- Hit the North.
Glad you liked the posters. I printed them on a 1940’s letterpress I’m in the process of renovating. They were just the proofs I handed out. I’ve got some lovely heavy stock rag based paper in stock so I’ll get some details of how to get hold of one for anybody who missed out up on http://www.hitthenorth.net Let me know if you want some mud from the course rubbing in.Posted 8 years ago
Nice one Mr T and everybody else who got involved. Good to catch up with some old faces 🙂
Sorry i cant put the pictures up o their own.
Also featuring the broken bike.Posted 8 years ago
I would have liked it alot more if i only did one lap!!!Made the cut off to start a 6th lap with 2 minutes to spare and a cry of anguish-there was a gaggle of people hiding at the top of the last hike-a-bike section waiting it out so they would’nt have to!!I made a pact with someone that if they went ,then I’d go.I also made a non racing pact with someone I caught on the last lap so we would’nt have to sprint at the end.Racing HtN is so uncivilised 8)Posted 8 years ago
Great photos John btw.
P.S Jase how about a month earlier and 8 hours longer?paul78Member
Rorschach, was it a VC Moulin rider you made the non racing packed with?? if so it was me 🙂 Very gentlemanly of you although soon as you said that my body gave in to hunger and I had to limp out the last lap.. I totally forgot to eat and drink during the race as there was always someone to chase
Was an awesome event… Well done all involved.. well worth my round trip from Newcastle and a permanent fixture in my diary for every year you are kind enough to organise it 🙂Posted 8 years agoollieMember
My first HTN and loved every minute of it, Big thanks to everyone involved.Posted 8 years ago
On the downside my bike IS shagged, On the last lap my rear mech and wheel had a little coming together and It took a little bending back into place and singlespeeding to the finish.
My wife took some photos and I’ll post them up soon.RDL-82Member
Had a great time, first ever race, only managed 4 laps on the single speed (must fix the geared bike), but completely forgot to drink for the two hours and started flagging hugely at the end, wish I’d pushed it for another now.
What’s the average lap amount then?
Aslo how long before the results get posted?
Cheers to everyone involved, great day, time to go scrape the mud off everything 😀Posted 8 years ago
4 laps is pretty respectable.
There were lots of broken bikes yesterday. Cooksons will probably be working night shifts this week to get them all fixed.
I was doing the sweeper lap (looking for bodies in ditches) following the last man out on the course and his bike ate his front mech. Unlucky.Posted 8 years ago
Another 4 lapper here, glad to hear thats respectable Harry!
Thoroughly enjoyed the day though, very well organised (shout to the two marshals near the motorway bridge, by far the most encouraging and friendly), very friendly and a good mix of riders and abilities/speeds.
Would have loved to have done a fifth (was well outside the time!) but the muddy conditions were definitely not agreeing with my Michelin Mountain DRY tyres (made it fun though, if a little scary!), I was another one not drinking/eating enough, just not enough places on the lap to throw something down!
Brilliant day though, topped off by my favorite lot of overpaid jessies doing me proud down the road in Stretford. 😉
Looking forward (I think) to seeing the final results, fingers crossed I’m not last!Posted 8 years agoRDL-82Member
Harry_the_Spider – Member
4 laps is pretty respectable.
I’m happy with it, I was smiling at the end, thats the main thing.
tthew – Member
@ RDL-82. Gears aren’t necessarily a great benefit on that course.
Purely a desire from a totally out of shape after a few months laid up after breaking myself. If I’d been fitter I wouldn’t have even considered gears.
Really hope the event was a success and that we see another in the summer/winter, I want to sign up now 😀Posted 8 years ago
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