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Rollapaluza record

This is unbelievable. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘high cadence’.

Rollapaluza

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Under starter's orders...

 

Cruising.

Cruising.

 

Burning.

Burning.

Last Wednesday I got in some impromptu spin training at the Rollapaluza Winter League in Reliance Square, Shoreditch. 

Jas was along to take photos for the London Paper, and I ended up racing against Kevin, the LP journalist. We did 1000 metre heats, and I posted a time of 50 secs or thereabouts, comfortably toasting Kevin. As a workout it was surprisingly savage. After about 30 secs it feels as if every muscle in your legs is filling up with burning acid. It took me 3 days to stretch out the stiffness.

I’d like to try it again, because apparently it’s as least as much about technique as leg speed and power. Furthermore I had the bonk walking into the venue – a beer and a packet of crisps was all I had to get back on track. 

Check out the Rollapaluza Flickr photostream or for more Roller madness browse this set from Rapha.

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