Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

XC and Enduro racing and events.
J_asonR
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 07:36 am

Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby J_asonR » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:58 pm

This will be my first organised ride and I'm looking forward to it a lot! It's a week after my birthday, so hopefully will have some new gadgets to test out..

Anybody done Wiggle rides before? What should I expect?

Rankles
Posts: 131
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 14:24 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby Rankles » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:07 pm

I've done most of them this year but with adverse weather and the amount of climbing this looks to be the toughest! Looking forward to it!

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:41 pm

Yep hoping to do this myself
not done any of them before but looking forward to giving it a go
I will be entering the Epic 25 mile one :) hope I don't regret it
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

J_asonR
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 07:36 am

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby J_asonR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:50 pm

Best of luck with that CameraUK! With what Rankles said about it being the toughest this year, I'm secretly thankful I didn't enter the Epic! That extra 6 miles might just finish me off for good!

Looking forward to getting out there with loads of people though! Just hope I don't come last :lol:

User avatar
The Northern Monkey
Posts: 19547
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 18:13 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:52 pm

A guy in work has asked me to do this... Not so sure! Haha!

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:54 pm

Any idea of the total amount of accent and decent for the epic course?
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

User avatar
The Northern Monkey
Posts: 19547
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 18:13 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:02 pm

pretty sure the profile is on the website isn't it?
On my phone so I can't check lol!

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:25 pm

Yes but it's a bit difficult to workout as I'm also on me phone and profile image is a bit naff
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

Rankles
Posts: 131
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 14:24 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby Rankles » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:55 pm

There's no GPS up yet but the Souther Rough Ride was the hardest I've done so far and that was rated the same difficulty at 4/5. It was 36 miles and 1000m climbing and Purbeck is only 25 miles... so I think we should expect between 1400 and 1600m of climbing.

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:04 pm

ah thats not to bad then The Brecon Beast was a bit more than that but it was over 50 miles
I think it will be nice and muddy though so will make it alot harder
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

handful
Posts: 771
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 16:57 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby handful » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:48 pm

Also entered the epic and wondering whether it was a mistake! I think the weather will play a massive part in determining how difficult this will be, was very cold this morning first thing and this is still 5 weeks away! At least it was dry though.
Kuota Kharma Evo Rival 22 - fair weather
Moda Chord with drop bars and Rival shifters - foul weather
GT I-Drive 5 - mud
GT Avalanche 1.0 2008 - now sold

miss notax
Posts: 2608
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 17:15 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Mon Oct 15, 2012 20:40 pm

I'm doing the epic too...

I wasn't at all worried about it actually - but I am now :shock: :lol:

Hope to see some of you there :D
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Mon Oct 15, 2012 20:59 pm

I am looking forward to it hoping for a dry day but don't think will be that lucky lol

I will be on a Black/Green camber Expert so if you see say hello :)
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

miss notax
Posts: 2608
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 17:15 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Tue Oct 16, 2012 08:07 am

I'll probably be on my bouncy Orange - not as fast as the Santa Cruz but I think comfort and mud clearance might be the order of the day!! :lol:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc

handful
Posts: 771
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 16:57 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby handful » Tue Oct 16, 2012 17:44 pm

I think you could be right! Looking at the videos it seems most people are on hardtails but I think the lardy weight of my idrive should be offset by the comfort....or al least I hope so. I keep thinking 25 miles can't be that bad but then again that's nearly 3 times round Cwmcarn. :shock:
Kuota Kharma Evo Rival 22 - fair weather
Moda Chord with drop bars and Rival shifters - foul weather
GT I-Drive 5 - mud
GT Avalanche 1.0 2008 - now sold

raceface gt

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby raceface gt » Fri Oct 26, 2012 16:46 pm

Never done a wiggle event before might enter I take it entrance tickets via the online site.

miss notax
Posts: 2608
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 17:15 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:47 pm

http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events ... -mtb-2012/

Looks like it's sold out i'm afraid :(

I like the fact that the people on the website are having fun biking in sunshine, in t-shirts, with a distinct lack of mud. I shall be most upset if my ride isn't exactly like that... :wink: :lol:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc

User avatar
camerauk
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:22 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:56 pm

miss notax wrote:I like the fact that the people on the website are having fun biking in sunshine, in t-shirts, with a distinct lack of mud. I shall be most upset if my ride isn't exactly like that... :wink: :lol:


I totally agree will we get a refund if its raining and muddy :wink:
Specialized Camber Expert
Specialized Allez Sport

elredso
Posts: 76
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 14:44 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby elredso » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:52 am

having seen this thread I am a bit concerned that the 26 epic was a bit over confident

entered with the girlfriend, aim is for us to just complete it, not do it in a specific time - our thinking was it would encourage us to train / ride more in the bad weather / dark nights (not so much)

Tend to do 18-25 miles a week, but normally split over 2/3 rides

Am wondering if downgrading to the 20 miles might be advisable ???

handful
Posts: 771
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 16:57 pm

Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby handful » Wed Oct 31, 2012 20:16 pm

I'm doing this and this is my first mtb event but I have done a road sportive and it's surprising what you can manage on these kinds of events. Go for it, the worst that can happen is you may have to walk up a couple of hills! See you there. :)
Kuota Kharma Evo Rival 22 - fair weather
Moda Chord with drop bars and Rival shifters - foul weather
GT I-Drive 5 - mud
GT Avalanche 1.0 2008 - now sold


Return to “Cross-Country and Enduro”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests