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CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:35 pm

With the national CX Series about to start in the sunny (maybe muddy) state I thought it might be an idea to have a separate thread for CX racing instead of hijacking the Brisbane racing thread
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=66227&start=175

Only 3 days to go to Bowl-a-cross, I will be in the same kit as last race and have already entered race 1 and 2 of the national series although I have gone in the Masters 50-54 age group, will make a change from chasing the youngin's...well maybe
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Thu May 21, 2015 2:08 pm

I have entered all rounds of the NCXS and will be flying up to Brisbane next weekend to race the first two rounds of the NCXS in MMAS4.

I'm dusting off the CX cobwebs from me and the bike by racing this weekend at Fields of Joy... :D

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Re: CX Racing

Postby nezumi » Thu May 21, 2015 7:57 pm

dalai47 wrote:I have entered all rounds of the NCXS and will be flying up to Brisbane next weekend to race the first two rounds of the NCXS in MMAS4.

I'm dusting off the CX cobwebs from me and the bike by racing this weekend at Fields of Joy... :D


It'd be nice to meet a few more people off here - I *might* be racing in Men's C at FoJCX - if so, I'll be on the green and black Merida, in my Tetris-esque Road and Dirt 8 bit kit.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Gunlock » Thu May 21, 2015 8:15 pm

I'm going to be heading out to FoJ as a spectator (considering trading my current commuter to something i can CX with), so if you see a guy hanging about on a black Paddy Wagon with a black and yellow Bontrager helmet, you'll have seen me.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby rapunzel » Thu May 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Had been thinking of spectating, but out of town visitors are now likely to see that plan fizzle.... Good luck to everyone racing!

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:05 pm

Due to it being my first CX race in a couple of years plus much of last year out due to complications after breaking my collarbone I've entered Men's B. Will be racing my Colnago as below wearing most likely a plain red / black Uno skinsuit or Blackburn CC kit...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Sun May 24, 2015 10:44 pm

Was a lovely day. Great weather and challenging course!

Took it easy at the start as I just wanted to dust off the cobwebs after such a long time away. Was about 5th last (`42nd) 1/2 a lap in so made good time working my way through much of the field to end in 14th. Queensland NCXS rounds next weekend!

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:45 am

It was a magic day in Brisbane yesterday although that didn't help me... I might have overdone it on the weekend, got hit by a 4wd going home on Friday, then out to a party, 130km ride Saturday morning and although it was only a sprint race on Sunday just had no energy (plus sick)...and then I crashed on a sharp hairpin so was well back in the heats but came 6th in the B grade final. Part of the heats was that everyone had to stop for a photo on the lounge. made for some fun pit stops.
Will take it easy commuting this week so hopefully good for the nationals on Saturday and Sunday, not looking forward to 40 mins of this, 15 was hard enough.. there will be some mud on Sunday, there was a lot of water around the circuit when I went past on Saturday and the course normally crosses a creek.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:49 am

My lounge photo.. In the green will be in the same kit on saturday
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Tue May 26, 2015 10:15 am

cancan64 wrote:there will be some mud on Sunday, there was a lot of water around the circuit when I went past on Saturday and the course normally crosses a creek.


Looking forward to it!

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Tue May 26, 2015 3:26 pm

This is the creek last year, I haven't seen it but they're has been rain recently and there was a lot of water around the crit circuit on saturday
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And the 29er after the race
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Tue May 26, 2015 5:11 pm

Is there a tap or somewhere nearby where I can wash my bike after the race? I'd rather not pack the bike into the bike case looking like that...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Wed May 27, 2015 10:36 am

The last race last year they had gerneys cleaning the bikes for a small fee.. I will check if they are doing something similar..
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Blakeylonger » Wed May 27, 2015 10:51 am

dalai47 wrote:Is there a tap or somewhere nearby where I can wash my bike after the race? I'd rather not pack the bike into the bike case looking like that...


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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Wed May 27, 2015 11:15 am

Thanks guys.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Wed May 27, 2015 2:01 pm

@Blakeylonger - Are you taking up back up wheels or just taking the one set?

Asking as I am considering now just fitting everything into the bike box rather than book a second bag. But then worried if I have a mechanical on the weekend I'd be running around begging to borrow someones wheels...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Wed May 27, 2015 9:37 pm

Bike wash will be there, gold coin donation. This is for race 2, race 1 will be different conditions
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Wed May 27, 2015 10:27 pm

Sounds good cancan64 - appreciate that you followed this up.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:37 am

dalai47 wrote:Sounds good cancan64 - appreciate that you followed this up.


We will be in the same race, although different age bracket so will see you tomorrow.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby BenGr » Fri May 29, 2015 10:14 am

Anyone heading to Mt Beauty/Sam Miranda next weekend?

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Fri May 29, 2015 7:10 pm

@cancan64 - Will keep an eye out for the green helmet.

Arrived in Brisbane this morning and down on the Gold coast now even getting in a swim this afternoon. Wish I had my surf board - was small but glassy out there... Did in the end bring up spare wheels just in case. Hate to have spent $$ to get up here only to potentially DNF due to a flat.

@BenGr - yes planning on heading up to NE Vic next weekend, though naturally depending how I pull up from this weekends racing.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby nezumi » Fri May 29, 2015 10:33 pm

BenGr wrote:Anyone heading to Mt Beauty/Sam Miranda next weekend?


I was planning to, but now wedding plans have taken the Saturday, so I am hoping to get up to Sam Miranda on Sunday for a race.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby BenGr » Fri May 29, 2015 10:39 pm

nezumi wrote:
BenGr wrote:Anyone heading to Mt Beauty/Sam Miranda next weekend?


I was planning to, but now wedding plans have taken the Saturday, so I am hoping to get up to Sam Miranda on Sunday for a race.

I'm hoping to convince a few mates to come out for the weekend, its a bloody long way to go by myself.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Sat May 30, 2015 5:30 pm

Great days racing today, be it very hot for us southerners...

Got to say g'day to cancan64 and rode around on a really enjoyable circuit (mix of slow grass and tar and some short sections of single track) and then watch a blindingly fast Elite race.

Looking forward to tomorrows racing!

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:22 pm

That was very hot for us Queenslanders.. We have only had 15 Min races so far so 45 Min was a killer.. The elite finish was great, looking forward to tomorrow.. I think
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