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« Reply #2280 on: September 28, 2018, 09:45:48 AM »
Any thoughts on the worlds on Sunday ? Course looks to be one of the hardest ever.
The Italians, French, Spanish, Colombians have very strong hands, GBR will fancy the Yates lads but no real evidence of previous one day form in classics that i can think of.
Nibali has targetted this most of the year but his injury in TDF set him back and they may well ride for Moscon who is in excellent form.
Dan martin is tailor made for this course but again injury has not seen him in best light recently. Valverde, Alaphilippe are 2 of the favs but i think both have had long seasons.
For a few small sporting bets have gone for Roglic 14/1 Uran 33/1  Martin 40/1 Kruijswick 150/1 and 2 mad ones on Nieve 400/1 and rein Taaramae 750/1 the latter 2 both excellent climbers on their day.

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« Reply #2281 on: September 28, 2018, 11:30:37 AM »
Eddie Dunbar has to have a big chance for Ireland u23 race on now.

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« Reply #2282 on: September 28, 2018, 05:57:40 PM »
The podium of La Vuelta could be prominent, Yates, Mas & Lopez all have a shout (not even sure they're all racing tbh). IF backing a favourite I'd go with Nibali as he has been targetting it as you say.

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« Reply #2283 on: January 01, 2019, 12:40:44 PM »
I'm not sure if I put the link up before but a great documentary on Graeme Obree and Chris Boardman here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDQH3FeG7Y

Really were different times.

Interestingly they also did a piece on the actual seating positions themselves and what advantage that they may have had.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9H0INZ2_s

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« Reply #2284 on: January 09, 2019, 04:29:52 PM »
Possible lifeline for Team Sky - merger with Israeli Cycling Academy

http://fal.cn/rU2H

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« Reply #2285 on: January 17, 2019, 01:25:42 PM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?

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« Reply #2286 on: January 17, 2019, 02:11:28 PM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?

How bad is it ? Can it not be repaired ?

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« Reply #2287 on: January 17, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?
Genuinely would never have thought of this. Interested to hear the replies as it would affect bike and car users both.

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« Reply #2288 on: January 17, 2019, 11:37:37 PM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?

How bad is it ? Can it not be repaired ?
The shop said a new wheel is required.

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« Reply #2289 on: January 17, 2019, 11:39:27 PM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?

How bad is it ? Can it not be repaired ?
The shop said a new wheel is required.
Its more than a buckle. There is a crack in the hub.

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« Reply #2290 on: January 18, 2019, 08:20:41 AM »
Buckled my back wheel in a pothole in Dublin. Need a new wheel. Can i claim this of the corporation?. There was work being done on the road and it has a badly filled in temp tarmac filling. Anyone ever claimed for a bike wheel? Or is it worth the hassle. ?

How bad is it ? Can it not be repaired ?
The shop said a new wheel is required.
Its more than a buckle. There is a crack in the hub.

Probably best replaced then. If it was an expensive wheel you could possibly fix the rim and replace the hub, but if inexpensive then new wheel best way to go.

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« Reply #2291 on: February 13, 2019, 09:40:50 PM »
What kind of training do you fellas donto improve your power? I donít have a power meter so I know I canít really be accurate but generally my strava estimated power and zwift power using my weight/speed/heart rate gives me an FTP of 123. Iím 90kg so I know this figure is awful. I cycle generally 15-20 mile a few nights a week after work and when I get a chance at the weekends. I tend to find the fastest I can go on the flats is 15mph average speed, maybe 16 if Iím feeling fresh. Atm I can barely manage more than 13 but thatís probably because I havenít been out much over winter. Iíve started an FTP training plan on zwift, what else should I be doing? Obviously Iím trying to trim down a bit although a lot of my weight is leg muscle and shoulder.
I donít generally feel like Iím improving much, I tried the man of sperrin easy route last year and had to turn back at the top of the first mountain, having stopped about 5 times on the way up, my heart rate was going 205 so I was close to passing out. Another guy who wasnít a cyclist and was taking part because his brother organised it, was able to get up the hills fine. I want to be able to go to climbs and. I worry another whether I will even get up it or not, never mind speed.

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« Reply #2292 on: February 13, 2019, 10:18:10 PM »
What kind of training do you fellas donto improve your power? I donít have a power meter so I know I canít really be accurate but generally my strava estimated power and zwift power using my weight/speed/heart rate gives me an FTP of 123. Iím 90kg so I know this figure is awful. I cycle generally 15-20 mile a few nights a week after work and when I get a chance at the weekends. I tend to find the fastest I can go on the flats is 15mph average speed, maybe 16 if Iím feeling fresh. Atm I can barely manage more than 13 but thatís probably because I havenít been out much over winter. Iíve started an FTP training plan on zwift, what else should I be doing? Obviously Iím trying to trim down a bit although a lot of my weight is leg muscle and shoulder.
I donít generally feel like Iím improving much, I tried the man of sperrin easy route last year and had to turn back at the top of the first mountain, having stopped about 5 times on the way up, my heart rate was going 205 so I was close to passing out. Another guy who wasnít a cyclist and was taking part because his brother organised it, was able to get up the hills fine. I want to be able to go to climbs and. I worry another whether I will even get up it or not, never mind speed.

A few questions.
1. What age are you?
2. How long have you been cycling?
3. What sort of bike so you ride and has it been maintained properly? (Might sound daft but for instance rubbing brake pads will slow you up).
4. Has the bike been properly set up for you?
5. What gearing do you have? This can have a profound effect on our ability to climb....



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« Reply #2293 on: February 13, 2019, 10:26:30 PM »
1)27
2) on and off about 5 years although have missed winters out in most of that time.
3) Specialized allez and yeah I get it serviced regularly enough
4) the bike was my dads so it wasnít ideal for me although Iím the same height roughly as him and I changed the stem to a shorter one and changed the Seatpost etc
5) initially it was a 50/34 with an 11/28, after man of sperrin I changed it to an 11/30 Which helped a good bit when cycling round Donegal over the summer.

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« Reply #2294 on: February 13, 2019, 10:42:38 PM »
Thereís better men than me to advise you here but my guess is not to worry too much about your watts or pace over the winter but try and get more miles into the legs, the more times you get out the better youíll get and the speed will go up and the watts will follow.
What about joining a club and going out with them, thatíll bring u on loads.
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