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    StrathPuffer 24 hour 2009

    Any single speed riders doing the StrathPuffer as soloists in January?

    There will now be prizes for a single speed class. These will provided by the organisers of the Scottish Single Speed Championship, not by the organisers of the StrathPuffer, so if you are entered as a solo and planning to race it on a SS, it would be appreciated if you could let us know at [email protected] (NB it's .co.uk, not .com).

    It's not necessary to contact us, but helps us because we know how many prizes to find. Giving us this info is (rightly) a low priority for the StrathPuffer organisers.
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    Just bumping this, in case it's been missed over the holiday period.
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    is there a ssscuk race this year, i know there is a UK, maybe a welsh, and possibly an irish again this year, but a scottish champs would be cool again, couldnt go to last year.

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    We're intending to do the SSSC again, but the date isn't fixed yet. Expect it to be close to the longest day of the year though.

    It would be done like last year and be run in parallel with a bigger event so we can get the use of the facilities we could not afford otherwise with our smaller numbers.

    Some people have said that running a SS championship for 12 hours at night is a bit much, but we reckon it's more fun that way.

    You doing the 'Puffer?
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    i cant do 12 hours solo.................. heard some good things about the 'puffer, maybe one day........

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    I'll be at the Puffer in a team on a singlespeed... I'm not mad enough to attempt it solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    ...i cant do 12 hours solo...
    If you did a few hours you'd still knock up more laps than me

    We had a secret beer stop last year - will try to repeat it. (Just a wee bit anxious about cruelling the pitch - the gearies don't like the idea of beer swilling SSers wobbling about on the same course as them).
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    Happy Christmas and New Year Trev, by the way. Hope you had a good one... Pip is a mum now by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robkhoo
    I'll be at the Puffer in a team on a singlespeed... I'm not mad enough to attempt it solo.
    I reckon it's better that way.

    No standing around getting hypothermic while waiting for your team mate to come in. And if you're stuffed you can take a quick rest without worrying about the team results.

    (Got to convince myself - must be daft - this will be my 4th solo 'Puffer on a SS)

    BTW the forecast looks like it's going to be similar to the 2007 'Puffer. Make sure you've got spare pads.
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    hey rob! yep, i heard that say congrats to her! you doing SSUK this year?

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    Nah, probably not, got too many other events that I'm planning on doing this year, starting with the 'Puffer... might even try a bit of xc racing if I can fit it in.

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    datako, the messiah, how many names?? have you visited every mtb forum on the internet trying to rack up nutcases on ss bikes? you have too many forum accounts!!

    sincerely,

    a gearie called PUT THE KETTLE ON!!

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    Ha, young apprentice! Looking to cast off your degenerate habits? So you have been dipping a toe into single speed waters, obviously looking for ways to convert to the one true gear.

    BTW "datako" was a name of one of my companies, and I used it for a lot of accounts in the early days, but it's more appropriate to keep it for company business, and use something else for bikes.

    On that account I reckon you'd better have the kettle on next time I see you - with biccies...
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    Prizes for solo single speeders at the StrathPuffer 2009

    Prizes for solo single speeders at the StrathPuffer 2009:

    There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the gentlemen, the same for ladies.

    Also some best in class to be decided on the day. There may or may not be some random stuff, depends what gets thrown into the pot by supporters.

    There will also be a 100 cash bonus if the first male or female solo also wins overall male or female solo (ie beats the gearies).
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    so whoever has that 100 right now, has it in a safer place than any bank!
    i make that 3-1 to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullen_bay
    so whoever has that 100 right now, has it in a safer place than any bank!
    i make that 3-1 to me.
    It's in ma sporran

    (and it's 200 - I expect the SSers of both genders to slaughter the gearies in the coming mud bath this Saturday)
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    I'll be there. Should be fun.

    IIRC Jean-Claude won the first year on a single speed.

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    Give Elaine a shout for me
    shes soloing it on a gearie bike but shes from darrrn sarrrfff 'ere in Berkshireland
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    is she not in a pair with Jenn?

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    as far as i know solo but i might be wrong
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    Myself and A N Other are both doing the Puffer solo on SS 29ers - does that count as a separate category!? One spare set of brake pads should be plenty.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubbershirt
    Myself and A N Other are both doing the Puffer solo on SS 29ers - does that count as a separate category!? One spare set of brake pads should be plenty.............
    Notified [email protected] yet?

    Good luck with the brake pads

    (It could go either way - today little bits of ice and promising heaps of mud - hope for more cold and no rain)
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    Just a bit more info -

    If you're racing SS Solo at the 'Puffer 24 Hour this weekend and haven't contacted me, make sure you tell the Big Kilted Spannerman at the Square Wheels tent, because he's co-ordinating the prizes.

    (I'll be too busy - I'll be taking my bike for a long walk )

    BTW weather is still tropically warm for here at around 0 - 2 degrees, so this looks like it'll go down in history as the Hot 'Puffer.
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    how many laps is the aim this year velobike?

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    One more than last year is always the aim, and again at least 2 more than any TV sports personality reporting on how tough it is on camera.

    It looks like the weather conditions are going to be easy this year, just some sleet in the small hours. Whether it's like the Somme or Stalingrad won't make much difference to my pace, but I was hoping for some really nasty weather to slow down all you fast young guys
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    my knees hurt now!

    Great weekend, cheers all!

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    Shaggy is being modest.

    He trashed the gearies and won the event outright.

    He also trashed the record for the number of laps done by a soloist.

    Best of all he finished the last lap showing true Single Speed class by coming in clutching a bottle of beer.

    Also congratulations to Anja MacDonald who did the same job for the ladies.
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