BUSA Champs – who else was there?
I was, Newcastle University. – Mech engineering, working in the same field now.
Pulled out partway through the second lap of the Sport XC race due to a massive chainsuck problem 🙁
We got 12th in the DH and 16th in the XC, and 9th in the team XC so not too bad I guess. there’s some names there I’ve not thought of for a while.
Following year was Newnham Park, great course. Year after was the disaster of the IoW with the infamous uphill DH course…Posted 5 years ago
Bump for the morning crowd!
I did a bit better at Newnham (on the Sat). Ended up running most of the dh, cx style to qual for a second run. I then attempted the doubles, landed with my shin,on the peddle and flat-spotted the rim.
Did the xc the next day but got lapped by some fast Raleigh rider.
Didn’t do IOWPosted 5 years ago
IoW was on my 23rd birthday. Drove a minibus all the way down from Newcastle. Got to the site after 12 hours of travelling. Bikes out the van, straight down the “DH” course, over the first jump that had been built in the field, dead-sailored it and broke my collar bone.
Brill.Posted 5 years agomattbeeSubscriber
University of Central England, Diploma in nursing. raced on a Cannondale hardtail with a massive 50mm of Headshok travel. Now running several airsoft sites and working on some other projects.Posted 5 years ago
217th in the downhill, which I only raced as the Uni paid for it so I thought I might as well.
Got really drunk & stoned in the back of our rental van then raced xc the next day and came a glorious 139th in the XC.
Did slighltly better the next year at Newnham quite probably because we’d run out of pot by the end of Friday…campfreddieMember
i did the downhill in plymouth (which year was that?… 1998?) on a bmx and came 2nd from last if i remember rightly.
i then did the downhill on the IOW (1999?) and once again came second from last after stopping at the end of the top field for a can of stella before heading into the woods.
i got into a fair amount of trouble at the IOW event for repeatedly riding into the beer tent in my pants and sliding the bike down against the bar… the security guys were less than impressed.
oh those were the days!…Posted 5 years ago
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