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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:08 am 
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http://www.xcracer.com/Manchester-Midwe ... -Info.html

Looks interesting - am thinking I will support this. Anyone fancy joining in (and riding retro, natch)...?

Mr K


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:44 am 
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I should be able to do at least the first round on June 10th, so i'm in Mr K.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:14 pm 
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So that's two for Thursday at 6pm - anyone else??

Mr K

EDIT! ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Will see you there Neil, i'm paying on the line as I doubt my entry will be in time now. Ti-mega in near Mayhem trim looks the likely candidate for a ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:16 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
So that's two for Wednesday at 6pm - anyone else??

Mr K


Is anything happening there on the wednesday :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Got any tips on wher Clayton Vale Park is Neil? Can't seem to find anything on google maps.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:07 pm 
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Behind the velodrome apparently...

Map here:

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2010/05 ... anchester/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Cheers Neil, hopefully see you there.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:55 pm 
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Brief race report.... cycled the 9 or 10 miles from Chorlton over to Clayton Vale, tucked behind the BCF HQ at the velodrome. This fledgling race series saw about 50 entrants, mostly of the maturer variety. A smattering of retro machinery included an early Giant carbon (the Trek-alike one); a green P7 and a Yeti Fro, allegedly serial number 2 (although it had an 1 1/4" headtube). A quick recce of the 10 minute a lap course revealed a mini Mayhem style set up, the sun came out and we set off for a 40 minutes + 1 lap sprint. My M2 settled into the rider's comfortable position at the back, slipping discretely past a few puffers on the first sharp climb, only for the rear quick release to let go, the tyre rubbing onto the frame and grinding me to a halt. My immediate competitors sailed by as I pfaffed, then began the long haul to get back my losses. The short format meant it was over before it began, but at least it was a facsimile of a typical Mayhem lap, finishing in late evening sunshine, where my future Captain was waiting for a post race natter, before wending my way back through the city to the burbs.

Good fun for midweek, methinks.

Mr K


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:32 am 
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Had a great time last night despite DNFing. The track was good fun and very much in the old school mould, some nice fast sections and plenty of little climbs to trouble the legs. I completed 3 laps but cramp struck early on the fourth which put me out, a lack of sprint training being my problem I think.

I'm hoping to do the complete series, its a nice way to spend an evening and the organisation seems friendly. So i'll be back in a forthnight.

Great to see other retrobikes being ridden. Neil and I got chatting to a guy on an old Yeti thought to be serial number 2, but like Neil said it had a 1 1/4" headset.

Hopefully i'l find the site with the timings and results on.


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