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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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Toad the Wet Sprocket

12 Aug 2007 at 14:20

Back to soggy riding again today, I managed to avoid complete saturation until th last 10 mins when I had to ride from one side of a tremendous rainstorm to the other on the way home.

Dropping the stem 3/4 inch seems to have helped a bit, my first decent from the Pike was very slow as the mist was so heavy I couldn't see where the water bars and big stones were, second time around was mich better, although I'm still not used to having suspension forks!

30.5 miles, very heavy rain, cool, slippery, v windy.

It's 2pm now, I wonder how TwinklyDave and LessTwinklySimon got on at SITS.

The People Comment: (11 responses)

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09:22 13 Aug

Rumour has it Simon did 12 laps and whipped Daves backside as he only did 10.


12:05 13 Aug

Does that result make Simon twinklier (it's a technical term) than Dave?


13:30 13 Aug

Dave did a stupid number of laps (27?) and was the final finisher after riding past us lurkers just before 2pm. Think he was 6th. Having seen him at the presentations I suspect that he's still asleep. I did 12 which was the target I set at the start. Reckon I could have done more if I wasn't so lazy.


15:17 13 Aug

Darn Simons turned up to spoil my rumour.
It was half true.


15:19 13 Aug

Bah, Simon's not twinkly, he's roobosh. If he'd done a proper number of laps he'd still be asleep, not posting on here ;)


15:27 13 Aug

When I saw Tom's first message I had to go outside to check that the world hadn't broken.


15:55 13 Aug

Blimey last year Dave was 6th and did 21 laps, this year he was 6th and did 27.

I'm assuming the laps were shorter?


15:58 13 Aug

Less muddy.


16:23 13 Aug

OH yeah, sorry, I assumed this weekend was muddy!


16:28 13 Aug

Nope, pretty much bone dry (I was asleep in my tent when it was raining)


16:47 13 Aug

Good work, that's how I always ended races :)

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