The 2012 Sportive Thread

For all your 100-mile bike ride needs!

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
11/04/2012 at 14:38

Registration opens 06.45, starts 07.45.

I'll certainly be looking to get there by 7.00, may even decide to register and get going before the official start as im not bothered by official time etc.

M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2012 at 15:01
You not going to wait for me then  
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
11/04/2012 at 16:08
I usually do
M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2012 at 17:41
Right!!


Feckin start at 7 ... i'll catch you 
11/04/2012 at 18:04
M...eldy wrote (see)
Right!!


Feckin start at 7 ... i'll catch you 

Yup, by 7:50!
Edited: 11/04/2012 at 18:04
M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2012 at 18:06
He wont have left by then Schmunks ... for a start he wont be on time


Would be nice to have some company tho, if I had thought I was going round on my own I could have done that on my own doorstep ....... and yes, I know it is on my doorstep  
IronCat5    pirate
11/04/2012 at 18:30
Probably starting about 8:30.
11/04/2012 at 18:31
Thanks for the kind words of support. As I said im just going to go for it. It will be good experience and great prep for the Outlaw. good luck all, hope you all have enjoyable and succesful rides.
M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2012 at 18:39
ajford ..   keep a look out for the kit, you cant miss it !!

What sort of time would you be aiming for ?? 
11/04/2012 at 21:02
usually average somewhere between 15 and 17.5mph (always on my own) However Sunday will be new territory in terms of time in the saddle in one go. Just going to take it steady and hopefully finish it in one piece. When I see the kit I will say hello - havent quite decided on my attire yet!
M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2012 at 21:04
Ok ... I am the one with thevery long plait, happy to keep you company if you like?  Would be hoping to average between 15 and 16 so could see how it goes
I dont think you will lose too much speed by upping the distance if your fitness levels are good enough
IronCat5    pirate
11/04/2012 at 21:43
M...eldy wrote (see)
Ok ... I am the one with the very long plait,

And the pointy hat, so I'm told...

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
12/04/2012 at 00:40
Hmmm
I am looking for a 120 miler at the weekend so this might do... 112 + 6 into London for the train + 6 home again
Prob 8:30 start by the time I get there......
12/04/2012 at 07:55
I will be looking to leave in one of the first waves so happy for any company at any point along the way. Dont want to have to commit to doing the whole thing with anyone just incase I struggle or something goes wrong. Dont want anyone to have to feel they have to wait etc. First wave at 7.45 and barring any problems will be looking to go then. Shall I look out for the yellow kit and introduce myself?
12/04/2012 at 15:25
Weather forecast looks brighter for the weekend and a little more consistent. Changing hourly here at the moment.
M...eldy    pirate
12/04/2012 at 17:42
Yep!  Long plait, pointy hat and pirate kit ... that'll be me !

I will look to arrive about 7.30 and then set off as and when I think?  Depending on car parking and logistics
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 17:28
Forecast for the morro ... dry and warmer with a frosty start 
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/04/2012 at 13:10
ajford, was good to see you yesterday.  Hope you had a good ride.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/04/2012 at 13:10
M...eldy wrote (see)
Forecast for the morro ... dry and warmer with a frosty start 

or maybe not
16/04/2012 at 19:11
Yea good to meet some friendly faces. I read Meldys report and it seems you had a bit of a mixed day...but glad you got a good session out of it.

I finished the course but for some reason my computer only thinks I covered 104 miles and judging by my time I thinks it right. Spoke to a couple of people who finished near me and they said similar. Followed all the signs so a bit strange being 8miles short.

Overall quite a good ride and hopefully bodes well for outlaw. I think the main lesson I have learnt by doing a couple of sportives is the importance of nutrition. The course on a whole was varied, a couple of steep climbs, some fast flats (the one point where we were on freshly laid smooth Tarmac was amazing) and some pretty scary descents. Did not like either 20% descents or some pretty fast single track lanes.

Thanks for the support before the event and I hope all who took part enjoyed. Just over 10weeks of training to go...
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