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Old 15th May 2011   #1
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2011-06-25/26 ESCA National 24hr TT Champs

http://www.esca24hour.org.uk/

I've entered.

So far there's only about 30 other idiots signed up but there's still 2 weeks to enter.

Since other people have asked about when it's on and where it is and since I'm tired of posting questions about it to multiple threads, here we are in our very own thread.

Has anyone on here ridden a 24hr TT? I know there's some 24hr solo mtb'ers on here.

Event HQ is at Berwick Village Hall, just north of Berwick (Sussex) Station:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF...,0.027874&z=16

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X...7195&A=Y&Z=115

Those who want to help reapply my chamois cream, please form an orderly queue, no squabbling, you'll all get a chance..

National record: 525mi (845km)
Club record: 459.070 (739km)
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Old 15th May 2011   #2
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shouldn't this be merged with the TT thread?

http://www.lfgss.com/thread16289.html

"Time Trial / Time Trialling / TT
There's not a general thread (that I could find) about time trials and time trialling. Since it seems everyone is racing this year I'm guessing some of you will hit up the odd time trial. Discuss 'em here.

"
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Old 15th May 2011   #3
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Thanks for the tip, wanker. Other forumites have expressed interest in heading to the event so I split it out. It's also quite a bit different to 10s and 25s that are mostly discussed in the TT thread. Also, there are already threads on here about other singular TT events.
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Old 15th May 2011   #4
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Merge them all. Make a list. Do a skid.
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Old 15th May 2011   #5
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I was just very confused when I read the title as ESCA used to stand for the English Schools Cycling Association back when I were a mildly competitive lad. I was going to put money on you for the win as you were clearly entering as a ringer.
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Old 15th May 2011   #6
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Kudos. I fancy a 100 at some point but 24h? No fanks. Good luck to you.

What do you do re; toilet time do you stop?
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Old 15th May 2011   #7
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Is there a minimum speed requirement?

also do people sleep or just push through 24hrs?

My body/brain is stupid enough to think that I could force myself over the pain threshold in a month.
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Old 15th May 2011   #8
somebodydonor
hey hippy,

that is very impressive that you have entered.

good luck.

i will be very interested in how you get on.

keep us posted.
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Old 15th May 2011   #9
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Kudos. I fancy a 100 at some point but 24h? No fanks. Good luck to you. What do you do re; toilet time do you stop?
I'll either stop or piss off the bike.
Given what I'm eating, shitting probably won't happen for a week after the event.

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Old 15th May 2011   #10
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Is there a minimum speed requirement?

also do people sleep or just push through 24hrs?

My body/brain is stupid enough to think that I could force myself over the pain threshold in a month.
Nope. Just like a shorter TT.

I won't be sleeping. Can't imagine anyone else would. My mate slept in his first mtb 24hr.. for about 8 hours!!! Ha.

I think it will be more like waves of pain thresholds..
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Old 15th May 2011   #11
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Is this some sort of cycling equivalent to 24-hour posting marathons?
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Old 15th May 2011   #12
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So that's the Nationals. I guess you won't be entering the Continental Champs.
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Old 15th May 2011   #13
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I won't be sleeping. Can't imagine anyone else would.
Some people like to get their nut down for half an hour in the middle of the night. My dad has a house in Henfield if you fancy a kip during the night circuit :-)
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Old 16th May 2011   #14
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Top tip fella: Don't forget your race shoes!
Best of luck.
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Old 16th May 2011   #15
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. Do a skid.

I think he will in his skinsuit! Good luck! I might pop along to view the nutters riding this.
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Old 16th May 2011   #16
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I was just very confused when I read the title as ESCA used to stand for the English Schools Cycling Association back when I were a mildly competitive lad. I was going to put money on you for the win as you were clearly entering as a ringer.
Me too, I've got medals from their Nationals somewhere....it is now BSCA isn't it?
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Old 16th May 2011   #17
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What average % of FTP do hit in something like that?
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Old 16th May 2011   #18
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Is this some sort of cycling equivalent to 24-hour posting marathons?
You get sore hands in both. Maybe they could be held concurrently with mobile tech..
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Old 16th May 2011   #19
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Some people like to get their nut down for half an hour in the middle of the night. My dad has a house in Henfield if you fancy a kip during the night circuit :-)
Party! I'll bring the Fosters (c) RPM
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Old 16th May 2011   #20
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Top tip fella: Don't forget your race shoes!
Best of luck.
SIDIs are overrated man :) Cheers FE!
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Old 16th May 2011   #21
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What average % of FTP do hit in something like that?
75% is kinda where I'm looking.
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Old 16th May 2011   #22
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Might come down, shout at you a bit while drinking lager then fuck off home again.

