Author Topic: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)  (Read 17989 times)


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 11:01:08 pm »
Looks like fun.  Anyone we know competing?
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Charlotte

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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 11:03:41 pm »
*raises hand*

I had a film crew round at the SEEKRIT BUNKER tonight, interviewing me for  documentary they're making about the race. 

I taught one of them to ride - poor guy was trembling afterwards  ;D
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 11:07:37 pm »
Chapeau, dear heart!
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 11:09:20 pm »
I'll be providing immoral support and rubdowns.   :demon:
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ed_o_brain

Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 12:04:51 am »
Not competing, but planning to be there for the fun and frollicks.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 08:08:35 pm »
I'll be providing immoral support and rubdowns.   :demon:

If ever there was a perfect job description for you, Andy... ;D
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 12:35:04 pm »
We're planning to be there too (in pedestrian/spectator, rather than velocipediary mode though).

Good Luck to all. Charlotte - will your steed be sporting full touring kit?
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 12:42:02 pm »
I taught one of them to ride - poor guy was trembling afterwards  ;D

That was unrelated to the riding the Penny I assume ;D <Richard checks passport, leaves country>
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Charlotte

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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 12:57:01 pm »
Good Luck to all. Charlotte - will your steed be sporting full touring kit?

Oh no.  Stripped down bare for racing.   Disc wheel, natch  :D

That was unrelated to the riding the Penny I assume ;D <Richard checks passport, leaves country>

::-)
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010, 01:07:53 pm »
Good Luck to all. Charlotte - will your steed be sporting full touring kit?
Oh no.  Stripped down bare for racing.   Disc wheel, natch  :D

Coraplast and woad.  It's the way forward.
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2010, 01:25:55 pm »
I've just read the programme (!) and it tickles me greatly that the morning, in addition to warm-up and course familiarisation, will be given over to fitting transponders to the pennies.

The programme is:

Quote
9.30 - 12.00
   
   Riders Registration, scrutineering, race numbers, team T shirts, fitting of race transponders, riders warm up session on the course and briefing session
11.00 - 1.45
   
   Mereside Brass Band performance
12.45   
   Hobby Horse World Championship Sprint
1.00   
   Boneshaker World Championship Dash
1.30   
   Riders Assemble for a Group Photograph
2.00   
   Start of the Knutsford Great Race
5.00   
   Finish of the Knutsford Great Race
5.15   
   The Prizegiving Ceremony
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2010, 01:34:47 pm »
I've just read the programme (!) and it tickles me greatly that the morning, in addition to warm-up and course familiarisation, will be given over to fitting transponders to the pennies.


tickled me too - maybe they're steam-powered
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 01:38:48 pm »
Transponders will be essential, as there are 50 teams, the circuit is only one kilometre and the race is three hours long. Even an average pace of 20kph would produce 3,000 passes. Which is a lot to keep track of. There is also the problem that a team can have up to 4 riders. Hopefully there will be some form of commentary to keep the spectators informed.
I'm doing the Northern Dales 200 on Sunday, so I'll look forward to seeing a report.

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2010, 01:43:59 pm »
Oh absolutely.  I'd hate to marshal it with manual counting - you'd need a team of tickers and that's hard enough in tri pool swims.  Marshal under-counting and rider over-counting are nightmares even before you get to perfidious behaviour. 
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Charlotte

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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2010, 02:21:49 pm »
I'll look forward to seeing a report.

We need a hashtag.

#knutrace?
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2010, 02:42:59 pm »
#greatrace?  I can't promise a pie fight at the end though...
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2010, 01:48:12 pm »
Looks like it's #pennyfarthing by virute of the Official Tweeterer tweeting it.   :thumbsup:

Have you worked out what the top speed on your beastie is?
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2010, 01:57:12 pm »
Im riding this - with a team from the Forest Town (Mansfield) Track League - so thats Richard from Matlock , Rob from Beauvale and another ordinary owner who i dont know

We've got 2 bikes to use - i can just about ride the bigger of the 2. As 2 of the others in the team are about a foot taller than me, i think the smaller machine maybe safer for me

I'll be in a Derby Merc (blue and white) top at some point, Richard in either Matlock (orange) or Forest Town (black and Team Sky style blue)

give us a cheer
i think im going to be in pain by sun pm  ;D

jim

Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010, 02:22:16 pm »
A change of plan means Heather and I shall be coming along, give us a wave as you pass.

Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 03:18:25 pm »
Adding to the yACF contingent, I'll be joining a group of Chorlton Wanderers at Tatton tomorrow.
I'm riding out separately from Stockport after playing 5-a-side. I may be a little tired.

OT- It was shaping up to be a fantastic weekend because I thought the Trans Lancs Rally was on in Heaton Park today. Old trucks and buses, 5-a-side, bonkers bike racing and riding to/from them all. It doens't get much better than that.
It turns out the the TL Rally is tomorrow  :( .

I must read things more carefully 'cos I'd have set off to Heaton Park if Helen hadn't spotted my mistake  :-[


Charlotte

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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010, 10:54:39 pm »
The whole pennyfarthing world has converged on Knutsford! Kat and I are the only women riders apart from one other, in a field of about eighty.

Tomorrow is going to be awesome.
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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2010, 11:02:10 pm »
...and have you seen that one of the race prizes is..........





........Cake!
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Charlotte

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Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2010, 11:06:21 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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ed_o_brain

Re: The Knutsford Great Race. (Ordinaries)
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2010, 11:23:55 pm »
Have we got a meeting point for the yACF contingent?

I've planned my route and fettled the bike.