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 Post subject: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:12 am 
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Hi, some of you know I'm doing the HTR 550, a bike packing race in the Scottish Highlands.
The mass start is at 10am on Saturday 23rd and the link to follow is already up at trackleaders.

I've been riding some sections and it's a hell of a monster, with lots of hike a bike, waist water river crossings covering some remote and beautiful areas in the Highlands.

I'll try to update this thread with the kit and strategy to follow.

Riding as single speed and rigid fork after much thought.
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Full route here: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/3344819
Website: http://www.highlandtrail.net
Follow the race here: http://trackleaders.com/highland15

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 6:14 am 
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How long do you think it'll take you?

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:39 am 
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Geeeesus H Christ man!
Javi this aint normal mate, this is self torture!

That said, good luck and i hope you do well, How many weeks do you have to do it in?

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 5:25 pm 
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I'll be watching in awe!

The very best of luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 5:33 pm 
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Javi ,you truly are one crazy dude... Good luck and have fun..!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:45 am 
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To tick it as completed is a maximum of 8 days. Planning to finish around 5 days. There's a high percentagr of scratches on this race. We'll see. So far weather is bad, lots of rain and river crossings will be more difficult.. Fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:26 am 
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Last minute info at www.twitter.com/ht_550
Who laced my shoes one to the other last night? There it is :)

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 Post subject: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 12:02 pm 
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You is crazy ;) best of luck last bit


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Good luck, have fun, stay safe

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Good luck Javi... best get a couple of good nights sleep in tonight and tomorrow :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:02 am 
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....and I did wonder what was that 305km in Highlands done in 24hrs non stop two weeks ago. I thought that was crazy, then Javi says he is training for the big one!! WFT...anything bigger than that? Apparently yes.

Mate, you should be able to compete in Absa Epic alongside Kulhavy, Saucer & co.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:09 pm 
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Hahaa!! No, no. Those 305km were spread in 2 days and half. But the difficult terrain and strong wind slowed me down. Anyway, I wouldn't say no to ABSA Epic :p

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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:07 pm 
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Ready!!
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 Post subject: Re: Highland trail race 550 starts Saturday 23rd May
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:08 am 
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So just over a day in and Javi is in 8th place with a 156 miles covered :shock: :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:40 am 
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Well done javi you bloody loony

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