A somewhat half...nay, quarter...arsed attempt at racing CX this winter. I have learned a few things:
1. I am completely uncomfortable riding a bicycle on ground that *doesn't* hurt to fall on, whereas on skin shredding, collarbone breaking tarmac I am absolutely fine and actually not bad 🤔
2. 46/36 is a confusing chainset size
3. Shimano M530 pedals are an example of crap product design
4. I wish I bought the hydraulic disc version of my road bike
5. Don't sprain your ankle on the first corner of a national championship race
7. Don't start at the back just because you feel like a liability to others
8. Don't forget to take off your windstopper gilet at the start line!
9. Pinning on a number is actually terrifying but only until the whistle blows
Photo credit: Louise Smith and Kay Roxby
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There’s some good gravel around Dalgety... another one the spots for the coming #GravelWeekender trips.
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Wasted days are suicide, If you're not satisfied, You have no one to blame but yourself #styg#trueview
06.01.19 - Battle of the Bing Super Quaich CX Round 3.
What a race that James McCallum and his What's your Meta? team put on at the famous bings of Broxburn.
It quite literally had everything....mass start, tight corners, single track, sharp climbs, sick drops, off chambers, along the side of a canal, cheeky steps and did we mention a BMX pump track?!?!
Not the full squad due to other commitments so we only had 2 of our boys in the thick of it in the A Race.
Hard days work for both boys with Craig Duncan crossing the line in 49th (20th in cat) and Rab Marshall 55th (22nd in cat). Huge thanks to all the snappers around the course, Michael Martin, Gordon Scott, Paul Noble, Louise Melvin.
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