony kit, including those ridiculous Kermit-coloured long bibtights, but I don't think he was a pro because he wasn't riding the team issue Colnago. Still rode me off his wheel though.

Descending into Tervuren is always fun, if a little hairy sometimes. You have to come off a full-flight descent on this road and go perfectly straight through that gateway on the right, which is another public road. Add in lots of hikers and dog walkers and kids and that can be pretty interesting.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/tervuren_zpsf0e3459a.jpg)

The verdict: 93km, average 23.3km/h
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2013, 17:38
LOVE the look of those tunnels L'arri!  :cheesy

wow what a great looking ride



btw I do NOT know what is going on with this fecking Map My Ride sh!!t  dim!  It takes away the info every time..... :angry :angry :angry :angry :angry :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 25, 2013, 17:41
LOVE the look of those tunnels L'arri!  :cheesy

wow what a great looking ride

It wasn't that good, mew, honestly! I've been spoiled with smooth, quiet roads lately and this was a bit of a bad beat, really. Nice to get the kms in though.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2013, 17:49
I am SO over Mangle My Ride
 :angry

 :D

worst
site
ever
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2013, 17:51
It wasn't that good, mew, honestly! I've been spoiled with smooth, quiet roads lately and this was a bit of a bad beat, really. Nice to get the kms in though.  :D

L'arri that first photo with the narrow little road winding through the trees is wonderfully interesting! I would love to be riding that right now  :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on May 25, 2013, 19:05
Does it count if its not accompanied by a map :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 25, 2013, 21:05
Does it count if its not accompanied by a map :D

well I was trying to honor your new iconz at the top and make use of technology on your site  :D

no more maps for me  :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 25, 2013, 21:43
well I was trying to honor your new iconz at the top and make use of technology on your site  :D

no more maps for me  :cool:
Yankees :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 25, 2013, 21:45
It wasn't that good, mew, honestly! I've been spoiled with smooth, quiet roads lately and this was a bit of a bad beat, really. Nice to get the kms in though.  :D
Good job mate :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on May 26, 2013, 14:29
Not exactly a ride, but since there's no thread for runs I'll post it here instead: Did a half marathon this morning, in 1 hour 45 minutes 20 seconds. And now I'm completely exhausted.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on May 26, 2013, 14:41
I don't get why someone would use their legs to run when they could pedal on a perfectly good bike instead. :P

Joking aside, a half-marathon is not a small thing. Hats off to that. :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on May 26, 2013, 16:48
Not exactly a ride, but since there's no thread for runs I'll post it here instead: Did a half marathon this morning, in 1 hour 45 minutes 20 seconds. And now I'm completely exhausted.

Congratulations, Slow Runner!  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on May 27, 2013, 08:20
have not had much time to ride last 3 weeks

but took a bike from the 50´s with a bike seat from the 70`s and my son ( nearly 3 ) for a 12 km spin in my work boots and work clothes on Sunday - he was bored and I went to the shed and off we went single gear dirt roads.

we had a sing and looked at birds and saw a fox - good times
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on May 27, 2013, 11:45
we had a sing and looked at birds and saw a fox - good times
Those are the best rides, when nature comes out to be enjoyed.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 27, 2013, 17:43
Finally it was the weather to go out riding again, for the first time in about 2 weeks.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 28, 2013, 18:54
Todays training got cut a bit short because there was a lot more wind than I expected and I started to get some problems in my back.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 28, 2013, 21:52
have not had much time to ride last 3 weeks

but took a bike from the 50´s with a bike seat from the 70`s and my son ( nearly 3 ) for a 12 km spin in my work boots and work clothes on Sunday - he was bored and I went to the shed and off we went single gear dirt roads.

we had a sing and looked at birds and saw a fox - good times
I took my girls 8 and 12 yrs old on 16km ride couple of days before, younger almost die on 20 inch wheels with Hello Kitty frame, she was spinning like madman about 80rpm :D
Good time it was!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 01, 2013, 17:06
I'm out for a while... fking back has gone tits up again... ruptured disc at L4 (old injury from Langkawi in 99) has flared up... went out on Friday for an easy 3 hour ride, got about an hour in and I could hardly pedal... turned around and limped home on 39x23... last 15km was the longest of my life! Going to doctor this afternoon to see about getting an MRI, and hopefully organise a surgeon.  :(
Get well Esa. Hope it's better now.

Bought an MTB. Thought it a good idea to ride in the Mumbai summer.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 02, 2013, 17:50
well done, ram!

I did more or less the same as last week (90km) with a few changes to avoid road closures. still hit one though. rode both La Clerlande and Ottenburg better and took advantage of a passing bunch to cover the hard bit before the climb to Huldenberg.

 At Wezembeek there were road closures for the Flemish Youth Road Championship. The parcours was on my route but I didn't wait around for the race since it hadn't really got started.

notable as the first ride of the year in shorts and short sleeves. rode first half in leg and warmers because it was still early and I was cold.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 03, 2013, 07:32
did not ride at all due to allergy and sickness issues

we had b e a u tiful weather a little windy so was a bit grumpy - to throw salt on the wounds my wife decided that since she had not ridden her bike for 4 years it was a great time to ride again on Saturday like so much went out again on Sunday.

meh :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 03, 2013, 10:27
did not ride at all due to allergy and sickness issues

we had b e a u tiful weather a little windy so was a bit grumpy - to throw salt on the wounds my wife decided that since she had not ridden her bike for 4 years it was a great time to ride again on Saturday like so much went out again on Sunday.

meh :lol

That is depressing beyond pills, jsg. Sorry to hear that. :hug What allergies: pollen?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 03, 2013, 10:37
That is depressing beyond pills, jsg. Sorry to hear that. :hug What allergies: pollen?

yeep spent a few weeks exhausted, red eyed with all the other highlights of allergies every summer then have issues depending on the day, last year was shocking - this year started bad then nothing for a few weeks then bang  :TT

 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 03, 2013, 11:01
yeep spent a few weeks exhausted, red eyed with all the other highlights of allergies every summer then have issues depending on the day, last year was shocking - this year started bad then nothing for a few weeks then bang  :TT

Climate-related evidently. I'm the same, though I think with me it's trees and the period seems (mercifully) shorter than it did when I was a kid. Tell me though, out of interest, did you suffer in Oz? It's just that I find that if I'm in a drier climate, I don't usually get affected at all.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 03, 2013, 11:03
Climate-related evidently. I'm the same, though I think with me it's trees and the period seems (mercifully) shorter than it did when I was a kid. Tell me though, out of interest, did you suffer in Oz? It's just that I find that if I'm in a drier climate, I don't usually get affected at all.

2 weeks a year max and only from the wattle tree which is only found in OZ

Now I stop having issues when the rain season starts again - it is so much worse it is crazy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 03, 2013, 11:32
I'm also starting to suffer from the allergies now.
Rather late this year (due to the unusually cold and wet spring), but now the grasses and whatnot have started to spread their dreadful pollen.
Bah.
Title: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on June 04, 2013, 15:00
Thought it a good idea to ride in the Mumbai summer.

For the record, what is the ave temp there during summer?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 04, 2013, 15:22
For the record, what is the ave temp there during summer?

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2v3rlgi.jpg)

stupid hot
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on June 04, 2013, 15:25
Ahh, it finally is terrific weather, just a bit windy. After not riding yesterday due to a sore knee I took today as a chance to really put in a good training. It is probably my best training so far this year, just a bit of the soreness in my left knee returned in the last 20 km

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 06, 2013, 15:53
Big TT tomorow in Ljubljana, 300 cyclist total and Tony will fight for glory against: Turks, drunken Brits :D, Germans, Slovenians, Hungarians, Austrians, Slovakians, Italians and one crazy ass Norwegian dude, and one more crazy yankee :D
Big time TT :D
http://www.gis.si/maraton-franja/#activity/kronometer/4
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 06, 2013, 23:55
 :bouaaaaah :ohno: :D

wow Tony machine
off to win age group

good luck and kill old men and crazy guy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on June 07, 2013, 02:38
Good luck Tony
Title: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on June 07, 2013, 09:48
Kick some ass, Moaner!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on June 07, 2013, 09:52
Go and show the how it's done Tony
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 07, 2013, 14:18
Be kind to the bunnies Tony. Your in their country
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 22:35
92 out of 155 UCI WCT  guys at start http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-M&embed,  13th place out of 22 in UCI Master D http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-MD&embed=
(http://s10.postimg.org/728x1zbax/2013_06_07_19_11_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mnq8lxn91/full/)
Not bad and I am happy, 1 min 10 sec faster than last year/41km/h avg. I coul go faster but scared coz wind at 9 km turn, but I am happy, very happy.
Will post more pics!
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 07, 2013, 22:47
And most importantly, best-placed Croat! :cool:

Who cares that you're also the only Croat (because no. 36 is registered as Slovenian for some reason)... :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 22:51
(http://s12.postimg.org/hfppysc7d/2013_06_07_18_18_34.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hfppysc7d/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/vkvj0ll8p/2013_06_07_18_21_15.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/vkvj0ll8p/)
OK I know what you thinking :D, but guy just check my time chip :D
(http://s12.postimg.org/6oxhzd96x/2013_06_07_18_21_20.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6oxhzd96x/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/8urstvcnd/2013_06_07_18_21_22.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8urstvcnd/)

Itwas very fun and saw lot of beasts, killer legs and bikes. I missed master worlds for 25 seconds in cat, first 50%I think goes in Italy/Trento, last year was firts 25%. But I am happy, I am improving every year :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 22:54
And most importantly, best-placed Croat! :cool:

Who cares that you're also the only Croat (because no. 36 is registered as Slovenian for some reason)... :D
Hahahahaha true!
Sorry but can t find no 36, who is that guy?

Oh I get it you mean Tomislav coz Croat name? Yes you are 100% corect! How do you know that about names?
He is from mix marriage for sure.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 07, 2013, 22:59
Tomislav Kulišić, finished 36th overall.
It says SLO for him under "Država" (which must mean country, I guess), but his UCI code says CRO19850113.

Nice pics, and a great sticker on the helmet.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 07, 2013, 22:59
92 out of 155 UCI WCT  guys at start http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-M&embed,  13th place out of 22 in UCI Master D http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-MD&embed=
(http://s10.postimg.org/728x1zbax/2013_06_07_19_11_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mnq8lxn91/full/)
Not bad and I am happy, 1 min 10 sec faster than last year/41km/h avg. I coul go faster but scared coz wind at 9 km turn, but I am happy, very happy.
Will post more pics!
Thanks guys!

WOW
congratulations TONY!!

that is a terrific PIC!! :D :D :bouaaaaah :bouaaaaah
:yarr  :o_o :confident

OOH just saw more pics!!
:rave


umm....tony there is some pr0n attached  :ohno: :ohu
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:02
Adria cycling team bikes and kool mechanic, he discover me how to fix small puncture on tubs
(http://s12.postimg.org/exrge6qbt/2013_06_07_14_10_06.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/exrge6qbt/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/wvc6hzphl/2013_06_07_14_10_29.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wvc6hzphl/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/fklrpyxu1/2013_06_07_14_10_33.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fklrpyxu1/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/lx0wzt0w9/2013_06_07_14_10_41.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lx0wzt0w9/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/jidmt4a15/2013_06_07_14_10_47.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jidmt4a15/)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 07, 2013, 23:03
Yeah, Tone: you are the man! A proper Internet hero!  :yuush

I'm doing some big climbs tomorrow but, uh, I ain't worried. Know why? Cuz I gonna get me some TONE POWER!

This thread has to be one of VR's very best.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:04
WOW
congratulations TONY!!

that is a terrific PIC!! :D :D :bouaaaaah :bouaaaaah
:yarr  :o_o :confident

OOH just saw more pics!!
:rave


umm....tony there is some pr0n attached  :ohno: :ohu

Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite image hosting :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:06
Tomislav Kulišić, finished 36th overall.
It says SLO for him under "Država" (which must mean country, I guess), but his UCI code says CRO19850113.

Nice pics, and a great sticker on the helmet.
:D Oh I see, will check that alien, never heard for him
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:08
Yeah, Tone: you are the man! A proper Internet hero!  :yuush

I'm doing some big climbs tomorrow but, uh, I ain't worried. Know why? Cuz I gonna get me some TONE POWER!

This thread has to be one of VR's very best.
Get your ass over big climbs, you lazy dude :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 07, 2013, 23:09
 :D :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:15
Slovenian elite guys who were so fast that I could not follow them with mobile camera (http://s8.postimg.org/k1kpi879d/2013_06_07_19_17_10.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/k1kpi879d/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/yuzd2zf0h/2013_06_07_19_17_14.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yuzd2zf0h/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/poh2fp9s1/2013_06_07_19_17_20.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/poh2fp9s1/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/s8cp9sxc1/2013_06_07_19_17_26.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s8cp9sxc1/)
 http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=ELM&embed=,check national champion split time :rolleye 11min 24 sec, mine was 13min 08 sec and he done two laps monster.
Slovenian woman TT nationals, http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=ELZ&embed=, I would be at 4th place :D, I need plastic surgery for sure :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:27
(http://s12.postimg.org/mcz5pj5qh/2013_06_07_14_11_13.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mcz5pj5qh/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/z5n9pghc9/2013_06_07_14_13_38.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z5n9pghc9/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/6m9hi5x3d/2013_06_07_14_13_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6m9hi5x3d/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/3tg9y4wqx/2013_06_07_14_18_37.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3tg9y4wqx/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/8ym2thz2h/2013_06_07_14_18_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8ym2thz2h/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/idxcsyrpl/2013_06_07_14_19_00.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/idxcsyrpl/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/tlasetih5/2013_06_07_14_20_03.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tlasetih5/)

(http://s12.postimg.org/418i8dx3d/2013_06_07_14_21_49.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/418i8dx3d/)
Some pics from start area, bikes, bikes and more bikes :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:33
And very special Slovenian bunnie ass, I was with woman so officially this photo is about sport food :D
(http://s21.postimg.org/l1reavl87/2013_06_07_14_19_17.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/n6brbymur/full/)
Come on you hot Slovenian bunnie, Mexico is calling :D!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2013, 23:41
Tomislav Kulišić, finished 36th overall.
It says SLO for him under "Država" (which must mean country, I guess), but his UCI code says CRO19850113.

Nice pics, and a great sticker on the helmet.
Well I just checked, he is born here but lives in Slovenia, I don t know how UCI regulate those things, he should be under CRO coz he has licence. But who cares :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2013, 00:04
Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite image hosting :D

Does not your woman mind this image hosting Tony?  :slow :brains
:O
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 08, 2013, 08:35
Does not your woman mind this image hosting Tony?  :slow :brains
:O
She does :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2013, 15:50
She does :D

man pig
 :pizzedoff:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 08, 2013, 16:00
Does it count if its not accompanied by a map :D

Ride I did yesterday

(http://i44.tinypic.com/30tjg54.png)

 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 08, 2013, 16:14
some nice paint skills you got there mewmew :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on June 08, 2013, 16:36
Love seeing Craigs name on your helmet Tony. Youre a class act bud.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 08, 2013, 17:43
Ride I did yesterday

(http://i44.tinypic.com/30tjg54.png)

 :D
Nice pimpmyride map :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 08, 2013, 17:44
Love seeing Craigs name on your helmet Tony. Youre a class act bud.
Well that mate was just awesome, that s it!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 08, 2013, 17:55
Photos not mine ;)

Sufferation today. I blew up horribly in the last third of the ride and couldn't manage the extra 12km of the Belgian National Championship RR circuit that I planned to do, electing instead to stop when I got back to La Roche.

The day began well enough. It was hot by this year's standards so I started out from the car park in short sleeves and shorts with a dash of embro on the legs just to tide me over until I warmed up properly.

(http://www.huisaandeourthe.nl/fotoos/laroche.jpg)

Essentially a tourist town, La Roche is such a dense little place that almost as soon as you step out of the centre you're in the wild. The breeze was a bit chilly early on down by the River Ourthe, which is generally a shallow and placid river and my favourite one to be beside here in Belgium.

Campsites run beside the Ourthe in either direction of the town proper and then you hit a climb in almost any direction you choose. Most of the climbs don't have names, so I just apply one myself.

So the first serious climb I met, barely 2km into the ride, was what I will call the Côte de Cielle, marked by the familiar hairpins, fir trees, wooden chalets and meadows that make this whole area look like the foothills of the Swiss Alps. A very brief plateau and descent through Marcourt followed before one of the day's "categorised" climbs La Maladrie:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/la-maladrie_zps6ff5cdad.jpg)

Nearer the top there are hairpins and the tall forest takes over:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/la-maladrie-2_zps27e5a538.jpg)

When you reach the summit of a climb in the Ardennes, there's almost never a descent. What you get is a broad panoramic view and a plateau with either a flat, or more commonly an uphill or very slightly downhill drag. There's no respite and it's always windy.

What followed La Maladrie was no exception, indeed there was more climbing to be done through the hamlet of Devantave where an ancient man called out from his deckchair, from which he probably hadn't moved in years, to ask if I was going well. Almost breathless and running out of BPMs, I managed to reply "pas mal!" (not bad!).

Beyond Devantave the road just kept on climbing steadily through an area called Laprangeleux. Many of the place names around here are a) arbitrary and b) francophonised versions of Walon, the local language that's now dying out. Not many folks still speak it, most of whom live in Wallonie (obviously) but also Wisconsin in the US, which experienced significant Walloon immigration.

Out here you find many fagnes (Walon: fanja), patches of unfarmable swampy moorland, which are more common further north. Anyone you see up here rummaging around in the trunk of a car is not to be trusted.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/fagne_zps2b5e855c.jpg)
GoogleMaps opts for a moody version. When I passed it was bright sunshine. ;)

After several more kms of these windy panoramas, I passed the village of Dochamps and a bunch of club riders going in the opposite direction. Now and only now did I finally get a descent but it was still very short, leading to yet another climb onto yet another uphill drag plateau. By now I had reached the base of Col de Lamorménil but I rode on through instead of turning onto it.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/odeigne_zpscb3a47fb.jpg)

You get many of the sort of views you see often in Liège-Bastogne-Liège - little rivers and woodlands - and the occasional "Allez Phil" scrawled on the road.

At Chabrehez, I got what was finally coming to me: a bona fide downhill stretch, reasonable road surface and, at least initially, arrow straight. I managed to clock 62.5km/h, which I think is respectable for a road you don't really know already. :D

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/chabrehez_zps3ef0e303.jpg)

I reached the main road and headed towards the village of Nadrin, where I have hiked before. Nadrin is famous for three things:

a) A bomber plane crashed here in WWII and the survivors were sheltered by villagers right under German noses before being sent on their way. Some of them made it to Switzerland and freedom, others didn't.

b) The remains of a Roman villa show that this faraway place was somebody's idea of a cool hangout back in the day.

c) It's the home village of RadioCrap's Maxime Monfort and his fan club meets in the village hall.

The Artist Formerly Known As Mrs L'arri and I got lost not far from here while hiking. As the navigator and planner, I never usually got us lost but that day was a rare exception and as the darkness began to fall, a small white dog miraculously appeared to escort us out of the forest. Cool story and it really did happen. :D

I gulped a gel after Nadrin but I wasn't feeling good at all. I was really hot and I'd been doing a lot of climbing. After a fifteen minute descent, my legs were not doing as they were told on these tough roads.

Another descent, this time of La Copette, with sheer rock faces to the left and a lush deep river valley to the right. At the bottom of the twisty descent, a rather unwelcome surprise:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/copette_zpsbd10bb81.jpg)

Sure they're only klinkers rather than proper pavé but a right angle turn onto them at 45km/h is not cool.

Worse was to come. I was suffering quite badly now and the bridge had taken away all my momentum as I grovelled up what turned out to be the hardest climb of the day, the Côte du Dwés du Leu. The view below shows you what's still left once you get out from the forest section at about halfway up:

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/dwe_zpscb2e1e04.jpg)

On the plateau there was a block headwind waiting to greet me and I was broiling away, putting lots in and getting nothing out and my heart rate was way too high.

After Bertogne the main road (which was mercifully quiet) descended back down into the Ourthe Valley. That descent could have gone on all day for me, I felt so bad: I was counting the kilometres. Sadly, it wasn't steep enough that you didn't have to keep pedalling most of the time.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/herlinval_zpsd560fe88.jpg)

The road bottomed out and then I had to climb again, very steadily but painfully, back up to the plateau and the village of Ortho. To call it a village is rather too much praise. I would call it a roundabout. I was by now almost in sight of La Roche again and I was all but finished.

While designing the route, I put in this ridiculous descent through Maboge and Lohan (nothing to do with the eternally drunk/drugged/both starlet). It was a very poor road surface and too steep to be fun, though the scenery was pretty.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/maboge_zpsa635b6ed.jpg)

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/maboge-2_zps46d52b3b.jpg)

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj607/larriviste/maboge-3_zps0bb7909f.jpg)

I crossed the Ourthe at Maboge and followed the main road forever until I reached La Roche, too exhausted to do the additional circuit.  :rolleye



Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 08, 2013, 18:54
Using your last breath to blurt out "pas mal" - you have your priorities straight. It's not about being good, it's about looking good.

And good to hear that Idéfix is still roaming the Francophone forests. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 08, 2013, 19:36
Thanks god that you suffer on those climbs! :D
But must admit feeling is great when came home, if you are aware of it? :D
I like the part where you get lost&small white dog, what have you been smokin? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 09, 2013, 20:09
I finally got my act together and the Hell-singør dirt (http://) off my bike. :embarrassed
(Did I ever mention I can be quite lazy in some aspects?)

Tomorrow I'll do my traditional early June ride: up the coast to Helsingør (~45 km), have an ice cream, and back again (usually including some inland detours on either the way out or back).
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 10, 2013, 05:02
Tony to Slovenian embassy
How can a man be mean, moody and magnificent without his calories. Ey Nora, give us a calorie.

92 out of 155 UCI WCT  guys at start http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-M&embed,  13th place out of 22 in UCI Master D http://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?idTekme=2311&tip=B&disc=U-MD&embed=
(http://s10.postimg.org/728x1zbax/2013_06_07_19_11_50.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mnq8lxn91/full/)
Not bad and I am happy, 1 min 10 sec faster than last year/41km/h avg. I coul go faster but scared coz wind at 9 km turn, but I am happy, very happy.
Will post more pics!
Thanks guys!
Right shoulder seems to be like Anthony Moan's sponsoring it. Are you a spammer?

Well done on beating every Serbian, Bosnian and Italian in the race. If anyone doesn't recognise it, clear champion.

Post Merge: June 10, 2013, 05:06
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2v3rlgi.jpg)

stupid hot

For the record, what is the ave temp there during summer?
Six days ago, 35C 70% relative humidity. Yesterday, 11cm rain. World's gone mad.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DinZ on June 10, 2013, 05:58
really glad i clicked on that picture. my work web blocked your photo as high risk but left all the naked women at the top. in the middle of a client office. great.
Title: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on June 10, 2013, 08:41
35C 70% relative humidity

Damn, I can still handle the heat, but the humidity! Hated that in Durban growing up, always the wrong side of moist.
Title: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on June 10, 2013, 08:42
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2v3rlgi.jpg)

stupid hot

Thanks JSG, how did I miss this? *kicks Tapatalk in the :nuts*
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 10, 2013, 16:33
really glad i clicked on that picture. my work web blocked your photo as high risk but left all the naked women at the top. in the middle of a client office. great.
thank the stars you get just women. I get shemales handling their manhood.  :S

and the pictures don't load for me either. tony get new image host or suffer dire consequences. :spank nobody wants to see that crap :carrot
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 10, 2013, 23:22
I was SHOCKED SHOCKED to see that Tony

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQIwyIEG_NjOMIXQMgRiZXvyAmVP5g9iCh2gNNTqwf5Lycwz4hy)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2013, 15:48
thank the stars you get just women. I get shemales handling their manhood.  :S

and the pictures don't load for me either. tony get new image host or suffer dire consequences. :spank nobody wants to see that crap :carrot
ok ok I promise :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2013, 15:50
really glad i clicked on that picture. my work web blocked your photo as high risk but left all the naked women at the top. in the middle of a client office. great.
Moaning all the time as usual :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2013, 15:50
Tony to Slovenian embassy
How can a man be mean, moody and magnificent without his calories. Ey Nora, give us a calorie.
Right shoulder seems to be like Anthony Moan's sponsoring it. Are you a spammer?

Well done on beating every Serbian, Bosnian and Italian in the race. If anyone doesn't recognise it, clear champion.

Post Merge: June 10, 2013, 05:06
Six days ago, 35C 70% relative humidity. Yesterday, 11cm rain. World's gone mad.

Sorry ram and thanks, but not understand a word what are you talking about
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: search on June 11, 2013, 15:54
thank the stars you get just women. I get shemales handling their manhood.  :S

it's targeted advertising of course, some people get naked girls, florry gets bertie, and others...  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 11, 2013, 16:00
Sorry ram and thanks, but not understand a word what are you talking about
Sorry about that.

Dialogue from 'Last of the Summer wine',
(http://i.imgur.com/sjfYahQ.jpg)

Guy on the left (Compo) tells that to the woman on the right (Nora) who he has an eye for.

Still, top result.

Post Merge: June 11, 2013, 16:02
thank the stars you get just women. I get shemales handling their manhood.  :S

and the pictures don't load for me either. tony get new image host or suffer dire consequences. :spank nobody wants to see that crap :carrot
Did you get a Madonna or a Bieber photo?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2013, 16:54
Sorry about that.

Dialogue from 'Last of the Summer wine',
(http://i.imgur.com/sjfYahQ.jpg)

Guy on the left (Compo) tells that to the woman on the right (Nora) who he has an eye for.

Still, top result.

Post Merge: June 11, 2013, 16:02
Did you get a Madonna or a Bieber photo?
Oh I see now thanks dude
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 11, 2013, 17:59
Sorry about that.

Dialogue from 'Last of the Summer wine',
(http://i.imgur.com/sjfYahQ.jpg)

Guy on the left (Compo) tells that to the woman on the right (Nora) who he has an eye for.

Still, top result.

Post Merge: June 11, 2013, 16:02
Did you get a Madonna or a Bieber photo?

So that explains your disturbingly accurate handle of old-school Yorkshire dialect, ram. Boy, it's a small world.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 11, 2013, 20:47
it's targeted advertising of course, some people get naked girls, florry gets bertie, and others...  :D

umm...now why would I get naked girls??  :ohno: :bouaaaaah :slow
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 12, 2013, 06:34
umm...now why would I get naked girls??  :ohno: :bouaaaaah :slow
It's the boys! I know what I was watching in my teens, and it was not live cycling streams.

So that explains your disturbingly accurate handle of old-school Yorkshire dialect, ram. Boy, it's a small world.  :D
A few grammatical errors, a few expletives, some diggin around, one sage voice in a district, calling any Mancunian or Lancastrian a twit and a stick of rhubarb; easy as pie. Though in another twenty years, it'll all be Urdu (This message was not sponsored by the BNP). No, you can't be a Yorkshireman.

