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frank9755

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Dec 2019
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    What is the light falls off...?

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    Can it be done from in bed?

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    Ah - ok, makes more sense. That bridge would have been a bargain for half an hour!

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    Yes, day 4, 36.3km - you stayed on the road (A1) when there was a blue cars only sign rather than diverting to the shitty gravel track (258) alongside it. You'd have got a penalty for that.

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    Yes, you're bound to have got a penalty in Serbia - anyone could tell that just by looking at you :)

    Is there are particular bit? If so I can have a look at your route when I have a minute

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    Where are you putting them to have vibration? I always have mine on my tail bag and never had a problem.

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    DQ would've made more sense than grinding myself down to finish to be honest.

    They only tell you about the DQ after you've finished so you could have both!

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    My understanding is that you won't be DQ'd if you make lots of little errors which could be mistakes from missing one sign, etc and that others also made - even if it adds up to quite a lot.

    You would get DQ'd if you are seen to have deliberately cheated, so drafting is a no - even if the advantage is not great - drafting for an hour saves you a few minutes - there is no way you can do it by accident. Also if you are judged to have ridden as a pair (stopping at the same places, riding together on successive days), that is not a mistake, it is deliberate, so DQ.

    In the past I've thought that the penalties weren't enough to offset the advantage that people gained from them, so maybe they have upped them a bit this year.

    But maybe not - @Samuli got half an hour total from a bit of A1 plus the bridge that I also did. That bridge saved me heaps of time as it opened up a much faster route so I would think a few hours would have been fair for that. And taking the gravel on the A1 was a pain, broke up rhythm, etc, so definitely worth more than a few minutes penalty.

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    Just based on experience, gen 3 lasted for two weeks on indypac and the guy I hired it from said it would probably last all the way, shouldn't need spare batteries

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    I take it to mean ultra-racing on a bike, although I'd also include non-races that some people do treat like a race, like Japanese Odessy, TAW and also PBP. For me it starts at something longer than 600km, ideally a lot longer

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