I’ve a big ride tomorrow. I’m fatigued. Been burning the Sufferlandrian candle every day this year. Normally I’d stick on Recharger but I think twice in a week is the maximum for that one.
So what are you all doing ahead of a big ride? I find Primers too much. Igniter the same.
I want something like Recharger I guess but not Recharger due to over use. I practically know all of the lyrics these days.
By the way - in Recharger - who is the Scott rider that Julian Alaphilippe is having such a terrific chat with? I’ve been wondering for ages - in the same video it looks like he is wearing a South African national champ jersey but I could be wrong that it’s the same rider.
Putting my detective skills to work, Michilton-Scott rode the TdF 2018-2020 before turning into Bike Exchange. Alphilippe wore yellow jersey at various points 2019-2021. So 2019/2020 Scott teams. That’s the 2019 bike graphics, bottles, and kit. Daryl Impey was the RSA national champ that year, and wore that white jersey the entire tour.
And the winner is…ADAM YATES. Who (in)famously - and none-too-happily - took the jersey from Alaphillipe after Stage 5 when JA got hit with a 20sec time penalty for taking up a bottle from the roadside inside the final 20km. (Honestly, why would you have a seigneur positioned inside the last 20km with bottles and food if you’re the team?)
EDIT: (or, as pointed out by @anon93050083 , it’s Jack Haig, because at one point THAT I MISSED you can see his @#$% number on his bike!).
I’ve been wondering on each of the many Rechargers I’ve done, who this rider is and what on earth they were talking about! Must have done Recharger at least once a week since it first came out. That’s a lot of pondering!
Easier to spot as they moved off camera… And I agree, If one is feeling fatigued, take a day off. Only spin so much as to check your bike set up for the race tomorrow, especially if you’ve just taken it off the trainer.
beware of burn out, but I get it. SAGs, lol! A local riding friend, well into his 70s and a total badas$!! Has ridden over 400 days consecutively and the vast majority of it outdoors (which where I live is seriously impressive).