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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm
by summittoppler
Here's a taste of what folk are riding...
https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2020-atla ... LqLjnJAcUA

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Here's a taste of what folk are riding...
Right old mix of bikes and kit there. I hope those with tents have got some decent pegs with them.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
by dlovett
Not sure if I was going all that way to ride I would trust ultra cheap bits as Michael Collins is. Still he got to luna orbit and back ok.

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As cheap as possible, Kinesis AT alloy frame, carbon fork, cable discs. As budget allows, the highlight is the SP dynamo hub rigged to an eBay special USB converter, then an Exposure dynamo, a £50 rear wheel, free tyres (someone didn’t want them!)
</quote>

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:35 pm
by FLV
Looking forward to following the race.

Johnnystorm, care to share which person you are so we / can follow?

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Johnnystorm = Nigel Leech

Chicken Legs = Andy Lawrence

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm
by sean_iow
FLV wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Johnnystorm, care to share which person you are so we / can follow?
https://amr2020.maprogress.com/?bib=105&showpath=yes

But keep it to yourself as he likes to keep it a secret :wink:

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:56 pm
by K1100T
Holy crap! I'm off work ill and have been making a spreadsheet of a "money no object" bike. That's after watching YouTube for most of the day - The Length Of Time. Inside The Tour Divide
, Ride The Sweary Dave-ide (Tour Divide 2019), I Just Want To Ride - Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide and GBDuro 2019 – EF Gone Racing.

There's someone doing this race on the same NS Bike RAG+ that I've got. 700c wheels too! That's a bit of a reality check, I really should get over myself a bit more... 😲

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:33 pm
by dlovett
Watch out for Bas Rotgans. He rode Cabin Fever on that setup last year and was very quick. He seems to be up front on the dots.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:41 pm
by K1100T
How do the dots work, are all the trackers reporting with the same frequency? Sofiane appears to be all over the place for example, half the time there's no label on the map or anything, it's a bit confusing.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:53 pm
by whitestone
K1100T wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:41 pm
How do the dots work, are all the trackers reporting with the same frequency? Sofiane appears to be all over the place for example, half the time there's no label on the map or anything, it's a bit confusing.
The trackers report their position every ten minutes or so (depends on unit and package) but that is based from when each rider turned on their tracker and started the process. So if rider A started their tracker at 0800 then you'd get pings at 0800, 0810, etc. If rider B started theirs at 0754 then you'd get pings at 0754, 0804, etc. Then there's the times that the tracker fails to transmit its location so the rider appears not to have moved for twenty or thirty minutes then suddenly jumps forward by 50km when the tracker makes contact.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:58 pm
by jameso
Here's a taste of what folk are riding...
Would want bigger tyres than many of those bikes have :shock:

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm
by voodoo_simon
Some cracking photos coming from this race, looks a great country to visit

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:16 pm
by jam bo
Cap 145 posts here sometimes as catbaiter.

Looks like he’s a couple of km from the top of the first major pass.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:59 pm
by FLV
Is Christan Meier really 24km out in front?

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:20 pm
by jameso
Looks like it, tracker's moving same rate as others. 15% ahead of Jay P And Sofiane Sehili - someone may be peaking early in the season!
Edit, or not, maybe he's just fast -
Christian Meier is a Canadian former racing cyclist who rode professionally between 2005 and 2016 for the Symmetrics, Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 and UnitedHealthcare and GreenEDGE teams.
2014 Tour de France finisher also

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:04 pm
by FLV
Yeah ok, fast then. Intersting to see what happens in the night!

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:15 pm
by K1100T
He's riding some custom bicycle that was all over the news feeds earlier in the week...

Image

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:51 pm
by FLV
Quite like that, apart from ive got back ache looking at them bars.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:54 pm
by pistonbroke
Well,well, I was in Mollet Dels Valles where Belle Cycles are made this afternoon. We're in Barcelona as MrsPB is running the Barca 1/2 marathon tomorrow and I had a spin on the bike north of the city. I seem to remember Kiko Belle from a ride I did last year. The air quality here is rubbish compared to where we live.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:38 pm
by benp1
There’s a classic Rock Lobster with v brakes on the rear. Nice. Complete contrast to some of the bikes there

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:06 am
by jameso
^ and a Breezer with v brakes, lovely bike. Was admiring it in the square before the last TNR start.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm
by Fat tyre kicker
There's 2 rock lobsters in there I think ?

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:09 pm
by benp1
Yep, two. A few v brakes, quite a few trek pro calibers, salsas (cutthroat or Fargo) and quite a lot of bomb tracks with a few spesh too. Nice mix of bikes, lots of aero and drop bars

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:23 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Anyone got an idea how much of the route is off-road ie not tarmac? I'm quite surprised by the seemingly low numbers of mountainbikes present.

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:30 pm
by FLV
No clue.

Sofiane and Christian dukeing it out at almost 500km in the first 2 days :shock: