Brilliant day, loved every minute of it!
Some areas a bit 'interesting' to put it lightly though! Bum on rear tyre drops when you have no brakes, no grip and a left SPD that won't let you unclip were, hmmm, fun
So many highlights for me though:
Ed (orange71) destroying his granny ring
Complete lack of brakes all day due to extreme mud (maybe not a 'highlight' as such, but hey, was a talking point after!)
Martin (longy) in the woods; he's up, now down, no up again, no down
Mike (SPESHMIKE) prefering 'Peach Schnapps' over Ale
Ed2 (ededwards) being 'Mr Hardcore' doing singlespeed (not through choice mind) all day and still finishing annoyingly fresh
The never ending climb (after the second refreshment stop), HARDCORE
(well, I liked it, kinda made you feel manly when you finished!)
The views; WOW
The lack of traction throughout the whole ride
Mike just riding into the river at the bike wash stop, still on his bike, up to his waist, and then some, claiming that 'something isn't very big anymore'!
The tiffin Kirsten (Mrs GTetc) made went down a treat after the ride, hey guys
What a day, I could type all day, is was great!
Great company all day; thanks for welcoming us Ed, Ed2 and Martin (I'm speaking for Mike here as well).
And the bikes, our combo of my GT RTS, Mike's Spesh FSR S Works, Ed's DBR Axis, Longy's DB Apex and Ed2's Orange Vit T; faultless throughout the day. Well, I'm ignoring Ed's smashed granny ring (I dont know either
), his puncture (could happen to anyone) and Ed2's lack of gears (never fettle the night before!)
Heres to next year, cant wait
1989 Specialized Stumpjumper
1996 GT RTS-2