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'Dale

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  1. Go to gym, lift weights to strengthen the legs, Cupcakes. Add intervals to your endurance training. Go till you blow! Cramping is 90 % attributed to the morsel going into functional overreach or overexertion (physiological demand exceeds preparation). I suspect Rennies and pickle juice and the rest may carry a placebo effect for the user. *sleep matters, nutrition is key, let your training effort match your performance goals, add some creatine to your daily routine, etc. Sterkte, Bruuuuu!
  2. The fixation on power to weight ratio and peak power output is a limited view of what it takes to be a pro cyclist. Road cycling is a team sport - it is also about being able to work well with others, humbly take instructions, serve the team, being a contributor of both energy and positivity to the team environment and, above all else, not be an asshole. Weeks on the road, crappy hotels, stress fractures, illness, and the sheer exhaustion and pressure challenge of being a pro will reveal character. The young German revealed his character only for a few days under pressure in Spain. Well done, Madeleine - let’s she is she can graduate to the WorldTour level. That’s the ultimate achievement.
  3. 'Dale

    The Classics

    The BumbleBees dominate the opening weekend. UAE really showing up well; best I’ve seen from the team in white kit so early in the Euro spring. Next week: The sterrato of the white roads! Yum nom nom. 😈
  4. “It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  5. 'Dale

    The Classics

    Women's Elite, OHN 36; Debutant at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; a tactical master class between 4.0 and 3.0 kms to go, sapping the rainbow jersey’s sprint and playing the numbers game so well with Lidl-Trek. The Boss is back, remarkable, after overcoming another injury setback. One day when I am big I want a 30 second peak power output like Marianne Vos. What a beautiful race.
  6. 'Dale

    The Classics

    Light rain for most of the day, with max 7 degrees celsius, which is about 2-3 degrees in Southern Africa, as we have tons of sunlight, generally speaking. So, lekka brrrrrr. Conserve, conserve, conserve until the last 50 kms. Excited, I am. Who can topple the BumbleBees?
  7. 'Dale

    The Classics

    Can I gooi my VPN and then open an account with EuroSport, Dudes & Dudettes? Or do I need hardware?
  8. 'Dale

    The Classics

    It’s the opening weekend, Ouens en Vrouens! Meanwhile, auntie Pat is criticising the double rainbow jersey winner in Alaphillippe for too much partying and drinking in 2023, etc.. I suspect the Frenchman is not the same since two big crashes. Things can also change when one becomes a father. I have not yet organised my viewing portal. Back to the granular and stop-start Tiz until further notice. Met eish.
  9. I will look for the biggest former rugby player ruler type oke and stick to his rear wheel like bubble gum on a blanket from Voorpaardeberg onwards. The flags are gonna be dancing in the south easter.
  10. I missed the Niner because I had to work. Entered this one. Need to rev the engine.
  11. As long as it comes in black 🦇
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