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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I guess I have a special admiration for cyclo-cross riders, without ever having the slightest urge to join them.  I think I got bit in the early seventies while I spent 25 years living within sight of Ingleborough and either one or two of the other Three Peaks depending on exactly where I was.  Riders who ride cyclo-cross, in my mind, are just slightly mad, and must be doing it for other reasons than riding a bike.  I have done a very small amount of VTT, but I don't think those riders are slightly bonkers.  cyclo-cross guys seem to have a certain depth the others lack.  I am exaggerating a bit, but the sentiment is still there.

And when I get to read about the races, it is even better.

Well-done.  Chapeau.  Ta.
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Best of all, I beat all the teenage girls
You can get locked up for that sort of thing ...
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The extra lap they made me do was punishment enough!
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1st BA Liga of 2016 is complete..
https://youtu.be/LliJkU9GF8Q

enjoy guys
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Cheers, I dont know how you find time to nail those FPs
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just getting lucky.. for trainspotting purposes, i'm in blue shoes & blue helmet - but new Expendables team kit (black/grey/red).. a.k.a. the one who isn't tanned

@29:56 looking through the guy in green you can just about see my attack on the left, quickly followed by my team mate bridging across. Unfortunately we only got 10 seconds, so no break formed.

50 participants for first meeting is quite good here - we resolved to attack on the first hill next week to thin out the group a bit Very Happy hehe
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a race or sportive, and barely even a proper training ride, but there were at least two proper hills in yesterday’s ride.

It would be fair to observe that my cycling at the moment is cr*p. Whilst I’ve done plenty of turbo work over the winter I didn’t venture out on the road between October and March, with obvious consequences. My excuse – not that the Cycling Gods are listening – is that it rained continuously during November and December and since the New Year we’ve been pre-occupied with various house projects and the Little Rowers’ swimming and dancing commitments.

Last weekend’s ride was quite promising, as I was going strongly throughout, but that was in quite warm weather. Yesterday’s weather was decidedly on the chilly side, with the “winter woollies” still the best wardrobe option. I never go well in cold weather, particularly when, as it’s still light around 9pm these days, the brain is expecting warm weather.

The outward journey was somewhere between sluggish and OK, but the ride only really started after an hour when I got to the bottom of Black Hill Road, a stern climb even when in form. There’s a false flat for 500m which is “big-ringable” when in form, but I was already on the granny-ring before the proper climb started and had “run out of gears” before the 20% pitch kicked in. I zig-zagged, cursed and laboured upwards, barely above stall speed, but eventually summited.

I should have gone straight home at that point, but instead took a short detour to the slightly less horrible Old Pool Bank which also seemed an awful lot longer than I remember. It, too, was eventually summited, so all that remained was the return journey (35k or so) which should have been with a tailwind. It might have been a tailwind, but it didn’t feel like it, which in combination with severe complaints from my back meant it was not a particularly enjoyable run home. I took the shortest route home, which on balance was a good move, but it came at the price of Rigton Bank which involves a standing start on a double digit gradient if you get the timing on the traffic lights wrong. Needless to say I did!

Things perked up on my return. First of all, Elder Little Rower was on hand, and given her formidable physical presence these days could have doubtless carried me upstairs and dumped me in the bath if required. She looked a little disappointed as I walked in unaided. Next, my pipe, slippers and favourite armchair were available. My legs didn’t feel too bad either - my back was the weak link. Then, Strava reported that my ascents hadn’t been too bad, approximately 30-40 seconds (out of 6 minutes) down on a “good” time. But best of all, a rummage in the fridge revealed a sizeable chunk of steak pie which represented a particularly agreeable means of refuelling.

Overall, it’s hard to suppress the feeling that I’m too old for this sh*t.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my better biking days yesterday, without actually going on my bike. One of my very few Strava KoMs was on yesterday's TdY route. I'd achieved it during a club run in 2013 with a howling tailwind and not even the pros could overcome the impact of their howling headwind yesterday.

