some of my thoughts on Hit the North this weekend
there won’t be anywhere near as much as usual. the big field will be a slog (and probably won’t be rideable) but then the normally-muddy singletrack section after the super-steep hill has gone and has been replaced by an MTB trail.
the gully down to the chin and the chin itself will be slippy-slidy as usual, but that’s that? 60 feet?Posted 5 years ago154hopperavenueSubscriber
Last year’s was my first ever ‘race’ (for ‘race’ read riding with a number on my back, my account of last year Hit The North 3 shameless plug…again).
Really enjoyed it. Ride at your own pace and get what you want out of it. Great atmosphere amongst those riding.Posted 5 years ago
A race named after a song by The Fall, can’t beat that now can you?BristolPabloMember
I havent really given much consideration to bike or tyres yet having been preoccupied with the important things like excuses thus having undertaken a rigorous period of assessment and trialled numerous different fancy dress costumes I have finally decided on the most appropriate for the conditions which also has some aero benefits…. and a tail…
Still undecided on mid-race nutrition, yeah I get the benefits of the research developed gels and energy bars but until Torq or SiS start producing gummy fried eggs and fizzy cola bottles then its Haribo all the way. The only problem is having to mix up a bag of star max and tangfastics pre race to get teh right variety. I bet Bradley Wiggins has someone to do this for him (probably Chris Froome… ha ha!)Posted 5 years agonbtMemberxherbivorex wrote:
A race named after a song by The Fall, can’t beat that now can you?
yeah, a race named after a slayer song would be better…
We could have a race in the Marple area and call it “South of Heaven”
I shall bring my mud tyres on saturday and auction them to the highest bidder 🙂Posted 5 years agothx1138Member
BUT… i don’t care. I’m gonna have a massive smile on my face as much as i possibly can, and i plan on enjoying every minute of it since for me it’s a celebration that i’m alive and reasonably able bodied after almost dying 9 years ago through heart failure. now, my heart is more or less totally normal, i’m 6+ stone lighter than i was at that time and mentally i’m in the best place i’ve been in for years.
Fantastic attitude. That’s a victory in itself, surely?
Have a good one mate!Posted 5 years ago
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