Monday, 8 June 2009

VeloCake almost rock, it's official

To the business of racing, and how.
Knock me down with a feather. We almost did it. Damn you comfy chairs and warm clothing.
Despite some of the heaviest rain i've seen in a long time (being a Mancunian in Cornwall, that takes some beating) which turned the course into a big slippy mess and had tents floating around the campsite, VeloCake finished 4th in the Bristol bikefest singlespeed pairs, one lap behind the 3rd place losers.
We were so close we could almost reach out and touch that 3rd place prize. (which was two new tubes each)
Thankfully though we kept our feet on the ground in the solo singlespeeds as Raoul did some stirling work, packing after 2 laps coming in last place and being on the beer by lunch time. Chapeau fella!
The highlights for me though was remebering how to properly ride a mountain bike again, sort off. quoting LL Cool J at an air cadet. Getting mistaken for Jo Burt ?? and of course meeting up with everyone after a whole year away. ahhhh.

if you don't believe me, heres the official results!

proof

















startline death march, nick racing, raoul finds only energy drink at the bar.

more pictures here:
linky

13 comments:

Al said...

Congratulations to team Velocake.

Podium next year?

Looks like old father time was doing a good impression of Nick!!



All my love and kisses, Al.

Anonymous said...

Like the shirt the 'holy bearded figure' is wearing :)

Al said...

Hello Mark?

Al.

Anonymous said...

Aye!

I'm getting sick of reading and that.

How about some action shots from the nearly men?

I would love to see the velocake gallery stuffed with contenders riding bikes and that kind of thing.

An i'm not a perv or owt either!!

I just like looking at sweaty men in clingy lycra.

Katie said...

Do you guys ever do any work? ;)

VeloCake said...

sweaty men in lycra here

Al said...

I think this blog is staring to attract the wrong type of pervert!

Al.

Al said...

I think this blog is staring to attract the wrong type of pervert!

Al.

Al said...

Ive just found out how you do a double post thingy!

Can't edit yet though.

Al.

Nicky said...

Damn you comfy chairs and warm clothing.

-I missed a shot of you cos you were so welded to that chair that when an orange bike with a mikey shape appeared I put my camera down figuring it couldn't possibly be you ;)

VeloCake said...

i ride bikes you cheeky....


i also enjoy sitting on my arse when properly motivated

Nicky said...

i also enjoy sitting on my arse when properly motivated

-you were giving it 110% commitment ;)

VeloCake said...

i was maxing my sitting around envelope actually