Halo BDS Re-Cap, Videos and more Pics!

May 17, 2012 at 0:01
May 17, 2012
by Simon Paton  
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A quick look at last year's results from the World Cup saw Greg Minnaar come down in 4.43 with perfect weather conditions. All eyes will be on Hart for sure on his return to the Fort. He jammed his chain up near the top of the motorway and the ground there after recent excavations was soft to say the least. How many seconds did he loose? Several if not more..

Wild talk was circling the pits regards riders getting there early to practice or cheat as it was called. How many cheated on Friday then? Over 100 took the opportunity to ride the course before we took over come 16:00 to tape the course. The course was open to anyone the whole week before for anyone to ride, pro rider or not. You decide..

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Halo BDS Fort William rd2 Full Results courtesy of Roots and Rain

Schwalbe Elite Men
Danny HART Giant 4:52.111
Marc BEAUMONT Atherton / GT Bikes / One Industries 4:52.632
Matt SIMMONDS Chainreactioncycles.com / Nukeproof 4:54.821

Schwalbe Elite Women
Manon CARPENTER Madison Saracen Downhill Team 5:31.180
Jess STONE Unior Tools Team 6:07.911

Descent-Gear.com Expert Men
Ronan TAYLOR 5:08.585
Matty STUTTARD Ride-On 5:15.192
Guy GIBBS Ride.io 5:19.348

Leisure Lakes Juveniles
Kyle HAVARD Team Skene 6:14.186
Obi EICHHORN One industries europe / Orange 6:15.229
Alastair MACLENNAN 6:23.170

Rose Bikes Youths
Sam HERD Perth City Cycles 5:22.923
William WESTON Madison Saracen Downhill Team 5:23.417
Dan FARLEY Kona / Wheelbase.co.uk 5:25.298

Fox Head Juniors
Joe CONNELL 5:07.163
George GANNICOTT 5:09.932
Christopher MCGLINCHEY Nukeproof Team 5:15.145

Knox Seniors
CycleJersey / Orange / West Highland Wheelers 5:17.563
James RAMSAY Descend Hamsterley 5:20.967
Samuel MADDISON 5:21.361

Nukeproof Masters
Chris WHITFIELD All Terrain Cycles 5:19.932
John YOUNG Moray Mountain Bike / Ticket2ridebc.com 5:22.148
Dan HAINES Balfa / Foes / Knox Armour 5:30.214 (3)

Stendec Veterans
Nukeproof / West Highland Wheelers 5:24.730
Nigel PAGE Chainreactioncycles.com / Nukeproof 5:26.856
Jason CARPENTER Dragon Downhill 5:44.973

Senior Women
Rachael WALKER All Terrain Cycles 7:04.806
Rosie SMITH Biketart.com / Knox Armour / Morewood / Schwalbe 7:15.589
Annie MATTHEWS Pearce Cycles 7:35.759

The call to change the schedule and pull the race run to saturday afternoon was the wise one. We woke up Sunday morning to heavy rain and strong gusting winds. How strong? Enough to blow Ireland's Joe Wards camper van off the road and into a boggy ditch on the just opposite Glencoe track some ten cars infront of us, frightening! We stopped to check he was OK and his wife and kids were fine.

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  • + 19
 The last guy got his hat on e-bay
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 haha i love that video
  • + 7
 Danny did not cheat he was fastest down the hill end of
  • + 2
 How can it be cheating practising a track before a race? On that basis going there the week before is cheating, hell going there at all before the race is cheating.

Personally I think it would be a hindrance, how many people are fit enough to ride all week then still have enough energy left over to race?
  • + 3
 If the course was open to everybody the week before its up to the riders to take advantage of it. If they don't take advantage of it and get beat they only got themselves to blame.
  • + 1
 Would love hair and a tash like Duncan Riffle, He's cool......But he's a mistaken.... "you too can have one"......Not if your fair haired and tash grows ginger like mine.... Livid :-(
  • + 3
 Last photo is Sam Reynolds and the one that's tagged Steve Peat is Josh Wink )
  • + 16
 I'm guessing you didn't watch the Sam Reynolds goes downhilling video?
  • + 3
 That UK weather is nasty - Glencoe can make FW look like a day at the beach if it gets really crappy up there!
  • + 2
 Glencoe SDA is this weekend, forecast is dry, no wind and 13C on Sunday.....
How do I ride in these conditions up Glencoe?
Today is 3C and wet!
  • + 1
 Sweeet vid!! What is the name of this song.. can only find the original version this version is way better? Who is this remix by? Thanks
  • + 1
 Which video?
  • + 1
 Awesome videos, I hope the weather is better next weekend when we go there. Looks like my bike will be getting ragged...
  • + 2
 That last guy had no idea what he was doing!
  • + 0
 for some reason the last photo was specially requested by si? wouldnt of been my first choice.
  • + 4
 think it was purely due to the fact it was his first attempt at a proper downhill race, video was pretty funny!
  • + 3
 He's got plenty of idea when it comes to dirt jumping though!!
  • + 1
 What did he do? I cant watch pink bike videos :'(
  • + 2
 Sweet gold necklace, Danny. Keepin it gangsta hahaha
  • + 1
 the last photo was sam reynold, using polygon FR.20
  • + 1
 Love seeing these guys shred!
  • + 1
 stolen flash on the 1st josh pic ha ha lucky
  • + 1
 3RD photo down is bryceland!
  • + 1
 Danny had a mechanical and got first XD
  • + 2
 sram are lucky that danny is awsome enough to win even after their sh*tty parts fall off!! haha
  • + 0
 danny is ssooo pinned!

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