Posted by: audaxing | October 27, 2015

Dartmoor Devil – with sun!

After a fairly cold start we were faced with the unusual experience of a warm, sunny and windless Dartmoor Devil 100km cycling event

On the Moors

Pepperdon Hill
Of course the route still goes up and down some difficult terrain. Pepperdon Hill was as impossible to ride up as usual. The combination of much debris of leaves, sticks and mud on the road combined with the 20% gradient makes it a long walk.

At the top of Peppdon Hill
But like so many of the hills today there was a great pay off at the top with amazing views which would normally be obscured by mist and murk at this time of year

Surly Karate Monkey
After the uphill comes the downhill and many of these were steep, potholed and covered in loose material. Because of this I elected to take the Karate Monkey with it’s disk brakes. I put 28mm Marathon Supremes on it to help it climb a bit better. The Alfine gearing gave me a range from 86 to 28 inches.

At the soup stop, Windon Down

At the soup stop, Windon Down


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