1 Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:38 PM

Two guys I know are competing in it too. They left Fremantle on Saturday and ought to reach the finish line at the opera house in … three weeks? It's called the “Indian Pacific Wheel Race”.

http://indianpacificwheelrace.com

Live tracking can be found at https://indianpacificwheelrace.maprogress.com/?embed=yes and it's almost mesmerising. I've been “dot watching” for two days straight now!!

2 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 6:31 AM

Wow that is truly epic! What's a good kms per day?

Thanks for the share King Rudd

3 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 9:31 AM

Is this the one where they dip their rear wheel in the water in WA and then their front wheel in the water in Sydney?

Oh crap, I just opened the link and now am immediately obsessed watching these dots move!

4 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 9:41 AM

That's the one. And yes, it's a slippery slope to becoming a full-time dot-watcher.

In the meantime, it doesn't look like the leaders slept again last night. They've covered over 1,100kms now in just 48 hours. Incredible.

5 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:27 AM

Did you see about the bike race in Cape Town the other week?
Had to be called off due to strong wind.

6 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:47 AM

They should've just held it in the other direction

7 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:50 AM

King Ruddager:

They should've just held it in the other direction


8 Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 12:32 PM

phenomenal effort! I'll be eagerly be checking back to see how that strategy plays out for the leaders. They'll have to sleep sometime!

Looks like a really spread out field! Haha got distracted when I say Durianrider and just spent 15mins reading the comments on his YT channel. Why and I not surprised at his withdrawl

And then Googled Kristoff Allegaert. Wow, what a reputation.

True respect for the kms these guys are covering, and fast too!

9 Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:40 PM

OK, I'm hooked too.

I enjoy Belgian beer and attempting to brew them.

Now, as the blue dot is closing the gap on the red, I'm thinking I should do something Welsh.

I haven't done an All-Grain in over twenty years but I'm being inspired to get back into it thanks in a big way to KR & Fast Home Brew. Maybe I'm getting old but I don't remember it being that fast.

Is there any one from Wales out there, or anyone know any good traditional Welsh brews?

These look good:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/14706/brains-sa
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/236642/spite-row-cwrw-mel
still looking for a Rhymney Export or Dark recipe…

10 Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:50 PM

DavidB44:

Is there any one from Wales out there, or anyone know any good traditional Welsh brews?

None that will admit it.

Try Welsh channel 4.

Cheers,

Lusty.

11 Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:07 PM

i just took the time to read the about page, route, rules on the IPWR - wow, what an awesome back story and what an amazing race. I didn't realise they are completely unassisted and can't even draft!

Anyone going to see them as they fly past our major cities?

12 Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:26 PM

Saw this the other day, and thought of this thread.

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