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  • Macavalanche anyone doing it?
  • lbizzle123
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    Anyone doing the Macavalanche this year at the new location?

    Anyone got any information about the trails that might make up the race?

    Thanks

    squirrelking
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    Yes and not a clue. I see we have two seeding stages which is piquing my curiosity, then off up the gondola and quad for the mass start. I reckon a squint at an OS map is in order.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    I imagine the seeding stage will be the Top Chief from beyond the main boardwalk. The other may be the bottom of the DH from the road gap.

    The stage from the quad will be mental. They put a stage in there at the SES a few years ago, and it was a horrible bog full of holes. On a mass start, it’ll be carnage. I’m guessing they’ll then send everyone down the WC track. That’ll be even more carnage

    lbizzle123
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    Well non of us have ever done any of them trails so it’s going to be interesting doing it all blind. Presuming your right, I’ll watch some videos of what you’ve said so I can see what we’re up against.

    Thanks for the heads up, any more info would be appreciated

    lbizzle123
    Free Member

    And dig out my body armour haha

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    Yep. Doing it blind too. Looking to make and not pushing for places.

    lbizzle123
    Free Member

    Yeah make it down alive haha

    Where are you travelling from?

    Phil_H
    Full Member

    I’m doing it.
    No clue on the trail they’ll use but there 3 uplifted tracks and 2 seeding runs and a race run😁

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    Hawick and riding with some lads from Cumbria.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Well it looks like the Pitch with Boxxers may be the sensible middle ground, don’t fancy a cross country trek on the DH bike 😬

    I’m travelling up from Largs so staying over the night before.

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    Yeah we’ve got two nights booked in a hotel.

    lbizzle123
    Free Member

    Sounds good. 4 of us are travelling up from Oldham area and staying in the fortwilliam for a piss up afterwards.

    See you there

    squirrelking
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    I’m heading out for some scran if anyone is going to be in town. No idea where I’m going yet mind…

    AFAIK they never rebuilt McTavishes so at least I’m safe from that.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    So, how did we do?

    Didn’t fall off.
    Didn’t come last.
    Made it to the end.

    All in I achieved everything I was aiming for.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    Best of luck to all the entrants. I hope theres plenty of snow, always makes for a funny race people taking an initial tumble then sliding down much of it.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Bit late, the race was long done when I posted. 🤣😉

    The snow section was hard going, I managed to fly past a load of folk on it but lost all the ground on the trails as my legs had completely given up by that point. Not so much Mountain of Hell as opposed to Crust Pit of Hell, dry, fairly thick but too crusty to just plough through unless you picked up a lot of speed.

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    Crashed in the snow and buggered my drivetrain so had half a pedal stroke all the way down. Was fun but I’m pissed off as I’d had gone quicker if I hadn’t channeled a shit Aaron gwinn

    squirrelking
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    That’s half a pedal stroke more than I had in me, I was finished by the time we hit the bottom of the quad.

    I actually remember smelling my brake pads overheating somewhere just above the bog, mostly from trying not to run into the back of folk. Should probably check them now I think about it as it was a proper burnt clutch stink.

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    Yeah but I put in about 1000 half pedal strokes. Right leg did a lot of work.

    fooman
    Free Member

    From the BBC new In pictures: Mountain bikers descend snowy peak

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    I’m in that twice!

    😀

    lightfighter762
    Full Member

    Looked like a fun day out. Quality BBC pics as always.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    Bit late, the race was long done when I posted. 🤣😉

    Shocking, bumping a 2 week old thread instead of starting a new one with with a race report and plenty of pictures and video.

    .

    There are pictures and video isn’t there ?. Apparently pics or it didn’t happen 😉

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Some pics on Roots and Rain, not even going there, you can see I’m utterly spent!

    csb
    Full Member

    Guess the OP didn’t win then.

    bigfoot
    Free Member

    OTB twice near the start and another little tumble trying to avoid someone a little after the top of the quad lift and then it went quite well the rest of the way down. ended up 43nd overall and 6th in catagory.

    starting about 60th was bad enough in the snow, it must have been really hard work starting much further back.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    starting about 60th was bad enough in the snow, it must have been really hard work starting much further back.

    It was, you can see the on the vids how long it took to even get going. Getting by folk wasn’t actually all that difficult but mostly the congestion was too much to get by.

    I thought I hadn’t crashed, turns out I flopped over pathetically somewhere in the snow, spotted that on a vid last night 😂

    bigfoot
    Free Member

    someones video caught both my OTB’s. first was before the first turn, second was coming back onto the snow after taking the rocky inside of that first turn and i would put both of them down to the congestion. my mate started near the front and had a nice clean run, i think a lot of luck involed unless your close to the front.

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