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Moi

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Race reports guys
The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing

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Fell off twice and snapped my chain in warm up.

Then fell off twice, while going uphill, during race.

Great fun tho.
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Race reports guys


& if you spent less time on social media & more time doing stuff you could have been there

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Martin, Duncan, me and , I think Mike, in the V50 race. Pretty dry so I actually raced the off camber sections instead of just surviving them like last year. Unfortunately everyone else found it rideable too so I continue to slide down the rankings. The course had a few tweaks and was tremendous fun with some velodrome-like cambered curves ie on-camber (is that a even a phrase?) which made for swoopy fast riding. The sand claimed me once but again was pretty rideable. Duncan had rear puncture in first 200m which was a tad unfair, no idea of placings.

 

We stayed to watch Davie, Paul and George in the dads' race and Marc in the babies's race which was led by Grant Ferguson, elite, who was one of the few riding up the famous mental slope. One of the best races to spectate across the open dunes and especially the sand trap.

 

Nice weather, no rain, this might catch on.



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Do we have a Wheeler called John who would be prepared to race cx in V40s? I would love a race report on John, Paul and George.


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Should be able to rusltle up a John, Alan. It's the scarcity of Ringos that might spoil itπŸ˜…
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Should be able to rusltle up a John, Alan. It's the scarcity of Ringos that might spoil it


Darryl, what about a cycling gRingo? Still hard to find one in our club though :-)
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Great turn out by the Wheelers and Jets. V50s looked strong as usual. I managed a good start for a change and went out hard and lost my legs on last 2 laps I finished somewhere in the top 40 but mylaps shows a DNF! always something πŸ˜‚ Well done to George on first outing and for Davie for finishing on the legendary Chinacross bike. Has to be the best CX course in Scotland!
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Res Firma Mitescere Nescit 


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Well done



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whoa, Mylaps>Sporthive timing website has lots of new graphics to tell me exactly how much I suck at cross, suckiest lap, and comparison finish times with less sucky people.


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A wee birds told me I was the only V40 to finish and that riding Cycling Weakly's bike of the year.

Cheers Paul it was certainly an experience and saved a DNS. Reckon would have been OK with just front brake on my own bike as you probably only dabbed the brakes a couple of times a lap.
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Well done to the JWCC team XC

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i was great* for the first third of a lap, then squirrely rear tyre, rapidly progressing to flat, shouldered bike and had the field go past. So much for tubs  :icon_butting_comp

 

 

* for great, read not last!


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Well done all you crossers.

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https://photos.googl...mlLeFRyeGM1Rzh3

 

Foties.



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Paul, Alan - from coaches corner shoulder the bike.

 

Geo - ditch the socks.

 

Mul - a picture speaks a thousand words - concentration, focus, poise.....

 

Borland - photographer must have changed to a fish eye lens or skin suit cut is wrong.......flaming Pactimo. Nice bike! 


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Cheers Davie, I'm blaming the grips or lack of on my shoes ;) On a better note Scottish cycling have recalled my DQ as they found a video of me being lapped just as lead riders took the flag #saganshouldhaveusedmylawyers 


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Aye I couldn't quite work out how you could not have crossed the line as I met you about 20m past it when I finished it......the comms guy had a wee glint in his eye when he said the reason for DQ and I must admit I had a laugh myself.


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