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Day 6, Last Day
I slept on the side of the road for a few hours and then
up & off.  At this point I was well
into a smooth steady routine.  The last
day strategy was simple, easy and steady to the finish about 100 miles away.  I costed down into Fort Augustus by 8am and
go...
Day 6, Last Day
Day 6, Last Day
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Day 5 (slow drag)
Shortly after I got going on the morning of day 5 I
tipped over and hit the ground pretty hard. 
Knowing that I was not going to make my self-imposed finish time goal,
hurting a bit and surprised from the crash and just general exhaustion I now
lowered my e...
Day 5 (slow drag)
Day 5 (slow drag)
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Day 4 (short, striking beautiful & very hard)
The 4th day was overall probably the most spectacular day from a constant WOW factor.  But was also one of
the hardest days from a motivation point of view.  Up and going by 4:30 am, it had been a less
than restful night, buggy, interruptions from other rac...
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Day 3 (HT 500 starts to bite back)
Day 3, have left planet earth for a few hours...... It was cold and damp when I woke the morning of day 3.  I had slept on the steps of a small building,
wasn’t my best ever choice for stealth camp spot but got the job done. Heading
out thru the mist and fo...
Day 3 (HT 500 starts to bite back)
Day 3 (HT 500 starts to bite back)
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Mike Hall
A few days ago Mike Hall died during the inaugural Indian
Pacific Wheel Race in Australia. https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/ We never met, we never raced at the same time but we
raced some of the same events and exchanged a bit of forum talk.  I studi...
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Highland Trail 550, Day 2
Nice resort (I think), really caught my eye as I passed by on day 2 Day 2 I started my day with a short bit of bonus miles up the
paved road I had woke up on, that smooth pave had me zoned out and not watching my GPS track.  Once I got back
on route I climb...
Highland Trail 550, Day 2
Highland Trail 550, Day 2
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HT 550 Ride Report, Day 1
It begins... The start was typical for a multi-day.  Low key, everyone checking out bikes and
gear, riders and friends gathering at the start, lots of pictures, last minute
questions, jokes about last year’s follies and then off we roll with some low
key jo...
HT 550 Ride Report, Day 1
HT 550 Ride Report, Day 1
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Highland Trail 550
Highland Trail 550 (My Birthday Present) “The Highland Trail
is a long distance self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the
Scottish Highlands. For 2014 the distance is increased from 430 miles to 560
miles with the addition of a loop further ...
Highland Trail 550
Highland Trail 550
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Stagecoach 400, 2016 I never wrote up my Stagecoach 400 (SC) race so before I
move on to the Highland Trail 550 (HT) write up here is a quick summary. My work pulled a fast one and scheduled a last minute
“mandatory” meeting the week of the SC so I changed ...
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Race Strategy, Stagecoach 400
  Link here for race info: https://socalenduro.wordpress.com/stagecoach-400/   My ‘passion’ is self-supported multi day bike racing.   I have been at it for a while now and feel I
know the basics pretty well.   In terms of
importance one could break down th...
Race Strategy, Stagecoach 400
Race Strategy, Stagecoach 400
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