Only because Sir Glen Coutts said I had to do it, I am going to go back and complete the previous ToS challenges. Same routes except where a ride no longer exists, then a reasonable facsimile will be substituted, same time restrictions, etc.
I will be doing the 2013 schedule starting Saturday Nov 26 running for nine Stages.
Stage 1 - Hell Hath No Fury
Stage 2 - The Hunted
Stage 3 - Extra Shot + Fight Club
Stage 4 - A Very Dark Place
Stage 5 - Angels
Stage 6 - The Wretched + The Long Scream
Stage 7 - The Downward Spiral
Stage 8 - There is No Try + Revolver
Stage 9 - Local Hero
If you have been yearning to pick up past ToS challenges, here is a start.
Brings back memories of my Knighthood (that was my list, excepting the ineligibles and last minute sub of Violator for Local Hero). I have no desire to repeat any time soon, any which ways! But enjoy, it’s a fine route for a bonus tour
That is the plan but no, not doing the tours back-to-back. I will slot them into my training as my schedule permits. If they are doing it, I will do the Rapha 500 at the end of December. Then depending on when ToS 2023 is, I may not do ToS 2014 until after that. If Rapha isn’t going to happen, I will do 2014 sometime in early Jan.
You know, I think I may just join you on this. My knighthood was done as part of the 25-hour Red Bull Time Laps (did 100 mile ride, then knighthood, and funny, somehow the plan to do another 100 miles just didn’t quite get off the ground). I’d taken inspiration from someone else on here to do it as an annual thing, but then Red Bull didn’t happen this year, and I lost motivation, and fitness, and now I’m staring at the abyss of winter with a recent Full Monty result lower than what I had at the start of the year, and I need a good kick in the arse.
Happy to have you come along Sir Nicktick. The schedule is in the opening post above. Begins this Saturday Nov 26th and concludes Sunday Dec 4th. Same rules apply, you can complete each stage any time in the window where the day of the stage exists on earth. I can likely scare up a guide on when these times are if you need one.
Taking advantage of the 50 hour window I did Stage 1 - Hell Hath No Fury, this evening. Not a fan of sustained rides so the 2 twenty minute sections were not fun, but it is done. I go Hunting tomorrow.
Stage 3 done but I did have to dial back Extra Shot a bit part way in. Sustained efforts are not my strength and this 20 minute sustained after Fight Club just wasn’t in the cards. Tomorrow, A Very Dark Place.