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Mersey Roads 24 Hour 2015 (July 18/19)
« on: June 18, 2015, 02:46:07 pm »
18-19 July
Entries close 23 June

Who's in?
...it would be a shame to let all that pre PBP conditioning go to waste!

I last rode this in 2012 and it was one of the most painful/challenging/rewarding experiences. I'm hoping to approach it this year older, wiser and hopefully faster and further.

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 04:41:16 pm »
Entries actually close 23/6/15 !

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 04:42:58 pm »
Ah yes! that would make sense. Thanks for spotting that. Original post corrected.

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 08:23:12 pm »
I've entered.
DNF'd last year, after a few things went wrong.  I did it three years ago and did 391.  I would like to go a bit further than that.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 11:58:32 pm »
Was going to put my hand up for marshalling this year but I found out today that I may be working in Canada that weekend. Ho hum, we'll see what will happen a little closer to the day.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

TOBY

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Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 11:26:12 am »
Yes  :thumbsup:

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 02:14:22 pm »
Yes  :thumbsup:

Has LWaB really upset you that much?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 03:23:38 pm »
Yes  :thumbsup:

Has LWaB really upset you that much?

I occasionally have that effect on some sensitive souls.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Assasin

  • It can only get better
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 09:52:21 pm »
Maybe its the unsmiling stony faced Gorgon that won't be leaking venom a Prees this time that gets the thumbs up?

simonp

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Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 01:06:13 am »
In.

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2015, 12:55:07 pm »
I think Steve Abraham is riding.

Karla

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Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 09:51:35 am »
Startsheet

Steve is riding, as are quite a lot of other people: there are 101 solos and 3 tandems in total.  John Warnock is riding for the first time in a few years, so it'll be exciting to see what he does.  Other main contenders look to include Alex Kirk, who did 493 in his first 24 two years ago, and Hippy.

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 11:39:05 am »
In.  22 on the start sheet.  First time for me.
37.9 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Bairn Again

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 04:40:39 pm »
In in - #9 on the startsheet.  Happy with an early start time as it will mean less time on the finish circuit and fewer trips up the Col du Cock o Barton. ;)     

I'm just hoping to finish after a DNF and a DNS in the last two years. 

Did 379 miles in 2010 but cant see me getting anywhere near that.  My VTTA standard is 341, I will aim for that. 
 

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 05:36:38 pm »
Also happy with early start.  Looks like my veteran standard is 346.89.  I will be quite disappointed if I don't better that (even for a first go).
37.9 miles from Marsh Gibbon

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2015, 05:40:47 pm »
Where do you get these standards from?

marcusjb

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Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2015, 11:31:36 am »
Got the booklet through today. Nice.

Pedal reflectors. Of course no-one stocks the SM-PD59 shimano part.

marcusjb

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Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2015, 12:55:33 pm »
Got the booklet through today. Nice.

Pedal reflectors. Of course no-one stocks the SM-PD59 shimano part.

I think they have to put that to make sure bikes are fully legal etc.

However, we all know the practicalities of reflectors and pedals these days.

Ankle bands were very much in evidence on the ESCA 24 last year and I think are seen by most as a pragmatic solution. 
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2015, 01:06:12 pm »
Got the booklet through today. Nice.

Pedal reflectors. Of course no-one stocks the SM-PD59 shimano part.

I think they have to put that to make sure bikes are fully legal etc.

However, we all know the practicalities of reflectors and pedals these days.

Ankle bands were very much in evidence on the ESCA 24 last year and I think are seen by most as a pragmatic solution.

That's wording courtesy of CTT legal.   As Marcus says, use reflective ankle bands.   They gave them out at the start of the ESCA 24hr last year.

Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2015, 08:49:07 am »
Could anybody be so good as to forward me a copy of the startsheet/pamphlet ?   can send my e-mail address by PM.

Just a bit of research for now.

*EDIT* got one from Toby.   Thanks.

Thanks



Rob


Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2015, 08:24:03 pm »
Pedal reflectors.

Tick.  I might not be in this to win it (no "might" about that!) but at least I'll be fully equipped and legal.  Heck, if they disqualify all the non-compliant riders I could win it after all with my SPD T420s!

Assasin

  • It can only get better
Re: Mersey Roads 24 hour TT 2015
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2015, 10:47:28 pm »
looks like the longbarrow will have to do about 390+ miles to beat the more venerable crew on standard. nothing like a challenge !!!!
be nice to collect the VTTA tandem Championship set.......

Mersey Roads 24 Hour 2015 (July 18/19)
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2015, 11:55:02 am »
Time for a role call of the Audax community.

I'm in (13:22 start).  :thumbsup:
37.9 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Pedal Castro

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Re: Mersey Roads 24 Hour 2015 (July 18/19)
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2015, 06:55:22 pm »
13:12