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1 PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 02 Mar 2013, 19:18

Good morning all,

I'm looking for volunteers, either existing or new, to assist in running of our club's TT events

Our 1st event is on Sunday 17th March on P841 Funtington

P841/10 funtington

If you are willing & able to assist either at the start, signing the course, signing on, pushing off duties, turning point marshalling, time keeping & result recording please let me know, thank you.

In order to make the event a success we will need volunteers/helpers Smile

Any help will be gratefully received as would coffee/cakes for the HQ.

You can contact me either by reply on this forum, email to timetrials@pnecc.co.uk, or by phone 07730610897

Thank you

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2 Points to note on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 08:29

Hello all,

Our 1st event of 2013 is next Sunday;

Mike Simpson has volunteered to carry out the pushing off duties, thank you Mike.

I believe the usual crew will be available for timing the event? Thank you.

Signing on is adjacent to the finish line so please ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to get to the start line, approximately 4 miles away, I will ride the route later this week & provide postcodes &/or map references accordingly. The GPX file available via on the TT tab on website is accurate, so that will definitely point you in the right direction.

The event itself is tradionally a 72" (183cm) fixed gear event. As not everyone has a fixed gear bike, I don't for one.

I have trawled various website to look at gear ratios that are close to 72".

This site seems to explain it quite straightforwardly, well I think I understand it now anyway. Surprised

Fixed Wheel co uk

The link below has a calculator that allows you to input your gearing details, so you may find it useful too.

The Fixed Wheel site Gear Table does not include a 34 tooth chain ring, for example.

Why Cycle Calculator

So once you know what gearing gets you as close to a 72" fixed gear on the bike you will be using then that is the only gear you should use during the TT itself. I'll be riding my CX bike, with 700 28C tyres, so using the Fixed Wheel table, I'd need to use the 46 tooth chain ring & 17 tooth sprocket (not a million miles away from the 21c used for the table & as close to 72 as I can get)or using the Why Cycle calculator I'll probably go for my 38 tooth chain ring with a 15 tooth sprocket as it'll be slightly under 72"

Whilst I appreciate that the more mechaincally minded riders will be able to adjust their gears to prevent accidentally changing gear during their ride, I'd rather not mess about with mine "unnecessarily", & I'm sure we can take it on trust that no one will be deliberately be changing gears in order to seek an unfair advantage & improve their time! Smile

This is an early season "winter warmer" event after all Very Happy

Hopefully this is useful information as it's not intended to put anyone off taking part in what is intended to be a season opening fun event Laughing

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3 A bit of an update before Sunday's event on Thu 14 Mar 2013, 02:39

I rode the course earlier today so I can confirm that it is 2.5 miles between the signing on location & the start line, so please allow yourself enough time to travel without missing your start time.

As a reminder, it is £4 for adults to take part & £2 for juniors.

Juniors will also need to have a signed parental permission form with them in order to take part.

Signing on is opposite Southbrook Road, in the road to Woodend, adjacent to the building that looks like an old church

The start is in the layby in Common Road adjacent to the junction with the B2147

The finish is at the junction of Southbrook Road & the B2146

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4 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 04:06

Well, sorry I cant make it this sunday for the clubs season opener as im off to Devon. Hope the weather holds for you all as im sure some of you wont want to soil your fancy new machines!! Laughing

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5 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 18:28

Which weather is that James? This nice damp southerly gale?

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6 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 06:12

Thank you to all of the supporting team who helped deliver this event & also to those who took part.

The weather was relatively kind & we move on to the next one Smile

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7 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 06:55

Ray wrote:Thank you to all of the supporting team who helped deliver this event & also to those who took part.

The weather was relatively kind & we move on to the next one Smile

Hope it all went well Ray- I was aiming to get out there but my poorly son sadly scuppered my plans, thanks for all your replies about this in the week though, I will get to a Club TT very soon. Cheers

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8 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 07:06

No worries Lee

Our next club TT event is a 6 mile event on course P829.

It is scheduled to start @ 18:45

HQ is Wickham Community Centre, PO17 5AL, signing on from 18:00

A full schedule of event is available via this link PNECC TT

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9 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 08:12

For those who don't click the link the next event is Thursday 11th April not next Thursday...it'll be dark!

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10 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 18:43

Thanks Jerry; putting the date of the next event in my previous post would've been useful Smile

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11 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 11:36

Ray: when will the results of Sundays tt be posted on the website/forum?

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12 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 13:34

BenD wrote:Ray: when will the results of Sundays tt be posted on the website/forum?

They were uploaded onto the PNECC website yesterday around 21:30 Smile PNECC TT

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13 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 13:37

Scroll down the page to below our club event list & the local area list of events, you should then see Sunday's results, if not try refreshing the page & have another look.

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14 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 05:52

Wow, I wasn't expecting to be 4th! Really enjoyed Sunday, can't wait for the next one.

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15 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 19:24

This Sunday, PTTL event run by Hampshire road club - see their website for details. We need three well placed riders for a good team position. We're currently 2nd in the league after round 1!

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16 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 05:44

Are you riding it JC?
If so, i'll see you there. Very Happy Maybe you can pace me up South Harting!!

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17 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 20:00

How would I pace you? Are you starting a minute ahead of me?

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18 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 01:51

jerryc wrote:This Sunday, PTTL event run by Hampshire road club - see their website for details. We need three well placed riders for a good team position. We're currently 2nd in the league after round 1!

Well I'm not going to guarantee a well placed finish but I do intend taking part Smile

So it'll be an early start for me

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19 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 05:59

jerryc wrote:How would I pace you? Are you starting a minute ahead of me?


You are funny Jerry.....thats proper fighting talk....

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20 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 06:53

I tried riding the course tonight, got distracted by a Strava run at Chichester, that and I was a little behind schedule with that easterly!

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21 Re: PNECC 2013 Time Trial events on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 07:15

jerryc wrote:How would I pace you? Are you starting a minute ahead of me?

Hopefully, yes. So in theory you should catch me up the climb and tow me over the top!! Very Happy
Tho if you've been at the pies we may have to recalculate!! Laughing

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