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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:37 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Will start on the GR for the second time now after the first one I entered (2005) got cancelled after 90km because of too much snow on the last pass (pas de lona)..... need to get some traning done soon though :roll:
anyone else heading to the Swiss Alps?
cheers Roy


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:41 pm 
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i'm doing it

same bike as i had for my first time, 10 years ago :D

will pm you my mobile #


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Hey Roy, you back yet? Sorry we didn't get the chance to meet other than about 10 seconds just before the start! Was that you I saw in the resuts who got neutralised before the finish? Bad luck if so;

I really enjoyed the race this year, 18th/467 in age group :). Ol bike held up fine except rear wheel gave up the ghost but thankfully before the race.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:41 pm 
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What does the map on the frame tell you?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:33 am 
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It's got a profile of the course, with markers of distances and altitudes at key points. I had a small GPS with me which was great as although the distance figures announced by the organisers were not entirely accurate, the altitude ones (that I had managed to find from other GPS files of the course shared online) were spot on and I was able to know how much more climbing there was to do at any point ... until the battery died 6hour into the 7.5hour race that is. Bloody GPS.


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