Tweed Love GT7 Roll call
Third time for 3 of us and one newbie ( but he is as fit as 🙄 )
This event has taken the place of 10UTB for us ,great fun .
We have also managed to get a
mancaveWigwam ,which means we should be (hopefully) right on the course 🙂
First event in about 10 years
,good effort.Posted 4 years ago
Just pace it out and enjoy 🙂jonny mSubscriber
Doing it solo for te first time. Making a long weekend of it. Any idea on course length/climbing etc For those that’s done it before is it particularly tough on tyres, ridden other seven stanes but never Glentress. Presuming there all similar. I’m guessing not the kind of place for thin tlr tyres?Posted 4 years ago
Its a pretty short lap with quite a bit of climbing, I’m not fast and think a lap for me was about 50 mins last year, I’m sure the racing snakes were quite a bit faster. Last year’s course included fire road, rooty ‘natural’ singletrack ie footpath, trail centre surface, and a field. Climbs are mostly fire road and descent mostly singletrack, which makes passing on the downs pretty frustrating, but a fun blast of a descent if you get a clear run. I’m sure the xc folks run silly light tyres but I just run my usual ‘summer’ tyres.Posted 4 years ago
For reasons not completely clear to me I’m soloing. Obviously the ideal preparation is to do no training, then sell your cross country bike 2 weeks before.
@jonny m, I don’t know this year’s course but traditionally it doesn’t use that much of the trailcentre, which isn’t hard on tyres really anyway- not the rockiest hill. Full on XC tyres should be fine though there does tend to be some natural sections that punish anything too slippery if it’s wet (I crashed 3 times in about 100 yards one year, I’m dead good at racing)Posted 4 years agoyacobyMember
Doing it as a pair.
I have two exams next week, one of which is on the 23rd. And haven’t ridden a MTB in 2 months. I imagine I will spend most of the climbs pushing up and bitching about them 😛
Bit more worried about dying on the descents. Had some pretty big crashes towards the end of the race last time. Should be fun though.
(Also if anyone is going from Edinburgh with a space in a car lmk)Posted 4 years ago
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