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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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:   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...

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Lets Wrap It UP!!
          Day 13, 21hr, 141 miles I stopped early so I got up and going by 2:30am.   The riding in Colorado is mostly easy and
fast and I was soon in Silverthorne/Frisco/ Breckenridge area.   As I worked my way thru civilization I
stopped first at a conveni...

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Safe Harbors
  Leaving Steamboat, new arm & leg coolers (Thanks for the pic John)   Day 12, 10 hr’s, 90 miles Steamboat was my pre-planned bike maintenance stop so there
was no reason to get up early.   I think I
set my alarm for 7:30am but woke up well before it went o...

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Do over
picture from Brush Mtn Lodge facebook account (ha Kirsten made me smile like that ) Day 11, 5:30am – 12:30pm, 19hrs, 135 miles I would imagine that anyone reading this realizes I did
finish. But that night drifting off to sleep in my seedy Wamsutter hotel r...

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Match Point
  Days 9 and 10, 4:30am to 9:30pm next day-41hrs, 272 miles Note: I am treating day 9 & 10 as a single duration
because even though I stopped twice neither pause was truly a full recovery
stop. The alarm went off with the usual shock and as I dressed and

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Day 8, Minor Disaster
Day 8, Jackson Lake, before thing go wrong.... Day 8, 5:30am to 10:00pm,
142 miles My TDR day 8 was a rather short day time wise and good
miles overall, but ended rather badly. The day started with a ride on the notorious rails-to
trail section down to the ...
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