Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Tue Dec 04, 2012 19:20 pm

Cheers Paul :wink: Fair play to you for doing the 4hr races! I had a mega sore throat (an still have) causing a few caughing fits during the race. One guy told me to give up the fags lol. I would have agreed but i gave up back in may :lol: . Must admit, the course suited me well. Im not the quickest on twisty single track so the open bits gave me a real chance to put the power down (an then cough my guts up again after). Only real mistake i made was putting dark lenses in my glasses. The dark wooded singletrack areas i was near riding blind!
I did notice when looking through the photos that you went down on that corner. Alot of people did. I ran my tyre presures fairly low (28psi front RoRo and 30psi rear RaRa) hoping to get what traction i could on the frozen ground and in all honesty, my tyre grip was fantastic! But to run at them low pressures and not pucture on that flint road was mega lucky! Have yet to check the tyres for slices.
We must catch up at the next round!
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby Jimboliana » Tue Dec 04, 2012 21:11 pm

Good to see you Paul if it was only your backside! I managed 52nd which was a good result for me, I was just looking through the pics and saw you went down on that corner, lucky I didn't but I did on the one b4 the small hump that everyone seemed to struggle on. It was a good course and I would have beaten Ben (if only I had not done that practice lap, that's what I blame it on!!!) some fantasic flowing single track that I just loved and was looking forward to so well done to the Thetford MTB team for a great race as this time it was more like a race, loads more places for people to overtake me :lol: Ben was knocking people off left right and centre and I had to dodge the carnage, took all my skills!!!
Saw Shrimpo at the end of my last lap, he done well. There are a few pics of you on www.pics4all.co.uk trying to get round that corner :lol:
I could not believe the amount of punchers on on the first lap, people out left right and centre. Ben I had my lenses on as well and I was the same going into the woods I either followed everyone else or went with where I thought which was right, couple of months off now guys so keep up the good work and see you soon :mrgreen:

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Tue Dec 04, 2012 21:54 pm

Collo, which number are you in the crashes? I was lucky, I binned it on lap 2 at the bottom of Warren Bank but nobody was there to picture it!
Someone went down hard in front of the group I was in on the grassy section beside Mayday Meadow, we all checked he was ok, and he insisted he was, but to me he looked rather stuck in the bike?
I was happy with my times, I was only 17 seconds off my mates fastest lap, And he is 10 years younger than me!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 13:47 pm

821 in the GMCC blue and white kit, I think I saw your dad this time Darren, looks like he'd skinned a rabbit and stuck it onto his head .

I stopped at the end of my fourth lap to pick up some food bars from my bag on the ground only to find them frozen solid lucky I had put my drinks bottles on the vans bumper so they were okay.

Training is off until the new year, but I'll still be out riding with the Hadleigh Club and will be joining the Trog group for their ride on December 30th around Tunstall forest.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Wed Dec 05, 2012 15:44 pm

That was him, hiding in a dip halfway down double shocker, and i think i bought him that hat one christmas!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 13:16 pm

I've been told series standings are out, but even when I follow the facebook link I don't see any, just empty boxes :|

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 13:28 pm

found them; I'm 21st in the old fella's 4hr, but I'm 14 points and 3 places behind my mate ......... ggggrrrrrrr

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby evo3ben » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:28 pm

Nice one Paul! Im sitting in 42nd in 18-39 cat 8)
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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby WindyG » Tue Dec 11, 2012 18:52 pm

Good results from both of you.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Tue Dec 11, 2012 19:38 pm

Ive only got one finish, so its scrapping through the pack at round 3 again for me! but after running well inside the top 20 last time until i picked up a puncture, i cant wait for round 3, and hopefully i will be rolling on a new machine.........

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:07 pm

You've been a good boy this year then Darren if santa is bringing you a new bike....

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Wed Dec 12, 2012 16:17 pm

Not that good, its due in the week before round 3!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 16:15 pm

I have a small dilemma for round 3, do I stay with the full suss and go for comfort for the 4 hours or swap back to the 29 hardtail and hope I can ride it quicker over the 4 hours and get a better result?

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby stylish » Thu Dec 13, 2012 18:22 pm

if my new rig turns up i will have the same problem :wink:

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 13:34 pm

is there anything in the rules about swapping bikes half way through a race????

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby sdminus » Fri Dec 14, 2012 17:14 pm

If you race under BC rules you have to finish the race on the same bike you started the race on.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby epicdaza » Thu Dec 20, 2012 07:18 am

stylish wrote:if my new rig turns up i will have the same problem :wink:


Hi mate,

One easy answer to that dilemma. It's Brandon side so 29er with 25psi front, 28psi rear (30 if over 12st) and there's your fastest option over that side with the comfort, trust me!

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 17:05 pm

Hi Daza

That was what I was thinking use the 29er, I told the wife I needed a bouncy bike for the 4 hours races so I could buy one, lucky for me she doesn't come to the Thetford races so she won't know I haven't used it.

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby C0LL0 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 13:50 pm

It's my last day at work so may not get the time to post on here as I'll be too busy, so to all that know me & everyone that I know, have a great Christmas and a happy new year, see you all on the other side when training begins again :lol:

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Re: Thefford Winter Series 2012/13

Postby hopper1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:54 am

Just looking at the site for race 3 and there appears to be a sh!t load already entered...!
Is that cumulative for the series?
Surely that many couldn't race...
Think I'll give it a miss. :roll:
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