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RE: Indian Pacific Wheel Race

Uh. Yes, The Trans Am Bike Race is the self-supported one!
The IPWR is the Aussie equivalent I guess.

Self-supported in the case of IPWR means that you can't organise anything for yourself that the rest of the competitors can't access also - So McDonalds or gas stations or restaurants are OK, but having your own team following in a van and feeding you and sleeping you is not OK.

And yes, the climbing in the IPWR starts after 4,500km! Not as high or as much climbimg as the Rockys, but it will hurt.
The whole race will be a lot more desolate / isolated with a lot of the time, the nearest towns more than 200 or 300kms away.

They are freaks. 48 hours into the race and the leaders are 1,100kms into it.

There are 8 women in the race. This is one sport where a woman could easily win it. I think an Alaskan woman won the Trans Am last year.

John K

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