James claimed it took him 1hr 18, but considering we were aquaplaning pretty much the entire time did not help.
If it makes you feel any better he lapped me 4 times and I finished 3rd
You should have said hello Inkh0rn, I didn't catch which one you were.
The event went pretty well considering. A dryer day would have been nice mind.
NSJason, I was the slowest of the inliners in the marathon - yellow rain jacket and Seba GT90's - otherwise known as Stu
. We did chat briefly and on the way round. I was admiring your 100mm wheel setup (& wishing I had them!).
Was good to meet you lot, however briefly. I chatted to Tim and Pete (domsablos, I think) on the way round as well. Didn't get a chance to tell you I was 'inkh0rn'. Can't get used to this forum moniker malarkey!
I was keeping up with Tim and the other two for the first few laps, then passed them and felt quite chuffed until they sailed past me and went about 2 laps ahead somewhere around lap 18! Lesson learned about pacing, methinks.
If it makes you feel any better, James is currently the fastest speed skater we have in the UK.
and i just binned my bearings
Nightmare! I bathed mine in paraffin for the 4 days it took for my GTS90 boots to dry off...then let them air-dry a bit, then blasted them with WD40.Only one turned freely. Deciding they were goosed, I reassembled them, put them back on the GTS90s and rolled them...hallelujah! All rolling, noisily but quickly! Took them for a skate at Preston again in the dry, did 14 laps (13.86 miles) in 1hr 13. Not sure how long they'll last with just WD lubing them...however I thought they were trashed so anything's a bonus. They are rattly as hell, though, which suggests some better lube needed if they are to last more than one or two more skates
Anyone coming up for the August weekend at Aintree? Was considering the 24 hour, but being realistic it'll probably just be the marathon on the Sun. Or maybe the half on Sat...then the marathon on Sun...?