Worth keeping an eye on http://www.highlandtrail.net.
Bryan is out with sore knees. Steve Wilkinson faceplanted himself and is out but don’t think he had a tracker. According to Matthew Lee SW may need surgery to regain his dashing looks. Hope he is ok. Anothetr of the front runners has knee issues but do not want to give anyone encouragement.Posted 4 years ago
Oliver Webb is on his honeymoon and no great rush. Saw him atk Ossian YH where we had brandy with the warden. Andy Farish went wrong in Kinlochleven losing 2 hours but doing ok now.
My seatpost kept slipping causing a knee problem. After Ossian it could be a problem getting out so on my way home, sadly. I also think I did to much a few weeks ago – I bikepacked across Spain – and was not riding strongly.
Awesome route and plan to tour it sometime. Cannot believe Aidan’s pace. Aidan, Mark and Ian Barrington all on singlespeeds. Arno Minaar is and Oliver even built his own singlespeed.AlasdairMcMember
I reckon Andy Farish will make it. He started at Loch Ossian YH yesterday at around 4:30am, and we met him at Melgarve around 9 looking frozen to the core. We met him again just outside Fort Augustus where he bought most of the shop and pressed on to Contin. He’s a tenacious guy.Posted 4 years agossboggySubscriber
Anyone know the correct positions of the racers? It seems to show John Russel as leading but his tracker shows he hasn’t done the full route.Posted 4 years ago
I thought Aiden Harding was leading? Also i was particularly interested to know what position Alan Sheldon was doing as i ride with him regularly, it looks like he was next on route after Mark GoldieacehtnMember
This all just keeps getting proper awesome.
Riders down, serious fight for the win, and Oliver 🙂
Thats pure class, make your bike, saunter round on your honeymoon (is Mrs Oliver with him) and stop for brandy breaks, he must be a STW member.
So Oliver is just making it round at leisure so Nik is racing back marker.
Anyone thats attempted this, i salute you. From the comfort of my armchair.
Edit.Posted 4 years ago
Nik is nearly halfway, about 106 miles behind leader Aidan. Quite certain i would not have made halfway by now.martinxyzMember
The weather has been grim at times. I rode around loch ness earlier and Invermorriston and Fort Augustus were great shelter stops.It said 14c on met check but I wouldn’t have guessed it in double figures at Fort A.
^ Not surprised to hear about a local bus (usually train with room for 2 bikes :O/ )not letting him on. It’s not like its hard to throw a bike into its massive luggage compartment.Posted 4 years agoalasdairmc wrote:
The leaders were expecting sub three days but that looks unlikely now…
Are you quoting odds on that? Assuming Aidan carries on to Fort Augustus this evening he then “only” has a fast blast down the embankment/railway/towpath to Fort William before tackling the WHW 😆Posted 4 years agonikkMember
Sitting in bed in hotel in ullapool. Ahead of where I thought I’d be but still back marker! Very very tough ride so far, way beyond anything I have ever done before. Staying fuelled is a problem, too easy to crash physically. Feeling sick a few times a day due to too much going out and not enough going in. Can’t even begin to imagine what everyone else, esp the leaders are going through. Legs stiff as heck, left knee sore on side , think muscular from day 1 “awkward moment”. Bath, breakfast, then see if I can still turn the pedals!Posted 4 years ago
Hi Nikk – its Kevin from Friday night / first day. You are going well, you will get through it. Try and each fresh food rather than processed for a bit if you can.
Just having a look at my saddle bolt, I have rounded it off trying to tighten. Oh dear!
I see overnight Mark Goldie has dropped to 4th and Ian Barrington has pushed on into second place. Mark seems to have rested longer. Looks like Aidan pretty much rode through the night to increase his lead.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry to hear about Mark, he was going so well. His partner, who is up there, had DM’ed me via Twitter to say he was having knee issues.
Anybody know anything more about Steve Wilkinson?
Arno Minner got a move on after a slow start. Last saw him just after Kings House and he was 3rd from the back at that point. As a veteran of AZT750 I suppose Scotland is not so tough. A really nice, friendly guy.Posted 4 years ago
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