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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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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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24 Mar 2018 18:32

Mostly been training on the rollers through the winter, cause I'm Andy Schleck's whiny little brother from another mother, but I ventured outside for a short ride today. Naturally got lost, ended up in Germany, then ended up making a 180 and going straight back.
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24 Mar 2018 19:01

Had this week off work as I had planned on doing stuff to get ready for our baby coming in April but the weather we had last month set us back a bit, so I've managed to get a bit of cycling in, right now I'm just trying to get a good base of fitness, you know when 2-3 hours on a bike seems ok and every bump on the road isn't a grind and a fight with your lungs just to breathe...today was a really good cycle, spring has sprung in Scotland and it was good cycling weather, still a bit windy but its the first time this year I've had my legs on show

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25 Mar 2018 02:59

I love the view! I'd love to visit Scotland...just in general, but definitely with a bike as well.
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07 Apr 2018 19:29

Weekend at home and finally nice weather, so I went for the first real roadbike of the year, 50km ride with Kartitscher Sattel. I just went for it after lunch and had no gels or bars with me, so I didn't go for a longer ride. I was sufering a bit in th wind on the flat, but i had good climbing legs, not band for the first real ride of the year.
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10 Apr 2018 20:53

Got back in the saddle, ventured out for a little 60km rolling loop, my first solo ride in a while. It was tough. It was frustratingly slow. It was also very fun.

Also, in case anyone was wondering, I did check off my big mountain to-rides. On my first outing, I ended up cramping and walking for a bit (and straining some muscle, it turned out), but I did finish that 100km 2000m day -including my first hors categorie- unassisted. Well, with a little help from my (in-lycra) friends. A couple of months later, once I had not recovered, I rode all the way up a nice cat one I'd also been lusting after for a while -though I shortened the ride to just the one climb. I almost cried when I crested the summit, and then when I checked my VAM numbers later that day.

It was all a little too bittersweet to make hay of it at the time, but here goes another addition to the compost heap of useless warnings against overdoing things. Or maybe it's the opposite, as I still feel proud to have gone through with it, damn the consequences. The swollen pride might just be worth the swollen waistline.
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11 Apr 2018 17:18

Got a super fast 60 km ride in today, 35 km/h in a 10 man group ride. Got dropped after 40 km in some crosswinds action and was fighting 10 km with another dude to get back in, only to keep the gap at around 10-20 seconds, but never getting back. Then we hit the last 10 km headwind back home and it was a done deal, we weren't getting back in - pretty frustrating, but also kinda fun. Was extremely hard though, not very much fun in the moment. Then he pretty much lead all the way back in the headwind, I was just done at that point after the chase.

Fun ride, Im going on one tomorrow as well before a pretty hilly 115 km race at around Rebild and Rold, if anyone should know where that is.
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Valv.Piti wrote:Got a super fast 60 km ride in today, 35 km/h in a 10 man group ride. Got dropped after 40 km in some crosswinds action and was fighting 10 km with another dude to get back in, only to keep the gap at around 10-20 seconds, but never getting back. Then we hit the last 10 km headwind back home and it was a done deal, we weren't getting back in - pretty frustrating, but also kinda fun. Was extremely hard though, not very much fun in the moment. Then he pretty much lead all the way back in the headwind, I was just done at that point after the chase.

Fun ride, Im going on one tomorrow as well before a pretty hilly 115 km race at around Rebild and Rold, if anyone should know where that is.

Good luck!
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15 Apr 2018 14:12

Did 110 km today at Rold Rundt, a decently hilly race finishing on Rebild Bakken where Matti Breschel won a stage in Tour of Denmark in 2009. Finished 12th out of +350 riders, so Im very happy about that. But I won the fastest time on Rebild Bakken which netted me glasses, a cycling shirt and a ticket for next year's event which was kinda unexpected. With one second!

We average 40 km/h, so Im pretty gassed atm...
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Valv.Piti wrote:Did 110 km today at Rold Rundt, a decently hilly race finishing on Rebild Bakken where Matti Breschel won a stage in Tour of Denmark in 2009. Finished 12th out of +350 riders, so Im very happy about that. But I won the fastest time on Rebild Bakken which netted me glasses, a cycling shirt and a ticket for next year's event which was kinda unexpected. With one second!

We average 40 km/h, so Im pretty gassed atm...

Congrats. What is it like being a KoM in Denmark?
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