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  • nofear
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    in reply to: 25 Club Champs TT #47906 |

    It was posted in the blog on 14th March together with all other dates for the Year Al. It’s on course J2/9 on 29th July at the usual time meeting at Shakerley car park.

    We will need a few volunteers to help marshall the course and I suggest that we all ride to the start together as some may get lost. The start is approximately 5 miles from Shakerley. Alternatively we could ride the Penny’s Lane King St 25 course that Chris Gilbertson is using for the WVCC Open 25 in August. The start of that course is less than 1 mile from Shakerley and a similar distance back from the finish. My vote is to use that course as we could run out of daylight for J2/9. Some people are worried about traffic onm King St but at 7Pm it is not very busy and I don’t see an issue.

    Please let me have your views on the course as I will have to put a police form in if we decide to change the course.

    Thanks

    Dave

    nofear
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    in reply to: Club 10 1st July #47884 |

    Only pelican lights and very few pedestrians to push the buttons.

    nofear
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    Hi Jed,

    No apologies from me as my post was a little sharp as you caught me on a bad day at work. Very busy right now so just posting when I can and sometimes a bit late but keen to try and keep people who are interested, updated. Also I am not posting as much as I’m not racing as much due to my quiet Year, so contributions to the TT section from other are gratefully received.

    Cheers

    Dave

    nofear
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    Result as follows:

    Lee Suthard – 22:29,
    Iain Young – 23:35,
    Dave Fearon – 24:53,
    Craig Lee – 25:19,
    Stu Ward – 25:57,
    Neil Drummond – 26:11,
    Colin Carthy – 26:14,
    Nick Butterworth – 27:53,
    James Lovelady (Warrington RC) – 28:03,
    Dan Robson – 28:09,
    Steve Marlow – 28:23,
    Anthony Thomas – 28:38,
    Mike Wilkinson – 29:03,
    Emily Martin – 29:53,
    Caroline Fearon – 30:00,
    Geoff Lovelady – 30:39.

    Congratulation to Lee for another cracking ride on a windy 2 lapper as the usual course was out of action due to traffic lights. Iain recovered well for the 100 just 3 days earlier so well done Iain. Thanks to everybody else for supporting the event and see you next week when the Guardian Cup resumes, hopefully back on the usual course.

    Ta

    Dave

    nofear
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    Sorry Jed but I have a job as well as writing cycling reports and right now I’m very busy. I spent this evening doing the result sheet for last Sundays area 100 champs that I organised so hopefully I’ll get time for the club 10 champs report and results tomorrow. In short Lee won, Iain was second and I was third but more will follow.

    nofear
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    in reply to: Club 10 1st July #47882 |

    I’m game for a laugh Matthew.

    nofear
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    in reply to: Club 10 1st July #47880 |

    Hi Woody,

    I use different bikes for different sessions but if I’m doing a tempo ride I always use either my TT bike or my old TT bike as they both have exactly the same position, I just change the wheels for racing. Wilko uses one bike for everything and is a big believer in not swapping around from bike to bike.

    Incidentally there is a 10 course on the Alderley Edge by-pass, it was measured a few years back. To date no club has wanted to use it, probably because it crosses the Wilmslow to Alderley Edge roundabout and turns right to finish after the next roundabout. The first roundabout is very busy with crossing traffic during the day so the course could only really be used in the evening. Also there are pelican crossings on either side of the roundabout. I do agree that this course could be faster than current Cheshire 10 courses though, so why don’t you give it a go and provide some feeback. I’ll let you know where the start and finish lines are if you want to do a private time trial. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nofear
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    in reply to: Club 10 1st July #47872 |

    Classic alien photos in the results tab Ady! I think they are twins. ๐Ÿ˜†

    nofear
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    in reply to: Club 10 1st July #47868 |

    Great pictures John. The camera doesn’t lie Craig. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    nofear
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    in reply to: A plea #47857 |

    I’m with Jed on the value of a good old face to face conversation. I check the forum maybe once or twice a day to see if there is anything interesting to share or to put up some content of my own that people may find interesting or gain entertainment from. However I think written words can be taken the wrong way and this often leads to mis-understandings. Facebook is very much a spur of the moment medium and can cause lot’s of issues, not least of which is the amount of time that people spend on it rather than having meaningful face to face conversations with individuals (as opposed to a very wide and largely uncontrolled audience). I still think Facebook is de-valuing the website but maybe I’m just a dinosaur. I think the website should be providing information to members, advertising our club to potential new members and relaying stories that may be of interest to fellow cyclists. Facebook is fine for idle chit chat if that is what you like but I see no need for it on the web-site.

    However we live in a democracy so I’m happy to go with the consensus but it doesn’t change my view.

    nofear
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    in reply to: A plea #47836 |

    Personally I think Facebook is a pain in the proverbial as it’s full of dross so I rarely go on it as it’s just a time waster. I’d rather we had no link with it at all and just had the website as I’m slowly losing interest in putting entries on the forum a I can see that the numbers of people reading them are dropping, probably because they are busy on Facebook. Maybe it’s the quality and length my story telling that is the problem there though! ๐Ÿ˜†

    If instant messaging is progress then the improvements are lost on me. I think John summed it up nicely and we are in danger of losing the focal point that the we-site gives us. Sorry to be controversial but it’s my job. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    nofear
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    I’m sure all my other excuses made up for the remaining 47 seconds though. ๐Ÿ˜•

    nofear
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    some team members riding stronger than others, so it could have been much smoother

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stop beating around the bush Jim, it was you and Iain that were riding stronger. We were reasonably smooth most of the time though despite you and Iain coming through too fast at times (excuse no 1). ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Next time Al and I will make sure that one of you two are on the front approaching the climbs and then Al will do the climb and I’ll take over at the top. I recon a 56:45 ride (taking off the stop of 1:47) was pretty good on the night considering I was handicapped with a gears bike (excuse no 2). I nearly crashed approaching the A50 along Seven Sisters as I forgot that back brakes can lock up if you pull them too sharply, as I usually don’t have one on my proper racing bike (excuse no 3).

    If I had ridden a bike a bit more this season I might have helped the team a little more (excuse no 4), but hopefully I didn’t slow things down too much. The ride out did take the edge off my speed a little as I’m not use to the distance this season (excuse no 5). Also I only had a small sandwich at dinner time and carried no bottle so I could quite possibly have experienced the bonk, ever so slightly, on the second lap (excuse no 6).

    Anyway I’m not one to make excuses so thanks to the team for an enjoyable ride. Iain had the best excuse on the night but it didn’t slow him down as I had to keep shouting him to slow down after he re-mounted as he was adrenaline fuelled and wanted to claw back that 1:47 single handedley. I’m sure he would have done if we hadn’t got in the way! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Ta

    Dave

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    Nice rides Al and Bill. Rainford is not fun when it’s windy!

    nofear
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    Awsom dude! …. sorry just spent a weekend at our Jack’s slackline festival so still chilled out. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Clearly you are enjoying your “quiet year” with a second national Championship win. Keep on winning. ๐Ÿ˜€

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