Author Topic: The Dean  (Read 28853 times)

mattc

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #175 on: March 30, 2017, 12:49:30 pm »
No, not humblebragging, just checked my town names again (sorry not a native, I get confused!) I am revising to Sunset coming off the Ridgeway. Does that make us all feel better?!?!?

Unfortunately that doesn't help much - the route allows two goes at coming off the Ridgeway at sunset :P

(the 2nd crossing is after Lambourn - most folks don't notice such a gentle climb).
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Re: The Dean
« Reply #176 on: March 30, 2017, 01:27:25 pm »
No, not humblebragging, just checked my town names again (sorry not a native, I get confused!) I am revising to Sunset coming off the Ridgeway. Does that make us all feel better?!?!?

Unfortunately that doesn't help much - the route allows two goes at coming off the Ridgeway at sunset :P

(the 2nd crossing is after Lambourn - most folks don't notice such a gentle climb).

Ah ok, that makes sense of the long drag *in the dark* out of Lambourn.

Well it wasn't my intention but I feel a little better in condition now! I guess I need to stop looking at the front of the field for comparison and start looking around me - e.g. STFU, look at the scenery and don't forget to enjoy myself ;-)

Re: The Dean
« Reply #177 on: April 04, 2017, 09:27:37 pm »
Results will be in soon folks - just waiting for the last postal brevets - we got one this AM and will leave the trad 14-days as usual

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grahamparks

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #178 on: April 05, 2017, 01:27:07 pm »
So did anyone take the ring road back to Peartree avoiding the city centre?

Re: The Dean
« Reply #179 on: April 05, 2017, 01:31:24 pm »
Not me. Quite enjoy a bit of traffic through the city after the very sleepy villages.

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #180 on: April 05, 2017, 02:11:58 pm »
So did anyone take the ring road back to Peartree avoiding the city centre?
You can avoid both the ring road and city centre by taking the cycle path from the Botley road to Wytham then road to wolvercote. I would have done this if I'd been solo,  but was riding with others and didn't want to get everyone lost if I went wrong.
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Re: The Dean
« Reply #181 on: April 05, 2017, 03:25:03 pm »
So did anyone take the ring road back to Peartree avoiding the city centre?
You can avoid both the ring road and city centre by taking the cycle path from the Botley road to Wytham then road to wolvercote. I would have done this if I'd been solo,  but was riding with others and didn't want to get everyone lost if I went wrong.
I took that route, it was loads nicer than the city centre route we did on the Poor Student. I'm deffo doing that in the future!

John

Re: The Dean
« Reply #182 on: April 07, 2017, 07:12:41 pm »
It was obviously a bad omen starting the Dean this year without you Andy  ! I had a difficult first week and had to stay down in Oxford but I travelled back to Chester last Saturday and seem to be on the mend now. Collision  actually broke 7 ribs, 2 transverse processes on my thoracic vertebrae and partially collapsed my left lung. I was lucky overall though not to have been killed or paralysed. The GPS had me at 20 mph on impact and he was doing 30/40 himself.  Seems I was flung over the bonnet into the windscreen on my back and that's the impact that damaged me. Fingers crossed I'll be riding again in another 4 weeks.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #183 on: April 10, 2017, 09:40:10 pm »
Best of British Marky Boy  :thumbsup:

Results for this years' Dean will be finalised tomorrow folks.

