Roll call for the Torq Rough Ride @ Kington Herefordshire!

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    I’m in. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon jj55
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    what’s up with the Rough Ride web site?!

    Premier Icon jj55
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    Looks like that the Weather will be ok for this year! 8)

    Premier Icon jj55
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    I have a feeling it’s going to be quiet this year!

    Premier Icon crewlie
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    Can’t be as bad as last year…..can it?

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    “rough ride” not an apt description of the event. 😐

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    True, but it’s a nice day out.

    mokl
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    Sadly unable to attend this year πŸ™ I enjoyed it last year in spite of the weather..

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    I have a place but I’m nursing a broken arm so clearly won’t be riding. πŸ™

    ps44
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    Yep, I’ll be doing it with a couple of mates.
    Missed last year (stayed in bed based on weather forecast) and previous year (front mech broke riding up to start) but done all the others. It’s a nice day out. Please God sort out the weather 8)

    emac65
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    singlespeedstu – Member
    “rough ride” not an apt description of the event.

    But it’s nearly as much fun as the Dyfi(but with better views) so who cares…………..

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    I enjoyed last 10 years so much I’m in again this year.

    And last year the event lived up to its name

    jclay
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    I’m in for the first time, no idea what to expect…and info welcome!

    One question: The water stops…will they be supplying enough water to refill bottles/bladders or is it just cups on the way past?

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    singlespeedstu – Member
    “rough ride” not an apt description of the event.

    You missed last year Stu, the ride may not be rough (ooer missus) but the conditions certainly were 😯

    jclay – plentiful water at water stops to fill bottles / bladders plus they are well placed and more freqent than some rides of similar length. Info? It’s open country with little shelter; waterproofs and/or suncream IMO pretty essential (depending on weather conditions) unless you’re a racing snake and around the longer route in a couple of hours 8)

    Oh, I’m in for this year, see you all there…

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    sadly wont be doing it this this year, which is a shame coz itsa great even, not the roughest of rides but some steep hills and will be glorious views this weekend

    water stops give you plenty of H20 iirc

    jclay
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    Cheers psling, I’m certainly no racing snake so suncream aplenty it is! Unanimous praise for an event is rare, so sounds like I’m in for a treat on Sunday πŸ˜€

    Papa_Lazarou
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    The rough ride is always a great event.

    Well organised, good route and you get plenty for your money.

    jclay
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    Any advice on tyres? Need knobbles or can I go summer tread?

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    summer tread

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    Well that was hot – and fast! πŸ˜€

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    But it’s nearly as much fun as the Dyfi

    Are you serious?

    Where’s the rocky descents, where’s the cheerleaders, where’s the beertent, where’s the orange 5 riders with excessive body armour on mincing about?

    Actualy scratch the last question as they’re everywhere. πŸ˜†

    starrman82
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    Cracking ride today, who got round the long route the fastest?

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    Cracking ride today, who got round the long route the fastest?

    Dunno – results normally take a few days?

    jclay
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    I got around the long route…if I was the fastest you are all crap! That was my biggest ever day out though, so really pleased to have finished. Some of the climbs though, utterly ridonculous!

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    Those climbs are always fun! The descents were ace though – if you could see through the dust of anyone in front!

    emac65
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    singlespeedstu – Member

    But it’s nearly as much fun as the Dyfi

    Are you serious?

    Where’s the rocky descents, where’s the cheerleaders, where’s the beertent, where’s the orange 5 riders with excessive body armour on mincing about?

    Actualy scratch the last question as they’re everywhere.

    Yep,done 7 Dyfi’s & 3 Rough Rides,& still stand by that comment….
    If it was exactly the same it would be boring,didn’t see any body armour & the beer tent was stocked with decent beer – “Wife Beater”….

    But yeah another cracking Rough Ride……. 8)

    Rough Ride 2011

    Rough Ride 2012

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    Yea BIG improvement on the weather this year 8)

    Well done to Jerry and his team for once again organising a great event! Couple of suggestions for next year 1] Co-incide the event with the Annual Kington Wheelbarrow race again and 2] NEVER serve up half cooked spuds and cabbage with baked beans everagain! Sorry but it was truly awful!

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    NEVER serve up half cooked spuds and cabbage with baked beans everagain! Sorry but it was truly awful!

    I gave the beans a miss but thought the other stuff was really tasty!

    starrman82
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    I thought the cabbage spuds beans thing was okay TBH, better than nout πŸ™‚

    tomstickland
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    I did the long route last year. Who’s idea was that? Was an epic day out.

    ps44
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    Loved it again this year. Had to go short course due to family time pressure and felt short changed.
    I see the results are up and it looks like I scored 2nd in my (old gits) age group. Chuffed.

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    Loved it again this year. Had to go short course due to family time pressure and felt short changed.
    I see the results are up and it looks like I scored 2nd in my (old gits) age group. Chuffed.

    How do you work it out, as both courses lumped together?

    jclay
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    Disappointingly it seems there are only photos from one camera for me and my friend (070/346). Was looking for ward to some of the others including the water splash and top of the hill πŸ™

    DanW
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    Really enjoyed the event- my first ever organised event and hopefully not my last πŸ™‚ Really well organised and suberb views. Could do with more climbing in next years route though πŸ˜‰

    Does anyone know if there are any more pictures knocking around?

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