Live tracking! Gore Bike recce ride

For your viewing pleasure Dave tackles 90 miles and 2600m of climbing

by Tony Farrelly   June 23, 2009  

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It's a lovely day for a ride which is why we've sent Dave off to recce the route of Round 1 of the Gore Bike Wear sportive at Llanwrtyd Wells and we're traking him live so you can follow his progress over the 90 mile route with its 2600m of climbing including the Devil's staircase.

It'll be just like being there… without the pain.

He'll be reporting back later with words and pics, but in the meantime enjoy the ride.

You can have a go at the real thing on 4th of July entries are still open and there's the choice of 50 or 90 mile routes.

 

Click on the marker to see the current ride stats, the map will refresh every two minutes.

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this is very snazzy, I like! Wish id checked my emails eariler and had been able to join dave on the ride though

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 12:01

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appears to have stopped

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 12:37

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yeah, I noticed that… early lunch perhaps Thinking

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 12:42

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He appears to have been missing out parts of the route using teleportation.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1333 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 13:42

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maybe dave found a great cake shop?

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 13:42

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Must be some cake

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 13:53

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what system is he using?

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 14:05

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News just in! He hasn't been eating an enormous cake it's just that there's no signal up there in the hills - hence the straight lines on the map every time he does get a bit of signal.

Word from the big man is that it is an "amazingly beautiful' ride… and "very hard" he's done the Devil's Staircase and now watch his average speed grow suspiciously rapid as he hoofs it along to the end of the route to do some filming at the military range at the route's end.

Might have some pics to post in a mo, if and that's very much an if, Dave's remembered his USB cable…

As to what system he is using? We're tracking him via the GPS in his phone (so no phone signal - no track) combined with some software whizz-bangery that sticks it into the road.cc database and from there on to the site.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 14:18

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very cool stuff. Hoping that I am fortunate enough to ride this event...sounds great, looking forward to the pictures guys

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 14:26

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wow! that map is a *mess*. should have turned the gps off before i set off home Smile

like tone said i said, it's an awesome route, lots of hard climbing and some unbelieveable scenery. The Tawe valley is just incredible, what a road. The two climbs at the start (the Devil's Staircase and the other one) are really tough too

we didn't make it all the way round sadly as we were trying to film and take pics too and we kind of ran out of time. so we got in the van for 25 miles and rode the last bit across the Eppynt range which is one of my favourite rides (and descents!)

below some pics to give a flavour of the ride, video (and more pics) tomorrow.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7271 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 19:48

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Good going Dave, what a fantastic day for it too!

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 20:20

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dave_atkinson wrote:

we didn't make it all the way round sadly as we were trying to film


What camera you using on the bike?

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 20:57

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i had a cameraman en route in a support van!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7271 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 21:37

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Ahh, I have yet to meet someone else with a handlebar cam like mine!

got it from mx1.co.uk if anyone wants to look.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1232 posts]
23rd June 2009 - 22:10

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it looks like a beautiful ride, will have to do it sometime.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
24th June 2009 - 8:26

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