So my K.oM. survives and I can truthfully say that on my day, I'm a match for the pros!

Sort of...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha Very Happy it's always a nervous when the Pro's come around and can steal a few KOM's at twice the pace of us mere mortals..
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit limited racing wise this year so far - only 8 racing days by Mid-May compared to last years 15. So it's been a bit quiet other than to say i've been busy training hard and preparing well.

Yesterday, the team scored first podium of the year... Leithaberg Radmarathon in Austria... 2x laps of 40km with 2 longer climbs over 7% per lap.. make a challenging route with just under 1000m climbing

Finished 40th overall out of 259, but it was comfortably enough to bag the 3rd place in the teams prize for the 2nd year in a row. My colleagues had come 22nd and 26th. The winning team were actually 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, and second place were the event organizers HILL team, of the philanthrop Leo Hillinger.. he had about 10 domestiques hauling his Cavendish build up those climbs in the front group. So to be best of the rest was great result especially as i am a bit undercooked race-wise compared to last year.

I was surprised that climbing-wise - very satisfied.. nicely comfortable (threshold pace, 170bpm+ without any need for inhaler or other TUE) able to follow other riders acclerations.
 
We had some other appointment, so couldn't wait for the awards ceremony - so had to improvise a bit with photoshop Very Happy  I'm the stick-thin one in black on the right (sorry for pic size)



race info's:
http://leithaberg-radmarathon.at/strecke

results:
http://globalsportservice.com/results/2016/0515purbach/
winners with course record of under 2hrs @ 38kmph+
i was quite happy to repeat last years time under 2hrs15m (35kmph)... because yesterday was far from perfect ride from me:
- very cold & occassional showers (hid in car instead of warmup)
- no drinks bottle (left it in the car during panic start!!)
- started at back of the field (150th across the start timer)  

After my mega fail start i had to work my way up through the groups, i landed in the 3rd one on the road by the base of first climb @ 7km, where i decided best strategy to continue working with those guys to limit losses (it was clear on the climb there was a small break of 4 or 5 riders, then a larger peloton of 20 or so - but just too far ahead to bridge). We lost roughly 2mins per lap to that larger 2nd group, 4mins behind in 80km i thought was quite good going.

Hindsight is wonderful, and you would think i would know better by now, that mass-start events require good positioning even before start. If i had been at the grid with rest of my team (in 30th/40th place instead of 150th), that peloton and their pace was easily in my ability range... something like a lesson learned - to put some more structure to the pre-race schedule and avoid the extra stress it creates during the race. Talk about marginal gains, but thats just totally dumb stupid ones as - aim to be READY 30mins before the start instead of 5mins, do a check that everything (food/drink) is picked up, and get to the start line EARLY... would make such a different story to this race for me.

Anyway, there was a happy ending, and i'm pleased my mistakes didn't cost the team any podium place Smile Wink a.k.a. the guys didn't beat me up for my totally amater skills!!

more HD pics:
https://onedrive.live.com/?authke...%2142875&cid=327DFA5BD030274A

there should be an awesome descending pic for me too, but i haven't found the correct Austrian website yet.. watch this space
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boogie,

Glad it worked out OK after a catalogue of schoolboy errors! It's amazing how long before the start a mass-start race really starts.

Getting a good place in the absence of gridding (not that this helped you!) really is an art.

At criteriums, if you line up too early, you get sent round for another lap and end up at the back. Take one lap too many and you're at the back anyway.

For road races, the art is where to position yourself for the pre-race briefing. Sometimes it's not obvious from which end of the car park the Commissaire's car will depart, so if you go for an end spot, you might be at the back or the front! And even if you guess right, you might be sternly "invited" to move from your prime spot to the back by the Commissaire before the briefing if they think you can't hear them. (No-one listens anyway. Don't cross the white lines? Yeah right...)

