PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

1,021 to 1,040 of 2,385 messages
13/03/2013 at 19:13

Thanks for the link fraggle. I'm tempted with one of their swims and perhaps the Little Dipper or longest day sportive. 

iron fraggle    pirate
13/03/2013 at 19:18

I'll be doing some of their events Soupy, just not decided which one(s) yet. The Little Dipper does involve *that* hill though!

13/03/2013 at 19:20

And more besides I think. All the more reason for doing it.  Won't be doing the Big Dipper though thats for sure. 

Cortina5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 21:52

I did the 90k longest day sportive. Some nutters (Meldy & Barlos) did the 180k option. Waaay to early in the season for that!

VoTwo do similar events at Dorney and around the coast for swimming.

Edited: 13/03/2013 at 21:52
meface    pirate
13/03/2013 at 22:40

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

Cortina5    pirate
13/03/2013 at 22:48
m..eface wrote (see)

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

I heard the world would implode.

14/03/2013 at 06:58


IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
m..eface wrote (see)

No-one can ride 180k in one go. FACT!

I heard the world would implode.





Isn't there a comet in the sky this month to warn against riding that far? 


Scuba Trooper    pirate
14/03/2013 at 18:13

I'm not local enough to do many of the F3 events but I have signed up for the Marlow HIM, has anyone else?

I did 64km today and noticed that the world wobbled a bit, if I'd kept going I'm sure it would have imploded. Thankfully this is the last hard day this week until a 10km race on Sunday, just a 1hr swim, 1hr 100rpm turbo and 1:15 run to fit in.

14/03/2013 at 20:46

World still her ST so you obviously didn't overdo it. 

I had an interesting swim session today. I'd been set some tempo pyramids so using a tempo trainer I went up and down various stroke rates for each length and noting my stroke count for each.  Really need to sort my breathing out because as the stroke got faster I didn't have time to exhale and spluttered.  

I saw the Marlow HIM and was tempted but I'm already entered Enduroman half and SA's DIY event.  

meface    pirate
14/03/2013 at 22:26

I have worked out that riding outside is just like on the turbo but with a really big fly wheel!

Scuba Trooper    pirate
18/03/2013 at 19:27

Gone a bit quite in here hasn't it. Hope very had a good week last week.

Not a bad week for me last week. I shifted a few sessions round and did my long bike and long run early in the week so I had a chance at a good 10km on Sunday. My long ride was the longest I've done again and was 40miles in 2:30 over a reasonable undulating route. With 3 good swim session my total for the week is 10:30 so well please with that and I topped it off with a 41:36 10km on Sunday which was a 2min PB.

For some reason I've managed to get talked into doing a charity bike ride, Cambridge to Southend, on Saturday. Its a 75mile route and not flat and I expect it will take me about 5 hours or slightly more. I should be able to make it but need to take it easy at the beginning and not get carried away. I hope the weather improves a bit too.

Blisters    pirate
18/03/2013 at 23:38

Nice one that Scuba.

I've got a decent 3.8 km swim done. That was an achievement all on its own.
My bike is bugered with two g's. The old hack is on the turbo.
The run could do with another 22 miler before April, or the Stratty mara will be lame.

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
19/03/2013 at 08:56

I had a great week last week! 4 swims, couple of hundred miles on the bike but best of all was a 17.5 mile run on Sunday. Furthest I've ever been and I could've done more but I said I'd be home by 1 and it was 1.15 when I looked at the time.

Blisters, I'm looking forward to meeting you (and you probably beating me!) at my first marathon at Stratford.

19/03/2013 at 09:11

Morning. Long wet bike on the cards for me today. 40 miles planned. 

What happened to you bike Blisters? 

Some massive mileage going on here. I'm still at the other end of the scale. Don't want to peak too early.  I'm following Finks advice of slowly turning a polystyrene cup inside out. I'll get there though in my own way. 

I'm also doing Stratford but just the half. It will be a slow run/walk. My longest run so far is 7 miles. 

Blisters    pirate
20/03/2013 at 22:55

Cheggers, don't count on me trying to muller the marathon. It's a fun run this time around.

Soupy, my bike's free wheel stopped being free. The local bike shop needed a part for it and they haven't been back in touch since. It appears that they may like bikes but dislike telephones. I've not had a chance to chase them anyway.

WhizKid    pirate
21/03/2013 at 18:30
Nice work scuba lots of pb's is always a nice feeling!

Blisters at least it's the freewheel, worst case scenario is new/rebuilt hub or new wheel... Stupid question can't u wack on the wheel from your other bike? That's what I would do... Or race wheels if your minted

I've had a decent week with a mile swim pb of 28:32 I suck massive arse at swimming so this is great for me.... Also I have another race at the weekend Kingston breakfast run 16 miler... Then on the 7th of April the joker sportive in Salisbury 150k of fun in the hills.... Off this week so I plan on getting at least 1-2 century rides in!
21/03/2013 at 19:09

Evening. I don't even know what a freewheel is.  Is it what I call a front wheel?

1200m swim today. Breathing still difficult and swallowed a bit of pool water and spluttered toward the end. But 1200m in the bag. 

WhizKid    pirate
21/03/2013 at 19:43
Soup - the freewheel is part of the hub on the rear wheel, you know that click click sound when your coasting that's the free, if it doesn't work it will lock up and it will either seize the hub up all together or turn it into a fixie... Which doesn't allow you too coast at all. In short it allows you too free wheel oh and well done on the 1200m swim nice work
21/03/2013 at 21:59

Ah, thanks for the explanation jamie. I like to freewheel. I do a lot of that lol. Can't understand why anyone would have a fixie. Devil's invention that if you ask me. 

Blisters    pirate
21/03/2013 at 22:19

Soupy and Jamie. Not such a stupid question. Unfortunately, the Old Hack that I refer to is a bike that looks a bit like a racing bike, but is in fact a touring bike. The wheels are 26" x 1.25" and 5 speed hub. They are a slightly different size in every dimension, and there's no chance of them fitting. To get this bike onto the turbo I had to do a nut and bolt rebuild to the machine to allow for the new diameter.

Anyway, bad news/good news.
Bad news: the freehub was fcked. The one they had in the shop was dodgy. The new one that was sent was bggered. The hub on the wheel was also horrid.

Good news. Specialized gave me a new set of wheels, of a higher specification. Well chuffed.

1,021 to 1,040 of 2,385 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

  • Closing date: 30/10/2016

RW Forums