Bucks Off Road Sportive roll call….
woohoo the good lady is out of hospital and safely back at home 😀 (she is much better now thanks to all those who asked).
Which means I’ll be down for the 132k, missed a few planned short, easy rides this week(expected) but I’ll be out later for a quick spin of the legs. If conditions and traffic aren’t too bad I’m hopeful for about 6hrs, a puncture and a foot,pedal interface problem(the sole came of one of my sidi’s just before the last feed station)which slowed me down last year(also happened this year at the Honc with the other shoe 😕 )
I was contemplating a 75mile local road sportive today which has a wicked finish up a steep cobbled climb but I thankfully managed to talk myself out of it, thought I might just be asking a bit too much out of my legs.
Finally managed to fit and bed in new brake pads last night in between rain showers so the bike is all good now, right now I’m off to wash the car and fit the roof carrier.Posted 4 years agosoobaliasMember
so its tomorrow..
bit more wet stuff forecast today, but i would expect most trails to dry quickly
the nettles are late this year
the long route usually covers some of my local stuff, so the guy on the black harddtail, riding the wrong way, saying hi…thats me.
have fun allPosted 4 years ago
1st event ever I’ve thought ‘wow that’s amazing value’ £20=132km of top (dry!) riding, endless yummy cake, bananas, drink, pint glass and a free pint of Stowford Press to put in it. Brilliant day out with a good group of riders too. Thanks to WDMBC for organising it.
Some people taking it all a little too seriously; skidding into feed stations and not stopping for an ice cream 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’m one of the puncture victims, we were going great guns (42km in the first 2hrs) then I sliced open a tyre on one of those really steep little climbs…you know the ones I’m talking about.
1. Dont bother trying a trailside repair of a tubeless tyre, just bang a tube in and get going.
2. Dont forget to check a tubeless tyre for thorns!
Tube went straight down, I couldnt find the hole so limped down to Amersham where I was glad to find a bike shop open who were good enough to charge me £8.50 for an inner tube. Yes I’m glad they were there and open, but seriously people wonder why we all buy stuff online.
Great day, thanks as ever to Chris Denman of WDMBC, that man really grafts away to put on terrific events for us. Next one I think is the Night of the Knobbly Tread and Duathlon at Black Park in October.Posted 4 years agosenor jSubscriber
A really good event with some really beautiful bits of singletrack/countryside.Posted 4 years ago
One puncture here & got lost a couple of times near Princes Risborough
& Great Missenden ( I think) and ended up taking an unplanned shortcut( wasn’t complaining at the time!).
Big thanks to Kryton and his riding buddy (1×10 Br!) for dragging me back the last 15 miles.
A bigger thanks to the event sponsors – Lindt!! 😀 😉oldnpastitSubscriber
Lovely day out, great route!
One particularly stunning downhill right at the farthest point – really fast, trees rushing past, seemed to just keep on going for ages. Got to the bottom, after a while I reached a road, and, no signs to be seen anywhere….
It was a long walk back!Posted 4 years ago
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