Atlas Mountain Race.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by summittoppler » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm

Here's a taste of what folk are riding...
https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2020-atla ... LqLjnJAcUA

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm

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.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by dlovett » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm

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!)
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:35 pm

Looking forward to following the race.

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

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm

Johnnystorm = Nigel Leech

Chicken Legs = Andy Lawrence
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by sean_iow » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm

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:
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by K1100T » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:56 pm

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... 😲
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by dlovett » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:33 pm

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.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by K1100T » 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.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by whitestone » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:53 pm

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.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:58 pm

Here's a taste of what folk are riding...
Would want bigger tyres than many of those bikes have :shock:

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm

Some cracking photos coming from this race, looks a great country to visit

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jam bo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:16 pm

Cap 145 posts here sometimes as catbaiter.

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

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:59 pm

Is Christan Meier really 24km out in front?

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:20 pm

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.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:04 pm

Yeah ok, fast then. Intersting to see what happens in the night!

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by K1100T » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:15 pm

He's riding some custom bicycle that was all over the news feeds earlier in the week...

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:51 pm

Quite like that, apart from ive got back ache looking at them bars.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by pistonbroke » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:54 pm

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.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by benp1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:38 pm

There’s a classic Rock Lobster with v brakes on the rear. Nice. Complete contrast to some of the bikes there

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:06 am

^ and a Breezer with v brakes, lovely bike. Was admiring it in the square before the last TNR start.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm

There's 2 rock lobsters in there I think ?

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by benp1 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:09 pm

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

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:23 pm

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.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:30 pm

No clue.

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

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