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Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« on: 30 July, 2020, 11:17:32 am »
I know, but I'm feeling positive and there's not much else to do but look ahead (and start a new topic) ;D

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #1 on: 30 July, 2020, 11:43:47 am »
Touchy topic, but did many ride it this year?

I live out in N Essex, so did a 240k there-and-back on the Saturday picking up the route around Sudbury.  We had lunch at the Ship in Dunwich (which had just reopened) and the landlady there said it was the first time in 10 years that she wasn't having an afternoon kip to ready herself for pints and bacon rolls at 2am.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #2 on: 30 July, 2020, 02:34:09 pm »
Well, I'd like to have another crack (if you'll pardon the expression) but I'll definitely have completed 2/3 of a century by then and it's probably going to be beyond what is sensible. But that hasn't stopped me in the past.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #3 on: 30 July, 2020, 03:27:38 pm »
Yeah, I'll be there, galvanised on caffeine for the first 60-mile dash.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #4 on: 17 February, 2021, 01:39:21 pm »
According to Faecebook, Southwark Cyclists aren't booking coaches, so it'll be like last year.  I don't have transport back, so I won't be there.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #5 on: 17 February, 2021, 04:10:57 pm »
I wouldn't mind doing a there and back to (near) Sudbury, as that's home, but I have my doubts that we'll be allowed.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #6 on: 17 February, 2021, 04:33:53 pm »
Ditto.

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #7 on: 18 February, 2021, 08:47:05 am »
Touchy topic, but did many ride it this year?

I live out in N Essex, so did a 240k there-and-back on the Saturday picking up the route around Sudbury.  We had lunch at the Ship in Dunwich (which had just reopened) and the landlady there said it was the first time in 10 years that she wasn't having an afternoon kip to ready herself for pints and bacon rolls at 2am.

Same-ish! On the DunRun Saturday morning I rode some of the route (and back) from home, but breaking away further east after a bit and heading to Aldeburgh for fish n'chips. However, the queue was massive - way down the street, extended by about 400% due to social distancing, so Guinness Record length! Instead I went to the Co-op and put together a picnic for the beach. Until I decided to do an SR series in September, that (144 miles) was my longest ride of the year.

I had a cheeky pub stop at the Three Horseshoes in Bures on the way back, as they had just re-opened. They were playing it with commendable seriousness: Intensive Care levels of PPE, arrows and other markers on the floor, plus signage overload. Beer garden was normal, with fairly p#ssed locals, a great many bikes parked there, including two very clean brand-new e-mountain bikes.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #8 on: 27 February, 2021, 12:55:19 pm »
I think it was easily my longest ride of 2020 😭
Turn, turn, turn again
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #9 on: 02 March, 2021, 04:27:56 pm »
Have always wanted to do this ride but living in Shropshire the logistics have not been good.  Have pencilled it into my diary this year.  Now to find a way to get from Dunwich to the start without having to cycle there

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #10 on: 02 March, 2021, 06:14:25 pm »
Have always wanted to do this ride but living in Shropshire the logistics have not been good.  Have pencilled it into my diary this year.  Now to find a way to get from Dunwich to the start without having to cycle there

Pick up the Chiltern trains service into Marylebone (much cheape than the main line into Euston) - ride from Marylebone to the pub start.   That's the easy bit - it's getting home from Dunwich with n other riders clamouring for the train that's the problem.

Long shot is that I may do it again (last time was with the old C+ gang incl Charlotte, Chuffy, Baggy, Nutty, Ravenbait, the Pikes, LW&B and others in 2003) - if I do Mrs robgul will be persuaded to drive to Dunwich for chauffeuring home on the Sunday AM
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #11 on: 02 March, 2021, 06:42:51 pm »
Have always wanted to do this ride but living in Shropshire the logistics have not been good.  Have pencilled it into my diary this year.  Now to find a way to get from Dunwich to the start without having to cycle there

Presume that means you're driving to Dunwich and leaving a car there. The easiest way to the start is to cycle to Ipswich and pick up the train to Stratford (east London). From there it's a short ride to the start.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #12 on: 02 March, 2021, 08:57:15 pm »
DD03 meant then-MrsLWaB and I drove to near Dunwich and took a train and bus replacement to that-there-London for the start. Luckily we were on Bromptons rather than big bikes. Then-etc. is still very proud of her first overnight ride being the longest ride she had ever done. Great conditions and she finished in much better shape than me. I’ve never managed to get to another DD.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #13 on: 02 March, 2021, 10:45:36 pm »
I'd like to do it again, but then there's lots of other things I'd like to do again.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #14 on: 03 March, 2021, 07:28:43 am »
DD03 meant then-MrsLWaB and I drove to near Dunwich and took a train and bus replacement to that-there-London for the start. Luckily we were on Bromptons rather than big bikes. Then-etc. is still very proud of her first overnight ride being the longest ride she had done. Great conditions and she finished in much better shape than me. I’ve never managed to get to another DD.

That's correct - we drove past you on the 2 Bromptons as we, and you, were crossing the heathland just as you leave Dunwich . . . after a Little Chef breakfast en route it was a glass of Champagne in my garden when we got home.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #15 on: 07 March, 2021, 11:09:08 pm »
I think we were the only ones on Bromptons that year. During the ride, we heard of a couple of blokes who’d done the previous DD on Bromptons but the old hands weren’t sure if anybody had done so before that. By my reckoning, that makes then-etc. the first lady to Brommie the DD. Nowadays, Bromptons at DD are almost de rigueur.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #16 on: 07 March, 2021, 11:11:30 pm »
These days it's not a proper Dunrun if you don't pass (or get passed by, depending on the condition of Wowbagger's rent-a-stoker) a fold of Bromptons.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #17 on: 07 March, 2021, 11:20:22 pm »
I still keep in occasional contact with my rent-a-stoker. The poor chap tells me he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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