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  • Road World Champs in Yorkshire
  • Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    God that looks bleak at the start…
    Nice to see the BBC coverage.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Watched the junior women ITT yesterday. The first 3km was essentially my morning commute up Otley road. Normally took me 10-12mins, they were doing it in under 5…

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    You were only going to work. They were at it.
    Whole bunch of new QOMs I suspect now.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    That doesn’t look fun now does it.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I suppose it goes with the job, but I can’t say I’m envious of them this morning, I was glad of a change of clothes once into the office today. I don’t think I’ll be headed out to cheer them on today.

    Pleased to see the coverage but disappointing the BBC and others didn’t bother with the paras on Saturday (which was a lovely day).

    they were doing it in under 5…

    And they variously got lost or held up in traffic…

    Premier Icon nbt
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    That hungarian lad did well to hold his bike for so long after hitting the pothole, but just how far did he go once he finally hit the deck?! You can tell how wet it is, he must have covered fifty yards on his backside yet his skinsuit is stll intact!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    We’ve even got (1 flash of) lightning here now.

    Gods what a miserable day to be out on a road bike on your own.

    Premier Icon nbt
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    Footage of the crash I mentioned:

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Pleased to see the coverage but disappointing the BBC and others didn’t bother with the paras on Saturday (which was a lovely day).

    Wasn’t covered live but it was recorded and shown later as a highlights programme with lots of interviews. The atmosphere on the finish straight for the paras was amazing. Good crowds.

    It’s properly miserable out there, I suspect that the finishing loop in Harrogate is going to be on the verge of unrideable if this weather continues. Shame cos yesterday was (mostly) a lovely day.

    Premier Icon sboardman
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    Rode the sportive on Sunday (first one I’ve done) and got soaked to the bone. Really enjoyed the route, the circuit should make for interesting racing.

    Will hopefully get to see some of it live, but not too disappointed I’m stuck in work today…

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    It’s properly miserable out there, I suspect that the finishing loop in Harrogate is going to be on the verge of unrideable if this weather continues. Shame cos yesterday was (mostly) a lovely day.

    Don’t think the finishing loop will be too bad, they’ve all been out practicing it so know the two hard bends into the bridges well by now and it’ll drain fine down there.

    The loops (ladies this afternoon I believe) coming via burnt Yates (edit Shaw Mills) though will be interesting over the bridge down there that they’ve not practiced so much.

    The finishing loop will make the road races interesting though if it carries on as is, they’ll all be pushing for position before pot Bank and penny pot to avoid being held up by the group any hours but with this weather there will be some big gaps opening up there I think. On the coverage they look to take those bends slower than I do even with closed roads. That said they climb out the other side a lot more vigorously than I do!

    Wasn’t covered live but it was recorded and shown later as a highlights programme with lots of interviews.

    The recording was agency/uci footage though I believe but yes, they did at least screen it.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    What snorkel for a world’s TT?

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I must say I’m disappointed G isn’t riding the TT though when the course would suit him so well. the final loop is taylor made for falling off.

    Premier Icon TiRed
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    Where’s the risk assessment for rain-filled potholes? What a slide. I had one of those once on a Ride London. Not a single mark on me nor the kit but slid for ages. Glad he is OK.

    Premier Icon whitestone
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    the final loop is taylor made for falling off.

    I hope the misspelling was deliberate – very appropriate given the location.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I hope the misspelling was deliberate – very appropriate given the location.

    Indeed. Would suit him to a tea.

    But alas no, autocorrect took tailor and changed it to Taylors, I spotted the S but not the Y. I guess it’s based on the usage frequency. Read into that what you will, (though no, I don’t work for them)

    Premier Icon n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    World class marshalling, instructing pro riders on severe hazards. 😮

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    My Mrs has been on TV loads of times… all at various points of the 14k loop..

    She’s not bothering today because of the torrential downpours… 🤷‍♂️

    I’m going up tomorrow, got loads planned with a certain Cycle Clothing company…

    But Harrogate (apart from some grumpy locals) has indeed embraced the event and has been putting on a show for it.

    Hope the weather cheers up, its countrywide these downpours so not all “it’s grim up norf”

    🤷‍♂️

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    But Harrogate (apart from some grumpy locals) has indeed embraced the event and has been putting on a show for it.

    And somehow the traffic is better than usual.

