Durianriders top 10 cycling tips.

durianrider
durianrider Posts: 62
edited February 2013 in Road beginners
Here they are. Feedback please. Share your tips too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbveG2Qrhg
Over 400 000km cycled as a vegan.

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Comments

  • ha ha!
    Over 400 000km cycled as a vegan.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    What have you got on your feet ? they look like birkenstocks with clips, FFS. :)
  • They are a custom shoe I got made in Australia. Ive got a leg length difference. Ive got em fitted up mid foot cleat by Steve Hogg in Sydney. The dude is a magician when it comes to bike fit!
    Over 400 000km cycled as a vegan.

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  • JST
    JST Posts: 158
    Interesting Vid shame about the sound. Do you really eat 30 bananas a day? :o
  • JST
    JST Posts: 158
    BTW how is the weather in Oz it's 'kin miserable here :shock:
  • Im in Thailand at the moment. Its hot here. 3 seasons. Hot, hotter and hottest.
    Over 400 000km cycled as a vegan.

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  • Durianrider, what do you eat and drink on longer rides rather than sports drinks / gels?
  • merak
    merak Posts: 323
    Durians?
  • t.m.h.n.e.t
    t.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    I love you, subbed and watching vids. Keep it up

    /highfive
  • Thanks for the support crew. :)

    I like taking out those organic medjool dates when I go training. They are great compact, tasty and nutrient dense product that you can get almost anywhere in the world.

    They are about 80g of carbs per 100g so a 100g of dates is roughly 3 gels without the refined sugar or plastic wrapper to landfill.
    Over 400 000km cycled as a vegan.

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  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    Great video!

    Couple of questions about points 1 & 3.

    Is there a trick to getting the balance right with hydration so that you don't need to pee during the ride? I once missed the initial split of the faster guys off the front of a sportive even because I'd tried to hydrate as much as possible before the start. I went before the start but was still desperate to pee about 20mins into the event. Stopped briefly, and missed the split...

    Sleep - HTF do you sleep for 10-12 hours?? I can never sleep for more than about 7 hours no mater how tired I am, I always wake up at around the same time.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,439
    neeb wrote:
    Great video!

    Couple of questions about points 1 & 3.

    Is there a trick to getting the balance right with hydration so that you don't need to pee during the ride? I once missed the initial split of the faster guys off the front of a sportive even because I'd tried to hydrate as much as possible before the start. I went before the start but was still desperate to pee about 20mins into the event. Stopped briefly, and missed the split...

    Sleep - HTF do you sleep for 10-12 hours?? I can never sleep for more than about 7 hours no mater how tired I am, I always wake up at around the same time.

    You sure that wasn't just nerves? I'm like it before I race.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    Pross wrote:
    You sure that wasn't just nerves? I'm like it before I race.
    Might have had something to do with it. Another factor was that the start was earlier in the day than I am used to (I'm not a morning person), so I had a full pot of coffee as well as a pint or two of water working its way through my system.. :wink:

    Never understood why so many people like being active first thing in the morning...
  • springtide9
    springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    Great vid! :D

    There is definitely a skill in learning to adjust your fluid intake to the riding conditions, especially on very long rides.
    It is also not helped by the changeable UK weather, where one minute you are sweating buckets and loosing 750ml of fluids per hour, and the next dropping to less than half that amount.

    I have found this a struggle on occasion, but seems better to need the loo more than the other way around :oops:
    Simon
  • durianrider
    durianrider Posts: 62
    Thats why pro's ALL learn how to have a wizz on the bike. Ive trained with all the teams since 2003 and its all about stopping every 2 hours to take a leak or going to the back of the bunch and riding whilst you're wizz'n.

    In a 24hr race I wizz on the bike. Pick a bit of slight down hill fire road and pull over to the left.

    Heck, Paula Radcliffe set the WR in the marathon and stopped twice for a pee and once for a dump. All on live TV in the middle of the road.
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  • Gizmo_
    Gizmo_ Posts: 558
    Thats why pro's ALL learn how to have a wizz on the bike. Ive trained with all the teams since 2003 and its all about stopping every 2 hours to take a leak or going to the back of the bunch and riding whilst you're wizz'n.

    In a 24hr race I wizz on the bike. Pick a bit of slight down hill fire road and pull over to the left.

    Heck, Paula Radcliffe set the WR in the marathon and stopped twice for a pee and once for a dump. All on live TV in the middle of the road.
    Not on the same marathon though... ;)

    How do you wizz while riding? Down the leg or pull down the Lycra? :?
    Scott Sportster P45 2008 | Cannondale CAAD8 Tiagra 2012
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    I wonder if there would be a market for a tube that attaches to the male member and emerges somewhere at the back of the bike... it could even make use of internal cable routing on modern frames... :wink:
  • sancho1983
    sancho1983 Posts: 76
    As a relative 'newbie' to road biking I think the video is pretty informative, although I recommend other newbies not watching your other videos...

    You really like your carbs!
  • butcher_boy
    butcher_boy Posts: 117
    Think there is some names you didn't drop in that video. :roll:
  • MountainMonster
    MountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Awesome video man, really enjoyed that!
  • Awesome video man, really enjoyed that!

    Cheers.
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  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    What size waist are you?
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Excellent stuff
    Tip number 11 don't upload all your strava rides in case some crazy person on the other side of the planet decides to do 300 miles on a roller on the last day of the challenge...

    Kudos to you
  • neeb wrote:
    I wonder if there would be a market for a tube that attaches to the male member and emerges somewhere at the back of the bike... it could even make use of internal cable routing on modern frames... :wink:

    And depending on where you put the exit port and when you use it you could be accused of using PEDs (although technically you wouldn't so much be getting enhancement as deterring the guy behind you) ;)