Weepsie Registered User
#1

Has anyone every heard of this? It's a 5300 km trans Australia race.

https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/2017roster

There are 2 Irish Riders in it. Best of luck to them.

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Miklos Registered User
#2

I follow the Cycling Maven on YouTube and he's doing it, he'll be vlogging throughout so should be pretty interesting.

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iwillhtfu Registered User
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Miklos said:
I follow the Cycling Maven on YouTube and he's doing it, he'll be vlogging throughout so should be pretty interesting.


Follow him myself and to be honest I can't see him finishing it. I'd be more interested to see his mate Ryan vlogging it.

Also I see he posted a pic of $14/litre for water on the Nullabour

iwillhtfu Registered User
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Weepsie said:
Has anyone every heard of this? It's a 5300 km trans Australia race.

https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/2017roster

There are 2 Irish Riders in it. Best of luck to them.


I more or less drove the route a good few years ago. It was a long way and I'd have zero interest in doing it on a bike to be honest. I'm amazed no ones has ever been killed in this race those road trains take no prisoners.

lukegjpotter Registered User
#5

Donncha Cuttriss is Instagramming pretty well from his preparation.

https://www.instagram.com/capperman1/

nilhg Registered User
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py Registered User
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iwillhtfu said:
Follow him myself and to be honest I can't see him finishing it.


Agreed. Based on his strava account, I just don't think he's got the miles put in to even get halfway though I hope he proves us wrong. I can see Durian Rider finishing it but I just won't be able to bring myself to view his clickbait vlog to check his progress.

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iwillhtfu Registered User
#8

I think he'll tough it out for the best part it will either be lack of water on the nullabour that'll get him or passing through Melbourne.

Even the hardiest soul would struggle passing their home after several thousand kms knowing that the next thousand or so are through the mountains.

It's one almighty race. Does anyone know the average completion time? It must be a month or so and that'd be doing big kms/day

OleRodrigo Registered User
#9

Great to see long distance cycling taking off, in its various forms

lukegjpotter Registered User
#10

iwillhtfu said:
I'd be more interested to see his mate Ryan vlogging it


RHINO is pretty good with the Instagram Stories.
https://www.instagram.com/flinnryan/

The Big Dog is Jesse Carlsson, he might be doing some Instagram Stories too.
https://www.instagram.com/jessecarlsson/

Abdulla from The Glucose Network will be making a documentary and uploading to The Maven's Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/abdullahzeinab1


iwillhtfu said:
Does anyone know the average completion time? It must be a month or so and that'd be doing big kms/day


They're talking about 400kms a day, that's 13 days.

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iwillhtfu Registered User
#11

I see they're off now.

No sign of a GPS marker for one of the Irish riders and Durian Rider. I know he was involved in that RTC last week but I didnt think he'd be a no show.

There looks to be a good few GPS markers missing

Weepsie Registered User
#12

Both Irish riders are there. Eoin has done 45 km and Cuttriss a bit over 60. Cycling maven seems i have stopped at 20 km.

Maybe durianrider realised he's a bit of a t!t once and for all and decided not to try

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iwillhtfu Registered User
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Weepsie said:
Both Irish riders are there. Eoin has done 45 km and Cuttriss a bit over 60. Cycling maven seems i have stopped at 20 km.

Maybe durianrider realised he's a bit of a t!t once and for all and decided not to try


Ah the GPS trackers are all over the shop at the start they still don't seem to be working 100%. Cuttriss and a whole bundle of others weren't evening showing a GPS signal.

Apparently Durian Rider is up the front but GPS showing him down the back. Not a great advertisement for whoever looks after the GPS

lukegjpotter Registered User
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iwillhtfu said:
Apparently Durian Rider is up the front but GPS showing him down the back. Not a great advertisement for whoever looks after the GPS


His spot tracker looks wrecked from the times.
Maven reckons Durianrider is with Rhino (Ryan Flinn).


Name:        Durianrider
Local time:  2nd January 8:20:35 pm (UTC+08:00) Perth
My time:     2nd January 12:20:35 pm



I also found Eoin's Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/wesellboxes/

Chiparus Registered User
#15

Friend of mine is planning to do the transcontinental , sound like the European version of this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_Race

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