- Tour De Ben Nevis – roll call and pearls of wisdom
Done it a couple of times and above advice all good. Don’t go too fast on the first climb and blow up like I did first time around. Pace yourself
If it’s cold, take a pair of waterproof socks to put on after the river crossing. Your shoes will be wet but your feet dry and toasty while you carry your bike up the hill. Make sure you have crossed the little stream after the main river first though 🙂Posted 4 years agobobnitroMember
All very good advice there.
As far as spares goes, apart from the obvious tubes etc, a quick link for the chain is a must!…and make sure you have a chain splitter.
The advice of taking it easy on the road is good, because as I recall from last year, the road was a total walk in the park compared to the rest of it!
oH, and remember to keep drinking and munching :O)
BobPosted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
LOL @ ScoobysM8 – that’s exactly what my mate did, with a flourish after river crossing he changed into dry warm socks, felt somewhat defaulted when he got to the next stream ::)
First one was an interesting river crossing, to say the least. All manner of crossing methods, use bike as support, carry bike over head, water depth and strength was challenging..
Thoroughly enjoyed it though, went for warm though not waterproof clothing, seemed to work very well. Rather than full-on waterproofs that you just boil in.
Was chummying a mate that wasn’t on top form so it was basically a long spin out with other bikers rather than a race for us. Which was fine, caught up with a number of folk I hadn’t seen for years. Excellent.Posted 4 years ago
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