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Pain and Racing Speed

Cruel Cobbles and an Hour of Fun: Ronde van Weesp 2013

I knew I was in trouble. With more than fifty riders all around me and my front wheel in the air while leaning into a corner was NOT a position I ever want to find myself again…. After shattering all of my power records just three days ago I knew I had the form. After […]

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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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Pain and Racing Speed

Omloop Hoeksche Waard 2013: A Race is a Race is a Race!

My annoying alarm didn’t take no for an answer. All I could see through my weary eyes, after the third snooze, was 6:25am. In a last desperate search for an excuse, I looked at the light creeping through the folds on my bedroom curtains. Nope, no rain, it was sunny. Crap, no excuses, in less […]

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Pain and Racing Speed Weekly Summary

Weekly Summary May 20 – May 26, 2013. My First Road Race and Last Weeks Before the End of My Dutch Days

Weight program:  Super Explosive Power Week 5 out of 6/7 Monday:  Core Exercises only Tuesday: 2:00h Group Ride 222W Avg Power/251W xPower Wednesday: 1:00 Z3 Tempo ride 267W Avg/266W xPower Thursday: 1:15h Z3 ride 220W Avg/219W xPower Friday: Off Saturday: Omloop Hoeksche Waard Road Race 2:21h 297W Avg/310W xPower Sunday: Off Total Bikescore: 422 Total Training Time: 6:50h bike […]

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Pain and Racing Speed Weekly Summary

Weekly Summary: May 6 – May 12, 2013: And It is Finally Here!

Weight program:  Super Explosive Power Week 3 out of 6/7 Monday:  Off Tuesday: morning: “The Spin” afternoon: District Championships Time Trialing – 354W Avg/351W XPower Wednesday: Weights Thursday: 3:00h long Z2 ride 226W Avg/224W xPower Friday: Off Saturday: morning: “The Spin” afternoon: 1:40h Training Crit at Wielercircuit Sloten 231W Avg/266W xPower Sunday: 2:20h long endurance Z2 ride 221W Avg/217W xPower (TT bike) Total Bikescore: 401 […]