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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
  • 2000 Kona Kaboom
  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon





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Award : Rider of the Year

21 Dec 2007 at 08:32
MattMagic Awards 2007

There's not really much competition in this category, yes you're all fabulous, and amazing in your own special way, but there can only be one Champion of Champions.

The winner's won, not based upon distance ridden in 2007, not because he's a nice chap, not because he shares my pain of destroying bike parts. He wins simply because he's stupid.. no determined.. no STUPID enough to mix roadbikes and ice, sometimes snow, on far too many occasions, which makes us all look rubbish.

For the first 3 months of 2007 I'd be thinking about the awful weather outside and remember that he's out there, out there, somewhere, in the dark, cold, slippery conditions, hammering across the moors with only the glow of his lights for company.

Even without the awe of his winter training programe, the amount of centuries he's done this year's pretty impressive.

I give you, Rider of the Year 2007, Twinkly Dave

The People Comment: (8 responses)

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08:56 21 Dec


i've done 26 centuries so far this year (with another 4 aborted due to stuff breaking, lights dying etc).

i will be celebrating by doing a half century over the trough of bowland after work :)

what do i win, by the way? is it some sort of cake?


09:10 21 Dec

26 centuries is pretty more impressive than I thought.

You win, erm, the knowledge of being ace?


09:26 21 Dec

That is a crazy number of centuries!


09:44 21 Dec

What so my 6 miles a day isnt enough for rider of the year?



09:58 21 Dec

"The winner's won, not based upon distance ridden in 2007"

Is that because you've beaten him?


10:40 21 Dec

he's not just beaten me, he's comprehensively trounced me :(

(i've only ridden outside 156 times though)


20:45 21 Jan

But what about my...erm...oh yes, i didnt do any racing this year did I... Well done Dave!!

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