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Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #25 on: 06 May, 2021, 06:51:40 pm »
I’ve never get much beyond 400km before a sleep. I did once have the idea of a 600 without sleep. But when it started raining heavily whilst I was stopped at sleep stop. I decided I’d take a sleep to miss the rain. A 1000km is very good going.

Socks

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Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #26 on: 06 May, 2021, 07:02:20 pm »

Belatedly, my race preview is up.

https://dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021


I'm mildly amused by the fact that Bas forgot his front wheel. Gonna be interesting watching him moving through the field.

J

Thanks for sharing this, and your updates.  I can't imagine doing a ride on this scale, although a touring holiday in the Netherlands with 40 miles against the wind might have given me a small impression of how impressive the achievement and motivation of the participants is.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #27 on: 06 May, 2021, 07:20:45 pm »
I’ve never get much beyond 400km before a sleep. I did once have the idea of a 600 without sleep. But when it started raining heavily whilst I was stopped at sleep stop. I decided I’d take a sleep to miss the rain. A 1000km is very good going.

Did I mention that he rode singlespeed? A sensible 50x17 gear, but the bit through the south of the country has a couple of 15-20% hills...

With sleeping, I think of hours not distance. My longest ride without sleep is 31 hours (and sleet and subzero temperatures at night). I managed 600km in that time frame, but these guys manage 800-900km in the same time.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #28 on: 08 May, 2021, 03:08:01 pm »
On a SS holy cow!
Longest I managed "fresh" here at home is about 530km inside 24 and could have continued albeit not for too much longer.
Longest I rode without a proper rest (but an odd micro nap) was on TCR to make the CP in Poland from Slovenia. It was 675km, headwinds and bloody hilly. Not something I would ever want to repeat.
I have a loose goal of trying for a 700km 24 hour TT before my 60th, so a few years to refine it. Id need to use a faster set up than my endurance outfit though.
often lost.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #29 on: 08 May, 2021, 03:39:20 pm »
I’ve never get much beyond 400km before a sleep. I did once have the idea of a 600 without sleep. But when it started raining heavily whilst I was stopped at sleep stop. I decided I’d take a sleep to miss the rain. A 1000km is very good going.

Did I mention that he rode singlespeed? A sensible 50x17 gear, but the bit through the south of the country has a couple of 15-20% hills...

Provided he could use full width to tack the grade can be brought down quite a bit and I don’t know how you grade roads but here it’s the steepest bit not the whole thing.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #30 on: 08 May, 2021, 03:59:37 pm »
The steepest bits are 15%, but on really narrow roads where zigzagging won't reduce the gradient by much. Keutenberg briefly hits 22% and it is considered the steepest road in the Netherlands.

These are the two worst ones:
https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/keutenberg
https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/gulperberg-partij

Not much by British standards, I know. A couple of years ago I was on a cycling holiday in Northumberland and Yorkshire, tackling as much of the 100 greatest climbs I could find. Soon after, I went down to Limburg for a weekend of cycling. The uphill bits really felt easy in comparison.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #31 on: 08 May, 2021, 04:07:26 pm »
On a SS holy cow!
Longest I managed "fresh" here at home is about 530km inside 24 and could have continued albeit not for too much longer.
Longest I rode without a proper rest (but an odd micro nap) was on TCR to make the CP in Poland from Slovenia. It was 675km, headwinds and bloody hilly. Not something I would ever want to repeat.
I have a loose goal of trying for a 700km 24 hour TT before my 60th, so a few years to refine it. Id need to use a faster set up than my endurance outfit though.

Nothing to be ashamed of, I would say.

I still have this plan to cycle to Edinburgh in one go at the next LEL and then cycle back at a "relaxed" pace. I was hoping to try out this strategy at RatN (first sleep stop at 750km), but alas.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #32 on: 08 May, 2021, 06:36:17 pm »
Quite a lot do the PBP without sleeping, I would have thought the first 50-100 riders in.

I did the first 700km before sleeping but despite a couple of tries I have never succeeded in cycling through the night on a 600. I wonder if it is adrenaline related or maybe start time.

Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #33 on: 08 May, 2021, 07:37:13 pm »
To be honest, my only 600 without sleep was due to the lack of suitable hotels. Otherwise I also check-in for a shower and a couple of hours of sleep. But at longer rides (1000+) I also feel that urge to push on through the first night.

quixoticgeek

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Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #34 on: 10 May, 2021, 09:03:31 pm »


Baptistine has finished in 253hours and 23 minutes.

All riders who were still running are now finished.

I no longer hold the record for youngest woman to finish the course. I also no longer hold the record for the slowest time to complete the course.

J
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Re: RATN 2021
« Reply #35 on: 11 May, 2021, 07:40:03 pm »

Really having to pay a lot of attention to the timing sheets, and do way to much base 60 maths.

Latest update is up.

J
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