Author Topic: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.  (Read 31723 times)

Karla

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #150 on: March 28, 2017, 11:26:14 pm »
Perhaps offer him a liquorice allsort?

They're a long way from Pontefract over there!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #151 on: March 28, 2017, 11:27:25 pm »
Frank has caught Beth at the Mount Gambler checkpoint.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #152 on: March 28, 2017, 11:56:30 pm »
10 minute gap!

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #153 on: March 29, 2017, 12:05:07 am »
Eddington: 110 Miles

Phil W

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #154 on: March 29, 2017, 12:25:45 am »
Mike 1km ahead of Kristof according to tracker page.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #155 on: March 29, 2017, 12:26:10 am »
Conflicting accounts on fb - one guy says Kristof is drinking coffee and mike has gone through (which fits Jesse saying the tracker is working), but another reporting that Kristof has passed Falls Creek.

I'm meant to be working - this is proving a terrible distraction!

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #156 on: March 29, 2017, 12:33:43 am »
Kristof's tracker has just pinged, putting him 14km ahead of Mike
Eddington: 110 Miles

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #157 on: March 29, 2017, 07:22:45 am »
New race leader :)

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #158 on: March 29, 2017, 08:46:09 am »
Kristof stopped to eat at Falls Creek, Mike rode past.   

Still only 18km between them now.

Anyone know what caused Kristof to stop for so long on the "Back of Falls" climb?  Did his metaphorical wheels fall off?
Eddington: 110 Miles

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #159 on: March 29, 2017, 09:10:38 am »
Latest update has Mike 14km ahead. Less than 900km to go...

https://twitter.com/Indi_Pac/status/846994361678225408

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #160 on: March 29, 2017, 09:20:37 am »
I missed all this drama last night! Map thing puts Mike 18km ahead now. And Sarah is now 200km behind them with Kai Edel about 90 behind her, which means she's falling behind relative to the leaders and Kai's catching up on her. Though at 90km he can hardly be said to be catching her.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #161 on: March 29, 2017, 09:22:36 am »
Sarah is still about the 200kms behind Kristoff that she has been for several days .. the dramatic change is Mike not only closing his 100kms deficit but still leading now.
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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #162 on: March 29, 2017, 09:30:19 am »
This dot watching is getting in the way of work (hurrah!!) but what happened to Mike and Kristof last night!!  Mike always seemed to get within 20-30km of Kristof and then the Machine-K would charge off again so did Mike just blast through or did Kristof have issues??

Mind you the relative speeds show Kristof currently about 5kph faster than Mike.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #163 on: March 29, 2017, 09:45:40 am »
The gap is down to 6km!

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #164 on: March 29, 2017, 09:50:57 am »
Is the terrain making the distances a bit more variable?  While Kristoff is 6km behind Mike, there's also about 200m of altitude difference (in Mike's favour).
Plus Sarah Hammond is at the top of the 1600m ascent, while Kai is around 1000m below her!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2017, 09:53:37 am »
Any news on Frank???
Getting there...

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2017, 09:54:36 am »
And Mike has increased to ~30kph so 3-5kph faster than Kristof.

This is the sort of stuff you'd expect to see after a 180-200km stage race in Europe not after 4300km !!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o


EDIT

At one point it looked like Mike and Kristof were within 1km of each other but latest dot shows ~11km with Mike in front

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #167 on: March 29, 2017, 09:58:57 am »
Potentially, Kristof banked a lot of sleep and now aims to push through to the finish at speed with minimal stops.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #168 on: March 29, 2017, 10:02:26 am »
Any news on Frank???

Funnily enough, I just had a look to see how he was doing. Tracker places him in Portland, about 20km behind Beth now, with Jan-Willem hot on his heels.

Around 150km up the road from them, Sam and Stuart appear to be pretty much neck and neck.

Another 400km up the road, Matthijs and Jackie are also within a handful of km of each other.

dim

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #169 on: March 29, 2017, 10:05:08 am »
Kristof in the lead again
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #170 on: March 29, 2017, 10:06:58 am »
Yep - leaderboard puts Kristof 3km ahead of Mike but the dots on the map are still showing Mike ahead.

ETA: map has updated now, Kristof definitely in the lead. The predictive tracker was putting Mike at the top of the Mt Granya climb but he seems to have stopped at the bottom for a break.

Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #171 on: March 29, 2017, 10:06:59 am »
Potentially, Kristoff banked a lot of sleep and now aims to push through to the finish at speed with minimal stops.
I do wonder what quality of sleep he could have had up there though, it must have been freezing! He looks to have minimal warm kit too.
Eddington: 110 Miles

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #172 on: March 29, 2017, 10:24:28 am »
Yep - leaderboard puts Kristof 3km ahead of Mike but the dots on the map are still showing Mike ahead.

ETA: map has updated now, Kristof definitely in the lead. The predictive tracker was putting Mike at the top of the Mt Granya climb but he seems to have stopped at the bottom for a break.

And now Mike is apparently 11km ahead again, confirmed as having passed the Granya checkpoint...

The organisers did anticipate signal problems in the Alpine region so probably best not to read too much into what the live tracker is saying. All we can say for sure is that it's very close!


Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #173 on: March 29, 2017, 10:24:48 am »
Is this really going to end up in a sprint finish in Sydney ??   ??? :o ???

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
« Reply #174 on: March 29, 2017, 10:30:47 am »
Nah, I reckon they'll cross the line together, arms joined aloft in a mutual triumph!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.