Author Topic: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019  (Read 6213 times)

Fixedwheelnut

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Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2019, 11:05:00 pm »
Well done Rob, so proud and glad you broke the Catford CC club record, which has stood since 1952 by George Laws of 463 miles 508 yards, especially after being so close a few years ago.

Plus doing it on Fixed my hero, and as many have said  what looks like a record distance on fixed.

 So glad I was there to witness it and play a part, "Chapeau & congratulations"  :D



I graphed the top 8 riders of men's race for this year and posted on FB; shared below  :)



You can see how consistent you need to be at the pointy end.  I planned for a drop off in the second half and my splits were 255:229.   This was OK, but I suspect I could do better.

It will be a fair old while until I can think about doing this again.
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Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #101 on: November 09, 2019, 02:54:03 am »
Anyone know what the fixed record is? Or more specifically, the medium gear record?

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Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #102 on: November 09, 2019, 02:48:25 pm »
I'm pretty sure Rob has the fixed record, so 484 miles.  I don't think you'll be able to determine a medium gear record as there's never been a medium gear comp held that I can recall so people's gear inches haven't been recorded.

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2019, 04:05:19 pm »
I'm pretty sure Rob has the fixed record, so 484 miles.  I don't think you'll be able to determine a medium gear record as there's never been a medium gear comp held that I can recall so people's gear inches haven't been recorded.

I've asked around and I think it's the case but it'll never be an official record.   I was on 88".

I think it would be quite good fun on a spinny gear.

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #104 on: February 12, 2020, 08:53:29 am »
I seem to have received a email of Nopinz saying I have ordered a skinsuit    :facepalm:

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #105 on: February 12, 2020, 11:24:21 am »
I seem to have received a email of Nopinz saying I have ordered a skinsuit    :facepalm:

I love both my Nopinz suits.   I do have a sneaking suspicion that the old speedsuit is faster than the tripsuit but it's untested.

The padding in both is excellent which is important over the distance.

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2020, 09:20:35 pm »
I'm pretty sure Rob has the fixed record, so 484 miles.  I don't think you'll be able to determine a medium gear record as there's never been a medium gear comp held that I can recall so people's gear inches haven't been recorded.

I've asked around and I think it's the case but it'll never be an official record.   I was on 88".

I think it would be quite good fun on a spinny gear.

I was just leafing through some of my dad's old copies of Sporting Cyclist, and spotted an article about Den Wilson setting 484 miles in the National 24 when it was held in Wessex in 1956. It was apparently the first 24 at evens, and on 79".

I can try and scan a copy of the article if anyone wants a skeg - I've had a quick google, and can't find owt.

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #107 on: February 12, 2020, 09:39:27 pm »
I don't mean to steal your thunder, by the way, Rob - you had a great ride.

Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #108 on: February 12, 2020, 11:16:00 pm »
I don't mean to steal your thunder, by the way, Rob - you had a great ride.

Boo.

I don’t have access to all the records and the 24hr fellowship couldn’t confirm.   An alternative source thought his ride was single speed rather than fixed, but I may be getting that mixed up with someone else.


Re: Mersey Roads 24HR 2019
« Reply #109 on: February 12, 2020, 11:19:47 pm »
In similar news I spotted that the UMCA world 24hr TT fixed record is 402 miles.   Of course only rides on the US course count.  Long way to go to chase a record no-one really cares about.