Monday, April 19, 2021

Portugali XCO karikasarja 1.etapp - Melgaço UCI C2

 Polnud varem kunagi Melgaço rajal sõitnud, väga hea rada. Loodus seal ilma eukalüptita, ehk nagu loodus olema peab. Peamine männimets, rada looduslikult hästi kivine, palju liine rajal, isegi nii, et trennis sõidetud liinidest ma mõned vahetasin poole võistluse pealt uuteks, kiiremateks. 

Peale Arnedo võistlust kõik super sujuvalt ei läinud, sain arstide vahet käia, naba tegi trikke, sain antibiootikume süüa, ultrahelis käia ja üldarst tahtis kohe lauale ka saata, seega kirurgi vastuvõtule läksin natuke südame puperdades, et kas tõesti, kuid kirurg kohe esimese lausena rahustas maha, et tema sama diagnoosi ei pane hetkel, mis üldarst, ja määras välispidise kuuri ning kuu pärast vaatame ultrahelis üle, mis seis on. 

Võistluspäeval oli kõik normis, tagant järgi vaadates tõden, et sel päeval oli kõik nii nagu pidi ja tegin oma parima tulemuse hetke vormist. Tunne oli hea, magatud sai hästi, söök/jook oli nii enne kui kestel tiptop, pingutus oli maksimaalne ja kuna tõelist meeldis rada, siis andis veel rohkem positiivset tunnet. 

Tean ,et seda teemat nii avalikult ei puudutata, aga ma räägin. See siis puudutab naisi ja menstruatsiooni, veelkord sai tõestust, et inimkeha on suurepärane masin ja teab, mis tal vaja. Nimelt minul pidi ajaliselt algama verekaotus reedel, aga kuna keha tunnetas läbi siis närvide ja pinge (eeldan), siis algas alles peale võistlust õhtul, kui oli pingelangus. Ehk et keha reguleerib ise, ilma et peaks pillidega keha manipuleerima. Tegelikult on päris huvitav see teema, kui on mingi uurimustöö sellest tehtud, et kui keegi teab, siis võib mulle viite saata. Või kui keegi midagi sellist uurib, siis heameelega tahaks sellest rohkem teada. 

Video ka üleval, kliki SIIN. Vabandan, nii nagu P-E Rummo esimese vasika luuletuses, ei taha minna aia taha, siis seda ta siiski läks. Järgmiseks korraks on vigadest õpitud ja kaamera rohkem ette vaatav (esimest korda kasutasin GoPro rindkererakmel).


I have not been to Melgaço before and the track is awesome there! Nature is without eucalypt there so real nature as it should be. Mostly pine tree forest and naturally rocky, so many lines on the track, so many that from training I altered some during race that felt faster. 

After Arnedo race not all went smoothly, I got to visit doctors, my navel plays tricks, I got to eat some antibiotics, went to ultrasound and general doctor already wanted to send me to the table. So I was anxious arriving to the surgeon appointment, but the first thing he said was to calm and he had a different opinion, prescribed me on skin treatment and after a month a new ultrasound to see how it is.

On the race day all was on point, looking back I know that on that day all was as it should be and I did my best result from my present fitness. I had a good feeling , I slept well, eating and drinking before and during were on point, maximal effort and as I liked a lot the track that added extra positive emotions.

I know this is not not discussed very much openly, but well I want to touch the subject. Concerns women and menstruation , once again I got the proof that human body is very clever machine and knows what it needs. From the timing I should have started losing blood on Friday, but body sensed through nerves and stress (I guess) that its not a good idea and it only started Sunday evening with the calm down. So the body regulates itself, no need to manipulate with pills. I find it very fascinating topic and would like to read about it more, if anyones knows researches about it, please send a information, or knows someone that does study this topic, I would be also interested to know. 

Video of the training also up, click HERE. I am sorry for the angle of the camera, first time to use it on the chest, next time will be modified. 



Monday, March 29, 2021

Superprestigio Arnedo XCO - UCI C1

 Peale eelmist võistlust kulgesid treeningud plaanipäraselt. Kahju oli ainult, et veel uus ratas pole kohale jõudnud, hetkel rattamaailmas keeruline kaupa saada. Aga peaks nüüd ikkagi kohe-kohe millagil saabuma.

