The Ken wrote:
That might have been the year I got borderline hypothermia (I'd cycled from edinburgh to do the race, got soaked). On the way to peebles it was on the right hand side - I think the dirt bike place is there now.
Glentress was open then but only one big loop up to the radio mast, you came down the main fire tracks - at great speed.
that makes sense to me both the hypothermia and loop..
when pedalling up the fireroad that takes you from bottom car park to the top car park (skills/freeride area) I suddenly thought this is the start of that bl00dy race. nothing worse than starting a race straight into a long hill... then when haggis, velo, radek and myself climbed to the mast last summer i recognised that too. I seem remember the path down from the mast was like a river and losing the front wheel twice, leaving me rolling down in dirt.
i was glad that my chain snapped on the hill 2nd time around, all the excuse necessary to quit