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HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:30 am
by ianfitz
I just spotted that the 2016 result are now up on the website - http://www.highlandtrail.net/index.html

But more excitingly entries open in 5 weeks! 26th November...

Any takers for next year?

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:48 am
by Dyffers
Me. Perhaps.

I have the bike, the kit, a plan and - as long as I have a typical-for-me winter - the fitness. More significant hurdles will be a pass from home for a week and the nod from Alan with my recent palmar├Ęs (I did do a fairly tough 3-dayer this year but it had a drop bag which I used, the shame).

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:56 am
by mountainbaker
I'm in. I was signed up for this year, but due to a pretty nasty knee injury, didn't do it. Knee is getting stronger, so fingers crossed it's up to it.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:03 pm
by Karl
Not me, maybe 2018. Got a different challenge pending, see grant no 7.....

http://thenextchallenge.org/winners-2016-grant/

I will provide more details of my adventure soon :-bd

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:10 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Good luck with that Karl ... sounds hard but much more fun than riding a BMX round the coast of Costa Rica (perhaps the world's running out of challenges?) :wink:

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:26 pm
by Richpips
Maybe an ITT for Tom and I at Easter, but we might go and do the Trans Spain route instead.

We'll see what the weather looks like it might do.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:31 pm
by ctznsmith
I've been considering the HT550 next year but undecided about the 'pressure' of entering the group start.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:48 pm
by HopeValleyPaul
ctznsmith wrote:I've been considering the HT550 next year but undecided about the 'pressure' of entering the group start.


Me too. Will probably (try) and ride the route next year, no chance of me starting the group start though. Can't take the pressure! Happy just bumbling along at my own pace.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:01 pm
by Richard G
I want to enter, but I still need to do a qualifying event. The original plan was to do Ian's C2C next April, but I'm assuming the group start will be full by that point.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:05 pm
by Ray Young
Thinking if doing it 2018, the year of my 60th birthday. Concentrating on the Borders 350 next year.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:52 pm
by slarge
I am, even got my better half asking when I am going back to finish it

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:09 pm
by padonbike
My utter indifference and general lack of regard for this mediocre little bicycle race is well known. (Cough! Splutter!) :roll:

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:15 pm
by htrider
I hadn't realised Alan had had bother with his bike - best get a fatbike for next year Alan :wink:
Hope to be there as I'm determined to prove to myself that last year wasn't a fluke...
And mind its not a race!

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:17 pm
by ianfitz
padonbike wrote:My utter indifference and general lack of regard for this mediocre little bicycle race is well known. (Cough! Splutter!) :roll:


Hmm. 3/10. Not really convincing anyone there mr A!

:grin:

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:17 pm
by NewRetroTom
No group start for me next year. The start is the same weekend as the European Singlespeed Championships in Evanton which I am helping to organise.

Might do an ITT at some point.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:43 pm
by ScotRoutes
Given this years weather, 2017 will surely be awful?

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:36 pm
by htrider
If I make it to the start line, the weather will be awful. Sorry folks...

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:34 pm
by KamelTrek
Looking to 2018. But thinking of Navad for next year....Talk me out of it now before I get fully obsessed with preparation.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:38 pm
by Dave Barter
I'm thinking Navad next year as well after such a great Torino-Nice

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:53 pm
by stucowp
I've got an axe to grind with this one and will be back to seek revenge stronger, faster, and fitter than this year! Just not sure if it'll be next year as there is other events i want to do as well but then again it's still niggling away at me mocking me!

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:26 pm
by Javi
NewRetroTom wrote:No group start for me next year. The start is the same weekend as the European Singlespeed Championships in Evanton which I am helping to organise.

Might do an ITT at some point.


Hey Tom, I'm planning to participate at that event as I'm going to race at the WEMBO 24h in Finale Ligure the weekend after.

So no HTR but I might ride bits and see some of you around...

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:36 am
by padonbike
No Tom, no Javi :sad: :sad: :sad: but a fired up Fitz and a fired up Stuart :-S

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:27 pm
by Howard
padonbike wrote:No Tom, no Javi :sad: :sad: :sad: but a fired up Fitz and a fired up Stuart :-S

Surprised you've taken the time to notice for a race you have so little interest in :grin:

This time last year I was all fired up for doing it until Alan didn't give me a start. But it meant I got to do an ITT the week before in glorious weather and no midges. Anyone thinking of doing an ITT should definitely consider the week before ( don't underestimate the "pressure" of being out there alone although you get great support from the group riders via social media :-bd )

I've got the pass out, so barring accidents, I'm hoping to be there for the "pressure" of the group start - and try not to be last!!!

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:08 am
by GregMay
Suspect I'll be a bit busy that time next year so I'll not make it sadly. But, I'll happily continue as race commentator as ever.

Re: HT550 - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:56 pm
by Alpinum
GregMay wrote:Suspect I'll be a bit busy that time next year so I'll not make it sadly. But, I'll happily continue as race commentator as ever.

if you're not going, I'm not going either.