Just been round.
Only old snow, well compacted on about 1/3 of the course. Mainly top fireroad and first technical bit.
Only problem is that it has been getting a bit of sun and is getting slick in places.
I was able to ride most of it on my fatbike, but in places it felt safer to walk on the technical bits because the slick ice was usually just where my wheels tended to land. More skilful riders probably wouldn’t have a problem, but skill seems to be something I get short of after the first 10 hours or so. 🙂
If I had my studded tyres on then no problem.
If the weather doesn’t change, I recommend studs or at least decent size lugs on the tyres.
Right now probably the ideal bike is a CX with snow studs 🙂Posted 5 years agoinitialsbbMember
Things may change: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?regionName=he&tab=map&map=Warnings&zoom=7&lon=-5.09&lat=57.36&fcTime=1358856060 or at least make it interesting getting there!Posted 5 years ago
Yep.Posted 5 years ago
BBC noting chance of light snow extending far enough west to Contin but looking unlikely now that there’ll be more snow added before the Sat start.
I guess if it gets some traffic along it in next day or two it’ll be broken up a fair bit, and lines will form avoiding any left over sheet ice.
Soon find out 🙂
Ice Spikers might come off tonight though 🙂
“Right now probably the ideal bike is a CX with snow studs”
reckon i could get round on a roadrat with wintermarathons on 😉
whats the fire road for parking like ? do we bother trying to take a RWD transit camper up or would it be sensible to locate a trailer for the 4WD ?Posted 5 years agobedmakerSubscriber
Just had a couple of laps.
Still rock hard apart from one section down off view rock which is wet.
If it stays as it is then a middle of the road XC tyre should be fine NN or similar.
I had spikes on and was glad of them but it would be quite manageable without them. Here’s hoping the cold stays.
Looking at the forecast, I just hope we don’t get sleet on sat night. Sleet is the worst, yuk.
Good to see the swivel chair sorted 🙂Posted 5 years ago
If no one minds I’ll use this as one last opportunity to make everyone aware of what two pairs are doing at the Puffer this weekend. We only (only!?) need to raise an extra £2200 (plus gift aid) to break a total of £20,000. If you can help (and I know some on here already have, so thank you) please do.Posted 5 years ago
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