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tomasito

Member since Nov 2007 • Last active May 2019

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    I made a custom Google Map for RATN with separate overlays for Hotels, Food stops and Bike shops. It's very straightforward to then toggle a layer on or off.

    The only issue is that I couldn't get the same map to show the (fixed) route of the race, but still a really useful resource and I found it preferable to adding POIs to the route I was navigating off on my Wahoo.

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    Yeah, peeling nose and face and a lot of comments at work on my "suntan" (windburn).

    I'd better go see the dentist. All those stroopwaffels will have left their mark I'm sure.

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    I use some Salamon cross-running shoes which have been fantastic.

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    Yeah. I have had a couple of knee surgeries so like to have a lot of movement in case it locks out.

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    I'm not sure. I got to the hostel, but after an hour in the dorm room I had a sudden change of heart and went booking.com, just so that i could guarantee some sleep. I'm this guy if that helps...

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    Finished. I belive I came 17th.

    I did a final push of 672km in one go, starting 5am Sunday and finishing 5pm Monday.

    When I started this race, I really wanted to push myself and see what I found; on Saturday night I had the feeling that if I kept chipping away with 300km days then I'd always wonder what if...

    So I went big. Lots of it was fun but I had the coldest, lowest moment I have ever had on a bike in the southern hills at 4am. I had sweated through my base layer and was left fixing a mechanical at the top of a hill in the freezing wind. I spent the sunrise hour crying, not sure how I would finish.

    At a McDs I put on ever item of clothing I had, fresh base layer, and all the coffee. It was enough to help me blast through the final 200km, although I was a bit stop-start over the final 20km just trying to nurse it home.

    Incredible experience. Netherlands has some beautiful roads and paths, but also some the the bleakest, hardest sections I have ever ridden. But for a first tast of long distance racing it was fantastic. Would do again.

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    Which section did he skip? It's hard to tell from trackleaders.

    (maybe along Lago di Fondi?)

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    I'm cap #22
    Won't be anywhere near the business end, but hopefully not DFL either. Never done anything like this before, but v excited to get going.

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    Leave some cake for the rest of us, hmmkay?

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    I think a number of local Bristol folk will be fixed.

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