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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Minor cause for celebration, shameless self-publicity and gratuitous Who references to boot; me and my my steel CX bike with its retro-heavy componentry - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... &start=126 - have managed to fend off considerable competition from other riders using more modern kit and secure the club 'cross championship for a third year running, making me the first ever club member in the Senior age category to win it more than twice. :)

I actually get to pick the trophy up at the annual prizegiving dinner this Saturday night. Only downside is that despite getting exactly the same Wessex League points tally as 2011-2012, I finished outside the top 20 this time around so no certificate or £10 cheque on offer from the League committee, unlike 2012. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Congatulations!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:32 pm 
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It's not what you got it's how you use it!

Good on you, well done :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Tel wrote:
It's not what you got it's how you use it!


Especially when it comes to tyres - most of the big hitters in my local league are sponsored by bike shops and use money-no-object Dugasts and FMBs....I was on NOS Nokian folding clinchers at £26 a pair off eBay. :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Begs the question would you have done better on a more state of the art machine!? Although I'd rather you didn't, I can imagine all the losers going home and having an epiphany.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Begs the question would you have done better on a more state of the art machine!? Although I'd rather you didn't, I can imagine all the losers going home and having an epiphany.


Might have done better on a megabucks wheel/tubular combination, certainly (but for convenience clinchers suit me better as I only have one 'cross wheelset which has to do for training as well as getting me to/from the actual races). But I wouldn't have swapped all of the other kit for the world, especially as it's nice, robust 8-speed stuff - having seen many a rider on 10-speed/11-speed kit suffer written-off rear mechs & gear hangers and/or snapped chains due to the stuff not coping well in an off-road arena, in some ways I'm better off as I am!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Many congratulations! Well done. 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:31 am 
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I agree. Unless youre sponsored for new kit and have spare bikes & mechanics on the course, durability is more important than shaving ounces.
Well done matey


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
Many congratulations! Well done. 8) 8)

Jamie


^^^^^ 8)

What he said....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:59 pm 
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pigman wrote:
I agree. Unless youre sponsored for new kit and have spare bikes & mechanics on the course, durability is more important than shaving ounces.
Well done matey


Spare bike? Luxury!

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