The WRT has moved. If you're looking for info, entries or anything else bikepacking related try Bear Bones Bikepacking, the Bear Bones blog or the Bear Bones forum - ta.

Yea, yea, yea, but what is it?

The WRT is a 3 day and perhaps more importantly 2 night ride through and around mid Wales. You'll be expected to be self sufficient, carrying everything you need and sleeping out in or under whatever you think best. It's not elitist, entry is open to anyone who wants to try it. All the money raised by the WRT goes to the Wales Air Ambulance charity ... an organisation I hope you'll never need.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Orange Inbred ... First Outing.

Well, the orange Inbred had its first proper outing this weekend and I'm glad to report everything performed well. The only small problem encountered was the rear wheel slipping in the drop outs under heavy pressure ... easily cured with the application of 'big allen key'.

Ready for the off.

It was the first time I'd ridden it loaded and at first was slightly worried by the front bias weight distribution ... I shouldn't have given it a second thought. The Salsa Minimal rack and Anything cages held everything firmly and didn't seem to have any negative effect on handling. I'm sure the Conti' Race Kings added to the whole easy rolling nature too ... once moving, it just keeps going with very little effort - ideal for those long fire road climbs, of which there were plenty.

Sallys first night out.

On the very high ground (above 500m) the wind was howling, so a retreat to shelter seemed like a sound option. After a mammoth fire road climb we found a flatish pitch on the edge of a forest. The floor cleared of branches and twigs, tarps were strung up, mats inflated and within half an hour we were sorted ... tea in hand.

No comments:

Post a Comment