Atlas Mountain Race.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Lazarus » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:33 pm

I would still argue that sleeping2-4 hours is still a strategy based on not sleeping.
YMMV
I see no other way to win personally and the question is what is the best sleep deprevation strategy to win not is sleep depreviation the best way to win.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by johnnystorm » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:08 pm

Jumping in after a week of radio silence...

I'm 150km from the end and my performance enhancing plans are to eat two mixed tacos and chips.

It's been a nightmare trying to find enough to eat! If I never have another omlette it'll be too soon!
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:16 pm

Keep on going Nige...

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Lazarus » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 pm

If you had slept less you would have needed fewer omlettes :-bd

Top effort sir and keep going

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 pm

johnnystorm wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Jumping in after a week of radio silence...

I'm 150km from the end and my performance enhancing plans are to eat two mixed tacos and chips.

It's been a nightmare trying to find enough to eat! If I never have another omlette it'll be too soon!
Well done Nige/JohnnyStorm... keep going sir. Like Stu would say you're vaguely exciting (you do know thats meant to read a.w.e.s.o.m.e :-bd )

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by johnnystorm » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:39 am

Eating is still hard, the food arrived and I just picked at it. At least I can pack a taco wrap!
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by johnnystorm » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:42 am

Oh, and if your arse ever falls off I've found urgoderm to be quite good at sticking it back on. My saddle sores are x-rated! :o
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by FLV » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:58 am

Keep on mate, top effort.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:14 am

https://blog.komoot.com/winner-of-the-a ... -interview
I was pushing my bike in the snow, wondering if it was really happening, or whether it was a dream.

However, I never put myself in danger. I know that the only thing really important is to be able to recognize the exact moment when you can no longer fight against sleep. You have to be able to stop before you wake up in the ditch, or worse.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by BreninBeener » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:09 pm

Nige, i dont know you other than on here.

However you are doing ace stuff and have totally inspired me and Mrs Beener.

Go dude!

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:14 pm

Our Nigel is about to finish, couple of KM to go.

See Shona and Rich have have finished

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by whitestone » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Just noticed this video on the GCN channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJmfrzSvc4 - first six and a half minutes or so.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Just noticed this video on the GCN channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJmfrzSvc4 - first six and a half minutes or so.
Uhm, 'will roadies spoil grave?' ... I doubt it but what I love is the irony that everyone seems to be trying to turn 'gravel' into mountainbiking. Bigger tyres, wider bars, suspension, droppers, etc :wink:
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Lazarus » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:48 pm

I think its an easier transition than to an actual proper MTB race/route where you will need far superior [ or different ] set of bike handling skils [and camping/survival]- for gravel you just need to tolerate the facts its not tarmac.
I am sure many ex pros will ride these events and rather quickly.
As for ruin it i dont attend so cannot comment

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by stevenshand » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 pm

'will roadies spoil gravel?'
For who? The losers* riding gravel now?

If you're gonna put on an event and market it as a race, I think you give up all the rights to complain when fast people enter it aiming to win.

*that's meant sorta tongue in cheek

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:32 pm

'will roadies spoil gravel?'
- GCN

Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word - no".

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Lazarus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:41 pm

I hope someone does a headline aking if that law is true :wink:

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:44 pm

'will roadies spoil gravel?'

- GCN

Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word - no".
It's hard to spoil something which is merely a construct of the imagination, doesn't exist as a physical entity and has no definition. :wink:
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:56 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:41 pm
I hope someone does a headline aking if that law is true :wink:
Error - Loop does not compute

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by jameso » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:58 pm


It's hard to spoil something which is merely a construct of the imagination, doesn't exist as a physical entity and has no definition. :wink:
thinking rabbit hole that I'm not clever enough to even enter, or am smart enough not to go into, don't know. Am I happy? :grin:

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by In Reverse » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:38 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:41 pm
I hope someone does a headline aking if that law is true :wink:
"Does this headline follow Betteridge's Law?"

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:01 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Just noticed this video on the GCN channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJmfrzSvc4 - first six and a half minutes or so.
Uhm, 'will roadies spoil grave?' ... I doubt it but what I love is the irony that everyone seems to be trying to turn 'gravel' into mountainbiking. Bigger tyres, wider bars, suspension, droppers, etc :wink:
Perhaps because ‘gravel bikes’ are pretty crap off-road? I love mine, if I could only have one bike, it would be the keeper, but for any route >50% off-road, I would definitely use a proper MTB.
Interesting observation from ‘rigs of the AMR’, it appears most people took drop bar gravelish bikes, but most of the fastest riders used normal MTBs. Would be interested to here what those riding this year think about that.

Having ridden a different Atlas routes from Marrakesh last year, I wouldn’t mind giving this route a try, but probably not racing.

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Lazarus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:14 pm

JP said it was mistake for him to do it on 50 mm tyres

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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by johnnystorm » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Cutthroat was at times brilliant, but overall, definitely not the right bike. Hardtail with flat bars would have been much better.
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Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:47 pm

Given what Nigel and others have said, I'm intrigued to discover whether the event was in some way 'mis-sold' or have we now reached the point that unless explicity told otherwise, we naturally expect any event to be gravel biased?
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