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ali Posted - 15 Aug 2010 : 18:56:18
some pics of todays race

cheers for the great race Craig, well done to you and your team of helpers.

ali

http://www.granitecityrt.co.uk/index.htm
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starbiker Posted - 27 Aug 2010 : 14:05:37
You won fair and square on Sunday and as Jocky said you were up the front all the time also taking some spells at the front too.

I just wished I had managed to stay on your wheel coming in to the finish and I might habe had a better chance getting past you in the sprint.

All the best from Germany!

Scott - Team Starbikewear
Jocky Posted - 26 Aug 2010 : 17:24:30
well done martin i was proud to ride with you you showed 80 riders the road home you were always up front you deserved the win i hope you can continue winning at whatever level.
Rab Posted - 26 Aug 2010 : 14:37:18
Martin

I was also in the "B" race and don't have a problem with you winning it. If BC feel that you should start again as 4th cat - then that's up to them - no fault of yours

Well done on the comeback win, don't be put off by the keyboard terrorists.
Chipolonie Posted - 26 Aug 2010 : 13:24:53
Thanks David,
I hope you're not on my wheel on Saturday. I was round the course on th bike last night and all the jelly dinosaurs in the world won't get my gravitationally challenged a$$ over the 7 climbs in the race.

Martin.
david67 Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 20:45:59
Well done to Martin on a great result. We can all learn a lesson from a guy who had such bad luck but has overcome both the physical and mental aftermath of his crash to not only get back on the bike but actually get racing again and get a result. Well deserved and hopefully will give him the confidence to keep at it. I'll be on his wheel at the next race after I've pinched his jelly dinosaurs! The secret's out Martin.

Worth a look for the critics - http://poweressence.com/winners-vs-losers
rich_s Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 16:14:45
i'm fairly certain there wasn't too many folks doing that race who cared one bit Martin (or some of the other good 3rds or V50's) was racing that day. At the end of the day most folk are training hard and striving to get that 3rd licence to compete against guys like this on a weekly basis.
grantus Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 15:41:15
Fair do's
loudrider Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 15:36:47
well said martin.
if anyone has a problem they should take it up with BC and not you.
good luck for next season.
ex-glenmarnock rider Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 15:36:21
It's not as if Wee Martin is a full time rider who is super fit and dominated the race from start to finish. The fact is, he went from a very fat and very unfit gringo in May, to a tubby and quite unfit gringo now. If he rode the A race he would have been blown away on the first lap, so the B race is obviously his level.
Chipolonie Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 14:50:10
Where to start???
I don't feel bad for a second for riding the B races. After riding pro a decade ago I had a bad crash and needed 5 operations on my arm which left my hand completely parallised for 4 months and then I didn't own a bike for more than 4 years. The reason I got back on the bike was that I had put on more than 4 stones in weight. (15st) I told the Bc I had raced Elite before and they told me to race with the fourth cat licence they had sent me. I still have the same licence number from when I was 15.
I started riding the bike in may this year. Funny that no one complained about my cat when I went out the back after 3 laps at ingliston or when I got dropped both days at Dundee stage race and finished almost last in proluge, or when I got dropped at blue flag in Davie Bell B race(I could go on)
It's actually a really hard thing to overcome your own pride and get back on a bike and turn up to races to get kicking after kicking when you know what you could do before.

I know I can expect more abuse on this forum but I'm not that bothered. I just wanted to clear up a couple of points. Mainly that I did tell BC and not like someone had made out I had been deceptive and that I'm not some expro that had a year out from racing and came back 4th cat.

Thanks for the support from the guys posting positive messages.

Martin
paul mcskimming Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 14:37:06
nice one Bill,well said you old fox
grantus Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 13:55:42
Sorry Andy, my post wasn't directed towards yours it was Snoeasy but you must have posted while I was typing.

Anyway like I say, I don't like seeing someone getting 'tried by forum' so to speak so i've made my point and, as Duncan Bannatyne would say, "i'm out"
grantus Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 13:49:14
I can't help but feel a bit sorry for the guy actually for the wee bit of a bashing he's getting via the forum however it's understandable why some people feel a bit peeved.
andywoo Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 13:48:51
quote:
[i]Originally posted by grantus[/i]
[br]No, that's not how it works. Any rider attaining 3rd cat status or higher will not revert to 4th cat again. Those are the BC rules clearly stated on their website.

I am not sure if the fact someone has been away from the game for years changes things or not as the BC site isn't specific on this however I think it's fair to say it's against the spirit of the B race idea to have a former pro in amongst the guys who bust their buns week in week out and for whom 4th or maybe 3rd cat will be as good as it gets.


my point was that some races dont allow 4th cat riders , this wasnt his fault, and from my point of view i cant ride 4th cat races as i am now third (perpetually).
grantus Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 13:44:27
No, that's not how it works. Any rider attaining 3rd cat status or higher will not revert to 4th cat again. Those are the BC rules clearly stated on their website.

