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First race of the year

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Aint Skeered, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    This sunday, anyone else competing?
     
  2. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    Not me, but one of my colleagues has already got 2 races under his belt up here in Lancashire - the Clayton Velo Classic on the Bashall Eaves short course and over at Aintree last week. I think he suffered a bit, Rapha turned up with a full squad both times!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Rapha, Trophy hunting , me thinks.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I thought I was tomorrow but I got my dates wrong and I've not got one till next week now
     
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    You can't wriggle out of it with a feeble excuse like that. We already know you wimped out because it might rain. :wacko::biggrin:
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    Damn you Dave:biggrin:. In all honesty I did think it was tomorrow but it's next sunday. there isn't a single race near me this weekend in my cat
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I don't think it's the racing you're avoiding, personally.

    I think you don't want the responsibility and pressure to have to write up the CC Race Report afterwards.
     
  8. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    Maybe at Bashall Eves but the Soens at Aintree is a pretty big race.
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    How did it go, AS?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Scary would be a good discription.
    It was a 5 lap race 50 miles approx. I managed to stay with the bunch as my fitness is still lacking somewhat, on the last lap with a couple of miles to go, I was tucked right in the middle of the bunch, feeling ok, doing around 27/28mph, when CRACK (it was like a rifle shot) the saddle mounting bolt sheared, the saddle went instantly, luckily I managed to stay on and didn't bring anbody else down, thank god.
    So I had a 4 mile ride back to HQ with an 8mm sheared bolt protruding
    from the seat post. And you guessed it, was overtaken by 2 tossers in a ford escort laughing and driving off into the distance with the farewell, WANKAAAAA.
    I just hope I can get the parts, ready for next sunday
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I've nopt done anything since the last Hillingdon race due to other commitments.

    Well I did one two weeks ago but it was so uneventful I didn't fill the need to bore everyone with 'went to race, had a mechanical on 4th lap, pulled off the end'
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Sorry I did not mean to bore you with my race exploits, but Dave5N did ask.
    and I thought it only polite to reply;)
     
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    You go for it AS. the more other people know about racing the less scary it can seem to those that are playing on the thought of should they should'nt they.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Thanks walker, I personally like hearing about other peoples racing exploits, and your right more people should give road racing a try.
    I think BC should push the Go- rides a bit more.
    I have just found out my ranking points total -1 as I was a DNF:sad:
     
  15. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I don't think BC give out minus points, if they did then alot of riders would be on minus points.