Gunnar Cycles USA Message Board

It is currently Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:49 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 3 peaks cyclocross UK
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:11 am
Posts: 4
Location: Southampton UK
Here's a link (I hope) to a stunning image of me participating in the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race on my Crosshairs. I finished 123/159 in class, 1st Gunnar............................................(and last Gunnar).

The race, run this year in fairly poor conditions, is a 66km route that ascends three large hills in North Yorkshire Ingleborough (723m), Whernside (736m) and Pen-y-Ghent (694m). Some of the trails are almost vertical, some almost impassable due to peat bog. At the start the tops of the peaks were hidden by fog and low cloud, which was a bit of a blessing.

Then it started raining.

I punctured in the neutralised road section at the beginning, my mate stopped to help me fix it and in getting back to the bunch he had an asthma attack.

The first climb was more of a mountaineering exercise, only made possible by a fence running alongside the trail with which you could just about haul yourself up the hill.

By the time I came off the second hill (having punctured again on the cobbled descent), the clouds had lifted giving me a glorious view of the task ahead! By this time the winner had finished.

The final climb was marginally more rideable than the first 2, and the descent was just a case of hanging on and praying that the end would come soon.

I rolled in 1:51 after the winner in a time of 4:52:08, to be greeted by my own GUNNARS (Thornton and Gillie), shattered but happy to have finished.

Next year? Ask me tomorrow!

Richard Smith

www.bcf.uk.com/gallery/2005/phil/threep ... ite/26.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:36 pm 
Right on Richard!

Nice shot of you and your Gunnar doing what it does best. How ya feelin' today? :D


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:11 am
Posts: 4
Location: Southampton UK
Dave,
felt sore as the next day. Then started a 4 day off road trip across the country (not on the Crosshairs tho'.....but with hind-sight).
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Richard


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group