Todays rides

Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Well, I raced the Men's Elite Crit Champs last night, it was a tough race and the pace was way too hot for me. I was dropped from the main bunch after 5 minutes, then lapped by the lead break at 15 minutes, then lapped again after 24 minutes, and I pulled the pin at 30 minutes. The weather was pretty nasty and I was in a bad position early on, I had no protection from the wind and just couldn't hang on to the bunch, there were a lot of people in the same boat as me though so I don't feel too bad, I'll try again next year :D
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:32 pm

Lapped in fifteen minutes? Maths isn't my strong point... they must have been lapping around 10 - 12 seconds a lap quicker?

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Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:04 am

Yeah, I think they were at least 10 seconds a lap quicker, probably more. Once I was out of the bunch the cross head wind down the back straight was brutal, and the sideways rain wasn't very nice either. I was pretty slow once I was stuck out there and had no chance of catching back on, it became a race of attrition and half the field must have pulled out by the end of the race.

I'm still thinking about taking my bike to Ian, he comes highly recommended so I'm sure I'll get over there one of these days, it's just a matter of finding a large block of free time!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Ross » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:02 pm

mrgolf wrote:Hey Twiz, you still racing vets? Currently planning my Gunning assault, although I reckon the course will be too flat. I might plan to work as a domestique for one of our sprinters... :mrgreen:


Come out and give it a try on Sunday for practice.

Sunday, 3rd March – Gunning Graded Scratch
Where: Gunning, top of the hill about 2km east of town on the Old Federal Highway
When: Starting 9:00 am
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
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ABCD: Gunning/Breadalbane/Finish.
EFG: Gunning/Poplars/Finish
Race Director: Bob Miller
Contact: Email [email protected] Ph 0411 271 656

Help Needed on Sunday: Bob will need 2 turn marshals, lead and trail car drivers and finish line helpers. Anyone who is prepared to assist, please contact him before the weekend.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:22 pm

Could be OK. I tend to shy away from races you have to travel more than half an hour for, but I may need to reconsider that approach. It seems whenever there is a close race, I am otherwise engaged.

Are you going?
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:33 pm

I'm probably out. Wife away with daughter, I have the three boys, there's a small chance I can get my parents to look after them, or I might take them and Marshall... or have a sleep in.


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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:51 pm

And DOWN!!!

Too quick for the conditions, perhaps. Right hand turn into street on a downhill section and the wheels came out from under me. No big deal. Graze on my elbow and imminent bruising. Same with the hip. I forgot how much the hip stings. CX bike is fine, with cosmetic damage to the rear mech, pedal and bar tape. Was doing around 30kmh. Not sure if the Hutchinson Intensive tubeless were a contributing factor. The centre compound seems a bit slippy in the wet.

At least one more wet commute this week. Will be taking it a lot easier through the corners.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:10 pm

Intensives are slippery, even in the dry. Horrible tyres.


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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:12 am

Yeah, but they wear well.... :roll:

Bring on the Schwalbe tubeless. Hopefully they will be a bit better. Another wet commute today. Corners will be 30% slower. Hip, elbow and neck a bit tender today.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Ross » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:07 am

Must of been a day for crashes yesterday, had a low speed one myself, bent the derailleur hanger but a quick (!) trip to Ainslie had it sorted out.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:13 pm

I didn't. But I did have a number of cars pull out in front of me, or try and squeeze in front of me to make turns. I had a real sense of schadenfreude watching a trady lock the inside wheel and nearly lose it after he cut me off to take a turn. And he had a bloody trailer. What is it about rain that removes the ability of the locals to drive safely?
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Warnesy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:52 pm

Was a great day for a ride in the nations capital today. Struggled up black mountain on my way round the lake, nice way to spend a Monday morning.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:27 pm

So, Ross, I saw your name on the starters list for Gunning. As I dont know Twiz's actual name, I cant vouch for his attendance. You riding, Twiz? Be good to put a face to the name.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:42 am

mrgolf wrote:So, Ross, I saw your name on the starters list for Gunning. As I dont know Twiz's actual name, I cant vouch for his attendance. You riding, Twiz? Be good to put a face to the name.


"148".

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:05 pm

Good to finally meet you. A good days racing by all accounts. Hard work and tomorrow looks to be harder. Had a blast.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby skull » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:12 pm

another name

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:14 am

Ah, also good to me you, Skull. I made mention of twiz specifically cos we have been bantering for years. :oops:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:44 am

skull wrote:another name

another face

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:27 pm

Gunning is brutal. That is all.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:28 pm

mrgolf wrote:Gunning is brutal. That is all.

Especially if you are not on form
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:33 pm

mrgolf wrote:Gunning is brutal. That is all.


My anti-inflams are wearing off, and I've hit the daily limit.

Ouch.

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:46 pm

jc, what grade were you riding in?

I felt I wasnt far from peak form, but havent had long road kms in a while. I really enjoyed it but really dug deep. Deeper than I thought I would. Lower back is settling down nicely, but I am absolutely hammered to the core. I want a race with bigger hills.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby skull » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:52 pm

I had a blast over the past two days.

Really learned a lot.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:58 pm

mrgolf wrote:jc, what grade were you riding in?

I felt I wasnt far from peak form, but havent had long road kms in a while. I really enjoyed it but really dug deep. Deeper than I thought I would. Lower back is settling down nicely, but I am absolutely hammered to the core. I want a race with bigger hills.


C Grade. 10kg too heavy and got my ass handed to me on cullen range both days.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Ross » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:54 pm

I had a lot of ITT practice at Gunning. :( Nearly every time the bunch surged I'd get popped off the back. I must of TTd back onto the bunch at least 10 times today.

If you look at the time rather than my placing the result wasn't too bad. Finished a bit over 2 mins behind winner of B grade, just over a minute behind rider in front of me, managed to hold off C grade and rode a faster time than C grade winner by about 5 mins and even got slightly faster time than a couple of A graders. And got 4th in a sprint prime, might of got 3rd if I'd had clear road. Not too bad considering I spent probably half the race riding by myself in the wind.
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