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    Any mountain Bikers going to Red Bull this year??

    As title suggests; any MTBers hoping to go to the Red Bull (or whatever it's going to be called)?

    Went last year and did team event - wkd fun

    Charlotte wants to do it solo this year and I don't think I should eb outdone that way by the missus

    For those of you that don't know the Red Bull (called Saab/Salomon 24hr last year due to change of sponsorship); it's a 24hr mountain bike race in the sunny shadow of Brum. It can either be done as a relay in teams of four (five if mixed cat.) or solo.

    Just wondered if I could expect to see any fellow hexites out there this year??

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    i might go watch. its in sandwell valley park isn't it mate? then again, cross-country is rather damn boring to watch, so i may not. are there gonna be any side-events goin on mate, like trials or anyfink? if so, i'll mission over n support you lycra-clad wierdos, hehe. peace.

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    Watch out for any Unicyclers...I think some enter...they'll 0wn j00...lol
    Have fun!
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    Yeah there were some unicyclists last year - crazy

    Enough saddle sore with the opportunity to stand in the pedals - but on a unicycle OMG

    Still great fun though and enough night riding to last you till next year (if your batteries last long enough!1

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    don't know about side events and the like there's normally a few bike stands selling cheap parts and the unicyclists are always worth watching.

    To be honest it's a little early in the year to know things like that; haven't heard of any entry forms yet

    Just wondered if I was likely to meet anyone of the forum.

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    it love to tackle it on my one gear ( and may i say extreemly hard gear at that ) BMX lol thatd be a site to see... i cud go buy a mountin bike and enter that way i cud do it solo i reckon what day is it on??? cause i can only do weekends cause of work... id love to do it me being all bike orientated

    wanna make a hexus team lol

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    if there's gonna be a hexus team, i'm up for it. i can get a cross-country bike set up metinks. when is the event anyway?

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
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    so do mine shad. my bike is currently in winter hibernation with some nicely dented D521's and a buggered headset. i recon i could rebuild by old Diamond Back frame (sooo light its stupid) well enough to race. just outta interest, how many people per team ? if there was enough people from here to form a team, i'd race, even tho i aint the fittest of people, i recon it'd be a laff. peace.

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    i did clic24 last year, which is the same kinda thing, but cheaper and with a better atmosphere, and all the money goes to charity. our team came 8th out of 50ish. not too shabbeh. will probably do it again this year
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    what bike you got 5lab? i got some Jamis thing i ride off stuff on and crash a lot, but i also got a diamond back frame, its ancient but damn light

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus
    Enough saddle sore with the opportunity to stand in the pedals - but on a unicycle OMG
    yeah it can be bad, but you can stand up and just hold the saddle for a bit you know (well some people can I cant cause im rubbish...lol)
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    id love to have a go.... if only i had a mountin bike id be all good tho cause ive rode like 9 miles flat out really quick on my bmx rode for about 6 hours then rode 9 miles back that was a long day got good burn tho ( oh the painfull memories )

    so come on then if i can get mmoi hands on one i will go who else would be interested???

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    i got a kona roast, a specialised p3, and orange mrXC, a sunn roader and an old bmx

    you wont be able to do this solo unless you can prove serious training - ie previous long distance events and caffeen overdoses team event are less serious but its £60 each - the clic24 is a much better event (people are less competitive, so its nicer to be there)
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    More pics here mostly from outings to Pangbourne with some mates. There's at least 4 of us that would probably be up for a team effort.
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    toeclips?? *shudder*
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