I am pretty sure that on the start line the ladies where told they were doing the same number of laps as the men. My wife raced for three laps in the open category, no one mentioned that she could have stopped after two, although she was helping Juan pace himself around the course. No prize for first (and only) single speed lady, that category disappeared - to think we could be walking around in matching Sue-Me t-shirts.
Big Bike Bash, if you're not there.....
Yes! I believe he is at the moment . He is deffo not an instructor tho. If i can find the piccy online , there is one of him flipping into the gravel as his bike cartwheels away from him.
Orange bike ? Can't remember that, remember running around like a loon when the Prodigy was played by the DJ.
Pah! You do not know of what you speak! Ducati's have chocolate cams and cam belts. no good when you're using the bike to commute 80 miles to uni through winter or tour germany france and denmark. The r1 does all of the above with so much more style than a bag of spanners
Now I know you're saying that fairly light hearted, but it's soooooo far from the truth. Modern Dukes have a 7500 mile service interval, and a lower recall rate than BMW. What's the service interval on the R1? 4k?
That aside, you really are dreaming about the style thing.......
Bow in front of peter once again...
Jason I though I was the one giving louise someone to chase
For BBB² I'll come with something lighter than 15kg
Juan, she said she kept trying to get rid of you, but every time she looked around you where sat on her wheel Thanks for making sure she was ok on the night race.
rofl at jason
this was my first ever race as a competitor and i really enjoyed the chilled atmosphere, the course was a challenge with big wheels around those turns but fun all the same, the real ale was awesome as were the bands, i especially liked how WCA arranged the battle of britain fly past and the vulcan flyover
2 1/2 pints before racing in the sunshine probably wasn't a good idea or drinking at 10:34 onwards (as the cam exif says)
all in all i thought it was a great weekend, sorry for late post as i spent the remaining week in Dorset without t'internet
P.S. did i win a prize?
if it is i think you passed me (as did so many others!)
Regardless of ducati service interval spacings a ducati with a home mechanic and no dealer service history is worthless because mostly (not all) ducati wanters are snobs and want near new. Fair enough but I dont trust anyone else with my bike. Oil change every 3500miles. no big deal. it drains while you clean it/adjust chain etc. Don't bother with internal stuff until you can feel something up. leave it factory sealed.
Rocketdog - no that's erm not me. I didn't pass many people.
singletracmind - lol @ ur brothers picture, photographer's never in the right place when i gob it. If you're referring to outta space... twas my request *Awsome tunage* I was the one skipping glow sticks until 1 am. ha!
the air show was awsome, the vulcan being the highlight, never seen one of them fly before. I live in lincoln and uni campus is next to the RAF base (Scampton) where the red arrows are based. it's sweet air shows daily.
ah, no probs, thinking about it that lady didn't have a Brummie accent, then again i'dnot have noticed if you did as i have one myself and i'd have thought it was normal
rOcKeTdOg - thats me, it was my first go at racing too hence the odd choice of bike for XC racing
oh, sorry for accusing you of being a Brummie!
Well I'm not quite a Brummie, born in Bromsgrove, parents farmed on the Lickey Hills before moving to farm by The Malverns just after I was born.
ah, Bromsgrovians are a race all to themselves!, i live 5 mns ride from the Lickeys, not quite up to the Malverns though
Been by the Malverns for 33 years now, so not really a true Bromsgrovian
You change the oil every 3500 miles :O Even angela can keep her oil for longer...
Juan, I choose to change the oil every 3500, book says 4000 but you can hear the oil is tired after 3500, engine is a little loouder etc.
Oi I dont talk like no saft Brummy,
I'm from Coventry my accent is a huge mix of lincolnshire, sheffieild ish, brummie, black country and geordie.. just because of the people I spend my time with and I pick up accents realy easily..tis baad.
Simple just sorted out your drag race prize! You nearly lost out I need reminding of things, you should have pestered me!
Ooo what did I win? I need some touch up paint. it seems marin orange is softer than specialised grey. Ha! another mad mountain bike weekend has been had. I also need a new lid Tree 1 - 0 Simple.
whereabouts do you live Soma_rich? might take my girly motorcycle for a spin and collect?
Simple I think it was some Middleburn vouchers. Steve/Matt will be in touch. Well done you!
dont think Middleburn make helmets though
simple I live in the south of France if you want to visit I'll teach you how I ride my girly bike
I've just taken my wheels to local bike shop to be made up. woot!
need a new middle ring aswell. niiiice.
Juan - I've been to the south of france. been there done it?
I have a job next summer (after) uni escorting people on laps of the nurburgring... i'm not sure you'd want me to rape your little lady ;). If however you do, have you ever been to the nurburg? OR how about a lap of lovelly cadwell park. both are fabulous tracks to give ur duke death on.
Track, paa that really is for girl my dear Plus I have just no idea what the nurburgring is sorry :(.
What about cols Start easy if you want, la bonette and then back by la cayolle.
Then la bonette/larche/la lombarde and more to come
But then I don't really want you to get scared
Plus I don't own a duke... Well yet
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