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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another 25.

53:18 on B25/8 (A11 course).

Horrendous near miss moment when a lorry came piling out of a petrol station off a very short run off, never saw me at all, to avoid him I had to swerve into the fast lane. Fortunately there were no Audis or BMW's doing 85 mph in it at the time....

Definitely having a think about riding these courses, pretty shaken after. That was a potential death moment survived by sheer luck for sure, and you only have a few of those....
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Another 25.

53:18 on B25/8 (A11 course).

Horrendous near miss moment when a lorry came piling out of a petrol station off a very short run off, never saw me at all, to avoid him I had to swerve into the fast lane. Fortunately there were no Audis or BMW's doing 85 mph in it at the time....

Definitely having a think about riding these courses, pretty shaken after. That was a potential death moment survived by sheer luck for sure, and you only have a few of those....


Blimey! Glad youíre ok fella. Yep, just too many people that dont look properly or donít give us enough space. I think some drivers get caught unawares,
particularly by time triallists as they are expecting cyclists to be going considerably slower than they often are. I Love the sport and the people, but hate the environment that we tend to do it on.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, glad to hear you avoided it TRO but still terrifying, it's a few years since I've ridden on a DC but was always a bit nervous at entry and exit points.

We don't have many 25/50's that aren't on the DC and I'd like to race one again at some point but struggling a bit mentally myself.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sorry to hear about your near-miss, glad you're okay though!

I now ride with a bright rear flashing light on every ride, because of a few recent near misses, but it doesn't seem to change much
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've now fitted a flashing front light which I will now ride for all TT's, sod the 2 watt aero loss due to an unclean front end.

This lorry would have looked back up the A11 (if he looked at all) before pulling out and I think a flashing front light does help catching their eye.

Although the problem is wider than them not looking at all, or looking but not noticing a bike: I think they also see us but then severely misjudge the speed of a tester racing on a DC, which is likely to be 15-20mph faster than the usual cyclist they encounter.

All events on the E2 are cancelled for 6 weeks anyway (roadworks) - so that's 4 DC rides I won't be doing.....
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some advice needed from those of you who use powermeters when racing.

I've just bought myself a set of powertap P1 pedals which I should be picking up tomorrow. I've got the Hounslow 100 a week on Sunday and I want to try to use the powermeter to help with my pacing. I'm on a training ride this Sunday on my tt bike so thought I would use that to do a say, x4 20 minute efforts at 100m TT rpe and see what sort of average power that would give me and work from there?(though with training wheels / no skinsuit or helmet).

Or, should I just do the 100, see what I get Average / NP wise and then work from there afterwards?

What do you display on your Garmin in terms of power data fields?

Any advice for a power user newb much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheezy wrote:
Or, should I just do the 100, see what I get Average / NP wise and then work from there afterwards?


yes, you won't have enough info in the short time before then.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Wheezy wrote:
Or, should I just do the 100, see what I get Average / NP wise and then work from there afterwards?


yes, you won't have enough info in the short time before then.

Have to agree. But it's a cracking event to get the data since it's often hard to get the threshold data.

I ride with 3s power, time and distance. I've done 10m TTs in the past on 3s power only on display (and even IM Copenhagen since it's pretty much flat) - but only because I knew what I was aiming to hold. It takes a fair few rides before you get that.

Post-event data analysis is as deep and exhaustive as you want. AP/VI(/Pmax) is mostly what I look at.

Later on the power meter is effectively a perfect, legal cheat device to manage effort. It's amazed me how much I now rely on it for pacing my effort and how well it works to negate subjective assessment of the effort (e.g. wind vs speed). I usually completely discard speed (*), it's all about power. Conditions change and affect speed but not power. Steady away and you'll get in to T2/goal at the optimal speed. Simples.

(*) as long as I know I am fairly aero.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed a 22.53 on P140 today.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good time...
Thought you were fat?
If you are no offence and that makes it even more impressive !
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good time...
Thought you were fat?
If you are no offence and that makes it even more impressive !
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaky start to the season... 21:44 on the P881/10 today. Bit rainy and overcast, and my first time on the course so hopefully can dip under 21 soon
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungo wrote:
That's a good time...
Thought you were fat?
If you are no offence and that makes it even more impressive !


I am relative to the skinny Aussie rakes I used to hang out with. I'm 178cm and 80kgs. I look quite a lot like this Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
Shaky start to the season... 21:44 on the P881/10 today. Bit rainy and overcast, and my first time on the course so hopefully can dip under 21 soon


Very nice!

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
Shaky start to the season... 21:44 on the P881/10 today. Bit rainy and overcast, and my first time on the course so hopefully can dip under 21 soon


That needs a SW wind too doesn't it, and you'd've had a NE?
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