- Lakeland Monster ride this weekend who is in?
I’ll be using my trusty 26″ Cotic Rocket only bike I’ve got, though I might regret it if the Website map route of the start is correct as it goes up round Lattrig to Threlkeld, but the route on the GPS file shows it going on the coast to coast road route past the stone circle to Threlkeld and I hope it’s this that’s correct.Posted 5 months ago
Looks good plan to give my Slate a ride out and might do a bivi the night before depending on the weather route looks good .
Last night for the cheap entry even cheaper if 4 of you do it I will pre enter if another 3 fancy it so instead of £35 it will be £28
RichPosted 5 months ago
Just checked the routes for the Full Massif, the web page and GPX agree and go up round Lattrigg, its the Mini Massif that the differences occur.Posted 5 months ago
Rich I always thought you had a pint and arf not a singular pint !!!
Saving money (4 for the price of 3) is that your Yorkshire heritage shining through 🙂fatboyjonMember
I’m in. Ideal preparation for me – out for a few beers while watching the footie in Manchester, evening train upto Penrith, pedal over to somewhere around Keswick and bivi in some woods. Should be reet. I’ll be the slightly sick looking fat bloke on the green 29er with rigid carbon forks, full guards and a pannier rack.Posted 5 months ago
I could be up for a beer or two and the first part of the ride (domestic stuff in the afternoon). The route passes us – very wet at the moment and looking like there could be flooding again.
Here’s the road you use, this morning:
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Due to get drier towards the weekend though and it drains quickly, leaving the roads nice and clean. Wish I had time for the whole thing, it’s a nice route.Posted 5 months agomcstumpy68Member
I did it last year on an old 26 hardtail with 1.75 tyres. I’m on holiday in Keswick again this year so entered again but the wet autumn and deluge to come is putting me off. My hardtail has gone, i was going to use my “converted” Triban 540 road bike – long drop brakes allow 35mm cx tyres with comfortable clearance, and I fitted mtb derailleur so have a low gear of 34-36. But I’m a roadie with limited off road experience, and concerned it will be too wet and muddy for me.Posted 5 months agoaazladSubscriber
Last year I did it on a Cotic X with 35mm cyclocross tyres. Two pals who I rode with were on XC hardtails. The cyclocross bike was definitely the one to be one for 90% of the ride. It was a bit sketchy on the grassy descents but that added to the fun. I must admit that I’m slightly nervous about it this year given the rain that we have had…but I cant help but think that it would be dull and draggy on a MTB. I’ll probably be the one face down in a bog with a green Cotic X somewhere near!Posted 5 months agomcstumpy68Member
Aazlad- yes, that was my conclusion from last year, cx bike ideal given majority of terrain. Mind you I found my hardtail sketchy on the descents, I came off after losing the front wheel on the descent down to cockermouth. Was sporting land cruiser tyres, have gone with conti cyclo x kings for the converted road bike this year. Still in two minds about it, will see how things look on Saturday when I’m down.Posted 5 months ago
Was down for the 60 miler.
I wonder if we will be grateful for the reduction! Saying that, looking a bit drier for Sunday but damage will be done to the terrain.
Looking forward to it. Heading down tomorrow afternoon and spending the night in the van. May stay over Sunday night and take in some fells on the Monday. Happy days. Love the lakes.Posted 5 months ago
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