Pro Teams Training

by Strathlubnaig   March 7, 2012  

Pro teams always seem to go training in Majorca and other pleasant sunny warm places with good roads, it struck me, as I rode around another tooth rattling Scottish route, that if they really want to feel the benefit of winter training, get up to Scotland in winter. Come the spring classic season they would positively revel and blow everyone away such would be the difference in climate and road surfaces. 2 months in the central highlands, steep hills and a liberal dose of Rule #5, podium places the rest of the year, job done.

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Alternatively they could just follow me - I always manage to find a headwind!
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posted by Super Domestique [1552 posts]
7th March 2012 - 13:03

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Yeah, but with such low body fat, their immune systems might not fair so well. A few illnesses or crashes on the ice could put paid to any fitness gained.

Then again, let's go with your plan and I'll take their place in Majorca...

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2659 posts]
7th March 2012 - 13:38

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Super Domestique wrote:
Alternatively they could just follow me - I always manage to find a headwind!
Crying

Are you following me Thinking My commute is Easterly in the morning and Westerly on the way home and I have a head wind both ways, is there someone who can explain this Confused

I love the smell of cleats (mexican accent, you do the jokes)

posted by paulfrank [79 posts]
7th March 2012 - 14:18

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On Saturday I faced a headwind on my out and on my return. I even changed direction to re route but sure enough, another headwind!

posted by Super Domestique [1552 posts]
7th March 2012 - 14:26

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From THE RULES (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/)

Rule #9
// If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather – be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot – are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.
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Clearly therefore, all Scots cyclists are immediately badass - no discussion, end of.

posted by mad_scot_rider [520 posts]
7th March 2012 - 14:30

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@ mad-scot-rider Agreed.

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

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posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
7th March 2012 - 21:43

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Super Domestique wrote:

Are you following me Thinking My commute is Easterly in the morning and Westerly on the way home and I have a head wind both ways, is there someone who can explain this Confused

Katabatic Winds, innit?

I'm glad everyone is remembering the rules after my post the other day (you sounds like you knew them already on this thread though!)

Anyway, all my 'altitude' training gets done in Scotland Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
7th March 2012 - 22:27

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