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[HAMR] 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« on: November 14, 2015, 08:56:54 am »
Off and away at 08:20 heading off South West for the first time in ages. - An interesting day ahead?

Allez Steve!!!

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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 12:17:04 pm »
But soft!  He heads that way and doesn't visit MARSH GIBBON?  Something's rotten in the back of Iceland!
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 02:11:01 pm »
I couldn't understand why Steve had come towards Gloucestershire today, it's minging it down out there.  Having checked the forecast I now see the plan, in another three hours there's some serious vent lateral due.  If he can loop near Cirencester 'till 7 he'll be home by 8.

Go careful Steve!
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 02:27:57 pm »
I think the weather is a particular variety of grim everywhere at the moment. If I were Steve I think I'd go to Florida and slipstream Kurt for a couple of months, and then see if Alicia and the camper van are free from 10th Jan to early August.
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 03:54:07 pm »
If I were Steve I think I'd go to Florida

Chalk and cheese approach to the HAMR

Huge respect for both, but Steve is clearly doing the 'scenic' version of the event.

Allez Steve

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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2015, 04:20:36 pm »
You could have just left it at the "huge respect for both" and thereby reflected my view.

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 05:10:34 pm »
Steve's doing my version of the attempt.  Kurt is doing something similar.
Huge respect to anyone who gives it a serious go.

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2015, 06:18:42 pm »
Is he going to Gibbon on his homeward wind-assisted flypast of Bicester?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2015, 06:29:44 pm »
I think the weather is a particular variety of grim everywhere at the moment. If I were Steve I think I'd go to Florida and slipstream Kurt for a couple of months, and then see if Alicia and the camper van are free from 10th Jan to early August.

 ;D

If Kurt's a good sport, he might well agree to that.
(He's probably sick of the sight of the van.)
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2015, 07:23:55 pm »
With Alicia in the van, I rather doubt that!   ;)

Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2015, 09:43:37 pm »
It's unbelievable really. Steve's is out at 9.40pm on a ride that I wouldnt have done today at 1pm as the rain was horrible here in MK. That is after a round trip to Malmesbury. Most I did today was 10k in the gym.

Derek

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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2015, 09:47:47 pm »
He appears to be riding a stonking tailwind at the moment and has overshot Milton Keynes. Tracker shows 181miles at 9.47pm.
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 09:55:48 pm »
He'll be spending the night near Peterborough, arriving close to midnight.
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 09:58:39 pm »
Awesome as ever!

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 10:31:56 pm »
I just thought the tailwind from Malmesbury was so good, that Steve just failed to stop at MK! 😜

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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2015, 11:08:16 pm »
200 up shortly after 11pm.
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2015, 07:43:03 am »
364km. That's 225 miles or thereabouts. Brilliant stuff! Now for the headwind.. I think I would get on a train to London then cycle to Hull or somewhere. 20 mph SSWerly winds are forecast all day and for much of the week.
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Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2015, 08:00:34 am »
364km. That's 225 miles or thereabouts. Brilliant stuff! Now for the headwind.. I think I would get on a train to London then cycle to Hull or somewhere. 20 mph SSWerly winds are forecast all day and for much of the week.

Needs a bit of editing, but the signal at the hotel is very poor.

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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2015, 07:49:25 pm »


Little pic of our man arriving in Peterborough last night. Looked well and a nice round of applause for him as he came through the door.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: 14th November - Teethgrinder Day 99/318
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2015, 10:01:43 pm »
Thanks for coming Steve   made the evening