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Thank you Anton, for a lovely route, unfailing cheerfulness and great cakes and provisions ! The tea, in particular, was very much needed in the rather un-audax like weather.
I was shepherding an Audax-virgin on the route, and he thought it all great fun.
Will look to come back next year for the 200 !
The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Torslanda on Today at 01:39:51 pm »
Gordon is a moron - Jilted John


'Jilted John' by Jilted John but that probably makes it a twofer...
Racing / Re: Mersey Roads 24hr TT 2018
« Last post by Exit Stage Left on Today at 01:38:03 pm »
The etiquette is that riders go in the opposite direction on the finish circuit. It's not unusual to see clubs out.

There are shortcuts for key locations, the first is the 100 mile mark, as that is published during the race. Only the very slowest will be diverted before that, so it shows the early form.
Audax / Re: Blackpool-Glasgow-Blackpool 22nd Sept 2017
« Last post by WCTD on Today at 01:34:01 pm »
Hi Andy, just wondering if the route will change this year to avoid the hideous traffic light gauntlet run-in to Glasgow?
I don't really think there's another way into Glasgow. Where is the control in Glasgow (and where's the one before it?).

There is various options when coming in from Abington, but best way to avoid the crap is via Strathaven then out the other side and round the back of East Kilbride via Auldhouse. Not the shortest but much better than Larkhall, Hamilton etc. What he said above, i use those roads all the time. But wouldn't go via Barrhead, too busy
Racing / Re: Mersey Roads 24hr TT 2018
« Last post by carl on Today at 01:33:20 pm »
This takes place on the roads around me (I live between Wrexham and Prees) and am planning to come out over the 24 hours to spectate.

Is the start time 13:00 from Wrexham?  Is there room at the start to watch without getting in the way, or would a couple of miles along the route be a better place?

What's the attitude towards non-participants riding on the route during the TT?  I'll be behind the starters between Wrexham and Prees so no problem there (and would probably take a route via Malpas in any case), but I would ride to the various turning points, and obviously the fastest route to do so is by following the route itself.
Audax / Re: Blackpool-Glasgow-Blackpool 22nd Sept 2017
« Last post by FifeingEejit on Today at 01:30:46 pm »
Gives Paisley on the website;
So from Abington, head to Lesmahagow then head for Stra(th)aven from Lesmahagow, A726 to EK, A727 then back on the A726 into Paisley; avoids Larkhall and Hamilton anyway...
(I've not measured that, there's also yellows on the map from Stra-ven via Eaglesham into Paisley via Barrhead)

As an idea of where the weegieland carnage will be on the Saturday Hamilton are at home to St Mirren; Celtic are away to Killie, and Rangers are at home to St Johsntone.

Edit: Big ASDA, Bing indicates that's at Linwood, so even further west, hm.
Audax / Re: Blackpool-Glasgow-Blackpool 22nd Sept 2017
« Last post by Kev Sp8 on Today at 01:30:12 pm »
From memory, it was a big Asda in Paisley. I was more wondering if the route my change to be somewhere near, but not quite in, Glasgow. Last year’s ride was good but the last few miles into Glasgow were a traffic filled, red light nightmare!
Racing / Re: Tour de France 2018
« Last post by Hot Flatus on Today at 01:18:10 pm »
You can access the UCI regulations, but I'd save them for a sleepless night. Much of the difference between Pro-Conti and WT is about funding,  team size and financial guarantees.

This is quite informative:
Racing / Re: Tour de France 2018
« Last post by Nuncio on Today at 01:15:59 pm »
Oh. I thought it was order of Individual GC standings from the previous day.
Further and Faster / Re: Realistic power goals?
« Last post by Giropaul on Today at 01:11:21 pm »
Is losing weight not easier than adding power?

Especially because every year after peak power potential ( probably late 20’s early 30’s) a rider will lose power potential. The research I have seen indicates some 4 watts/ year. That’s not that much until you are 10, 20 or more years away from your peak.

Losing weight will work at any age pretty much.

( yes, I know people in their 40’s build power, but they never trained enough to realise their peak potential at the time)
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