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  • richpips
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    Entries opened early this morning http://www.highlandtrail.net/

    Who’s going?

    sneakyg4
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    I desparately want to say yes, this sort of thing really appeals to me. Alas my current level of fitness would make a farce of it.

    2015 maybe.

    richpips
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    There are 15 places left, come on, you know you want to. πŸ˜‰

    large418
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    How can you tell how many places are left? I emailed Alan at 12.01 this morning and want to make sure I am on the list! The entry list 2014 is blank for me.

    geeeeeeeman
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    6 full months to prepare..
    Is that enough to go from Mr below average bike fitness to say middle of the pack of those who’ll enter this
    How do you know the places left

    richpips
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    How can you tell how many places are left?

    There are other forums than STW. πŸ˜‰

    http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,4482.100.html

    nikk
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    I’m in.

    Unfinished business.

    I think the extra mileage next year is really going to make it tough as hell. To get over the line, keeping fulled up and in one piece (physically and mentally) will be just as important as ultimate fitness for people like me… (professional back marker).

    πŸ™‚

    jeffm
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    Maybe if it was still 400!

    I’m in again for this madness.

    37 entered so far, with 12 from last year.

    The extra 100 miles on the route will need plenty of research to figure where to resupply.

    richpips
    Member

    The extra 100 miles on the route will need plenty of research to figure where to resupply.

    Looks like there’s a good 120 miles without shops. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    About a day then? πŸ˜†

    Careful timing will be necessary to catch the pie shop in Lochinver.

    richpips
    Member

    About a day then?

    That’d be some going.

    hugh jardon
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    Has the 8 days cut off to qualify as a finisher been extended for the longer route?

    Could be the challenge i’m looking for next year!!!

    nikk
    Member

    Careful timing will be necessary to catch the pie shop in Lochinver.

    TBH, I think the whole race hinges on that πŸ™‚

    Has the 8 days cut off to qualify as a finisher been extended for the longer route?

    No. Suck it up.

    nikk
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    It’s only 69 tough, hard highland miles a day to get in under 8 days. :mrgreen:

    The people at the front are going to be aiming somewhat close to double that. ❗

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Looks like 3 spaces left. Will someone please take them!!

    Premier Icon D Faff Master
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    I’ve just took one…….

    Better start riding my bike a bit more then!

    robowns
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    This is mental, good luck to all of those brave enough.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    I’m guessing a 60% plus attrition rate……….if the weather is good. Would love to have time to get fit hard enough for this.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I see that Mike Hall is in.

    Awaiting confirmation of my entry now (WTF was I thinking of?)

    Premier Icon kcal
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    holy crap. can you plead insanity?

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    Without riding similar distances and terrain how the hell do you train for that monster?

    Would love to give it a crack mind.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Oof! Fair play to anybody doing that. Nutters!! πŸ˜†

    philipft
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    any one fancy a few rides up and down the pennine bridleway and maybe the cairngorms outer loop? by way of training give me a shout.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I wish I could enter something like this. One day…

    richpips
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    Scotroutes

    Awaiting confirmation of my entry now (WTF was I thinking of?)

    http://www.highlandtrail.net/startlist.html

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Aye. I’m in.

    I was hoping that, by leaving it until there were 39 folk listed, it would already be over-subscribed – hence offering me an honourable reason for not participating. The bugger has only gone and extended the entry list!

    Glupton is in too. I’m sure there’ll be no dust left on the trails by the time I reach them.

    trail_rat
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    Only the first 1/8of the trail will have had the dust ridden off them πŸ˜‰

    richpips
    Member

    There’s some big hitters on that list. It should be an interesting race to watch from ones armchair.

    Note to self – Must not go out too fast.

    pymwymis
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    Scotroutes – Colin Caden ?

    Get in there son. Nail it. You can do Mike Hall no worries. πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon jameso
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    That’s quite a start list – the spectator event of the summer for me )

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    Does anyone ride it for fun πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon flange
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    I’m in!

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    If anyone comes to their senses and decides not to go ahead with this could you give me a shout please?
    Email in profile, cheers.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Bedmaker – there is already a standby list. Get your name on it.

    ittaika
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    bit of a post revival this, but I’m in. big decision for me just now is whether to take a lighter hardtail or a heavier, but more comfortable, full-sus. i’m assuming the fastest people will be on hardtail 29’ers but they would be able to out pace even if they were riding bmx’s. what are those that entering using?

    Can you carry all your camping kit on your FS?

    I’d have thought that the ability to carry a large frame bag and pannier rack was the driving factor behing chosing HT’s.

    Premier Icon TomHill
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    I’ll be on fully rigid 29er singlespeed – a Kinesis FF29, with their IX carbon forks.

    Given miles to date so far this year, I’m not expecting to fast!

    pannier rack

    I’d be very surprised to see any of those.

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