Old Ned wrote:
I'm riding the Ravensthorpe CC 10 at Fairburn on Saturday in the 72" gear section. First rider 1.00pm, I'm no 2!
Don't forget to take that bottle cage off this time! You could also use the Kurt-Asle Arvesen weight-saving tactic of taking off your saddle and claim "it just fell off". Might be tough without a saddle on fixed though.
Out of interest do the MG sections/events tend to be ridden by Old Skoolers or do the carbon boys get in on the act too?
Oh yes, I think I'm one of the very few 'OS'ing' it. However, this weekend I might ride 72" free not fixed. When Tony Doyle did his amazing '56' on 72" he used a freewheel (just screwed his gear down) as he reckoned when pedalling really fast on fixed (especially downhill) you can actually slow yourself down with the slight back pressure on the pedals. Also, you can go into corners/roundabouts faster and freewheel on the apex making up time. Well, that's the theory anyway so I reckon I'll dig out the Dave Russell and try it!
It'll still have a bottle cage on it though
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