Wolfgang Fasching – Europe S-N 2019-08-05 thru 2019-08-16

//Wolfgang Fasching – Europe S-N 2019-08-05 thru 2019-08-16

Congratulations to Wolfgang Fasching who covered the 5656 Km distance from Gilbralter to Nordkapp  in 10d 21hr 48mi 19.79 kph or 12.3mph

 

 

Here is Wolfgang”s account:

Wolfgang Fasching, Europe Coast to Coast, August 2019

  Record attempt

  Europe coast to coast – Malaga/Gibraltar – North Cape (Nordkapp)/Norway

  5,656 km

 

Name of rider

  Wolfgang Fasching

 

Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute

  5 August, 2019    17:11 (CET)

 

Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot.

  Trinity House Lighthouse, Europa Point, Gibraltar; coordinates: GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

 

What were conditions like?

  Hot, cloudless, very windy, start temperature: 30° Celsius (starting point)

  1st part: extremely hot (max. temp. 38° Celsius, very humid)

       Spain, France

  2nd part: cold, very rainy, (temp. 4° – 12° C)

        Sweden, Norway

  2/3 of the race we had south winds

 

Why did you want to do a record?

  Because I already did: in the US, Asia (Russia), Australia – each from coast to coast,

  therefore I wanted to cycle Europe, as fast as I could.

 

What equipment did you use? Anything special?

  I did not use anything special. I rode 2 KTM street bikes.

  I used the same bikes I did in all other long distance races, complying with

  WUCA (formally called UMCA)

 

What did you eat & drink?

  I only ate Ensure+® and I drank carbon-hydrated drinks,

  I ate a few portions of pasta and a few cookies

 

What was the best part?

  The part in Germany, because it was very flat and I had a lot of tailwind

 

 

What was the hardest part?

  The last and 3rd part of the race, because it was very hilly, low temperatures,

   very often rainy

 

Did anything particularly unusual happen?

A car crashed into our pace car which crashed in to me and overrun my bike, I crashed against the windshield.

 

Exact finish location described so that someone else could find the same spot.

Nordkapp, 9764 Nordkapp, Norwegen , iron globe statue, on a stone platform

 

Exact finish time

 

  Friday, 16 August 2019, 13:59 (CET)

2019-11-29T09:27:59-08:00