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gonzo

12 hour tomorrow
« on: August 09, 2008, 06:30:46 pm »
Wish me luck, I've got a 12 hour TT tomorrow.

I've only been on the bike since the start of May!

I start at 6:01AM (first rider of about 60) and am apparently going to be dealing with significant wind; Weather

20mph winds. And rain.

Joy.

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 06:36:48 pm »
One word: Enjoy!  ;D
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 06:41:54 pm »
Nice one!   Have fun ;D


And don't forget , the wind is your friend :thumbsup:

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 07:15:09 pm »
Good Luck  :thumbsup:

Ride like hell!

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 07:18:10 pm »
It is all in your mind, think positively.
Good luck.

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 07:58:29 pm »
Good luck :thumbsup:
Ride fast,ride relaxed 8)

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 07:59:45 pm »
G'luck.

Show 'em how it's done!

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 08:27:28 pm »
I've even gone so far as this; to deal with the wind, I've left a thin strip of hair unshaven down the side of each leg to promote transition between laminar and turbulent flow!

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 08:41:33 pm »
& that, with the lucky stripes on the bike, will make all the difference :D

Good luck!! 


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Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 11:18:04 pm »
I've even gone so far as this; to deal with the wind, I've left a thin strip of hair unshaven down the side of each leg to promote transition between laminar and turbulent flow!

"Liar you are still trying to get Zebra stripes"  ;D

 Good luck, I was hoping to be there but not done nearly enough this year.

 Say hello to Andy Miles from the Gemini BC for me  :thumbsup:
"Don't stop pedalling"

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2008, 08:19:51 pm »
I ended up doing about 217 miles, which I'm not unhappy with considering that the wind was utterly horrific!

Fixedwheelnut

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Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2008, 09:18:04 pm »
I ended up doing about 217 miles, which I'm not unhappy with considering that the wind was utterly horrific!

 Thats bloody good, chapeau Gonz'  ;D
"Don't stop pedalling"

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 09:19:41 pm »
18mph average for 12 hours, that's pretty good going given the blowy conditions today.

Where was the course?
Let your mind unravel ... down that road you're travellin' ...

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2008, 09:30:28 pm »
I ended up doing about 217 miles, which I'm not unhappy with considering that the wind was utterly horrific!

 Thats bloody good, chapeau Gonz'  ;D

Indeed. Well ridden!
The old Legion hand told the recruit, "When things are bad, bleu, try not to make them worse, because it is very likely that they are bad enough already." -- Robert Ruark

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Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2008, 09:37:27 pm »
18mph average for 12 hours, that's pretty good going given the blowy conditions today.

Where was the course?

  Q12/4  scroll down here http://www.cttsoutheast.freeuk.com/courses.htm

Bethersden – Ashford – Lydd – Rye – Tenderden circuit – Woodchurch circuit - Bethersden
"Don't stop pedalling"

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2008, 09:41:41 pm »
I'd be happy averaging 18mph for one hour!

Come to think about it - I did whilst laden and touring this year - in Denmark!  8) 

Julian

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Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2008, 10:23:04 pm »
Nice one Gonzo!  :thumbsup:

That's more than two thirds as far as I managed onna tandem in good weather in double the time... RISPECK!

Wowbagger

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Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2008, 10:24:23 pm »
It sounds like a nice week's tour to me.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2008, 08:45:34 am »
Hi Gonz' Well done and a very respectable speed. I didn't average that for a 60 Mi in the PD this WE! (Only 17.2)
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2008, 08:56:09 am »
Thanks all  :)

My moving average was 18.8mph, but I was stopped for just short of 30 mins to give a total average of 18.2mph.

It just goes to show how quickly you can improve. 3 months ago I'd not ridden a bike this year. My first ride was a 50 mile hilly ride with an average of 15mph and that really hurt.

Anyhow, here's my training plan if anyone's interested (note how it's all outside of working hours):
Tue - 10 mile TT inc. riding there and back (20 miles each way)
Thu - as above
Sat - Ride at 75% maxHR of increasing distance
Sun - 3x hill climbs up a 1 mile hill

Elleigh

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2008, 10:26:02 am »
Well done Gonzo. 

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2008, 09:44:58 pm »
Good ride Gonzo. On a sporting course by the looks of it and on a windy day. What distance did the winner do?
You probably need some miles in your legs for a better 12 hour. You're much faster than I am. I've never gone under the hour in a 25 mile TT and your 10 times blow my PB (22:54 in 1993) out of the water.
I might have a go at the Icknield 12hr. That's always windy.

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2008, 07:56:13 am »
The provisional result puts the 1st guy as coming in with 266miles, but they reckon that he would have set a course record (271miles) had the weather been better.

My clubmate did 248 miles (2nd place) so we're in with a shout of the team award!

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2008, 05:42:49 pm »
Haha!!!

We got the team award!

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

660.888 miles but 2nd place got 659.757miles! talk about close! I'm now really pleased that I found it in myself to lift the pace up to a 20mph average for the last lap!

(I also got 3rd in best improvement, but that's really not important in comparison!)

gonzo

Re: 12 hour tomorrow
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2008, 05:47:39 pm »
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