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A bit about me



At the age of 8 I did my first bicycle race. At 15 I joined my first cycling club and started racing at 16. I stopped competitive cycling at the age of 20 and moved to Ireland. It took me some time and a change of location to get back on the bike. I've done alleycats, mini dromes, tunnel sprints, roller racing, hill climbs and whatever else there was available at the time. In 2012 I raced my first fixed gear criterium and only then I started thinking of getting back to racing for real. In 2013 I found Herne Hill velodrome in South London, so I spent most of my spare time there that year. Later I switched to cyclocross, before racing road crits. I still do a bit of everything. Since then I've upgraded my racing to a national Cat 2 level and have raced across Europe.

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Dimitri Demishev

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Dimitri Demishev

Fixed gear, road, track. It's all about cycling.

Website: www.dthr33.com
E-mail: d3@nltcbmbc.com

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Results

  • 2016

    Red Hook Crit - London
    qualified 66th, finished 73rd
    Fixed Gear 42 - Berlin
    69th
    Dutch Crit Series - Amsterdam
    9th
    Dutch Crit Series - The Hague
    7th
    Lee Valley Summer Crits - London
    ongoing
    Thundertrack - London

    Thundercrit - London
    12th
    Derny Fest - London
    11th
    Minet Crit - London
    3rd
    Nocturne Fixed Crit - London
    10th
    Nocturne Cycle Hire Race - London
    1st
    Dave Creasy Memorial Six 2016 - Support Races - Win-Out Race
    1st
    Red Hook Milan

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  • 2015

    Red Hook Crit - Milan

    Red Hook Crit - Barcelona

    Red Hook Crit - London

    Fixed 42 - Berlin
    18th
    Essex Roads Spring Road Race - Essex
    3rd
    Derny Fest - London
    10th
    Condor Cycles 3 day - London
    11th / 9th / 6th
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    coming soon..

  • 2014

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  • 2013

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    coming soon...

Sponsors

  • 2014-NOW

    N L T C B M B C

    NLTCBMBC is a cycle club based in North London. Racing track, road, fixed gear crits and cyclocross, we also run events and social rides. A demonic addiction to pizza and black metal keeps us motivated, and we enjoy a post-race beer as much as a good result.

  • 2015 - NOW

    TAWAF Cycling Academy

    Sports development institute offering a range of cycling coaching, training and advocacy programs. Realize your potential.

Skills & Things about me

Number of tattoos
12
years of experience
8
Number of bikes
4
Road / Fixed Gear

Blog

My latest projects


23 Nov 2016

LSB & Sense MC - Pandora

15 Nov 2016

Garmin Vivosmart HR review

For quite sometime I've wanted to know how active or inactive I was through the day and keep a record of it in the same way I record all my bike rides, except for all "other" activities, like walking to the shops, to the kitchen to put the kettle on etc - it all adds up at the end of the day. I had looked around at the wearable technology which has been expanding quite rapidly over the last few years, yet nothing seemed to be quite right for me.
I did like the look of the Garmin Vivofit when they first came out, but I decided I'd wait for technology to advance a little until they had built in a heart rate monitor, which is an excellent way to monitor exactly how hard/easy your work out was, or how deep/light your sleep was.

Garmin Vivosmart HR ticked all the boxes. It will measure your heart rate throughout the day, while you're active or sleeping and will upload all the results to your phone via bluetooth. Results can be reviewed in the app or browser. On top of that, when listening to music you can pause, rewind or skip a track that is playing on your phone. You can get notifications about incoming calls, texts, emails and whatever else you want to see. See a weather forecast. Set an alarm. Find your phone if you forgot where you left it. All from a flick of your wrist.

I've had Vivosmart HR for a few months now. Normally when the phone vibrates in your pocket, you'd have to get it out and see whats causing it. With just a glance at your wrist you can tell if it's something that needs your immediate attention or if its something that can wait. In the mornings it will vibrate on your wrist and sound an alarm to make sure you wake up. The battery life is about a week and it needs a very specific cable to charge via USB. It's good to set the screen to auto lock itself, so you can't accidentally start playing music on your phone while in the shower, or fiddling with your sleeve. The fit is pretty good, comfortable and generally looks good. I now wear the watch all the time and only take it off when it needs charging.The screen is always on and can be set to show whatever you want - time, heart rate, music controls etc.



