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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Gutted I cant make it . but looking at the weather forecast might not be such a bad thing . :lol:

I was there in 2008 and never again .


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cchris2lou wrote:
Gutted I cant make it . but looking at the weather forecast might not be such a bad thing . :lol:

I was there in 2008 and never again .


With me forever Chris. This was a bad year. I remember seeing your face at 2am. It was lashing down. It was freezing. It was muddy. It was franky shit.


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Aargh.... can still visualise Max coming out of the pissing gloom at 2.30am after a 2.15 minute lap mumbling 'yer dinnae wannae go out there laddy...'. I got back after an extended dawn walk an hour and three quarters later with a flat tyre adding insult to injury. The horror, the horror.

At least it was the year the heckling tent was born - The Guv'nor going beserk at all and sundry was a troubling if amusing sight to behold.

2007 wasn't a bundle of laffs neither...

Thinking I'll hit Wiki for some more original battle quotes to replace the tired Somme references...


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Just looking at that forecast and it seems that visibility will be ranging from good to excellent.

Which is a positive.

I've sorted out a selection of tyres ranging from dry weather to full on mud spikes. I'm guessing I'll need the latter.


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Was going to put helium in tyres to make bike lighter but thought that wouldn't help with traction ,lol


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Panaracer Spikes are not good at MM . You need a thinner tyre . Continental do a 1.5 mud tyre which is perfect for MM .
The forecast looks really bad again this year .
I hope you all have plenty of spare brake pads , you are going to need them .


2009 was brilliant though .

Have a good time guys .


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The latest metoffice forecast isn't so bad, certainly don'tthink it'll be worse than '08. Given it's been so dry I'm hoping it won't get too muddy too quickly.

Tyre wise I think narrow is key. Running 1.7 Z-Max which'll be fine regardless.


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May see some of you there, I’ll be riding with thefeedstation.com, will be on my Giant FS but seeing the forecast might also bring my rigid Ti Ibis SS!


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cchris2lou wrote:
I hope you all have plenty of spare brake pads , you are going to need them .


no you won't. The wheels will stop rotating all by themselves by about lap 3. You'll have mud brakes. :cry:


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There one thing for sure Gus ,your pads won't wear out :lol:


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