Author Topic: LEL - News from/of riders  (Read 52123 times)

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LEL - News from/of riders
« on: July 25, 2009, 07:50:18 pm »
PBP showed us just how brilliant our forum (in its previous guise) could be at virtual support for our online friends and acquaintances. The "Progress" thread was a highly addictive magnet for us who were supporting from a distance, and I suspect a useful source of reading/reference matter for the riders when they got back and read it for themselves.

We don't have the online rider tracking that PBP had, but many riders are electing to tweet their progress

LEL on Twitter

If you want to follow them thataway (and it's already showing activity) then register to use Twitter and search for #lel. It's dead easy.

If you want to contribute, all you need to do is to tweet with #lel anywhere in the message.  You can do this by sending a text from your mobile if you set up your twitter account to receive texts.  Again, easier than it sounds.

If you don't want to open a Twitter account, just follow the tweets  here:

london-edinburgh-london - FriendFeed

(thanks to nic)

If anyone wants to post progress bulletins or news on this forum, as Chris suggests, here's a thread for it.

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 08:46:07 pm »
simonp's got another way of doing it:

Gps tracking

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 11:37:15 pm »
simonp's got another way of doing it:

Gps tracking

I'm just getting a map of California, but I assume that's just the default location until the SPOT device is turned on.  Either that, or he's really lost. ;D
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

ed_o_brain

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 11:42:18 pm »
simonp's got another way of doing it:

Gps tracking

I'm just getting a map of California, but I assume that's just the default location until the SPOT device is turned on.  Either that, or he's really lost. ;D

I thought the same! I get a dialog box pop-up saying "No messages to display". Bloody good idea tho.

Lots of #LEL test tweets on twitter :D
It's going to be like following the progress of the Tour!

Basil

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 11:58:38 pm »

If you want to follow them thataway (and it's already showing activity) then register to use Twitter and search for #lel. It's dead easy.


Odd, I have a Twitter account, but when I search for #lel, I get loads of people that are nothing to do with #lel.
I can't find #lel.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 12:04:44 am »
Odd, I have a Twitter account, but when I search for #lel, I get loads of people that are nothing to do with #lel.
I can't find #lel.

Are you typing #lel into the search field, and not the "Find People" page?

This should do a search on #lel (if you're logged in), and I'm getting lots of Tweets which are quite clearly by LEL participants.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

ed_o_brain

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 12:13:09 am »
I'm really quite nervous for them now having read the latest bunch of tweets!

Basil

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 12:15:23 am »

Are you typing #lel into the search field, and not the "Find People" page?

This should do a search on #lel (if you're logged in), and I'm getting lots of Tweets which are quite clearly by LEL participants.

Thanks Tim, I was typing #lel into the Find People page and getting nowhere.  Typing it into the search field has worked.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

DanialW

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 12:37:57 am »
You can also look at the event stats that the controllers are sharing at London Edinburgh London communications centre

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 06:33:58 am »
Paul D and I are at the Travelodge. Fairly decent night sleep - we're starting at 9am so there's no need to rush. We'll be riding over to the start in about an hour- hopefully in time to see John Spooner off. Bikes are ready, drop bags sorted. I'll be twittering on the way round: @cnarborough.

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 08:06:17 am »
This should do a search on #lel (if you're logged in)

And this should work even if you're not logged in.

Tal.

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2009, 08:11:34 am »

All this technical assistance is highly appreciated!

border-rider

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 11:13:52 am »
Reports of cake-eating at Gamlingay, and a tailwind :)

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 12:18:20 pm »
All this technical assistance is highly appreciated!

+1.

First time I've used twitter and inadvertently posted a message, doh!
Can you delete messages? I've deleted it from my account but it's still showing in the search results. Once a tweet always a tweet?
Garry Broad

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 12:20:29 pm »
Greetings from Coxwold!

We don't open until 20:40 which is just as well as it's raining :(

Everyone is happy and excited about LEL  :thumbsup:

DanialW

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 12:49:04 pm »
The 12:40 communications centre report is at London Edinburgh London communications centre

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 12:59:20 pm »
Interesting comment there about rider 666 clearing Thurlby - having started 2 hours early

That's Damon...

iakobski

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 02:10:28 pm »
Have just seen loads of riders pass through Elton - no yacfers, but one there was one chap on a rowing recumbent.

A few of them looked incredibly tired considering how much further to go - but it is quite windy.

DanialW

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 03:12:02 pm »
the 15:00 comms report is ready at London Edinburgh London communications centre

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 03:14:08 pm »
First DNF

10 Italians cleared Washingborough.  Quite fast, then...

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Pics from LEL registration
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009, 03:18:06 pm »
Picasa Web Albums - sc.fixie - LEL2009

posted to the AUK email list by Werner Wiethege

hellymedic

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2009, 05:56:20 pm »
Last bunch of starters left just before 16.00 having reconstituted bike to replace one stolen in Cheshunt. (Audax Catalans)
Greek rider wrote off frame riding into back of car at 18km (no major injury)
All quiet here now.
Approx 80 DNS

DanialW

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 07:21:11 pm »
The 19:10 comms centre report, complete with DNS list, is now available. See above for link.

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Re: News from LELers
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2009, 08:08:48 pm »
Blimey

12 of them cleared Thorne by 18:00.  That's, um, quite fast.

Loads of DNSs. 

Re: News from LELers
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2009, 09:28:38 pm »
Updste from Coxwold. About to open. Expecting first riders around 22:00. Amazing!