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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Guys - got the race lights sorted!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pifco-vintage-fro ... dZViewItem

8)

What you can't see can't hurt you... right??!!

Neil


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:56 am 
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actually, the neat thing to do would be gut that lamp and drop in a li-ion battery and a 20w halogen bulb or even a HID if you're feeling flush!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:17 pm 
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I've not ridden a bike since the North Downs but I am riding the HONC this weekend. Am I training to much?

Those lights rock. And to save having to re-charge batteries you could run them with candles instead. Awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:24 pm 
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I was thinking dynamo is the way to go for that lamp - you then need to go fast to see where you are going. Perfect motivation!!!


Note also means you won't be seen when you get off or go real slow - bonus!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:26 pm 
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Russ, think you are doing the perfect training - keeping yourself focussed on the big events, not burning yourself out in the interim. Like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:35 pm 
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gump wrote:
Russ, think you are doing the perfect training - keeping yourself focussed on the big events, not burning yourself out in the interim. Like it.


Well, yeah thats what I thought. I've read somewhere that periods of rest and inactivity are as important as exercise.

In May I have a race on 13th and a 45mile charity ride on the 20th so that should cover training then.

:)

Seriously, I will start to put miles in again after the HONC :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:21 pm 
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Right... Seriously now! :)

My 10 week trainig plan for this mayhem malarky starts on Sunday with the HONC. After that its 3 or 4 rides per week with a couple of 'events' thrown in for excitement and motivation at various stages.

I've got a vague plan for a combination of long rides, hill reps, easy rides etc but we've got a few decent racers here now and some old XC legends, so any tips?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:40 am 
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Right, i spent a couple of hours in Afan on Saturday, where I bumped into a certain Wu-Tangled !!, then on to Builth wells for the 50KM marathon yesterday. Was bl**dy hard work but very enjoyable.

Realised that I need to work on my drinking as the guiness's and Curry on Saturday were not helping yesterday...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:26 am 
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Nicely done James!! Sounds pretty serious training to me..

HONC yesterday, 100k with (with?? :wink: ) John and Jeff. That will do me for this week :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:09 pm 
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Judging by the times you guys did the HONC in either I need to go alot more training on it was hillier in Wales (think it was probably the former :oops: .) At the start I found myself stood next to Nick Craig and decided I should rapidly get myself further back in the starting pack...

Great couple of days though and bumping into the WU was fairly surreal ..


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