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alevand
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  20:22:55  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I test rode a Milan at Michigan. He should be at the state line in an hour.

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Edited by - alevand on 06/11/2018 20:28:16
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  21:12:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcel stopped to eat again. He is just outside Pittsburg, KS. I think he will stop for the night in Golden City, MO. He is actually in Pittsburg now. He might push on to Ash Grove, Walnut Grove, or maybe Marshfield.

Dave is only 50 miles from 2nd place. He might push on another 3-4 hours before stopping.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  21:23:32  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like he's at the holiday lodge.


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Originally posted by Jerry

Marcel only 90 miles from MO. Dave is flying along at 31 mph. I get tired just watching the dots. I can't imagine how hard it is riding the way they are going in this heat. The velo would weigh an extra 100 pounds with me in it, full of ice! Ha ha.



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Jerry
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  21:59:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought for sure he would make it to the pie cafe for the night! Dave is in Newton, KS.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/12/2018 :  06:12:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peter Anderson is riding an average of 2 1/2 hours a day longer than Marcel, but Marcel is still 156 miles ahead. Just think if Peter Anderson was in a velomobile!
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alevand
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Posted - 06/12/2018 :  06:39:12  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Will he make Illinois today?

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/12/2018 :  06:45:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka-D0t12Q44 Dave at the Newton bike shop/hostel.

I don't know if Marcel will reach IL or not today. That is one tough 300+ miles. Today is the 1st day Marcel is up and riding before Peter Anderson though. Marcel said on his FB page he expects the traditional bikes to catch and pass him. For Marcel to win, he might have to start riding an hour longer than Peter each day.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/12/2018 :  18:59:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcel stopped for the night in Eminence, MO. Dave is still going at 21 mph just east of Nashville, MO. IMHO, if Marcel gets past the Ohio River 1st, he will win! Dave still has a shot at 2nd. If Dave is within 50 miles of 2nd with 2 days to go, he will be 2nd. Of course just my opinion.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/12/2018 19:00:26
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carolina
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  10:33:43  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the vids jerry! I sent them to Europe to some velo friends.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  11:31:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave only 31 miles out of 2nd place and he slept in by over 4 hours. I think Dave will win in the last two days. He will probably ride non-stop the last 20 plus hours. Just my opinion, no crystal ball or anything. Dave is the most well rested of the leaders, he is the strongest and fastest rider, and he has shown he can ride for over 24 hours. All that and the fact he is a super nice guy.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  11:44:06  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking at the route in Kentucky, it hardly stays on one road for a few miles before making a turn onto another road, and much the same in Virginia.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  12:18:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In KY a group of riders on the Trans Am route said they encountered over 200 dogs chasing them. Will not affect the velos. Marcel about 10 minutes from Chester, IL.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  13:33:54  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
He'll need his spinach to get through Ky and Va.

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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  14:12:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave's now on Peter's ass. Just 12 miles from him...

The likelihood is high that velomobiles will occupy the number 1 and number 2 slots at the finish line, barring unforeseen circumstances.

I wish I could afford one! I'll have to stick with building an improved one for my needs...
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carolina
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  14:43:42  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Running into mtns & hills.

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alevand
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  15:19:44  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Will Marcel make the last ferry across the Ohio, or will have to spend the night on a picknick table?

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  20:58:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is my belief that Dave has been playing with the others. He is very well rested and a very savvy racer. He is going to put the hammer down the last few days and smoke everyone. Dave and Marcel train in the mountains. Marcel lives in the pre-Alps and is use to them. Dave spends a lot of time in CO. MO is the toughest stretch in the race by far and Dave and Marcel ate it up! I will be happy with whoever wins, but I would bet my money on Dave Lewis. time will tell!
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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  21:26:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was hoping Dave would win from the start after hearing about him riding more than 600 miles in 24 hours, but who knows? I wasn't optimistic that this was going to happen earlier in the race seeing him initially at the middle of the pack.

I'll be more than happy merely to see 2 velomobiles in the top slots just for the notoriety they would bring to the technology. Maybe it will spur consumer demand so that someone finally mass produces one that doesn't cost much more than a decent high-end bike. Production volume is the main reason we don't see a sub-$3k velomobile. Without demand, that volume will never happen, and most people who want one can't afford the often five-figure price tag.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  21:41:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcel is a great guy too, but Dave is way stronger and better acclimated to racing endurance, especially in a velo. Just from following and reading about Dave over the last 2-3 years, he wants to win very badly. I think his strategy was to lay back and just hang close to the leaders, then after he figured what he needed to do, he is now doing it. Dave can ride for 48 hours straight if need be. He is relentless.

Marcel is in Elizabethtown for the night. Dave still riding toward Chester.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/13/2018 21:45:01
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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/13/2018 :  23:30:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave's still at it. I wonder if he's going to catch up to Marcel before retiring for the night? I could see him really pressing onward hard in the coming days since he has a real shot at winning.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  06:08:47  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave only stopped for an hour overnight. Marcel is waiting for the first ferry at 6:30.

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Edited by - alevand on 06/14/2018 06:24:41
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  06:32:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave is within 50 miles of Marcel and back up and running. Unless something happens, game over. Dave will not be stopped now! He is a machine.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/14/2018 06:32:22
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alevand
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  06:40:17  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave has been stopped for an hour now in the middle of nowhere.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  06:47:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave does this all the time, stop to take a short power nap.
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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  11:13:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once Dave is finished with this race, win or lose, I think he should try to break Christian von Ascheberg's record set in a Milan SL, where he traveled 766 miles in a 24 hour period on a track. I think Dave is capable of beating it, although he might need to swap the DF out for a Milan.
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