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19/05/2013 at 20:44

saffers ...... how bad are the hills? and what are the roads like?

19/05/2013 at 20:51

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?

19/05/2013 at 21:11

 I think its always windy in the UK

20/05/2013 at 16:29

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!

22/05/2013 at 12:37

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.

22/05/2013 at 13:16

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.

22/05/2013 at 13:29
Cake wrote (see)

 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!

22/05/2013 at 14:54
Cake wrote (see)

 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. 

 Probably camping.  And I'm just doing the bike in a relay team, so can hang around while the runners finish!!

22/05/2013 at 17:47

Shall we have a list of who is racing?  Or is there one and I have missed it?

22/05/2013 at 18:00

not sure if there was a list at the beginning of the thread, so let's make a new one:

racing

mathschick
saffers
steadyCJ

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

22/05/2013 at 18:02

I am already on the list and have 2 friends also doing it, N and S.

22/05/2013 at 18:34

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 

22/05/2013 at 18:48

Stick me on the list 

im Saffers partner in crime - Oxton not major? It was for me 

22/05/2013 at 18:51

racing

 

mathschick

saffers

steadyCJ

LJB1

 

woooohooooo

 

 

22/05/2013 at 18:55

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 

22/05/2013 at 18:56

Granny gear not ring! Lol

22/05/2013 at 19:02

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

22/05/2013 at 19:15

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.

22/05/2013 at 20:13

racing

mathschick
saffers
steadyCJ
LJB1
TimmyG (bike of a relay)

Edited: 22/05/2013 at 20:14
22/05/2013 at 20:21

ok, I will aim for the 1pm briefing and wear my pirate jacket too

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