Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Inbound Into Customs
Inbound Into Customs
Inbound International Arrival, March 28, 2009, 11:15 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Inbound International Arrival, March 28, 2009, 11:14 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Inbound Out of Customs, March 28, 2009, 11:14 am
Foreign International Dispatch, March 20, 2009, 11:30 am, ZURICH 59, SWITZERLAND
Foreign Arrival at Outward Office, March 20, 2009, 10:58 am, ZURICH 59, SWITZERLAND
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
Foreign Acceptance, March 18, 2009, 5:52 pm, SWITZERLAND
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
As you can see on my Twitter, good news about the chromed steel Precisa Fork
for my Colnago Master X-Light Molteni.
It is on its way!!!
Done with Carbon; Steel is Real!
Molteni near complete, Fausto Coppi to start soon...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Further more I've been plugging away on www.precisionbikes.com where we have had about 12000 visitors since the beginning of this year (less than 3 months!). I have been getting plenty of miles in, as a matter of fact, last Saturday I rode 50 miles and on Sunday another 72 miles.
My practice is busy as ever, so you know I'm burning calories left an right.... It looks like we might be spending Easter in Dallas/Fort Worth and catch up on some Brintley lovin'. Other than my September meeting in Arizona and a visit to "Interbike" Las Vegas, later in September, no travel plans have been made. Still playing with the idea to visit the Netherlands at some time, who knows....
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Steel Roadframe and Fork
made of legendary Columbus Genius - Nivachrome tubes An Italian - CLASSIC from the 90's check out this wonderful work with those pantographs
- weight frame: 1825g
- fork: 605 grams - italian threading - 25,4 x 24F
- seattube: 57 cm (center - top),
- toptube: 56,5 cm (center-center)
- bottom-bracket: 70 mm (italian)
- stem: 27,2 mm,
- rear-wheel-spacing: 130 mm
- This might be my new baby and project for the time to come!!!
- Campagnolo and eBay get ready.....
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Last year I send an email to Rapha with the suggestion to incorporate Dutch Orange in their line up of country jerseys. At the time Rapha had Belgium, France, Italy and Germany as featured 'Country Jerseys'.
I'll never know if it is because of my suggestion, but it has been included in the new 2009 line up!!!
This is just my way of honoring my heritage, I'll be seen pedalling the Dutch Orange down the Louisiana roads with a huge grin on my face, thinking of the great Dutch like, Den Hertog, Raas, Jansen, Zoetemelk, Knetemans, Post, van Poppel, Breukink, Blijlevens, Dekker, Bos, Boogerd and all those that are not coming to mind right now........
"Je Maintien Drai"
Monday, March 2, 2009
It shows me that my "lactate"curve is relative high from beginning till end, telling me I might be working too hard!
The other curve shows my heart rate, which maxed out at 164 bpm, which is fully in step with the old school, unscientific way of calculating one's max heart rate (220 minus age).
Now it is the trick to find out why my base level lactate is high, reduce it and improve on my endurance performance.
Lactate referred to in his context has to do with Lactate Treshold.
Nothing to do with the milk, some people think about, when obsessed with boobs......
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Mark Miller's Precision Bikes
had Will Jones (from The 4th Dimension Fitness) administer lactate tests for 4 athletes. And sure enough I was offered a slot in the rotation! With this test an athletes maximum heart rate and lactate threshold are measured. This means that over the course of about one hour one goes all out, every 4 minutes the power output is increaded by 25 watts. The end result is knowledge about one's max heart rate and lactate threshold as well a 'near death' experience!
I am grateful (after fact, with the knowledge I survived), that Mark included me in this rotation. Sometime next week I'll get results and recommendations in, so far I know that my maximum heart rate on the bike is 165, while my highest power output was 250 watts. This will be a significant number, used in my future training program. In this way I'll be able to know, with the use of a heart rate monitor, in what heart rate zone to ride depending on what kind of goal I want to accomplish for that particular ride.
I think the last pictures shows without a doubt I am nearing the 165..... and nearing death.....