But seriously, a great show till Bill Owen died, even if it was 20 years too long. After Wilde leaving and his death, it was never the same. At least Sallis is as yet healthy enough.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 12, 2013, 11:28
It took me 30 minutes to upload this :D, mew it is pain in the ...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 13, 2013, 16:20
It took me 30 minutes to upload this :D, mew it is pain in the ...

well!  it only took me 20 minutes with Muck My Ride  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 13, 2013, 16:23
Tony...I know you are sad that your old image hosting site is verboten now but why don't you try picasa or this tinypic option that dim has given us?  :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 14, 2013, 12:38
ok as I said in the chat was going out to hurt myself and get a hunger knock the bigger the better.

well 2 for 2  :niceday

stupid cycle computer operator still having issues but mapped the ride - 48.9 km in 1.54 lumpy and windy

massive bonk 2 km from home but pushed it through - had to Jensie it on a main road into the wind head down arms bent mouth open - shut up legs

having not ridden again much this year pretty happy to have gone for a spin on a Friday as well :win

see if I can walk later on  :D

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 18, 2013, 19:50
after talking myself up with Fus saying I was going out on sunday even if it rained - the wife got hope 2 hours late or something and I had some outside work to do  - I went out tonight after dinner.

short and a nice ride ate too much at dinner thought = bloated
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 20, 2013, 20:46
Tony...I know you are sad that your old image hosting site is verboten now but why don't you try picasa or this tinypic option that dim has given us?  :niceday
I am protesting :rolleye
TT nationals Saturday, all training done and course is not bad as I thought http://www.hbs.hr/pravila_utrka/2013/2013_06_26_np_krono.pdf, wind would be strong as usual at Adriatic coast and heat too.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: lancasterke on June 20, 2013, 20:51
i'm going on holiday tomorrow.

my bike is coming with me  :D

going to the dordonge, cycling, tennis, swimming, beer, beer, wine, beer, bbq, cycling, super excited. hope we see the sun.

only bad thing is driving through the night tomorrow (it'll be ok, but tomo will be a long day)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 20, 2013, 23:56
I am protesting :rolleye
TT nationals Saturday, all training done and course is not bad as I thought http://www.hbs.hr/pravila_utrka/2013/2013_06_26_np_krono.pdf, wind would be strong as usual at Adriatic coast and heat too.

man pig TT champ  :o_o :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 21, 2013, 17:23
man pig TT champ  :o_o :niceday
Thanks mew, coz that I will reveal for your eyes only my 2014 worlds average Joe plan, this year I missed it coz 20 seconds http://sport.be.msn.com/uciworldcyclingtour/2013/eng/riders/slovenia/ and only one place at my cat 40-44, that Kobilica guy was last to go in Trento. My plan is to hit 42km/h+ avg. Next year worlds for Joe s is going to be in Ljubljana, yeah!!!!
Ok :D
1. Reduce smoking by half, that mean only 10 smokes per day
2. Visit young promising doctor, friend is talking about him all the best, he have nice pils :D
3. More hills
4. More spinning at winter
5. More weights
6. Service car with loudspeaker
7. More training
8. More money
8. Shaving eyebrows

But tomorow is payback time :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 21, 2013, 18:41
focus tony focus.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g1dhpJbWpZk/UcSPbqkEURI/AAAAAAAAjB8/ivpOdqckCTs/s912/jacksone.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2013, 21:19
Eaten a shedload of pasta (but not too much)? Check.

Looked at the course on Google Street View? Check. Twice.

Made a little piece of paper with all important points to put on the handlebars? Not yet, about to.

Put together a playlist to listen to during the train ride to Vordingborg, to get in the mood? Check.

Gathered kit? Check - well, almost. It's all within 2 metres of me, one of the advantages of a small place.

Checked bike and pumped tyres? Not yet, will do that after putting piece of paper on the handlebars. Worked yesterday, I don't see why it shouldn't now.

Got train ticket? Check.


Tomorrow we (pretend to) race! :cool:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 22, 2013, 04:25
Looks like there'll be plenty of wind. Mostly sidewind, arranged liberally over the whole course.

I hope it doesn't stop me from understanding my jottings:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/dwza8g.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 22, 2013, 16:21
Back from Vordingborg.
I never hurt myself so much in my life. As I said, sidewind almost all the way.

The jottings came in handy as I had advance warning of when turns, roundabouts etc. would come (unlike other people, who clearly had absolutely no idea about the course). Although making the calculations on the third lap felt harder than my maths high school exam...
Sucked on the uphills, made it up (a bit) on the downhills and turns - some people have absolutely appalling cornering skills. Especially the accelerating out of every corner, no matter how much it hurt, helped a lot.
On some of the hills on the last lap, I was in my own little world, reciting song lyrics to shut out the pain and just trying to hold the wheel of whoever was in front of me.

66,09 km, 30,6 km/h average - first time ever on a cyclotour. :win
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 00:28
Back from Vordingborg.
I never hurt myself so much in my life. As I said, sidewind almost all the way.

The jottings came in handy as I had advance warning of when turns, roundabouts etc. would come (unlike other people, who clearly had absolutely no idea about the course). Although making the calculations on the third lap felt harder than my maths high school exam...
Sucked on the uphills, made it up (a bit) on the downhills and turns - some people have absolutely appalling cornering skills. Especially the accelerating out of every corner, no matter how much it hurt, helped a lot.
On some of the hills on the last lap, I was in my own little world, reciting song lyrics to shut out the pain and just trying to hold the wheel of whoever was in front of me.

66,09 km, 30,6 km/h average - first time ever on a cyclotour. :win
Go dude,congrats :niceday!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 00:29
focus tony focus.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g1dhpJbWpZk/UcSPbqkEURI/AAAAAAAAjB8/ivpOdqckCTs/s912/jacksone.jpg)
No will not, and will not quit smoking, coz smokin competition :D, took bronze medal today :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on June 23, 2013, 01:21
Well Done Fus and Tony   :fanfare
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 11:29
Grab her ass would not be good idea :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-06-22195731_zpsf6fd7928.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-06-22195731_zpsf6fd7928.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-06-22195801_zps4e144a0a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-06-22195801_zps4e144a0a.jpg.html)

I did 650km driving, spent more than 100 euros and whole day. It was rolling hills and heat and wind what kills me really, 37,5km/h avg on really prolog not ITT course, only 12,5km. Hardest ITT ever. First guy beat me just for less then 50 seconds or less. I am happy :niceday
Kill myself with big ring on 5,5%  1000m long hill, idiot! Did not recover from that, and 3 U turns kills rythm, dont know why they set U turns???? I guess money for closing roads.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 11:30
Looks like there'll be plenty of wind. Mostly sidewind, arranged liberally over the whole course.

I hope it doesn't stop me from understanding my jottings:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/dwza8g.jpg)
Like a pro :D, but how the hell you can read this?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 23, 2013, 11:41
I have very good eyes. :D

A pro would have this printed in crisp and clear letters on a self-adhesive sticker, none of that Tesa strip stuff. ;)

It was very handy nonetheless, but calculating the numbers when I'd reach this or that particular point in the second and third lap was almost harder than the cycling. I was soooo tired. :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 23, 2013, 11:46
I did 650km driving, spent more than 100 euros and whole day. It was rolling hills and heat and wind what kills me really, 37,5km/h avg on really prolog not ITT course, only 12,5km. Hardest ITT ever. First guy beat me just for less then 50 seconds or less. I am happy :niceday
Kill myself with big ring on 5,5%  1000m long hill, idiot! Did not recover from that, and 3 U turns kills rythm, dont know why they set U turns???? I guess money for closing roads.
The sacrifices we make, just to put ourselves through suffering. We must be crazy. :)
Well done, podium! :win
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 12:13
I have very good eyes. :D

A pro would have this printed in crisp and clear letters on a self-adhesive sticker, none of that Tesa strip stuff. ;)

It was very handy nonetheless, but calculating the numbers when I'd reach this or that particular point in the second and third lap was almost harder than the cycling. I was soooo tired. :lol
Yes, that is why I asked you :D
What did you eat or drink?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 12:14
The sacrifices we make, just to put ourselves through suffering. We must be crazy. :)
Well done, podium! :win
Thanks mate!
We are crazy, yeah!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 23, 2013, 12:19
We are crazy, yeah!
Finally something I'll agree with.

Grab her ass would not be good idea :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-06-22195731_zpsf6fd7928.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-06-22195731_zpsf6fd7928.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-06-22195801_zps4e144a0a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-06-22195801_zps4e144a0a.jpg.html)

I did 650km driving, spent more than 100 euros and whole day. It was rolling hills and heat and wind what kills me really, 37,5km/h avg on really prolog not ITT course, only 12,5km. Hardest ITT ever. First guy beat me just for less then 50 seconds or less. I am happy :niceday
Kill myself with big ring on 5,5%  1000m long hill, idiot! Did not recover from that, and 3 U turns kills rythm, dont know why they set U turns???? I guess money for closing roads.

I agree, the arse is too far away. Grab something closer...

Well done you and Fus, anything over 50km is a motorbike journey for sane people.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 23, 2013, 12:27
Yes, that is why I asked you :D
What did you eat or drink?
Had two bottles, one with plain water, one with energy drink (SIS, great stuff). I brought various bars (I can't stand gels), but only got the time to eat one at the start of the last (third) lap - too much full-out chasing in the start, and too much energy spent on hanging on to think about eating in the second lap. Of course I paid for taking out the bar, opening it and taking one bite with a 50 m gap to the group I'd wheelsucked that had become 100 m at the roundabout 1,8 km in. Had to do a Jens, dig deep, accelerate with screaming legs and chase for some 500m to get back on.

Well done you and Fus, anything over 50km is a motorbike journey for sane people.
Anything below 50km is barely worth the effort to put on the kit. :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: ram on June 23, 2013, 12:45
Anything below 50km is barely worth the effort to put on the kit. :P
Woaah. Nude riding for anything under 50? I'm not going there either.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 23, 2013, 17:18
:lol
:fp
Not riding for less than 50 km, I meant.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 19:34
Finally something I'll agree with.
I agree, the arse is too far away. Grab something closer...

Well done you and Fus, anything over 50km is a motorbike journey for sane people.
She was far too old :D
Thanks mate!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 23, 2013, 19:37
Had two bottles, one with plain water, one with energy drink (SIS, great stuff). I brought various bars (I can't stand gels), but only got the time to eat one at the start of the last (third) lap - too much full-out chasing in the start, and too much energy spent on hanging on to think about eating in the second lap. Of course I paid for taking out the bar, opening it and taking one bite with a 50 m gap to the group I'd wheelsucked that had become 100 m at the roundabout 1,8 km in. Had to do a Jens, dig deep, accelerate with screaming legs and chase for some 500m to get back on.
Anything below 50km is barely worth the effort to put on the kit. :P
Hehehehe, I know that feeling riding with full mouth and chasing wheel :D
Gels are far better for that,but you can t stand them.
Good job!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 23, 2013, 19:42
Hehehehe, I know that feeling riding with full mouth and chasing wheel :D
Gels are far better for that,but you can t stand them.
Good job!
Yeah, I've tried gels a few times, but I just can't eat them the proper way. End up having the whole mouth full of that stuff (which isn't particularly well-tasting despite all the efforts made by the producers), and feeling like I have to puke.

But it's incredible what you can do when you just put your mind to it, say "no matter if I can physically do it, I bloody well must get that wheel again", completely disregard your heartrate (which my clock told me was at 180+ almost the entire time) and put the head down. Eye-opening experience for me.
I'll be back for more!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 23, 2013, 22:22
Yeah, I've tried gels a few times, but I just can't eat them the proper way. End up having the whole mouth full of that stuff (which isn't particularly well-tasting despite all the efforts made by the producers), and feeling like I have to puke.

But it's incredible what you can do when you just put your mind to it, say "no matter if I can physically do it, I bloody well must get that wheel again", completely disregard your heartrate (which my clock told me was at 180+ almost the entire time) and put the head down. Eye-opening experience for me.
I'll be back for more!

I take a brief pre-Tour holiday from VR posting and I come back to find this blisteringly good thread is as hot as ever!   :yuush :yuush :yuush

Guys, well done both of you.

Tone, I'm proud of you, man! You never cease to crack me up while simultaneously reaffirming your senior god status on the bike.

Proud of you too, Fus. Splendid effort and nicely told: few people can really bring you the racing feel in their prose. Also, try Torq gels - less explosive in the mouth, better digestion - and take them in two distinct sucks, folding over the wrapper towards you on the second one. I haven't done it under racing conditions as a 'dult but it was almost a reflex to do that when I started gelling again recently.

Massive hugs to all. :hug I missed the Nats this weekend. Feel like racing after reading this. Probably not a good thing. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2013, 11:22
Thanks Larry!
It's Not About the Bike :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on June 29, 2013, 03:17


Quote
Grab her ass would not be good idea

 :D :D :D

laughed pretty hard at this one

Nice pics Tony! :niceday

and nice story too fus!  :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on June 29, 2013, 07:04
Gels....yes, I use these but only towards the end of big rides, otherwise I just prefer normal food. The only thing that occasionally puts me off them is remembering when a gay cycling friend told me that they have the same consistency as a mouthful of spunk.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 30, 2013, 13:45
I've even made an article out of the cyclotour last weekend:
To timer i Vordingborg - Postmasterløbet indefra (in Danish) (http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/to_timer_i_vordingborg__postmasterloebet_set_indefra/)

I may translate the whole thing to English if there's interest for it.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 30, 2013, 17:56
Quick 66km with the AFKAML this morning before the Tour. Since the AFKAML was present, that meant an opportunity to do a few photos, all of which served to remind me that I still have a lot of weight to lose! :D

(http://i40.tinypic.com/f1ij6.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2itj2m9.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on July 01, 2013, 05:37
Raced a fast and very technical criterium today, didn't go too bad. Placed 7th of 24. Not much room for moving up or attacking with all the corners though, so that played against me. As generally I'm better on courses with longer straights that allow for attacks and opportunities to just put your head down and hammer (I like to attack a lot  :D). Mostly just testing myself this race though, next weekend is the stage race that I have been working towards.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1048754_171449063033959_25448643_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 01, 2013, 07:51
Interesting jersey, August - green plus argyle. Looks good.
Can we have a better picture of it?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on July 01, 2013, 10:06
3 riders since Wednesday

2 over 60 km 1 was just a fast 44 min loop , starting to get there again , need a bit more time and some longer rides , but the ride on Friday I just exploded with 5 km to go, going up hill - but this morning stormed home which was nice 60 km at just a tick over 2 hours

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on July 01, 2013, 16:21
Interesting jersey, August - green plus argyle. Looks good.
Can we have a better picture of it?

Sure, here's a shot of me in a cyclocross race just after sliding out in some mud. IMO my teams jersey is one of the best I've seen, certainly the best of all the teams in the area.  Note the argyle arm warmers. :D

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/320504_10200090198440444_358977615_n_zps0356b9ec.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 02, 2013, 21:23
Quick 66km with the AFKAML this morning before the Tour. Since the AFKAML was present, that meant an opportunity to do a few photos, all of which served to remind me that I still have a lot of weight to lose! :D

(http://i40.tinypic.com/f1ij6.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2itj2m9.jpg)
Mate I would kill for those bikes :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 02, 2013, 21:26
Raced a fast and very technical criterium today, didn't go too bad. Placed 7th of 24. Not much room for moving up or attacking with all the corners though, so that played against me. As generally I'm better on courses with longer straights that allow for attacks and opportunities to just put your head down and hammer (I like to attack a lot  :D). Mostly just testing myself this race though, next weekend is the stage race that I have been working towards.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1048754_171449063033959_25448643_o.jpg)
Young gun :D
Hey I see you are riding that ugly Adamo saddle like me :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on July 02, 2013, 21:52
Young gun :D
Hey I see you are riding that ugly Adamo saddle like me :D

It's a strange looking saddle, but as my coach said...your balls will thank you...and they have.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 02, 2013, 22:03
It's a strange looking saddle, but as my coach said...your balls will thank you...and they have.  :D
Well for me is too wide and saw friend of mine zip tie rails, did not try that coz only used for TT which is great, only 24,5 cm and UCI legal.
Oh yes they are :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on July 09, 2013, 12:37
Finally did a ride again, as I said yesterday I started training again today. I did a nice and easy ride keeping my heartrate quite low, to ease back into training. I did notice that although I took it easy, I kept a steady and reasonable pace overtaking quite a few other cyclists (which always feels good :P). It was quite effortless which I credit at least partially to strengthening my core over the last period. Even with a little sprint I tried in the end (which did not really work out because I was blocked by cars) I felt like it quite easy today, I think I just had one really good day, lets see what the coming days will bring

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on July 09, 2013, 12:39
So the hangover wasnt that bad?  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on July 09, 2013, 12:41
So the hangover wasnt that bad?  :D
it was surprisingly mild, thank goodness, I did go out riding later than I intended to let it subside for the most part, but it did not really bother me during the ride
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 09, 2013, 16:23
it was surprisingly mild, thank goodness, I did go out riding later than I intended to let it subside for the most part, but it did not really bother me during the ride
Dude this is good ride, just stalking at your HR :D
It is amazing to compare HR with pros, one of them (I forgot name) at 2nd TDF stage did 124 avg for almost 5 hrs, and 143 max :D, ok guy have 33 rest HR like flipping dolphin, compared to avg Joe it is really amazing.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on July 09, 2013, 16:26
Dude this is good ride, just stalking at your HR :D
It is amazing to compare HR with pros, one of them (I forgot name) at 2nd TDF stage did 124 avg for almost 5 hrs, and 143 max :D, ok guy have 33 rest HR like flipping dolphin, compared to avg Joe it is really amazing.

I deliberately kept it low and eased up at any point where it got above 80% of my max
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 09, 2013, 16:32
I deliberately kept it low and eased up at any point where it got above 80% of my max
This is good knowing when pull the brake, have a lot of friends who just dont know to ride easy, I dont like to ride with them.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on July 09, 2013, 17:05
Was overtaken this morning by a jerk in a Golf gti who overtakes me most days too fast and too close on a country road.

He won't be doing it tomorrow, however.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 09, 2013, 17:09
Was overtaken this morning by a jerk in a Golf gti who overtakes me most days too fast and too close on a country road.

He won't be doing it tomorrow, however.
Are you planing something? :D
btw keep it kool :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on July 09, 2013, 18:33
Last 3 rides 60 , 90,  40 km in the last 5 days

Massive winds , legs are tightly sprung now, not sure where the next ride comes from, hopefully Thursday see how building projects go tomorrow
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on July 09, 2013, 18:49
Are you planing something? :D

Don't need to plan anything.

About 1k on from where he passed me he was at the side of the road with his car embedded into another car ;)

Quote
btw keep it kool :niceday
?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 09, 2013, 22:02
Don't need to plan anything.

About 1k on from where he passed me he was at the side of the road with his car embedded into another car ;)
?
Good!
I was thinking you are going to make trouble :D
Tomorow nice medium intensity ride with some local Strava segments, just to show locals who is king here :D, will cross Slovenian border smuggle bunnies and back :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 11, 2013, 09:50
As Dim dont allow Strava KOM to be embeded :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/Untitled_zpsdabc1e2c.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/Untitled_zpsdabc1e2c.jpg.html)
It turns to be suffer ride coz hills, hills and hills, nice roads in Slovenia. Next ride Bosnia :D, they gonna love my Croat designed jersey :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 12, 2013, 02:55
As Dim dont allow Strava KOM to be embeded :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/Untitled_zpsdabc1e2c.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/Untitled_zpsdabc1e2c.jpg.html)
It turns to be suffer ride coz hills, hills and hills, nice roads in Slovenia. Next ride Bosnia :D, they gonna love my Croat designed jersey :D

That is why Tony you kill competition...you train smart. Do not overtrain and wear out but do easy mixed with strong rides  :D :confident
Croat champ for sure
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 12, 2013, 07:47
That is why Tony you kill competition...you train smart. Do not overtrain and wear out but do easy mixed with strong rides  :D :confident
Croat champ for sure
And dont forget It's Not About the Bike :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 12, 2013, 23:17
And dont forget It's Not About the Bike :D

that book ...
sitting in barns and 2nd hand stores all over the world now  :D

do you have big race this weekend tony?  like Croat Man Crawl....cage cycling spectacular...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 13, 2013, 15:18
that book ...
sitting in barns and 2nd hand stores all over the world now  :D

do you have big race this weekend tony?  like Croat Man Crawl....cage cycling spectacular...
lol :D
No races so far, just enjoying riding up&down area here :niceday crossing border and riding in Slovenia, lot of cyclists, much better roads and drivers are somehow kool, lot of respect for cyclists.
And Strava is awesome, just did two KOM today beating old&bold locals. If I see someone is faster than me, I just deleted my ride segment :D
It is kool and I am addicted to Strava, Dim I officially requesting Strava here! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 13, 2013, 18:22
Did about 80km around the area north east of Leuven, felt alternately OK-rubbish-excellent-rubbish-excellent.

About a third of the way in, not far from Veltem, I passed an all-female bunch of respectable size at a junction. I see all-female groups now and again but the best one I ever saw was up near Averbode back in Spring, when there must have been 50 women of all shapes and sizes, each wearing the same silver kit. Never did find out who those pedalling sirens were. Looking back, I may have dreamed it in the midst of a bonk-induced funk.

So anyway I figured I would stop and take off my leg warmers, let these ladyshapes pass and then get on the back for a bit of a free (and better-than-usual scented) drafting.

When I'd got the leg warmers pocketed, I rolled out and waited and waited and I looked around and they approached and approached.

And then they turned right just before reaching me.

That's got to be some kind of metaphor, hasn't it?  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on July 13, 2013, 18:33
Leg warmers????

Jeez....its so hot here that the only reason I'm wearing any clothes on the bike is to avoid getting arrested
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 13, 2013, 18:39
Leg warmers????

Jeez....its so hot here that the only reason I'm wearing any clothes on the bike is to avoid getting arrested

:lol

Well, when I'm starting out from home, I always go at around 08:00 to get out of Brussels (I live quite centrally) before the worst of the traffic. It's still usually pretty cold at that time, so I often have to wear leg and arm warmers for the first hour or so.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 13, 2013, 18:48
Started running group again today...have not been in group since last fall...and I missed base training but whatever..big sufferfest for me hill workout @7 am...now complete toast.
Fun group though ..nice people
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 13, 2013, 18:50
Did about 80km around the area north east of Leuven, felt alternately OK-rubbish-excellent-rubbish-excellent.

About a third of the way in, not far from Veltem, I passed an all-female bunch of respectable size at a junction. I see all-female groups now and again but the best one I ever saw was up near Averbode back in Spring, when there must have been 50 women of all shapes and sizes, each wearing the same silver kit. Never did find out who those pedalling sirens were. Looking back, I may have dreamed it in the midst of a bonk-induced funk.

So anyway I figured I would stop and take off my leg warmers, let these ladyshapes pass and then get on the back for a bit of a free (and better-than-usual scented) drafting.

When I'd got the leg warmers pocketed, I rolled out and waited and waited and I looked around and they approached and approached.

And then they turned right just before reaching me.

That's got to be some kind of metaphor, hasn't it?  :D

wow L'arri silver kit!!
if you find out who they were I would like you to track down and see if possible for me to buy kit  :D :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on July 13, 2013, 20:30
Well I totally failed to get out today. Had planned a 600k which would have taken me through day and night, but it has been hotter here than most of the Mediterranean this last week, and today was the hottest day of the year. I intended to get up early and peel off a quick 200k, but......

.......beer. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 13, 2013, 20:32
Well I totally failed to get out today. Had planned a 600k which would have taken me through day and night, but it has been hotter here than most of the Mediterranean this last week, and today was the hottest day of the year. I intended to get up early and peel off a quick 200k, but......

.......beer. ;)

600K !!! :O
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on July 13, 2013, 20:47
You should try it. Afterwards 400k won't seem so far  :D

Click here (http://www.rusa.org/) and your life will never be the same. No going back.

Click  here (http://www.karabel.net/files/Kittens518f6dfecc2c5bcf48646724fda88175.jpg) and go straight back to your humdrum life :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 14, 2013, 09:12
50 or so lonely&lost woman in silver kit and without single man to watch?
It only happens in Belgium :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 14, 2013, 09:14
Started running group again today...have not been in group since last fall...and I missed base training but whatever..big sufferfest for me hill workout @7 am...now complete toast.
Fun group though ..nice people
Was there any barefoot guru among group? :D I like those lunies :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 14, 2013, 11:57
50 or so lonely&lost woman in silver kit and without single man to watch?
It only happens in Belgium :D

They were neither lonely nor lost, Tone, I assure you! I think it's excellent but at the same time it disappoints me that there still isn't much of a career path for those of them that want to take their talent further.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 14, 2013, 12:05
They were neither lonely nor lost, Tone, I assure you! I think it's excellent but at the same time it disappoints me that there still isn't much of a career path for those of them that want to take their talent further.
They were lost&lonely :D :D
BTW here if not signed for Slovenian team after high school, career is over. No money, woman road cycling I really dont think it exist anymore.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 16, 2013, 19:58
Was there any barefoot guru among group? :D I like those lunies :D

No gurus...barefoot that is...
:brains

 :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on July 21, 2013, 23:20
Headed out this morning, not nearly early enough.  It was about 28* when I left and by the time I packed it in and headed home it was closing in on 35*.

A measly 70km, and that heat I can assure you a cup of tea and two pieces of toast are not sufficient fuel.  I put it down to just being distracted, a week with no AC at these temps is making us all loopy.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on July 22, 2013, 00:57
lol :D
No races so far, just enjoying riding up&down area here :niceday crossing border and riding in Slovenia, lot of cyclists, much better roads and drivers are somehow kool, lot of respect for cyclists.
And Strava is awesome, just did two KOM today beating old&bold locals. If I see someone is faster than me, I just deleted my ride segment :D
It is kool and I am addicted to Strava, Dim I officially requesting Strava here! :D

My understanding from the thread on GPS is that Dim is not able to add Strava here as the Strava folks expect to be paid for the API plug ins.

An alternative if you want to link rides here is site   www.ridewithgps.com

It functions very much the same in that you can upload your GPS tracks and what not, some of the analysis features are better than Strava, it just doesn't have the base of "friends" if you will.

Takes another 10 seconds to upload to both, so you can keep up all the Strava stuff but be able to link to RidewithGps  for places like this.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 22, 2013, 19:53
My understanding from the thread on GPS is that Dim is not able to add Strava here as the Strava folks expect to be paid for the API plug ins.

An alternative if you want to link rides here is site   www.ridewithgps.com

It functions very much the same in that you can upload your GPS tracks and what not, some of the analysis features are better than Strava, it just doesn't have the base of "friends" if you will.

Takes another 10 seconds to upload to both, so you can keep up all the Strava stuff but be able to link to RidewithGps  for places like this.
Somehow and dont know why Strava keeps best results on my smart phone, I tried ridewithgps and others and it crash a lot. Dont know reason why.
Anyway thanks :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 22, 2013, 22:38
As Dim dont allow Strava KOM to be embeded :D


WIsh I could, but the strava api is totally unhelpful for embedding :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 22, 2013, 22:49
My Normal monday

Ride


Walk


Ride


Doesnt look much but it involved...

3 of these (this was the easiest)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/117zj4o.jpg)

An awful lot of these
(http://i41.tinypic.com/14cckug.jpg)

About 5km of these
(http://i39.tinypic.com/106jx9k.jpg)

And the odd dead end
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2j4839l.jpg)

But some nice views
(http://i41.tinypic.com/b6znz9.jpg)(http://i41.tinypic.com/9s3zg9.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2wqaib9.jpg)(http://i39.tinypic.com/2r3i0yc.jpg)

Downsides, first time trying out the map my ride app, some huge flaws. From a routing point of view beforehand its better as is uses open maps which has cycle paths. Downsides, once youve ridden the route once it vanishes. and 2) it doesnt seem to auto pause, so when you stop for 20 minutes for a spot of food by a waterfall, you end up with a really really slow km time.

I really need a support vehicle though. Its really inconvenient changing tyre pressures 4 times each ride.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 22, 2013, 23:17
My understanding from the thread on GPS is that Dim is not able to add Strava here as the Strava folks expect to be paid for the API plug ins.

An alternative if you want to link rides here is site   www.ridewithgps.com

It functions very much the same in that you can upload your GPS tracks and what not, some of the analysis features are better than Strava, it just doesn't have the base of "friends" if you will.

