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  • Chris G
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    in reply to: Stone Wheelers 25 #47142 |

    Caroline & Jack…chapeau / Dave …mental πŸ˜†

    Chris G
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    Excellent ride Dave, congratulations!

    Chris G
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    in reply to: FRC skin suit #46903 |

    +1 Jim, size as per the shorts / jerseys?

    Chris G
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    Bon courage for the weekend Dave.

    Just had a look at the course. Where do you think you will roughly be on Sunday morning around 10 ish? Thinking of riding out to offer words of encouragement witness yr madness! πŸ™‚

    Chris G
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    in reply to: Anfield 100 #46678 |

    Excellent ride Dave with the higher gear on that course. Surprised me how lumpy and rough it was in places. Harder than the club champs 100 course?

    Thanks for the words of encouragement chaps πŸ™‚ Any of you got any tips / ideas on how to ride a 100? cos I haven’t πŸ˜†

    The strategy was 27min, 10mile TT pace, average, aiming for a 4:30. So quicker earlier, with the inevitable drift later on.

    Problem is you need to eat & drink in a 100, which is were it goes pear shaped for me.

    Food plan for the ride was :
    1 x 750cc SIS + 500cc of water with a High5 zero to start with.
    3 x zipvit gels in the pocket, 1 per 25 miles.
    Top tube tribag with 2 x Torq bars cut in half / jelly babies / roasted salted almonds, for as and when.
    1 bottle of plain water at the 58 mile feed, 1 bottle of High5 caffeine at the 75 mile feed.

    It went fairly well until around 35miles, gel at 25 miles, half a Torq, half a bottle of the SIS, but from then on a feeling of impending vomit!! which was off and on for the rest of the ride, but still knowing you need to eat and drink something.

    splits:
    25m 1:04:55
    50m 2:13:58
    75m 3:26:47
    100m 4:40:44

    cheers, Chris

    Chris G
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    in reply to: Warrington RC 50 #46646 |

    Great ride Al in those conditions.. you forgot to mention the wind! πŸ˜‰

    Chris G
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    You could have given me a bit more notice Dave! Tonight.. I’ve been mostly practicing the 100 mile TT fueling advice I gave to Alastair last night… πŸ˜†

    Chris G
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    in reply to: 100 TT Tips? #46558 |

    πŸ˜† very funny Jim… au d’cologne! … u not heard of Rule 5? πŸ˜‰

    Chris G
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    in reply to: 100 TT Tips? #46554 |

    Alasdair,

    Apparently, according to the latest marginal gain, scientific, cutting edge research:

    2 weeks before: stop training completely and carbo load… every day.
    The night before: over hydrate with Guinness and make sure you load up with a huge, hot curry. Go to bed really late.
    On the day: a big fry up for breakfast with extra fried bread. Get to the start as late as possible, no need to warm up… it’s 100 miles FFS!
    Support in the way of food / drinks / encouragement (for the headwind down Twemlow Lane at 85 miles) won’t be required.
    TT bikes are not recommended, or disc wheels / pointy helmets / skin suits etc…. apparently running shoes, gaffer taped to the pedals are the way to go, according to Mr Fearon.

    I may or may not be riding that particular event 😈

    HTH πŸ˜‰

    Chris G
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    Excellent photographs Ady, always interesting to compare the various aero setups.

    Looking very aero Alistair apart from the parachute number, Jim do that on purpose? πŸ˜†

    Chris G
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    Chris G
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    Chris G
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    count me in

    Chris G
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    Chris G
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    Great report Andy, tho I thought we agreed you would exaggerate the howling wind and the Roubaix like road conditions πŸ˜‰ and an impressive ride given yr lack of training at the moment, bodes well for the season. We all know Steve will get quicker… πŸ™‚

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