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  • Exposure 24/12 – the sanitised edition!
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Well, it must be time for a roll call and some banter? What tyres for…?

    I’m in for the 12h, having just finished and feeling exhausted after 8 months of training and absolutely no idea where I could place, I just need to focus on my own race. Jnr will be with me racing the 24min race on Saturday.

    Rumours are that the camping has move up the hill and the course will be slightly different this year. Also, the forecast looks dry, but we all know the Newham micro climate means that won’t be true at the weekend 🤪. Various pics are starting to be shown via FB and Instagram. This weekend though is the XC Nationals which does look like a damp race so the course will be well worn in by the time we get there.

    My biggest challenge? Likely putting up my new tent which hasn’t been out of the box yet…

    Premier Icon jonnybike
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    Yeah I am in for the 24 hour race it will be my first one.

    My training has consisted of training for the GBDIVDE then completing it a few weeks ago.

    I have no idea how I will do. I wont be taking it too seriously just going to try and keep a steady pace and stop as little as possible.

    If by some miracle I end up in a good position I might start taking it seriously but its unlikely!

    Although my shock is currently off being serviced so none of this might happen if it doesn’t come back in time, or I will be doing it on my long travel bike..

    Premier Icon abingham
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    I’m doing the new Enduro there on Friday, nowhere near fit enough (physically or mentally!) to race the 24/12.

    I’ll be riding a bright green Ragley hardtail if anyone wants to come and say hi!

    Premier Icon mjsmke
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    12 hr for me. No serious training other than just riding more. My aim is to stop less.

    Last time, rode a 130mm trail bike with a DHF and Ardent. That bike now has Forekasters which feels lighter and a bit faster rolling.
    Also have a rigid 29er with Ikons if the course isn’t too rough. Got Forekasters ready to go on that just in case.

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    12hr old lags team with some ex-Torq riders – I fully expect to be blowing out of everywhere in a vain effort not to embarrass them!

    Premier Icon crazyjenkins01
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    Was really hoping to give this a try (finally!) but alas we couldn’t find a last member to make up a team for the 24hr ;-(

    Might have to pop down and spectate though if I have a bit of spare time!

    Premier Icon dai1983
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    Doing the 12 hour and will be self supported as my “lady friend” can’t be my skivvy/support for the day. Have colleagues doing it in pairs but don’t expect them to help me out though we have a corporate marquee and everything.

    Ordered a Vitus Rapide FS so may act as a shake down for that if it turns up. If not I’ll be on a boardman MHT in black with barzos or barzo/mezcal combo.

    Prep is just getting out more and done a couple of 5 hour rides but not near a 12 hour. Will be my first 12 hour at 38 and looking forward to it but guess its gonna be tough.

    Premier Icon dai1983
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    Also anyone know if they have running water on site? Have a Jerry can but would be nice to know I can refill it if needs be

    Premier Icon mjsmke
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    Those of you riding solo – what do you carry with you while riding? I want to minimise what I carry this year to save weight.

    Premier Icon jonnybike
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    Those of you riding solo – what do you carry with you while riding? I want to minimise what I carry this year to save weight.

    I dont plan on carrying anything other than a water bottle and some food i will grab at the end of my lap and stuff in my pockets.

    I did a 12 hour ride a couple of years ago and had several water bottles and food laid out on a table right next to the track so I can just pick something up as I passed.

    Dont think I will carry any tools will just walk if it goes wrong..

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    Those of you riding solo – what do you carry with you while riding? I want to minimise what I carry this year to save weight.

    Two bottles, one drink mix and one plain water
    A couple of gels and a Mars bar or banana
    Tube
    2 gas
    Multi-tool inc chain tool and spoke key as well as hex keys and torx
    Quick link
    Tyre levers
    At night a spare helmet light, my bar light is enough but I like a back up
    Depending on weather/temp an extra base layer or waterproof rolled up in my pocket

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    @dai1983 – the have running water on site.
    Even with Covid, I can’t see that changing.
    They normally have taps at regular intervals along the road adjacent to the normal camping field.

    Premier Icon richardk
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    In a team of 4 doing the 12hr race. All of us met when studying in Plymouth, so our team is named after that excellent instituion.  Having ‘Poly South West’ written on our tops probably looks like we are members of a different type of support group given the current meaning…

    No aims other than to have fun riding/racing.  Did my first ever MTB races at Plymouth back in the early 90’s, so it’s going to be great being back there

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    We were going to do 12hr mixed pairs but my partners done her back & is currently spending all of her time lying down, so no chance of riding.

    If anyone wants a mixed pair entry – hit me up

    Premier Icon scottrider
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    “Also anyone know if they have running water on site? Have a Jerry can but would be nice to know I can refill it if needs be”

    Yep, there’s running water. I’m down at venue ATM. Arena/Camping is on top of the hill this year.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Roy, Judy & I will not be there handing out the beers at midnight 😕

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’m down at venue ATM. Arena/Camping is on top of the hill this year.

    Which hill? The one on the left we ride up at the start if the lap in 2019, or the one on the right coming down into the arena at the end o/f the lap?.

    Premier Icon jay_tht
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    24hour solo for me not sure I got the miles in or any real long rides in this year with my wife having Covid and stay in hospital for 10 days and then me having it luckily not that bad at the start of the year. But be good to just get along to the event and pedal round the plus be on a 29er Full suss this.

    Good luck all what ever you racing just keep those pedals turning and enjoy a cold beer or two at the end.

    Premier Icon scottrider
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    “Which hill? The one on the left we ride up at the start if the lap in 2019, or the one on the right coming down into the arena at the end o/f the lap?.”

    It’s the hill on left as you enter Newnham.

    Premier Icon Saccades
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    Gutted, have to miss it this year as I wasn’t sure until a couple of weeks ago if I’d be able to get back into the country again.

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