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tiesim




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tin pot wrote:
Whatís the bike course like? 20 Laps with a few dead turns every laps sounds a bit start/stop or does it flow a bit better than it sounds?


It does flow well, itís flat and fast, the dead turns arenít foot down of full stops, its nice to get out the saddle and power away for 30metres before settling into the bars again. Plus itís a good chasing bike course as you can see people near to chase down or get away from. Im a 5.40 outlaw rider and itís a sub 6hr bike course for me, bit slower than outlaw as less downs, generally itís more flat.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Might give this one a miss this year though. Who else will toe the line from these parts?
Might not be there next year tho Exclamation Use it or lose it. I'll be there. Hopefully Deca-DaveM will also finally make a Start Line Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
gruffT wrote:
Might give this one a miss this year though. Who else will toe the line from these parts?
Might not be there next year tho Exclamation Use it or lose it. I'll be there. Hopefully Deca-DaveM will also finally make a Start Line Razz


yep - will be there bringing up the rear in the full Aqua Bike

need to find my lights!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tempted to do the half, but need to focus on training for Gauntlet #2 The Revenge
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swim is looking like non wetsuit.

Long term forecast is rain Sat/Sun in the south east.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in other news - appears I have broken 2 ribs

50/50 whether I make the start - I cant even bend over to tie my shoe laces at the mo
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davem wrote:
in other news - appears I have broken 2 ribs


That sucks. Hope you heal up well and nothing more serious was involved!
Edit: Not that broken ribs ain't serious enough!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will take a steer on Friday night / Sat morning. might do a small swim / bike Friday to see how they react.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flippin eck Dave Shocked How did you do that FFS Question

With cracked ribs I find they stiffen up badly 2 or 3 days after the initial trauma, but do gradually improve. Should be ok for cycling spesh as its a flat course and you dont have to get out of the saddle, but you may have to adopt a clenched fist sw1mming technique for the bad side to minimise the pain, but keeping your stroke balanced. effectively 'one armed' sw1mming!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was very innocuous ... leaned over a gate to put some rubbish in a bin.. couldn't quite reach.. over stretched ribs were on the top of the gate and just went "crack".

That was Sunday.

Tuesday was really sore and couldn't sleep.

Been slapping profen gel on and went for a swim last night - managed 1.9K in 38 min - so 2/3 minutes slower than normal.. will try a bike later to see how it feels.

60/40 I will make it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to meet you DaveM, strong aquabike. Saw you pulled over toward the end. Hope you weren't suffering!

Nice to race again TC. Love that event. Smile

Hope Jurrasicman is awesome!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good to see you too grufft

you would have seen me stopped a few times on the bike - was taking full advantage of the gastronomic delights being offered at transition.

went as well as expected.. target was 1:20 - got a 1:22 for the swim. only swum 4 times since April and ribs were giving me some jip.

Bike - given my longest bike since Sept 16 is 63 miles (which was the weekend before MnM) and only been over 50 miles twice this year, I had no expectations. In my head I was hoping to average 20 minutes per lap, giving me a 6:40 - so was more than happy with a 6:24. - there was probably 10 minutes of stops in there too.

Really struggled laps 15-18.

Good to see TC in his usual last minute dot com arrival
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you did great Dave, all things considered. Fab to see you again Smile

Was the sw1m a tad long?
I had a good race, no issues, just some issues faffing with a light which prob cost me 5th place, as despite a strong finish to the run, I just couldn't outsprint 5th to the line when I caught him right near the end. I was running on the grass verge so he couldnt hear me coming, but when it stopped at a bus stop he clocked me and reacted. I had already been caning the last half lap and just didnt have a further gear left. Great fun tho.

Really hope that John can get some assistance to put this on again next year, such an enjoyable race.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time at this event and did the Half. Really liked it. Great atmosphere and friendly event. Can't beat the value either being closed road etc.

Would def recommend and would look to do it again if it remains. Don't retire yet John, you will only get bored.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the swim just under 4K on my apple watch thingy - but I did have one small navigational fiasco which maybe added 40 meters on..

the middle red bouy keeps going more right every tine I go.. lol

hope its on next year - its a cracking event (rib pun intended)

IIRC last time I did it in 2015 I had broken my collarbone and 2 ribs (during IM Lanzo in the May)

maybe its trying to tell me something....
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