Thursday, January 17, 2008

Getting ready for the Strathpuffer 24 hour Mountain Bike Race

This time tomorrow I'll hopefully be most of the 400+ miles up the road towards Strathpeffer, where on Saturday morning at 10 am will be the start of the Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race.

I'll be doing the solo event race number 49, live streamed results can be found at http://www.sportident.co.uk/ .

I've started packing, and already have covered the dining room table.

Starthpuffer gear

Ice tyres, mud tyres, 3 full sets of waterproofs, 5 pairs of waterproof gloves, 8 pairs of padded shorts, hats, waterproof socks, gels, tools, tubes etc etc.

For lights I'll be using a Dinotte 600L on the bars, and a 200L on the helmet. 7 Lithium Ion batteries should see me through the 18 hours of darkness. Somewhat different to the 18 hours of sunlight in the summer 24 hour events.

Dinotte Lights

Anyway back to the packing, lots more to do.

Thanks to Stu for loaning his Dirt Worker, and Andy Champion for his Gazebo.

2 Comments:

At 7:59 am, Anonymous stratobiker said...

You've got the kit, but have you got the miles in your legs?
Take it easy with that shoulder.

SB

 
At 4:51 pm, Anonymous Rich said...

Very few recent miles in the legs :'(

Looks like it's going to be a mudfest.

 

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