1 Week till keilder100 how's everyone feeling?….
Well my Rebas are borked at the minute, hopefully they’ll be sorted Monday otherwise I’ll be using my Pikes, wound in a bit.
Had a blast round Kielder today, managed a pinch puncture with about 40psi, think I’ll be mincing down the rocky descents during the 100!Posted 5 years agochristhetallSubscriber
In a word – Paranoid
Got eliminated after 78 miles last year, mainly due to mechanical incompetence. This year I’m convinced I’m fitter, but more aware of what could go wrong with the bike. So I’m panicking about every little squeak or potential problem with the bike and having to make some last minute changes – e.g. gear cables tonight.
Plus I’ve got a saddle sore from lots of riding last week
On the positive side I’m almost up to 2000 miles of mountain biking this yearPosted 5 years agolarge418Member
Sort of looking forward to it. Heading up to the Northumberland coast today for a weeks holiday, and conveniently there is a bike race at Kielder on Saturday so it would be rude not to do it. If it’s wet I won’t even start, as last year although I finished it wrecked my bike and the enjoyment turned into endurement.Posted 5 years ago
If dry though it could be fun.
Will take a small 1.5l camelback as I only have 1 bottle mount and at approx 2 hours between stops I think I need more than 1 bottle.
Stuff to carry – small waterproof (OK, so showerproof might be stretching it!), tube, blanket, whistle and spare pads/tools, then some bars and gels.cardoSubscriber
Group of 6 of us taking part this time , 4 on Singlespeeds and 2 on FS geared bikes. The conditions did us last year with chain suck, brake pads and general misery and grit in the eyes. One of our team missing the 3rd cut off by 7 seconds after he’d stopped to pay the piper!, he then joined us in the pub. Praying for a dry one as I would like to finish this time and feel much better prepared. It’s going to be tough and a long day but if it was easy everyone would do it. See you on Friday. 🙂Posted 5 years agomarvincooperMember
Nervous! It’s going to be a test ride for my new bike, have had a couple of outings but have been having issues getting the right length stem. Fingers crossed a new one will turn up tomorrow, I’ll fit it and all will be fine. Also have to swap my pedals (one has knackered bearings), figure out why my new pads don’t fit my calipers (suspect numpty fitting error) and, if I get time (unlikely) fit the heli-tape I bought a couple of weeks ago.
Haven’t ridden the bike in over a week so itching to get going, was feeling pretty fit, at least as fit as last year when I made it to the end.
To be honest it will be a relief to finally get everything sorted on the bike, food bags and other kit packed and head up the motorway on Friday!Posted 5 years ago
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