- My first CX race today
Not sure if it’s coming from an MTB background but I found I could easily overtake on the corners but then had to battle on the straights. Then as the race progressed it came down to the fitness and sheer determination. Such a great format and the short course makes it really interesting, especially with the switchback turns where you can get sight of the people in front and behind. A cross bike is on my Xmas list now.Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
Jamie, have seen that term “joey” used on the american forums, wasn’t sure until now if it was an insult, as you have shown it’s not that sinister.
mdb, did you race on a stock mountain bike ? just curious about widebars amongst all the drops.
Gearing up to have a go on a 29er too, with 35mm tyres and 50cm flat bar, try and blend in a bit 🙂
P.S.Posted 4 years ago
any photos of the day
Did my first CX race today at the London League race at Plumpton College. It was great! Why have I never done this before? Managed a top 20 finish, on a 29er, on a course which those that know said was tough. Great atmosphere and all the racers were well mannered but super competitive. Loved it. I want more.Posted 4 years agojohn_lMember
AP. – missed you, I think? Was that mrs ap starting us?
That was a really tough course, especially the 2nd bumpy field. But brilliant.
Massive thanks to Mark & team for having the balls to put it on – the atmosphere was superb & 60+ in each field makes for ace racing.
John (singlespeed vet)Posted 4 years ago
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