Wednesday, August 16, 2006

24 Hour bike riding and pushing......

Back from Sleepless in the Saddle or to be more accurate 24 hrs either in the saddle or pushing ones bike through the mud.

The race had started well, with a nice dry course. Come night time, the rain began. Large parts of the course turned into quagmire, which at first was quite amusing, though later was rather tiring.

Pic below shows the mud in action on Andy's bike

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A combination of the mud and a pebble bent my chainring which nearly forcing me to abandon. Thankfully a large rock and some brute force managed to rectify the situation.

Here's me at the finish. 24 hours and 48 minutes, 16th place and 17 laps.

Fixed gear of 38:18, though I could have done with smaller still.

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Results here

Pic taken during one of the pit stops, and not in the WW1 trenches.

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