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General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: Phil W on August 05, 2018, 07:50:54 pm

Title: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Phil W on August 05, 2018, 07:50:54 pm
Kristof is currently tackling the lejogle record of 5.5 days.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: quixoticgeek on August 05, 2018, 10:13:18 pm

Which Kristof?

J
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Phil W on August 05, 2018, 10:43:20 pm

Which Kristof?

J

Three time winner of TCR every time he has entered.
Trans Siberia winner
Leader in Indian Pacific Wheel Race
....

That Kristof
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: quixoticgeek on August 05, 2018, 10:46:47 pm

I thought that was the case, but wanted to be sure before I started cheering him on.

J
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Karla on August 05, 2018, 10:52:08 pm
Google his name would have told you all you needed to know ;)
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: quixoticgeek on August 05, 2018, 10:55:49 pm
Google his name would have told you all you needed to know ;)

Well there may be another Kristof that does epic cycling stuff...

So how long until James takes on this record then?

J
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Jaded on August 06, 2018, 12:45:49 am
Google his name would have told you all you needed to know ;)

Yup (https://www.nytimes.com/column/nicholas-kristof)
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Karla on August 06, 2018, 01:12:53 am
Google his name would have told you all you needed to know ;)

Well there may be another Kristof that does epic cycling stuff...

So how long until James takes on this record then?

J

... and whose Twitter feed is full of pictures of him doing LEJOGLE
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Frank9755 on August 06, 2018, 06:24:37 am
He's obviously doing it unsupported, hence the luggage. 
It's not an RRA record.  Anyone seen if he is doing it via Guinness, or another accreditation body (UMCA?)
I have to say his setup looks a bit suboptimal with no aerobars and pretty shallow rims. 
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on August 06, 2018, 03:09:10 pm
He's obviously doing it unsupported, hence the luggage. 
It's not an RRA record.  Anyone seen if he is doing it via Guinness, or another accreditation body (UMCA?)
I have to say his setup looks a bit suboptimal with no aerobars and pretty shallow rims.
that's a surprise - Kristoff used aerobars in the TCR and IPWR
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: quixoticgeek on August 06, 2018, 04:21:27 pm
He's obviously doing it unsupported, hence the luggage. 
It's not an RRA record.  Anyone seen if he is doing it via Guinness, or another accreditation body (UMCA?)
I have to say his setup looks a bit suboptimal with no aerobars and pretty shallow rims.
that's a surprise - Kristoff used aerobars in the TCR and IPWR

I notice he seems to have a new bike sponsor, Curve rather than his usual Jaeger.

The lack of aerobars seems... unusual.

J
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Frank9755 on August 06, 2018, 06:58:19 pm
He's obviously doing it unsupported, hence the luggage. 
It's not an RRA record.  Anyone seen if he is doing it via Guinness, or another accreditation body (UMCA?)
I have to say his setup looks a bit suboptimal with no aerobars and pretty shallow rims.
that's a surprise - Kristoff used aerobars in the TCR and IPWR

His position on his aerobars was pretty good, last time I saw him power past me on them on the way out of Fremantle! 

Curve is Jesse Carlsson, the organiser of Indypac, 's bike brand. Sponsoring Kristof looks like their European market entry: they've got a UK retailer and one somewhere else in Europe.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: quixoticgeek on August 06, 2018, 08:03:08 pm
His position on his aerobars was pretty good, last time I saw him power past me on them on the way out of Fremantle! 

Curve is Jesse Carlsson, the organiser of Indypac, 's bike brand. Sponsoring Kristof looks like their European market entry: they've got a UK retailer and one somewhere else in Europe.

Yeah, Jesse sponsors a few of the really good Ultra endurance riders, including Sarah Hammond.

Shame Kristof has no tracker on this ride. Would be interesting to follow him.

J
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: paddyirish on August 10, 2018, 06:44:03 am
67h15 for LEJOG - bl00dy impressive, but will have to do a "negative split" for sub 5.5 days. Anything sub 6 would be amazing.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: zigzag on August 10, 2018, 11:07:33 am
with the rain yesterday and headwind today, negative split looks unlikely. but great riding nevertheless!! (i'd like to do it one way in under 72hrs, also unsupported)
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Phil W on August 10, 2018, 05:03:25 pm
He is aiming for the last 700km without sleep tonight so let's see if he manages it.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: teethgrinder on August 10, 2018, 08:58:28 pm
67h15 for LEJOG - bl00dy impressive, but will have to do a "negative split" for sub 5.5 days. Anything sub 6 would be amazing.

Not sure what to make of his ride. I'm surprised he's not using tri bars as well and it doesn't seem to be an official record attempt, so maybe just doing it for his own reasons?
67h is impressive for an End to End but too slow even for an end to end and back considering it was with a tailwind. Even so, with a rider like Kristof, even if he isn't taking it especially seriously, I think it does show what a hard ride it is and how much harder it is without a support crew. I don't know for sure, but given most record organistations, I'd expect that the current record was done with a support crew.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: teethgrinder on August 10, 2018, 09:00:20 pm
(i'd like to do it one way in under 72hrs, also unsupported)

A good wind and I can't see you having any problems with that
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: zigzag on August 10, 2018, 09:22:26 pm
(i'd like to do it one way in under 72hrs, also unsupported)

A good wind and I can't see you having any problems with that
yes, it looks doable in favourable conditions. i want some leeway for using quieter roads if the main ones are too busy/dangerous.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: Karla on August 10, 2018, 09:47:20 pm
67h15 for LEJOG - bl00dy impressive, but will have to do a "negative split" for sub 5.5 days. Anything sub 6 would be amazing.

Not sure what to make of his ride. I'm surprised he's not using tri bars as well and it doesn't seem to be an official record attempt, so maybe just doing it for his own reasons?
67h is impressive for an End to End but too slow even for an end to end and back considering it was with a tailwind. Even so, with a rider like Kristof, even if he isn't taking it especially seriously, I think it does show what a hard ride it is and how much harder it is without a support crew. I don't know for sure, but given most record organistations, I'd expect that the current record was done with a support crew.

Ben Rockett didn't accredit his ride through any record organisations, he just got his friends to take plentiful video and then challenged everyone to beat him.
Title: Re: Lejogle Record attempt - Kristof
Post by: orraloon on August 11, 2018, 06:57:48 pm
Kristof has finished.  There's a photo posted on Instagram of him back at LE.  Cannot see what was his total time but from timestamps looks like just under 6 days.  Respect.