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Porte and Wurf instagram takeover

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited January 2014 in Pro race
Richie Porte is known for his legendary 300km training rides and for tomorrow’s session he’s managed to convince Cannondale’s Cameron Wurf to come along with him. To document this ride (that is likely to circumnavigate Tasmania), I’ve given Richie and Cam the keys to our Instagram account and told them to go nuts. What could possibly go wrong?

Follow http://www.instagram.com/cyclingtips tomorrow (Thursday, January 30) to see this ride from their view and everything that might come along with it.

My predictions? Cam will attack as soon as they leave the cafe, Richie will let him hang out there at 4 minutes for 250km, Eisel, Stannard and Thomas will appear out of nowhere just in time to pull him back. Eisel is likely take a wrong turn into Launceston and Wurf will cross the line first at the censored ‘N Bull pub. Or not.

Either way, tune in to our instagram account tomorrow to follow.

http://instagram.com/cyclingtips

First time I've heard of his 300km rides.
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  • *klaxon*

    Porte nerd alert

    RR's favourite Tassie is as long in training kms as he is short in height
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    There's a good shot of Gerrans attacking(!!!) Porte about 5 images in. Won't embed here.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I agree its awesome...you can see similar that one and similar in higher res here:
    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/01/santo ... nd-photos/
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    That site's a sight for sore eyes. Ravishing.
    smalltdu3stage_111.jpg
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,601
    I can't work Instagram.

    There. I said it.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
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    And cures and healing wells
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,671
    I can't work Instagram.

    There. I said it.

    Good thing!

    A) it's not real photography and B) No matter how may nonsense filters and bulls1t they put on it, ever notice how every persons photo ends up looking exactly the same?

    "Oooooh I made it black and white and whacked uop the vignette slider I'm so moody and deep and talented you know..."
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • *klaxon*

    Porte nerd alert

    RR's favourite Tassie is as long in training kms as he is short in height

    *klaxon* I thought there were ECHELONS!!!!!!

    :wink:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Porte and Wurf reached the 300km point, and decided to push on to 400.

    Well, why wouldnt you? :?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    400km is a bit insane.................
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  • 400km is a bit insane.................


    They refuelled at the 180-odd km mark with 'cheese and vegemite scrolls'. Can only assume they contain some endurance-enhancing properties - certainly not on the WADA list :wink:
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,601
    Tasmania must be grim if they can cycle for 400k and find nothing worth photographing.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    Tasmania must be grim if they can cycle for 400k and find nothing worth photographing.

    Ha! Yes, I'd thought that ... There's only about 8 photos ... I know they were busy but if you're gonna publicise the thing then at least make an effort ...
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,697
    Tasmania must be grim if they can cycle for 400k and find nothing worth photographing.

    It's a pretty stunning place in parts up there in fact. This is one spot you have to walk in to, but worth it!


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    In 400 km they would hardly have seen a flat or straight bit of road, damned hilly round that corner of Tassie. Plus there are a few towns long rumoured to be a bit hillbilly in a Deliverance kind of way.. :shock:
  • ^looks amazing

    Right, the rest of you miserable lot, Cam Wurf's blog post re the day itself

    http://www.cameronwurf.blogspot.dk/2014 ... y.html?m=1
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Tasmania must be grim if they can cycle for 400k and find nothing worth photographing.

    It's a pretty stunning place in parts up there in fact. This is one spot you have to walk in to, but worth it!


    aerial_walkers_1002-2.jpg

    In 400 km they would hardly have seen a flat or straight bit of road, damned hilly round that corner of Tassie. Plus there are a few towns long rumoured to be a bit hillbilly in a Deliverance kind of way.. :shock:

    All the white that look like waves are sharks, right?

    Bloody Australia (Tasmania) and their wildlife.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    ^looks amazing

    Right, the rest of you miserable lot, Cam Wurf's blog post re the day itself

    http://www.cameronwurf.blogspot.dk/2014 ... y.html?m=1

    Thanks, I enjoyed that.

    I agree with this:
    when riding under such torturous conditions the little issues you don't feel comfortable discussing normally all off a sudden seem not so bad to share with you mates

    14hrs really is pretty crazy though. Not sure what benefits that gives, like an audax, but then if they enjoy it good luck to them!

    Plus Wurf rode 200 odd km on a repaired tyre - must not have been fun or efficient being on a low psi wheel unless he was able to get it high...which I never can.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,646
    Cracking.
    Like Huckleberry Finn/Tom Sawyer (or maybe Rupert The Bear and Gregory, his little Guinea Pig chum?) boy's adventure stuff, without quite the same narrative arc... Talking of which, if they're anything like their English namesakes, there's definitely some Deliverance type scenarios to be had in either Epping Forest or Launceston...

    I suspect Cameron Wurf shares the same Spellchecker as rayjay.

    I'd like to hear Porte's version with regard to CW's admission that they barely stopped chatting all day - Porte: "Cam didn't shut the f*ck up all day!". Also, I enjoyed the account of all the censored they consumed (and that there's a 80k a year Sky nutritionist with their head in their hands).

    Don't know much about Cameron Wurf, but Porte's a funny one for me: when I first heard him in interview (3 years ago?) I thought "what a plank/duffer". Now, it's increasingly "what a top bloke" with each new event/story...
  • ThomThom wrote:
    Bloody Australia (Tasmania) and their wildlife.

    This is where New Zealand wins, no stinging nettles, residents that can fix their own shark bites, birds that don't fly and best of all no snakes! :D

    Edit - and people that can actually spell Richie. What is with the putting the T in the middle to make it RiTchie? It's wrong.


    *slinks off home before anyone mentions Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii or the Benson and Hedges twins or the poor kid named Number 5 Bus Stop*
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ThomThom wrote:
    Bloody Australia (Tasmania) and their wildlife.

    This is where New Zealand wins, no stinging nettles, residents that can fix their own shark bites, birds that don't fly and best of all no snakes! :D

    Edit - and people that can actually spell Richie. What is with the putting the T in the middle to make it RiTchie? It's wrong.


    *slinks off home before anyone mentions Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii or the Benson and Hedges twins or the poor kid named Number 5 Bus Stop*


    T for Toblerone :wink:

    Yeah, Thom Thom would love NZ. No wildlife that can actually kill you (or even do you much damage at all), unlike Oz with its top 10 deadliest snakes/bitey things.
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    He rang his mum and informed her he would not be home for birthday dinner

    Aww bless him.

    Fabulous stuff - sounds like a blast. Great to read about pros riding the bike in the way they want to and enjoying just riding.

    400km in 13.5 hours is good going for what looks like quite a relaxed day for them!
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