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bespokec

Member since Jul 2020 • Last active Sep 2020
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    Gravel is great on a gravel bike; not when you dont want it at 3am! My other fear is getting on a road that’s marked not for cyclists; I see in last years edition that was a recurring issue for people. I would have a proper sense of humour failure...

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    So I am doing this bad boy; its 3x the distance of anything I have done before. To say I am unprepared is a huge understatement
    I read last years reports with great interest; a mixture of laughing and fear....
    Based on the epic Badlands, these boys can put on an event....

    To save me from bombarding Hippy via DM I want him to recap his race last year and give me all his tips in one place !!

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    Thats a touch; my wife wanted to go and visit it When we were there in 2019 but my usual last minute planning is not normally conducive....

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    No tedious bike check
    It’s taken me 6+ months but I have finally found a perk of Covid!

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    i know you are a big fan of aerobars; but did these get any action at all?
    Is it true you need a bell for Spanish events? Do they enforce?!

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    There is a danger that this thread becomes an Anti LM rant, and its anything but. Guy is a stud....and apparently a top bloke who genuinely loves riding his bike
    The problem comes when the Rapha media machine needs “content”, and its full race kit and his own personal race photographer (or so it seems)

    Whereas the Laurens Ten Dam and Emma Pooley (both of who have much more impressive pro palmares) approach is to ride as privateers in a much lower key way. That sits better with me

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    Lets be honest, Lachlan will generate 100x more coverage for EF smashing us lot than he will finishing 97th in the Tour of Utah....
    And as you say, other teams will see the same thing

    And then in 5 years Lachlan will finish 21st in Badlands as Egan Bernal wins it, and Get no exposure and so the process begins again !!!!

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    Brilliant effort Hippy

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    For no other reason than my nosiness, I am curious how much people listen to music on an ultra?
    And is it music or podcasts, and does the genre change during day vs night
    And do you listen to more or less and the event progresses

    I have done a couple of 3-4 day events and no music at all; but in Very long training rides I play rock; but at night that freaks me out !

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    I think that move ratio is the inspiring thing; because regardless of speed or power of w/kg, the ratio is the ratio. 93% ride time is unbelievable- you need to properly dig, regardless of talent

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