- 10 @ kirroughtree
That was most excellent chaps
Big up to no fuss for having the balls o run so much natural after last year wash out ( that i still loved)
Rode course today on gears and suspension (150mm) – the downhills were even mre epic – point and hold on ! ups were hell though as was sitting in a saddle 🙂Posted 6 years ago
That was a brilliant course, there was one rooty section I just couldnt get on with. First time I have been to an endurance event but really liked it!
Wasn’t looking good on Friday night when we went out for a pre-course ride. A few beers were not the best choice- one broken bike and one slightly broken person. It wasn’t looking good at that point! Forced to change to singlespeed after catching the shifter with my foot while bailing while the injured guy hobbled round. First 3 laps went well and then on the fourth the only person in the team who had escaped unscathed from Friday ended up in the back of the ambulance in the back/ neck brace. Thankfully nothing serious, just bruises! We eventually carried on and just missed out on the podium (I think by about 5minutes).
Cracking weekend: well organised, great weather, amazing course.
Well done No Fuss!Posted 6 years agowhatnobeerMember
Excellent course. Brilliant natural downhill sections with some ‘interesting’ rooty bits. And good use of the existing kirro singletrack. I’d forgotten how pedaly it can be which is good as it keeps it interesting but bad for tired legs! Hope the guy who did his back in and the fellow with the suspected broken legs are ok :sPosted 6 years ago
great day out, mixed feelings about the course. Wasn’t the biggest fan of the first half of it and dreaded starting every lap. 2nd half flowed so much better, great fast rooty sections, 2 fearsomely steep climbs and was fun. Weather drying out the course helped alot and thankfully it never rained ( was actually dare i say it pretty hot at times). Good atmosphere around and everyone was friendly and polite with no ‘race leader coming through’ shenanigans like last year.
Usual early puncture for me, followed by a crash as i tried to make up time ( blimming trees )
The hog roast roll was amazing at the end
The midges were as usual horrendous
You cant eat chocolate cookies when racing without drinking at the same time
Marshalls were again outstanding ( although chilling in a recliner at the side of the course sounded a good bet )
The start was again way too fast ( i even suggested that everyone take it easy till top of the climb 🙂 )
and……… many many thanks too my pit crew and great friends Doug and Iain for there invaluable support. True legendsPosted 6 years agostevioSubscriber
Thought that whilst overall the course was good, and it contained all my fave bits there is too much doubletrack/road slipping in. Each year there seems to be a bit more. This year the road climb bit seemed pointless. Why not stick with the original trail? Why go up a road, along firetrack, and then come down to drag loads of mud onto the existing trail? As posters have said there was no issue with passing generally; i certainly let as many fast riders passed as i was freely able to pass others.
i’ve done this 4 years now, and love the event though i’ll never bother the winners!!Posted 6 years ago
Sorry as much as i hated the road climb on 32.18 the resultant natural section was awesome !
Rode the old trail section today and wished id climbed the road .
Was less fire road than previous years im adamant !
Favorite section was after the rocky decent to fire road crossing to batter down the natural section – loved that natural section – brakes off and just throw the bike about !
Less kittylitter is better in the dry !
Of course thats my opinionPosted 6 years agostevemtbMember
What an awesome day that was, I’m still in pain today pretty much head to toe, stairs were not fun yesterday!!
Went OTB on the steeper of the natural sections on my first lap and never really got on with it after that (even took to pushing down it on my last lap as I could barely hold on :oops:).
Really enjoyed the existing sections but being on a hired 29er for the first big wheel experience I never really got hooked up over the roots. Rocky sections were a breeze though!
Was even happier when I got back to Edinburgh and found out it had been raining most of the afternoon 😈Posted 6 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Had an ace day racing pairs, though as a Peak rider, my relationship with roots is best described as ‘fraught’ – mostly we get on pretty well, but every so often it all goes horribly wrong and I have a few scrapes as evidence. Big respect to anyone soloing that course, I can imagine the first third of it would fry your brain after six hours or so.
Thought people were brilliant about passing out on the course too, none of the passive aggressive crap I’ve encountered at other events.
Defaultslipper, hope your mate’s feeling better. I was camped next to you guys – blue tent, ti hardtail, Freeride Spain/Brixton Cycles jerseys – and we had a bit of a chat mid-race, I’d ridden past him when he was sat by the side of the trail with a neck brace on. Nice meeting you.
Anyway, to anyone southern based thinking about doing a No Fuss event in the future, I’d say go for it despite the distance – well organised, great ‘just technical enough’ course and a really mellow, friendly atmosphere. One of the nicest events I’ve done.Posted 6 years agodowngradeMember
Anyway, to anyone southern based thinking about doing a No Fuss event in the future, I’d say go for it despite the distance
Don’t forget the next ’10’ is at Llandegla, might be closer for some
Wish I could make it to that one, really enjoyed Saturday despite starting slow and getting slower, and constantly getting confused about how far round the lap I was…Posted 6 years ago
Great course, though second half was better than first.
People where great about passing too, except for one gentleman who’s bar I clipped after he fell over onto another line who then proceeded to go nuts at me. No need, luckily an exchange a few minutes later had me laughing out loud.Posted 6 years ago
BWD- always good to put a face to a regular forum name! Cheers for the peaks route advice I will take a look at a map and find some newer trails to play on down there. Good luck for your future pairs/ solo races (i think you mentioned both?)
Was wishing I was riding my normal trail bike instead of the short travel hardtail which struggled on the big rooty sections, but snapped the shifter with my foot bailing on out pre-ride on friday night. Had the full suspension in the back if the car but with no shifter I had no choice but to run the hardtail singlespeed. The two steep climbs at the end of the lap were not fun!
Think we finished 4th overall 5 minutes off third with 9 laps. Considering everything that happened we have to be pleased with that! Those solo riders at the top were quick- 10 laps around 10 hours was impressive!Posted 6 years ago
quality vid and good proof for my mates that i did infact ride up the double dip climb at the end of the red route on my SS :D.
im actually on it twice – entering the trees on the final descent too
liked the guy doing the wee jump off the top of the hill about half way through.Posted 6 years ago
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