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Southern Sportive

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by walker, 10 Sep 2007.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Anyone here do it yesterday?
     
  2. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I know I was'nt the only one there....
     
  3. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Yep, i was there - Had a very disappointing time and one p********e.
    Other than that -enjoyed the scenery and the sunshine.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    how did you find that second big hill?
     
  5. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    I wished I had a 34 x 26 for that one, but I always dread the first steep one.
    I'm riding the Guildford challenge this Sunday, so hopefully will get around a little quicker.
     
  6. The Postie

    The Postie New Member

    Location:
    Sussex coast
    I've just found this site, so sorry for the 2 month delay. Although being a postie I still class this as quite a prompt reply.
    It was my 1st sportive and I really enjoyed it. Re hill, assuming you mean Harting Down that's hellish, I'd ridden up it a few weeks early so knew what to expect, it just keeps going on, admittedly I've not been back since!.
    I had a great time in a big chain, resulting in me having to 'hang on' for the last 20 miles.
    Which leads me to my reason for posting:-
    The guy that drafted me for 2-3 miles with on 5 to go, I was spent had nothing left, but he stayed there until someone better came along, grrrrrrrrr I was so angry.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    thats the selfish sportiva's for you. I must admit, I do hang on to wheels alot longer than I need to but When it is my turn on the front I end up losing everyone as I've stored it up to much.


    Happy riding postie