Anyone else in?

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04/11/2010 at 19:30
Got the email today telling me I'm in!! Mixture of excitement and dread.

Anybody else going over? I need to find a support person now and talk them into it...
Dustboy    pirate
04/11/2010 at 21:48

Congrats. report awaited.......

Off at the deep end or via the chicken door on the boat?

04/11/2010 at 21:55
I thought there was only one way in - off the ramp?
05/11/2010 at 10:57

Didn't enter this year, but did it in 2009 & want to go back in 2012 if I'm up to it. The ferry jump is great even for somebody who is scared of heights like me.

Don't underestimate how hard the support job is & get cycling hills!
10/11/2010 at 23:10
DR NM - any idea/knowledge on competitors sharing a support vehicle? I understand that this is Ok with the organisers but logistically fraught with potential balls-ups.
My support crew doesn't have a driving licence! Thanks.
11/11/2010 at 10:48

Well I suppose if they are supporting people who expect to be very similar pace then it wouldn't be a problem, but if either competitor has a problem then I guess it could cause issues......

From memory i met my support at Dyranut (40k top of first climb), Geilo (90k just before series of climbs), the top of the 3rd climb (110km) and the bottom of Immingfjell (145k). So there was a long time before each meet which gives some flexibility, but remember the support crew will need to eat & drink too.

 Can't see it being an issue at all on the run until you get to zombie hill, because if you make the cutoff for black (i didn't) you will need your support crew at the top, but what if the other competitor is still at the bottom (it is a very steep narrow road).

At the end of the day, I'm sure you could manage, all the support crews help each other out anyway sharing food, drink, clothes or anything else that is needed.

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