Well I had a little unofficial racing of my own on Sunday. I finally got out for a decent length ride in good weather, and successfully trialled my new 30 tooth rear cog on Norwood Edge, which didn't seem to have got bigger over the winter, which was a pleasant surprise.

On the return journey, I discovered a long line of Ilkley riders on a club run and as we hit the start of a long drag, I found myself inexorably rising from the saddle, seeking a bigger gear and counting victims. It was nice to overtake something that wasn't stationary or shod in nobbly tyres for the first time this year. I was glad that they turned off soon after I went past, though. I'm not sure I could have dealt with a counter-attack.

I'm off to the Alps at the end of June, with duelling partner Tim and Huw, our driver/supporter/soigneur from that trip. The last day will be 5 years to the day since our first Marmotte so some re-tracing of our steps will be appropriate - perhaps a gentle tide to the bottom of the Glandon before retiring to the campsite to drink beer and talk b*llocks about what it was like "in our day". Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crashed today for first time in 18 months. My shoulder looks bad with blood, same with elbow and palm of my hand on my left side but I have movement in all 3 so I got off good and it could have been worse.

My bike came off worse though. Front wheel buckle and the right handlebar is out of  line. Happened near enough to home too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad luck Nolte, but glad to hear you aren't too badly hurt.  Chin up
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First century ride for 18 months today, with 1500m of vertical included as well. A stern challenge of mind and body. How the chuff I managed the Marmotte is a bit of a mystery to me!
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The Cycling Gods are most definitely a contrary bunch. Many months ago, they - along with Mrs SR, the ultimate deity -  granted me a “pass” for a week of cycling in the Alps with duelling partner Tim. But then they conspired to make it nigh on impossible to do enough proper training to be in anything like sutiable condition to “honour the jersey”. Seemingly endless rain at the back end of last year and a crazy schedule of swimming and dancing commitments for the Little Rowers meant that I’d managed but two rides since last August that were longer than 3 hours and that had more than 1000m of climbing when we set sail. I wasn’t confident that the hours I’ve spent running with Canine Rower over the winter would translate well to riding uphill for hours on end!

Further evidence – if any is needed – of the capricious nature of deities came when we arrived in Annecy to be greeted by a forecast of nigh on perfect conditions for the week. When we’d been in Annecy three years ago for a Marmotte training camp / family holiday – with many hours of winter training in our legs - the Cycling Gods had seen fit to reward us with rain, snow and day after day of single digit temperatures.

Still, however bad my condition was, there’s always someone in a worse condition, and this time it was Tim. Whilst he had lost 10kg in weight and done a bit more “proper” riding than me since Christmas, he was still decidedly sub-optimal in both elements of the power to weight ratio! He maintains that Mrs Tim had maliciously shrunk all his kit by washing it too hot, but I wasn’t convinced…

The plan was for 4 days in Annecy and then 4 days on Bourg d’Oisans, with our last day coinciding with Marmotte day, exactly 5 years to the day since our first foray. By a happy coincidence, our driver / Directeur Sportif from that trip, Huw (which is apparently Welsh for Huberto Contador) was also able to join us. As far as we could ascertain, he had done even less training than either of us, so competition for the Lanterne Rouge was going to be fierce.

Day 0
But before we could do any riding, we had to get there. We arrived in Rotterdam by ferry the day after the EU referendum result and it took an age to get to the front of the passport queue. Was this a demonstration of what life would be like in future, with our former EU friends teaching us a lesson? No. It was simply that we were in the queue behind hundreds of motorbikers who all seemed to have lost their passports in their leathers. When we got to the front, the Dutchies waved us through in their usual laid back fashion.

We arrived in Annecy at 830pm and by 845pm, we were lycrad up and heading for the steep side of the Col de la Forclaz. We got to the top long after sunset and descended in the dark. Quite an experience! Another “experience” was being pulled over by the Gendarmes to be breathalysed when I went out to find something to eat. I failed to score on either count, registering a Gendarme-pleasing “nul points” on the breath test but also a “zero” on the number of open food establishments. So we had porridge for tea!

