- Cotswolds #Jennride 05/01/2020 – 50 miles of filth.
Bike is packed in the van. Weather conditions looking favourable (or not depending on your POV). Should be a little drier and a bit warmer than last year. If anyone wants to say hello I will be the beardy one on an old carbon Kona 29er without a pack, but a couple of frame bags. Having looked at the route, it is going to be tough. Not convinced I will get around as not as fit as I was last year.
See you in the morning peeps.Posted 1 month agowelshfarmerSubscriberreluctantjumperSubscriber
That was a tough but ultimately enjoyable ride, cheers for a great route @qwerty. Knackered me out completely, blew up at 46 miles and struggled round the rest but made it. I genuinely thought it would take me a lot longer to complete the ride, around 9 hours or so but to get round in a smidge over 7:30 was very surprising! Glad to get home and have a shower but I may have had to have a power nap in the services on the way home before that…
@welshfarmer: My ankles wish I had, my legs are glad they didn’t have to push any more weight around!
Oh, one thing I’ve learned today: when you’re getting changed by the car in the dark in an unfamiliar layby it’s wise to check what foliage is behind you before bending over. A nettle to the arse is not a pleasant thing!Posted 1 month agoqwertyMember
Thanks you you all for making the ride.
Ouch, “that” last climb!
After last year’s lack of mud I feel we certainly made up for it this year!
A huge range of types of bikes, a huge range of rider abilities, one course but many options to tailor it to your days plans.
Monies raised towards some charities close to our hearts.
I enjoyed meeting you all & riding with you.
If you fancy sampling similar in the dry, check out The Racing Collectives, Cotsduro.
Cheers, qwertyPosted 1 month ago
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