Finding out how fast they really are

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brettjmcc
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Finding out how fast they really are

Postby brettjmcc » Tue May 01, 2012 11:47 am

I had the pleasure of riding on the same course as Alex Dowsett last Thursday at our test track in work. It's great as you have to do 6 laps (total 10.33 miles), so you got to see him twice a lap... or passing me twice as well in my case.

My god, he's not fit and he managed to better the next best time by over 4 minutes!!

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Re: Finding out how fast they really are

Postby Pashda » Tue May 01, 2012 12:33 pm

yeh he smoked past me in a 25TT in Maldon in 2010 even when recovering from a broken collarbone. By the way I am going to have a go at the racing at Dunton on Thursday. Any tips ?

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Re: Finding out how fast they really are

Postby brettjmcc » Tue May 01, 2012 12:52 pm

I only do the TTs, but...

- The rear loop is steeper than you think especially after a few laps
- Watch for the expansion joints
- Don't get caught on the outside, the banks are steeper than you think
- On the front loop (the entrance end), the camber flips, so learn where it is otherwise you suddenly find yourself up on the banking

Here's my mapping of it on Map my Ride: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/87177505
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Re: Finding out how fast they really are

Postby ozzzyosborn206 » Tue May 01, 2012 16:08 pm

yeah my mate who is pretty good himself, found himself on Cav's wheel coming into the finish of Stage 8 in TOB and said when cav kicked it was like a rocket, he came 8th himself was wouldn't exactly have been hanging about!!


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