Author Topic: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018  (Read 6190 times)

windy

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2018, 03:50:04 pm »
What SPF suncream is everyone thinking?
Very optimistic, what MPF midge repellent is everyone thinking?

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2018, 04:07:38 pm »
What SPF suncream is everyone thinking?

There's a special type of cream you buy when on the west coast, When you go into shops etc look for factor weegie, offers the best protection for peelywally skin  :thumbsup:
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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2018, 05:55:29 pm »
More to the point, Smidge or Skin-So-Soft ... ?
If you know you will succeed, it's too easy.

windy

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2018, 06:16:31 pm »
IIRC the effective ingredient has been removed from 'Skin So Soft'

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2018, 06:24:13 pm »
IIRC the effective ingredient has been removed from 'Skin So Soft'
Smidge it is then. At least that's an easy one.
If you know you will succeed, it's too easy.

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #80 on: January 09, 2018, 09:38:51 am »
My agent in the West Highlands (Fort William based mother in law) tells me that its generally 50/50 for midgies end May/start June.  Depends on what kind of winter weve had apparently.  Dry and cold keeps them away for longer Im assured but by mid/late June there is no escape.       

That said, if I were riding I would definitely bring a midgie net.    I recall one very unpleasant puncture repair near Connel on the Twilight a few years ago.

<goes off to update guidance for riders>
 

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #81 on: January 09, 2018, 05:18:03 pm »
I had an 8 day hiking holiday in Inchnadamph in the far northwest in July last year and midges were not a major problem.  Having said that there are three things midges don't like - heavy rain, bright sun, and strong winds, and we generally had at least one of these - and the winds on one of the days were sufficient that you'd prefer the midges.  I also don't recall midges being a problem on the Mille Alba a few years back (but then we also had either rain or wind for most of that ride too....)
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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2018, 11:35:28 am »
15+ entries will cover the cost of van hire for abag drop....c £200 for a Thu-Mon transit van.

I'm in. Has the threshold been reached where a bag drop is possible/likely?

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2018, 12:31:22 pm »
15+ entries will cover the cost of van hire for abag drop....c £200 for a Thu-Mon transit van.

I'm in. Has the threshold been reached where a bag drop is possible/likely?

Yes it has Lee, when Graeme emailed me 3 days ago he had 69 entries from a limit of 100. He has confirmed that there will be an Oban bag drop.

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #84 on: January 11, 2018, 01:13:18 pm »
15+ entries will cover the cost of van hire for abag drop....c £200 for a Thu-Mon transit van.

I'm in. Has the threshold been reached where a bag drop is possible/likely?

Yes it has Lee, when Graeme emailed me 3 days ago he had 69 entries from a limit of 100. He has confirmed that there will be an Oban bag drop.

That's good news Bertie. 69? Better make my mind up over whether to book in somewhere in Oban or just bivvy soon then!

**Edit** Just found the email from Graeme in my Junk Folder!  :facepalm:

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2018, 11:09:43 am »
Signed up :)

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #86 on: Yesterday at 06:08:56 pm »
"Booked into Corran House Guest House & Hostel"

Just to advise if you don't know already of the check-in/out policies for this hotel.

"Hostel Policies:

Check-in
Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM until 10 PM
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
"

Andy Corless

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #87 on: Yesterday at 08:40:47 pm »
Looking at trains now. I see a cheap one arriving at 20:21 at Haymarket. Will the organizer hang around for a bit at the start?

Edit: I actually haven't received any confirmation about my entry, except the paypal receipt. Should I worry?