Pikema reisipäeva tegime reedel, sai veel peale autosõitu kerge rattatiiru kohalikel külateedel tehtud, et end peale pikka istumist paremini tunda. 

Laupäeval rajal, rada oli suhteliselt huvitav ja tegemist oli, aga keerulisemates kohtades oli pikalt raske mööda saada. Aga olin tundsin, et võin hea sõidu teha. Siin LINK videole, kes huvitatud.

Laupäeva õhtul jäi õhtusöök natuke hiliseks, ja kui uni juba silma tikkus, oli veel täiskõhutunne ja siis veel see teadmine et kellakeeratakse. Mul on olnud palju kordi varemgi, et enne võistlust on raske magama jääda, olen abi ka otsinud ja igasuguseid erinevaid tehnikaid proovinud, aga päris palju arvan, et on kinni selles kes ma olen ja kuidas noorena mu vaimset poolt karistati kui jamasti läks. Ehk et haavad paranevad aga armid jäävad. Olin üle poole öö üleval, endast hakkas ka kahju, ja pea oli tühi, aga kuskil mingi klikk hoidis seda viimast unne jäämist tagasi. Lõpuks ikkagi vist mingi 3-4 tundi sain magada. 

Seega võistluspäeval andsin endast mis oli, aga värskust ei olnud. Vea tegin ka et usaldasin korraldajaid, et ikkagi 1 kategooria rahvusvaheline võistlus, et ikka antakse märku mitu ringi jääb sõita ja millal viimane hakkab. Aga vot olin selle info võlas ja kuna ajaliselt tundus, et üks on veel, siis seal viimasel ringil sai kaks kohta ära antud teadmatuse pärast ja peaaegu oleks kolmaski olnud, aga poole jooksu võrra jäin ikka finishi joonel ette. 

Üks kummaline seik oli ka, et minu läheduses sõitis naine, keda hüüti Esti, ehk et vahepeal oli tunne, et keegi hüüab Eesti (oli ju Mari-Liis ka sõitmas ja sõitsime päris lähestikku kogu sõidu), ja vahepeal tundus et hüütakse hästi! 

Nüüd siis taas trenni tegema, et paremad päevad oleks paremad ja halvemad päevad oleksid ka paremad. 

Aitäh kõigile toetajatele ja kaasaelajatele! 






After the last race the trainings went well. Just a little sad that my new bike still has not arrived, complicated times in the bike industry at the moment to get things. But soon-soon it should arrive.

After long drive on Friday we still had a time to go pedal on the local roads, to get the body moving after long sit.

On Saturday to the course, it was interesting and lots to do, but also quite long sections were there was no passing possibility. But I felt that I could do a good race. Here is a LINK to the course video from training.

Saturday night the dinner was a bit late and I still had full stomach sensation when I felt my eyelids starting to close. And the knowing of time change for less one hour. It has happend plenty of times that I have difficulties to fall asleep before race, and I have searched for help and tried different techniques, but I think a lot is to do with the personality I have and the unhealthy treatment I got when I was a child in the first racing years. The wounds heal but the scars remain. I was up more than half the night, head empty but some click somehere inside me preventing the last relaxation to sleep. I got some 3-4 hours finally.

So on race day I gave what I got, but I didnt feel fresh. I made a mistake too, I trusted the organizers to count us the laps, it was a C1 international race, but no numbers shown, no ring was ringed. So I was in the uncertainty in the final lap, as by the time I figured we have still one to go, and I lost the fighting position for two spots and almost the third, but I rolled just half the wheel in front on the line.

There was a funny thing also in the race, I was racing quite a lot with the girl that was called Esti, and it so appeared as Eesti (Estonia in Estonian) as we were very close racing with Mari-Liis as well. And sometimes it seemed they call hästi (which means good, well done in Estonian) so it was curious for the mind.

Now back to trainings so the good days could be better and the bad days could be better.

Thank you all the supporters and cheerers!



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Treeneri teekond ja video

 Tehtud sai esmaspäeval üldainete eksam Nooremtreeneri tasemele ja koos UCI-s omandatud samale tasemele vastav jalgrattaspordi poolne osa, olen ametlikult Nooremtreeneri kutsega. 

