saffers ...... how bad are the hills? and what are the roads like?
The hills really are nothing to worry about. Oxton hill goes on a little but not major. The roads are good, the second section of the route was much quieter and faster until you got to the speed humps leading to the National Watersporta Centre. Although it was windy and last year on the full distance it was windy too........is it always blinking windy in Nottingham?
I think its always windy in the UK
Yes, probably right but I do seem to notice it on race days much more than usual
rest day for me today, thank goodness as my Achilles seems to want to come back and play so I am telling it to bugger off!
I have picked up a rather annoying cold. Hoping it goes away asap. At what point does racing become dangerous in this kind of situation? I think I'll be fine by race day - but any professional opinions would be appreciated.
I'm not professional, but usual rule is, if the cold is neck and above, you'll be fine, if it's in your chest, then stop training or racing.
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Timmy you sexy beast long time no see. Is anyone camping the night before? I'm waiting from the boss to see if it's ok to go feral for the weekend got to many mates doing this not to say hello.
Timmy you sexy beast long time no see.
Is anyone camping the night before? I'm waiting from the boss to see if it's ok to go feral for the weekend got to many mates doing this not to say hello.
I will be, but I'm volunteering not racing!
Probably camping. And I'm just doing the bike in a relay team, so can hang around while the runners finish!!
Shall we have a list of who is racing? Or is there one and I have missed it?
not sure if there was a list at the beginning of the thread, so let's make a new one:
it would be good to meet up with people at one of the race briefings - I haven't actually met anyone off here except for cake briefly. Then I will know which friendly faces to look for on Sunday morning when I am looking like a rabbit caught in the headlights
I am already on the list and have 2 friends also doing it, N and S.
Would be lovely to meet some friendly faces on the Saturday. Not sure when I will get there, aiming for the briefing at 1 and then have the 3pm one to fall back on. I shall be in my pirate jacket smiling
Stick me on the list
im Saffers partner in crime - Oxton not major? It was for me
How exciting - just read back a bit - Iron Sister whats your granny ring?
big mistake I made at Oxton on Sat with Saffers was tried to stay on big ring - doing ok till I turned the bend and it carried on up ! Swift change to small but too late - i did it but needed oxygen
Granny gear not ring! Lol
LJB1 - I had changed into my granny ring but still didn't make it will have another attempt this Sunday then just hope for the best on the day
I am finding swimming in a wetsuit really hard though so hope I make it through the swim in time
I have a granny gear/ ring as I have a triple ring at the front. I still run out of gears on up hills though.
I will be wearing my pirate jacket aiming for 1pm briefing but it might be the 3 as not used to driving long distances.
mathschicksafferssteadyCJLJB1TimmyG (bike of a relay)
ok, I will aim for the 1pm briefing and wear my pirate jacket too
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