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Wonder Wheels: Eileen Sheridan
“The 1956 autobiography of Eileen Sheridan, the fantastic time trialist and road record champion of her time. Like Beryl she could beat the men at their own game! This long out-of-print book is well worth looking out for. A great read about a truly amazing cyclist and a golden time in British cycling.”


HL triathlon/sports anime/fitness au because I can! Research is hard work so let me have a long post for this :)))

Running leg

  • Miong, Kawit Brigade
    • always has the expensive gear and refreshments
    • can you feel the electrolytes
    • has time to run and fix his hair
    • muscles of note: he is a lean dorito, his entire fine torso, shoulders, lean arms and forearms
    • specialty probably: 100m track, final sprint can take him to the lead nbd
  • Toñito, Artikulo Uno
    • round brusque tito
    • he doesn’t even work out at a gym he just carries heavy stuff around a lot 
    • big big angry man do not provoke
    • his skin shines in the light of the sun fight me
    • muscles of note: biceps af, hamstrings, glutes, obliques, pecs
    • specialty probably: 400m track, consistent with his speed so he does not tire easily despite his size so he is v good with long distance running
  • Alejandrino, Team Hot Dads Bagbag
    • the guy who made the jerseys probably misheard him
    • but ur fave uncle did not mind Manuel probably did tho
    • he sweats a lot so towels towels towels
    • has time to work out and trim his beautiful facial hair i mean look at him have u seen him not on point
    • he doesn’t get sunburns he just turns red like ur typical mestizo baby probably and goes back to glowing snow white after!!!! dermatologists hate him
    • muscles of note: obliques, glutes, calves
    • specialty probably: 100m track, occasional hurdles if he feels like it, always the power start so he gets tired after a few laps

Cycling leg

  • Pole, Kawit Brigade
    • Miong spoils him with rly good gear 
    • he bikes on his spare time when he wants to let loose
    • smol fragile baby must protect
    • he bikes to secluded quiet places to study and read books
    • muscles of note: cheekbones are not muscles but hey, lean arms and slender legs, but his calves are killer and he has secret power thighs
    • specialty probably: road races as domestique (rides close to the team leader to block the other teams) or puncheur (specializes in rolling terrain with short but steep climbs)
  • Paco, Artikulo Uno
    • precious roll of newly baked bread too good too pure for this earth put him back in the oven where he will remain unharmed
    • when Toñito is carrying heavy stuff around, Paco helps!!!
    • Paco actually spends time at the gym so he can keep up with Toñito (in case he needs help) also bc he enjoys staying at the gym
    • Ang Alamat ng Biceps ni Paco Roman
    • helps Rusca and Jose with their upper body workout bc the poor ensaymadas like running and leg work more
    • muscles of note: THOSE QUADS, THOSE HAMSTRINGS, THE GLUTES, THE WORKS, also obliques and biceps!!!!!!!, pecsss
    • specialty probably: road races as domestique and climber/climbing specialist (rides especially well on highly inclined roads, such as those found among hills or mountains), he probably goes casual mountain biking on his free time who knows
  • ManuelTeam Hot Dads Bagbag
    • he regrets not being the one to talk to the person making the jerseys but what can he do haha
    • forever suffering kuya
    • had to ask Paco to take care of Jose’s work out routines!!!
    • the Bernals love their leg work 
    • We Are Sorry Kuya Manuel 5.0 (how many times have u suffered in our fics and hcs we’re gomens)
    • muscles of note: he is also a lean dorito, powerful shoulders, lean arms, lean but powerful legs (where does he keep his muscles we don’t know)
    • specialty probably: road races as sprinter (sudden bursts of speed to accelerate to the finish line) and time trialist/chronoman (can maintain high speed for a long period of time)

Swimming leg

  • Goyong, Kawit Brigade
    • #LanguyanSaLingayen
    • he is spoiled by tatay Miong
    • his training regimens are facilitated by coaches and stuff yeah
    • spoiled child pls fite him
    • forever wet look also
    • i can hear all the fangirls from within a hundred mile radius
    • muscles of note: triceps, legs probably, the small of his back
    • specialty probably: 100m free, 400m relay (free leg), he always swims the free leg with the front crawl (primary style), his secondary stroke is backstroke (he likes looking at the sky/ceiling)
  • Rusca, Artikulo Uno
    • he is so carefree look at him
    • he also eats a lot to compensate the intense training Paco gives him
    • but Paco ends up being too considerate tbh
    • he loves being in the water this bby aww
    • he probably makes Paco go to the pool with him
    • Paco can only float tho
    • Jose and Rusca teach Paco to swim hahahaha
    • cuties
    • muscles of note: biceps (slight), glutes, obliques, calves
    • specialty probably: 100m breast stroke, 400m relay (breast stroke leg), 100m free, he swims the free leg with either front crawl or breast stroke (primary style), his reach/arm span increases at the last few meters (breast stroke)
  • JoseTeam Hot Dads Bagbag
    • he either rly loves their team name or he likes seeing his kuya pissed off hahaha
    • he doesnt mind either bc he doesnt get to wear it haha
    • hangs out with Rusca a lot!!!
    • mostly to annoy Goyong hahaahaha
    • they play pranks on each other!!!! (on Goyong HAHAHAHA)
    • sometimes they go to Goyong just to annoy him so they can swim at a nice in-house pool
    • he likes Paco’s training regimens but Rusca complains a lot so he tends to side with Rusca and just end up playing instead of training
    • Paco tolerates them too much haha bbys
    • muscles of note: the real lean dorito, dat shoulder to waist ratio okay, pecs, obliques, calves, SERRATUS MUSCLES (he worked hard on these the most), back muscles
    • specialty probably: 100m butterfly, 400m butterfly, 100m free, 400m relay (butterfly leg), he does butterfly (primary style) because of his breathing expertise (or so he says) also flexibility (kuya Manuel said it was the hardest so he did it haha), he usually does front crawl or butterfly on the free leg

Eileen Sheridan

Eileen Sheridan is a record setting English cycling born in 1924.  At 88 years old, she is currently the president of the Coventry Cycling club. These photos are from her autobiography Wonder Wheels (additional photos from this book: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23666168@N04/sets/72157612791759864).

Several of her records will appeal to the randonneur as she favored long distance efforts, such as Land’s End to John o’ Groats (59h7) and held a 1,000 mile record of 73 hours, which was unbroken for 48 years!

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There can be only one!! Tony Martin crushes the Stage 20 time trial!! 

Martin confirms his time trial domination!

Martin had to wait a long time in the race leader’s hot seat but could finally smile and celebrate after Nibali crossed the line.

The German is arguably the greatest time trialist of his generation. He has suffered throughout the Tour, thinking of the final time trial but produced a superb ride to win.

During his ride the “Panzerwagen”, rolled along in his usual imperturbable fashion, pushing a 58-tooth chain ring and passing rider after rider in front of him, including a surprised looking Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), who had started six minutes earlier.

“I thought I was more tired but I managed to keep a good tempo from start to finish, I didn’t fade, I’m happy with my performance,“ Martin said, after climbing onto the stage winner’s podium.

“It’s true, I knew the course well and I had to wait for two weeks to get here. Luckily, I had won a stage already, so it eased the pressure.”

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