Track for me today - also 400s. 2x5 with 60-75sec rec and 2 mins between. Bit windy on the back straight, which is why the rec went up from 60 sec later on but came out OK, and I must have got the effort right as there was just the hint of a retch at the end of the very last one
Not as easy as my regular ride to work, which involves riding through a valley called Bryant's Bottom. Coming quickly through Bryant's Bottom was particularly hairly until they slurry sealed it to smooth out all the cracks some years ago. It does need re-surfacing again as the cracks in Bryant's Bottom are growing and getting very mucky. It's particularly amusing (and done to death!), as I work with a lady who's surname is Bryant
That is fast down Kop Hill Andrew! My fastest ever was many years ago when I hit 55mph coming down Winnat's pass. It was in traffic an very silly! Far too sensible (cowardly) for such things these days...
That doesn't sound too pleasant Andrew. Makes me feel a bit better about my current chafing issue though!
Nice ride that. I know the Whiteleaf climb well, as I quite often do that or Kop Hill on my ride home from Aylesbury. I've done it the other way a few times too - most notably as a unavoidable diversion when the police closed the road past Chequers after an accident They couldn't have picked a worse diversion for someone on a two wheels! To add to it's general steepness and twistiness, it was -5C the night after rain and as it's not gritted, was covered in black ice, and with lots of impatient car drivers trying to pass me taking each bend as if it might be my last!