Takes another 10 seconds to upload to both, so you can keep up all the Strava stuff but be able to link to RidewithGps  for places like this.


The issue is their API. All the other sites are easy

Mapmyride - Numeric ride code
RidewithGPS - numeric ride code
Endomondo - Numeric ride code
Tracks 4 bikers - ride code
Bikemap - ride name

Strava
Ride code, then later in the code a random api key, then the ride code again
then a totally different code for king of the mountains, sprints, and all the rest each with their own random api key
then more code

basically it would need a whole bunch of different embed code, but even then ive got to get past its stupid random api key. They are a pain.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 22, 2013, 23:22
Raced a fast and very technical criterium today, didn't go too bad. Placed 7th of 24. Not much room for moving up or attacking with all the corners though, so that played against me. As generally I'm better on courses with longer straights that allow for attacks and opportunities to just put your head down and hammer (I like to attack a lot  :D). Mostly just testing myself this race though, next weekend is the stage race that I have been working towards.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1048754_171449063033959_25448643_o.jpg)

How did the stage race go?

Finally did a ride again, as I said yesterday I started training again today. I did a nice and easy ride keeping my heartrate quite low, to ease back into training. I did notice that although I took it easy, I kept a steady and reasonable pace overtaking quite a few other cyclists (which always feels good :P). It was quite effortless which I credit at least partially to strengthening my core over the last period. Even with a little sprint I tried in the end (which did not really work out because I was blocked by cars) I felt like it quite easy today, I think I just had one really good day, lets see what the coming days will bring

Bloody garmin and their miles..
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on July 23, 2013, 01:16
How did the stage race go?

It went okay, not great. Managed to place 4th in the TT, which I was happy with. Had a disappointing crit and road race though, placing 12th in both. And finished in 9th overall. An okay placing overall and in the TT, but I was hoping I could do a lot better, especially in the road race.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: nobilis on July 24, 2013, 15:30
Here is a ride i did a couple of days ago, when I discovered a nice HC climb not far from home, with nice swtichbacks "à la Alpe d'Huez".

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on July 24, 2013, 16:07
Garmin data- Edit: Screw it, can't get the Garmin thing to work.  :pizzedoff: Flat oval crit course, 11 miles, 27 minutes, 25 average speed, 272 elevation gain, 441 calories, 32.7 max, 183 average HR, 196 max HR.


Raced last night, and for once I don't feel too bad about how it went. Could only managed 6th, but was in a few breaks. And when the people I was with were too slow and fell back I went solo for a awhile before some others catching up with me for another break then solo a little longer before the pack managed to catch up. And thought my sprint (which has been pretty crap lately) was better. Although still some work to do on it, but getting up to 196 heart rate in it was good I thought. Pulled my back tire off the ground a couple times in the sprint as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 26, 2013, 14:59
Shaved 3km off my ride into town yesterday.

Yes, I didnt go faster, I just didnt get lost :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 27, 2013, 10:38
Shaved 3km off my ride into town yesterday.

Yes, I didnt go faster, I just didnt get lost :D
I have been lost today, ended barefoot :D
Problem in this country are road signs and idiots who placed them.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 27, 2013, 21:12
Started running group again today...have not been in group since last fall...and I missed base training but whatever..big sufferfest for me hill workout @7 am...now complete toast.
Fun group though ..nice people
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/1001195_421020278012047_1356715953_n_zps17f5fa0b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/1001195_421020278012047_1356715953_n_zps17f5fa0b.jpg.html)
Look at this :D
Some crazy race in Dolomiti :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 27, 2013, 21:53
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/1001195_421020278012047_1356715953_n_zps17f5fa0b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/1001195_421020278012047_1356715953_n_zps17f5fa0b.jpg.html)
Look at this :D
Some crazy race in Dolomiti :D

that is wild!
looks a little fun....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 19:27
Me this morning up in the foothills....amazing when it is foggy/drizzly...doesn't happen much here so really great and special when it does.
My friend and I also ran into a guy from Norway...stopped us to say hi and was clearly pumped to be going up the trails...said it was hard to breathe in the altitude but he was deliriously happy :D


(http://i39.tinypic.com/2retkbn.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 28, 2013, 19:58
Me this morning up in the foothills....amazing when it is foggy/drizzly...doesn't happen much here so really great and special when it does.
My friend and I also ran into a guy from Norway...stopped us to say hi and was clearly pumped to be going up the trails...said it was hard to breathe in the altitude but he was deliriously happy :D


(http://i39.tinypic.com/2retkbn.jpg)
You look like Jodie Foster in Lambs :D Scene where she running at FBI school :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 28, 2013, 20:03
Ok dopers let hear some advices :D
At 31st August 30km crit race 15 laps, 2-3 sharp turns, flat as pancake course.
How do you prefer and think to prepare, I am having 10 hrs weekly top, poor sprinter etc.
This is 5 weeks from now on, but would been busy at least one week and no training that week.
Shoot!
Thanks
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 28, 2013, 20:08
Ok dopers let hear some advices :D
At 31st August 30km crit race 15 laps, 2-3 sharp turns, flat as pancake course.
How do you prefer and think to prepare, I am having 10 hrs weekly top, poor sprinter etc.
This is 5 weeks from now on, but would been busy at least one week and no training that week.
Shoot!
Thanks

Pray daily.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on July 28, 2013, 20:29
Ok dopers let hear some advices :D
At 31st August 30km crit race 15 laps, 2-3 sharp turns, flat as pancake course.
How do you prefer and think to prepare, I am having 10 hrs weekly top, poor sprinter etc.
This is 5 weeks from now on, but would been busy at least one week and no training that week.
Shoot!
Thanks

Normal training for the next three weeks but throw in some intervals. Then a week of 3 days interval training with some endurance in between. Final week, One hour sessions with intervals.

And pray.

Of course theres the other option, just work on your TT and go in the break. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 20:44
Tony you just need to start now looking for the best drugs possible to give you that edge....

oh

practice some speedy intervals..get plenty of rest and drink a lot of h20 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 20:45
I did not see that movie Tony :fp
 :o_o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 28, 2013, 21:16
Normal training for the next three weeks but throw in some intervals. Then a week of 3 days interval training with some endurance in between. Final week, One hour sessions with intervals.

And pray.

Of course theres the other option, just work on your TT and go in the break. :D
Hey thanks, intervals I love :D

Post Merge: July 28, 2013, 21:19
Pray daily.  :D
I did not expect anything else from you :D

Post Merge: July 28, 2013, 21:19
Tony you just need to start now looking for the best drugs possible to give you that edge....

oh

practice some speedy intervals..get plenty of rest and drink a lot of h20 :D
I would like to try cycling Peyote :D
You did not watch Lambs and Hanibal Lector???????
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 21:32
Quote
You did not watch Lambs and Hanibal Lector???????

no

I live in a world of old b&w movies...
;)

 :o_o
not really...
was not interested to see that movie  :ohno:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 28, 2013, 21:39
no

I live in a world of old b&w movies...
;)

 :o_o
not really...
was not interested to see that movie  :ohno:
Barbara Stanwyck!
This morning on national TV was B&W movie with Montgomery Clift, Jesus I did not saw that guy for decades.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 21:49
Barbara Stanwyck!
This morning on national TV was B&W movie with Montgomery Clift, Jesus I did not saw that guy for decades.

:D
http://youtu.be/Y4cLUrJznJs
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 28, 2013, 22:08
OT but I used to abhor mono movies when I was a kid, thinking they were all old and dusty and crap.

Orson Welles changed all that for me. Saw Citizen Kane and then just hoovered them up ... Touch of Evil, The Third Man, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre ... I watch a lot of monos. So many favourites. Were I to name one it would be 12 Angry Men or M or Sunset Boulevard or ... :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 28, 2013, 22:15
ooh Sunset Boulevard ! excellent
THird Man awesome!

you would like White Heat with Cagney....gloriously sick entertainment :D thugs and guns and crazy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: nobilis on July 29, 2013, 05:33
A good session with my team at 2100m. However, HR was giving crazy values, it sometimes happens when it's dry and windy.


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on July 29, 2013, 09:43
A good session with my team at 2100m. However, HR was giving crazy values, it sometimes happens when it's dry and windy.



Interesting re the HR under those conditions? It must be so beautiful there, you said in Shoutbox it's near a Unesco site?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on July 29, 2013, 10:40
For those of you in the East of England... the cycle path next to the guided bus way into Cambridge provides 14 miles of car free cycling through lovely fields and past scenic lakes.

Here is an article about the ride(CLICK HERE) (http://yaxleyriders.nonleaguechannel.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=8545) (which sort of ended up as recon for the 2014 Tour stage!)

and the ride details...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: nobilis on July 29, 2013, 15:22
Interesting re the HR under those conditions? It must be so beautiful there, you said in Shoutbox it's near a Unesco site?

It happens with the garmin HR strap because the sensors get dry. So it won't transmit the HR values accurately.

No that was a different place, a famous ski station there.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on July 29, 2013, 16:35
It happens with the garmin HR strap because the sensors get dry. So it won't transmit the HR values

Oh yeah, of course! I used to work in a gym in Ireland and we always used to have to wet the chest monitors.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on July 31, 2013, 01:19
I rode the Axel Merckx Gran Fondo this year (again).

I saw Alison there, chatted a little.  I had no idea how she had actually lived her week ...

Until this...

http://www.alisonsydor.com/2013/07/my-tour-to-axel-merckx-granfondo-was.html#more
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 31, 2013, 06:31
I rode the Axel Merckx Gran Fondo this year (again).

I saw Alison there, chatted a little.  I had no idea how she had actually lived her week ...

Until this...

http://www.alisonsydor.com/2013/07/my-tour-to-axel-merckx-granfondo-was.html#more

Whoa, blast from the past! Cool blog.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on July 31, 2013, 09:41
(http://i39.tinypic.com/24297w3.jpg)

At the bottom of Alto des Els Angels in Girona.

Had the kit made as it was part of my stag do.

I am on the Bianchi.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on August 01, 2013, 02:58
Just an easy 3 hours today. But had to post so I could show off my awesome new Lo Squalo jersey. :D

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/IMAG0627_zps1ff33441.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 01, 2013, 12:06
Oh yeah, of course! I used to work in a gym in Ireland and we always used to have to wet the chest monitors.

Ah, the infamously arid climate of Ireland!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2013, 15:18
Just an easy 3 hours today. But had to post so I could show off my awesome new Lo Squalo jersey. :D

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/IMAG0627_zps1ff33441.jpg)
I'm literally speechless.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: nobilis on August 01, 2013, 16:38
I did uphill intervals today. 3 minutes with 3 minutes recovery. HR was messing up today as well so I couldn't know what my HR was during the interval. But I had a better indicator. Puking. I didn't puke but i was about to at the end of the last one. Always a good feeling  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 01, 2013, 17:55
Puking is best indicator, never puke on bike, but on 5km run race I did :D
Intervals for me also, I am poor sprinter and found this wonderful small resting place for uphill 10 sec sprints and then practicing turns.
Specific training, most crits here are just like that, narrow roads with killer turns, one race actually also run next to graveyard.
No wide american roads here :D
And dead people did not mind my training :D
Nice acceleration part, that grey thing on the left is candle machine, this is my reference sprint point :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165431_zps03e1c860.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165431_zps03e1c860.jpg.html)
Small ring today, will try big ring.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165511_zpsbaa1b80a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165511_zpsbaa1b80a.jpg.html)
Sharp left :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165533_zpsb5ffb9db.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165533_zpsb5ffb9db.jpg.html)
Then sprint :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165602_zpsfc8627a7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165602_zpsfc8627a7.jpg.html)
Sharp left
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165619_zps7ed0b014.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165619_zps7ed0b014.jpg.html)
Very sharp left
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165634_zpsb2e5536c.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165634_zpsb2e5536c.jpg.html)
Sprint
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165647_zpsacd135e5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165647_zpsacd135e5.jpg.html)
Sharp right
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165714_zps883cc003.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165714_zps883cc003.jpg.html)
Recovery and again :niceday
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-01165721_zpsd55ad488.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-01165721_zpsd55ad488.jpg.html)

Great workout, no cars, no people :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 01, 2013, 18:48
Just an easy 3 hours today. But had to post so I could show off my awesome new Lo Squalo jersey. :D

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/IMAG0627_zps1ff33441.jpg)

ooh! want one!
 :o_o :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 01, 2013, 18:52
TONY
if you miss one of those sharp left you will not have far to rest...in peace :D

those look like good roads and hill to do your intervals on  :niceday
fun to see pics
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 01, 2013, 18:57
two 46k days in a row... :ohno:  :confident :o_o
fun riding but legs toast today....

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2cz6ki8.jpg)

figured would try to get action shot :D  looking stupid but no one around...do not care..
when you get old you do not care anymore who sees    <3


why am I starting to sound like Tony....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 01, 2013, 19:00
when you get old you do not care anymore who sees    <3

So what's with the blurry face then?  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 01, 2013, 19:02
So what's with the blurry face then?  :D

face moving really fast


 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 01, 2013, 19:19
TONY
if you miss one of those sharp left you will not have far to rest...in peace :D

those look like good roads and hill to do your intervals on  :niceday
fun to see pics
At least will have full millitary funeral honours on spot :D

Post Merge: August 01, 2013, 19:21
two 46k days in a row... :ohno:  :confident :o_o
fun riding but legs toast today....

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2cz6ki8.jpg)

figured would try to get action shot :D  looking stupid but no one around...do not care..
when you get old you do not care anymore who sees    <3


why am I starting to sound like Tony....
Coz I am old too :D
Willier and Castelli? What about Rapha? :D
Larry wear Rapha, of course he is now resting in Rapha bib shorts :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 01, 2013, 19:53
At least will have full millitary funeral honours on spot :D

Post Merge: August 01, 2013, 19:21
Coz I am old too :D
Willier and Castelli? What about Rapha? :D
Larry wear Rapha, of course he is now resting in Rapha bib shorts :D

There is also a candle machine on site :D

haha Larri will be up and riding shortly...

Castelli was men's jersey leftover on sale rack ..small size waiting for me :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 01, 2013, 20:28
There is also a candle machine on site :D

haha Larri will be up and riding shortly...

Castelli was men's jersey leftover on sale rack ..small size waiting for me :D

Larri not wear Rapha.

Is crazy pretentious.

Larri wear Castelli. Is just like mew.

Larri respect tradition of cycling not tradition of wallet.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 01, 2013, 20:58
Mate you are oversensitive when sick :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 02, 2013, 00:50
Larri not wear Rapha.

Is crazy pretentious.

Larri wear Castelli. Is just like mew.

Larri respect tradition of cycling not tradition of wallet.

Here are Tony and L'arri wearing Rapha kool stuff "for riding really fast around town" it says...
(http://www.rapha.cc/content/uploads/4008-10.jpg)

(http://www.rapha.cc/content/uploads/4008-13.jpg)
 :D :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 02, 2013, 06:57
mew must ask you, I have never saw hipster in cycling shoes. Are they real in US?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: enchassepatate on August 02, 2013, 14:25
Here are Tony and L'arri wearing Rapha kool stuff "for riding really fast around town" it says...
(http://www.rapha.cc/content/uploads/4008-10.jpg)

(http://www.rapha.cc/content/uploads/4008-13.jpg)
 :D :D

These made my eyes melt  :eyesonfire
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 02, 2013, 15:50
Back on topic, please. And I'm not saying that with my mod hat on. It's more of a personal appeal because I just find this Rapha stuff really offensive to my cycling sensibilities. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on August 02, 2013, 16:48
Back on topic, please. And I'm not saying that with my mod hat on. It's more of a personal appeal because I just find this Rapha stuff really offensive to my cycling sensibilities. :D

Ah well,

I guess I am in the wrong place then. 

Ciao.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 02, 2013, 18:06
Ah well,

I guess I am in the wrong place then. 

Ciao.

Hope I didn't come across wrongly there.  :embarrassed I was just making a lighthearted joke because I find that whole cycling-as-fashion thing really too much.  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on August 02, 2013, 18:15
Rapha kit is actually exceptionally good quality. Certainly on a par with Assos, and definitely better than the short-lasting Castelli.

....but, but, but, I don't care. I just can't wear it because the whole fake heritage marketing thing really gets my goat.

Plus it tends to be worn by masturbators.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 02, 2013, 20:23
I have never saw Rapha cloth, it is kind a Holy Grail for me :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 02, 2013, 21:12
I have never saw Rapha cloth, it is kind a Holy Grail for me :D
Rapha make a Tallit and yamaluke. Tony very stylish for wearing to synagogue. With your teva sandals you be styling
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 03, 2013, 00:12
I have never saw Rapha cloth, it is kind a Holy Grail for me :D

LOL Tony

it is the marketing that kills me....
this is from their actual website ...crazy sh*t :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 03, 2013, 08:06
Rapha make a Tallit and yamaluke. Tony very stylish for wearing to synagogue. With your teva sandals you be styling
Gliklech!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on August 03, 2013, 08:14
O boy Rapha...damiano should be here  :P ..his rant on rapha is very cool.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on August 07, 2013, 17:30
Got in a good workout last night, had the usual Tuesday night crit race. Used it solely as a workout, keeping the heart rate above zone 4 the whole time to prep for the final race of the season in a few weeks. Went out hard on the second lap and kept going stretching out  as much of a gap as I could. Here's a good shot of me stretching it out.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/Untitled_zpsbbaf0433.png)

Ended up in a 4 man break which stayed away, tried to go early in the sprint, but ended up 4th. Which is pretty much what I expected. Averaged 25.2 mph, 186 HR, and 198 max HR. So it was a good workout.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 08, 2013, 10:34
August, as my old friend say there is no prep/traning race when you put number on, I could not hold on :niceday
Those roads are so bad, even for country where I live, hell! Cobles are nothing compared with those sh*t roads and it never ended :slow
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-08085005_zps626fdef9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-08085005_zps626fdef9.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-08085129_zps00586eb6.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-08085129_zps00586eb6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 08, 2013, 13:57
August, as my old friend say there is no prep/traning race when you put number on, I could not hold on :niceday
Those roads are so bad, even for country where I live, hell! Cobles are nothing compared with those sh*t roads and it never ended :slow
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-08085005_zps626fdef9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-08085005_zps626fdef9.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-08085129_zps00586eb6.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-08085129_zps00586eb6.jpg.html)

Yeah, that's the stuff, Tone! Belgium is a difficult country to navigate because so many of the "roads" marked on the map are either pavé (believe me, the excitement of cobbles quickly disappears when you actually live here and have to pay for your own bike servicing ;)) or just plain old rough trails. It can make planning a road ride very difficult and it's not uncommon to hit a random rough section for no obvious reason.

Even when you're sure you've got a genuine road, you get a few with surfaces like Tone's example above. One classic I remember was the Rue de Bâlatre near Jemeppe:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/qxv2uq.jpg)

Why is it that the only road that avoids a big motorway or some other geographical problem is always in a terrible condition?  :D

Worst ones for me though are the concrete ones they insist on putting down in rural bits of Brabant. They lay them in regular slabs and then fill the little gaps between them with thin bootlaces of bitumen which quickly sink, so when you're riding along, it's "ssss-thunk-ssss-thunk-ssss-thunk" at metronomic intervals.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/992i3a.jpg)

Also, concrete is long lasting but its surface can and does deteriorate over the years. Recently - as in, one of the last rides I did before my foot failed me - I noticed such a section of crappy concrete road near Wavre had numbers etched into it. These numbers resembled dates which, if they were indeed so, explained how the surface had gotten so rough.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/29wr8d0.jpg)

Summer 1963. :O

So, all of this means that you see cyclists tending to stick to well-known routes here. I don't, so I don't always see a lot of riders unless I'm on one of these hotspots.

I often ride on the long and ultra-smooth Abstraat-Wolfshaegenstraat section of road between Tombeek and Neerijse which is absolutely rammed with cyclists, particularly on Sundays, and it's a good place to get on a bunch.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/ir8c37.jpg)

Nice pumpkins!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 08, 2013, 15:30
Yes, this part of country I have never riden before, and having limited time to train and it is really frustrating when after 30 min I am still at sh*t road section with no end on horizont, and you can imagine descent on those killer roads, 20 km/h max speed.
As for ssss-thunk-ssss-thunk-ssss-thunk" at metronomic intervals roads :D, they are not so popular here, only on some sections where army barracks are near, so they can transport tanks etc, it is crazy that noise.

Why is it that the only road that avoids a big motorway or some other geographical problem is always in a terrible condition? 
I just dont know mate, just dont know.

That ultra smooth road is kool, I am always having that wish to ride long new motorway tunnels :D

And I see our brothers&sisters from new world not having those problems with roads :D Crooks :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on August 08, 2013, 18:01
August, as my old friend say there is no prep/traning race when you put number on, I could not hold on :niceday

Prep/training race for me means I go all out and don't try to conserve anything for the finish. ;)

Actually been trying to conserve energy for the finish in a few other races earlier this season, and thus far it hasn't worked that well. Went all out on the 2nd lap this race and stretched it out enough for a break. I'm going back to my old tactics, attack a bunch and make people hurt. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: lancasterke on August 08, 2013, 18:21
on saturday i road up kerry hill in powys, wales. more than 19km of climb at very manageable grades (avg must have been about 2% some flat and some small negs and a couple of steeps, but basically following a river up the valley. lovely.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on August 08, 2013, 18:57
Four days of pain in North Wales for me! The group of lads I ride with rented a converted rectory for a week and we plotted some miles in the Welsh hills... given that I've not been riding much due to my back injury, and that I've packed on a few excess kgs ( :pizzedoff:) I knew I was going to get myself a new one torn... but what fun was had! Here's a couple of pics, and a link to the bitch of climb that was my undoing!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bwlch_y_Groes
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 09, 2013, 07:34
on saturday i road up kerry hill in powys, wales. more than 19km of climb at very manageable grades (avg must have been about 2% some flat and some small negs and a couple of steeps, but basically following a river up the valley. lovely.
That's my kind of climb. :D
The Bernina from the north side was almost like that - at times you didn't even notice you were climbing until you looked around and saw the mountains ...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on August 09, 2013, 09:55
Had an odd thought on the way to work today

I might go for a ride on the weekend be the 1st in a month :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 09, 2013, 10:01
Prep/training race for me means I go all out and don't try to conserve anything for the finish. ;)

Actually been trying to conserve energy for the finish in a few other races earlier this season, and thus far it hasn't worked that well. Went all out on the 2nd lap this race and stretched it out enough for a break. I'm going back to my old tactics, attack a bunch and make people hurt. :D
Well cycling is all about pain :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 09, 2013, 10:45
Had an odd thought on the way to work today

I might go for a ride on the weekend be the 1st in a month :fp
Me too (only it's the first time since June). Post Cup in Taastrup on Sunday, will be a day out with riding out, watching the race and riding home.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 11, 2013, 19:18
And I did exactly what I promised two days ago.
Took the train to Albertslund (it was an early Sunday morning), then rode the ~6 km to the course.
I passed this on the way:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/63zm80.jpg)
Vridsløse Statsfængsel, best known from the Olsenbanden films. They even named the road going up to the entrance after Egon:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/xn9448.jpg)

When I got out there, I rode one of the small 6 km laps first, and then one of the big 21 km laps, stopping along the way to let the fields pass. The juniors were riding 6 big laps, the elite would then do an additional 9 big laps.
Most of the route had crosswinds or headwind, and the only stretch with tailwind had a horrible road surface with huge holes (apparently a crash happened there that took out most of #trefor - didn't see any of that though, except for Rasmus Mygind searching for the medics when he abandoned). As a result of that, the fields were stretched out and split almost from the start, with some riders dropped by many minutes and just soft-pedalling to the finish, where most of them abandoned - in the elite race, only 40 of >120 riders finished. I hitched a ride with two of these stragglers (no. 87, Bornholm Pro Cycling & no. 93, ABC; they didn't have the normal startnumbers though, so no idea who they were) for about 10 km, thanks for that. ;)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/4hyrfc.jpg)
Danish champion Michael Cabel Svendgaard wins the junior race ahead of Paris-Roubaix winner Mads Pedersen and Mathias Rask.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/tm46.jpg)
The juniors' podium, with the podium girl from organising Hedehusene-Fløng CK; no prizes for guessing where the inspiration for their jersey comes from. :D
(http://i39.tinypic.com/256s8dd.jpg)
Mads Pedersen keeps the overall lead in the juniors' Lindberg Sport Cup series.

By the way, the organisation left some things to be desired. It's one thing that the speaker called the juniors' winner both "Mads Cabel" and "Mathias Cabel", but on one of the big laps a car almost drove into the elites' chasing peloton right on the finish line, with one #concordia rider barely managing not to crash into the car. Such things simply can't happen.
The way the two fields were started also led to some confusion: The elite had taken off 5 minutes behind the juniors, but naturally they ride a bit faster. After five laps, both fields were intermingled, which meant that the speaker called every group with an orange helmet (#concordia) as an elite group, while all others were juniors to him. Some times he was right, some times he wasn't.
Especially as the race was run on a circuit that would take ~30 minutes, they could have avoided all of that by making a 10- or 15-minute gap between the two fields. But no, we always run them at 5-minute intervals.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/15nwqae.jpg)
The front group in the elite race, with Troels Vinther & 2 other #cult riders, Michael Mørkøv (almost entirely covered by a #cult), one #christina and one #concordia guy.
(http://i39.tinypic.com/t8q0qa.jpg)
The next time around, there had been a re-group, leading to a first peloton of 15-20 riders
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2znz7so.jpg)
A new front group of five, with Mørkøv, Vinther, Michael Valgren, Stefan Schumacher and Kasper Klostergaard. They had about a minute on the next group; but on the following 6 km lap, Chris Anker Sørensen, Daniele Aldegheri and Michael Reihs bridged up to them. The gap had gone down to only 27 seconds, but the eight cooperated well until the last lap to make sure they'd stay away. In the end, Mørkøv, Reihs and Vinther got away, and the Danish champion had no trouble beating the two others in the sprint.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2nbbwud.jpg)
The elite podium
(http://i44.tinypic.com/6xyzb9.jpg)
Michael Reihs kept the overall lead in the Post Cup series.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/aw7wqu.jpg)
Chris Anker had done his best, but in his own words "the others just rode 2 km/h faster than my group in the final".
(http://i44.tinypic.com/21jt1n9.jpg)
A typical post-race scene: My "colleague" Philip interviews Michael Reihs, and Michael Skelde complains to a commissaire about the incident with the car.

After that, I took off to go home again, aided by a nice tailwind on the ~25 km. Got passed by a rider of Politiets IF, and joined forces with him on Roskildevej (not that it was particularly hard, we were easily doing 32-36 km/h) until he turned right.
All in all, I did 66,76 km, in two parts (~41 km and ~25 km, with a 3-hour break in between). Felt good all the way, and managed a >25 km/h average despite crosswind/headwind on about 2/3 of the route. I'm satisfied with that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 11, 2013, 20:18
That podium girl is damn hot, damn hot!
And Chris Anker is my favorite pain face rider :niceday, he looks tired even when just standing.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 12, 2013, 21:45
Yeah, Chris Anker is just great. He also tends to give very funny replies in pre- or post-race interviews.

Today, I had a (7-a-side) football match. Or so I thought ...
It turned out that there was no referee, and I half volunteered, half was peer-pressured into doing the job. Jogging around for 2x30 minutes without a break and having to watch the match intently the whole time can be rather exhausting. And I never noticed how desperately I need a sip of water after about 15-20 minutes of exercise - it's a great thing the water bottles are always at hand on a bike. :D
All in all it was a fun experience, both teams played fair, and although there definitely were a couple of wrong calls, I feel they were distributed evenly.
My team lost 2-4 though.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 12, 2013, 21:46
Back to my second home, I am going to hunt Slovenian bunnies at mountains this Sunday :D
Last weekend I almost catch one in deep forest but she was followed by some guys :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-12182056_zps526ece71.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-12182056_zps526ece71.jpg.html)

Post Merge: August 12, 2013, 21:52
Yeah, Chris Anker is just great. He also tends to give very funny replies in pre- or post-race interviews.

