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jameso

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active May 2019
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    Transalba route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29965637

    Uses A83 for a bit, but not the 83 or 85.

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    Yeah congratulations to both, great race @skinny, totally unpredictable ending. Look forward to reading more about it!

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    There was an off-route at ~764km that wasn't backtracked though his tweet said his GPS file showed the right route was taken. It didn't look like he took an advantageous route- went down a steep track, off road on a light drop bar bike.. maybe in the dark? The route shown on trackleaders was heading off the hill also. Inconsequential would be my guess.

    I'm not sure how organisers look at this but you'd hope it was based on rider intent and outcome (ie genuine + no consequence here) rather than anything too black and white. Conditions obscuring the track is an interesting Q. I suppose you have to make a call on safety as well as ability to stay on-route.

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    Both JH and SS have been off-route now, it's an interesting point. James tweeted about having a wrong route on his GPS. Both have back-tracked in places to correct errors so it seems odd that SS would carry on past a wrong turn. Speculating that he's in get-through-it mode and realises the tactic hasn't worked out.

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    so if skinny has made the safe and sensible call to sit out the storm, wtf has sofiane done?

    That's the big Q now, is it safe to carry on? It's a real shame Jay P is back due to a mechanical - this is the kind of moment in a race where he's got all the experience needed to really test others. He's seen it all before in the TDR for example, or SRMR (and Sofiane has a 16 day rookie TDR run under his belt).

    Rooting for James, more so for bringing pretty much a road bike to this event ... have to say though, hat of to Sofiane's bold move and I hope it doesn't backfire on him.

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    Swiss passes are stunning - Furka, Gotthard and Sustenpass, also the Klausenpass. Worst Saturday motorbike and supercar traffic I've ever experience though, annoying af- that and the cost of everything becomes a negative compared to France and Italy.

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    Finestre's just a great road, no? Climb or descend. I'd be happy either way. There's only a couple of climbs that I'd want to avoid and they're options on the route anyway.

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    Hey Alb .. yes probably, already on the TNR thread : )

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    Yeah, just felt pretty steep for a while when descending. And it's a long one too. But we're risking spoiling inkleined's fun here!
    The other one I had the fear of was the N side of the Glandon and damn, last summer I found out I was right.

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    Agnel/Agnello south side ... of all the roads I've ridden down that have given me the fear of ever climbing back up that way, that's probably top of the list.

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