Mary Towneley Loop Mtb Challenge on sunday roll call
Yup, I’ll be there too and I’m really looking forward to it 🙂 . Been praying for no rain for weeks now and so far the weather forecast’s looking OK with only a chance of showers on Saturday. No need to thank me 😉
Not done this event before and I’ve not ridden in that area either, so I’m not quite sure what to expect. It’s also been quite a while since I did a ride much over 30 miles, so I’m just hoping to get round OK. Think I’ll just take a sh*t load of soreen and hope for the best I reckon.Posted 4 years agoCloverSubscriber
Take a bible and pray….
I’ve done the MT loop a few times and the last time there was a storm that got me three times. Just sort of circled round firing doom, hailstones and deluges whenever it spotted me. I was prepared with a change of waterproof socks but they were a mere temporary glimmer of comfort between onslaughts. I’m sure it will be ace.Posted 4 years agoheadpotdogMember
Hmmm. Looks like things are not looking too rosey for Sunday anymore & our prayers for sunshine aren’t working 🙁
BBC are forecasting that “Sunday should be much windier with rain followed by clearer conditions and showers”. Might have to invest in a pair of waterproof shorts now. Don’t fancy a wet backside for 8 hours…Posted 4 years ago
I entered in advance for this to give me motivation to not wimp out if the weather was crap. Looking at the forecast I’m beginning to regret that now. Still, there was a similarly grim forecast for the Holme Valley Challenge last Sunday and it turned out to be sunny all day so you never know.Posted 4 years ago
Pity they can’t bring it forward a day as it’s going to be sunny tomorrow. Rather strangely after seeing the forecast yesterday I’ve gotten over the sense of dread and I’m now rather looking forward to it. I’m more concerned about the bike seizing up half way round from all the mud and grit.Posted 4 years agobones76Member
I also did the Malham Tarn challenge and also called it a day just after half way but not because of the weather but because i took a wrong turn at the cross roads(No marshall) was very disappointed as was going quite well up to that point, but you have brought back the memories of how wet and cold that day was!!
And i have also got the possibility should i choose of doing the first Cross race in the NWCCA on Sunday, thing is am doing the 3 peaks and think the MTL will put me in good stead…God sometimes i hate making decisions!Posted 4 years ago
I wimped out in the end. Decided I could probably cope with the rain but not the wind. Plus I was still hungover from a massive bender on Friday night so my willpower levels were rather low. Massive respect to all who did it, and especially to the marshalls. Giving up a Sunday to stand still out in that weather is above and beyond the call of duty.Posted 4 years ago
My excuse for not making the start line.Posted 4 years ago
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