Today, I had a (7-a-side) football match. Or so I thought ...
It turned out that there was no referee, and I half volunteered, half was peer-pressured into doing the job. Jogging around for 2x30 minutes without a break and having to watch the match intently the whole time can be rather exhausting. And I never noticed how desperately I need a sip of water after about 15-20 minutes of exercise - it's a great thing the water bottles are always at hand on a bike. :D
All in all it was a fun experience, both teams played fair, and although there definitely were a couple of wrong calls, I feel they were distributed evenly.
My team lost 2-4 though.
Dude here referee dont last long, very risky job, very risky job, guns, knives, etc :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_kIyIGVFjM
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 13, 2013, 18:23
Back to my second home, I am going to hunt Slovenian bunnies at mountains this Sunday :D
Last weekend I almost catch one in deep forest but she was followed by some guys :D

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/2013-08-12182056_zps526ece71.jpg)
 (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/2013-08-12182056_zps526ece71.jpg.html)

manpig
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 14, 2013, 00:13
flip my ride

today


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 14, 2013, 00:23
Fecking A
 :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 14, 2013, 08:28
What's the matter, mew? :hug
Puncture, or just felt bad?

Also:
Quote
The link you followed has a typo in it.
You did not cut/paste the entire portion of the link.
The Page no longer exists on this site.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on August 14, 2013, 16:22
Fecking A
 :D

there arent many bends in boulder are there :D

I like bends, i love the anticipation of not knowing whats round the next corner.

then again, im not a fan on roads you have never ridden before, when you are going up a bitch of a hill but see a corner and hope it will flatten out after the corner, but when you get around the corner, no, more hill and another bend in 100m.

there was on particular road i found myself on by accident that literally had a corner every 30m and every 30m when you got there and saw the road, more bloody hill. After this has happened about six times you think to yourself, should i just turn round and take the road i planned on taking, but then you think, nah, there cant be much more.. and then there is..

its only when you finally hit a main road, find yourself 10km from home, but then discover that entire 10km is downhill just how stupidly far you had been climbing.

( i get lost a lot)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 14, 2013, 21:16
mew you flipin embeded pimpmyride here
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 15, 2013, 00:30
there arent many bends in boulder are there :D

I like bends, i love the anticipation of not knowing whats round the next corner.

then again, im not a fan on roads you have never ridden before, when you are going up a bitch of a hill but see a corner and hope it will flatten out after the corner, but when you get around the corner, no, more hill and another bend in 100m.

there was on particular road i found myself on by accident that literally had a corner every 30m and every 30m when you got there and saw the road, more bloody hill. After this has happened about six times you think to yourself, should i just turn round and take the road i planned on taking, but then you think, nah, there cant be much more.. and then there is..

its only when you finally hit a main road, find yourself 10km from home, but then discover that entire 10km is downhill just how stupidly far you had been climbing.

( i get lost a lot)

This route really is a lot more fun than it appears  :D  the road rolls up and down and the hills and views are nice...
this is the 'flats' as we call this area of riding...but there are many loops, variations and add-ons that can up the woop factor   :cool: :cheesy
sometimes I do this with friends...and then we finish with a short but steep-@ss climb on the edge of the mts to sweat a bit more.

I think you can do a flyover view of this mincemyride ....I will try  :evil: :angry
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 15, 2013, 00:32
What's the matter, mew? :hug
Puncture, or just felt bad?

Also:

when I try to embed this it never works and just shows my user info :?
I spent WAY to much time putting this in here and it never gets easier   :D :angry
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 15, 2013, 00:54
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en
this is pretty in google satellite...kinda farmy rural....

on Nelson Rd....lot of rollers
 (http://i43.tinypic.com/wlwt3o.png)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 15, 2013, 02:17
Back to my second home, I am going to hunt Slovenian bunnies at mountains this Sunday :D
Last weekend I almost catch one in deep forest but she was followed by some guys :D

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-n-Lp34S0EGk/UgwsJfkSjNI/AAAAAAAAk1w/xFx_qRuX_Qk/s720/acid_picdump_111.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 15, 2013, 10:30
Either you are an immediate neighbour, or everyone will simply see their own GoogleMaps home site...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 15, 2013, 21:19
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-n-Lp34S0EGk/UgwsJfkSjNI/AAAAAAAAk1w/xFx_qRuX_Qk/s720/acid_picdump_111.jpg)
:D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/Untitled_zps3a29a9c8.png) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/Untitled_zps3a29a9c8.png.html)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 16, 2013, 01:08
Either you are an immediate neighbour, or everyone will simply see their own GoogleMaps home site...

LOL
:D

not even sure what I posted there.....:? :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 16, 2013, 14:39
After three repairs, I think I have now put more stitches into my cycling gloves myself than what they had to begin with. :niceday

Going out to watch the races again this weekend; up north tomorrow (I'll take the train to Hillerød and ride from there), and to the west on Sunday (where I'll probably ride from home).
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 17, 2013, 20:12
still trying to see if I can simplify this mappy ride sh!!t :D
rode this early morning today...parts of stuff don't show up here :?  :o_o
...am also wondering if there is flyover option on this for posting   :angry

 




Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 17, 2013, 20:33
Either you are an immediate neighbour, or everyone will simply see their own GoogleMaps home site...

very funny :D 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 20, 2013, 15:27
Yesterday killed rear hub on descent and suddenly fixed gear, scared like sh*t.  Will see what mechanic has to say but if expensive season is over, no more money for repairs. Just pure sh*t!
Friend hit by car today, broken frame but he is ok,  I am somehow tired of cycling.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 21, 2013, 02:55
Yesterday killed rear hub on descent and suddenly fixed gear, scared like sh*t.  Will see what mechanic has to say but if expensive season is over, no more money for repairs. Just pure sh*t!
Friend hit by car today, broken frame but he is ok,  I am somehow tired of cycling.

OH! :( :O
your happy news is that friend is still there...my thought first
but sorry about bike(s)      sh*t just pure sh*t.....sorry     :ohno:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 21, 2013, 03:46
Yesterday killed rear hub on descent and suddenly fixed gear, scared like sh*t.  Will see what mechanic has to say but if expensive season is over, no more money for repairs. Just pure sh*t!
Friend hit by car today, broken frame but he is ok,  I am somehow tired of cycling.

no excuses just leave the hutch.
be a mack daddy yo
Just find fixie tt.
 will have tattooed hipster bunnies

fixed gear time trial road bike fixie single speed tt
(http://i43.tinypic.com/vdd4li.jpg)

you are breaching ingrained behavioral matices by your non-torsional application of newtons to leverage facilitators
consider your behavior neo-social at best.

monsters are gnawing at me victuals and I am powerless to stop them
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 21, 2013, 06:53
I see now, hipsters on fixie are real idiots. How the hell you can ride this thing outside track?????
Christ krebs :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2013, 09:17
how much is the repair? maybe we could chip in.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on August 21, 2013, 09:54
it's targeted advertising of course, some people get naked girls, florry gets bertie, and others...  :D

...... not really :ohno:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 21, 2013, 13:27
fixie on tt closed course. sufferfest . no problem. too many gears is confusing.
(http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/800/spl251789_007-wm900.jpg)

Bingo worked. how about a lottery? posters by chances. give away cash prizes. 50% back out in prizes. 20% to dim for website. 20% to pay for tony's new rear wheel. 10% to The Krebs-Kakes Institute for the International.

Now first decision. what currency ? I say bitcoin would be the best. be easier to hide massive cash from snoopy tax peoples.

consider this a work in progress

going to need a working title also
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on August 21, 2013, 17:26
Time for me to join in on this most infamous of Velorooms threads. Weather was good today, no work, so decided to go for a ride.

Started from my home in Hoofddorp, went via Heemstede through Haarlem. Then towards Bloemendaal; a town with some villas where the rich folk of the area live. There the Kopje van Bloemendaal is located, the only worthwhile hill in my area. OK, it's nothing spectacular and most people who live anywhere other than in the Netherlands will laugh at it, but it's cobbled and features a some sections of 10%. However, it's very short. The descent is fun though, broad and smooth roads with barely any bends, allowing you to build up a nice speed. Since it's the only hill around, I did it 3 times before going on, and took a picture during one of the ascents:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/23vh2x.jpg)

Then following the roads towards the coast, passing the honorary cemetary of Overveen where Dutch war hero Hannie Schaft - the girl with the red hair - is buried. She was a resistance fighter against the German occupation, killing some prominent Germans and their Dutch allies. I didn't enter the cemetary but rode on through the North Sea Dunes, with some nice landscapes:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/33eihbc.jpg)

Then hitting the coast at Bloemendaal aan Zee, going south towards Zandvoort. There I took a short break, enjoying a muesli bar and a drink while taking another picture:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/wsnxvr.jpg)

From there, back home over some good roads, although unfortunately with some traffic lights. Total was some 45 km in 2 hours; nothing spectacular, but a good way to spend the wednesday afternoon. Hopefully it will inspire me to pick up the race bike more often, I don't use it nearly enough.

Looks a bit sad compared to rides through the Rocky mountains or over Flemish cobbles, but this is all I've got to ride on ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 21, 2013, 18:15
Well it cost me 10 euros for spring pawls, but I also need new spokes, chainrings 53/39 (prefer oval), complete Chorus lever overhaul, new rear mech (Chorus as well), new saddle (Prologo my ass love), titanium cassette  and some other things as well. (Maybe new bike would be good idea, for around 4000 euros)

So my total expenses would be around...let me see...950 euros at least. I prefer cash...so please Dim listen to Krebs and Larry and organize lottery for poor Tony. Lot of new people here for ripoff.
I need money yesterday, so no hussle ok?
No worry for taxes, you can give money to Zam and I will meet him at border.
I will put velorooms logo on my jersey, Scout s honour!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 21, 2013, 19:08
Well it cost me 10 euros for spring pawls, but I also need new spokes, chainrings 53/39 (prefer oval), complete Chorus lever overhaul, new rear mech (Chorus as well), new saddle (Prologo my ass love), titanium cassette  and some other things as well. (Maybe new bike would be good idea, for around 4000 euros)

So my total expenses would be around...let me see...950 euros at least. I prefer cash...so please Dim listen to Krebs and Larry and organize lottery for poor Tony. Lot of new people here for ripoff.
I need money yesterday, so no hussle ok?
No worry for taxes, you can give money to Zam and I will meet him at border.
I will put velorooms logo on my jersey, Scout s honour!

Google search vr plastic bag t shirt  :D :D

"About the forum > Velorooms Bingo
velorooms.com/index.php?topic=569.115;wap2
Gone, the shirt's now being parcelled off to krabkakes. He'll make you a plastic bag in return. Anthony Moan: mew: Oh how I look forward to my morning laugh ..."


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2013, 19:29
Well it cost me 10 euros for spring pawls, but I also need new spokes, chainrings 53/39 (prefer oval), complete Chorus lever overhaul, new rear mech (Chorus as well), new saddle (Prologo my ass love), titanium cassette  and some other things as well. (Maybe new bike would be good idea, for around 4000 euros)

So my total expenses would be around...let me see...950 euros at least. I prefer cash...so please Dim listen to Krebs and Larry and organize lottery for poor Tony. Lot of new people here for ripoff.
I need money yesterday, so no hussle ok?
No worry for taxes, you can give money to Zam and I will meet him at border.
I will put velorooms logo on my jersey, Scout s honour!

See, you only had to be serious for a moment and this could have happened for real. :D You know we love you, Tone, but the moment has passed.  :ohu
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 21, 2013, 20:25
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ruWXV0rb79E/UhUT2_H1_zI/AAAAAAAAlO8/VQYZtcI3JCY/s380/Website-banner-final.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 21, 2013, 20:47
Oh no cheap sh*t Chinese plastic bag t shirt this time mew, oh no! Want cash!
Sell! Sell! Sell! Buy! Buy! flip them all! What are you doing? Give that back!
If love me Larry sent me money mate!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on August 21, 2013, 21:43
trash my ride attempt 2



for once i didnt get lost
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 21, 2013, 21:51
trash my ride attempt 2



The Head of Steam. you got a gig?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Dim on August 21, 2013, 22:03
No I have a gig tomorrow. I had a meeting today. But the Head of Steam is a rather good pub.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 22, 2013, 00:51
No I have a gig tomorrow. I had a meeting today. But the Head of Steam is a rather good pub.

a good name  :D

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 22, 2013, 00:52
this is one of my favorite posts of late..... :D

Quote from Tony:
Quote
I have never saw Rapha cloth, it is kind a Holy Grail for me   :D


 :D :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 22, 2013, 19:57
this is one of my favorite posts of late..... :D

Quote from Tony:

 :D :D
But I did not mew.
But Tony saw house of terror, you remember this killer small hill which I ride few times per month?(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/945239_386769621440889_308753409_n_zps87ef1c49.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/945239_386769621440889_308753409_n_zps87ef1c49.jpg.html)

Before couple of weeks local papers wrote about 4 time murder in that street (house is just next to last house on pic), wife, husband with 2 small kids murdered at 1983 I think. It was some money issue and murderer just gone mad as I read. He killed wife first with ax, then he killed 2 kids who were crying, then he heard that wife is still alive and he finished her, then he wait for husband to arive and killed him with ax too. Police gone mad coz no evidences at all, and murderer even collect money for funeral among people.
More interesting stuff to come, before that family moves in, house was owned by famous Cro cyclist Ivan Levačić, and murderer was last to executed in ex Yougoslavia.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/ivan-levacic3-298x600_zps66718948.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/ivan-levacic3-298x600_zps66718948.jpg.html)


Interesting stuff!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 23, 2013, 02:52
Tony stay away from that house



 :o_o :o_o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 23, 2013, 02:57
here is small horror story from me....
All my friends know I have huge snake phobia...can't stand to even look at pictures or word...
so...last summer many of us women on ride...came around corner to see a animal control ranger truck stopped in middle of road with lights flashing....
one by one my friends rounding corner yelling "Mew don't look!!"...truck was keeping giant snake moving across road safe from getting run over....

one friend told me it was biggest snake they had ever seen...2+ meters long...:O

Today on twitter I saw during Colorado Challenge race they removed a rattlesnake from road about 1mi before peloton coming..... :ohno: :ohno:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 23, 2013, 07:31
here is small horror story from me....
All my friends know I have huge snake phobia...can't stand to even look at pictures or word...
so...last summer many of us women on ride...came around corner to see a animal control ranger truck stopped in middle of road with lights flashing....
one by one my friends rounding corner yelling "Mew don't look!!"...truck was keeping giant snake moving across road safe from getting run over....

one friend told me it was biggest snake they had ever seen...2+ meters long...:O

Today on twitter I saw during Colorado Challenge race they removed a rattlesnake from road about 1mi before peloton coming..... :ohno: :ohno:
I saw giant Burmese Python eating alligator at Everglades :D
Sorry but I could not hold :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on August 23, 2013, 22:02
Don't call the RSPCA on me... but I HATE SNAKES! And... I have taken a 12-bore to a couple of overly 'keen' Eastern Browns that were bothering my dogs back in Aus... one 'beheaded' little f**ker was still hissing and snapping after losing 90% of its body, ffs. (Shudder...) Glad to be back in the UK... at least where snakes are concerned!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 24, 2013, 00:03
ESA I could barely read your story...but eek!  :ohno: :ohno:
if they were threatening my cats or kids I would blow them apart too...:embarrassed

mainly..I just do NOT want to see them and I wish them no harm....*SHUDDER*  :ohno: :ohno:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 24, 2013, 00:04
I saw giant Burmese Python eating alligator at Everglades :D
Sorry but I could not hold :D

gheezus Tony.... <3 :rolleye :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 25, 2013, 20:03
I went to the race yesterday...
procycling challenge stage start in Loveland CO  :niceday
I spent my whole time in the lot with the team busses....I had a blast :)

Tejay showed up...
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2nki6nn.jpg)
mr Zirbel US TT champ and homie
(http://i40.tinypic.com/izceq8.jpg)
I got to meet @FakieFrankie :D
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2hnwfhx.jpg)



Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 25, 2013, 20:14
Frankie interviewing Lachlan Morton
(http://i44.tinypic.com/21cb8t2.jpg) :D nice "stache
Mick Rogers' back :P
(http://i42.tinypic.com/6elkdj.jpg)
Mike Creed "bus driver'
(http://i44.tinypic.com/311kp7a.jpg)
Tiago Machado
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2ev96qa.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 25, 2013, 21:05
wow kool mew, how do you know Zirbel is gay?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 25, 2013, 21:12
DZ heading to the start line....
(http://i41.tinypic.com/i73m7a.jpg)
TommyD CVV and LachlanMorton
(http://i44.tinypic.com/30sao2h.jpg)


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 25, 2013, 21:14
wow kool mew, how do you know Zirbel is gay?

TZ is 6'5" and almost 200lb/90.7kg  I will tell him you said this
:D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 25, 2013, 21:40
TZ is 6'5" and almost 200lb/90.7kg  I will tell him you said this
:D
lol but you wrote: "mr Zirbel US TT champ and homie"?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 26, 2013, 01:15
lol but you wrote: "mr Zirbel US TT champ and homie"?

lol...in US 'homie' means 'homeboy' or someone from your 'hood  :o_o :D



hom·ie
ˈhōmē
nouninformal
1.
a homeboy or homegirl.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 26, 2013, 10:25
lol...in US 'homie' means 'homeboy' or someone from your 'hood  :o_o :D



hom·ie
ˈhōmē
nouninformal
1.
a homeboy or homegirl.
Ok I see now :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2013, 14:51
Ok I see now :D

Oh, I think you saw before too, Tone, right? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 26, 2013, 16:39
Oh, I think you saw before too, Tone, right? :D
Swear I did not :brzzzz, at the second I was thinking that homie means mobile home trailer behind mew and Zarbel :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on August 26, 2013, 17:13
Swear I did not :brzzzz, at the second I was thinking that homie means mobile home trailer behind mew and Zarbel :D

LOL
Tony :fp
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 31, 2013, 20:26
Well if flipin Chris Froome could not hold group tempo before 3 yrs ago, than Tony DNF today is nothing.
Was dying those 2 laps, even wheel suckin some sorry as woman, patetic as it best :D
No group rides, and no track this year, no crit racing! TT is another story and whole different training, but crits no!
Tony out of saddle at 0:15 just before hitting 54 km/h which was last efort and game over for me.
Last guy on video, but I will be back, oh yes I will!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zb53DWygc8&feature=youtu.be

And now let me hear all kind words of support in this difficult moments for my ego :D!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 31, 2013, 20:56
15 minutes' turbo without resistance.  :wut

Went pretty well but clipping out at the end was momentarily very painful. :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on August 31, 2013, 21:05
Well if flipin Chris Froome could not hold group tempo before 3 yrs ago, than Tony DNF today is nothing.
Was dying those 2 laps, even wheel suckin some sorry as woman, patetic as it best :D
No group rides, and no track this year, no crit racing! TT is another story and whole different training, but crits no!
Tony out of saddle at 0:15 just before hitting 54 km/h which was last efort and game over for me.
Last guy on video, but I will be back, oh yes I will!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zb53DWygc8&feature=youtu.be

And now let me hear all kind words of support in this difficult moments for my ego :D!
you looked strong, ready for attack. so vinoesque
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on August 31, 2013, 23:14
you looked strong, ready for attack. so vinoesque
Thanks bro, that is I needed :D

But what about: "You have dynamite in your legs", "You are real animal", "We could not catch you when you started to destroy your bottom bracket"????
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 01, 2013, 00:27
Well if flipin Chris Froome could not hold group tempo before 3 yrs ago, than Tony DNF today is nothing.
Was dying those 2 laps, even wheel suckin some sorry as woman, patetic as it best :D
No group rides, and no track this year, no crit racing! TT is another story and whole different training, but crits no!
Tony out of saddle at 0:15 just before hitting 54 km/h which was last efort and game over for me.
Last guy on video, but I will be back, oh yes I will!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zb53DWygc8&feature=youtu.be

And now let me hear all kind words of support in this difficult moments for my ego :D!

You held your form!
it looked great....yes even world Tour Champs take a dive sometimes....
as Fabs says "I am not a machine".....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 01, 2013, 09:40
You held your form!
it looked great....yes even world Tour Champs take a dive sometimes....
as Fabs says "I am not a machine".....
Fabs is really kool man! :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on September 01, 2013, 12:33
Well if flipin Chris Froome could not hold group tempo before 3 yrs ago, than Tony DNF today is nothing.
Was dying those 2 laps, even wheel suckin some sorry as woman, patetic as it best :D
No group rides, and no track this year, no crit racing! TT is another story and whole different training, but crits no!
Tony out of saddle at 0:15 just before hitting 54 km/h which was last efort and game over for me.
Last guy on video, but I will be back, oh yes I will!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zb53DWygc8&feature=youtu.be

And now let me hear all kind words of support in this difficult moments for my ego :D!

Really kool tony! Lookin fit :niceday all you need now is some snail fever and you'll be crushing all those pretenders, go tony machine, tony machine for tdf 2014!!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 01, 2013, 19:25
Really kool tony! Lookin fit :niceday all you need now is some snail fever and you'll be crushing all those pretenders, go tony machine, tony machine for tdf 2014!!!!
I will need new drugs too!
But thanks Flo :niceday

Post Merge: September 01, 2013, 19:26
15 minutes' turbo without resistance.  :wut

Went pretty well but clipping out at the end was momentarily very painful. :)
Coz ankle?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 01, 2013, 19:41
Coz ankle?

Foot, Tone. ;) But yes, that was my first time on the bike since my accident. I did about 30 minutes of walking outside today without the foot support (which I hate) and I have physio tomorrow. Hoping he will let me put the flywheel on: my legs are getting very soft! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on September 04, 2013, 00:07
It that time of year again (in my area), where the road bikes go away, and the cross bikes come out. Raced my first cyclocross race of the year last night. And I got 2nd!  :O  I'm a pure roadie, and have never been that good at cross, so this result was a nice surprise. And to make it even better, the guy that was 1st was a teammate. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 04, 2013, 21:09
too     hot.......

weather is killing us this week......

high90sF/32+C.... :'( :'(
went for slow run in semi-shady place this morning...came back to car temp read 42.7C/109F
aaaaaahhhh    :Crying2: :Clown: :o_o :o_o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on September 08, 2013, 13:24
Back on the bike this week after a 7 week lay off doing other things. Warmed up the legs with daily commute, then did 200k of gently rolling roads yesterday. Started stiffly and out of breath but got better as the ride progressed. Arse full of saddle sores this morning though.... there was about a two hour delay between finishing ride and getting in shower. So important to wash straight away.

The final 60k were accompanied by the inevitable screech of death from the Kysrium SL hub. If you've got Mavic hubs you will experience this, eventually. Am now going to dig out the HubDoctor kit and put things right.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 08, 2013, 14:10
Will post pics about friend incredible failure of Mavic hub :D
Tony Nibali style :D, 13 km 2nd cat climb, was happy to keep the pace with strongest guys on group ride (6 of us, out of 45-50), after 3-4 km I have been droped :D, finished last of the strongest guys, not bad.
Young lion far left is Croatian junior champion.
My legs are dead :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/1235913_697986233563809_455191887_n_zpse80ed302.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/Denis328/media/1235913_697986233563809_455191887_n_zpse80ed302.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on September 08, 2013, 20:56
I really haven't learned my lesson, ffs... due to work, back injury, and general malaise I haven't been able to chuck together a half decent ride for ages... soooo, today I headed out and and smashed a four and a quarter hour ride at over 30kph... felt amazingly good whilst I was riding... in a box-full of pain now!  :S  Who'da thunk it?  :'(

On the upside... my local liquor-store had some Prem Cru Chablis on sale... great rehydration!!!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 08, 2013, 21:44
I really haven't learned my lesson, ffs... due to work, back injury, and general malaise I haven't been able to chuck together a half decent ride for ages... soooo, today I headed out and and smashed a four and a quarter hour ride at over 30kph... felt amazingly good whilst I was riding... in a box-full of pain now!  :S  Who'da thunk it?  :'(

On the upside... my local liquor-store had some Prem Cru Chablis on sale... great rehydration!!!  :D

Nice one, Champ! Fill yer bidons!  :evil:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 09, 2013, 03:02
did a nice run out here...


HOT but a bit of breeze kept me from dying.
I had to run late because there was a bike race that slowed my start...the Vuelta :P

saw this on way home
(http://i43.tinypic.com/669pqf.jpg)     :? :D :O
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on September 09, 2013, 04:29
as I have been driving to the bike path and then riding as I dont trust myself in traffic with stop-start stuff yet ... today I decided to drive to the river and ride around it.   was lovely.

there were a couple of dolphins in the river, so stopped to watch for a while.  Did 30km ... nice and easy, not anything too strenuous, was just nice.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 09, 2013, 21:52
as I have been driving to the bike path and then riding as I dont trust myself in traffic with stop-start stuff yet ... today I decided to drive to the river and ride around it.   was lovely.

there were a couple of dolphins in the river, so stopped to watch for a while.  Did 30km ... nice and easy, not anything too strenuous, was just nice.
What kind of dolphins swim in river? Those are no real one for sure :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 10, 2013, 01:20
What kind of dolphins swim in river? Those are no real one for sure :D
dingo faced baby eating flying poisonous river dolphins. very common
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on September 10, 2013, 01:38
lol - we get dolphins int he river a fair bit ... not usually quite so far up, but its not unheard of.

they are so beautiful to watch.  Just so graceful
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 10, 2013, 08:38
Wait AG, it cant be dolphins maybe tuna fish, kangoroo or something more deadly and more evil as prof. ref krebs suggest.
Real dolphins lives salt watter only, those are real one. Oz dolphins must have something wrong for sure :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on September 10, 2013, 08:45
Wait AG, it cant be dolphins maybe tuna fish, kangoroo or something more deadly and more evil as prof. ref krebs suggest.
Real dolphins lives salt watter only, those are real one. Oz dolphins must have something wrong for sure :D
fits like a glove
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on September 10, 2013, 09:39
the river (Swan River upon which Perth is based around) has mostly salt water ... its certainly not fast flowing so a lot of seawater comes back up into the river.

Usually the dolphins stay closer to the river mouth ... but yesterday they decided they wanted to see me so came a fair way in.   They like to follow boats and play in the wake so you tend to see them around a fair bit.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 10, 2013, 11:20
the river (Swan River upon which Perth is based around) has mostly salt water ... its certainly not fast flowing so a lot of seawater comes back up into the river.

Usually the dolphins stay closer to the river mouth ... but yesterday they decided they wanted to see me so came a fair way in.   They like to follow boats and play in the wake so you tend to see them around a fair bit.
I still cant beleive :D You have salt water rivers? That is just too much for my taste :D
Anyway we are talking about dolphins, see http://dnevnik.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/dupin-bojan-zbog-radoznalosti-pogodzen-harpunom---299805.html what happens less than month ago here, and this is not fisherman guilt, this is from some sorry ass underwater fishing.
They still trying to locate that dolphin again. 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on September 10, 2013, 11:25
aww thats so sad ... 

