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  • Brighton Big Dog Chat 2014
  • Are CX bikes allowed ?
    Trying to decide to do a solo , just to beat TimP, or a pairs for slightly less pain.

    Premier Icon Napalm
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    Hi Everyone,

    Pleased to see so much interest & the usual suspects on this thread.

    Saturday August 16th confirmed for the 6th edition with the after party at the Velo Cafe.
    Course to be decided with safety, challenge, fun and being cool with all other park users as our priorities. More course details to follow in due course. Of course.
    Nice mug colour this year and maybe a third marquee. I think that CX bikes are ok; not sure what wouldn’t be ok tbh.

    Not much more to add at the moment – great to read your interest and enthusiasm.

    Cheers

    darkcyan
    Member

    Napalm – yes we are a sorry bunch but loving the Big Dog as always. So lucky to have the best race on our doorstep.

    Keep us up to date with the latest info when you can.

    Thanks for all the good work.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Napalm,

    I’ll second that, keep up the good work and let us know if you need any volunteers leading up to the day; despite some moaning about the course changes it’s still my favourite MTB event, great vibe and always friendly with a competitive edge. Bring on the sunshine and flowing singletrack in August I hope 8)

    Singletrackmind i’ve not seen a CX bike at BigDog before but plenty of variety including fat bikes, retro classics, and even a postie bike so i’m sure you’ll be made welcome. I suspect some sections of the course will be “entertaining” for you with the drop bars πŸ˜‰

    Paceman

    darkcyan
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    As Paceman knows I’m an (armchair) fan of CX and in the right hands I think you could do it. I suspect you would get one hell of a beating though. I guess there must be a reason no one else has done it – yet.

    worry not, as a regular Stanmer rider there is no way I would enter on a cx bike . The course is too technical really and my back would not take the battering. I will be on my Hei-Hei most likely as its 100/75 travel make it perfect for traction and root compliance

    TimP
    Member

    STM, I’ll go CX if you do….

    darkcyan
    Member

    another muddy Sunday ride in Stanmer. trails a little better. could the jet stream please f### off;-)

    darkcyan
    Member

    The sun is out in Brighton so hopefully those trails will dry out a little.

    These last, muddy, few weeks really have been a pain in the behind.

    Surprised myself yesterday by changing over my rear cassette without having a major temper tantrum – it’s not all bad.

    Now just to shift this pesky cold so I can get back on it!

    DC

    darkcyan
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    TimP, got you booked for CX bike as weapon of choice for Big Dog – I think you will fly πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    darkcyan – Member

    TimP, got you booked for CX bike as weapon of choice for Big Dog – I think you will fly

    I think you will fly… over the drop bars πŸ˜‰

    …still in front of Darkcyan though I suspect πŸ˜€

    TimP
    Member

    I think 5 days is long enough for a challenge not to be accepted. No CX for me…unless you take me up DC?

    darkcyan
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    Anyone out for Brighton MTB tonight.

    Gonna make a late call due to lingering cold.

    I’ll be out at Stanmer tonight, trails were riding well yesterday, so, should be better today!

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Got something else on this evening so rode into work instead; it’s a beautiful sunny day in Worthing 8)

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Is that not a roadie video Darkcyan? That bike never leaves the tarmac πŸ˜‰

    spooked
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    I’m signed up. First ever race and feeling slightly concerned about the prospect already…. Gulp.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    solo spooked?

    I’d be worried too πŸ˜‰

    lilchris
    Member

    I’m signed up. First ever race and feeling slightly concerned about the prospect already…. Gulp

    Ditto

    spooked
    Member

    Currently in a team but quite prepared to end up doing it on my own as I expect others will drop out. With current fitness levels a lap should be doable over a 6 hour period πŸ™‚

    darkcyan
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    no denying its tough. I go out slow and stay slow. that will get you round 6/7 times. oh yes and embrace the pain.

    paceman, it’s a cross bike isnt it? anyway it looks lovely.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Stanmer Woods are drying out nicely in the current warm weather πŸ˜€

    darkcyan
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    felt the pain toda. loving the fat bike spotted at Sranmer Cafe.

    darkcyan
    Member

    fat fingrrrs itttt would seemm;-)

    darkcyan
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    Congratulations to Matt on his little girl. That’s going to effect the training eh Matt!

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    darkcyan – Member

    Congratulations to Matt on his little girl. That’s going to affect the training eh Matt!

    Might give the rest of us a chance against him then πŸ˜€

    darkcyan
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    Maybe, I suspect he will be on the rollers if he cant get out. Just need to sort out his ringer brothers!

    Anyone out for Brighton MTB tonight.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’ll be out on the skinny-tubed rigid hardtail tonight πŸ˜€

    darkcyan
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    wondering if anyone had heard any rumours about the course.

    TimP
    Member

    I heard it will mostly be in the woods…

    darkcyan
    Member

    Out tonight with Brighton MTB to keep the training ticking along.

    Anyone else out.

    Cheers Nick

    woodsman
    Member

    DC – do you ride with the Tuesday group, just intrigued as we must have met…

    Pete aka Woodsman

    TimP
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    I’ll be there tonight DC. Hope it is dry?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ll be heading over from mine so may find you in the woods somewhere.

    There’s going to be a fatbike category at the Big Dog, I’ve read.

    Cheers

    Luke

    TimP
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    Luke, are you fat biking tonight?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    no, frame’s not here yet.

    Will be on my singlespeed I think.

    TimP
    Member

    When is it due? Do you have all the other bits ready? I will be on the Zen, SS too, but driving over though!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “Real soon now” – think they’re clearing customs in Taiwan at the moment. I knew it was going to be a bit of a wait so I’ve been gathering the other bits and pieces together. Drilling holes in the rims was a bit of a fraught hour or two!

    darkcyan
    Member

    Sunday morning rides definitely gone up a notch of late. less breaks and fast up and down. Long way home to boost miles and climbing.

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