Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-02, 03:17 PM   #1
Alan Perkins
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Alan Perkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sammamish (Seattle area) WA
Bikes:
Posts: 123
Three Peaks Cross Race??

Anybody Game for Next Year?

http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/inter...eaks_diary.htm

Looks hard as hell.

Last edited by Joe Gardner; 10-08-02 at 03:41 PM.
Alan Perkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-02, 03:02 PM   #2
Rotifer
WallaWalla!
 
Rotifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 823
I'm game, let's go Alan. As much as I crash, I'd probably end up killing myself.
__________________
Jeff
Rotifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-02, 05:08 AM   #3
Rich
It's the fight in the man
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
Bikes: Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
Posts: 1,209
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!!!

Rich
__________________
Making New Zealand a safer place :)
Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-02, 05:50 PM   #4
fabien
Junior Member
 
fabien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 8
that sounds like fun.
I hope to be ale to make it...
-- fabien
fabien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-02, 07:37 PM   #5
Alan Perkins
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Alan Perkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sammamish (Seattle area) WA
Bikes:
Posts: 123
We're crashing @ Rich's house....Lord knows it's closer than Seattle.
Alan Perkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-02, 08:42 PM   #6
velocipedio
human
 
velocipedio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: living in the moment
Bikes: 2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 3,563
I'm in...

I'll bring the beer [for the after-race libations]...
__________________
when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

The Irregular Cycling Club of Montreal
Cycling irregularly since 2002
velocipedio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-02, 04:36 AM   #7
Rich
It's the fight in the man
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
Bikes: Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
Posts: 1,209
No problems guys...just remember the Krispy Kremes eh!

Rich
__________________
Making New Zealand a safer place :)
Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-02, 09:44 AM   #8
Rotifer
WallaWalla!
 
Rotifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 823
I'll bring the Endurox. The ultimate recovery tool, Endurox and beer.
__________________
Jeff
Rotifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 04:39 AM   #9
Dan Souf
Member
 
Dan Souf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK, the pointy bit, bottom right
Bikes:
Posts: 30
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

http://www.fridgeproductions.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Ps, don't worry about bringing beer, the race finishes in the pub's garden - 'Black Sheep' bitter all round
Dan Souf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 09:49 AM   #10
Rotifer
WallaWalla!
 
Rotifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 823
Looks like the weather was nice this year, those trails look like perfect cross fodder.
__________________
Jeff
Rotifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 10:00 AM   #11
Dan Souf
Member
 
Dan Souf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK, the pointy bit, bottom right
Bikes:
Posts: 30
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!
Dan Souf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 10:28 AM   #12
Rotifer
WallaWalla!
 
Rotifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 823
Congratulations, 60th sounds good for a race of that caliber.
__________________
Jeff
Rotifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-02, 02:28 AM   #13
Dan Souf
Member
 
Dan Souf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK, the pointy bit, bottom right
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Cheers,
my running background helped a lot.
thank you
Dan Souf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-02, 05:07 AM   #14
Rich
It's the fight in the man
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
Bikes: Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
Posts: 1,209
Hey Dan,

Welcome to the forums 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!

Rich
__________________
Making New Zealand a safer place :)
Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-02, 06:38 AM   #15
Dan Souf
Member
 
Dan Souf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK, the pointy bit, bottom right
Bikes:
Posts: 30
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.
Dan Souf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-02, 12:33 PM   #16
Rich
It's the fight in the man
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
Bikes: Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
Posts: 1,209
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!!

Rich
__________________
Making New Zealand a safer place :)
Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:49 PM.