Brass Monkeys – Tunnel Hill this w/e. Little bit of advice please.
Seriously!? There will be 23 more roots than R1, but 49 less than R3
Thanks but I think you’ve got that the wrong way round :D. FWIW I’ve got a bad back but took my HT to R3 as I couldn’t face the bushing attrition etc in the conditions. I came away surprised how well my back held up and at the extra pedalling efficiency but the course seemed a lot less bumpy/technical than the others. As I’ve not ridden at Tunnel Hill I thought I’d ask.Posted 4 years ago
Well I need to finish 15th or better to win overall. Last round I was about an hour ahead of 15th, so should be ok… Hopefully it will be some great advertising for Salsa!
Although it would be quite funny if I failed to win overall after taking the piss and riding a fat bike.
GBPosted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Walked the dog there this am. Looks like some nice sections based on what appears to have been blown clear, plus a few old favourites. Pretty dry considering, of course there’s a lot of standing water on fire roads and in some of the hollows, but not much what I’d call real mud. Although with the forecast for tomorrow, that could well change. Although that said, if it’s that wet it could easily go through muddy straight to soaking which will eat brake pads with the sand, but doesn’t stick to bikes like real mud.
Will be riding over to watch and heckle, have fun.Posted 4 years ago
Rode a couple of laps again today. Even after the rain last night it’s still pretty much dry the whole way round. Bit splashy on the fire roads and a couple of puddles but 99% firm and dry. It’s a great fun lap – seemed quite hilly and takes in lots of great trails.
All of this is irrelevant though as it’s going to piss down all day tomorrow and be utterly soul destroying and miserable. Will all be rideable though. Just bring waterproofs and brake pads.
GBPosted 4 years ago
Eat pads mid race? Hell yeah! Usually prefer energy bars though.
Seriously – yes I’ve worn out brand new pads in less than 2hra before. As long as I still have one working brake I won’t stop and put new ones in though. After the last round the rears were about half way through the backing plate and the fronts were wafer thin.
GBPosted 4 years ago
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