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Power Meters for Track Cycling

Power Meters for Track Cycling Track cycling is a very simplistic niche of cycling (a bike, one gear and 2 wheels, that’s it!) therefore, there is not an overwhelming variety of gear choices, even less when it comes to powermeters. For most of us, myself included, track cycling is a side activity, ‘something for fun,’ […]

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The Training Hours

The Indoor Trainer: a Love Story

When the weather turns cold and/or the days get short, there are not a whole lot of options if you want to stay in shape for (next year’s) cycling season. I am going to honestly admit that I actually LIKE riding on the indoor/turbo trainer. That for sure makes me a minority if not the […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Time Trialing – Variable Pacing

Air resistance and wind are the nemeses of every cyclist. However, both can be used to your advantage in a time trial for free. The faster you go the more mother nature tries to push you back. In simple terms, an average sized cyclist on a TT bike will need to produce 10W more to […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours

Time Trial Pacing With a Powermeter

Time Trial Pacing – Why is it Important? Ever wondered if you gave it your best during a time trial? I mean really be able to get a definite number if you did or did not? One of the best features of a powermeter, besides having a complete overview of how well you are training […]

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Equipment

SRM Dura Ace Battery Replacement at Home Made Easy

I knew this was bound to happen. One day, it simply didn’t wake up. After months of trusty service my SRM Dura Ace Powermeter did not connect to my bike computer. I bought the SRM second hand, it was fully functional, however, I can tell it has been used a lot. Maintenance history unknown, I […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

The First Rule of Time Trialing or District Championships 2012

In the words of Tyler Durden: The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about fight club. The second rule is: you DO NOT talk about fight club. When it comes to time trialling things are roughly the same. 1. You don’t start too hard. 2. You DO NOT start too hard. […]