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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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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 4 years ago
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Alternatively they could just follow me - I always manage to find a headwind!
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notfastenough [3708 posts] 4 years ago
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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...

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paulfrank [94 posts] 4 years ago
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Super Domestique wrote:

Alternatively they could just follow me - I always manage to find a headwind!
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Are you following me  39 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  7

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 4 years ago
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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!

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mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Strathlubnaig [113 posts] 4 years ago
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@ mad-scot-rider Agreed.

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago
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Super Domestique wrote:

Are you following me  39 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  7

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  4