Thursday Night - Hour of Power

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  • This'll be the third week running I've done this, which suggests that maybe its place is no longer in the Last Minute Rides thread but instead a thread of its own.

    The dealio:
    Regents Park Inner Circle, anti-clockwise. One Hour, 6:30 – 7:30, meeting at the gates opposite York Bridge. An easy way to get some quick, traffic free miles in. Quick being 20mph+ avg, traffic free being a wish more than a promise.
    Can't hang on? Slow down and hop on the back once you've been lapped. Should keep everyone together and the pace nice and high.

    Sound like fun to anyone? Or will it just be me going round in circle driving myself crazy?

  • Inner circle is full of parked cars and peds strolling across the road without looking on these balmy summer evenings. Be careful...

  • i love this concept. when i start working in soho again i'm 110% down.

  • Inner circle is full of parked cars and peds strolling across the road without looking on these balmy summer evenings. Be careful...

    True, but still one of the most safe place where to keep a 20mph avg. in London.

    I will be up soon I reckon, nice and handy!!!

  • hmm now we are talking
    i am just waiting for the 10 minutes of power ride to be announced then I'll be in like flynn

  • Can't believe you'd take the inner over the outer!

    Outer Circle FTW.

  • Optimistic List Time: (I have no problem doing this solo, but it was nice to have Friday along last week to alternate with, and everybody could do with some easy miles)

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  • @jung, outer circle means when (if) people get dropped, they stay dropped. And the lights really piss me off. Happy to do outer as well really though, whatevs.

  • actually I was a bit hasty there.
    i have a training session in the am...
    will let you know, sounds good tho.

  • Can't believe you'd take the inner over the outer!

    Outer Circle FTW.

    No fucking way. Inner Circle FTW. But fuck both circles for steady-state stuff.

  • Pah...the inner circle is getting dangerously close to tarck action. What self respecting cyclist wants to do that?

    (prepares flame proof bibs)

  • I'm not entirely sure how packing a ton of people into Regent's Park's smallish middle bit would pan out.

    The ton of people is yet to step forward.
    I guess numbers would dictate inner vs outer circle action, though I think you could comfortably get 6–8 going round just fine.

  • The ton of people is yet to step forward...

    Fair point, that.

  • So the Inner Circle is about 1km, and a bicycle about 1m from leading edge of front wheel to trailing edge of rear. All we need are 1000 cyclists who are utterly adept at riding on some other chap's wheel, and we have a perfect machine! No cyclist need ever be doing the work at the front of the group!

  • I love that idea.
    posters, fast....lets get it done, and an aerial photo, at night with lights on!

  • Maybe we should max out at 999 cyclists to leave a small margin for error..?
    :-S

  • Very well. Ride is capped at 999 cyclists. After that, we shall have to ride the Outer Circle (2.6miles, 4.2k, many more cyclists)

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  • Outer Circle after the gates have been closed (midnight-ish?) and you try to do as many laps as you've had pints but struggle to keep count. Followed by 1x Swains for the hell of it.

    Awesome.

  • Bumpity bump yeaaah.

  • My legs this week are either feeling like lead or I'm flying, if it is the later, and depending on time out of work I may tag along for a while.

  • An impromptu meeting may have thrown a spanner in the works. I still intend on a few laps of Regent's Park at some point this evening; though the 6:30 slot might be reduced to 998 participants.

  • I'm out.
    training has broken me.
    :(

  • Woe and woe. Ah well, I'll still be there, going round and round. White jersey, white helmet, white bike, white knuckle. If anybody comes along and fails to find me on the inner circle, then I'm probably on the outer circle. Or fucked off home.
    Better luck next week, eh?

  • how was this?
    i might pop along next week. closer to work.

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