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Re: CX Racing

Postby Blakeylonger » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:50 pm

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Coz I use plumbing pipe, not conduit, larger diam is stiffer for a small $/weight cost.

But this piece is very hard to find;
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Re: CX Racing

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:29 pm

Blakeylonger wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:Why not use a 90 degree elbow and one of these http://www.rexel.com.au/products/ADAPTO ... 80205.html or http://www.rexel.com.au/products/ADAPTO ... 96313.html They are $3.40 to $4.40 each


Coz I use plumbing pipe, not conduit, larger diam is stiffer for a small $/weight cost.

But this piece is very hard to find;
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:32 pm

Running the stairs round 6.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:57 am

Rd1 of the Brisbane Sram Cyclocross series was on Sunday... Was a good day out although I put more effort in getting muddy than the actual race... Although somehow I did win the muddiest bike award and I got to show my gymnastic daughters how it's really done
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:57 am

Good work cancan64!

I was entered to race round 3 of the Vic State series yesterday, but decided against it as I was still not 100%. I was sick leading up to the weekend in Canberra and have had a couple more sick days at home afterwards...

Vic State titles next weekend, so hoping to improve before then.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:11 pm

Rd 2 of the Brisbane series yesterday, was a magic day, mid 20's with a nice breeze (headwind down the bitumen straight). I had a good start in B grade being 5th coming into the first corner but then let heaps of people through, there was also a crash in the first lap which I got held up in and by the end of lap 1 my daughters tell me I saw 16th, my aim was to make the top 10 and I finished the race in 9th so now just need to be a bit more aggressive on the first lap so I am not chasing as much.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:28 am

Sorry if this has been covered but I entering my first cx race next month and am unsure of weather to enter open or c grade (the lowest grade being run) any advice would be appreciated thanks cmm

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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:30 am

Is one race longer than the other? Longer race gives you more time to practice your skills... :wink:

Personally I would suggest racing C grade. You will be only then racing others on CX bikes where riders should be more evenly matched. Open can have a huge range of abilities; from new riders to MTB guns!

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Re: CX Racing

Postby m@ » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:59 pm

Hey Cmm, IME you'll probably be in the same race either way; in some rounds Open start at the back of the grid, other times it's a separate starting wave with a short break between. Personally if you have a CX bike I'd say definitely go for C grade - start at the back of the grid for your first race, and see how many places you can pick up!
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:58 pm

Thanks for the feed back. Both races are being held together so same time length. And yeah I have a cx so looks like c grade it is.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby m@ » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:13 pm

Enjoy! Which race is this?

While I'm here - a few photos from the CX Nats.

I also ran a gopro in the Sunday support race and threw together a quick edit of the first lap...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:24 am

I was watching that race m@ so I would have seen you! I am planning to do the carrabean garden race 6th sept

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Re: CX Racing

Postby m@ » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:06 pm

Cmm wrote:I was watching that race m@ so I would have seen you! I am planning to do the carrabean garden race 6th sept

Haha, you may've noticed a hubbard in a Spoxe skinsuit struggling to remount his chain for five minutes at the top of Heckler's Hill... that'd be me :oops:
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:17 pm

Haha it's strange where you find people I'm @thecyclingdutchman / @zaza.cc

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Re: CX Racing

Postby BenGr » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:34 pm

I enjoyed racing both Sat on Sunday support races, especially the difference in conditions.

I was hoping the guy in front of me caught my crash with his rear camera, but haven't seen anything yet. This picture showing my riderless bike will have to do.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby KGB » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:04 pm

Sweet sand pit.

As far a grades go, I get spanked every round in Sydney by Milburn, Aitken plus all the U/19 guns but I still ride the Elite race (I'm usually mid to rear pack). Longer race, cx bikes only and usually less carnage.
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Re: CX Racing

Postby BenGr » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:19 pm

KGB wrote:Sweet sand pit.

As far a grades go, I get spanked every round in Sydney by Milburn, Aitken plus all the U/19 guns but I still ride the Elite race (I'm usually mid to rear pack). Longer race, cx bikes only and usually less carnage.

For the nationals the elite field was a shadow of its normal self. Plenty of people entered masters, and people like Aitken had to race U23's (from what I heard). Can't really blame people for going to masters though, as the combo of large skill gap and pulling riders is not so much fun.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:03 pm

As part of the Qld state XCO champs they are running a CX race on the Saturday Sep 5th at Samford.
They have a an indicative course designed which looks like heaps of fun and possibly includes an ice bath which they are hoping will turn to slush for the A grade and be like snow...might be a good place to keep the beers cold so will need to use the single speed which has a bottle opener on the rear chain stay

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:11 pm

How did you go after the final round Dalai47??
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:43 pm

Cancelled my flights and was a DNS cancan64... My wife was diagnosed with cancer on the 25th July so have been in and out of hospital and caring for her as she goes through chemo.

All riding is out the window at the moment, let alone racing! Been fitting in some runs for my physical and mental health...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby cancan64 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:47 am

Sorry to hear that...hope all goes well and we get to see you at next years series
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Re: CX Racing

Postby dalai47 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:08 pm

cancan64 wrote:Sorry to hear that...hope all goes well and we get to see you at next years series


Thanks. I did enjoy supporting the series so would like to if I can...

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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:45 pm

Did anyone else race MCLCX on Sunday? It was my first race had a blast but I was hoping there would be a more experienced cx rider on here that could give me an idea of how hard/easy the course was compared to other cx courses they have ridden.

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Re: CX Racing

Postby austy37 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:42 pm

Cmm wrote:Did anyone else race MCLCX on Sunday? It was my first race had a blast but I was hoping there would be a more experienced cx rider on here that could give me an idea of how hard/easy the course was compared to other cx courses they have ridden.
I am not experienced by any means but I have ridden a few courses in Canberra, foj, dirty deeds etc. I found MCLCX pretty tough. Mostly because the ground was so rocky and uneven, especially those corrigations on that little decent. I am pretty small so found it hard to get much power out there. But otherwise it was pretty fun, a good mix of tight corners, and more road crit type riding. I think a few more races and some rain will soften it all up a bit. I only ride C grade but have found the races really fun and every one is pretty easy going. :D
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Re: CX Racing

Postby Cmm » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:57 pm

Thanks austy I rode c grade as well. That corrugated section leading into the barriers was pretty rough! I am looking forward to the final round

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