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turnpedal

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Oct 2018

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    Yeah, I barely follow the threads these days. I followed you and skinny on TCR and a friend of a friend on instagram, that was it. Once skinny finished, I switched off :p

    What we really need is a goochcam

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    Haha, I knew my opinion would wind people up. I'm not saying other people shouldn't want to do it with all the fanfare, and I understand that it's more interesting for the dot watchers. I personally quite like the lack of coverage from tour divide, and really just watching dots, and having to guess/speculate what happens when someone goes off route or scratches, until they call in or there's a local that posts. I like the mystery and suspense, not the instant info fix. I guess I also like TD because I have ridden it, so it's closer to my heart, I'm sure you guys who've done TCR/TABR feel the same about those routes too.

    @hippy, yeah, don't need it to be a race to ride fast, and I haven't finished a race since TD, and not entered any for 18 months. I do prefer riding my own routes, untracked. Maybe I just don't enjoy racing (neither do you judging by your twitter, lol)

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    Cordillera books, published every year.

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    Instagram launched before the TCR even started

    Ultra racing started before the TCR

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    I think they're all getting too slick these days. I love that Tour Divide is not really organised, and the website is terrible and part of the challenge is finding stuff out yourself. Same goes for Highland Trail Race. No fees apart from Trackleaders tracking, that's it. Keep it simple, make the racers do the hard work and scare off lesser humans.

    Having a branded car following racers on tour divide would ruin it, part of it is being out there, away from all that fanfare. Each to their own I guess. For me this is the reason I haven't joined TCR etc.

    Instagram ruined ultra racing.

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    Plant based whole food vegans have their very own five-a-day 💩💩💩💩💩

  • in Rides & Races
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    It was just Kristof, his Curve Cycling titanium bicycle (that he has named Natascha), and his credit card. No one else.

    Not subtle, really annoying. Curve is pretty tedious for this relentless product placement and spamming.

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    I got the impression from that indypac doc that he doesn't like be bothered when he's racing, so makes sense to keep this relatively low key and not publish his location or the route.

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    See the Omnom thread or those countless 'which GXP BB is betterer' threads.

    Simple, hope or chris king, with an adapter shim. Running one of each on my two best bikes

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    My old klein, just remembered this shot.

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