Author Topic: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)  (Read 4620 times)

woollypigs

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RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« on: June 19, 2015, 06:51:04 pm »
There might be a thread somewhere about this so mods do merge/delete or what ever you see fit.

In about a day, the TandemThings are of on the RAAM! Blink and it will be over cause they are going to go fast :)

http://blog.tandemthings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TandemThings
Team: https://twitter.com/LoveSweatGears
Joth & Emma: https://twitter.com/tandemthings
http://www.tractalis.com/live/raam2015/html5/ (T409)
http://lovesweatandgears.net/lsg-for-2015/the-racers/

Good luck Things!

Mr Larrington

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 04:21:44 pm »
I hope they personally won't have time to be arsing about on social media ;)
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woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 05:03:31 pm »
Leading rider is about 1400+ miles into it. They must do some staggering starts since there is so many doing it. The Things tracker is as I'm typing this showing some movement.

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 05:16:30 pm »
Ha! Just clicked about and had a look at the other teams. There is a two man team, not many miles from where I grew up :)

Andrij

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 05:24:27 pm »
I hope they personally won't have time to be arsing about on social media ;)

Whaddaya mean?  One steers, the other tweets! 


Good luck, Things!  :thumbsup:
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 07:23:54 pm »
There are three LS&G teams. 4 woman, 2 woman & 4 tandem. Currently sheltering from the sun in the starting enclosure and looking at people playing in the waves crashing on the beach in front of us.

Thanks for everyone's support. RAAM is a huge undertaking. The logistics are mind blowing. Yesterday we all spent 4 hours in the hotel car park practicing scenarios for rider and crew shift changes.

We're now debugging our backup comms systems......

Racing starts for us in 54 minutes.
California Dreaming

Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 07:24:29 pm »
Gosh! I just streetviewed the start. That's alright, innit!



I imagine.

For most other circumstances other than commencing a transcontinental cycle race...
*wilts*


Good luck, Things!  :thumbsup:

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 07:25:44 pm »
Good luck to the Things !

Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2015, 07:43:18 pm »

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2015, 08:16:17 pm »
Just spotted them on the live stream, go go go go !!!

Salvatore

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2015, 08:16:55 pm »
At the start. They're there somewhere (behind I think).


 


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Clare

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 08:29:13 pm »
Yay, go Things.

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2015, 02:53:38 pm »
Here is a photo of them at the start - https://flic.kr/p/tZJc4q (sorry for the flicker link)

hillbilly

Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2015, 04:46:17 pm »
I didn't realise they were doing this.  I hope they smash it!

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2015, 05:43:58 pm »
Where they are now is 29c (about 9AM) will get about 38c later on today, hope they slip, slap, slop and DRINK!

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2015, 07:16:35 pm »
Wow must have hit a bit of tail wind at the 400 mile maker - 93mp/h :)

Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2015, 09:23:06 pm »
Good look Things!
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woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2015, 10:04:22 pm »
Hmm their tracker is stuck at 400 miles, been that for a few hours.

The lead mail rider is of course, by a fair bit. I wonder if they can do their own route or will the get taken time off. As it stands right now, there is four Danes in the top ten - sole male 18-49.

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2015, 10:17:23 pm »
The lead mail rider is of course, by a fair bit.
Due to flooding near the Missouri and Mississippi River the @RAAMRaces route TS33 - TS36 was diverted.

woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2015, 10:27:42 am »
One live tracker have lost them, so no live tracking, but they are pinging every check point there is and before schedule too.

T409 -   Love, Sweat & Gears - Tandem - 729.20 miles done, Last check point 06/22/2015 4:43, 1 d 13 h 29 m, 19.45 adv speed.

Mr Larrington

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2015, 10:29:41 am »
Hmm their tracker is stuck at 400 miles, been that for a few hours.

The lead mail rider is of course, by a fair bit. I wonder if they can do their own route or will the get taken time off. As it stands right now, there is four Danes in the top ten - sole male 18-49.

They have a special class just for posties :o
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woollypigs

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2015, 10:31:44 am »
haha :) Well there was the pony express over there some years back, so why not again :)

Wascally Weasel

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2015, 10:51:08 am »
Go Things!

thing1

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2015, 05:34:31 pm »
Just in RV heading up to Wolf Creek pass. Then it's all down hill to Annapolis :)

Legs feeling great today. Audax training ftw.

Mr Larrington

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Re: RAAM TandemThings 2015 (T409 - Love, Sweat & Gears)
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2015, 06:09:34 pm »
I've driven over Wolf Creek Pass on a Several of occasions.  I do not envy anyone going up under their own power.
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