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strokecrank




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DiscoWreck wrote:
Thanks, how far ahead did you book the hotel, flights etc


I'm looking now.
I'm going with RaceForce who offer a 5-day package which includes bike transportation, and as for flights.... so far it's either Stansted direct, or BA via Dusseldorf. Longer time in air but flight times better and Stansted for us a bugger to get to.

http://www.raceforce.co.uk/challenge-roth-info
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I've got a weekend promotion on 32Gi - 15% off with the code: Kona15

www.32gi.co.uk

In case you wanted to get some testing done over winter.

Any questions, give me a shout.

To pre-empt the obvious one, I'm not sure what flavour combinations will be out on the course yet as this is being organised by central HQ.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norsemen wrote:
Hi guys,

I've got a weekend promotion on 32Gi - 15% off with the code: Kona15

www.32gi.co.uk

In case you wanted to get some testing done over winter.

Any questions, give me a shout.

To pre-empt the obvious one, I'm not sure what flavour combinations will be out on the course yet as this is being organised by central HQ.


Just following this up...
Anyone know if it's the Endure or the Race formula drink which will be given out at the bike aid stations.
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Bartebde




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone looking to camp at the race this year?

Based on the cost/options I'm probably going to drive from the West Country in a camper. Would be interested to hear if anyone else is doing similar.
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Jorgan




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised just how short this Roth thread is; back in '08 when I did it this thread would have been on 20 pages by now!

If you want any info, happy to help wherever I can.
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Bartebde




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan,

Any information would be gratefully appreciated. I see from previous threads you are local/experienced with this race.

I will either be camping at the fields by the swim starts or at one of the other local purpose built camp sites.

My main concern at the moment is with logistics. With the race information still to be released I am unsure how to best play the juggling/transport between the 2 transition areas.

e.g. Is there transport from the race finish back to the start etc..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartebde wrote:
I will either be camping at the fields by the swim starts or at one of the other local purpose built camp sites.

My main concern at the moment is with logistics. With the race information still to be released I am unsure how to best play the juggling/transport between the 2 transition areas.

e.g. Is there transport from the race finish back to the start etc..


I camped at the start of the swim last year. It was absolutely ideal and made the majority of the logistics a dawdle. We (two of us who were racing) drove over in a camper van to arrive in Roth on Friday afternoon. We were late, missed the pasta party but caught the end of the expo for the day and registration was a dawdle as nobody else was there!!

Drove to the site and setup on the Friday night. Racked the bikes and handed in the bags Saturday morning - a small walk from the camp site. Then walked up to Hilpolstein and got the train into Roth (stops right outside the expo) did the race briefing and looked at the various stuff that was for sale before getting the train back to Hiloplstein - check the timetable before you get into the expo for last train back! Or get a taxi back.

Race day was also stress free as we were off at 7:25 so tonnes of time to go and check the bikes, pump tyres up and other assorted fannying about before heading back to the site to suit up.

End of the day also fairly straightforward, collect your stuff from T2 and get the bus back to the site. We had to Q for a wee while as it was pretty busy but easily doable.

Site is a field. Toilets are very basic portaloo which were pretty rank after race day and the showers were bracing as they were largely a hose connected to a timber frame outdoors. Did the job though.

If I was going back i'd camp again.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. I'm Sold on camping.

Anyone else coming this year?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to follow/like Challenge Roth on FB if you haven't already; I'm always getting stuff on my feed from them, in the build-up. Not that I'm doing it this year...finally hoping to do Outlaw.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

best tip you can give the wife is to stay at home with the kids.
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Stivrunning




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roberto1 wrote:
best tip you can give the wife is to stay at home with the kids.


Yes would agree

its a long a stressful day if you trying to get around by car etc,
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Bartebde




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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nipper will stay at home. Wife may or may not come along but she will be happy to cycle between the locations. Keen to leave the car at the swim start camp site for the duration of the weekend.

Anyone else driving/camping?
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dog walking on two legs




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all - hope everyone's training going well and last logistics falling into place.
Both my daughter and I are racing and I'm driving out from the UK on the Wednesday before and staying at the Ramada over the weekend.

I have a question .....

Has anyone seen anything about whether a bike with disk brakes is permitted as my daughter has a newish roadbike that she'd prefer to use?

I could reason that it is a non-drafting race so should be Ok, but would prefer to be sure so I don't have to carry an extra 'rim-brake' bike in the car just in case.

Any pointers gratefully received.
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Bartebde




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry can't help with the brake issue. Can't see anything online to help.

I would have thought it would be ok...

Looking forward to the long drive tomorrow!
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dog walking on two legs




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you - I thought German motorways were supposed to be great, but there were lots of hold ups for me - hope your trip was fine.

Seems to be pretty hot here which is a bit of a change from the forecast a few days ago and not great news for me as I wilt on hot days.

Getting my head around bags, briefings and check-in time now and plan to register on Friday morning.

Thanks again.

A
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