Allow me to take a break from the Easter trip ride report to tell you about the event I am going to take part in this weekend.
Rider1000 is a non-competitve event which started in 2013 and consists in riding 1000 km on open roads around Catalonia. We will be setting off from Manresa, more or less in the center of the country, and there are 13 checkpoints that we have to go through and have a passport stamped. There are no fixed routes between checkpoints, so each rider is free to choose whichever roads they want to get there.
Participants will set off from the start line in groups of 6, one group per minute, in order of inscription, to avoid congestion. The first group will start at 6 am, so they will have the most hours of daylight, but I found out about Rider1000 quite late and joined only a few days before the lists closed (I am 634 out of 641…), which means that I am starting with one of the last groups, between 7:45 and 7:50.
I have spent all morning planning the route and calculating the estimate time between checkpoints and to complete the ride. This is the intended route:
And here is the time and distance estimation:
I’ll check this data against real time and distance recorded on Saturday.
I will try to make live updates during the race via the Stroming The World facebook page. Tomorrow we have to be in Manresa for a technical check of the motorbike and to pick up the paperwork, so I’ll take the chance to see if I can send updates from there.
See you tomorrow!