The_Forth_Rail_Bridge,_September_2012

Training: The Fourth Bridge

Training: The Fourth Bridge

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Before the New Year, it was my ride up Haleakala. At present, it’s Keepers Tour: Cobbled Classics 2013. Before Haleakala, it was one of the various Cyclocross races and before that the Zoo Hill Time Trial. The targets change, but throughout my life as a Velominatus, there always seems to be a goal looming over the horizon which spurs me on. Training, for its endless nature, is like painting the Forth Bridge in Scotland: it takes a year to paint and you have to paint it every year.

In contrast to my opinion of painting a bridge, training is something I fundamentally enjoy. Lucky for me, I love training for the sake of training; I don’t feel any compelling need to do a particular ride in any particular time. What I do feel, however, is the need to do any particular ride in a better time than I have previously. I’m fortunate to delight in the process of finding form and fitness, of getting better. I love seeing the improvement; I love setting incremental goals and reaching them through the elementary process of working towards them.

Cycling, in this way, presents me with an incredibly rewarding outlet for that bit of my nature that lives on seeing marked progress. In every walk of life, things are complicated. The deeper we wade into any endeavor, the more embroiled we become in the mechanics of staying afloat – to say nothing of actually moving towards an end. Yet, Cycling is simple; put in the work and the results come.

The more complicated my life gets and the more conflicted my priorities, the more I find I love Cycling for its elemental simplicity. Set a goal, make a plan, follow it. There is no one to look to but yourself. There are no external dependencies. There is only the endlessness of The Work.

Vive la Vie Velominatus.

// Defining Moments // La Vie Velominatus // Nostalgia

  1. @Buck Rogers

    @Marcus

    @Nate I once fell off rollers in a mate’s cinema room whilst admiring Jessica Biel’s breasts. What did I learn?

    1. Riding on rollers in a dark room is a risky pursuit.

    2. Admiring said Ms Biel for extended periods can move you too far to one side of rollers.

    3. Puncture wounds from mate’s kid’s plastic Star Wars toy being embedded mid-thigh really fucking hurt. And get easily infected.

    To be clear, I am doing one tri, and one tri only (an ironman in 6 weeks time) just to tick it off the list. At this stage it looks like i will be walking the whole fcuking marathon due to chronically fucked calves from being an old inflexible cunt.

    Yes. This!

    I plan on knocking out one Ironman in my life just to have done it. I have “raced” some tri’s in the distant past (last one 2009) but nothing longer than a half iron and I always hear people bitching about how incredibly hard they are and the hardest one day event that there is, etc and I think that is total bullshit. Ultra marathons suck ass majorly for pain, 12-28 straight hours of running is a mental toughnes test like nothing else. And Paris-Roubaix last year put me into a hurt locker that I did not now even existed.

    I will do one IM just to say, fuck that, I’ve done one and it is not as hard as an ultrarun and the ultra is not as hard as Paris-Roubaix.

    Probably all the wrong reasons but whatever floats your boat, eh?

    Ultra runs are a serious pain fest – particularly for the larger gentleman. Back in the day we used to find local “longer distance” mountain bike trails and run them for practice.

  2. @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    That second picture is making my hands sweat…

  3. @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    Many things but what I wonder about is that it looks like he has a climbing rope around his waist loosely tied but I do not see it leaving his body.   Is that just a belt or is he tied in (although it would be a painful fall as that is no harness) and the photo has been shopped?

    I know the dude Free solo’s 5.14 or something crazy like that so I do not doubt that he would do that walk sans protection.  Just curious as to to what you are referring to.

  4. @Buck Rogers

    @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    Many things but what I wonder about is that it looks like he has a climbing rope around his waist loosely tied but I do not see it leaving his body. Is that just a belt or is he tied in (although it would be a painful fall as that is no harness) and the photo has been shopped?

    I know the dude Free solo’s 5.14 or something crazy like that so I do not doubt that he would do that walk sans protection. Just curious as to to what you are referring to.

    Maybe the rope is holding his chalk bag?

