Herne Hill track surface

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alanf
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Herne Hill track surface

Postby alanf » Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:19 am

Is it my imagination or is it getting slower with age?

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Postby andyp » Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:25 am

I wouldn't worry, it'll be replaced in the next couple of months so you'll get your speed back. :wink:

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Postby oldtrackie » Tue Apr 19, 2011 18:02 pm

It's your imagination...ageing track/ageing legs! But seriously, I really don't think it has changed during the 15 or so years I've been riding there.

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Postby RPMcoaching » Thu Apr 21, 2011 20:10 pm

Of course it's got slower. It's got older, and with age has bumps, cracks but mainly a lot of loose aggregate all of which will contribute to an increase in friction.

However, it may not be noticeable to everybody, particularly slower riders.

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Postby oldtrackie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 14:34 pm

Of course! How foolish (and slow) of me.

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Postby RPMcoaching » Fri Apr 22, 2011 17:45 pm

Never mind, you'll soon be able to run those very expensive tubulars on the new surface and relive the speed of your youth.

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Postby oldtrackie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 19:15 pm

Ah, but will tarmac be faster or slower? This may be the key factor determining whether or not I ever relive the speed of my youth!

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Postby RPMcoaching » Fri Apr 22, 2011 20:40 pm

I have a feeling it may be slower...

Funny how the track surface feels better this season than it did last year! the fine grit seems to have gone away yet it hung around last year.

Maybe it's the last knockings now it knows it's time is short, like a dying dog perking up for a final run..


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