Any girlies done the Mega?
Trying to talk my other half into it. She’s a decent all day rider, but no downhill goddess. I didn’t think the course was *that* tough last year – certainly no harder than anything you could find in the Peaks, but she’s seen too many of the youtube vids, which have put the wind up her.
So. Any of the STW girlies done it who’d care to comment on their experiences?Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
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solomanda has done it, he’s a girl
Wetting myself with laughter! He will be amused when he reads this 😉
Met the woman that came 2nd in the 2007 Mega race (dunno where she finished in 08) in a Pub the night before the qualifier. Obviously a bit quick mind, sponsored by Trek and all.
Liking the comment about it being no harder than anything you could find in the Peaks. OK, possibly certain bits in isolation maybe, but string the whole lot together in over an hour of total abuse of mind body and soul, and approximately 2500m total vertical descent! Show me where this trail is in the Peaks, I’ll pack my bags up now as I’m moving there! 😛
Oh, and qualifier track much tougher than the actual Mega track, though mega track is longer it’s less intense.Posted 9 years agojeffSubscriber
My wife did the Mega last year – PM me and I’ll put them in touch.
Sara from Flow does it every year too and arranges a good girlie practice day with Petra Wiltshire (the Trek-sponsored legend)
IMO, there are some knarly bits, but in the race you’ll probably be walking those due to traffic anyway. It’s more of an endurance test. She’ll love it.Posted 9 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
I went out there with my good lady last year, and we rode together for a lot of the week, although she didn’t do the race. She was a bit cagey towards the start of the week but started really enjoying it towards the end, and did quite a few bits of the course (not the top though) but I think the race itself would have been a bit much for her. I’d agree about the course being tamer than the hype suggests, but it has some pretty daunting sections, and it’s just a lot more intense and easier to mess up when you’re in a race situation.Posted 9 years ago
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