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27 Aug 2017 18:21

@Sestriere: Sounds like you had a great time, props to you!
Today I did a 121km ride, first to Cortina, then further down the Valley and then Forcella Chiandolada/Rifugio Talamini from Vodo di Cadore and back home.
The climb to Rifugio Talamini is nasty, 5.6km at 13% with the first 3.6km at 15%, but the first part of the climb is irregular with a few 30% steep ramps, at times it feels like riding up a wall, really hard.
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27 Aug 2017 18:35

Had to pick the car up from the other side of town this morning. Span out on the new fixed build, no helmet, pulling skids, brilliant fun :)
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28 Aug 2017 01:42

I'm still mot going for the big rides. Bad year between work and real life. Not in shape. Betancur :o . 64 km today, a back and forth ride, 1h19 on the way out, easy, 57 minutes on the 32 km back. Flat, little wind, I felt strong on the way back but slower than expected. I'm fat... :o
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05 Sep 2017 08:01

Did a great ride in the backyard of Philippe Gilbert last saturday. 210 km's through the Belgian Ardennes with three mates, one of them eventually returning after 80k, 4300 metres of elevation, think a (serious) climb or 25. Eleven and a half hours underway in total, of which a serious amount of time waiting for our third mate. Also the last couple of steep climbs and downhills were in the absolute dark (and us without any lights or something) which made it even more heroic.

Too bad I had pretty ****** legs and was suffering a bit of a cold. But it was great fun.
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05 Sep 2017 20:46

Did the same 110km 2,200m out-and-back I did last year around the same time. Again in preparation for some proper hills in the next few weeks, hoping I can sort out the logisitics better this time around. Fitness-wise I took ten minutes off my time on the 11km@6.1% kicker a the farthest end of the route, so my form seems to be rounding off as my shape is (perhaps optimistically) getting a little less round.
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06 Sep 2017 20:06

Pennino wrote:Did a great ride in the backyard of Philippe Gilbert last saturday. 210 km's through the Belgian Ardennes with three mates, one of them eventually returning after 80k, 4300 metres of elevation, think a (serious) climb or 25. Eleven and a half hours underway in total, of which a serious amount of time waiting for our third mate. Also the last couple of steep climbs and downhills were in the absolute dark (and us without any lights or something) which made it even more heroic.

Too bad I had pretty ****** legs and was suffering a bit of a cold. But it was great fun.


Gilbert has a pretty huge backyard...
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07 Sep 2017 07:07

RedheadDane wrote:
Pennino wrote:Did a great ride in the backyard of Philippe Gilbert last saturday. 210 km's through the Belgian Ardennes with three mates, one of them eventually returning after 80k, 4300 metres of elevation, think a (serious) climb or 25. Eleven and a half hours underway in total, of which a serious amount of time waiting for our third mate. Also the last couple of steep climbs and downhills were in the absolute dark (and us without any lights or something) which made it even more heroic.

Too bad I had pretty ****** legs and was suffering a bit of a cold. But it was great fun.


Gilbert has a pretty huge backyard...


Pretty steep above all...
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10 Sep 2017 18:11

This morning a rainy and very windy 80 km ride on my usual roads along the coast in the Zandvoort area. Sentimental songs from Enrique Iglesias in my ears, obviously sporting my Tinkoff-Saxo 2015 kit. Thoughts exclusively with Alberto. Unlike for him, my legs didn't respond very well to my emotions.
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30 Sep 2017 14:11

Cimabanche, Falzarego from Cortina and Pordoi, 79.5km and over 2,100m of altitude gain.
It was clouded, foggy and rather cool, 7°C down in Arabba, but i like climbing with that kind of weather, it's better than climbing in the heat.
Pordoi is a great climb, 33 hairpins in 9.4km is awesome at it's a stunning climb.
My dad picked me up on the Pordoi, he was on a, excursion with my grandmother, so I got back home just in time to watch Emilia. :D
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30 Sep 2017 14:14

Pennino wrote:This morning a rainy and very windy 80 km ride on my usual roads along the coast in the Zandvoort area. Sentimental songs from Enrique Iglesias in my ears, obviously sporting my Tinkoff-Saxo 2015 kit. Thoughts exclusively with Alberto. Unlike for him, my legs didn't respond very well to my emotions.


Sorry to hear that. I guess it’s real hard to copy AC!
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29 Oct 2017 19:51

We had our first really hot day of the spring, I went on a club run out to Mt Mee in Brisbane's northern suburbs. Had a flat on the way to the meet up point (and I was already running late) so I spent the first hour chasing on. We had a good hit out on the main climb followed by a bakery stop.

The ride back was nuts, people's Garmins were reading 40c at 10:30-11am and it was humid as anything. A couple of people had to take the train with 20kms to go. We pulled into a cafe that sponsors my club and almost everyone got stuck into iced coffee with gelato.

All up i did 130kms and just over 1600m climbing.
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