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 10, 2013, 11:45
aww thats so sad ...
Yes it is.
I am not much fan into those green stuff, but that guy who did it should be long time in prison. Pure idiot.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 11, 2013, 02:05
fits like a glove

rammer is that you?? :?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on September 12, 2013, 12:55
They theorise so, might as well play along with it....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on September 12, 2013, 13:41
rammer is that you?? :?
I am able to provide such information mew.
But I hesitate  :-x

The Institute is now accepting donations for The Garden of Oz project. The largest construction project ever undertaken in history.
The flooding of the outback and elimination of deadly species will render a paradise down under  :angel
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on September 15, 2013, 20:23
Urghhhh... nasty day out today. 100km in very 'wintery' conditions, and blowing a gale.  :(  Tailwind was very very welcome... even though I've still got the poxy compact (50/34) on the bike!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 16, 2013, 11:57
Urghhhh... nasty day out today. 100km in very 'wintery' conditions, and blowing a gale.  :(  Tailwind was very very welcome... even though I've still got the poxy compact (50/34) on the bike!!!
Mate one question :D
After you quit pro cycling how long you were without bike? Or how much cycling you did not like before?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on September 16, 2013, 22:07
Hey Tony... I quit in 1992, went to university, got married etc etc, then made a comeback in 1998, then quit again in 2000. I hit the ciggies, drink, and party-scene pretty heavy in late 2000 and didn't touch a bike until 2012... Not to be recommended!  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2013, 22:18
Hey Tony... I quit in 1992, went to university, got married etc etc, then made a comeback in 1998, then quit again in 2000. I hit the ciggies, drink, and party-scene pretty heavy in late 2000 and didn't touch a bike until 2012... Not to be recommended!  ;)

This interests me a lot.

Did you trip the light fantastic because you'd knowingly and deliberately given that up in your younger racing years? Did you have a dialogue with yourself about that or did it just sort of turn out that way? Was there ever a sense that you felt you deserved to kick back a bit? And finally you came back to your bike: did you ever 'break up' with it or was it something that stayed in the back of your head throughout the intervening years?

Sorry for the personal nature of the questions. Ever since Gaumont died, I've been thinking about writing a story on sporting sacrifices. I have this theory that concerns how some people had to make big, interrupting choices while others of us could perhaps look forward to a fairly straightforward continuum of our lives. In that regard, Tone is also an interesting subject. :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 17, 2013, 07:20
Hey Tony... I quit in 1992, went to university, got married etc etc, then made a comeback in 1998, then quit again in 2000. I hit the ciggies, drink, and party-scene pretty heavy in late 2000 and didn't touch a bike until 2012... Not to be recommended!  ;)
Hey thanks, I was asking you coz seeing here some ex cyclist who never touch pedals again, and other guys who continue to race and train.
It is personally I think.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 18, 2013, 00:31
Mr Mew heading to Worlds tomorrow in Trento :P
hoping he wins Masters age group!  hope there are not too many old men dopers  :O

I will update  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2013, 10:07
Mr Mew heading to Worlds tomorrow in Trento :P
hoping he wins Masters age group!  hope there are not too many old men dopers  :O

I will update  :)

Good luck, Mister Mew Master, do it for Boulder! :yuush
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 18, 2013, 22:25
I thought you are single :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 18, 2013, 22:31
I thought you are single :D

L'arri or me?  :P
 :brains    :are you for real:     :Party:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2013, 22:34
L'arri or me?  :P
 :brains    :are you for real:     :Party:

Sadly, I believe that mew's already taken, Tone, but on the bright side, I'm available!  :angel :evil: :? :cool No job too small.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 18, 2013, 22:38
so cycling is now limited to flats/rollers of some roads north of Boulder that were not damaged/flooded...no more mountain rides.
I'm kool with that as the floods devastated many homes and disrupted lives...I am untouched...

so today went to gym to do little time of weights..fans and ac blew out electricity went out in part of gym..smoke got so bad I figured it was time to leave ... :( :angry :o
found out poor squirrel got fried in transformer across street.. :'(

gheezus
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 18, 2013, 22:43
L'arri or me?  :P
 :brains    :are you for real:     :Party:
Larry :D, no you of course :D
Anyway good luck to apparently your hubby :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 18, 2013, 22:44
Sadly, I believe that mew's already taken, Tone, but on the bright side, I'm available!  :angel :evil: :? :cool No job too small.
lol :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 18, 2013, 22:49
how is woman going mr manpig?  :evil: :Flower: :beaten
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 18, 2013, 22:55
how is woman going mr manpig?  :evil: :Flower: :beaten
Nah :D
Ok I guess, screaming and drama all the time, and then screaming again, not boring at all. She is great woman!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 18, 2013, 22:59
Nah :D
Ok I guess, screaming and drama all the time, and then screaming again, not boring at all. She is great woman!

haha...just what you need in your life  ..Drama!   :D

Tony machine needs adrenaline to live 
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on September 19, 2013, 01:06
good luck to him Mew     <3
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: The Hitch on September 19, 2013, 01:14
flip me, if he flew 10 000 km to take part in the worlds he cant be half bad.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 19, 2013, 02:27
thank you all for good wishes... :)
he did place 6th in qualifying road race..hoping he can do well at least. He's been work/traveling way too much lately and training went south when the floods hit...he says it feels a little odd to be going to a race when so much was lost around here...
just need to go for it after planning/training etc...as I said you never know..might be last chance :D

 :o  :Party: woop woop
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on September 22, 2013, 19:42
Official report back on mr Steve Mew's Worlds RR....
mixed bag..he sends me an email this morning after the race telling me he has been ill...
started the race with a cold, sore throat and fever :/   :sick

as of then I would have simply gone to the espressoria and sat down to eat and drink.. :woooo

they started from the gun no neutral start...on the first climb caught up to women and older men..chaos and circus of riders...fast descents en masse. 
He said the final climb just about killed him :O  :'(
still managed to finish 47th out of 104 his age ...first 11 places went to Italians :D

wish he could have been healthy but now he will be looking at getting back there for rematch with mountain :)
 :niceday :niceday :beaten

that is racing folks  :Party:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 22, 2013, 19:46
that is racing folks  :Party:

Gold. Spoken like a pro. :s

Mr Mewbles rocks hard! Just going out there and doing it was a big deal in itself. What a dude! :doffshat
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on September 28, 2013, 17:33
OK, this is a bit lazy, but ...

(Photos in each)

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/383913978633547776

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/383914340715212800

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/383914719423102976

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/383915264850423808

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/383916995005018112

Only my second ride back. I suffered a lot today with my arse and my legs. I was overclocking my heart rate horribly.

I'm totally OK with it (for now) because I'm still so grateful to be able to ride again.  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 01, 2013, 21:29
Strava panic here :D, Matija decided to upload his segments...lot of KOM has been lost, I lost mine coz his motor pace race simulation, 46 km/h :shh
Take a look at this crazy data :D
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t666/Denis328/Untitled_zps92f058b9.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 05, 2013, 07:37
Great ride into work yesterday. Got out the carbon fixed gear wound it up to warp speed and kept it there through the 25k. Felt amazing.

Realised it wasn't my fitness when I was actually blown up a hill.

Coming home ≠ fun   :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 05, 2013, 12:58
Great ride into work yesterday. Got out the carbon fixed gear wound it up to warp speed and kept it there through the 25k. Felt amazing.

Realised it wasn't my fitness when I was actually blown up a hill.

Coming home ≠ fun   :(
You did not mention that you are hipster? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 05, 2013, 13:37
 :D

What the hipsters don't want you to know is that those 'fixies' have freewheels ;)

I hadn't ridden this particular fixed bike since the spring, when I rode a 300k event on it. The event was fine, but stupidly I didn't do any stretching over the following days and a week later I had the most monumental knot of muscle in my buttock.

I had to pay a muscley man called Steve to poke the knot really hard until it went.


Steve

(http://militarygradenutritionals.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/michael-clark-duncan-bodybuilder-heart-attack.jpg)



Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2013, 14:24
(http://militarygradenutritionals.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/michael-clark-duncan-bodybuilder-heart-attack.jpg)

Michael Clarke Duncan from The Green Mile ? He died last year, didn't he?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2013, 14:26
Lazy time again. Sorry, folks.  :cheesy

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386479353460031488

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386479629663338496

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386480098196480002

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386480652993847296
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on October 05, 2013, 14:33
You haven't hit 60 km/h before? What kind of bike rider are you?

Or do you mean "on that particular descent"... :?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2013, 14:39
You haven't hit 60 km/h before? What kind of bike rider are you?

Or do you mean "on that particular descent"... :?

On that particular descent. But you know, Fus, it really isn't easy in a country with almost no hills. I think my all-time Belgian record, on an unusually long 3km descent near La Roche, is only about 67km/h. I took that one easy though because I didn't know the road and it was full of junctions. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 05, 2013, 14:49
Er....hello... it is possible to do 60kph on the flat. You don't need a hill  :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2013, 14:55
Er....hello... it is possible to do 60kph on the flat. You don't need a hill  :cool

I do.  :( :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on October 05, 2013, 15:04
On that particular descent. But you know, Fus, it really isn't easy in a country with almost no hills. I think my all-time Belgian record, on an unusually long 3km descent near La Roche, is only about 67km/h. I took that one easy though because I didn't know the road and it was full of junctions. ;)
Yeah, I know.
My all-time record in Denmark was 62.2 km/h, in a cyclotour on a semi-closed route, on a 1 km descent immediately followed by a 500 m slightly downhill stretch, and only when I was really trying to see how far I could push it.

Er....hello... it is possible to do 60kph on the flat. You don't need a hill  :cool
I normally need a hill as well. :( :)

Although I once hit 56 km/h on a completely flat stretch only a few weeks after getting my first road bike. I thought the bike computer was broken. :D
Must have been a heavy tailwind.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 05, 2013, 15:44
Get yourself a fixed gear bike. Stick a 72" gear on it and try sprints up a 15-20% hill.*
Do it everyday and you'll be able to hit 60kph on the flat after a few months.

(*the last 300m of my commute ;). )
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 05, 2013, 16:35
:D

What the hipsters don't want you to know is that those 'fixies' have freewheels ;)

I hadn't ridden this particular fixed bike since the spring, when I rode a 300k event on it. The event was fine, but stupidly I didn't do any stretching over the following days and a week later I had the most monumental knot of muscle in my buttock.

I had to pay a muscley man called Steve to poke the knot really hard until it went.


Steve

(http://militarygradenutritionals.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/michael-clark-duncan-bodybuilder-heart-attack.jpg)
Just coincidence or not but today I was selling some slick 26" tyres for really no much money to one young rich hipster, when he mention something about his restauration, build fixie project I was ready to run as fast as I can even with no money :D And he was driving flipping Smart :D

Every hipster I saw are loaded with money, but fixie project is must be :angry
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 05, 2013, 17:51
every time I ride home down short hill coming back from coffee or ride I see what speed I can get ...w/o pedaling down can attain 34.5+mph/55.5kph before I have to turn  :) ;) :P

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 05, 2013, 18:05
@anthony

Well, I know hipsters are annoying, but it's bikes so its all good  :cool

The only issue I have is if they ride brake less, or if they watch Lucas Brunelle videos and think that the people in them are cool rather than the c**ts they actually are.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 06, 2013, 17:28
@anthony

Well, I know hipsters are annoying, but it's bikes so its all good  :cool

The only issue I have is if they ride brake less, or if they watch Lucas Brunelle videos and think that the people in them are cool rather than the c**ts they actually are.
Anyway I hate them :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 06, 2013, 17:30
every time I ride home down short hill coming back from coffee or ride I see what speed I can get ...w/o pedaling down can attain 34.5+mph/55.5kph before I have to turn  :) ;) :P
Be careful mew, if looks like hazard, it probably is. Army say :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on October 06, 2013, 17:54
I feel pretty confident saying, I one-upped whatever ride you did yesterday.  :D 

http://app.strava.com/activities/87171889
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 06, 2013, 17:57
https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386818501156958208

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386818940556423168

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386819516212076545

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386820117666861059

https://twitter.com/L_arriviste/status/386820413885390849
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 06, 2013, 18:01
I feel pretty confident saying, I one-upped whatever ride you did yesterday.  :D 

http://app.strava.com/activities/87171889

That looks like a thoroughly healthy ride  :cool

Was it unpaved dirt track, and were you on a CX or MTB?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on October 06, 2013, 18:04
That looks like a thoroughly healthy ride  :cool

Was it unpaved dirt track, and were you on a CX or MTB?

Mostly on forest service gravel roads. Plus some dirt roads at the beginning and coming back at the end. I rode my CX bike.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Joachim on October 06, 2013, 18:05
Nice one, and that is an amount of climbing that you'd know about.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 15, 2013, 00:02
I rode a little yesterday....have been fighting off a cold with Chinese herbs  :S :cheesy

but I did a nice little run today  :) :Clown:   breezy and cool and i was pretty much alone out here :D
(http://i39.tinypic.com/20o1ux.jpg)
(http://i42.tinypic.com/288qhqh.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 15, 2013, 19:27
Sorry for asking but why not mew? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 15, 2013, 22:57
Sorry for asking but why not mew? :D

byop inspired me last night...did it just to see what it looked like  :cool :D

lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 16, 2013, 10:28
byop inspired me last night...did it just to see what it looked like  :cool :D

lol
Ok then knowing BYOP is mental :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on October 16, 2013, 22:59
Smashed myself tonight doing a 3minute aerobic test, followed by a 20minute effort... Holy Hell, I'd totally forgotten how hard they are, and how to pace myself! Reasonable numbers on the 3min test (487w average) but the 20min test was terrible! Ended up 336w and in a mess... bugger! Got work to do!!!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on October 16, 2013, 23:09
Smashed myself tonight doing a 3minute aerobic test, followed by a 20minute effort... Holy Hell, I'd totally forgotten how hard they are, and how to pace myself! Reasonable numbers on the 3min test (487w average) but the 20min test was terrible! Ended up 336w and in a mess... bugger! Got work to do!!!  :D
I did not see single ride of you where you did not kill your self? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on October 17, 2013, 08:33
That's ok Esafosfina, at least you're starting with some base. I've been restricted to the trainer for over a month now after shoulder and wrist surgery :( I can't go on the road yet but I can finally start doing some longer and harder work :D So it's been 1 hour of various intervals in the morning with 45 - 60 mins easy at night. It seems about 30+ watts have gone missing....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on October 17, 2013, 15:14
Cheers 42x16! Hope you heal soon mate... you anywhere near the fires? Looking horrendous...  :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on October 17, 2013, 22:57
Cheers 42x16! Hope you heal soon mate... you anywhere near the fires? Looking horrendous...  :(

Thankfully no! I'm living in Perth ATM, so about as far away as you can get. My parents aren't far though, Dad has had to pack in case he needs to get away quick :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on October 19, 2013, 22:28
Last bit of sun for the year in Brabant. Good test for the foot: 85km, plenty of short, sharp climbs.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2i6l4hv.jpg)

This was the first time that I ended a ride at the new house. Should be properly resident at last from next week.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/wstfky.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on October 20, 2013, 00:18
Thankfully no! I'm living in Perth ATM, so about as far away as you can get. My parents aren't far though, Dad has had to pack in case he needs to get away quick :(

hope he stays safe     :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on October 20, 2013, 00:58
They're all fine so far, things are slowly getting under control, just two of the more regional fires left that aren't really contained.

Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 22, 2013, 02:34
They're all fine so far, things are slowly getting under control, just two of the more regional fires left that aren't really contained.

Thanks guys :)

definitely thinking about you down under folks...
it's been too close here so can sympathize and empathize...stay well and cheers
 :are you for real: :niceday
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on October 22, 2013, 03:08
On a lighter note, was able to get out on the road today! Did 1.5 hours around Kings Park, had a bit of a dig up the "climb". Shoulder felt fine, wrist a bit stiff but otherwise, great to be out!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 25, 2013, 18:03
went for a run yesterday morning...very chilly and sun was breaking out...
(http://i39.tinypic.com/aut8hv.jpg)

saw resident park cat again  :D  getting lots of attention while mouse-hunting
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1zxa4k6.jpg)

 :Flower: :are you for real:
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on October 29, 2013, 15:43
brrr...yesterday had to get out for an easy run...2.7C   spitting rain   :o still pretty
this is on the road around the Boulder Reservoir...bald eagles and ospreys out here!
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2z5oft0.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on October 30, 2013, 02:08
On the road again :D

http://www.strava.com/activities/92092351

Nice morning for a roll. Not sure how Strava calculates average power though - didn't sync the powertap with my phone and it came up with slightly (about 25W) less  :S
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2013, 17:51
I went for a 35 min run

some might be like ok  wow wtf

some days I have trouble walking without pain in my knees , I might have complained earlier in the thread, too many years of too much training for track running .

Anyways some foot - shoe interface changes and I ran and can walk :win

will keep on testing the theory this winter I hope
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on November 18, 2013, 17:56
My stance on running, walking, sauntering etc. is:
Why walk when you can ride a bike? :?

But good for you that you're pain-free.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2013, 17:59
My stance on running, walking, sauntering etc. is:
Why walk when you can ride a bike? :?

But good for you that you're pain-free.

was nice to run , way too much time invested years ago
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on November 19, 2013, 03:24
It was clear and dry when I left the house this morning.  Cold but dry, -2C for the ride to the Salt Mines.  Best thing about that is I'm fully awake by the time I get to the office.

I left my office at 3PM to head to my gym, starting to get dark and drizzling a little.  No big deal.

I spent an hour and a half at the gym, everything was feeling good.  So I spent an hour and a half doing a general workout then hitting dead lifts and heavy squats, because I was feeling good.

Then I set out for home.  Problem.  It is now dark and starting to snow.  The ride home is only 12 km, but the last half of that includes a 400m climb.  In the snow., after heavy squats.

Lord that hurt.  It was the slowest 12 km I have ever ridden.  Of course the longer I was out there, the more it was snowing ......

I was glad to get home tonight.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 20, 2013, 10:41
was nice to run , way too much time invested years ago
You were track runner? 1500m?

Post Merge: November 20, 2013, 10:42
It was clear and dry when I left the house this morning.  Cold but dry, -2C for the ride to the Salt Mines.  Best thing about that is I'm fully awake by the time I get to the office.

I left my office at 3PM to head to my gym, starting to get dark and drizzling a little.  No big deal.

I spent an hour and a half at the gym, everything was feeling good.  So I spent an hour and a half doing a general workout then hitting dead lifts and heavy squats, because I was feeling good.

Then I set out for home.  Problem.  It is now dark and starting to snow.  The ride home is only 12 km, but the last half of that includes a 400m climb.  In the snow., after heavy squats.

Lord that hurt.  It was the slowest 12 km I have ever ridden.  Of course the longer I was out there, the more it was snowing ......

I was glad to get home tonight.
Go roids dude!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on November 20, 2013, 11:00
My stance on running, walking, sauntering etc. is:
Why walk when you can ride a bike? :?

But good for you that you're pain-free.

For general transport, sure. But for exercise.. Why ride a bike for 4 hours when 40 minutes of running has the same effect?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on November 20, 2013, 11:43
You were track runner? 1500m?


400m mainly some 200 and 100 when younger
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 20, 2013, 11:54
400m mainly some 200 and 100 when younger
400 rules! Let me guess your PB? 60 sec :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on November 20, 2013, 11:55
400 rules! Let me guess your PB? 60 sec :D

17 year old 48.3  :P  23 years ago nearly
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on November 20, 2013, 11:57
17 year old 48.3  :P  23 years ago nearly
And you were clean as East German? Come on JSG :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 08, 2013, 23:25
Cyclocross here, even on MTB and few 100% CX bikes! Chapeau to organizers! Must try that sport for sure.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2uthyyh.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 22, 2013, 14:24
And Tony did first Cyclocross race :D
Dig myself really hard and finished 30 sec ahead of really, really overweight guy :D
Now 2 weeks of the bike, will eat a lot of meat and hopefully clenbuterol I will catch :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on December 22, 2013, 16:01
Tony machine! That fat guy was doping for sure but no clen of course :D

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on December 22, 2013, 16:29
I went out the other day for the first time in six weeks. I'd had some health issues and then I was travelling.

It was very steady since I rode with my friend from Germany and being a city girl she has little experience with the lumpy Brabant terrain.

I was on my Look and she took my brand new Wilier on its very first ride, complete with Shimano XTR SPDs, which was a bit weird ;) Consequently, I haven't even had the opportunity to ride it myself yet.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2cygvhi.jpg)

We just did a very brief 30km on what was a pretty cold and windy day but it was nice to get out and stretch the legs even though I did get pretty cold in the last bit while riding too slow.

As some of you already know, my friend managed to fall off and give herself a few bruises including a very painful rib. The bike is fine.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on December 22, 2013, 16:31
Kool Larry!

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 22, 2013, 17:29
Tony machine! That fat guy was doping for sure but no clen of course :D

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
Of course, clen is hype! :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 22, 2013, 17:31
I went out the other day for the first time in six weeks. I'd had some health issues and then I was travelling.

It was very steady since I rode with my friend from Germany and being a city girl she has little experience with the lumpy Brabant terrain.

I was on my Look and she took my brand new Wilier on its very first ride, complete with Shimano XTR SPDs, which was a bit weird ;) Consequently, I haven't even had the opportunity to ride it myself yet.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2cygvhi.jpg)

We just did a very brief 30km on what was a pretty cold and windy day but it was nice to get out and stretch the legs even though I did get pretty cold in the last bit while riding too slow.

As some of you already know, my friend managed to fall off and give herself a few bruises including a very painful rib. The bike is fine.

I am having two remarks:

1. Riding with sexy woman means after ride sex!
2. Never ever let German girl ride Italian bike, never!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: August on December 25, 2013, 04:51
60 miles in cold and foggy conditions equals Caramel Brulée Latte and a Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun on my coffee shop ride today.

This is my favorite part of the holidays, I usually eat very healthy. But these next couple days I'm going to eat all the sugary crap I want. :D

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag102/Afrank104/Coffeeshopride_zpsd5d542b4.png)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on December 26, 2013, 05:19
OMG - you let her ride your brand new bike that you hadnt ridden yet?    :o

and she crashed   :fp   

 :TT   


Glad she is ok ... and that the bike is fine  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on December 28, 2013, 07:09
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/stoush-between-cyclists-and-drivers-on-beach-road-heats-up-20131228-300kp.html

crazy times although groups riding 5 wide does not help
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on December 29, 2013, 19:35
Urrrggghh... evil scenes out on the roads of Leicestershire today... bloody ice everywhere... went out for a 110km ride and nearly bailed after 15km as I hit a mahooosive sheet of black ice and ended up doing a bit of Sven Nijs cx into a soft and grassy ditch, ffs! Held it, but it wasn't pretty! Cut the ride a bit short and ended up with 90km for the day... nasty!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 07, 2014, 03:12
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/stoush-between-cyclists-and-drivers-on-beach-road-heats-up-20131228-300kp.html

crazy times although groups riding 5 wide does not help

Beach road is not good this time of the year, there's just too many people joyriding with no bunch etiquette while the experienced guys are racing crits. Luckily it's still quite quiet here in Perth! Got in a 2 hour spin around the river without too many freds trying to latch on and disrupt.

Hot though! It was about 27c when I got back at 8am and humid too.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 07, 2014, 03:45
LOL
here is for Tony!!  :D
ad on side of this page….

(http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/12077836853334753402)
funny looker :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 07, 2014, 13:33
Free from the daily grind of work at the office, I can go out on the bike in the morning and think about absolutely nothing.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/mmbdzd.jpg)

I've been off the bike for two months and I lost a lot of condition so it's not easy starting over but it's nice to be out there again.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/10mpv6p.jpg)

Check out my best Barrus face!  :P

Crosswinds were bad despite the sunshine. Almost got blown off the bike a couple of times on the plateau above Leefdaal. Scary!  :o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 08, 2014, 11:08
LOL
here is for Tony!!  :D
ad on side of this page….

(http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/12077836853334753402)
funny looker :lol
I am bearfoot runner :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 08, 2014, 11:16
Was not riding, just hiking Julian Alps in Slovenia with kids and gf. Few pics, no snow at 1000, above 1500m. Must ride this roads when spring come. Austria and Italy is very near and it would be very cool to do this. Even this time I saw 3-4 riders, very fit one.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/huf3ah.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/25k6e4x.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2cpav06.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/20v0qhj.jpg)


Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 08, 2014, 17:20
I've just had a pleasant surprise! One of my customers at the bike-shop has paid for an all inclusive week training camp on Lanzarote! It'll be great to get out of the rain and cold for a while... but, the question is: has anyone been to and ridden on Lanzarote? I hear it's windy but some great riding... any tips Veloroomers?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 08, 2014, 19:37
I've just had a pleasant surprise! One of my customers at the bike-shop has paid for an all inclusive week training camp on Lanzarote! It'll be great to get out of the rain and cold for a while... but, the question is: has anyone been to and ridden on Lanzarote? I hear it's windy but some great riding... any tips Veloroomers?

Not ridden there but I stayed there with family as a kid. It's rugged, austerely beautiful, very dry and very exposed. A young island in volcanic terms, there is almost no vegetation and indeed it's likely to be pretty windy, especially in early Spring when the Atlantic gets a bit that way. That is, however, supposed to be an attractive point. ;)

Varied terrain: broad, wide and potentially crosswindy littoral. Then further inland it's lumpy with some longish, steady climbs on nice quiet roads. The climb to El Golfo is spectacular.

Verdict: lovely place for cycling. The reputation is for seriousness though: I've heard that a lot of the cycling camps are ascetic and far from the populated beach and harbour areas, which is a bugger if you like a beer, barbie and boogie once in a while (as I know you do, esa) ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 08, 2014, 19:47
 :lol Brilliant Mike! Love it mate!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on January 09, 2014, 00:33
should be fun for you.     :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 09, 2014, 01:47
I've just had a pleasant surprise! One of my customers at the bike-shop has paid for an all inclusive week training camp on Lanzarote! It'll be great to get out of the rain and cold for a while... but, the question is: has anyone been to and ridden on Lanzarote? I hear it's windy but some great riding... any tips Veloroomers?

should be fun for you.     :)

What we have here is a classic case of cycling insider-ism. Esa has the history, pedigree and contacts to make it on Easy Street while the rest of us have to pay for our cycling trips. Not just a pretty face but also a shrewd businessman.  :s  :D

Enjoy, Esa! :hug
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 09, 2014, 03:09
Was not riding, just hiking Julian Alps in Slovenia with kids and gf. Few pics, no snow at 1000, above 1500m. Must ride this roads when spring come. Austria and Italy is very near and it would be very cool to do this. Even this time I saw 3-4 riders, very fit one.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/huf3ah.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/25k6e4x.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2cpav06.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/20v0qhj.jpg)

wow! beautiful!
and the sign for looking out for cycling folks with hands on hips!  :) :cool

and now we also need Esa to post photos after wonderful travels and rides :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 09, 2014, 18:19
I've just had a pleasant surprise! One of my customers at the bike-shop has paid for an all inclusive week training camp on Lanzarote! It'll be great to get out of the rain and cold for a while... but, the question is: has anyone been to and ridden on Lanzarote? I hear it's windy but some great riding... any tips Veloroomers?
Watch for gays :D
And as mew say post some pics of you drinking red and green cocktails :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 09, 2014, 22:54
 :D Brilliant! I'll be sure to pack the camera and get some pix... especially of the wine/cocktail aftermath-scenario!!!  :barf
(No!!! I am back in training... Must. Not. Get. Lashed...)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 10, 2014, 00:45
:D Brilliant! I'll be sure to pack the camera and get some pix... especially of the wine/cocktail aftermath-scenario!!!  :barf
(No!!! I am back in training... Must. Not. Get. Lashed...)

you DO need to celebrate and enjoy your trip to the fullest…= a few imbibing moments
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 10, 2014, 00:46
Watch for gays :D
And as mew say post some pics of you drinking red and green cocktails :lol

Tony would be good traveling partner... ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 10, 2014, 02:48
:D Brilliant! I'll be sure to pack the camera and get some pix... especially of the wine/cocktail aftermath-scenario!!!  :barf
(No!!! I am back in training... Must. Not. Get. Lashed...)

