Author Topic: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching  (Read 3723 times)

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2014, 09:07:21 am »
Ah - that explains a lot. what a bummer.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2014, 01:37:03 pm »
Mike    2834
Jason  2753   so still 81 in it.
Ed       2589   

juliana is closing in now shes on the flat, go girl.

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2014, 01:52:36 pm »
I can see her coming 4th overall, she is doing very well.

Some perspective on the scale of the race; there is currently 500miles between race lead and sixth place.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2014, 01:59:09 pm »
I streetviewed some of the roads through Kansas.  If I ever thought I'd fancy a go at this then I don't now.  I grew up in the Fens and I seriously thought that they were big, flat and featureless - albeit inspiring on a good day.  Kansas is like the Fens covering an entire country!  I'd be bored out of my tiny mind.

Big round of applause for Christoph Strasser in the 'other' US bike race.  16+mph for 7 days and a new RAAM record is truly astonishing.  His average over 7 days ain't much worse than mine in a 24hr TT.

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2014, 07:44:53 pm »
Looks like it'll be a nailbiter all the way to the end between Mike Hall and Jason Lane. Mike looks to have the upper hand but could easily lose it with a bit of bad luck.
My money* is on Mike but I don't think it a safe bet!
Juliana pretty much has the womens race.



















*If I had any.

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2014, 03:24:46 pm »
I've been watching this and RAAM simultaneously.  By my calculation, feel free to correct, Mike has covered the same distance as RAAM in a time which would see him inside the 12 day cut off.  All of this UNSUPPORTED.  Awe inspiring.  There are many fully supported riders in RAAM who have not made or will not make that deadline.

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2014, 03:31:10 pm »
It is.

I suspect that Mike wouldn't be a lot quicker if he were supported - going fast isn't his forte, he's very very good at sustained medium speeds and as tough as seasoned oak.

I really don't know how he finds the time to refuel. His lack of faffage is very impressive.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2014, 10:06:07 pm »
I'm glad to see Jesse move back into 4th.  He's battled well throughout.  Is it just my imagination or have places 7 & 8 been riding a tandem most of the way?

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2014, 09:03:27 am »
JB is now fifth.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2014, 08:28:41 am »
Theres a lot of lumpy stuff to come in Virginia suppose anything could happen yet?

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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2014, 10:16:47 am »
Well Saturday AM thats 2 weeks on the road when they get up.
Mike still hammering it but its still close enough with "only" a 120 mile cushion.
easy to forget the real gaps just looking at Blue dots  :facepalm:
Mike  3546
Jason 3428
Ed 3172
DC and JS both holed up at Marshfield  but its hotting up behind them Italiens Paolo Laureti and Giorgio Muraah are putting in a late shift and closing in only 17 miles back.
The fight for 4th place is Hot.

250+ miles a day for Mike thats just awe inspiring.

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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2014, 11:12:07 am »
Looks like Mike had an early stop last night about 9pm and is now back on the road at 3am, is that a sign of a good last rest and he's on a non-stop ride to the finish from now on?
so how many miles has he got left?
Also Juliana and Jesse rode through the night together (3am there now) looks like they are covering 4th as much as possible.

Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2014, 02:29:01 pm »
Jason seems to have stopped.

Mike is 140miles ahead. Barring accidents, it doesn't look like Jason can catch him now. Less than 300miles to go.

What an epic battle. I'd love Juliana to come 4th.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching MIKE HAS FINISHED
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2014, 08:49:30 am »
Juliana battling hard for 4th place.
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Re: TransAmerica race. Blue dot watching
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2014, 08:59:58 am »
Mike wins at 9.40pm on day 18 I think
The battle for 4th still raging.
That final state looks tough, seems to be reflected in riders speeds slowing up, Mike reported cooking temperatures too.