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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #375 on: 09 November, 2021, 01:32:14 pm »
Might there be an actual 200km ride in there as well at some point?  Can sometimes help with the "But why are you spending all your valuable leave away cycling?" question.

I think psyclist's plan involved cycling more than 200k so that's alright then  :thumbsup:  Its all about the spin  ;D

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #376 on: 09 November, 2021, 03:13:59 pm »
Heh, very good.  ;D
I'm sure I won't actually feel like doing a 200 at any point, but I might plan to do one all the same. 4x90 degree "turn lefts"= straight on + extra distance.
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Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #377 on: 09 November, 2021, 03:46:18 pm »
I'd like to drop an early marker of vague interest for next year. And, here's a suggestion - Merge "ACME goes Dutch" with the "Bong" thread - you did say there would be coffee shops ?  ;D

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #378 on: 09 November, 2021, 05:48:06 pm »
Nice to see such a cacophony of requests coming in, from Nick’s desire for an SR in 4 days ‘to make it worthwhile’ to Ted’s I want to be within sight of the next night’s accommodation when I set out in the morning. Route planning will start in the spring, and aim to cover a variety of options through the 4 days. We are an inclusive group … albeit with OD as the self-appointed gatekeeper!

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #379 on: 09 November, 2021, 06:07:29 pm »
BTW this afternoon in put these shenanigans in my diary so that makes it more likely I can take part.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the previous two iterations I've done.

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #380 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:09:24 pm »
Might there be an actual 200km ride in there as well at some point?  Can sometimes help with the "But why are you spending all your valuable leave away cycling?" question.

On Saturday la 10th of september is a 200km audax ride in Valkenswaard (near Eindhoven).

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #381 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:41:51 pm »
Might there be an actual 200km ride in there as well at some point?  Can sometimes help with the "But why are you spending all your valuable leave away cycling?" question.

On Saturday la 10th of september is a 200km audax ride in Valkenswaard (near Eindhoven).

Thanks Ivo. Added to the list of possibilities.

Eddington: 130 miles

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #382 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:59:57 pm »

I'd like to meet up with you at some point. I'm not sure what state I'll be in. So will confirm nearer the time worst case meet you at the end of the day for food.

J
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Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #383 on: 09 November, 2021, 09:55:44 pm »
Might there be an actual 200km ride in there as well at some point?  Can sometimes help with the "But why are you spending all your valuable leave away cycling?" question.

On Saturday la 10th of september is a 200km audax ride in Valkenswaard (near Eindhoven).

Thanks Ivo. Added to the list of possibilities.

There's a direct train connection from Eindhoven to Rotterdam. The amount of bikespots is very limited though (4-6 per train at the max).

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #384 on: 10 November, 2021, 05:31:23 am »
I'm getting a bit worried by all this talk of an audax, you lot are obsessed!

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #385 on: 10 November, 2021, 07:26:14 am »
I'm getting a bit worried by all this talk of an audax, you lot are obsessed!

In the spring we’ll put a route with options together. The main objective is to be cycling for 100-120km-ish each day, travelling through nice areas with some places of interest along the way. We’ll also look for options to decrease that distance slightly for those who are preferring a more sedate experience. If that audax fitted in for those who were so inclined, it might be an option. It would be a sideline, and will not dictate the route overall.

From previous experience we’ve found that generally the larger, cheaper hotels that can accommodate us and have food options nearby are in the larger towns. So places like Eindhoven are good in that respect.

Eddington: 130 miles

tedshred

  • Chief Constable - Suede Denim Secret Police
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #386 on: 10 November, 2021, 08:04:25 am »
To slightly contradict myself,  the Valkenswaard ride looks like a fine adventure.  The snag being it leaves a c. 150km ride back to ferry on the Sunday.

It is not the daily distance that concerns me, it is the balance between moving around the country and being able to stop and enjoy places, food, beer, etc and arrive in the destination town before dark.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Jes

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #387 on: 10 November, 2021, 08:32:06 am »
... it leaves a c. 150km ride back to ferry on the Sunday.



Imagine the joyous lunch-time group photo that'll provide.... :facepalm:

tedshred

  • Chief Constable - Suede Denim Secret Police
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #388 on: 10 November, 2021, 08:46:18 am »
The infamous "grumpy lunch" was one of the highlights for me - every picture tells a story 
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #389 on: 12 November, 2021, 10:54:24 pm »
Ohh! This reads as type #1 fun could  I possibly tag along on my barrow?

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #390 on: 13 November, 2021, 06:24:39 am »
Ohh! This reads as type #1 fun could  I possibly tag along on my barrow?

Of course!

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #391 on: 15 November, 2021, 09:25:50 pm »
I've checked with Erik about the Valkenswaard ride. He's expecting about 50-100 riders, and is happy if some of us wanted to join in. No rush to enter. I'll check if anybody is interested when we put the touring route together in the spring, and can enter a small group of riders directly nearer the time, if that is what some people wanted to do.

I've also checked the distance, and its 140km to Hook of Holland from Eindhoven.

Eddington: 130 miles

Deano4

  • Trouble
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #392 on: 14 January, 2022, 11:15:57 am »
I have handed my holiday slip in with plenty of time! So will book my ferry ticket for this once it has been approved  :).

tedshred

  • Chief Constable - Suede Denim Secret Police
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #393 on: 14 January, 2022, 11:43:30 am »
I am out.  One of my Xmas presents involves being in Glasgow that weekend.

At least now you can all ride 200km a day at 25kph plus  :-[
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #394 on: 14 January, 2022, 11:45:53 am »
At least now you can all ride 200km a day at 25kph plus  :-[

Not if I have anything to do with it!

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #395 on: 14 January, 2022, 12:17:14 pm »
At least now you can all ride 200km a day at 25kph plus  :-[

Not if I have anything to do with it!

Nothing has changed ...

In the spring we’ll put a route with options together. The main objective is to be cycling for 100-120km-ish each day, travelling through nice areas with some places of interest along the way. We’ll also look for options to decrease that distance slightly for those who are preferring a more sedate experience. If that audax fitted in for those who were so inclined, it might be an option. It would be a sideline, and will not dictate the route overall.

Eddington: 130 miles

Re: ACME goes Dutch
« Reply #396 on: 14 January, 2022, 12:28:49 pm »
At least now you can all ride 200km a day at 25kph plus  :-[

Not if I have anything to do with it!

Nothing has changed ...

In the spring we’ll put a route with options together. The main objective is to be cycling for 100-120km-ish each day, travelling through nice areas with some places of interest along the way. We’ll also look for options to decrease that distance slightly for those who are preferring a more sedate experience. If that audax fitted in for those who were so inclined, it might be an option. It would be a sideline, and will not dictate the route overall.

Ferry Thursday night.   Ride to Valkenswaard Fri.   200k Sat and back to the ferry Sunday ?   Quite like the sound of that.