Novice Adventure Race - Single Speed Bike; Insanity?

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22/09/2011 at 12:01

I'm considering doing an adventure race which I'm told is suitable for a reasonably fit novice to get round:

4k Kayak

30k Bike

10k Run

I am a complete novice to biking, would it be insanity to attempt this on a single speed MTB?

cougie    pirate
22/09/2011 at 14:03
Not insanity - it'll just make it trickier for you, and if theres hills - you may have to walk ?

Race sounds fun - where is it ?
22/09/2011 at 14:20

The Battle of Antrim

It's in Antrim NI, I'm just aiming to complete the course so I don't think getting off and pushig if necessary is a big issue for me.

I could always borrow a bike I suppose.

22/09/2011 at 19:39
Why are these sort of thing for teams of 2?
23/09/2011 at 08:53
usually for safety and support if there are issues en route as you are away from immediate help
cougie    pirate
23/09/2011 at 12:01
Scottish Coast to Coast does let single racers do it - but theres lots of teams too.
23/09/2011 at 13:13
Assuming that you're used to riding a SS, then you'll know exactly what it's capabilities are and being able to judge the sanity level accordingly.
But as you're novice and don't, god knows
Edited: 23/09/2011 at 13:13
23/09/2011 at 15:29

It seems at least plausable that I can do it, I'm going to suck-it-and-see, I've decided that there is a bike shaped hole in my life that the SS could fill anyway.  I'll arrange a temporary solution for the race if required.  Thanks for the input all.


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