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  • Chris G
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    Great rides all round on a far from perfect day.

    Excellent ride by James, looks like it’ll be season long battle with Ben McIntosh. The National Junior 25 on the J2/9 should be interesting!

    Impressive power into that wind Dave, on 106″ 😯

    Chris G
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    my 2€’s worth..I like the the look of the course for an open event, but totally agree with Andy and others. The Penny’s lane / bypass junction > roundabout > King St section is unsuitable for a club 10 course.
    I’ve always felt that club 10’s are a great start for someone who wants to get into the competitive side of the sport, and therefore should be on the safest course as possible. The current course isn’t perfect, but I was OK with my youngest son, a relative novice, riding it at 14. I wouldn’t let him ride the proposed course.
    Taking on Jim’s idea…. why not have a rota for the timing or pushing off, to help Graham & Ann?

    Chris G
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    Cheers Martin & Vince,

    I’ll give C&G a call.

    Atlantic Boulevard price:

    We can repaint your Cougar frame and fork in any single colour with Cougar and Reynolds transfers for £260-00.
    This price would also cover the cost of removing the seat pin and headset.

    Our two way courier service is £45-00, turn round time 3 – 4 weeks.

    Chris G
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    Hi Jed,

    Apologies for not acknowledging your suggestion… I sent them an enquiry and I was intending to post with their response.

    I’ll post it, when / if I get a reply!

    Thanks, Chris

    Chris G
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    Congratulations all, excellent rides all round.

    I remember having an early season conversation with Alasdair. I think it was after the Glossop 25 in April. He was dissapointed with his form given the work he’d put in over the winter. Well it certainly paid off in the end! Chapeau Al!

    Al, if you’re riding the 100 next year, you may aswell ride the 12hour … especially with it being the national 12, and it’s on our local course 😉

    Are you still thinking of riding the 24 hour Dave?

    Cheers, Chris

    Chris G
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    in reply to: Congleton CC 50 #45000 |

    Great ride in the conditions Alistair,

    The Saturday training run was grim enough sitting on Jim D and Tony B’s wheels 😉

    Chris G
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    in reply to: Majorca 2014 #44846 |

    Hi Alan,

    +1, 17th – 24th

    cheers, Chris

    Chris G
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    Great rides Alastair and Dennis on a new course. Good to see you get a finish under your belt Ady… onward and upward 😉

    What was the consensus re the course vs. the J2/9?

    Chris G
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    Thanks all,

    😆 Trust Ady to suss my cunning plan!

    Very unfortunate for Dave. We all know how much the Manchester and National BAR means to him, and as per usual he was flying when he passed me after 40-45miles. I’m sure he’ll go sub 4 in the BDCA 100 and normal service will be resumed in the 12 next year.

    As for the ride…….. after a chat with Dave I decided to go with a 240mile schedule, it was going to be 230, but you know Dave and his way of ‘convincing’ you!

    It was all going to plan up to 5hrs, apart from a puncture and not being able to eat much. Through 100 miles in 4:50, but then I completely blew, grovelled to 120 miles in 6 hours and decided to stop for a 15 minute break to try and digest some food. The next couple of hours were really grim, especially the rolling, exposed road from Ternhill back to Prees Island into a block headwind, but I then started to improve and the last 4 hours felt ok by comparison.

    Lessons learned for the next one ( 😕 )

    Don’t leave it over 12 months since the last 100+ mile ride.
    Find something I can eat, apart from bananas and jelly babies while actually riding the bike.
    Don’t skimp on the chammy cream 😳
    Don’t let Dave ‘convince you’ 😆 ,although he’s already started his ‘convincing’ for the 24hour next year 😯

    Also, big thanks to Nige Woods and his magic tea towel. My sons Matt & Tom, who encouraged with a megaphone, TDF time trial style while hanging out of the car window on the finishing circuit and Debbie who, after helping me on my only other 12hr, 25years ago, suprisingly agreed to help yesterday 😀

    Not sure about the final mileage. I had 215 miles on the Garmin, but it did seem a bit ‘glitchy’ during the ride, lost the gps signal a couple of times.

    Chris G
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    :lol:, spent most of the day trying to set the bike up for comfort!

    It will be 25 years, in the same event, since I did my only other 12hr. So in an attempt to find some current info on feeding strategy, pacing etc, I came across this – http://www.macclesfieldwheelers.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1758
    and it brought it all back! 😯 😆

    Chris G
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    😆 not sure I’d recommend it tbh, but was worth it, if only to see what the Levens course is like.

    Chris G
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    Good rides by all on a fairly windy day, but especially Jim and Andy with the PB’s

    The 2×10’s was an interesting experiment! I left as soon as I got back to the Withington 10 HQ, and arrived at Levens at 5.45 for a 6.30 start. Did half an hour warm-up on the turbo.

    As Dave has said in the past, Levens is one of the the fastest 10 courses in the country, with a 1 mile, gradual downhill, ‘gift’ start. But the 16-17mph westerly, on an exposed course, meant it was a cross / block headwind for the 5.25 miles to the turn, so the downhill start wasn’t so much of a ‘gift’ 😥

    In summary:
    1st 10: Suffered from ‘jelly legs’ (a recurring problem!), which I’m putting down to a poor warm-up routine. (i hope!)
    2nd 10: Better / stronger, but left with a feeling of ‘what if’ due to the wind

    Chris G
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    Excellent ride again Dave, on a tricky day wind-wise. How was concrete mountain?
    Is that the plan for next Sunday, 12hrs at threshold? 😉

    Chris G
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    Thanks Jim.. yes the date would be useful, it’s Saturday 3rd August.

    Cheers, Chris

    Chris G
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    Congratulations!, great rides by all.

    Dave, what was the winning time?

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