National 25 Comp Record goes again...

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National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby Spinners » 7 Sep 2014, 6:20pm

In the Port Talbot Whs Open 25 today, Matt Bottril clocked 45:43 to shave 3 seconds off the Competition Record.

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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby Pandaz » 14 Sep 2014, 11:05pm

That is going to be such a hard time to beat!!

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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby Pandaz » 16 Sep 2014, 5:15am

My fastest was 58' high. Can't believe I've been so thoroughly hammered!!

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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby TrevA » 22 Aug 2017, 10:46am

Comp record broken again on Sunday with a 43.00 by Marcin Bialoblocki in the Realteam 25, on the Welsh course.

However, there are allegations of dangerous or incorrect riding so the record may not stand. There are several photos doing the rounds of him riding on the centre line of the dual carraigeway, in breach of CTT regs.

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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby landsurfer » 22 Aug 2017, 10:52am

59min 27sec ..... on the R25/7 Usk ...... 1981 ..... still PB.
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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 22 Aug 2017, 3:26pm

TrevA wrote:Comp record broken again on Sunday with a 43.00 by Marcin Bialoblocki in the Realteam 25, on the Welsh course.

However, there are allegations of dangerous or incorrect riding so the record may not stand. There are several photos doing the rounds of him riding on the centre line of the dual carraigeway, in breach of CTT regs.



I can see why this would be against the rules - but why would you do it - is the paint there smoother than the paint to the side?
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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby TrevA » 22 Aug 2017, 5:15pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
TrevA wrote:Comp record broken again on Sunday with a 43.00 by Marcin Bialoblocki in the Realteam 25, on the Welsh course.

However, there are allegations of dangerous or incorrect riding so the record may not stand. There are several photos doing the rounds of him riding on the centre line of the dual carraigeway, in breach of CTT regs.



I can see why this would be against the rules - but why would you do it - is the paint there smoother than the paint to the side?


A couple of reasons - neither valid. He seems to ride with a very head down position, so by following the white line, he knows he's going straight and in the right direction. The other is to force cars to overtake in the outside lane, passing very close, so that you get a drafting effect from them. He may also be able to minimise the distance ridden by cutting off the bends.

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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby SilverBadge » 27 Aug 2017, 12:52pm

TrevA wrote:Comp record broken again on Sunday with a 43.00 by Marcin Bialoblocki in the Realteam 25, on the Welsh course.

However, there are allegations of dangerous or incorrect riding so the record may not stand. There are several photos doing the rounds of him riding on the centre line of the dual carraigeway, in breach of CTT regs.


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Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 31 Aug 2017, 3:14pm

TrevA wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
TrevA wrote:Comp record broken again on Sunday with a 43.00 by Marcin Bialoblocki in the Realteam 25, on the Welsh course.

However, there are allegations of dangerous or incorrect riding so the record may not stand. There are several photos doing the rounds of him riding on the centre line of the dual carraigeway, in breach of CTT regs.



I can see why this would be against the rules - but why would you do it - is the paint there smoother than the paint to the side?


A couple of reasons - neither valid. He seems to ride with a very head down position, so by following the white line, he knows he's going straight and in the right direction. The other is to force cars to overtake in the outside lane, passing very close, so that you get a drafting effect from them. He may also be able to minimise the distance ridden by cutting off the bends.


Hmm - I still think I'd rather take the white line on the left, rather than the central one. You get the same 'know where I'm going over the next tenth of a second, hope no-one has stopped' benefit. And cars will pass you in the same lane if you are there anyway...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way.
No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
A good pun is it's own reword

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