I'm depressed at only 7.40something for my time. Seemed to be going well then faded towards the end. I'm blaming a rear tyre that was worn down to the canvas and a chain that was totally knackered (apologies for the racket it was making all the way round - annoying I guess, but I had 104 miles of it!
Nice to do a ride in good temperatures and without any sustained rain, although the short sharp hailstorm left my lips stinging a bit!
All in all a good day.
Did the 104m in 6:09 i wanted sub 6 but i had loads of bother with my rear mech jumping around. Stopped at Elsdon for a good 10 mins to under cable and sort indexing. That wind was in your face over the moors which was nasty and I think that hindered more than helped on the downwind sections although it was fast back from the Ryals.
Whats that hill after Bellingham that was just horrible!
Neil were you at the registration on Friday afternoon at 3 ish with the Parlee?
That was me - had nightmare with mech but sorted it after Elsdon.
I kept thinking Im sure ive passed this guy a few times, recognising the grey coloured Gilet.
How did you get on?
I thought the phrase "goody bag" at the finish was a bit of an exeaggeration too. A plastic bag with a bottle of water, a chocolate bar plus a ton of advertising material wasn't too amazing! Water bottle was useful though.