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muk

  • joined May 09, 2008
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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In the Twitterscape I am @markool

More about me here http://about.me/michael.john.conway

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  • Cycling Coppi - The Campionissimo
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Big day at the office for Niki - shared via Strava

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I find this level of transparency and sharing fascinating and for one am quite grateful to be afforded this insight. I mean, holy shit! Look at that ride !!!!

Alpe d’Huez Descent

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Now this is what I call a tricky way to descend Alpe d’Huez. It probably says too much about me that I think this is f'ing awesome and I'd love to have a go at it!

OT (but possibly of interest) - Faecal Matter Hitting the Fan in Track and Field

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On the tail of Tyson Gay testing positive, now we hear that Five Jamaican athletes, including two Olympic medallists, tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs at last month's national championships... Oh lordy I hope that Bolt is not on that list!

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20 Miles too far? AKA Two State Lines in One Day

I like to ride my bike. I like to ride my bike a lot. I especially like those types of rides that take you into the unknown. New roads, new challenges. So with my 45th birthday looming...

Homework for the pro's

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Just another day of "homework" for Laurens ten Dam. 89 miles and 20,400 ft of climbing! That's just sick. Then again, no KOMs - lazy bastard :-)

He didn't dope. Honest, I would have known if he did!

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The gist if this is so bold it is awesome. To rearrange the statements a little: I was his doctor. He didn't dope. If he did I would have known about it.

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Tech Help: Out with the Specialized and in with the Ridley?

I a looking at getting a new bike this Spring, so a couple of weeks ago I sent out a call for any and all feedback on the range of Specialized bikes. Thanks everyone for the feedback. The more I...

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Specialized Frames ?

I think I might be in the market for a new bike this Spring/Summer and am starting my research now. There appear to be a tonne of bikes to choose from, and don't ask me why but I am drawn towards...

The numbers tell the story....

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So what separates us mortals from the upper echelons of cycling? The ability to do rides like this.... Taylor Phinney uploaded his Sunday ride into Strava. Check out the numbers. Distance: 75 miles Elevation 2400 ft Time: 3 hours Avg Speed: 25 mph (yes, average speed!) Solo effort, no pacing, just a solid hit out in December.

Oh Sam San, there is no party line anymore...

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What is this guy thinking? "I don't find it right," he told La Sexta. "I think there should be a fair trial. You cannot punish a person only by verbal accusations. I think Lance has not tested positive throughout his career, was never sanctioned and now we see it all in cycling. One is accused of doping and they take away your career,."

Sur la Plaque! Scanning through the "Big Photographs" from today's stage 7 of the Giro on...

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Sur la Plaque! Scanning through the "Big Photographs" from today's stage 7 of the Giro on Steephill (worth a look after every stage) and I noticed, on this image - whose caption describes "Niemec about to launch Lampre-ISD teammate Michele Scarponi on the steepest (10%) part of the climb" - that both Lampre cyclists are in the big chain ring. Let me repeat that. 10% slope. Business end of stage 7 of the Giro. Big Chain Ring! To borrow from the definition of Rule #10 "Sur la Plaque" !

7 hours; 21,400ft.; 127 miles : A day in the life

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Talk about a long hard day in the saddle. For those who have a Strava account (and thanks to Pablo there are more and more of us!), check out this ride from Taylor Phinney. Amongst the many things that stand out to me is the distribution of his efforts. Check out the Power Distribution on the Analysis tab and you can see that he spent a combined almost 2 hours above 450 W!! Damn he averaged 300W for the entire 7 hour ride!

Is Women's Cycling in France this Desperate ?

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I am flabbergasted that French Cycling is even contemplating sending Longo to the Olympics. I mean, seriously ..... Yes, a great champion, her Palmares really is beyond compare, but surely French Cycling is better off to just leave her out of the scene moving forward?

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Compact or Standard?

In a nutshell, that's the question facing me at the moment. Stick with my Standard crank set up or move to Compact? Since moving to Pittsburgh I've come to learn respect for short but incredibly...

Don't Stand on my Dog

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Who is not warming to this guy yet? Only 100 available.

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Focused on winning the wrong race?

Could it be that that potential infighting within Team Astana is going to force their stars (particularly Contador and Armstrong) to peak too early and have nothing left for the third week,...

He will win number 8

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Or so it has been said.

Posted on twitter by podiuminsight Taylor Phinney wins Fleche du Sud prologue video from...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJk9enLfHEw

Posted on twitter by podiuminsight Taylor Phinney wins Fleche du Sud prologue video from @BenKing89: Here's how it went down...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJk9enLfHEw I dare you to watch this and not get goosebumps!

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