Retro down hill vid balls of steel!

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  • PeterPoddy
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    The guy that ends up in the water is my HERO!

    They should do triathlon transitions like that, mad skills on display!

    corroded
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    Rim brakes FTW!

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Good vid. Fair play to them…conditions looked grim

    jekkyl
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    proof that, if it were ever needed.. that you don’t need all the advanced gubbins that we have to today to be awesome on 2 wheels.

    Tom B
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    It’s when the guy start doing breast stroke that really makes me chuckle 😆

    singlecrack
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    Lycra ..check
    Not much in the way of armour ….check
    Rim brakes ..check
    Shite tyres ….check
    Good old tioga disc wheels ..check
    Bar ends …..check

    Ah The memories 😆

    Tom B
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    This one is pretty good too:

    Premier Icon postierich
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    The 3 min crash is amusing

    acehtn
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    Some of us still do that.

    Rigid and rim brakes makes things a touch lively, but fun. Freaks out the big bike riders.

    I doubt it would sit well with the BDS types so maybe don’t attempt a national 🙂 but there is no reason why you can’t race a local level event as long as you meet armour/helmet requirements, and your bike meets BC requirements of being fit to race, so no bar ends these days, but bar end plugs are a must, working brakes and bike in full working order, and you can relive your youth.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    And I’ll bet that there wasn’t a stem under 120mm!

    stanfree
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    This is brilliant , just shows how over biked as mere mortals are.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    J McRoy at the end of the first vid?

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    I know there was some pedalling to do but it seems amazing that everyone ride with their saddles at full XC height. That high centre of gravity really shows in the riding.

    I wonder if today’s riding and kit will look similarly quaint in another 20 years.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    That looks mega techy compared to the early UK downhill races.

    The breaststroke bit is awsumz though.

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