Nagu kooliajalgi, ikka närv oli sees enne eksamit ja korratud sai enne palju, see tasus ära pea perfektse tulemusega, üks vastus oli vale, aga minule jäi pidem küsimus segaseks, kui et vastus. 

Enne päikeseloojangut sai paar kiiremat laskumist kohaliku mäe peal tehtud, olen oma Lapierre Spicy´ga heaks sõbraks juba saanud ja tuli ka Strava andmete kiireim aeg, sellel laskumisel.

Video SIIN

Above is a link to a downhill section on local hill. Went to make some fast rides before the sunset. I am feeling good on my Lapierre Spicy.

On Monday morning I had finalized the coach level 2, I had the cycling speciality from UCI course and did the general subjects exam. As in school the tension was there and I studied well, and the result was near perfect, just one answer was off, although for me the question was confusing. 

So yes officially independent young coach.

Monday, March 15, 2021

GP Cidade Valladolid XCO

 Ega enne ei uskunud kui kohal olin, samas piiriületus sinna läks väga kergesti, lihtsalt vaadati dokumendid üle ja ehk võib olla andmebaasist, et kas haiged või mitte. 

Mõned aastad tagasi sõitsin Valladolidis, rada mäletasin ähmaselt. Sel korral oli pinnas väga libe, ehk et selline peenike kruus, mis on kõvasti kokku pakitud aga peal on selline kirme kruusapuru. 

Alguses läks selliselt laugelt sinkavonka suurema kruusapuru peal, stardist sain nii ja naa minema, aga seal laugel tekkis võimalus ühelt küljelt, et minna täitsa ette, Janika tuulde, ega ma siis ära ei ütelnud, selline imelik tunne oli, et miks keegi seda ei tee. Siis kui singel lähemale tuli, siis juba läks närvilisemaks ja kaotasin kohti ja kui siis päris ronima hakkas, siis jäin veel osadest ilma. Aga sel hetkel ei suutnud kaasa minna. Peale veel ühte üles alla, möödus minust Mari-Liis ja selleks hetkeks olin hingamise kätte saanud ja suutsin kaasa minna, veel oli pundis MMR tüdruk, kuni uue ringi alguse esimese järsu mäeni sõitsime nii, siis vaatasin, et Mari-Liis jätab natuke hispaanlannaga vahet, aga ma tundsin, et suudan minna ja nii me läksime selle MMR tüdrukuga, kolmanda, neljanda ringi peal madistasime temaga ja veel ühe hispaanlannaga, kes tagant tuli, kuid sain uuesti maha jäetud ja MMR tüdruk sai minu maha raputatud. Viis ringi korralikku madistamist. 

Olin päris ebakindel sellisel pinnasel, paaril korral ikka oli napp päästmine, et ratast alt ei libiseks. Viimase ringi viimasel hästi järsul tõusul tuli ka jalg maha panna, ei suutnud pääst ratta ringi käimisest.

Olen need viimased paar kuud ikka korralikult tagasi teha proovinud, ehk et see hooaeg e-rattal võttis võimsust ära, aga hea on näha üle pika aja (mõned aastad tundusid et seisan paigal) enda progressi ja see annab nii minule kui treenerile ja minule kui sportlasele head innustust ja kindlamat meelt. 

Järgmiseks võistluseks Hispaanias oleme ka juba kirjas. Vahepeal saab mõned head trennid veel tehtud ja muidugi parim trenn on võistlus, ehk kuigi protokollis ei pruugi tunduda, et mis koht see 17 ikka oli, siis täiesti rahul enda esimese võistlusega, kuna koht oleneb palju teistest, enda esinemisega olen rahul.

Aitäh ja järgmise korrani!







I didnt believe it until we arrived, althought the border control was way easier than said, just checked the id-cards and maybe from database of sick people.

Some years ago I raced in Valladolid, but I had blur notion of the track. This time the ground was slippy, like the hard backed white gravel has a layer of small gravel on it.

From start it climbed up not steep for some hairpin turns, from start I got away soso from the 3 row and then on the easy climb I had the opportunity to go straight to he front and take Janika wheel, well I didnt say no, I had this funny feeling, like why noone made this. When the single track got closer more it got more nervous in the back and lost some positions and when it turned steep lost some more, just couldnt go. After one more up and down Mari-Liis passed me and by that point I had my breath again and went with her, also teamed  up with one MMR girl and so we raced until the next lap, the first climb when it started to incline, I saw that Mari-Liis is givin space to the Spanish, but I felt I can go with her, so I went to take her wheel, on third and fourth lap with that MMR girl and one more Spanish we had some good fights, and never really died during those 5 laps.

