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2014 Bikes of the WorldTour – Part 2

2014 Bikes of the WorldTour – Part 2 | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Yesterday we brought you a photo gallery of all the new 2014 ProTeam bikes from the Tour Down Under.
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Cyclists tops Mont Ventoux on Boris bike | Cycling Republic

Cyclists tops Mont Ventoux on Boris bike | Cycling Republic | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
A Boris Bike has never seen anything this epic before. Taken from South London, a man and his friends take it to Mont Ventoux and ride it to the top. Add some Top Gear-esque race against the clock and you have an incredible film...
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Stages Powermeter Review

Stages Powermeter Review | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
There have been a number of advancements in powermeter technology in the past year and all this competition is a fantastic thing for consumers – it means better technology, more choices, and better prices for users entering the market.
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How to become a better climber

How to become a better climber | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a flatlands specialist, a mountain goat or something in between, there’s a fair chance you’d like to be a little stronger when it comes to climbing.
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Test riding the new Shimano disc brakes … in Hawaii

Test riding the new Shimano disc brakes … in Hawaii | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
While some of us are stuck in the office here in Melbourne, CyclingTips’ newest employee Andy van Bergen is over on the Hawaiian island of Maui for a Shimano media camp to experience the company’s new Ultegra road groupset, including their much...
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Some advice on nutritional supplements and multivitamins

Some advice on nutritional supplements and multivitamins | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Don't waste money on nutritional supplements and multivitamins for cycling until you read this...
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Canadian Team Claims $250,000 Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter | Autopia | Wired.com

Canadian Team Claims $250,000 Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter | Autopia | Wired.com | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
The Canadian AeroVelo team has done what many thought impossible. The crew has officially claimed the American Helicopter Society's Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize.
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Garmin Vector Review

Garmin Vector Review | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
It’s been a long wait for Garmin to release their pedal-based Vector power measuring system and now that it’s finally been released, I jumped at the opportunity to take it for a spin throughout the last month.
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How to clean your bike

How to clean your bike | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Omega Pharma-QuickStep mechanic Kenny Latomme shows you how he cleans the OPQS Specialized bicycles after races.
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Hill Climbing Bicycle Workouts, Training | Bicycling Magazine

Hill Climbing Bicycle Workouts, Training | Bicycling Magazine | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Hill Climbing Bicycle Workouts, Training
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Paracetamol improves exercise endurance in the heat

Paracetamol improves exercise endurance in the heat | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Paracetamol has a significant effect on exercise performance and the body’s ability to cope with the thermal challenge of exercise in the heat.
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I read somewhere else that up to half the participants in a recent marathon were on painkillers. Facinating,- Not something I personally would experiment with. 

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Sports nutrition strategies |

Sports nutrition strategies | | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
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Kaare Jacoby Damgaard's comment, September 18, 2013 8:16 PM
One of the best articles from cycling tips.com.au Puts nutrition and gear optimisation in a whole new light. For example: How does a skin suit compare to drinking a Red Bull in terms of performance gain?
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Interview: John van Seters after his 430km, 9,100m ride

Interview: John van Seters after his 430km, 9,100m ride | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever signed up for a climbing-related Strava challenge there’s every chance you would have seen the name “John van Seters” somewhere near the top of the leaderboard.
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I will never complain about 1-20 again

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2014 Bikes of the WorldTour – Part 1

2014 Bikes of the WorldTour – Part 1 | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Today in Adelaide we had the opportunity to photograph all 18 ProTeam bikes (plus the wildcard teams) at the Tour Down Under and showcase them here for you.
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How to Become Stronger without Adding Muscle Mass

How to Become Stronger without Adding Muscle Mass | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Weight Lifting Experiment #1Here is the story about how I have spend 6 months testing and optimizing a training program helping athletes to become stronger without adding muscle mass.
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Caffeine and cycling: social accessory or performance enhancer?

Caffeine and cycling: social accessory or performance enhancer? | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
The café is a social highlight of many a bunch ride. Very few cyclists don’t like coffee, and even fewer will publicly admit it to their mates. But what effect does all that caffeine have on your cycling performance?
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How to avoid injury when cycling: dynamic stretches for cyclists

How to avoid injury when cycling: dynamic stretches for cyclists | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself injured or with aches and pains or tight spots after cycling? You can go a long way to solving that with a bit of body maintenance.
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Cycling Kinematics

Cycling Kinematics | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
You will gain from our extensive experience treating cyclists. Together with our expertise in biomechanical optimisation strategies to alleviate cycling discomfort we will enhance your performance whilst reducing injuries and discomfort.
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Lance Armstrong: The Downfall of a Champion - Wall Street Journal

Lance Armstrong: The Downfall of a Champion - Wall Street Journal | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal
Lance Armstrong: The Downfall of a Champion
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Slowly, he remounted his bike, his teammates joining onlookers in pushing him up the climb. ...
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Finding all the sealed climbs in Victoria

Finding all the sealed climbs in Victoria | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
Over the past year David Blom has been working to put together a list that features the vast majority, if not all of the sealed cycling climbs in Victoria with an elevation gain of more than 80 met...
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Disc brakes and road bikes: what does the future hold?

Disc brakes and road bikes: what does the future hold? | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to what the major manufacturers have been doing in the past year or so, you’ll notice that disc brakes are becoming more of a fixture on road bikes. This is not a passing fad.
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What effect does age really have on cycling performance? |

What effect does age really have on cycling performance? | | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
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At 35 I really like this article
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Cycling’s Greatest Fraud

Cycling’s Greatest Fraud | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
This documentary dissects the story of the science and scheming behind what’s been called “the most sophisticated and successful doping scheme in all of sports”.
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Velominati › The Rules

Velominati › The Rules | Velo Notes | Scoop.it
We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.See also The Prophet’s Prayer.
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Kaare Jacoby Damgaard's comment, September 18, 2013 8:19 PM
Rule #12