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We're always excited when our winners go for the back to back!
Our 2015 Women's Elite Full Flinger winner Lucy Bechtel is back to defend her title in 2016. Here's what she had to say:
"I always love this race for its dash, community dinner, bagpipe wake up, not to mention the epic day of riding in mud, creeks, grass fields, up gruelling fire trail, down fun descents, and some very awesome single track!"
Looking forward to doing it all again in just a few weeks.
See you there 🙂
As part of our sustainability efforts at the 2016 Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run and Highland Fling weekend we're encouraging you to bring a reusable coffee/tea cup as well as your water bottle.
When you give our baristas your own cup, you'll get a raffle ticket and be in the draw for a prize. Plus we'll be doing spot prizes across the weekend to those spotted doing the right thing.
#wildhorizons #highlandflingmtb #pearlizumibundyrun #keepcup
We love Friday - I think we're enjoying this Fling journey down singletrack lane as much as we hope you are...
Leech Street & Dailemma
Notable as the first sections of machine built trail in Wingello State Forests and opened in 2014 this descends via bermed corners amongst ferns and rainforest to a crossing of Nyes Creek before a lengthy but well graded (OK, there are a couple of tricky corners…) ascent.
Leech Street? Suffice to say it’s not the best place to get a flat or stop for a breather. Dai West (not to be confused with Mai West although he does wear a skirt) is the current incarnation in the mythical and legendary position of Highland Fling Course Director. Wearing his other kilt, as a leading light of Highlands Trails, our local trail building group, Dai scoped out the route and guided the machine into the depths of Nyes Creek. Dailemma.
You know when your mind goes a blank? You can’t remember the name of people you know well or why you did something or when? Perhaps we’ve just been around too long. So it is with Everglades, a section of singletrack built around 2008 that the climb out of Dailemma transitions into and which takes you on your merry way toward Flinging Scotsman and all that follows. Were buggered if we can remember why it was called Everglades?
If you're just joining us on the journey, you can catch up on our website.
If you haven't already put your foot in it now's the time, with just a few weeks to our Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run race day on Saturday 12 November 2016.
We wanted to take the chance to let everyone know of a slight tweak to our start times:
Half Marathon 3:50pm
Quarter Marathon 3:55pm
The Teaser 4:00pm
We had the chance to run the course about a week ago, and have to say it's looking spectacular. Can't wait for you to see it soon!