- Dyfi 2014
I’ll take a wild stab in the dark.
Some people were fast and loved it.
Some people pushed up the climbs and complained that “slow” people got in their way.
Some people were slow and loved it.
And tomorrow someone will complane that the people enjoying themselves in the beer tent kept the awake.Posted 3 years agohydrophilMember
In defence of those 29er HTs who were walking (yep that includes me)Posted 3 years ago
Only walking section for me was the singletrack climb after the pit stop and the only reason I didnt have a go at that was because there were about 50 people walking, mostly on those pesky 26ers 😀
Great event as ever – do they put more fireroad climbs in each year? its amazing how you forget!matther01Member
First time…and had a shocker. Had no idea just how much elevation there was at the beginning and hadn’t been doing much fitness. Somehow pulled my calf muscle at the top getting off my bike?! Did the first decent and something came loose with either the fork or hub…loads of play and came a right cropper…and after taking my knee pads off cos they were itchy!! Wasn’t able to find or fix what it was and nursed it back to the 45km. Currently sat in a vat of savlon…bloody chaffing. Pissed off…but will be back next year with a working bike and legs like mo farah…just not skinny or black.Posted 3 years agosupersessions9-2Member
Wicked time. Missed last year so welcome return for my seventh dyfi.
Camped, drunk beer slept well.
Passed people on the descents with a smile and polite request. possibly.
Still binned it on the steep section of the worlds cup descent and used the foliage to slow me down. Matt billiard has it all on his gopro.
Beer and soul tunes always appreciated.
And nice that my 10 yr 26er still got a few admiring looks and comments. 🙂Posted 3 years agochippsSubscriber
Just back after my 12th Dyfi. Loved it. Lacking fitness and with added cramp, so ‘only’ did the short loop. Great weather and good, cheery folks out on course (and in the beer tent last night). Story up on the main page tomorrow – and yes, times will be posted in a day or so too.Posted 3 years ago
I think I filmed some of it too, so hopefully some of that has come out and I can make a quick film of it.
Back next year – hopefully for the full weekend for once!lerkSubscriber
I also failed 🙁
ended up driving down this morning which was a three and a half hour stint, then also pulled my calf getting off the bike for a piss stop and the quads cramped up on the way down from the moor before World Cup, had a few moments of laying down at the side of the trail – persevered but slipped slowly back down the rankings until there was no one left behind me at the feed stop.
Next year we will be camping the night before…!Posted 3 years agopitcherproMember
Home from my 2nd Dyfi , thoroughly enjoyed it but after the first main road section as my tubeless rear decided to go flat .Posted 3 years ago
Watching the rest of the field pass by as i fitted a tube was a pretty grim moment ….managed to claw my way back somehow?
Managed the full run down the world cup which was superb! 😉
What a great event, I was offered a spare.place on Saturday evening by a mate and I’m really glad I took it, I think it will be an annual event for me from now on. I’d like to give a big thank you to the organisers, marshals, St Johns, and anyone else involved in making Dyfi such a memorable and unique experience.Posted 3 years agochvckMember
Not my best dyfi but mostly enjoyed it anyway. Ridden in the dyfi quite a lot and never fallen off before – yesterday I fell off on the second part of baileys and on the bottom of dickos, feeling raw today. Also managed to put a huge hole in my tyre at the bottom of goshawk. Big thanks to the guy who gave me a tube and to the guy who gave me a tyre boot which got me to the end before everything went flat again! Good weekend none the less!Posted 3 years agoscottyroyalMember
First one, cracking event, not just a good ride but lots going on in the event village and town itself. Something that’s missing from a lot of events.
No punctures, one minor crash on the last rutted muddy descent, although more of a grind to a half and tip over thing.
Ps….cheerleaders were on first climb, they had beards and bulges in the wrong places tho.
ScotPosted 3 years agoDrillskiMember
Gutted to have missed it. Was about to start loading the truck on Friday afternoon but decided to mow the lawns before we left. Unfortunately a random bit hof crap decided to lodge itself in my eye in the orocess and scratch the surface of my cornea. A bit sore initially but tried not to rub it etc etc but woke up Saturday morning with it all swollen up and very painful. So sadly had to give it a miss. Looking forward to next year!Posted 3 years ago
Sounds like everyone had a great time. Beer festival, right next door…. That must have been a burden…. 😀dazhSubscriber
My 5th one this year and the best I’ve done by a mile. First half was a struggle thanks to the previous nights drinking, but the legs woke up after the feed station, and I beat last year’s time by nearly an hour despite slashing my tyre at the top of the last descent and having to run the last 3k. One year I might actually complete it without a mechanical mishap or loads of punctures.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
I really enjoyed the whole weekend. Shredded my knee on some slate and feel electing not to wear knee pads was a mistake…Posted 3 years ago
Being driven back now by Mrs T as my knee don’t bend no more. Going to A&E to get some stitches. Big thanks to St John’s Ambulance for cleaning me up and the butterfly stitches.
Velovichi entertainment did a great job and I loved the bike jousting!
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