Donut wrote:Don't speak rubbish Chopper 225- your age and those other riders would have to be 91.5 years old,also since when have you been able to do 31kph for 170km?
Rydge wrote:Today was the Vin Nuttall H/cap out at Seymour, and perfect weather. The new sign up and presentation area at the Royal Hotel seemed to work very well, we’re back there in two weeks and I plan to have counter meal for lunch afterwards.
I’m not sure what I’ve done to raise the ire of the handicapper but I was put in with the 7min group , ( I seem to be going up one group each start). Once again my group was depleted at the start (two no shows) the four of us started off at a cracking pace that soon had me on the limit and only increased from there, keeping me on or above threshold.
We caught the 9min group after about 20km and they worked well with us, come the turn around we almost had the 12min group and seemed to loose rhythm after the catch. The pace was very up and down and at times the rolling turns stopped altogether.
The last 3km saw myself and two others working at the front as most of the group went into, save myself for the finish mode. About 900m to go the bunch go by me but I couldn’t go with the front guys so sat on at the back. Most of the field had come together by this stage with only two limit riders still away, I don’t know much of the finish other than, two limit riders coming first and second with scratch coming in third.
1st Gordon McColl 2nd Michael Waterfield 3rd Paul Logan
Fantastic day with great bunch of guys looking forward to next time. (unless I get 4mins next time)
My initial thought with the 7min mark was what the, but then I saw /\ next to Tommy Grays' name which signifies over 65 rider. My god what an inspirational rider, he didn't miss one turn for the whole ride and certainly pushed the pace the whole way. I hope to be in his physical shape when I get to 65. Someone had also said he is coming back from a heart attack as well. Awsome.
P.s. Michael Waterfield is listed in last weeks TT list as being 78
There are sooo many champions within veterans racing.
Rydge wrote:Back at Seymour this week, windy unlike last time, I was in the 7min bunch again, this time though I blew up before the turnaround so my day was toast and therefore nothing to report from me.
chopper wrote:Transport thisSaturday I HAVE AN empty car if anyone wanting a lift email or contact me I may ride home so need a willing driver plenty of room as have got no combine equipment in my car.Willing to meet in Bell st if anyone can fit me in there car,not riding home.
Decided to do 170kms yesterday finished the ride by 1.15pm you vets were still on your way home
3 of us vets did the ride with a total age of175 years old at 31kph what the ...
Rydge wrote:Had the Northern Vets Age Championships today.
12 km Time Trial followed by 38km Road Race
Time Trial- went as hard as I could for 12km ended up 5th fastest in my age group but most importantly for me no one caught me and I came in under my age Std Time.
Road Race- All started slowly which was good, then on a gentle rise I decided to up the pace slightly and half our group dropped off. Then I fell off the back on a small rise that I seriously shouldn't have then spent about 20km chasing, I would get about 10-15mtrs off then lead 3 would take off to about 100m I'd get back close again and they would go again, this happened at least 6 times, I posted in commuters disc about being pigeon among the cats but this felt more like cats playing with a mouse.
Just missed the podium but had a great day. Thanks to those organising today.
After racing I drove out to Highlands to check out the last climb for next week, man that is going to hurt after 85odd km in race format. Managed to get two KOM on Strava for my effort. Don't know who set up the segments but it said I'm the only one who's ridden it.
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