Rain, rain, rain- Kielder 100
Turned up to support some mates and ended up manning a “tech” station @ the 23 mile marker,it was grim and had to change a fair few brake pads and ran out of lube! sorry but no amount of lube would have stayed on in that paste!!
It was grim for everyone including the marshalls and the forestry com guys/girls.
I will be surprised if a 100 finished 😯
I bailed the campsite this afternoon and I was in a van!!!!!!
Still a great event and will be back next year!Posted 6 years agopaul4stonesSubscriber
Actually the winner came in at 8.02 but was a bit slower getting his dibber back.
Truly epic conditions. Everyone had mechanicals or at least brake pads. My non drive crank fell off – thanks postie for tightening it!
I think 160 finished – 75% attrition. Those winners, including twinklydave, they’re machines.Posted 6 years agotlrMember
Hmmm, yep, that was definitely emotional.
I got round, but not sure of the time but not record breaking by any means.
I had no back brake at all for the last 100km as the lever just went to the bar despite putting new pads in. Yhe front went again with 40km to so ended up having to run the steeper downhills.
That was some attrition rate.
Very good effort to everybody who survived.Posted 6 years agojonbMember
Results are up already! looks like 177 finishers. There were 800 on the start list according to the briefing so under 15% finished 8O. I finished in 12.5hours (last year I was 11h15 and I felt fitter this time). My bike is fooked. I had no brakes for the last ten miles having used up all my spare pads. My drivechain is shot as I was getting serious chainsuck so was limited to the granny and big ring for most of the race.
Really impressed by my riding partner who’s pedal fell off at about 30 miles (crank brothers :?) but he continued until we lost the body of it in the river just before Newcastleton. For those that passed us we were the two wading in the bog looking for it!) We parted company on the basis he was never going to finish and pull out at Newcastleton. Anyway 13h 14 minutes finish time for him with about 40 miles on nothing but a pedal axle! He just kept going inside the cut offs by a matter of minutes.
I’ve done it twice, this time was sooo much harder and probably the last.Posted 6 years agovdubber67Member
Same story here as others. Lost the use of granny ring for most of the race. No back brake for last 50 miles, both brakes totally went at about mile 97 and had to walk last 3 miles, including what looked like the best of the trails! Freezing for whole race despite wearing gilet and jacket.
Well done to the chap who rode a pedal axle – that’s determination! 🙂Posted 6 years agobroonsterMember
MASSIVE respect to those folks that finished. I had to chuck it at the 60-mile Newcastleton stop. Had already used 2 new set of brake pads and was down to metal again and had 10 minutes before the cut-off time kicked in but didn’t have the time to get pads fitted by the Tech Station guys to get me on my way again. Having said that, I didn’t need much persuasion to chuck it – the conditions were thoroughly miserable all day.
Will I be back next year for another crack? Hmmmmmm…… 😐Posted 6 years agolarge418Member
F*** me that was hard. Didn’t enjoy the first half, then as I was changing pads at the 50mile feed station, the marshall said that loads of people were bailing out, so it gave me more determination to carry on. 2nd set of pads died at about 70 miles, then for the last 10 miles, the back brake didn’t work, and the front lever just went to the bars, so had to run all the downhills. It seemed a bit wrong getting back on the bike to pedal up hill!
I was expecting the last 5 miles to be about 8 miles, so I was so happy when the “1 mile to go” sign appeared on the final descent. And the girls at the last Checkpoint weren’t fibbing when they said it was all downhill from here (unlike last year!!).
Epic event, well done to all the finishers, and an 8 hour finishing time is truly fantastic.Posted 6 years agobig_n_daftMember
well done for finishing
I was changing pads at the 50mile feed station, the marshall said that loads of people were bailing out, so it gave me more determination to carry on. 2nd set of pads died at about 70 miles, then for the last 10 miles
do you bed in your spares that you carry? I do so before the go in the spares bag to try and prevent thisPosted 6 years agowoolSubscriber
Big thanks to race organisers and marshals who stood out in the rain as this took a lot of prep to put on.Posted 6 years ago
Finished 5 mins slower than last year dispite training harder for it, no brakes for most of it used the trees and boggy bits to slow down stuck in the middle ring for most of the way.
Just going to wash the bike and see what damage has been done to it 😥
well done to who finishedIanWMember
Well Done to everyone who even started never mind finished.
Heres the results link..Posted 6 years ago
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