Mac leads NACC TT Series
A picture tells a thousand words. This one is no exception; Gary Macdonald washed and serviced his bike, had a wash in the Loch and got changed ready to welcome the others home. A thundering 25:51 or thereabout.. A slight glitch in the timing meant a good measure of number juggling was needed to get the results. Lucy Greenhill stole the top honours for the Ladies uncontested. Familiar faces Charlton, Blainey and Bossard all came in under 30. Steven Groom and Pat Steeman put in good benchmarks on their first try out. Full
NACC News Returns
The "post truth internet era" means I can comfortably
start publishing NACC News again. Next event is the return of
the Barcaldine XC on the 26th February. Me and Mike have uncovered
the Legendary Tony's trail and the Firebreak descent from the
dam is back in play. Will be looking at the Green Mile to see
what can be recovered.
Home Win for Bossard
"He was too fast I had to let him go"
said second place Graeme MacNee. Oban businessman Bossard doesn't
take chances. He chose the venue, designed the course and visited
several times to check the course, lay it out and add extras.
Piling on the pressure up the climb and with a clear run down
the steep single track descents he cruised home in comfort. MacNee
took second and the top ten saw many familiar names, veterans
of Barcaldine, still in play.
Marie Meldrum lead the charge for the ladies climbing
in determined fashion and laughing a lot as she bounced down the
A dearth of skiable snow meant a great turnout
from the West Highland Wheelers and this was the biggest field
for a number of years. Stories were told of slipping sliding and
cartwheeling on the treacherous slopes. Plenty of new faces we
hope to see again. Most riders managed to follow the arrows with
all the finishers completing the course in good time.
Biggest applause goes to the timekeeper Ian Clunie
who must have done his cold no favours and marshalls Benita, Claire,
Raeanne and Sam on the wettest day of the year. Full