GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:43 am

Whilst it’s impressive that the riders are actually racing with the loads they are carrying, in the greater scheme of things they aren’t carrying the same weight as the average German cycle tourist :lol:

Seriously though the loads don’t look that great. Compared to some expedition loads they are comparatively light weight.
Just look at what Alpinium carries at times.
My own load on my African and Asian trips topped 40kg at times when food and water were added for isolated desert crossings.
There's bikes arrive at the WRT that probably weigh more but I'm wondering whether it's perhaps the choice of bke that will lead to problems?
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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by lune ranger » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:52 am

Absolutely. And it would seem choice of rack.
I’d be on something a bit more substantial that won’t be flexing about like wet spaghetti under the extra load.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Dyffers » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:01 pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDdsu9AFug7 ... pcj1q83a1u

No doubt the context is missing to this photo but it appears to show the leader setting out from a pub.

I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt, but wasn't the plan to avoid these places? If no one is buying anything on route, surely the unwritten other side of that rule is don't go mooching about pub gardens?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by gairym » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:51 pm

Toilet break???

Water refill???

Would those not be cool to do at an open pub?

Not saying I think they should be etc... but just hypothesising for a friend :-bd

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:07 pm

Went out last night to see Angus, Josh was a bit too far back last night and too far this afternoon.
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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by mattpage » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:24 am

gairym wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:51 pm
Toilet break???

Water refill???

Would those not be cool to do at an open pub?

Not saying I think they should be etc... but just hypothesising for a friend :-bd
I believe they are all not allowed. Only public water taps that are available to all riders are OK.
No use of public toilets allowed.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by gairym » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 am

Interesting. :shock:

I'm now on board with those thinking the rules are silly.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Shewie » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:49 am

Looks like Mr Ibbett has taken the lead, or Mr Youngs batts have died in his Spot?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:06 pm

Yet Young has further distance from start than Ibbett?
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Post by Shewie » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:20 pm

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Yet Young has further distance from start than Ibbett?
I wondered if he'd ridden to the start and included that mileage?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by stevewaters » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:29 pm

Surely they are going to need more that 14,000 Calories to complete the ride ?

According to Strava, I burned 15,000 Calories in the 25 hours riding on the YD 300 last weekend.

What happens if/when they run out of their food stock ? - Do they have to bail ?

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Post by Landslide » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:30 pm

Roadkill and scrumping.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by mattpage » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:24 pm

Shewie wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:49 am
Looks like Mr Ibbett has taken the lead, or Mr Youngs batts have died in his Spot?
Angus has scratched.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by thenorthwind » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:51 pm

Just seen the line through his name on the tracker. Any idea why?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Delv4 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:05 pm

stevewaters wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:29 pm
According to Strava, I burned 15,000 Calories
Strava wildy over estimates calorie burn if you do not use a power meter

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Alpinum » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:59 pm

stevewaters wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:29 pm
Surely they are going to need more that 14,000 Calories to complete the ride ?

[...]
What happens if/when they run out of their food stock ? - Do they have to bail ?
I haven't seen the video and am not following any of the 'action' besides reading here, but from above post I gather it's 2 x 14,000 kcal which have been discussed.
Since I received a "Hey man, you should come ride GBDURO 2020... it'll be a no-fly ride..." from M. from the Racing Collective, I did a little research and found the route to be easy. Given this and the 2000 km and very little climbing, 28,000 kcal seems about right.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by robbie » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:11 pm

thenorthwind wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Just seen the line through his name on the tracker. Any idea why?
Taken from dotwatcher
"But after a tough night getting caught in a thunderstorm then suffering the shivery, vomity after effects today, he's been forced to call it a day"

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by thenorthwind » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:17 pm

robbie wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:11 pm
thenorthwind wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Just seen the line through his name on the tracker. Any idea why?
Taken from dotwatcher
"But after a tough night getting caught in a thunderstorm then suffering the shivery, vomity after effects today, he's been forced to call it a day"
Ah I see. I thought the weather must have been pretty bad up on the moors. It's been very windy, and pretty wet here in the north east particularly yesterday, and this morning. I thought these guys would be well prepared for that, but I guess they're running quite light on kit with carrying all the food. Did no-one learn anything from last year's HT550? :wink:

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by mattpage » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:06 pm

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:59 pm

I haven't seen the video and am not following any of the 'action' besides reading here, but from above post I gather it's 2 x 14,000 kcal which have been discussed.
Since I received a "Hey man, you should come ride GBDURO 2020... it'll be a no-fly ride..." from M. from the Racing Collective, I did a little research and found the route to be easy. Given this and the 2000 km and very little climbing, 28,000 kcal seems about right.
I don't know the full route, but know all of Wales and "easy" is not a word I'd use to describe it! :lol:

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Lazarus » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:45 pm

27 000 m/ 90,000 ft of climbing and 1200 miles/2000KM

I dont reckon many will be saying easy to that route either

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by jobro » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:06 pm

I think thats four riders out with gastrointestinal problems. Coincidence, or the need to find/filter water?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:38 pm

Too much reliance on energy gels?

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by mattpage » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:41 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Too much reliance on energy gels?
I don't think any of them will be relying on energy gels. They might have some for emergencies, but its not feasible to rely on them for multi-day rides.

Almost certainly water related.

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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:09 am

Surely, in this day and age there should be absolutely no need for anyone to make themselves ill through bad water? Filters are cheap and light and they will all remove the nasties that'll make you sick :???:
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Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Post by robbie » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:19 am

I see second place has snapped the rails on his saddle and cant buy a new one under the rules.

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