Author Topic: Transcontinental 2019  (Read 16015 times)

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2019, 06:51:17 pm »
If you take roughly 25 days you may find yourself entering Brest with 6,500 other riders.

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2019, 06:54:41 pm »
If you take your time there will be plenty of roadside facilities on the run into Brest.

(You'd be looking at around 31 days. The TCR lanterne rouge last year took about 40 days, so it could happen...)

You would come in on a much more southerly line from Alp D'Huez surely unless you made a big dog leg north first.

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2019, 08:45:41 pm »
Ref tires. I went with 44mm tubeless. (compass) and would do it again though possibly with 650b.
I cant see that they are any slower than thinner slicks on ultra races, and they sure are more comfortable. The key is that they are pliable and not tractor like.
I guess the racing snakes at the sharp end with deep wheels that are hitting high speeds would benefit from more aero tires but not for normal folk.
I guess bike/rider weight is a consideration too. A bantam weight guy's 32mm (Zigzag) is equivalent to another riders 40+mm.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2019, 10:48:34 pm »
I guess the racing snakes at the sharp end with deep wheels that are hitting high speeds would benefit from more aero tires but not for normal folk.

It's more about priorities than benefit. Remember the slower rider benefits more than a faster one from being more aero because he spends more time in the wind!

Fwiw James Hayden said he would use 32s as a minimum of he was riding this year.

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2019, 02:22:06 am »
Mrs Morbihan will be a volunteer at the finish line in Brest.  I'll be lending a hand where I can (or staying out of the way if thats deemed more helpful. O:-))  The loose plan is to to acquire a panel van throw the bikes and dogs in the back and head on up from Morbihan. Looking forward to seeing the racers make their way North and listening to the adventures.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2019, 03:48:31 pm »

After faffing around for way to long trying to find a Dutch insurance company that would cover me... I've finally sorted it. Paid my other half of my entry fee. Then booked a flight to Burgas. I'll be arriving on the Tuesday before the race.

I am absolutely terrified. Wtf have I just done.

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #81 on: May 29, 2019, 07:26:48 pm »
Committed to the adventure you want to have.  Good luck with ongoing preparations.


quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2019, 12:57:02 pm »
The start list is out:
https://www.transcontinental.cc/tcrno7-riders?fbclid=IwAR27MOcibAGeJvrf16Dlim1lC9VGfJ8oR7va1S81lONSVKdTlnbLtn6zwQc

Did you get an email announcing this ?

Unless I'm really failing an observation test, I'm not on the list...

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2019, 12:58:47 pm »


Observation fail. I'm #TCRNo7cap67.

J
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Zed43

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2019, 09:37:01 pm »
Observation fail. I'm #TCRNo7cap67.
In your defence, command-F doesn't work because someone bright decided to publish the list as an image instead of an honest-to-god HTML table  :facepalm:

And maybe I'm just sentimental, but I appreciate they skipped cap #13 and #172.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #86 on: June 27, 2019, 11:30:00 pm »
Observation fail. I'm #TCRNo7cap67.
In your defence, command-F doesn't work because someone bright decided to publish the list as an image instead of an honest-to-god HTML table  :facepalm:

I see hippy is 142 again. The image rather than text thing is a pain. Wonder what the reasons for that is.

Who else on yacf is riding? What's ya numbers?

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And maybe I'm just sentimental, but I appreciate they skipped cap #13 and #172.

Last year cap 13 was printed up, and worn by Mike's mum. I dunno if that will happen every year tho.

172 was Frank?

I'm hoping that TCR doesn't leave me so broken I can't ride his memorial ride in September.

J
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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2019, 10:09:53 am »
Cap 5 here, slightly freaked out by being the first of the unranked riders. At the moment, I'm mainly worrying about the whys and hows of running frrt.org this year whilst racing - getting the Spot feeds out of TL is always such a ball-ache, and I'm going to have plenty of those anyway :-)

I suspect the rider list was done as an image as works better when shared on FB, etc.?
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2019, 10:17:06 am »
Cap 5 here, slightly freaked out by being the first of the unranked riders. At the moment, I'm mainly worrying about the whys and hows of running frrt.org this year whilst racing - getting the Spot feeds out of TL is always such a ball-ache, and I'm going to have plenty of those anyway :-)

I suspect the rider list was done as an image as works better when shared on FB, etc.?

I'd say don't let it compromise your ride!  Freeroute is great, but the dot watchers will cope with just having trackleaders.  Main thing is it will be fair for everyone.

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2019, 10:20:57 am »
I am rider 208.  Currently working hard on my route. 

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #90 on: June 28, 2019, 01:34:32 pm »
I'm 155, which is my old number from 2016

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #91 on: July 03, 2019, 05:06:28 pm »
Good luck all. We just completed a 3 day 1,100 km journey over the Derbyshire peaks with the bikes and on down here to Morbihan, Brittany arriving at lunch time today pretty tired. Would have been really tough if the bikes weren't in the back of the van. ;D
We are here for the Summer and will be heading up to help run the finish line in Brest for a week or so. Very much looking forward to waving you in.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2019, 07:07:58 pm »
Mikko Mäkipää's kit list (in pictures).

It'll be his 7th TCR so I assume he knows what he's doing.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2019, 07:33:42 pm »
Interesting to see where he put the chain link. Nice idea.  Tonnes of lights and wiring as well.

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2019, 07:55:37 pm »
BTW it'll also be be his PBP kit.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #95 on: July 21, 2019, 06:09:16 am »
BTW it'll also be be his PBP kit.

Only if he moves those aerobars back a bit  ::-)

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2019, 08:37:02 am »
BTW it'll also be be his PBP kit.

Only if he moves those aerobars back a bit  ::-)

A lot!

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #97 on: July 21, 2019, 09:06:17 am »
Glad to see sawing toothbrushes is still in vogue.

What’s the round thing with buttons on the handlebars?
I am often asked, what does YOAV stand for? It stands for Yoav On A Velo

Salvatore

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Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #98 on: July 21, 2019, 09:23:57 am »

What’s the round thing with buttons on the handlebars?

Just a guess - remote control for his GoPro (mounted in front of the barbag)?
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Transcontinental 2019
« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2019, 09:35:08 am »
It’s a Garmin remote. Presumably touch screen phobic?