Day 1
We drove over to Culoz to tackle the Col de la Grande Columbiere. This is an average gradient of around 7% for 18k, but is really a series of 3k/4k double-digit sections padded out with some lengthy flat spots. Early on there was a short section of “lacets” which might look good in an overhead shot, but are an absolute b*gger to descend! Huberto was clearly still finding his climbing legs and Tim was definitely more “Buzzard of Beaufort” than “Eagle of East Yorkshire” on the day.

I also bagged a minor col, La Champotte, at the top of which Huberto and the Buzzard were waiting with the car and a very nice custard filled cake from the bakers. As an aside, it is axiomatic that wherever he is in France and whatever time it is, the Buzzard will be able to find a bakers that is open!

Day 2
Another drive to start the day, this time to Thones, from where we bagged the easier side of the Col de la Columbiere. The road went past the chalet where Mrs SR and I had stayed on hols when Elder Little Rower was but a babe. How time has flown! Huberto and the Buzzard headed for home from here, but I was still feeling frisky so added the easy sides of Cols Aravis, Croix Fry and Marais and a couple of laps round the campsite to bag a metric century.

Day 3
Today’s drive was to Beaufort to bag the Cormet de Roselend and a trip to the Beaufort cheese factory. The climb was pretty easy, averaging around 6% for 20k, and the descent was stunning. Huberto and the Buzzard set a fierce pace as they wanted to get to the Beaufort cheese factory shop before it shut! No “extras” for me as I was saving myself for the next day.

Day 4
In logistical terms, this was changeover day, where we left Annecy and headed to BDO. The primary riding objective was to bag the Col de la Madeleine from La Chambre, which Google assured us was an average of 8% for 19k and one of the hardest climbs in the Alps. I decided to make this into the “Queen Stage” by then riding to BDO via the Glandon. As events panned out, it was more a case of “The Day SlowRower completely lost his marbles”.

This wasn’t apparent on La Madeleine though, as my legs felt good and I can’t remember too much difficulty – other than my perpetually sore back – on the way up. The first hint of trouble came after the descent to La Chambre, where it was decidedly hot. I’ve descended this side of the Glandon 3 times in the Marmotte, but other than the top section being steep had no real feel for what it was like to climb. The crude statistics suggested a slightly easier ascent than La Madeleine (50m less climbing in 1 more kilo) but this didn’t take into account the heat (it was 37C according to my Garmin, with no shade or breeze on the lower slopes) or the lengthy flat spot half way up. The average 7% over the final 10k became nearer 9% over the final 8k. I limped my way up, grateful for passing cars as it meant I could justify stopping to let them past. I must have been looking very dodgy as by this stage, none of the many descending riders acknowledged my presence. The rule of the road is that all proper riders should be acknowledged - even if only by a raised little finger - and hackers should be ignored. And ignored I was.

I eventually got to the top and finally got a picture of my bike at the summit. I’ve obviously never stopped on Marmotte day and was queue-barged by a couple of dozen French pensioners three years ago after climbing it on holiday. From there it was a relatively easy ride to the campsite. I’d logged 94k by this stage but didn’t feel the need – or in fact the capability – to make this into a century with 3100m of climbing in the legs for the day. As an aside, this is approximately 60% of a Marmotte and was completed in well under 6 hours. So whilst I’m clearly nowhere near Marmotte condition, this wasn’t a bad effort really.

Day 5
It would be rude to be in this part of the world and not pay homage to Sir Brad on the slopes of La Toussuire. Despite my legs still being shredded from the previous day, this was a pretty easy climb with very little in excess of 8%. Not that it matters now, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of terrain where the Froomedog’s attack would have extended much once Sir Brad had fired up the turbo diesel and gone into TT mode.

