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Transcontinental Race 2019

Post by Rutabaga » 4 weeks ago

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This race, and the dot-watching, starts tomorrow, heading east to west this year which is a bit controversial. Frank P is rider number 155. I think there are one or two other people known to some of us who are taking part, although I don't see Rimas on the rider list.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 4 weeks ago

They need to attach a couple more hamsters on wheels to the server.
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 weeks ago

According to the tracker Frank has covered 265 kilometres since this morning, having stopped for only 46 minutes!
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 weeks ago

Well, life got in the way of following the dots for me, but I see from FB this morning that Frank has scratched due to symptoms of Schermers Neck, which is very sad as he was going well after resolving some problems with gear shifters.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 3 weeks ago

All long distance events have risks of discomfort and niggles of some sort or other . Developing Schermers neck comes into the category of stupid damage, so wise decision from Frank.
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Post by Joan » 2 weeks ago

Just been reading about the amazing leader of this race, Fiona Kolbinger.

Are cyborgs allowed to enter?

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And she's won!
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Post by ransos » 2 weeks ago

And having won, she's now going to ride Paris-Brest-Paris. The 600km to Paris being a little recovery ride.
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ransos wrote:
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And having won, she's now going to ride Paris-Brest-Paris. The 600km to Paris being a little recovery ride.
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Post by Joan » 2 weeks ago

I just thought of the Olympics

The men's distance is 250km and the women's distance is 140km. In the time trials the riders, who start at 90-second intervals, race against the clock over distances of 44km for men and 29km for women.

Seeing women's road race only started in 1984, how long before they finally work out that the little ladies might be ble to match the men's distances.

And don't talk to me about Wimbledon.
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Joan wrote:
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And don't talk to me about Wimbledon.
Quite right.
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