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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: The Fastest 10 mile TT Thread - 2018 Reply with quote

Following on from last years successful TT thread, I thought i'd create this years effort in earnest!

I know there are a few TT's already happening in England. Nothing much up here in Scotland until late February.

How about those intending to TT this season mention their PB's and aspirations for this season?

I'll start:

Sopworth 10m PB: 21:46 2018 Target: 20:00 (Going big early!)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main target is over 100miles. I would love to go sub4 and on the right course, on the right day I would hope to get close, but I think something in the region of 4:05 is probably a bit more realistic. Last year I rode a mid 1:57 over 50 miles and that was with quite a big negative split, so if I can get that down to 1:55 I should be in with a shout.

So far I've entered the Wheelers Sporting 14 in February as an early season event, my club's Open 10 in early April and the National 12hr in June. Will enter the Hounslow 100 to see where I am in May and then see if I can get a time good enough to get on the E2 course.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Sub 20 10 and sub 3:50 100 my targets for the year.

10: PB is 20:38 (real float day in 2016 - E2/10), I rode 10-12w higher 3 or 4 times in 2017 but nearest I got was 20:54 - never had a fast day. I'll enter a couple of events on V718, and 3/4 on E2/10. I'll need another 10w above last year, plus good conditions on one of those days to go sub 20, fingers crossed Smile

The sub 3:50 100 is probably more likely. I was after sub 4 for 2/3 years (prepare for a wait Wheezy Rolling Eyes) and had a number of rides in the 4:02 - 4:04 range, without ever finding 'fast' conditions. Last year I got onto the E2/100 and we had a perfect, fast day on what is probably the fastest 100 course in the country and I thought this was it. But, rode like a donkey (also discovered some brake rub post race) and frustratingly another 4:04. PB's and records were falling all over the show.

I was furious: 4 weeks later rode another 100 on B100/4 (A11 Norfolk) - not as quick as E2 and the day was not as fast but fuelled by anger and frustration I got 3:58:30. This was done after being a minute or so down at 75 miles with more headwind than tailwind to go. Basically I found another 15 or so watts by eviscerating myself, no way was I going to let another year go past without a sub 4.....

That A11 ride was easily worth sub 3:50 on that E2 day, hence this year's target.

Also like to have a good ride at the classic Anfield 100, after a mechanical DNF last year.

So far I am nicely placed, in a sweet spot base training phase, nice 10 watt increase after the first 6 week block, just starting the next 6 weeks....

Good luck all!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sopworth 10m PB: 21:46 2018 Target: 20:00 (Going big early!)
TRO Saracen 10m PB: 20:38, 2018 Target 19:59 (~offers sacrifice to the weather Gods~)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Nice!

Sub 20 10 and sub 3:50 100 my targets for the year.

10: PB is 20:38 (real float day in 2016 - E2/10), I rode 10-12w higher 3 or 4 times in 2017 but nearest I got was 20:54 - never had a fast day. I'll enter a couple of events on V718, and 3/4 on E2/10. I'll need another 10w above last year, plus good conditions on one of those days to go sub 20, fingers crossed Smile

The sub 3:50 100 is probably more likely. I was after sub 4 for 2/3 years (prepare for a wait Wheezy Rolling Eyes) and had a number of rides in the 4:02 - 4:04 range, without ever finding 'fast' conditions. Last year I got onto the E2/100 and we had a perfect, fast day on what is probably the fastest 100 course in the country and I thought this was it. But, rode like a donkey (also discovered some brake rub post race) and frustratingly another 4:04. PB's and records were falling all over the show.

I was furious: 4 weeks later rode another 100 on B100/4 (A11 Norfolk) - not as quick as E2 and the day was not as fast but fuelled by anger and frustration I got 3:58:30. This was done after being a minute or so down at 75 miles with more headwind than tailwind to go. Basically I found another 15 or so watts by eviscerating myself, no way was I going to let another year go past without a sub 4.....

That A11 ride was easily worth sub 3:50 on that E2 day, hence this year's target.

Also like to have a good ride at the classic Anfield 100, after a mechanical DNF last year.

So far I am nicely placed, in a sweet spot base training phase, nice 10 watt increase after the first 6 week block, just starting the next 6 weeks....

Good luck all!


Was that the 100 where a mate of mine did 3.18xx ? He said the conditions were wickedly fast.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was it. Everyone was PB-ing by huge amounts, missing out annoys me even now.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
That was it. Everyone was PB-ing by huge amounts, missing out annoys me even now.... Rolling Eyes


My 100 PB was on the now infamous 99.8 Stockton Wheelers Sad when the first sub 3:20 was done, for a short few weeks.

I seem unable to hurt myself for that distance and opt for a steady ride.

I'd like to get a 22:xx 10 this year, PB was on the levens a few years ago, 21:55 I think on a fairly grim day. Have done V718 but didn't really enjoy it and even if I could get a start I'm not overly keen on going back.

Levens and V718 are only about a 2 hour drive, there's a couple of decent 10's locally if I want to go onto the A19 (DC) but not super quick.

Although I've never really been that interested in 10's, like 5k's they are far too hard!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
TRO Saracen wrote:
That was it. Everyone was PB-ing by huge amounts, missing out annoys me even now.... Rolling Eyes


My 100 PB was on the now infamous 99.8 Stockton Wheelers Sad when the first sub 3:20 was done, for a short few weeks.

I seem unable to hurt myself for that distance and opt for a steady ride.

I'd like to get a 22:xx 10 this year, PB was on the levens a few years ago, 21:55 I think on a fairly grim day. Have done V718 but didn't really enjoy it and even if I could get a start I'm not overly keen on going back.

Levens and V718 are only about a 2 hour drive, there's a couple of decent 10's locally if I want to go onto the A19 (DC) but not super quick.

Although I've never really been that interested in 10's, like 5k's they are far too hard!

Jeff


Much the same. Pb over 10m in 2016 (21:55 on the F11/10) and last year was nowhere near, despite being faster over 25 and 50. It's a bit too hurty for me but I would like to go back and get nearer to 21.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 12 Jan, and I can confirm that I've cycled 10 miles already. No idea how long it took.
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