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Andy Bloot's picture

Should have shaved the legs

2 mins 20 slower than last year
I blame my unshaved legs

Good fun day as always
Led by big Chuck even got to ride the sniggle on the way home
All 3 times now have had perfect weather

Chuck's picture

Top day with great people

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Must say I was happy to go under the 60 minute mark considering I rode the same way I like to ride every other ride. Cruising!!!!! With weather like we had today it would have ruined the day if I rode any other way.

Well done to the guys that went out fast, hope you got the times you wanted.

hathill's picture

What a cracker of a day!

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What a great day - lots of the BMORC regulars there looking forward to a brisk morning outing.

Bit the bullet and decided to start in the outright class after fighting through a lot of traffic the year earlier. Left near the back of the field and started to pick off the occasional rider or two on the climbs - really happy with my last minute tyre selection - Big thanks to Simon at BikeMinded for looking after me.

The Brown Hornet's picture

Fun day

Puncture just as I was starting to feel good hammering down from the helipad. Changing the tube had me bamboozled for a while as the 2 I had were 26ers.

A really good day. See you next year!

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Butts's picture

Great Ride

Best result I've had!

Only wanted to go sub 60min as I have never done that before and didnt think I could do it standing on the start line.

Great day out Smiling

Ian_A's picture

59:04 first time effort

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With a really poor lead up after a back injury 3 months ago and being off the bike for most of that time I wasn't expecting much. Losing my bike 3 days before the ride with a leaking front brake lever also relegated me to the low speced hardtail that weighs in around 15kgs.

tate's picture

Happy with that

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After missing the closing time for a ticket, Chris Roe came through with the goods - thanks Chris.

I was hoping for 45min so to get under is great. I had a clean start which is unusual for me and found myself in the front four after the first climb. The group became three at about the 5km mark, and then became 2 at 10km when i got dropped on the last climb not too far from the helipad.

Flynny's picture

Close racing

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Close racing is good race, yeah?

Despite the trash talking Dukesie set a good pace of the start after getting in front of Barnsie on the gap jump. Brad Roughely was just behind while I was sat in 4th. Paul Whitefield lead the second bunch that closed the gap on us in the far single trail and he was sitting on my wheel when I ran a little wide, clipped my front wheel into a tree and stalled. He hit my rear, getting me going but unfortunately Paul fell off int he process stall those behind him too.

Flynny's picture

De Fault!

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Racing bikes is fun.

Got off to an ok start. Was with the lead group through the first bit of ST before loosing 50-60m to them on the long fire rd out to the fare end of the course.
Tucked into the next bit in 5th. Some deep braking and hard efforts got me back onto the lead group and I could see Richard chasing hard behind too,

A missed gear change saw Brad stall and go from 3rd to 6th and let Barnsie and and the new bloke, Hutto get a bit of a break. Richard also caught us and took the opportunity to slip in front o f me.

Ian_A's picture

WInmalee Fri evening

A few extra's turned up this afternoon, which was good. 5 of us set out with a nice run through the sniggle. A quick chat with the Vicar of WInmalee, then down the Grotto for some brake burning action. A nice flowy run through the swamp, then the challenge. Up Bee's Nest. Jason makes it look easy, but noone else cleared it in one hit. A quick breather at the top, on to the lookout for another breather, then an easy cruise back along S/wood ridge. Another run through the sniggle, then it was all over. Beat the storm by about 10 minutes.
Nice way to finish the week. Thanks guys.
Ian

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