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  • Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Tempting, although not sure I can make it in time.

    tinsy
    Member

    Exactly my thoughts on the course, and the competition is feirce(freindly though), some real fast blokes there too..

    I hope to make 1 round this year as its flippin miles from me.

    oldgit
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    See my 'The Racing Post' every Friday.

    What do you mean by intense, fast or techy or both? And I think rain is forecast.

    b r
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    Narrow, winding, flinty, up/down, nowhere to 'rest', tree-lined – and last year some serious competitive blokes (but not in an aggressive way).

    Rain shouldn't affect it as its a hardish surface, also mostly under tree cover which is why you'll need lights for the last 20 minutes or so.

    oldgit
    Member

    I was wondering about lights, good job my Seca Races just turned up.

    Don'y like the flint bit?

    lyons
    Member

    They are goodraces! I won the sort catagoey in the one race I entered last time, and on a borrowed bike that weighed a ton!

    tinsy
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    br has it… remember the knowhere to rest bit, then double that.

    b r
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    We went last night for a reccy, and were knackered after 3 laps – it must be one of the most intense 2.5 miles (per lap) around.

    Did some of them last year, recommended event if you are around the area.

    http://www.summitmtb.co.uk/racing.asp

    b r
    Member

    An idea of the route…

    2-3 laps plus a bit of riding around due to not switching off the 'trace'

    oldgit
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    Forgot to see how dark it gets during the race, we going to need lights?

    b r
    Member

    Yes, for the last 15 mins – its dark under the trees.

    oldgit
    Member

    I enjoyed that and nice to meet yo br.
    Although we were giving it our best, all the time I kept thinking how the hell would I cope with this if it was slippery?

    b r
    Member

    Me too, and now I know why you are called 'oldgit', because that is what I uttered as you sped past me!

    oldgit
    Member

    What's gutting is I got caught at the finish line by the winner, the leading pair caught me on the climb to the tape. I was about three seconds from another lap.

    toomanybikes
    Member

    I watched those two come across the line, they sprinted up that last hill quicker than i go down them

    oldgit
    Member

    So to confirm if I got across the line before them I could have done another lap?

    toomanybikes
    Member

    yep, unfortunately the winner got you by a bikes length

    oldgit
    Member

    Thanks I was unclear on that. Where you organising or marshaling.

    toomanybikes
    Member

    racing, but me lungs gave out, too fat and unfit

    oldgit
    Member

    Are you me 😆

    oldgit
    Member

    Is it the same course for the series?

    oldgit
    Member

    It's not on tomorrow BTW! the post is a week old, but it is on next Wednesday.
    Just in case you were wondering 😐

    Murray
    Member

    Went round once and I was knackered. Amazing how much has been fitted into a relatively small place. And very nice when you've got the place to yourself and really should be working. I must get down to watch the racing next Wendsday.

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