Good intel

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.... 

.......and no.. there is no winner medals or t-shirts.. but you can take alot of pictures and take those home with you.

GPS files will be send out 1 month before the start. or check the updates for a info on the file.

We will start at 9.00 the 17th august 2018 all together at Dragør Harbour.

You will post a photo of you at the beach in skagen whne you arrive there, All pictures posted should be done in the Denmark Across - Facebook Group

The pace is what you make it, but I would think a very fast rider could do it in 4 days.

Personally Ill be doing it in 7-8 days.

Any bike can be used ( no Phaty.. not your Ebike !) but I would recommend a gravelgrinder, or big wheeled MTB.

Wanna go Singelspeed... do it.. Wanna take your fatbike.. do it ( the coast line from Lild Strand might be worth it.)

You wanna get in on it ? Send me a mail with your LOI (letter of intent) and Ill include you to the list
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.

Dont know what mail.. well.. then use this: Casper@Ortvald.dk

Wait a sec. you said this was a free race (when you get your money back on the 4. day)...

Yea.. but there is a small reward in it for me...... a beer from your local area.. to be handed over at the startline (I wont drink it there, but Ill be thinking about it the hole trip, and be a happy camper coming home to it)

Wanna meet the other riders. Then come to Syvstjernehusene 21, in Værløse and share a meal with us the day before at 18.00.
We are starting the grill.. so bring some meat, and wine/beer/soda/water/milk/tequila of your choice, and we have some salat and bread.. Camping in the garden is an option for riders that dont know where to go after. There is a train or bikeride of 35km the next morning to the starting spot.

Where are you, vs all the others ? We will be using Spotwalla for tracking.... a free service, that can support a smartphone or a tracker (Spot, Garmin Inreach etc).
I will make a small post about how to get this going, and it will be your job to have the tracking device (phone or what ever) running when you are riding... so.. gotta figure out how to power that Iphone for a week ;)

Good idea.. well.. install the "Shelter" app on your phone, it shows a lot of places to get out of the rain at night.

Sleeping under the stars, In Denmark that's fine, as long as you are in a public forest. So.. how do you know that ? when you wake up and a farmer is yelling at you, then it wasn't public !

Money, yea, its not free in Denmark. We use Danish Kroner, and stuff can be expensive, but you can get away with your credit card in 97% of the time.

I know you have alot of bikes, all with different primary use. What would you take on this trip ?
hmmm.. I think ill like to take my Krampus, for the huge comfort it gives me, and its gonna be nice on the smaller tracks. It migth even work on the hard sand of Vestkysten. Or ill take the Straggler and go for a record time, suffering a bit more, but have a higher average speed on the tarmac.

Having the experience from last year i would go for a MonsterCrosser... 3.0 tires and a dropbar with aerobar on

Wanna be noted as a Survivor of this ride ? Send me your GPX file after the race, and you will be put down with the other hero's as a finisher.

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