Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

June 23, 2009

You probably won’t believe me but

Filed under: bikes — dgpowell @ 2:58 pm

that went quite well as far as I’m concerned!

Mountain Mayhem I mean. I dropped out after 8hrs and after finishing my 8th lap with stomach cramps, but I don’t mind too much as I wasn’t really “targetting” the race.
I was setting consistant and decent lap times despite not being on top form yet and felt good legs/arms/etc wise, no signs of tiredness or pushing too hard and I could still eat and drink just fine – I just didn’t want to risk carrying on and making myself ill.
I tried out a few new things that seemed to work well (not telling you what though 😉 ) and have a couple of little adjustments to make based on how I rode, which I’ll do and check in the next few weeks, that should result in me being in decent shape/mood/condition for the next few 24hr races (hopefully)

me, riding, woo

The race was quite fun;
I kept finding myself on bits of the course I recognised with no idea how I got there,
didn’t get rained on,
didn’t have to walk large parts of the course due to them falling apart,
got to laugh at numpties riding into each other and getting all wound up (maybe this in’t very PC, but tough, two people racing for 30umpteenth place 17hrs before the finish swearing at each other for touching bars makes me laugh)
didn’t crash
chatted to other people while riding
did a jump (no-one was watching though)
ate stuff without gagging
and other such things

I have to Big Up both “4th is the new 6th” Rod and Jase for coming 4th and 5th – and providing me with much entertainment by really racing each other all through Sunday; it was good fun watching the race unfold from the timing tent!
TimK got 3rd with the Knights of Niche Cheeky Wassacks (sorry) in the SS cat and I’m lead to believe trio25 got 1st in her cat too with the Gritty Kittys.
So I knew loads of people who SHOULD have been on the podium – in previous years It’s gone down as low as 8th place, but this year they only had the top 3 on the stand for some reason. Shame.

UPDATE: the results are up. I still didn’t come last 😀 (121st in fact…at least it’s not 6th!)


  1. Gritty kitty’s

    yes we stood on the top step which was exciting!

    I was disappointed that the solo podium didn’t go down as low as usual, thought it was a little unfair!

    Comment by trio — June 23, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

  2. Get it right Dave 😉 i was part of the ‘Cheeky Wazzacks’ who got 3rd in the SS cat.

    Comment by TimK — June 24, 2009 @ 5:55 am

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