Vags Evening Chaingang Tue 19 September

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Ken Thursby
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Vags Evening Chaingang Tue 19 September

Post by Ken Thursby » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:57 pm

Hello Everyone,
The weather is looking good for the Tue evening chaingang ride :D
Hope to see you there.
Cheers, Ken


Details:
· Duration: 1hr
· Average speed: 20-22 mph… starting at 20mph gradually building up speed through the session.
· Location: Nelson Industrial Estate, Cramlington, NE23 1WD
· Meeting point: Junction of Neslon Way – Colburn Ave (Barnesbury 10TT sign-on)
· Course Description: 1.3 mile loops, allowing riders to drop-off if the pace becomes too much and re-join when they are recovered.
· Dates & Time: Tuesdays 6:45 start through September
· Subject to weather. If it’s wet or raining, the ride will be cancelled.

Is this ride for me?:
If you enjoy the thrill of riding fast in a group, you will enjoy this. If you are seeking to increase confidence in group riding and push your fitness, you will benefit from this.

Safety:
* Solid front and rear light required.
* Park your car in Colburn Ave to keep the course clear.

Any questions, post here or give me a call on 0797 44 44 743
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Ken Thursby
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Re: Vags Evening Chaingang Tue 19 September

Post by Ken Thursby » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Just 4 of us tonight, but GREAT EFFORT from all riders and very enjoyable.
We rode for the hour in a pace-line taking turns on the front.
After taking 10-15 mins to settle into the pace-line rhythm and finding a hard but sustainable pace for the group, the riding became very smooth.
The group kept a close formation to maximise drafting benefits and pulls on the front were strong but steady resulting in an excellent 22.8 mph average for the session.

Cornering also improved through the session, with good improvements on cornering fast but safe... taking a wide line with gentle arc and picking an apex point which keeps the rider from running wide on the exit while maintaining momentum through the bend.

It is the last of the sessions next Tuesday evening.
If you like the sound of the session, but are unsure if its for you... come along anyway and give it a try. You might like it :D
Cheers, Ken

Richard Knight
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Re: Vags Evening Chaingang Tue 19 September

Post by Richard Knight » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am

Great evening Ken. Thank you. I would echo your comments, if unsure come along, great fun.

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