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    Senior Member Alx's Avatar
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    Twentyfour12 2014

    Who's in then?

    I've just entered the 24 solo vets. My main aim will be to place at least 1 position higher than last year

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    Not yet- don't know what we're doing.

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    Just entered 24 hour solo vet - eek!

    Still, I'll be 45, time to lose my virginity

    #localsupplierofamphetamines?

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    Oh fuck. I'm in too. #steadysupplyofphsycologists?

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    lol !

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    12 Hour Torchbearer...

    Apart from a couple of hours kip in the evening leaves me 12 hours to be on hand to pit bitch, do some 'just for fun laps' assuming the rules allow.

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    Senior Member Alx's Avatar
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    Cool, you can be on standby to take me to the hospital.

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    Hmm, sounds like WHB is the only one of you with any sense...

    ... but good luck, chaps

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    ...Not on your nelly, riding fora mere 12 hours means I've actually got to ride a bike fast :-( But yes at least the torchbearer ends with the good atmosphere and free beer...rather than in a muddy field at midnight when everyone is asleep!


    Alx...I reckon stan will want a break so if you can just stay on your bike for, I don't know, say about 4 hours then that will be chipper.

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    I've already worked out the my strategy is five laps at a time, a bit of time of and five more laps. 20 laps is my target. The time off wasn't 4 hours in county general though....

    I shall work out the reality on the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    I shall work out the reality on the day...
    Yes you will, and then on the day you'll also formulate plans C, D, E and F

    Last edited by William of the Hearted Bl; 26-10-13 at 08:49.

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    Senior Member Alx's Avatar
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    Looking forward to this - will be the first time we've had a few BM'ers on the same race category (well, since the me/bhb/adam throwing-in-the-towel-fest of 2011). Will hopefully be bringing the family down as well so that'll be a bonus.

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    All this 'soloist' speak has made me feel sufficiently inadequate to not bother :-/

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    Surely you've seen enough BikeMagic Soloists to know that a 24 hour race is actually two 6 hour pootles on consecutive days split with a few tea stops and a bit of nap around midnight...anyone can do that :-)

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    Senior Member Alx's Avatar
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    Very true. Although the 6 hour stint on the second day would also include at least 3/4 hour at the end hiding around the corner from the finish line so you don't have to do another lap.

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    Indeed and of course you really don't want to go out of the gun at the start so the first 2-4 hours are just a leisurely ride around to get warmed up before you come in for dinner.

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    I'm warming to this "solo" business already....

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    Hark at Alx and BHB

    Muppet old boys.jpg

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    Bollocks to y'all, in as a lowly 12hr pair.

    At least I can finish early, get pissed & abuse you.

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    I think that is gonna take some time Solo business is what i am looking forward to as well.

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