Author Topic: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018  (Read 22002 times)

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #300 on: June 06, 2018, 08:21:30 pm »
A cracking event blessed with good weather, stunning scenery and great camaraderie on the road. It’s lovely to be able to escape to Planet Audax for a few days every once in a while but that indulgence is only possible with the hard work, organisation and support of others so many thanks to Graeme, Martin and the rest of the team.

The open all hours bag drop van in Oban was genius and the fact that it was also used as overnight accommodation for a couple of the younger riders on the last night was wonderful and caused this old cynic to smile all the way to Edinburgh.

As someone whose luxury at Oban YHA was a chunk of Stilton and some water biscuits, I was almost in rapture at the beer, cheese and charcuterie Arrivee at Monty’s Bar so cheers to the unfortunate DNSers who made the free bar possible.

Finally, thanks to all the riders who gave the ride a lovely ambience particularly my colleagues from VC167 who got me round, the sharp-dressed, beautifully turned out men machines of the Scottish Borders Randonneurs and the charming man we picked up in a lay-by desolate about 200km from the finish.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #301 on: June 23, 2018, 08:49:05 am »
Any news on when the results will be posted on AUK?
Eddington Numbers 121 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

StevieB

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #302 on: June 24, 2018, 03:09:09 pm »
Did this event really happen? Was I dreaming?

Please will someone post some photos (links) -
I was tooo slow for stopping to use a camera!
It may be self-flagellation, but it still hurts

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #303 on: June 25, 2018, 09:46:14 am »
Any news on when the results will be posted on AUK?

Soon.  Had a busy few weeks since the event finished but will get finger out shortly.

Feanor

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #304 on: June 26, 2018, 10:01:33 pm »

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #305 on: June 26, 2018, 10:20:44 pm »
Cards heading off to Validation Towers tomorrow.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #306 on: June 27, 2018, 04:15:12 pm »
 :)  Thank you.  With the Bunnik 200 now validated that's SR #14.  Beginning to feel like an old hand.  And still on track to reach 2 x UltraRandonneur before turning 60.
Eddington Numbers 121 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Feanor

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #307 on: June 27, 2018, 08:05:14 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #308 on: June 27, 2018, 11:11:21 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

When it has gone through the full validation process the certificates should show the event title. So at least that bit will capture the flavour somewhat better. Mind if we had started from Monty's Bar the title would be Monty's Bar 1000 which captures a certain flavour of the event.

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #309 on: June 28, 2018, 12:30:39 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

When it has gone through the full validation process the certificates should show the event title. So at least that bit will capture the flavour somewhat better. Mind if we had started from Monty's Bar the title would be Monty's Bar 1000 which captures a certain flavour of the event.

very good.   :thumbsup:  yes the choice of Monty's seemed to be something on an unexpected triumph.   

I was in there the other day. I think the "eau de randonneur" has now just about gone away.   :o

EDIT - ps the manager (James) was most complimentary about you all.  Id warned him of folk slumping into their beer and suchlike, but he reckoned we were better than most of his regulars.  Says were welcome back any time. 

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #310 on: July 04, 2018, 06:22:16 pm »
Now passed through the validation team, just needs the ACP bit now.