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funkin-baby    pirate
02/06/2013 at 16:15

Stumbled across Meface early this morning up near Ranmore Common, Chatted till box hill and then parted our ways.  He was doing some ridiculously long sportive today. Lovely weather for it though.

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 16:18

If he was doing the C100 then he has gone very wrong 

02/06/2013 at 18:04

Don't think there were many pirates at the C100 - it was good to see Slim again, grabbing a burger at the finish!

Good conditions, but my rear mech cable snapped about five miles from the end so the last two hills were a bit of a struggle on the little cog...

02/06/2013 at 18:23

Pirate at Fambridge today?

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 18:44

Good going Joddly ... you up for Tour de Vale on Sunday?

Think Bassy & Flyers were there today as well

KT, where on earth is Fambridge? 

02/06/2013 at 18:58

hey joddly -

saw slim at the start but either never caught him or he was in the bushes somewhere?

missed you totally but I was an early starter.

02/06/2013 at 19:15

HI Melds, no I'm Beavering next weekend - it's on Saturday, but I don't think I'll be up for an early start on Sunday.

I was a fair bit slower than last year today, so Bassy and Flyaway were probably way ahead. And as I started a bit late too, they'd probably packed up and gone home by the time I arrived back at base.

OC - didn't realise you were there too. How did it go, and what does Kona-7 mean?

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 19:28

7 to go til Kona?  

I shall be swimming tomorrow if you are around for coffee ??

02/06/2013 at 19:32

6:02 ride time and a 6:05 chip time - 12 mins slower than lanza on a shorter route - this is a bit of a beast   Happy though as I got my best 60 min power for the year.

 oh and the -7 means 7 more IMs to do to get into kona by the back door like Barley, (although the requirements will move by the time I get there!)  Shame outlaw does not count as it would be down to -5 by July 

02/06/2013 at 19:41

Aha - I get it! Good time today OC.

Melds - working tomorrow, but we must catch up soon .

02/06/2013 at 20:41

Fambridge Half in Essex today. Small race...not quite lanza

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:56

Ahaa ...in that case, could have been Flatfooted or Slag if it were male

meface    pirate
02/06/2013 at 21:01
funkin (5.) wrote (see)

Stumbled across Meface early this morning up near Ranmore Common, Chatted till box hill and then parted our ways.  He was doing some ridiculously long sportive today. Lovely weather for it though.

 

M...eldy wrote (see)

If he was doing the C100 then he has gone very wrong 

Saw Funkin on his nice new bike, he dropped me on box hill - very easily. 

Saw PSC at the start of the King of the Downs Evans sportive. 117miles (100s are so last year) with 6000ft ascent. 

  • Leith Hill
  • Pitch Hill
  • Coombe bottom
  • crocknorth (they called it Ranmore)
  • box hill
  • Tulleys Farm
  • Weir Wood
  • the wall
  • york hill at 90 miles
  • Titsey hill (which had me walking)

very hard day and took me 7:47

saw Shaz at the end.

so three pirates seen.

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 21:29

We havent seen Shaz round these parts for ages


Good sportiving effort 

PSC    pirate
02/06/2013 at 22:35

That was a cracking day. If a little hilly. Good effort Meface (a) for being first in the  queue for signing up on the day and (b) for doing that time. Respect. I took a more leisurely approach!

03/06/2013 at 06:14
M...eldy wrote (see)

Ahaa ...in that case, could have been Flatfooted or Slag if it were male

 

Not me, don't think it was Slag.....Button Mushroom maybe.?

03/06/2013 at 06:15
m..eface wrote (see)
funkin (5.) wrote (see)

Stumbled across Meface early this morning up near Ranmore Common, Chatted till box hill and then parted our ways.  He was doing some ridiculously long sportive today. Lovely weather for it though.

 

M...eldy wrote (see)

If he was doing the C100 then he has gone very wrong 

Saw Funkin on his nice new bike, he dropped me on box hill - very easily. 

Saw PSC at the start of the King of the Downs Evans sportive. 117miles (100s are so last year) with 6000ft ascent. 

  • Leith Hill
  • Pitch Hill
  • Coombe bottom
  • crocknorth (they called it Ranmore)
  • box hill
  • Tulleys Farm
  • Weir Wood
  • the wall
  • york hill at 90 miles
  • Titsey hill (which had me walking)

very hard day and took me 7:47

saw Shaz at the end.

so three pirates seen.

 

Fuck that......and Yorks at 90 miles....double fuck that.

Nice grinding Me.face

PSC    pirate
03/06/2013 at 07:37

no shame in walking - I walked the last hill too (not listed above)!!  My garmin shows 8131 feet of ascent.

 

03/06/2013 at 09:43

Spotted one Pirate at the Deva Triathlon, think it was BrokeButTri'ng.

Gave them the obligatory "Aaargghhh, Go Pirate" when they passed by at about 20 miles in to the bike.

meface    pirate
03/06/2013 at 12:58
PSC wrote (see)

no shame in walking - I walked the last hill too (not listed above)!!  My garmin shows 8131 feet of ascent.

 

Yes that was a rather neaky short 15% of a bugger. They sort of admit to 10.5 hills and I guess that one was the half. I did stop but got going again on it.

I was crying out ofr a triple. Went low on gears very early on in the day to save busting the legs.

EvansCycles claim they use memory map which works out at 9,100ft but lots of garmins measure 8-9,000 but then the interpolation software reduces this to 6000ft. Who the feck knows which is right.

The Evans map does claim it to be 90,000ft which I think is over egging it somewhat.

Funny(ish) story.

Got  passed by two skinny blokes on a climb, stayed behind them for the first part of a descent but was having to use the brakes so let go and coasted past them. Put in a few pedal strokes and off down the hill.

One of the blokes said he got on my wheel, peddaled as fast as he could till he span out and still got dropped on the descent as I coasted away from him. He told me this as he came past going up the next upslope. I then past him on the next descent.

So I seem to descend like a fat bloke going off a cliff!

 

 

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