Friday, 11 September 2009

Cyclo Cross Training Camp

Well it's that time of year again and autumn is upon us so that means riding bikes around a school footie pitch......it's cyclocross time!

Obviously VeloCake will be fielding a team in the ever popuplar Southwest CX league. Although we've been typical slack (would you expect anything else) and missed the first round, we had good reason.
Firstly it was in Somerset, which is frickin' miles away, we might have well gone to the Scotchland CX. Secondly there have been two new two wheeled arrivals this week and i do believe they require a bicycle to walk round with which we didn't have last weekend and thirdly, we're giving the rest a head start.

So we're having a training weekend.
Next weekend we can all gather, be it with gears or without, all will be welcome to sweat and toil around the purposely designed course at Tuckingmill, next Sunday so we'll be ready to come out all guns blazing by the night time cross at the NPS races at Newnham Park. Yes, night time cross with flood lights and stuff.

So while some of Team VeloCake have been lucky enough to get new bikes, the rest of us have to make do with a new pair of tyres. (I didn't want that Yeti anyhoo).
But, we will all be ready to bring it for the rest of the season.

17 comments:

Al said...

Yeti bikes are overated Mikey!!

John's taking you on the Tuckingmill killer loop.Good race prep' a gugby field in Devon on a freezing sunday morning will hold no fear for ya!

Could i just say good luck to our brave boys for the cx season ahead.

i'll get me huge bell out!and give it a good shake for the team.

al.

marcobz said...

Hey Capt Mikey M..

The Trek XO's are nice :)

You have matching CX steeds as well as the cool attire!!

VeloCake said...

if you'd like to provide one I'd be delighted to ride it :)

Simon said...

I might make an appearance at a 'cross race somewhere up north this autumn. Watch this space!

VeloCake said...

Do it Simon. step up and represent.

Cross is the future, it only lasts 45 mins not 24 hours.

and do wear the team colours won't you.

grant said...

Cross.........

I kind of like the idea, one of the Scottish races is less than a mile from my front door (and the national champs an hour's ride away) but we'll see....

Disgruntled! said...

I think Velocake is looking for more commitment than that.

I for one have forced myself to eat a cake a day.And what your saying Grant is,You will have to 'think' about riding round a mucky field for an hour in sub zero temparetures,being cheered on by an 'old boy' and his even older Jack Russell.

I don't know!!

I'm having a sit down and a brew,jeeze!!

Al.

Bruce said...

From what I remember cyclocross involves, riding around a field with lots of people overtaking you several times so you only get to do about half the number of laps.

VeloCake said...

Hello Bruce nice to have you along.
hows everyone at your end.

the beauty of cross racing is exactley that surely, let all the fast lot get on with it then stop when they do.

Bruce said...

Hello Velocake
Everybody here is fine, the pigs send their regards.

Cyclocross is also a moist activity and involved clawing your way up steep muddy banks while carrying your bike! Make me shudder to think about it!

VeloCake said...

Go on Grant, go on.

If the jerseys arrive soon enough you can show those Moulin boys a thing or two!
(like not trying too hard and being happy at the back. Thats how VeloCake do it)

grant said...

I'll make a deal with you - if the jerseys arrive in time, I'll fly the Velocake flag (1) in Scotchland in a race or two. :-)


(From the back of the field)

Simon said...

Me too

VeloCake said...

the season'll go on till december. plenty of time.

are you going to scotchland Simon?

Simon said...

Scotchland? You're having a laugh, that's bloody miles away!

VeloCake said...

if you "race" in Boult On you'd be up against Roy Hunt. and he's a....
very fast rider.

Simon said...

Yeah, I know. He's asked me out for a ride before, I politely declined :)