It's not that bad - I once won an uphill TT after a BIG night out :D

It was nearly 7 years ago though and I wasn't feeling too flash at the top  :lll :barf :disapointed ...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on January 10, 2014, 20:36
:D Brilliant! I'll be sure to pack the camera and get some pix... especially of the wine/cocktail aftermath-scenario!!!  :barf
(No!!! I am back in training... Must. Not. Get. Lashed...)

you must be drunk !!!


people say stupid things while drinking  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on January 14, 2014, 20:38
how's your plan for 2014 working out bro?
Thanks mew, coz that I will reveal for your eyes only my 2014 worlds average Joe plan, this year I missed it coz 20 seconds http://sport.be.msn.com/uciworldcyclingtour/2013/eng/riders/slovenia/ and only one place at my cat 40-44, that Kobilica guy was last to go in Trento. My plan is to hit 42km/h+ avg. Next year worlds for Joe s is going to be in Ljubljana, yeah!!!!
Ok :D
1. Reduce smoking by half, that mean only 10 smokes per day
2. Visit young promising doctor, friend is talking about him all the best, he have nice pils :D
3. More hills
4. More spinning at winter
5. More weights
6. Service car with loudspeaker
7. More training
8. More money
8. Shaving eyebrows

But tomorow is payback time :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 14, 2014, 22:34
I am back on Camel, here is how it is working :D
But I am working on DIY rear wheel cover :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 16, 2014, 11:35
Could not resist to take pics of those great machines:

Taken earlier in July, this guy and his hidden rear break is way ahead of competition, maybe he could contact Mr. Obree. Those two genius would get along very well.
(http://i40.tinypic.com/29fdz6d.jpg)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/r2spyv.jpg)

This was taken just before 45 minutes when going home from a ride, I use to have same bike when kid but without those extra aero handlebars and worlds longest seatpost :D

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2hztb8.jpg)



Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 22, 2014, 21:58
Last Friday I went to "fredagsbar" with a couple of other people involved with Feltet.dk.
The result of the evening: I volunteered to be the third rider for Feltet's team at Race24 (http://www.race24.dk/).
Basically it's Le Mans on bikes, held at exactly the same time as well (I hope the 'real' Le Mans will be broadcast, it's the only car racing I ever watch): Three riders per team, one rider on the race track at all times, exchanging in the pit area. Start at 15:00 on Saturday, finish at 15:00 on Sunday.

Other than myself, the team will consist of the two "bosses" of Feltet.dk. One is big, one is small. Neither ride a bike often. Or at all. :lol
Checking the website, I've found out that last year Jesper Laustsen and Rasmus Fjordside participated as well - both having ridden for Continental teams before pursuing a 'civilian' career.. In a nutshell, we're going to get our butts kicked.
I can't wait. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 23, 2014, 07:31
Grr, not happy! I've been entered into an Open crit in Busselton in just over two weeks, after having surgery (nothing major but needed a general anaesthetic) on Monday. I haven't touched my bike all week and training has been all over the place. Because there is 3/5th's of f$%k all racing over here I've done no speed work and ad-hoc base. This is gonna suck  :angry

If I make it past the prime I'll put up any photos I get my hands on.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on January 23, 2014, 07:38
Set the trainer up yesterday, in a shed next to the carport, minus 10c out 10c plus in when I started.

nice 45 min hit out with some 1 min efforts, but seriously who invented trainers, I forget how much the suck
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 23, 2014, 07:51
They suck big time :D

I find that watching cricket, cycling etc helps when you are using them for base. Playing the XBox on the trainer is good too  :cool

For proper, specific workouts, try www.thesufferfest.com -  very handy. For pure speed work, go for Revolver.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on January 23, 2014, 07:55
They suck big time :D

I find that watching cricket, cycling etc helps when you are using them for base. Playing the XBox on the trainer is good too :p

For proper, specific workouts, try www.thesufferfest.com -  very handy. For pure speed work, go for Revolver.

I found an old iriver the other day charged it up, turned it up loud music from 92 was a nice help.

Ween was the 1st group played,  ended with a live Pearl Jam betterman
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on January 23, 2014, 08:01
Nice selection! Prodigy, Smashing Pumpkins first three albums ( ie. their good stuff :D), Tool, RHCP, QOTSA, Nine Inch Nails and Chemical Brothers are all great trainer bands too. The "Their Law" DVD by The Prodigy is a staple of mine. It helps when your partner is a fan too :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 24, 2014, 01:17

Quote from  TONY MOANER
"Thanks mew, coz that I will reveal for your eyes only my 2014 worlds average Joe plan, this year I missed it coz 20 seconds http://sport.be.msn.com/uciworldcyclingtour/2013/eng/riders/slovenia/ and only one place at my cat 40-44, that Kobilica guy was last to go in Trento. My plan is to hit 42km/h+ avg. Next year worlds for Joe s is going to be in Ljubljana, yeah!!!!
Ok :D
1. Reduce smoking by half, that mean only 10 smokes per day
2. Visit young promising doctor, friend is talking about him all the best, he have nice pils :D
3. More hills
4. More spinning at winter
5. More weights
6. Service car with loudspeaker
7. More training
8. More money
8. Shaving eyebrows

But tomorow is payback time :D"

HOW did I miss this?? :D
hilarious LOL!!  especially the #6 Service car with loudspeaker
and the #8 Shaving eyebrows  options….ahahahaha   :D :D :cool :dizzy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 24, 2014, 01:24
nice run on the trails yesterday…my place in the winter where I see the bald eagles many times..
yesterday there were two! I think..from a distance..that the little one may have been an immature bald..
crappy phone pic but you get the gist!  makes me happy to see them..I stop every time for a while to gaze at them  :cool :luv  :Flower:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2j1v0gk.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2014, 09:15
#6 Service car with loudspeaker
Where is that video of Madiot driving behind (I think) McGee in a time trial? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 24, 2014, 16:09
Tony Machine! No Spain or whatsoever!
(http://i42.tinypic.com/xbd4rq.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on January 26, 2014, 16:28
Tony Machine! No Spain or whatsoever!
(http://i42.tinypic.com/xbd4rq.jpg)
Tony, I know that must have been freeking freezing... but it looks amazing! Well done for getting out there!!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 26, 2014, 16:31
that is one NICE ride Tony!!  ;) :party :dizzy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on January 26, 2014, 17:13
Meanwhile, somewhere in Languedoc-Roussillon today ...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2v0zo1y.jpg)

Celleneuve

(http://i41.tinypic.com/dfk9x.jpg)

Almost got blown off my bike taking this photo of vineyards near Pignan.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2gua2a1.jpg)

Les Espagnats above Cournonterral.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/rmsitf.jpg)

Murviel, where that chubber dropped my ass.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2ed88iw.jpg)

Cycle path back to the city from Grabels.

I did this ride yesterday under grey skies and today again under fine sunshine and had to remove my gloves and overshoes. Horrible crosswinds for two thirds of it but hardly had to pedal the last 10km ;) Part of the day followed the 2009 Tour de France TTT route.

Was in bad shape and a hefty fellow in a Caisse d'Epargne jacket totally dropped me on the hill up to Murviel. Embarassing. :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on January 27, 2014, 16:30
For errands I sludged 17 km through freezing, snowing and windy Copenhagen today. On my bike (not the race bike of course).
And I loved every minute of it. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 27, 2014, 21:29
Tony, I know that must have been freeking freezing... but it looks amazing! Well done for getting out there!!!

Real problem are toes, I can stand max 60 minutes riding at -7C.

Post Merge: January 27, 2014, 21:30
that is one NICE ride Tony!!  ;) :party :dizzy

How yours ride mew? Is it cold?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on January 27, 2014, 23:11
Tony! I had a beautiful 2 1/2 hr ride on  Saturday with a friend! glorious 60F weather sunny not much breeze
(http://i39.tinypic.com/28hke3b.jpg)

Today is monday I am looking out a cold 19F/-7C and ton of new snow which is still falling :8
no riding for me will run tomorrow in mush…
(http://i41.tinypic.com/m243n.jpg)

supposing to be 30* warmer in two days before weekend snow again :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 28, 2014, 09:21
Those hills looking just awesome :cool But I can t see any deer in your yard, what is going on mew? :D
Here snow and flipping cold whole week, no money for gym so rollers and MTB hill repeat to stay warm :shh
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: pastronef on February 06, 2014, 19:14
pastronef: i tell you a weird story. after i climbed up to 1100 meters above sea, today, I was going downhill from the Mare de Deu del Mont (60 kms from Girona)

pastronef: a woman waved to me from the side of the road, she was alone, and told me she escaped from a community, and to call the police to come and take her home

pastronef: she did not remember her home number, nor the police number. she was healthy, smoking a sigarette (sic!), dressed for the cold air, holding books and papers

pastronef: I told her to remain there (she told me she escaped the place where she was form the back door...)

pastronef: and i would ride down the road to the first place (a restaurant) and tell them to come and get her
pastronef: I rode to the restaurant, told the story, they said there is no community or house or meditation or psychiatric home on that road

pastronef: anyway they called the rangers (or how you call the people of a regional nature park)

pastronef: I rode home, it was getting late.

pastronef: i also met 4 cars going up the mountain, hopefully they saw her too. i waved to the first  car i saw, 5 min after i left her. they did not stop.

pastronef: that's sooo weird. that's the 2nd time I rode up that mountain (last year, afternoon and winter too) that place is sometimes scary

pastronef: if I come here again, it will be in summer, at least I'll meet some (sane) people, instead of just forest, rocks and wind... :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on February 06, 2014, 19:44
One of the cooler aspects about cycling in a different country is doing turns with a rider you don't know and have just encountered on the road. I rode for a few kms with a guy from VC Teyran - Bike34 this afternoon, doing turns into the wind.

We were doing hard pulls though so I didn't get to chat with him at all, unfortunately. I was into my upper HR zone and he was a pretty serious fellow.  :P

It would be nice to have a chat with other riders but I never seem to meet any out on the road, or else they're going in the opposite direction. There's a young, black-clad lady I've seen twice in roughly the same area now and I would very much like to chat with her.  :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 07, 2014, 22:52
first day its been above 0F/-17 in the daytime for a while  :S  I don't like to run if it's under 15F/-9C anymore... :beaten

this afternoon was lovely north of town on the trails..
(http://i62.tinypic.com/fe4c2b.jpg)

huge storm brewing up in the mountains! it's nasty up there but we are supposed to have warm! and partly cloudy…SO want to get out on my bike again  #vastgoedservice #veranclassic #mgkvis #idea #marchiol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: killswitch on February 08, 2014, 15:02
Really jealous of all who can ride. Haven't been on a bike in three months.  :-x
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on February 08, 2014, 15:53
Really jealous of all who can ride. Haven't been on a bike in three months.  :-x

winter ?

we had 6 hours of rain and it is 5 c now , if things stay this way I am going out tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: killswitch on February 08, 2014, 19:38
winter ?
My bike was stolen. Second time it happens, along with a hand pump. To top it off, cyclingtips flipped me over some prizes I won last year.  :S
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on February 08, 2014, 19:40
My bike was stolen. Second time it happens, along with a hand pump. To top it off, cyclingtips flipped me over some prizes I won last year.  :S

sh*t and sh*t basically Hope you get a bike soon Kills
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 08, 2014, 19:56
Not really me on a ride today (although I did ride my bike out there, so it was kind of a ride nevertheless).

Pictures from my first live cyclo-cross race, just north of Copenhagen:
(http://i61.tinypic.com/3161501.jpg)
The Postman will like this old-school jersey ...
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2md03ra.jpg)
Muddy cornering in the forest!
(http://i60.tinypic.com/n35jmf.jpg)
The elite field at the start, including Jonas Pedersen (Danish champion), Joachim Parbo, Marc Hester and Jesper Mørkøv.
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2h3zm9z.jpg)
Adam Aisen (Feltet.dk editor) doing his best to not get lapped too often by the best Danish 'crossers.
(http://i60.tinypic.com/23r38mh.jpg)
Jonas Pedersen gave a thorough schooling to just about everyone else.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2hh272h.jpg)
This is 'cross!
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2ivfjhi.jpg)
The Roskilde Mountainbike Klub (RMK) corner, complete with cowbells and everything. The Copenhagen Kiwi, Angus Edmond (53rd at last week's Worlds), can be seen behind the teddy bear-wielding Roskilde guy. Angus hit his knee while warming up and bailed out of the race; but he made up for that by walking around the course and cheering on all participants.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/25thq9g.jpg)
The RMK teddy bear.
(http://i59.tinypic.com/104lw0x.jpg)
Another of the foreigners in the Copenhagen bike scene, Kari Brynjolfsson from Iceland (runner-up in the 2011 national road championships). A true Viking with long red hair, and of course riding in shorts!
(http://i60.tinypic.com/209gjrc.jpg)
Joachim Parbo made riding through the sandpit look easy.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/nqu4k6.jpg)
Jonas Pedersen took a comfortable victory, having soloed from the first lap.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on February 08, 2014, 20:03
My bike was stolen. Second time it happens, along with a hand pump. To top it off, cyclingtips flipped me over some prizes I won last year.  :S
sh*t, sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 08, 2014, 23:35
My bike was stolen. Second time it happens, along with a hand pump. To top it off, cyclingtips flipped me over some prizes I won last year.  :S

aargghh…SO sorry kills... :(
any way for another bike in the near future?  that is the worst feeling to have your bike stolen..really feel angry at whoever took your beloved bike
good luck
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on February 09, 2014, 12:52
Rain last night as well

out for an hour, very hard wind, rain and snow between 2-3c , no one out. Lost feeling in 1 toe

was hard work on the hills

jeez it was great  :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: killswitch on February 09, 2014, 20:31

Thanks all. The bike cost the equivalent of 200 euro (a simple city bike), the first one was a road bike and much more expensive... 
I even saw a gypsy riding the bike a couple of days ago, at least it seemed in decent condition lol. There
is no way to get it back, would be an act of racism haha.
The problem is living in constant fear knowing you can be attacked/robbed at any time, even at home and there is no police, government, etc to protect you...
One has to live in (south)eastern Europe to understand what's going on...

Anyway sorry for derailing the thread. Feel free to move the post or delete it (if it's deemed racist   :-x).

Going to a job interview in a few days, hopefully it turns out alright.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on February 09, 2014, 22:08
Thanks all. The bike cost the equivalent of 200 euro (a simple city bike), the first one was a road bike and much more expensive... 
I even saw a gypsy riding the bike a couple of days ago, at least it seemed in decent condition lol. There
is no way to get it back, would be an act of racism haha.
The problem is living in constant fear knowing you can be attacked/robbed at any time, even at home and there is no police, government, etc to protect you...
One has to live in (south)eastern Europe to understand what's going on...

Anyway sorry for derailing the thread. Feel free to move the post or delete it (if it's deemed racist   :-x).

Going to a job interview in a few days, hopefully it turns out alright.

That sounds awful.. :(  I wish you the best
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on February 10, 2014, 08:09
Grr, not happy! I've been entered into an Open crit in Busselton in just over two weeks, after having surgery (nothing major but needed a general anaesthetic) on Monday. I haven't touched my bike all week and training has been all over the place. Because there is 3/5th's of f$%k all racing over here I've done no speed work and ad-hoc base. This is gonna suck  :angry

If I make it past the prime I'll put up any photos I get my hands on.

Well, the race was on Saturday and BOY! I did NOT have the legs for this :(

The course was plan flat, in a large T shape, so even worse than a hotdog circuit. Then there was crazy crosswinds, the only part where we really had a tailwind was coming out of one of the hairpin turns. Best of all, roughly half of the field was NRS, with Sam Davis (Avanti) and Travis Meyer (Drapac) to pad it out a little more.  :cool  :lol

The pace was ok for about the first 10 minutes, with a pecking order being sorted, then the big boys started pushing out of the corners.... A little over 15 minutes in I was off the back with about 5 other guys after we got held up by 2 nasty crashes. We hung in at about an 8-10 second gap for another 15 minutes before the main field put serious time into us, then decided we had enough.

Bianchi Lotto Arbitrage had 4 in the race and one who started the main break, while Satalyst Giant had 6, one who also made it across making it a 2 man break. Trav Meyer had been controlling the race for a while with Sam Davis to try and stop exactly this from happening but Arbitrage and Satalyst kept attacking, trying to get another guy across to the break. Sam Davis was able to stay with the main field, sharing the pacemaking for about 35-40 minutes but it got too hot even for him.

Trav Meyer was then chasing by himself and boy, did he get angry. At one stage he nearly rode over the top of the main bunch (now down to about 6/7) to get to the front to try and reel in the break, did about 1.5/2 full laps at 50kph  :o but even a national champ couldn't bring back the break in those conditions and with that lead. So, it was a two man sprint with the Arbitrage rider taking the win. An impressive effort as he was the first to break away and was doing a lot of the work.

So...... LOTS more work needed for me  :-x
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on February 23, 2014, 13:59
+4c when I work up quick Breakfast and out.

thought I would do 45 min and home my run yesterday left me a bit tired.

Pushed out 45 km, was just brilliant, best ride in well a long time , hit the little climbs hard pushed through, head wind no problems, on the way home had a tail wind looked down a saw I was 36 km/h and not a issue up down.

Just one of those really great days, not long, not expecting much just nice ?8c when I got home

plus 1st no glove ride after the 1st 15km - does not get much better
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on February 23, 2014, 19:43
First ride with bike computer today :wave

Good to know I am capable of riding at decent speed and not a complete failure as my average speed always seemed to indicate :D pesky corners and such :P

There was some sort of running event on my usual route so had to go a different way :S came across lots of horses, pretty scary :o
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 24, 2014, 10:31
First ride with bike computer today :wave

Good to know I am capable of riding at decent speed and not a complete failure as my average speed always seemed to indicate :D pesky corners and such :P

There was some sort of running event on my usual route so had to go a different way :S came across lots of horses, pretty scary :o

Keep it movin Flo!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 01, 2014, 22:32
yesterday..bit of wind..20mph gusts but nice temp for a ride! 12C/55F partly sunny..felt great to get out for a short ride…
went by the PIG which is at the corner of Niwot Rd and 75th St..all the cyclists around here know the PIG..he's a pet and is always scrubbed clean. I think he goes in the house as well  :lol
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2iijshw.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/121fm07.jpg)

anyone know what kind of pig this is?  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on March 08, 2014, 11:25
Wanted to come on and say my 1st 100 km ride of the season,

nope 72 km was the grand total, massive winds here there was a strong wind warning last night, at one stage climbing a long gradual drag, i went to find a new gear as I was about to explode, no gear to be found and a speed of 9.5 km/h   :D

it was just stupid, I cramped up climbing up to the house = toasted good and proper

so 72 km and a nice 3 hour smash up on my legs and a happy chappy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 08, 2014, 17:42
thanks T for the pics! looks very nice and clean  :cool :)
"hot like hell"  :D

Fitting that Tony is on F1 track  :lol  :Stars: :yo! :onfire1
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 08, 2014, 17:55
Salam aleikum, Tony! :)

Go make some of these falcon-wielding Emiratis invest their petro-dollars in ridiculously overpriced bikes.
Show the local cycling scene how a Croat rolls! Maybe you can convince some Emirati with too much money to sponsor Kvasina's and Rogina's contracts at Team Alonso for 2015. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on March 09, 2014, 15:30
Jersey spotting today

 #caisse #liquigas #rabobank #sky and a fat guy in  #bmc outfit :D

And of course me in  #saxotinkoff
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on March 10, 2014, 13:28
First real ride in about 6 months, or perhaps even more. Decided to keep it really relaxed, no real effort at all kept my heart rate really low and just enjoy myself. Moving speed was still pretty good (about 28.8 km/h) and I got about 5 weeks now still to get back in good riding shape, which should be do-able, just keep this week with really relaxed rides and get some miles in and start next week with more intense training, should be able to do the 150 km ride again then in 5 weeks and should prob be able to maintain a 30km/h average speed at that time for the entire ride.

Anyway, today's stats:

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on March 11, 2014, 06:19
Raced again on the weekend, on a toughish undulating 120km course. Pace was a bit nuts right from the start, we averaged 43kmh for the first hour, burning off most of the bunch. About 50km in a teammate and I were in the lead group of 18-20 when the two of us and a couple of others had to make a quick nature stop. Of course, this was when a group of 6 broke away....

I burned myself up chasing my team mate back on, as he's really got form at the moment then sat in on the chase group for a while. The break ended up staying away and my teammate got 2nd :cool

The chase group weren't really working together too well and were hitting the flatter sections a little too hard, so I was able to take advantage by hitting them on the hills and gave them the slip with about 20kms to go and came in alone. I wasn't able to chase on to the lead group but I was the first to come in afterwards at about 3-4 mins down.

We were so annoyed at the timing of that attack, but that's racing :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Zam on March 11, 2014, 07:41
Have not ridden in awhile... bike or wo            ..oops  :P :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 11, 2014, 15:24
Rode 30mi Sunday..out east nice roll to Hygiene town..lot of people out as the temp hit 73F/22C really nice! but knew I was in trouble when wind in face every direction!
exhausted but fun!
This area and little town were totally smashed up in the flood last October..this is public outdoor potty after floods  :o
(http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site46/2013/0926/20130926__27tcaope1_500.jpg)
http://www.timescall.com/news/colorado-flood/ci_24185869/floods-damages-boulder-county-parks-trails-open-spaces
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 11, 2014, 15:31
I've been off the bike for a few days now due to a health scare. I do not yet know if the health is an issue but the scare has been plenty.  :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 11, 2014, 15:48
I've been off the bike for a few days now due to a health scare. I do not yet know if the health is an issue but the scare has been plenty.  :(
Larri! how are you?? :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 11, 2014, 15:50
Larri! how are you?? :(

I feel OK thanks, mew. Nobody said I couldn't ride but I don't really feel like doing that until the x-ray is done. :) I hope it's no big deal anyway, but I had to get myself checked out.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 11, 2014, 15:52
ok..
well then... :P good luck and take care
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 14, 2014, 00:15
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaxaLEcrustklJAE5F1RB-AgQYvPjUHoXhkaofnNetTw__nWVr)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 14, 2014, 08:58
I rode again yesterday after a week off for health reasons. I couldn't wait for the x-ray results and just went out. Lovely weather but problems with the bike, surprisingly enough.

I was just about to tackle a descent when I noticed my handlebars were askew. Not so much but enough that you're asking yourself is this the angle I'm looking at them or some optical illusion (sometimes when the Garmin is wonky, it makes the bars look off).

But no, having stopped and looked harder they were definitely off. When did that happen? How did that happen? Who can say?

So I effected some roadside maintenance with a multi-tool but I was freaked out and stopped by the LBS to book in my aftersales mini-service and I asked them just to take a quick look because I had some OCD paranoia about the bars still being off. They did the stem again with a proper torque spanner and my fluttering heart was calm.

I continued on my way, trying to make up for a heap of lost time / kms. Arm warmers off and just the full tights. Should have been in shorts but I've been delaying the post-winter big shave because it takes ages and I haven't got a razor body, just the blades, and it meant having to borrow the body from my housemate. So I was probably sweating in my tights there.

Got home after a couple of hours, no chest pain to speak of. Lost the front wheel on the coarse gravel. Crashed right in front of my own house. Cuts on my elbow and hip, minor scratches to the rear mech. I was lying on ground with the sun in my eyes thinking this cannot be. But it was.

Shaved my legs with Paris-Nice on the laptop. Shorts today. Is cool. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: pastronef on March 14, 2014, 09:47

Got home after a couple of hours, no chest pain to speak of. Lost the front wheel on the coarse gravel. Crashed right in front of my own house. Cuts on my elbow and hip, minor scratches to the rear mech. I was lying on ground with the sun in my eyes thinking this cannot be. But it was.


that's the same thing Jurgen VDB was thinking yesterday at Tirreno  :P http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-den-broeck-out-of-tirreno-adriatico-with-knee-injury

I hope the cuts are not so bad.
keep riding!

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 14, 2014, 10:07
My take on a decent little road that is closed so access to an industrial estate can  be built  :angry

http://yaxleyriders.nonleaguechannel.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=9753
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 14, 2014, 18:54
My housemate and I made this last night:

(http://i59.tinypic.com/op8qwp.jpg)

My mission today was to burn that off.

First day of the year in shorts. Lovely stuff!

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2hhlm2q.jpg)

My legs are not getting any prettier with age.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2qlzih2.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 14, 2014, 18:57
First ride of the year this Monday.
It was a pretty warm day (for early March), so I went with short-sleeve jersey and shorts, and no shoe covers. Got a bit chilly in the end, but nothing serious.

Off work at 4 pm, home, grab a quick bite, on the road 4:45 pm. Did a short 26-km spin around LOL-land, just to get to know the area. Really as flat as I imagined, and also with more wind than Copenhagen. Almost like back home where I grew up, at the North Sea coast.
23.7 km/h average, but the year is still young.

I'm thinking that instead of returning to Copenhagen straight after work Friday noon, I'll schedule my long ride for Friday and take a later train. That, combined with 1-2 short rides on Monday-Thursday (plus one or two rides on the occasional weekend down there) should be a reasonable "program" to get back to fitness.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 14, 2014, 19:02
My take on a decent little road that is closed so access to an industrial estate can  be built  :angry

http://yaxleyriders.nonleaguechannel.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=9753
Never nice when those small, quiet roads are taken away from you. :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 16, 2014, 19:29
Posting these especially for Sizz  :)
the first two from my run this morning up on the trails overlooking the city of Boulder..looking NW and N ..beautiful warm sun and superb temps..53F/12C…even warmer for tomorrow

(http://i61.tinypic.com/123lbht.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/125kkdu.jpg)
and this pic below..if you see the big street heading N in the pic below the hill..that is where the house is just a couple blocks away...
(http://i57.tinypic.com/zmmwi0.jpg)

AND this is the house where the murder took place..
"Perfect Murder Perfect Town"…
I used to rent a room in a house across the street  :o
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ahe6j6.jpg)

 :Flower:
forgot to add..the house is for sale..it's for sale a lot.. :P
http://www.bernardirealestate.com/Boulder/Colorado/Homes/16/Univeristy_Place/Agent/Listing_94096277.html
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 16, 2014, 20:49
All clear on my x-ray which still leaves me wondering what on earth this thing is but the best the doctor could offer was that I was going through a lot of bodily change with weight loss and increased exercise, so my sternum could shift and alter a bit. Which I guess is true.

Had a day off yesterday and back at it today. In shorts again but it was rather cold for them. Yet again too, my embrocation didn't get hot until I got home. What use is that?  :angry

2.5 hours in the saddle today. Would have been just two but I saw these guys and I thought, if they turn right, I'll follow them and continue my ride, otherwise I'll turn left and head home. They turned right!  :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Sizzle on March 17, 2014, 00:31
Oh wow, thanks mew!   Love seeing photos from your neck of the woods, the landscape is so different to anything I have seen in Australia. (It looks very dry. Is it usually like that?)

Fascinating to see THE street & house. Such a lovely house, if a little on the large side (!). Mind boggling to think of what happened there.

Forgot to tell you -- apart from the Jon-Benet murder itself, and mention of another murder and a campus riot, the book makes Boulder sound like the best place on earth to live. I felt quite jealous!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on March 17, 2014, 23:04
Oh wow, thanks mew!   Love seeing photos from your neck of the woods, the landscape is so different to anything I have seen in Australia. (It looks very dry. Is it usually like that?)

Fascinating to see THE street & house. Such a lovely house, if a little on the large side (!). Mind boggling to think of what happened there.

Forgot to tell you -- apart from the Jon-Benet murder itself, and mention of another murder and a campus riot, the book makes Boulder sound like the best place on earth to live. I felt quite jealous!

