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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,320
    -Dash wrote:
    Mine are awful. The first 3 i'm not even in. A few i am in the background and the 2 where I am front and centre are just fecking awful.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • -Dash-Dash Posts: 179
    Mine were ok, most of the time I wasn't among a huddle of cyclists so I'm at the front. Still don't think I want to shell out for them. A few are super over exposed and hard to tell quality with some of the watermarks covering.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,320
    -Dash wrote:
    Mine were ok, most of the time I wasn't among a huddle of cyclists so I'm at the front. Still don't think I want to shell out for them. A few are super over exposed and hard to tell quality with some of the watermarks covering.
    Tbh, i probably wouldn't have bought any anyway, but still....
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    Here's my take on it

    Plastic People

    Best viewed with sound
    FCN = 4
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,320
    mtb-idle wrote:
    Here's my take on it

    Plastic People

    Best viewed with sound
    Great vid MTB!
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,649
    mtb-idle wrote:
    Here's my take on it

    Plastic People

    Best viewed with sound

    Top effort Sir 8)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    Thanks chaps, glad you liked it. Ironically as I was editing it a friend was emailing me to advise she had finished editing her version.

    Check this out for a very different view of RL100
    FCN = 4
  • -Dash wrote:

    I can't believe anyone would pay £27 for these, OK I didn't put my Number on my helmet so mine are sh*t.
    My Niece is very disappointed with hers, despite there being 29 photos of her she is not mid-image in any of them and is completely hidden in 5.
  • -Dash wrote:

    I can't believe anyone would pay £27 for these, OK I didn't put my Number on my helmet so mine are sh*t.
    My Niece is very disappointed with hers, despite there being 29 photos of her she is not mid-image in any of them and is completely hidden in 5.

    Mine have some really good shots in, have a great one of me crossing the line with my family in the background cheering me on.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    -Dash wrote:

    I can't believe anyone would pay £27 for these, OK I didn't put my Number on my helmet so mine are sh*t.
    My Niece is very disappointed with hers, despite there being 29 photos of her she is not mid-image in any of them and is completely hidden in 5.

    Can't you crop them when you order them ? Usually can with my London Marathon pics - so she will be centre. 24 pics isn't bad. I've done whole marathons and got less pics than that and always look so much rougher when running.

    I think they are identified by your chip - so there's no check that you can actually be seen. Getting personalised photos is almost impossible on a ride like this.
  • CptKernowCptKernow Posts: 467
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!
    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?

    Definitely. At 67kg I think I stuck my nose in the wind about three times on the flats. Solo'd most of the Surry Hills, yo-yoing off the front of a group - lost them on the climbs / caught on the downs & flats. So, plenty of energy wasted there...

    Basically, if you drop of the back off one group you might as well sit up and wait for the next one.

    Not sure if there is any other way for a smaller rider to ride this course. I guess ideally you want to be with a bunch of bigger riders who can climb too. Of course they would be far better riders than myself, but managed to get myself a time of 4:16 which is testimony to by wheel-sucking prowess!
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,163
    CptKernow wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!
    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?

    Definitely. At 67kg I think I stuck my nose in the wind about three times on the flats. Solo'd most of the Surry Hills, yo-yoing off the front of a group - lost them on the climbs / caught on the downs & flats. So, plenty of energy wasted there...

    Basically, if you drop of the back off one group you might as well sit up and wait for the next one.

    Not sure if there is any other way for a smaller rider to ride this course. I guess ideally you want to be with a bunch of bigger riders who can climb too. Of course they would be far better riders than myself, but managed to get myself a time of 4:16 which is testimony to by wheel-sucking prowess!

    I'm 58kg so even more the case. Rode it a few years ago having just done the Maratona and they're not really comparable, but I doubt I'll do a quicker 100 miles in my life, so whatever kudos you can gain from doing a lot of drafting is there.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!

