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What would you give to create Vulture sweat? We're hoping you'll give a few dollars because this is a very good cause. Reg APAC Editor Simon Sharwood will make some Vulture Sweat this coming weekend, as he participates in the “Gongride”, the annual bike ride from Sydney to the nearby city of Wollongong. At 83kms and 415 …

  1. Zog_but_not_the_first

    What would you give to create Vulture Sweat?

    I'd welcome the opportunity to enter an event that wasn't 9000 miles away.

    1. Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: What would you give to create Vulture Sweat?

      Fair point. But feel free to support us anyway! We've had lots of readers say they'd like to join in with El Reg in events, so are looking into it

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    415km of climbing?

    Damn, that's some pretty steep terrain for a ride of only 83km...hats off to anyone who can manage that!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 415km of climbing?

      I believe it involves strapping the bicycle and cyclist upside down on a home trainer for the first 414.5km of the climb, then cutting the straps and watching him pedal like a insane monkey for the next 82.99km whilst trying to catch the El Reg team that staged a playmobil mockup of aforementioned incident.

    2. Rusty 1

      Re: 415km of climbing?

      More worried about the 85kms - that's 85 kilometre seconds. That's a partially inverted speed, right? I'm having trouble working out exactly what that means in normal terms. Bit of a Gordian Knot really.

      workDone / time = force

      length / time = speed

      speed / force = length / workDone

      As this result demonstrates, you can ignore time as it is an illusion, especially at lunch time (as it cancels itself out)

      So length / workDone, it's a tractor pull!

  3. tk666

    415km of climbing is quite a ride

  4. Barely registers

    May I humbly suggest a second event?

    The 24 Hours of Le Mans cycle race.

    At the Le Mans circuit.

    In Le Mans.

    20-21 August 2016 -

    Enter as a relay team (2/4/6/8), or a collection of solo riders united by a common purpose.....

  5. Pen-y-gors

    Third event?

    Given the likely level of fitness of most El Reg commentards, perhaps something like le Tour de Rockall may be more appropriate for distance...nice shirt though!

  6. x 7

    sounds like a good name for a new deodorant

    "Vulture Sweat, for the man who thrives in the desert"

  7. Rusty 1

    Can't help thinking there is a lack of bacon on them there tops.

    Important cause, donation made.

  8. Neoc

    "Vulture Sweat"... is that anything like "Pokari Sweat"?

    1. Anomalous Cowturd

      Re: "Vulture Sweat"... is that anything like "Pokari Sweat"

      Let's hope not. That stuff tastes like crap!

      I'll try most things twice, just in case, but not that shit.

  9. Sampler

    Simon B here

    Guess I better get started with the training....oh, actually, I'm out tomorrow, ok, Thursday, I'll start training Thursday...

    1. x 7

      Re: Simon B here

      build your strength up first: lots of bacon required

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