Audax Round Up – 31st July 2006

Martin Lucas’s ride in the Mersey Roads 24hr Time trail proved to just a little leg stretcher for his 1000km New Forest ride the following weekend! Martin reports that –

The NF1000 was good one with a terrific lanely route, excellent route sheet, good base and organisation. Three visits to El Supremo on the 1st stage as well to save the ££s at the service station controls. Riding at good pace and not dawdling at the controls was the key. The weather on Saturday night was cruel to tail enders but was good otherwise. Recommended if it happens again, seems like some other ride in France will take precedence next year.”

Well done Martin!!

Paul Stewart was also in action on his trusty fixed gear bike. He and Mel and rode the Ruislip Randonneur 300k last Saturday, “with just three other hardy souls”. His report follows

Mel’s 415m on the Mersey 24hr didnt seem to be slowing him down as after a late start [ de rigour, apparently 🙂 ] he caught me at the first control and soon after disappeared down the road. I was on a kinda slow day assisted by not much sleep and sunny weather (31C at one time according to my Polar 720). I stopped in St Neots (150km) before the official control to stock up at Waitrose, had my lunch and then somehow managed to fall asleep on a park bench [ 🙂 ]. It cooler in the afternoon but we had a stiff headwind most of the way home which made it hard work. The wind dropped by the last control (Thame, 250km) but it had taken its toll, and it took me ~3hr to cover the last 50km. So, not home before dark but at least home before it rained!”

So a hat full of points for the WCC over the weekend.

Viva la Squadra Verde.

John D.

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