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  • darkcyan
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    Woodsman. No Thursday. I know mat who rides Tuesday.

    I’m sure we have met.

    cheers DC.

    Tuesday a bit speedy for me.

    darkcyan
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    For some reason I am thinking I need a Salsa Spearfish!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Everyone needs a new bike – buy it!

    Stanmer’s riding really well at the moment and the bluebells are out too πŸ™‚

    rather crap pic taken on my phone as the light was failing last night;

    darkcyan
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    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.

    DC

    N.b. do I need a Salsa Swordfish or not?

    darkcyan
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    Chain reaction have let me down as my front brake pads have not arrived despite ordering them three days ago!

    Metal on metal it is then.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Never really seen a thread treated like a personal Twitter feed on here!

    woodsman
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    It could be worse for you njee20, they could be discussing Shand cycles as well! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    njee20 – Member

    Never really seen a thread treated like a personal Twitter feed on here!

    Darkcyan is old skool, he straddles the boundaries of social media the rest of us can only imagine πŸ˜€

    A Spearfish would be a perfect BigDog weapon.

    darkcyan
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    what’s the Shand story then?

    nb thought my musings were of interest;-)

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    DC, I think Shand Cycles are a UK based kickstarter frame company.

    darkcyan
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    I thought they were a top end frame maker – wasn’t there a review in STW a few months ago.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    You may well be right DC πŸ˜€

    Do we not get your daily musing on mountain biking?

    mccraque
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    Just entered the Big Dog and am coincidentally riding out of Brighton tonight. Potentially through Stanmer. What time do you boys meet? I suspect I’ll be a little too early…

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    BrightonMTB rides are Tuesday (faster pace) and Thursday (regular pace) evenings 7-9pm, meet at Sussex University Sports Centre car park. Check their website.

    Premier Icon mccann.ben
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    Anyone know what the elevation gain in meters is per 10 mile lap? Roughly…

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    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.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Last years first climb out of the arena field certainly did that…..

    It’s just under 300m/1000ft climbing per lap.

    Premier Icon mccann.ben
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    Cheers guys.

    darkcyan
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    any course gossip. hoping the first climb gets ditched, too steep imo.

    darkcyan
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    trails at their best today. some good strava harvesting going on.

    darkcyan
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    should I ride my ss at big dog?

    myti
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    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…

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    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.

    darkcyan
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    Got a feeling the course will change again. Agree with Paceman-for once;-)

    darkcyan
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    Interview with Ian Leitch in the july / aug Viva Brighton.

    You can view on-line at http://www.vivabrighton.com from July 10th onwards.

    You heard it hear first.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    You heard it hear here first πŸ˜‰

    darkcyan
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    heard it hear first – did you see what i was doing?

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Yes, very clever Darkcyan πŸ˜‰

    darkcyan
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    could be a bit of old dog as regards the big dog course – to be welcomed i think.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Two team pairs entered now for the Fat Bike Category, now that’s where the real men are!! πŸ˜€

    http://www.xcracer.com/raceentry/currententries.php?race_id=428

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    Given that Puffins finally seem to be on their way out of Sam’s door I shall be doing at least one lap on a Fat Bike in the Solo Vets (40+) category.

    I think I’ll wait until I’ve ridden the thing before committing to more than that πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I hope the Singular Puffin has been worth the wait, they look fantastic I think and it should be fun round Stanmer woods. I’m very tempted by a Rooster if Sam makes one in a colour other than yellow.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    If nothing else, I can fit 2.1″ mud tyres on some standard rims to it and not worry about the frame getting gummed up with Stanmer mud πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon skellnonch
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    Any suggestions for van camping? somewhere near the party venue would be good

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    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.

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    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 ??!!? πŸ˜† Will let you know.

    I think our paths cross anyway from time to time on BrightonMTB Thursday night rides.

    Paceman

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m sure we’ve met – it’s just putting real names, faces and bikes to stw logins that is tricky sometimes πŸ™‚

    I’ll let you know if anything happens in the meantime.

    darkcyan
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    Paceman: Fat bike or fat biker category – I could probably enter both;-)

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    No comment Darkcyan πŸ˜†

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