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  • GaryLake
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    12 hour solo – riding a Gold Orange Five which now looks like a halfords special with bar ends on risers and mudguards all round 😳

    Don’t judge me! I just want to be comfortable!

    Looking at that photo I dont’ reckon that’s too far off what we can expect!

    aP
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    I will be there, not sure about riding yet as I am recovering from what appears to have been a flu episode in the last week. If I feel like just trudging round and not worrying about things I’ll be soloing on a very elderly yellow SS Chameleon very slowly, with a fair bit of walking up all the climbs.
    Alternatively, I may now be drinking all Saturday to the undoubted annoyance of my other0.5 who is racing in a women’s team.

    Premier Icon Napalm
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    aP – I’ll look out for you. I’m riding in a 69er pair.
    Have a good race if you recover in time.

    clubber
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    From riding last night, I reckon some rain would be a good thing to set some of the trail repairs (excellent work Bristol Trail Group/Ant!) though I suspect that much more than a bit will turn it into a slimy ice rink – going to be fun!

    aP
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    Thanks napalm, not looking good at the moment though.

    sp
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    I’ll be there with Tim41 in the SS pairs for beyond925. Lets hope Paul still has a pact with the Devil so we get the weather Bikfest is accustomed to πŸ˜›

    See you all Friday

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    I’m racing in the mixed pairs category with the GF. We’re both riding credit crunch-tastic rigid singlespeeds – apart from the bragging rights, we just wanted to try something a bit different. Expect us to retire around lap 3 with severe hand bruising/exploded knees.

    We’ll also be rattling the tin for the Bristol Trails Group whose volunteers have done a cracking job (if I say so myself) of getting the course into shape for the race. Any donations to the cake and spade fund will be gratefully received. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    I reckon some rain would be a good thing to set some of the trail repairs

    I was thinking this too, a light dusting of moisture wouldn’t go amiss.

    ianpv
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    Metcheck forecast is looking ok now – 1.6mm of rain at 4pm.

    Fingers crossed!

    soma_rich
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    I will be there Black Scandal 29er in a non competative team of 4. Will look out for you Napalm was good chatting at D2D last year.

    KINGTUT
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    Solo for Las Vegas Institute of Sport / Tutton Recruitment

    JamesD
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    Mixed team riding for A Quick Release holidays πŸ™‚

    I’ll be there team of 4, I’ll be mostly riding round no handed!

    I am having my first stab at solo, I will be riding v slowly as normal but I just want to do the 12 hours without much of a break.

    ianpv
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    See you there Mike, and congrats on the sposorship from Tutton Recruitment πŸ˜‰

    Yeap, we will be there, Team Singletrackmonkeys.

    Oh, and currently in 2 minds which bike to take, full bouncer or hard tail….

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    will be there aboard a lime green superlight riding solo 12 hours and hoping to continue for most of the 12 hours and cover a decent milage.

    i expect i will be going quite slowly as i have developed a cold over the last day.

    marty
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    yup. velo club moulin will be there in force.

    Badgerpoo
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    I’ll be riding at a leisurely pace on a hardtail I borrowed from my sister. I reckon cider will be involved later in the day for extra lols.

    clubber
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    So, who’s going to be racing at the Bristol Bikefest this weekend?

    I’ll be there – tall bloke riding in LVIS kit on a full sus black Rocky Mountain that may well have mud tyres on if the forecast’s right…

    See you all there

    grahamh
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    Riding for “Leckhampton Show Girls”, one of 8 teams from Cheltenham & Country.

    KINGTUT
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    As an aside, has anyone received their rider number yet?

    slowjo
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    I’ll be there but undecided on which bike. It’ll be a last minute decision when I load up the car.

    Is the Bristol mud slimy, slippy, horrible goo or is it heavy, claggy stuff that blocks up your wheels, drive train etc?

    PlumzRichard
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    ill be there with the 4 man team on sunday !! numplumz kit and carbon giant xtc

    KINGTUT
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    Is the Bristol mud slimy, slippy, horrible goo or is it heavy, claggy stuff that blocks up your wheels, drive train etc?

    All of the above.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Kingtut, you pick your number up on the day you numpty. You’ve only done it, ooh, four times now? πŸ˜‰

    Slowjo, to borrow a couple of piquant decriptions from Viz’s Profanisaurus, Bristol mud can be any consistency from copper bolts to rusty water.

    GaryLake
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    Is the Bristol mud slimy, slippy, horrible goo or is it and heavy, claggy stuff that blocks up your wheels, drive train etc?

    Fixed. and Yes.

    pjt201
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    i’ll be there on the sunday. Got a wedding on the saturday…

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    It’s mostly a gloopy sort of mud (hiding lethal roots).

    matt_bl
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    I’ll be tootling round on my black Cotic Soul, weather permitting in a Burnley football shirt for a couple of laps.

    Metcheck now has sleet from 19.00!

    Matt

    Mattie_H
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    I’ll be there–on a slow-moving anodized blue Santa Cruz Superlight. Not that anyone will be able to see the colour through the mud…

    I shall be there as part of team Singletrackmonkey.

    Look for the bloke with his lungs hanging off the bars on 456 singlespeed with a set of big Blue forks.

    Alternatively, I may wimp out and bring the 5spot, or both of the above.
    8)

    Another Vegas bod here. I really don’t want to have to bother with the ‘rakers πŸ™

    *crosses fingers*

    slowjo, while every description of mud is availible on the BBF course, its not the mud which is the problem – its the polished smooth n slippery roots and stones.

    I’ve just checked metcheck and if you click on the full 7 day forecast it says heavy sleet for saturday night!!

    That was with the postcode BS1 6JG which is my office in central Bristol

    PeterPoddy
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    I’ll be there. Me and Mrs PP are doing mixed pairs.
    If it rains lots I shall sulk though.
    πŸ˜‰

    MrA – Am I still OK to borrow those tyres off you?
    :mrgreen:

    PeterPoddy
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    Re; Weather:

    As far as I can see from all the available data I’ve studied, it’s a timing thing. There will be rain about, and some of it could be heavy. But it’s if it hits us or not, and when……And it’s possible it might not materialize (very much) at all………

    So tell me, are you feeling lucky, punk?
    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon andyfla
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    Yup, solo for the first time,
    Forecast from metoffice is heavy rain !

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    PP, they’ve been retrieved from the shed and are in the pile of stuff to take. I’ve emailed you.

    KINGTUT
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    Something that has occurred to me is that in previous years we have been blessed with dry trails so there has been no impact on Ashton Court, now having seen the trail carnage at the Clic24 in 2007 when we had the rain all day, what might happen if the same happens to the Ashton Court trails? I can imagine the Ashton Court management up in arms if the trails are trashed, not to mention the fields that are used as well.

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