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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:47 am 
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I know a few from the region did this event back in 2011, does anyone plan to do it again in 2012?

I've just put my entry in for the half-enduro. That was plenty enough for my legs last year!

Event web-site: http://www.whinlatterchallenge.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:16 am 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
I've been looking again, but totally out of shape again (worse than last year even) so I'm in two minds... :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:31 pm 
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The 1/2 Enduro was plenty for me last year, absolutely hammered me with all the climbing. Good even though, get yourself along! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:36 pm 
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I'm entered (Full) entered the half last year and had multiple chain snaps - will fit a new chain before the event - lol.

I'll be on the Sintesi.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:55 am 
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You definitely deserve more luck this year!

I'm not sure on what bike I'll be on yet, as some 'stock rotation' is on the cards. Hopefully be on a Specialized Epic :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:08 am 
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One week to go, anyone else in for this?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:57 am 
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I'm wishing I had entered the half - lol

I'm been doing regular 1.5-2.0 hour rides so OK up to a couple of hours but haven't done any riding over that. the second lap is going to kill me!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:56 pm 
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The first (and only) lap I did last year was plenty, there's no way I could have done a second. I even had to walk up one of the last climbs as my quads were cramping up. I probably could do two, but it'd be far from race pace! Hat's off to you doing the full distance. The majority of people seemed to do the full thing last year, even a few people single-speeding it. Crazy.

Best of luck Kev!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:39 am 
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I did 2 laps of Llandegla on Sunday as practise. 1st without stopping/unclipping & without granny ring took me about 1:45 - Second, with a stops for a cereal bar at the top of the first climb and some stop later to massage my cramping legs and crunching gears on the last few climbs took me just under 2:15.
That's about 30 miles, maybe a little under. But it will be hard to go as steady as what I need in lap1 of the race - really have to get my head around just riding it and not racing it!

Phone battery went dead on the hill after Parallel Universe on lap #2 http://www.sportstracklive.com/track/de ... ble/533714


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:43 am 
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Are they going to boot all the 29ers with there 700C wheels?

The event is for Mountain Bikes, NO HYBRID's


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