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windy

Member since Feb 2011 • Last active Dec 2011
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    Great pics, windy. So, how did you find your cyclocross tyres? I had a blast going downhill with my 35 front. I hardly used my brakes whilst my friends were going down with their 23/25 like little grandmothers.

    The cross tyres were great - rode all the climbs and the 32c section and side nobbles gave confidence on the descents and corners.

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    I'm still keeping strade bianche splatter on my bike - from last year's ride :)

    I protested but someone I was staying with turned the hose on it - still in pieces and not put back together after travelling - this will be my first weekend off work since I got back home

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    Thanks Rossco.

    The last lot - the colour film shots from the pentax espio (some taken by Deanne -'Mrs W')

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/s­ets/72157627901145574/

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    A selection from the first 2 rolls of film that I've managed to develop and scan (I used 9 rolls altogether over the 2 weeks I was in Tuscany including 3 during the ride)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/s­ets/72157627763219463/

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    Yes, it was hard. I managed to ride all the route, my companion walked some of the tougher climbs. I resisted the eggs (and the chianti) en route. Completely done by the end, glad I decided against the 205km.

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    Mr pullingteth - I met you briefly outside the event HQ.

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    Uploaded digital shots from Sat/Sun. Just developed the first 2 rolls of film - but not scanned yet.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/s­ets/72157627872619942/

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    The dashboard thermometer in the car my wife was in registered 40c at one point!

    Does anyone know how hot it got on that day? 38°C?

    Peter, the accommodation at the winery looks nice. How was the bathroom? And, yes, the lukewarm beer at the finish line never tasted so good!

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    baaack. tony and i made the 135, me, 7-5 and tony i think 7-6.30 then, john came in shortly after having completed the 205 with just one puncture and no crashes... hero!

    will upload a load of pics later, feel bruised and sleepy today but cracking weekend as always

    Our paths must have crossed somewhere. We rode the 135km, started at 6.50 and finished just before 4.20

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    I did the 135km route with my friend Eve (a world masters pursuit champ). We left at 06.50 and arrived back at 16.20, having 30 mins stop at each feed. I rode the whole distance (38x24 bottom gear), but Eve walked up some of the steeper climbs.

    I'm in the CTC top (row 5&6)

    and a photo of both of us at the finish is here

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