Now we have something / quite-a-lot to discuss and celebrate.
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"Suppose that you are riding in the belly of the peloton and the peloton is cruising at around 54km/h, then for you it feels like you are cycling at 17km/h," Prof Blocken says. "That is a very low speed most amateurs can attain, but this doesn't mean that you and I would be able to ride along with a professional cycling peloton.
"We could maybe do that for a few kilometres, when the peloton was tightly packed and on a flat and straight road. But as soon as we go through bends, you get this spike in air resistance and you need the skills, training and power of a professional cyclist to be able to catch up."
Been there, done it, but in a French fourth cat race where I had some trouble explaining to the commissaires why I had a 3rd cat BCF licence - only three categories. The slightest uphill has a devastating effect as well IME.
After the incredible E2E record set by Mike a few weeks a go I was wondering what time a pro - with pro team support - could do LEJOG in. If, as the more or less implies, that pros go about 15% faster then maybe they could do it in under 38 hours?