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 Post subject: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:53 pm 
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The second Moscow APR this year for me and the toughest yet. The course had changed to 2 laps of the Stewarton circuit, we headed out the a77 towards Newton Mearns (the return leg of the 10 course) decent tail wind, but then the fun began, sharp left onto a narrow, gritty road with a serious head wind, a few rolling hills to start with, then some really long drags, still into a brutal headwind, I was in group 4 and did my fare share of work at the front, but a long climb with a few kicks saw me punted out the back at the end of the first lap,, nearly,, very nearly got back on, but a sharp left hander onto the A77 broke the gap and shelled another couple of riders, thinking of chucking it at this point,,, but kept going, and grouped together with another 4 riders and kept a steady pace with the lead group still in sight, but the hills and headwind was just just to much for the 4 of us. our group grew in size as we soaked up riders towards the finish but the speed didnt increase, the finish was on the brow of the final drag, which I was glad to cross with my lungs resting on the handlebars. Not a great result, but a right good bit of training (which I really need right now)

Final Position Number Name Club Cat Times

1 34 Keith Laird Glasgow Couriers 4 1:34:00

2 54 Mark Skilling Ayr Rds 3 ST

3 59 Gareth Barnes Walkers CC 4 ST

4 46 Trevor Wilson Dales RT 4 ST

5 60 Brian Loye Fullarton Whs V3 ST

6 29 Mark McNulty Ayrodynamic Tri Club 4 ST

7 51 Barry Cranstoun Team Icarus 3 ST

8 44 Andrew Rowat Musselburgh RCC V4 ST

9 56 Craig Gilmour Ayr Rds 3 ST

10 36 Malcolm PatersonGlasgow Nightingale 4 ST

11 19 John Gordon Glasgow Couriers V4 ST

12 53 Randle Shenton Team Swift V3 ST

13 52 Drew Clark Wallacehill CC V3 ST

14 58 Kenneth Armstrong Ayr Rds 3 ST

15 21 Keith Jones St Christophers CC V4 ST

16 17 Christopher Pritchard Dumfries CC V4 ST

17 3 Richard Ranson Infinity Cycles V4 ST

18 42 George Buchanan Glasgow United 3 ST

19 57 Mark Richards East Kibride RC V3 ST

20 5 Jane Barr Stirling BC L3 1:35:00

21 55 David AndersonGlasgow Nightingale V4 1:36:04

22 50 Kieran McCluskey Team Icarus 3 1:36:09

23 11 David Millar Glasgow Couriers V3 1:36:17

24 10 John Campbell Royal Albert V4 ST

25 33 Alex McAllister Ayr Rds V4 1:37:02

26 20 David Lang Glasgow Whs V3 1:39:08

27 7 David Monro Lomond Roads 4 1:39:16

28 43 Graeme Small East Kibride RC V4 ST

29 1 Paul Gibson Ayr Rds 4 1:39:29

30 45 John Sturgeon Classic Walls RT V3 ST

31 32 Ricky Sutherland Unattached 4 1:40:02

32 14 David Griffiths Glasgow Whs 4 ST

33 41 David McLellan Fullarton Whs 4 1:40:20

34 26 Drew Agnew Wallacehill CC V4 ST

35 48 Matt Hennon Inverclyde Velo 4 ST

36 23 Keith Hood Ayr Rds 4 1:40:29

37 9 Jack Savage Glasgow Ivy V4 ST

38 4 Laura Murray Deeside Thistle L3 ST

39 30 Tom Kerr Wallacehill CC V3 ST

40 8 Sarah Gleave Sandy Wallace Cycles L3 1:41:14

41 15 Jamie McNaught Unattached 4 1:41:17

42 13 Derek Hamilton Royal Albert 4 1:44:29

43 18 Gerry McGarrity Inverclyde Velo 4 ST

44 22 David Blockley Rapha Condor CC 4 ST

45 24 Eric Spencer Glasgow Nightingale 4 1:44:45

46 28 George RobertsVC Glasgow South 4 1:45:04

47 47 Robert Kelly Ayr Rds 4 1:47:01

48 31 Paul Ramsay Royal Albert 4 1:50:01

49 16 Gordon Jackson Hawick CC V4 1:50:16

50 37 Brian McCardle East Kibride RC 4 ST

51 12 Fraser Gallacher Unattached 4 1:52:07

52 25 Alistair Crichton Rockhard Racing 4 1:52:35

53 49 Steven Brennan Royal Albert 4 1:54:20

54 35 Trevor BlackburnEast Kibride RC V3 ST

55 27 Alex Douglas Royal Albert V4 ST

DNF 2 David Ranson Infinity Cycles V4

DNF 6 Louise Haston City of Edinburgh L4

DNF 38 Nicky Cronin Glasgow Whs 4

DNF 39 Alan Mooney Royal Albert V4

DNF 40 Brian Nicol Ayr Rds V4

DNS Christopher HarveyInfinity Cycles V4

DNS Jamie Keenan Ayr Rds V4

DNS John Smith Royal Albert V3

DNS Neil Pearson Dumfries CC 3

DNS Steven AndersonGlasgow Nightingale V4

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:18 pm 
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well i got a doing as well.... :( Twice in two weeks!!!

wasn't feeling great before the race with a sore head.....nope... not in the pub too late on friday night!

I was in the second group, but again got shot out the back after about 8 miles - the pace was just too hot - we hit 40.3 mph on the way out along the 0ld A77 - (not really a downhill on that stretch) - on the flat witha tail wind.... probably sitting at mid 30mph + and i just don't have that sustained speed in my legs at the moment - quads felt tight and slow from the off....

got dropped into the headwind....made a bunch - dug in.... got dropped by chasing bunch, then met Matt just before the end of the first lap...couldn't hold a wheel on the end of lap climb....so got to ride a pretty disheartening lap with myself and 3 others who eventually came together....we worked well and kept ourselves motivated...and put the miles in.

the urge to quit after one lap was high but i'm glad i soldiered on... training miles and all that....

next w/e, the chancers h'cap in Falkirk hopefully... (or maybe hopefully not!!)

Matt.... i've got your licence.... how do you want me to get it to you? Forecast for tuesday looks crap, so i'm probably not going to bust a gut to get back from Perth toride in the snow.... was that you parked on the M77? by the time i clocked the scooby on the hard shoulder, it was too late....

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:31 pm 
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No, wasnt me, I got a lift down.
Thanks, I'll get it later in the week, my next outing will be the Crit series at Ingliston, I need to keep getting a total kicking, cos all the training for the Marathon isn't helping anything (apart from my running) :cry:

There's a wee pic of you on Braveheart having lots of fun on the A77. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:36 pm 
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oh this one....


http://www.flickr.com/photos/25364925@N ... 590503643/

aye.. the last time i had that much fun, i jammed my finger in a hinge!!!!

the new kit looks really nice btw!

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:03 pm 
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The joys of racing!!!

Well in guys..keep flying the flag the form will come.

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:36 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7AFZXgjrgg

Thanks Robert, found this vid clip, you'll see how much of a splatter it ended up.

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 Post subject: Re: Moscow APR 27th March
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Oppps,, that was the wrong one,,,,, :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QL1UllFPio

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