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  • mikehow
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    @bland I stand corrected ๐Ÿ˜•

    Been following this for the last few day.

    Does anyone know whether it’s within the rules to keep track of your competitors on your own phone?

    Would mike know how much of a lead he has or is the sound of someone shouting ‘rider coming through’ the first indication that he’s gonna get?

    trail_rat
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    as stated in one of the threads – the TD you can have a phone

    but there isnt much signal on the route – 15% i believe.

    ChrisE
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    The super-speed that MH is doing of course, means in future years, if we do get a crack at it, arse-kickers like me will have much less time to do it in (under the 2 x record rule)

    C

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    I didn’t realise there was a 2x rule.

    I am more liking the idea of doing it as a TT rather than the grand depart, just do it as fast as I can, battle my own capabilities. Not only am I a good chunk slower than these guys on the bike, I just couldn’t make do with so little sleep.

    Combining the speed they travel at, with the tiny bits of sleep, I think they must be aliens or mutants or something, they sure as hell aint human.

    By the way, does anyone know if that UK divide style race is going to be repeated again?

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    It’s not 2x record pace it is 1.5 times. Stop following the dots and get out on the bloody bike;-) Could be <22 days the way they are going.

    I seem to recall the 2x is for ITT only, not sure if an error, or anomaly.

    By the way Craig is a really nice guy and very competitive, I had the pleasure of a day in his company 2 years ago. But I like Mike as well and will be really happy for the winner but also very sorry for the loser.

    MSP – Do you mean the Highland Trail Race from Tyndrum? If so then yes, it is on again. Entries from November 1st:

    HTR 400

    ChrisE
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    Stop following the dots and get out on the bloody bike;-)

    didn’t feel like the bike tonight so put the Walsh’s on and did 6 miles round the fells here instead. 2 weeks tomorrow I start a 12 day Transalp. So not that bad at 50!!

    C

    trail_rat
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    Id kill to get out on the bike instead o blue dot following

    Im out in nigeria working – 1 hour running a night is all i can do or sake of mu legs.

    I dont care who wins but will support the brit:)

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    MSP do you mean EWE (England Wales England? Think it only had 3 riders last year and none finished? As I remember; there were a lot of issues with the route not actually being that rideable due to how much rain we had.

    Not seen anything on Aidan’s blog about him organising it again this year.

    allthepies
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    Well Craig and Mike are currently stationary at the same point!

    Mike’s been there 7 hrs longer than Craig so (hopefully) got a lot of rest. Great effort from CS to catch up though.

    Edit: Ah, perhaps this explains it:-

    “in Steamboat as of around 10:25. Replaced SPOT batteries but doesn’t appear to be working”

    So Mike’s not with Craig but is further along the trail but SPOT not working (should have checked the update times), darn! Not a great ad for SPOT is it.

    Edric 64
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    Which probably means that Craig probably rode deep into the night to make up ground whilst Mike was asleep ?

    Edric 64
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    Scrub my comment then !

    allthepies
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    edric wrote:

    Which probably means that Craig probably rode deep into the night to make up ground whilst Mike was asleep ?

    See my edit above ๐Ÿ˜‰ (ah, you have done ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    pymwymis
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    If spot not working will the organisers dq Mike as not able validate route ??

    Now that would really upset me !!

    trail_rat
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    I dont want to be “that” guy but where will this leave him in terms of having his ride validated if he does the distance at this pace…… ๐Ÿ™

    Dyffers
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    The loss of his Spot tracker for a while didn’t seem to be a problem validating JP’s record last year.

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    Mike will have a gpx track as well to prove he was on route so he should be ok. I believe he has a prototype SpoT 3 unit rather than a production model.

    trail_rat
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    ah – i guess it hasnt got the “lap of the planet” seal of approval ๐Ÿ˜‰

    bland
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    Probably got strava on!

    trail_rat
    Member

    haha – would be a good email to Jay that one …

    “uh oh , mike hall just stole your KOM on “tour divide whole route”

    ๐Ÿ˜€

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    trail_rat – Member

    haha – would be a good email to Jay that one …

    “uh oh , mike hall just stole your KOM on “tour divide whole route”

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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    What are the rules about leaving the route?

    http://trackleaders.com/tourdivide13i.php?name=James_Olsen

    Could be he missed a turn, so would he have to go back to the turn and re-start?

    Whoops – he already has. What a bummer.

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    Rocks hidden in Mike’s saddlebag ๐Ÿ˜€

    Doesn’t seem to have slowed him down!

    rexated
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    I just checked the route tracker – has Craig bailed out near Steamboat as Mike charges ever onwards??

    qwerty
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    I’ve just realised that James Olsen is from Stroud… GO STROUDIE!!!!

    allthepies
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    CS has been stationary for 14 hrs now.

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    or his SPOT tracker isn’t being picked up (seems to be a common problem)

    Edric 64
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    Jesse Carlsson has nearly caught Craig now ,only about a mile behind

    trail_rat
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    The cynic in me suspected mind games. Doubt very much craigs still in kremling

    allthepies
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    Looks like his tracker is off or has problems.

    Edric 64
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    It`s such a hard event you do wonder about even athletes of this calibre suffering from illness due to fatigue .I would imagine Mike Hall would rather battle to the end as victory would seem hollow without his main adversary

    brakes
    Member

    are there any sites with commentary about what is going on day by day?

    brakes
    Member

    sweet, thanks.

    mcmoonter
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    Mike Hall’s average daily mileage is incredible, then he puts in an ‘all day attack’ across the Great Basin. We rode on the paved road across a tiny section of perhaps 40 miles of the basin. There is a whole lot of nothing out there, certainly no water or habitation, just tumbleweed and wind.

    High five Mr Hall.

    brakes
    Member

    Stappler! he’s quit!
    shame.

    allthepies
    Member

    CS out then.

    pingu66
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    Didn’t see that coming, so that makes James O third then.

    Brilliant.

    marvincooper
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    How / where are you seeing that?

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