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One on One Mountain Bike Training lessons

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Just wanted to share some testimonial with you all. I recently gave a gent in his 50's a mountain bike lesson. He had told me that he had done a lot of racing and was quite fit. However, he wanted some tips on how to climb techy rock sections. This is what he had to say after a 2 hour lesson with Lisa from Sydney Bike Skills. www.sydneybikeskills.com.au

spindog's picture

MTB trickle down??

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some interesting new enhancements to the data that can be collected using Garmin's Vector power meter pedals, Garmin claim platform offset can be used to improve bike fit, peddling efficiency and potentially prevent injury! The current design makes these pedals too vulnerable for MTB but it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for this tech to trickle down to MTB?

Gotta love tech toys Eye-wink

http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/10/01/ib14-garmin-...

Rob's picture

Training to live with pain

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Have you ever noticed that since taking up riding, when you stub your toe, or bang your elbow... it really doesn't hurt as much as it used to? Are you so used to rocks smashing into your shins, skin being ripped off your arms and the burning in your legs that anything else seems passé?

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Get a mental edge... participants needed

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Most athletes will tell you that performance is all in the mind but the really successful ones don’t just say it, they believe it and they do something about it.

Imagine having:
• Laser sharp concentration
• Unshakeable belief and confidence
• Supreme mental toughness
• Higher levels of motivation

My goal is to change the field of cycle coaching in Australia by not just focusing on physical fitness but working on mental toughness as well. Racing is all about making decisions, there is no point being supremely fit if you don't have the confidence to make use of it.

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Off Bike Training tips. (especially in wet weather)

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Personally, I am extremely 'time crunched'.

I love the idea of following 'The Time Crunched Cyclist' as mentioned by others, but I have trouble finding 3-4 hrs a week as it is. Having a very young family doesn't help. So, I've been following http://www.youtube.com/mtbstrengthcoach & doing about 2 x 20min sessions a week in the garage when my kids are asleep. I also swim twice a week at work for another 20 min.

Otherwise, I just try to ride as much as I can. All this wet weather doesn't help - but garage workouts are better than nothing.

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Garmin Edge 500 Workouts.

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Looking at doing some silly time on the trainer.

What programs are people doing on their indoor trainers.
I am looking to do a basic program in Garmin Training Center to use for indoor workouts.
Any suggestions for intervals times etc ?

Boring as it may be 25mins on the trainer is 25mins of training.

Cheers
Shano Smiling

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MTB Slick tyres

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With all the rain was hanging for a ride so went to Centennial Park. I had my Nevegals on at off road pressure and got hosed by some roadies. This won't do. I managed an avg speed of 27.4kp/h over 5 laps - Roadies can get around at 35 kp/h I understand from websites but want to know has anyone got MTB Slick tyres and will it make a noticable difference to speed/rolling resistance for the price. Was thinking of going back with small block 8's I have and jack them up to 80psi and see if I can catch a Cervello or two.
Continental has a few slicks out anyone tried em - what width tyre is best?

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Tassie Trail

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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on best kit to buy for a trip I'm planning to the Tassie Trail. What is best type of bag for carrying kit, a back pack or under seat bag, I'm going light and have looked at the Carraidice SQR Trax, but all the MTB riders appear to use backpacks. Is this because of weight distribution? Any advice on this for a long ride?

Also what is the best head light to use for night rides?

Lastly has anyone done a ride like this (480KM's) and what sort of preperation did they do to get cycle fit for 6-7 days full riding?

Cheers
Hemsy

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Oaks + Andos - Up... up... up training ride

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Hey guys, since Angry Doctor will be an elevation madness event, I'm thinking in putting some uphill Kays and it seems that Oaks + Andos is a good take (longish and good elevation). What about 14th of June??? Any takers???

Cheers,

Leo.

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Womerah Range Training Ride

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As discussed in the DW thread, reckon it would be a good idea to go get some training in on these hills. Especially the big climbes on the Womerah Range.

Anyone interested? Proposed dates? How about last two weekends in March? How about aiming for March 22/23 Oops... Easter, how about March 15/16?

I would propose to meet at the West (turn left, not right bottom of the hill) ferry and leave cars there, riding the 5Km or so to bottom of the climb so as to be warm for that. Then ride the Womerah Range trail.

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