  5. @Buck Rogers No rope. That’s just webbing holding a chalk bag (tho not sure why he’d need that). Dean’s the man, and a nice guy.

  6. @Buck Rogers

    @Buck Rogers

    @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    Many things but what I wonder about is that it looks like he has a climbing rope around his waist loosely tied but I do not see it leaving his body. Is that just a belt or is he tied in (although it would be a painful fall as that is no harness) and the photo has been shopped?

    I know the dude Free solo’s 5.14 or something crazy like that so I do not doubt that he would do that walk sans protection. Just curious as to to what you are referring to.

    Maybe the rope is holding his chalk bag?

  7. @scaler911

    @Buck Rogers No rope. That’s just webbing holding a chalk bag (tho not sure why he’d need that). Dean’s the man, and a nice guy.

    Yeah.  He’s from right near where I grew up but across the river in NH.  Saw him one time climbing on Cathedral  and he was in Rumney as few times when I was climbing nearby.  He’s only a week younger than I am. 

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

  8. @Steampunk

    After last year’s 2much ride, I wallowed and did a lot less riding than I could have or should have. One of the dangers of goals is that there can be a reduction in riding and training after they’ve been met.

    Indeed. That’s why I always try to have my goals set out a few in advance. What’s coming after Keepers Tour? A few road races. Cogal and crit in June. TT in July. Cogal in July and one in August…and so it goes on.

  9. @scaler911

    That is beyond harrowing.

  10. @Buck Rogers

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

    Before my accident, I considered soloing some 5.6 at Smith. Now the thought of it makes me nauseous. And watching me try to slackline will inspire derisive laughter; only my closest friends have been allowed to watch.

  11. @frank

    @Steampunk

    After last year’s 2much ride, I wallowed and did a lot less riding than I could have or should have. One of the dangers of goals is that there can be a reduction in riding and training after they’ve been met.

    Indeed. That’s why I always try to have my goals set out a few in advance. What’s coming after Keepers Tour? A few road races. Cogal and crit in June. TT in July. Cogal in July and one in August…and so it goes on.

    Likewise – after being left in the far distance at the KT I’ve got the potential humiliation of London Edinburgh in two days in early May with newly revised distance of 715kms (what could possibly go wrong there), the Coast to Coast in a Day with the 30% grades and comedy falls again at the end of June and…come to think of it what can I do in July, August, September and October?

  12. @PeakInTwoYears

    @Buck Rogers

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

    Before my accident, I considered soloing some 5.6 at Smith. Now the thought of it makes me nauseous. And watching me try to slackline will inspire derisive laughter; only my closest friends have been allowed to watch.

    “Before my accident”,  words I never like to hear or say!  I have only tried slack line walking a few times and, let’s just say, it didn’t end the way I had hoped it would!

  13. @Buck Rogers

    @Nate

    @Sauterelle Far from it. Anyone who claims to ride rollers, and claims to have never fallen off, is probably lying, and certainly not trying hard enough!

    Exactly! I have crashed off my rollers more than once and it is crazy scary! Worse than crashing on the road in my opinion. You seem to have more time to think about it on the rollers as you realize that you have spun out of balance and control and you start looking around and realize that there is NO soft place to land. Just which wall or floor do I feel like putting a hole into now.

    The disconcerting thing is that despite seeming to have more time to think about crashing, you still don’t have time to clip out and keep your bike from getting scraped up (or gouging the bamboo floor of your newly renovated man-cave.  I’ll only ride Bike #2 on the rollers and even then I’ve considered building up a Bike #3 (really it would be Bike #6) just as a rollers bike on the off chance I lose control and crash again.

  14. @VeloVita

    @Buck Rogers

    @Nate

    @Sauterelle Far from it. Anyone who claims to ride rollers, and claims to have never fallen off, is probably lying, and certainly not trying hard enough!

    Exactly! I have crashed off my rollers more than once and it is crazy scary! Worse than crashing on the road in my opinion. You seem to have more time to think about it on the rollers as you realize that you have spun out of balance and control and you start looking around and realize that there is NO soft place to land. Just which wall or floor do I feel like putting a hole into now.

