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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2008, 08:34:35 AM »

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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #76 on: June 17, 2008, 09:39:20 AM »
Zak, that's a nice video! You seem like a bike tour expert so I'd like to know how many bigger bike tours you made, and how big the distances were you solved in one day, the topographics of the terrain etc. If you could make a short list of your bike tours with main distances(etappes?) and tour lenght (km/days). I ask cause I'm going to travel with a friend from Zagreb to the Adriatic see, by bike! It's about 180 kilometres, there's a big mountain complex before arriving to the coast, so I think we'll need for the tour about 3 days. It's gonna be exausting, maybe we'll never arrive so if you have some expert suggestions, they are welcome!

P.S. Nice bike Krys Toff has!  :D

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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2008, 06:11:11 PM »
with a semi-skilled team (regularly biking, but not often) 80km/day on flat terrain is OK, so I guess 3 days for the 180km with mountains is just fine.

Sadly I only did only a few multi-day trips. On one day trips my records were 160km (mainly flat) and 120km (4400m uphill altitude gain), both on terrain, no paved roads.

On multi-day trips on paved road I usually headed for quite a hilly terrain and did 80-100km/day for 2-4 days.

It is important to bring some necessary tools, lots of spare food (even if you intend to eat in restaurants) and plan the accomodation always with a 'B plan' in advance. Try to avoid bags on yourself, put the weight to the bike. Hold many short breaks, and rise early, it is easier to ride in the morning and the late afternoon, the heat can be much more exhausting than the distance.


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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2012, 11:05:11 PM »
what a clown hahaha

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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2012, 01:53:44 AM »
That must be really hard to do with such a tiny bike
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #81 on: September 28, 2012, 09:43:40 PM »
The biggest respect to him! I wish to see the same after his 105th birthday!

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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2012, 03:53:02 PM »
Any comments on Armstrong? Anybody surprised?

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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2012, 04:39:07 PM »
Slightly surprised that it's uncovered already. I thought they would hold it off for 5-10 more years.
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2012, 01:17:51 PM »
Any comments on Armstrong? Anybody surprised?

The only surprise: I thought it won't ever happen to an American "idol". But I'm happy to see I was wrong.
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2012, 03:39:35 PM »
Is there at least one top dog at cycling (or swimming, it's the same) that doesn't do these kind of things? They just do it in a way it can't be discovered today, but if they check today's guys' blood in 10 years they would find everyone was doping
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2012, 12:33:32 AM »
Of course I'm not surprised that he doped. But neither I thought that it would be uncovered - not only because he was an "American idol", but because this scandal can destroy the whole business around competitive cycling. Will anybody believe that the others, now "shocked" by the news about Armstrong, were clear? It is physically impossible to complete Tour de France without doping...
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2012, 10:37:28 PM »
It is physically impossible to complete Tour de France without doping...

Like swimming 100 m in 47 seconds or throwing 82 m with a hammer. The whole professional sport is based on dopes.
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Re: Bike topic
« Reply #88 on: October 28, 2012, 10:15:44 AM »
I don't think that's true about the Tour de France. Blood doping is just the extra 5-10% edge. It makes a huge difference to determine the winners, but it's far from impossible to finish the Tour de France without it.
But we can't be quite sure.