Transitalia Marathon starts soon, Rimini Italy, 900km !!!!

Discussion in 'Europe' started by HighwayChile, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    on my way ;-) sign up for email alerts, when reg. opens move fast. I hope to see you next year !
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  2. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    BTW, Trials riding is a huge help with off road riding. balance, body positioning, really help. just my worthless opinion, I bet 10 years of trials is a bigger help to off road then 20 of on road riding.
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  3. MichaelJ

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    10 minutes of Trials riding is a bigger help than 20 years of road.

    This from a guy who's been road riding since about '61 and looked in awe at Sammy Miller & Roger Penton. What the Trials guys do today is simply unbelievable.
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  4. mercuryrev

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    Thanks guys, I'm lining up some off road training over the winter here, hopefully, and should have plenty of opportunity to get some time in on a bike in the Pyrenees beforehand. Ten years of trials has still only seen me work up to the 2nd/3rd level of difficulty, I'm no Dougie Lampkin! But your points are very valid, I'm sure a lot of skills are transferrable.

    As soon as they announce the dates for 2018, I'll be on the mailing list. I already follow them on FB.

    Go 42!
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  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    it was awesome !, final breakfast sunday
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    Looked really good from the photos online, was it the same route as last year?
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  7. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    sorry for slow reply, no they take a different route every year. they warned that this year day three will be a "challenge" ;-)
    mercuryrev did get in this year? reg. filled in 10 min, I'm in. I will be doing the Italian Challenge as well in late May, less dirt on that ride.
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    No, unfortunately not...... Too many projects on for this year, too many variables that meant we might not make it, so sadly it will have to be next year.

    Enjoy!
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  9. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    will do !
    thank you
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