Bikes of Heading SouthWest 2023

Bikes of Heading SouthWest 2023

2 June, 2023

An offering of Portugal's diversity to the ultra-community; this road race leads riders on a 1,100km route from the centre of Portugal through mountains, plains and then south to the Algarve coast.

Follow along with the race here.

David Herranz

Name: David Herranz

Age: 45

Location: Madrid, Capital del reino de España

Bike: BMC Roadmachine 01 del 2017. SRAM Red Wifli con 52/34 11-32, ruedas DT Swiss 1400, cubiertas Continental GP 5000 con cámaras chinolito.

Key items of kit: Bolsas Rhinowalk, un gran powerbank para las luces y móvil....manillar Aero pequeño, navegación a cargo de Garmin Edge 1030.

Diogo Manjerico

Name: Diogo Manjerico

Age: 33

Location: Lisboa, Portugal

Bike: The best

Key items of kit: Cenas

Heorhii Veremiev

Name: Heorhii Veremiev

Age: 29

Location: Convento De Balsamão, Portugal

Bike: I will suffer on Rose Pro sl 2000 with Shimano 105 r7000 on 52/36 chainrings (looks too ambitious) and 11-34 cassette. Trying to runs on Vision 35 wheels with not very reliable but indecently fast Pirelli P Zero Race 28mm.

Key items of kit: Something cool waterproof, super light bags or a fashionable sleeping bag - no. Instead of this DPV Saddle bag (For clothes from a local Chinese shop and a million little things). Zefal frame bag (Mainly for food, as having a few thousand calories in reserve for several hours ahead, I feel emotionally calmer and more confident). Also 2 foodbags and top tube bag with their own ecosystem, as sometimes I forget to get dried fruits, raisin and haribo after ride; Evadict Vest 5L (I don't know why but I already bought it); bottles "UЮА ВЕЛОСПОРТ", reminding me where my roots come from; lack of sleeping equipment, like an incentive not to relax my ass; Lezyne 1000хl, gift from an ex-girlfriend; heavy Fujifilm X-A2 with a broken lens; bunch of all kinds of repair things that I don't know how to use and in general complete absence of a plan and strategy for the race in my head. Just do things.

Nuno Martins

Name: Nuno Martins

Age: 45

Cap number: 14

Location: Lousã, Portugal

Bike: Cube Attain SL Carbon

Key items of kit: Topeak frame and saddle bags, AcePac handlebar bag. Lights: Cateye AMPP800 + ViZ300; Navigation: Garmin Edge 830 with 10,000mAh powerbank.

Luis Barreiro

Name: Luis Barreiro

Age: 40

Cap number: 23

Location: Pombal, Portugal

Bike: Focus Izalco Max Disc Red 2016

Key items of kit: Pretty much the same setup as in 2022. Everything that goes is key.

Tiago Neves

Name: Tiago Neves

Age: 48

Cap number: 18

Location: Barreiro, Portugal

Bike: Jackie the Bike: A Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 2014 with 66,500 kms and a lot of scares from a life of adventures together.

Key items of kit: Less is more. Let's try to ride as light as possible. Decathlon 2,5L saddle pack with warm/rain clothes (yes, it fits). Apidura blot-on top tube pack with power banks and wallet. Apidura food-pouch with snaks. Apidura frame pack with tools, spare parts, 3 air-chamber, and some food. 2 x 0,6L water bottles. Apidura handlebar pack 9L (don't know if it will go with us). And a light backpack, for food and stuff bought on the way. Lights: 2 knog front lights and 2 Lezyne strip 300 back ligt. GPS Garmin 830 with the map on the screen. And some letter from the Darling Wife to make me come back fast to her arms!

Francisco Silva

Name: Francisco Silva

Age: 28

Location: Gaia, Portugal

Bike: Specialized Allez

Key items of kit: Columbus Bikepacking

Mário Marinheiro

Name: Mário Marinheiro

Age: 57

Cap number: 15

Location: Coimbra, Portugal

Bike: Spcecialized Tarmac S-Works SL7

Key items of kit: Force seatbag with clothing. Btwin toptube bag with food. Ges handlbar with electronics.