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pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
edited July 2013 in Road general
rode today in this organised closed road sportive and really enjoyed it

came in at 52 miles in 2:40 mins so was happy with that

any other riders out there today from here?? was very surprised by the number of crashes
and more so at the amount of riders with punctures!!!

anyone know where the photographs may be online?? there were loads of Photographers present.
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  • goffskigoffski Posts: 72
    Yeah, i rode the 52 yesterday. Never done anything like this before and really enjoyed it - apart from my chain snapping on lap 3! Managed to get it sorted and finish the ride.
  • aclivityaclivity Posts: 94
    Did the 13 mile ride with my 9 year old - still got a decent score, 165th out of 7000 people! Details here: http://www.greatcycle.org/Results/Compare/334/6760r334c7214r334 (I let Sam finish first).

    I thought it was a good ride, really good session on the bike, enjoyed riding over the Mancunian Way! I'd be keen to know if / where the photos get published, be good to see all of the course shots.
  • goffskigoffski Posts: 72
    You can see the photos here...

    http://www.marathon-photos.com/
  • rutter78rutter78 Posts: 4
    I did the 52m, too - and have to say it was fantastic!
    I wasn't terribly excited about it beforehand but the closed road experience, organisation and attendance blew me away.
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    goffski wrote:
    Yeah, i rode the 52 yesterday. Never done anything like this before and really enjoyed it - apart from my chain snapping on lap 3! Managed to get it sorted and finish the ride.

    may not have been you but i did see a guy on the left of the track trying to thread his chain back on.

    organisation was excellent. totally different from other rides iv been on.
    but of a shame the excellent photos cost an arm and a leg..

    luckily i found a good pic of me in the Daily Mirror and Manchester Evening News..
    Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels

    http://app.strava.com/athletes/881211
  • goffskigoffski Posts: 72
    goffski wrote:
    Yeah, i rode the 52 yesterday. Never done anything like this before and really enjoyed it - apart from my chain snapping on lap 3! Managed to get it sorted and finish the ride.

    may not have been you but i did see a guy on the left of the track trying to thread his chain back on.

    organisation was excellent. totally different from other rides iv been on.
    but of a shame the excellent photos cost an arm and a leg..

    luckily i found a good pic of me in the Daily Mirror and Manchester Evening News..

    Yeah, sounds like it could have been me. It was about 1.5 miles into the lap on a right hand bend. I was on the left hand side of the road with a steward trying to get it sorted. Had to run out into the road to grab the chain, think there was a few un impressed riders but i made sure there was a big gap plus being a bend i'd guessed they'd have been slowing down.
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    Yep sounds like it was you,

    At least you got going again fella
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  • goffskigoffski Posts: 72
    Yep sounds like it was you,

    At least you got going again fella

    Yeah, thought it was over for me. Managed to finish in 2.33 so pleased with that, lost about 8 mins trying to get it sorted.
  • Really enjoyed the day.

    Shame the photos are exorbitant really or I would have bought them.

    I managed 2:45 on my longest ever ride. So nice to be able to just push on a nice flat route, too many hills round here for my liking.
  • whitestar1whitestar1 Posts: 530
    I was there too. Did the 26 mile ride after you lot. Had a number of crashes too. Saw two that where quite big as they caused a jam of riders.
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