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  • Commonwealth Road TT
  • Houns
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    Anyone going to watch today?

    GT would be the only rider I’d be interested in seeing (sorry), may have a ride out to Himley and watch there, or may just watch the beautiful sights of the Wrenner on the TV coverage

    Haze
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    Going up in about an hour to watch the women go through, will probably be on the descent from Sedgley or up in town if it’s not too busy.

    Then home to catch mens first wave at the bottom of our road before walking up to Catholic Lane for the second wave.

    Should be quick through the Wrenner!

    Houns
    Full Member

    It’s a bumpy course, there’s going to be some fast speeds and some tight turns at the bottom of some descents

    Haze
    Full Member

    Rode some of it last night, it’s a tough course…descent down Moden is tricky, wouldn’t fancy it on a TT bike.

    Cotwall End has seen a few repairs over recent weeks but is still bumpy as hell, the left hander at the bottom could also be interesting! I’ll be there for the first wave I think unless I get dragged anywhere else.

    Houns
    Full Member

    Wave to the cameras, I’ll try and spot later when watch recording back

    cvilla
    Full Member

    Is ‘G’ doing the TT….I see a chap called Fred doing OK…;) just trying iplayer

    cvilla
    Full Member

    Looks like a maybe just not started yet….. (edit) seems to be waves / groups going out…keep watching:)

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Think G is out last in about an hour or so.
    Fred Wright currently in the hot seat!

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Oops!

    Haze
    Full Member

    Enjoyed that, spent a fair chunk of it on Catholic Lane…great atmosphere!

    Watched the first wave of the mens down Cotwall End, they were flying down there.

    Loads out for it, very positive after all the weeks of moaning from the vocal minority!

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    We were in the start/finish village, MrsMC got tickets for my birthday.

    Lovely day – watched the women’s event start, wandered round to the big screen to watch some of it, then got on the barrier at about 125m from the finish to watch them come in. We’re in the crowd of the finish shots.

    Same again for the men’s race(s – not sure why they split it in two), except by that point the women riders were watching with the crowd At one point we were sat between the Gibraltar and Ghanaian squads.

    Alex Yee the triathlete is much smaller, slimmer and younger in real life. He was an absolute star with everyone wanting to chat and get a selfie.

    markgraylish
    Free Member

    Does Geraint have a clause in his contract that he must crash x times per season? 🙄

    Bunnyhop
    Full Member

    Fred Wright is having a fabulous year.

    Does anyone know why G was shaking his head and on the radio? His knees were bloodied which was understandable. I’ve only just watched the recording and not caught up with any interviews.

    Looking forward to the road race on Sunday.

    Houns
    Full Member

    I thought his rear mech was jumping slightly when they showed a close up of it

    tpbiker
    Free Member

    It was a fairly mixed ability field wasn’t it! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have come last in that race, which speaks volumes about the quality at the end of the field

    Lass who rides in my local tt’s came 6th which was brilliant.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    last was a lad from the bahamas, 21 minutes 37s back, 32.633kph average

    fred wrights strava shows 36.92km with 549m of elevation

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    It was a fairly mixed ability field wasn’t it!

    Inclusive is the word you were looking for. But everyone seemed to enjoy it.

    Was surprised how big the Gibraltar squad was. Must be an odd place to have so many time triallists. You’d think it would produce more hill climbers.

    tpbiker
    Free Member

    last was a lad from the bahamas, 21 minutes 37s back, 32.633kph average

    fred wrights strava shows 36.92km with 549m of elevation

    Fred wright went by my calculations around 46 kph average for the course. The speed difference is huge!

    stevious
    Full Member

    Some guy from a small country called ‘England’ clearly hasn’t learned to corner properly

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