Levens ten

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Levens ten

Postby John Hunter » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:52 pm

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Bill -21:05
Carlos Riise 19:46
Christine 22:25
jh 24:27 :)
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Re: Levens ten

Postby malcolm » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:17 pm

Well done guys, thats your chances of winning a handicap prize oot the window for a few years!!
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Re: Levens ten

Postby John Hunter » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:58 pm

Yes, all sorts of handicap chances gone now...

What a cracking day it was, 15deg c or more, sun was out, a wee bit of a breeze but not much.

I rocked up early (as usual!) and got as nice spot next to Bill. Saw Chrstine from Shetland just before she headed off. Chatted to Bill for a bit and waited about for him to finish, he did seemed pleased with his 21:05, but oh the 6 secs.... maybe next time Bill? a cracking ride and not many people went much faster, the winning time was 19:27. A young lad may have broken some record with a 19:40 ish, not sure.

Oddly I was among the last few to set off, some bloke in front of me with full Team GB suit, bike and helemt on, so I dont know who he was, but he was off and away sharpish. Time came, I set off not to fast, keen not to over cook it early on. got a good tempo and past the family who had come to watch after 2 miles, setting a steady rhythm around the 26mpe average, kept up this till the roundabout and spun round ready for the slight uphill finish, Bill promised me a tailwind and it was just about there so charged back to the finish and averaged justy under 24.9 for the whole thing to clock 24:27, at one point I was thinking I may get a 23, but that was gready. Id set my self to get a low 25 for the day, Im still not feeling on form yet, 2-3 more weeks to go. But Im realluy happy with it, I was 100% spent at the end, measured my effort perfectly! I had to lie in the grass for a bit before riding to the sign on.

A really good event, quick times back using a mobile and a white board. No hall, tea or cakes, but still a cracking day with over 150 riders.

Roll on next time and a sub 23....

Bill theres a 19 in those legs of yours.....

Back to Scotland next weekend for a much slower ten..... Ive found that its no harder going faster, it just doesnt take as long.
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Re: Levens ten

Postby Andy D » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:23 pm

Well done both.

People seem to score fast times on this course but, it makes me wonder how it is that so many people seem to fly on it - it can't be downhill in both directions!!

Proves how fast you CAN go if nothing else and hopefully should give you confidence to push on up to these times on local courses.
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Re: Levens ten

Postby John Hunter » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Its a bit like Freuchie, downhill start that you dont come back up . The roundabout turn can be taken at full speed.

The road isnt pan, flat, but no major rises. I think the faster times come from the smooth road and lack of wind.

Its worth a go and see for yourself.
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