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    See you all in the morning – don't forget your mud tyres.

    jemima
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    Just been at Contin. Lots of chat ranging from "no ice tyres required" to "ice tyres required"…

    cullen-bay
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    il be running ice tyres for the first lap then changing to muds. πŸ™‚

    trout, YGM… again!

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    If it's any indication, some lads have built an igloo to camp in … πŸ™‚

    turneround
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    ahhh, just got up, went outside, drizzle and warm(ish)…nippin into garage to change to muds then nice breakie and over for the start….

    great buzz at puffer ground zero last night…bring it on

    trail_rat
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    Sat in the upper realms of the fire road id leave one ice spike on ….. Anything pointing down is polished slidy ….will cut up for us soloists after first lap though. going to be tough going though !

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    Guys much respect to you all – next year (I keep saying that).

    We are just about to get out in the pouring rain here in Penrith but I have to say I'm not jealous of the ice, snow yes, but not ice!

    Look forward to seeing the pictures πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon doug_basqueMTB.com
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    Just been to the start, there looks to have been a huge thaw so it's going to be muddy! Good warm-ish wind blowing too which is good. Great to see such a big turn out despite the build up.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Arethe latest positions online anywhere? I know they were last year.

    Mary Hinge
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    Is it just me that is captivated by looking at a list of times of people I've never met, riding in circles at a place I've never been to?

    Think I need to get out more.

    Mind you, I'm practically unable to do anything following my tennis elbow operation last week, so this is as exciting as it get for me for a couple of months.

    Fair play to the riders, and diggers and organisers.

    And that Alex Glasgow is flying still 😯

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Cheers Mary, though to be honest I do know some of the folk,and I did do the race last year.

    martinxyz
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    can anyone tell me where the start is this year? i am just about to head up there to take midnight pics ;O)

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    contin forestry car park martin

    martinxyz
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    sound. wasnt looking forward to that drive down past the loch on the strathp side! the stars are out and the camera has been emptied of vids and crappy pics ..and i have slide film in the film camera.

    trail_rat
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    And that Alex"british champ" Glasgow is flying still πŸ˜‰

    top 5 fastest laps i believe he got the prize for at the end !

    Premier Icon allankelly
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    I think he had the top 3, but it was his quad team's 31st lap that was his fastest at 40 mins and some few seconds. Wow. On that course, in those conditions, that's skill, courage, strength… the whole thing.

    I was delighted with 1h12!

    trail_rat
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    i got about 50 for my 17th. its not on the timing sheets but jo/roberta/TJ and smee will verify because a combination of them were there when i set off at 8.22ish and returned and 9.10ish

    Tore my own legs off for that – ran – shouted screamed and swore …. all chasing the invisible man – even twinklydave had something to say about the speed i was going at ….

    turned out the man iwas chasing was in the pits enjoying being finished due to a bad back !

    Premier Icon allankelly
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    Well, you did it. And all for a snow globe and a bottle of ale! My quaich from last year's still shining on the shelf…

    Cheers, al.

    trail_rat
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    haah i got 2 bottles of ale and 100 quid voucher for squarewheels al

    shame i wanted a snowglobe πŸ™

    Premier Icon allankelly
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    Β£100!? Well, I'd no idea. That's dead generous – congratulations!
    al.

    trail_rat
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    yeah wasnt quite what i had in mind when brian said it was "worth while"

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    trail_rat – Member
    yeah wasnt quite what i had in mind when brian said it was "worth while"

    Yeah, sorry about that – was too sick in the lead up to come up with anything more ingenious.

    Still, we'll probably have the Scottish Single Speed Champs at the Puffer Lite, so there will be time for us to find a snow globe supplier πŸ™‚

    trail_rat
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    lol im not complaining dont worry !

    Do not tempt me with that sort of chat brian !

    mtbcut
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    Here's the story of our weekend…. in video form :-)… hopefully it captures the vibe of the event..
    Click here

    Pics available now – Puffer pics

    cullen-bay
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    right place right time, pic's dont seem to be up???

    Alek
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    Seem to be working for me Cullen………give it another go.

    AntM
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    RPRT- I click on Strathpuffer on your site and it sends me to the spanglefish/strathpuffer site??

    cullen-bay
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    no way, RPRT site doesnt show strathpuffer gallery's on google chrome, but it does on firefox…

    Alek
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    MTBcut – superb πŸ˜€

    trail_rat
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    not showing on firefox here…..

    is it a flash coded site jon ? im having flash issues on ubuntu here so that could account for it

    trail_rat
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    yup my wee asus doesnt like your site – got it on my pc though

    cracking photos – except of me – i guess slow moving targets cant be made to look fast πŸ˜€ – im almost cracking a smile in all of them EXCEPT the prizegiving shot bah

    mtbcut
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    Thanks Alek, Glad you like it… despite the lack of sleep and conditions we quite enjoyed ourselves…

    jemima
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    Ace video there from MtbCut. Think you captured the spirit of the event very well.

    carl
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    can anyone tell me the distance more or less of a lap at Strathpuffer.
    Thanks.

    cullen-bay
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    6 miles carl

    cullen-bay
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    oh and trail_rat, firefox on Ubuntu worked for me, whereas chrome on ubuntu didnt…

    29erKeith
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    I should have some photos posted tonight (on flickr)
    free for anyone to have
    So if you had your photo taken coming down the final hill 50m up from the steps
    during the first lap or two, or at dawn, feel free to have a look.

    I'll post a link once they're up

    Alek
    Member

    6 miles! are you sure?

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