Round Australia < 55 days

Round Australia < 55 days

Postby Poiter » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:56 pm

G'day Sand Gropers

Erik Straarup from Denmark sets off tomorrow (Saturday 29th March) on his third attempt at the unsupported around Australia record.
To see his web stuff Google Lonebiker
The existing record is 55 days 17 hours 18 minutes held by Eugen Schilter from NSW.

Erik's trip will raise money for the Red Cross in Oz and DK.

I'd be there cheering him off.

Start is scheduled to 29 March 2008, 8 am, in front of "The Swan Bell Tower" Perth.

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Postby sogood » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:05 pm

The current record holder, Eugene, is a member of DHBC, same club as Mikebytes, Othy and myself. A very strong rider at MAS6 IIRC. He doesn't know what pain is. :shock:
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:13 pm

G'day Poit,

Welcome to the forum - I've seen you on BROL many a time, so it's good to see you found us here. There are a few 'bent riders around here too, so feel free to drop in occasionally and say hi.

I might just try and get into the Bell tower tomorrow and wish the poor bastard well. It would be hard enough to do it in a car, let alone on a bike.

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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:57 pm

PS - here's a link to his web site. The first option on Google is some US Harley rider's site.

Anybody else going in and riding back to Freo? Might be a good way to catch up for an informal ride.

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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:38 pm

Better hope he doesn't log all that on BikeJournal, though it is a way of getting your numbers up :shock: :wink:
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Postby sogood » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:00 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Better hope he doesn't log all that on BikeJournal, though it is a way of getting your numbers up :shock: :wink:

If you draft off him, then you can save 30% of energy in the process. :wink:
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:04 pm

:lol: :lol:


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Postby mikesbytes » Sat May 17, 2008 10:39 am

Is Eric going to break Eugene's record?
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Postby Kalgrm » Mon May 19, 2008 12:23 pm

Excellent news.

If you're reading Erik, well done. Congratulations.

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Postby Lonebiker » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:12 am

Im reading now. Thanks Kalgrm for your company at the start :-)

Yes, I beleive I broke the record which I of course am proud of, but I was also lucky, so many things could go wrong, but didnt.

If anybody are interested the entire trip can be seen on google earth with distination and speed for every 250 meters. Time and km is incorrekt as they refer to Denmark.

Look at w.w.w.lonebiker.dk, click on english version on the upper left corner.

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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:42 am

www.lonebiker.dk ...nice little ride Eric..well done!.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:55 am

Congratulations Lonebiker, that's an amazing feat.

I saw Eugene last Sunday and forgot to mention it. Though we were busy with a race at the time.
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Postby Matt_Matt » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:26 am

Impressive effort.

I'm in awe


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Postby DaveW » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:35 am

Amazing effort, and absolutely something I could never do.

I would be stopping to look at things, stopping to go fishing, heading down that road to see something there, catching up with friends......

And of course I'd be doing it all in my car anyway! :oops: :oops:

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Postby heavymetal » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Tandem wrote:We will be heading off at the end of August to tour around Aussie and Tassie on a Tandem. Hopefully doing it as slow as possible and taking anywhere between 12-18 mths.


What is your ETA for Tassie? I will probably see you somewhere on the Apple Isle if our paths cross. I'll keep my eye open for a touring tandem :D

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