Hit the North weather

Home Forum Bike Forum Hit the North weather

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)
  • Hit the North weather
  • Just saw the weather on telly and it’s going to be dry and sunny!!!

    eightyeight
    Member

    That’s just what they want you to believe….

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    no it’s not

    Premier Icon twinklydave
    Subscriber

    Dry and sunny? Yes. Above your head it will be.

    The ground’s still saturated though, with one of the organisers tweeting that he’s never seen the “Field of Despair” as boggy as it is right now.

    If you’re riding you’ll be getting caked in lots of lovely, lovely mud πŸ™‚

    At least we won’t be pushing cars up that hill again

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
    Subscriber

    Don’t forget your wellies with spd’s though.

    The field of dispair has never been so wet.

    It’s going to be fun

    MrSparkle
    Member

    It’s. All. Good. πŸ˜€

    Is it really that bad?? I was hoping to wear shoes and not boots for the first time in months

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
    Subscriber

    i can’t decide between goretex lined merrell shoes (i’m riding on flat pedals) with warm socks, or sealskinz socks with skate shoes that won’t hold water in them… either way, i’m not looking forward to that field!

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
    Subscriber

    I might take the Crossmark of the back then.

    Still, makes it funnier going down The Chin. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon binners
    Subscriber

    Is it really that bad??

    It hasn’t actually stopped raining since last years HtN

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
    Subscriber

    BenHouldsworth – Member

    Is it really that bad?? I was hoping to wear shoes and not boots for the first time in months
    πŸ˜€

    Can you hear that noise?
    That’s Chris King rubbing his hands together……….

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
    Subscriber

    binners – Member

    Is it really that bad??

    It hasn’t actually stopped raining since last years HtN [b]1847[/b]

    FTFY.. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon binners
    Subscriber

    Can you hear that noise?
    That’s Chris King rubbing his hands together……….

    And the purveyors of brake pads laughing manically to themselves as they plan their retirement

    Premier Icon ctznsmith
    Subscriber

    I’ve just got some ‘thick’ sealskinz socks from work, dry and sunny in the sky but still cold! (and wet and muddy on the ground)

    If it’s as muddy as expected from experience my SPD pedals are going to become flats after a couple of laps.

    Premier Icon 154hopperavenue
    Subscriber

    Never mind the chuffing weather, I’ve dodged all bugs, colds etc for months and now I get bloody man-flu 2 days before HTN!
    MTFU indeed….
    ..and that isn’t getting a excuse in early. I was 227th last year!

    See you all tomorrow

    scaled
    Member

    My mate has rebuilt his entire bike for HTN tomorrow, new cables, all new bearings.

    Mine is still carrying about 3 pounds of mud on it from last weeks night ride.

    I feel prepared 8)

    Premier Icon binners
    Subscriber

    Mine is still carrying about 3 pounds of mud on it from last weeks night ride.

    Phew. I like your style scaled. Glad its no just me. I’ve made a mental note to at least put some oil on the chain when I get home tonight. Its been in there caked in mud for a week. The weathers been so bad though, that all the mud hasn’t actually dried on

    scaled
    Member

    Ahh a bit of dry lube on the chain when i’m on the start line should see me through πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    My mate has rebuilt his entire bike for HTN tomorrow, new cables, all new bearings.

    Mine is still carrying about 3 pounds of mud on it from last weeks night ride.

    I think youre probably better prepared. No way would I make my bike immaculate for tmw. This is the sort of race you do before the big service…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    Just back from laying the course.

    The going is a little “sloppy” in The Field of Despair, The Chin and Preparation H. The rest of it is dry.

    vickypea
    Member

    How long is a lap this year, with the new trails incorporated?

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
    Subscriber

    Just packing my stuff, will be picking Junkyard up at 7:45 tomorrow, then off to Sunny Manc land it is.

    No snow this year please πŸ™„

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    How long is a lap this year, with the new trails incorporated?

    4 miles. About 400m is push/carry.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
    Subscriber

    Fun to come

    Braaaap! by Johnclimber, on Flickr

    Gloop to follow

    Slightly moist by Johnclimber, on Flickr

    vickypea
    Member

    Thanks.
    4 miles eh? As I consistently finished as the slowest person to manage 4 laps in the past, looks like I may struggle to do 4 this year!!

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    Just put some Bonty Mud Sharks on. Is 1.8 a bit skinny after being on 2.25’s ??

    Seriously will I be getting pinch flats every 2 yds, or will their awesomeness in the mud mean I end up coming from the back to win?

    Premier Icon edhornby
    Subscriber

    It’s a bit of an all types course, some fast bits some slow, lots of slop, some grass… so tyres are a bit of a muchness, there’s no substitute for fastness

    it’s a proper good laugh tho

    Premier Icon binners
    Subscriber

    Best put the sun cream in folks! It’s cracking the flags here this morning!!! πŸ˜€

    vickypea
    Member

    It’s a bit foggy!

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)

The topic ‘Hit the North weather’ is closed to new replies.