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Two updates in... ...a year! Wow!
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News (December 21st 2010)
Couple of pics from this mornings lunar eclipse - before the cloud came across. Taken at approximately 7AM in Edinburgh. Nowhere near Alcester.
More pictures of the moon can be found on the moon page. Go figure!
News (May 23rd 2010)
News (May 9th 2010)
Our third consecutive Fred Whitton Challenge. 112 miles through the Lake District - hitting one of the claimants to the title of 'Britain's steepest road' - the 1:3, mile-long Hardknott Pass at around the 100-mile mark...
This time, mechanical issues soon after the start conspired to ruin any chances of beating last-years 7hrs 46 personal-best. The 8-hour target was also seriously in doubt.
Having lost around 30 minutes on the road, the Swine Flew pig nosed over the line in... wait for it.... 33 seconds under the 8 hours! And we thought the 7hrs 57mins in 2008 was a squeeker!
News (April 11th 2010)
Another few Westfield Rig Shots
News (March 28th 2010)
Pics of the Mighty Deerstalker are available below.
We've also had our first attempt at car-based rig-shots following last-weeks first go with a bicycle.
News (March 21st 2010)
Wow! AR7E Adventure Racing division (aka Team 'Knot Sure') pulled a fantastic result out of the bag at The Mighty Deerstalker '10k' (actually 13k+ through rivers, bogs, fields, forests - you name it). Our man with the Swine Flew pig mascot managed a (provisional results at time of press) 163rd out of 1221 finishers with a time of 1hr 46 mins 34 seconds. That's an hour longer than it takes him to run the same distance on the road - that should give you an idea of how tough it was! Pics to follow when the official snappers publish them.
In the meantime, *our* snappers have been playing with some new 'rig shot' kit - first on a bicycle, but coming soon to a Westfield 7 sometime soon. We're still messing around, but some early shots can be found here:
News (March 14th 2010)
Gee! Don't time fly!
There's still plenty of salt down on the roads in Scottingland, so we've been concentrating on MTB Orienteering (aka "Trailquest" up here) and playing with various cameras.
Some pics from our neat little Panasonic Lumix GF-1 micro four-thirds carry-everywhere camera are accessible through this link here:
News (January 31st 2010)
A new bike joins the AR7E Knot Sure adventure-racing stable - a Genesis i0 singlespeed MTB.
And here's the moon (again)
News (January 3rd 2010)
The rebuild of the AR7E Caterham kicks off following the cambelt failure of last year - many thanks to the NI Se7ens for their time and efforts to date.
In other news, AR7E adventure racers celebrated the New Year in style. Of a sort...
News (December 4th 2009)
AR7E convert their carbon-fibre fixed-gear Planet X Stealth road bike to disc-brake (singular) for the winter months...
News (November 28th 2009)
AR7E help with another k-series engine-out.
News (October 25th 2009)
A couple of snatched photos of the start of the Jedburgh Half-marathon & 10k race. The race started approximately two-minutes earlier than scheduled, caught our photographer off-guard and he missed his intended quarry as a result. Damn!
News (October 18th 2009)
Another adventure-race - this time Team Knot Sure (aka AR7E) entered the Men's Health Edinburgh Survival of the Fittest 10k adventure-race - a hilly course with a physical challenge every kilometer. The shot below was at the finish immediately after having scaled the Wall of Fame (!). Note that our Swine Flew mascot is alive and well...
News (September 27th 2009)
News (September 27th 2009)
The AR7E stable all in one place - Westie meets Project Scope Creep on the Tour in Toon Se7ens.net tour of the Scottish Borders.
News (September 14th 2009)
After speaking to the ever-helpful Autocom support team, we've now managed to get the new intercom working properly instead of triggering randomly on wind-noise. The solution appears to have been to adjust one of the volume pre-sets - the instructions didn't make it clear that this setting affects not only the volume pumped into the headsets as ambient (wind) noise increases, but also the vox trigger level.
The call to Autocom did validate some of the precautions we took when building the new headsets though. More details here.
News (September 12th 2009)
Preparation for the next Se7ens.net Tour7 production is well underway. We've fitted a new Autocom intercom and plumbed in both a new Garmin Nuvi 765T satnav as well as an iPod. The Vertex Standard PMR446 radio is also supported.
In addition to this kit, we've also fitted another of our favourite Trailtech Vapor digidashes - many thanks to Roy Kerr for his continued support.
To keep things organised, all future Westie Megabird updates will be linked through this page here.
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