- Strathpuffer 24 – 2014 – who is in?
I’ve decided to pull out of the Strathpuffer (for a variety of reasons I’ll not bore you with) so have a solo entry up for grabs if anyone would like it? Just looking for the £52 it cost me.
Email derekshanks AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested.
Good luck to everyone doing it. I hope you get ice and snow rather than rain and mud!Posted 4 years ago
This is my 4th Puffer. I’m in a mixed pair this time. We’re poofing it with a caravan and awning arriving on Friday 2pm! Most points have been covered but can I add my 2p worth on the brake pads. In 3 puffers I have replaced 2 sets of pads in total. BED YOUR SPARES IN IN THE DRY BEFORE YOU GO!!! Or bed them in on the first descent. The time lost will be worth it. If you do not bed them in and they get wet and muddy before you do then that’s another set cheese grated away in teh blink of an eye.Posted 4 years ago
I have had an hour’s kip before leaving on the sunday in the past but it’s so noisy with everyone else packing and leaving it’s hard to sleep. Good luck everyone, say hello if you see me. I’m quite hard to miss, big bearded lump on a green/black lurcher or Tallboy. Or mukluk if it snows 🙂nikkMember
Latest Met forecast has ‘light sleet’ and 1 to 2 degrees for the entire duration of the race
Someone please tell me that translates to light snow and ice on the route…Posted 4 years ago
Sounds about right. Just cold and damp but if you look at this forecast you might be lucky with the ice. Personally I think it’s all just about gone going by our conditions 50 miles away.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
less than ideal prep here for anyone…..
monday jeep crashed and now immobile.
wednesday i get a call – need a tow the transit(not mine) has broke down on my mate. – spend wednesday night changing transit waterpump still she doesnt live again – that was transporting all our bikes up :S
we can get all the bikes up in the pug but we have too many bodies.
working on solutions now gahPosted 4 years ago
I have teh lurgie. Felt crap at work and left early on Tuesday, took day off yesterday and could shite through the eye of a needle today.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t feel as shivery now though and the stomach cramps are passing so I think I’ll be ok.
I’m sure it’s nowt a bacon roll won’t cure 😀
On sunday I biked 50 miles and then later walked my dog . On the way back I somehow contracted birdflu, salmonella, SARS, AIDS and yellow fever. I cured it all by running to tesco and eating pork pies and sausage rolls with brown sauce right there in the foyer and car park. I suggest you try this swavis. Medical science could learn shit loads from me.Posted 4 years agonikkMember
Forecast weather is dropping in temperature and less sleet
Any reports on the ground?
Sorry some of you have got the cold / flu 🙁 That sucks.Posted 4 years agokharimMember
Unlucky enough to be riding there earlier today- amazing weather, but too many ice patches. Not sure what tyres I would use for those trail conditions. You can still go round the course with min use of the brakes- not that you should be using them anyway if there is ice around + the course is not technically difficult (a bit like a nice blue route).Posted 4 years ago
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