Wiltshire Wildcat anyone?

Baby Trek
Baby Trek Posts: 118
edited March 2014 in Road general
Hi, Anyone doing the Wiltshire Wildcat sportive next weekend? It is my first of the year and looking forward to it!

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  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    me and couple off mates are doing it..cant wait :D
  • Nick_M
    Nick_M Posts: 58
    Yep - me and a mate from work will be there doing the 80-odd miler. First ever sportive for me. You will be able to recognise us by our extraordinarily slow average speed. In fact, we expect to finish the route some time early on Tuesday morning. If only we could guarantee the same weather as last weekend.

    Really looking forward to it :)
  • il sole
    il sole Posts: 56
    I'm really looking forward to it... My first ever sportive :-) I'm doing the 62 mile standard route, and did a small recce on Sunday morning up donhead hollow... oh my, what a climb. I thought wylye hill was bad...
    Still, I managed a good 54 mile ride with 3500ft of climbing at 16.2mph according to the garmin, so hopefully I'll not embarrass myself on Sunday.
    Wilier Zero.7 Chorus
  • il sole wrote:
    so hopefully I'll not embarrass myself on Sunday.

    It's a Sportive, what are you expecting?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • il sole
    il sole Posts: 56
    il sole wrote:
    so hopefully I'll not embarrass myself on Sunday.

    It's a Sportive, what are you expecting?

    TBH, I have no idea, it's my first one, as I said! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the group I'm riding with...
    Wilier Zero.7 Chorus
  • logitech208
    logitech208 Posts: 167
    Yep I got my place booked.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    excellence ride this morning and a very well organized event :D

    http://app.strava.com/activities/121199054
  • ednino
    ednino Posts: 684
    Nick_M wrote:
    You will be able to recognise us by our extraordinarily slow average speed

    Doesn't matter. The only people that care about that are newbies themselves
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    Beautiful day for it, presumably headwind out.
    I'll look to do this over the coming months as it almost goes past my front door, shame minis rugby gets in the way ATM.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Beautiful day for it, presumably headwind out.
    I'll look to do this over the coming months as it almost goes past my front door, shame minis rugby gets in the way ATM.
    yep their was a annoying headwind at the start but the weather couldn't have been better TBH
  • il sole
    il sole Posts: 56
    rob21 wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Beautiful day for it, presumably headwind out.
    I'll look to do this over the coming months as it almost goes past my front door, shame minis rugby gets in the way ATM.
    yep their was a annoying headwind at the start but the weather couldn't have been better TBH

    The weather was fab - I was spoilt for my first sportive! Managed the standard 66 miler in 4 hours 3 minutes, so achieved their 'gold' standard, so was properly chuffed - particularly as my front mech shifter snapped off after the donhead hollow climb, leaving me stuck on the little ring for over 40 miles!!!

    I don't know how to put a strava link in here though...
    Wilier Zero.7 Chorus
  • VmanF3
    VmanF3 Posts: 240
    Sounds like it was almost perfect weather, well it was if it was anything like he weather in Pompey this weekend.

    Was there no way you could have just 'put' the chain on the larger cog? I've had that happen, that was my easy fix!
    Big Red, Blue, Pete, Bill & Doug
  • Nick_M
    Nick_M Posts: 58
    The weather was absolutely perfect. Wonderful sunshine but not too hot. I managed to get round the 80-miler, which is the longest ride I've done on a bike to date. Flagging a bit by the end, but a great sense of achievement at the finish. I'll definitely be trying other sportives in future.
  • Baby Trek
    Baby Trek Posts: 118
    Yes route and weather perfect! Did the 62 miler - first ever sportive and loved it!