    The disconcerting thing is that despite seeming to have more time to think about crashing, you still don’t have time to clip out and keep your bike from getting scraped up (or gouging the bamboo floor of your newly renovated man-cave. I’ll only ride Bike #2 on the rollers and even then I’ve considered building up a Bike #3 (really it would be Bike #6) just as a rollers bike on the off chance I lose control and crash again.

    This is so true. Once it starts, crashing on rollers is like crashing on ice or ball bearings, time might seem to slow but everything else seems to slow just that bit more that the speed with which you’re heading towards the saucepan cupboard.

  15. @Buck Rogers

    @PeakInTwoYears

    @Buck Rogers

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

    Before my accident, I considered soloing some 5.6 at Smith. Now the thought of it makes me nauseous. And watching me try to slackline will inspire derisive laughter; only my closest friends have been allowed to watch.

    “Before my accident”, words I never like to hear or say! I have only tried slack line walking a few times and, let’s just say, it didn’t end the way I had hoped it would!

    I understand that phrase. I took a 40 foot fall (on repel, long story) and hit the deck around 5 years ago. Circumstances worked out for me such that I only ended up with a fat lip and black eye. I still get out from time to time, but I don’t climb rock/ ice with the zeal that I once had. You might say it “grounded” me.

  16. @scaler911

    @Buck Rogers

    @PeakInTwoYears

    @Buck Rogers

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

    Before my accident, I considered soloing some 5.6 at Smith. Now the thought of it makes me nauseous. And watching me try to slackline will inspire derisive laughter; only my closest friends have been allowed to watch.

    “Before my accident”, words I never like to hear or say! I have only tried slack line walking a few times and, let’s just say, it didn’t end the way I had hoped it would!

    I understand that phrase. I took a 40 foot fall (on repel, long story) and hit the deck around 5 years ago. Circumstances worked out for me such that I only ended up with a fat lip and black eye. I still get out from time to time, but I don’t climb rock/ ice with the zeal that I once had. You might say it “grounded” me.

    Is that where ‘scaler911′ comes from?

  17. @scaler911

    @Buck Rogers

    @PeakInTwoYears

    @Buck Rogers

    But, as “cool” as free solo stuff sounds, I think it is crazy and would never free solo anytyhing, not even a 5.4.

    Before my accident, I considered soloing some 5.6 at Smith. Now the thought of it makes me nauseous. And watching me try to slackline will inspire derisive laughter; only my closest friends have been allowed to watch.

    “Before my accident”, words I never like to hear or say! I have only tried slack line walking a few times and, let’s just say, it didn’t end the way I had hoped it would!

    I understand that phrase. I took a 40 foot fall (on repel, long story) and hit the deck around 5 years ago. Circumstances worked out for me such that I only ended up with a fat lip and black eye. I still get out from time to time, but I don’t climb rock/ ice with the zeal that I once had. You might say it “grounded” me.

    Oh shit.  End knot come undone?  That’s not good.  They saw way more climbers are killed repelling off the top after finnishing a climb than falling on the way up. 

    I used to fall all the time when trad climbing.  We always said that if you are not falling, you are not climbing hard enough (although that rule is out the window on vertical ice.  There it was simply “Don’t Fall” b/c even a 22 cm screw can pull out on ice!)  I once took a HUGE whipper on the third pitch of the “Standard Route” on White Horse in NH.  Ended up hanging below my belayer as there is just no pro on that slab.  But fortunately I have never had a ground fall.

    But ever since having kids, I just do not climb anywhere near as much and nowhere near as hard or crazy.  Kids have, in a good way, grounded me!

  18. @VeloVita

    Sort of. I was working for a company that does high angle rock fall mitigation and slope stabilization. Guys that do this are called “rock scalers” (not for the climbing part, but the rock removal part). With my medical background I was the safety officer for any jobsite I was on. Thus; scaler   911.

    We’re about 150ft off the deck in this photo, working at an elevation of 11,000ft outside Durango CO.

