Month: July 2019

TCR Diary – Day 5

Day 5, 188km so far. Unlike the UK, decent petrol stations are only slowly catching on so you stop where you can. It’s been a long mileage day, with plenty more to go until another £10 room – if I’d know it would have been that cheap I’d have not bothered with a bivy! But…

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TCR Diary – Day 4

So, day 4. Another day missing the mileage target after the parcours saw us route up 30k of gravel climbing. Not the good gravel, either. Beautiful and remote as the chap who was dancing on his pedals as he sailed passed me pointed out, and if I could have caught up with him they’d have…

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TCR Diary – Day 2/3

So day two saw me on the remains of the CP1 parcour with possibly the longest climb I have ever done, finishing off with being nearly blown off the top next to the peace memorial. Massively underestimated the time it would take, so pushed on towards Sofia with yet another endless grind of a climb.…

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TCR Diary – Day 1

So thanks to a mountain and temperatures of 32 degrees, I’m not quite where I’d like to be at this point. But I’m ahead of the Brompton and I keep leapfrogging the same faces. Can’t stomach food, but I’ve avoided the worst of the heat exhaustion and should be on course for CP1, possibly even…

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