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Old August 9th 05, 08:58 PM
Andrew
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Conditions were a bit windy tonight
Alison and I were out warming up on the course and Simon was off number 2
and passed us looking very stylish and fast, nice low tuck, yellow cap
adding a touch of class to the outfit - Alison commented that he looked
smooth and fast
When we passed him on the turn he acknowledged us but didn't wave this time,
saving those precious seconds - the boy was on a mission
A nasty headwind on the way back slowed a lot of people down but Simon
rolled on looking smooth

At the finish, times were read out, I didn't hear Simons time but I did hear
the phrase "Bugger" waft across the group

People of uk.rec.cycling - you didn't try hard enough, there was not enough
will power from the group

30 mins 6 secs

Simon, come out with me for a few interval sessions and we will wipe those 6
seconds of the map!



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Old August 9th 05, 09:35 PM
Helen Deborah Vecht
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"Andrew" typed


Conditions were a bit windy tonight
Alison and I were out warming up on the course and Simon was off number 2
and passed us looking very stylish and fast, nice low tuck, yellow cap
adding a touch of class to the outfit - Alison commented that he looked
smooth and fast
When we passed him on the turn he acknowledged us but didn't wave this time,
saving those precious seconds - the boy was on a mission
A nasty headwind on the way back slowed a lot of people down but Simon
rolled on looking smooth


At the finish, times were read out, I didn't hear Simons time but I did hear
the phrase "Bugger" waft across the group


People of uk.rec.cycling - you didn't try hard enough, there was not enough
will power from the group


30 mins 6 secs


Simon, come out with me for a few interval sessions and we will wipe those 6
seconds of the map!




I did a 10 mile TT 10 years ago.
30 min, 2 seconds.

There was a lorry on the roundabout on the turn. I'd rather be alive...

I never bettered that time...

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Old August 9th 05, 10:01 PM
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"Andrew" wrote in message
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People of uk.rec.cycling - you didn't try hard enough, there was not
enough
will power from the group

30 mins 6 secs


Not bad Simon, not bad.

Cheers, helen s

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Old August 9th 05, 11:32 PM
David Martin
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30 mins 6 secs


Well done. Now you know that on a still day you could do it..

...d

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Old August 9th 05, 11:33 PM
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wafflycat wrote:

30 mins 6 secs


Not bad Simon, not bad.


Compared to whom ;-)

John B
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Old August 9th 05, 11:35 PM
JohnB
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Andrew wrote:

30 mins 6 secs

Simon, come out with me for a few interval sessions and we will wipe those 6
seconds of the map!


A good time.
Now look for a course with some more caravans and lorries ;-)

John B
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Old August 10th 05, 10:07 AM
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"David Martin" wrote in message
oups.com...


30 mins 6 secs


Well done. Now you know that on a still day you could do it..



And on a downhill course ...



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Old August 10th 05, 11:08 AM
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JohnB wrote:
wafflycat wrote:

30 mins 6 secs


Not bad Simon, not bad.


Compared to whom ;-)


Compared to himself, of course. The Race of Truth is against oneself as
much as the other riders. A PB is a significant achievement, but in
this case his satisfaction is marred by the narrowness of his failure
to achieve what is after all a purely arbitrary number. His average
speed was less than 67 thousandths of a mph slower than he wanted it to
be, and if he keeps plugging at it he'll certainly get there. An
improvement of only 1 mph will take him into the long 28s. I'm sure
he'll clock 28 something before too long.

Yes, I did note the smiley. :-)

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Old August 10th 05, 11:13 AM
MartinM
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dkahn400 wrote:
JohnB wrote:
wafflycat wrote:

30 mins 6 secs

Not bad Simon, not bad.


Compared to whom ;-)


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.

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Old August 10th 05, 01:48 PM
Simon Brooke
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in message . com,
dkahn400 ') wrote:

JohnB wrote:
wafflycat wrote:

30 mins 6 secs

Not bad Simon, not bad.


Compared to whom ;-)


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


True. More so, in fact.

A PB is a significant achievement, but in
this case his satisfaction is marred by the narrowness of his failure
to achieve what is after all a purely arbitrary number. His average
speed was less than 67 thousandths of a mph slower than he wanted it to
be


Well, my times for that course for this year are as follows:

Apr 12, 2005 Simon Brooke 34:25
Apr 26, 2005 Simon Brooke 32:45
May 17, 2005 Simon Brooke 32:23
May 31, 2005 Simon Brooke 31:29
Jun 14, 2005 Simon Brooke 31:22
Jul 12, 2005 Simon Brooke 30:32
Aug 9, 2005 Simon Brooke 30:06

See
URL:http://www.stewartry-wheelers.org/wheelers/resultsearch?team=1&start=Craignair%20Bridge

My previous personal best was 32:26, so every ride this year I've
improved my time, and every ride since the 17th May I've set a new
personal best. It's just that

(i) Thirty minutes is now /so/ /close/, and
(ii) I'd really like to do thirty minutes before my fiftieth birthday,
which is getting close, and
(iii) certain soi-disant friends of mine have been winding me up
something rotten - whilst drinking my whisky!

Yesterday there seemed a very good chance of doing it, and I /just/
missed it - by 0.3%, and, you know, that's very frustrating. The
Craignair Bridge course is of our courses, the one I find easiest. It's
pretty nearly flat with only two small hills, as compared to our Borgue
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.

and if he keeps plugging at it he'll certainly get there. An
improvement of only 1 mph will take him into the long 28s. I'm sure
he'll clock 28 something before too long.


Why, thank you kind sir.

--
(Simon Brooke) http://www.jasmine.org.uk/~simon/

;; lovely alternative to rice.


 




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