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Old 06-02-19, 02:03 PM
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And They're Off

Another Trans Am bike race headed out this morning ... fewer than last year
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Old 06-02-19, 02:11 PM
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Any full fairing trikes in the race?
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Old 06-04-19, 11:35 AM
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I did not get up at 4 am, they leave early.. leading rider is in Idaho , now 722+ miles in ..
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Any full fairing trikes in the race?
did not see one in the you tube video of the start


here's a "day 1" video


is there any "official" coverage?

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The leader is setting a blazing pace. PBP in 2 days. 100+ mile lead over some strong riders. Be interesting to see how he holds up
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
did not see one in the you tube video of the start

I thought there would be a few since one won last year.


(Marcel Graber's velo in 2018)
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
is there any "official" coverage?
there is a dedicated bunch of dot watchers on facebook They are monitoring this page: Trans Am Bike Race 2019 live tracker by trackleaders.com

FB link to group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5247...ol7IIom6a8QQg8
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Old 06-08-19, 11:30 AM
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Leading rider crossing the northern colorado border today ..


https://transambikerace.com/
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
The leader is setting a blazing pace.
He's still setting a blazing pace.

I'm pretty sure that the difference in diet between him and me is nowhere near as important as our differences in age, training, effort, determination, and ... hmm, just about everything. Still, it's worth thinking about.
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Abdullah Z. is about to finish ,,, 616 mile lead.. only 60 to go..








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Leader has finished, now its wait for 2nd place .. 18 - 2 = 16 day crossing..
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astonishing human endurance
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Faster than driving a car.
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80% slower than driving a car
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looks like the stragglers are mostly the guys , women, 1 active .. a few scratched DNF

(1 went off on her own route at Missoula MT, another stopped there)







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there have been lots of finishers yesterday and today
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I've been looking at the winner's speed vs time plot and he's been getting pretty decent rest (and sleep, one assumes), which makes his win all the more amazing.
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Old 06-29-19, 04:29 AM
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actually, I didn't think he rested much at all.
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Well he seems to be taking around 4 hours stopped time every approx. 24 hours, according to his speed vs time plot...
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that doesn't really surprise much. He didn't carry anything and is vegan. He said in an interview that his biggest problem was there were too many places in the U.S. to stop for food
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