    Premier Icon fatoldgit
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    I had planned a ride out from Harrogate to the intermediate timepoint but saw the weather and thought “ sod that for a game of soldiers “ so it was a wander down to the bottom of parliament street… those folks don’t hang around going up there.
    Looking out my window now I’m not sure if I should risk the ride or dodge back into town with my brolly, but I’ll be there somewhere
    Noticed the average speeds yesterday were around the 25 mph mark… that’s going some in the circuit…

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    But Harrogate (apart from some grumpy locals) has indeed embraced the event and has been putting on a show for it.

    Some shameful posts on Facebook at the moment – such hate and vitriol coming from some corners and that is a real shame. I cannot believe how many such ill-informed people there are out there.

    Looking forward to going back into town tomorrow to watch the men’s TT then have a wander around the Fanzone (assuming it has been re-opened) without my kids around trying to make me spend money every 7 seconds.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Racing delayed until 1520…

    Mrs says it’s still pissing down.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Ladies postponed to 15.30 start.

    Hmmm I might be able to catch the end of that from the beer purveying Comfort of the corner haus then.

    Edit: ah, reduced gaps so not likely to make it before the finish

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Some shameful posts on Facebook at the moment – such hate and vitriol coming from some corners and that is a real shame. I cannot believe how many such ill-informed people there are out there.

    If you converse with them it doesn’t take long for the motives to come out. ‘There is the potential for me to be mildly inconvenienced, so **** anyone who wants to enjoy it.’ The depths of the barrel they will scrape to to find a reason (that doesn’t affect them) to be outraged is properly hilarious.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    If you converse with them it doesn’t take long for the motives to come out.

    Same motive it is for everything isn’t it “I’m a miserable egotistical cock womble”? Add to that the “anonymity” of faceache and the like and bam, trolls are us.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    How the F do you get standing water accumulating to that extent and no marshalling to direct folk to the other side of the road?

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    They’re off..

    Tentatively…

    Still rainy, though not as much as it was.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    How the F do you get standing water accumulating to that extent and no marshalling to direct folk to the other side of the road?

    Well that road is like that every few yards in heavy rain, you’d need about 6000 marshals but, also, wtf would possess you to try ride through that on a closed road?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    also, wtf would possess you to try ride through that on a closed road?

    SPLASHY SPLASHY!!!😃😃😃

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Well that road is like that every few yards in heavy rain, you’d need about 6000 marshals but, also, wtf would possess you to try ride through that on a closed road?

    No it isn’t, even round here. That was about a foot deep covering half the carriageway.

    Sure, it was a bad split second decision by the rider, but pretty inevitable when you consider the head down, full gas approach of a lot of TT riders.

    EDIT: Looks like they’ve sorted it out now, women’s TT coverage has just gone by it and it’s coned off with a marshall.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    No it isn’t, even round here.

    Am I wrong in thinking he was on the A61 between ripon/ripley? It’s a lousy road for standing water.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Slightly off topic, but anyone got any recommendations for spots for watching on Saturday and Sunday? Grinton Moor on Sunday seems the obvious place but don’t think the women go that way?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    No, probably the best climb is the one out of Lofthouse in Nidderdale, you could ride to it on the Nidderdale MTB route out of Ramsgill.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    No, probably the best climb is the one out of Lofthouse in Nidderdale

    That really is a horrible climb. Even once it flattens off a bit it still drags on and on.

    Be a great place to watch mind, where are you headed from? Norwood Edge will be a good spot too, I’d be tempted to go there and pedal back into town to watch the end. Lofthouse you may struggle to beat them back from depending on traffic.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Anyone else get the feeling that Chris and Rochelle really don’t get on that well?

    Premier Icon nickc
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    holy pink overshoes, batman, that was some effort by Chloe Dygart. Amazing

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
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    +1 Dygart.

    Bad rims but what a performance. Smashed it.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Slightly off topic, but anyone got any recommendations for spots for watching on Saturday and Sunday?

    Are you looking to go out on the moors or just want to hang around watching riders go by?

    I’d be heading to the inner loop of the 14k loop in Harrogate, they’ll be doing laps of it and you’ll see more of them than just a long drag on top of a moor (like lofthouse) Otley/Beckwithshaw road will be busy but they’ll be coming down from the climb out of Harrogate and slowing down to head past the Cricket Club…

    Premier Icon fatoldgit
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    Saturday my plan is to watch on Norwood edge then ride back into town and watch them on the climb up Cornwall Road from the bridge at the bottom
    Not sure about Sunday yet but suspect it will be tele then Cornwall road climb again

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