May 11 2013
Archive for the 'BCC' Category
Mar 30 2013
Club member Jon Davies has this to say,
After the success of the Frome pumptrack, we have decided we want some pumptrack action in Warminster, The Local Council have agreed in principle to having a pumptrack in the town and now we are starting a consultation exercise to prove that the local community wants one, this forum should be a good place to start getting support, I have started by doing a poll on here,http://www.facebook.com/WarminsterWobble, please answer and share!
Also, we are having a fundraising quiz night for the Warminster Wobble at the Organ Inn on Sunday April 21st. We have blagged a load of cool prizes and will have a cycling themed round, It would be cool if we could have a BCC team in attendance, remember any money left after the Wobble will go to a local charity!
Make sure you Vote via facebook to let the council show there is great support from in and around the local area!
Feb 05 2013
At the first Three Minute Laps we found that people were prepared to ride almost any bike round the three minute singletrack course.
At the second Three Minute Laps (on a 50% different course) we found that everyone is motivated by different things.
Greg was motivated by wearing a wife beater, Gunny by grimacing at the start line, Ben (Gunny Junior) a relentless pursuit of a faster time.
Charlie focused for his runs by finding suitable music to sabotage other people’s runs, while others found their Zen state while listening to S Club 7 (although others threatened to leave).
Most found their energy returned when their main rival beat them, or found their hope of eeking out a personal best was ruined by sliding out on the final corner, and scrambling across the line on foot.
In contrast this was Fin, whose calm and efficiency in setting the days third fastest time was surely down to early morning yoga and meditation.
But in an incredible insight to the mind of a “top athlete”, our winner – Jack, pipping Curtis by less than a second – was never more animated or passionate than when describing an Australian bird with a name cooler than a Kookaburra.
Nov 12 2012
TML was advertised as being suitable for any bike, but we didn’t expect everyone to take it so seriously, seeing everything from fully rigid 29ers to full downhill bikes (Jamie!).
The largely singletrack course was designed with technical options and with the hope that tactics and line choice would help determine the winner – we didn’t expect Pete to start the discussions at 11am and for Esther to find an alternative route (down the hill!) on her first timed lap.
When Nathan came up with the name “Three Minute Laps” we didn’t expect the time period to be so accurate, with Curtis’ winning time of 2 minutes and 35 seconds (due to spinning classes, according to Bob) bringing him home ahead of Jack by a second, with Nathan a further 14 seconds back in third.
Our fingers were crossed for ten participants, but 20 turned up, each of whom became involved in battles against riders of a similar pace, with a highlight being Tom beating Greg (to the crown of fastest TF Tuned employee), due to the commitment and sportsmanship shown, not to mention the use of Tom’s “Heckler Can” (essentially a can of rocks, used as a rattle).
After the individual event was the team relay event, where the secret was ensuring you got round without crashes or big errors, and that the changeovers were good – the best shown by Louie, who seemed to pull away from the changeover area like he was on concrete, not the mud pit the rest of us wheel spun our way out of.
A team of Sharon, Greg, Nathan, Marjory, Al and (late arrival) Ben L took the win by 45 seconds.
Thanks to everybody who chipped in to share the load of making it a great event; with people helping set up, put away, time the riders, work out the teams, solve anagrams, cheer the riders, jeer the riders and abuse the riders (with some of the most middle class “banter” I have ever witnessed from Al).
The next is provisionally scheduled for the start of January, so keep an eye out for the date, as well as the dig days to improve the course.
Nov 05 2012
This Saturday (the 10th November) is the first Three Minute Laps, a fun event where we hope club members from all mountain bike disciplines will take part, by riding and competing on the wet weather friendly 80% singletrack course).
The event will start with everybody setting an individual lap time. The lap times will help determine the teams for the team event, where there will be head-to-head racing.
12:00: Course will open for practice
13:00: Seeding runs
14:00: (Approx): Team event (Team size depends on numbers)
16:00: Clear up, go home
(During this time the upper sections of Spoons and BBMS will be closed)
Oct 18 2012
Are you in favour of:
Being part of a team
Exerting yourself for three minutes at a time?
Three Minute Laps launches at 12 noon, Saturday 10 November 2012 at the Allotment, suitable for any bike (almost) you will compete on your own, as a team, against the clock and against others.
Hope to see you there.
Oct 15 2012
At the Allotment on Sunday 28th October.
12 Noon until 3pm, help setting up from 11am and packing away afterwards gratefully received.
Freelap timing, marked course, £2 suggested donation.
Oct 05 2012
Sorry to do this, but there aren’t enough people who have committed.
Please give feedback on the forum as to:
- When we rearrange it for
- Other events you’d like to see
- What we can do to make it more popular.
We will be holding a small Dig Day tomorrow morning 9am-12 noon to prepare and improve the course ahead of when we finally do hold it!