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Jack_P

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TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:38:37 pm »
On Thursday the 6th June the 5th year of this event gets under way, This year two Audax legends Lee Killestein and Steven Abraham are dipping their toes into the multiday self supported waters.  Alaina Beacall who writes in arivee magazine is here to, and Anisa Aubin and Ede Harrison are strong ladies too.

Are you following anybody

Current favorite is Jason Black from Ireland is a super fast rider used to semi-supported events.
Watch the dots here.

http://trackleaders.com/transatlantic19


Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 08:53:20 pm »
Not really studied this but the tracker looks like they start from Dublin and the ride North to join the TAW official route and ride South to Cork ?

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 10:29:24 pm »
It's a free route from Dublin to Derry. So riders are free to choose their own routes but not allowed on certain roads deemed too dangerous. In Derry they get their first stamp then follow a mandatory route down the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinsale.  From Kinsale it's a short ride to Cork and the finish.

Last year Adrian introduced a mandatory three hour stop per 24 hours. But I don't think it applies for the first 48 hours.

gibbo

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 08:01:42 am »
A guy I ride with, Dan Harty, is doing it. He's currently 5/ 6th (riding with someone else it would appear) at the moment. Long way still to go though...

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 11:24:13 am »
Ah, now I understand why a rider called Felix Smith has had some publicity on Bike sites

cygnet

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 12:20:05 pm »
Is that Teethgrinder I see in the top 10?
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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 01:13:07 pm »
Is that Teethgrinder I see in the top 10?

Yeah.  I suspect he will do rather well.

Jack_P

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 02:03:17 pm »
Hi, I'm on the tram at CP2 and the finish so will hopefully provide insights to the YACF guys I know, Steve, Lee Killestienand Mark Smith among others, any personal messages for them.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 02:25:36 pm »
I see CP2 is in the middle of one of my favourite sections along the route.  Just say, hope they are enjoying some of the best landscapes I ever cycled through back in 2016, and I hope their necks are doing better than mine did in the end.  I plan to be doing the WAWA again next year, so also tell them not to wear the road out...

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 09:55:56 pm »
Is that Teethgrinder I see in the top 10?

Yeah.  I suspect he will do rather well.

He's just warming up for the Mersey

citoyen

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2019, 06:46:30 am »
My clubmate Matt Seward appears to be currently in fifth place. (He rode with Steve a few times during his record attempt - suspect he fancies having a go at that himself some time.)

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2019, 11:38:56 am »
Lead riders will hit Achill Island today.  I got confused by the loops on WAWA 16 and managed to miss one.  I got the news after fighting the headwind for a couple of hours to get back to a control. I had to go back out to do the second loop and return in the winds again.  Luckily Eamon and David drove me back out where I'd gone wrong. But it did cost a fair amount of time. I wasn't the only one to make that mistake.  Hopefully the TAW riders have split their tracks to make it easier to ensure all the loops are covered.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 01:08:59 pm »
looks like the weather has been kind. Some beautiful photos of the race appearing on instagram etc.
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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2019, 08:21:12 am »
Thanks for the link to the tracker....many hours of dot watching fun!

Talking about fun, Bike Radar have a rider in the event who talks about his bike set up etc here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmyZvO35KPI Its quite funny..... looking at the tracker, he seems well outclassed by some of the riders!
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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2019, 02:17:00 pm »
My clubmate Matt Seward appears to be currently in fifth place. (He rode with Steve a few times during his record attempt - suspect he fancies having a go at that himself some time.)

Matt is doing very well and has moved into third place. Mind third to fifth are very closely spaced and likely in sight of each other at times.  First and second have a clear lead of the rest at the moment. Steve is currently in a very respectable seventh.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 06:03:37 pm »
Steve up into 6th place.   Not too far behind 5th Place rider.

If there’s one thing he understands, it’s pacing.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2019, 07:28:46 pm »
Steve has sneaked into 5th place.  Coming up on Clifden which is a reasonably sized place for resupply with a supermarket and several cafes / restaurants / bars. It's relatively flat / rolling terrain till after Galway.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2019, 09:36:30 pm »
We all know this is not a race don't we?  ;)

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2019, 09:41:41 pm »
Lee Killestein is at 942km, a little bit off the route for a rest / sleep.  Think he is at the Yellow Rose B&B, very nice.

Jack_P

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2019, 02:20:59 pm »
Teethgrinder in good spirits yesterday and loving the route. Had a shower here (CP2 Killary Fjord) and a good feed then was keen to keep on to make sure of reaching the ferry mid day today.
Paul Buckley is suffering with a swollen throat and possibly some heat stroke, but is forging on.
Matt Seward in an AUK shirt is looking very strong also, 4th on the road.

The weather has been stunning here for 2 days, but as usual their are many retirements from the dreaded "Irish Interval" knee, the constant rollers in places taking their toll.

use the hashtag #transatlanticway in FB and Instagram and twitter for plenty of stunning images as we have 2 media cars chasing them around.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2019, 02:45:20 pm »
Today, the lead riders will hit Conor pass the highest in Ireland then down to the Dingle Peninsula.  Quite touristy with a few buses about.  It was blowing a hoolie last time I was there.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2019, 08:48:16 pm »
Steve into 4th and Ede climbing the ranks into eighth. I met her during TCR last year. Tiny slip of a thing, super tough.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Jack_P

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Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2019, 09:55:43 pm »
Unfortunately our then leader Rob Webb was taken out by a car on the dingle Peninsula, he is perfectly OK but obviously devastated, his bike snapped and there is no chance of continuing.  :'(

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2019, 11:00:19 pm »
Unfortunately our then leader Rob Webb was taken out by a car on the dingle Peninsula, he is perfectly OK but obviously devastated, his bike snapped and there is no chance of continuing.  :'(

Oh no! I guess that would explain why his trackpoint was greyed out when I was looking earlier.

Good to hear he is unhurt at least.

Re: TransAtlanticway event Ireland
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2019, 09:02:56 am »
Teethgrinder now up to 3rd.

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