Author Topic: Transcontinental 2018  (Read 12617 times)

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #125 on: August 11, 2018, 07:25:46 am »
Sad news. Our man has pulled out.

“I am gutted to scratch from the Transcontinental for safety reasons. My top priority was to return home safe and have gone to great lengths to route around busy roads. My experiences this afternoon and tonight after the Bosnian border have led to this. I cannot see a safe route and the risks are too high. I am hanging up my cap. Good luck to all those continuing #tcrno6 #mykinesis #tcrno6cap174#ikhethelo”
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #126 on: August 11, 2018, 08:45:13 pm »
Sad news. Our man has pulled out.

“I am gutted to scratch from the Transcontinental for safety reasons. My top priority was to return home safe and have gone to great lengths to route around busy roads. My experiences this afternoon and tonight after the Bosnian border have led to this. I cannot see a safe route and the risks are too high. I am hanging up my cap. Good luck to all those continuing #tcrno6 #mykinesis #tcrno6cap174#ikhethelo”


#safetyfirst

Glad a sensible decision has been taken despite being gutted. Chapeau.
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #127 on: August 22, 2018, 09:43:35 pm »
Hey up.
  cap#81 back at home, shell shocked with the travel and all the riding.
Immense highs and lows.
Managed to extend my adventure for a day or so by getting lost in gravelgeddon in Southern Bosnia.
Wrote a few missives en route that were posted on the TCR Eng FB page.
Hippy how you do that race so fast AND the American thing is completely beyond me. You are a sad individual.
What a ride.

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2018, 11:22:23 am »
Am I right in thinking there's only one person left out on the road?

CrinklyUncle

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #129 on: August 23, 2018, 11:27:27 am »
Am I right in thinking there's only one person left out on the road?

2 People

Cap 44 - Lionel Bobb - approx 571 km to go.
Cap 171 - Neil Matthews - only just half way

Info taken from https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/315512/?offset=3075#comment14382991 where WornCleat has been giving a daily update on everyone left in the race.

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #130 on: August 31, 2018, 09:20:17 am »
Not sure if this is the right place for it but I can't think on anywhere else appropriate.  Mod's feel free to move it.

Anna is trying to raise enough money to get out to Australia for the inquest into Mike's death and hopefully get some proper legal representation.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mikehall2018?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socpledgedesktop&utm_content=mikehall2018&utm_campaign=post-pledge-desktop&utm_term=eMpxd6M9A


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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #131 on: August 31, 2018, 10:43:30 am »
I *think* it was posted over in the Audax forum yesterday. The £6k was raised rapidkly, and checking now, they're over £8,600 :)

( non-FB link if you want to go have a read: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mikehall2018   )
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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #132 on: November 16, 2018, 09:51:15 pm »

Official results are now out.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g351CGhq4TtP0sB_DP93GI_phRTdA23H/view?usp=sharing

Congratulations to all involved.

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Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #133 on: November 21, 2018, 12:50:44 pm »
It's mentioned elsewhere in the forum but the first of The Cycling Podcast's 6-part Explore series ('Explore is our new six-part series looking at the world of bikepacking, endurance and ultra-endurance riding') features the TCR, with a long interview with James Hayden and another interesting one with Richard Abraham, who DNFd at 2000km.

Download link on this page: https://thecyclingpodcast.com//explore

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #134 on: November 22, 2018, 01:09:47 pm »
It's mentioned elsewhere in the forum but the first of The Cycling Podcast's 6-part Explore series ('Explore is our new six-part series looking at the world of bikepacking, endurance and ultra-endurance riding') features the TCR, with a long interview with James Hayden and another interesting one with Richard Abraham, who DNFd at 2000km.

Download link on this page: https://thecyclingpodcast.com//explore

The James Hayden interview is really good.   It's interesting how he says he wasn't that good on the road as he was a prolific winner when he was a part of my club's junior squad.

Re: Transcontinental 2018
« Reply #135 on: November 25, 2018, 03:45:57 pm »
Release date for TCRno7  is this coming Friday. Nov 30th.


All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.