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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Anyone doing these?

Spurred on by the unmitigated success that was Mayhem I'd like to keep it up! Next one is July 25th I think and they badly need marshals too...

Anyone coming? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Will do the Chorlton races as they're 5 minutes from my door...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:37 am 
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Looking forward to them too...

Shame I couldn't make the first three but hoping to do the rest; you know they've got new venues this year? :wink: Should be a good introduction to a season of 'cross (good excuse to build another retro!).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Did the Chorlton one last night - the last in the series. Fast and furious at the front (so they tell me), leisurely and calm at the back....

The Hot's first race action - a great ride. The SunTour MD ran well for two laps then I remembered its 'characteristics' - lost access to the big ring (not that I use it much, partly thanks to the ginormously long throw to engage it) and the rear cluster packed up with debris. Still, the prettiest groupset ever...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:04 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Fast and furious at the front, leisurely and calm at the back....


Precisely the opposite of my normal operations... :oops: :lol:

Really sad to miss this one - the last two were great and convinced Kiran I should be allowed a 'cross bike to keep racing through the Winter, yay!

Glad you upheld the Retro entry 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:29 pm 
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The Lee Quarry course is very technical!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:09 pm 
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After the Chorlton XC race I rode home and noticed a big thump... thump... thump... from the back of the Hot - thought I'd buckled the wheel with my awesome power. Turns out the sidewall on the 18 year old Porcupine skinwall had collapsed... tsk... what kind of value is that?!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:37 pm 
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I hope you still have the receipt


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