I was quite unsecure on the ground and few times really saved me from sliding on the ground. And last lap steepest part I had to walk, just didnt find the traction and power balance.

The last few months have been like making up, for the year spent on e-bike, it did take out some power from the legs, so its nice to see some progress (few years I felt like standing still) and this gives a good kick and steady mind for me as a coach and an athlete to keep on this track.

For the next race in Spain we are already registred. Some few more good trainings and of course the best training was race, althought the place in the results may not be fancy at all, 17, but I am very good with my performance and the place is also depended of the others, but my side, all is well.

Thanks and until the next time!



Friday, February 26, 2021

Hooaja algus annab natuke oodata

 Meil, Maiatos tiimil oli tegelikult kindel plaan minna Banyolesi võistlusele Hispaaniasse. Aga me ei ole seal. Sealne registreerimine oli kirjas, et 25. veebruarini, ega enne seda nädalat ei hakatud tegema, kuna stardimaks kibe ja enne pidime siinsed paberid korda saama. Hetke tobeduse ajal ei saa me niisama riigist väljagi, peab ikka paber näpus olema. Tegelikult ei saanud ma päris täpselt aru, miks peaks minul olema Portugali poolt paber, et võin Hispaaniasse võistlema minna, ma tõesti ei saa päris hästi aru, mis imelikke reegleid nad koroona pärast välja mõtlevad. No igatahes meie tiimist, olime arvestanud minema 4 sõitjaga, said paberi vaid mina ja üks poistest, ja siis kui registreerima hakkasime, oops neil oli juba nii palju mehi stardilistis, et nad olid kinni pannud ja rohkem koroona pärast ei luba. Tobe. Noh ja algsest nelikust oligi jäänud vaid mina, kuna naistele veel ruumi oli, oleks et võistlus siis natuke lähemal, aga piisavalt kaugel, et nelja sõitja asemel ühega minna. Igatahes järgmisele mis on lähemal oleme juba regatud, mis siis kahe nädala pärast Valladolidis. Ja siin Portugalis oi ei tea millal stardid hakkavad, kuna juba tühistatakse, mis olid plaanis, koroona ikkagi.

Season starts delayed. 

We, Maiatos team had clear plan to go to Banyoles race in Spain. But we are not there. The registration was until 25th Feb. And before this week we didnt do it as its high price and we needed to get the papers sorted to leave the country. With this unclear, questionable rules we cannot leave country without a paper. I actually dont still understand how I need to have paper from Portugal to enter Spain to race, but well its corona, you are not supposed to understand the rules. So we had 4 riders going for the race, only I and one guy got the authorization. And then went for registration of the race and they already ended it for men, too many on start list, because of corona. Face-palm. So it left just me as women startlist was shorter, if the race would be closer, but its too far to go with one instead of four. So we are already registered for the next one in Spain in two weeks, Valladolid. Here in Portugal, oh I dont know when they start, already cancelling the first ones, of course corona.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

My voice again!

 So I am getting pissed , if to say it straight out! No pink colored glasses on.

You can say very well that my mental health is under a lot of pressure, because I am too logical of a person to understand the bullshit we are made to live through. 

But let me elaborate on that, and always remember - this is my voice and I can think and feel how I think and feel!

As an athlete for all my adult life, my priority has always been health. Because without it, I cannot do what I do, I cannot practice sports if I am not healthy, not for the level of competition at least. So there is no possible way for me to accept the craziness that is forced upon people in the excuse of "health".

For a normal person few days of being sick is just no-biggy, like ok I feel a bit down and maybe get some cough, runny nose or even a bit of fever, and so many still went to work, filled their body with available medicine and well some days, maybe a week and its forgotten. For an athlete this few days is too much, so always being careful, washing hands before meals (which was so not cool thing to do before the pandemic), keeping the distance in supermarkets (oh how I hated the people who almost smelled my neck while in the line for the cashier, oh how many times I had to look the next person with oh so angry look and step away). Eating healthy, getting the extra vitamins from food supplements as well, especially in cold and dark weather times. And yes for us the physical exercise is our bread, so we keep the body active - which means better immune system. And of course being extra careful when on form, as then our immune systems are actually very vulnerable. So I know how to stay healthy and what does make my immune system stronger and what not!

