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Jerry
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  13:36:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave is currently in a Milan in the race! I don't think Dave likes going around in circles for 24 hours. I think he will break 700 on the road again soon. Major difference between track and real road condition riding.

Dave is so cool. He stops along the road to cat nap or stops for 45 minutes for lunch and other people are all anxious and Dave just keeps an even keel. Someone posted he was going nuts because of Dave's sleeping habits and casual approach. Lol. I just have to laugh out loud. Dave knows what he can do and how long he can ride. He made up over 200 miles in 48 hours. If he is within 100-150 miles with 48 hours to go, he is the winner!

He is currently stopped in Marion, IL eating lunch.

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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/14/2018 :  14:43:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought he used a DF during his 647 mile run at Sebring and acquired the Milan for this transcontinental race.

Dave certainly has a lot of discipline to be able to pace himself so well. If I were a contestant doing as well as him, I'd be freaking out right now and wouldn't know what strategy to pursue. Dave is taking the tortoise approach and doing very well without yet being at the end of the race. That does bode well for his possible outcome at the finish line.

I think he could ride for well over 24 hours straight at moderate effort. If he's been averaging 104W thus far, I would not be surprised to see him up that effort to 150-200W for the last 12-18 hours of the race.

I'd love to see what he could do in a separate event going all out in a Milan with full leg force. I would bet money that he could reach 60 mph(or very close to it) in a Milan on the flat if the opportunity presented itself.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Peter Andersen could smoke both Dave and Marcel if they were all in the same vehicle type, and provided Peter trained to accommodate the different leg muscles used. He's every bit as much of a monster as Dave and Marcel are, if not more-so.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  06:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave was over heated from going 29 hours yesterday. He is up and riding again. I bet he will go over 400 miles before stopping for the night again. No way Peter would smoke Dave on an upwrong bike or velo. Dave's velo is around 45 pounds plus what he carries and he is still ahead of Peter who has had 20+ more hours of riding time. And Dave was a beast on his DF just a year or so ago.
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carolina
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  08:29:49  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bet he wants a new df alpha-7. 36 pounds, but 17$ grand ttd. 14 piunds lighter but limited production. Or maybe it is the 7.
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Edited by - carolina on 06/15/2018 08:50:37
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  16:32:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave got way too hot yesterday and stopped way early today and went to bed. Unless he gets up this evening and rides in the dark, I don't see him winning.

Three people have been struck by cars in the event. One person was airlifted to hospital.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/15/2018 :  19:05:55  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote


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Jerry
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  05:10:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Saw that video when it was posted yesterday. Funny! He kept calling Marcel by the wrong name, almost caught him when Marcel says "now we go fast" and was gone. Ha ha. I bet next time he will ride 5 miles ahead before trying to catch a velo.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  11:41:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave has a couple of injuries including a Achilles Hills injury.
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Toecutter
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Posted - 06/16/2018 :  22:05:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sucks balls. If he ends up having to drop out, it's understandable. Better that he is able to continue riding in the years to come.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/17/2018 :  08:30:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There have been at least 9 Achilles Hill injuries in the race so far. Just my opinion, but I think most of these injuries are from having the cleats too far forward on the shoe. I tried riding with the cleat forward and in less than 50 miles my Achilles was killing me. Everyone, including the self proclaimed BROL experts, thought that Marcel might have been toast or overdone it. Well, just so happens he had a broke gear cable. The man is tough! I wonder if he decides to go ahead and ride all day and night and finish, or if he stops for the night.
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carolina
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Posted - 06/17/2018 :  08:31:30  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think the df alpha-7 will win.

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alevand
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  11:46:33  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Marcel_Graber Full History

https://www.facebook.com/scott.gilbertson.9/videos/10213798437889721/

Race Status Active
Last Update Rec'd 09:31:23 AM (PDT) 06/18/18
Current speed 4.3 mph
Route mile 4104.7 mi
Route average speed 10.6 mph
Route distance per day 254.2 mi
Moving Time 10:09:09
Stopped Time 5:18:13
Moving Average Speed 16.5 mph
Current Elevation 128 ft
Next waypoint Yorktown!
Distance to next waypoint 60.1 mi
Est. arrival at waypoint 03:13:53 PM (PDT) 06/18/18

Dave_Lewis Full History
Race Status Active
Last Update Rec'd 09:40:02 AM (PDT) 06/18/18
Current speed 16.1 mph
Route mile 3774.5 mi
Route average speed 9.7 mph
Route distance per day 233.7 mi
Moving Time 9:17:28
Stopped Time 6:08:53
Moving Average Speed 16.2 mph
Current Elevation 2087 ft
Next waypoint Yorktown!
Distance to next waypoint 390.3 mi
Est. arrival at waypoint 01:47:07 AM (PDT) 06/20/18

Peter_Andersen Full History
Race Status Active
Last Update Rec'd 09:31:35 AM (PDT) 06/18/18
Current speed 8.2 mph
Route mile 3933.0 mi
Route average speed 10.1 mph
Route distance per day 243.6 mi
Moving Time 10:18:18
Stopped Time 4:23:25
Moving Average Speed 15.2 mph
Current Elevation 3035 ft
Next waypoint Yorktown!
Distance to next waypoint 231.9 mi
Est. arrival at waypoint 08:36:31 AM (PDT) 06/19/18



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Edited by - alevand on 06/18/2018 11:55:02
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  12:48:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At Marcel's current pace, he will win by close to 200 miles. He should be done by 2:30 pm CDT. Wow! I don't know if Dave can hold onto 3rd. If he gets over Vesuvius 1st before 4th place guy, he can, if not, I don't think so. If he didn't have the injuries, he would be in contention to win.
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  14:08:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcel 10 miles from finish!
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alevand
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  14:47:49  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Id be in the shade.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  14:52:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's official, he has won! Sitting down talking and drinking a blue Gatorade.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  15:10:01  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
id be sitting in the shade.


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alevand
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  15:13:42  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The last place rider is in Idaho, averaging 73 miles a day.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  15:28:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At least the guy in last place hasn't dropped out. 40 people have for one reason or another. I would bet most with a sore butt! I might do it as a tour, not a race.
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alevand
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  17:25:25  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That would get me Wa, Or, Id, Wy & Co.

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Jerry
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  21:41:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When do you want to go?
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carolina
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  12:07:55  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice if someone does youtube post interview with Marcel.


2014 fastest crossing of individual was 7 fays 15 hrs. Socal to Maryland. Thats fast.

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Edited by - carolina on 06/19/2018 12:18:08
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Jerry
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  15:50:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Second place is telling everyone he really won on a real bicycle and apparently the organizer of the race pulled all pictures and stories about the two velos. Hate to be the one to tell you fellow, you came in 2nd!
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carolina
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  16:28:11  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, he値l pee in the bed tonight for sure.

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alevand
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  18:24:23  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Any bike is allowed, even those that aren稚 allowed in traditional grand tours (HPV etc..)


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