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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:42 pm 
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There is a weight obsession with bikes but is that what makes you go faster? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:40 pm 
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SIS energy! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:44 pm 
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For me the best way would be to get someone else to ride it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Pedal harder. Seriously!

On top of that, it's all about aerodynamics if you're on the flat. Don't wear baggy flappy clothes, keep yourself tucked in nice and tight, check you're in a nice aero position by looking at yourself in shop windows and get some aero bars. Once you're moving, the weight of the bike makes little difference in my experience.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
check you're in a nice aero position by looking at yourself in shop windows


Surely you know yourself if your tucked in elbows bent aero position therefore no need to look in shop windows...lol


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:34 pm 
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His just looking to see how cool he looks :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Physically attach myself to it.

Or clipless pedals as some would describe it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:55 pm 
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After several minutes of thought Tel. Riding the bike to a level you have never attempted
has got nothing to do with drinks and aero bars, its a matter of being committed and getting on with the job.

For a time I drilled this old song into my small minded brain and overcame my weakness as I listened to this song and just pedalled like hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fztwlbrA ... XZszsQn0BQ


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Learn to love pain...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Time trials are useful. Either trying to catch someone in front of you or staving off someone else's attempts to catch you are good incentives to go like the clappers!

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