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Guys

Just wondered if anyone has any experience of RGT platform which is a competitor to Zwift. Reason for asking is I read that you can upload a route and by 'chance' I thought of Arran and we could add a new category to the Hall of Fame - the VA Virtual Arran - time limit would be about 2h45m :)

Just as a reminder of better times and challenges to come the current categories are,

SA - Single Arran

SSA - Solo Single Arran

WA - Winter Arran

56+50 - Double Arran with 'minor' shortcut over the Ross

The mythical DA - Double Arran

cheers

 

 

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Paul,

I've used RGT a bit (only the free version as you can ride Stelvio and Mont Ventoux on the free version), it's simple to set up and use assuming you have a phone and tablet/appleTV.   To set up a "Magic Road" then you need to be a Premium member and email the GPX file to RGT so not sure how fast they are at turning around. 

Good luck

David

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Update on this thread and the banter on the WhatsApp thread,

Been time limited this week but investigating RGT it looks like you need to subscribe in order to upload a route. I thought I would suss out the free version first to see how it works.

On the subject of a UA, basically the established 20mph challenge for the SA and DA is the exact same for a TA or QA, ie you need to average 20mph from when you get off the boat to get back on. I reckon 2 challenges might qualify for a UA,

1) Just doing 4 laps in a day regardless of time, you would need to stay overnight as if you don't average 20mph for the 224 miles then you can't do the ferry thing in a day.

2) Perhaps a better one would be a 50TA, this would be 3 laps of 50 miles over the Ross so 150 miles and the target speed to catch the ferry would be 18mph. I reckon this would work out harder than a DA.

So there you go George, if you are looking for an Ultra Arran the scene is set ….

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, P McDonald said:

Update on this thread and the banter on the WhatsApp thread,

Been time limited this week but investigating RGT it looks like you need to subscribe in order to upload a route. I thought I would suss out the free version first to see how it works.

On the subject of a UA, basically the established 20mph challenge for the SA and DA is the exact same for a TA or QA, ie you need to average 20mph from when you get off the boat to get back on. I reckon 2 challenges might qualify for a UA,

1) Just doing 4 laps in a day regardless of time, you would need to stay overnight as if you don't average 20mph for the 224 miles then you can't do the ferry thing in a day.

2) Perhaps a better one would be a 50TA, this would be 3 laps of 50 miles over the Ross so 150 miles and the target speed to catch the ferry would be 18mph. I reckon this would work out harder than a DA.

So there you go George, if you are looking for an Ultra Arran the scene is set ….

 

 

 

 

Hold my beer! The 4 lap one sounds excellent, no worries about ferries and a few beers afterwards 👌🏼 

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42 minutes ago, George said:

Hold my beer! The 4 lap one sounds excellent, no worries about ferries and a few beers afterwards 👌🏼 

Book a hostel post post covid, see how many can do it, and if anyone stops short they can get the dinner on

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11 hours ago, George said:

Hold my beer! The 4 lap one sounds excellent, no worries about ferries and a few beers afterwards 👌🏼 

Great idea, we could all book into the Bunkhouse in Lamlash  :icon_yes   an old JWCC favourite

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9 minutes ago, George said:

Either way, once Covid is over a night or two on arran with some cycling & beer would be magic. 

100% 🍺🍺 but defo not the Bunkhouse in Lamlash

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