I cant belive that you posted that picture, that looks like my old Dawes with the Chrome forks, what a machine! That was the first race held in Ernesettle Woods i think, i know we did the Saltram one earlier that year too.
Carl Strugeon too, that was always our nemesis!
I stripped the Star tonight ready to take it back to the painter to make it right. I also took out the other A/Star and took it for a little (single speed) street ride. Its so cool
IT WAS YOUR DAWES BIGMAN, WITH SUPER LONG CHAINSTAYS....AND STOP TEASING...IN A STRAIGHT LINE NO ONE COULD CATCH YOU...LOL....DIDNT YOU BEND THE ORIGINAL FORKS........LOL.....AND REPLACE THEM WITH CHROME ONES.....?.....CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT EDGY WAS RIDING AT THAT TIME....? AND ERNESETTLE WAS THE FIRST RACE WE COMPETED IN, THEN SALTRAM THEN PENZANCE, THEN SALTRAM, BLANDFORD FORUM, MALVERNS ETC.......REMEMBER THE MUSIC TOO....PUMP UP THE JAM...LOL....DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO CARL STURGEON..... THE FITTEST SPORT/JUNIOR CATEGORY RIDER WE HAD EVER SEEN,HE WOULD FINISH 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF THE PACK, NOT HANG AROUND AT THE END AND GO STRAIGHT BACK TO HIS CAR, A ROADIE I THINK, OR HIS FITNESS LEVEL SAID ROADIE TO ME ANYWAY, AS A LOT OF THE ELITE RACERS WERE, REMEMBER THE TWO GUYS RACING FOR PEUGEOT AT THE TIME....GOD WHAT WERE THERE NAMES..??????..BOTH HAD COME FROM ROAD RACING TO MOUNTAIN BIKING, I THINK MTB RACING WAS THERE WINTER TRAINING LOL....THEY WOULD OBLITERATE THE ENTIRE FIELD EVERY RACE BY AS MUCH AS 20 MINUTES AND EITHER FINISH 1ST OR 2ND BETWEEN THEM, THERE WAS ALWAYS THE HEAVY RUMOUR THE PEUGOET MTBS THEY WERE RIDING WERE REALLY BUILT CUSTOM BY CHAS ROBERETS, AND RESPRAYED TO LOOK LIKE THE PEUGEOT TEAM COLOURS.....CAN ANYBODY SHED ANY LITE ON THIS.....???????????????????????????????????????????????????
ILL GET THEN APLINESTARS STICKERS TOO YOU AT SUM POINT THIS WEEK, ONCE ROY AND I HAVE FORGED SUM NEW ONES BIG MAN.....AND WAS THAT GROUND CONTROL TYRE I FOUND IN A PILE OF TYRES IN THE LOFT ANY GOOD TO YOU......TREADS REAL GOOD BIGMAN....I DID REMEMBER HAVING ONE SUMWHERE.......FOUND SUM REAL TREASURES UP THERE TOO, IT ALL COMES IN USEFULL.......LOL........IVE ATTACHED A PIC OF THE END OF THE RACE AT SALTRAM, IF U REMEMBER I CAME FIRST AND THAT TOSSER ROADIE FROM THE SHOP PLACED ME 3RD, HE NEVER LIKED THE FACT I BEAT HIM AT THE MALVERNS..MY PARENTS AND FRIENDS WERE UP IN ARMS OVER IT....WHAT A PLONKER HE WAS.....LOL..... THAT RACE WAS WHEN CADBURYS HAD JUST LAUNCHED THERE MILKSHAKE DRINK, AND WERE GIVING THEM AWAY FREE......I WAS THAT F**KED I DRANK A WHOLE TABLES WORTH.....GOOD TIMES.......IF I DID IT TODAY I WOULD PROBABLY NEED AN AMBULANCE WITH A LIFE SUPPOR MACHINE....LOL