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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    “waterproofs”
    Nope, you need more. It is Scotland.

    trail_rat
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    looks like some cold – wet nights ahead for you greg…..

    glupton1976
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    Given that it’s snowing over large parts of scotland at present a down jacket might be a wise inclusion/

    GregMay
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    Given that it’s snowing over large parts of scotland at present a down jacket might be a wise inclusion/

    The bright orange thing in the Spare Clothes pile is a Patagonia primaloft jacket. Down will get wet and hold water so avoiding that. Gagging to get my hands on a Patagonia Encapsule Down jacket, waterproofed down fibres…yes please!

    acehtn
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    πŸ™‚

    Have a good one !

    Had a stab at Tarbet to Sourlies to Inverie last week, granted not your route, but ground conditions, anything off footpaths was very hard going and like wet sponge, anything on footpaths was not so hard going but wet.
    Was surprisingly warm even at night, and only got caught in one blizzard, but lots of rain, didn’t get trench foot and didn’t require mountain rescue. No midges either which was nice, everywhere we pitched the tent was like sleeping on a mattress, so spongey wet but comfy

    Did take an interest in this event but decided it was a bit much for me, looking forward to post event write up πŸ™‚

    glupton1976
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    The bright orange thing in the Spare Clothes pile is a Patagonia primaloft jacket. Down will get wet and hold water so avoiding that. Gagging to get my hands on a Patagonia Encapsule Down jacket, waterproofed down fibres…yes please!

    Down will only get wet if you let it get wet.
    You dont appear to ahve anything that will keep your legs warm, or indeed any cooking kit.

    You do realise that the route goes to the middle of nowhere, via arsend and bumble**** don’t you?

    GregMay
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    You dont appear to ahve anything that will keep your legs warm, or indeed any cooking kit.

    You do realise that the route goes to the middle of nowhere, via arsend and bumble**** don’t you?

    Well you’re incorrect there, legs are hidden under some of the piles.
    A) Legwarmers B) Patagonia R1 tights C)NorthFace windproof bottoms

    No cooking kit, why bother. Extra weight, I have no issue eating cold food, get warm food in towns when I get a chance.

    Also, of course I know its the arse end of nowhere πŸ™‚

    glupton1976
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    Towns? North of the Great Glen? Hahahahahahahahahahah. πŸ˜‰

    trail_rat
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    im looking at that route …. those are some very long hitches where your unlikely to see a house let alone shop/hot meal.

    best of luck to you. I hope the weathers kind to you , your going to need it with that kit inventory – if you dont have overshoes i suggest throwing a set in – the forecast for the next wee while is very blustery

    GregMay
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    im looking at that route …. those are some very long hitches where your unlikely to see a house let alone shop/hot meal.

    Aye certainly, bag on the back will be getting filled prior to many of those long steps.

    Taking winter boots instead of overshoes. Warm feet = warm me πŸ™‚

    I know what some of the other racers are taking… I am certainly packing on the side of caution compared to them. Very much so.

    paul78
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    No stove ? Stove might be a luxury but a hot drink is a motivator at times.

    I have been uncharacteristically ready and packed for a week ..

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    peterfile – Member
    T’was a wee joke

    A good one IMO, witty enough not to be a troll. πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the weather to the lads doing it.

    I wouldn’t like to do it faster than 10 days. Too much good scenery to savour.

    AlasdairMc
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    I know what some of the other racers are taking… I am certainly packing on the side of caution compared to them. Very much so.

    If you’re being cautious then I’m being overly so. It seems I’m going completely OTT on the food as I’ve got three to four days worth on my back which is probably overkill, plus a stove, tent etc. No winter gloves though which I think I’ll review this lunchtime with a quick LBS trip.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Looks like a fine morning to kick this off, well further north it is anyway. I’d love to be taking part.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    Good to see your usual highlands/climbing gears fitted paul.

    gordimhor
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    Good luck to everyone. Wish I was (a) )fit enough to do it and (b) )doing it. Maybe next time.

    kristoff
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    Looks like they’ve made a start.

