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December 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm #21598
Don’t forget entries open for the Dragon on Wednesday 9am you will only have a few hours to enter
If you are not sure, you can enter if you don’t want to do it ,closer the time you can transfer it to someone elseDecember 14, 2011 at 9:22 am #24450butcherboyMember
Just entered the Dragon Ride. It comes the day after the Long course. Can i ride both???December 14, 2011 at 11:58 am #24451
just enteredDecember 14, 2011 at 11:59 am #24452
sold out in 2 hrs 3000 placesDecember 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm #24453
Just back from Southampton…luckily took the laptop with me and got registered at 09.05December 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm #24469stoneditchMember
Hell, 👿 just looked at http://www.wiggledragonride.com the 3000 allocated ‘seats’ sold out in 2 hours! put my name down for the ballot, fingers crossed. Maybe I’ll regret this in June though. 😯February 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm #24540stoneditchMember
Ok, ballot successful, monies handed over. I’m on board for the 10th June. Better get some miles in then.June 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm #24750
Well done to all who done the Dragon here are a few results
Long route 132 miles
Nick Gibbon 7.20hrs
Roger Allan 7.39hrs (Mark Brown)
Andrew Rees 9.11hrs
Medium Course 81 miles
Huw Morgan 5.22hrs
Well done to Andrew for doing Wales Sportive on the Saturday and then doing this monster today.
Roger was hoping to achieve a time of under 7.15hr, I have say say he would have got nowhere near it. 😆June 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm #24751
Too right Huw! Well done to you allJune 12, 2012 at 7:41 am #24755Andrew_WrightMember
I ended the day with 5h21m for the medium route, but as I was wearing Cardiff Ajax kit I don’t think it counts!
Much easier than the Tour of Pembrokeshire. I’ve still got the Dartmoor Classic in two weeks, assuming that my legs are back to normal by then. Hopefully see you all on Sunday
AndrewJune 12, 2012 at 8:02 am #24756butcherboyMember
Mark and i met up at St Clears at 6am. I was feeling a little tired from the wales sportive the day before.
Having rode the dragon the previous year and had an hour and a half wait to set off, this year was well organised. No hanging around at all. Mark and i set off with our bunch at 7.40.
I was feeling a bit leggy but Mark insisted we ride together. Half way up the first climb of the day after about 20 miles i had a puncture. There was a big group on the hill and Mark was about 5 meters ahead of me, not knowing i stopped he carried on to the top. A marshall on a motorbike soon stopped and very kindly offered some help. He went on to explain that his son is a very keen cyclist, so he knew everything there is to know about changing a tube. I then had to listen as he spoke about what races his son had done before changing my tube! He even had to use his own tyre levers which were on his bike on the other side of the road which took up a bit more time. In fairness he was very good and he found a piece of glass in the tyre which i wouldn`t of bothered looking for, i would of just changed the tube and had another puncture 100 yards further on.
Whilst all this was going on Mark was at the top waiting for me. I was so long he thought i had ridden past him so off he went never to be seen again. I`m glad he did because i would of held him up, and he went on to post a cracking time so well done Mark, a brilliant effort all in the name of Roger.
By this stage i wasn`t interested in a good time, it was all about finishing. It was a brutal course so much harder than last years. I was fine on the climbs just taking them nice and steady. There was one climb that stood out called Bryn Melyn. What they did was put signs up before the climbs with the details of how long they are and how steep. Bryn Melyn was 1.5k long at 20% which was a bit off putting seeing that! There were dozens pushing their bikes up that.
Got to the top of the bwlch at 4 o`clock and busted a gut to try and get back in under 40 min to finish under 9 hours. But the last 4/5 miles dragged on and it was not to be.
It was a long day and if i
d of known it was that hard i perhaps wouldnt of rode 2 in 2 days.
Well done to all who rode it. Nick, Mark, Huw, Clover and our newest member Gareth who snapped a spoke and rode the last 53 miles with a buckled wheel and still said he enjoyed it!!
I must say the Wales sportive the previous day was superb. Relaxed start, great support around the course and a fantastic finish in Tenby with a great atmosphere. Thats the one for me next year.June 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm #24758swancvsMember
Well done to all, a tough course by the sounds of it. Andrew, kudos to completing two in two, neither course are easy on their own, never mind back to back. Good effort Sir.
It would be nice to see a strong Narberth Dynamo contingent at the start of the Wales Sportive next year. We shall see, ehh? I have a few pics of Dynamos at the start but once the results are up I can put names to their race numbers.
Well done all, some serious cycling done this weekend.June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm #24759swancvsMember
I did wonder if Roger had decided to form his own ‘splinter club’ Narberth Cycling Club as per the club entry list after disowning you on the Preseli Angel. I note he now can’t even be bothered to ride against you just uses an intern to demonstrate his cycling superiority. Methinks the Merlin would be a good opportunity for you to redress the balance Andrew?June 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm #24760
I’d love to take up the challenge but there are two reasons why it ain’t going to happen..
1. I’m still not able to sit on a bicyle saddle
2. I’m in Henley that weekend!
That was the easiest 130 mile Dragon Ride “I” will ever do..but I’m a bit disappointed with “my” time…the real me ,of course, would not have been found waiting for Andrew…
😉June 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm #24761ValleyManMember
Roger, I thought surrogacy was frowned upon in the NHS..
Well done Butcherboy. Did try to mow down a few cyclists on Narberth Hill on the way to the Sloop in Porthgain. Slight pangs of guilt over bottling the Sportive were soon abated by a couple of pints of Double Dragon sat in the sun. Perhaps next year…
To celebrate the rebirth of Kim’s Pinarello, we are toying with the idea of the Merlin. Not that I have anything to prove after last year. I note that they are opening the registration at 6.30 this year following the example I set on our last outing. I will of course have to arrive early to take advantage of the voucher the club kindly presented me with in November.
Anyone else up for this?
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