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I was sleeping in the room next to Georgi so thought that a great tactic would be to lie on my back and snore for four hours keeping her awake then shoot off. “How long is too long?” was therefore 4 hours. Which would wake me at 1230, A relaxed breakfast then on the road by […]
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  ” I’d drastically over achieved my wildest expectations for day one. I felt proud and content, all that was needed now was to consolidate it all with four hours sleep then hang in for three more days.” To read pt 1 first click >>HERE<< I’d set my countdown timer for 4 hours while brushing […]
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  In an age when unsupported Ultra endurance events in all shapes and sizes are popping up all over the place Bikingman Oman is the package tour of Endurance cycling races which includes:  Fixed published route with gps track and “survival map” showing food/water stops along the way. Mainly quiet main roads. Two manned checkpoints with […]
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“A man who has no imagination has no wings.” -Muhammad Ali   In the weeks and months after last years Bikepacking Trans Germany race where I’d far out performed my own exceptions I found myself reflecting on the how and why of my transition from my beloved cycle touring to this non-sense of ultra endurance racing. […]
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A few hours mountain climbing turns a rogue and a saint into two roughly equal creatures. Weariness is the shortest path to equality and fraternity—and liberty is finally added by sleep. —Nietzsche   As a literary barbarian I first read these words in 2011. They are the intro to Johann’s blog which I checked out just […]
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Day 9 Monday Detlev, Patrick and myself had finished within an hour of each other the previous evening and all camped within a couple of kilometres of each other. My alarm went off at 4am and it was show time. I knew I probably had a two hour head start on Patrick, and if I […]
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Day 7 Saturday I felt fresh despite the 4am start, I was eager to closed the 25km between Patrick O and myself and hopefully leave Peter F behind while he slept. If they stuck to their usual routine I guessed I had a little over 2 hours to do my damage. The cold morning air […]
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Day 6 Friday The cool morning air felt refreshing as I left the stuffy hotel, sleeping indoors after a few days wild camping always feels a little claustrophobic. But the nice bed, shower and access to electric had done my moral wonders and my clothes were smelling fresh again. Sadly breakfast didn’t start until 7am, […]
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Day 4 Wednesday. I’d had the perfect sleep until my alarm sounded at 0430, 5am and 0530, eventually I dragged myself out of bed and was on the road at 6am. Arriving in town at 7am just as the supermarket and bakery were opening. Just before town I’d found Morgan packing up his gear. “where […]
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Day 2 Monday. My alarm sounded at 0530 after a reasonable six hours sleep, I assumed that nobody had passed me in the night or I’d slept through the sound of tires grinding through the gravel only 10m from my tent. 15 minutes later I was on the move again. I’m not a breakfast person […]
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