Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Great Glen

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Great Glen

    I have a little birdie in my ear telling me it would be a good idea to ride the 24 hours of great glen this year. I would be doing it on a rigid single speed, and preferably on a team. This is probably going to be the last summer I can do something like this for a little while which is why I am considering it. It also looks like a blast. Does anyone have some insight?

    Thanks,

    SSnoob.

  • #2
    Re:Great Glen

    I'm doing it this year for the first time with my girlfriend and 3 other friends. Nowhere near as hardcore as rigid singlespeed, and we're not really planning to be competitive. We're doing the 5 person coed open class. Mostly just doing it for the experience and an excuse to camp, hang out, and ride a bunch for a weekend.

    I think it's going to be fun, but it's my first race of any sort, so I don't have much perspective to offer. One of my teammates raced on team Irish Curse last year and they were semi-competitive in the men's 4 person sport class. He said it's a lot of fun and encouraged us to give it a try this year.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re:Great Glen

      [quote author=Prefect link=board=33;threadid=7086;start=0#52004 date=1121373459]One of my teammates raced on team Irish Curse last year [/quote]

      Is that a team of people with really short seatposts?

      Thanks for the response.

      I would be out for the ride, not really to set any records. It would be my first race too.

      Anyone else?

      Comment


      • #4
        Re:Great Glen

        I'd love to - if that wasn't my only 'free' weekend of August. If I keep leaving to go biking for the weekend, my girlfriend is going to fire me. :
        Alright, bike. Who's riding who here?????

        Comment


        • #5
          Re:Great Glen

          I wish I knew you would have been interested.
          I've done it the past 3 years (4 man sport), but on wimp, I mean former team mate said he was out, then another........

          So I'm going to Pedro's instead.

          Next year.....you will have fun, it is a very fun and challenging race. I think the course is a great mix of terrain.

          -dan
          Southern NH NEMBA & My LBS & My Blog & Single Speed Alliance

          Comment


          • #6
            Re:Great Glen

            Thanks for the info Dan,

            It is kind of a last minute fascination of mine. My job is going to increase in intesity significantly next summer, so I am frantically searching for things to fill my time, as if a wife and two kids were not enough.

            Did you do it on your single speed, or was this pre single speed?

            If I can not find someone local to do it with, I will probably end up doing a day up at KT instead (win, win).

            I have thought of joining it solo as Team D.F.L., but my wife would probably worry so much she would make herself ill.

            Thanks again,

            SSnoob




            Comment


            • #7
              Re:Great Glen

              It sounds like you have the right mindset (TO HAVE FUN!!)
              So you should enjoy yourself, go for it.

              It was pre-SS, but if I was going to do it this year, I would bring both Geared FS and SS hardtail.

              My wife told me I can't do it solo unitl my youngest is 3.
              I have no idea what that has to do with me riding a mtn bike for 24 hours, but that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it for another year.

              -dan
              Southern NH NEMBA & My LBS & My Blog & Single Speed Alliance

              Comment

              Working...
              X