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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2018, 02:49:50 pm »
I suppose the LEJOG route might go along part of the Mersey Roads route. The A49 ends about a mile from my house, and becomes the A6. Those two roads must account for a lot of the distance in England.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2018, 02:55:50 pm »
I suppose the LEJOG route might go along part of the Mersey Roads route. The A49 ends about a mile from my house, and becomes the A6. Those two roads must account for a lot of the distance in England.

I think my route turns left off the A49 about 35m before it ends. Up "Old Lostock Lane" to join the A6 before the big roundabout that heads north... then pretty much stick on that to Carlisle.

Route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26405677

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2018, 03:11:05 pm »
I suppose the LEJOG route might go along part of the Mersey Roads route. The A49 ends about a mile from my house, and becomes the A6. Those two roads must account for a lot of the distance in England.

My LEJOG route takes in most of the Mersey 24hr. I will post a link to route, schedule and tracker shortly (as slightly different from last year)

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2018, 03:31:27 pm »
It was interesting chatting to a certain Mrs Boon about the different approaches taken by the recentand current attempts.  Good luck Mr B.

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2018, 10:16:33 pm »
The interplay of place-to-place records and the 24 hour TTs is an interesting area. Road Records Association records were the province of professionals at one time, and depend on the right weather conditions.

24 Hour TTs are a purer test, but have been subject to improvement from bike design, nutrition and training. There are also lots of different 24's. We've got the 'World 24 Hour Champion' on here. That's an event promoted by the company that now owns RAAM. It's all a bit like the various boxing titles. With lots of room for fans to decide who is 'The Greatest'. There's no money in it though, so it has a bit more purity.

As Wheels of Fire hints, a lot is down to the team behind these rides, both on the road, and domestically. As a spectator, one has more contact with the team than the rider.

Let's hear it for the women too please. Here is a blog by the 'World 24 Hour Champion';-)
https://duracellbunnyonabike.com/2018/06/07/the-women-of-the-end-to-end/

I'm looking forward to it soon also being by a reigning LEJOG record holder  :thumbsup:

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2018, 06:32:40 am »
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2018, 09:48:16 am »

Those marshalls at Epsley island on the night circuit were particularly friendly  :thumbsup: ;)

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2018, 02:30:17 pm »
Gook Luck WoF

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2018, 05:00:59 pm »
Do we know what he'll be wearing? I will be leaving work about the time that he's cycling past tomorrow and I'm tempted to stand on the roadside and cheer!

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2018, 06:31:21 pm »
Do we know what he'll be wearing? I will be leaving work about the time that he's cycling past tomorrow and I'm tempted to stand on the roadside and cheer!

Arctic Tacx kit.  Riding a red/black Specialized Shiv.  If you google him you should get some pictures from last years 24.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 08:13:57 am »
And he is off  ;D

The weather in the midlands looks okay this morning, so good luck and good speed.

I am planning to stand at the top of the only climb in Stafford (hardly a climb really.... the double rise over the railway line and then up by the speed camera)  just after 10pm this evening to have a cheer. If its light enough, I will try to take some photos.


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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2018, 03:21:40 pm »
Running about 30mins up on his own schedule which is to break the record by 34mins.

Should be through Bristol by the time I knock off for the day.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2018, 03:48:31 pm »
Running about 30mins up on his own schedule which is to break the record by 34mins.

Very decent of him; it means that I don't have to stay at work quite so late!

How's the weather in Scotland. Still a strong tailwind?

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2018, 06:02:51 pm »
He's done approximately 230 miles in the first 10 hours. Looks to be about 35 minutes ahead of schedule.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 06:30:11 pm »
Photo from between Bristol and Gloucester. Blue skies, tailwind and lots of lorries. What more could you ask for?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9yuY1qLwnUoUpbzv7

While I was sat on the side of a busy road waiting for about 45 minutes, I got a lot of odd looks from drivers going past. Several people hooted at me. Apparently this is not a normal way to spend one's Friday evening! I also happened to have parked in the local garden centre thinking they'd be open late. They weren't. As I walked back to my car, they told me that it had nearly been locked in overnight. Ooops.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2018, 09:56:19 pm »
Just seen him at Dunston a couple of hundred metres from J13 on the M6 at 21.30. I make that he is approximately 42 minutes ahead of schedule: that's some going!

He has been lucky with the weather as there was almost no wind at all, unlike when I went out for my post work, pre chip ride earlier: it was blowing quite strongly from the north.

Good luck for the rest of the ride. Its quite an undertaking over 10 days, let alone in less than a couple!

Not a great photo...sorry

2018-06-15_10-02-38 by essexian, on Flickr
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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2018, 03:27:24 am »

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2018, 04:52:39 am »
Thanks ESL. Delightful!

Essexian too, there's atmosphere in that photo.

MB was looking very good indeed going into Bristol yesterday about 4.20pm, about 30 minutes up.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2018, 07:11:18 am »
He's in Scotland! Still ahead of schedule.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2018, 07:46:26 am »
Looks like he’s through the 24hr record already.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2018, 05:01:19 pm »
Seems like it's getting difficult out there...
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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2018, 05:34:21 pm »
Seems like it's getting difficult out there...

Cripes, looks like he's 9 minutes down on the last time check. Apparently the neck's going too. Fingers crossed!

I do wonder why no one has produced a magnetic device to pull the TT lid tail to one's back to ease this...

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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2018, 05:46:22 pm »
With 170 miles to go, he can afford to lose about another hour and a quarter over schedule to still get the record.  It sounds like it might be staying to brighten up?

Come on WoF!

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2018, 07:10:42 pm »
Recovered slightly by the next checkpoint...

18:54 Michael Broadwith has arrived at CP46 19:00 - 6 minutes up
17:21 Michael Broadwith has arrived at CP45 17:12 - 9 minutes down
15:37 Michael Broadwith has arrived at CP44 15:49 - 12 minutes up
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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2018, 07:59:05 pm »
Is 'X minutes up/down' on his schedule or the record?