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Indian Pacific Wheel Race

19 Mar 2017 12:29

anyone else watching this?

Started yesterday morning in Perth, Western Australia at 6am with riders setting off on an unsupported ride to Sydney 5400km away.

It's now 8PM Sunday and the lead riders have done just over 900kms. :surprised:

Honestly, it's madness and I can't look away. :eek:

you can keep track of the dots here: https://indianpacificwheelrace.maprogress.com/?id=10112#

Some great photo and content here: https://www.instagram.com/indianpacificwheelrace/?hl=en

The lead riders are about to hit one of the straightest stretches of road in the world, 150kms without deviation.
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19 Mar 2017 13:52

Will be interesting to see how the renowned cycling journalist Rupert Guinness performs in this arduous test.
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19 Mar 2017 16:26

This's awesome. :geek:
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19 Mar 2017 16:40

I don't understand it. Is it divided in stages or do riders just have to take all dem breaks themselves?
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19 Mar 2017 16:52

Red Rick wrote:I don't understand it. Is it divided in stages or do riders just have to take all dem breaks themselves?


Ultra-ultra-cycling.
https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/about

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race is a solo, single-stage, unsupported, 5,500km road cycling race ocean-to-ocean across Australia. The course is 100% sealed. The race starts on 18 March 2017 at 6:00am in Fremantle, Western Australia and finishes at the Sydney Opera House whenever you get there. The clock does not stop. There is no prize money. Nothing is at stake except honour.
''The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.'' - BBB
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19 Mar 2017 16:55

Ah thanks

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race is a solo, single-stage, unsupported, 5,500km road cycling race ocean-to-ocean across Australia. The course is 100% sealed. The race starts on 18 March 2017 at 6:00am in Fremantle, Western Australia and finishes at the Sydney Opera House whenever you get there. The clock does not stop. There is no prize money. Nothing is at stake except honour.
They forgot about the insanely sweet bragging rights :(
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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19 Mar 2017 18:43

I see Durianrider is participating in this!!!!!! :eek:

Not doing very well though..... carb the **** up man, come on!
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20 Mar 2017 00:37

durian rider has withdrawn as far as I know.

It's absolute madness, sleeping here and there, finding food on the way.

And the route they're taking is extreme too, the last 1500 or so kms from Melbourne to Sydney goes through some really hilly parts of Australia, just what you need with 4000kms in the legs already.
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20 Mar 2017 15:14

Top dogs now leaving Western Australia.
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20 Mar 2017 16:08

Durian forgot his BANANAS
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20 Mar 2017 17:40

leftover pie wrote:durian rider has withdrawn as far as I know.

It's absolute madness, sleeping here and there, finding food on the way.

And the route they're taking is extreme too, the last 1500 or so kms from Melbourne to Sydney goes through some really hilly parts of Australia, just what you need with 4000kms in the legs already.

I see that Back of Falls is on the route.
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20 Mar 2017 17:48

Cycling Maven is doing it. He's a real chill dude with pretty good YouTube content. He's posting video updates.
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20 Mar 2017 18:01

I see Allegaert isn't as far ahead anymore as when I checked this morning.
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20 Mar 2017 20:34

Finally a proper tour de france.
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20 Mar 2017 21:00

This type of racing is reminiscent of those earliest TDFs yes :D

Only here the GPS makes sure the riders aren't taking the train :p
(or at least their GPS's aren't)
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20 Mar 2017 23:14

valentius borealis wrote:
leftover pie wrote:durian rider has withdrawn as far as I know.

It's absolute madness, sleeping here and there, finding food on the way.

And the route they're taking is extreme too, the last 1500 or so kms from Melbourne to Sydney goes through some really hilly parts of Australia, just what you need with 4000kms in the legs already.

I see that Back of Falls is on the route.

that is a really hard climb, I did it a couple of years ago in the 3 peaks, having already done 200km that day it was up there with the really tough climbs I've done in france (galibier, superbagneres, tourmalet etc etc)

can't imagine what it will be like with 4000+ under the legs.

OMG this race is insane!

Having been riding solidly for 3 days a few riders have just left the state of Western Australia and are now in South Australia, in the next thousand or so kilometres they should expect to see some slightly more challenging hills. :eek:
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21 Mar 2017 01:40

leftover pie wrote:durian rider has withdrawn as far as I know.

It's absolute madness, sleeping here and there, finding food on the way.

And the route they're taking is extreme too, the last 1500 or so kms from Melbourne to Sydney goes through some really hilly parts of Australia, just what you need with 4000kms in the legs already.


Yeah, he has. He was hit by a car a few weeks back.
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21 Mar 2017 01:49

Been following this closely as a couple of friends of mine are actually riding in this event, Sarah Hammond and Hardnox. If I can get my health back on track I'd love to give something like this a go next year.
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21 Mar 2017 01:57

leftover pie wrote:
valentius borealis wrote:
leftover pie wrote:durian rider has withdrawn as far as I know.

It's absolute madness, sleeping here and there, finding food on the way.

And the route they're taking is extreme too, the last 1500 or so kms from Melbourne to Sydney goes through some really hilly parts of Australia, just what you need with 4000kms in the legs already.

I see that Back of Falls is on the route.

that is a really hard climb, I did it a couple of years ago in the 3 peaks, having already done 200km that day it was up there with the really tough climbs I've done in france (galibier, superbagneres, tourmalet etc etc)

can't imagine what it will be like with 4000+ under the legs.

OMG this race is insane!

Having been riding solidly for 3 days a few riders have just left the state of Western Australia and are now in South Australia, in the next thousand or so kilometres they should expect to see some slightly more challenging hills. :eek:


The event really does change once they leave Melbourne as they head into the Dandenongs then its up and down pretty much all the way into New South Wales, mind you after all the flat riding from Perth to Melbourne I would think some would really welcome the change of scenery.
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21 Mar 2017 13:23

There's a similar, but much shorter/easier event in Scotland this year I'm considering coming last in :)
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