Author Topic: The Transcontinental Race 2013  (Read 7290 times)

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2013, 04:33:11 pm »
Thanks.

Holy crap, they are shifting!
Getting there...

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2013, 04:34:58 pm »
I read it that zigzag was there after 13:38 and Kristof 13:58, with Diss's Dunnett 14:19.

/ready to be corrected.

I think that's right, but the tweet from the org says Kristof A was first. I'm confused.

Anyway, KA seems to have opened up a lead now (~32 hours)
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2013, 04:47:11 pm »
Good luck Rimas!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2013, 07:22:16 pm »
I read it that zigzag was there after 13:38 and Kristof 13:58, with Diss's Dunnett 14:19.

/ready to be corrected.

Zigzag started at 08:06:55, Kristof at 08:27:28, so perhaps zigzag was first there, but Kristof got there in a quicker time?

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Current positions: Kristof Allegaert: 667.22 km; Rimas Grigenas: 613.37 km; Richard Dunnett: 607.96 km; Matthew Wilkins: 543.25 km; James Jordan: 525.24 km; -- at 07:15:27 PM (BST) 08/04/13
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2013, 07:24:48 pm »
That would make sense. A long way to go yet anyhow, anything could happen! And as Clarion says, none of them are slow.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2013, 07:25:58 am »
It looks as if Kristof stopped earlier than the others to sleep (for about 7 hours), and judging from the slope on the race flow chart, has started off this morning like a rocket, and has a big lead.

It looks as if Mikko, having ridden LEL, has only stopped for about 3 hours in the whole ride, and is going steadily.

Zigzag's speed seems to be down this morning.

 
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Current positions: Kristof Allegaert: 831.38 km; Richard Dunnett: 755.26 km; Rimas Grigenas: 693.76 km; Mikko Makipaa: 657.78 km; Matthew Wilkins: 647.44 km; -- at 07:20:19 AM (BST) 08/05/13
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2013, 12:01:19 pm »
http://trackleaders.com/transconrace13

Check 'Auto follow' and click 'start replay'.

Zigzag's route through France looks much further west and south than the others'.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2013, 01:01:07 pm »
Cognominative determinism?

Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2013, 10:29:44 am »
Kristof has passed control 2.  storming along.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2013, 01:53:21 pm »
http://trackleaders.com/transconrace13

Check 'Auto follow' and click 'start replay'.

Zigzag's route through France looks much further west and south than the others'.


Thanks for that Salvers. They certainly do race along don't they when you hit Replay.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2013, 07:26:55 am »
Zigzag's now over the top of the Stelvio :thumbsup:
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fboab

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2013, 08:21:30 am »
Kristoff is going like a bomb! 9 hours off the bike as compared to zigzag's 21 can't hurt..

(Diss's Dunnett has had 24 hours off the bike, the lightweight, and is currently doing 13.3kph. It's probably up a vertical face...)

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2013, 01:51:26 pm »
Ahhh...I thought Kristoff was on a motorbike ;D
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2013, 02:10:43 pm »
Rimas is 300km behind him now. That's astonishing, to lose so much distance in just 3 days. I suppose, with 11-1400km to go, it could all change...
I guess some of the difference is route choice?
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2013, 02:26:52 pm »
Rimas is 300km behind him now. That's astonishing, to lose so much distance in just 3 days. I suppose, with 11-1400km to go, it could all change...
I guess some of the difference is route choice?
Kristof obviously knew the best place to research a route for the first part of the ride, and he will  have known the best way through Belgium.

Planning, researching and executing a route would seem to be crucial, but
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Eelco ‏@EelcoTranscon 2h
Who says you can't get lost with gps? Just enjoying the scenery too much means at least 30km detour.. #tcr2013

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Mikko Mäkipää ‏@mkpaa 5 Aug
Phew. So many gravel/farm roads on my route in France. I wonder how others are doing? #transconrace
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 Mikko Mäkipää ‏@mkpaa 4 Aug
A bit too rural route for that part. Didn't see a shop for almost 7 hours. Now fully loaded for the night. #transconrace
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Frank Montgomery ‏@tra6fom 17h
@transconrace Looks like Matthew Wilkins has gone about 30km the wrong way and just met Edward Pickup.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2013, 08:50:47 am »
Is Jason Woodhouse okay? Seems to have stayed put in Belgium. Or going round in circles.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2013, 09:00:01 am »
Jason and two other riders are listed as 'Scratched', which I assume is the event's version of DNF.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2013, 10:16:57 am »
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Jason ‏@boyonhisbike 3h
Apologies for radio silence. After reaching DeMuur with a great start into ‪#‎TCR2013‬, Ive been hit with a virus and dental problems which are preventing me from cycling. Ive made my way through Luxembourg and Switzerland into Italy, hoping it eases off and I can return to the road to reach Istanbul.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2013, 07:32:54 am »
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Jason ‏@boyonhisbike 3h
Apologies for radio silence. After reaching DeMuur with a great start into ‪#‎TCR2013‬, Ive been hit with a virus and dental problems which are preventing me from cycling. Ive made my way through Luxembourg and Switzerland into Italy, hoping it eases off and I can return to the road to reach Istanbul.

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2013, 12:19:12 pm »
Rimas looks like he is finally out of the Alps, he's is in the furthest SE corner of Austria and fairly flat I reckon until southern Serbia/Bulgaria.
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2013, 05:21:37 pm »
Is Rimas going to Budapest  ???
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2013, 05:34:32 pm »
Kristof does seem to have the race sewn up. He's really been hurtling along. A couple of riders are in Italy - how is that on the route?
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2013, 05:37:26 pm »
Heading down the length of Italy then crossing the Adiratic to Albania, perhaps.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2013, 06:21:37 pm »
Would be one possibility, if the race regulations allow such major ferry crossings. Another would be that they've given up on the race are simply touring!
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Re: The Transcontinental Race 2013
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2013, 07:24:36 pm »
Mikko has tweeted he is heading for Bari. From there's a ferry to Durres in Albania.
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