For me it was insane that democratic free countries took so easily away some our human rights. Just crazy! Like am I a kid that you dont give me responsibility ! Just like for example why the hell dont you ban selling cigarettes?! There is no benefit for health, but you let people to decide what to do with their health. If you see that people dont know what is health then you educate them, put more effort in staying healthy than curing the sickness, but hey this will not have profit, yes there is the key - money! The pandemic fuss is over the stage where it did give a damn about our health. And why so many people are dying now, well its just that, no sh.t is given. What the number of deaths reflect is the state in which the general health in population is and plus the state of the health care systems, if they stopped planned treatments then well here is another reason for people dying. Its nothing to do with Covid, it just happend to be illness that shows whats wrong with our ways of life, many studies already confirm my hunch , that it effects the obese people more, obese means you dont care about your health and you only rely on medicine (in social media I have noticed a lot of well-over-healthy-fat people saying you are still beautiful, so you can stay as you are, well yes beauty is one thing, healthy is another). Well here is a disease that dont have a medicament to treat and all hell is loose! Like really! Think a little, what is the cause, it definitely is not Covid.

So going back to taking away our freedom. I could in good faith understand the two first weeks, when it was all a shock and we needed the time to think about it, but more! No way! I want my responsibility to be a grownup. I am not some kind of child that has not yet have the full view of my world. I am not talking about not protecting the weaker, I am talking about taking responsibility for our decisions. I have been super careful as always not to get sick, but I know sometimes it can happen also when you are careful. I have also elder relatives that I know are in a weaker positions because as we get older our immune system gets weaker, but its no excuse to stop exercising at the age of 40 (or even earlier) as many do, because in the movement lies our health. I have been super supportive of my mom recent years going to yoga and gymnastic classes and making longer walks, because I know this what can keep her healthier and that is what I encourage. Not staying at home, and getting even more inactive with the age. I encourage to stay active and eat better, because this is what gives us control, the medicine world is there for the extreme situations and heavy health issues.

And recently I have also thought about the businesses that have been forced to close doors, so the politicians give us the signal, you dont matter, they dont give you the responsibility to take care of you and your loved ones, you dont matter. And that sickens me to the stomach, the irony of this, the reason the rules are made right now is that "we do it for you" and the action they imply is "no people no problem".

And my belief is that in this pandemic, the focus has been so off, it has never really been health, but it has been the sickness. As long as this continues to be the focus, we will never have the health we could have in the general population. This should be taken as a lesson, to introduce actual classes in middle schools about health, about healthy eating, about being active and how it effects your health. Because there is no such power than knowledge. Because I dont want to be imprisoned because other people dont exercise, eat sh.t, smoke and drink excessively, I am my own choice, I am my own responsibility, I have rights to all my human rights, that have been fought for so many long years, and all of a sudden they dont matter!? I believed I live in a free world, but actually it seems it has all been a good disguise. 

Oh and there is one more thing, the mask! I am not sure whats the purpose, if to think about it then just a mass control test and confirm to the uneducated mass that we are fighting Covid. And I dont understand the medicine people who say it needs to be. For me its just for the uneducated people who dont know that if they sneeze they need to cover their mouth. The thing is that when it was the bad flu period couple of years ago, it was said the surgical mask dont stop virus, it stops bacteria. And why doctors wear masks, well it was for the protection of patients, not doctors themselves, for not to give more bacteria to a sick person or a wound, that would make things worse. If they really need to protect themselves, then the doctors use full body equipment, the full plastic bag type.
And lets get even deeper, people wear them on the streets with rain, like with high humidity and wet the masks dont even protect you from bacteria, so they are totally useless. But hey its something visual that says you are fighting Covid. Please people. It just gives the false sensation of being protected. Oh and the fact that the mask is almost never really used the way it should and could actually protect ( ex. putting it on and off, in the pocket, on the jowl, on the elbow, placing it on the table while eating and the list goes on!) And boom here we have another reason for so many people testing positive.

