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Hello old friend. Been a while. Although after 45 minutes I remembered why we'd fallen out.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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DaSy [687 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm just about to go and suffer the pain of 2 x 20 @ 300W's so I feel your pain...

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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dont do it, get yer running daps out and go round the park for 20/30 mins...

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 6 years ago
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Fringe wrote:

dont do it, get yer running daps out and go round the park for 20/30 mins...

if there's one thing i dislike more than turbo training, it's running...

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 6 years ago
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Anyway, soon Dave'll have his 'cross bike, whack on some lights and it's night time cross round the Tumps. That'll sharpen the old handling skills

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 6 years ago
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night time 'cross? bring it on. are there many (any) night 'cross races?

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VecchioJo [396 posts] 6 years ago
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you just missed one Dave, Rollapaluza "Muddy Hell" Night Cross at Herne Hill last Saturday, plenty of time to train for the next one i guess

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 6 years ago
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Did you go Jo?

Or were you porking out? http://road.cc/content/blog/10583-ride-pork

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VecchioJo [396 posts] 6 years ago
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i was pasta-ing out for Sundays (shhhh, mountainbike, shhhh) race at Thetford

porking the night before a race wastes valuable energy

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DaSy [687 posts] 6 years ago
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I think I am in the small minority in the cycling world, that actually perversely enjoy turbo training.

2 x 20's and 6 x 4's being my staple diet, they hurt, but the payback is high for just an hour of effort which includes warm up and down.

The key is a really good fan, not a domestic grade one, you really need something commercial grade. The one I have makes my eyes water on the lowest setting, but I can go flat out and still hardly have a drop of sweat.

This is the one I use - Honeywell 18" Fan

Overheating can really limit your performance and ultimately the benefit you will get from turbo training.

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James Warrener [1080 posts] 6 years ago
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I have only been turboing a week and I recokon it wont be long before the trainers are out and I am running.

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Shaun Audane [137 posts] 6 years ago
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Come, the night is calling and as for resistance training....

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Zaskar [133 posts] 5 years ago
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I love the turbo in Winter or when raining for weeks on end.

Get soem training DVDs or footage from other country and play your fave music!