Growing old disgracefully

  • The anatomy of a bicycle race

    Sorry, I’m a luddite and have no idea how to display media that’s on Facebook here:

    Click me for Angela’s race notes

    In the pits:
    Lap 2: Pit stop to tighten rear cassette that had come loose. 2 mins.
    Lap 6: Pit stop to relube chain and fit lights to bars (not dark so didn’t bother with helmet light…). 2mins.
    Lap 7: Pit stop to fit helmet light. 10 minutes (due to it not fitting correctly & external battery falling off (schoolboy error not testing it all in advance!))
    Lap 9: Pit stop to check whether last lap had to be completed by 12am or started by 12am. 3 mins.

    On course:
    Lap 1: Don’t get caught up (too much…) in the 1st lap insane-o-sprint lead off by a scary fast looking Rich Rothwell
    Lap 4: World’s longest ever trackside pee stop!
    Lap 6: (and onwards) knackered rear mech results in skipping gears in middle ring, soft pedalling required (or just use the big ring, raar!)
    Lap 10: Ease back & guzzle a couple of caffeinated gels in case Matt Page catches up & it all ends in a fast last lap!

    Basically, it ended with a bit of this:



    9:45 am on April 10, 2012 | 4 Comments | # |


  • Jase 12:26 pm on April 10, 2012 | #

    bloody hell, so if you’d not had all those problems, you’d have wo…..

    oh! hurrah!

  • trio25 6:22 pm on April 10, 2012 | #

    Fantastic result and well deserved you looked strong!

  • Rich Rothwell 7:58 pm on April 10, 2012 | #

    Nice one Jase! : ) And good to see you won it without everything going your way ; ) And maybe I should race erm… shorter races.

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