Author Topic: Transcontinental 2018  (Read 2911 times)

quixoticgeek

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Transcontinental 2018
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:23:20 am »

Looks like The Transcontinental Race will run in 2018. They've put up a message on the website announcing that they will announce more details soon.

http://www.transcontinental.cc/

Anyone Yacf'ers going to give it a go?

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 09:55:54 pm »
I'll be having another crack if a spot is made available. (cap 81)
Hopefully I'll find a little more tarmac this time round  ;D
Its a tricky one as my heart is set on TCR but my back up race in the event of not securing a spot would be NC4000. Registration times are reaching the crunch stage.
I'm also really intrigued by the new on the calendar Gravel Tro Breizh. Timing doesn't work for 2018, but if its a success and they repeat the event I'll hope to have a go in 2019.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 05:57:21 am »
I’m going to have another go too if (!) I can get a place (cap 208).

mattc

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 10:38:39 am »
Roughly how oversubscribed was the last one?
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 12:28:27 pm »
North of 1000 entries for 280ish slots.
Good luck Matt. :thumbs:
you too Pete.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

mattc

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 03:12:58 pm »
<splutters>
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Manotea

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 01:15:04 am »
You know you want to....

quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 08:27:42 pm »

Registration is now open. The check points have been announced:

Start: MUUR VAN GERAARDSBERGEN
CP1: BIELERHÖHE PASS, AUSTRIA
CP2: MANGART SEDLO, SLOVENIA
CP3: KARKONOSZE PASS, POLAND
CP4: BIELAŠNICA, BOSNIA
Finish: METEORA, Greece

Those are some brutal climbs, but it looks utterly spectacular.

Good luck to everyone who has a go at signing up!

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:02:09 pm »
Yep a very climby looking edition.
 Grimpers to the fore, TTers buckle up for some pain.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:30:34 pm »
So not last year's  route?

quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 10:57:03 pm »
So not last year's  route?

Nope, changes every year. And each year the routes tend to be unique for all riders too, as each rider gets to decide their own route between the controls/parcours.

J

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 12:17:32 pm »
So no risk assessment?


quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 12:21:06 pm »
So no risk assessment?

Each rider does her own risk assessment of her own route.

Have a read of the race manual, it's a really interesting read. Page 32 answers your question.

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 10:24:04 pm »
So no risk assessment of the new routes..


quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 11:49:22 pm »
So no risk assessment of the new routes..

Who does the risk assessment when you do your Saturday morning training ride ?

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 09:13:28 am »
So no risk assessment of the new routes..
There is no fixed route, only fixed checkpoints. What is hard to understand about that?
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 12:22:45 pm »
There is a risk assessment carried out, with the explicit banning of particular tunnels and roads, even when some of these are prohibited to cycling anyway, to make it clear to participants that these should not be used.
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2018, 08:08:27 pm »
The offers of places have gone out.
I was lucky and am in again.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2018, 08:11:01 pm »
The offers of places have gone out.
I was lucky and am in again.

Congrats!

Good luck!

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2018, 09:10:20 pm »
The offers of places have gone out.
I was lucky and am in again.

great news Frank!!

CrinklyUncle

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2018, 10:17:13 am »
I have been lucky too and have a place.

Karla

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2018, 10:19:05 am »
Congratulations both, I'll look forward to dot-following the yacf grudge match!

clarion

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2018, 01:35:00 pm »
Hurrah for our riders!
Getting there...

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2018, 08:46:50 pm »
I am coming too! can't wait now!