It's a great town..very nice setting up against the foothills.
If you live here you have to ignore those that have more money than sense..the extreme type A body mentality of fitness/competition..but other than that there is a place for everyone. Most weekdays I can go on a trail and see very few people..if I wish..
and also there are a lot of really nice folks as well.

Yes, we are semi-arid desert really..the storms that blow from the west over the mts lose much of the moisture when it moves down to us..
The flood last year was a fluke..
or part of our new global changing..we have wildfires and really low humidity most commonly …like you in Oz
 :cool :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 21, 2014, 14:50
Last week I went eastward for my first ride on :lol-land. Yesterday I turned to the west, passing the archaeological site of Hoby (not that impressive in real life, it's just a cluster of 4-5 houses) and getting a somewhat longer ride than I bargained for. Lesson learned: Map possible rides before and check their exact distance.
This one was 8 km longer than I thought, and it was well and truly dark by the time I got home; even worse was the heavy, head-on headwind on the last 5 km. Heart rate around 160 and still only a speed of 14-15 km/h. :o

I also got chased by a dog in some godforsaken place in the middle of nowhere, had to do a full sprint to get away from the black-furred beast.
41.4 km; 21.2 km/h average (due to the head-crosswind and headwind on the way back).

I had hoped to do another ride today, but as it's raining I bailed out of that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 26, 2014, 18:02
And Tony must train to not get droped in 50km TTT for bike shop at 05. 04. , Christ my form sucks and other guys are really strong, I mean really! Here wind killing.
Take a look a pics where I ride, it is boring as hell, but nice. I like desert.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/20qapgi.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2nqr7zl.jpg)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/makyz6.jpg)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2a9tw1k.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: search on March 26, 2014, 18:06
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2a9tw1k.jpg)

do you have to use this one for the way back?

(http://airpadrekiteboarding.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/fat-sand-bikes-on-south-padre-island.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 26, 2014, 18:15
do you have to use this one for the way back?

(http://airpadrekiteboarding.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/fat-sand-bikes-on-south-padre-island.jpg)

Oh we have it 3 or 4, never ride it coz no time. But heard it is fun, no speed to riding those fatty.

Do you realize how much big tube is for that tire??? Huge man, huge.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: kabloemski on March 26, 2014, 18:15
Take a look a pics where I ride, it is boring as hell, but nice. I like desert

Sounds fantastic, Tony, you getting some head space out there
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 26, 2014, 18:20
Sounds fantastic, Tony, you getting some head space out there

Yes you can be alone, only wind and sand! You would like it for sure.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 26, 2014, 18:37
For girls here! Spartacus bike 6.9 Madone. Riden maybe 20km, shame.  :o
(http://i62.tinypic.com/nda1vr.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 26, 2014, 22:10
Two rides in Berlin last week on a rented Bianchi from Hello World Berlin (http://www.helloworldberlin.com). Brand new and never ridden when I took it out.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2rp7aqp.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/27x4cac.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/kd0560.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/9fwbp5.jpg)

Takes a while to escape the big sprawl but there are some good and wide dedicated cycle paths out there.

Also got to see a few sights from this perspective including the Brandenburg Gate, the old divider between East and West, and the famous 1936 Olympic Stadium among others.

Only downside is that Berliners have little in the way of climbing. Folks told me that some of the route I planned was pretty tough and I reached home still wondering when the hills were going to start.  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on March 27, 2014, 01:39
And Tony must train to not get droped in 50km TTT for bike shop at 05. 04. , Christ my form sucks and other guys are really strong, I mean really! Here wind killing.
Take a look a pics where I ride, it is boring as hell, but nice. I like desert.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/20qapgi.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2nqr7zl.jpg)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/makyz6.jpg)
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2a9tw1k.jpg)
That's exactly what you want for TT training! Looks perfect.  :cool

As long as there's no crazy triathletes - that path looks narrow....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on March 27, 2014, 17:27
Nice pics Tony Moany!
Crazy that there's a light regulating traffic between cyclists and camel jockeys. Only in the Emirates! :D

And some nice shots from L'arri as well. It seems you enjoyed Berlin. :cool


I went for a ride in the setting sun yesterday. Started with 17.5 km into a heavy headwind - hard as hell, but also almost meditative. And nice to clear the head and think about nothing else than "you can do it, push on".
After those 17.5 km, I reached the coast - I had simply run out of road. So I turned around and went back home, a slightly longer way (just above 21 km) - enjoying the thrill of effortless speed that only riding a bike can give. Ended the ride with an effort up the only noticeable incline around here, the bridge across the motorway.
38.99 km in total, 23.5 km/h average. Heartrate was in the 160s or 170s most of the time, so it was some workout. Slept like a baby after that.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on March 27, 2014, 19:30
That's exactly what you want for TT training! Looks perfect.  :cool

As long as there's no crazy triathletes - that path looks narrow....

Crashes every weekend mate :D coz we rent bikes (70) and you can imagine the scene, customers calls: I have a crash I need lift :D

Post Merge: March 27, 2014, 19:33
Nice pics Tony Moany!
Crazy that there's a light regulating traffic between cyclists and camel jockeys. Only in the Emirates! :D

And some nice shots from L'arri as well. It seems you enjoyed Berlin. :cool


I went for a ride in the setting sun yesterday. Started with 17.5 km into a heavy headwind - hard as hell, but also almost meditative. And nice to clear the head and think about nothing else than "you can do it, push on".
After those 17.5 km, I reached the coast - I had simply run out of road. So I turned around and went back home, a slightly longer way (just above 21 km) - enjoying the thrill of effortless speed that only riding a bike can give. Ended the ride with an effort up the only noticeable incline around here, the bridge across the motorway.
38.99 km in total, 23.5 km/h average. Heartrate was in the 160s or 170s most of the time, so it was some workout. Slept like a baby after that.
It is allways good after ride, to sleep like a baby.

Horse races here, endurance 100-120 km, they are crazy about horses. Couple of days ago trainer came and bought Garmin heart rate sensor for horse, he will use giant strap for horse chest. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on March 30, 2014, 09:33
Went for a ride yesterday was looking for 100km

fell 14 km short ran out of legs tbh and sun  ;),

was a bit disappointed but having a BBQ with the neighbours last light we were talking the weather and normally I am out riding in snow and doing a small ride just to get one in.

So this year has been great will go out this arvo as well

Onwards and Upwards
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 30, 2014, 12:45
Few of us can have failed to note the massive upswing in JSG's mood and, more specifically, the correlation between that and his reprise of cycling. :hug
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on March 31, 2014, 12:44
wanted to do a really decent ride for once, was aiming for the first 100k+ ride of the year. I saw that my back tire was pretty worn out, but since it's monday the bike shop wasn't open yet, so I decided to risk it. Started out riding pretty well, nice weather, bit of wind, but this started in my favour. After a while I wasn't really paying attention so I missed an exit and rode on to a stretch of road I initially wanted to avoid. This was a stretch of road of about 10k of which 7k is a kind of cobblestones, of which at least 2 or 3k is in really bad shape. Survived this stretch, although it wasn't kind on my arms and back, one of the reasons I wanted to avoid it. Still I was in pretty good shape, but as the road started to turn around I was starting to get head winds and side winds. From km 40 to km 50, or thereabout I was riding in direct headwinds, this combined with not eating led to me feeling like I wanted to give up. But after eating a little and getting away from the headwinds for a while I was once again feeling great. This was the point I got a flat, I was stupid in fixing it, which led me to taking to long, cooling down and not wanting to ride any further anymore. SO I stopped the training and just rode home in a relaxed tempo. But really why did I need to get a flat there: not on the stretch of cobblestones, not on stretches of road with all kinds of little sharp rocks, no I need to get a flat on a completely regular piece of tarmac 15k from my home. :angry

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on March 31, 2014, 14:42
The sun was high so I decided not to navigate a pre-planned route and just to ride some bits from the upcoming Brabantse Pijl / Flèche Brabançonne which is a race very local to where I live nowadays but which I will miss this year due to travel.

I ended up not doing any of that but I did ride the Smeysberg from the rebadged Paris-Bruxelles (now the Brussels Cycling Classic) which I think that race does three times. It's very short and quite steep but not too difficult.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2e1sygi.jpg)

I did a brief foray into darkest Wallonie and then joined a local circuit I often do when I'm pushed for time. As I was entering the forest, I caught a small group that was just taking a breath after the cobbled section there so I sat on and dreamed of calamari in batter with aioli and lemon, one of my favourite summer foods. We were motoring along for a while and these older guys had legs like trees so I just sat there and enjoyed what is sadly all too rare an experience for me. :o_o

(http://i60.tinypic.com/51q82a.jpg)

I tend to wear black or blue kit because I'm quite conservative as a cyclist and, when I was a lot heavier, it was slimming. ;) In this weather though, I do allow myself a bit of ladykiller red though I now find that my jersey is too big for me and flaps a bit in the wind.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/346mb06.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on April 05, 2014, 19:22
Kool pics Tony!!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 05, 2014, 19:37
Kool pics Tony!!
Yeah I like them too, Samsung Ace actually have good camera. Did not had time to take more coz bussy at the time when race.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 05, 2014, 20:55
Girls are great, still young sport there, very young. They are sponsored by us.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2rxit1s.jpg)
UAE Man National Team
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2whdp38.jpg)
One of the guys is really strong but no sure wich one, nice outfit.

Shorts not allowed for the women then, I suppose.  :slow
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 05, 2014, 22:16
Shorts not allowed for the women then, I suppose.  :slow
I don t know will ask, but yes they are overdressed for sure. Here you can see some really hot dressed expat woman, I mean really. On the other hand it is not allowded in mall or something. But I never saw local girl dressed like that.
Will ask coz I saw kit for those girls.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 02:46
Definitely not allowed. The Iranian track cyclists, for example. Happens even with the Pakistani cricket team. Have to wear long sleeved shirts, let alone shorts.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2014, 07:50
Definitely not allowed. The Iranian track cyclists, for example. Happens even with the Pakistani cricket team. Have to wear long sleeved shirts, let alone shorts.

And I remember you every time when riding bike on roundabout, your countryman taxi drivers are killers :D And that chicken Masala is damn spicy no more Indian food for me.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 08:08
And I remember you every time when riding bike on roundabout, your countryman taxi drivers are killers :D And that chicken Masala is damn spicy no more Indian food for me.
Woah, you tried riding  a bike on a roundabout? That deserves a bravery award.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2014, 08:12
Woah, you tried riding  a bike on a roundabout? That deserves a bravery award.
Yes it is scarry thing mate, but this country is world record holder in roundabout, I mean every 100m there is one. Indicators are just pain in the ass for those drivers :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 08:15
Yes it is scarry thing mate, but this country is world record holder in roundabout, I mean every 100m there is one. Indicators are just pain in the ass for those drivers :D
Indian/UAE/Pakistani drivers, I tell you. They signal with their their hand that they're turning left, turn on the right indicator and then go straight.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2014, 08:19
Indian/UAE/Pakistani drivers, I tell you. They signal with their their hand that they're turning left, turn on the right indicator and then go straight.

Hahahahahaha, yes something like that. It is ok when small car, but here small care is rare as money in my pocket. India is fair close from this place, must take a visit once in a life time for sure.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 08:22
Hahahahahaha, yes something like that. It is ok when small car, but here small care is rare as money in my pocket. India is fair close from this place, must take a visit once in a life time for sure.
Either that, or we'll visit you by shipping off all of our labour to UAE in 10 years :S
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2014, 08:29
Either that, or we'll visit you by shipping off all of our labour to UAE in 10 years :S
Hahahahahahahah, good one!!!
See this is DXB at 3am first day I arrived, visa line for your countryman, I was about to go in same line but local came and say to move in one for Europeans. I was shocked.
(http://i59.tinypic.com/ofvptj.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 08:35
Hahahahahahahah, good one!!!
See this is DXB at 3am first day I arrived, visa line for your countryman, I was about to go in same line but local came and say to move in one for Europeans. I was shocked.
(http://i59.tinypic.com/ofvptj.jpg)
Shame about that... nobody does racism against a brownie better than a brownie....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 06, 2014, 08:59
Shame about that... nobody does racism against a brownie better than a brownie....

Yes, but you will see for about 30 yrs game will change. Arabs will go through same line in India or Africa. That is how history is going, today UAE is like America before first wolrd war, land of milk&honey. But it would not last long.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Ram on April 06, 2014, 09:13
Yes, but you will see for about 30 yrs game will change. Arabs will go through same line in India or Africa. That is how history is going, today UAE is like America before first wolrd war, land of milk&honey. But it would not last long.
Let's just prepare the nukes in any case....
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 09, 2014, 22:23
31 km today. First crosswinds, then into the headwind, turn around, tailwind, last stretch with crosswinds again.

Great fun. I should do this more often. :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 10, 2014, 02:12
Fus I am so tired of wind around here! we have classic crazy winds here spring/fall but it has been windy a LOT this winter  :o
today did 41k last few back into a strong effing wind…40kph and gusts..
usually it seems that never a tailwind but always a headwind no matter where you go!  :-x :angry

gahh!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 10, 2014, 12:53
usually it seems that never a tailwind but always a headwind no matter where you go!  :-x :angry
Yeah, those are the bad days.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: FatBoy on April 10, 2014, 13:35
I grew up on Marsh land so completely flat off the english channel. used to get wind we called Porridge wind because it felt like riding in porridge. you could feel the resistance against your legs as you pedalled and had to lean over at times to resist the side wind.

There is nothing worse than that feeling when you are cold and tired and 10 miles from home and the wind is in your face. number of time it made me feel like giving up. then you get home, get off the bike, think wow what a ride that toughened me up cannot wait to get out again tomorrow. crazy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 10, 2014, 14:09
and had to lean over at times to resist the side wind.
Yep, I love that.
Tail-crosswind, the best there can be. :D
Giving you enough of a push to reach a decent speed, but still some resistance to make you feel you're pushing hard (which you are).
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 11, 2014, 20:34
Folks talking about wind? Came here and all your troubles are gone :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: oliveira on April 15, 2014, 18:42
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tr6zOC8pR18/U0mLAwML8eI/AAAAAAAAFHU/gSlHcRUiaig/w793-h595-no/IMG_5388.JPG)

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Here I am struggling a bit* at the end of a group ride this weekend. :D First 100Km+ ride of the year in the beautiful Freita/Arada mountains not far from Porto. Great climbs aroud here, unfortunately very seldom visited by bike races.

* :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 15, 2014, 19:53
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tr6zOC8pR18/U0mLAwML8eI/AAAAAAAAFHU/gSlHcRUiaig/w793-h595-no/IMG_5388.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ReJiovhfmcI/U0mLhe-ErbI/AAAAAAAAFHo/7JQHPjsalGE/w793-h595-no/IMG_5393.JPG)

Here I am struggling a bit* at the end of a group ride this weekend. :D First 100Km+ ride of the year in the beautiful Freita/Arada mountains not far from Porto. Great climbs aroud here, unfortunately very seldom visited by bike races.

* :lol
Dude steep sh*t :D
Nice mountains!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: oliveira on April 16, 2014, 13:33
I think about 15%. Not easy to get that info from garmin cos I wasn't riding on a straight line... :shh But the whole idea of the ride was to do climbs in the most secundary roads, and these are always the steepest around here.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on April 16, 2014, 14:35
A little stop on the way to the salt mines yesterday morning ...

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 16, 2014, 20:47
I think about 15%. Not easy to get that info from garmin cos I wasn't riding on a straight line... :shh But the whole idea of the ride was to do climbs in the most secundary roads, and these are always the steepest around here.
I miss mountains, but some maybe 1-2 hrs car drive from here, I heard some really nice stuff. Meanwhile I stuck in Autodrome loop. Great if you want to do speed workout. Was riding couple of laps with friend Speed Concept with 11 spd Di2, really nice but ugly as hell if you ask me, and you should be carefoul not to fall over bars coz really steep bars when out of saddle or braking. Pic is sh*t!
(http://i59.tinypic.com/rbkk.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: oliveira on April 17, 2014, 00:59
I miss mountains, but some maybe 1-2 hrs car drive from here, I heard some really nice stuff. Meanwhile I stuck in Autodrome loop. Great if you want to do speed workout. Was riding couple of laps with friend Speed Concept with 11 spd Di2, really nice but ugly as hell if you ask me, and you should be carefoul not to fall over bars coz really steep bars when out of saddle or braking. Pic is sh*t!
(http://i59.tinypic.com/rbkk.jpg)

I never rode a TT bike but my guess about it is the better the physical condition, the most pleasure you take from it. A bit nonsensical, but I prefer flat rides when I'm ok, and mountains (even steep ones) when I'm not. That bike isn't the most beautiful but looks very, very fast and great to ride on. This machine, some back wind and über-quality UAE tarmac should make a delightful ride!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 17, 2014, 08:53
I never rode a TT bike but my guess about it is the better the physical condition, the most pleasure you take from it. A bit nonsensical, but I prefer flat rides when I'm ok, and mountains (even steep ones) when I'm not. That bike isn't the most beautiful but looks very, very fast and great to ride on. This machine, some back wind and über-quality UAE tarmac should make a delightful ride!
Try it, I mean its totally different story and yes if you have legs its more fun. I sucks mountains but they are great for long power output, I mean you cant turn back just like that :D
This machine cost around 11000 $ and as you can say it can make you really fast if have legs, otherwise its same.
Was looking at Merckx position when break One Hour record in Mexico, he has more aero position on track bike than 95% of amateur would ever have on TT bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqjEvDlFqdM
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 19, 2014, 12:45
First real training of the year, went better than expected, just a little slower than I had hoped for, but the endurance and everything was far better than I expectes, so I consider it a win, especially since I trained significantly less than last year in the winter and the time and speed was significantly better than the first real ride last year, about .5km/h faster. Good for this organised ride, although I rode most of it solo or on the head of a group (something I also did significantly less last year), since it was training for me, and it was a good training for my goal in the summer. Something that I noticed during the ride was that I hardly ate or drank, have eaten only 1 bar and drank only about a litre, normally this is quite a bit more. Quite a buit of wind, mostly headwinds and crosswinds, which make for good training

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on April 20, 2014, 00:38
nice Barry

:cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 20, 2014, 01:31
DON'T forget to eat B!!
you should be eating every half hour! it will catch up to you!
and drink 1L /hour or more if hot    :cool

sorry it's a mom thing
take care

so great you're out there again  :P :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on April 22, 2014, 06:52
Yours truly on the road somewhere near Santa Fe, NM

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2d1jo05.jpg)

Having a great time here in the US. Today was my first ride out in the Old West. Very windy on the plains but the roads are pretty good and traffic respectful.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/oumlw6.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on April 22, 2014, 11:15
Yours truly on the road somewhere near Santa Fe, NM

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2d1jo05.jpg)

Having a great time here in the US. Today was my first ride out in the Old West. Very windy on the plains but the roads are pretty good and traffic respectful.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/oumlw6.jpg)


You lucky man :) I am jelaous :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 22, 2014, 11:37
Another ride today, with a friend, but since he isn't quite as trained as me, I took most of the front position and pushed the pace, quite a bit of wind on the last 30km or so. Decided to try and burn quite a bit of calories and try to force that I bonked, so I did not eat during the ride, finally bonked after about 90km, still forced a nice lead-out for my friend so that he could try to do a little sprint (which was still not really that much faster than my lead-out  :lol)

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on April 22, 2014, 22:24
Why the hell would you want to bonk Barrus? Otherwise, if this is you coming out of the winter relatively untrained.. well, good job ;) That long one is the Ronde van Noord-Holland event, isn't it?

I went for my first serious ride since September today. I stupidly agreed to go cycling in the Ardennes this summer with two friends, and did a training ride with one of them.. Well, I may need to do a little more training :-x

We did just 42 km at 23 km/h, but I had trouble even managing that. Well I could manage as long as it was a single pace, but sustained accellerations kill me. Anyway, weather was good and I enjoyed it, mostly.

The thought of having to do these rides - nevermind longer ones - by myself if I want to do any serious training is demotivating though. I hate riding alone, way too boring for me; would much rather run for 45 minutes with some good music on. Does running also improve cycling performance? A lot of running with some cycling in between sounds a lot more managable than multi-hour solo bike rides each week..
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on April 23, 2014, 08:08
Why the hell would you want to bonk Barrus? Otherwise, if this is you coming out of the winter relatively untrained.. well, good job ;) That long one is the Ronde van Noord-Holland event, isn't it?

I went for my first serious ride since September today. I stupidly agreed to go cycling in the Ardennes this summer with two friends, and did a training ride with one of them.. Well, I may need to do a little more training :-x

We did just 42 km at 23 km/h, but I had trouble even managing that. Well I could manage as long as it was a single pace, but sustained accellerations kill me. Anyway, weather was good and I enjoyed it, mostly.

The thought of having to do these rides - nevermind longer ones - by myself if I want to do any serious training is demotivating though. I hate riding alone, way too boring for me; would much rather run for 45 minutes with some good music on. Does running also improve cycling performance? A lot of running with some cycling in between sounds a lot more managable than multi-hour solo bike rides each week..

running will help with Cardio and not much more sorry

but running and short intersive rides might work , but you need to get your ass used to riding otherwise you will pay for it ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on April 23, 2014, 08:45
running will help with Cardio and not much more sorry

but running and short intersive rides might work , but you need to get your ass used to riding otherwise you will pay for it ;)

I feared as much.. Right, running and short rides it is. Thanks JSG.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 23, 2014, 11:40
Why the hell would you want to bonk Barrus? Otherwise, if this is you coming out of the winter relatively untrained.. well, good job ;) That long one is the Ronde van Noord-Holland event, isn't it?

I went for my first serious ride since September today. I stupidly agreed to go cycling in the Ardennes this summer with two friends, and did a training ride with one of them.. Well, I may need to do a little more training :-x

We did just 42 km at 23 km/h, but I had trouble even managing that. Well I could manage as long as it was a single pace, but sustained accellerations kill me. Anyway, weather was good and I enjoyed it, mostly.

The thought of having to do these rides - nevermind longer ones - by myself if I want to do any serious training is demotivating though. I hate riding alone, way too boring for me; would much rather run for 45 minutes with some good music on. Does running also improve cycling performance? A lot of running with some cycling in between sounds a lot more managable than multi-hour solo bike rides each week..

I wanted to bonk because I need to cut weight and if at all possible to this quickly.
The long one was the Ronde van Noord-Holland, yes. Always the first benchmark for me to see how I got out of the winter

Running does not improve cycling performance, I notice that if I train a lot of cycling or running it is detrimental to the other one
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on April 25, 2014, 21:04
First longer ride of the year done, finally. And it was warm enough to do it without arm- and legwarmers. :D
34 km to the east in the headwind, going for the next town at the coast. Nice landscapes, great sunshine. Short break at the harbour over there, where there was a memorial for 11 RAF members who crashed into the sea in 1944. Then back home (starting with a fun little climb up from the harbour - one of the very few in :lol-land): First going north, then east (tailwind!), then a bit south again. Saw a pheasant on the way home.

68.57 km in total. Great day out all around. :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 28, 2014, 08:06
I wanted to bonk because I need to cut weight and if at all possible to this quickly.
The long one was the Ronde van Noord-Holland, yes. Always the first benchmark for me to see how I got out of the winter

Running does not improve cycling performance, I notice that if I train a lot of cycling or running it is detrimental to the other one

If you want to cut weight fast, follow this tip from Zakeen over at Weight Weenies, from before he became Adam Hansen ;)

- Skip breakfast or have something small 5 mins before you head out on a long (3+ hour) EASY base km ride (approx 55-60% MHR)
- Top up roughly every 45 - 60 mins with small amounts of COMPLEX sugars or carbs eg: 1/2 a large Banana, small muesli bar, 2-3 dates, handful of trail mix. NO GELS, JELLY BEANS etc.
- Stick to water or sugar free electrolyte mix and drink constantly.
- If it's cold, rug up. If you are still cold, speed up, if you are sweating and it's cold, slow down. You don't want to get all sweaty and freeze later on :D

When you get home, wait about 30+ minutes then eat. Much safer than risking a full blown bonk on the road and you won't lose 2/3 days training recovering from said full blown bonk :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on April 29, 2014, 12:22
Tried to take your advice, but I always seem to be to eager to keep my heartrate really low. Tried to do so for the majority of the ride today, kept it under 70% untill I was caught in a part with a bit of a headwind and it suddenly started to rain. I did not expect rain and so was unprepared with my clothing, this meant that I started to increase my effort in order to be home quicker :P

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on April 30, 2014, 00:27
my friend Beck and I went for a run today in the mountain park on the edge of Boulder..it sustained a huge amount of trail damage in the floods last October. 
This was a big surprise as I had not been on this little parking lot entrance road since the flood!

water is amazing
 :o

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2v1p2c2.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2w2mqe0.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 30, 2014, 04:03
Tried to take your advice, but I always seem to be to eager to keep my heartrate really low. Tried to do so for the majority of the ride today, kept it under 70% untill I was caught in a part with a bit of a headwind and it suddenly started to rain. I did not expect rain and so was unprepared with my clothing, this meant that I started to increase my effort in order to be home quicker :P



It happens :D

The South West coast of Australia is one of the windier places in the world so I know what it's like to have a session disrupted with headwinds!!! Keep up that kind of base training and mix in strength then speed work and you'll speed up and drop the kg's nicely :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on April 30, 2014, 04:06
my friend Beck and I went for a run today in the mountain park on the edge of Boulder..it sustained a huge amount of trail damage in the floods last October. 
This was a big surprise as I had not been on this little parking lot entrance road since the flood!

water is amazing
 :o

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2v1p2c2.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2w2mqe0.jpg)
That's nuts! Reminds me of some of the steeper back roads that were washed out in the Brisbane floods a few years ago.

Is there a time frame for the repairs? Looks like a great place to train :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on May 01, 2014, 01:18
actually 42..this is just a short entrance into a parking lot..next to the main road up Flagstaff Mountain which is STEEP and goes on for 3000ft of climbing  :o ...and this is open and in good shape.
The road crews here have been working so hard to repair/replace other popular climbing roads for resident/cyclists and doing an amazing job.
http://www.summitpost.org/flagstaff-mountain/153802   :cool :)
(http://www.chrisgerber.com/images/SP-images/bruce-flagstaff-2-20040605.jpg)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on May 01, 2014, 01:56
Nice! Would love to get to Colorado. I missed an opportunity to be posted there in my defence force days, I'd love to spend a week or two in Denver and Boulder just riding around. My better half wants to get across to the US in a year or two, so hopefully I can convince her that we need to spend some time there :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: oliveira on May 19, 2014, 00:48
Here's my backyard!  :D  Actually it is the backyard for all the MTB'rs in Lisbon, the Monsanto park where Oscar Freire won 2001 road WC. True bless, a 1000ha park in the city centre.  :cool Fairly easy to do a 80km ride in here, better don't get into All Mountain stuff with XC bike though...


