Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-14, 10:27 PM   #1
dual650c
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pippa Middleton to cycle 3,000 MILES across the U.S. - RAAM

Haven't seen this posted anywhere....
Quote:
Pippa Middleton is set to cycle 3,000 miles across the United States as part of the Race Across America challenge.

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, 30, will be joined by a team including her brother James, 27, and six other individuals, in aid of the Michael Matthews Foundation, according to People.com.

The charity ride will kick off in Oceanside, California, on Saturday, with participants expected to arrive in Annapolis, Maryland, 12 days later.
original article on The Daily Mail UK

original article on People.com

Last edited by dual650c; 06-13-14 at 02:30 PM. Reason: added People.com link
dual650c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 03:25 PM   #2
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Yup, looked her up on the RAAM site.
Hard to say what that amounts to for her personally. There's no rule that all riders have to ride equal amounts. If you want to be competitive, the tendency is to have faster riders do more of the riding. If she's not much of a cyclist and some of the others are, you can be sure she won't be spending a lot of time cranking into headwinds up a mountain.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-14, 09:56 PM   #3
dual650c
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Probably a "participation & completion" team who are primarily about raising money. At least that's my guess.

As far as Pippa herself being a rider goes, she's done some distance riding. Not particularly fast, but she did finish a few centuries. And she's riding on a 8-person team, so she'll have some recuperation time.

Just thought it might be of interest to someone reading the forum/following RAAM. Most people follow the solos or a particular team which has a rider they know personally - at least that's my perception.
dual650c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-14, 11:14 AM   #4
ThermionicScott 
Gratuitous glib and snark
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
Posts: 13,398
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
I knew she seemed cooler than her big sister, but couldn't put my finger on why.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-14, 12:23 PM   #5
mander
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Van BC
Bikes:
Posts: 3,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thumbs up!
mander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-14, 01:01 PM   #6
905
waiting for my name tag
 
905's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
In her now-cancelled column for the Daily Telegraph in January she discussed how clip-in shoes have the propensity to let one pedal faster.

Pippa's sister's husband's mum, dressed for Ascot
905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-14, 06:05 PM   #7
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 14,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I think this is great for RAAM, are you even required to show up at the start if you "ride" on a "team"?
__________________
Randonneuring -- it's touring for people that aren't smart enough to stop for the night.
It's a wonderful sport when you can make up for a lack of ability with a lack of sleep
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-14, 11:13 PM   #8
dual650c
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And.... she's off...
Pippa Middleton epic bike race across 12 American states in eight days | Mail Online

Some nice pics of her.... equipment. And the bike (a rather expensive custom made bike) too.
dual650c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-14, 09:00 AM   #9
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Just checked, they're not leading the pack, but they're averaging 19.41 mph so far, so that's not exactly a bunch of couch potatoes out for a Sunday ride.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-14, 09:49 AM   #10
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 14,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
that's great, wonder if it will encourage other people to do the ride
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-14, 02:44 PM   #11
905
waiting for my name tag
 
905's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dual650c View Post
And.... she's off...
Pippa Middleton epic bike race across 12 American states in eight days | Mail Online

Some nice pics of her.... equipment. And the bike (a rather expensive custom made bike) too.
That's a spread worthy of Hello! magazine.
905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-14, 02:03 PM   #12
lhbernhardt
Dharma Dog
 
lhbernhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RAAM is a VERY expensive undertaking. Having the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge (who will likely one day become the Queen of England) is a great strategic move by the team, as it will raise the team profile for potential sponsors as well as for potential donors to their charity. Plus she's wealthy enough to chip in for the massive costs.

Also, an aside: interesting this year to see how well the British have been doing, with a rider in 2nd place men's solo (Mark Pattinson) and in 3rd place women (Shusanah Pillinger) and 3rd place 2-man team. In addition to that 8-person Royal team!

Luis
lhbernhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.