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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Dirty Reiver 22nd April '17 Reply with quote

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I'm in & it seems to be coming around quickly. Any other Tritalkers doing it this year? Anyone do it last year?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of my athletes is doing it...a tough challenge Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it last year and doing a again this year. Well organised and a lot of fun.
I just take mudguards of my commuter, very lossely a cyclocross but urban commuter and but some knobbly tyres on. What is your bike plan?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been mixing my training between road, turbo & some forestry rides around Clocaenog on my crosser, but not enough of either to fill me with huge confidence. I'm pretty sure I'll get around, but it's just a bit too early in the year for me.

I'll be using my Merlin brand crosser 46/36 & 11/32 with tubeless 38mm rear & 40mm up front. Most of my training has been with 11/28 & 38mm Specialized Trigger clinchers.....which have been great.

You're taking mudguards off & I'm putting some on. I've been using a Crud Race Pac Mudguard Set & although initially only bought for the front guard I've found the rear guard fantastic at keeping my arse dry Very Happy .

How did you do last year & what will you do differently this year?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You seem more serious than me. I meandered round just missing my 12 hour target but had too much kit and spares so soon after the event I bought a frame bag to replace rucksack as I'd seen a load of others had them. More than anything it is the discipline of just using the smaller space though saving the back is extra bonus.
I've done even less bike than last year and no longer rides so will be a very steady initial 150km from me then see if I can push for the final loop round the reservoir.
You've caught me out on the guards - I too bought crud catcher type guards and put them on in place of the full mudguards normally on the bike.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure that I'm more serious, it may just be that I'm more worried Very Happy .

I'll be staying the the Kielder campsite in my folding camper (without the awning) feel free to drop by....



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very excited now, really looking forward to it.

https://vimeo.com/164919447

prof_munro, all the very best. I've been given #10 which is much more a reflection on my speed at entering events than my actual speed at events Very Happy .

Wrap up, looks like it'll be another nippy one.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Big Ted's doing it
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my guy thoroughly enjoyed that....one for the future...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upon finishing I was in a world of pain & only had negative thoughts of the event, however after a few hours of reflection, rest, food & beer I was in a much better frame of mind. Organisation was great, weather was kind, competitors generous & I finished 30mins inside my target time.








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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done. Cracking time as well.

I never started. Last minute decision as I'd even finished the bike conversions like tyres change ready to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame p_m, but with your experience of the event I'm sure you made the correct decision. We were very lucky with the weather this year , I'm sure that's why times were faster.

Curry, do you know how Big Ted got on?
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