roshea wrote: marckhor wrote:
No Gary! No! wrote:If riders are intending to push hard, id appreciate if you can wait for the 6:05am mark to leave.
Was the only hound this morning (well, the only one to leave at 6:05 anyway).
Feel I (and other houndish riders) can contribute to the pace making/pull turns, thus making the ride even quicker,
and would appreciate the competition/wheels to chase instead of riding an ITT.
You've been away for too long mate. Fluffy Bunny coats is the new Hound's clothing. 6.05 are for Tour proven riders or bikes with hidden motors.
Whereas what SHOULD be happening is this
is it worth pointing out that the rabbits rode within the legal parameters on tuesday, averaging 30.5 kmh? although admittedly that was elapsed average. on the basis of rolling average being one to two kmh faster, that would make the pace 31.5 to 32.5. just skating on the bounds of legality, but probably within. so it appears that this is not happening all of the time.
it seems there are times the frisky rabbits want to explore their sheer power. those riding in the rabbits are, by natural selection due to the strength required to ride at that speed, experienced cyclists. therefore there is not the same need as in the slower groups for "protection" of weaker riders by slowing down and maintaining the group. it seems to me therefore that if those up front are pushing it at hound pace, there is nothing to stop the others who want to travel slightly slower from dropping back. me? i do it almost every time i ride with the rabbits.
maybe it is a slightly contrarian view, but i enjoy the unpredictability of the rabbits: will it be hard (but not too hard) or will it be lung-bustingly leg strainingly heart smashingly hard? only one way to find out!