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 Post subject: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Hi Folks,

Just entered Thetford winter series. It's on next Sunday on the 2nd November but according to site you need to enter before midnight tonight (Tuesday).

I've entered the 2 hour race (Wife let me out last weekend-lucky to get 2 hours!).
Anybody else thinking of doing it?

I'd offer to drive (I'm in Braintree) but it's hard enough to get one bike into the Ka (old type) and I've no bike carrier.

Hope to see some of you there :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:36 pm 
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Hi
I will be there, entered the 4 hour race for my sins, it will be my first time out racing it will be an experience. Hope to catch up on the day.
Andy 500


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:39 am 
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Hi Andy,

Would have loved to do 4 hour but only got the pass for 2 hour. Anyhow it's my first go in Thetford so 2 hours should tell a lot. My race number is 87 and I'm be on a white boardman....yes the entry level one! Come over and say hello and that goes for anybody else reading this.

Should be a good one!

John


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:53 pm 
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Location: Saffron Walden
I missed the sign up deadline, but should be good for the other 3 races more outing than race for me)

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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:26 pm 
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Go on john hopefully we are starting to get the roadie out of you and you will have fun :)


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:38 pm 
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No way mate...I like both...although while saying that I haven't being out on the road since I started MTB in May!

Scarper, see you at the next race..Whythe should be coming along as well for the next one........once he gets his pass!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Hi my number is 810 on black giant so if any body reading this say hello. Hopefully see you tomorrow John
Andy 500


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:08 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
Go on john hopefully we are starting to get the roadie out of you and you will have fun :)


He will mate, just give him a little time. John spent the whole 1.5hr journey time back from Bedgebury saying go much more fun MTB is, how boring is riding on a flat tarmac for hrs, abuse from drivers etc. Not to mention how miserable the roadies can be - he said :o :o :lol:

Good luck John and Andy. I shall see you in the next round, hopefully.

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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Hi Folks,

I like the way Whytey has a vivid imagination. I believe he was talking about himself!

Sorry Andy that I didn't get to meet you...what a crowd....next time we'll meet up. Well done for doing the 4 hr ....that has got be tough!

Finished myself 66 out of 98 in vets and was tired at the end. Completed 4 laps and the last two were a mud fest. Remi.... I think 2 hour might be enough for me as both my hands were tingling at the end....imagine what they would be like after 4 (congrats Andy)! Witnessed 5 crashes or is the term wipeouts!!! All safe just slipping on mud.

Will do it again but looking like the 2 hour unless I get help on the tingling and my upper body being knackered!


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:40 pm 
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It felt as if I could read your mind John ;-)

Well done mate. The mud really becomes a nuisance there when 300 riders ride the same single track. 4hr ride is tough but manageable as long as you dont try to race from the start (speaking about myself here). A steady pace will see you through. I was not bothered about the lap times, I was new to the sport, I just wanted to ride for 4hrs and that was it.

We do that next time, right? Were there many bomb holes? One of the races has a few but I cant remember which one.

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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Hi John and All great day wish I did 2hr under estimated course. over estimated my fitness not booked in for series 2. But in for 3 and 4 so plenty of training to do. But I have booked in for falling leaves so that will be part of my training. ( Body over 50 brain thinks its still 25 )
Andy 500


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Its easily done Adam. It would not be that difficult in drier conditions. Its the mud that makes it twice as hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:49 pm 
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Yep that mud was getting worse the more you went around. Two bomb holes or climbs but one was so slippery in the end that I walked up it ...and so did the others around me. Yep Remi will do again but still will debate 2 or 4. We'll fight it out in Danbury!


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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Adam, do you read this? our own Captain Climb walked the climb. Blimey, it must have been bad!!

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 Post subject: Re: Thetford MTB winter racing starts Sunday 2nd November
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:32 am 
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Hi all,
Was in spain dribbling at the Nevada Mounts.
Going to do the next 3 all things good.
Tried the Gorrick but left it to late.
Catch up later.
Bob


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