Author Topic: RAAM solo 2014  (Read 3627 times)

Clare

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2014, 02:05:21 pm »
Thanks.

 :)

Clare

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2014, 07:10:22 pm »
http://tractalis.com/RAAM2014/

Gah, I'm getting nowhere with that, apparently I have to install MS SIlverlight, which I have done but it still tells me I have to install it  ???

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 03:49:44 am »
As I understand it, the timing chip is actually carried on the follow car?!?  So, if, whilst the rider is sleeping/resting, that follow car has to pop out for an errand, then the timing is turned off temporarily and then it'll sort itself out once she's back on the move. 
Marcus, chip in rider's jersey during day, follow car at night
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thing1

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2014, 05:41:38 am »
For anyone on the Facebook, I really do recommend Liking up Shu's team page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shusanah-Pillinger-The-Road-to-RAAM/357848314306879?fref=nf
The multiple updates per day are just like following an epic audax, but been going for over a week now. Just amazing!

marcusjb

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2014, 01:57:29 pm »
Strasser has finished!

7 days 15 hours and 56 minutes

Defies belief!

Mark Pattinson in a solid second place now.

Shu looks to be going very well in third place in the female solo.  Very tight at the top of that with 11 minutes between 1st and 2nd at 1977 miles!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2014, 03:12:11 pm »
Agreed, utterly astonishing.  I rode my first '24' last summer and was chuffed with a little over 400 miles.  Strasser managed more or less 400 a day for over a week.  I just can't get my head around what that takes at all.  Mindboggling.  Also to be SO far ahead of the competition.

marcusjb

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2014, 08:53:22 pm »
Shu is out  :'(

Broken clavicle.

What an amazing ride though. Truly gutted for her and her team.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

thing1

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2014, 09:29:53 pm »
Shu is out  :'(

Broken clavicle.

What an amazing ride though. Truly gutted for her and her team.

This is such awful news, I've been totally riveted watching the updates Shu & crew have put out this last 9 days. They've all been amazing.

No one can take away from the fact she's done an amazing ride and was in such good form having 9 hours in hand at the time station before sleeping last night.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and she can enjoy being back on her bike soon.

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2014, 10:04:02 pm »
Devastating!  What a shame for Shu.  Rest up and come back strong.

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2014, 10:35:22 pm »
I can't imagine how Shu and her team must feel after putting on such a fantastic performance. Hope she recovers quickly. I can honestly say I am more disappointed by this news than the England result.

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2014, 12:57:59 am »
On behalf of Shu and crew, thanks for your kind thoughts. She was i n good shape but clipped the edge of tarmac/soft shoulder and took a heavy tumble, breaking her ├žollar bone.

She was going well, but battling sleep deprivation and extreme heat and humidity brought on an attack of the dozies which caused her to veer off line.

A magnificent and inspiring effort
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mattc

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2014, 07:42:10 pm »
Massive bad luck :( She was nailed-on for an in-time finish.

I don't have any firm stats, but as I said before I reckon the accidents/km from rider fatigue rate is very high on this event. I guess it's an inevitable consequence of riding for several days on the very edge of exhaustion, on public roads with all the uncontrollables they bring.
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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2014, 05:51:01 am »
Sadly, Shu was literally within sight of a scheduled sleep stop, about 2 kms from where the RV was parked up to  the side of the only shady stretch of road for miles.....what could have been?
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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2014, 02:24:40 pm »
In a similar vein to some of our epic longer audaxes, much of the drama is staged as the endgame is played out by the slower riders.
We have been privileged to share desert, plains and mountain roads with Morten, Angela, Joan, Valerio and  Marshall among the many soloists. Some of them have DNF'd near the finish and others are walking the tightrope of time elimination.

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2014, 08:52:01 pm »
Just caught up and really sorry to read this, however a great attempt!!
Events I am running: 6th Apr 2019 3Down London - New Forest 300K; 22nd Jun 2019 Willesden's Last Gasp 600K; 30th Jun 2019 2 Audaxes from Maidenhead;

mattc

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2014, 06:43:30 pm »
As an aside,good to see a Brit 2nd overall.

Well played Mark Pattinson.
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mattc

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2014, 01:21:21 pm »
Sorry, non-solo diversion:
I was reminded about the Middletons riding in an 8. Struggled to find any coverage.

I did find a rather vacuous article on the Femail site, with this hilarious reader comment:

Glos_lady, Gloucestershire, 2 weeks ago
They cycled 3000 miles in six days; 500 miles per day?! I think someone has got their stats wrong here!


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2665784/Glad-two-wheels-Pippa-James-Middleton-sister-gentle-waterside-stroll-friends-Maryland.html#ixzz374DCBZXh
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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2014, 02:25:10 pm »
If she was averaging over 20mph for 3 hours at a time, for 6 days, then she was doing bloody well. A lot of us 'cyclists' couldn't do that, including me.
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Justin(e)

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Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2015, 02:51:12 pm »
Nice story about Shu and RAAM 2015

Link

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2015, 04:09:52 pm »
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We plan on blaring out music through the deserts....

... 90s club classics with a smattering of Eurovision - to educate the Americans."

 :sick:

Re: RAAM solo 2014
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2015, 01:37:40 am »
A year on and her guts, courage and battered bank balance contrived to put right past year's mishap:

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/33332089
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