    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?
    having ridden with him in 2014 and 5 he has all the aerodynamic properties of a barn door. still goes along at a fair old pace though...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,320
    philbar72 wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!

    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?
    having ridden with him in 2014 and 5 he has all the aerodynamic properties of a barn door. still goes along at a fair old pace though...
    Yes, he's certainly not aero.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,649
    elbowloh wrote:
    philbar72 wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!

    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?
    having ridden with him in 2014 and 5 he has all the aerodynamic properties of a barn door. still goes along at a fair old pace though...
    Yes, he's certainly not aero.

    Out and out power I guess.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    CptKernow wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    Martin Johnson was in my wave, he completed in 4.42. Quick for such a big unit!
    With practically no hills to speak of, being a big unit is an advantage, no?

    Definitely. At 67kg I think I stuck my nose in the wind about three times on the flats. Solo'd most of the Surry Hills, yo-yoing off the front of a group - lost them on the climbs / caught on the downs & flats. So, plenty of energy wasted there...

    Basically, if you drop of the back off one group you might as well sit up and wait for the next one.

    Not sure if there is any other way for a smaller rider to ride this course. I guess ideally you want to be with a bunch of bigger riders who can climb too. Of course they would be far better riders than myself, but managed to get myself a time of 4:16 which is testimony to by wheel-sucking prowess!
    Opposite for me. Fat b*stard, so was in the front group and dragged a load of twiglets for 40 miles, then got gearing issues in Ripley so got shelled there, and stuck in no-man's land between there and the bottom of Leith. Then cramped up on Box and rode to the finish on one leg :lol: 4:18 in the end
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • CptKernowCptKernow Posts: 467
    cruff wrote:
    Opposite for me. Fat b*stard, so was in the front group and dragged a load of twiglets for 40 miles, then got gearing issues in Ripley so got shelled there, and stuck in no-man's land between there and the bottom of Leith. Then cramped up on Box and rode to the finish on one leg :lol: 4:18 in the end

    Ha ha! Thanks for the tow if you were one of the guys in my first group. I had a 6.06 start.

    I did enjoy Leith - think I was actually dribbling by the time I got to the top. Would love to give that Surry Hills section a blast again without the before and after...
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,521
    CptKernow wrote:
    cruff wrote:
    Opposite for me. Fat b*stard, so was in the front group and dragged a load of twiglets for 40 miles, then got gearing issues in Ripley so got shelled there, and stuck in no-man's land between there and the bottom of Leith. Then cramped up on Box and rode to the finish on one leg :lol: 4:18 in the end

    Ha ha! Thanks for the tow if you were one of the guys in my first group. I had a 6.06 start.

    I did enjoy Leith - think I was actually dribbling by the time I got to the top. Would love to give that Surry Hills section a blast again without the before and after...
    5:44 start for me - first wave. My fat censored was in the 'lead' going through Knightsbridge and Brompton Road
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • defridedefride Posts: 277
    For me it was a good event in 2019. 5.44 start, sun shining, all on time and the ride marshals do seem to have made a difference. Can't really expect every hole to be pointed but no silliness and standard of riding around me was excellent, no crashes or even close. Fast paced though not more so than previous years through to hills where it broke up, bigger group made it through to Box than in most years. The big difference though, there was no let up, usually there's easements from time to time, not in 2019. Most of our guys PB'd the course and no crashes. Always nice to blast 100m on closed roads.
  • scottsen11scottsen11 Posts: 1
    edited November 2019
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  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,747
    Anyone know when the 2020 ballot is due to be drawn?
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Tashman said:

    Anyone know when the 2020 ballot is due to be drawn?

    It's normally February but not sure because I didn't bother entering this year.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,747
    Longshot said:

    Tashman said:

    Anyone know when the 2020 ballot is due to be drawn?

    It's normally February but not sure because I didn't bother entering this year.
    I thought it should be imminent, didn't know if anyone had a more specific date. thanks
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    13th February apparently
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
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