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Finding out how fast they really are

brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
edited May 2012 in Amateur race
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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463271_10150766314208476_826003475_9536794_445141370_o by Brett-GT40, on Flickr
BMC GF01
Quintana Roo Cd01
Project High End Hack
Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
I like Carbon

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  • pashdapashda Posts: 99
    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 ?
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    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
    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    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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