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I thought I’d struggle to get any fitness/form back after disrupted riding and training – guinea pig injuries/COVID, etc.
I’ve raced 4 times this year so far and won 3 of them.
Quite a surprise.
Between a crook back, building works and associated moving stuff around in the house, I’ve not been out on the road since late last Summer. Need to take myself by the earlobe and get out!
Hi gang! I got my racing legs on for the first time since 2018 and did my first ‘official’ non-aero time trial a weekend or so ago. I was hoping for top 5 in the non-aero category, but I only bloody won! Did a time of 22:45 for 10 miles and was top vet and top senior. I also went fast enough to have placed top 10 in the full aero event.
Nice one! Well done.
Sad to read just now of the passing of the journalist and author Richard Moore. RIP.
@Kubi – I’ve sent you a new password reset request (hopefully). Send me another message if that does not let you in. If not I’ll send you a password manually.
Sad news of one of Australia’s finest cyclist and all round top bloke, passed away today, Dean Woods. https://auscycling.org.au/nat/news/vale-dean-woods-oam-olympic-gold-medallist-passes-away-aged-55 Dean’s palmarès; Olympic Games Gold Medallist at Los Angeles 1984. Olympic Silver Medallist at Seoul 1988. Olympic Bronze Medallist at Seoul 1988. Olympic Bronze Medallist at Atlanta 1996. 3 times World Cycling Champion ‘83, ‘84, ‘96. 3 times Commonwealth Games Champion ‘86, ‘94. Australian Sporting Hall of Fame Member – 2000. Recipient of Order of Australia Medal – Services To Cycling Co-author of “The Dean Woods Manual of Cycling”. Melbourne to Warrnambool Road Race Winner. Melbourne to Warrnambool Record Holder 1990… Read more »
Welcome back, everyone, looking forward to a new season!
Hi all, I’m trying to get into this cycling thing again. Got some big plans involving some stupid long rides.
Hoping I wont get attacked by any more rodents or get that COVID again so I can have a good run at building some fitness.
Happy New Year all. Hope you’re not being too messed around by this bloody COVID thing still.
Happy New Year – trying to recover some fitness after not being near a bike for seemingly months due to back issues. Hopefully now in a better state. Soooooooo unfit……..
Try having a guinea pig related injury, then a rock climbing related knee injury, then COVID…very much in a rebuilding phase about now. Signed up for a 200km mid Feb. So…yeah. That’ll be fun.
Errr – Guinea Pig related injury? I guess I can just about visualise being savaged by a Guinea Pig but on the other hand………
I wont show you a picture in case you’ve just eaten, but last May one of our guinea pigs had a moment of madness and sunk his teeth into the base of my left index finger. Long story short, infection of the tendon sheathe requiring two operations to clean out. Then months and months of physio to get the mobility back.
Yikes – and I was merely imagining that you nearly trod on it and did yourself a nasty avoiding flattening it.
No, it was proper savage/frightening/hilarious. The worst bit was calling my guitar teacher to tell him why I was cancelling lessons…
Are you old enough to remember this movie?
Interesting video from Team Jumbo Visma as to what it takes to be able to run a team
Happy New Year everyone. I’ll get to work building up the OTRL Events Calendar for 2022.
Merry Christmas and Very Best Wishes for the New Year.
Eeeee the old days……..
God, I remember that ad. Yellow pages? Gone the way of the dodo – replaced by google. I remember having a Falcon catalog and a Raleigh catalog that I would pore over for hours. The former had Bill Nickson standing next to their top model (Eeee by gum, by today’s standards he was a big lad!). The latter the whole prime time Raleigh squad with strange sounding foreign names like Cees, Gerrie, Ad, Jan. Finally got a 531SL team colors Raleigh in 82.Good times.
Just plain Evil….how was nothing done so far…
Welcome to @gorillaclimber hope you got your login details OK.
With the death of Bernard Tapie, I thought I’d throw this old gem out from the V days which happens to mention to Gallic changer. Enjoy!
Haldy, how did you get into this Silca video? (Near the end)
(1202) Hammer v SILCA’S Machinist Deadblow Hammer – YouTube
I have the great privilege of knowing lots of folks withhin the industry. Since I have helped Don Walker at quite a few NAHBS shows, I have met and helped out alot of industry folks at various brands. Josh Poertner at Silca being one of them. When they launched the 3D printed tools, he wanted to show off the custom option too, so he reached out to me to ask if he could use HHW as the test set. I was honored he thought to ask me, and obviously I took him up on the offer.
Cycology is the brand you are after. Cycologygear.eu or cycologyclothing.com
Can anyone help me with something – I half remember a post on Velominati related to a Kiwi/Aussie cycling clothing brand. The picture was a blonde female cyclist posing with her bike on a cobbled street. Anyone else remember that picture and the brand?
I do remember the picture. Can’t remember the cyclist nor the brand. Pretty sure there was an article in Cyclist magazine with the same photo.
FYXO. I remembered in the end.
Hope you all like the new Home Page layout. Thought it might make it easier to see new Gazzetta and Member Posts.
Definitely liking it!
Hello All…a question…does anyone live in any of the following countries…Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Turkey ?..if so I may ask for a tiny favor…
These arrived last night. I’ll have a review for PEZ. Shimano S-PHYRE RC902 road shoes. F*ing BLING!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes to all. Here’s hoping for fewer lockdowns and reduced risk for everyone in the New Year. Wonder whether we will get anything like a near normal Classics Season in 2021. They are not far away and it would need a dramatic impact from vaccines to get things anywhere near normal.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to y’all! Can’t help but share two brags.
Got a short ride in today but enough miles to make it 7,600 (and small change) for the year. And all road miles. I keep my Zwift/virtual miles on a separate Strava account because IMHO it’s not “real” riding so not real miles or real elevation gain. https://www.strava.com/activities/4545491648
Second brag is that two of my articles were in the top 10 for the year on PEZ. https://pezcyclingnews.com/features/pez-top-10-stories-of-2020/
Wishing everyone the very best in 2021!
I managed to clear 4,000 miles for 2020. I suspect a significant majority were indoors on the rollers. It would be nice if Strave separated miles bit bike/medium for the year in the same way it does for total miles. Maybe if I downloaded the data to excel I could separate them but I can’t be arsed to do that!
It can’t be that hard for Strava to code.