Wu's clan - Gus (and Sarah)
Mad Cow Kevin
Tin Tin Tony
Neil Mr K
Jo Mrs K
I make that 16 bods pretty much confirmed with 2 declaring an option to turn up on the day...
That's a healthy group for what will be a fairly epic trail ride - I have mapped it out on GoogleMaps and, uncannily, it matches Gump's prediction of being a 20 mile route that will take 5-6 hours (plus breaks).
The route is 100% rideable - but only if you are superfit, enjoy climbing, are a good technical descender and wilfully antisocial! I will give every rider a routecard with map and notes, however I hope we ride together (ish) to the halfway point (Edale Cottage Cafe), then the whippets can race back to the pub if they wish, the slow coaches can slog back and Jez can get a taxi...
We will need to get off to a good start - particularly if the weather is against us. Please aim for 10.30am to pedal off - as it will be getting dark by 7pm then.
I will post copious notes when I return from Cali - did I mention that already??
After our evening meal there will be a team pub quiz (teams seeded by their performance on the day) - all questions based on this forum's content (so swot up stattos'!) apart from the novelty round!
Sunday morning Max and I have mapped out a really short (optional) 4 mile loop - the idea being to swap bikes for a slow demo ride; to allow Gus to take some decent 'staged' photos; give the ladies a chance to join in the fun; we can then have a leisurely brunch with the Sunday papers before we depart for the four corners. I have a little hillclimb challenge too, for those who can keep down their breakfast...
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