Around the world in 80 days

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Around the world in 80 days

Postby V17L » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:37 am

Mark Beaumont, the cyclist who made documentaries of his round the world record and ride from top to bottom of the americas, has another challenge.
He is attempting to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on his bicycle.
http://www.artemisworldcycle.com/the-challenge/
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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:41 am

Cool, I'd seen an article of it on TV but didn't know the details. See he's coming to Australia
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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby V17L » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:14 am

Yes his plans are yo arrive in Perth and ride accross australia to sydney.

Looking at his progress on his map he is roughly half way accross landmass of europe, russia and china, and it is only day 16. His actual position is just above Kazakhstan
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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby V17L » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:03 am

Mark is now a quarter way into his race having completed 20 days. He is still in Russia cycling on a road north of mongolia.
He will then come to australia and cycle from perth to sydney
Hos site has a good tracker map and short daily videos
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Postby V17L » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:54 pm

The young lad has finished cycling in Russia, Mongolia and China. He flew to Perth Australia, and now is not far from Esperance, on his journey across our continent. At the rate he is travelling he won't be here long. He has a complete new crew for Australia.
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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Sounds like he's on schedule
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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby biker jk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pm

A bit of a set back with the support campervan rear-ended by a moron Australian driver.


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Postby antigee » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:36 pm

obviously very shaken by the near miss for him, found it hard to watch the only saving point being that no one was hurt

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby Tim » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:35 pm

He's done it.
18,000 miles in 79 days.
16 hours a day, 240 miles/day average.
Shaved a third off the previous world record.
Survived Australia's moron motorists.
Awesome.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-41308524

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby biker jk » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:17 pm

Yes, an amazing achievement. I was watching the daily videos on YouTube and in awe of him pumping out 380km a day.

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby warthog1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Tim wrote:Survived Australia's moron motorists.
Awesome.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-41308524


Very true :x
He comes from an English speaking country though, so he is well schooled.

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby Philistine » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 am

Earlier in the year I read Mark Beaumont's book about his first round-the-world trip. He mentioned that Melbourne drivers were the most hostile anti-cyclist bogans he encountered during his journey, but, significantly, he took the inland route from Melbourne to Brisbane, avoiding Sydney. This time around I understand he passed through Sydney, and so he will have had a chance to experience first hand what real moron motorists are all about.

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby biker jk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:01 am

Philistine wrote:Earlier in the year I read Mark Beaumont's book about his first round-the-world trip. He mentioned that Melbourne drivers were the most hostile anti-cyclist bogans he encountered during his journey, but, significantly, he took the inland route from Melbourne to Brisbane, avoiding Sydney. This time around I understand he passed through Sydney, and so he will have had a chance to experience first hand what real moron motorists are all about.


He didn't pass through Sydney. Went inland to Brisbane after Adelaide.

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby Philistine » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 am

biker jk wrote:
He didn't pass through Sydney. Went inland to Brisbane after Adelaide.


Sorry. I should have checked. I could have sworn that there was some reference to Sydney in the reports I read. So the effete Melbourne MMs will continue to bask in their undeserved notoriety, while the weapons grade MMs of Sydney (perhaps a poor choice of metaphor) fail to get the recognition that is their due.

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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby warthog1 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:31 pm

biker jk wrote:
Philistine wrote:Earlier in the year I read Mark Beaumont's book about his first round-the-world trip. He mentioned that Melbourne drivers were the most hostile anti-cyclist bogans he encountered during his journey, but, significantly, he took the inland route from Melbourne to Brisbane, avoiding Sydney. This time around I understand he passed through Sydney, and so he will have had a chance to experience first hand what real moron motorists are all about.


He didn't pass through Sydney. Went inland to Brisbane after Adelaide.


He mentions here at 2:56 in the previous link you posted about MM (surely on the mobile phone :x ) that Melbourne is 100miles across. So it looks like he travelled through shltsville before heading North.


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Re: Around the world in 80 days

Postby biker jk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:12 pm

warthog1 wrote:
biker jk wrote:
Philistine wrote:Earlier in the year I read Mark Beaumont's book about his first round-the-world trip. He mentioned that Melbourne drivers were the most hostile anti-cyclist bogans he encountered during his journey, but, significantly, he took the inland route from Melbourne to Brisbane, avoiding Sydney. This time around I understand he passed through Sydney, and so he will have had a chance to experience first hand what real moron motorists are all about.


He didn't pass through Sydney. Went inland to Brisbane after Adelaide.


He mentions here at 2:56 in the previous link you posted about MM (surely on the mobile phone :x ) that Melbourne is 100miles across. So it looks like he travelled through shltsville before heading North.



Yes I just checked the route map and he did indeed pass through Melbourne and then to Brisbane.

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