- Gee Atherton tries to chase 400 riders down an Irish hillside
TBH it would be pretty cool to have Gee Atherton breathing down your neck even for a few nanoseconds… though not in a homoerotic way, well unless that floats your boat 😆
I sorta love/hate the Athertons in equal measures. They are cool. But then they are a bit look-at-me look-at-me and have these ridiculous mid-Atlantic/Shropshire accents. But then they are pretty cool. I think the bit at the beginning with Gee (how do you even pronounce that?) busting fists with the other riders pretty much sums up that he’s a decent bloke.Posted 4 years ago
He mooched about the campsite all weekend chatting to everyone, lots of time for people. I did the first one in 2011 too and was very dissapointed that he turned out to be a nice fella. So fast and not a ****, it doesnt seem fair.
Other than the fastest 50 or so riders everyone is just there for the craic. And it is mighty craic, best MTB event on the island IMO. Here’s my gopro from the slow end of the proceedings, I was slightly out of my depth as you can tell:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkzIcc1czds[/video]Posted 4 years agoandyl46Member
I missed it this year (work, grr…), and it looks like the best year yet. Everyone here in Norn Irn has said what a thoroughly decent fella Gee is, no end of smiling for photos etc. Even with some pretty forceful overtakes everyone knew the score, this was a contact sport! Big thanks to all involved, I’ll be there next year!!!
PS, cutting corners was not just racecraft, but pretty much encouraged if you had the skills and the nerve. There was tape to delineate the course in some places, but no tape = free lines!Posted 4 years ago
Gee’s headcam. Watch out princess!Posted 4 years ago
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