The Full 639km RDGA 2013 New years Resolution Ride

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The Full 639km RDGA 2013 New years Resolution Ride

Post by Tacx Video Production » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:57 am

New interactive Google map that you can join after sending Martin your email
http://goo.gl/rA6Ut

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It scares me as Ive got into the habit of the easy life of riding when I feel like it having quit racing some 10years ago... But I know it will get me back in shape & that can only be a good thing. Im going to start this thing at the start of Part 1 & work my way up to Geneva over the next weeks.

If anyone wants to join this endurance gaining "tour" then post below & we will see if we can have a map plot all our progress. If you already did part 1 then your welcome to ride something else until most of us reach Briancon ...then we can all do the last two parts together.

Does this sound like fun? Its not the big organised ride I hoped, Tacx never quite understood it. But maybe this can work as a kind of Beta test...I feel doing this challenge along with some of you can only result in more motivation to get on the trainer!

Update - Send either me or Martin Vortex below your email address to be added to our event interactive map! http://goo.gl/rA6Ut :wink:

Update - You need to be logged into Google to edit & add an icon.
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Post by sgarnier » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:06 pm

When do we start ?

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Post by jimppa147 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:56 pm

I'm in, in principle at least. Don't know whether I'll have the time to progress very quickly, but I'll do what I can to be part of the experience.

Great stuff, Phil!
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Post by malfukt » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:57 pm

I'l start with RDGA pt1 again (betatesting will interfere slightly) but great ( is Neez allowed & if so can he be restricted to 1hour a day :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Post by robp » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:11 pm

Just did part 1/8 of RdGA1 again yesterday, can I count that or have I got to do it again? But yeah, cool idea.

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Post by David G » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:11 pm

I will ride. I hope to have part 1 next week.

It will be good to try and plan some stages as an MP and try to ride together for part of it, rather like the Tacxtours which have a neutral 10km at the start.

Some group training rides at a reasonable overall pace would be good too.

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Post by sgarnier » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:27 pm

bought rdga p1 2 months ago, but didn't start. I was waiting for this challenge.

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Post by Neez » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:36 pm

malfukt wrote:I'l start with RDGA pt1 again (betatesting will interfere slightly) but great ( is Neez allowed & if so can he be restricted to 1hour a day :lol: :lol: :lol: )
I'll do the whole tour :twisted:

Nope, actually looking forward to sink my teeth into the whole RDGA pt 2 ride. Will definitely spend a Sunday in the near future :-)

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Post by Jake » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:27 pm

This sound great, what dvd's do we need to complete this.
i have alpine classic parts 1 and 2, does these cover any on the ride.
could we ride in gps?
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:58 pm

Jake wrote:This sound great, what dvd's do we need to complete this.
i have alpine classic parts 1 and 2, does these cover any on the ride.
could we ride in gps?
You will need to get 3 of the new Tacx Blu-Ray based rides to complete this epic ride, here is Part 1 & Parts 2 & 3 should be available before you finish part 1 http://www.tacx.com/en/products/films/m ... pes-part-1

You will need a Blu-Ray reader for your PC or know someone with one that you can copy the files off the disk onto a external hard drive....Its about 90GB for the whole thing!

But its by far the best experience you can have just now on an indoor trainer.. Its a bit pricey but its also way over 600km of training.

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Post by thebigoneinfront » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:39 pm

Tacx Video Production wrote:Its a bit pricey.
Fishing for compliments? :wink: Here they come: It's value for money!

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Post by martin_vortex » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:35 pm

No talking but cycling :wink:
Last month rode RDGA part 1. But no punishment to do it again followed by the parts 1 and 2. This afternoon did the first 20 km (new years day recovery :wink: )
see: https://maps.google.nl/maps/ms?msid=204 ... 8,2.469177
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Post by Jake » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:58 pm

when are you looking to start this?
i have orderd the disc, hopefully shouldn't be to long.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:30 pm

Next Monday will be good for me as its still a bit hecktick here, it will also give a chance for some of you to order the ride! If some of you want to try it out the download Gorges du Cians is the 1st 28km of the 639km ride & I can give you the link to a replacement avi that's a direct stream copy of the video file on the Blu-Ray (the start of it).

If anyone out there has ideas for interactive map that we can place ourselves on let me know.

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Post by robp » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:32 pm

I think you can invite people onto a shared Google Maps overlay which might work. Draw the route on and allow us editing rights so we can move our own placeholder along the route.

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Post by martin_vortex » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:07 pm

Send me your email adress and I will send you a collaborate invitation for the url/map mentioned in my previous post in this thread
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Post by malfukt » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Is that everyone Martin, or just Phil

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Post by martin_vortex » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:16 pm

everyone :wink:

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-For editing you need also a free Google account (takes only a few seconds)
-There is an editing button and a save and done button
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:30 pm

martin_vortex wrote:everyone :wink:
Cool Martin, Ive sent my email, I can barely wait to get my icon on the map! I guess really we can start any time we like, I will start my bid next week unless I get a pass to get on the trainer in the next days. Sunday Im doing a MTB event out in the real world..But then Im going to try to get it over with as fast as I can....which will be weeks as Im about as unfit as I can get. Going to have to sweat out all the Xmas booze running in my veins also. :wink:

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Post by malfukt » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:41 pm

+1 done..
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