Did a preliminary session with andy c at the dept of sports and exercise science at glasgow university. He is looking into preparation of the bodies system to take on prolonged high-power output exercise. Think bradley wiggins, and you will get where this is aimed.
The initial test is seemingly innocuous. 2 sets of 4 minute warm up followed by big ring high resistance sprinting for 60 seconds, with a small step down in resistance about half way through. Ouch.
There will be some interventions in the last 3 of 5 days, so we'll see. Today i was putting out 1000 watts for short bursts, then reducing to pedaling like a pile driver. Ugly. Still.
Here we have my latest work in micro fabrication. Its a (da da daaahhhhhhh!) second seatpost clamp. Why? well riding fixed means sitting down a lot and pummelling the seat post. At my weight, this leads to the post eventually slipping. So, i decided to cut down a metal seat post shim, and fit a second seatpost clamp above the one that is normally there. My calculations were a tiny bit out and i had to file off the rim of the new clamp as it was slightly deeper than the shim thickness. 5 minutes work with a file and some neatening up, and deburring, and its on. Hopefully it will add just enough so that the 'post doesnt sink. We'll see.
And remember kids, in a world gone mad with greed and selfishness, we are all just a small step away from evil.