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Simon Brooke August 10th 05 01:53 PM

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in message . com,
MartinM ') wrote:

dkahn400 wrote:

Compared to himself, of course. The Race of Truth is against oneself
as much as the other riders.


one 'truth' hit me at the age of 40; the fact that I was never going
to make vet standard time. A tried and tested way of sorting the wheat
from the chaff.


What is 'vet standard time'?

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;; I'll have a proper rant later, when I get the time.

Arthur Clune August 10th 05 02:21 PM

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Simon Brooke wrote:

Yesterday there seemed a very good chance of doing it, and I /just/
missed it


It's always the worst when you get so close to change the minute isn't it?
It's totally arbitary of course, but it gets me everytime as well!

course which starts straight up a bloody big one. We'll have at most two
or three more cracks at the Craignair course before my birthday.


Then I'd expect you to go under 30 mins before your birthday then.

Good luck!

Arthur

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The struggle of people against power is the struggle
of memory against forgetting - Milan Kundera


MartinM August 10th 05 02:21 PM

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Simon Brooke wrote:
in message . com,
MartinM ') wrote:

dkahn400 wrote:

Compared to himself, of course. The Race of Truth is against oneself
as much as the other riders.


one 'truth' hit me at the age of 40; the fact that I was never going
to make vet standard time. A tried and tested way of sorting the wheat
from the chaff.


What is 'vet standard time'?


Hmm, you're asking now,from memory I think it's an average time that
riders do once over the age of 40; starts at 1.06.30 for a 25 at the
age of 40 IIRC and increases by 30s every year of age or therabouts;
www.rttc.org.uk should have it all. Most if not all TT's have a prize
for the vet who beats his/her standard time by the biggest margin.
Just to rub it in they often write the minus times (ie mine) in red in
the finish board. Watching my time go up in red was enough to convince
me to move on. But a lot of riders love it and more power to them; to
beat a PB is a great feeling, even though I only did it twice.


wafflycat August 10th 05 02:37 PM

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"Simon Brooke" wrote in message
...


What is 'vet standard time'?


Something which one requires a doctorate in quantum mechanics to understand
;-)

The details are, IIRC correctly online at www.ctt.org.uk under
rider/officials' info and then veterans' target times.

Cheers, helen s


JohnB August 10th 05 02:43 PM

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MartinM wrote:

Simon Brooke wrote:


What is 'vet standard time'?


Hmm, you're asking now,from memory I think it's an average time that
riders do once over the age of 40; starts at 1.06.30 for a 25 at the
age of 40 IIRC and increases by 30s every year of age or therabouts;
www.rttc.org.uk should have it all.


Or even the vtta as he

http://www.vtta.org.uk/standard.html

It seems a 50 year old should be aiming to beat 27mins 33 secs.

There are even Standards for 109 year old riders :-0

I knew TT's were mainly for riders 'getting on a bit in years' but
....109 ...I mean...
Blimey.

John B

Clive George August 10th 05 02:46 PM

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"wafflycat" waffles*A*T*v21net*D*O*T*co*D*O*T*uk wrote in message
...

The details are, IIRC correctly online at www.ctt.org.uk under
rider/officials' info and then veterans' target times.


At what level do the drug rules come into effect? I do find it amusing that
I would need a note from my GP in order to ride a TT - when would this be
necessary?

(not that I'm likely to)

cheers,
clive



wafflycat August 10th 05 03:05 PM

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"Clive George" wrote in message
...


At what level do the drug rules come into effect? I do find it amusing
that I would need a note from my GP in order to ride a TT - when would
this be necessary?

(not that I'm likely to)

cheers,
clive


The UCI rules on banned substances apply to TT-ing, period, no matter what
level. The rules as regards a medical note from doctor are clear. I use an
inhaler periodically, so yes, even at my pathetically poor level of TT-ing,
I duly got a note from GP and lodged it with BCF. One has to set a good
example to one's offspring! I've made our GP aware of Nathan's sporting
interest and of where the UCI rules can be obtained. I asked that a note be
put on Nathan's records that if he requires any medical treatment, the
prescribing doc needs to know of the cycling situation and bear that in
mind.

Cheers, helen s





JohnB August 10th 05 03:34 PM

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Clive George wrote:

At what level do the drug rules come into effect?


As soon as you enter an event where the organising body has rules
relating to drugs.

I do find it amusing that
I would need a note from my GP in order to ride a TT - when would this be
necessary?


Doctors' notes are a bit of a joke within cycling circles, given those
that suddenly appear when cheats are caught.
"The EPO was for my aunt's sick dog" and similar excuses come to mind.

John B

Clive George August 10th 05 03:41 PM

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"JohnB" wrote in message
...
Clive George wrote:

At what level do the drug rules come into effect?


As soon as you enter an event where the organising body has rules
relating to drugs.


Oh well. I'm not going to bother my GP for the sake of a TT. Should I do
one, I'd probably not bother declaring my drug use - it's not as if I'm fast
enough for people to worry about.

Fortunately it seems trailquest people don't worry quite so much.

cheers,
clive



Simon Brooke August 10th 05 04:49 PM

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in message , "wafflycat"
waffles*A*T*v21net*D*O*T*co*D*O*T*uk ('') wrote:


"Simon Brooke" wrote in message
...


What is 'vet standard time'?


Something which one requires a doctorate in quantum mechanics to
understand ;-)

The details are, IIRC correctly online at www.ctt.org.uk under
rider/officials' info and then veterans' target times.


49 - 00:26:42

Hah! Nae chance!

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;; be sobbing on a desk right now" -- Rob Miller, editor, /.



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