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  • Spinning

    So tonight was SpinClass VI.

    Its created a monster on the real life hills on MTB.

    Riding buddy, for the last 5 years has left me for dust on anything pointing up. He's done spinning for years, rides uber lightweight carbon bike, and is clipped in, recipe for impossible to catch

    Only tried spin on a whim when dropping missus off as she's on a gym kick at the moment, didn't expect much real life translation to the trails, but thought meh it will get some blood pumping in legs on rainy or none riding evenings.

    The instructor goes from 150+ off the chart -- reading RPM, max cadence, to then dropping to gear 20 (peddling through treacle) and standing up stomping pedals hill climbing, banging trance/dance tunes, good vibe, with various other tricks thrown in, one legged spinning, hover spinning, stand up - sit down sprints, max gear while doing shoulder exercises, climbing a long gradual hill going up a gear a minute for 10 minute climb, pushes right to limit of cardio vascular ability, HIIT etc etc


    The conclusion?

    Sundays ride, and ride week prior, buddy couldn't catch me, up everyhill like Lance on EPO, more power on demand than i've ever thought possible, legs just won't fatigue, and power delivery is like an open tap I'd say doubled my hill climbing functional threshold, and never really felt slow on the hills prior to all this, which makes it even more eye opening








    Originally posted by Aaron
    I want those sweet cherries

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    • Decided to take this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon off work to tinker with the bike as it's too hot to work as we have no aircon at work (who's idea was that!?). Plus I want to go out riding with the lads tomorrow after work so I need to get all the jobs done before then!

      List of jobs completed today:
      New pedals fitted
      Removed factory tyres and fitted the Minions
      Fitted tubeless valves and threw in some Stan's while I was at it (rims were already taped up and tubeless ready)
      Swapped dropper control onto the left side of the bar
      Fitted my K-Edge Garmin stem cap mount thing
      Stripped down cranks (took spider off) ready to fit direct mount chainring tomorrow

      Jobs to complete tomorrow:
      Fit chainring
      Re-assemble drivetrain
      Add a couple of links and re-fit chain
      Helitape frame and fit new enduro guards
      Put flip chip into DH/Enduro-yo! descend mode
      Ride bike!!!!

      Pictures to follow tomorrow, but in the meantime here's my new pedals...

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      • @Coiler - do you wear legwarmers and a headband?

        Sounds like some great gains

        @Cypher - sounds fab, remember lots of pics I've got those pedals in blue on Spesh
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        • Originally posted by {SAS}TB View Post
          @Coiler - do you wear legwarmers and a headband?

          Sounds like some great gains

          @Cypher - sounds fab, remember lots of pics I've got those pedals in blue on Spesh

          Mankini standard policy!
          Originally posted by Aaron
          I want those sweet cherries

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          • Ooooopphhh

            4k video required
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            • Originally posted by coiler View Post
              Mankini standard policy!
              Originally posted by {SAS}TB View Post
              Ooooopphhh

              4k video required
              Erm.....no thanks
              Originally posted by {SAS}TB
              Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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              • Its just the last one was such poor quality ....

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zIZpKoLH6Y

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                • UNSEE UNSEEE, not clicking that!
                  Originally posted by Aaron
                  I want those sweet cherries

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                  • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                    UNSEE UNSEEE, not clicking that!
                    You really need to have a think about why you decided to video yourself if you don't want to watch it again
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                    • Looks like temps dropping off nicely for weekend, hopefully get out coilers tales of spin fitness sound very far away
                      Originally posted by jointhedotz
                      I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                      • Originally posted by Chaz View Post
                        Looks like temps dropping off nicely for weekend, hopefully get out coilers tales of spin fitness sound very far away

                        Fitness ruined, not enough riding Chaz!

                        How many miles you on for the year?
                        Originally posted by Aaron
                        I want those sweet cherries

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                        • Heres the real video from the class

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hl1WAGKjMc
                          Originally posted by Aaron
                          I want those sweet cherries

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                          • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                            Fitness ruined, not enough riding Chaz!

                            How many miles you on for the year?
                            160, pretty shameful lol
                            Originally posted by jointhedotz
                            I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                            • Originally posted by Aaron
                              I want those sweet cherries

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                              • New steed in the TB household ....



                                Just picked up the Mrs a Carerra hybrid ....
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