The new video from Mash SF. Looks like so much fun. I need to ride with these guys.
Me qualifying 19th at Red Bull Hill Chasers. Photo from WideOpenMag. Did it casual with no bike riding in 2 weeks, if I’d tried I may have done better.
Awesome video from Alex Rankin for Charge Bikes of this Saturday’s Red Bull Hill Chasers in Bristol. Look out for Ed T & Ed D who get a 2 second appearance between them!
I’ve got a fair few photos from Saturday night’s activities on Park Street in Bristol, so I’m posting up the best ones of the bunch with some words too. I spent most of the night in the rider area looking after ‘Team Ed’ (Ed T & Ed D) before their races, and helping them out with the last minute essentials, in the case of Ed D this was lending him my rear wheel due to puncture issues throughout the day.
Pre race Ed T amongst other kept warm on turbo trainers & rollers, this was much needed on such a cold night, and definitely proved to get the legs warmed up for the short but powerful hill sprint.
Ed T getting psyched up for his first round battle with Charge Bikes rider Jon Watson.
Ed got a great start & made his way up the course in front of the geared cyclocross shredder, but got overtaken inches from the finish line. A great effort from big man Ed who ran the number 1 plate on board his pub/hill chase bike.
The biggest name in the line up was Liquigas Cannondale’s Ted King, who flew over from the USA for the event, invited by joint organisers CSG.
Ted was up against last year’s winner Chris Metcalfe from Charge Bikes, who has Park Street dialled as he knocked Mr King out in the first round!
Next up for TDO/Team Ed was Mr Dorsey, the Hench Hipster qualified 6th in Saturday’s open qualifier, result!
Ed D was up against local boy Charles of Cadence in Bath, whose an awesome cyclocross racer & proved too fast even for Ed ‘The Shred’ Dorsey who was knocked out in a closely fought round.
Not had much internet access, or time to blog anything recently, but here’s a GoPro video I made on a ride with my Dad nearby Lake Taupo, New Zealand.
I haven’t written much about rides recently, mainly because I haven’t done many. But this Sunday was different, as 5 of us braved the cold to put in a solid 23 miles. Not the greatest feat but it was a good fun ride, with 3 of us riding geared bikes, and the other 2 sticking to the TDO roots & riding fixed. Props to Ade & Ed for keeping up with the freewheel speeds.
My 2nd outing on gears.
His 1st outing on gears.
We took on the mighty Belmont Hill, which was good fun for the 3 of us on gears anyway.
After a mach 10 spring across Beggar Bush Lane, we took on The Downs & put in a few laps at what can only be described as top speed.
Ed sticking true to his fixed roots.
We finished up at a coffee shop with blankets that were very welcome on the cold morning. A perfect first ride for the year & my last ride in the UK for a while. Cheers boys!