Sorry Andrew, Didn't mean to come across as pushy. I just wasn't sure if you were aware of the W2 as it is still pretty new. I'm sure whatever the weather is, it will be a great weekend all round. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
I'm 110% positive we will have a great time. Just wondering about what clothing to bring. Will pack the midge repellent as well! How about somebody bring a non-Yeti junk bike to contribute to a bike toss contest? Always a favorite around 11:00pm at the yankee version here.
I think maybe us brits are a little reserved to start throwing bikes around the place!
Anybody like to prove me wrong! Not sure the Cafe people would be too happy with that one going off!!
Clothing, there is a bike shop on site, so if you forget something, or really need a waterproof, then you can get sorted there. I'm sure people with have spares they can lend you if you need it. Don't worry about bringing tools and tubes, I'll be carrying things with me. (This is for Daves! everybody else needs stuff!)
Well, 3 days to go and i have to say i am pretty excited, maybe it's the thought of Afan trails, maybe its because it's my first Tribe meet or maybe it's because i get a full weekend away with nothing to talk or think about but bikes. Yipeeeeeee!!!
I agree with Andrew. The sections are really well built and the rest is fire road so i wouldn't bother with anything other than your normal dry tires.
Only thing i would say is the final Peregrine Ridge run into the finish is long and rocky in places, so could be a bit slippy if wet, but if you cash in your 'skills token' for the day, you will be fine.
I will be bringing some fire wood and loads of beers for when the Drop off kicks us out. I know that Ian at the camp site doesn't mind camp fires as long as they are done sensibly.
I've just got back from a few days away training on Exmoor, Quants and Dartmoor. Withycombe Scruffets was particularly satisfying!!!
So i'm over the A-C Collar bone injury and the knees alright when its smeared in deep heat and in a brace! But to be honest I took 5 hours to do the 25km Bellever and Postbridge route on Dartmoor, and I struggled come the end! Riding headlong into two foot deep bogs didn't help? I'm a bit worried I'm gonna get left behind on the 46km Skyline! I'm coming off a pretty serious crash and only been back on the bike this week. So definitely far from tip top condition!! Plus i'm on an ASX with SC36's and pretty much a freeride/DH build!
Anyone fancy doing the main start at the MTB centre and the climb up Darren Ddu and across to Tyle Mawr and then break off and do the Black Run and on to do the Whites Trail??
I'm better Downhill than I am up too!! The knees don't click like a shotguns when I'm hammering a tech DH!
I'm sure I'm not the only black sheep in the nerd??
I almost bought a 575 from Southfork in Braunton just so I could shave a few Lbs off and have a better climbing machine. But I love the ASX soooo much!