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  • 3 Peaks cyclocross 2011
  • Premier Icon crikey
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    Was absolutely epic. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon oldgit
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    Still a bloody stupid thing to do when you think about it.

    Anyroadup how did you do?

    Premier Icon crikey
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    It was a rainy, windy boggy mess, and was epic. Did I say it was epic?

    I got under 5 hours, slightly slower than 17 years ago when I was well under 4 hours.

    Absolutely superb.

    Premier Icon oldgit
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    It was a rainy

    You sure that wasn’t aP uphill of you taking a break?

    Premier Icon crikey
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    I managed a wee while walking with a bike on my shoulder, multitasking epic…

    Premier Icon Houns
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    I’ve sat on my sofa all day 8)

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    Rumour has it that Biff from the Outcast completed it on a SS cross bike.

    Why? I’ve no idea!

    πŸ’‘

    Premier Icon MrSparkle
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    It was bloody tough. Windy, rainy and dangerous. **** brilliant!

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Rumour has it that Biff from the Outcast completed it on a SS cross bike.

    Why? I’ve no idea!

    I did it on a single speed Pompino today. 4hrs:24mins was quite happy with that but another SS that I met earlier was at least 15 minutes ahead of me I think.

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    It was a bit grim going up Ingleborough in the rain and for 2 hills I was quite pleased with how things were going, right up until I bent my bars, took the top of my ergos and put a nice wibble into both wheels. I can’t use my right thumb at the moment and I felt suicidal on Pen-y-Ghent as I couldn’t put any weight on my left leg. Was 4 minutes faster than last year though, which was nice.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Who won?

    Premier Icon Sancho
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    Nick Craig 1st
    Neil Crampton 2nd
    Paul Oldham 3rd

    Crosstrax 1st Team
    Crosstrax 1st Vets Team

    Louise Robinson 1st Lady

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Who won?

    The Nicest Man in MTBβ„’

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Ta.

    Premier Icon akira
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    Nicest man in MTB+1
    He’s briefly looked after the twins on some demo days while I tried out some bikes, lovely man.

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    The hardest bastard award goes to my mate Andy who stuffed his face into a rock and smashed it up a lot. He got up, unwound gaffer tape from him seat post, fixed his face and carried on.

    He’s had stitches and broke cheekbones apparently

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Or is that the most stupid bastard?

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    DavidB – you and I were swapping places all day. I was a bit worried you’d be DQ’d for your Midge Bars but didn’t like to mention it. I was on the Black Genesis Vapour.

    Well done on the SS though – very impressive πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon stever
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    Your mate Andy might have to share that award with Dave Haygarth who did 4 20 something with a broken collar bone. Completely outrageous. The whole thing. But some things are more outrageous than others.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Why continue on with injuries which may make your future life harder, its only a bike race.

    Premier Icon stever
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    Well you’ve still got to get off the hill anyway. Then it’s just a couple of miles one handed. Not to me obviously.

    Premier Icon crikey
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    Why continue on with injuries which may make your future life harder, its only a bike race.

    It’s a man thing; you wouldn’t understand it…

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    paul4stones I remember you, I think you might have passed me and gone up the road at the end. I just couldn’t get the cadence on that last stretch and lost a few places.

    Surely the midge bars count as drops, more chance of DQing me for mincing on descents I reckon.

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    Rumour has it that Biff from the Outcast completed it on a SS cross bike

    He did, but had to borrow a front wheel after pretzeling his.
    Nice to meet you Biff (Andy – Silver van!)

    its only a bike race

    Don’t be silly now……

    Premier Icon paul4stones
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    It’s to do with the width of the bars. I’ve seen a chap checking with a tape measure at the finish before now.

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    I got tutted at and a slightly knowing wink for my 46cm wide (52cm at the drops) Salsa Bell Laps.

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    I was only spectating on pen y Ghent but have to say it looked bonkers and brilliant even the mrs enjoyed it

    My absolute amiration to you all. Single speed…….bonkers

    Premier Icon Edric64
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    DQ’d for your Midge Bars

    I saw those should have been barred from starting bars have been measured in the past

    It was a hard day took me over 6 hours

    Premier Icon samuri
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    So do I still hold the fixie record or has Rich snatched it from my grasp?

    (I’m hoping the former otherwise I’m going to have to do it next year to snatch it back)

    Premier Icon samuri
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    It’s a man thing; you wouldn’t understand it…

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon lookmanohands
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    Well that was interesting! Would I do it again?not sure. I have certainly never had cramp quite like that before. Good to meet aP on the start line. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon oldgit
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    aP does that mean you’ll be out for round one?

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    I was on the descent from Whernside and managed a pic of Andy’s face, much respect to the man!

    There’s an image gallery on here and a whernside-centric take on the maddness here

    Oh and to the guy who came up behind me pretending to be an aeroplane, you sir are a loon!

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    I’ve read the rules top to bottom. No regulation on bar width.

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    Used to be 500mm max. Thought it still was.

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    Is that the guy who made an airoplane noise?

    That’s Biff.

    Premier Icon BigTed
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    A very long day out for me that would have been shortened considerably by at least trying to ride the descents.

    I did ****ing own the linking sections though.

    Premier Icon Handsomedog
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    Is that the guy who made an airoplane noise?

    That’s Biff.

    Yes it is, at least the face now has a name! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon ChrisF
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    I asked the question about bar width – thinking that perhaps these super wide flared bars were maybe not in the ‘spirit’ of the event. John Rawnsley says:

    Hi Chris

    We did not specify the width of drop handlebars as the standard drop bar is not more than 47cm. You must use the standard type of bars.

    Regards

    John

    So I changed my Bell Laps for something more traditional.

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    Ah well, I think I mitigated that by riding single speed then. I’ll DQ myself and go sit in the corner.

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