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Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« on: July 16, 2009, 01:31:44 pm »
Rebecca and James are scheduled to attack this RRA record provisionally starting on 3/8/09 at0700

Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 01:33:58 pm »
I've been wondering what Rebecca is up to. Great news.
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 01:42:25 pm »
RRA ?
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 01:45:38 pm »
Road Records Association
national body for place to place records.

Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 01:46:10 pm »
google: rra cycling

I notice the Women Tandem 24 hour record has not been updated.
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 01:52:20 pm »
google: rra cycling

I notice the Women Tandem 24 hour record has not been updated.
That's because the reord you are talking about would be a CTT record not an RRA record.  RRA records attempts have to be notified to the RRA and monitored by RRA timekeepers and observers.

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 01:56:17 pm »
google: rra cycling

I notice the Women Tandem 24 hour record has not been updated.

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Women Tandem         Standard to be beaten     3days  12hours

No.  No, no, no, no, no!

Git!

If she even finds out I've checked...  :o
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 01:59:08 pm »
I'm about to tell her !

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 02:02:32 pm »
google: rra cycling

I notice the Women Tandem 24 hour record has not been updated.

Quote
Women Tandem         Standard to be beaten     3days  12hours

No.  No, no, no, no, no!

Git!

If she even finds out I've checked...  :o

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 02:03:38 pm »
Get yourselves a tandem trike and you'll have a whole 4 days to do it in  :thumbsup:

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 02:11:50 pm »
4 days?  Luxury!

::-)
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 02:12:32 pm »
I do know where there's one to be found... :P

Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 02:26:20 pm »
AFAIK no female pair have completed a RRA 24hr. Are you thinking of the CTT record? Last year's Mersey 24 ride by two ladies of this forum has not yet been claimed as a record, or at least as chief timekeeper for the event I have not been asked for verification.

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009, 02:30:45 pm »
So you're saying the Chief Timekeeper might welcome being asked: Is that what you're saying? ;)

If so, perhaps someone should ask the Chief Timekeeper for a verification...
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009, 04:09:01 pm »
Rebecca and James are scheduled to attack this RRA record provisionally starting on 3/8/09 at0700

Would love to offer to be an observer but work wont permit.
Do you know if progress will be reported on the web anywhere?

good luck to them.

Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2009, 04:59:55 pm »
Clarion     A  CTT record has to be claimed by the riders,then CTT contact the event organiser for course measurement verification and the Chief Timekeeper(me) who has to provide timer certification as do the penultimate and final timekeepers on the finishing circuit. So far I have had no request from CTT. A few months ago I did email one of the riders informing of the need to claim.

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2009, 07:02:38 pm »
Aha.  Just hinting to the riders theysen ;)
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2009, 05:34:36 pm »
Gethin's mark for this trip is still bloody fantastic. No scrub that. Astonishing.

Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2009, 09:54:09 pm »
James Cracknell was with us at l'Etape on Monday. I heard he completed it in 6 hours, which is a fantastic time, not even an hour slower than the French champ who won in just over 5 hours  :thumbsup:

He must be a very special athlete indeed. Maybe he should try switching to the track as well, like Romero... Who knows what he might do?

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009, 10:50:43 am »
He must be a very special athlete indeed. Maybe he should try switching to the track as well, like Romero... Who knows what he might do?

He's probably making far too much money from doing things like Hanging Out With Ben Fogle and Being Generally Famous ;D
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2009, 10:57:36 am »
He must be a very special athlete indeed. Maybe he should try switching to the track as well, like Romero... Who knows what he might do?

He's probably making far too much money from doing things like Hanging Out With Ben Fogle and Being Generally Famous ;D

Yep - I'd imagine that hanging out with Ben Fogle would have to be very well paid.
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2009, 04:43:01 pm »
Guess the weather a big determinant - what beat rt occasionally of this place second time he +1 tried for the tandem lejog record.
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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 11:50:43 pm »
Yep. I had a pop at it in 2006. Could only afford (financially and time commitment wise) one go at it.
Waited for a big low pressure coming in from atlantic, fantastic tail winds wipping up the country. Off we went and the wind died after afew hours leaving is in beautiful summer weather, very hot, sunny and no wind.............in October! Packed in after 24 hours somewhere near Lancaster.

I was talking to Frank Minto during the 24 hour Time trial at the weekend (I know, I should have been racing at the time) he is down as a timekeeper from Carlisle onwards for Cracknell and Romero.

As I understand it riders usually wait for helpful weather before starting an attempt, Cracknell and Romero only have a small space of time for this and are making their attempt next weekend whatever the weather does. Confident or foolish?

Good luck to em I say, its a tough one to try.

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 11:19:08 am »
Interesting article by James in the Telegraph. James Cracknell Land&rsquo;s End to John O&rsquo;Groats cycle record aim with Rebecca Romero - Telegraph

Sounds like tears and tantrums before bedtime.

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Re: Romero/Cracknell tandem RRA end to end
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2009, 08:06:34 am »
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