- White Room – Alps – 5th – 12th July – Are you going?
Me (Groomy), Jaffa, Ian and Mark got together with our families last night for a pre Alps BBQ, but we soon pi$$ed everyone off with beer fueled (gay Disaranno & diet coke in Jaffa’s case) bike related conversations.
Just a couple of last minute minor jobs to do on the bikes and we are ready for our start out at 9.00pm on Friday.
Can’t wait!!!Posted 3 years ago
Yeah can wait now. concentration at work nearing zero. Bike related texts and phone call up 50%. bike checking and kit comparisons nearly all sorted! still undecided on what rubber im going to use though! got some chunkey monkeys and a michelin rock r, the rock r weighs a ton but is bomb proof and the grippiest thing ive had on the bike! packing it tonight so needs a decision!!Posted 3 years agoGrupper205Member
I’m undecided what tyres to use too. Bought some Minions front and rear and tried them out a couple of weeks ago with downhill tubes on my local trails and they felt bloody awful! These are back on the bike now but I’m definitely taking my usual choice of Chunky Monkey & Smorgasbord for swapping over, if I find I don’t get on with the Maxxis tyres.
Work concentration is none existent now!!!!
When is everyone expecting to get to TWR? We should be there looking very tired late Saturday afternoon after driving down from the Midlands.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
From what I saw last year Hans Dampf sgs will lose the edges off every knob by about the 3rd day and lose half their grip. Really liked my old Clutches out there, they were really good in the dust/loose stuff (valley was baked dry). Butchers last year not quite so good for that stuff. Will be highrollers this year I think as I’ve got some to burn up.Posted 3 years ago
Getting close now!! Almost counting the hours!
Godzilla – if you’re setting off early Friday you’ll probably crack most of the journey that day so I expect you’ll be getting to the White Room late Saturday morning. We’ll be doing our best to catch and overtake you driving through the night whilst your sleeping in the F1 but I doubt we’ll manage it! Look out for a red A4 with 4 bikes on the towbar!
All this talk of tyres hasn’t surprised me really. Like Groomy, I’ve got a pair of Maxxis Minion DH tyres in 2.35 – I’ve not ridden on them at all yet whereas Groom tried and hated them – said he was all over the place because of them (nothing new – always an excuse). However, I can see that they come up incredibly narrow and I’m sitting wondering if a pair on new Chunky Monkies would be better. For grip maybe but for puncture resistance I doubt it. I’ll try the Minions but I’m taking some high rollers / On One tyres as spares so can always swap over.
Packed my bike kit last week. Packing the rest of my gear tonight.Posted 3 years ago
Yep had an off in the afternoon of day 1 although it wasn’t anything like a big off, just an unlucky fall.
Managed a posterior left shoulder dislocation. Totally gutted.
Flew home Tuesday and had more X-rays coz they can’t work out if I’ve fractured the ball end of my top arm bone. To be honest the NHS doc I saw didn’t seem too interested in spending too much time finding out if there is any muscle or ligament damage either (maybe to do with cost cutting and not wanting to do a ct scan) so I’m gonna go via Bupa.
Current plan is to get proper diagnosis of problems and work hard on physio etc so I can get back out next year.
Keep ur fingers crossed for me!
One final point, the guys at the white room were ace when it happened. Thanks to Alex for flicking the ants off me and to Stevo and Pat for making their way round to me as we’ll. Waiting for the 4×4 / chopper was the longest hour of my life.Posted 3 years ago
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