No of punctures - 0
No of crashes by me - 1
No of thorns removed from bare hands after crash - about 30
% of legs covered with dramatic looking blood after crash - 50%(approx!)
No of interviews with cyclosport.tv on 30% ramp on Hardknott - 1
% of Hardknott ridden before losing concentration, steering off road - 95%
Speed down Hardknott and Wrynose in and after hailstorm - creeping
No of items of Rapha of clothing ripped - 2
No of considerate car drivers - lots
No of irate car drivers - 1
No of bottles of wime consumed that evening to ease pain from lacerations and over-exertion - 1
And my time.........
Oh, well, yes, ummm........... 8.00.47
Missed 1st class time by 47 seconds. Doh
And here's a nice picture of Jebby and James Dobbin showing how to do it properly:
Pic: Allan Nelson, Flickr
More to come...........................
I often find photographs of hills tend to have an annoying tendancy to come out looking pretty flat. That hill certainly doesn't look flat though!
Belgian Beers are on me!
I got exactly the same time!
didn't crash though...
Good effort. Where and how did you come off? I saw an ambulance heading up to Honister - I'm guessing that might have been a bigger spill, though.
Forgot to add: nightmare on missing the 8 hour cut-off by 47 seconds!
Many thanks for all your comments - I've never met most of you but hope our paths will cross at some point on a bike, somewhere out on a good ride.
No ambulance for me thankfully - the only thing really hurt was my pride.
Hope any 'proper' injuries were not too bad for those involved.
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