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Mud, Sweat and Gears 2012

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  • PirahnaPirahna Posts: 1,315
    I'm riding the Wentwood 50 in South Wales on Sunday, so more than a couple of hours of non stop training.
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    I've just started to use the strava app on my smart phone, it's brilliant for a free app :D logs all my rides and I'm even KOM on some segments
  • evo3benevo3ben Posts: 552
    Time to lay off the beer i think and get some training done lol

    Anyone in the Sport Catergory so i know who im gonna be behind?

    Not raced at Tunstall before, whats it like? hilly, muddy, rooty.....

    Endomondo is also a very good app for logging rides. You can add friends, see how they are training and it also tells you when your friends are out on there bike (as long as they are using the app) so you can monitor there ride on the map and also give them pep talks. Brilliant! and its free 8)
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    tunstall was prob my favourite course last year - actually had a hill or two in it.... The only downside will be if it rains itll be a mudfest, but dry - slick tyres and off you go...

    If youve ever ridden any of the gorrick races its a similar type of course terrain wise, and of course watch out for the low flying flashing lights in the forest... :shock:
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    bigdawg wrote:
    If youve ever ridden any of the gorrick races its a similar type of course terrain wise, and of course watch out for the low flying flashing lights in the forest... :shock:

    Say what :shock:
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    Does anyone want to partner up for the open race, so that we can ride around holding hands as I don't want to be riding alone through the forest :-0
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    From what I remember there's only a couple of spots wide enough for two bikes:wink:
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    I don't mind being abducted, but why do they have to censored probe all the time ?????
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    It would seem the Tunstall round is back to where the 2 winter series races have been held, although i am gutted to not be racing, i dont envy anyone out there if its wet, that place is grim big style!

    How do i break the news to my lad, that i will wait for him in the car if its raining while he does the under 12"s race. :mrgreen:
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    Darren it's not going to rain !!!!!
  • flange.flange. Posts: 38
    I'll be riding Sport. It's the week after the nationals so I needs me some points...

    Tunstall will be mint if its dry, horrendous if its wet.

    Wil
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    It's not going to rain
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    you know what - long term forecast is looking pretty good...

    fingers crossed!
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • PirahnaPirahna Posts: 1,315
    Is it time to start training yet?
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Pirahna wrote:
    Is it time to start training yet?
    lol I haven't, hence why im not racing
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    nah I think youve got until wednesday to do that....

    on a totally alternative proud parent moment my little boy is flying along with no stabilisers on a Specialized Hotrock (kiddy 16'') - what category for 4 year olds??
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    bigdawg wrote:
    nah I think youve got until wednesday to do that....

    on a totally alternative proud parent moment my little boy is flying along with no stabilisers on a Specialized Hotrock (kiddy 16'') - what category for 4 year olds??
    Result! My 5 year old is just about getting the hang of it, but she cant understand why she cant come riding with me on sundays! :lol:
    Need to get her a more suitable bike if i'm going to get her into it? Isla or simular?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    I went with the specialized due to the design of the frame - can go as low as a kids 14'' which means Sonny can put both feet on the ground when he stops - also it has a regular front brake, but a coaster back brake, meaning he can stop pedaling and freewheel, and as soon as he pedals backwards it stops - Also I found it 2nd hand in leisurelakes for £100 and it was virtually new!
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    VWsurfbum wrote:

    Please tell me that drop isnt in the course - that'll be carnage....
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    bigdawg wrote:
    VWsurfbum wrote:

    Please tell me that drop isnt in the course - that'll be carnage....
    Only to the roadies, proper riders will be ok :wink:
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    personally wouldnt have a prob with it - but id be be hind the person that hesitates or jams their brakes!

    That does look as though it'd kill a few rear shocks though....
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    there was a big bombhole at one of the gorrick races that blew my tyre off the rim :shock: and i managed to re seat it with a gas canister pump that i had just bouight, Result!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • C0LL0C0LL0 Posts: 271
    I missed training last night due to work commitments, Had to go to Silverstone and ride new Yamaha motorcycles around the stowe circuit, damn my job
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    I want that job! Next time you go out mtbing and Ill do silverstone...

    Does the course still go downhill offcamber under the bridge??
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • ollie51ollie51 Posts: 517
    bigdawg wrote:
    VWsurfbum wrote:

    Please tell me that drop isnt in the course - that'll be carnage....

    It's not hard, you've just just to ride at it, in the attack position, that's it - It's a case of having the confidence. Personally I welcome more technical terrain, some of the courses last year were glorified cross courses.

    Annoyingly the easier line is the faster one.
  • bigdawgbigdawg Posts: 672
    personally a few more ups wouldnt go amiss - from memory tunstall was one of the few courses that had hills (or a hill!) - will be prayig for dry weather for the next week...
    dont knock on death\'s door.....

    Ring the bell and leg it...that really pi**es him off....
  • IhateDNSIhateDNS Posts: 380
    Can't see photo as have to logon to fcukbook! Not on site or blog.

    I been working out on x trainer, spin bike and swimming
    probably should be spending more time on bike.
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work!
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