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  • Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Mrs is doing the 84k with a pal as I’m injured – I aim to help out though at start / finish. Will be the first one I’ve missed for years.

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    Will be my first time this year, looks fun/challenging.

    aP
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    Me too. I’ll be riding my cross bike.

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    singlespeed 29er here

    oldgit
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    Wouldn’t mind if there was a place, missus has the car that weekend and I don’t have an MTB just the crosser. Apart from that I’m good to go.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Ace ride in the dry, all quite do-able but don’t underestimate how our little southern hills do creep up! It’s very well organised and has a great atmosphere.

    Enjoy – wish I was doing it. If you see a bloke on crutches looking envious, come and say hello!

    foxyrider
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    yup 132Km 🙂 🙁 HT here 🙂

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    Anyone else doing it? Signed up for the 132km route & hoping for better weather than last weekend!

    I shall be trudging round on the cx – not sure about which distance to ride – shall see how I feel on the day.

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    all you lot on your CX bikes, give me a wave as you fly past me on the flats, spinning like crazy on my 32:19!

    Jason
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    132km for me this year. Also dragging my wife around. Both on hardtail mtbs. I did the long route last year and thought it was a good ride.

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    I’m going to pop over and watch a bit – Mum only lives about 2 miles from Old Shire lane (in Harefield, by the Coy Carp pub)

    Where is the start/finish by the way?

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    ……..or a good spot to watch?

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    start/finish is approx here

    Jezkidd
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    I’m in, with a mate, probably going to be the only two people on sussers by the sound of it!

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    132 as well. Let’s hope it’s dry 😉

    bennyboy1
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    Yep, 132km for me on Sunday. Thoroughly enjoyed the 121km route last year so have been looking forward to doing it again. 🙂

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    What’s trail conditions like? Must not ask what tyre, must not, must resist.

    bennyboy1
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    In terms of forecast it looks like the area will get a good dowsing of rain tommorrow so I imagine up round Wendover way it might get slighlty claggy in places with the Chiltern chalks and clays…

    I’m going to be running Rocket Ron Evo 2.1 f / Racing Ralph Evo 2.1 r, roll nice and fast for the distance and the Rocket Ron on the front grips well even if it gets abit sticky in places.

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    I’m thinking of doing it too (just short one, mind) – lived in Uxbridge for a few years but never got round to joining WDMBC or doing this event. Expecting some of the trails to be quite familiar though!

    Dickyboy
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    My brother & I will be doing the full 132km, anyone know if places available on the day as got a mate who’s interested in joining us?

    Edit – he’s just entered on line 🙂

    aP
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    Everyone getting ready?
    Just checking my tubs and sorting out kit.

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    yep, bike good to go, albeit with far too low a gear. Kit drying on the radiator. Just polished off a huge bowl of pasta, rice & chicken 🙂

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    wave if you see a chap on a Pegasus w/ Lefty 😀

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    I’ll be on FS Zesty 714. Looks dry but clouds darkening!

    benslow
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    FREE ENTRY AVAILABLE

    My mate can’t do this anymore and I’ve run out of time trying to persuade him otherwise …

    SO, theres an entry going spare should anyone want it.

    Its for the 132km route option and its free.

    Email me and I’ll send you his registration email.

    First come first served, etc …

    Really looking forward to this and just hoping those dark clouds blow over !

    Jason
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    Sort of ready. Kids with the baby sitters (In-laws). Bikes both sorted and ready to roll. Route on GPS. Just need to think about food now.

    I am on a Scott Scale, and my wife is on an On-One Whippet. As for tyres, we have one Rocket Ron and three Crossmarks between us. I had to bin one of my Rocket Rons earlier as it had so many splits in it I didn’t think it would survive the route!

    Good luck Pedalhead, Jay will be there. I will be mostly at work eating the lemon curd muffins I just baked! Oh well I have a trip to Coed y Brenin to look forward to in 2 weeks time. ENjoy lads/lasses I will do my sunshine dance before bed tonight.

    Me and three friends for the 135km route. And one doing the 100.

    Cove Hummer…..is my nobby Nic too nobby!?

    Bike in car and energy drinks in fridge 🙂

    MM

    xcstu
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    Yep will be doing it seeing as the club I ride for organize it 🙂

    Hoping for the same weather as last year.. dusty and dry.. well a few got wet at the end of the day!

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    Im doing the 102km – on a Specialized FSR – depending on weather may even be wearing my stw jersey – did 82km last year and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Did a 72km in the area last week and the trails were very nice – very little mud. Live in Hillingdon so nice and easy to get there!

    Weather wise – have just looked at some detailed weather forecasts I get through work and it looks like there wont be much rain around tomorrow or tonight.

    See u all there!

    mashiehood
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    evening all – my first ever bucks 100 – cant wait

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    cheers MC, looking forward to it. Ben’s there too…and I think maybe Matt as well. Muffins look awesome as always!

    Dr_Bakes
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    Benslow/Dominic I can’t see your email in your profile but I’m interested. Presumably you can opt for a shorter distance if needs be as I’m not 100% sure I’ve got 132km in my legs but will see? Hopefully you can see my email to let me know if the entry is still available?

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    Dr_bakes – I think they are fine for a change of length on the day – its in an email they sent out back in April

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    Roger, of course you’ve got 132km in your legs. 😀 There are also 45 places available on the day if you can’t get benslow’s, and you can definitely change the distance on the day. They also sent out a subsequent email to say the start times have changed to 09:00 for the 100/132 and 09:30 for the 80km.

    Dr_Bakes
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    Cheers Mark, I think I’d probably opt for the 102km but I guess I could see how things go. I don’t think Matt’s doing it as his back has been giving him gyp by the way. I’ll wait and see if Benslow checks here before I commit but might see you in the morning?!

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    ah shame about Matt. Hope to see you tomorrow mate

    Jay is going too! Sorry I can’t be there with the muffins! Getting super excited about Bristol Bike Fest though (and weekend at CyB!).
    Enjoy everyone. Next year I’ll look at it!
    Oh and Pedalhead you’ll have to let us know what the route is like, maybe we can do it again one weekend.

    kerv
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    Another one here, doing the 132 with three mates, two full sussers, one Cube hard tail and another mate who’s just got back into it on his ancient Spesh with rigid forks and V brakes!

    aP
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    V-brakes? Cantis and 1.3″ tires for me 😐

    Dr_Bakes
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    Mark, looks like I’ll take Matt’s place so I’ll see you in the am. Trance X with Maxxis Advantages and tired under prepared legs for me!

    I’m assuming you pick up everything (number plates etc) on the morning and register with your name?

    So you may all still be trekking around, but how did it go?

    aP
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    Was alright. Some of the field tracks were a bit harsh on the cross bike. Little bit of rain. Off to pub :o)

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    Really enjoyed that. Great route, although the signage was dreadful in places. Bit spinny in places on the singlespeed but that’s to be expected. here’s our gps track for the day…

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/85839591

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