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Sponsorship loyalties(4 posts)

Sponsorship loyaltiesNeedSpeed
Jun 12, 2001 10:32 AM
How is it that Postal has a sponsorship deal with Rolf Wheels when all of their bikes are outfitted with his competition:
Mavic Ksyriums? At the USPRO Championships on Sunday, none of the Postal riders used Rolfs and none of the
replacement bikes on the truck had them either. I think Hincapie was using Cosmic Carbones. Also, who do you think
is Postal's best shot at the Tour once Lance retires in three years or so?
Personal Time Trailsteeveo
Jun 12, 2001 11:00 AM
Chris Carmichael (I think) structures his training based on your time in a 3-mile personal time trial -- so many minutes you're a beginner, so many minutes you're intermediate, so many minutes you're a racer. I can't remember (or find on his site) what those exact times/classifications are. Can anybody recall?
Personal Time Trail timesalansutton
Jun 12, 2001 12:35 PM
In Bicycling Magazine's Jan 2000 3 minute mile test:

Man
<8 minutes = highly fit
8-12 min = Moderately fit
12+ min = below Average

Woman
<11 minutes = highly fit
11-15 min = Moderately fit
15+ min = below Average

It's too vague though. 8 minutes is only 22.5 Miles/Hr- most cyclists can do this holding their breath. I was able to do this test in 6:50 and I'm no where near as fit as I've been. It would be more useful if it were broken down into smaller increments like this:

5 – 5.5 minutes = Pro level
5.5 – 6 minutes = Cat 2/3 level
6 – 6.5 minutes = Cat 4/5 level
6.5 – 7 minutes = Recreational
Etc.
Etc.
re: Sponsorship loyaltiesxyz
Jun 12, 2001 11:25 AM
Although I no none of the details, its has been heard that Trek & Rolf has gone their sperate ways...