(http://i.imgur.com/hrYr0pF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hOq3Crj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RWxpiM6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 19, 2014, 14:17
After a cold which haunted me for 10 days or so last week I finally had the opportunity to ride again, did 2 relaxed rides without any effort whatsoever, just enjoy myself and get back into the swing of things:





Today was the intention to do the same, did not want to really start training again untill next week since I still have this lingering cough and clogged nose. But it was beautiful weather and I felt great at the start of the ride, so I started of with a putting in a good effort, pushing myself a little and getting back into riding with speed, although it's nothing really spectacular it felt good that after the cold I still did the first 40km at around a 32km/h average (which includes traffic lights, traffic and the like). After this I eased up a lot and started to ride at a more relaxed pace, wanting to make around 120km or thereabout, again it felt good, so I decided to take a few different routes which would increase the duration of the ride, that and getting lost a few times meant that I shattered several personal records today:

Longest solo ride (distance): did around 50-60km more than my previous longest solo ride
Longest ride period: broke that record as well with around 15km

So all in all I am quite pleased with myself today, even though currently I'm not really feeling all that great, my back and my arms are killing me, amazingly I have no trouble with my legs at all after the ride. Anyway, next week I'm going to try to break the 200km barrier and who knows perhaps next month I'm going to take a stab at trying to do a roundway trip to Leeuwarden across the afsluitdijk



Also I saw Llamas today during the ride  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Eric on May 19, 2014, 14:25
What are llamas doing in the Netherlands? :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 19, 2014, 14:27
What are llamas doing in the Netherlands? :D
I was asking myself the same thing, still they looked amazingly cute though, but a bit out of place  :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on May 19, 2014, 22:52
I was asking myself the same thing, still they looked amazingly cute though, but a bit out of place  :lol
Are you sure it was a Llama? Not, maybe, an Alpaca... a Vicuna?  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 20, 2014, 16:45
Are you sure it was a Llama? Not, maybe, an Alpaca... a Vicuna?  ;)

Could be, but if it looks llama-like, it's a llama to me :P Also even if it wasn't a llama, it shouldn't be here in the Netherlands ;)

Anyway, wasn't of the intention to ride today, but a friend called so I went anyway. A lot of wind today, put in a few sprints to show my superiority :P

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on May 21, 2014, 07:56
Went on an amazing ride last weekend. On a mountainbike through Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya. Some 30 km of cycling over almost exclusively dirt roads, plus a few km of walking and some climbing through a gorge. The cycling was challenging at some ponts, we took an extra loop that featured very steep dirt roads. At some points we literally had to brake for crossing boars and giraffes. Plus zebras everywhere, all kinds of antilopes and the like.. Amazing day.

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on May 23, 2014, 13:31
Just came back from a good long solo ride again. Average speed wasn't where I wanted it, but considering the headwind for many of the ride and the fact that I was completely lsot several times (thank goodness for my garmin to show at least where I need to go when I am really lost), it wasn't too bad.

I started riding not really knowing how far I would ride and where I would go. I just went riding and just had the intention to see how I felt and what I wanted to do. Since the wind was a southern wind I decided to first go north and was of the intention to continue to go north and do the reverse of the route I did on monday, but suddenly I saw a sign to Enkhuizen and though, that is always a fun ride and not too long. In Enkhuizen I finally really started to feel better, since my legs at the start felt like bricks, so I went to Lelystad. This was the first time I rode that way, so I didn't really know how it would be to ride that route. It was something different alright, for about 30km I was on a long dyke with nothing but water as far as I could see. For about 10-20km of that I needed to wade through clouds of flies or musquitos or something, it looked like a biblical plague, so many were there. From Lelystad I went to Almere through a national reserve. In Almere and from there to my home I got lost many a time and needed to go through the center of cities, so I went way too slow from this point onward.



Some photos will follow, of the road to Lelystad and the clouds of bugs, if you can really see them on the photo
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on May 23, 2014, 14:48
Only Dutchies would get the crazy idea to build a 30 km road through water. :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 01, 2014, 06:23
I'm up early this morning for a small group ride (3 folks) which I organised myself through that Meetup.com thing.

I was a bit fed up with riding solo all the time but I didn't fancy joining a club (of which there is a dearth in my immediate area, surprisingly enough) of insular Belgies, so I just started my own.

This was supposed to happen originally in March but I had a health scare and then I was travelling and it sort of got shelved for a while. So today should be fun. The weather looks acceptable anyway.

Despite the fact that I made this public on Meetup.com, I actually know these other guys vaguely in some way. Should be fun anyway.  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 01, 2014, 17:40
Since I had to ride to meet these guys, their 60km ride was my 106km ride.

One was an Aussie, the other a Pole, both with very different backgrounds. As I mentioned, I know both in some way. The Aussie is the husband of my housemate's Japanese friend - I hadn't met him before - and the Pole is a former colleague of mine who, being typically taciturn, took almost two years to let it be known that he was a cyclist and has since got married and had a child in the last ten months without my knowledge.

So these guys don't know each other. But as we all would agree here on VR, cycling can unite all sorts of people and they got on rather well, I thought, with me acting as a sort of social glue. With one I could talk about Oz (a place I have never been, still waiting for AG's invitation to crash) and with the other the future prospects of Majka and Kwiatkowski (though he is actually a big Szymyd fan).

They were reasonably fit so we put on a decent pace and had a good ride around roads familiar only to me, which of course gave me an unfair psychological advantage. I was suffering a bit once I left them though, at about 83km done by that point. Apart from a quick 50km spin yesterday, I haven't ridden since my mountain time trial in New Mexico over five weeks ago.

So my arse is now completely dead. :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: AG on June 02, 2014, 03:16
you are welcome any time3 Laz ;)

Dont bring your bike though - you will embarrass me ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on June 02, 2014, 19:56
Did a ride on friday, the start of the week was really bad weatherwise, so I hadn't ridden yet that week. I forgot to upload the ride, but since I needed to charge the garmin, since I will probably ride tomorrow (will start with a bit of tri training, so a quick ride of about 100km, and a short run later in the day) I thought I immediately upload the ride of friday.

Started out with my legs feeling absolutely terrible, it continued to do so for about 40-50km, so I thought I would just do a quick 80-100km and be done with it. However I started to really feel good after 50km, something I am noticing is starting to happen more often that I start out badly and not really get better legs until 50 or so km in. SO I decided to push on and do a really good ride, here it is:



Not too high a speed, quite a few short stops due to traffic lights, traffic and train crossings
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 02, 2014, 20:08
Very nice Barry :cool 6.5hr :o

I would like to say I did 31.5 kph for a couple 100m on my ride this weekend ;) to keep up with a guy that passed me ;) but he was still faster so I gave up :shh
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on June 02, 2014, 20:11
Very nice Barry :cool 6.5hr :o

I would like to say I did 31.5 kph for a couple 100m on my ride this weekend ;) to keep up with a guy that passed me ;) but was still faster so I gave up :shh

If you keep that up and continue to put in little sprints and try to push yourself for a little bit at a time you'll quickly get a lot faster  :cool

Also, I'm training for a ride that might take up to 10 hours :lol so 6,5 hours is a pretty decent ride to continue that training
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on June 03, 2014, 11:09
Because I wanted to ride for a shorter time today, I put in a bit more effort. During the ride I almost had a head-on collission with a hare, one with a seagull and one with a woman suddenly getting of her bike in the middle of the road :fp Also I got stung by a wasp or something, so all in all not the most enjoyable ride  :lol after 60km I shut off my garmin and just cruised the rest of the way home

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 09, 2014, 20:34
Caught out by a violent rainstorm that was only forecasted for the Netherlands. Couldn't see the road for rain in the eyes. Sheltering under bushes getting cold. Struggling through flash floods.

I was not cool with this.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 09, 2014, 21:05
Bloody meteorologists! :angry
:hug L'arri, I feel your pain.

Even more so as I had the complete opposite today:
52 km cyclo-tour in awesome sunshine, diamond legs, riding most of it from the front, trading turns, riding people off my wheel, feeling great all the time - except the very end, when I had some cramps.
And then, when I sat 10-30 m behind the group I had been riding with at 5 km to go (because of the person in front of me not knowing how to corner :fp ), I didn't give up. I didn't panic. I looked at the route map, kept the gap small through the head- and crosswinds, and closed it with a tailwind at 2 km to go.
Still had enough to follow an acceleration on a true LOL-land monster climb (known as a highway bridge everywhere else :D ), by the same person who couldn't corner; but not enough to follow the next guy who came past us. Or to ride away from corner-inept person, on the contrary - when I tried I lost her wheel again (yes, she was female).

But it was a great ride all in all.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on June 10, 2014, 05:22

Caught out by a violent rainstorm that was only forecasted for the Netherlands. Couldn't see the road for rain in the eyes. Sheltering under bushes getting cold. Struggling through flash floods.

I was not cool with this.

I can relate.  One day last week, the weather forecast was for perfect weather, hot and sunny, all day.   On my way home from work, I had to duck indoors at about the half way point on my ride to call for a pickup.   The winds were gusting at 80kmh and blowing me sideways by about 3 to 4 feet every time they hit.

Lucky for me, the place about half way home that was good to wait out the wind, just happens to be a pub.

Imagine.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on June 10, 2014, 20:13
Slowly but surely regaining use of knee/leg and getting VERY keen again! Rode on Sunday with a couple of 'old' hitters and we managed a hilly 70km at 33kph... I was in a very savage and ugly place afterwards... but this was EASED by lots of good red wine!  :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 10, 2014, 20:24
And that's the difference between me and an ex-pro:
I do a flat (not even particularly windy) 52 km at 29.9 km/h and feel it's the greatest ride ever (except maybe my Alpine adventures), he does a hilly 70 km at 33 km/h while recovering from knee injury.

I'll draw solace from the fact that we're in completely different leagues, and can't be compared at all. :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on June 16, 2014, 22:10
Slow but certain progress: did 4x10 minute efforts on the Wattbike tonight. Progressive intervals starting at 324w, 340w, 351w, and 384w. First three were controlled... last one hurt... a lot. In hindsight, I probably went a bit too hard... knee's throbbing now ffs!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 16, 2014, 22:17
You beautiful freak! :D
I was lying on my bed tonight, eating chocolate and throwing together a race thread. :lol

Ex-pro vs. random weirdo. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 17, 2014, 03:45
Slow but certain progress: did 4x10 minute efforts on the Wattbike tonight. Progressive intervals starting at 324w, 340w, 351w, and 384w. First three were controlled... last one hurt... a lot. In hindsight, I probably went a bit too hard... knee's throbbing now ffs!

Starting to hit some decent numbers there! How far are you from race weight?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on June 17, 2014, 15:26
Starting to hit some decent numbers there! How far are you from race weight?

Errr... Far too heavy at present!  :( Best racing weight was 72kg (I got down to 68kg but it KILLED me!) I'm about 88kg now! Target would be 80kg... I'm never going back to starving myself... and besides, I love my wine!!!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 18, 2014, 05:44
I hear you, I'm about 5-6kgs more than I was in my early 20's (mid 30's now) and no intention of getting back down there! Can still bring the hurt when I ride with my old racing mates and still enjoy the odd bottle of red and extra dessert ;)

Get down to low 80's and you should get some rather nice results in masters with that kind of wattage...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on June 18, 2014, 15:07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMCkuqL9IcM

come on admit it

I always ride alone fwiw :p
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on June 18, 2014, 15:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMCkuqL9IcM

come on admit it

I always ride alone fwiw :p

Pretty sure I was in that same café a few weeks ago. And the bike store. :D

The roads are so much better in Europe. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on June 21, 2014, 22:36
Yes!!! First race in 14yrs last night! A 9-Rider TTT (80 teams of 9!!!) Around 3 laps of Silverstone circuit (UK motorsport)... Despite being underfit/overweight/injured i still managed to give it a decent nudge, and above all: ENJOYED IT!!! (Please note the sock height - Cool As flipkkk!)  ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2014, 19:57
And I am seriosly thinking about stop riding here. Beeing hit by truck in rear wheel and almost run over by two 4x4 driving by idiots last two days.
When seeing that second 4x4 doing 120km and coming on me, Tony that it is, I just turned my head and found peace.
Guy started to brake and he was all over the 4 lines...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Flo on June 24, 2014, 20:00
What!!!! :o :o Tony that is horrible :( :(

Please stay safe :hug :(
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2014, 20:47
What!!!! :o :o Tony that is horrible :( :(

Please stay safe :hug :(

Yes its scarry and not worth of anything...thinking about stop riding, especially during Ramadan when all are crazy and hungry...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on June 24, 2014, 21:42
Stay safe, Tony Moany! :hug

Riding a bike is great, but at no point is it worth risking your life.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: krabkakes on June 24, 2014, 23:35
Yes its scarry and not worth of anything...thinking about stop riding, especially during Ramadan when all are crazy and hungry...
Get thee to a nunnery. or velodrome
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 25, 2014, 00:46
Yes its scarry and not worth of anything...thinking about stop riding, especially during Ramadan when all are crazy and hungry...
All jokes aside, do NOT go riding during Ramadan! The last thing you need is someone to run you off the road because they've seen you eating or drinking while you train - this is quite likely. Check with the local riders about what they do during this period.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Icebreaker on June 25, 2014, 00:57
For the most part lately my riding has been commuting to work.  I did win first prize in the local bike to work week competition though with 324 km for the week.   The last couple of weeks have been mostly pretty normal commutes for the most part, except for last Thursday and this morning.

Last Thursday I was on my down the hill I have to deal with every morning, creek at the bottom and a bridge. The water in the creek is very high right now from spring run-off. Coming down the hill I saw what looked like a bird, but it was low.

I got closer and realized it was a Hawk, struggling with a fish it had got. It was struggling to get height. The fish it was holding onto had to be a foot long, which is probably the wing span of the bird, and my guess is it weighed more than the bird. I pulled up and watched it struggle off into the trees. Hope it found the nest.

This morning, coming down that same hill, a bit of rain falling. The road was wet and I was doing my usual morning thing of seeing if I could hit 60 kmh. Across the bridge and hit the brakes harder than i ever have before as a full grown deer came blasting out the brush across the road at full speed.

I have to change that tire tonight as I wore a flat spot in it.

I will likely never wear those bib shorts again.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 26, 2014, 08:00
All jokes aside, do NOT go riding during Ramadan! The last thing you need is someone to run you off the road because they've seen you eating or drinking while you train - this is quite likely. Check with the local riders about what they do during this period.

They train like crazy coz big big race with alomst 200000 euros prize money is at the end of Ramadan! Crazy! I am training for this but cant go to very strong group expat rides very often, and without group rides I am fliped...We are talking about 70km race with every single ex pro in UAE and locals, it would be carnage...
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: 42x16ss on June 26, 2014, 09:07
Ok, that's insane! 70km is a short race for that kind of money too. Do you have a trainer? If so, you might have to start using it and go to this site: www.thesufferfest.com and get a couple of training videos. I recommend "Hell Hath No Fury" and "Local Hero" for your situation.

If it's safe, train your heart out at night, just don't get seen drinking or eating on your bike during the day!
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 01, 2014, 08:59
Ok, that's insane! 70km is a short race for that kind of money too. Do you have a trainer? If so, you might have to start using it and go to this site: www.thesufferfest.com and get a couple of training videos. I recommend "Hell Hath No Fury" and "Local Hero" for your situation.

If it's safe, train your heart out at night, just don't get seen drinking or eating on your bike during the day!

Have zillions of trainer at shop but bussy and customers dont like zzzzzzzzz sound. Now working from 4pm to 11pm and when reach home and eat its already 12.30 am, so have to get up at 6 to finished ride at 9, and its impossible. Will just spin when feel not tired...Ramadan time.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 01, 2014, 20:32
that was it Laz  :D

the centre of the universe in Boulder...
well...one of them ..but the right neighborhood:D

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on July 01, 2014, 21:38
that was it Laz  :D

the centre of the universe in Boulder...
well...one of them ..but the right neighborhood:D

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2mfji54.jpg)

he looks 10 kg over racing weight thank God

good to se him looking healthy
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: mew on July 04, 2014, 03:31
Pretty sure I was in that same café a few weeks ago. And the bike store. :D

The roads are so much better in Europe. ;)

So yesterday this guy..Ryan VanDuzer...was sitting outside Amante coffee at a table..I should have gone up and asked to take a pic with him waving to you Laz  :)
next time I see him..
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 06, 2014, 07:39
I'm nuts.
Signed up for a "race" today. Closed roads, timekeeping, so I'd call it a race insteadbof a cyclotour. Open for wannabes like me. 5 laps, total of 73 km.

And before I'm even at the startline, I have a journey consisting of a 18 km ride, a short train trip and another 11-12 km on the bike. Public transport down here in "Udkantsdanmark" sucks.

Made it to the train with time to spare, and I'll have more than an hour for the 12 km, so I've achieved the first victory: I'll be at the start line.

Then, all bets are off. I'm under no illusions - I probably won't last the whole five laps. But I'm sure as hell going to try!
Wish me luck! :)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: just some guy on July 06, 2014, 07:48
Good luck
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 06, 2014, 13:44
Copying this "report" from the "What made you smile" thread:

How'd the race go?

I was hoping they would cover it, I mean a pre stage crit could have been fun.
HOT! HOT! HOT!

It was 5 laps for a total of 73 km. I had ridden 32 km already just to get there (and thought I'd have to do the same to get home), so I decided to just take it bit by bit, lap by lap, and abandon when I felt too tired.

As you saw, I sneaked my way into the front row for the start - always start at the front! - and got to say a sentence on nationwide TV. :D "I'm just looking forward to getting to do a bike race!" (did they show that?)
The guys around me went absolutely bonkers from the gun. 48 km/h to establish the front group, no way I could keep that up. Turned out the winner and second-placed were licensed riders and had participated in the *dk championships last weekend. I feel better now that I have that knowledge. :)

Got passed by a few groups after being dropped by the front group (after 2-3 km), several times I didn't manage to jump on that last wheel. The group I eventually made it into when they passed me wasn't that big (maybe 8-10 riders), and for some time I felt OK sitting on. Then I somehow ended in the wheel of the leading guy, he pulled to the side, and I did a turn for 600 m. After that I was cooked, and had to let them go.

Finally a large group (20-30) came around, and I had no trouble following them. Also plenty of space to hide. :D I don't remember how long I stayed in there, but in the end I couldn't keep up with them either. Rode alone for a while, then picked up another older guy who'd dropped his pump and therefore was shelled from the group he was in.

We rode most of the second lap together, trading turns, and close to the end of the second lap a junior rider (there was a 3-lap junior race on as well, started 5 minutes later) caught up with us. When he accelerated again, I jumped on his wheel, leaving the older guy behind.

We rode together for a few kilometers, but he was stronger than me, and in the end I told him to ride on. For the second half of the third lap a group of four came up from behind, and I gladly took their wheels to pull me to the finish. Had to let them go on the long final stretch, but they really helped.

I stopped after the three laps. After the first kilometers, I considered abandoning after the first lap already, but then thought I'd take it bit by bit and see how I felt at the finish area. In the end, I made it through three laps, and with my level of training (and the 32 km before), I'm proud of that.

Got something to eat and drink at the finish, chatted with some of the guys I rode with (when they came in after their 5 laps), and managed to hitch a ride back home instead of having to do that by bike again.

All in all I've done 77 km or so today, 44 of which at an average of 30.9 km/h in (for Denmark) very hot conditions.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 17:33
and got to say a sentence on nationwide TV. :D "I'm just looking forward to getting to do a bike race!" (did they show that?)

They did, it was live, what was the guy with the afro, guitar and tiny dog doing exactly?
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 06, 2014, 17:46
They did, it was live, what was the guy with the afro, guitar and tiny dog doing exactly?
Pandering to some subsection of the audience I have no connection to? Honestly, I have no clue. He certainly had no clue about cycling, although he was friendly enough and interested.

Good God, I've been on live nationwide TV. :o
I hope I didn't make a complete fool of myself. ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 17:59
Pandering to some subsection of the audience I have no connection to? Honestly, I have no clue. He certainly had no clue about cycling, although he was friendly enough and interested.

Good God, I've been on live nationwide TV. :o
I hope I didn't make a complete fool of myself. ;)

Just seemed unwilling to talk to the reporter. Sort of in the same way that one does when somebody say something and you can't come up with a response to it. The only complete fool was probably the main host of that TV show. He was talking to some chef about some pea based dish, and was asking if people ate that a lot "down here" seemed like a 60-70's report from a third world country or something very inapropriate. And they invited two people with snakes just to do a joke out of the clip with snakes and into a clip about down hill riding and bike tubes. (The word for snake in Danish is essentially the same as biketube or hose for that matter - "Slange")
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 06, 2014, 18:07
Just seemed unwilling to talk to the reporter.
Well, I was there to race, not to get famous! ;) :lol
Besides that, what else are you supposed to say to a question like the one he asked me? I don't even remember it exactly anymore, but it was mundane. I feel for sportsmen (and -women), politicians etc. who get asked inane questions all the time.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 18:24
Well, I was there to race, not to get famous! ;) :lol
Besides that, what else are you supposed to say to a question like the one he asked me? I don't even remember it exactly anymore, but it was mundane. I feel for sportsmen (and -women), politicians etc. who get asked inane questions all the time.

"I'm just here to get famous" would have been hilarious  :lol

But that again is one of those thing one only think to after ya kno'

I think sports people just develop a BS gene they turn on, just like elementary school. Plus some are probably just automatic. Politicians get better questions, at least theirs normally have a logical answer to them, not just some random words by a sports journalist. Stupid questions like "So how does it feel to lose the World-Cup in the 90th minute?" and such.

You did fine though, the fact that the program was meant to be about cycling but had more time used on snakes and crocodiles than on bikes was strange.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 06, 2014, 20:30
112km group ride. One punctured and another cracked and almost had to be lifted home.

I chaperoned a ladyshape back home and added a further 20km to my day for my trouble. Under heavy rain.

Somebody should call me Too Nice L'arri. Can I get a witness?  :S
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 20:43
Somebody should call me Too Nice L'arri. Can I get a witness?  :S

Maybe... reminds me of 0:42 a bit though  :o  :-x  ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90qpDg5y7Lo
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 06, 2014, 20:48
Maybe... reminds me of 0:42 a bit though  :o  :-x  ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90qpDg5y7Lo

Goodness me, DB. Moi?  :angel  :D :s
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 20:56
Goodness me, DB. Moi?  :angel  :D :s

Least you chaperoned her home  :angel , a real creep would have played tired and sat on her wheel for 20km pretending he lived right by her place :yuush
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on July 06, 2014, 21:01
Least you chaperoned her home  :angel , a real creep would have played tired and sat on her wheel for 20km pretending he lived right by her place :yuush

That's very detailed ... the voice of experience? :lol I did sit on a bit earlier in the day though. She's very strong.  :cool
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: DB-Coop on July 06, 2014, 21:11
That's very detailed ... the voice of experience?

Yea, massive crashes always happen as people fight to take my wheel whenever I ride.  :lol ;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 21, 2014, 21:10
Tony clean as never missed last turn and ended 60th place :D
I was flipin strong, I was flipin strong...playing kids game 2 laps to go with expat from all over the world...but flipin turn :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 24, 2014, 08:23
UAE racing scene is just evolving and those big legs on flipin expensive bikes look scarry as sh*t but they are not so strong and they will be  strugling in their home countries. I did not even train hard last 3 weeks before race and was really feeling strong like never before...they are just bunch of jerks lol...

Far more harder back home then here...far more...and I could be flipin loaded with money if train...flip!!!! Another way to make money here, racing for bike shop with free kit and bike for big money...

flipin yaeh!!!

I need drugs to be even stronger without training and many miles :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on July 25, 2014, 09:11
Hadn't trained in over a month, that coupled with bad diet habits due to stress and travel and stuff made me gain a significant amount of weight and it appeared a loss of muscle. Decided to go for a heavy 40k ride, really give it my all, went better than expected, the 40k I really pushed I had an average of around 33.2m/h which is decent enough, especially for not training for a month.

Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Slow Rider on July 26, 2014, 12:36
Went for a ride this morning: 60 km of suffering on the wheel of a friend...

I still like running better.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: esafosfina on July 28, 2014, 20:47
Well, it's a couple of weeks ago, but... I've entered a few 'Vets/Masters' events and the Omloop van de Drie Dorpen (in England!) was one race I was 100% ready to SMASH! 40% of the parcours was on unmade roads and farm tracks, the rest on quiet country lanes. Approx 9km circuit... The day started poorly for me as I arrived later than planned and had little time for a decent warm-up... but caned a snappy 15mins and made my way to the start. Adrenalin kick... Being an 'age-group' handicap the oldies went off first at 2min intervals then the younger groups... (yes, yes... I'm 45 so made the second cut!) Got underway and immediately put a bit of pressure on... all good. Then hit the offroad sector, and went mental! Within 100m I was off the front and flying... (see pics). By the end of the sector I had a good 20-30sec lead, and looked back to see a strong guy called John Tonks by himself in no-mansland. I eased up a bit, and we rode tempo catching loads of people in the groups ahead. By the time we hit the rough-stuff again I said to John that I'd wait for him if he was in sight, and hit the afterburners again... then it HAPPENED! That awful 'hissssss' and the thudthudthud of a rear wheel puncture... FFS!!! I went into 'old-pro' mode and rode it flat until it got too dodgy and I cruised to a halt... no neutral service in sight... but in the near distance I noticed a figure I knew... Jonno!!! He'd punctured his front and was peeed-off and was walking back... Gimme your wheel Jonno!!! Snappy wheel change, and I floored it again... caught and passed 20 riders and could see Tonks about 100m up the road when... yep, you guessed it... 'hissssssssss'! Another rear flat. No service, and my spares were at least another 2km away... FINIS!!! Ffs... made it back to the kleedkamers and drove home in a funk... made up for it by getting utterly lashed and caning a 10-pack of ice-cold Buds!  :D
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: froome19 on July 28, 2014, 22:48
Some late pics from Stage 2 of the Tour de France: Now very good quality or positioning, but anyways..

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No zoom of Alberto. I could have touched his nose if I was that way inclined.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/4h4o6v.jpg)
(http://i61.tinypic.com/b6f0ar.jpg)
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A weary Gruppetto cresting the hardest section of the climb in the distance:

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Play spot the Yellow Jersey game:

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Last man Richeze struck by a crash. We would get used to seeing #lampre at the back as the Tour progressed.

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Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: Drummer Boy on July 28, 2014, 23:28
Some late pics from Stage 2 of the Tour de France: Now very good quality or positioning, but anyways..

No zoom of Alberto. I could have touched his nose if I was that way inclined.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/4h4o6v.jpg)
I can feel Flo's jealously from here!  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on July 29, 2014, 11:05
No zoom of Alberto. I could have touched his nose if I was that way inclined.
And you didn't? What kind of cycling fan are you - always touch riders' noses if given the chance! :P



;)
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 01, 2014, 21:32
Tomorrow I am going out with a Polish ex-colleague for a ride. He is overweight and undertrained as a result of his marriage, the birth of their first child and, more importantly, the theft of his Cannondale.

His wife has gone back to the old country and he has recently bought a Focus, so now he has a free weekend. He agreed to drive us down to the Condroz in return for me planning the ride. When talking about his expectations, he said not too hard but a bit of a workout.

So I won't tell him we're going to do the Mur de Huy until we get to it...  :shh :D :lol
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: LukasCPH on August 02, 2014, 05:22
So I won't tell him we're going to do the Mur de Huy until we get to it...  :shh :D :lol
EVIL!!! :D

Let's hope your Kwiatkowski doesn't abandon you in the middle of the Wallonie after that. :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: barrus on August 02, 2014, 05:49
Tomorrow I am going out with a Polish ex-colleague for a ride. He is overweight and undertrained as a result of his marriage, the birth of their first child and, more importantly, the theft of his Cannondale.

His wife has gone back to the old country and he has recently bought a Focus, so now he has a free weekend. He agreed to drive us down to the Condroz in return for me planning the ride. When talking about his expectations, he said not too hard but a bit of a workout.

So I won't tell him we're going to do the Mur de Huy until we get to it...  :shh :D :lol

So now I already know what to expect should I ever go riding with you, you trying to break me  :P
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
Post by: L'arri on August 02, 2014, 06:49
So now I already know what to expect should I ever go riding with you, you trying to break me  :P

Nah, I think you're probably a lot younger and fitter than me, Bal.

This is revenge though because a couple of weeks ago and despite being way off form he went to the front on a climb during my virtual club ride and it hurt me to hang in there. ;)

Honestly though, we'll both be lucky if we manage to avoid walking up the Mur de Huy. When ridden by ordinary folks, it looks horrible.
Title: Re: Faces, places, races, messess of your rides
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