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Hot, Hot, HOT and Hilly: National Championships 2013

Day 1: Time Trial 14:50 It’s one third power, one third technique and one third what goes on in your head. I’ll put confidence as something into the last category. Returning to the familiar 9.5km (~6mi) course in the blistering heat and wind swept roads just outside of Sliven meant two things – I was […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

2013 National championships Update. 6th on the TT!!!

A quick update before I get into more details soon. During the 2013 Bulgarian National championships with a time of 52:00,44 I finished 6th in the TT in the crosswind buffeted 38C (100F) course, 1:20 from the podium. I bested my 12th place and time of 54:14 from last year (same course) so I am […]

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Against the Clock Equipment Pain and Racing Speed

Speed Enve – 1.65 and Purple

ENVE Rims and Chris King r45 hubs – A Review The bicycle wheel is simple, elegant and has been conquering mountaintops and trails for more than a century.  A rim, a bunch of spokes and a hub – you could get almost any combination to suit your particular needs. For some reason, as aerodynamics and new materials have entered cycling, […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

The Best Feeling in the World: Club Championships Time Trialing 2013

No, not yet. For the hundredth time today I glanced at the clock and I still had hours to go. Having too much free time is not all it is cracked up to be. It was a Wednesday, or more precisely May 15th, 2013. Why is this important? If you are to ask any of […]

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Primal Instincts – District Championships Time Trialing 2013

If everything seems under control, you are not gong fast enough. -Mario Andretti As the season keeps rolling, my next priority event went by – The 2013 District Champioships Time trialing. For riders with Dutch passports it is a qualifier for the Elite National Championships in June so there was a lot of horsepower at […]

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Tijdrijders Cup 2013: Rhythm and Wind

Dutch weather can be described in three words – Warm, Windy, and Rainy – pick any two. Last Sunday was one of those few warm days, although it was windy…quite windy 25-30kph; 17-19mph). In any case weather was cooperating for the most part for me to open my time trialing season with my first priority race. First a lot of kudos […]