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26 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 08:16

Just signed up for the Epic, see ya all there!!

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27 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 08:28

Robski,

I've signed up for the fun ride, but not sure if i'll be there as i'm still suffering from crashing and this is all conspiring against me. My right leg is still bruised and not fully flexable also I took my forks out just to check them and found the carbon steerer has a crack in it, so they're a right off. Problem here is that I've a 74 head angle so only 40mm rake will do and to get a decent pair of them in the uk is proving a bit of a challenge. Looks like wound up carbons which are a lot of money. If my bike is up and running I will start and see how it goes on the ride. Fingers crossed

Good job i'm not on strike.

Carl

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28 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 06:28

Robski wrote:This is what I have so far: if you are not on the list or I have it wrong pm me and I'll update it


Epic
Rob
Sam
Dave Gwilliam
Keith Foster
Richard Francis
Richard Walker
Stuart Barrow

Mid
Beckcd
Jack
Geordie Dave

Fun
Marine Mark

Unknown distance
Mark Pitman
EPIC!!!! get in still places available Very Happy

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29 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 02:48

I cant do it next weekend now so please amend the list!
Thanks.

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30 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 06:57

After missing the ride (and chickening out) last year I have signed up be epic this year.

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31 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 07:12

Just for all you North Enders out there, PNE kit if you have it please. Bigger impact the better. Smile

Rob

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32 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 07:33

Robski wrote:Just for all you North Enders out there, PNE kit if you have it please. Bigger impact the better. Smile

Rob

I did email Lisa so see if I could get a jersey but she never got back to me Sad

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33 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sun 03 Jul 2011, 07:50

I have a few tops to loan out for the day

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34 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 19:07

So are all the epic riders on for the GOLD standard time?

Dave G has mentioned that he would like to have a crack at it and if there are more takers then it will become that much more attainable.

All for one and one for all!

Rich.

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35 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 21:33

Latest compilation of mega riders


This is what I have so far: if you are not on the list or I have it wrong pm me and I'll update it


EPIC DISTANCE 95 miles
Rob
Sam
Dave Gwilliam
Keith Foster
Richard Francis
Richard Walker
Stuart Barrow
Mark Pitman
James A
Jon G

STANDARD DISTANCE 72 miles
Geordie Dave
Tom Goodyer
Lisa

FUN DISTANCE 55 miles
Marine Mark
Beckcd

Unknown distance
Sara


Please let me know if you are not on the list or in the list

As a mass group our pace will be quicker as drafting is allowed. Smile
Also riding in a group the enthusiasm is kept at a higher level, which in turn helps you climb out of your low points. Your fellow riders will ensure liquids, gels and foods are always being taken.
I'm sure some of you have blown up in the past while riding and is probably the reason athletes fail to maintain their pace. So riding in a group would be the best bet in many ways. Preload with good foods a couple of days before which will enable you to be and proteined up on the day. Carry gels to get you round plus electrolyte tablets to replenish what you loose. Don't rely on the foodstops to get you round, they only have instant boost foods.

Lastly:
last year on the ride we left as a group, then came back as a team!
You may not think you can do it, as a team we can.




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36 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 21:59

Rich Walker wrote:So are all the epic riders on for the GOLD standard time?

Dave G has mentioned that he would like to have a crack at it and if there are more takers then it will become that much more attainable.

All for one and one for all!

Rich.

I don't know what the gold time is but I'm all for a gold attempt so long as it's not anything ridiculous. I don't want to slow the group down if they're going for a fast one but I'm certainly up for a team effort!



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37 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 00:28

Got to go for Gold!! you only have to avg 16.5 mph (I think!) which in a group should be easy? Neutral

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38 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 01:04

If you're only doing the fun distance, Is it ok to shave your legs?

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39 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 01:09

beckcd wrote:If you're only doing the fun distance, Is it ok to shave your legs?

Another question is, if I'm doing the Epic and going for gold, do I have to shave my legs?
I might do regardless, statement of intent and all that.

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40 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 01:39

Very Happy shaving legs? cyclops

Cool The priority is your preparation up to the point of setting off. Due to events this weekend (I'll tell you some other time) I missed my opportunity to go out for a good 4 hours, luckily I'm going out this evening, doing a circuit around hambledon and newtown a 'few' times and will get some hours in. Yes Gold would be a target but don't beat yourself up about it or doubt your ability. The feeling from last year finishing in the same group we left in, was a brilliant feeling, and that to me really was the icing on the cake. alien


Managed 64.5mls in 4 hours; 8 mls spin to Chairmakers then x5 laps of Worlds End-Hambledon-Grenville Hill-Sheep fields-Soberton-Newtown-Chairmakers (10mls). x5 Grenville hill was fun, finished the ride off with a right turn up out of Newtown, then up over Portsdown hill - oh fun! alien



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41 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 21:50

As part of thge Epic group I shall be showcasing the hairy legged aluminium frame look!! Very Happy
Bring it on!! Cool

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42 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 03:10

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I shall be thinking of you all as I'm still tucked up in bed making up for lost time Very Happy
I think if you all were serious about the epic you'd have a team leader
with a new Gillette turbo at the ready for any signs of excess hairs growth!!! Laughing
Why not shave your heads? That includes you Sam... Razz
Good luck to you all, next year I'll make sure I get a pass card!

43 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 03:44

Like Simon, I too will be cheering you on from the sidelines on Sunday Embarassed After seeing the fun you all had last year and promising myself I'd be there, sadly I can't make it, but even though I can't be there, I will shave my legs in support of the effort you are all putting in Wink Have fun guys and I look forward to seeing the video cyclops

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44 Re: Mega Meon 2011 on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 06:13

OK... just registered for the EPIC, thought twice about it but as last year was such a buzz I thought I'd give it a go again. Just one small problem I need to renew my pne membership. (can I do it on the day?)

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45 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 07:33

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On one condition Penners, you shave your legs & head... Very Happy
Don't forget the razor Evil or Very Mad

46 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 07:54

RetroSi wrote:On one condition Penners, you shave your legs & head... Very Happy
Don't forget the razor Evil or Very Mad

Well actually my legs are still 1/2 shaven from a recent cycling trip in France and I'm bold ....... so does that count!

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47 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 09:16

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I'll make sure someone brings a razor to finish the job Razz

48 Mega Meon on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 19:43

What time is the Epic group meeting up on sunday and what time do we plan to leave. Cheers Stu

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49 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 00:20

Registration opens at 7:30

Epic starts between 08:00 - 09:00
Standard starts between 08:30 - 09:30
Fun starts between 08:30 - 09:30

It would be great for all PNE riders whatever the ride distance to start as a mass group.
So if we aim for an 08:30 start it will cover us all.

Remember you'll need at least 30 minutes to flap about before the ride start, so be prepared and ready. Smile

Robski


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50 Re: Mega Meon 2011 10th July on Sat 09 Jul 2011, 23:03

I just wanted to wish everyone a fabulous ride tomorrow, I'm suddenly having a pang of regret for not training this year, on the plus I'm very much looking forward to seeing the photos!

Ride safe & enjoy every moment

Very Happy bounce cheers

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