Is that Ok?
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Old 16th May 2011   #23
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Shirtanly. I might run you down and try to steal your beer though. ;)
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Old 16th May 2011   #24
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So wait a minute....If you win then are you national champion? Can you be national champion and a bloody furriner?
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Old 16th May 2011   #25
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you win
That's a pretty big 'if'
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Old 18th May 2011   #26
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1. No fucking chance. I'm riding primarily to finish it and still be able to ride the Alps a couple of weeks later 2. I thought you had to be an actual national to win a national champs.
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Old 19th May 2011   #27
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2. I thought you had to be an actual national to win a national champs.
No, you can be a CTT National Champion as long as you have been continuously resident in Great Britain for the two years leading up to the event.
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Old 19th May 2011   #28
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So I just have to hope that everyone else eats some dodgy chicken the night before or gets lost in the forrests somewhere.. too easy. Oh, and I actually finish it, I suppose.
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Old 24th May 2011   #29
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The full course is now up..
http://www.esca24hour.org.uk/course.php
http://www.esca24hour.org.uk/courseFly.php
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34506740

Last edited by hippy; 24th May 2011 at 21:39.
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Old 24th May 2011   #30
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Nice one for getting involved Hippy, it's an awesome event to ride.

I rode the last '09 and '10 Mersey Roads 24s, and figure the best piece of advice I have is to break it up into manageable sections, whatever works best for you.

I saw it as three lots of eight-hour rides, further snapped into two, 4-hour bite-size nuggets. For each of these sections (6) I had a musette with a different type of food, sort-of corresponding to breakfast/lunch/dinner. In each bag I had some 'psychological treats' like a brand new pair of socks to change into at 12 hrs (as if), different flavours of sweets, caffine shots, a can of Strongbow for the last one (fat chance), painkillers etc to reward myself after reaching certain stages. That way, it was much easier to handle inevitable changes of energy levels, respond accordingly and keep going forward.

I'm currently easing off this summer after breaking my wrist earlier this season and awaiting a few ops, so I'm afraid I'm sitting this one out. I could put you in touch with a few mates who I'm sure will help support and cheer you on.

Chapeau!
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Old 1st June 2011   #31
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Cheers Chopsicle, I remember watching your video of the event.
I still don't know why I'm doing this.. :S

I've got a support crew so I'm hopefully going to be able to request food/drink/painkillers/chamois cream as I need it and therefore carry a minimum with me.

Hope you come back strong after your wrist is better. I've still got a few things to sort out but whatever happens it'll be something to tell the grandkids about.. oh wait.. after 24hrs in the saddle I probably won't be breeding.. ;)
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Old 8th June 2011   #33
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Corny's riding!
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Old 8th June 2011   #34
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A handful of notable audax riders in there along with one that I think does some of the long HPV races and solo pedalcar racing. Also there are wimmin, all of whom will probably beat you.
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Old 8th June 2011   #35
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Old 9th June 2011   #36
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A handful of notable audax riders in there along with one that I think does some of the long HPV races and solo pedalcar racing. Also there are wimmin, all of whom will probably beat you.
Luckily a TT is a race against the clock then.
As if I'd be beaten by a chick.. that I haven't paid to do so.
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Old 10th June 2011   #37
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John was kind enough to give me some tips for the 24. This details some of his 2010 ride.
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Old 15th June 2011   #38
Chopsicle
^love it!

I was thinking of heading over the LMNH tomorrow evening to see James Bowthorpe give his post-24hr presentation. Be good to say hello if you're about Hippy.
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Old 17th June 2011   #39
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Been flat out with work and trying to sort stuff out and train for this.

Thanks to prancer, Tom and Laura I now have London's largest collection of superduper (technical term) bicycle lighting.

I keep failing at riding any of the course so I have a feeling it'll all bit a bit 'new' when I finally ride. I'd really like it if it wasn't pissing down for the whole day so if someone could sort that out.. that'd be grand.
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Old 17th June 2011   #40
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Been flat out with work and trying to sort stuff out and train for this.

Thanks to prancer, Tom and Laura I now have London's largest collection of superduper (technical term) bicycle lighting.

I keep failing at riding any of the course so I have a feeling it'll all bit a bit 'new' when I finally ride. I'd really like it if it wasn't pissing down for the whole day so if someone could sort that out.. that'd be grand.
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Old 19th June 2011   #41
RPM
It's in 5 days..........
Plenty of rest this week then..
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Old 19th June 2011   #42
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Sure. I'll only race past every second person on the commute. That's how it's done, right?
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Old 19th June 2011   #43
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Depends how hard you want to make it for yourself.
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Old 19th June 2011   #44
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Have you started carbo loading yet?
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Old 19th June 2011   #45
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Old 19th June 2011   #46
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DTM --> I haven't had alcohol for over a week.
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Old 19th June 2011   #47
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I haven't had alcohol for about 3 minutes.
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Old 19th June 2011   #48
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I walked past a pub twice today and have Belgian beer in the fridge. I wish I could exhibit the same willpower when it comes to pushing the pedals hard for a day.. :S
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Old 21st June 2011   #49
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You are my hero, Hip!
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Old 23rd June 2011   #50
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What time is kick off?
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