I am not sure if the fact someone has been away from the game for years changes things or not as the BC site isn't specific on this however I think it's fair to say it's against the spirit of the B race idea to have a former pro in amongst the guys who bust their buns week in week out and for whom 4th or maybe 3rd cat will be as good as it gets.
andywoo Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 13:43:51
quote:
[i]Originally posted by flyingscot[/i]
[br]Hey I've alot of time for Martin a great guy .but come on who's he kidding I remember Kevin clacher winning the Dunfermline rr it was a 3rd cat race and because Kevin was once a 1st cat they disqualified him. The rule is when you move up from a 4th you never go back . I'm 50 next year so that let's mr ride the same race next year .also may I add because of my age I had to do the A race not an easy challenge if you see where I'm coming from



who is he kidding?
if he had not won the b race at falkirk he would have to have started in the support race at erskine as 4th cats aint allowed in the main race! nothing he or anyone else could avoid, I know wot you mean as i myself was out of my depth in the main race, but couldnt do the support as i returned to racing after a few years and straight to third, nothing i can do about it .,
snoeasy Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 11:42:58
Martin started as a 4th cat and as he picked up some results he is now 3rd cat, so what? Is that not how the system is supposed to work. The people he beat to get the points should be gratefull that they saw how its done instead of greetin that its no fair a big boy came and took my prize away. Remember the so called development series, ruined because some plonker took exception to Willie Gibb making a come back. Get on with and stop greetin, I rode in the championship event as a 3rd cat at 63 and the big boys ran away and left me, but it was still worth it because I do it for fun not for the prizes.
n/a Posted - 24 Aug 2010 : 11:18:40
1 25 Mr Evan Oliphant Endura Racing Elite 02:56:38
2 48 Robert Hassan Glasgow Wheelers 1st U23 same time
3 53 Jack Pullar Herbalife/Wheelbase 1st 27
4 17 Gordon Murdoch East Kilbride RC 1st same time
5 80 Richard Bott Herbalife/Wheelbase 1st 40
6 37 Ian Sim Glasgow Couriers - DB Developme 2nd 52
7 22 stephen russell East Kilbride RC 3rd same time
8 23 Mr David lines Endura Racing 1st same time
flyingscot Posted - 23 Aug 2010 : 22:06:03
Hey I've alot of time for Martin a great guy .but come on who's he kidding I remember Kevin clacher winning the Dunfermline rr it was a 3rd cat race and because Kevin was once a 1st cat they disqualified him. The rule is when you move up from a 4th you never go back . I'm 50 next year so that let's mr ride the same race next year .also may I add because of my age I had to do the A race not an easy challenge if you see where I'm coming from
andywoo Posted - 22 Aug 2010 : 22:50:00
was.....a fourth cat he is upgraded now!
give the guy a break he has taken a lot of stick
not his fault..
flyingscot Posted - 22 Aug 2010 : 22:40:58
Martin lonnie a 4th cat . This can't be correct the guy was in a pro team a few years ago what clown makes up these rules
Z00SH Posted - 19 Aug 2010 : 13:22:41
quote:


Because its the only event I've ridden where riders will work together to bring back a break. Partly because the course is suitable for a bunch sprint and partly because its flat enough that you don't need to be great on the hills to get round and do a few pulls on the front. The clubs that missed the break on Sunday put in a big effort to pull it back together and the same happened last year. Cant think of any other occasions where thats happened.



A possible 2011 kermesse series??? 5 x monthly races on the same flat falkirk course of 80-100KM organised by 5 diff clubs.


Scott McDiarmid

"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five." - Henri Desgranges
fuente Posted - 19 Aug 2010 : 13:10:06
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Gary C[/i]
[br]Well done Craig Moffat on organising a brilliant event.

Thanks to everyone who marshalled & put the signage up.

Gary C


And Tommy from Hawick CC i have your front wheel left at the strip yesterday, i'm at the vets in Balfron next Sunday then the Battle of the Braes let me know where ypo'll be & i'll get it there.



To

G





Tommy is at the Hobbits Belgian bootcamp
RobW Posted - 19 Aug 2010 : 00:30:28
quote:
[i]Originally posted by MCoopland[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by RobW[/i]
[br]Whats happened to Ian PB this year? He's been much missed at the racing.

Well done FBC yesterday. Super organisation and a unique race in the Scottish calender. Congratulations Mr Lehey

Any news on the guy that got ambulance off?



Craig did do a great job organising, more so as it was his first event (almost) but there are many well organised event (thanks to all event organisers), i am curious to know why you think it is unique? Because of the course, or the fact that both races were run at the same time

Cheers



Martin Coopland

www.crotchguard.co.uk
Crap name - great product!





Because its the only event I've ridden where riders will work together to bring back a break. Partly because the course is suitable for a bunch sprint and partly because its flat enough that you don't need to be great on the hills to get round and do a few pulls on the front. The clubs that missed the break on Sunday put in a big effort to pull it back together and the same happened last year. Cant think of any other occasions where thats happened.
Chipolonie Posted - 18 Aug 2010 : 23:24:18
Any updates on footage or photos of b race?

With thanks,
M

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