HONC – entries open this Saturday
i seem to remember after finishing last year Ben’s hands were a mess and i am sure he was of the opinion that the FS bikes made things a lot more comfortable. Cross bikes are fast on some sections but you really suffer in other places. Even the fairly smooth farm tracks take there toll after a while.
I just went round on a carbon hardtail, which wasn’t too bad, but for most of the day i was just dawdling whilst escorting the last riders to halfway.Posted 1 month agobigwelshfellaMember
I’m in at 295 and not been on the bike for 3 years. Seemed like a good idea after a bottle of wine on the Sat.
Does anyone have any tips on how fit I need to be to complete this in a reasonable time i.e. what distance road rides should I be comfortable doing? Did 40 miles yesterday and now walking like John Wayne.
Also would I be better off riding a full susser (Cove Hustler 150mm f&r) or a rigid adventure bike (Trek 920).
Any help would be welcome. Oh and I’ve given up the vino until after the event.Posted 4 weeks agomcnultycopSubscriber
I’m in, although I cocked up the email address on my registration so I’m not sure what number (they’ve had the money though!)
It’s my birthday that day, I’ve not ridden for two weeks since a big crash. I’m currently ill and il probably be back training middle of this week. However I’ve got 2 leg tattoo sessions before HONC that usually mean 10-14 days off the bike. I’m not sure I’m going to be prepared.Posted 4 weeks ago
It’s a very laid back event – just a reasonable level of fitness to see you around the short course.
This. If you can ride 40 miles easily, you’ll be able to do the short course (50km) without any issue. And the beauty is that the half way point of both courses is in the same place, so if you’re not in the mood for the full 100km of the long course, you can do the first 50km to the half way point and then do the second half of the short course, so 75km(ish) all in.Posted 4 weeks ago
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