What cycling discipline are you strongest at ?

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  • What cycling discipline are you strongest at ?
  • corroded
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    there should be a multi-discipline event where you can only use one bike for the whole thing

    There is (sort of) – Downieville Classic. DH day and XC, which includes the 3000ft climb up the next day. Won by someone on a SC Tallboy IIRC.

    Consumption of alot of banana malt loaf whilst riding around enjoying the scenery award goes to me

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    It is pretty niche I will admit, but if I say so myself, I am pretty good at the old Mountain Bike Orienteering, including things like the OMM Bike events. Many wins over last 5 years, never out of top ten and usually top 3. Have won the Midlands championship and have come 4th overall in the British Championship a couple of years running. No doubt one of the key factors in my success is the relatively low numbers of people competing, although an ability to ride relatively competently while reading a map does help. Being quick helps, obviously, but is not the be all and end all thank goodness. Stick me in any sort of circuit race/time trial and I would come plum last for sure.

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    Am awesome at buying loads of bikes, and running out of space in the garage to store them, so they have to live in the house.

    Not so good at finding time to use them, but making an excuse to buy one, no problem

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Which cycling discipline am I least decidedly average at? Dunno. Oooh I know.

    Grimiest drivetrain.

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    Allfankledup and me have similar skill set. I’m a bit more niche though, I specialise in buying bikes that all look the same so Mrs W has no idea when a new one enters the fold.
    And real answer, road crits, especially when the pack decides to stick together and doesn’t get too frisky early on. My weakness is recovering from multiple sprints out of corners. And according to Sufferfest I’m a sprinter (mainly because everything else is so bad)
    I’d like to think XC as well, but the few races I’ve done have been sick inducing hell! I blame being on a 16kg full sus on flattish fields and not my lack of fitness!
    (My first Crit of the year is 06th april, hoping everyone else has put 10kgs on since last summer season….)

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    @welshfarmer was it you who led us on the wrong way by the canal 2 minutes in to the Cotswold jennride?!

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    [strong]robbo1234biking[/strong] wrote:

    @welshfarmer was it you who led us on the wrong way by the canal 2 minutes in to the Cotswold jennride?!

    lol bloody hell, I will never live that down will I? In my defence it was the first time I had ever tried to follow a route on the Garmin 520 which is about 1 inch square and only tells you when you are off route and not how to stay on it! Reading a proper paper map fixed to the handlebars is a whole different ball game.

    parkesie
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    taxi25
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    Pretending your in a race when doing a sportive ? Had a few good age related results. That aside Cyclocross and mtb xc. I didn’t start riding properly untill my late 30’s so everything is age related. Never riden a proper downhill bike, a bit to close to MX which I’ve done on and off so not bothered with it.

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    Mine is Advanced level mincing, while grinning

    I’m actually a reasonably succesful endurance downhill racer, it’s just that endurance downhill is barely even a thing. But it suited me perfectly- stomping out competent, undramatic, reasonably quick but not actually quick runs for a long time while faster riders break themselves or their bikes and drop out. Wish it’d come back.

    markrh
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    Going quickly downhill on gravel bike on trails that are on the cusp of being of being to technical for gravel bikes. Its a very specific discipline granted.

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    I used to be extraordinarily successful at mid pack solo 24 hr racing. I totally owned the coveted 10th-15th place in a 20-30 entrant race .

    Go me…

    TiRed
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    On Road it’s 12 hr TTs. PB is 281 miles and 11th in the National last year. I was ill after the 24hr and have been ill ever since! Off road, it’s mincing. I’m pretty good at going slowly and falling off.

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    I won 5kgs of cheese at a track meet once and £10 for best improvement on a pb at a ten mile tt (was so chuffed I kept the cheque and never cashed it) with that established track / tt palmares I should be riding for team sky.

    kayla1
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    I won 5kgs of cheese

    That’s probably the ace-est prize I’ve ever heard of. Was it a single cheese, like a really good block of cheddar, or a 5kg cheeseboard? Imagine the pickles and crackers to go with that!

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    Buying bits. There’s rarely a month that goes by without me convincing myself that something is needed. Tomorrow will be a shimano zee brake lever

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    Coffeeing. I’m also a master commuter. Yeah.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    That’s probably the ace-est prize I’ve ever heard of. Was it a single cheese, like a really good block of cheddar, or a 5kg cheeseboard? Imagine the pickles and crackers to go with that!

    Five Kilo lump of cheddar, had to give colleagues lumps of cheese to get rid of it all in the end!

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    IF I was to do any competition it would probably be XC racing that was most in my comfort zone but maybe that makes it not the best choice.

    The concept of Enduro appeals a lot but I’m not convinced I have sufficient (man made) drops and jumps skills to not look a total tit/be an obstruction based on how I imagine courses are.

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    Talking rubbish about bikes…

    zomg
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    thomthumb
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    I might actually do OK at that – certainly better than a proper race in any of those disciplines!

    I’m not fit but certainly spread my self thinly in terms of disciplines. I’m good a bike collecting – indeed I only need the DH bike and i’m sorted + a big team bus to travel them in…

    Right now, nothing, have a baby so time is limited

    but +1 to this.

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    I quite like climbing (on road). When I am at my fittest, I can come close to being a good climber although I don’t have what you might consider a normal “climber’s body” (i.e. skinny as a rail). I should be a decent sprinter, but I’m not.

    And I suck at mountain biking.

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