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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #125 on: March 26, 2017, 11:04:03 am »
Just seen a post from Frank on FB - he's contemplating packing  :(
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #126 on: March 26, 2017, 12:15:09 pm »
Just seen a post from Frank on FB - he's contemplating packing  :(
I've just spoken to him on the phone: he's having a decent night sleeping in a hotel. He's running out of time and simply must get back to the UK by a specific date: a client has a big project and Frank is very important to it and he won't break that commitment. So he's still on the bike and still in the race, but having a rest. Too early to say he's out.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #127 on: March 26, 2017, 12:26:21 pm »
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #128 on: March 26, 2017, 10:47:25 pm »
He has had a good sleep and has decided to continue.

From his Facebook page.

"On we go. Thanks for thoughts above. Plan to ride on without aiming for my schedule and then working out how to get to Sydney if / when I run out of time. Had a good sleep."

Edit, 1.00am - Currently about 20th but moving towards two stationary riders about 20km ahead.

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2017, 06:53:57 am »
   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2017, 09:02:11 am »
Rider down



Not the way one would want anyone to have to quit the race. Hopefully Eoin will make a full recovery.
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2017, 09:39:41 am »
Blimey, that must have been rough to have made Ben also withdraw.

Mike had posted a definite 'punishment pass', noted the licence plate (which someone passed on to the police).
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2017, 01:20:07 pm »
Kristoff has passed the 4000km mark now  :o That has to be a massive psychological boost to him. Mike is about 100km back. Mere distance in the grand scheme. So many miles....

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2017, 03:09:32 pm »
It looks like Sarah is catching Mike. Is that just the map, or is she really closing?

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2017, 03:31:32 pm »
Sarah is now within 55km of Mike. Getting even more interesting up front.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #135 on: March 27, 2017, 03:49:42 pm »
He's been stopped for an hour.

Oddly, he had slowed right down for an hour before stopping. Must have decided he couldn't ride on and needed a rest.

She has a biggish climb to get over to catch him. She's made up a lot of distance, when I checked 4 hours ago, there was nearly 100km between them.

Yes, getting interesting at the front.
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2017, 04:08:58 pm »
Great interview with the awesome Sarah Hammond when she got to Melbourne

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #137 on: March 27, 2017, 04:56:17 pm »
He's been stopped for an hour.

Oddly, he had slowed right down for an hour before stopping. Must have decided he couldn't ride on and needed a rest.

She has a biggish climb to get over to catch him. She's made up a lot of distance, when I checked 4 hours ago, there was nearly 100km between them.

Yes, getting interesting at the front.

He's still stopped and Sarah only 32km behind Mike now.

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #138 on: March 27, 2017, 09:47:55 pm »
are these guys tested for anti-sleep stuff from WADA's naughty list? ....
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #139 on: March 28, 2017, 09:35:16 pm »
Mike Hall closing in  now? (42 km away from Kristof, and Kristof is still sleeping).... he trained for hills so maybe this is where he planed to pass Kristof .... not much time left in the race and if he wants to win, he needs to dig deep and loose some sleep
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #140 on: March 28, 2017, 09:54:28 pm »
not much time left in the race

Only another 1100km!

I know what you mean but the scale of the race is so mind-bogglingly huge that it's hard to make any meaningful sense of the distances. For the two leaders to be within 50km of each other at this stage is staggering.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #141 on: March 28, 2017, 10:30:32 pm »
25km now! Go Mike!

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #142 on: March 28, 2017, 10:32:17 pm »
Just had a look on Street View at the climb they're on right now. Looks much more pleasant riding than the Nullarbor.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #143 on: March 28, 2017, 10:35:23 pm »
Would love to hear what is said if/when Mike catches Kristof. Think I would go with a simple "Morning!" then not look back for at least an hour

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #144 on: March 28, 2017, 10:43:19 pm »
25km now! Go Mike!

Comment on facebook suggests Kristof's tracker isn't working and he's actually over the top of the climb.

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2017, 10:43:45 pm »
Perhaps offer him a liquorice allsort?
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2017, 10:46:39 pm »
Mike is currently passing through Angler's Rest. I hope he doesn't get sidetracked by a loquacious pub bore telling tall tales about his relatives...

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2017, 10:48:09 pm »
Another fb comment has Kristof asleep on the road at 2:30 am, at the position his tracker is stopped at. Hope he's ok. Bet he wakes up and moves just as Mike gets within 10km

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #148 on: March 28, 2017, 11:02:01 pm »
The tracker is showing Mike at 18km behind now, but there's also the small matter of a 600m altitude difference in Kristof's favour too.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #149 on: March 28, 2017, 11:13:08 pm »
There's a post saying Kristof was spotted in Falls Creek a while back - ahead of his spot position - hopefully it's just his tracker that's on the blink.