Photo 9 Nov 87 notes icutmyteeth:

#trashytrainerthursday #cycling

Wow.
I  like the shopping basket.

icutmyteeth:

#trashytrainerthursday #cycling

Wow.

I  like the shopping basket.

Photo 25 Jul 27 notes inrng:

One for the tech nerds, Bradley Wiggins is training on a new bike ahead of the Olympics.
All bikes in the Olympics are subject to rules to keep manufacturers’ names and logos to a minimum but this bike has no labels at all. He normally rides a Pinarello but this is custom bike made for the British team.
Note the head tube that extends beyond the top tube
See the large stem and its strange shape
the frame has profiled tubing
the Zipp rims
If it’s visibly different, the position will be identical so Wiggins does not suffer any bio-mechanical differences after three weeks spent on the bike.

I believe it’s his own personal TT frame? Not sure which though. Here is a picture of him training on the same frame back when he was in the confidis team. 

inrng:

One for the tech nerds, Bradley Wiggins is training on a new bike ahead of the Olympics.

All bikes in the Olympics are subject to rules to keep manufacturers’ names and logos to a minimum but this bike has no labels at all. He normally rides a Pinarello but this is custom bike made for the British team.

  • Note the head tube that extends beyond the top tube
  • See the large stem and its strange shape
  • the frame has profiled tubing
  • the Zipp rims

If it’s visibly different, the position will be identical so Wiggins does not suffer any bio-mechanical differences after three weeks spent on the bike.

I believe it’s his own personal TT frame? Not sure which though. Here is a picture of him training on the same frame back when he was in the confidis team. Bradley Herne hill

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Photo 19 Jul 13 notes fuckyeahcycling:

Firstly, thank you for responses! Secondly, I’m going to redirect further conversation to our comments section (tumblr is a hard format to get linear discussion going so the comments page keeps it all in check instead of multiple posts out of order).
To clarify, Bradley Wiggins said that he realised he (Bradley) might win the Tour and he lost his mental focus.  I don’t know if that’s why Froome was frustrated - because he knew they could catch Valverde and Wiggins wasn’t concentrating or if it was anything else.
Froome has been given plenty of credit by the team.  He was given a huge financially rewarding three year contract last year for his work in the Vuelta and has been promised future leadership roles.  I don’t like to disagree but the attitude that Froome has been hard done by is not one I agree with!  He could have gone to Saxo Bank or Garmin last year but chose to stay and he knew he would be doing this job for Wiggins.  He’s not been blindsided by the team in any way yet that seems to be the public perception even though Froome himself has never said that.  
He’s had one stage win and a day in the mountains jersey.  I won’t deny that maybe he could have won this Tour too if there hadn’t been a Wiggins but he’s done his work admirably.  Boasson Hagen and Cavendish have had their chances sacrified too - the quest for the yellow jersey is all consuming.
co-mod natalie
PS: just my opinion, Sarah might disagree with me!

I’m getting pretty tired of this debate, I agree with almost all of your points Natalie. 
People are reading so much into a few hundred meters of climbs. Froome may be the better climber but we havn’t seen much proof that he could completely blow Wiggins out of the water. I think Froome acted ridiculously today, he neither worked for or against Wiggins, either go or stay. Don’t yo-yo. He acted like he was trying to humiliate Wiggins or prove a point. Very unprofessional. (Unless he really was trying to motivate Wiggins as he has claimed to be)
He kept cycling off, then slowing down to let Wiggins catch up, so his heart rate would begin to rise and then recover as he waited for Wiggins. If he was to make a sustained attack he may have gotten a few seconds up the road and not been able to maintain that pace. We simply do not know. 
Wiggins has proven he has been one of the best climbers this tour, he and Froome have always been at the front of the peloton up them. Even if Froome is the better climber that doesn’t mean he deserves to win the tour, as he loses time to Wiggins on the TT. 
Rant over… 
Although, if Froome rinses Wiggins tomorrow in the ITT then I will happily eat my words. 

fuckyeahcycling:

Firstly, thank you for responses! Secondly, I’m going to redirect further conversation to our comments section (tumblr is a hard format to get linear discussion going so the comments page keeps it all in check instead of multiple posts out of order).

To clarify, Bradley Wiggins said that he realised he (Bradley) might win the Tour and he lost his mental focus.  I don’t know if that’s why Froome was frustrated - because he knew they could catch Valverde and Wiggins wasn’t concentrating or if it was anything else.

Froome has been given plenty of credit by the team.  He was given a huge financially rewarding three year contract last year for his work in the Vuelta and has been promised future leadership roles.  I don’t like to disagree but the attitude that Froome has been hard done by is not one I agree with!  He could have gone to Saxo Bank or Garmin last year but chose to stay and he knew he would be doing this job for Wiggins.  He’s not been blindsided by the team in any way yet that seems to be the public perception even though Froome himself has never said that.  

