Pokerface - World Champ!

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Postby Surfr » Fri Sep 09, 2011 13:59 pm

Wow , congrats on an excellent result. Best of luck in the RR.

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Postby FransJacques » Sat Sep 10, 2011 09:19 am

Congratulations. Very proud to share a forum with you (and cuz I'm 50% Irish).

Will follow your progress in the RR. Try to recover well and get in the zone.
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Postby fish156 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:36 am

Pokerface wrote:Image

You seem to have lost your "Pokerface". Well done Colin.

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Postby Pokerface » Sat Sep 10, 2011 22:54 pm

Could only manage 6th in the Road Race today. Just didn't have the kick to stay with the fastest lads. Still, a good World's for me. One Rainbow jersey will have to do!

Last year I was 12th in the TT and 18th in the RR> so a good step up! Next up.... Track Worlds in February.

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Postby Beatmaker » Sun Sep 11, 2011 08:35 am

Congrats on both results, what a fantastic achievement. It must be amazing pulling on a rainbow jersey!

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Postby TLW1 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 09:22 am

Well done, fantastic result

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Postby petejuk » Sun Sep 11, 2011 09:35 am

Brilliant, fantastic result. Well done.

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Postby Pokerface » Sun Sep 11, 2011 13:05 pm

Jeff Jones wrote:Well done Colin! Great stuff :D


Thanks Jeff. I'm down to ride the Rudy Project TT next weekend - so might see you there. I'm first off and you're close to the end - so might see you before your start (unless you get there early)

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Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Sep 11, 2011 17:59 pm

well done. Thats an amazing achievement. If you can get any pics of the podium girls dont forget to stick them in Cake Stop.
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Postby Term1te » Sun Sep 11, 2011 18:22 pm

Chapeau Monsieur!

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Postby Carl_P » Sun Sep 11, 2011 18:48 pm

Brilliant stuff. Congrats to all the other contestants as well. Looking at those times I find it quite humbling. 8)
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Postby White Line » Mon Sep 12, 2011 15:08 pm

Congratulations! I hope you're looking forward to the dirty looks from people who don't know you've earned the jersey! :lol:

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Postby Pokerface » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:00 am

White Line wrote:Congratulations! I hope you're looking forward to the dirty looks from people who don't know you've earned the jersey! :lol:


I look forward to dirty looks and snide comments re: rainbow stripes for the next two years to come. I'm hoping that the carbon leg is a giveaway though. I think people locally will at least know who I am, etc!

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Postby Eric Cartman » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:32 am

Well done. D you need to buy the kit with the rainbow stripes on or do you get it free?

Dont want to sound like an idiot but how do the categories work? The Spanish guy seems to have both legs?

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Postby Pokerface » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:50 am

Eric Cartman wrote:Well done. D you need to buy the kit with the rainbow stripes on or do you get it free?

Dont want to sound like an idiot but how do the categories work? The Spanish guy seems to have both legs?


I have to buy all the new kit myself :?

The categories are based on relative ability. They do a series of tests to determine your overall 'score' and put you in a category based on the score.

The Spanish guy has severe cerebal palsy - so has limited muscle control of those two legs. The Italian has one leg, but it works perfectly. I have one real and one artificial leg, cycle with a prosthetic - but my 'good' leg has nerve damage and doesn't work correctly.

Based on testing we all end up in the same category.

For most people, it's a straight-forward thing - missing a hand/arm, etc - and you are C5. Missing a leg below knee, use a prosthetic, you are C4, etc.

It's ore complicated when injuries cross over or the rider has CP and you have to measure their relative ability.

But the 3 of us on the podium have traded victories all season, so we're relatively similar, despite looking a lot different!

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Postby Feetsocks » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:56 am

That is fantastic. Congratulations.

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Postby kieranb » Wed Sep 14, 2011 13:45 pm

Well done! Not many Irish world champions about! I like the kit as well, better than some of the other Irish national kit, I would like to buy, but too much of the celtic knot /blarney stone stuff on them.

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Postby johnboy183 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 14:34 pm

Seems bit harsh if you have to buy your own kit! Never mind though that's a fab performance and the ultimate reward I guess for all the years of hard work.
Many congratulations

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Postby Jeff Jones » Wed Sep 14, 2011 15:23 pm

Pokerface wrote:
Jeff Jones wrote:Well done Colin! Great stuff :D


Thanks Jeff. I'm down to ride the Rudy Project TT next weekend - so might see you there. I'm first off and you're close to the end - so might see you before your start (unless you get there early)

Cool! Hopefully catch up then.
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Postby pickled » Wed Sep 14, 2011 15:43 pm

Bit late. Must check in here more often!
Awesome result Colin, very very pleased for you!


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