Something else to work on is this photograph taken at last weekend’s ’10’ (thanks Derek). It looks like I’m sat in a hole! I’m going to try raising the saddle a little.
This weekend’s races took place between showers. I did get a little wet in the warm up for Saturday’s 10m TT near Farnham, but apart from that I stayed dry.
I ended up riding a 25:42 for the Charlotteville CC ’10’ – second best time of the season, but disappointing. The headwind out to the turn was a little heavier than advertised and I never made up the ground that I lost (14:02 out. 11:40 back). The average cadence was 79rpm (range 73-86).
Sunday was the West London CA ’25’ on the Marlow course. It seemed still, but the outward leg was hard despite the ski jump start (miles 1 and 2 where ridden in 1:53 and 1:55 respectively). I ended up with my third fastest time of the season – 1:3:17. I had thought that I might go faster, but the time looked like ‘par’ compared to other riders. Martin Smith won in 52:46. Revs averaged 81rpm with a range between 73 and 98 (the latter for the first mile).
This week I have a veterans ’10’ on Wednesday and two ’25’s at the weekend.