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  • sourmix
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    No Zorro then, boooo! πŸ˜‰

    Really hoping there is some sort of extra off piste stuff to make up three stages on the GT side but looking increasingly like just the four stages now?

    yacoby
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    As long as they have the same sort of awesome Cademuir stages I am not fussed about the GT side. I tend to do far better (ranking wise) on the Cademuir stuff as well. I can’t ride spooky wood to save my life.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    ho chi mink looks odd without the trees

    sourmix
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    So does brown trout, which is officially ruined!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Has broon troot been felled? Hadn’t heard about that incoming

    coogan
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    Went passed the end of Broon Troot on Wednesday and plenty trees there, must have felled it all pretty quick if it has been! Last time I did Broon Troot it wasn’t as good as it used to be as there have so many new lines taking the easy route round trees, just wasn’t the same. Shame.

    doubledunter
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    Broon troot hasnt changed in the slightest, went down there today,there has bee some “racing” lines been cut but think they may be blocked off for next week

    sourmix
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    Sorry just meant there’s a few trees taken out since last time I was there a year or so ago. Plus the short cuts and the fact it’s been so heavily ridden have rather spoiled it in my view. πŸ™

    monkeyfudger
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    Any details on event timing yet? Was expecting an email with a few details by now, trying to sort out ditching the kids!

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Broon troot was pretty today different since I last rode it a few months ago, the woodwork has been removed, there are some new strava/endooro lines, the left hand switchback with the logs has been improved and I think there has been some filling in, certainly it runs more fast and flowy, I quite like it. People need to use the original line near the top with the right hand 90 degree turn with the big root though, its fast disappearing.

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    Yeah, the log thing got trailfairied a while back as the logs were rotten (don’t know what else was done as I wasn’t there). There’s been some efforts to block in strava lines but, well, you know.

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    Was also down BT yesterday, and while the wood has gone that didn’t make a great deal of difference I didn’t think (apart from stopping and wondering where I was – dummy – having just ridden through where the first bits of wood normally were). I thought it was running ok, but maybe I never noticed all the new lines … just ride it the same way generally. Still a good run down the hill. Was pretty slidy though – the rain has returned these trails to normal πŸ™‚

    The event video is out now as well. Really enjoyed filming this, except when I pringled myself. I’m 3rd rider, and 2nd when we split over the rock drop.

    [video]http://vimeo.com/103348715[/video]

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Cool vid that, some class riding! And dry trails even.

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    Any more word or random speculation on the trails πŸ™‚

    Hoping to do a ride this week and was thinking

    Spooky – BB – BT ( Any thought on full spooky or down the off piste to ~ 3rd down)

    EWS Lang Whang (stage 4 day 2)

    Cademuir (stage 4 & 5 from last years event)

    philbert31
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    I’m definitely starting to look forward to it now, its a while since I’ve ridden up there so its gonna be fun! What kind of overall loop distance is it likely to be?

    Deveron53
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    Looking at the weather… mud tyres, wetsuits and snorkels. But you’re using rule 5 so what do I know (I hate mud, that’s what I know!)

    legend
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    Mud tyres on Spooky Woods and Betty Blue (+ whatever other main trails are used)? Think I’d rather walk….

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    Weather doesn’t look too bad- last year we had snow in the week before the race πŸ˜† Races like that with a mix of hard and soft are what god gave you the Baron for.

    (PS, 650b-havers, nyah nyah)

    philbert31
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    I think im gonna stick a magic mary on the front, seems to pretty good in mud and everything else?

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    If i was doing it I’d put my baron on the front based on the off piste last weekend. Have fun y’all

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    I’ll be sticking with my trusty Chunky Monkey/ Smorgasbord combo. Has been fine in all the Scottish Enduro rounds so far plus the EWS.

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    philbert31 – Member

    I think im gonna stick a magic mary on the front, seems to pretty good in mud and everything else?

    Not so convinced on hard stuff tbh, I used mine for the laggan ses because of bad planning, dragged like an anchor and only gripped well on stuff it could get its teeth into. Was good in the dust and loam and I think it’ll be great in soggy wintery stuff though. Good tyre like but a bit more specific.

    My recommendation for stages we don’t know about in weather that we’re guessing about is… wavy lines. No, pentagram.

    legend
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    With a semi-slick out back of course

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    anyone doing the inners round of the scottish series in october?

    philbert31
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    I suppose it is just guess work at the moment..

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    anyone doing the inners round of the scottish series in october?

    Yes, doing the entire series.

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    BoardinBob – Member

    Yes, doing the entire series.

    Same here, should be interesting to see what they come up with, last one turned things on their head a bit.

    (this is the point where I slide down the rankings, since all the rounds so far count- but from here on in the dropped rounds start coming into effect!)

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Same here

    You’re my nemesis on Roots And Rain πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Hah. You can’t be very good then, if I’m your nemesis :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    I’m abysmal, but I’m less abysmal than I was at the start of the year so at least I’m moving in the right direction

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I think I’m getting worse, every race teaches me a new thing to do wrong.

    doubledunter
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    Ive been running a magic mary last 2 weeks at GT, quite a lot of the off piste stuff and Im not convinced,Ive been running hans dampf combo last 2 years and cant see by it, I took the magic mary off last night and put Hans Dampf back on for sunday,feel it “moulds” around stuff better, probably talking nonsense but it s chance Im gonna take I think πŸ˜€

    philbert31
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    I was never a fan of the HDs, I’ve been using the Front tyre the Crossmax wheels came , its pretty good but it clogs up pretty bad if its muddy which is a bit of a worry for the weekend.

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    I’m booked in, looking forwards too it, course and format were allot of fun last year.

    This is my first enduro and i am wondering what people do to make the most of practice , i have ridden the trail center stuff at GT plenty of times ( one of the reasons i entered was to see a bit more of the place ) so my original plan was to just practice the stuff i have never ridden but looking at the trail center closures that will still leave me quite a lot to ride on the sat ! would riding the course once be enough ? i suppose that is the whole point of it

    jaffejoffer
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    im bricking it a bit now

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    Last year I rode each stage once. Decided they are so long you’ll never remember the whole lot.

    I just tried to focus on learning the lay of the land; how steep, how pedally, and it seemed to work for me. It was a big day out, and doing the Sat and Sun had me shattered!
    I think I’ll stick to the same plan, maybe take even more time on the Saturday and just cruise round.

    goodgrief
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    I’m going to clumsily batter my way round a full lap early doors so I can get back home and watch the WC finals.

    jaffejoffer
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    not sure the course opens before about 9am. what time are the WC finals on? elite mens at least? i heard they may be showing it at the Tontine Hotel?

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