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 Post subject: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:59 pm 
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Hi All,

Open XC race in Rochford SS4 1PL. Entry £13 on British cycling. I've signed up. It's a one off race. Seems open to anything cyclocross/fat bikes etc. Anybody heard of it :?:


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 Post subject: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:41 pm 
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Nop never heard of it, lets hope they let you wear ya lycra in it then :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:58 am 
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Seems to be nice ! never heard about it but i think i will sign.
my first race in Uk!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:32 am 
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I looked at it, looks like fun, not got the time at the moment, small woods apparently but enough to keep it interesting?
From memory its being run by Michael Travers, so you know its gonna be a fast course.

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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:00 pm 
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Just signed up, bring it on!


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Lycra rules!!!! Chatman is just jealous! Ok I'm just a cheapskate. I just can't let go of the lycra.

I suppose I better get an an Essex Herts top!

Ugo, Redact, I'll be on a white boardman, white helmut, and a red camelback.


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:36 pm 
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Yeahhhh!! i'll be the last but i will have fun!! and no camel back, for one hour!


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:51 pm 
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Cant not lycra up for a race. Thems the rules!

Gents I will be on a red and black saracen HT in a blue Dulwich jersey.


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:54 pm 
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Ok managed to survive this race. Went over the handlebars at one dip with thick mud and slipped on another corner tight around a tree. I've done three thetford races and 2 MSG and , apart from foot downs, this is the first time I've come off! This is not counting the hairy moments. I read Martin's comments on Epping today and it sounds like the same conditions very very slippery. could have done with Mud tyre!!!

Managed 20th (it wasn't a big field!!!! and completed 8 laps (2.5km laps). Winner done it in 10 laps. Very friendly atmosphere but some serious racers turned up! Everybody got a free bottle and some seriously good cake. Even the marshals commented on how it was worth volunteering just for the cake!

Redact, good to meet you in person and well done for making it in one piece. Ugo, did you do this one?

Martin, you would like this. very twisty and no major climbs. Actually felt like a tight Epping route minus the hills but on slippery ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:11 pm 
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I like the sound of no climbs :thumbup: maybe give it a go next year when I got a bit more training in :shh:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Are they still going to do the Tuesday night races?

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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Yes, cool to meet you too John. Hope the calf is not giving you too much bother.

What else can I say really other than I managed 7 laps for 26th and hit the deck once. I really really need to work on my tight and twisty game. As a racing initiation it was a good muddy day all round. Glad I've got some more capable tyres coming in the post though! Agreed the cake was excellent as was the selection of fat bikes that were on display.


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 Post subject: Re: Potash classic XC race 26/04/15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:54 pm 
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VW -debating whether to do evenings. They have two races at Hadleigh and the rest at Rochford. Also have to work evenings until mid may.

What I will do is MSG at Hadleigh on 10th next month........in fact maybe I should go and put up a new post and get interest!!!


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