Brighton Big Dog Chat 2014
Well Easter is gone without too much chocolate carnage.
Good ride on Sunday around Stanmer with a sharp shower transitioning the trails from excellent to scary.
I guess this is the time when I must kick my arse into gear and imagine being on the start line having not done the necessary work – not an option.
N.b. do I need a Salsa Swordfish or not?Posted 3 years ago
mccann.ben – Member
Anyone know what the elevation gain in meters is per 10 mile lap? Roughly…
I’d be surprised if it’s any more than 100m per lap but most are short steep climbs that drain your energy. One of the locals with a Garmin or similar might be able to tell you.Posted 3 years ago
darkcyan – Member
should I ride my ss at big dog?
You’re definitely quicker on it Darkcyan, depends if you can manage six hours pushing that gear ratio.
myti – Member
Gears for me…if the course is the same as last year i’m kinda hoping for slippy conditions as it will advantage the local singletrack riders over the no skills, mega fit types…
I’m hoping for the old course back as it was much more fun to ride; or certainly a change from last year which didn’t make the most of Stanmer’s better singletrack trails.Posted 3 years ago
Two team pairs entered now for the Fat Bike Category, now that’s where the real men are!! 😀Posted 3 years ago
Been thinking about this.
Anyone with a Fat Bike want to join me in a pair?
I’ve not got the legs to do Fat Bike solo but think it’ll be interesting to ride for half the time.
I did 5 (or was it 6) laps solo last year so I’m not a racer. Having said that there’s only 2 fat bike pairs entered currently so there’s a possible 3rd place podium up for grabs – if you’re expecting to win I’m not the team mate for you.
email in profile (and I’m hoping I can convert a solo entry to a fat bike pairs one if I talk nicely to Simon).
skellnoch – I’m pretty sure that one of the Upper Lodge Cottages at Stanmer is a small certificated site or something for the caravan club or camping and caravan club but google isn’t helping. There;s certainly a regular change of campers in the garden there with motorhomes etc. If you can’t find it this site http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/caravanclubapps/applications/uk-caravan-sites-and-parks/SiteDetails.aspx?csid=21975 is about 15 minutes away.Posted 3 years ago
Wwasas, I’m considering building up a 29+ bike but not sure if I’ll get it together before BigDog; if I do I’ll give you a shout as 3″ tyres fall into the Fat Bike Category … Semi-Fat ??!!? 😆 Will let you know.
I think our paths cross anyway from time to time on BrightonMTB Thursday night rides.
PacemanPosted 3 years ago
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