- Kielder 101 – Who's in??
So who’s signed up, what you riding and what time you aiming for?
Hoping my new greener than green Cube AMS 120 does me proud in about 9-10hrs. Also, if I don’t end up with a numb “Gentleman’s Sausage” this time I’ll be happy
[url=https://flic.kr/p/xbPpQ7]Green and clean #kielder101[/url] by Dave Aspinall, on FlickrPosted 4 years ago
I reckon I can go with 2xbottles with pump under one of the cages, snacks in a Topeak Tribag thing, tools etc in an Alpkit Fuelpod, clothing in an Alpkit Koala and gilet, arm warmers etc in jersey pockets.
Or I might keep the bike looking fast and chuck everything in a rucksac…Posted 4 years agomyopicSubscriber
I’m in. Had been planning to ride my new Rooster, but s series of cruel conspiracies from work, kids, social and domestic issues mean its not ready 🙁Posted 4 years ago
So will be there, but on something else. No idea of likley time as I don’t know the local trails and what the climbs are like
I’m in*. Will be one my Nukeproof Mega TR 275. Suspect it’s too much bike (not sure what to expect terrain-wise) but hoping to have some fun. Target time: finished. Ever.
* if I can get there. Could really use a lift there and back if anyone’s heading from Newcastle or nearby? (My car failed its MOT last week and is out of action. Probably terminally.) More than happy to cover petrol cost. Cheers.Posted 4 years agoFAILMember
I’m in. Will be riding my Nerve AL 29er. I’m going to give it a proper clean and fettle this afternoon to get it ready. In terms of finishing I’ll be happy to make it round, so no idea on overall time. When I did the old Kielder 100 race the weather played a big part in how hard the day was. Fingers crossed that the weather gods are smiling on us for saturday.
EDIT – sorry northwind, another one on the M6 so i can’t give you a lift.Posted 4 years ago
Just got back. The midges were out in force at the 1930 briefing last night and a bit this morning but once you got going they weren’t a problem.
Had a target time of 7hrs and finished in 6hrs47 so pleased with that. My Garmin came up well short of the advertised 3100m of ascent – about 2200m and a few others noted similar values.
I was going to stop up there and do the Newcastleton red tomorrow but I think we did most of it on the ride today so haven’t bothered 🙄Posted 4 years ago
Midges were out in force at the presentation this evening too! It was worth me staying though – I somehow came 3rd lady in a respectable ish time of 7hrs 8mins, and also won a spot prize of a skills course with Cyclewise. My Garmin clocked the ride at 99km and 2300m ascent, so a little short on both counts. Good atmosphere, good cake and excellent weather made it a grand day out though.Posted 4 years ago
@thenorthwind – aha! I knew you were an STWer when you made that comment about T5s in the car park! I didn’t want to out myself as a sad internet geek though! Thanks for keeping me company on that long drag from Newcastleton, and sorry I abruptly dumped you at the last feed station – I had terrible cramp in my calf and I thought that if I stopped, I’d never get back on the bike!
I feel like a walking midge bite today though. Those buggers are vicious.
And I put my finishing beer in the freezer to have with my takeaway last night, then promptly fell asleep on the sofa. Freezer now covered in lovely frozen ale… 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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