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Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k

Post by Richpips » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:15 pm

Just been sent a link to this from on of our Insta buddies.

http://www.laleprestanca.se/event/cabin-fever/

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Post by Landslide » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:25 pm

Mycket bra!

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Post by voodoo_simon » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:30 pm

They have a starting fee for the ‘race’ yet have the cheek to use the tag #outsideisfree at the very top of the page...

Hmmmmm :roll:

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Post by Richpips » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:49 pm

I think the ~£41 will be the least of your costs ya tightwads.
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Post by Blackhound » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:05 am

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Post by sean_iow » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:36 am

Looks interesting :smile: This caught my eye

all finishers will get at proper Cabin Fever tattoo.

Is that lost in translation or do you get a tattoo? Aimed at hipsters?

Being serious, I was just speaking to a rider at an event last weekend, he'd been to one of the Scandinavian countries recently, he said the trails are great and the little huts/shelters you can sleep in mean you can take less kit. He's going back in the summer to ride it again but without the snow.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:41 am

While there is a certain irony in #OutsideIsFree but we're charging you for it anyway, it's only £40 which is neither here not there. It's likely to be really good I reckon.
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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:21 am

Just pointing out the ironing in the tag line, have paid upwards of £400 for race fees in the past, so no complaints from me :grin:

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Post by 99percentchimp » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:38 am

Looks like a stunning venue... I like this idea (Stu :wink: )
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Post by rando nomad » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:45 am

I’d think the entry fee is covering the gps tracker they provide.

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Post by faustus » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:50 pm

Looks a great area to ride, and lovely cabins in true Scandi 'everyman's right' style. Main problem for me would be paying to be doing it when it's busy with other people doing the same. I'd want it to be just me, the mozzies, and a grumpy elk.

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Post by thenorthwind » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:05 am

Saw this on FB. Won't be doing the group start this year, but as I travel to southern Sweden for work sometimes, I might try and tie it in next year.

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Post by dlovett » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:26 pm

anybody know an airline that flies near to there and takes bikes at a reasonable cost?
Ryanair is approx £50 return for me but an extra £120 for the bike!

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Post by thenorthwind » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:38 pm

dlovett wrote:anybody know an airline that flies near to there and takes bikes at a reasonable cost?
Ryanair is approx £50 return for me but an extra £120 for the bike!
Not sure if this is helpful as it's a bit further north than I normally go, but it's worth considering Copenhagen airport as an option for southern Sweden. Malmo is just across the bridge and you get the train or bus. If you can get cheap flights from your UK airport of choice, it might be worth considering.

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Re: Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k

Post by Scud » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:41 pm

if you book either BA or SAS (Swedish airline) and choose the option to have 23kg hold luggage, that includes bike, as i have just booked for Vatterundan

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Post by dlovett » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 am

BA are going in at approx £140 including bike as part of the luggage. The organisers have also sent me a 90km route from Gothenberg airport to the start town, that's mainly paved and gravel but off all main roads. Just need the time off of work now and then it's a go.

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Post by jameso » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:18 pm

Like. Thanks Rich.

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Post by dlovett » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 pm

Here is the route from Gothenberg Airport to the start town as provided to me by the organisers.

https://www.komoot.com/tour/59992542

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Post by dlovett » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm

Well I signed up and booked flights, so here is hoping it's good fun. Anybody else from they parish doing it?

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Post by dlovett » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:02 am

Well the organisers have sent more details of the event and to be honest it looks brilliant. Every rider is issued with a sat tracker for safety, so you don't need your own spot/inreach.

As it's the first year, they have actually released the gpx files of the loops in advance, rather than issuing the next one after you complete it.

Lap 1 176.6km 1530m
Lap 2 176.4km 1701m
Lap 3 238.5km 2117m
Lap 4 133.8km 1869m
Event total 725.3km 7217m

The event starts at 10am on Thursday and finishes a 1pm on Sunday.

Each loop has two check points which include having to take a Selfie with a Bison and a pyramid at a certain point on each loop. There are several places where you have to get a selfie with a certain view as well.

The terrain and elevation profiles also look pretty good.

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Post by dlovett » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:21 am

Holy Moly having traced the first two loops, they do indeed have lots of trees and lakes in the Jonkoping area. It seems like a tour of most of them!! I thought it looked very flat until I realised that the strange building at the checkpoint on sat images, was the top station of a cable car.

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Post by NorwayCalling » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:34 pm

Does look good "for Sweden" ...
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Post by dlovett » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:39 pm

the strange cable car is because it's a ski resort in the winter.

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Post by dlovett » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:29 pm

Well I'm off to Sweden at an ungodly hour tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather will stay as forecast. The Loops look excellent, admittedly slightly longer than was suggested. The biggest issue I can see is that the food options are a bit limited en-route. There is a welcome dinner on Wednesday and then it's route 1 from first thing Thursday morning. The current plan is to try and get the first loop done as quickly possible and then try to sleep at the basecamp for a few hours and then off again at dawn. Repeat four times.

If I get any internet over there I'll try to share the tracking link.

Good luck for the WRT and TD folks.

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Post by dlovett » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:07 am

Wow I have never seen as many forests and lakes anywhere as I did out of the window of the plane coming into Gothenburg. It did look reasonably flat compared to day Wales A quick check of the bike bag and all looks ok, just the bus journey for it to survive now.

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