Sunday, 26 October 2008

From small acorns...

big trees grow. At least that's what they say. If that phrase has any relevance it's to the hope that today's win at Stroud Cyclocross is the precursor to better results. OK, so the field was small... and the best riders were at the National Series in Ipswich (which lies in a land far, far away and hence we didn't go)... but a win is a win. And, more importantly I felt a bit more zippy that I have done so far this season.

It was great to have such a good team lineup racing. We were the best represented team and everyone put in big efforts. All in all there were six COBCC riders, it makes a big difference to have team mates about - adds muchos to the smile factor :)

From Stroud CycloCross 26 oct 2008


I'm also mega chuffed with the bike, I finally seem to have the set-up nailed and it felt 'right' for the first time... tyre pressures I still have to sort out. 25 front and 35 psi rear stuck well but I was nervous all the way round that one of my many rim-touches would lead to a snakie and a throwing of toys.

From Stroud CycloCross 26 oct 2008


There is something so satisfying about riding well, even if you're suffering... it just seems better somehow.

From Stroud CycloCross 26 oct 2008


And many thanks to Deadly 'Euro' Nedley who not only gave us a lift but also schooled us in the ways of white socks and a flower spray of cologne... you can't get much more Euro that that :)

From Stroud CycloCross 26 oct 2008


There must be something in it because he was the cleanest by far...

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