Top 10 things, that I like about my Garmin Vivosmart HR

  • controls music
  • measures your heart rate whilst sleeping or being active
  • wakes me up (sound+vibration)
  • email, text, messages notifications for quick review
  • long battery life
  • weather forecast
  • goals 
  • able to find my phone
  • sleeping data statistics
  • waterproof


28 Oct 2016

Noisia - Mantra

23 Oct 2016

Spin DM845 Super Fat Boys

After riding and racing on the track wheels that were custom made for our team by Drew from Spin, I was so impressed by the ride that I decided to ditch my Mavic Cosmic SLR and get something similar for my road bike too. The ordering was super simple and Drew was very happy to answer all of my questions. The box with a Spin logo on it arrived shortly. First impressions when receiving the wheels were how fat the rim looked and the sleek stealth appearance, the freehub clicking sound was different and quite loud. I already had new Vittoria Corsa tyres to go on, so naturally I took the wheels out of the box, installed the tyres, changed the braking pads for the carbon rim specific ones that came with the wheels, and adjusted the width for the wider rims. I was a bit worried the 25mm tyre I had would not clear the frame when installed on 28mm wide rim, but everything worked perfectly.

I have been riding on these wheels for about a month now and I'm very happy. The combinations of Spin wheels and Corsa tyres provide a very comfortable ride, they absorb most of the bumps and uneven surface, keep the wheels on the ground instead of bouncing around loosing power. When pushing hard on cobbles or very rough surface I'd normally loose the smoothness of pedalling and power as your wheel leaves the ground for a split second, so that you'd be doing micro sprints to keep the power up. Having said that, the steering is very sharp and predictive. I tried leaning in to corners as much as I could, normally at some point you'd feel your rear wheel skipping, but I haven't experienced it yet on these wheels and tyre. #critlean was definitely lower than 45° at speeds above 40kph and I felt very confident about going into any corner without much effort or worrying about not coming out of the corner at the other end at all. With my previous wheels I used to experience some rubbing of braking pads when going up hills, as the wheel flexes a little under my weight, but with the build quality, spoke tension and carbon rims there was no flex, or none that I noticed. Crosswind is another thing, these wheels are only 45mm deep and they're equally round at both ends, therefore making the wind vortex the same on both sides, so it doesnt cause any major disruption to your handling.

I can't say that these wheels and tyres are a lot faster than the ones I've ridden before, as I haven't done any proper tests yet, but it certainly feels that way - they are more aerodynamic and have less rolling resistance. The only downside is the braking, it's not as sharp as a aluminium or exalith surface, but as Mario Cipollini said “If you brake, you don’t win” or Peter Sagan "we were going to crash because I wasn’t going to brake", it's just needs some getting used to.

So if you want to have fast, comfortable and wheels, that will give you confidence click this link here.

19 Oct 2016

MODERAT @ VELODROME

12 Sep 2016

Brick Lane Take Away Tray Review

For quite some time I wanted to have a front rack. Not on myself, of course, but on my bike. Before, all the ones I liked were too expensive or they were looking like scaffolding. One day I stumbled upon this basket when looking around for one. I liked the way it looked, the size and the price. After buying it from BLB, I came home and installed it in about 20 minutes, it was pretty easy. I asked in the shop for a bolt to attach the basket to the front of my forks, it's an easier task if you run a front brake. Other than that there was everything you needed in the bag to install the basket in one go, even a bungee cord. The steering of my bike was a bit different, especially once you put some weight in the basket, like a d-lock, but the basket didn't make any rattling noises. I've had this basket for about a month now and it has served me well. If I could add some features, then it would be better d-lock and bungee cord management and maybe optional bag, that would fit inside the basket. Not having to carry anything on my shoulders and always having a place where you can put a d-lock, jacket, beers, shopping, papers or whatnot is really good. Although the rack is not the best place for your beers, if you're planning to drink them soon after you arrive to your destination. You would have to secure every heavy objects quite tightly, otherwise you'll see it bouncing off and jumping out. I haven't used my backpack since I had the rack and I feel smug about it.


You can buy the basket here.



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Phone number

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Website

www.dthr33.com