Where were you guys/gals hiding this week? Some of you were there and others have succumbed to the winter blues….
Scroll to the bottom, I've added a list of music you can request. Send me a request and the class you want to hear it in.
Diabetes worldwide eplosion
It is now estimated that 350 million have diabetes worldwide. This disease has plagued wealthier countries for years and despite good knowledge being available its getting worse. Now we see it hitting poorer countries, where personal knowledge is considerably less and therefore much more easily impressed by the marketing pushing cheap low quality products as a luxury treat
Is Television fattening ?
You don't need a PHD to gauge the nutritional value of food associated with TV's, it looks like this;
What is a TV
You can't eat TV's, so how can they be fattening? Well first we need to look at, from a nutritional viewpoint as to what a Television is. It's a device designed to deliver marketing information to an large eager audience.
What marketing is delivered to you
As a rough rule of thumb, the less you need a product, the more it is marketed to you. Product success depends on generating demand and a large mark up over manufacturing costs and generating demand is where marketing comes in.
How do they reel you in
The marketing boys will associate the product with things we that we often want;
- Peer approval
- Being a good parent
- The list goes on
What calories are associated with TV
A typical male will burn 80 calories per hour watching a TV. In that hour, how many calories where marketed at him. Well I've had the TV on while I wrote this and had half an eye on it. Which ones did I notice;
- McDonalds family dinner, aka the good parents, Dad is really impressed with the content/deal
- Chocolate, she hides it from her man so she can eat it all herself
- Yoghurt (thick and creamy), the healthy option? Though we don't actually know how this altered product compares with the base product (plain yoghurt)
- Hungry jacks breakie deal
So where were the adverts for fruit, vegetables, nuts…
And LOL, Australia has got fatter as TV's have got thinner;
With 8 RPM classes and about 180k of bike commuting in my legs (Mon – Fri), what moment of insanity occurred to make the decision to race on a Friday night? Even transportation was legalistically complicated. Friday commenced with riding down to Rockdale, for the 6.15am RPM class and riding home afterwards. Then I took my track bike to work on the train. After work I was picked up and taken to Dunc Grey velodrome. The home journey was with someone else.
So how did I go?
I signed up for Division 2, in the previous 2 years I'd ridden Division 3 and when I first went to Div 3 I was dropped in the races for a couple of weeks and was expecting the same in Div 2
Warm up race
We had 25 riders, one more than the maximum so they split the race into 2, with 12 of us going out. With 2 ½ laps to go I found myself on the front, accelerated and rolled, but failed to find a good wheel. 4 riders got off the front and I came 5th, best of the rest but not in the hunt.
One lap screamer
This is possibly the race that I am worst at for all track racing, to be good at it, you need to be able to get quickly off the line and I don't possess that skill, so I came where I though I would – 4th out of 4 J
Points are awarded for the winner of each lap and as the race progresses you get more points, ie lap 1 is one point, lap 2 is two points etc. The entire field goes out (not split like the warm up). I find myself boxed near the rear and elect to sit in and wait till I'm further near the front before going for points and that happened about ¾ way thru the race, where I tried to roll around 4 other riders contesting the sprint, but I was a little way back and didn't get there. After that one rider got off the front and took the points. So end result was zero points, but it gave me an indication that I will be in the hunt for placing's this year. A fellow club member commented on how high the pace as, but as I'm new to this grade I don't know if its fast or not.
Misunderstood what race I was suppose to be in and missed the race. Shrugged my shoulders and headed for the canteen where I had a sausage roll on order, hey it even came with onions.
Missing the combines meant that I was eligible to ride the time blaster, pace is something like 51kph, not a lot different to what I did in the NSW team time trial championships, so quite possible for me to do it. I sat down and waited for the thought to disappear…
Race All Winter (RAW) has started. This is racing on Sydney's indoor velodrome on Friday nights. I've missed last weeks racing and its about 50/50 for getting there this Friday night.
Information about the series is here => http://www.rawtrack.com.au/ and here => http://www.dhbc.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2456
Dulwich Hill Omnium
So what could be more silly? Lets add Saturday High Performance, taking it to 9 classes and some track racing at Tempe Velodrome on Saturday afternoon.
I arrive on time but find I've forgotten my shoes and go home to get them. I arrive back just in time to do the flying 200mtr and go out with zero warmup, only to find that the northern bend of the track is wet, I do the flying 200 but push a tad softer thru the wet section for a time of 14.1 seconds, 0.9 seconds slower than my PB for Tempe Velodrome, quite slow.
We think the reason that corner of the track is wet is due to the sprinklers being on earlier
Points Race and Kerin
I decide not to race either of these races. January 29th 2009 I had a major accident at Tempe Velodrome and have fond memories of how hard the track is
Mon 27/06/11 6:00 AM Walker Mon 6.00am
Mon 27/06/11 5:45 PM 5Dock Mon 5.45pm
Tue 28/06/11 6:45 PM Rock Tue 6.45pm
Wed 29/06/11 5:45 PM N Strath Wed 5.45pm
Thu 30/06/11 6:00 AM Walker Thu 6.00am
Fri 1/07/11 6:15 AM Rock Fri 6.15am
Sat 2/07/11 8:15 AM Rock HiPf Sat 8.15am
Mon 27/06/11 7:30 PM Riverwood Mon 7.30pm
Tue 28/06/11 6:15 AM Riverwood Tue 6.15am
Music Request List
This list covers all gyms, all classes;
1 – Warmup
2 – Pace
3 – Hills
4 – Mixed Terrain
5 – Intervals
6 – Speed Work
7 – Mountain Climb
8 – Ride Home (Warm down)
9 – Stretch
Sleep Ride Eat Repeat – see ya Mike