>S’all right

>Yesterday it was back to the Marlow course with it’s ski jump start. A fortnight ago I did a ‘recent years’ best there with 1:3:42 and I wanted to improve on that. I was off at 7:39am in the High Wycombe CC event and it was cold! My warm up was interrupted by a mechanical (my bars moved), but the climb to the start meant that I was ready to go. Unfortunately the 15 minute wait meant I cooled down again (why can’t I judge warm up timings?).

The start was okay, though I bottled the two mile descent again – moving to the base bars as the bike started to move about. I seemed to be flying going to the turn and when I turned for home I realised why. Headwind. I don’t suppose there was more than a breeze, but it made the ride to the finish a struggle. Most people seemed to go back 90-120 seconds on their times of a fortnight ago, so I was pleased(ish) with 1:3:45. If you can’t go faster it is useful to consolidate your form, which is what I didn’t do last weekend.

The rest of the day was spent manning a feed station at The Archer RC GP Sportive. That’s a hard course. Chapeau to all those who rode it.

Tuesday night is a 10m TT at Bentley. My 10 time is a disgrace, so there’s work to do there. Next weekend we’re going to see family on the border and I’ll take the chance to ride a fast Welsh course on Sunday morning.


About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on May 19, 2008, in Cycling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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