Ride London 2019 anyone?

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Postby Caron » Tue Aug 06, 2019 20:58 pm

Did the event with 3 club mates as part of the Amstel Ride Together, got to say I really enjoyed it, I suppose being in the second wave helped a lot as we had no delays at all. The standard of riding was quite poor though tbh. Riders flying through pot holes etc with out even thinking of pointing them out. Had an argument with one bloke at about the 15 mile mark when he lost control of his bike whilst trying to get down on his top tube for a 100m dip in the road whilst he was sat in about 10th wheel!! Then just before Newlands one of my club mates crashed following a touch of wheels when another rider just pulled in front of him. I understand that the events is meant to be inclusive etc but if you’ve managed to get yourself in on of the earlier waves you should be able to ride a bike to a better standard.

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Postby elbowloh » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:10 am

-Dash wrote:Official photos are up

https://beta.sportograf.com/en/event/5712

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 ******* awful.
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Postby -Dash » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:34 am

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.

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Postby elbowloh » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:39 am

-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....
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Postby MTB-Idle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 14:44 pm

Here's my take on it

Plastic People

Best viewed with sound
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Postby elbowloh » Wed Aug 07, 2019 14:51 pm

MTB-Idle wrote:Here's my take on it

Plastic People

Best viewed with sound

Great vid MTB!
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Postby Daniel B » Wed Aug 07, 2019 15:04 pm

MTB-Idle wrote:Here's my take on it

Plastic People

Best viewed with sound


Top effort Sir 8)
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Postby MTB-Idle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 15:10 pm

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
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Postby alanparsons » Wed Aug 07, 2019 16:19 pm

-Dash wrote:Official photos are up

https://beta.sportograf.com/en/event/5712


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.

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Postby theboyfold » Wed Aug 07, 2019 16:50 pm

alanparsons wrote:
-Dash wrote:Official photos are up

https://beta.sportograf.com/en/event/5712


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.

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Postby Fenix » Thu Aug 08, 2019 09:51 am

alanparsons wrote:
-Dash wrote:Official photos are up

https://beta.sportograf.com/en/event/5712


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.

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Postby CptKernow » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:08 pm

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!

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Postby phreak » Thu Aug 08, 2019 20:54 pm

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.

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Postby philbar72 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 09:18 am

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...

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Postby elbowloh » Fri Aug 09, 2019 09:34 am

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.
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Postby Daniel B » Fri Aug 09, 2019 09:41 am

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.
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Postby Cruff » Fri Aug 09, 2019 09:53 am

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
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Postby CptKernow » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:46 am

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...

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Postby Cruff » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:54 am

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 ars* was in the 'lead' going through Knightsbridge and Brompton Road
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