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Wheelers Hill Climb 2

Round two of the Cleveland Wheelers mini hill climb series and I’m getting more serious. Had a good talk to myself about putting the hurt on in the finish sprint. Nearly blew it in the mind game by looking at the forecast wind too much.

Bike of choice – GTR

Aero tweeks – Cap worn backwards and no helmet. Legs and head still hairy.

Weight saving – Water bottle off. Saddle bag removed but bottle cages left in position. Tiny rear light fitted.

Tyre pressure – Around 115psi.

Nutritional supplement – A gel at 15minutes to go.

Weight Change since last year – +3.6lbs

Weather – A headwind but not as strong as I was expecting.

Result? – New PB by 4 seconds with a headwind. Went a bit harder at the bottom, although slower, and buried myself in the sprint but Strava suggests I was up on the previous week all the way up the main body of the climb so all good. Time to try another cog down the block next week.

4 seconds up. New PB.

Still a long way to go to get my target time though…

Strava for the night.

And a photo of me from John Horlock.

Wheelers Hill Climb 2
 

Wheelers Hill Climb 1

Round one of the Cleveland Wheelers mini hill climb series last week as a useful form check and pacing strategy analysis for the Open event in October.

Bike of choice – GTR

Aero tweeks – None. Helmet worn, legs and head hairy.

Weight saving – Um I took the water bottle off. Saddle bag and bottle cages left in position. Small front and rear lights fitted.

Tyre pressure – Around 80/90 psi guesstimate.

Nutritional supplement – None.

Weight Change since last year – +3.6lbs

Weather – Damp on the road with very little wind.

Result? – Happy enough for now. Close enough to PB and I didn’t bother absolutely nailing myself by “sprinting” for the finish and I’d had a busy day all round.

12 seconds down on my PB

Long way to go to get my target time though…

Strava for the night.

 

Half way through the year CNYM update

and a few extra days.

A reasonable amount done since April but the need to get further afield to the other side of the moors is obvious when looking at the entire map.

Local Stuff

CNYM 03/07/16

Also visited what is I think the highest dead end in the moors at Bilsdale Mast.

CNYM 03/07/16

A couple more rides round Scarborough added also.

CNYM 03/07/16

The tiny bit near Sutton Bank hasn’t changed.

Plenty of dead ends found which is turning into a theme

#wherethetarmacends