  19. Hmmm. Try one more time:

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    start_el('?display_element(Object(stdClass), Array, 1, 0, Array, '?@scaler911

    Hmmm. Try one more time:

    Looks like it was a fuck’in blizzard that day!    Full white out! 

     

    I climbed in those conditions one time in Nepal when descending from Camp 3 to Camp 2 during a storm on Ama Dablam.  Had to do all our knots blind as we literally could not see our hands with the storm coming in.  CRAZY shit scared that day!

  21. @Buck Rogers

    Ama Dablam

    Beautiful mountain.

  22. @Ron

     maybe because her and her mother watched so much damn BBC?

    it takes a big man to not be offended. Literally.

  23. OK. there it is……..

  24. Hey it’s great there are loads of velominati who also climb, must be something aging rock jocks turn to more and more.

    I climbed, a lot, in the past, less so now, but cant put my finger on why, it’s still a blast but maybe the bike is a good mistress too.

    Still get out, and on the local MRT, so all is not lost. All makes for good dits in the pub.

  25. @Buck Rogers     But ever since having kids, I just do not climb anywhere near as much and nowhere near as hard or crazy. Kids have, in a good way, grounded me!

    The same here, Kids took me off the adrenalin market also. I love to skydive back in the day ( pre kids ) but never any serious climbing for some reason just didn’t call too me? Just a shit load of hiking which would lend itself to bouldering no and agin.  Good  times!

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    start_el('?display_element(Object(stdClass), Array, 1, 0, Array, '?@scaler911

    beautiful Arizona

  27. In looking up a latin saying a mate had posted online today I came across this little gem sitting right below it in the translation list…

    perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim
    Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.

    Words to train by if ever I’ve read them.

  28. Bunch of climbers here. Very cool. I earn a living running a climbing gym. A former co-worker shot this video of Potter in Squamish. Go full screen for maximal scrotum shrivelage. Nut. Fucking. Case.

  29. @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    upper cortical activity

  30. @gaswepass

    @scaler911

    ^^^What’s missing in the Photo of Dean (and the answer is not shoes).

    upper cortical activity

    I was going to say “brain” but this is a better answer, as he must one have one hell of a cerebellum.

  31. @starclimber

    I’m surprised he did that with it so windy out. Nice vid BTW. I’d not seen that before.

  32. @Mikael Liddy

    In looking up a latin saying a mate had posted online today I came across this little gem sitting right below it in the translation list…

    perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim
    Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.

    Words to train by if ever I’ve read them.

    Speaking of tough, and cool… in a race today Paul (the guy I roomed with on the Tour of Sharjah) had a blowout as he was attacking on a very fast downhill at nearly 100km/h.

    He realised he had to stay upright so he used the concrete dividing barrier in the road to stay upright and grind the speed off, Nascar style. Has totally fucked his wheels, bars and levers and his hand is a bit messy but otherwise OK.

    I passed him about a minute later and thought he’d just had a normal puncture and stopped. If it was me I’d have been a blubbering wreck. A hard man, with very impressive bike skills.

  33. Different kind of bike story here.  Years ago my friend and I were at a gas station during a tornado.  We saw the facade of a building across the street get blown off and fall into the street.  Just as it happened a guy came flying down the street on a motorcycle, hit the pile of lumber and somersaulted over it twice before sliding sideways on the bike into the gas station driveway.  He got up, dusted himself off, came into the gas station and asked for a pack of Marlboros.  I’ll never forget that.

  34. Had to give up climbing about 6 years ago.  Had to get one shoulder repaired and the other had major impingment.  Just got tired of being in pain all the time. I have thought about setting up a slack line over my pool.

    The latest video of Potter was great

    Moonwalk from Reel Water Productions on Vimeo.

    In other news I completed my cardiac rehab today.  I hope I never have to sit on one of those exercise bikes again.

  35. @seemunkee

    Had to give up climbing about 6 years ago. Had to get one shoulder repaired and the other had major impingment. Just got tired of being in pain all the time. I have thought about setting up a slack line over my pool.

    The latest video of Potter was great

    Moonwalk from Reel Water Productions on Vimeo.

