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Post by chrisgallacher » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:52 pm

gordini5 wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Okay, thanks Chris for the info. I might just head for Aviemore on the off-chance the timings work out. I'll keep a look out on the HERO site too for live updates.

A real bonus if it works out, beats spending the evening in the hotel - I'll pack a Thermos though :)
Photos or it didn't happen :D


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Post by gordini5 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 pm

In didn't happen - further fresh snowfall put me off taking on the Slochd summit to head back south to Coylumbridge. A82 was bad enough the only gritter was broken down on the back of a low loader. :x

I've sussed out a flyover on the A9 nearby my Inverness hotel. Assuming they take the A9 round Inverness and if they flag up on the live updates when they start leaving Coylumbridge I'm tempted to go get some pics.

Proof that I was trying though :)
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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 pm

I like this.

Mikey's seemingly random post from a carpark in Devon (I think, but maybe Cornwall), has lead to impassioned and detailed information from Chris on the event, and Gordini5 trying to see the same thing at the opposite end of the country(s) - despite the snow.

All put in a more concise way than this (my) post.

On Sunday, as cars were driving the length of England and Scotland on the rally, cars were struggling to drive on the snow up the slight hill in front of my house, brilliant.

For the first time, I'm thinking something like LeJog could be something to have a go at, after years of Hillclimbing & racing.

I also like the fact b.c flat hat told us:
b.c.flat hat wrote:
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We've 7 inches o' snow wi' more t' come!
It hasn't happened unless there's pictures!
but posted this without photographic proof...


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:46 am

Roight!

BigBobPilot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 pm
I also like the fact b.c flat hat told us:
b.c.flat hat wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:10 am
We've 7 inches o' snow wi' more t' come!
It hasn't happened unless there's pictures!
but posted this without photographic proof...
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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:08 am

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:46 am
Roight!

BigBobPilot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 pm
I also like the fact b.c flat hat told us:
b.c.flat hat wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:10 am
We've 7 inches o' snow wi' more t' come!
It hasn't happened unless there's pictures!
but posted this without photographic proof...
Could be a stock photo. I want to see a newspaper


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:11 am

BigBobPilot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 pm
I like this.

Mikey's seemingly random post from a carpark in Devon (I think, but maybe Cornwall)!
Devon! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Bleddy Cornwall m’ansum


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:30 pm

The Scimitar fleet looks like it was snowed in by about 7" snow bc!

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:44 pm

Yerse Ben and Mikey. It's "hurry up and wait" again, construction stopped till the temperature elevates to zero.

If the rally had to cope with these conditions through Wales, then I take my flat hat orf to 'em!



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Post by chrisgallacher » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:55 pm

Full write-up of this year's Le Jog here: https://heroevents.eu/events/le-jog-2017/

Instead of Christmas shopping, any members up for showing what a sorted Scim can do on Le Jog next year? You know you want to.


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Post by chrisgallacher » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:00 pm

If anyone's thinking of Le Jog in 2018 this year take a look at the video of December's event here. This will either inspire you or send you running to the comfort of your slippers in front of the Christmas telly:



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Post by gordini5 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:34 pm

Video captures what looks like an epic rally.

I'm heartened that a one of the regularities by Loch Ness had to be cut short. The following night on the other side of the Great Glen my own 130 mile winter adventure was about to be cut short 7 miles from home when my multi-switch decided it had had enough, melted, and I lost main and dipped beam on an icy road and on a sharp bend.

It was a fault with the position of relay wiring that I should have spotted earlier but just goes to show how well prepared the cars need to be for the conditions. Thankfully my car was none the worse for wear and my underwear had a lucky escape too :)



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