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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:01 pm 
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:D sounds like an excellent weekend :D


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 Post subject: Fantastic
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That sounds brilliant!
What a great weekend it must have been.
Watched on telly but would have prefered to go.
Thanks for the write up.
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Yeah, sounds like a great time you had. You must be pretty fit to have tackled that.


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Any other Retrobikers interested in this or Paris-Roubaix next year?


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All sorts of shapes and sizes do it,some fast, some slower ,as long as you finish by 7pm.
You effectively have all day.
Some climbs are tough , but most are short and sharp.
There's always walking up them but cobbles are an experience we should all suffer


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Hmmm, that's interesting, I always assumed you'd have to be super-fit to take on that kind of thing.

I couldn't commit to anything at the moment due to work, but next year is a different matter: I'd love to do something like that.

Well done for doing it though.


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fit, but not super fit.
If you were not used to doing 60m runs be prepared to be stiff the next day though


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roubaix is a whole different ball game , according to the veterans who have done both.'The hardest thing you'll ever do' they said.
Not many want to do it again


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Perversely, I'd be tempted by Roubaix next year - the VC Roubaix 'proper' cyclo, not the concocted ASO "Roubaix-lite" version - I now know why I've never got round to removing the 32mm 'cross tubs from my Gios! Having ridden Flanders a couple of times before I first rode P-Rx I was shocked at the severity - after I screwed my bottle cages back on!


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According to the news here there were 20,000 people doing the route,
including 4,000 who did the full 250km :shock:

It was a great atmosphere, very relaxed. I wish they could sort out the
crowds on the big climbs a bit better, but I guess it's a nightmare with so
many people.

And about 600,000 turned out for the professional race on Sunday. I could only watch on TV but it was a brilliant edition. Kind of felt Chavanel
or Gilbert deserved a win, but a real thriller nevertheless.

In May there's a sportive called the Golden Flandrien which involves
climbing all 25 of the official climbs in one go. Anyone fancy having a go at that? :D

There's also the Retro Ronde in June - an altogether more sedate affair.

Johnny


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