Looks fun!! :)
Was awesome mate!
How did you manage to loose Jez???))
Lol we lost Tony as he followed a group of riders who took a wrong turn. Then ages later we had to do a single track mtb loop and Jez missed the turn and got lost. At the end of the loop Tony rocked up. Totally nuts day all around!
Sounds awesome, so gutted I missed this! Next year....?
Top stuff. The video is AWESOME!! I particularly loved the bit where Tony threw his bike down right at the end, I think that gesture alone, summarised the whole event for him! ;-)
haha thanks Jeff, yeah it was a lot of fun but at no point did i want to swtich bikes with tony lol.
Padhraic, there is an even more crazy event like this in Oct called the Bear Bones 200. Its a 200km off road audax style ride with 6+km of ascent! You know its crazy when they state "everyone must carry; Sleeping bag, Bivvy bag or a tent or a tarp, F & R lights and Mobile phone"!Time limit 36hrs. You fancy it?
36 hours for 200km???? f*ck that. You know it's going to be brutal when the "normal" time for an Audax 200k is 13-14 hours!! :O
Sounds like good craic, and I think I'm free that weekend! The only route is a gpx file though. I think I'd prefer the challenge of way marked OS maps. Ah well.
Lol I love the fact u want it to be more of a challenge! Awesome, places are up for grabs on the 1st July. Will keep u posted
Hey Andy, I stumbled on this route looking for the 2018 GD 50/50 GPX file. Just seen you rode this SS, thinking of doing the same for the 50/50 this year. Was it pain all the way?
Benjamin Parry hahaha na bro not me! That’s my mate Antony Court bike in the pics, he did it on his fixed gear!! It’s a good days ride whatever u ride, but always a good crew of SS riders doing it. The fact ur ever considering it SS probably means I’ll be fine. Plus 50/50 makes two nice rides not one big one...
Benjamin Parry , assuming the 50/50 is the same route as the 100, it's very do able SS but it'll be tough. Some big off road hills to contend with. Riding it fixed from personal experience is just f#¥king mental, painfull and scary.... But you literally get kudos from everyone you pass... Also it shreds your rear tyre.
Thanks for the reply chaps. I rode Charlie's Bimble a couple of years ago SS and it was fine so will probably give it a go. Antony Court you madam! There was a guy at the Bimble on a fixed bike, saw him shuffling down a steep hill thinking he had the weirdest mechanical. Kudos. Maybe see you at the Dash! Cheers