Transcontinental Race - Heads up

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by steveindenmark, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. The application process for Transcontinental Race No7 starts on the 30th November. ^_^
     
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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Will you be applying Steve?
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    It will depend where it is going. I think some of the riders fancy a change from Belgium to Greece. The idea of this year's route. Heading South to go way up North to head South again didnt appeal to me.

    A start in Portugal or Spain would be good.

    I may just go and do Tuscany Road again.
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    The new route has been published.

    Burgas in Bulgaria to Brest in France. Its about 3700km.
     
  5. Proto

    Proto Guru

    Location:
    Full time nomad
    My daughter has entered. :wacko::ohmy:
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    What is your daughters name Proto? I will look out for her.
     
  7. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    This thread would benefit from some links.
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    When do successful applicants get announced?
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    January 10th.

    Have you entered?
     
  11. Proto

    Proto Guru

    Location:
    Full time nomad
    Daughter has withdrawn. Her riding partner can’t commit to the ride so they are both out. Shame.
     
  12. frank9755

    frank9755 Cyclist

    Location:
    West London
    I've got a place. Anyone else?
     
  13. huwsparky

    huwsparky Über Member

    Location:
    Llangrannog
    Good luck.
     
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  14. frank9755

    frank9755 Cyclist

    Location:
    West London
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    #43 riding my Brompton.
    I have no interest in racing but will make steady progress where possible. I want to experience the atmosphere of TCR as a rider. I have been there as a spectator and volunteer.

    I will be getting as far as I can, as fast as I can, in the spirit of the race. My aims are to enjoy the ride, meet some people, see some places I have never seen. I would like to get to CP1 before it closes. About 260km in 25 hours. Ride across Bulgaria. Visit Vukovar an some other places.

    The Brompton was an easy decision for me. I am not a fast rider and am only a couple of km slower than on my road bike. Its got good gears for hills. My heart rate is a lot slower on the Brompton. Its easier to fix than my other bikes. Its different and fun to ride

    Roger Seaton got his Brompton 1206km along the TCR route last year before the bike could not be fixed and he had to scratch. So thats a line in the sand to aim for. Its the only time a Brompton has entered the TCR. If I can encourage someone else to have a go with a Brompton. That would be great

    Frank. If you wake up and I am ahead of you. You know you have big problems^_^

    For the dot watchers. I will be easy to find.
     
    Last edited: 30 Jun 2019
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