Monday 11 May 2009

Bucks Off Road 121k

Bucks Off Road Classic
At the Finish - 8.5 Hours and 77 Miles

Avondale were once again the highest placed Water Polo club in this endurance cycling event.

Club members went to extreme lengths to avoid having to complete this gruelling course. One emigrated, one is in hiding somewhere in mainland USA and another kicked his derailleur into his rear wheel after two miles and retired. The remaining, Avondale 3, continued to the finish in a total time of 8.5 hours.

Their expressions at crossing the finish line told the story: Jonnie's 'extreme taper' regime, starting in January and culminating this week with sustained cycling inactivity (he even outsourced his warm-up ride) may be under review. He's got a lot of cycling miles in those legs, and had to dig deep for them. Binder is reviewing the usefullness of fast twitch muscle for an event of this duration and may be hard to locate when the invitations for the next event are being sent. Peter had a very nice day out.

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