I hope that some of you have managed to join our “chatty” Event Pace Partner rides this week. There’s still a few left if you’d like to join in on the fun - they’ve been pretty popular so far with some nice groups!
A few pieces of news this week - firstly, the Makuri Pace Partners are going on holiday They are heading off to France to go and watch the Tour, so you’ll be able to join them on some French routes (details below).
I’m making some slight changes to dynamic pacing. Currently, they increase their power by 10% when they hit a hill with a gradient of 3% or more and decrease by 20% on a negative gradient. I’m going to introduce some intermediate levels, and I’d be grateful for your feedback. These are:
1% gradient = 3% more power
2% gradient = 6% more power
3% gradient or more = 10% more power
-1% gradient = 6% less power
-2% gradient = 12% less power
-3% gradient or more = 20% less power
We’re going to be holding some Event Pace Partner Chase Races (not to be said quickly after too much wine). From Tuesday to Thursday next week, we’ll be holding Chase Races on RGV, with a Pace Partner as a Beacon in each of the 4 categories, riding at 4.59w/kg, 3.99 w/kg, 3.19w/kg and 2.49w/kg.
And finally, our Running Pace Partners will be moving from Jungle Circuit to Volcano Circuit. Their numbers take a bit of a hit last week, so I’m keen to try out a few more routes to see how they get on.
Here’s the schedule for the week:
Anquetil (4.2) - Flat Route
Brevet (3.3) - Beach Island Loop
Coco (2.5) - Hilly Route
Daniela (2.15) - Tempus Fugit
Diego (1.8 ) - Sand and Sequoias
Diesel (1.5) - Tick Tock
Dorothy (1.15) - Volcano Circuit CCW
Bernadette (3.8 ) - Tire Bouchon
Charlie (3.0) - Petit Boucle
Denise (2.0) - RGV
Eddy (1.0) - Douce France