Anyway, Huberto and the Buzzard headed off to St Jean de Maurienne to find a bakers whilst I – perhaps foolishly – headed off to tackle the Croix de Fer. Progress was slow but steady due to a combination of sub-standard tarmac, dodgy back and tired legs. Half way up, it started raining, which was fine so long as I kept working hard, but then the lightning and thunder started crashing down. I knew the guys were coming this way with the car, but couldn’t get a phone signal to confirm their location so I thought it better to risk the storm – the lighting was some miles distant - rather than risk stopping and having them drive past, miss me and leave me to die of hypothermia!

I’d just lined my bike up for a photo call when there was an almost simultaneous flash of lightning and crash of thunder. I abandoned my bike and ran as fast as I could to the nearby café, trying to work out what the combined resistance of water on the road, carbon soled shoes and plastic cleats screwed on with metal bolts might be! I made it inside without any empirical evidence, thankfully.

The lady running the café must have been nearly 70, and she was ever so slightly strange. She insisted that I take my wet clothes off, which if limited to my rain jacket made perfect sense. She wasn’t happy with such partial compliance and it was at this point I noticed her striking similarity to the Kathy Bates character in “Misery”. She disappeared downstairs – presumably to fetch rope, a length of “2 by 4” and a large hammer – when Huberto and the Buzzard arrived to rescue me (and of course, furnish me with a little something procured from the bakers.)

Day 6
This was the Friday before the Marmotte, the day on which honed, rested riders whizz around in team kit in team pursuit formation or ride a few bends of the Alpe to test their hardware or simply fill the time before race day. A cohort of Yorkshire Road Club guys had arrived the day before and were holed up in Alpe D’Huez itself. We’d made arrangements to meet up and obviously it made sense for me to ride up to them, so they could save their legs. Naturally, I was in club colours for the day and definitely looked the part on the flat, with tanned limbs complementing the kit and the running regime over the winter having kept my weight to only a smidge above Marmotte optimum.

It all went a bit pear-shaped when I started going uphill though. I think the technical term is “Un jour sans” but I settled for “so b*ggered I could barely turn the pedals”. On the lower and upper slopes I hoped that anyone witnessing my dismal pace would assume I was simply doing a few bends to test out my bike. On the middle section, I simply avoided eye contact to save embarrassment. I made it to the top, a minute or so slower than in 2009 when aboard a 13kg mountain bike with 1.5 inch (slick) tyres. No more needs to be said about this!

I found my club-mates and was regaled with tales of wild partying the night before to the extent that one of the guys had fallen over and sustained a mild bout of concussion. He was ruled out of the Marmotte and his entry was mine if I wanted it. I went a bit pale, made my excuses and then headed back to the campsite for a lie down to calm my nerves! Joking aside, if the entry had become available two days earlier I’d probably have gone for it, as I could have rested up, but to tackle such an event when simultaneously underprepared and worn out would have been an act of rank stupidity. Later that evening, we got a further offer of an unwanted entry from a Dutch guy on the campsite. We agreed that if we got a third offer, we’d all three go for it, but I think this was the Kronenbourg talking rather than a serious plan!

Day 7
Months ago, before we’d given dismal preparation a through work out, we’d planned to leave the campsite early, head up and over the Glandon and ride the Marmotte route (missing out the Alpe) benefitting from being towed by a succession of elite groups. Obviously, this was a non-starter, so Plan B was to drive to Briancon and then tackle the Izoard, Vars and Risoul. However, Marmotte road closures and tired legs dictated Plan C, a leisurely ride to La Berade covering 1000m of ascent over 30k. This took Huberto and the Buzzard to 10,000m of ascent for the week and me to 14,000m.

I quite fancied making it to 15,000m so took in both sides of the Col d’Ornon on my return. I’d done these before breakfast one day on holiday in 2013 and described them as a waste of good tyre rubber. The Cycling Gods don’t forget such things and had clearly lengthened and steepened both sides to teach me a lesson! Anyway, the deed was done and I got back OK having logged 570k horizontal and 15,400m vertical for the week.

