Redmon CC 10 – G10/42

9 Sep

As the end of the season approaches I was keen to get one more run out on the TT bike before I tuck it away for winter! There was one more event that took my fancy, this won’t be a long report to be honest as it was quite straight forward! Said event was the Redmon CC 10 on G10/42 which is our club ten course. The startsheet had around 60 riders, which on the face of it provided some good competition, mostly Elliot Porter of Rapha who I was keen to see how I fared against, but for reasons unknown to me he couldn’t make it, I looked at the 5’s and 10’s and couldn’t see any names I recognized, which meant I had a good chance of winning at least.

My best time of the season had been done recently with a strange wind, 20.18 – I had done many other times during the season with a couple under 21, and a couple over 21. Today the wind was pretty strong and the first leg looked like it would be a headwind with a rocket finish with the wind behind – with that in mind I made sure the first 5 miles were as hard as I could manage, first 5 mins at 400w or so, next 5 mins at 390 or so and I reached the turn in good time considering, but the effort had taken a bit of a toll. Sure enough when I turned round it was a lot quicker, and as such it was hard at times to motivate to keep powering on. I looked at the average speed and knew I could be on for a reasonable time given the wind, so kept on, got held up for the first time ever at the 2nd roundabout on the way back which cost me a few seconds annoyingly. Eventually the line was in sight and it was looking like a 20.40 or so. 20.45 I was given officially, I think with out the car, fiddling with my garmin to get the right screen a mile in, and being cautious on the extensions in a crosswind I would have shaved 5-10 secs off that which I would have classed as a great ride in those conditions.

I got back to the HQ and had won the event by around a minute which was nice, we were told to wait for the presentation of prize and trophy etc, but after an hour of waiting I couldn’t hang round any longer and had to make a move so apologies to any of the Redmon guys for wondering about that.

I decided against the Leo 30 in the end after people had said its like riding on a motorway, I may look at the Tour of the Lod Valley event however, if not then I suppose the next outing will be in Baltic conditions for the Redhill 18 or similar.

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