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Pete Mas

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2018, 03:25:25 pm »
Thanks both for the information/analysis - very useful.

Fortunately I have ridden both the Stelvio and Col D'Iseran in the last 3 years, but not during a long self-supported audax ride.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Pete Mas

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #101 on: July 16, 2018, 10:37:15 am »
There is now a Facebook Group for Alpi 4000, with a lot of useful information, including...to paraphrase,'Don't forget to print out the disclaimer form and take it along to Registration'.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Jack_P

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2018, 08:52:05 pm »
Doh that's Handy as I'm halfway across France. I'm sure some helpfull sole will print off a blank copy for me to sign there.

Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #103 on: July 16, 2018, 10:13:20 pm »
Very useful detailed communication from the organisers today:

"Apart from the offered menú you will have the possibility to buy other food and drinks at checkpoints:

Beer, soft drinks, fruit juices, coffee, ice creams and vitamins."

I do like the order of priorities here!

Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2018, 07:11:02 am »
Is vitamins a translation of salbutamol?

Jack_P

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #105 on: July 20, 2018, 08:28:11 pm »
The 30 min descent into Bormio in a storm this evening was a tester. After a 1500km trip to get here in baking heat doubly so. 11 degs and wet hurt. Luckily rescued by Ostello Alpino, great food and beers with other competitors and all is good. 1 day recovery should do the trick you think
 😅

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #106 on: July 20, 2018, 11:28:30 pm »
Pissing down in Milan this evening. It was a bumpy flight over.

Transfer leaves MXP at 1pm so I'll be in Bormio so time after 4pm. See people then :thumbsup:
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Jack_P

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #107 on: July 23, 2018, 03:54:30 am »
Myself and Rima's we're directed to the dirmitorio for CP3 as we didn't fancy the ferry and a late ride to the bag drop. It was a hotel, fantastic night's sleep and some breakfast snacks before the first 5.30 ferry

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #108 on: July 23, 2018, 08:56:05 pm »
I'm in a hotel a the bottom of the Col d'Iseran with veloboy and postie as we didn't want to find out how cold it can be at 2700+ m at 11pm!
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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #109 on: July 25, 2018, 11:56:15 am »
Myself and Javier have made good time and are now baking in the Po Valley we have 1100km in the bank after 3 1/2 days so are slowing down to be cycle tourists now!

Planning to climb the Stelvio on Friday morning to complete this brutal but epic ride.

Several abandons already. Good luck out there guys!

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #110 on: July 25, 2018, 06:08:16 pm »
7pm Wednesday and Veloboy, postie and I are in Piadena. 1016 km done, I think. Definitely Piadena!
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Jack_P

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2018, 10:14:27 pm »
Just having a beer in piadena 11pm, that's after watching the whole of this afternoon's tour stage for a chilled day, no stress

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #112 on: July 26, 2018, 10:49:29 pm »
Veloboy, postie and I are staying in Dro Rohit, leaving us with 220 km / three hills for tomorrow [Friday]
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GrahamG

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2018, 03:52:27 pm »
Judging by Twitter, there's only the stelvio to go and they're done.
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2018, 07:22:57 pm »
We are done :thumbsup:

Time for beer
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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2018, 10:02:36 pm »
A breakdown of our ride (Javier and myself)
Day one
2000m of climbing in the first 50km to warmup then a 50 km descent yes 50km incredible.
Cold climbing the first Alpine col, then boiling hot in the valley
Got the ferry and pushed on at Lake Como
Total for the day 339km 4801m climbing in less than 15 hours
Brutal at times

Day 2


289km 5673m  climbing including passo Moncenisio, la Magdalene, Col d'Iseran, and Passo Piccolo San Bernardo. A dream for a climber wannabes or a complete nightmare for those who hate climbing it was
34t and 34t for me
Total 628km 10,521m


Day 3

388km 1899m very long day 04:30 till midnight

Surprisingly we came to the conclusion we were riding way too fast. Three days and only 500 km and no hotel in Bormio till Friday - we are both in our mid to late fifties!
We tapered like pros to prepare for the Stelvio stage

Total: 1016km 12,941m

Day 4

253km 2205m (flat)
Easy day by Audaxing standards

We got going at at 9:00, very, very hot, we took it easy!
Total: 1,268km total 15,146m

Day 5

Aiming to overnight at a hotel very near the final control
So only 194km but 2,809m of climbing spectacular scenery

Total: 1460km 19,187m

Final day today

35km 1,975m of climbing and a 20km descent  back to Bormio
Not an easy climb when you have 1,450km in the legs but doable at a steady pace like most climbs


Alpi4000 done. 1520km 21,162m

We unlike others had a uneventful ride - and enjoyed everything the route threw at us.
I’m sure there will be ride reports soon - I’m back propping up the front door of the NHS so my not have time.

I’ve got super experiences and memories and a great sense of personal and collective achievement.

αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #116 on: July 30, 2018, 01:37:44 pm »
Here's my ride on Relive, but minus Day 1 and Day 3 as they were too long for Relive to process. (Some of the photos appear in the wrong place - sorry).

Day 2: Biella to Bonneval-sur-Arc https://www.relive.cc/view/1735254119

Day 4: Candelo to Cesole https://www.relive.cc/view/1735253948

Day 5: Cesole to Dro https://www.relive.cc/view/1735254031

Day 6: Dro to Bormio  https://www.relive.cc/view/1735255005
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αdαmsκι

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #117 on: October 04, 2018, 08:56:30 pm »
Results have appeared on the www.audaxitalia.it website, see here for the 140 BRM option:

https://www.audaxitalia.it/media/docUMENTI_2018/omologation-STRADA/0081_BORMIO_ST-BRM_220718.xlsx

Lots of people don't have a ACP number, which seems a bit odd ??? Although nothing, as yet, as appeared on the randonneursmondiaux.org site either.
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frillipippi

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #118 on: October 04, 2018, 10:15:31 pm »
Results have appeared on the www.audaxitalia.it website, see here for the 140 BRM option:

https://www.audaxitalia.it/media/docUMENTI_2018/omologation-STRADA/0081_BORMIO_ST-BRM_220718.xlsx

Lots of people don't have a ACP number, which seems a bit odd ??? Although nothing, as yet, as appeared on the randonneursmondiaux.org site either.

The ACP number in column E depends on the value of column D that identifies the Italian province or foreign state where the rider lives. Italian riders have a value in column E while foreigners haven't. When BRM issues the homologation, it will be in column A in this file.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: ALPI 4000
« Reply #119 on: October 04, 2018, 10:19:41 pm »
LRM's webmaster is currently riding a 1200, so updates will have to wait a little.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...