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    I was a fast Clyde!

    Thought I'd share a bit of Clydesdale success...

    Just competed in the New Zealand Club National Championships for the first time.

    Took on the TT race.

    Been training for it for a full year and my goal was to break 40km/hr for the race. But this was something I hadn't done ever in any of the lead up events - so I was getting worried that it would never happen.

    But surprise surprise - in the event - I got the bike rolling and was able to stay there.

    Finished the 25km event with an average of 41.5km/hr and in 6th place.

    Very very happy with that. Especially when I'm was on my road bike with clip on aerobars - and all those ahead (and most behind me) were on sexy looking TT bikes.

    Trying to figure how I can afford a custom Zinn TT bike now...

    Yee haa!!

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    Impressive - that's a very fast speed to maintain over that distance! Congrats!

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    Awesome!!! Pics, please!!!!
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    Here's a little blurb I wrote for my club...

    http://www.kapiticyclingclub.co.nz/i...1000&Itemid=32

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    You are fast.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    How far back were you? - Nevermind....

    So do you think you'll make him (the winner) nervous if you had an actual TT bike?
    Last edited by snowman40; 05-10-11 at 03:16 PM.
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    If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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    And here's a few pics of lead up and a couple at the event. Didn't get one of me on the course unfortunately.

    http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/14315...ition?h=953aed

    Adrian.

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    You;'re a big dude. The wheels on your bike look like 650cc TT wheels... LOL!

    Nice job!!
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    Wow, that is just fantastic.

    Get rid of your car ....

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    Holy cow!!!! 15.5 miles at 25 MPH. That is impressive!!!!! Great job.

    I can only manage about 21 MPH over 3 miles (33.8 KPH over 4.8 km)

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    That is wicked awesome - truly fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman40 View Post
    How far back were you? - Nevermind....

    So do you think you'll make him (the winner) nervous if you had an actual TT bike?
    Here's the results... http://www.bikenz.org.nz/Resource.aspx?ID=6894

    I don't know how much difference the TT bike would make. Hopefully a lot...

    Don't think I'll be troubling the winners just yet - but it's a work in progress...

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