Originally Posted by fat and slow
Where did all the limit riders go? or why were there two riders capable of holding off a semilimit group on their own in our limit group?
Race started fast, 12/15 in the group working for the first part of the lap, then then 8/12 riders worked for the next while (3 got dropped). At the first left hand turn about 8 riders were left then there was only 6 bythe next left hand turn heading back towards mullagh, At mullagh 5 were left, me (ucd) two from orwell and two from usher.. all the other limit riders sensibly quit at the end of the first lap. for the rest of the race each group member worked to our max capaticty; (orwell #1 trek 1.2 bike )did 35% of the work, usher #1 did a 20% and orwell2, usher2 and me did 15% each. I got dropped on the back stretch before taking the left hand turn that brings you back towards mullagh. was the 5th strongest limit rider. but completely blew up and struggled to get back to batterstown. Thank you brian sl from orwell, for the lifft home.
(Orwell #1 trek bike) deserves a promotion straight to semi scratch for that effort and usher #1 deserves his promotion as well. I'd take my chances against the other 2again. Phillosophy of the limit group at the mo is work together, fastest remain, destroy weaklings and group way before the end of race. At least in the sl group, a group generally remains by the end of race.
Just found your log.
Interesting to read this from the perspective of a semi-limiter in the same league. In that race limit were given five minutes and then actually gained
another 30 seconds or so during that 70km or whatever it was.
Week after week we fail to catch you guys in limit, and most of the race we spend moaning to each other about people that are too slow/fast/won't work/work too much in the group. We're hopeless!
Meanwhile you're all killing yourselves (and each other) to stay away. Fair play!
Promoting people out of limit to slow it down is one "solution", but equally a bunch of people could be demoted out of semi-limit to speed it up.
Anyway, if you're at risk of blowing up you can always drop off and jump on to semi-limit if you fancy the sprint for the minor placings.