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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:09 pm 
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Early start and sneak in some more miles. How far away is the guy in first


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:12 pm 
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Been watching blue dots race this afternoon.

Javi and Alan Goldsmith ( the race organizer ) are neck and neck, within a mile of each other after 4 1/2 days riding.

This is the bit they are riding through right now....

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I'm sitting in my office wearing shorts and a T shirt.... this is the weather up there....

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:wtf:


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:25 pm 
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Javi will be fine, his beard will keep him warm. :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:01 pm 
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So is he 2nd fighting for first?

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:48 pm 
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The leader, Tom Rowntree, is about 80 miles ahead of 2nd place who is about 40 miles ahead of a group of about 8 riders all within 10 miles of each other.

Javi was leading that group, although Alan was expected to pass him.

Problem is Javi SPOT tracker hasn't updated his position for about 3hrs... so he could still be in third..... or 10th :?

The leader should finish in the next hour or two..... 560 miles in 4 1/2 days :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:55 pm 
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bugeye wrote:
560 miles in 4 1/2 days :shock:

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :thumbup: :sick:

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:58 pm 
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Just popped on to the website
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Distance to next waypoint 82.39 mi

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:02 pm 
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I take my skid lid off to them all :high5: :thumbup:
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Feel sorry for Josh Ibbett race leader for so long only to have mechanical failure :sick: .

Been watching at every opportunity at work, some strange comments from my work colleges.


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Trevtrails wrote:
Feel sorry for Josh Ibbett race leader for so long only to have mechanical failure :sick:


Not to take anything away from him ( really ) but that's part of the race.... he could go faster because he was riding a full sus with gears balanced by the fact that he was much more likely to have a major bit fail.... another time it might work out... this time not so lucky.


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Tom Rowntree just finished 4 days 10hrs and 54 mins :clap: :wtf:


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Madness

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 11:38 pm 
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I would still be behind even on a moped.

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:56 am 
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So big changes overnight with Fraser MacBeath riding through the night to take third place and put 30 miles on the main group :shock:


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Highland Trail @HT_550 · 20m 20 minutes ago

So a third place rider who's not slept in several hundred kilometre, and a second place rider carrying an injury. Interesting day ahead.


Javi is currently showing 8th in a group of 5 riders all within about 4 miles of each other.



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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:09 pm 
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Javi my god you are not human total respect.

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:15 am 
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Javi is on the move after the overnight stop...... 45 miles to go so should finish sometime this afternoon.

He's looking pretty secure for a top 10 finish which in this race where finishing at all ( more than half of the starters have dropped out ) is an amazing achievement

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