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 Post subject: The Race That Never Was
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:12 am 
Mr Benn
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The race that never was.

Well, after a night of no sleep and much anxiety of the impending Goodwood Challenge race. A morning of snow and confusion as to whether it would even be run followed. And no it wasn’t. So we decided to head off out in 6inches of snow on cross bikes. This in itself wasn’t the cleverest idea of the day. But it was also not the stupidest.

That was trying to make a film of Klein Chris and I decending a trail in the snow on 30mm tyres, by holding a camera in one hand and the handlebar in the other. The words “don’t do anything to your bike and your knee a week before HoNC” resonating around my head after Mrs Wu bid us farewell with it an hour before.

Buckled both wheels. Buggered both knees. But the film is quite funny.

A good ride ensured regardless. Stupidly cold. Really slippery. Absolutely enjoyable.

Returned home from the post ride bike shop visit to a voicemail declaring the shambles that was the organisation of the Goodwood race is to be repeated in three weeks. Oh well, if it doesn’t happen, I’m sure we can organise something just as much fun with no notice and a little help from mother nature.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:14 am 
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and some more pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:30 am 
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WOW :shock:

You got a right dumping of the white fluffy stuff!

Complete stark contrast to Lincoln.......woke up to sunshine, clear skies and dry trails.

Looks like the pair of you had a good time :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:20 am 
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Nice pics Gus, hope you and the bike mend quickly!

Apart from some snow flurries the weather was fair and the going was pretty firm for us around the Wolds yesterday, 48 miles on the single speed and my legs are still tired today...


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Great pics Gus - looks a top ride. The best ones are always unplanned.


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I went to pack the car at 8.30 to go to goodwood and decided against leaving the house. Went for a swim in the sea instead (just to say I swam in a snow storm)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:47 am 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
I went to pack the car at 8.30 to go to goodwood and decided against leaving the house. Went for a swim in the sea instead (just to say I swam in a snow storm)


That's more stupid than what we did.

:shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:32 pm 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
Went for a swim in the sea instead (just to say I swam in a snow storm)



:shock:

That's just wrong!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:34 pm 
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On the last picture the 'cross bikes look as if they're in love. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:38 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Rsmith wrote:
On the last picture the 'cross bikes look as if they're in love. :lol:


If their bikes are in love, then what were our bikes up to in Wales then! :shock:


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