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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 13 - Scott city to Larned (storm stops play)

This is one hell of a day, you might need a coffee for this one!

Tracker watch: Hippy is the quick mover today, Johnny on the go before 4 am once again a whole hour before I stirred, the same time as Lukas ahead. 2,038 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 12 - Pueblo to Scott City

Go East old man. 4:30 am and Johnny is off too, I can’t grab anything back from this guy, a lesson to all; forget the speed it’s about sticking to a rigid sleep plan.  856 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 11 - Silverthorne to Pueblo

John Souter like clockwork is powering away early, I’m distracted by a huge tub of monosodium glutamate with noodles and a couch, packing in the salt early. 1,292 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 10 - Saratoga to Silverthorne

Tracker news: Early rolling by 3 am looks like I’m first out today, of course John is not far behind, he’s a machine. 

Saratoga is well lit and still warm but this soon changes out on the plains and soon I’m stopping to pile on the layers as the wilderness returns and its close to freezing.  1,478 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 9 - Lander to Saratoga Lakes

Who moves first, would I end up paying for yesterday, this is great fun re-living the race with the tracker history. Hippy has a no heat plan, or his meeting with John yesterday freaked him out, he’s off at 2am. 1,521 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 8 - West Yellowstone to Lander

A very early start with a big cold subway chicken flatbread and iced coffee from a can, ready and prepared for a very cold day. The rain had stopped leaving wet roads, and thankfully less wind, this time it’s JP first to move at 2:45 PDT being Saturday I wanted to clear Yellowstone before the manic RV drivers packed the roads. 1,477 more words

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TransAm Bike Race 2017 Day 7 - Dillon to West Yellowstone

A good nights rest, clean kit and a hot breakfast in the room, 3am lets rock, reset button well and truly pressed. Riding into dawn on a quiet dark road can be one of cycling’s great pleasures, especially if the road is normally busy. 1,208 more words

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