And I will not even touch the topic of PCR tests, its just a way to make money, big money. 

So I dont even know why I am writing this, but I guess it is for my mental health as this is a big part of me being healthy as well. 

And for the prediction for the future. Well in my view, in 10-15 years time the general realization should come and we will judge persons by the crimes they made against humanity in 2020 and beyond. Because in my view there are big crimes against humanity when you violate human rights. The persons on top need to know that with high power comes high responsibility, not just high amount of money. Thats my ideal view for the future, because I personally believe in responsibility for ones actions and in justice. So it will be here written, if the world is not too corrupted and still people know the values it will become reality.

Here comes to play also my athlete point of view, why I never have even thought about taking prohibited products to get better, I stand by my actions, what I do to me and others, I can hold my head high and say all I have accomplished is all my hard work and good people around me, no wiggling around the corner. Because an athlete who violates with doping does not just affect him/herself, it has direct impact to other athletes´ lives, their achievements and prospect to sponsorships and athlete life. 

I am a strong personality with beliefs and with strong sense of responsibility. And I feel sickened by the illogical restrictions by authorities. I dont need to feel like a criminal to walk to the beach or ride my bike crossing the county borders, its ridiculous! 

 We are our choices! I am my choice! And this is my voice! 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lapierre 2021

 Hea meel teatada, et eelmine nädal sai allkirjastatud leping, mille kohaselt sõidan hooaja 2021 Lapierre ratastel!

Olen Lapierrega varem ka sõitnud ja tean ka, et tegemist on prantsusmaa rattabrändiga, mis panustab oma rataste arendusse ja insenerideks on rattaga ka ise sõitvad inimesed ehk rattakvaliteet on tasemel.

Läbi oma klubi Maiatos tekkis võimalus ja CicloCoimbroes, kes on Lapierre maaletooja, pani õla alla. Lisaks ratastele toetavad nad mind ka kiivri ja rattakingadega.

Sel aastal sõidan ma maanteel Lapierre Xelius SL 600 disc, millel on all Vision sc 40 karbon jooksud.

Enduro rattaks on Lapierre Spicy 6.9 CF ja XC ratas on veel teel ja avalikkustan mudeli siis kui käes ;)

Seega väga hea uudis selleks aastaks, olen väga tänulik nii oma tiimi bossile, Paulo Ribeiro´le kui rattapoe omanikule Joaquim Leite´le, kes on ka endine profirattur seitsmekümnendatest. 

Nüüd veerevad kilomeetrid sujuvalt ja loodetavasti saab ka hooajast asja, ehk et oleks võistlusi, mida sõita!

Rõõmustagem koos minuga! :) 





I am very happy to announce that I signed last week a contract that states that I will ride and race Lapierre bikes for the season 2021!

I have had experience of riding Lapierre before and I know they a French brand that invest a lot into development of their bikes and the engineers all ride bikes as well, so the quality is top notch. 

Through my team Maiatos the opportunity surged and CicloCoimbroes that imports Lapierre support me with the bikes. Also they support me with helmet and bike shoes. 

On the road I am riding Lapierre Xelius SL 600 disc with Vision sc 40 carbon wheels.

Enduro bike is Lapierre Spicy 6.9. And XC bike is on the way and I will publish the model when it arrives. 

So its an excellent news for this year, and I am very grateful to my team boss Paulo Ribeiro and the shop owner Joaquim Leite, who is also former prorider.

Now the miles roll by with joy and hopefully the season will be good to go, that means I hope there are races to ride!

Be happy with me!


Monday, January 4, 2021

2021

 Aasta uus! Kõigile lugejatele soovin omalt poolt head uut aastat!

Uuel hooajal olen taaskord Maiatos klubis sõitmas oma kondimootori pealt. See teeb mulle vaid head meelt, oli tore väljakutse ja proovida, mis tähendab elektriratas ja sellega võistlemine, aga see ei ole minu jaoks. Elektriratas on tore, kuid mitte võistlemiseks. Vähemalt mulle. Ma naudin kergema rattaga sõitmist palju rohkem. Seega olen rahul ja trenni ka juba korralikult tehtud, et uus hooaeg tuleks hea!

Varsti ehk rohkem uudiseid, kuid praeguseks on põhiline öeldud :) Kõike toredat!



