- Brighton Big Dog Chat 2014
One thing is possible… A different podium in the men’s 6hr solo as Ben and Tim may not be there this year!
Would be great for a local rider to win BigDog, I’m hoping the organisers go back to the original technical loop with more downhill singletrack, that would benefit those with local Stanmer knowledge (as well as making the course more fun 😀 ).Posted 4 years ago
I think you missed my point Gee 😉 , the XC race leaders I’ve seen at BigDog most definitely can ride downhill very quickly, I was just pointing out that last year’s course was more about climbing fitness than anything else and not as fun to ride as the course in previous years. The techy bits of Stanmer Woods are the only sections that local knowledge might give even a slight edge over the pro riders.Posted 4 years agoswanny853Member
Riding it with the OH for the second year running, my sixth overall. Nothing gets booked in for august until big dog is on the calendar. I believe according to the pattern this year we are in for a wet day!
I quite enjoyed the change in the course last year, not my favourite but nice to see some sections a different way round. I hope they switch the far side of the road back to the other way though.Posted 4 years ago
I hope they switch the far side of the road back to the other way though.
I completely agree, climbing up the Coldean descent just to then come down the bridleway was annoying at best.
My favourite event if the year though, can’t wait 😀
Purple mugs would add to my set nicely!Posted 4 years ago
you’ll get maximum kudos
eachboth time you pass the crowds at the start/finish area
The way my legs felt after 6 laps on the Scandal last year I’m not sure I could face the same distance on a fat bike, tbh. Maybe I’ll drag it out for a lap or two if it’s finished in time…Posted 4 years agotwojumpersMember
Signed up for the pairs again. I’ve ‘raced’ it every year and to be honest I didn’t mind the course last year (easier to overtake) although the previous route is more fun. My team mate hated the other side of the A27 though and up A&E is wrong.
Bike – depends how i feel on the dayPosted 4 years ago
Tyre pressure – a quick squeeze of the fingers
Agreed the 2012 course was better – badgers and the coldean trail the other way round was better. The final downhill was longer and more fun in 2012 too. Scared the crap out of myself down there more than once.
Ben might be racing Excalibur if he can get a free/cheap entry and Tim is racing abroad that weekend I think.Posted 4 years ago
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