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Back from Training Camp......

Postby labicicletta » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:24 pm

I'm going back in a few weeks...it was THAT amazing. All of the Pro teams were there in preparation for the Tour of Mallorca which started yesterday--it was incredible. The climbing is TOUGH....but well worth it. I have a great photo of me headed up a climb and it looks like I am pulling the Rabobank team -- in reality, they zipped right past me!
I have pics if anyone is interested in seeing them!
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Postby fredrikw » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:32 pm

cool, of course you should post pictures! :)

you're going back in a few weeks? that's luxury.
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:33 pm

thanks for that. super cool to have a picture of yourself looking like you're at the head of the peleton like that. also, it looks like you're riding next to your team car 8)

how did you found your gearing? we discussed that quite a bit before you went there :)
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 pm

also, please tell us more about the training camp. especially it would be cool to get some tips about vegan-friendly places to see.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:23 am

hehe - that's a pretty cool shot! =)
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Postby labicicletta » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:26 pm

Ok..the gearing--well, I have switched off the compact (50/34)...I was in my big ring a lot of the time. I did most of the steep climbing in 34/23 so I hardly used my 25 anyway. Since I have been riding with a 53/39 from almost the beginning...I am ok with going back to that.

As for vegan friendly places on the island...I mostly ate at my hotel (Ponent Mar in Palmanova) since meals were included. The food was SUPERB--tons of fresh fruits, veges and grains. BTW--the camp I attended was the Stephen Roche cycling camp and I would highly recommend it to everyone! It was an amazing experience. I am going back in April to train again.
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:45 pm

aha, then I take it you're a heavy grinder then. I'm a high cadence rider myself so I think a compact with a 12/25 cassette will be fine for me.

hey, when in April would that be? I'll be in Palmanova as well until April 7.
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Postby labicicletta » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:54 pm

Ahh...we'll just miss each other! I am there the 14-22.
Where are you staying?
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:00 pm

ah, too bad, would be nice to meet another vegan cyclist.

we'll be staying at Porto Nova apartments, with a fully equipped kitchen so I don't have to rely on others to get food.
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Postby labicicletta » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:04 pm

Porto Nova--is this in Palmanova? I believe that was right down the street from my hotel.
There is a great supermercado right around the corner from where you are.
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:09 pm

yeah, it is in palmanova, thanks for the info, always good to know.

I guess mallorca will be swamped with people that week that I'm there, it's the week of the easter holiday and I guess many are free from work (as I am). a little bit more quiet when you're going I guess.
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:02 pm

yeah, that's how it should be 8)

now all I need to do is get rid of this stupid cold I've had for two week (catastrophic! :shock:) and start getting some serious miles in my legs so I can fully enjoy it later :)
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Postby labicicletta » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:39 pm

I hope you feel better soon! I could not ride a lot before I went but I was running 10 miles a day and doing yoga every day.
I will add some serious weight training on to that regimen to prepare for April as I would like to ride in a faster group this time around.
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