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  • Premier Icon Paceman
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    Will we be seeing many dropper posts I wonder? if it’s dry no point imo based on previous years, but in the wet could be handy.
    if you had one fitted would you remove?

    The benefits far outweigh the 200g weight penalty, and I think a dropper post is more relevant in dry conditions when you lean the bike more into corners and need the saddle tucked out of way; in the wet it often pays around Stanmer to keep the bike more upright in my experience 😯

    You’ll see Darkcyan, well maybe you will πŸ˜‰

    darkcyan
    Member

    can anyone share any information on the course this year.

    Also what kind of training hours / routine you putting in, any special reps for big dog i.e. going up and down short sharp hills for example or old school just riding lots.

    DC

    john_l
    Member

    It’s in August, isn’t it? Just checking πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Darkcyan likes to start worrying about BigDog as early as he can πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Everyone needs a bit of time to experiment and find the right tyre pressure.

    Van Halen
    Member

    I wonder if I’ ll be around this year. Quite fancy a go solo… Shame they made the course crud, tho I understand why, it’s putting me off. With a bit of training I reckon 6 laps is a goer

    darkcyan
    Member

    I’m pretty sure the course is changing this year again, sure the revised map in the Big Dog site is different.

    Just got signed up and wondering whether to do Brighton MTB this evening.

    It says it will Brighten up but looks awful out my window.

    TimP
    Member

    I will make it my goal to beat you by just 1 second this year. I know how upset you were by 2 seconds last year so it should make you feel better?

    wwaswas – I had the garage re-roofed this week and the spare white good should be out of it by the weekend so three should be more bike space in there. I should be able to come and collect your cx bike on Sunday or Monday if that suits?

    darkcyan
    Member

    My one and only goal is to beat you TimP. I find it helps me train much harder πŸ˜‰

    Won’t hang around for you this time!

    TimP
    Member

    Last year I was fat, unfit and on my 26″ SS. I was overtaken by a bloke on an Xtracycle at one point on a course that was about 90% uphill.
    You had the trails alive under your geared 29er…

    It has clearly affected you deeply. Maybe the dropper post will make all the difference this year

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    TimP – either should be fine, send me a text a bit nearer the time.

    Glad to see it going somewhere with a good roof πŸ™‚

    darkcyan have you actually signed up yet? Wouldn’t want you to conveniently not be able to enter.

    darkcyan
    Member

    That’s a very original user name Matt, was hoping for something like “stravaMan” or “Pink gloves” or “Girls Helmet” or something of that ilk!

    Anyway – all signed up so no excuses!

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    That’s a very original user name Matt, was hoping for something like “StravaMan” or “Pink gloves” or “Girls Helmet” or something of that ilk!

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Welcome to STW Matt, it’s more addictive than Breaking Bad πŸ™„

    Hope your knee mends soon, I’ll email you a link to those knee pads,

    Paceman

    TimP
    Member

    I want to know what the C is for. Cuthbert? Camilla?

    darkcyan
    Member

    stanmer mud fest last night. good turn out though. could have done with the dropper on a few occassions.

    darkcyan
    Member

    for those interested in doing big dog 2014 places always fill up quickly. sign up quite soon to avoid disappointment.

    darkcyan
    Member

    anyone out there gone from 29er to 650b on their xc bike?

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    darkcyan – Member
    anyone out there gone from 29er to 650b on their xc bike?

    Most riders if some of the magazines are to be believed; in reality probably a core few early adopters. I’d like a go on one to see, but I can’t see me replacing my 26/29″ collection with the middle size.

    woodsman
    Member

    Dropper post in Stanmer!! 😯

    darkcyan
    Member

    [Dropper post in Stanmer!!]

    Yeah, not so much for the downs though it can help, just as much for off camber muddy corners and moving around on the bike. Certainly a plus in darkest muddy winter.

    60% of BMTB on droppers last night.

    Dropper post in Stanmer!!

    You wouldn’t understand, you’re already closer to the ground than most of us with our droppers dropped! πŸ˜›

    grievoustim
    Member

    seriously – are people still riding Stanmer right now? I rode through this morninig, and opted to stay off the singletrack

    Surely it needs a bit of a rest to recover and dry out after the winter we’ve had?

    seriously – are people still riding Stanmer right now? I rode through this morninig, and opted to stay off the singletrack
    Surely it needs a bit of a rest to recover and dry out after the winter we’ve had?

    Riding many of the trails is cutting them down to the chalk so they’ll dry out faster. The muddiest trails are the newest ones with the deepest topsoil.

    darkcyan
    Member

    suns out, flowers are out . things are looking up. remarkable how the trails dry out!

    lardman
    Member

    @darkcyan

    How are the trails…..? just thinking about heading out tomorrow. I haven’t been in Stanmer in over a month and last time it was impassable (riding) in many places… Are there signs of drying?

    anyone else been out today? (Saturday)

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Note to posters: Big Dog is in August. It’s still ski season!

    Wuff wuff!

    (checking in).

    darkcyan
    Member

    No – still v muddy – but a week of sun / wind does wonders.

    if you do go out then Uni side.

    DC

    woodsman
    Member

    You wouldn’t understand, you’re already closer to the ground than most of us with our droppers dropped!

    Surprised you can see that far ahead to tell

    πŸ˜›

    darkcyan
    Member

    mattig, how are the cocks;-)

    u in this year, ss?

    coming down for a bit of stanmer training at some point?

    DC

    darkcyan
    Member

    March Topic:

    What’s your Big Dog Bike set up and why?

    Will post my own answer tomorrow πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m going to steal the Scandal back from DrP and put some gears on it πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Nick (IIRC) the Cocks are doing good, there is a Big Dog thread on the Cock forum dΓ©ja!

    http://dorkingcocks.freeforums.org/brighton-big-dog-2014-t848.html

    not sure personally what’s going on, am already in RideLondon the week before and can get only so many passes. happy to come down for a ride about of course.

    darkcyan
    Member

    Yeah – you are most welcome to come down for a Sunday ride with the Stanmer Tea Room Crew. We could do a tour of the park!

    Let me know.

    Wait for the rain to go.

    Cheers Nick errrrr DC

    n.b. doing 6 hour solo on my niner air nine, probably with Spec ground controls on.

    Been riding through the winter so feel like I have a good base to work off.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    oops sorry I blew your cover

    my fitness rubbish, oh well only 1 way to fix that

    you guys did well last year, I was in effect solo as my buddy quit after less than 1 lap, I did 5 and was bushed.

    (now where did I put those silly little 720mm bars, they came off immediately after BD13 and into the garage bike part junk pile!)

    DrP
    Member

    I’m going to steal the Scandal back from DrP and put some gears on it

    You’ll have to catch me first… πŸ˜‰

    DrP

    darkcyan
    Member

    Mattig, get those weeny bars out, no scaffolding poles in Stanmer i’m afraid.

    darkcyan
    Member

    nb five a v good effort imo., especially as you went in thinking pairs!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    ta. Solo pairs was a new category for ’13 I think – I won!

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