Silly commuting racing

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby itboffin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:22 am

Dashed out of the door this morning and off on the short 4.5 mile commute to the station, oh lordy lord how flipping windy was that? practically at a standstill on some sections, anyway I just about made the train, which proceeded one stop before the lovely people at FGW cancelled the train. AWESOME :twisted:

Next train is an hour and doesn't go all the way, means changing and an extended wait at another platform, that's if it's even running, no thanks. I hung around just to be sure then hopped on the next train back, now the fun bit, came back home with a 40+mph gusting tailwind :D

It took just 15 mins to get home, uphill the whole way on a heavy CX bike with ice spike tyres, on snow and me wearing normal clothes, 18mph avg 8)

I never see cyclists on this route but this morning coming the other way was one of those vintage A-frame bicycles, must have been hell in that upright position.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Sharkyssurfers » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:26 am

I had the wind (not me the weather :o ) and a blizzard to contend with this morning :(
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby cjcp » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:37 am

A couple of pre-commute laps of RP with JG this morning. Between that and the headwind, I should sleep pretty well tonight.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby anonymousblackfg » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:45 am

That headwind was farcical, I did my best to drag other but ended up taking a tow from a bloke on a road bike in baggie shorts in Hyde Park as to punish him for his crime.

First club ride in ages yesterday so that didn't help my legs.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby notsoblue » Mon Mar 11, 2013 09:57 am

Mental headwind this morning. And freezing too. Really misjudged the weather and thought it would be a good idea to wear 3/4 Bibs and no overshoes. Even after a hot shower and 30 mins in the warm I still can't quite feel my toes! Garmin was reporting -1C.

Was on the Day 01, no SCR, all other riders seemed to just be battling the gale.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby JonGinge » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:01 am

So far two people in the office have asked me whether I was mad enough to cycle in.

I was almost at a standstill going past millbank tower :shock:
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby pangolin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:04 am

JonGinge wrote:So far two people in the office have asked me whether I was mad enough to cycle in.

I was almost at a standstill going past millbank tower :shock:


2 for me as well!

Had to stand up and 'sprint'* at a couple of points in RP to keep moving :) FG taking it's toll.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby iPete » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 am

Two club rides at the weekend and doing the surrey hills on the fixie = handed in my SCR notice on the way out the door :evil:

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby okgo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:10 am

Train for me 100 miles at over 25 mph avg this weekend mean I DIDN'T need that headwind, looking out the window now I may have made a good call, but will see how farked SW trains are.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby willy b » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am

JonGinge wrote:
I was almost at a standstill going past millbank tower :shock:


Yes! It knocked me down to 13mph :shock: Really not very enjoyable at all.

okgo wrote:Train for me 100 miles at over 25 mph avg this weekend mean I DIDN'T need that headwind, looking out the window now I may have made a good call, but will see how farked SW trains are.


Now that's a quality stat, awesome effort mate.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby jds_1981 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:17 am

Think I had a tailwind this morning. Pushed it up to 28 between the reservoirs on the a503 without too much effort.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby itboffin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 am

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I have a headache :?
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:49 am

I got caught napping this morning and was passe dby a chap on a white Ribble in Bushy Park. I was on the MTB with a pannier that felt more like a sail, so I wasn't scalped. I was in a world of my own when he came passed and woke me from my slumber. I managed to hold station for a bit but wasn't making any ground and it was a hell of a crosswind in the wide open spaces so I faded back inot my slumber.
Rare for me to see a road bike along there so I am mildly disappointed with myself for failing.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby MonkeyMonster » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:07 pm

So after months of sad turboing (well the odd here and there), there may still not be any SCR coming back soon - bar some serious SCW whuppin on the platforms with dawdlers... I may well, be getting a road bike - I know... who'd have thought it. C2W of cuss. Going to be doing the L2P with the sky peeps in july on it too.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Flyingbogey » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:14 pm

To those of you partaking today. I salute you.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Wrath Rob » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:01 pm

I'm soooo looking forwards to the ride home. I've got a power test tonight so took it very easy on the way in and posted my slowest commute since I ditched my MTB for a road bike! Hopefully this evening's ride will be as easy but an awful lot quicker.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby pitchshifter » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:06 pm

Was down to 12 mph on millbank with 3 in tow.. One of the worst "non-p*ncture commutes" I've experienced.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Englander » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:08 pm

I had a very disconcerting thing happen on my way back today - I got hit by a massive crosswind which actually caused my front wheel to skid off to the side. I very very nearly lost control and fell off (into the path of a car coming up on my right). Never been in such perilous conditions! The tailwinds in sections made up for it though :D
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby DaxPlusPlus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:25 pm

Wrath Rob wrote:I'm soooo looking forwards to the ride home .. but an awful lot quicker.


+1 Just hope my legs are up for it :-)
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby ShavedWheels » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:44 pm

Wrath Rob wrote:I'm soooo looking forwards to the ride home. I've got a power test tonight so took it very easy on the way in and posted my slowest commute since I ditched my MTB for a road bike! Hopefully this evening's ride will be as easy but an awful lot quicker.



I want to see at least 350w for 20min


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