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One on One Mountain Bike Training lessons

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Just wanted to share some testimonial with you all. I recently gave a gent in his 50's a mountain bike lesson. He had told me that he had done a lot of racing and was quite fit. However, he wanted some tips on how to climb techy rock sections. This is what he had to say after a 2 hour lesson with Lisa from Sydney Bike Skills. www.sydneybikeskills.com.au

MTB trickle down??

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some interesting new enhancements to the data that can be collected using Garmin's Vector power meter pedals, Garmin claim platform offset can be used to improve bike fit, peddling efficiency and potentially prevent injury! The current design makes these pedals too vulnerable for MTB but it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for this tech to trickle down to MTB?

Gotta love tech toys Eye-wink

http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/10/01/ib14-garmin-...

Training to live with pain

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Have you ever noticed that since taking up riding, when you stub your toe, or bang your elbow... it really doesn't hurt as much as it used to? Are you so used to rocks smashing into your shins, skin being ripped off your arms and the burning in your legs that anything else seems passé?

Get a mental edge... participants needed

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Most athletes will tell you that performance is all in the mind but the really successful ones don’t just say it, they believe it and they do something about it.

Imagine having:
• Laser sharp concentration
• Unshakeable belief and confidence
• Supreme mental toughness
• Higher levels of motivation

My goal is to change the field of cycle coaching in Australia by not just focusing on physical fitness but working on mental toughness as well. Racing is all about making decisions, there is no point being supremely fit if you don't have the confidence to make use of it.

Off Bike Training tips. (especially in wet weather)

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Personally, I am extremely 'time crunched'.

I love the idea of following 'The Time Crunched Cyclist' as mentioned by others, but I have trouble finding 3-4 hrs a week as it is. Having a very young family doesn't help. So, I've been following http://www.youtube.com/mtbstrengthcoach & doing about 2 x 20min sessions a week in the garage when my kids are asleep. I also swim twice a week at work for another 20 min.

Otherwise, I just try to ride as much as I can. All this wet weather doesn't help - but garage workouts are better than nothing.

Garmin Edge 500 Workouts.

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Looking at doing some silly time on the trainer.

What programs are people doing on their indoor trainers.
I am looking to do a basic program in Garmin Training Center to use for indoor workouts.
Any suggestions for intervals times etc ?

Boring as it may be 25mins on the trainer is 25mins of training.

Cheers
Shano Smiling

MTB Slick tyres

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With all the rain was hanging for a ride so went to Centennial Park. I had my Nevegals on at off road pressure and got hosed by some roadies. This won't do. I managed an avg speed of 27.4kp/h over 5 laps - Roadies can get around at 35 kp/h I understand from websites but want to know has anyone got MTB Slick tyres and will it make a noticable difference to speed/rolling resistance for the price. Was thinking of going back with small block 8's I have and jack them up to 80psi and see if I can catch a Cervello or two.
Continental has a few slicks out anyone tried em - what width tyre is best?

Tuesday Afternoon Training ride at Stromlo

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When: 
Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 15:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

Uriarra Road, just up from the Uriarra Road/Coppins Crossing Road turnoff.

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This ride is for the lost or lonely to meet and greet the wonderful trails of Stromlo before the Scott 24 in October and all are welcome to join me , the lonely.....ha ha . There are six newly marked trails here so not sure of which ones i will do, but the plan would be to make the most of the afternoon and have a good look around here without the crowds that will arrive in October .
There is more than 24 hours notice given that its 3.10 now so make an effort , just a casual drive down the Hume Hwy and plenty of fun to be had here

El Rancho Relaxo Training ride at Stromlo

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When: 
Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 09:30

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Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

Uriarra Road, just up from the Uriarra Road/Coppins Crossing Road turnoff.

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This ride is for the resurrected team El Rancho Relaxo to meet and greet the wonderful trails of Stromlo before the Scott 24 in October but a few more are welcome also . There are six newly marked trails here so not sure of the endurance required to do all six , and in fact if we are able to complete them all, but the plan would be to make the most of the day and have a good look around here without the crowds that will arrive in October .
Another option would be to break up the day and head out to Sparrow Hill after a good feed somewhere along the way

Sparrow Hill Training Ride

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When: 
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 18:30

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Sparrow Hill
Meeting Point: 

Coming from Sydney, drive into Queenbeyan, turn left at the roundabout where Red Rooster is and stay on this road for about 11km. Park on the side of the road where the gate is. For better directions try this link CORC: Events: Race Venues.

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The Defence MTBers in Canberra have a regular Tue nite ride that swaps between Stromlo, Jerra, Majura, Urban, Bruce and O'Conner Ridge, Kowen and Sparrow Hill. This is a last hit out before the Mont and anyone from Canberra, Sysdney and NOMOB is welcome to join us.

Madge

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