10 More in Moray Thread
How'd you all get on then? We were short of marshals so I couldn't race solo. I got one lap in. What a difference from Thurs when we marked the course out. It was wet and gloopy then, the wind dried it out a treat. One poor fella was taken to A&E after being the subject of a push and run by somebody who didn't stop to hear the curses coming from the ditch! Everyone else seemed to have a good time. Plenty of smiles anyways.Posted 7 years ago
No witnesses but my pal who was marshalling close to the point where it happened heard a lot of cursing and swearing and went to investigate. He found the guy in a ditch in a lot of pain but more angry that the person responsible hadn't stopped. He said he shoved him whilst going past but obviously this is only 3rd hand so shouldn't be treated as gospel. He injured his shoulder but I'm not sure how. You sound a little concerned, you're not the mystery shover by any chance are you?Posted 7 years ago
I was in the ambulance that went and picked him up.
We had to drive out very slowly as every bump hurt him quite badly even on the painkilling gas.
It was a great event, the sun shone, the marshalls did a great job (Thanks DeVs) Everyone who at the end of the day seemed to have smiles on their faces!Posted 7 years ago
I rode down the singletrack descent to the end this afternoon. It was Fantastic so so so Fast..stuartie_cMember
Good to meet you yesterday DeVs.
Great event once again. There's always a superb atmosphere at 10MiM and yesterday didn't disappoint Perfect weather, fast circuit, brilliant final descent.
Well done to No Fuss and MMBC and thanks to all the marshalls, especially the ones who helped me seal a puncture on my second lap after I'd forgotten to take a pump…
Shame about the injured rider. My team-mate was riding with him when it happened; guy just barged through without even making his presence known.Posted 7 years ago
Swav, it was low down on the Haggis, where you cross the bottom Fireroad
and but back up to ride the newer trail that was cut for the 07 race
it happened on that piece of fireroad.
stanfree, the race route consists of The Monster trails in the Ordiquish woods by fochabersPosted 7 years ago
you cant do the first climb as it is normally a descent (it just makes for a good climb in the race) that is the Soup Dragon (and it is a cracking descent as well)
it then heads over the top of Gordzilla and into the Haggis doing the whole of the Haggis. Though the second time you reach the Fireroad turn right, instead of going straight on, and ride 100yds and do an acute left turn in a really nice swoopy piece of singletrack that links back into the Main Haggis artery.
keep going til you get back to the top of the hill.
the main race route goes down a walkers trail that is not marked.
it is on the left opposite the top of the Dragon's tail
but you do have a choice – the race route, The Soup Dragon and the Gully Monster.
There is of course a pretty good red route over in the Whiteash woods and some stuff and BEn Aigen – and then the Oakwoods by Elgin and Monaughty just a few miles away.
I normally ride all 3 just cutting back up at the obvious points..
Just had an email from my team-mate re. the incident which he wants me to post:
"Stu, have just had a look at Singletrack forum and the 10 More in Moray thread about the bloke having the accident is bugging me a little……..perhaps you could post what did happen.
Just before the big puddle I got past the bloke that had the accident…..on the wee climb after the puddle I got past by a youngish lad who said nothing, he barged past (nearly clipping me in the process) on a fairly wide bit of track. I got past him again before the road and I guess the bloke that crashed also did as we exited onto the fireroad pretty quickly. Anyhow he caught up with me and we started chatting. As we neared the sharp left the young lad we had passed obviously decided he wanted to get onto the singletrack before the old farts and came steaming through pretty near to the edge of the road. As a result of nearly falling in the ditch himself he leaned into crash bloke clipping his bars and sending him flying. We were about 5 yards from the marshall who started walking over to crash bloke now lying in the ditch cursing at the young lad (what the f#ck were you trying to do…type thing). With the marshall on the scene and the young lad getting a verbal bashing I decided to keep going.
I was the bloke that left the scene but had absolutely nothing to do with the accident and very nearly ended up being taken down by the guy that crashed. Hopefully that sets the record straight. Found out he had a separated shoulder when I got back in. Best wishes to him"Posted 7 years ago
Good to meet you too stuartie_c, always nice to put a face to the name. just like to add my best wishes to the injured bloke, hope he recovers soon. stanfree if you post on the Moray mountain bike forum when you come up you could either come on a club ride or you'll probably get someone to show you around the good stuff.
I don't get the Tres Conyos bit? Can someone explain.
Edit – dinna bother I just googled it!Posted 7 years ago
Shit it were good- Hairy was marshalling at the top of a HUGE mile long hill 7.5miles into the course then it was awesome techy root core descent all the way home. I'd not payed any attention to who was in 4th, then on the last lap 10.5 hours in I looked back and saw these two squarewheels guys doing a roadie power train up the hill and knew it was them. I floored it down the descent, running on the ragged edge and shut them down by 15 seconds. I've been having flashbacks of looking back and seeing them and the fear- it made me jump up in bed twice last night.
Turns out, though, necking a whisky on the finish line when you're that knackered gets you pretty hammered pretty quick. Then having a half litre of chocolate milk 10 mins later makes you feel kinda funny.Posted 7 years ago
Well done SpokesCycles, I did clock you from the forum but obviously couldn't say hello as you had other things on your mind when you kept going past me. Hairy sat up there all day bless him. Every club needs stalwarts like that who are prepared to put the time in. There's some pretty fast times this year, more competition at the top end I think.Posted 7 years ago
some up on the no fuss site http://www.nofussevents.co.uk/gallery/gallery/1511/Posted 7 years ago
DeVs- if you see me at any of the other events, please say hello! It helps me keep going. I try and say hi to everyone I pass but sometimes my lungs run out of room for air AND words at the same time!
Hairy apparently shouted encouragement at about 10 people he thought were me until I came round! Thanks to him and all the other marshalls. I very much enjoyed Jo's "Top Gun" Marshalling.Posted 7 years ago
Don't worry SC, I'll say hello on my way past you! LOL! I'm not quite the right body type for these kind of events so the local one is the only one I do really. Although next year I'm aiming for 10 under and the TdBN also. I reckon I could have got 7-8 laps in solo on sat but for me that would be quite a massive undertaking.Posted 7 years ago
You can tell the good cyclists from where I marshalled; the last road crossing before you entered the field. That final off camber, windy descent out of the trees unstuck a lot of people. I was having to go up and retape all day. You were one of the better ones through but the boy on the pink bike was the best. He was chucking the bike through it like a DHer.
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