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  • Dane
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    Brilliant Report El,

    What an amazing race and challenge. This is on my list for next year as I’ve just got a cross bike and am loving the mud.

    Well done, the guts and determination that you showed just to finish is admirable.

    Hopefully see you soon at a cross race ๐Ÿ˜€

    Dane
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    Great I’ll be there. I can bring a few experienced track cyclists too!

    Dane
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    Wow we are honoured! I will be there as a nice festive leg warmer!
    Dane

    Dane
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    I’m racing the E123. Be nice to have some team mates!

    Dane
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    What an epic ride and fantastic write up Dave! Well done, and, as a long time cramp sufferer I feel you pain with the cramps. Never had them on fixed though, that must have been very scary! Sorry to hear about Caroline’s problems too.

    Dane
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    Woody, if you’ve never ridden an outdoor track I suggest you try it, it is a fairly different experience than riding indoors at Manchester. I’ve been in 5 abreast sprints at Newcastle, in Manchester, you are lucky to get 3 across the track and it is harder to win a race from anywhere further back than 3rd wheel.

    I don’t have any preference on venues, but I live next door to Manchester, so that would be much easier for me.

    Only been on the track twice this year, so will have to dust off the bike and legs before the champs!

    Dane
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    in reply to: John Boote 2013? #42955 |

    I managed to get in this race. Any other Weaver Valley riders in?

    Cant wait to hammer it up the cliff!

    Dane
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    Hi Jim,

    Sorry to blow you out, but I already have a proposed partner: Ewart Howkins he says he will happily sit behind me for 20 miles, probably on the tops, waving at the crowd!

    He is very much a legend even Sean Kelly remembers him from the old racing days!

    Dane
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    Thanks Eleanor and Jed ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kris was going really well, and led the bunch for a fair bit, but got a puncture at halfway. There was a lot of gravel on the road in places, so there were a fair few that suffered the same fate. We also helped out with marshalling the womens race, that looked like a great race too and was great to be part of the event.

    Dane
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    From my blog:
    Well that was a fun day out!

    For me it started at 6:30 am, when I was awakened by massive hamstring cramp in bed! I thought that was it, race over, as I tried to massage the muscle back to normal.

    I hobbled around debating what to do, but thought sod it I’ll just sit in and see how much my leg can take.

    After a warmup, I use the term loosely, as it was very cold, the legs felt reasonable.

    The race was aggressive from the off, with small moves going away and being brought back. A group of three got away with a couple of laps to go and the bunch then sat up. this suited me well, as I felt surprisingly good on the last lap.

    The run in to the finish is after two climbs, each lasting around a minute, I knew that position was going to be key up to and after the last climb to have any chance of featuring in the bunch sprint. I was around 10th wheel going into the last climb and 2nd wheel when at the top, just marking any moves really, not trying to get away. I throttled off a bit and took 5th wheel going into the corner off the climb โ€“ ideal position to go into the sprint around a mile later.

    The finish is around 200 m of straightish road, so I knew that I could come off the wheel and go over to the right. With 100m to go, an idiot next to me had the same idea and rode into my bars nearly causing me to crash. This ruined any chance of taking the bunch sprint for 5th place, and I came in 15th.

    The same rider, from St Helens RC, was riding like an idiot all day and after I complained and others did, there wasnโ€™t any action taken. I know there is a fine line in road sprinting, but switching line and riding into people is just dangerous!

    Dane

    Dane
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    I would be honoured to pace one of our legends around the course ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dane
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    Nice one guys! Kris, I will be marshalling in the afternoon too, will be good to have some company ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dane
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    I’ve just entered the Circuit of the Dales. Sent my cheque off, but just realised it can be entered online.

    Anyone joining me?

    You know you want to, 50 miles in the hills, whats not to like!?

    Dane
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    Bloody Hell, I thought We had it bad, she even went down the closed road that looked like a canal!

    I came across a road closed sign due to a flood but feeling confident from before ploughed in, it wasn’t long before I was up to my headset and then stuck! I waded back out and found my way round, I found out later I was nearly through it I just couldn’t see round the corner.

    An she rode from Bolton…

    The headwind, coupled with the hailstones was truly epic on the outward leg. A real energy sapper!

    Hats off, what a brave soldier!

    Dane
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    Just read through your report on the Buxton MTT on a fixed gear, absolutely epic!

    I will have a look at the Circuit of the Dales, a friend rode it last year and really enjoyed it. 50 miles is a long way on those roads!

    I’m def riding Buxton again this year, entered it online.

    Cheers
    Dane

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