HUNGARY TRAININGSCAMP 2002-03
||2RC Hungary/National Team
- Trainingscamp in Greece
||Loutraki / Greece
12 - 26 March 2002
Team Rider: Ferenc Dobos
National Team of Hungary
1st training: 3.38.54 – 80.92 km – HR avg.: 131 – HR max: 168
– 2881 kcal.
2nd training: 1.41.00 – 30.86 km – HR avg.: 110 – HR max: 155
– 710 kcal.
1st training: 4.40.36 – 121.1 km – HR avg.: 125 – HR max: 164
– 3315 kcal.
2nd training: 1.04.37 – 19.44 km – HR avg.: 104 – HR max: 139
– 521 kcal.
1st training: 4.05.06 – 82.64 km – HR avg.: 123 – HR max: 172
– 2658 kcal.
2nd training: 1.36.27 – 30.00 km – HR avg.: 123 – HR max: 164
– 1050 kcal.
1st training: 3.59.22 – 114.69 km – HR avg.: 129 – HR max: 172
– 3085 kcal.
2nd training: 1.00.50 – 18.48 km – HR avg.: 109 – HR max: 149
– 555 kcal.
1st training: 1.39.24 – 32.27 km – HR avg.: 102 – HR max: 143
– 779 kcal.
1st training: 4.07.03 – 88.77 km – HR avg.: 132 – HR max: 174
– 3203 kcal.
2nd training: 1.09.31 – 20 km – HR avg.: 104 – HR max: 132 –
1st training: 5.35.33 – 138.27 km – HR avg.: 130 – HR max: 165
– 4475 kcal.
2nd training: 1.00.49 – 16.43 km – HR avg.: 111 – HR max: 139
– 624 kcal.
1st training: 6.23.49 – 155.1 km – HR avg.: 120 – HR max: 155
– 4432 kcal.
1st training: 1.18.14 – 28.1 km – HR avg.: 96 – HR max: 138
– 510 kcal.
2nd training: 1.03.28 – 19.54 km – HR avg.: 106 – HR max: 137
– 566 kcal.
1st training: 2.33.39 – 47.93 km – HR avg.: 133 – HR max:
174 – 2032 kcal.
2nd training: 2.38.16 – 51.82 km – HR avg.: 123 – HR max: 171
– 1858 kcal.
Training camp in Hungarian style. Why?
We try to arrange everything as cheap as possible, so it happens
sometimes that we suck. Of course the organizer wants to win as much
as he or she can.
First of all the most important for
me that this was the present from my sweatheart, Szilvia, to my 30th
birthday, so I cannot have any bad words about the camp. On the
other hand a dream came true to have two weeks for cycling and
training with the Hungarian National MTB team on a beautiful area.
Hm, training with my friend, Janos Vizdak, as the trainings were not
managed in a proper way. It was not a big deal as most of the
participants has it own training plan.
The hole two weeks were perfect
expect the last day, when we had terrible weather. Cold and never
ending rain. So it really screwed up our plan for a long, 7 hour
ride with a perfect hill climb from sea level up to 1600m.
Overall on 8 training days and 2
recovery days I rode 50.45 hours, 1095 km, burn 33527 kcal.
- 32-hour bus trip from Budapest to
Loutraki. We avoided crossing Montenegro, as the visa costs 70$.
- Very strict speed control in
Serbia and Bulgaria. We were fined for speeding. Very bad
breakfast. We had the same for two weeks. 2 rolls, ham and
cheese, coffee or tea, jam
- Bad dinner. Very spicy and heavy.
I had stomack problem, needed to buy some medicine
- Weak leadership from the
organizer. He did not stand by us. He did not asked for better
- Pipe was leaking in the bathroom,
so the room above us used the toilet we got a shower. I
complained at least 5 times. No change.
- No crosswalks for pedestrians.
- Inexperienced bus drivers. They
did not know the ‘habits’ on the borders. So we sucked there
a lot. We should have waiting for hours.
- On 23 March, Saturday, we had bad
weather so we asked the tour leader to prepare for the worst –
as it happened – and plan for the leaving one day before (on
24th March) as scheduled. They refuse the wish of the entire
group. So we tried to push through our wish on the 24th, when it
was raining all day. Again we were refused. Why? The tour leader
is the BOSS, so we have to do what HE ORDERS. Fuck we paid the
money. Anyway – the BOSS told - the bus drivers got drunk on
Saturday evening so they cannot drive.
- We cannot use the toilet on the
bus. So it happened, that somebody was in real trouble, so used
it. The drivers tried to intimidate us to charge the cleaning on
the us. Sorry we paid for a bus in 100% condition. Meaning the
toilet could be used for even shit in it.
- Janos had 3 punctures within 30
minutes on concrete road.
- I am feeling okay.
- The restaurant where we had dinner
realized that something wrong going on, as we sent back the
meals. They find a Hungarian girl working in a hotel to
translate and find out what we need.
- Beautiful landscape and scenery.
Nice location. 5 km from Korinthos and 80 km from Athens. Nice
hills and mountains. Wonderful seashore. Good weather.
- Dream came true. Two weeks of
mountain biking, even on road, not much of offroad ride, was
perfect. I could really charge up myself with power, aims,
hopes, willing….Convince myself again that I want to do
something for the MTB here in Hungary. That the job I do and
enjoy is not the purpose of my life, but a chance to reach what
- The Greek people are very calm and
helpful. Even the car drivers. When we asked which way to go
they even turn back with their car and showed the way. However
it happens that they did not even know where we are and cannot
show it on the map. Maps are terrible. We had one but with that
we lost our way, so we had to rode 35 km on highway. Was no
problem. Cars did not even hoot.
- When we had puncture cars stopped
if they could helps us. It would not happen in Hungary.
Janos and the hill
Ferenc and his favorite hill
Ferenc on a bridge
On a rainy day
The great team
The Korinthos Channel
letzte Änderung: 03.10.2004 23:18:21