Ard Rock 2024

VWsurfbum

🤴King of Bling🌠
Jan 11, 2021
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I am, no not had my start time. I'm pretty sure it'll be stupid early like 8 - 8:45 as in previous years.
What race are you doing?
 

Mik3F

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Sep 23, 2023
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Doing the Intro this year on the Sunday

Last year did the Full one on the Sunday, but it was pretty much unrideable for the first 2 stages. Every time you touched the brakes you were on the floor. Had to retire after the 2nd stage as damaged my mech

Redemption this year though
 

VWsurfbum

🤴King of Bling🌠
Jan 11, 2021
1,428
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England
yeah, I must admit I'm a bit nervous about the weather/ conditions. I said to the wife about it, it's not like down south where its all woodlands, open marshlands and rocks are a different beast.
 

Mik3F

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Hopefully the weather will play ball,

What are you doing?

Stages 4-7 are the more flowy ones, hence why I am doing those this year
 

Mik3F

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Sep 23, 2023
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My time is 8.30 on the Sunday, so 8am Registration,

Looks like Im leaving home at 5.30am
 

The Hodge

Mystic Meg
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Sep 9, 2020
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Looks pretty good weather ..so far for you lads ..have fun 👍🏻
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Cycledesign89

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Jun 26, 2023
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London
I'm doing the friday Epic event, starting at 10:30. Did the same last year as well but this year will be first time on an ebike. I'm a little worried about the range and elevation. I've got a shimano EP801 system with a 630WH battery. I've never done a big ride only in eco so I don't know what to expect for range. Most i've got out of it was about 32km and 1200m of elevation but that was mostly trail with bits of boost.
 

Zave

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Jul 27, 2022
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17
Surrey England
I'm in. Full race. 10ish start time. Did it last year for first time. Was fun. Hopefully no cnuts hogging the camping drinking water tap to wash their bikes this year.
 

Mik3F

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Sep 23, 2023
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I crashed there in year 1 or 2, lost my phone, it was showing still alive in the same place for days.

Oh shit, hopefully you get through OK this year,

That was one of the places where I didn't crash last year

Knackered my mech at the end of stage 2 on the hill down to the finish
 

VWsurfbum

🤴King of Bling🌠
Jan 11, 2021
1,428
2,115
England
I'm in. Full race. 10ish start time. Did it last year for first time. Was fun. Hopefully no cnuts hogging the camping drinking water tap to wash their bikes this year.
I have my little Karcher mobile pressure washer, so hopefully that will hold enough water not to hog.
 

Mik3F

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Sep 23, 2023
337
297
Middleton
Im banking on the drive home cleaning my bike, if its like last year, it wont be an issue

Seriously I'm just hoping for a dry weekend
 

Bennyb

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May 24, 2018
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United Kingdom
Those who rode last year in the full 7stages. How’d you manage with one battery? 700w. Obviously the conditions were horrible , so drier trails should help with more range. Anyone run out ??
 

Mik3F

Member
Sep 23, 2023
337
297
Middleton
The full loop is about 45k, may have to turn the mode down to complete it

Im planning on riding in TOUR / EMTMB for the transitions and Turbo for the stages, only doing 4-7 though this year

For what it is worth, last year on my SL I used 160WH on the first 2 stages before trashing my mech
 

Mik3F

Member
Sep 23, 2023
337
297
Middleton
Ard Rock week is here, forecast looks really good

Time to start prepping the bike, starting with a wash and drivetrain degrease / lube

I just know this week at work is going to dragggggggggg
 

RustyMTB

E*POWAH Elite World Champion
Jul 22, 2020
2,694
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UK
You'll just have to rely on your steezy shredding chops, Surfy 🤪 Looking forward to seeing the videos of this. it's a great event.
 

Mik3F

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Sep 23, 2023
337
297
Middleton
Have to say I am really looking forward to Sunday now, even more so looking at the weather forecast

Not fussed about my time as I am there to enjoy myself
 

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