Monday, 26 January 2009

An amazing Birthday present!



Today I turn officially old according to Ali! I got up to an exciting box to open. Seeing as we weren't meant to be doing presents this year it was very exciting! I was made to wait to open that box and open other presents, Jon had got me some cool stuff! (A wired keyboard, we have a silly wireless one that stops working when it feels like it! A DVD about Lance and the all important bottle of wine). Then I started on Ali's box, inside there were lots of little parcels I had to open them in a certain order and the first one was an entry form for transwales!!! To say I was suprised was an understatement, it had been agreed if we could afford it Ali would do it and I would do support! We have even been planning her training (well I have!) The remaining parcels were the all important, Ali washing my bike, Ali putting the tent up, Ali and mel transporting my stuff, Ali cooking me food. I am so lucky and so excited! Only one question left, do I do it singlespeed?

23 comments:

  1. You did it last year so you know what's expected, if you think you can do it singlespeed, then go for it.

    Tell Ali, we all think she's the best!

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  2. Wow, what a great present!!
    Does this mean you're both doing it or just you?

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  3. Nearly forgot to wish you a happy birthday.

    I can't wait to see your other main present!!!!

    btw, you missed the present you opened early off the list. (Not that it matters.)

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  4. Thats a cool present, happy birthday and enjoy the rest of the day.

    There is no question about single speed, after your longest ever single speed ride.

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  5. that's a brilliant birthday present.

    Many happy returns!

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  6. What a great present! Glad you've been talked into Trans Wales again! Happy Birthday!

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  7. happy birthday! what an ace present-well done ali! and i think you know the answer to your question ;)

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  8. Just me redbike, the present was also all the support that goes with it, she was winding me up saying she wanted to do it!!!

    I knew turning old had its advantages! Just need my mums present to arrive now!

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  9. I've added a poll to help with my decision, make sure you vote!

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  10. rigger but you need to add v-brakes ;)

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  11. ...and a rigid fork kate?

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  12. Downside to singlespeeding it is that your guaranteed to be sharing a podium with Matt Carr each evening
    : )

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  13. There is no singlespeed category this year though :(

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  14. So what do you think the reason is for losing it?
    Not enough SS competitors to warrant a category?
    If that's the case judging from last year they would have to scrap the female pairs cat as well.

    Are you singlespeeding Hit The North btw?

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  15. I emailed when the entries first came out and they said that they only had two competitors last year. I pointed out that they only announched the category at the last minute but never heard anything back.

    I was meant to ride in the female pairs last year, I would have finished higher up if I had!

    I was hoping to ride a cx bike at hit the north, but not getting far with getting one! If I don't it'll be the ss, no point lugging a full-suss round!

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  16. Mmmm yep the course defiantly doesn't require a full-suss (there was someone in my team last year trudging round with a Heckler!)

    I'm going to singlespeed HtN as well, I have a geared hardtail but if the mud is anything like last year a SS maybe the way to go!

    I think you should SS TransWales btw - think of the kudos!

    I'm sure you could get a sponsor/articles written in the mtb press if you went SS (if you wanted that kind of thing).

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  17. I used my full-suss in the summer, as I needed the gears. But if my new cx bike is here in time I'll be using that and probably bringing the ss as a spare bike, otherwise ss all the way with my trek as a spare bike!

    As to transwales I'd love someone to sposor me, but think you have to be fast for that!

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  18. Just tell Mr Gary Fisher, Keith Bontrager, Minx Girl, etc your of the fairer sex doing TransWales solo on a Rig, and would they like to help with some kit - It would defo be worth sending the email IMO !

    (And you are fast! compared to me :) )

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  19. Dot what makes you think I am fast, I am sure you will be faster!

    I would have no idea what to say asking for sponsorship!!! Scary idea!

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  20. Well I *think* that I rode with you for a for short while at TransWales last year but you dropped me after a few K !

    : )

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  21. Did I talk a lot? If so it was me, I was also on a blue trek. there weren't that many girls around. What bike were you on?

    Do you think you'll do it this year?

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  22. Yes quite a lot :), but as I say I couldn't keep to your pace! I think you were wearing a 'King of the Mountains' polka dot jersey? I was riding a black Voodoo hardtail

    I can't decide whether or not to do it again this year - not sure if I could take another week of rain!
    Not ruled it out completely yet though...

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  23. Surely it can't rain that much again? I think it'll be better this year as it sounds like they have taken onboard the camping problems and are looking at using lesuire centres etc - real showers yay!

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