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Trans Alba 2023

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  1. amir
    Member

    For those that like dot watching, the Trans Alba is now underway, and includes at least one forumite.
    https://www.transalbarace.com/new-site

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    number?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. amir
    Member

    17

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. bill
    Member

    This tracker is much better for viewing:

    https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/trans-alba-race-2023/

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. SRD
    Moderator

    and it de-anonymizes!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    Well there’s anonymous and anonymous.

    I’m sure there are people here who know who that is, but CCE name will remain anonymous until/if rider chooses to add a report here…

    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Thanks bill, found the tracker from site link, but it took a bit of clicking.

    Really neat tracker.

    A couple of people currently in/on the water!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    It must be the season for it. The PCR is also currently underway. Starting in France and finishing in Wales. I've got a friend riding in it but I'm not aware of any forumites doing so.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  9. steveo
    Member

    Rider 1000 is nearly home!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  10. amir
    Member

    Haha!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  11. amir
    Member

    That rider is destined never to quite arrive

    Posted 9 months ago #
  12. amir
    Member

    @bill, haven't you got something to do?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  13. acsimpson
    Member

    Rider 17 is now more than half way round and currently in 2nd place with at least 2 others on the same boat.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Up to second I had bill as 3rd but on same boat with 2nd through to 5th

    Well over half way

    All downhill now

    Oh wait Bealch na Ba tomorrow

    Is a great route and I wish I could cycle without sleep and had an ass of iron.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  15. SRD
    Moderator

    sorry to see the rider who had been in the lead has DNF'd

    Posted 9 months ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    In some pain I hear

    But means Bill on the podium.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  17. amir
    Member

    Seems to be a race of attrition, literally in at least one case. Weather has been testing.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  18. LaidBack
    Member

    Bill has past Ullapool - next stage is even more exhausting looking. Leading rider is now heading south but big kudos to anyone doing this at all!
    Bill has at least ridden some of these roads before recently? (I think as their mileage is hard to keep tabs on!)

    Posted 9 months ago #
  19. gembo
    Member

    Bill has I think ridden most of the 1000 miles at different times. But not all together like Bill is doing now. Bill hugely consistent throughout. Podium beckons.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  20. fimm
    Member

    I couldn't find number 17 on the tracker, until I zoomed right in and found that they were, at that point, in the same place as number 25. Phew.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  21. SRD
    Moderator

    It looks like it ought to be all downhill from where no 17 is?! ;)

    When is finish expected? tempted to turn up and cheer.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  22. fimm
    Member

    They've "only" got to go over the Lecht and Glenshee yet...

    Posted 9 months ago #
  23. urchaidh
    Member

    @srd - there is an ETA on the info if you hover over a competitor but it looks like it's based on average moving speed.

    If they didn't stop again, that would be around 7:00am tomorrow, so more realistically around mid-day tomorrow? (I'm totally armchair guessing here)

    Posted 9 months ago #
  24. gembo
    Member

    Remember ends at south Queensferry

    Curry in Inverness currently.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  25. urchaidh
    Member

    Curry in Inverness currently

    Risky strategy?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  26. gembo
    Member

    Rocket fuel

    Posted 9 months ago #
  27. SRD
    Moderator

    No. 17 still third. Heading for Glenshee.

    ETA says 8 hours.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  28. Frenchy
    Member

    Looks like the leader's going to finish around half nine.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  29. gembo
    Member

    Has had his nose in front since the previous leader DNF’d I think he might have caugh5 her anyway as she went off fast and maybe damaged herself whereas he was in the peloton initially. Then sped off.

    No 17 has the end in sight, her riding buddy has also started to edge in front so I think third but still on the podium which is an incredible feat of endurance.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  30. fimm
    Member

    Number 17 going over Glenshee as I write. 80 miles to go and ETA about 5pm according to the tracker (it is currently 9:30 and the tracker says 7h 33 minutes to go).

    Posted 9 months ago #

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