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Devil’s Dyke (2) – Me (0)

Categories: Rides | June 27th, 2011 | by Assi | no comments

And again it was an unmitigated Knock out , He beat me fair and square , I had no chance on beating him and in 2 weeks we have another rematch.

For those of you who don’t know what I am on about let me put some information in here : going south from London toward Brighton , you go through some hills , but 5 miles/8 KM (after doing 50 odd miles/83 km ) you come the that last big hill before the descent to Brighton, there are several passes where you can cross those hills and one of them is “Devil’s Dyke” , it is a beautiful view point on to the shore line with a gold club at the top, but it is a very steep hill to climb that stretches goes on for more then a mile.

Last year when I did the Capital to Coast I had a wager with a colleague over a Pint that whom ever breaks at this hill owes a pint at the finish line , when I reached thew end I owed him , but it turns out he owed me too so we called it even.

Yesterday I did the ride from London to Brighton as a part of my training , and we crossed at Devil’s Dyke, and as you can see from the title, I lost again . I am not kidding my self ( or maybe I am) but I want to be able to climb this hill once cycling and not walking it up.

Wish me Luck!!

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Just about

Categories: General | June 15th, 2011 | by Assi | no comments

I finally got myself a route I enjoy riding and that has all the aspects i need to work on , moderate hills , long climbs , flat stretches , rubbish road surface ,turns , open road .. all the things I assume i’ll encounter on the ride to Paris .
The total distance is 35k and it takes me about 1 hour 13 minutes to complete it ,and now that I have gotten to the stage that I am ready to ride it as many times as I can , I am stuck for a week till I can climb on the bike for more then 20 minutes, not due to an injury , but work!
I am on call and with no one else to man the phones I can not be out of reach from my Pc for more then 30 minutes , this is annoying as I can see that I will miss some movies in the cinema and loose training sessions.

I thought about using the Gym in town , but it is just not the same and now as fun.

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