What have I missed?

by Gkam84   November 1, 2013  

As some of you know and some don't.

I've been away for a week on the road, following Chris 'Hoppo' Hopkinson on another world record attempt.

So what have I missed? It can be anything, not just cycling. I really haven't heard anything, apart from a bit of football.

So if there is something interesting I may have missed, find me a link or just write about it.

I feel totally lost.

Thanks Cool

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14 helmet debates and some Rapha-slagging.

Welcome back Gkam.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [290 posts]
3rd November 2013 - 14:04

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So nothing at all then Day Dreaming

I am NOT going to wear a helmet unless its super cool and I hate Rapha..... Kiss

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posted by Gkam84 [9119 posts]
3rd November 2013 - 14:56

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More importantly what did we miss? How was the world record event attempt and the trip?

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posted by sm [355 posts]
3rd November 2013 - 15:24

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You didn't miss much. I went away, slept in a car for a few days, did some shifts in the follow van, got lost here and there, Lost Chris once and then as we got north of Inverness he really started to struggle with his breathing. So we managed to get him an emergency appointment in Helmsdale. Where the Dr told him he had acute bronchitis. So it was a made dash to pick up his meds. He took his meds and carried on to John O'Groats.

He was still on time to break the record, but took the wise decision to call it a day there. No point in ending up in hospital again, just for a record.

Because Ben Rocket "set" a "record" its now used as the time to beat. But he doesn't hold a record, because he broke so many rules. He was drafting, had a pack of cyclists around him holding him on the bike towards the end.

So he has an unofficial record, but its a farce.

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posted by Gkam84 [9119 posts]
3rd November 2013 - 16:18

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A wise move to stop. Records can wait for many another day. Fortunately you missed nothing here so sleeping in cars wins!

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posted by sm [355 posts]
3rd November 2013 - 17:27

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