Suppposed to be racing the Mumbles duathlon today, but the weather has different plans for me. A few inches of snow here, I did drive down to the main road to see what the main road was like but it looks a little to dangerous, then I couldn't get the car home because there is a hill it wouldn't go up so had to leave it about a mile away and walk home
Broke.its fine here.............you doing san dom tomorrow...
I doubt I will be able to get out unless it warms up and starts raining
If it does look any better tonight I might come down and see if I can get an entry on the day
Broke.they have cancelled San dom for tomorrow.........
off to a 10TT on the bike.can't see it being very fast in this weather
Seren been looking up tt events - point me in the direction of sites if you could? - have been on CTT (beginners page is really encouraging ) BUT have spent 15 mins clicking on things with no Vet catagory... tooooooo old to tt?
sorry Ges ogt.I have no idea.i joined a cycling club in january and this is a series of 5 in south wales than anyone who is a member of a club can take part.........no additional memberships required etc.....
after another really crap week where zero training took place........i batteled the wintry , cold weather to do teh TT.........still did it in shorts as i'm a valley girl.........there was aphotographer there as cycling weekly are interested as they were 19 women taking part..about the same as 2 weeks ago..apparantley that is a lot of women for a time trial.....
i made it under the 30 mins this time 29:52.......and oiut of the 7 vets i came second so really chuffed with my £10 cash prize
the vets were interesting as they have a weird formula that give you you age time and then you get a time +/- comparision to your time........
so I was 3rd fastyes vet but second vet because i'm old
Wow thats fantastic seren. Well done. And money too
Well I'm out on the bike again tomorrow for another long one. Have been out since last week spending lots of money on hopefully dry and warm but doing a 12 mile loop repeatedly so if I end up like last sunday I'll never be more than 6 miles from home. Can't go through that again. My right thumb is actually still numb.
OH Seren FANTASTIC you're a real champion now... need to spend 'lucky' tenner on something to carrry with you at racesThe shorts obviously made for a light-weight success tactic. (I have a flat toy mouse we found stuck to a 4x4 trye... not so lucky hey?).
I'm even more inspired now to do a TT. Going to have a look at local bike clubs and see what's on their agenda (and if they'll allow dronky ol' women to join).
SS i'm hoping that you getting kitted out for a double-dip winter will mean that the sun will shine down from tomorrow onwards! (well let's face it, that's what would happen if you bought garden furniture in May).
RP think of it as 'time banked' - remind 'oh' when sun comes out and you just can't make your feet head home. - our B&Q is right opposite Decathlon - Hoorah!
Hope it gets sorted SlokeyJoe. Hope you get out tomorrow RP. Well done Seren!!
For those who haven't TT'd and are interested, you'll need to search random lay-bys and country roads for a group of sinister people shaking hands furtively.
There are club-run events which are open - that is to say anyone can go to under 'turn-up-and-ride'. Then there are Open events where you must be a club member (confused yet??). Some Club events are club members only.
CyclingTimeTrials.org.uk is the reference for the England, though British Cycling look after TTing in Scotland and Wales.
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