The journey from small guy to teenager...

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We drove up to meet mates at Antur last night, to be honest I could still do with resting instead of driving up here. It wasn't helped when we rocked up at our campsite, we'll, in a very loose term. I'm not sure if the midges or the sheep were worse, possibly the sheep standing outside the tent screaming all night.

ImageIMG-20240529-WA0011 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

But we then had an excellent day here at Antur and met a few other racers who are all now going nuts on the hill pushing eachother.

Last night's pizza for lunch and of course some cake.

It'll then be a long drive back and work tomorrow 

I got about 8-9 laps in myself today which was ace, if a little lonely lol. 

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Some properly cool action pics there - fabulous! 8-)
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Race run POV from today 




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Stupid bloody Instagram
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Short and sweet

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Redbull Hardline next year?
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LOL he'd be tempted and something he'd love to do... but there's many many riders who'd be on that list before him sadly.
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FoD race today with MIJ and familiar territory for the boy. We wouldn't arguably race these at the moment, but it was a free weekend and we had no other plans, but also our mate wanted us there for moral support. So we jumped on and entered him.
We didn't go for practice yesterday as most did, but arguably he knows the track and the forest as well as the next person.

Setup and practice went smoothly and he was feeling fine.
Run 1 he ended up in 1st place with a 1.07.60 and about 1.8s clear of the next placing. Onto run 2 after a lunchtime game of battering eachother with a mini-basketball with his mates and he set off. Watching the rest of the class/Cat come down some looked RAPID... As he passed me about 3/4 of the way down he'd forgotten to put his goggles on (muppet) but he looked OK.
Got to the bottom and he'd improved to a 1.06.30 and won by 2+ seconds. So an excellent result and the 4th fastest time of the day for him so again, pretty happy.
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Onto Antur Stiniog for National DH in 2 weekends time (Foo Fighters gig next weekend)
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First weekend that the boy has beaten Ben Deakin too, if you follow MTB and Vlogs/Media you'll know him as a bit of a media mogul and a fast racer. He's got a massive following and rides with the Surrey Hills lads. He's also sponsored and supported by DMR amongst other companies... The boy will be really pleased to have finally beaten him :)

In a little bit of me bragging it's been quite funny with the boy on his Snapchat stuff as they've got a MTB group and it's been a "FFS JAmes don't turn up at the next MIJ race and give someone else a chance" "are you racing the next one, please say no"

LOL. I wouldn't post this stuff on other parts of the internet as i don't wanna come over dickish, but for you lot i'm happy to post some bits that's a little bit more private :D
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38 in his Cat.
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race clips for the non-Insta people.



See you with updates in a few weeks :)
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Fucking STUPID companies.

I wanted/needed to replace the lads SRAM DUB preload spacer on his cranks, the SRAM one is made of soft plastic and splits/breaks really easily. This is alu and a bit stronger. So i'm trying to fit it, looking at the pic on the back of the box

Preload Ring > Dub Spacer > 30mm spacer
That's how their pic goes, with pretty little boxes and arrows to point to each.

But it doesn't fit right... I'm then thinking are you SURE... So i google it and there's a video with a guy who picks up the 30mm spacer (as per box) and says, fit the DUB spacer... Errrrrrrrm.

So i ring Muc-Off.
"yeah, you need to ignore the box, it's completely wrong"

I laughed, he laughed, oh how we all laughed.

Jeeez.... really lol.
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I'm probably a couple of weeks behind, riding home this evening it was great to hear your jibber jabber on the singletrack podcast 👏👏
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Lol I'm not sure about that mate, but thank you anyway.

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You came over really really well, explaining what you guys are all about.

I think a fair few people would be a little surprised to hear what you said about his future racing expectation, a nice dose of reality 👍