Tod Cross today
I was persuaded by MrSparkle to have a go at this race which was my first bike race of any kind, i struggled in the mud with my landcruiser tyres stood still in places but still pedalling and coughing most of the way round, but glad i did it, will deffo do some more!!Posted 7 years ago
good fun today , (my first cross race allthough on my inbred) got to say it was well organised and the chaps in the vets race where very freindly .i was unsure whether to have a go this morning but i was very glad to have done so , great day thanks chipps and all those who helped today,from number 88Posted 7 years ago
And here’s my pictures too. I got bored looking at you ugly buggers so I just gave most of them the Autumn Cold filter in lightroom and batch processed them all. (I thought the light today was especially weird and didn’t like the untreated pictures)Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
There’s loads more pics and some video up on the British Cycling website now:
The helmet cam stuff was going OK at first but then once I came back out onto the muddy grass I was going backwards and knew that, without any riders in the frame, the video would look a bit crap. Then the battery died anyway so I pulled out!
I had zero grip on the back wheel, all it did was spin hopelessly and then clog the frame up with mud. 🙁
Top part of the course was ace though.Posted 7 years agoidenticalbutlighterMember
Nice event, great course and certainly among the vets everyone very friendly. Sad to report among the youth U16 some objectionable behaviour. My son rode his second cross race, he said whilst the lead riders were all polite with usual efficient “on your right or left, or rider” shouts, some lesser riders were just cursing, passing then stopping, and generally being prats, guess the lead guys have learnt what works, and what goes around comes around. He’s wise enough to cope but that nonsense puts interested youngsters off.Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
It would have been more my level TBH Jon!Posted 7 years ago
I got a reasonable start in the Seniors but the heavy going on the grass just did me in completely, mentally more than physically. I was already 2 laps down after half distance when I pulled out although a lot of that was down to me stopping to get a better camera angle on the second lap and to unclog the bike.MK IIMember
Thanks again to all who organised and helped out.
A smashing course and a good atmosphere at the top of the cobbles…i particularly appreciated Mr Scuff’s “get a move on”and “Jump” by Van Halen.
The wooded section at the top of the cobbles reminded me of the Lincs CX league course at Quibell Park in Scunthorpe. A course taking in fantastic woodland singletrack and a lap aroud the top of the outdoor velodrome – Well recommended for next year.Posted 7 years ago
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