    Blue dot tracking pic

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Someone seems to have taken a wrong turning

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Chuff me, two of them are north of the Great Glen already 😯

    Cracking day for it mind, not many this fine up here… 8)

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Has Phil Simcock’s tracker packed in?

    shandcycles
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    It looks like there’s some seriously quick riding going on there…. I’m impressed.

    AdamT
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    Oops, started a new thread before I saw this one. Happy that Aidan’s spot has woken up!

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    😯 😯 😯
    Are these actually humans or some sort of robohumans?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Which way are they going?! Are Phil and Aidan 1st and 2nd, or at the back?!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Go on, awesome riding speed. Another good day’s weather shaping up, some of these chaps are going to be past halfway and on the west coast today…

    trail_rat
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    Njee anti clockwise top loop.

    Phils leading with aidan and mark goldie chasing hard by the looks of the gap that isnt there no more.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Cool, cheers Terry!

    Premier Icon TomHill
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    More than a little gutted not to be riding, thanks to breaking my collarbone 3 weeks ago, but it’s great fun watching the action unfold from the comfort of the sofa πŸ™‚

    Looks like Phil, Aiden and Mark are all moving very strongly. Little surprised not to see Paul E a little further up. Hope the weather holds for em.

    trail_rat
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    Spoke to paul late last week. He is treating ride as a training holiday.

    Too beautiful an area to be racing through.

    Premier Icon TomHill
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    Ah, cheers for that trail rat.

    acehtn
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    Wondering if Aidan and Phil are in a pub on Shore street Ullapool

    They are really covering some ground out there ! i feel i would be one of the back markers…. i reckon thats the real race, who will be last πŸ™‚

    Will the leaders be done by Monday night ?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    It would be a real shame if those who finish at or near the back were to feel that their achievement was in any way diminished πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    ANYONE who manages 425 miles through the Highlands, on thier own steam, deserves respect.
    I am just gobsmacked at how freaking quick the front guys are…

    acehtn
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    They are covering some ground still !

    Interest is switching to back markers Kevin and Steve πŸ™‚

    From the comfort of my sofa with a big bottle of red wine next to me, and about to slam a roast in the oven.
    I looked at this and reckoned if i could do 50miles a day i would be going some. Anything over 50 is a bounus.
    I am old’ish, unfit’ish don’t train, not sponsored etc etc excuses excuses.
    I hope they all finish. i reckoned 8days for me, if i competed. Hope the mag can get some sort of group photo. And a bloody good write up.

    Loving the spot marker info.

    πŸ™‚

    martinxyz
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    I just met one competitor at Orrin reservoir. I just lifted the bike over a gate and he appeared behind me so I helped him lift the bike over it.. some weight with all the kit hanging off it. This is the first I have heard about the event so when he told me where he had come from, I was amazed! I think he said he was about mid way through the pack. Super fit dudes.

    I’m guessing he was either Arno or Gian.

    Trimix
    Member

    I ride a bit with Mark Goldie – he is a machine, but three years ago when I first met him he was as slow as me on a bike. Just shows what some hard training will do, quite an inspiration.

    I would struggle to do 100km in a day.

    Oh, and hes only got one gear !

    trail_rat
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    So does aidan- who seems to be pulling a gap….

    Torn here…. Who to root for……

    acehtn
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    king…hell

    A Harding is over halfway now !

    A couple of back markers might have stopped and turned off the GPS, Oliver Webb has been still for a while but spot still active.

    How many are running SS πŸ™‚ i demand the mag do a profile on first and last runners, bikes, the rider the works.

    Might have a winner late on tuesday at the rate their going.

    Olivers my current favourite, he’s either stopped for the day, or fixing something, or just broken out the emergency half bottle and is enjoying being where he is for the hell of it πŸ™‚

    trail_rat
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    Paul e in shock turn around πŸ™

    Not feeling the love so is heading home tomorrow.

    Lets see what tomorrow brings.

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