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mattc

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #325 on: September 08, 2016, 06:12:09 pm »
http://stories.strava.com/transcontinental-no4?slow=1

Enjoyable write-up - but loses marks for Yet Another repeat of the Kristof myth "stopping for 2 hours a day".

Nice below-the-headline para:

“My race partner scratched after three days. My Garmin crashed on day four. My sunglasses were blown off my face and flew off a cliff in a gale on the Croatian coast. I went through two front tyres. I destroyed my phone climbing the Grindelwald. My phone network cancelled my replacement phone when I was searching for a hotel in Kosovo. I got lost in the alps and had to walk 5km down a steep hiking path in pitch black. I had six flats. I tore my glute sprinting from stray dogs. I fell asleep on the bike twice. It’s an ordeal, not a bike race. You’re rolling with the punches.” –George Marshall
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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #327 on: September 28, 2016, 11:40:43 pm »

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #328 on: September 29, 2016, 08:45:08 am »
Great read. Thank you.
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Salvatore

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #329 on: October 11, 2016, 09:06:40 am »

Kristof Allegaert's writeup: https://allegaertk.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/2016-transcontinental-race-en-8d15h02m/

Also available in French and Flemish.
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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #330 on: November 14, 2016, 12:37:54 pm »
Have they sorted the results out yet? I saw Hippy's comment on LFGSS where he said he had been declared the winner as everyone else had been disqualified. I'm assuming this was tongue in cheek, but maybe not given all the shenanigans with switched off trackers etc. in the closing stages of the ride.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #331 on: November 14, 2016, 12:57:59 pm »
Haha I was most certainly taking the piss. :)

Darren Franks

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #332 on: January 21, 2018, 12:49:31 pm »
Thread resurrection. I'm finally finishing my race write-up and have posted another three entries in the past few days.

Day 10: The Bosnian Rollercoaster
Day 11: Get busy living
Day 12: You beautiful lumpy bastard [*Not a reference to Hippy]

Or from the start

Day 0: The storm before the calm


Karla

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #333 on: January 21, 2018, 04:25:31 pm »
Hey Darren, I recently got round to writing up the bit of my tour where I bumped into you at Pluzine.  Smile for the camera!

Crazyguyonabike: Before I enter Bosnia I must face ... THE DURMINATOR


Darren Franks

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #334 on: January 22, 2018, 09:37:41 am »
Nice read Karla. I remember our encounter, outside the convenience store that had so many good things on the shelves and the entire population of Pluzine in the checkout queue.

I must've got lucky with my route through Bosnia. Every blog I read talks about the horrendous roads but I got to ride some of the smoothest tarmac of the whole race there.

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #335 on: January 22, 2018, 10:20:55 am »
*Definitely a reference to Hippy

:)

Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #336 on: January 22, 2018, 06:58:28 pm »
I must've got lucky with my route through Bosnia. Every blog I read talks about the horrendous roads but I got to ride some of the smoothest tarmac of the whole race there.

By the looks of it you did the same route as me. Bihac-Sarajevo was a good road, but the traffic built up on the last stage and I had a hairy close pass by a horse box!

Darren Franks

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #337 on: January 29, 2018, 03:58:25 pm »
The penultimate entry is now up. It includes a discussion on high-level farting so perhaps not one to read over your lunch break. https://theadventurecapitalist.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/tcr-day-13-chemical-warfare/


Darren Franks

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Re: Transcontinental 2016
« Reply #338 on: July 06, 2018, 06:22:21 pm »
Bringing this to a conclusion, here's the final instalment (finally) of my TCR write-up.
https://theadventurecapitalist.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/tcr-day-14-the-sprint-finish/

Work now begins on the writing up the Trans Am that's just ended. Due out in 2022 :thumbsup: