Author Topic: Transcontinental 2016  (Read 41995 times)

marcusjb

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #250 on: August 12, 2016, 07:17:30 am »
Looks like Frank and Emily are waiting for the ferry now. Awesome stuff. I think Emily must have been employed by the Albanian tourist board as she took a different route to most, and far more beautiful it seems!
Right! What's next?

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

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #251 on: August 12, 2016, 07:36:25 am »
Looks like Emily is home and first woman. Amazing. If you haven't found her audio blog, go search it out, it's great.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #252 on: August 12, 2016, 10:23:40 am »

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #253 on: August 12, 2016, 10:24:37 am »
I liked this interview with Kristof. Some wise words for people thinking of entering next year.

http://road.cc/content/news/200576-kristof-allegaert-tcr-those-who-can-suffer

mattc

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #254 on: August 12, 2016, 11:21:09 am »
her audio blog

 ???
I googled audio blog. It returns stuff like this:

The high-end audio blog. The technical issues, deep psychological aspects, and just pure joy of using hi-fi to pursue the ultimate listening experience

HTH ;)
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Phil W

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #257 on: August 12, 2016, 03:42:18 pm »

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #258 on: August 13, 2016, 12:18:51 pm »
It will take me a while to sort this one out in m$y head but I put up a few early thoughts on Cyclechat:  http://www.cyclechat.net/threads/transcontinental-2016.190629/page-21

About 4 posts down

marcusjb

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #259 on: August 13, 2016, 05:41:37 pm »
Chapeau Frank!

Well done.

I can only have a small idea of what is going through your head as you finish.

Great ride.

Enjoy the party!
Right! What's next?

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

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #260 on: August 13, 2016, 06:03:32 pm »
Frank, I look forward to seeing you enlarge upon this:-

"your shorts get stripped away to reveal a more simple purpose beneath"

Well done

Peter

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #261 on: August 15, 2016, 09:47:37 am »
I'm really impressed by all the people still struggling towards the finish several days after most of the field has got there. It must be hugely tempting just to pack it in and go home and/or wandering wherever, but they don't. No 228 Alberto Varni for example, currently just past Rijeka with an estimated 1500km to go.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #262 on: August 15, 2016, 01:17:44 pm »
Thanks for putting your thoughts out Frank, its been enthralling watching you all on your respective journeys. Massive chapeau.

Emily Chappels audio recordings are such a raw descriptive insight into her experience. She paints with her voice. If any of you haven't listened to them (there is a link further up the thread) I highly recommend you spend half an hour with her.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #263 on: August 15, 2016, 04:20:35 pm »
I enjoyed listening to Emily's updates. They gave a pretty accurate picture of how things felt, and an authentic mix of good times and bad times.
I met her at the finish, as we ended up coming in on the same ferry, having leapfrogged each other during the previous few hours. We were able to compare notes on how hard the last stage was, mentally. However she's a far stronger rider than me and would have been a good few places higher if she'd chosen her route with a touch more care!


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #265 on: August 16, 2016, 10:43:06 am »
That was a good read. But they say
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She finished knowing she’d comfortably taken the top spot on the podium, as well as being 11th overall from hundreds of riders – male and female.
Whereas the tracker says she was 40th overall.  ???
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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #266 on: August 16, 2016, 12:29:56 pm »
Yes, the 11th is wrong. Official places won't come out for a while. The tracker should be more or less right but subject to some shuffling depending on which people got to the ferry first and also penalties for people who used motorways or banned tunnels, etc

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #267 on: August 17, 2016, 09:38:11 am »

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #268 on: August 17, 2016, 10:35:51 am »
congratulations hippy on finishing, what an entertaining ride (on this side of the screen at least!), half a distance of the trans-am (is it still on ;) )

keep going Frank, just a bit of greece and a corner of turkey left!

Cheers man, I had a horrible/great time. :)

I've swapped saddles already and have 12 months to experiment and find one that works. TransAm definitely on the cards next year.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #269 on: August 17, 2016, 10:37:02 am »
Yep. Massive hats off to hippy for the most amount of tweets ever sent during a bike race.

A top ride.

Spanks. There would've been more but the crappy Three SIM I had didn't work in half the countries I was in and they killed my data connection for the last three days even though I had plenty of allowance left (as I found out when I rang them in disgust to cancel it).

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #270 on: August 17, 2016, 10:37:44 am »
Top ride Hippy.
Hope to meet you next year if me and the Mud Puppy get a slot.

I'll be the one NOT using an ISM PN 1.1 saddle :)

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #271 on: August 17, 2016, 03:48:14 pm »
Top ride Hippy.
Hope to meet you next year if me and the Mud Puppy get a slot.

I'll be the one NOT using an ISM PN 1.1 saddle :)

I'd give my left nut to get a place in the race next year.  Sounds like you gave one of yours during the event this time round. ;D
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #272 on: August 17, 2016, 04:06:26 pm »
Top ride Hippy.
Hope to meet you next year if me and the Mud Puppy get a slot.

I'll be the one NOT using an ISM PN 1.1 saddle :)

I'd give my left nut to get a place in the race next year.  Sounds like you gave one of yours during the event this time round. ;D

Right arse cheek and half a knob. For everything else, there's Mastercard.

I'm going to kick its head in next year... I reckon MikenAnna will have me back.
I didn't intend it (I only started tweeting so I'd have something to remember bits of the race afterwards) but I think they were quite enthralled in my Battle with the Saddle™.

 

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #273 on: August 18, 2016, 10:49:33 am »
Here's the first chunk of my race reports. Hopefully I can actually maintain enough mental capacity to finish writing it all up...

http://thehippy.net/blog/transcontinental-race-tcrno4-part-1/

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #274 on: August 20, 2016, 08:14:53 pm »
Brilliant Hippy .
now crack on and get it finished! ;D
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.