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 Post subject: Twentyfour12 2017
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Any interest in making up a team?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Already doing solo otherwise I would. Be nice to see a few members there


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:44 pm 
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Doing 12 hour solo this year hopefully if my ankle holds out!


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 Post subject: Re: Twentyfour12 2017
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:56 am 
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Has anyone done it before? Just wondering how severe the course is? Whether I need to get a bike with hydraulic disk brakes or whether I can get away with cable disc? Is it a lot of climbing? Could use my giant trance if not too bad or my trek 29er if i could get away with cable discs. Save spending £250 on another bike.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:29 pm 
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MarinMartin wrote:
Has anyone done it before? Just wondering how severe the course is? Whether I need to get a bike with hydraulic disk brakes or whether I can get away with cable disc? Is it a lot of climbing? Could use my giant trance if not too bad or my trek 29er if i could get away with cable discs. Save spending £250 on another bike.


The course varies year to year but is fairly hilly. I'm pretty sure I've done it on cantis, though in the wet that's not a good idea :lol: I've mostly done it on a hard-tail though full sus is a bonus on the technical bits.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:14 pm 
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So a 29er hardtail on cable discs should survive it. (My trusty trek). Probably will bring it as it's never let me down and been using it as a hybrid recently so will be good to dust off the cobwebs and let it loose :lol:

Literally have just sold all of my bikes other than 3 so choices are limited now.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:52 pm 
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No solo 12 or 24 (not that I had any desire to ride that long) left so Torchbearer starting at midnight is my entry :facepalm:

I'll come down Friday and leave Monday, all the rest of you solos should aim to arrive Friday to get a good trackside position. I'll go far away from the arena to avoid the noise as I'll be getting up at bedtime :lol:


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Must do this one year, maybe next year with no Mayhem


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Another 12 hour solo for me too 8)

It's not an outright climbers course.I think it's one of those courses that has more descending than climbing :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Another 12 hour solo for me too 8)

It's not an outright climbers course.I think it's one of those courses that has more descending than climbing :D


How can that be, if it's a circuit? :?


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