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 Post subject: Proudest moment
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:34 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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There's a lot of very classy and high achieving people around here but what is your proudest sporting moment?

It could be
- bagging that crucial and elusive part/bike
- a memorable ride
- a great race result
- a non cycling related sporting achievement that you only tell people about when you've had a few
- or just the chance for a little boast!

So what is the achievement you will tell your granchildren about - be immodest and get it out there!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:40 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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Coming 3rd in a race. Got pushed off at the start. If only i Hadn't then may be a win :shock: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Proudest moment
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:42 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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ededwards wrote:
- a non cycling related sporting achievement that you only tell people about when you've had a few


Member of the National Dragon Boat Racing Championship winning team

Won an offroad quadrathlon - swim 400m, cycle 20km, canoe 1.5k, run 5km!

(should have saved these for Saturday night in the bar)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:42 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands
Buying my GT LTS from my saved money.
And talking to Bart Brentjens at Houffalized and a special moment, see him win gold at the first olympics.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:54 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Location: Derby, UK
Taking part in the IAU National Student Games at javelin and not coming last!

And in the run up to it having personal coaching by Steve Backley (we won a day with him through our University Athletics Club [named The Earwigs BTW - nobody knows why])

Oh and coming 3rd in the South West Schools high jump aged 13!! I also had the school's junior high jump record.

Not exactly a stunning palmares! :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:17 am 
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Location: USA, sigh...
collegiate racing....

going into the final corner in a very wet princeton criterium (yes, that princeton) some 15 years ago, i had the good sense to be just off the front (maybe 10th?). one of the first few went down, sliding on a manhole cover (wet iron = ice) and taking out pretty much the entire lead group. bad. more than one rider suffered broken bones (ribs, as i recall).

i coasted across, upright and in 3rd place.


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 Post subject: Proudest Moment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:30 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Buying my first real mountain bike, a 1995 Kona Kilauea. I was still in school at the time and had saved the cash for it from my £20 a week wages for absolutely ages. Had been looking at numerous different bikes and finally settled on a Team Marin. Travelled to Alpine bikes in Glasgow (140 miles away at the time) and saw the Kilauea. I just loved the shape off it and had to have it. First ride on it when i got home saw me being flung over the handlebars right in front of a gang of my mates. So i guess my proudest moment was followed almost directly by one of my not so proud moments. Maybe not a trully sporting moment but certainly the first time i had sacrificed a lot to get something that i really wanted. Since then totally hooked :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:57 am 
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Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
Scottish Cycling Union Mountain Bike XC Championships at Gleniffer Braes near Paisley in 1995.

The Sport and Pro-Elite classes where set off at the same time to do the same number of laps. I won the Sport class and was 5th in the Pro-Elite :D

The only race I ever won :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:57 am 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
Winning first prize in the Cub Scouts National Photo Competition - picture taken looking up Snake Pass in the Peak District, taken using a Kodak Instamatic camera. Probably around 1974.

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Getting a story published in the Dandy, got a 50p postal order as a reward!

Most proud moment ...

My 5 year old autistic son being 'Star of the week' at his school for his achievements in maths.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:20 am 
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Location: near cwmcarn
winning sports class grundig world cup plymouth 1998, 5th sports class national champs builth wells 1998 (was 2nd till some flid crashed into me & totalled my f.mech :evil: )
winning welsh champs 98... yet minutes later having the title taken off me as my license had expired & given to the bloke who was 8mins behind me! :lol: looking back I'm not sure the time spent training/ recovering was worth the effort? I'd prefer to spend the money on a foreign mtb hols & suffer at alltitude instead :lol:

greatest sence of achievement in any ride/race is my mental killer loop ride. cwmcarn to penyfan & back over the mountains. 85miles, 17000ft climbing, (according to my mates GPS thing). did it in 7hrs last yr & felt wasted for like a week!

these days I'd prefer to "clear" a mega technical trail or drop (like sundays vert to overhang! to vert drop)

I've never had a sence of pride from actual bike ownership? mainly as I buy bikes for me & not for others appreciation :? I mean I like my bikes, but wouldnt say I'm actually proud of them.


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