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    Conditioning info

    We posted a page about conditioning under the Members Only section on the website. Log in and check it out...

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    hey man, the only pic i have of myself is this dandy:
    https://webspace.utexas.edu/barriedb...ary/normal.jpg

    don't know why i have it, but oh well.

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    oh, about the conditioning info...intervals on a stationary, yea or nay? S+eve?

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    you can, but you should be focusing more on low intensity workouts until January. Weights are good right now though. Not much weight, high reps. Work out the lower body, squats, lunges, leg presses, and light upperbody workout (aids in handling). And for the century, it is highly recommended that everyone try one at least in April.

    Yeah, you can do intervals on a stationary anyhow.
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    yeah, reason i ask....i'm just gonna be taking my Imperial home over the break (hopefully my new bike will be arriving, too...weeeeeee), and i lack a road bike (sold it just before reading about T4K), so i was gonna work on running and stationary while on break.

    we should have a wheelie contest once we get our bikes.

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    I lose. I always seem to bust my ass. I went out one afternoon with the sole intention of wheelieing, with some luck, but mostly a bruised behind. As far as on a road bike? The only experience I've had on road wheelies is while climbing Smokey Valley. no fun, trust me... The last thing you want to worry about when cimbing is shifting energy to make your front wheel reconnect.
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    i have crappy form, anyway, so when ascending a steeper climb, i'm typically out of the saddle. hmmm...i wonder why i have yet to find the perfect rear mtb tire

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    Sew them holes in your shirt boy.

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    Originally posted by the Inbred
    i have crappy form, anyway, so when ascending a steeper climb, i'm typically out of the saddle. hmmm...i wonder why i have yet to find the perfect rear mtb tire
    spin, spin, spin. steeper climbs usually require a mixed effort between standing and sitting. However, spinning will usually help keep your back tire from spinning out. Torque monster.
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    Originally posted by S+eve
    spin, spin, spin. steeper climbs usually require a mixed effort between standing and sitting. However, spinning will usually help keep your back tire from spinning out. Torque monster.
    I don't climb steep stuff well while spinning on the mtb.

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    Originally posted by loco-gringos
    Sew them holes in your shirt boy.
    will you sew them for me?

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    Originally posted by the Inbred
    will you sew them for me?
    Sure - but it will likely look bad when I'm done. I need to get the needle out for some shorts. I'm not much of a tailor.

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    Originally posted by loco-gringos
    I don't climb steep stuff well while spinning on the mtb.
    whoops, I meant steep, long stuff. Short stuff is momentum, but longer stuff is easier to stay up on when you don't focus as much on your downstroke, but rather keeping your pedaling smooth and constant. It especially helps when you're climbing loose rock, as I mentioned earlier. I've made it further up the Hill of Life when I focus more on bringing my pedal up, rather then mashing on down. The only thing I need more work on is a little handling.
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    Originally posted by S+eve
    whoops, I meant steep, long stuff. Short stuff is momentum, but longer stuff is easier to stay up on when you don't focus as much on your downstroke, but rather keeping your pedaling smooth and constant. It especially helps when you're climbing loose rock, as I mentioned earlier. I've made it further up the Hill of Life when I focus more on bringing my pedal up, rather then mashing on down. The only thing I need more work on is a little handling.
    I do always spin in that sense. I can't get along with a low gear. I just spin out. Especially on loose rock. I just bounce around like mad when that is the case.

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    I hope everyone's been riding
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    i haven't ridden only a few days. though, my riding has been pseudo-trials...

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    Haha, I haven't been on my bike since I left austin. The weather has been nasty and the area I live in is really a horrible place to ride a bike (nasty traffic on all the roads, and drivers in Dallas are far more aggressive than in austin in my experience).

    Gonna go buy a trainer after work today, I think.

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    Go trainers... I need to buy one... however, my car needs a new hood first...
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    Go trainers... I need to buy one... however, my car needs a new hood first...
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    Exclamation Conditioning Meeting

    There will be a conditioning meeting tomorrow (Friday) at 12:00. We will meet in front of the PCL and possibly move inside to talk about revising our plan since bikes are behind schedule. Anyone is welcome to attend, bring suggestions.
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