PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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iron fraggle    pirate
26/06/2013 at 20:14

Scuba - I reckon it's just the result of a stressful weekend. Just forced myself out for a run which I really didn't want to do, but feel much better for it now 

26/06/2013 at 20:28

Hi there...have you ever seen this...

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/refusing-to-quit-the-tour-de-france/?_r=0

Clearly the guy is nuts, but also an inspiration !

In circa 10 weeks we'll be having a beer relaxing and all our pains, problems will seem like distant memories.

Keep up the good work fellas !

PS maybe the painkillers have made me delusional !

iron fraggle    pirate
26/06/2013 at 21:28

^^^  The Jensie my hero  

 

27/06/2013 at 13:44

Since a few posts earlier we were doing happy news, it's lunchtime now and I've swam 100 lengths and cycled 60 and a bit miles and genuinely feel I could go and do it all again - but I haven't really got the time to do so today.

27/06/2013 at 14:38

Well done Cheggars, great news.  I'm feeling a lot better today...have been putting my spare time to good use and been considering new bike / bike bling.

WhizKid    pirate
27/06/2013 at 17:16

Do it brooko...you know you want it.. DO IT NOW!!?!?!

cheggers brilliant mate well done I've done another 35 miles off swimming shortly =]

Rafiki    pirate
27/06/2013 at 17:37

well  i've cycled up 2 of the toughest climbs on the TdF - both 20km of 10% climb - Howe Hill will be a breeze now!! 

WhizKid    pirate
27/06/2013 at 17:43

Nice not at all jealous ... Sarcasm off now

27/06/2013 at 19:34

Raf - what a great way to spend the day...well done. (this is supposed to be green envy !!)

Whizz - am considering a cervelo s5...last year frame so have been offered a big price reduction.  My thoughts are; its all your fault with talk of bling a new bikes should be easier than a full on TT bike to get used to, I can add clip on bars for Tri's and then take them off if I want to ride normally.  The spec is Ultegra with FSA chainset, 3T Arx Pro Stem, Team Pro Carbon bars, Fulcrum racing T wheels (googled these and they don't look great so may ask for money off and upgrade them)

To be honest I don't know too much about bikes, but reviews seem to think it is speedy...would welcome any expertise / advice.

WhizKid    pirate
27/06/2013 at 19:42

I was very very close too buying a s5 it's a beautiful bike and a fantastic frame, in all seriousness if you have the cash do it, I'm on this planet for a good time not a long time... So live a little and get what you want, if your gonna ride it, it's worth the money, if it makes you happy and makes you want too ride more, do it!

27/06/2013 at 20:02

Whizz - you are a bad (good) influence...to be honest I'm not sure I can afford it (expensive wife, 2 x kids, dog, cat, mortgage etc)...BUT...as you say we're not here for long...I think I will ride it loads...I also think it will give me a good push for the last few weeks training and having lost a week (with a wdesk holiday coming) I need all I can get.  It also seems a very good price.

Thanks for all the encouragement !!

IronCat5    pirate
27/06/2013 at 21:31

Nice bike Brooko; do it*

Nothing today. Worked all day in Wales, then drove home. I won't TT in the rain, and then had 1.5hrs of concalls. Did ride to Chepstow and back yesterday from my hotel. Some nice lumps!

*I don't get in to trouble for other people spending their money. New house forces Cat5's dullness.

 

Blisters    pirate
27/06/2013 at 21:46

Brooko. You have to realise that buying such a bike means you are a target. You either have the raw talent and speed (like Whiz Kid) or balls the size of planets and an ego to match. Now I don't care which category you're in, but an average bike and a big engine have got to be better than a great bike parked in the hall. Conversely, a great bike and a big engine...now there's a thought to behold. Get the bike. But do me a favour, and do it justice.
Challenge on.

Now then, who wants to build a big engine?

(Oh yeah, buy the wife some diamonds too. It'll help)

Blisters    pirate
28/06/2013 at 21:53
http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/images/post-top-left.png

There was a promise of a full afternoon of exercise, but it got eaten away, bit by bit.

Driving home, and I was tiring at the wheel, so stopped for a break. Got home and had a few things to do, but was moving slowly. The idea of 50 miles bike shrank to 30, and when I finally got on the machine it broke.  B'gah. More pratting around and a haul of the machine off to the bike shop through crawling traffic. It needed a good service, and Boss Man attended to me.

Plan B. Open air swimming at lido, and did 45 minutes, so that will have been a mile and a little bit. So that's something useful done.

WhizKid    pirate
29/06/2013 at 07:40

Well I did nothing yesterday after a long week at work I just needed a rest, there is also another reason for my rest yesterday as I have a monster bike weekend planned, off too ride the entire course for the wiggle Magnificat, then tommoro have a century sportive near pangbourne.... Will post ride data later for thos that might have any interest

29/06/2013 at 13:58

Whizz, many more centuries and you'll be called up to the England cricket team !

WhizKid    pirate
29/06/2013 at 16:50

Wiggle magnificat epic course complete, first off im gonna say, holy christ that was a loooooooooooooooooonnnng way, the climbing really wasent too bad, quite a few long slow climbs, which i really dont like... there was one at 112 miles, which i rember as its obviously the end of iron distance, and it went on for like 5 bloody miles, enough to just about warrent using the little ring .... a couple of nasty short sharp climbs, one at the start near me called coombe, its a pig, it hurts, view is fantastic! here is a run down of the course, was completed on my road bike, not the TT  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/334825803

Rafiki    pirate
29/06/2013 at 17:32

another 2 Tour de France climbs done 

29/06/2013 at 21:02

Good cycling all round then! 

I did an 80 mile sportive today and averaged 17.8mph (6000ft climbing) and got the 3rd fastest time of the day! I'm dead chuffed with that. What's even better is that I didn't draft for the whole way round (bar a few unavoidable minutes) Had plenty of people on my tail though! 

WhizKid    pirate
29/06/2013 at 21:37

Nice badger, that brilliant! That's a good speed for a sportive, no drafting is great, obviously I had no one too draft as I was solo... My question too you is, did you cheat and use the bar?

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