I think it will be 3 weeks before I can get out for a decent length ride, so I shall be concentrating on converting all this hill work into TT speed so that I can open a few cans of “Whoop A*se” on the bike section of my next triathlon on 7th August.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done SR.  Excellent report, as always.  

No pics though Sad  - I was hoping you might follow up on Boogie's random photoshop podium snaps, so might I suggest the notorious recent shot of Murdoch, Farage and Fox to play with?  The shoes have to stay though...



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerry12ie wrote:
Well done SR.  Excellent report, as always.  

No pics though Sad


Thanks. Here's a picture of my long-awaited Glandon summit marker.




...the Madeleine - check out the blue sky!




...and the pleasingly retro Cormet de Roselend.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boogie,

Sorry for delayed response! 35km/h is v impressive for the parcours. Even if I was 20 years younger and at an suitable weight I would get nowhere close to that. And then you rub it in with your Photoshopping skills Wink The Onedrive link needs a password and did the descending photo ever turn up.

Nolte,

Sorry also for the delayed response. Hope you've mended and are getting back out for summer.

SR,

I think I'm not Hors Délai with you yet. Great write up and impressive amount of climbing that you managed to sustain over the week given that you felt you were missing training. Were you feeling pretty fatigued by the end of it? The heat can be a bugger - yesterday was 33C at

Over my last 7 days I clocked 300km and 6500m of climbing which is good going for me. Yesterday was the lions share of it at just a whisker over 100km and 2250m climbing. A sedate pace of 20km/h but I was keeping a wee bit in reserve as I wasn't sure how I would go over the last 20-30km as I had a bad dose of the cramps a week ago. Was fine in the end so can look to go a bit better the next time out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Bio... sorry the OneDrive doesn't work, i'll have to check back on that... and the descending pic is still not found... i only know i have one cos the flash nearly made me crash on the serpentine

the 2nd of 3 peaks occurred in first week of June. The team repeated the 7th place overall, 4th place in category, at the 24hours slovakiaring race.. (imagine: Le Mans on bikes). This year we had team of 6 instead of 4, which was a godsend, as the pace was hotter... we covered 163laps of the race track, or 960km @ 42kmh... (it is a flat circuit with only 2-3 lumps making 6m elevation per lap).
http://24hod.sportsoft.cz/2016/race/teamresults.aspx?r=28&lng=cz

4 of the 6 teams ahead of us in the overall gained a lap, about 6-7hrs into the race, when they collaborated in a break @ 45-47kmh laps. We were in the break too, but at that speed, even swapping team-mates each lap, the pace was too high for us to hold it until the peloton had been lapped, and we dropped back. This was OK, cos we were still 5th in the standings.. but of course - the peloton got lapped, and those teams swallowed us up again too.. meaning the 3-4mins advantage we had gained over the teams behind us was wiped out.

In the morning, after about 18hrs there was another attack - the teams in front again tried for a lap, but this time we missed the split - and 2 other teams joined them... moving us down the order to fighting for 7th-11th place overall. We duly held our position for the remaining 6hrs, until final lap sending on our sprinter to finish the job.

So the podium just avoided us this time. But just like in May @ Leithaberg Maraton, the team had repeated the 2015 results. With more teams and stronger field, i regard this years performance slightly better, despite only riding 3,5hrs (140km) instead of nearly 7hrs last year for 250km.

http://www.slovakiaring.sk/galeri...-slovakia-ring-cycling-race-2016/

Special shoutout to 1 guy riding alone, who covered 920km hiding in the peloton. Crazy.

Third peak is last weekend of August.. where i defend my title in the hilly Martin Maraton.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SlowRower wrote:
the week pass...


Awesome report SR!!! Seeing your strava rides pop up daily was very motivating.. but so much climbing Smile  I think i need to speak to MrsBF about taking a break in the mountains in future years.


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