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Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2017, 07:51:01 pm »
Thanks, no photo as I wasn't paying £20 for it. I'm not that hard!

 :thumbsup:
me neither and i only managed 115h

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 11:27:25 pm »
Not mine (!) - but I quite enjoyed this report from someone who was racing. Part of me thinks we should tell him it's not a race, but I remember seeing this lot coming south at Barnie when I was northbound and thinking how weird it was that we were part of the same event, and at the same time, not.

https://brbrn.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/london-edinburgh-london/

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 10:16:19 am »

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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2017, 12:36:36 pm »
Here's my write up of LEL 2017 - http://www.buttonsofmymind.co.uk/lel-2017/

Graeme

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Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2017, 03:04:53 pm »
Here's my write up of LEL 2017 - http://www.buttonsofmymind.co.uk/lel-2017/

Nice one jochta - I left two comments by mistake. Still got numb fingers.
37. Because travel is the finest educational system of all; and cycling the cheapest, easiest, and most educational means of travel - Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2017, 07:13:32 pm »
Great report Jochta. I started at 14.15 with an almost identical plan. I had a few words with you as you passed me well before St Ives and I can see that you continued to pull away in front of me.

I arrived at Innerleithen eight hours after you having slept at Edinburgh. I realised that I was not going to be able to make up the time and I was suffering with Achilles pain so I called it a day there.

Your return journey matched my plan but my body was not capable of it.

So glad you made it - I've got to wait four years to put my lessons learnt into practice.

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2017, 04:02:19 pm »
My ride report is https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/your-ride-today.173254/page-970#post-4914338
It was great to see the yacf nameplates and ride/chat with some of you (and many others of all nations).

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« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2017, 04:17:58 pm »

dod

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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2017, 05:50:08 pm »
Great write-up Alex, especially the part about the new family with their avid interest in LEL and audax. I've gained a similar family now, and among all the excitement they seemed a bit disappointed with my standard answer to questions about how I would do things differently next time. Next time? You're having a laugh!!

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« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2017, 12:34:11 pm »
Not mine (!) - but I quite enjoyed this report from someone who was racing. Part of me thinks we should tell him it's not a race, but I remember seeing this lot coming south at Barnie when I was northbound and thinking how weird it was that we were part of the same event, and at the same time, not.

https://brbrn.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/london-edinburgh-london/

Good to read about the ride from the other end... A bit scary actually. I know I was a bit out of it from time to time but he appears to have been right on the edge for days on end... at 27kph+ average mind you. Stravidence: https://www.strava.com/activities/1123031862 I know it's not a race but I quite like the fact there are a few ultranutters who will take it to the max.

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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2017, 04:30:04 pm »

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« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2017, 08:17:57 pm »
Here's my blog from the point of view of a volunteer running the Thirsk control: http://andsl.org/wp/?p=336

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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2017, 09:23:54 pm »
Here's my blog from the point of view of a volunteer running the Thirsk control: http://andsl.org/wp/?p=336

Truly wonderful and very insightful.

Many thanks for sharing such information and the stories and many thanks from a very grateful rider.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2017, 09:59:28 pm »
Here's my blog from the point of view of a volunteer running the Thirsk control: http://andsl.org/wp/?p=336

Wonderful. I was a rider in 2009 and this year and a volunteer in 2013 so I've seen the event from both sides.  I will be a volunteer again in 2021. Your blog reminds me of just how much goes on beneath the surface and how much we riders should appreciate it. 
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

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« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2017, 11:39:48 pm »
Here's my blog from the point of view of a volunteer running the Thirsk control: http://andsl.org/wp/?p=336

Fantastic write up and a fabulous insight into the workings of a control. I think I only have vague memories of Thirsk as it operated so smoothly with no hassles or delays. Thank you to you and all your volunteers  ;D

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2017, 12:59:54 pm »
Hi all

My report is now up: Fear and Louthing (boom boom!)

https://audaxery.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/fear-and-louthing-lel-2017/

I've had an interesting time writing it - there's a fine line between honesty and bad-mouthing, I hope I am on the right side of the equation. As you know we all get tetchy when sleep deprived and I hope I have managed to communicate that any issues with partners were mine as much as anyone else's.

I have, ahem, borrowed photos as I didn't take a camera. Photos from Jibberjaber, Ivo and Barry Covington feature heavily. Credits are there but if you want me to pull them no worries.

A

LMT

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2017, 01:34:26 pm »
Hi all

My report is now up: Fear and Louthing (boom boom!)

https://audaxery.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/fear-and-louthing-lel-2017/

I've had an interesting time writing it - there's a fine line between honesty and bad-mouthing, I hope I am on the right side of the equation. As you know we all get tetchy when sleep deprived and I hope I have managed to communicate that any issues with partners were mine as much as anyone else's.

I have, ahem, borrowed photos as I didn't take a camera. Photos from Jibberjaber, Ivo and Barry Covington feature heavily. Credits are there but if you want me to pull them no worries.

A

You were, really good write up. Glad Jonathan got round and made it up with you.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2017, 02:01:27 pm »
alotronic, a good ride, a good ride report and I am hugely impressed that you were instrumental in helping two other riders (a stranger and a friend) to finish by the skin of their teeth. No wonder you are happy with your accomplishment, it is well deserved.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2017, 02:06:14 pm »
+1  :thumbsup:

Paul

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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2017, 02:07:56 pm »
Yes, good stuff, well done!

mattc

  • "Hannibal"
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« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2017, 02:10:59 pm »
...

I've had an interesting time writing it - there's a fine line between honesty and bad-mouthing, I hope I am on the right side of the equation.
This should be fun!

<puts kettle on> ...

 ;D
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2017, 02:37:43 pm »
alotronic, a good ride, a good ride report and I am hugely impressed that you were instrumental in helping two other riders (a stranger and a friend) to finish by the skin of their teeth. No wonder you are happy with your accomplishment, it is well deserved.

Cheers LWaB. I remember you calling out to me about the bastard weather on Yad Moss and laughing at it, just what I needed. Shows that a little reality tweaks can really help along the way.

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2017, 05:39:00 pm »
Purged.....but forever pedalling on the road from Gretna to Moffat.
https://stravaddict.wordpress.com/lel-2017/

Graeme

  • BalancingOnTwoWheels
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Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2017, 06:10:05 pm »
Hi all

My report is now up: Fear and Louthing (boom boom!)

https://audaxery.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/fear-and-louthing-lel-2017/

I've had an interesting time writing it - there's a fine line between honesty and bad-mouthing, I hope I am on the right side of the equation. As you know we all get tetchy when sleep deprived and I hope I have managed to communicate that any issues with partners were mine as much as anyone else's.

I have, ahem, borrowed photos as I didn't take a camera. Photos from Jibberjaber, Ivo and Barry Covington feature heavily. Credits are there but if you want me to pull them no worries.

A

Gosh that was a hard ride. #understatement
37. Because travel is the finest educational system of all; and cycling the cheapest, easiest, and most educational means of travel - Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: LEL 2017 Blog Roll
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2017, 08:35:57 pm »
My report is now up: Fear and Louthing (boom boom!)

https://audaxery.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/fear-and-louthing-lel-2017/

Terrific write up! Well done.
The photographs may not have been yours but they add a lot.
Garry Broad