Yes, I am trying to have a crack at cycling this at the end of the month. I fully appreciate people used to have a go on a Raleigh Lizzard with nothing but Kendle Mint cake and their skills. As I don't have any Kendle Mint cake or skills, I am looking for some advice in terms of preparation/kit.
Route is up Llanberis and down Ranger, cutting back up to Llanberis half way down. Am doing this in a small group. I won't be doing this in bad weather and am fully prepared to turn around if it gets bad half way up. I am also in the back of my mind thinking early morning to avoid walkers (even though this is pre-voluntary ban Summer period) and secondly so I don't get stuck on the mountain after dark repairing a puncture.
I have a hard tail with 115mm of travel. I have taken the liberty of sticking on some Ardent 2.25s front and back as it looks rocky, which is the most the frame/fork will take. Have also got some flat pedals. Unfortunately a bigger bike is not an option, although I would love the excuse.
In terms of personal kit, I have got a map, compass, hydration pack and will be taking spare warm clothes and sugary treats. Also have 1st aid kit and space blanket.
Do I need anything else (i.e. like knee pads)? I am not sure I can prepare my bike much more...