Rider1000 2015 – Intro

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.

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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.

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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:

01 https://goo.gl/maps/p5Ooa

02 https://goo.gl/maps/Om2lZ

03 https://goo.gl/maps/T1cOv

04 https://goo.gl/maps/hvFyH

05 https://goo.gl/maps/Z6mcC

06 https://goo.gl/maps/8CmVZ

07 https://goo.gl/maps/A6usW

08 https://goo.gl/maps/G6Dxl

09 https://goo.gl/maps/Lcv2n

10 https://goo.gl/maps/hY3ky

11 https://goo.gl/maps/Gy2Td

12 https://goo.gl/maps/6E9ZY

13 https://goo.gl/maps/m88o1

And here is the time and distance estimation:

Roadbook

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!

Facebook page

Good morning!

Here I am, after a long weekend on the bike, testing all the equipment, sipping some instant coffee with milk and sugar that I bought for the trip. Not the best coffee in the world, but hey, it is hot coffee and I shall be grateful for it in some cold mornings.

Anyway, I will talk about the weekend on a longer post that I hope to write between today and tomorrow. This post was to announce that, following a suggestion from a fellow rider at the V-strom owners forum, I have set up a Facebook page for the project. The contents of the page will be the same as here, it will contain links to all the posts in this blog. It will make it easier for people to follow and share and the main difference is that in there I have uploaded practically all of the pictures I have taken so far, instead of just the highlights I have been posting here, so if anyone is interested in those (mostly technical so far), there thay are.

Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/Stromingtheworld?ref=hl