08 November 2009

glory scones

back in september, whist struggling around keilder, i met rosemary. emails have since been exchanged and some 'racing' plans made. today was the first of such outings. thankfully it was going to be much sorter than the last time we met, a trailquest in the dark peak.

the objective is the same as orienteering, visit as many check points as you can, picking up the most points and don't be late back. you just have to do it on a bike. rosemary took charge and was a brilliant navigator. all i had to do was keep up, not drop the control descriptions and make sure i bib at the check points. i managed all three but only just!

we rode some great trails, had a good laugh, gasped for breath, squeeled our brakes, didn't eat enough and made one fatal error. up and over is very rarely quicker, despite some fearless descending by rosemary. death or glory. we should at least get a prize for the most penalty points gained!

jane had a slightly more successful day of racing. running in the leg it round lathkill race, her main objective was to not come last. which she easily achieved. photographic evidence here. in fact i don't think she tried hard enough, she still energy to bake scones when she got home. me, well, my bike still needs cleaning.

15 comments:

Thunder In The Night said...

More racing?! Congratulations on competing and completing. Your 'To Do List 2009' is inspiring me 'To Do Something 2010'. I don't know what kind of event yet, but I'll do something!

trio said...

Another thing on Ali and my to do list. Stop it!!!

Photo of Jane came up private so I didn't see it. Be careful she will soon be out running you!

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

I quite fancy a trail quest. just need someone to navigate! sounds like a great day out.

Groover said...

That sounds like awesome fun and well done. Death or glory - hahaha! You are certainly taking things more serious nowadays. LOL

jumbly said...

Riding, running, scones. Top weekend all round by the sounds of things.

Red Bike said...

I keep looking at entering one of these. At the moment i'm put off by the cost and my inabiltiy to mapread.

kate said...

titn- this was racing in the loosest sense, more of en end of season bonus :)

trio- i think you'd be suit to it, get entered for the next. a cheap and fun way of racing! don't worry, i'm keeping an eye on jane-it won't happen!!

ppc- was a great way to ride new trails. you should have a go, bet your navigation isn't too shabby really

groover- if our plan had worked we'd be hero's...oh, well ;)

jumbly- it was and there's still some scones left :)

red- i think they're great value for money. £10 for 3 hours, map supplied, really well organised and very friendly. you're map skills are fine. do it :)

ultra collie said...

well done jane!

Jane said...

Thank you ultra collie.

I'm slowly working my way up the distances - one day I'll meet you at a race!

ultra collie said...

i reckon you'll be ready for the spring jane..highland fling comes highly recommended..come on up!

Jane said...

I think the highland fling might break the no-more-than-10%-increase-in-mileage-a-week rule. Maybe 2011! you doing edale skyline?

kate said...

no fling for jane. do not encourage her. who will drive me home?! ;)

ultra collie said...

go on go on go on

Jo said...

Kate I think you'll find the correct Izzard quote is 'Cake or death'. None of this glory nonsense ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZVjKlBCvhg

kate said...

uc- right, sounds like you'll be giving us both a lift back to the easy midlands ;)

jo- brilliant!! ....i've never seen that lego version. might have to buy some lego this afternoon!!