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  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    on the MSG facebook page 6 out of the 8 rounds are confirmed
  • evo3benevo3ben Posts: 552
    I just thought it a little strange that apart from 6 confirmed venues, there are still 2 to be confirmed and no event information at all i.e. race times, format, costs etc.
  • ollie51ollie51 Posts: 517
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    ollie51 wrote:
    yet, pretty much. a fore gone.
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • ollie51ollie51 Posts: 517
    It's far too technical for a regional level race to be fair - there's only a handful of riders in the eastern region who could get an XC bike round that course unscathed.
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    your assuming that the other routes wouldn't of been put in by then?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    theres been a rtace held there already after the olympics - the UK under 16s championships - in which girls as young as 13 rode the course (and rode it incredibly well!!) it only took a few adjustments - I think we may see hadleigh there eventually but knowing how the council are making people jump through hoops just to walk over there im assuming its taking time.
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    1st 4 entered :D
    A berm? were you expecting one?

    29er race

    29er bouncer
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    there is the national round 5 at Hadleigh in July, with open and fun class races on the Saturday, so don't know why a regional race can't be held there.
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    here we go..

    Sunday 17th March, Tunstall Forest, Suffolk
    Sunday 21st April, Codham Park, Braintree, Essex
    Sunday 19th May, Thetford Forest, Norfolk
    Sunday 16th June, Ickworth House, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
    Sunday 14th July, Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex
    Sunday 4th August, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Cambridgeshire
    Sunday 8th September, Langdon Hills, Essex
    Sunday 29th September, TBC, Essex - Hadleigh
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Well I'm entered for 17/3 Tunstall & 14/7 Nuke Bunker.
    Gutted that work/ other race commitments got in the way of the other races, but 2 is better than none! :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    christ one of those is miles away!! With whipstakes may only be doing the localish ones...
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    So with the 2 hr race starting at 14:00hrs and the Kiddies rides at 10-11:00 then a race potential at 12:00 kind of takes the whole day up?
    Traveling all that way and then doing the 1hr race :roll: just doesnt make sense :?
    I'll be having to negotiate bringing MrsVW to races just so No1 can race, but then that means them hanging around to potentially 16:00+ just so i can do a proper length race.

    There may be trouble ahead?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • evo3benevo3ben Posts: 552
    Woo Hoo all signed up! Payed for 6 rounds and got other 2 free, bargin! 8)
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    evo3ben wrote:
    Woo Hoo all signed up! Payed for 6 rounds and got other 2 free, bargin! 8)

    :mrgreen: Am I jealous, or what!...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • evo3benevo3ben Posts: 552
    I was due to be working half of them but booked holiday with work and jobs a good'n. Are you not able to do the same?
  • ollie51ollie51 Posts: 517
    Anyone know anything about the Cambridgeshire venue? If it's not a good course I don't think I'll bother...
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    ollie51 wrote:
    Anyone know anything about the Cambridgeshire venue? If it's not a good course I don't think I'll bother...
    being cambridgeshire chances are it will be very flat LOL

    had a quick google
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    ollie51 wrote:
    Anyone know anything about the Cambridgeshire venue? If it's not a good course I don't think I'll bother...
    being cambridgeshire chances are it will be very flat LOL

    had a quick google

    Did a race there a couple of years back from what I remember it was quite enjoyable.... not overly technical, no better or worse than some of the other locations... and its the closest one to me, about 25 mins away so i'll definately be doing it.
    A berm? were you expecting one?

    29er race

    29er bouncer
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    evo3ben wrote:
    I was due to be working half of them but booked holiday with work and jobs a good'n. Are you not able to do the same?

    I work offshore. Would have to book a couple of three week trips off to cover that... Waaaayyyyy too expensive! :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    edited January 2013
    All entered 8 races with 2 free (eventually, I really should read what Matt writes and only entered the 6 instead of paying for all eight, but sorted now)

    Good to see EvoBen has entered them all, no doubt I'll see you on Sunday steaming past me as usual....
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    I need to sort my entries really, but 2pm start for the big race is a censored , but after a year out Im sure it won't be too much of an issue.

    Most likely do 6 of them, as a couple look like they clash with other planned events...
  • IhateDNSIhateDNS Posts: 380
    Question
    Looking at benchmarks on average speed? Trying to get ready for MSG.
    Have been riding through all this slop in different woods.

    Do know Apps & Garmin are not 100%. I'm getting a slow 6-8 mph :oops: (end of last year my best was ten).
    I haven't walked my bike for sometime now :roll: but improving on speed seem a long time coming.
    Have got until April to improve!

    Whats all your average speed just to see how far out?
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work!
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    stick to the road in this weather - not really a lot to be gained from riding through clay and slop and not getting anywhere other than handling skills.
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    And lots of worn out parts! Your average speed in a race will always be slightly higher as you have a bit of red mist, competition and adrenaline flowing, so don't get too hung up on it, and with the MSG races you get a good mix of abilities anyway.

    First 3 rounds entered today, and just over a month to go now..
  • gronygrony Posts: 75
    Thinking of entering a couple of rounds of this series but don't want to make a prat of myself, or even worse get in the way. When you say "a mix of abilities" how fit do you need to be to not come last? Given it's a regional event, does that mean there's not likely to be any plodders at the back?
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    dude theres loads of plodders :wink:
    Spence, where we rode on sunday was very technical so the avg speed would be much slower.
    Your much faster this year than last, just need a bit of killer instinct
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    Right that's me entered for the first round in the Open cat, plus 3 girls for the under12s/9s coaching and race.

    grony if your unsure just enter the "open" cat, there will always be plodders in any class don't let it stop you giving it a go, this will only be my 5 XC race.
  • gronygrony Posts: 75
    Right, thanks, I'll give it a whirl.
  • IhateDNSIhateDNS Posts: 380
    Thanks
    bigdawg wrote:
    not really a lot to be gained
    :cry:
    I thought road riding wouldn't give me much benefit like riding a gym bike with virtual hills. The view I had was only way to get faster riding in woods is to ride more in woods. :mrgreen:

    grony
    I plod a round and just happy to finish a race then try and beat the clock or others, So not really a race for me.
    Codham Park is on private land so it's the only time I get to ride so will always be on my list to do.
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work!
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