Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Three Peaks Cross Race??
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10-08-02, 04:17 PM
Anybody Game for Next Year?
Looks hard as hell. :cry:
10-09-02, 04:02 PM
I'm game, let's go Alan. As much as I crash, I'd probably end up killing myself.
I was hoping to have a crack at the 3 peaks this year, but just never got around to doing it.
They cancelled it last year due to foot and mouth, but it does look like a pig of a race!!!
that sounds like fun.
I hope to be ale to make it...
-- fabien :D
10-11-02, 08:37 PM
We're crashing @ Rich's house....Lord knows it's closer than Seattle.
10-11-02, 09:42 PM
I'll bring the beer [for the after-race libations]...
No problems guys...just remember the Krispy Kremes eh! :D
10-14-02, 10:44 AM
I'll bring the Endurox. The ultimate recovery tool, Endurox and beer.
10-15-02, 05:39 AM
Rode this year (& most years). Really is a great race to ride, most riders I know, who have done it, either ride it once, vowing never to return, or, like myself (and brother) become serial 3 peakers! Great atmosphere, the main abilities required are to be able to walk very fast up steep slopes (running would be nice but not essential/possible), and to be able to put your brain in your back pocket when the downhill beckons.
Come on over and stay in a Youth Hostel.
The site below (isn't mine) has pics & QT's of this years
Ps, don't worry about bringing beer, the race finishes in the pub's garden - 'Black Sheep' bitter all round:beer:
10-15-02, 10:49 AM
Looks like the weather was nice this year, those trails look like perfect cross fodder.
10-15-02, 11:00 AM
Very dusty, lots of punctures, luckily no mishaps myself. The winner (Robb Jebb) broke the course record. (I finished around 60th having broken my own time) I thought that I was going pretty fast on the descents, until at one point I was overtaken by a guy on two flat tyres!
10-15-02, 11:28 AM
Congratulations, 60th sounds good for a race of that caliber.
10-16-02, 03:28 AM
my running background helped a lot.
Welcome to the forums :D I noticed there are lots of Cross bikes in the pictures and video...did you notice many MTB's competing?
60th sounds fantastic....I'd be pleased to place in the top 100! :p
10-16-02, 07:38 AM
No mtbs, not allowed for various reasons, one being that it's a UK cat A race so follows UCI rulings (you know, no bar-ends, no tyres over 35mm, no pushing at the back, that sort of thing). I must admit to being a bit dissapointed at first (61st), which is probably a good thing, next year, along with you lot?, I shall do better.
That's a shame, I got rid of my Alan Top Cross a few months back...hmmm, maybe I could cunningly disguise my MTB with drop bars...hmmm, maybe not....it's been done before!! :D
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