søndag den 11. marts 2018

Facebook

Don't forget our facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/438017036583345/

It might be the easy way to ask questions, or talk to others that wanna join in.

lørdag den 13. januar 2018

News for the 2018 version.

Here we go... 17/8-18 9.00

The second edition of the Denmark Across route is getting ready for your adventure this summer, and we have grown a bit this year.
1350km of awesome country views.

Ill drop a post later with a lot more about the new route, but for now, here are some primary things about it.

Some sections have been swapped, and a lot of tarmac has been removed and replaced by gravel and track. Other sections where we barely could walk last year have been moved to more doable tracks.

We are still going to have mud, water, sand, and gravel, but I hope it’s in a nice mix.

Here is an idea of how it’s going to be compared to last year (2017: Yellow, 2018: Red)

Some rules is gonna be changed too. 

1. One is that the two first days of stage rules are reduced to only being the first day.

So we are only going to have a neutral camp on a specific spot, pointed out by me later. Same rule as last year. The clock stops when you arrive, and starts the next day at 0600. It’s permitted to skip the camp, but you will NOT be given any time reduction. We will have a nice party at the Smile Camp, so you won’t want to miss out.

2. The permitted beach option will be reduced by some kilometers...
The rule does not go for the whole stretch of the west coast. The Beach option is only permitted from Lidl strand to Skagen/finish. There is simply too much nice riding inland that I don’t want people to miss.
So, the same as last year, but for 2018, you cannot ride the beach until Lidl Strand, from there you can swap between the track and the beach. Always going in a straight line between the two when swapping.


3. You remember the "It’s a Cost-Free Race" remark from last year? That one is gone.. and then again no.
For the 2018 riders there will be a 750,- dkr fee to pay (100,-€/120$), but for the true riders this amount will be given back, on the 4. day.
And why this ?
Due to the rider limit, there will only be room for riders that actually are on the start line.
So if you want to go, you got to show me some commitment with this payment.
No shows, will have lost the money, and I’ll be swimming in all the Beers I’m spending the money on. 
If we have no-shows before the start, we might even have a small feast in the Camp on the first day.

4. LOI, is going to be a real LOI (Letter of Intent).
No more "Ill like to go" letters.
I want a reason why. !
No letter, no ride.

(Nominating yourself on the Facebook event means nothing.. that thing is only made to advertise for the start day)

Still wanna go ? Here is how to get a spot (and there are not alot of them)


Write me a mail, with your LOI. (Casper@Ortvald.dk)
Then I’ll (hopefully) reply, with a "Hell YEA", and some bank info.
When the payment is done, I’ll put you on the 2018 list, and let you know !

The list is open from now on until the 30. Juli

Easy right?... then get to it !

Note. The rest of the site is updated.

søndag den 22. oktober 2017

2018 Edition

Yes, we are gonna be ready once again next summer, date is yet to be set, but friday 17th. of august are looking very likely.

And yes there will be some changes to the route, some tarmac will be swapped for more gravel, and some of the mud and HAB parts will be removed.

Will the first days of stage rules apply ? Yea, but again, some small changes will come.

FotoCredit: Jakob Carlsen
How to join in ?
Well. around the new year the site will get a total update with the new route, rules and idea's.
And thats when its possible to apply for a spot on the race-event.

Since the event has a limit to it, it will be a "why should I be able to join in" letter that need to be mailed to me.. but not until the new year :)
For now.. go ride your bike.. you deserve it !

onsdag den 30. august 2017

Done.. and Done !!!!

Yeasterday at 12.30 the last bike roled into Skagen, and this years edition of Denmark Across, has ended.



We had some riders cancel the last days, one that didnt show (must have been scared of the challenge).
But on the morning of th. 18 (a little belated, im still sorry about that) 8/9 riders started out. Some for the first time on a Bikepacking adventure, some more battle tested, but all with a huge smile.

Now sitting here in my chair, im really happy about the outcome of the work put into the track.
We had some crazy sections, some heavy HAB sections, some very nice and fast tarmac, and some Beautiful views from the gravel. Basically we had it all.  Even the weather showed us all sides. Rain, sun, Tailwind.. and alot of headwind (loved how the wind swapped every time the general direction of the track swapped... )



Ill like to thank the riders for the effort of going the distance even when a fence was put up, or the track was following a stream instead of the trail.. or when there is a train track made and we have to divert.
Some didn't make it all the way to Skagen, but put a full effort into the race, and for that a Huge thx. Here the goal isn't always to get to the finish line, but to figure out how far one person can get.
Im pretty sure a handful of the riders had a Huge learning curve on the first days...

For the Riders making it all the way, ill need a GPX file from you to make your official time, (send to my mail)

And for the few still having the tracker at home, plz get it to me at home or at the shop. Asap !

Route status atm.. v.2 has already begone. Will I see you next year ?

fredag den 4. august 2017

Facebook

I made a Facebook group for checkpoint photo's and general debate and questions.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/438017036583345/

And its not the same as the page we hade some days ago.. so you might need to join in here too :)
The "Page" will be deleted in 2-3 days time

søndag den 16. juli 2017

One month Update !!!!

So yeah... its getting closer.

The GPX file should be going out later this week, along with a bit of small info's.

So this here will be the last update for now on the blog. There is a bit updates in the Intel, and I Add'ed the latest LOI's i have received.

If your name is not on the list, and you already mailed me.. then I fucked up and missed your mail.. plz resend to enlighten me.

And for the boy's and girls sitting at home thinking about joining, this will be the last chance to get on the list. When the GPX file is send, I wont add anymore, so make up your mind fast !


onsdag den 14. juni 2017

GPX file

The summer has begun, and the route is nearly done.

The track will go live late juli, since we still have two sections that need a bit of scouting.

And.. for the riders that wanna participate in this ride/race, dont forget to send a LOI, so i have your Mail-address....

The File will only be send via mail