New Year! I wish all of you reading this a Happy New Year!

On the new season I will be once again riding in Maiatos team with only my own legpower. This only makes me happy, it was great and a good challenge to try the electric bike and racing, but its not for me. The e-bike is nice, but not for racing. At least for me. I enjoy a lot more riding a lighter bike. So I am very content and have been training lots to have a new and good season!

Soon more news, but for now the most important is said :) All the best!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

MM e-XCO & XCO

Natuke aega juba möödas, aga kirja pole veel saanud.
Ütleme nii, et esimest korda nautisin e-rattal sõitu. XCO rada oli täpselt selline, et tõusud nii järsud, et ratas aitas ja laskumised piisavalt lühikesed, et ei jõudnud veel ratta raskust tundma hakata.
Stardipäeval, mehaanik veel tegi viimase update ja läksin joonele, ma ikka reeglitest kinni ja enne mootorit sisse ei lülitanud kui 1min stardini, valesti tegin, kuna ratas jäi mõtlema. Stardikiirendus oli vaid enda jõul, nägin vaid teiste selgi ja ise paanikas, et miks ratas ei aita! Peale mingit 100m tuli jõud rattast ka taha ja sain ikka edasi sõita, hetkeks mõtlesin, et äkki ongi kõik. Hakkasin siis viimaselt kohalt teisi taga ajama. Rada oli vihmast hullult muutunud ja libe mis libe. Panin ühe korraliku ülepeakaela ka, õnneks jäin ise terveks, kiiver aitas, prilliraam läks puru. Peale seda oli veel üks ring sõita. Aga vahva päev rattal, tasuks 7. koht. Eks lootus oli rohkemaks, aga tore oli sõita, seega lõpus naeratus näol.
Kaks päeva sain natuke põlvi ravida ja kergemalt võtta ja siis olin tavalise xco stardis. Rada oli palju kuivemaks sõidetud ja vihma ei tulnudki, kuigi oli prognoosis, oleks huvitavam olnud. Endal teadsin, et saab raske olema, kuna polnud esihammakat väiksema vastu vahetada, tõusud olid liiga järsud oma tavalise suuruse kohta ja ka allalastavast sadulast tundsin puudust, kuna olen sellega ära harjunud ja nii saab tehnilisi laskumisi palju parema kontrolliga sõita. Minu varasem allalastav sadulapost on omadega õhtal ja kuna sadulapostide diameetrid erinevad, siis ei saanud ka elektrirattalt ümbertõsta. 
Oli väga raske päev, nii kahju. Aga elu läheb edasi ja sain protokolli viimase lõpetanud koha, 55. Kuigi jah eks mul oli katkestamise mõte ka mingil hetkel peas.
































 



Monday, September 21, 2020

Enduro World Series E-bike - Pietra Ligure

 Leidsin hea vanasõna möödunud nädal kohta - Jalad tasuvad, mis pää võlgu jätab .

Ehk et lennuki peal olles tuli meelde, et unustasin oma ratta akulaadija koju, aga mis veel hullem, minu akuvahetamiseks võti käib mul akulaadija karbis. Udupea noh, aga samas sõitsin vahepeal vaid tavaliste rataste peal, kus ainuke aku mida pidin laadima olin mina. Teadsin, et laadijat ikka saan laenata tiimikaaslaste käest, aga võti, vot ainuke lootus oli et tagavara, mis aasta alguses tiimikontorisse jäi, on mehaaniku kastides. Meil oli seal päris mitu tagavaravõtit, aga ükski neist ei avanud minu akut. 

Oh, vaesed jalad.

Rajad oli head ja samuti väga hästi tehtud e-ratastele, ehk et ka lõikude vahelised osad ei olnud lihtsad, et tavaliste ratastega neid radu läbi ei sõida, põhimõtteliselt olid tõusudeks tavaliste rataste laskumised, ehk järsud, paljude kitsaste kurvidega, kivised. Tehnilised, et ikka keha tegi palju tööd, mis sest et ratas aitas. Ja ka lõikude vahelised osad olid ajalised väga napid, et mingit niisama uitamist ei saanud olla. See tegi mu elu vägagi raskeks, muidu oleksin väga rõõmus olnud, aga kuna ununenud võti tähendas, et pidin ratta akut säästma ja ei saanud mootori maksimum võimsusesel koguaeg sõita, siis oli mul vaja nii palju rohkem tööd teha.