ACH

Re: The Dean
« Reply #184 on: April 12, 2017, 05:59:41 am »
Finnish List has been finalised
93 got round  :D
Might take a little while to show up on the AUK web
Thanks to all those who started

ACH

Re: The Dean
« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2017, 12:13:56 pm »
Finnish List has been finalised
93 got round  :D
Might take a little while to show up on the AUK web
Thanks to all those who started

ACH
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Re: The Dean
« Reply #186 on: October 10, 2017, 06:52:38 am »
Hello Folks
Once again, Audax Club Hackney is proud to present the The Dean 300.  The 2018 version is now in the calendar.  We are pleased to see that entries have already started to trickle in.
This year's edition will revert to an X-rated event, as pre 2016 versions of this epic ride.  Please be reminded that the start will always remain as The Oxford Peatree Park & Ride car park and that it will be a postal Finnish only this year.  Riders are free to end in Oxford or the Pear tree but please bear in mind for later arrivals that the distance between these two potential finishing points seems more considerable at that time of the morning.  Please also be reminded to return your breasts and proofs of passage promptly after the ride - to arrive within 14-days of the event.

Thanks again for all those who have entered so far - it's exciting to see such enduring interest for the 11th version of this classic 300 which heralds the start of the season.

ACH X

Jonah

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #187 on: October 10, 2017, 07:01:43 am »
The Stag appears to have made a couple of typos in this last post but I am sure that riders will not be tempted to return anything else other than completed brevet cards and proofs of passage.
J

citoyen

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #188 on: October 10, 2017, 09:58:40 am »
The Stag appears to have made a couple of typos in this last post but I am sure that riders will not be tempted to return anything else other than completed brevet cards and proofs of passage.
J

Shame. I was envisaging a cycling version of that episode of Blackadder.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #189 on: October 10, 2017, 10:25:04 am »
The Stag appears to have made a couple of typos in this last post but I am sure that riders will not be tempted to return anything else other than completed brevet cards and proofs of passage.
J

Shame. I was envisaging a cycling version of that episode of Blackadder.

As long as it doesn't go tits up.

simonp

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #190 on: October 10, 2017, 11:52:07 am »
Entry in.

I might be on the start list 3 times this year due to Paypal checkout issues. I was told I was on the start list when paypal failed, twice. Third time lucky.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #191 on: October 10, 2017, 01:29:30 pm »
I liked it last time and the weather was spot on! I might be interested again!

simonp

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #192 on: October 10, 2017, 01:30:42 pm »
Peartree hotel showing £90 for two nights. Not a great deal this far out.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #193 on: October 10, 2017, 01:38:59 pm »
I drove there last time so I'll do that again. Just need to remember £2 for the car park fees! Entered by the way! :thumbsup:

Re: The Dean
« Reply #194 on: October 10, 2017, 05:18:47 pm »
Was hoping to do this but as it's the day after my annual pilgrimage to Cheltenham Festival I highly doubt I'll be physically up to it.

simonp

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #195 on: October 10, 2017, 05:57:54 pm »
I drove there last time so I'll do that again. Just need to remember £2 for the car park fees! Entered by the way! :thumbsup:

2h each way for me - no chance.

Premier Inn at Didcot is cheaper and is only 20m away.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #196 on: October 10, 2017, 05:58:55 pm »
It costs £10 and an hour 10 mins driving! How much is premier inn?

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #197 on: January 12, 2018, 06:20:15 pm »
Is anybody ECEing back London way?

The plan is to stay over Friday night, but in the spirit of Audax I'm gonna attempt my first 400 by ECEing back home on a cold March night.

Company would be well appreciated, especially up to about Beaconsfield. The last 300 I did was 17hrs flat, so anytime from 11 - midnight at the services I would expect to start the ECE part.
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folkdevil

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #198 on: February 25, 2018, 03:26:15 pm »
I'm just thinking about booking a room at peartree Travelodge for Friday night. Money is tight as ever, is anyone up for sharing a room? Please drop me a pm.

Manotea

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #199 on: February 27, 2018, 11:25:33 am »
I'm just thinking about booking a room at peartree Travelodge for Friday night. Money is tight as ever, is anyone up for sharing a room? Please drop me a pm.

@j_a_m_e_s if I stay over the night before then I'll ride home to West London, but whether I'll be at the services before midnight is a matter of conjecture at this point (and if I arrive much after I'll likely find a corner for a couple of hours Zzzs till dawn), so we shall have to see how it goes.