Gorrick Autumn series

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby njee20 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Yep I'm planning to do R2, the earlier Expert race, and then the 21 year birthday race in the afternoon!

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby bigdawg » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:51 pm

how'd you do??

Next race will be nothing but weather dependent...

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby njee20 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 13:45 pm

I didn't do the first one, just couldn't be arsed with my non-existent fitness at the moment! Went out for 100 miles on the road instead.

Crowthorne is miserable in the wet, I hope it dries up a bit!

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 13:58 pm

26th out of 59 in the vets 3 lap race, my fastest lap was the last, just kept getting better but I suppose that's always the same on a different course, my 1st time at tunnel hill, might get to crowthorne earlier and do a couple of warm up laps.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:42 am

anybody ride crowthorne over the weekend ??

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby benpinnick » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 am

Errrr, its wet at the moment. Very wet.
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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 14:22 pm

after riding in the wet Thetford race last weekend I'm not looking forward to doing it again this weekend

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby njee20 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 14:43 pm

Looks like the weather will be alright, Crowthorne's quite gritty, so it drains alright! I can't now go, which is annoying! Was looking forward to the birthday race!

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby agg25 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 17:23 pm

I'm looking to do the Open race on Sunday. Going to rain Sat morning it says but should be fine after that, so shouldn't be toooo bad. Still, going to whack the Mud X on the back.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby Gorrick Team » Sat Nov 10, 2012 15:39 pm

Just a heads up that due to some hard work by the team and the great drainage at the venue you won't need mud tyres if you're racing with us tomorrow. A dry, sunny day is forecast. Check the web site for a few race time changes due to our 20th anniversary.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby agg25 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 21:28 pm

Hmmm wish I'd kept my mud tyre on for the race, wasn't sloppy but there were still quite a few bits where I had zero traction with the Racing Ralph, oh well, at least it didn't rain and had a pretty good result.
Still, feel the atmosphere needs a little livening up at some of the Gorricks, there's nothing keeping people there after the race, I finished, caught my breathe and then went home. A bit of music or something wouldn't be bad.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby bexslack » Mon Nov 12, 2012 07:52 am

Yesterday was my first ever mountain bike race, and after a quick recce lap of the course, I was a tad nervous as I lined up for the start of the women's vet race.

As a seasoned tester, I was definitely outside of my comfort zone and found it all very technical. Every time I see a tree root I panic and mud just forces me to dismount and run!

Anyway I got round and may even have avoided finishing last due to my speed on the easy fire trails!

Thank you to the Gorrick team for staging the event and a lovely man called Will from Dorset who took me round my recce lap.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby Mccraque » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:17 pm

I nearly came a cropper on a rooty section - didn't see an off camber one on a bend and it felt like someone had pulled a blanket from under me....somehow tyres gripped again in the mud and I stayed on. Remember thinking to myself that my wife would have hated it!!!

Great course and race though. Save for a couple of sections the course was lovely and dry and was the usual good mix of singletrack and overtaking areas.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby grawp » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:46 pm

I thought the course was great and 2.1 Ralphs provided all the traction needed. Also went down on the last off camber, rooty corner, loosing 3rd place in the Masters in the process, but that was my fault for going into it too fast and missing the correct line. Still loved it though.
I was commenting that I really enjoyed the relaxed 'grass roots' Sunday racing atmosphere after all the events over the summer. Great to see so many kids out there.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 13:56 pm

Loved the course on Sunday, probably the best course I've ridden in my very short racing life, with the exception of a fast off on the last lap and my rear wheel coming out it's position, oh and dropping my drinks bottle on the last lap oh and also messing the start up and spinning the wheel off the line losing my footing getting hit from behind and setting off nearly last, all was great, Can't do spring series but I'll be back for the Autumn next year.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby njee20 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 14:22 pm

Still, feel the atmosphere needs a little livening up at some of the Gorricks, there's nothing keeping people there after the race, I finished, caught my breathe and then went home. A bit of music or something wouldn't be bad.


Whilst they're superb events, that's one of the reasons I don't do more. If you race in Sport/Expert by the time you finish they're clearing up the course behind you, the catering van has often gone home and it's all a bit anticlimactic. They are fantastic for the open/fun/master/vets, but just don't seem to attract the numbers into other categories, I guess it's the prevalence of other BC sanctioned events.

Brass Monkeys are brilliant though, I do like the 'all together' format for winter racing particularly!

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:48 pm

does anyone know when the series points will and put up on website??

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby njee20 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 15:07 pm

There are no series points for the autumn races - it's just 2 standalone events.

Series points/prizes for the spring series which kicks off on 27th Jan.

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Re: Gorrick Autumn series

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:18 pm

oh okay, don't think I scored any anyway, but must have been a little confused by the term "series". Still I'll be back next for the 2 races again, fantastic courses they put on.


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