12 minutes for the scratch group of one elite and a few scratch hardly seems very fair on them, I guess it's a good way to make sure you get lots of 4th cats turning up!
So a top 10 for you Bronzie and I heard from clubmate that you were one of the few doing the work, so good riding?
Although I have heard a few riders moaning about the handicapping this year so far but you are never going to make everyone happy as there can only be one winner in each race.
They ARE the World Championships
Yep its Rowly.
And he is the one who used to be the most vociferous when he was handicapped by Mick.
The only problem with Mick's handicapping was that he had far too good a memory. But he always used to manage to get it pretty much right.
It seems that this year the first race was won by an elite from the scratch group
and then by a long marker the second week.
Not sure how else you could do the handicapping other than try it week 1 and adjust as necessary - it's not like you've got access to everyone's power-to-weight ratio - you can only do it based on past performances and hence a strong but unknown rider can well ride to a win.
A win for the early starters this week - Martin Hamilton taking the honours in only his 3rd race. Too much messing about again in our group to mount an effective chase.
Yes I think 12.5minutes on a flat circuit with 2 riders in the scratch group is a big ask - did the 30miles in 1h 4minutes but that wasn't good enough. Good workout though
So what did you think of the race today Bronzie? Comments on the circuit, the organisation etc would be much appreciated.
no idea who won