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  • Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Me. All on my lonesome.

    Couple of days rain forecast between now and then and sun predicted for the weekend. I’ll believe it when i see it.

    The email this morning hinted the trail is pretty muddy in places.

    J0N
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    I’m going. Please post pic so we can blame you when they change the forecast πŸ˜‰

    brakes
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    what is it?

    edit: thought it meant Big Ben

    Just look for the red P7 singlespeed!

    I rode the track a couple of weeks ago and there were some small boggy bits but nothing too bad, it was riding well for the most part.

    Because the weather is looking awesome, hot & sunny!

    Or so the met office website says… Don’t hold me accountable if it ends up with cold, wet and blowing a gale though!

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    This will be the first 10 Under the Ben that I’ve missed.

    The unexpectedly hot and sunny weather for the last two years has resulted in me getting pretty badly dehydrated (despite taking on a decent amount of water and food) and puking, so I’ve been put off it as an event a tad. πŸ™

    Premier Icon Gordymac
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    We will be there with a few teams(two soloists and a trio), Im riding in a mixed trio for a change.

    Gordymac
    Fyrishbikes.com

    Rod
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    I’ll be there (on an On-One ti 29er singlespeed)

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I’m going. Entered as a pair again. Hope it isn’t quite as hot as last year, sunny and warm will do nicely 8)

    jojoA1
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    I’m in a trio this year. My partner for pairs is injured and I didn’t feel up to soloing. Looking forward to it as it’s always a blast πŸ™‚

    trail_rat
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    jojo you look after jayne now ! ….i took her out yesterday and she may have a slightly sore finger now after a wee over the bars incident :s

    ill be there solo , not decided gears(red merida) or SS.(gf rig 29er with pannier rack ) Last time i SSed it i did quite well , cant decide whether id be any quicker on gears or not !

    Premier Icon mr_stru
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    I shall be there solo. It seemed a good idea in the post christmas haze.

    I take it when you say muddy you mean in a trail centre muddy sort of way rather than a Mayhem/SITS/Somme sort of way?

    trail_rat
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    they mean a slight spattering of mud , your tires may get a slight damp patch

    nothing like mayhem trust me.

    falkirk-mark
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    I will be going up as a pair .Going to struggle as I am not in as nearly good nick as last year

    jojoA1
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    I will look after my teamie, TR. Don’t you worry. Just don’t flippin break her before she gets there!!! πŸ™„

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    Yep. Solo. Again.

    Hopefully on a Blue Rush with Lefty (“hopefully” because currently certain crucial bits are in the postal system. Eeeek.)

    Metcheck looks just about perfect. If we all believe _really_ hard then should be OK. Last year was hotter than the West Highlands has any right to be so hoping for a bit cooler than that.

    Mr Stru – yep, pretty much muddy as in “trail centre muddy”. Almost all of the course holds up really well in anything, they usually chuck in a few short natural bits to keep the spice levels up and they get a bit gooey if it rains (which it hasn’t done since 10UTB 2006 I don’t think) but we’re not looking at Catton Park or Malverns Muck.

    Premier Icon afmell
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    I’ll be there – can’t decide between the P7 One (in tasty black) or On One Ti 29er (singlespeed), but since both have been mentioned I now have to consider going with the rather too beautiful Singular Swift – hmmmm. Luckily I’m in a trio so I get some rests πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Dougal
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    Meeeeeeeeeee!

    Gordy – Going soft eh?

    Premier Icon mr_stru
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    I guess I have to wait a few more weeks for the annual bike pushing ritual then.

    Even the met office site is predicting sunshine and it tends to be a lot more pessimistic than the rose tinted model metcheck uses.

    stuartie_c
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    Vet Pairs for me (Dunracin’)

    Yellow and blue Dunfermline CC shirt, red Kinesis, old, slow, huffing and puffing like Stevenson’s Rocket.

    Alek
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    Soloist here too. Flying the flag for Squarewheels/Fyrishbikes.com

    See you all there. (hopefully with sunnies!!)

    Another solo rider joining in the fun.

    Weather looks great so here’s hoping the sun keeps those bloody midgees away.

    Premier Icon mr_stru
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    oldmanbreezer – forecast looks like there’ll be a bit of a breeze which is more likely to keep the midges down.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    In a trio (probably just as well). None so unprepared. Oh dear.

    Going as part of a trio.

    ScoobysM8
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    In a pair. Aiming to cramp up less than last year and finish each lap with a grin on me face πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Is this a pretty fair reflection of the elevation profile?

    http://www.sharemyroutes.com/routes/United-Kingdom/Nevis-Range-Scotland/10-Under-the-Ben-Lap/routeprofile.aspx

    Looks like a lot of climbing!

    jojoA1
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    Well, do say hello if you pass me. I’ll be in my Mlehboro fag packet top or my Minx Girl top on a Kona HeiHei and laughing like a loon or gurning like a maniac. πŸ™‚

    falkirk-mark
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    Who is all at the 10 campsite ?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Me.

    I’ll be the sad fat bloke camped by himself

    falkirk-mark
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    BB I am sure you could join up for a friday night pre race beer.

    jojoA1
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    Won’t you all be ‘up the top’ at the registration bit til the bar closes on Friday night?

    Premier Icon inbred
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    I’m going as a pair, missed the last two years so looking forward to doing the race again.

    falkirk-mark
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    Jojo I think you can register on Sat morn , after the amount of time I was up top and pitched my tent last year I was thinking not bothering going up top if I didn’t need to.

    daveb
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    Im going along, entered as a pair and first time of doing this course so should be interesting (7 weeks with minimal biking after a back injury hasnt been the best prep but hopefully it will be fun).

    marty
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    was thinking not bothering going up top if I didn’t need to.
    well worth it for the views and nice cold pint on the verandah IMHO*. πŸ™‚

    * if it’s as nice a night as last year.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Jojo I think you can register on Sat morn , after the amount of time I was up top and pitched my tent last year I was thinking not bothering going up top if I didn’t need to.

    Is it a hassle to register up top?

    I’m leaving Glasgow about 9am on Friday morning so I should be up at FW for 1pm-ish giving me plenty of time to get the tent pitched.

    marty
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    was a bit of a queue at sign on when i hit it last year. the queue went past the bar…

    falkirk-mark
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    I did not arrive till about 7pm last year and after going up to register I started putting my tent up at 9pm,

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Jeebus πŸ˜†

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