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Old 01-18-19, 04:51 AM
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looks like one of the open mould frames with cervelo stickers. Lots of scratches on the chainstay/dropout suggest it's an older bike as well.
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Old 01-18-19, 05:42 AM
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Looks like the old school Avanti Pista frame painted red with stickers.
Or a Focus frame, as I believe they brought or copied the frame/mould.
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Old 01-18-19, 08:11 AM
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US natty team went 3:56 in the first round in Cambridge. That's a new sea-level PR for them, yeah?
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Old 01-18-19, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by benjovland View Post
US natty team went 3:56 in the first round in Cambridge. That's a new sea-level PR for them, yeah?
this is so much progress. just a little over a year ago they were riding 4.11 (2017 Pruzcow WC), 4.07 (2017 Manchester WC), 4.06 (2017 Milton WC). To go 10-15 seconds faster is freakin' huge.
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Old 01-18-19, 09:06 AM
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And the NZ team were 0.35" away from the world record in the final!
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Old 01-18-19, 10:09 AM
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And the NZ team were 0.35" away from the world record in the final!
jaysus! so the second fastest TP ever.

it really seems like the TP is becoming more prestigious, a marquee event for national teams. GB chipped away at it during olympic cycles but since Rio, AUS took it and more teams are approaching it. and frankly it's crazy to think that the US men are riding a time that was a world record only ten years ago.
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Old 01-18-19, 04:40 PM
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-...8DXCje6eI_FU9s
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Old 01-22-19, 01:41 AM
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Old 01-22-19, 09:21 AM
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S1Neo sprint bars - https://www.brookscycles.co.uk/produ...eo-sprint-bar/
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Old 01-22-19, 04:47 PM
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Why so wide, I wonder? Does anyone buy a 40cm bar for sprinting anymore?
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Why so wide, I wonder? Does anyone buy a 40cm bar for sprinting anymore?
There are 34 and 36 versions from Olympus: https://olympusspeed.com/collections...rack-handlebar
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Old 01-24-19, 12:41 AM
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Just found this, not sure of it's been posted before (apologies if so), but this is a pretty well done doc on Chris Hoy and the mental side of sport. Cool insights on his (and the world's) final Olympic gold in the kilo.
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Old 01-24-19, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
Just found this, not sure of it's been posted before (apologies if so), but this is a pretty well done doc on Chris Hoy and the mental side of sport. Cool insights on his (and the world's) final Olympic gold in the kilo.
Chris Hoy documentary
This is really interesting to watch. I clicked the link to start it then saw that it was an hour and thought, "I'm not gonna watch a 1 hour youtube video...", an hour later here I am.

It goes over some basic maxims about how to be a top athlete and what's involved. There are Olympians in the video (Andy Murray, Lenox Lewis, etc...) but I believe that many junior, masters, and non-international elites can relate as well to the sacrifices...they just get paid less

I really thought it was interesting that Hoy and Rebecca Adlington (Britan's most accomplished simmer ever) both mention taking advantage of the advice of Sports Psychiatrists/Psychologists. When talking about preparations for training and competition, she says, "I started working with a sports psychologist. Which, for me, I couldn't have survived the 4 years without. I didn't kind of realize how important it was." The Team GB Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Steve Peters is interviewed as well. He briefly mentions his program.

I think Sports Psychology is much more than "marginal gains" area for top athletes. A good coach often fills this role. But, more often than not, coaches do not.
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Old 01-24-19, 06:27 AM
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Riding the Hour from a layperson's perspective.

https://youtu.be/DiUE3qDnFtU
Very interesting video thanks for posting.
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Old 01-24-19, 01:38 PM
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USAC announces Junior Track Cup dates and partner velodromes: usacycling.org/find-event/national-calendars/american-track-calendar

Looks like Alkek, OTC, Jerry Baker, and TTown are hosting Track Cup races, with Dick Lane as an additional program training center.
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Old 01-24-19, 08:15 PM
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World Cup VI happens this weekend.
The USA Olympic Channel will be streaming some sessions. Details here https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/sports/cycling-track/
Check for your time zone.

Results on Tissot site Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup VI | Tissot Timing
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Old 01-24-19, 09:34 PM
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Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a 1.5s deficit in the last 4 laps into a .5s advantage on the French Team yesterday. 3:59 yesterday to qualify 2nd -- which wasn't a bad time considering the conditions. I don't think they can beat the Italians, though -- they were flying.
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Old 01-24-19, 09:52 PM
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For you equipment geeks -- German TP bars.


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Old 01-24-19, 11:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure that FES lets their engineers do whatever the hell they want to do. It's awesome.

[Engineer] "Hans, how about I make a ..."
[Hans] "Fine."
[Engineer] "Cool. Thanks, boss."
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Old 01-25-19, 12:35 AM
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Where are you guys finding video of Hong Kong? I can't find anything on the UCI YouTube page, which is my usual source.
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Old 01-25-19, 04:49 AM
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British Track Champs live on FB
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Old 01-25-19, 06:29 AM
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Those bar ends look similar to what Morelock runs. (Albeit, the German ones look much fancier.)
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Old 01-25-19, 08:29 AM
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Where are you guys finding video of Hong Kong? I can't find anything on the UCI YouTube page, which is my usual source.
In the USA see Post #2322 above.

Elsewhere in the World see https://www.uci.org/docs/default-sou...rsn=da0c2a70_8
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Old 01-25-19, 09:10 AM
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British Track Champs live on FB
Some good times from the mens IP qualifying.
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Old 01-25-19, 11:30 AM
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Cool video, even some info on how they get the data

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