Võistluspäev oli pikk, algas kell 8 hommikul ja lõppes 15. Meil oli kolm ringi, millede vahel saime natuke aega oma boksis olla, selle aja jooksul laadisin ratta akut, mis ei lae just väga kiiresti, treeningutel olin näinud 10minutiga saab laetud 7%. 

Meil oli 9 ajapeale lõiku, millest 2 olid tõusud (3 ja 8).

Esimesel ringil 2, teisel 3 ja kolmandal ringil 4 lõiku. 

Ütleme nii et tõusul 7.nda lõigu algusesse võitlesin ma endaga tohutult, et mitte starti hiljaks jääda, nii väga tahtsin oma mootorivõisust muuta Turboks, aga teadsin et pean edasi sõitma eMTB võimusesega, kui tahan 8 lõigust kuidagigi üles saada. Aiai ma olin omadega nii läbi, teine ring oli füüsiliselt nii raske olnud (kõik lõikude vahelised osad sõitsin madala mootorivõimsusega, et akut säästa). 

Viimasel kahel lõigul oli aku juba alla 15% ja siis ta enam isegi Turbo seadistusel ei anna seda õiget võimsust, ehk et isegi et mul oli akut 8.ndaks lõiguks, ei saanud ma seda õiget võimsust, pidin natuke ka jala seda rasket ratast mäest üles lükkama. Ka 9.nda lõigu alguses oli meil tõusuke. 

Kui esimesel ringil, olin veel teise kohaga võrdsed, siis kogu see lisa energia mis mul läks aku säästmisele, ei jätnud mulle võimalust selle koha peale võidelda, võitlesin, et mitte katkestada või kukkuda, kuna väsimus oli tohutu. 

Aga ma lõpetasin ja saavutasin kolmanda koha ja see omakorda andsid ka vajalikud punktid, et kindlalt meeskondlikult võidaksime ja esimest korda jagati välja e-rataste maailma parimad ja selle tiitli saime meie Miranda Factory Team!

Video treeningutest











A good proverb for the Italy race is - When the head does not work, the legs suffer.

I remembered on the airplain, that I had forgotten my battery charger, but what was worse, I had my battery changing key in the box as well. Total failure. As I had only ridden normal bikes, where the only thing I had to charge was myself, so I did not remember it. I knew I could borrow charger from my teammates, but the key, my only hope that the spare I had left in the beginning of the year in the team headquarters, was in the mechanics box. There were quite a few keys, but none of them opened my battery.

Oh poor legs.

The tracks were good and the course was well made for the e-bikes, so that liaisons also were super tecnical and impossible with normal bikes, generally we climbed the normal bikes descends, super steep with tight corners and lots of rocks. Super tecnical so that the body worked a lot to get up on the bike and the times for liaisons were super tight as well, no wondering around. That made my life extra hard, without the key thing I would have been super content, but now when I had to manage saving the battery as much as possible and couldnt go liaisons with the Turbo mode, ooh oh I had to work so much more.

The race day was long, began at 8 in the morning and ended 15. We had 3 loops, in between had some rest time in our paddock, I had this time to recharge a bit my battery, which is not very fast, in trainings I checked 10min charges 7%.

We had 9 stages from which 2 were uphill stages (3 and 8).

On the climb to the 7th stage I was struggling a lot already, I could put Turbo on, but I didnt want to also be late for start, I had to climb with eMTB, because otherwise I would not have nothing for the uphill stage. Wow I was so dead, the second loop had been so physically hard, always climbing liaisons with eMTB.

Stage 8 that was uphill, but as the battery was already so down it does give the same power as Turbo with more than 15%, so it was hard even with battery, I had to walk some part of the 8. Also on the start of the 9th we had a short climb which was ridden less than Turbo mode.

When on the first loop I had been more or less equal with the second lady, then with all the extra energy spent because of the battery thing, I had no chance to fight with her and even needed to fight hard at the end to stay on the third spot and not to quit or fall, because of the exhaustion.

But I finished and managed to get 3rd place, and this also gave precious points for the team classification, we Miranda Factory team are the winners of EWS-E 2020!

Video from trainings