Is anybody doing the 24hr puffer in Straffpeffer this year ?
jojoA1 It’s sleeting down at the mo and was a bit cold on the legs getting into work this morning on the bike. Have to get the winter tyres on the roadbike !.Posted 6 years ago
A lot of bad weather on the way this weekend also. Was fun last night out in the wind and rain on the way home from work.swiss01Member
seconding tj there. don’t be hanging about in wet gear when you’re eating/fixing etc if you’re not swathed in warm kit. getting cold is no fun. plus, pay attention to what you’re eating, then pay some more attention.
i’m missing out this year due to it being earlier. i’m trying to be upset about it but really….Posted 6 years ago
Daisy_Duke – Member
It will be a first for me to. Any top tips much appreciated. Too early for “what tyre” thread?
Get yourself a set of ice tyres. You may not need them, but I can still remember the odd pool of frozen blood from one off the icy ‘Puffers. 🙂
If you’re solo, take more sets of brake pads than you think you’ll ever need. (Some years they just get chewed up).
Eat frequently. As soon as you stop, have a warm jacket to put over everything to conserve body heat.
The ‘Puffer is like doing a full season of racing in dirty conditions without maintaining your bike, so make sure chain, cogs, cables, and brakes are all good before you start.
And don’t stop. Every unplanned stop takes 3 times long than you intended.
You will enjoy it, great atmosphere.
Oh, and when you’re reduced to the state where you’re miserable with the cold, cursing the driving sleet, slipping on the ice, and bitching about the long fireroad climb, console yourself with the thought “There’s only 23 hours and 55 minutes to go” 🙂Posted 6 years agosangobeggerMember
I’ll be there again! – as a marshall. I’ll cheer on all you daft buggers.Posted 6 years ago
An the previous comment was way off. By the time you are finished you will have spent £200 on pads and your bike will look like a 10 year old shed that you couldn’t even give away.Full sussers WILL require every pivot renewing and your drive train, if you are lucky will have every third tooth still attached.Apart from that its a great laff – oh and bring a caravan/motorhome,no point being totally miserable for 24hrs – enjoy!!!!
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