GBDURO 2020 starts today

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GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 1 Aug 2020, 11:34am

One for the dotwatchers

LEJOG ultra-endurance race with a difference

This brings a whole new meaning to unsupported as competitors can not even stop at a shop!

https://dotwatcher.cc/race/gbduro20

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Aug 2020, 11:39am

Hi,
That's my sort of ride.
I wonder how many will underestimate their energy usage?
I'm assuming they're getting water from other sources other than shops/tap?
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 1 Aug 2020, 11:49am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
That's my sort of ride.
I wonder how many will underestimate their energy usage?
I'm assuming they're getting water from other sources other than shops/tap?



I've only seen the set up of one rider who had a stove and a water filter. It's tricky as there's not a lot of outside water taps unlike in other European countries.

This starting video gives you an idea of how a few people have gone about. A couple with trailers which sounds difficult off-road but I wouldn't know

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDVn_zHFaZ ... e=ig_embed

It's about 1200 miles, I don't know how long they're expecting it to take them but last someone competing did it in 6.5 days so maybe 7-8 with the extra weight?

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Redvee » 2 Aug 2020, 1:01am

I've been following the prep of Molly Weaver in Instagram as she prepares to do this ride. During lockdown I watched the EF Racing/Rapha Film of last year's race.


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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Aug 2020, 2:51pm

Hi,
Great Video :)
Thats just how it is....a personal battle...highs and lows and some emotional flatlining :mrgreen:
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Aug 2020, 2:58pm

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 2 Aug 2020, 7:37pm

I just can't comprehend the distances they are covering given it's both off-road and self-supported.

500km in 36 hours.

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 2 Aug 2020, 7:38pm

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Jamesh » 2 Aug 2020, 7:55pm

Good luck to them going self sufficient for 4+days!!

Food food and more food!

Going to be interesting to see what breaks!

Cheers James

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby reohn2 » 2 Aug 2020, 8:41pm

1982john wrote:Image

That would be one of those CF Tailfin racks that aren't worth a light :?
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=120326&p=1211138&hilit=Tailfin#p1211138
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Postby 1982john » 2 Aug 2020, 8:46pm

reohn2 wrote:That would be one of those CF Tailfin racks that aren't worth a light :?
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=120326&p=1211138&hilit=Tailfin#p1211138

It's one thing to use them for a road but off road was always going to be too tough. There's quite a few riders with them.

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Aug 2020, 9:00pm

Hi,
1982john wrote:I just can't comprehend the distances they are covering given it's both off-road and self-supported.

500km in 36 hours.

My first ever endurance ride without knowing what I was doing Was 474 K In 32 hours, solo.
Carry all my food from the start and using streams for water.
A piece of plastic sheet for Lying on the grass verge.
It's all just a mindset once you're in it just keep going :)
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Postby reohn2 » 2 Aug 2020, 9:03pm

1982john wrote:It's one thing to use them for a road but off road was always going to be too tough. There's quite a few riders with them.

I'm amazed anyone's using them when there's a Tubus rack that's lighter,as rigid,costs half the price and will take as much rough offroad use an adventure tourist can throw at it :wink:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-ra ... 22-wheels/
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 2 Aug 2020, 9:06pm

reohn2 wrote:
1982john wrote:It's one thing to use them for a road but off road was always going to be too tough. There's quite a few riders with them.

I'm amazed anyone's using them when there's a Tubus rack that's lighter,as rigid,costs half the price and will take as much rough offroad use an adventure tourist can throw at it :wink:
https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear- ... -edelstahl


They may have got it for free for the race - I know at least one has. But yea why would you not go with something with a proven track record

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Postby reohn2 » 2 Aug 2020, 9:22pm

1982john wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
1982john wrote:It's one thing to use them for a road but off road was always going to be too tough. There's quite a few riders with them.

I'm amazed anyone's using them when there's a Tubus rack that's lighter,as rigid,costs half the price and will take as much rough offroad use an adventure tourist can throw at it :wink:
https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear- ... -edelstahl


They may have got it for free for the race - I know at least one has. But yea why would you not go with something with a proven track record

Or even a proven rack record :wink:

PS,I've changed the link in my last post to a SJS link
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