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Thurday’s Spin

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Very pleasant spin this evening, with 8 out, a mixture of fast and not so fast riders. 63kms covered at just under 30.0kph. New ‘rule’ of reasonably paced start was applied, and again worked well. And the evening’s soccer score was: Mechanicals 4 – 0 NTW (Brandon o.g, 39m, Brandon o.g. 62m, Brandon o.g. 80m, Eoin o.g. 92m.) NTW’s manager has transfer listed our young centre-half, saying he’d let him go on the cheap. Man of the Match was Eoin, who had a lot of gas (Roger had some too).

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Tuesday Evening Spin

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We’d a very enjoyable spin this evening, with some of the coaching lessons being successfully applied for the first time. There were 10 riders out, covering 59km @ an average of 29.5kph. The most important lesson applied was a reduced pace for the opening few kilometers. Instead of the usual ‘greyhounds out of the traps’ approach (and heart beating like a jackhammer), there was a more sedate 27-28kph start to the spin. It enabled muscles to rev up naturally, and avoided shoving riders nearly into the red early in the spin. As the spin progressed the pace picked up naturally, […]