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By barlow - Posted on 07 January 2015

Re: This ride meeting: 
2014 ctmbc DH #6

I've always enjoyed XC racing at Rydal on Tuesday nights. Best fun I've ever had while exercising. I try for the maximum laps which by default puts me into A grade. Until I purchased Lefty (Canondale 29er hard tail) I was consistently coming last, some nights I would get back after people had finished eating and had left. A couple of times I was so slow, the direction signs had been packed up so getting lost was a possibility.

Lefty has opened up a whole new world of XC racing, I don't come last any more and people that used to leave me for dead are now having trouble keeping up. Because the bike is so much faster I have been able to concentrate on riding techniques and I'm having even more fun. I was riding behind another rider and was admiring how fast he was cornering and then realised that he was holding me up, what a buss.

I would like to thank the organisers, Flynny, Gary, Glen and Robin, Phil, Kempy and anyone else that helps make it possible, and Lefty of cause. Smiling

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