Got my first one this year cannot wait. Was chatting to a Dyfi veteran m8 about what position to aim for his return was as it was my first Dyfi aim to finish as it is pretty brutal so really looking forward to it now. Anyone got any pictures of what the decents are like?? would be good to see.Posted 8 years agolethal_frizzleMember
its an amazing event, i did my first one last year and loved it. i didnt bother racing it as such, more just really enjoyed the downhills, which can be pretty full on in places. full suss is a good option, i took my reign round last year which was great for really opening up on the descents. the flapjack stop halfway through is also something quite special.Posted 8 years ago
unfortunately i might not be doing this years due to a broken collar bone, will be at the campsite for the beer tent though 🙂ScienceofficerMember
I did the Dyfi last year. The vibe was fantastic, it was well organised and signed, all the people I spoke to were top, the terrain was beautiful and it was just like every other enduro I’ve ever done, although the descents were of generally better quality.
I think its symptomatic of these events, but I did find the climb the big-old fireroad, drop down, climb another big-old fireroad, drop down again and repeat ad-infinitum a bit tedious.
I enjoyed the blackmill rat run (RIP) more because it was more varied.Posted 8 years ago
Was convinced that this would be a good idea (only done Ruthin merida 100k before, and I was dead last on that) but am now wondering if it was such a great idea?!?!Posted 8 years ago
If I can finish a 100k merida I can finish this can’t I?
If you see me (459) then you had better speed up, you are flagging 🙂orangeMember
length is about 60km (45km off road in the forest) – ascent something in the region around 1600m -ish
tracker – yesPosted 8 years ago
science officer is right – the cracking DHs are somewhat spoilt imo by the 100% chance of a boring fire road climb
roach – climb site seemed well chilled out last yearSurfrMember
I’m starting to panic regarding fitness levels. Every time I read the ascent figures people are posting i brick it. Will be ramping up the miles over the weekend. Summit after work tomorrow. Conti Saturday morning and Conti or Climachx on Sunday. I’m fine with a 3 hour,500m ascent,25 miler but the Dyfi is a big step up from that on paper.Posted 8 years ago
Did next to no proper preparation for my first enduro (this will be the second) and made it. Similar level of prep for this one, just generally a bit fitter. It may take a while but you will make it if you take it a bit easy at first, oh, and you will have me to chat to at the back as well 🙂Posted 8 years agoJimboMember
I’m starting to panic regarding fitness levels. Every time I read the ascent figures people are posting i brick it. Will be ramping up the miles over the weekend. Summit after work tomorrow. Conti Saturday morning and Conti or Climachx on Sunday. I’m fine with a 3 hour,500m ascent,25 miler but the Dyfi is a big step up from that on paper.
You’ll be fine. All bar one of the climbs are, well, easy fireroads, so you can sit back and spin at your leisure, plus you’ll be so busy chatting to others, you’ll be up them (the climbs!) before you know it. As long as you don’t get carried away in the crowd on the first, long climb (easy to do), you should be OK 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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