Tour of Sufferlandria 2014

Please note that the Sufferfest is now part of Wahoo SYSTM. Lame as that might be, the bigger problem is that most of the links I inserted are no longer valid. You will (always) land on the SYSTM start page. Also, I no longer have a TrainerRoad account, so (most of) those links won’t work either…

ToS 2014 BIBFor as long as I can actually do them daily, I will put up a short post race report on all stages of the 2014 Tour of Sufferlandria.

Last modified: February 1, 2014 – my second Tour of Sufferlandria is done!

Stage 9

There is a reason I have avoided Violator and today confirmed I was right in doing so.

Many people seem to like it, probably (mainly) because of the 64 recovery intervals.

However, as I suspected, this doesn’t apply to me – maybe if I’m well rested I can do a better job of following the line, but not today.

I just kept on pushing during the 5 second intervals, because there simply is no way I can accelerate and slow down between 30+ and 60+ kph repeatedly during that time frame.

The longer intervals were better, but suffice it to say I’m feeling violated…

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Report: Sufferfest Knighthood DO

Please note that the Sufferfest is now part of Wahoo SYSTM. 

Sufferfest Knighthood Quest

CliniClown LogoYesterday was D-Day or Sufferfest Knighthood Quest Day.

More importantly, it was fundraiser day for CliniClowns/Clown Doctors.

I already received over 500 Euros prior to my ride and/but I was expecting more to come in on the day itself.

And I’m I was hoping for some more the next couple of days -> which actually happened 🙂

So, at 7:00 AM I got started on the first video – I established a riding order, whereas number 10 was “open for debate”:

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Crash: Rewind, Repeat, Replay

It has now been two weeks and most Tweeps and Facebookers among you are already “up to date”, but just for fun I’ll throw in a free a blog post on my latest crash.

Wednesday, May 8, I was “on zee baik” for the 6th time in 7 days. Putting on more miles for the Strava “May Massive” challenge, just during a period of good – well: relatively speaking – weather.

In short, I was in a flow – or so I thought …

On my return, about 72 kilometers into the ride, I decided to go for a full 100 k again and did not take the shortcut home.

That would have been about 10 k more and even a bit further on, I was considering to shorten the ride a bit (by about 5 k). If only I had, but I was stubborn and 100 is 100 and not the same as 92…

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Tour of Sufferlandria 2013

Please note that the Sufferfest is now part of Wahoo SYSTM. 

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Tour of Sufferlandria Leader’s Jersey

With today’s double “The Wretched” and “The Long Scream”, the 6th stage in the “Tour of Sufferlandria” is done and dusted.

Just three more days of “IWBMATTKYT” and the whole tour is over…

I took the leader jersey, pictured here, right from stage 1 and it fits like a glove.

Anyone planning to take it from me, obviously doesn’t hold a Masters Degree in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and Econometrics

To put it in simple terms you minions and peasants can understand: a snowball’s chance to survive an hour in hell, is infinitely greater…

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