Author Topic: Grimpeurs du Sud  (Read 186023 times)

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1000 on: January 02, 2021, 04:14:34 pm »
Here we go, a local route entirely in Hertfordshire.  A 53km route that could be done as out and back (with small mods to prevent going over 2km of road twice in same direction) to get over 100km.  With 847m of ascent, according to bikehike.  Works out at 15.92m per 100km.  About 2km of roads you go over twice, but in opposite directions.



I might try this out, this coming week, and see what my barometric GPS says is the figure.  Anyway, another potential AAA in Hertfordshire.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1001 on: January 02, 2021, 04:43:58 pm »
Looking good Phil. The start is close enough to me to ride from home as a 200km.

Eddington: 129 miles

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1002 on: January 02, 2021, 05:36:56 pm »
I might try it Monday.  I’m planning my Jan 200 for Sat 9th. So I’ll want fresh legs by then.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1003 on: January 05, 2021, 05:57:56 pm »
@psyclist I rode the first 53km of the route today with fairly flattish routes to / from home.  Overall climb figure of 14.93m per km. This is from my GPS which has a barometer for altitude.  So I’m fairly certain the middle bit I plotted will exceed 15m / km. it’s  in line with what bike hike came up with.

Entirely in Herts though it does come within metres of Bedfordshire , just a hedge  separating them, at end of Luton airport runway.

One 17%, one 15%, one 11%, two 10%, and numerous 6-7% hills.



So definitely looking good for you to incorporate, once audax restarts again. Not as complex as it looks, as this includes my to and from which intersected the route.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1004 on: January 05, 2021, 08:40:25 pm »
@psyclist I rode the first 53km of the route today with fairly flattish routes to / from home.  Overall climb figure of 14.93m per km.

Excellent news, thank you. Do you have a link, or a gpx I could peruse? It will be a while before I ride across that way, but once the situation relaxes again it would be a good option as a GdS ride.

Eddington: 129 miles

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1005 on: January 05, 2021, 08:48:21 pm »
I’ll cut out the to and from and send you link to a GPX tomorrow. I’ll likely ride it at least two more times before audax resumes. So will have three barometric readings for the ascent.

GdS

  • I'm from the factory
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1006 on: March 21, 2021, 07:24:23 pm »
AAA Milne calendar in July is cancelled I can't see things improving enough to facilitate the full service sociable event I usually run. It is of course still available as a perm with a max of 6 riders per day from 29.3.21

MSH might be on the cards for mid October but same caveats as AAA Milne  :-\

GdS

  • I'm from the factory
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1007 on: March 22, 2021, 08:29:51 am »
2021 calendar events so far

11th April from Greenwich- The Shark 200km 3 AAA
20th June- from Cocking near Midhurst - "Sussex Midsummer Corker" 2AAA
16th October -from Chailey - Mid Sussex Hilly 100km 1.5AAA
16th October -from Chailey - Mid Sussex Hillier 100km 2AAA

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1008 on: March 23, 2021, 08:48:08 am »
Aww man, miss living down south now! Nothing like the GDS in N. Yorks.

Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1009 on: March 23, 2021, 11:09:28 am »
Just noticed the AAA rating on the Midsummer Corker... and that's going to be my first Calendar event...

mmmmartin

  • BPB 1/1: PBP 0/1
    • FNRttC
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1010 on: March 23, 2021, 10:32:30 pm »
The Reliable GPX track can't be downloaded. Is this me? I'd quite like to ride it on the day that Auk recognises perms. It's a sort of rite of passage.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

GdS

  • I'm from the factory
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1011 on: March 23, 2021, 11:25:08 pm »
The Reliable GPX track can't be downloaded. Is this me? I'd quite like to ride it on the day that Auk recognises perms. It's a sort of rite of passage.

 works for me off the new website you need to unzip then open

http://www.aukweb.net/gps/mm01g.zip

PM if it still doesn't  :)

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1012 on: March 24, 2021, 07:25:22 am »
I had trouble downloading a GPX from a calendar event recently, and it turned out to be a Chrome browser issue (which I haven't resolved). Tried it in the Edge browser instead and it worked fine.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1013 on: March 24, 2021, 07:35:21 am »
I think that this might be the Chrome 'mixed content' problem.

The workaround that I have used is to right click the GPS download link, select 'Save link as...' then select 'Keep'.

GdS

  • I'm from the factory
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1014 on: March 24, 2021, 08:13:01 am »
yes I was using Edge

mmmmartin

  • BPB 1/1: PBP 0/1
    • FNRttC
Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1015 on: March 24, 2021, 10:02:53 am »
Helpful replies. Managed it now. Looking at the calendar and thinking.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.