Author Topic: yacf riders  (Read 8888 times)

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2019, 10:24:34 pm »

If you hear anything about Julian & Steve please let me know..


I've now had it confirmed that Julian and Steve have packed. 
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2019, 02:19:34 am »
Aye well, I can add this one to my ever extending palmares de DNF. Ho hum.

LWaB and HK (separately) seem to be doing OK

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2019, 04:46:50 am »
Yup, HK rolling well. Aussie George and I are holding it together, once we got a better handle on control closing times. Onwards to the next after a few hours sleep before Quedillac packed out.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Terry2wheelz

  • terry2wheelz
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2019, 07:06:13 am »
I've now had it confirmed that Julian and Steve have packed. 

Thanks Redlight - 
tis' not good news , hopefully a mechanical & not an injury issue ? ?
Seems there's some slow / touch & go average speeds still out en-route this year.
T.H
Fatter Riders Bounce Better :-) !

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2019, 07:21:58 am »
I packed at Tintineac. I had gradually worsening stomach problems from Villaines la Juhel. I'll keep the story clean, but essentially I wasn't enjoying things at all. I decided that abandoning was the only sensible option. I got a bed at Tintineac and slept for 13 hours. In the morning I started pottering back, which I really enjoyed. I guess I'll be back in 2023

S2L

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2019, 07:22:32 am »

I'm wondering what has happened to PhilW - his tracker only shows Rambouillet.

Quit before Villeneuve la jahl

some pretty strong riders packed up... people who do a DIY 600 every month or so...

S2L

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2019, 07:30:30 am »
A friend finished in 51 hours... any woman done better in the past?

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2019, 08:08:23 am »
I've packed at base camp near St Nicolas du Pelem. As ever it was a combination of things. A brutal stage between Loudeac and St Nicolas ate up my reserves although  the headwinds before had slowed everyone. Add in the gears playing up, double vision and the prospect of more headwinds made continuing an unappealing prospect. Still a great experience and I was able to help my friend Claire through a bad patch and I think she's going to make it.
Reine de la Fauche


Re: yacf riders
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2019, 08:09:18 am »
I've packed at base camp near St Nicolas du Pelem. As ever it was a combination of things. A brutal stage between Loudeac and St Nicolas ate up my reserves although  the headwinds before had slowed everyone. Add in the gears playing up, double vision and the prospect of more headwinds made continuing an unappealing prospect. Still a great experience and I was able to help my friend Claire through a bad patch and I think she's going to make it.

My husband is suggesting I wear half the shirt....
Reine de la Fauche


Re: yacf riders
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2019, 08:11:17 am »
Seems a fair compromise to me!

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2019, 08:42:24 am »
Julian had a tendon problem that was just getting worse.

The fastest female finisher was only a couple of hours behind the first male finishers, sometime in the ‘90s and mid-40 hours. Can’t remember the details offhand.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Terry2wheelz

  • terry2wheelz
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2019, 09:38:11 am »
Julian had a tendon problem that was just getting worse.


LWaB -  Thanks for the info on Julian D -  much appreciated.

As for female riders  - I'm also still tracking female friends Sally T from Oz & Grace L.S from Derbyshire  -  they're both good strong riders that have left me trailing many a mile .
T.H
Fatter Riders Bounce Better :-) !

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2019, 10:15:08 am »
Duncan and j4 are still on the road, last seen at Fougères.

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2019, 10:34:06 am »
Tillapaw and Sarah P are still going. They occasionally post here.

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2019, 10:36:46 am »
And Paul D, from 3 hours ago.
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Paul Dytham a passé l'étape VILLAINES-LA-JUHEL. Time 64:03:34,

Martin

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Re: yacf riders
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2019, 10:55:00 am »
Commiserations to all the DNF's, especially JBB who I think is a Neophyte

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2019, 11:12:10 am »
Commiserations to all the DNF's, especially JBB who I think is a Neophyte

Likewise.

It doesn't take much - the odd mechanical, bit of bad weather, nagging physical issue - to find yourself without a chair when the music stops.

Here's YouTuber good guy Eric Norris from Sacramento giving his version of why he packed [his forth PBP].

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03OY-fWDJE
Garry Broad

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2019, 11:39:35 am »
I ground to a halt at Loudeac.  The broken ankle 5 weeks ago probably didn't help. But I'm happier than  if I'd taken the original advice not to try.

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2019, 12:52:58 pm »
Sorry to hear that Ian and well done. Much pain from the ankle?


T42

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Re: yacf riders
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2019, 01:48:30 pm »
Reading this, I'm re-living my own dark hour from 2015.  Commiserations from me too to everyone who had to pack it in. I hope you'll make it home easily, heal well if you need too (I needed to for three months, and not physically) and get back here in 2023.

In 2015 I HD'd or OT'd or whatever it's called, but only because at Mortagne the organizers were talking about taxis back to Paris and maybe a lorry for the bikes.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Pete Mas

  • Don't Worry 'bout a thing...
Re: yacf riders
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2019, 02:19:14 pm »
Thanks for all the updates. It does seem like a particularly tough PBP this time. Despite avidly following it all from my phone and pc I'm perhaps grateful i stayed at home this time...

Update on KIngston Wheelers riders:- Jasmijn M and Javier G both finished in an amazing 59.5 hrs or so. Laidback Rich is nearly home, having reached penultimate control at Dreux 44k to finish. Sarah P is on the way to Dreux and Tilapaw on the way to Villaines. Denise G had food poisoning problems but has reached Loudeac on the way back but running too slow I think. David W is at Mortagne-An-Perche.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Martin

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Re: yacf riders
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2019, 02:21:03 pm »
I had no problems at all in any of the 200-600 rides in the 4 years preceding my 2007 attempt. No problems at all for the first 1000km either, then both my ankles did a Joseph Merrick within 20k of each other, every pedal stroke was like having a wood saw across my Achilles. There is a way of making this a bit less agonising which doesn't work with knees.

I finished because there was no way I was going back 4 years later (I'd already decided I would only do it once). As someone said at the time, "pain is temporary, quitting is permanent" if that helps anyone  :)

missing a family holiday if i didn't get back to Paris in 90hrs was also a factor...
Anyway this isn't intended to put a downer on the ride it's in the lap of the gods how any one's ride pans out. Just saying that even in what was considered a bad weather year and with major problems I still finished. So anyone else could too.

It's a life changing ride, loved every minute apart from the last 200k

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: yacf riders
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2019, 02:28:14 pm »
I know that Wilky had major gut problem early .. seemed to have recovered a bit by Brest .. but nothing since Loudeac homebound .. called it a day maybe .. would have been up against it all the way home .. even if fit .. gut and the off 6 weeks ago were maybe too much
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: yacf riders
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2019, 02:30:27 pm »
Kate Churchill...  posts here rarely .. went for 80 hour start .. looks to be up against it too .. 10 hours  only for Villaines to finish
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

Re: yacf riders
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2019, 04:42:38 pm »
Sarah just gone through Dreux! She absolutely rocks!!!