The bike fits the bill, unless it is covered in modern 'shadow' Shimano stuff, in which case you'll have to race the graveyard shift - 2am-4am!
By competitive I mean serious about lap times and giving it your all. Previously I've been part of teams where apathy runs rife after a few hours. Having just coughed up an entry fee, food, fuel and a day off work, pottering around the course really gets my goat! When all riders are committed, you have a record of lap times, change-over times and are organised then racing is really fun (for me). Badly prepared bikes also annoy me, I've had to blow tyes up for others ON THE START LINE!
'Semi-competitive' means that you are realistic about the bikes, i.e. I'm not asking for all folk to have an ultra-light titanium XTR equipped race steed. After all I'll be riding this old shonker http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=
so I know I won't be on the podium, but I will be riding it as fast as possible!
This may seem a bit OTT but it is a lot of money and a long way to travel, so I'd like to be with like-minded people.
"Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove" Terry Pratchett