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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Yeah - the day was pretty much ideal weather-wise. A bit dull in the morning - while we slogged up that monster hill. Then bright and sunny - ideal.
I managed a 5:54 - pretty pleased with that given the conditions and being a E2E virgin.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Pretty much identical time to me! Although I was way to blinkered in the event to look at people/bikes/views

5:53:30 over the line..... again it was my first e2e, and only second event this year (planned more, its just not happened)

My Sintesi is less retro now, with 2005 Fox Forks, jucy rear and elixer front brake, use/flite repalced with modern post/selle seat. So basically just the frame - lol

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My RH SPD wouldnt clip in for the last bit - from checkpoint 3, which was very annoying on both climbs and descents :(

Planning on doing the Calderdale Enduro in early Sept, hopefully will be easy compared to the e2e!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:56 pm 
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Small world indeed - 5:54:36 for me.
Bizarre how I kept on seeing your Sintesi
- and then we finish a minute apart.

Did you have to wait a while for your bike at the bus station? I helped unload the bikes from the lorry and think I may have seen your bike again then.

My XC is still fairly retro - frame was a '99 build - Pace RC36 ProClass2 - Hope brakes (MonoMini?) 8spd XT drivetrain.
Concessions to non-retro - Fox RP23 shock :) and Thomson Seatpost & stem.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:34 pm 
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yeah, waited a while my mate went back to hotel for shower, then swapped, so I wasnt there at the unload.

did you keep seeing me in the event? I did keep getting passed on climbs and then making up some ground on descents so some people did keep coming past me and vice versa.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Didn't notice you during the event - just round and about Douglas really.

Yeah - yoyo'd around a few riders furing the ride.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:07 pm 
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This bike has now lost all its remaining retro-ness .. well apart from the frame.

Judy's replaced with 2005 Fox 100/130R
Classic Hope brakes replaced by modern Avid Elixer/Juicy
Use/Flite gone for modern Tru/Selle.
SPD's need replacing as are falling apart (gone through 3 rights 1 left running out of spares)

That said its getting plenty of use!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Are you going back to the E2E this year?

The MrXC is undergoing a weight loss program - it's lost 2kg :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:38 pm 
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I haven't entered, no.
I have entered the Megavalanche and Scottish Downhill series ... I'm not sure how that happened.....

I've also entered Nutcracker XC Rd1 & Whinlatter Challenge the latter being this weekend. And will be doing as much as I can generally.

If theres a place available for the E2E later int he year, I could have my arm twisted to do it, crist if I could have my arm twisted for the Mega then I'm well gullible!


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