Indurain's TT position

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Indurain's TT position

Postby dave milne » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:33 am

Is this typical? It's pretty awful.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby morstar » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:42 am

It's quite well documented that his position wasn't very aero. Between his 20 L lung capacity and large body, there were a few compromises.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby OCDuPalais » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:45 am

His coaching staff were trying to get him lower - á la Boardman - (in the run up to his hour attempt, IIRC); he tried it for a while before saying "cohones to that for a game of soldiers - I'm going back to my old position..."

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Yellow Peril » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:27 pm

Indurain's TTposition?...somewhere far ahead of Armstrong

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:46 pm

Why is he clutching a cockatiel on that photo?
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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby RichN95 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:47 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Why is he clutching a cockatiel on that photo?

No, I think it's a rabbit.
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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Paul 8v » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:47 pm

Yeah, he never was that aero but made up for it by being a powerhouse!

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby andyp » Fri Oct 04, 2013 13:00 pm

With the amount of EPO he had sloshing around his system, his aerodynamics were of lesser importance.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Bo Duke » Fri Oct 04, 2013 13:07 pm

andyp wrote:With the amount of EPO he had sloshing around his system, his aerodynamics were of lesser importance.


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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 14:31 pm

He'd be more aero if he was riding now. Just look at some of the positions Boardman adopted over the years.
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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby FocusZing » Fri Oct 04, 2013 14:58 pm

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I just had a little sick burp.




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It's not surprising Chris Boardman has problems with back.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:31 pm

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You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.

If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.

If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby FocusZing » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:33 pm

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:39 pm

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Everything is wrong about this pic. Bike, helmet, position. All hideous! :mrgreen:
You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.

If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby FocusZing » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:46 pm

Daz555 wrote:
Everything is wrong about this pic. Bike, helmet, position. All hideous! :mrgreen:


HA! Yes, that looks like a pimped up "ladies bike". A shopping basket on the front and it would balance it out a bit.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:50 pm

Some other Indurain TT positions:

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 21:30 pm

morstar wrote:It's quite well documented that his position wasn't very aero. Between his 20 L lung capacity and large body, there were a few compromises.

20L?

I think there has been a misprint, or Indurain was not actually homo sapien. :mrgreen:
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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby morstar » Fri Oct 04, 2013 21:39 pm

Blatant exaggeration. 19.5L + RHR of about 3.5 BPM too.

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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Daz555 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 21:42 pm

Quick Google suggests it was 7.5l - which is more reasonable.

Interesting Wiki suggests rower Peter Reid has largest recorded lung capactity of 11.6l - he is 6'6" and 16st but that capacity sounds too much to believe.

Sir Matthew Pinsent had a capacious 8.5l which sounds more reasonable and human.
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Re: Indurain's TT position

Postby Captain Fagor » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:03 pm

Yeah, I saw that 20L and thought "Eh? - I thought it was 8 or 9L".

As an aside, we measured our lung capacity in biology class when I was 12 or 13. I had the biggest at 5.5L.


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