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Gorrick Round 5 - Frith Hill, Surrey
#1
Whos going to this then? It's the final round.

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I'll probably be entering the fun category. Aiming to turn up soberand without man flu this time.

Entry available online or on the line.
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#2
Yes and this time I wont have mud tyres on! I will however still have my heavy dropper as I dont have a long enough normal seatpost for my new (heavier!) frame but hopefully the tyres will help. Had hoped for top 10 but realistically top 100 is the target
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#3
Top 20 will do me after my poor showings at the 3 I have done so far.
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#4
Ill be there - general - why the fun, you were doing the opens before weren't you?
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#5
I don't quite think my fitness is up to it at the moment. Although I was legitimately ill for the first 2 races and very hung over at the last (race planning fail). Trawling around at the back on your own is no fun so figure that in the fun I could at least be racing someone. Plus the opportunity to beat Breezer  Tongue

This all being said I have done more riding since the last race than I have done all year, lost a few lbs and as I've been riding the xc bike to work I've been gradually tweaking it to suit me (changed the saddle, adjuted the fore/aft, tilted bars, changed lever angle). Somewhat worried about having overcome the excuses and still doing badly.

Will probably get to the race early and ride a practice lap, and then make my choice on the line depending how I feel on the day.
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#6
Hmmm - fair enough.  Most important thing (well 1 of them) I go by is HR - knowing what you can sustain for 90 mins & reigning yourself in particularly on the 1st lap if your blowing it.    Ive seen me back off several times just coz i know if I keep tanking along ill be blown later.

Get that worked out your onto a winner.  
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#7
MY HR averages about 165 during races (190 max HR, though may re-evaluate this on the turbo at somepoint), though on most normal rides its more like 145 and I feel like I go faster than I do in races - probably an efficiency trade off. I do find it hard to sustain a higher HR during normal rides, something I'm gonna have to work on.
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#8
I have a 160mm front and rear bike, not ideal for xc, thats my excuse  Tongue
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#9
&quot;Breezer&quot; Wrote:I have a 160mm front and rear bike, not ideal for xc, thats my excuse  Tongue

If you weren't so tall you could use my BM HT.  (its a medium 18")  Chop some legs off.
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#10
hmm 18", sounds to big for you heh, I used to ride a 18" Inbred 456 with a 400mm long post with room to spare! My Fritzz is only 18"! What size post does it need? Not sure if my back could cope with racing on a HT, would need to stand up a bit more as used to get pain on the Zesty sitting all the time although going uphill on it made it worse as it sagged down.
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