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 Post subject: Peoples Grand Tour #2
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:00 pm 
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The next 'Peoples Grand Tour' starts on 19th may and finishes on 10th june.

http://www.peoplesgrandtour.com

As per my previous thread 'Three week stage race for amateurs', This is a self designed Grand Tour that you can attend and do your own biking on and participate with about 100+ people to compete with them or yourself. The idea being mostly, that you put more effort into improving your own biking and spend more days in the saddle than perhaps you normally would.

One way to do this is sign up with www.strava.com and log your rides and join the 'peoplesgrandtour' group and see what others are doing during the event. The Strava site has a lot of features that might appeal to those who need a little impetus in improving their biking (Certainly does for me).

At the end, if you cover more than 10 days on a bike you get a General Classification place - this in the previous event was more weighted on days on the bike than more miles on the bike. Either way, if you have some time free its a nice way to make the use of it on your bike.

Previous events results: http://www.peoplesgrandtour.com/wp-cont ... 012-GC.pdf

URL again: www.peoplesgrandtour.com

:)


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Just emigrating south again!

Should we start a "Retrobike Grand Tour" group so we can compete/challenge with each other aswell the other groups? Just thinking out loud at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:41 am 
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paininthe wrote:
Just emigrating south again!

Should we start a "Retrobike Grand Tour" group so we can compete/challenge with each other aswell the other groups? Just thinking out loud at the moment.


One worth running via John but it would be nice if we could get 6-7 riders doing it and perhaps putting in a team presence. :) Good idea.

perhaps Retrobike #PGT as that was the twitter Tag they were using.

Or, #retrobikepgt.

Some options therefore!


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:58 am 
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Worth posting up in a more general section?

I'll be back on it again, and this time i expect to be beaten :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:10 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:
Worth posting up in a more general section?

I'll be back on it again, and this time i expect to be beaten :lol:


Possibly worth posting up elsewhere on the forum, yes, but you can do it cos you are more famous and an AEC ;) I suppose I posted it in here as I know some of you whilst posting wider forum might be a bit more frowned upon advertising the events of others!

Anyhow, I will be hoping to put in a few more days this time :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Signed-up to this :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Here's my PGT Log - will update it as the week(s) go on.

19/05/12 Brighton - Southwick - Brighton. 16km on 'Het Racket'
20/05/12 Rest Day!
21/05/12 Brighton - Worthing - Brighton and small loop. 51km Road
22/05/12 Brighton - Devils Dyke climb and return and small loop 22km
23/05/12 Preston Park - Track event spectate hardly worth the mention but i am in agony with a badly bruised wrist! 5.5km MTB
24/05/12 Brighton, Southwick, SDW & Brighton 28km MTB
25/05/12 Brighton, Rottingdean, Southwick & Brighton 32km Road
26/05/12 Whiteways 9.5 km MTB
27/05/12 Brighton, Southwick, a few hills and a lap of Preston Park 26km
28/05/12 Brighton - Worthing - Brighton. 41.5km Road
29/05/12 Rest day.
30/05/12 Preston Park track race visit. 6.5km Whiskeytown Racer :)
02/06/12 Stanmer Park routes 36.5k by MTB
03/06/12 Secret Squirrel route 16.5km
04/06/12 Worthing seafront with junior 2, bike lessons! 11km
07/06/12 Brighton, Southwick, minor hills 21.5km
08/06/12 Rest Day
09/06/12 Stanmer Park, Preston Park 13km
10/06/12 Rest Day

Totals (from strava): 341KM, 15 days, 3256m climbed, 21.5 hours. Longest: 51.1km


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 am 
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**edit**

Started on the 19th with a shopping trip I'd forgotten about for my elderly neighbour..


19th - 3.5 miles, 0.25hrs - shopping trip for neighbour
20th - rest :(
21st - 6.2m + 4.8m, 0.65hrs - commute
22nd - 10.25m + 13.1m, 1.6hrs - commute
23rd - rest day (bit annoyed about this, had to trek up to london for an exhibition. Should have got on the bike when i got home, but really couldn't summon up the will power :( )
24th - 6.7m, 6.8m & 2.3m, 1 hrs - commute
25th - 2.3, 6.7 & 22.5, 2hrs - commute
26th - Rest day (again...I'll never win now!) :(
27th - National ride, 14.5m, 4.5hrs
28th - 2.75m & 4.75m, 0.5hrs
29th - 14.5m, 1hr
30th - 13m & 15m, 2hrs
31st - 7m & 6m, 0.75hr
1st - rest day :(
2nd - 12.8m & 5.1m, 4.3hrs
3rd - 14.69m, 1hr
4th - rest day :(
5th - 6.88m, 1.75hrs
6th - 7.1m & 1.9m, 0.6hrs
7th - rest day :(
8th - 3.3 & 2, 0.5hrs
9th - 1m, 10mins (bike collection for someone on here)
10th - rest day :(

running totals - 210.59m (338.91kms) - 23hrs 15 mins - 16 out of 21


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:26 pm 
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If you are using Strava on Android or iOS then make sure you check for app updates as they are issuing new software quite often.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:43 pm 
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P.S. 'paininthe' doesn't appear to be posting his results this time - I should imagine its due to his modesty. Or that his screen isn't wide enough to get all the numbers on. :)

(And he hasn't had any 'rest days' so far) :shock:


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