Author Topic: Controls + Distances  (Read 3521 times)

quixoticgeek

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Controls + Distances
« on: August 18, 2019, 06:14:18 pm »


For those of us following along from home, is there a list anywhere of where all the controls are, and most importantly, the distances?

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 07:27:17 pm »
The tracker is here: https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#/tracker. It includes distances, controls etc.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 08:31:49 pm »

Is the tracker working? None of the riders I've added to it are showing as having passed the first CP. Which appears to be at about 115km. Given they have been on the road for 5+ hours, I'd have expected them to be well passed there...

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 09:06:42 pm »

Is the tracker working? None of the riders I've added to it are showing as having passed the first CP. Which appears to be at about 115km. Given they have been on the road for 5+ hours, I'd have expected them to be well passed there...

J

The first recordable control that the tracker will log is Villaines at [roughly] 214km. The Mayor of Mortagne will tell you that passing through Mortagne at 117km on the outbound journey is only a feed/rest/drink stop, and on the inbound it registers as a proper control. So for any riders you're following, Villaines will be the first control that will show up on the tracker. It will be a pretty fast 217km though.
Garry Broad

quixoticgeek

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 09:14:02 pm »

One of the riders I'm following has a tracker, and he passed through CP1 after 1 control. They've been on the road for 6 hours already, but not showing as passed CP1 on the official tracker...

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 09:23:19 pm »

One of the riders I'm following has a tracker, and he passed through CP1 after 1 control. They've been on the road for 6 hours already, but not showing as passed CP1 on the official tracker...

The official PBP tracker page will not be giving any information on any riders before Villaines at 217km.

Here's a a tweet from a rider showing the brevet card.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECRX_4kUIAI_j8G?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

If your rider has passed through Villaines at 217km already then yes, the tracker [or the web site] is not working.
But I'd say it might be a little premature to assume that's the case.
Garry Broad

Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 10:20:01 pm »
Tracker's working fine.
All the quick souls are pouring through Villaines now.
Zigzag's just flown through in 6.30hrs!!!
Garry Broad

quixoticgeek

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 10:38:09 pm »

Darren Franks and Jasmijn Muller have passed CP1 in 06:37:42 and 07:34:40 respectively.

Looks like it's working.

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Zed43

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 06:24:21 am »
Wow! That took me 9h15m and only because I could catch a few trains. So far no queues at the controls though I guess I'm ahead of the bulge at the moment (did start at 1730)

At the moment shivering in the restaurant in Fougeres, time to move on!

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 09:13:55 am »
The tracker is here: https://track.rtrt.me/e/PBP-2019#/tracker. It includes distances, controls etc.

It's a right shit map they've got - no road numbers and precious few town names of interest.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 09:26:11 am »

Nothing showing on the hashtag #pbpsecret or #pbp2019secret on twitter.

Either the tweeting bulk have yet to reach a secret control, or people are being quiet about it.

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lou boutin

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 09:48:42 am »
Hiya,   who is riding from the YACF community?

Thanks Lou.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 09:51:59 am »

This thread is a good overview. Not totally complete, but it has a lot of them.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112609.0

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lou boutin

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 09:59:42 am »
Thanks

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 12:48:34 pm »
assuming it's the same route as usual; about 80-90k between controls but times between each one will vary as riders try to catch some sleep,

Rambouillet is 23km further West than SQEY not not sure how the first / last section works now

Start:
Rambouillet
0
(Mortagne-au-Perche)   
140
Not a control - food & water available
Villaines-la-Juhel   
221
Fougères   
306
Tinteniac   
364
Loudeac   
449
(Saint-Nicholas-du-Pelem)   
493
32
Not a control - food, water, sleep
Carhaix-Plouguer   
525
Brest   
618
Carhaix-Plouguer   
703
(Saint-Nicholas-du-Pelem)   
736
Not a control - food, water, sleep
Loudeac   
782
Tinteniac   
867
Fougères   
921
Villaines-la-Juhel   
1009
Mortagne-au-Perche   
1090
Dreux   
1165
Finish:
Rambouillet   
1230
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telstarbox

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2019, 01:03:38 pm »
You can get a good sample of the 'shape' of the ride by adding random riders from each start time group e.g. A001, B001, C001.
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Redlight

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2019, 03:57:11 pm »
Rambouillet is 23km further West than SQEY not not sure how the first / last section works now

I think, from reading other threads over the past few months, that the route has been tweaked slightly so that it is now much closer to 1200km - something that will no doubt be appreciated by full value riders on Thursday morning!
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hellymedic

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2019, 04:02:42 pm »
Facebook has decided to translate Villaines-La-Juhel to Nasty-LA-Juhel...

Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 05:54:19 pm »
Compared to TCR, it's a bit annoying that we don't get real time information of where the riders are. I'm now left wondering why one of the riders I'm following hasn't arrived in Brest yet. Surely, if you can average well over 25 km/h to Carhaix (incl. rest), then you can do Carhaix-Brest in under 4 hours?

Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 06:21:42 pm »
The tracker might be a bits pants on occasions. Another rider I'm following, Eric Norris from the USA, is not logged as passing through Villaines, but a tweet with a photo from him confirms he has arrived.

Nothing showing for phil w OTP either. Hope he's ok.
Garry Broad

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2019, 07:10:29 pm »
Phil W packed at Mortagne-au-Perche and is planning a very slow ride back to the ferry
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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 08:21:19 pm »
I'm enjoying the tracker, the way it remembers all the riders you have searched for and found.

Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2019, 08:26:59 pm »
Phil W packed at Mortagne-au-Perche and is planning a very slow ride back to the ferry

OK Adam, thanks. What with the WCW 600, things don't seem to have gone his way this time around.
Garry Broad

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2019, 08:51:52 am »
One of my chums here is out as well. Powerful bloke, too - somewhat surprising.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Redlight

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Re: Controls + Distances
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2019, 08:57:42 am »
Quite a few overnight packs, it seems. Headwind and rain pushed the average speeds down significantly.
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