    In other news I completed my cardiac rehab today. I hope I never have to sit on one of those exercise bikes again.

    AWESOME!! Didn’t know that you’d had problems. Did you have a stent? Scary stuff.

  36. @starclimber

    Why is he wearing my grandma’s jeans?

  37. @scaler911 Yes, had a 99% blockage of right coronary artery.  No heart attack, no damage.

  38. Although the expression is still in the Lexicon, the Forth bridge no longer requires continuous painting….

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7250560.stm

  39. @seemunkee

    @scaler911 Yes, had a 99% blockage of right coronary artery. No heart attack, no damage.

    This is why I like to keep my blood treated with plenty of ethanol, makes it nice and thin so it can get through all those small places and keep things running.

    Congrats on your rehab progress!

  40. @Sauterelle

    Different kind of bike story here. Years ago my friend and I were at a gas station during a tornado. We saw the facade of a building across the street get blown off and fall into the street. Just as it happened a guy came flying down the street on a motorcycle, hit the pile of lumber and somersaulted over it twice before sliding sideways on the bike into the gas station driveway. He got up, dusted himself off, came into the gas station and asked for a pack of Marlboros. I’ll never forget that.

    FUCK’IN HARDCORE!!!  I dream of doing stuff like that!  Of course I would have been in the fetal postion crying like my four year old daughter after her big brother stole her Ferbie and chucked it against the wall (with my permission, of course).

  41. @Buck Rogers

    you’ve done enough trauma to know the dude prolly had a blood alcohol >0.2.  just saying.

  42. @frank

    Apparently he has a patch of leather sewn into the crotch/upper thigh area so he can grab the webbing with his inner thighs when he bails, assuming he bails onto his balls and not into the obituary column.

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    Did you ask him about his time training with the Chicken?

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    @frank

    Did you ask him about his time training with the Chicken?

    Frank…how small is that guy?  Or are you still wearing your ‘Fat Bastard’ suit?

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    @frank

    Did you ask him about his time training with the Chicken?

    Frank…How small is that guy??? Or are you still wearing your ‘Fat Bastard’ suit?

  46. @Buck Rogers

    @Sauterelle

    Different kind of bike story here. Years ago my friend and I were at a gas station during a tornado. We saw the facade of a building across the street get blown off and fall into the street. Just as it happened a guy came flying down the street on a motorcycle, hit the pile of lumber and somersaulted over it twice before sliding sideways on the bike into the gas station driveway. He got up, dusted himself off, came into the gas station and asked for a pack of Marlboros. I’ll never forget that.

    FUCK’IN HARDCORE!!! I dream of doing stuff like that! Of course I would have been in the fetal postion crying like my four year old daughter after her big brother stole her Ferbie and chucked it against the wall (with my permission, of course).

    A mate of mine is in his 50s, about 6’4″ and well north of 120kgs. A few years back he was going through an intersection and a VW Golf (Rabbit in US?) coming the other way turns in front of him. Head on collision, he hits the windscreen and rolls over roof.

    Result. He was unhurt but for a few scratches, front wheel of his bike fucked but rest ok. Car was written off by the insurer because he bent the roof out of shape. Rider 1, Car, 0.

  47. Training ….    ouch ……   Crows Nest ride here yesterday in 40+ degree heat …..     one way to lose those unwanted kilos

  48. @Barracuda yeah friend of mine who has a terrible combination of pigheaded stubborness, over-ambitiousness & an aversion to training tried to do the 85k version of the first Grand Slam yesterday afternoon…she consequently spent 5hrs in the RAH being treated for heat exhaustion after being too stubborn to pull the pin at the optional stopping point half way through

    There’s a reason my riding was done & dusted by 11 both days this weekend, it was too fucking hot to stay out any longer.

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    @Steampunk

    @frank

    Did you ask him about his time training with the Chicken?

    Frank…How small is that guy??? Or are you still wearing your ‘Fat Bastard’ suit?

    Also Frank, why do you have a chain wrapped around your finger? Are you perhaps a T-800 demonstrating a slight injury? Would explain the weight issue….

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