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WornCleat

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Aug 2016

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    They are still riding. Closing in on Alexanderopolis.

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    They appear to be having lunch together which is nice. Unlikely that they will finish today.

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    Sadly, although she might still be transmitting, one of the improvements to Trackleaders this year has been the way they have eliminated dots as soon as a rider finishes or scratches. No more dots appearing suddenly in the middle of America or worse. So, even is she is transmitting, we will not see her dot - unless she registers a new event!

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    For an easier return route, one could head north to join the Danube, follow its course up river until the Rhine Main Danube Canal and then the Main and Rhine before heading off to Belgium around Cologne. This would be a relatively flat route.

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    It will take her at least until November to comlete that ride.

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    Lovely Tweet from Darren Frank:

    "A cyclist gave me & my broken achilles abuse for holding them up on my Boris bike. Apparently I'm a "fucking fair weather cyclist". I LOL'd."

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    So Min was joined last night by Alberto Varni and Mattia Biffi. The photo shows enormous relief. It is good that she has people close by for this last stage.

    It is not clear whether she is risking disqulafication and riding with them or whether she is out on the road alone a little ahead of them. I think that latter as she appears to have started around 9 am local and the other two around 20 minutes later.

    What is also unclear to me is how far she has to go. Trackleaders gives her around 175km to go but this appears to be a direct line and would require her to ride over the sea. FreeRoute has it as 449 km but this seems rather too far.

    She will finish, at latest, by tomorrow night, I am confident. She could finish before then. Exciting times tinged with sadness that this great event is coming to a conclusion.

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    Min is in Kavala. Really good progress today. Keeping good distance from the Pair. All depends now on whether she calls it a night or pushes on. Kavala is around 40 km from where they are but is the next sizeable town with, accordingly, relatively easy accommodation. It is 6pm there. I would expect them to ride to it and arrive around 8-8:30pm. If Min rides on, she may have difficulty finding somewhere to sleep. If she stops where she is, they could catch her and possibly over take tonight.

    While some riders rode easily from Kavala to the end in a day, it will be interesting to see how our remaining riders tackle the next part of the race. It could be tempting to throw caution to the wind and just go for it.

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    Perhaps if hippy had invested in a carbon scrotum/penis/buttock (or two) we would not have had to endure tales of his chaffing/shredding/blistering/bruising/t­artaring

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    Good article here

    football365.com/news/mediawat­ch-football-and-its-cultural-defects

    In response to the lame piece in yesterday's Times by the hate filled ping pong player, Matthew Syed.

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