Check out the weather the schedule and some super wet fuzzy track photos from the Fort William World Cup track.
The weather today at the Fort was a touch on the damp side with a strong South Westerly wind that was powerful enough to keep the gondolas in the coup.
Undeterred I set off from the base camp up the 550m stroll to the start hut in search of some track teaser photos and video.
At the half way point my flip flops were blown clean off by the wind and the drizzle had penetrated every nook and crannie of my camera.
Reaching the start hut with a faulty camera and just one flop to my name, today didn’t start well, though I did find an umbrella on the way up.
On the positive side, the weather is set to improve tomorrow so all being well we’ll have track walk and chat videos and photos for you tomorrow.
200k on the clock and running like a dream, Old Red breezes into Fort William for the tenth year on the trot.
Welcome to Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, anyone fancy a pint of liquid tar? The view outside our hotel this morning.
The all seeing eye...Fort William's new start hut built by Kevin.
I won't lie to you, the weather was blaardy awful on the exposed track today...high winds and high speed drizzle made a mockery of my track teaser plans
The snaking slate grey ribbon of rock threads it's way down Aonach Mor.
Rock and lots of it, the top section of the track hasn't changed.
The DirtTV brolley (that I found on the way up) ripped to shreds by the cruel Highland winds.
The new road gap. The approach to the woodwork looks super sketchy to me, but Ben Cathro has cleaned it with ease.
The angle finder on my robot phone read 47 degrees for this lovely downslope.
The second new feature on the track. This table over tunnel replaces the ski jump which launches you onto the motorway.
The pits were empty this afternoon with teams just starting to roll in, the grandstand is up and the finish line gets some love.
Mike Rose aka The Interrogater interviews World Cup leader Aaron Gwin, look out for the full in depth feature in Dirt Magazine soon.
Stay tuned for full World Cup coverage from the Fort this week.