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Cycle trip over Xmas to Jebel

Anonymous
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:33

Hi everyone ! I'm heading on the trip...first time mountain biking for me ! I'm more a road cyclist so it's going to be big culture shock !If there is anyone out there who want to exchange hellos before we head off..you know where I am!

Cheers Gavin

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Anonymous
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:28

Hi Gavin

 Its my first time spending christmas away from the same old re-runs of the great escape.....can't wait. You will enjoy the difference off road, may be a bit more bumpy than you are used too but it should be a real laugh. I shall be with my partner kay, she is the road biker and better up hills than i am.

cheers for now

 

Mark.....B

Anonymous
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:34

Hi Mark...good to hear from you ! Looking forward to a total change of scenery but I think i'll find the mountain biking thing a bit strange.You can tell Kay that I did Mount Ventoux in August...boy was it tough.I've done The Etape in 2007...its a stage of The Tour de France....but basicaly don't take it too seriously...its all about "the Craic" ! I'm from Belfast where are you guys from?

Cheers Gavin

Anonymous
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:14

Hi. I booked the last space on this trip. Looks like most are road biker ..me too but also have mtb for years too. Looking forward to thr trip.
Jacky

Anonymous
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:29

Hi Jacky...I'm the main source of chat on this board! I booked about 3 weeks ago...think I was number 13 ! Think i'm going to struggle..use to the smooth tarmac....not what we are about to face.The 16km climb is one that I'm not particularly looking forward to...but it will certainly work up a thirst.Anyone know whether alcohol will be available in the evenings...think i'll need to rehydrate with a couple of dozen beers !

Anonymous
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:46

hi gavin. if you do the distance on the road you aint going to have a problem. lol. I am looking forward to the climb as normally I am bringing up the rear on road climbs. I hope there s beer it is christmas after all.. !!

Anonymous
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:09

Hi Jacky...checked and plenty of local beer and wine...not expensive...unless you want Chateau Neuf de Pape 57 !I cycle on the roads all year round...Saturdays we do this time of year about 70 miles...but off road will all be new to me....but a 16KM climb is still a 16KM climb !

Anonymous
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 21:13

Oh thats good to hear.lol. if you do 70 miles you will have the stamia to do off road at lease. Where are you coming from?

Anonymous
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 07:35

Ireland...fly to Heathrow on the Saturday morning so it will be a busy day.Weather here taking a turn for the worse so temperatures in low 20's will be very welcome !It will be interesting to see who all is coming...hopefully the others make an appearance on the board before we head off.

Anonymous
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:15

Hi there....Joy & Raymond joining the party from a cold, wet & windy Glasgow so not much training going on here at the moment. We mainly cycle on the road (Tour de France stages, 70 km routes.....you all sound worryingly fit) so looking forward to the challenge of something different. 16km climb will be no problem but then I will be cheering you all on from the support bus.

Joy

Anonymous
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:34

Hi Joy and Raymond...good to hear from you !Don't worry it's all talk ! Anyway it's just an excuse for a load of fun in the desert at Xmas time...after the first hangover my fitness and boundless enthusiasm will be on the wane !

Anonymous
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 19:52

hi joy and Raymond. sounds like everyones into road cycling. I am from sunny Norfolk so looks like we are all coming from all over the country. I have been a bit slack on the bike the last few months so I better get a bit of training in before Christmas lol

 

Anonymous
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:00

Hi everyone...just checking to see who else is in the group for this trip.Heard from all of the above but all stragglers welcome!Been training hard on the bike....and also have upped my beer training so should be able to cope on all fronts!Anyone have a clue what clothing to bring...I'm expecting about 20 degrees during the day but if you look at the temperatures in the Atlas Mountains the midday peak is minus 10 degrees!

Anonymous
Sat, 11/30/2013 - 08:16

I am taking thermals. I read from one trip it is very cold at night. So I am expecting the worst then if its warm its a bonus. Take shorts for over your layrca as the locals dont like poeple in tights. Apart from that what ever you would ride in the winter here layer up and yhen you can remove as you go.

Anonymous
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 15:47

Hi everyone

Not long now, have purchased christmas decos for the bike on xmas day, who's wearing the santa suit?.............

Hopefully may spot some of you at T4 Heathrow,

see you in Morocco

Mark.....B

Anonymous
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:14

hi...looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.After three flights in a day I'll be ready for that first beer !

Cheers Gavin

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