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  • Brighton Big Dog Chat 2014
  • nakeddave
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    Hey everyone,

    Just hopped online to sign up and the male solo field is sold out. Gutted. Not sure whether to find a pairs partner or dress up as a woman and enter the females solo.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    dress up as a woman and enter the females solo

    😆 😆 😆

    rewski
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    @ nakeddave – might have a male solo vets spare

    darkcyan
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    Question: What’s the best way to guarantee a place on the Big Dog Podium

    Answer: Buy a fat back – nailed on 😉

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    I think the Retrobike category is the least represented (and cheapest to get kitted out for 😆 )

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    Paceman – was talking to TimP a couple of nights ago and he said you might have got your 29+ together now? Still interested in a pairs entry?

    I think we shared a gazebo last year – I had the green Scandal then.

    darkcyan
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    I think he is!

    We are at present gazebo less at the moment – one lap it was there in all it’s splendor – the next it was a mangled wreck dumped 30 yards away in a field.

    Any gazebo suggestions – won’t the the same without base camp!

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    I’d be happy to throw in some money towards one of these if people were interested?

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/arran-gazebo-27mx27m-098655

    sides could be useful if it’s a bit wet…

    [edit] reads small print “Sidepanels sold separatly” oh well…

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    Wwaswas,

    I’m up for that, what Fatbike have you got?
    I’ve just had a three week lay off with broken ribs and won’t be fully back on it for another two weeks I reckon (clipped my bars and went OTB and hit a tree in Stanmer Woods on the Junkyard trail).

    I should be fine by BigDog though and itching to go on my new Surly Krampus. I also trained for and did the full off road Coast to Coast six weeks ago so I’ve got some fitness built up this year. It’s just for fun anyway, I’m looking forward to skinning a few trail bikes on the fattie 😀

    I see we’re both signed up for Solo Vets 40+ at the moment. I wonder if they’ll swap us into Fatbike pairs?

    Cheers

    Paceman

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    Cool – I think it’ll be fun 🙂

    I’m just finishing building a Puffin.

    I also trained for and did the full off road Coast to Coast six weeks ago

    I rode to Sainsburys the other week when I could have driven 😉

    Here’s last years effort from me: http://app.strava.com/activities/73661379/laps so you know what to expect in terms of tailing off of lap times as the day goes on. I’ve been doing the odd longer ride recently so hopefully riding in a pair will work better in terms of consistency…

    I’ll have a chat with Simon – I’m sure he’ll be happy to move us – there’s always a waiting list for solo. Did you register with your email from your stw profile – I’ll copy you in using that address, anyway.

    cheers

    Luke

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    Cheers Luke, that’s a good plan, and riding as a pair sounds like it could suit both of us. I’m looking forward to seeing the Puffin in the flesh once it’s built, Singular make some beautiful frames I think.

    I’ll forward you my BigDog entry details when I hear from you via email.

    Cheers

    Nathan

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    Darkcyan was deliberating over tyre choice for BigDog this morning.

    … 5 weeks to go!!

    darkcyan
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    these things are important!

    TimP
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    Only 5 weeks to go! Guess that leaves me 3 weeks before I start training then

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    TimP versus Darkcyan

    … the Big Dog battle begins again, only two seconds over six hours separated them last year 😉

    Singlespeed – tick
    Rigid – tick
    Steel – tick

    Will wheel size make the difference this year?

    darkcyan
    Member

    what is this – slackers re-united 😉

    Yes all set for the epic battle!

    DC

    darkcyan
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    n.b. Paceman – you seem to have side stepped the tough guy challenge somehow?

    N.b.b. heard a rumour Coldean side not in the course this year – good for us Tim ;-)though Badgers may be back in – not so good!

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    I hear you’re both heading out tomorrow for more of the ‘spend the morning at Stanmer Tea Rooms’ training plan 😉

    TimP
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    I’ll be having a pint in the sun at Stanmer House. And maybe a burger and chips…and some wine… And crisps…and peanuts…

    TimP
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    Anyway is SS not niche enough for you now?

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    35lb fat bikes are where it’s at for a Stanmer House burger and a pint outings now.

    They make you put SS’s round the back with the FS bikes 😉

    TimP
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    Anyway its fat bikes like yours that are ruining the woods for everyone

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    darkcyan – Member

    n.b. Paceman – you seem to have side stepped the tough guy challenge somehow?

    I seem to remember lapping you about 4hrs in last year… that’s my challenge to beat 😉

    …although I suspect that riding in the fat bike category for 6hrs will add enough “tough guy” for me.

    TimP… 😆 😆 😆

    That old chap was seriously angry about mountain bikers in Stanmer, what was it a 5minute rant??

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    More secret training too!!

    darkcyan
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    SS v Fatbike – location Stanmer Park outside the Tea Rooms.

    There can only be one winner!

    Who will triumph in this low tech shoot out……

    Still with me?

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    If my legs after 3 hours riding on Sunday are anything to go by you’re already the winner…

    I’m a maybe for 9am Sunday at the tea rooms.

    Also will probably be riding from the upper lodges at about 18:45 tomorrow if you’re not doing the BMTB awayday to Tilgate?

    I do like the tag, whoever did that. Should be ‘ripped lycra’ though 😉

    john_l
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    Was riding in there last night, very fast but with some spiky old climbs. Will hurt.

    darkcyan
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    wwaswas: me and nathan at the tearoom at 7.00 pm if you are up for it.

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    Assuming I get the green light from the Doc tomorrow afternoon. Should be ok though 😀

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    Meeting some others at the upper lodges at 6:45 so if we do tea and cake we could be there for 7. Darkcyan can you email me a mobile number (address in profile) in case there’s a problem and I’ll send you mine. I’ll check they’re happy for a slightly larger group too.

    Nathan -fingers crossed for you!

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    Darkcyan & Wwaswas, I’m good for this evening, see you then (and go easy on me!) 8)

    DrP
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    If welcome, I may join you lot tonight…???
    Stamner tea rooms at 1900??

    DrP

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    Dr P,

    We’re heading off from Stanmer Tea Rooms at 18:40 now, meeting Wwaswas and a few others at the Upper Lodges at 18:45. Hope to see you later,

    Paceman

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    DrP – not sure of your plans but I’m riding over from mine leaving at 18:00 if you want a bit of gentle XC/opportunity to watching me wheeze my way up a hill before the Stanmer singletrack? If you’re driving don’t park near the upper lodges – they close the car park – try and park in the uni sports hall car park and ride across.

    Glad to hear you’re cleared to ride Nathan!

    Should be 7 in total, I think.

    The Velo Cafe ride is over at Stanmer this evening so we might see them too.

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    Wwaswas, good advice about the car park next to the Upper Lodges, I’ve been caught in there before when they lock up at 7pm.

    See you later, we’ll be riding up Tea & Cake to meet you at 6:45,

    Paceman

    darkcyan
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    or the road in my case – not a good ss warm up 🙂

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    darkcyan – Member

    or the road in my case – not a good ss warm up.

    Me too I suspect after only a handful of rides in the last two months. Time to dig deep.

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    Stay on the left hand side of the road Strava will record it as a tea and cake climb anyway I suspect 😉

    lardman
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    BTW… the other top car park (the middle one off Coldean Lane) does not shut at all.
    Won’t get caught after dark in that one.

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