Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

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Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Fri Sep 21, 2012 07:45 am

Only 6 weeks to go! This year has gone so fast!

So who is racing?

I will be doing the 2hr races. Not sure i can brave a 4hr solo yet lol.
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby pilch » Fri Sep 21, 2012 13:35 pm

Probably do the 4hr again, always a bit more chilled and less competition :wink:
A berm? were you expecting one?

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby Wheelie G » Sun Sep 23, 2012 14:16 pm

Yep, im also looking forward to the winter series at thetford.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:34 pm

most defiantly, only hours till the entries open,

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Tue Oct 09, 2012 19:46 pm

After 10 months of no races i cant wait, my return to competition @ d2d was just the start, and i loved every minute of it, just need to decide if im doing 2 or 4 hour now..............

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:21 pm

Four hours been entered for the whole series. even started training which is
quite unusual

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby DannyUK » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:51 pm

Would anyone mind giving me a brief run down on how mountain bike racing works? Times? Winning places?

New to this, come from marathon running.. :oops:
All the gear, loads of fear...

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:16 pm

Gutted that I'll have to miss the first race of the series... I'll be in Thetford, but on hols with my little boy (center Parcs), so no racing. :cry:
Will pop down to hurl abu... I mean offer words of encouragement.
Working for second one, so it'll be January before I can race...
Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:35 pm

DannyUK wrote:Would anyone mind giving me a brief run down on how mountain bike racing works? Times? Winning places?

New to this, come from marathon running.. :oops:


Hi Danny

There are all sorts of races to enter, from 1 hour sprint/blast races to 12/24 hour endurance races, being a marathon runner I assume you'll be looking more at the longer races. Thetford is an ideal starting place for a race fairly flat, not too technical, extremely well organised.

4 hour race works like this, everyone starts at 10 o'clock, at 2 o'clock the race finishes (chequred flag comes out) next time you cross the line your race is finished. who ever has done most laps in quickest time is the winner.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby DannyUK » Sun Oct 14, 2012 19:34 pm

Thanks for your reply and info.. I think the 4 hour sounds great..

Might have to book myself in!
All the gear, loads of fear...

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Mon Oct 15, 2012 23:50 pm

Signed up for complete series (2hr). First round is filling up quickly so if you havent signed up yet best do so asap so as not to miss out :wink:
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http://www.thetfordmtbracing.com

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 15:20 pm

Good result last week Ben, Jim posted me, well done, see you at Thetford :-)

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Tue Oct 16, 2012 17:31 pm

Nice one, cheers Paul :wink: Flipping hard though lol. Great course at Ashton Court and a few mega hills just to zap that energy lap by lap. Was a top weekend even though a little wet and muddy.
Looking forward to catching up at Thetford :D
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:28 pm

I looked at the entry list yesterday, it's going to be a sell out again before the day, nice to see lots of familar names, including new ones from the Hadleigh MTB Club, under the velo virtuso team name. So who's going to start the tyre choice discussion ??

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Sat Oct 20, 2012 19:41 pm

No dont mention Tyres! people will start to worry about them........

Cant wait now, lets hope for some nice clear frosty mornings and pleanty of winter sun...

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby Jimboliana » Mon Oct 22, 2012 06:38 am

I have signed up for the whole series 2hr again, hope I get to do more than one race this year!

Well I will start on the tyre choice (evo3ben will love this!) I going to stick to my racing Ralph's and take some X-King continental's in case of mud!

Also hope I do better that 142nd out of 144 this year!!!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 13:02 pm

You'll be flying Jim, don't worry, as for the tyres, thetford does drain well and looking at along range forecast, not to much wet weather on it's was, so I'll be on the 26" full suspension with WTB prowler xc tyres, grip on most things except really slimy surface mud, which thetford doesn't have.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Tue Oct 23, 2012 19:20 pm

Collo, ride the 29er, it will be better on that side of the forest, much smoother and flowing.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:50 pm

not sure my back will stand 4 hours of thetford bumps on the hardtail, I'm looking for a little more comfort

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Wed Oct 24, 2012 16:52 pm

Jimboliana wrote:Well I will start on the tyre choice (evo3ben will love this!) I going to stick to my racing Ralph's and take some X-King continental's in case of mud!!!!


Nooooo! what am i to do!! and now you have thrown some x-kings into the mix lol. Actually, i am all sorted thank you very much :D Racing Ralph 2.1 front and rear for complete series 8) but if it really dries out maybe a renegade on rear but if it gets really muddy then nobby nics front and rear and a little muddy nobby nic front and racing ralph rear :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Scott Scale 700 RC with a couple of changes.


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