- Well I guess I entered the Glentress Seven again
Looks a good event, but is it mainly attended by people who take themselves way too seriously although displaying less than average riding ability? I would like to go with a friend new to biking but constant shouts of ‘racer coming through’ etc may put them off. I enjoy the Puffer. Is the atmosphere more relaxed like that for mere mortals?Posted 2 years agojonny mMember
I’m in for the 4th time now I think.Posted 2 years ago
It’s a great event. It can be relaxed or you can go for it if you like.
What usually happens is the xc whippets (like me a bit) race to the top of the hill and then the enduro gang catch up and over take them on the way down, then repeat for 7 hours.
Hopefully the weather will be good, like most of last years event, apart from the obvious storm for the last half hour.
Hoping for another top 10 place next year at least…moonsaballoonSubscriber
Done the last 3 but unfortunately mums 70th means a no for me next year , gutted really as I love it .Posted 2 years ago
As someone who is in no way competing for a podium I’ve always found it really friendly , couple of knobs every now and then but overall everyone seems to be having a good time .bigjimSubscriber
Looks a good event, but is it mainly attended by people who take themselves way too seriously although displaying less than average riding ability? I would like to go with a friend new to biking but constant shouts of ‘racer coming through’ etc may put them off. I enjoy the Puffer. Is the atmosphere more relaxed like that for mere mortals?
It’s mostly a fun crowd but they will get passed and people will shout rider coming through etc. As everywhere a small minority are idiots but that’s life.Posted 2 years ago
lotto – Member
Looks a good event, but is it mainly attended by people who take themselves way too seriously although displaying less than average riding ability?
Nah, not at all- lots of people on trailbikes, I’d say most people take it seriously inasmuch as they’re in it to do as well as they can, and at the pointy end the racing is fast and furious but frankly those guys can pass you at the speed of light and you barely even know they’re there. What it has much less of, is the roadies on knobblies and triathletes that made me want to commit mass murder at 10 Under The Ben.
Someone put it really eloquently to me “Loads of guys on orange fives, but no **** on unicycles”
It’s also not too busy- first lap can be quite crowdy but after that there’s rarely real traffic (either passing or being passed). That makes a huge difference.Posted 2 years ago
dufusdip – Member
What is the route? Fitness will need some work!
Assuming it’s the same as last time, it’s got amazingly little glentress trails in it- a mix of climbs and short descents and trailcentre up to anderson road, down a wee offpiste and down the goat path in reverse, then down zoom or bust, up a bit and down another offpiste/footpath, then down the side of the forest. It’s got some horrible climbs, and some really nice naturalish descending
My only complaint really is heartbreak hill, that’s just uncalled for- I’ve even offered to cut a link trail through into the blue climb for them 😆 But neil likes to brutalise people. Oh and since it’s got so much singletrack overtaking is a wee bit harder than some routes.Posted 2 years ago
I made a breakthrough- after the first couple of laps I push the top half of it, then I do the next bit faster, rather than grinding up the hill out of pride then using the next bit to recover. Definitely makes me faster on balance
But I still have to do it at least once properly, just becausePosted 2 years ago
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