Well I did it....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I've been trying to crack the 1 Hour mark for my commute for the 9 months or so that I've been doing it and I managed it today with a 59minutes, 50seconds and 4 tenths :sad:

    BUT, does it count as I had a good tailwind?

    I think No but I await the opinion of the jury...........:becool:
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Yes, why not?

    Your time gets my approval!

    You have headwinds to slow you down, so why not benefit from a tailwind? :sad:
  3. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Of course it counts, well done. Now you have to beat 55 mins :becool:
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Panter - what the distance ?
  5. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks Guys :biggrin:

    One day................:biggrin:

    Its "only" 17.1 miles (the 0.1 is important :laugh: ) but I have to cross the North Downs on the way which for a fat, unfit bloke is a real mission ;)
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Thats a good 'do' that esp. every day - both ways !
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Well done. Long commute!
  8. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Well done ... what time have you improved upon from when you first started doing that route?

    (There is no way I could do it in that time).
  9. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    No, no no, I don't do it every day :biggrin:

    I'd love too, but its too dangerous for one thing, I only do it twice a week.

    First time ever on a MTB was 1Hr 45mins. The next big jump down was when I got my old hybrid from freecycle and was doing it in about 1Hr 20.

    The new road bike got it down to 1Hr 15 and I've seen the time steadily come off since. I got very close to the magic hour with a 1Hr 2 and 30s last week so it was nice to get it under, even with a tailwind :biggrin: although its usually around 1Hr 10 on the way in, 1Hr 6 on the way home, very much dependant on the wind, skimming by artics etc
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