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August 17, 2012 at 9:26 am #21839The Slinky OtterMember
Well Dynamos, im going for it this weekend! My first 100 miler!
My plan is to get down to Tenby by train and then do the full IM route finishing in Narberth on the 2nd loop.
Probably going to go out fairly early on Saturday, around 8:30am from Bloomfield to get the 8:46 train.
Anyone fancy a slice of the action? You could just do the first loop (about 60 miles from Tenby to Narberth).August 19, 2012 at 8:41 am #24890The Slinky OtterMember
So it didnt all go exactly to my plan above. Anthony gave me a shout about coming out, i told him i wanted to take it easy, try to average around 15mph for the whole loop (which on IM day would be good enough). We headed out of Narberth at 11 to do the big IM loop. Just as we left Narberth the butcher pulled along side us in his car moaning about ‘f*cking cyclists hogging the road’. We told him the plan and he was gutted he couldnt join us as he was going to cycle down to Lawrenny with his Mrs. Me and Anthony continued for another 500 yards when we saw Andrews car had pulled over ahead, he poked his head out the window and shouted “I’m coming with you!”.
We picked the butcher up en route down to Wiseman’s.
All together a really good ride, weather had cleared up by Tenby and the views down in Freshwest were stunning. The butcher was being a bit too swift as always, but we managed to keep up. We got back into Narberth in 4 hour 15, which blew out 15mph average plan to shit. We did it at just under 17mph! I felt good enough to keep going and try for the 100 miler, Ants wasn’t as motivated! He gave Jane a ring to say he was heading back and told her i was going to look for another 30 so she offered to plot out a nice flat route for me and join in. Ants and me cycled back to his house in Clynderwyn and me and Jane set off on a ‘flat’ 30.
We did a loop around Claberston Road, New Moat etc, not as flat as i’d hoped, but all bearable. We got back into Narberth with 95 miles on the clock so we did a quick spin to Princes Gate and back finishing at exactly 100 miles outside my house. Job done.
Cheers to Anthony and the butcher for the first 70 and Jane for being patient at the top of the hills and waiting for me!August 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm #24896butcherboyMember
Sorry about the pace slinky. Good training for you though. You`ll thank me on ironman day!!
Really enjoyed the ride, good company. Thanks slinky and Ants.
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