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Friday, 5 June 2015

Me & 10 under the ben mountain biking race

Hi everyone, 

How are you all today? 

Its only 16 days till I do my very first mountain bike race. I am doing nofussevents.co.uk 10 Under The Ben in a team with my friend Fiona. Ok Ok lets be honest she is making me do it. 

So Team Blonde (Fiona & Me) will be a cycling dream team. 

You may remember that a new bike has been on my fitness wish list and I'm happy to say I'm now the owner of a Boardman full suspension (thanks hubby). Woop. Now I am so happy with my new bike. My hubby has made a few minor adjustments and she is ready to rock this race. 

Image result for Boardman Mountain Bike Team Full Suspension 650B

What is 10 under the Ben?

what No Fuss says 
Each lap is approximately 10 miles -under 1 hour for the fastest 
riders, nearly 2 hours for those who are new to the sport or are just that wee bit more careful. The courses will consist of a bit of everything, including wide single track, narrow single track with rocks, roots, mud, fast flowing single track, low gear uphill’s, water crossings, technical ascents and descents, plus fire roads.

I am lucky as I live a hours drive from the race in Fort William. So no camping for me just crashing at Fi's after the event. 

I'm really nervous and excited for the race as I have never done anything like it before. If you are in to biking in the area you will probably have heard of Fiona is is amazing and has competed in loads of races. I have to say being her support team at the Strathpuffer was very cold work but worth it as she came third girl. I am so proud of her. So I know she will have my back on the day! 


I have bought a few extra bits for the race so far 
new tyres Continental Mountain King II 650b Off Road MTB Tyre

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new seat Bioflex Ozone Ladies Comfort Saddle this one had great review for girls so I'm excited to get this on my bike. 
Image result for Bioflex Ozone Ladies Comfort Saddle
 and last but not least bottle cage for extra water 


Image result for Topeak Modula Cage EX - Bottle Cage

Now I need to pick a new seat post dropper and I'm all set. 

I am training as hard as I can Atm not been very well but trying to do at least 4 times a week either out at Nevis range or on our turbo trainer in the house. 


More updates on my race coming soon. 

Have you done any races? 
Missljbeauty xoxo



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