Challenge Henley - Bike Recce

A gentle amble in the Chilterns......

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WhizKid    pirate
28/04/2013 at 18:31

Fraggle - the shop was pointed out the evil losers! 

ST - I did find the curb carnage funny though we have all been there! On more then one occasion!

28/04/2013 at 19:12
Scuba Trooper    pirate
28/04/2013 at 19:13

Glad to entertain Jamie. Inexperience always shows in the end

I still haven't got round to changing my cassette and chain after the chain broke a couple of weeks ago. I'm now thinking that maybe swapping the 12-25 I have now for a 12-27 thinking the 3rd time round I may be grateful for the extra 2 teeth and having done more spinning and less grinding the on the first 2 laps. Any thoughts?

WhizKid    pirate
28/04/2013 at 19:19

Yep the extra teeth will def help if your struggling with the hills, ideally you want to spin that large hill then grind it like I do I was in the little ring at the front and biggest at the back but I'm running a 11-23 with a non compact front on a TT bike so I'm not spoilt for choice there (same cassette on my race wheels too)

28/04/2013 at 19:24

I was running a 26 today (I have the same on my TT) and thought it was OK but I think I might stick a 27/28 on the back so I can take it a touch easier and save some energy for the third go up it. 

Rafiki    pirate
28/04/2013 at 20:52

On my TT i'm now running a 50/34 on the front and a 12 -27 on the back. I spin out aorund 37mph, but I don't really see that as an issue....but much easier to get up Howe Hill with the 27 on the back!

Blisters    pirate
29/04/2013 at 22:53

Was there a problem on the ride?

30/04/2013 at 11:27

Delayed thanks to everyone and especially Raf for Sunday.  It was great to meet you all, and fantastic to ride the course.  Would love to do a couple of laps sometime if anyone is up for it.  Cheers, Dan

Rafiki    pirate
03/06/2013 at 12:32

Round 2!!

Any one got any dates on mind for two laps - on TTs?

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2013 at 12:54

Id be interested in joining the recce,

22nd June would be the best fit for my diary?

Deff wont be using my tt bike, its only got 11-23 and would ruin me, ill bring my trusty Cannondale

03/06/2013 at 12:58

Beginning of July for me please - I think Sunday 7th or 14th fit my plans (and more importantly my week in the sun) If you stray away from these dates then you miss out on my awesome company. No one wants that.

Rafiki    pirate
03/06/2013 at 13:22
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)


Deff wont be using my tt bike, its only got 11-23 and would ruin me, ill bring my trusty Cannondale

But only if you can put it together in 10 minutes

Sat 22nd June
Barley
Rafi

Sunday 7th July
Rafi
UltimateBadger

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2013 at 13:37

Raf, I think 7th July is Outlaw weekend?

Rafiki    pirate
03/06/2013 at 13:39

Doh!! good point...I'm drowning that weekend then!

Sat 22nd June
Barley
Rafi

Sunday 7th July
UltimateBadger

Sunday 14th July
Rafi
UltimateBadger

WhizKid    pirate
03/06/2013 at 20:51
Rafiki wrote (see)

Doh!! good point...I'm drowning that weekend then!

Sat 22nd June
Barley
Rafi

jamie t

Sunday 7th July
UltimateBadger

Sunday 14th July
Rafi
UltimateBadger

jamie t

 

Stoopid I pad won't let me space correctly, I can't do the 7th as I have the British champs on that weekend .... I have the London tri too I can't remember the date only doing it because a old school mate is doing it... And I need too beat him

03/06/2013 at 22:47

Hi guys, I can do 22nd June or 7th July, but am away on 14th - be good to see you all.

Good luck with the races guys - some fantastic race reports.

04/06/2013 at 09:48

I can't do any of the dates - but July 14th is Marlow Half IM which uses some of the same roads so there could be a lot of people about then.

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
04/06/2013 at 10:04

what time do you start... (I need to get a train over )

Rafiki    pirate
04/06/2013 at 14:48

Jamie - i thought the British champs were on the 14th?

OC -we're very civilised and tend to meet around 10ish for coffee first. I imagine Henley is a real pain to get to by train! Where would you be coming from - I may be able to meet you somewhere en route!!

Good point about 14th!! Who's free on 20/21st July - we could try then (and 22nd June if people wish).

iron fraggle    pirate
04/06/2013 at 16:04

IC - it might be easier to get the train to Reading and cycle to Henley - it's only about 6-7 miles.

 

btw there's an Olympic tri in Marlow on the 22nd which goes up the fairmile to the roundbout nr nettlebed and back (which I might do as a practice river swim) so you may want to avoid that day too

Edited: 04/06/2013 at 16:04
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