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Everything posted by thejanullrichdietplan

  1. Anyone want to go? John A and The Huub guys will hopefully be racing Friday (assuming they make the finals) so would be good to see them
  2. Halloween Cyclocross on 2nd November http://www.albannach.cc/hallox/ Time to dig out your T-Rex outfit Paul
  3. Dont know how the APR races ended but here are some photos. At half way point Charlie was making a right go of it in a 2 man break off the front with about 3 mins back to group 2 including Paul and Colin (and Garry and John) then Richie (and Scott) another couple of minutes back in group 3 with the scratch just about to make the catch by the looks of things
  4. Wide open this year Cedric in Portugal, Sam in Mallorca, Robbie in hibernation, Stuart unable to make it, Marc and Galeb possibly boycotting, Ian doing the Lyle hill climb. So that leaves the big question....Is there anyone left who can beat the new slimmed down Charlie?
  5. They are on the ctt website https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-results/18488
  6. i might be able to make that...however if not there dont wait
  7. Usual place It might be worthwhile doing a shorter route - heading out via Houston so we can finish before it gets too dark
  8. I'd keep the hill climb champs on the Elliston as the closure makes all the difference - the narrow road and blind bend are only issues during the confined events because of the potential for traffic. Maybe use some other hills for the Tuesday nights but i suspect at this time of year the turnout is going to be less anyway due to the weather and reduced daylight hours.
  9. Same result as last year but over 2 minutes faster this year so well done everyone. Seems like the eligibility rules have changed so next year looks like you could race Richard
  10. can sign in any time i think - Geoff tries to get everyone in the same club together about 20-30 minutes before the club start time for a photo
  11. Sign on is on the road / car park next the aulds factory in the industrial estate at the end of the georgetown
  12. Good bunch tonight, 6pm again next week should hopefully still be enough light KOM Richie / Galeb / Alan Mcl / Colin / Paul Finish Richie / Paul / Me / ? / ?
  13. last week it was getting pretty dark for the ride home so moving to a 6pm start this week If a big bunch then will split into 2 groups if not just the 1.
  14. yeah good bunch tonight. Think next week need to start a bit earlier as it was getting pretty dark for the ride home Think it was Ian, Galeb, Richie, James, Paul for the KOM and Ian, Paul, Richie, Me, Colin for the finish?
  15. Usual meeting place. Same idea as a couple of weeks with 2 groups however if the numbers are low will be one group. Probably best to have a light for the ride home afterwards
  16. Well done Gerard really well organised event and everything ran smoothly! Thanks
  17. Same idea as last week with 2 groups however the weather forecast is not looking great so if the numbers are low probably best to just stick to one group. If it's pishing down then i'll likely give it a miss anyway.
  18. From the first groups perspective i think that worked out all right tonight. Bunch was the smoothest it has been all summer and it felt safe too.
  19. Thanks to John for timekeeping and the holders for pushing off. Tough night for me, went off way too hard and blew up going up to the roundabout getting dropped in the process. Recovered a bit but having to wait would have cost Ian a sub 16 Shame about Marcs puncture, will need to have a rematch next year!
  20. I know this won't be a universally popular decision but after what happened last week (and reading the messages on here and talking to a few of you) then for the next couple of weeks we are going to experiment with splitting the chaingang into smaller groups. The reason for this is to try and improve rider safety and make things calmer, manageable and more controlled. Groups of about 8-10 should maximise safety, are most efficient for a chaingang while also giving a decent work out. If the numbers don't allow for three groups then will try two. It is important to remember however it is still a chaingang and training ride, it is not a social ride. The pace in the earlier groups will be a little slower but the idea stays the same - if you get dropped you still get dropped so know the route and be self sufficient. You can choose what group you are in however i'll give some guidelines for this. First group. If you take the short cut regularly then this is the one for you. If you get dropped on the west ferry or Bishy Hill then take this one. If you are a strong rider but feel relatively inexperiened and want practice riding in a chaingang then take this one. If you tried the chainy earlier in the season and were put off due to not feeling quite fit enough, then now is the time to give it another go. I will be leading this group. Second group. If you are capable of hanging on in the chaingang but find yourself regularly missing turns or find it difficult to move up without stalling in the line then you may have more benefit going in the second group and working rather than just sitting on in the third. Are there any volunteers to lead this group? Third group. Are you strong enough to spell through for all of chaingang and do you find parts of it relatively easy? Are you able to bridge gaps if the bunch splits and do you usually find yourself on the right side of these splits when they happen? Then third group for you. Paul will be leading. Be honest and realistic with yourself and (more importantly) to the other riders when choosing a group. It isn't a sign of weakness joining a slower group and nothing is set in stone, if you find one group too easy then you can move up the next week. Group 1 will leave at 6.25 and will take Heggies. Group 2 leaves at 6.30 and group 3 at 6.35 and both take the Clune. If Group 1 is caught by the top of Clune then they wait and restart behind the next group. Paul is going to post a few guidelines on good practice.