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11-06-2010, 20:42   #31
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Quick question ... racing on cobbles in Temple bar ... would it better to use thicker tires than 23's?
Will I bring my camera Caroline?

I reckon 25 tyres would be better than 23's
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11-06-2010, 22:31   #32
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@ Caroline, What ever tyre you choose Mrs Fowl and I shall be cheering you on from the VIP area

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12-06-2010, 00:26   #34
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@ Caroline, What ever tyre you choose Mrs Fowl and I shall be cheering you on from the VIP area
Any free passes?
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12-06-2010, 02:40   #35
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Any pubs near the action.....and by action I mean dodgey corners
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Any pubs near the action.....and by action I mean dodgey corners
Pubs along route from start to finish:
  1. Lord Edward (Just about I think iirc)
  2. Castle
  3. Isoldes Tower
  4. Turks Head
  5. Porterhouse
  6. Clarence Hotel
  7. Bad bobs - now called Purty something
  8. Fitzsimons - corner alert!!
  9. Not sure what's on Eustace St
  10. Lapellos ( not technically a pub ;-) )
  11. Thomas Reads and ancillary haunts i.e. The Oak
  12. Some other large place on right just before finish line
Missed any?

By looks of things I still can't see any announcement for support races other than the ladies race mentioned here by Caroline - even though its been stated that there would be 3 such races and roads are set to be closed from 2.30pm to 6pm in advance of the main event.

It's just over a week to go - where do they think they will get riders for these races from if there is no notice - I gather there will now be no such races - what a shame ;-(

It's gas - a few years back the Ras could start on O'Connell St and finish back there or in the Park with a Crit.

Now it's relegated to Dungboyne and Skerries.

Funny though how multi-national corporates (Halfords, with all due respect to them for sponsoring this event and making it happen) can have a main street etc in Dublin closed on a Saturday afternoon / evening and it ain't even clear yet if the availability of the circuit will be maximised by those organising the support races!?!?

Or am I missing something obvious - apologies if this is the case!

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Pubs along route from start to finish:
  1. Lord Edward (Just about I think iirc)
  2. Castle
  3. Isoldes Tower
  4. Turks Head
  5. Porterhouse
  6. Clarence Hotel
  7. Bad bobs - now called Purty something
  8. Fitzsimons - corner alert!!
  9. Not sure what's on Eustace St
  10. Lapellos ( not technically a pub ;-) )
  11. Thomas Reads and ancillary haunts i.e. The Oak
  12. Some other large place on right just before finish line
Missed any?
13. Karma (Fishamble Street)
14. Farringtons (opposite Fitzsimons)
15. The Mezz (Eustace Street)
16. The IFI Bar (Eustace Street)
17. Peader Kearneys (Dame Street)
18. Brogans - (Dame Street)
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12-06-2010, 14:53   #38
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Will I bring my camera Caroline?
There will be a couple of neutralized laps ... so you might be able to get a few pics before I fail miserably. Godihatethehils and LDB should also be here.

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@ Caroline, What ever tyre you choose Mrs Fowl and I shall be cheering you on from the VIP area
Sure, I will join you when I am dropped ... keep a seat for me.
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There will be a couple of neutralized laps ... so you might be able to get a few pics before I fail miserably. Godihatethehils and LDB should also be here.

yep I'll be there. not sure about these cobbles though
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ON Thur morning commuting to work I did most of the circuit (apart from the street that is closed by IFI/Monthys of Kathmandu). Was on 23's on alu road bike with carbon forks. Tried to put a bit of speed down on what were empty roads at about 640am.
Its tough, very tough. Lots of feedback from the road. I tried the standard cobble tactic of lightly gripping the centre of the bars. Didnt feel confident at all, felt as if I would slip off the bars, so went back to hoods and drops.
Best of luck Caroline (and whoever is doing this). I qouldnt have the cajones for doing this on a crowded race.
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yep I'll be there. not sure about these cobbles though
Just practice your 'oh no my chain dropped' skills ... and jump back in the group at the next lap
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12-06-2010, 20:09   #42
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I have my string of unfortunate accidents as my back pocket excuse if required!!
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@LBD, was that you I saw sprinting out of Baldoyle towards Portmarnock this evening around 6? Certainly pushing it...
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ON Thur morning commuting to work I did most of the circuit (apart from the street that is closed by IFI/Monthys of Kathmandu). Was on 23's on alu road bike with carbon forks. Tried to put a bit of speed down on what were empty roads at about 640am.
Its tough, very tough. Lots of feedback from the road. I tried the standard cobble tactic of lightly gripping the centre of the bars. Didnt feel confident at all, felt as if I would slip off the bars, so went back to hoods and drops.
Best of luck Caroline (and whoever is doing this). I qouldnt have the cajones for doing this on a crowded race.
25s could help some. New, or double-wrapped bar tape will help a lot.

FYI: in crits, you need to spend as much time in the drops as you can, especially cornering.
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@LBD, was that you I saw sprinting out of Baldoyle towards Portmarnock this evening around 6? Certainly pushing it...
No, not me. I was heading through there alright but more like at 12 or 1
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