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

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Postby miss notax » Sun Nov 18, 2012 17:54 pm

How did everyone find it then?!

I had a great time - really enjoyed it. I was riding with some of my friends buddies (my friend bust his shoulder so couldn't ride) and we took it easy and enjoyed the ride 8)

Wasn't too keen on the REALLY muddy bits, but I enjoyed all descents and my favourite bit was clearing that damn obolisk climb in one go!

Really good to meet handful at the feed station too (if i've got the wrong person and it was someone else - sorry!). Hope you had a good one?
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby Bobbinboy » Sun Nov 18, 2012 17:57 pm

2hrs 20! I did 2.33 and thought that wasn't too bad but I guess I will have to try harder! Have to say it was seriously muddy on the 2nd half and I saw loads of people go over the bars but at least they all had a soft landing. Hoping that the purchase of a 29er may improve my time for next year. Either that or EPO....
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:01 pm

Bobbinboy wrote:2hrs 20! I did 2.33 and thought that wasn't too bad but I guess I will have to try harder! Have to say it was seriously muddy on the 2nd half and I saw loads of people go over the bars but at least they all had a soft landing. Hoping that the purchase of a 29er may improve my time for next year. Either that or EPO....


Yes I saw loads of over the bar incidents, one poor chap landed facedown in the worst muddy puddle you could imagine landed like a starfish arms and legs spread, when he stood up you could not see his face lol

2:33 thats still good going
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:03 pm

miss notax wrote:How did everyone find it then?!

I had a great time - really enjoyed it. I was riding with some of my friends buddies (my friend bust his shoulder so couldn't ride) and we took it easy and enjoyed the ride 8)

Wasn't too keen on the REALLY muddy bits, but I enjoyed all descents and my favourite bit was clearing that damn obolisk climb in one go!

Really good to meet handful at the feed station too (if i've got the wrong person and it was someone else - sorry!). Hope you had a good one?


Glad you enjoyed it

That climb was a steep one and well done on getting to the top in one
I also managed it although nearly got taken off twice with people spinning out

My gear train was making a few odd noises lol with all that mud

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I have posted my ride up there
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:05 pm

camerauk - just seen your from Torquay... I was chatting to some chap about the weather (how very British :lol: )outside the loo's from there before the start, wasn't you was it?!!
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:08 pm

miss notax wrote:camerauk - just seen your from Torquay... I was chatting to some chap about the weather (how very British :lol: )outside the loo's from there before the start, wasn't you was it?!!


No was not me
I seemed a bit rushed today and did not really get a chance to chat to many people :(
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:26 pm

Ha, i'm very glad I didn't say 'are you from bikeradar' then - I would have sounded like a right nutter :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:28 pm

miss notax wrote:Ha, i'm very glad I didn't say 'are you from bikeradar' then - I would have sounded like a right nutter :lol: :lol:


Lol yeah

Did you log your ride with Strava or anything?
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby nick-williams » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:49 pm

I feel a bit guilty about saying the climb up to the golf course wasn't too bad now. I have to say I was suffering a bit up there. I dread to think how the muddy bits were later in the day. I was in the first group out and it was already tough going. One crash coming down from the golf course, but nothing spectacular!

It was a beautiful day for it though, we saw a few Deer on the drag up through Norden Woods.

My time is up on Strava. Given the conditions I'm reasonably happy with 2:06 ish
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 19:17 pm

nick-williams wrote:
My time is up on Strava. Given the conditions I'm reasonably happy with 2:06 ish


Well done 2:06 is good going it was hard through the mud around the Golf course

Happy with my time of 2:21 ish as I have never ridden there and the conditions
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:44 am

Oooh, and i'm famous :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8d5e360344

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

Postby camerauk » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:54 am

miss notax wrote:Oooh, and i'm famous :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8d5e360344

Top row (the girl obviously :lol: )!


Fame at last :) well done again on completing it.

not seen any pictures of me yet, looking at results looks like I came in in 19th place for epic riders, very pleased with that :D
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby neilrosser » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:47 am

And at the other end of the scale......was me :? . 3:57 :) , 2nd ever major ride & 1st time there. wasn't expecting that much mud, but hey-ho thats what MB are all about I guess :lol: . Oh and I've got manflu :oops: , and we all know how much that takes out of us guys :cry: .
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby handful » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

miss notax wrote:How did everyone find it then?!

I had a great time - really enjoyed it. I was riding with some of my friends buddies (my friend bust his shoulder so couldn't ride) and we took it easy and enjoyed the ride 8)

Wasn't too keen on the REALLY muddy bits, but I enjoyed all descents and my favourite bit was clearing that damn obolisk climb in one go!

Really good to meet handful at the feed station too (if i've got the wrong person and it was someone else - sorry!). Hope you had a good one?


Yep, that was me! Good to meet you too, sorry I rushed off but I needed cake!

Really enjoyed it as well, I did find the mud after the feed station a bit of a pain in the @rse, partly due to my crap riding and partly seeming to choose lines directly behind the people that didn't make it through and having to stop myself and losing flow. Very energy sapping as well, had one horrendous cramp attack when my thighs just locked up rigid. :lol: Will be back next year though definitely. One of the guys I was riding with had an 'off' and some nice cuts and bruises which I had to help him out with so that and an extended 'cake stop' meant my time was pretty rubbish, certainly not in the league of some of you lot, obviously a lot younger and fitter than me. :(
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby nick-williams » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:50 pm

I think anyone who made it round deserves a pat on the back. I have never seen the track down to Frank's Tank that muddy. I'm glad I opted not to fit a new chain and cassette on Saturday night now. My chain is going in the bin!

Here's a picture of me thinking the muddy bits were over! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby miss notax » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:59 pm

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

Postby cooldad » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:25 pm

miss notax wrote:Oooh, and i'm famous :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8d5e360344

Top row (the girl obviously :lol: )!

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

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:18 am

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

Postby elredso » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:10 pm

really enjoyed it, think the weather was a major factor mind

just missed out on the silver (3.12) - but really happy with that as did it with the girlfriend, who was a trooper (especially when I realised how close we were to 3.08 at the feed station - so I rushed her on) regret stopping to take those photos at the top of the first climb and the obelix now - but gives us an excuse to go again next year !

we set off a 9.20 so pretty late - was a bog on most sections - won't make that mistake again next year

really good event and well organised - only downside to the day was getting a copy of cycling weekly in my goody bag !
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Re: Wiggle Purbeck Hill-a-Saurus 20 Mile MTB Ride Nov 18th!

Postby camerauk » Tue Nov 20, 2012 19:13 pm

A video for you all to enjoy of the event
not filmed by me but by David one of the blokes I ride with

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK_0cTYVoXM
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