The 2012 Sportive Thread

For all your 100-mile bike ride needs!

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M...eldy    pirate
16/04/2012 at 19:30
It wouldnt be unheard of for IM courses to come up short either so I wouldnt worry .. 104 was prob right and thats a good distance

Yes, we had a mixed day 2 sessions interspersed with some HTFU 
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
16/04/2012 at 20:59
Just wondering if someone has an entry for the Wiggle ups and Downs they cant use or a friends that isn't doing it. If so please mail me on here or some have my phone and can text me.
16/06/2012 at 14:17

Just got a late entry for the Flat out In The Fens tomorrow - 112 miler - probably be in blue and white Derby Mercury top.

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
16/06/2012 at 23:22
I'll be pirated up in the fens as well pops.....
17/06/2012 at 17:22

Well and truly knackered - 112 miles and did the whole thing into the wind - not a single group - my fault for starting late so the only people I saw I was overtaking.   Those last 30 miles or so were soooo hard into that wind.

How did the rest of you go ?  Looked out for Pirate kit but didn't see any I don't think - unless the skull and crossbones is only on the front.   I really enjoyed it - got caught up with some others going the wrong way because one of the locals  had turned a sign round - probably cost me 15 minutes - so not too bad - not the fault of the organisers though I have to say it was a lot better than when I did one of their events 4 years or so ago.   

M...eldy    pirate
17/06/2012 at 18:19

I can imagine that course is a bitch with a continual headwind!  Well done guys

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
17/06/2012 at 19:11
Yup was a windy day pops.....

I was towing someone around..... had to go easyish but still did 6.05 ride time,elapsed time was about 6.30..... last year elapsed time was about 5.59......



Last third seemed a continual head wind

Bumped into Mr and mrs SA at about the 110k mark, and had a chat for 10k.. they looked in good form then.
Edited: 17/06/2012 at 19:15
18/06/2012 at 15:17

I had about 5.45 ride time on my Garmin - think total time must have been over 6 because we were faffing about not knowing which way to go - even phoned the organiser's emergency number but it's hard to describe where you are other than some flat road in the middle of nowhere.   The detour aside I really enjoyed the first 75 miles - and the last 40 were fun when they were over.   

The Silent Assassin    pirate
18/06/2012 at 16:11

We stopped at the point you went wrong Pops, as one sign pointed left and the other right, someone had a garmin download of the course and just as we left a group turned up who had gone the wrong way.

The 10 miles along the never ending straight road into the headwind was erm interesting.

done this event the last 3 years, don't think there will be a 4th time.

Time was slower than last, but last year was no wind but a lot hotter

 

Edited: 18/06/2012 at 16:12
purpletrilady    pirate
18/06/2012 at 16:24
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

We stopped at the point you went wrong Pops, as one sign pointed left and the other right, someone had a garmin download of the course and just as we left a group turned up who had gone the wrong way.

The 10 miles along the never ending straight road into the headwind was erm interesting.

done this event the last 3 years, don't think there will be a 4th time.

Time was slower than last, but last year was no wind but a lot hotter

 

you can't do it next year, you'll be recovering from the double 

04/07/2012 at 11:57
Just entered the cheshire plains and peaks sportive on 22nd of this month.
01/09/2012 at 21:02
Are any other pirates doing the manchester 100 tomorrow?
Razor51    pirate
01/09/2012 at 22:47

Bobby,

Me and Horse will be there, are you doing the 100m or the 100k we are doing the 100k, Horse will have his Pirate top on, I'll be in black and yella without skull and crossbones, look out for us it'll be nice to meet up.

01/09/2012 at 22:50
Im doing the 100mile ride.il look out for you.il be wearing my pirate top also.

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