- GT7 who's going?
Quite a few by all accounts, as the numbers are approx 420 so far. I was up there this morning getting some extra tips from the guys at Ridelines – thanks to Andy and Ben. The course looks good with plenty of climbing and lots of muddy descents.
So who’s competing?Posted 7 years ago
I shall be there. No preparation at all, just having my first beer of the night, got to sort the bikes out (start with the singlespeed, curse it, throw it into the undergrowth after first lap and resort to the heavy bike, just like last year) and get food etc together and then get down for the crack of dawn to sort out base camp. Must try and remember to breath between now and 10am tomorrow.Posted 7 years ago
Steven, I’m sending Malcolm in as advance spotter to grab a place in the car park, going to stick ye waterproof gazebo up there if we can and there’ll be space for more… Just like last year really.
That’s assuming the car’s brakes don’t go on fire on the way down anyway. Proper advance planning.Posted 7 years ago
My pair knocked off 8… My teammate went off a bit too hot and had to quit after his third so I ended up unexpectedly doing a 5th and just barely got in before the end (last year I did 3 and it broke me like a wet twig, so that’s a result for me)
Placing wise I think that puts us bang in the middle of mediocrity, which is only right and proper.Posted 7 years ago
My trio did 8 laps too. I want to do it as a duo next year but some training will be needed as the climbs were brutal. Sair Fecht, Rue du soufranne and Pennels Vennel the wrong way were the worst bits for me. The descent was a total blast. The winning solo did 10 laps!Posted 7 years ago
Great fun climbs were magic the downhills no so much fun as I’m not a real mtber yet! Whole day was well organised and another one for respect to marshals. All cheery and liked a chat….. Even took requests for songs for when i passed on my next laps.
I planned on 7 laps and managed 7 even though I took on a rock face first at the decent into pennels vennel on lap 6.
I got in at 4:28 and was told go for another one… A cheeky rude reply followed with a huge smile though.
I need to practice roots and off camber riding the last decent was good but I was slow.
I might get into this mtbing but I’ll still shave my legs 😉Posted 7 years ago
My cuts are healing already
Rooney, I hope you’re OK. I think I passed you at that section. It was loose in there. I loved the descent after the drop, off camber with the roots, I lost places on the climbs but made them back there!
Respect to the Marshalls from me too, I knew a few of them which was great for a bit of motivation!
Any of you go to the gig? What did you think?Posted 7 years agojonbaMember
Did 9 laps solo for 10th place overall (or seventh in the seniors – must be some fast old men!)
Loved it (well the first 7 laps – the last two were a struggle)! Climbs were brutal no where to rest up. Descents were fantastic nice mix of man made and the off camber rooty stuff was really testing by the end. Especially on xc tyres with 40psi in!
Good atmosphere out on course too.
Provisional results on the tweedlove site
Roll on 2013.Posted 7 years agoradoggairMember
won solo’s with 10 laps in 6:36, enough to place me 2nd overall in all categories. Only a minute off fastest lap as well :). Loved the course, not too much climbing. The first grassy climb was not great and actually didn’t mind the rue de suffrance, it was the climb immediately before it and obviously the 2 in pennel vennel which were tough. The descending was fantastic, really as soon as you came out of pennel vennel it was mainly all downhill. Made up masses of time on them. Think everyone got suprised about how wet it got near the end with stream bursting its banks.
Overall, fantastic event, brilliant laid back atmosphere, great marshalling and support, excellent course and riders on the course were great as well. Think i only seen 2 dropped wrappersPosted 7 years ago
25th in cat for us on the provisional times (damn you Menmuir and your 3 and a half less minutes!) or pretty much exactly in the middle of the overalls. Pleased with that!
Congrats Greig, I don’t remember ever seeing you on track but I saw you come through the transition like you had a bloomin engine.Posted 7 years ago
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