Nuclear Blast Essex

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Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Sep 11, 2012 16:03 pm


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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Nicemonkey » Wed Sep 12, 2012 07:30 am

Yes, I am doing the 4hr, not really sure what to expect from the event.

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 12, 2012 08:53 am

Nor me, thats why i'm doing it really. its 5 minutes from my house so it would be rude not to i suppose!

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Nicemonkey » Wed Sep 12, 2012 09:30 am

Indeed it would be, so do you know the trails that are going to be used? There is a video on the site and it looks like there is a bit of river riding!

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 12, 2012 09:38 am

Its private land so never ridden there, thats why i am intrigued, especially being so close.
The river crossings are giving me a headache about tyre choice. It will be dry on the ground for all the rest of the track, but the water crossings and climbs out of the crossings will be slippery as hell?
So there's another thought, normally use clips for racing, where as if your on and off the bike in slippery mud, may have to use flats?

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Nicemonkey » Wed Sep 12, 2012 09:42 am

The wet sections will be so short...a couple of meters, it wont be anything to worry about. I am just going for hardpack tyres

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 12, 2012 09:56 am

I'm thinking RaceKing front, Smallblock rear?

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 12, 2012 19:57 pm

Just changed my tyres to full on dry tyres, and then the heavens opened! Grr

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Finots » Fri Sep 14, 2012 14:57 pm

I'm doing this event :) First event I have ever entered. A mate of mine twisted my arm!
Only going for the 2 hour though as my fitness is not anywhere near good enough for 4 hours straight!
I will be running Rapid Robs front and rear. Never run them before so this should be interesting. Got an email saying that the course should be dry and fast.
Look out for the Cow patterned top :lol:
"Riding never gets any easier... you just get quicker"

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Sep 14, 2012 16:36 pm

Ill be in the 2hr race too, look for the carbon disabled bike, or the red porsche with the odd looking bike rack!

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby IhateDNS » Sat Sep 15, 2012 14:39 pm

This thread quiet not many msg riders on it!
Have a gooden tomorrow

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 14:43 pm

Cheers spence

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Bungalballs » Sat Sep 15, 2012 18:01 pm

I'll be there! I'll have my Specialized Storms - mud tyres that went on last November, and due to conditions at my local woods they were never removed this summer! Not the best choice I know, but I can't be ar sed to change...

I'll be on a Whyte T120 (with mud tyres) if anyone wants to say hello!

Good luck folks!

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby Finots » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:30 am

Thought this was a good course! all 2 laps that I managed to do (including a pre-ride :( )
Now in the market for a new drive side crank as the pedal thread has been stripped and I am not hardcore enough to cycle one footed! :shock:
"Riding never gets any easier... you just get quicker"

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:18 pm

cracking course, I loved it
you only had one crank arm, I only had one fork leg! :wink:

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby C0LL0 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 09:02 am

the course was a little more technical than I had hoped for, I need to get my skills advance massivly if I'm going to get much better. still manged 5th in old gits 4 hour though.

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Sep 20, 2012 14:11 pm

Well done, it was technical, just the way I like it

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby IhateDNS » Thu Sep 20, 2012 15:59 pm

technical

Was it looked like a lot of ploughed fields and couple of small bridges.

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Re: Nuclear Blast Essex

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Sep 20, 2012 20:38 pm

IhateDNS wrote:
technical

Was it looked like a lot of ploughed fields and couple of small bridges.
you dont know! you drank tea and ate biscuits!


any way cheers for the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7s62U82 ... U6iFcZU7ow


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