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

September 29, 2006

OK, so the good news…

Filed under: bikes,lunacy - other peoples,on-one — dgpowell @ 12:33 pm

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“Press” Release: After some discussion I can kind of confirm that for next years races I will be riding an On-One Scandal 29er, with some lovely rigid super-light carbon forks. I’ll be able to see where I’m going through out the dark bits of 24hr races and the like with Dinotte lights, so there will be no excuse for me to finish races away from the podium.

“Real” Story: I emailed the ever helpful Brant at on-one, cheekily asking for some free stuff to race on, i mentioned i’d be racing – and winning – anyway so it might as well be aboard his stuff.
Shockingly, he didn’t swear at me at all in his reply, or even tell me to sod off in any way. In fact he seemed to like the idea of me representing him, so he said I could have some stuff.

So there you are.
I’ll be definately doing the following races on a lovely Scandal 29er (which I’ve yet to pick up):

  • SSMM 24hr 07, solo
  • CLIC 24hr 07, solo
  • SITS 24hr 07, solo
  • Bontrager 24/12 24hr 07, solo
  • Enduro 6+ 07, solo
  • and I’m working out how i can get to Strathpuffer 24hr 07 as well
  • Some of the Merida 100k races
  • 3 Peaks cyclocross (this was Brant’s idea, and sounds “fun” and different)
  • defending my Leisure Lakes winter XC Title (and the summer xc title as well)
  • and anything else I or Brant can think of that sounds good

Oh, I’m still looking for support for the 24hr solo races, be nice and agree to help and I’ll pay for all the travelling/food/beer costs and promise not to swear at you! Who knows, I may even split any winnings with you as well!

Cheers everyone!

Now, where’s that training plan…

10 Comments

  1. Woot, nice one dave!, can I have a go?

    Next year I will mostly be learning joinery skills!

    (you forgot to mention you’ll be defending your winter and summer LL series race titles.)

    Comment by matt — September 29, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

  2. Yes, everyone may have a go on it (provided they don’t crash it)

    If you need a hand fixing your house, i am probably the last person to ask…but i am willing to try, should you need me

    Comment by dgpowell — September 29, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

  3. […] It looks like dave’s stepping it up for ‘07, having secured a bike and lights from the Shed based micro-brand on-one, Dave will be riding one of the new ScandAl with rigid carbon fork at a number of races across the country… including: […]

    Pingback by dirtstreetpub » Racer Dave. — September 29, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

  4. I’ll help you at 24/12 if it falls within my calendar… I don’t plan on going to any other races (won’t be able to afford to)

    Comment by matt — September 29, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

  5. Well done.
    Your training plan has been broken for so long no wonder you don’t know where it is!

    Comment by Tom — September 29, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

  6. LOL!, his training plan for 07 is probably on the back of a cakebox 😉

    Comment by matt — September 29, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

  7. GAYER!

    Comment by Simon — September 29, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  8. that’s slander that is! (the cakebox thing)

    oo wait, the other thing is too…

    Comment by dgpowell — September 30, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

  9. It can’t be slander, it’s written down 🙂

    Comment by Simon — October 1, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

  10. If nobody comes up with the goods or someone backs out at last minuate I will be your wing man at any 24hr solo gig you attend. (and i promise not to drink all your winnings away!! ;))

    Well done cocker

    Comment by wayne — October 2, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

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