ThruntonThrasher

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    Reply to: 3 peaks cyclocross – roll call

    MTFU you people and ride it on your own…….

    Its in the rules of the cyclocross racing that you can have support. Its a hard race and its nice to have a word of encouragement at some point. For what its worth my support cycled between check points this year.

    A really old fleece or some cheapo arm warmers that you can just throw to one side and not care about

    … along with all empty gel sachets, bottles and other stuff that people seem to feel they can leave behind on the hills. It was worse this year than before.

    I did 4:38 this year but had to stop with cramp on Pen y ghent.

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    Reply to: 3 peaks cyclocross – roll call

    Thanks for the suggestions, I’ve managed to tag on to a friend of a friend’s support team.

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    Did’nt realise the popularity of this, should of done my homework ages ago!
    No tickets left this year, suppose it gives me a year to train.

    You don’t necessarily need cyclo cross experience. The first year that I got in I put down the long fell races that I had done as experience.

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    heebyjeeby, If you are going to stick to one location the best place to watch it would be on the lane from Horton in Ribblesdale up to Pen y ghent because the race goes up and down the same way. It has the best atmosphere.

    thewilllnton, leaving a bag or box somewhere there with a label saying it is for race day is the best you can do. There are lots of little caves at Ribblehead but personally I wouldn’t want to go caving at that stage of the race. A hiding place in the wall on the road to Pen y ghent might be better.

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    Reply to: 3 peaks cyclocross – roll call

    The first year I did the race I did it unsupported… Ended up begging food from some walkers! It is do able unsupported but adds to the amount of stuff you have to carry.

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    I’m doing it but my usual support crew (my sister) has dropped out at the last minute. Can anyone help?

    I’ll be traveling down from Newcastle and am expecting to do it in 4:30 to 5 hours.

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    Reply to: Monday Morning debrief No.8 – Where did you get to this weekend?

    Was in the Basque Country, northern Spain, seeing the in laws and went out for a ride with some friends. They are pretty fast and I spent the first hour trying to keep breakfast down and remembering to breath. But something about the trails kept nagging at my mind and eventually I realised what it was…. dust!

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