PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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31/05/2013 at 08:39
Brooko wrote (see)

Hey guys, it was great to meet some of you on the recent bike course recce.  I've also enjoyed some of your race / training reports (well done!).  Would be great to meet up again for another trip round the bike course and maybe some of the run route - to be honest I am startingfeel very very anxious !

I will be up for another (2-lap?) recce soon. Maybe we can get the ball rolling after this weekends racing escapades!

Rafiki    pirate
31/05/2013 at 11:08

I'm up for a little spin round the course again

TheEngineer    pirate
31/05/2013 at 15:31
Rafiki wrote (see)

I'm up for a little spin round the course again

I would be up for this. TT bikes?

31/05/2013 at 16:13

I'll be bringing my TT this time - aye

Rafiki    pirate
31/05/2013 at 17:05

TTs it is then - but absolutley no racing

WhizKid    pirate
31/05/2013 at 20:20

Race wheels and twat hats?

31/05/2013 at 20:37

No hats Jamie - you know the rules 

WhizKid    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:08

Wear it backwards?

31/05/2013 at 21:32

Do TT bikes make much of a difference ?  I'm pretty happy on my road bike but am keen to do anything to make those 112 miles go quicker / be more comfortable....would welcome ANY advice or thoughts !

31/05/2013 at 21:32

PS good luck to all those racing this weekend.

Blisters    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:37

Brooko. There's one piece of advice I keep getting given.
Get on your bike and ride some. The ride some more. And some more. If you can cycle for an hour at 20mph it means absolutely nothing, you need to cycle at 17 mph for 6.5 hours.

WhizKid    pirate
31/05/2013 at 22:01

Aye...anyway TT depends on various factors... One you need too be able hold the aero position For hours at a time... If not dont bother.... 2 depends on the courses you race and ride if its hilly a TT bike won't make a difference as they are heavier and much more of a pain in the arse too lug up a hill.... I love my TT bike and would rather ride it any day over a road bike on almost any course... Actually on any course as I find it so comfortable.... But try one before you buy one

Scuba Trooper    pirate
01/06/2013 at 15:08

Might be a bit late but good luck to the racers this weekend, hope the water is warmer than it was for me a couple of weeks ago.

01/06/2013 at 20:11

Registered, packed. Early night for me before a ridiculous 03:30 wake up. See you on the other side. I'll try not to be shit. 

01/06/2013 at 21:39

My wake up call is 4am.Race well badger.  I too will try not to be shit. Lake temperature 18 unless they were being less than truthful.  

Blisters    pirate
01/06/2013 at 22:48

Soupy. It would surprise me if the lake was 18. The daytime air temperature hasn't hit 18 for weeks. A birdbath wouldn't be 18 at the moment. Enjoy the fun!

Anyway, today I got a nice training slot, and did I make the most of it?
100 miles on the bike (my first century), followed by 4.8 miles run brick.
Followed by a BBQ and a few beers. One has to prepare for all disciplines.
Intriguingly the wind was in my face for 90/100 miles. Please explain.


iron fraggle    pirate
02/06/2013 at 07:03

I had that for my ride yesterday too Blisters 


recovery day today - taking No1 son to see England vs NZ in Southampton, here's hoping for a better result than the first ODI 

WhizKid    pirate
02/06/2013 at 17:21

Allo allo so how has all this racing going then?!?! I want reports people on my desk by 9am!

well done on your century blisters good going mate!

i did a century well 107.7 miles today I look like a West Indian bloke now... Nice and tanned and bloody knackered... Did it in 5:45 so was reasonable especially as I did a long run yesterday.... Reasonable week training about 20 ish hours not feeling fast ATM as so much long work just finding the time too get a decent speed session in is hard... gonna do a fast swim and fast run tommoro me thinks..A I hope everyone is doing well and training hard!

02/06/2013 at 19:55

M...eldy    pirate
02/06/2013 at 20:12

5.45 ...  Jamie you need to use the brakes more mate, you'll put the rest of us to shame 

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