He’s had one stage win and a day in the mountains jersey.  I won’t deny that maybe he could have won this Tour too if there hadn’t been a Wiggins but he’s done his work admirably.  Boasson Hagen and Cavendish have had their chances sacrified too - the quest for the yellow jersey is all consuming.

co-mod natalie

PS: just my opinion, Sarah might disagree with me!

I’m getting pretty tired of this debate, I agree with almost all of your points Natalie. 

People are reading so much into a few hundred meters of climbs. Froome may be the better climber but we havn’t seen much proof that he could completely blow Wiggins out of the water. I think Froome acted ridiculously today, he neither worked for or against Wiggins, either go or stay. Don’t yo-yo. He acted like he was trying to humiliate Wiggins or prove a point. Very unprofessional. (Unless he really was trying to motivate Wiggins as he has claimed to be)

He kept cycling off, then slowing down to let Wiggins catch up, so his heart rate would begin to rise and then recover as he waited for Wiggins. If he was to make a sustained attack he may have gotten a few seconds up the road and not been able to maintain that pace. We simply do not know. 

Wiggins has proven he has been one of the best climbers this tour, he and Froome have always been at the front of the peloton up them. Even if Froome is the better climber that doesn’t mean he deserves to win the tour, as he loses time to Wiggins on the TT. 

Rant over… 

Although, if Froome rinses Wiggins tomorrow in the ITT then I will happily eat my words. 

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Text 22 Jun 1 note First race

Raced in the 4th cat race at Mallory park last night. My first race so I was a little nervous, did a couple laps before the race and worked out there was a fair headwind half the lap so was going to bear that in mind during the race.

Lined up on the start probably a field of 30 riders, 20 laps of the 1.3 mile circuit. Took it easy in the positioning for the first two laps, stayed on the edges of the bunch so as not to tread on any toes, cornering was OK, I had a couple guys come across my front wheel a few times but I could see it coming so knew to pull out before they came across.

As the laps clocked by I decided to try and slow down my accelerations as much as possible, the sharp hairpin after the hill caused the pace to slow, and from what I could see not many people were confident pedalling round this corner so I used this to my advantage to make a few places each lap by just keeping my foot in lightly round the bend to then descend through the chicane into the headwind, the bunch spread out each time we went down the hill and I began to coast down the hill as the pace would slow once we were onto the flat straight so I could make contact with the group. Started sticking to the inside for the most shelter from the wind. After doing the above I noticed my HR was falling significantly each lap at this point allowing good recovery of the legs.

One lap before the bell it tightened up, people were getting tetchy and keen to get at the front, I was about 10th at this time, we were riding very tightly together. Took the hairpin up the hill after the bell well and made a couple positions. Speed was increasing all the time and on coming up to the last hill straight to the line, the guys attacked and I went with them sitting 4th I was behind a guy giving it everything out of the saddle on his carbon frame/deep wheels, just as I went to kick the wheel I was following must have pulled too hard on the drops and went straight down in front of me, I had absolutely no where to go. Hit him at 27mph and went over the handlebars to land all on my right side. Gutted. No fracture, but a pretty badly sprained wrist, bikes ok.

In hindsight perhaps I shouldn’t be behind someone that close to the line, he had been in front of me most of the race and I always tried to avoid him as he would brake through corners and it just wasn’t needed at the speed we were doing. Anyway, I’m pretty happy how the race went. Kept a low profile for my first race, up until the crash anyway! http://app.strava.com/activities/11411171

Photo 2 Mar GPOY

GPOY

Text 26 Feb 3 notes club reliability ride!

my-bloody-underground:


65 miles in 2 hours 57. average speed 22.1mph
105km - 35.7kph
 http://app.strava.com/
activities/4534038

 

Serious speed for 3 hours! Is that your power meter working?  260 watts over 3 hours is damn good. I could probably hold that up for a 10-15miles TT but no way that long. 

Photo 15 Feb 11 notes Scott Foil

Scott Foil

Video 15 Feb 83 notes

my-bloody-underground:

caineadam:

iliketocycle:

Emily Batty pro canadian MTB rider. 

The last two pictures are of Czech rider Martina Jancikova. 

OK I’m not complaining that I’ve been tagged in this wonderful photoset, I’m just curious as to why…

HAHAHAHA BATTY! and she rides a mountain bike, what a loser

Guilty. Caineadam, this is my other blog that isn’t medicine related it’s slightly neglected. 

Zac what about this one, a slammed road bike is surely better?! I love the random cheesy pose. 

Video 15 Feb 83 notes

Emily Batty pro canadian MTB rider. 

The last two pictures are of Czech rider Martina Jancikova. 

Photo 25 Jan 4 notes I think I have a new favourite brand for cycling kit :) 

I think I have a new favourite brand for cycling kit :) 


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