First ever 25 mile TT - finished in one hour forty eight minutes! The winner finished in 53!!!#shan'tbetroublingtherecordbooksjustyet!!!

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Comment by Middle Ringer on Wednesday
Hmmm. My speed/spend graph seems to be flatlining. People tell me to try "training" but I'm not convinced...
Comment by Dave Rowe on Tuesday

Thanks for the vote of confidence and wise words MtB,  and loving the 100% record!

Comment by Mike the Bike on Tuesday

Our lives continue to intersect in peculiar ways Dave.  I have, with respect for my advancing years, given up time-trialling just as you begin your, hopefully, long and fruitful history in this most British of sporting pursuits.  

Don't worry too much about your time.  Firstly, it takes a few races before you learn to pace yourself properly and also, the 25 is a bitch of a distance.  Despite the opinions of non-cycling mathematicians, twenty-five miles takes five times the energy of a ten.  It's a proven fact, proven by many broken and breathless Sunday morning warriors.

One day, when you've got a few hours to spend humouring an old man I'll tell you the story of my 100% winning record in this event.  You'll get the gist if I tell you I've only ever entered one. 

Comment by Dave Rowe on April 18, 2017 at 6:40

Haha! Thanks MR.Bizarrely, I really enjoyed it, and my average speed was 13.8 - 1.3mph faster than I normally ride! In this weeks CW, the star letter was from a guy who had produced a graph plotting speed/£spent. Perhaps I should produce one showing pleasure got/£spent! Still loving the Wiggle Road Bike and the, ahem, fourteen speed gears!

Comment by Middle Ringer on April 18, 2017 at 6:05
Good work for giving it a go though! And you got WAY better value for money out of your race fee than that guy.

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