Wednesday, 24 August 2011

cross season coming fast

its been a long time since my last blog and with the cross season fast approching i have finally taken some time to do one :)
i have focoused my complete year on the winter cross with many miles in the legs already and the skills improving now ! Thia year i am going to compete once again on my Ridley x-fires as there still in fantastic condition and up for the job.

so will keep everybody posted on face book and twitter @jacksplats so feel free to follow me

Sunday, 5 September 2010

first winter cross race of 2010-11

since may i have been doing the paul milnes summer cyclo cross and have won it overall

went in to the first winter cross and it became a disaster

2nd lap my hanger was bent in a crash and then got on the spare bike to find the ratchet mech had gone so managed to change on to another bike and complete the race

better look next time : )

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Done ok !

Done a few local mountain bike challenges recently and done ok the first one i lead the event from start to finish and had about 2 min gap over 20 mile course and the second again i lead from start and had a sprint finish to take the win over a 30 mile course :)

training going ok just need to sort my diet out :0

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

long time but a lots happened

Seems to be ages since my last post but a lot has happened. did the whinlatter mtb challenge and even tho i crashed on the start i managed to get back in to the rhythm of things and came 20th overall and won my age category. (was gutted i destroyed a brand new pair of shoes in the process)

The following Saturday was my first road race of my life and was quite happy to say i got away with 2 laps to go and to the bell but was cought coming in to the final corner by the rest of the group. All good training tho :)

The Tuesday after i went out on road and destroyed my Sram Force rear mech snapping the cage 10 mile from home :(

Dont want to really mention it but i then went on to do the first round of the nutcracker mtb series came 2nd in my cat fell off about a million times and did ok considering i was running summer race tires in the muddiest course ever :)

Saturday, 13 March 2010


had a good lie in this morning before work

mothers day card were a must to keep her happy :)

am fed up with doing my sytech work for assesment now tho lol

off out tomoz on road or mountain bike dunno yet :)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Good ride to day

Had a good lie in this morning after my wheel building course in Manchester on Monday and Tuesday.

set off at 11:00 and was back for about 01:30 and did about 20 mile on mountain bike nice and steady.

Had yorkshire pud and mash for tea and off in shower then bed.