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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Glad it went well for you guys, did not go so well for me.
After a reasonable 4 laps in just over 4 hours, going fairly steady due to the heat, I was feeling pretty good despite the heat. Stopped at the start/finish to change bottles over, bent down to pick up the bottles and instantly felt sick, so went to sit in the shade of the saddle span tent. Where Johnny Meres, who does the commentary, came over looking very worried asking if I was ok. I tried to say that I was, he wasn't convinced at all and went off to get a medic, two rehydration solutions later was told just to lie down...I did this for 15 minutes and then got back on the bike...I don't think getting back on the bike was part of the deal! Did one more lap which was ok, but on the decent at the far end of the 2nd loop of the course my head hurt at every bump and had no power at all and decided to call it a day. Johnny Meres (who I know through work) was shocked to find that I had gone out again, apparently I was very much "lights on, no one home".

Really disappointing as I was looking for a good result after last years race but knew it was going to be a struggle as soon as I saw the weather forecast, never been able to cope with heat even as a child...I am planning to switch my focus to autumn/winter racing I think!


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:10 pm 
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Good effort though CiC :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Good effort! Bloody mad going out after medics gave you rehydration though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Well in CiC, mental but well in... I think this is why you should never race solo :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Hope your feeling better now!


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Thanks, yes stupid to go out again, partly single minded determination/not wanting to waste all the time spent training for 10 under but mostly probably because I wasn't thinking straight at all!

Felling better now thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Solo entrance would be a killer for me as well, I had two bottles empty before I reach start point on every lap plus I drinked 1 liter while waiting for Kaiser. I've taken 8-9 liters of water during race and didn't pee at all :D Cold water from a tab behind gondolas after each lap helped a bit as well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:23 pm 
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c_i_c is that you in the pics on the No Fuss site? Cut off shirt?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Is there any interest in a MacRetro Relentless team? 6th of October this year.

http://www.nofussevents.co.uk/event/Relentless-24/2776/


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:35 am 
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can only say mibee at this point - always wanted to do it but sunshine would be nice.


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