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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #825 on: June 09, 2017, 02:23:27 pm »
Hello all,

I noticed up thread that the Sea Lovers 600 has been included, which is great. I completed it a few weekends ago, at the second time of asking. Alan the organiser informed me that I am the first to have completed the ride.

A tough route with plenty of weather. But what beautiful scenery. When I have recovered sufficiently from the experience, and I find the time, I intend to write up a ride report with some more details. Alan has kindly provided me with some history of the ride which I will include in my report. I can highly recommend the route - well worth the effort.

I'm hoping to get a GdS SR this year, hence riding the Sea Lovers. I've already done a GdS eligible 200, and so I'm planning to do Billy Weir's GdS 400 in a few weeks time, and the excellent Greenwich Mean Climb in September.

I'll see some of you at the GMC, I'm sure.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #826 on: June 12, 2017, 05:33:54 pm »
Hello fellow Grimpers

Does anyone know if AAAnfractuous will be running again this year? I notice it is not in the Calendar. Is the organiser taking a break? I did the route a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, so I hope it returns!

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #827 on: September 29, 2017, 09:32:49 am »
Does anyone know if AAAnfractuous will be running again this year? I notice it is not in the Calendar. Is the organiser taking a break? I did the route a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, so I hope it returns!

Here: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-887/


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #828 on: January 16, 2018, 10:14:37 pm »
AAA Milne slated for another rare calendar appearance on July 7th starting from Barcombe (train That London to Lewes),same format as last time hopefully ice creams will also be required for the hot dog lunch stop in the Pooh car park.

all this for 25p more than the perm!

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/

 as well as Mad Jack's classics Hills and Mills and Mad Jacks John Seviour Memorial the excellent Bois Ocaud de thingy has also now gone up;

https://sites.google.com/site/grimpeursdusud/

gonna need more medals!.....


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #829 on: January 25, 2018, 03:08:02 pm »
A tough route with plenty of weather. But what beautiful scenery. When I have recovered sufficiently from the experience, and I find the time, I intend to write up a ride report with some more details. Alan has kindly provided me with some history of the ride which I will include in my report. I can highly recommend the route - well worth the effort.

Hi, did the ride report find the light of day? If not, are there any lessons learnt from the ride that would be useful for anybody else attempting the Sea Lovers 600?

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #830 on: January 25, 2018, 09:24:33 pm »
about 15 of the never to be repeated free cloth badges left (for 5 years of the award, 10 rides in a year counts as 2 years)

don't all rush!

So I know I'm about a year away from getting my hands on one of these coveted badges - are there, or is it likely there will be any left this time next year?
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #831 on: February 09, 2018, 11:30:46 pm »
about 15 of the never to be repeated free cloth badges left (for 5 years of the award, 10 rides in a year counts as 2 years)

don't all rush!

So I know I'm about a year away from getting my hands on one of these coveted badges - are there, or is it likely there will be any left this time next year?

maybe

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #832 on: February 09, 2018, 11:33:38 pm »
to anyone not a previous rider on the AAA Milne perm please be advised of a serious pothole (as in a whole section of road gone) hazard between the Ladies Mile turn (W end not on the route sheet) and Groombridge; I've emailed all my regular riders

thanks Martin


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #833 on: February 25, 2018, 09:45:04 pm »
to anyone not a previous rider on the AAA Milne perm please be advised of a serious pothole (as in a whole section of road gone) hazard between the Ladies Mile turn (W end not on the route sheet) and Groombridge; I've emailed all my regular riders

thanks Martin

update from today's ride, it's been repaired sort of (a dollop of tarmac) but please be aware there are some pretty bad holes all the way round; easily visible in daylight but be very careful after dark. A couple of sections have been completely resurfaced but they are uphill in the normal direction of travel

quite lonely up on the Forest this afternoon

mmmmartin

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #834 on: February 25, 2018, 11:06:16 pm »
Not to mention bloody freezing cold I'm sure!
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #835 on: February 26, 2018, 01:02:11 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #836 on: March 25, 2018, 06:57:13 pm »
Not many OTP on the classic Invicta Grimpeur (possibly the first GdS it certainly pre-dates the MSH) Hairiest moment descending Yorks Hill I should have used Ide Hill as usual

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #837 on: March 25, 2018, 06:59:51 pm »
I bailed as I wasn’t up to the rigours of the millions of hills and went for something flatter. Next year maybe.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #838 on: June 08, 2018, 10:26:58 am »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management  :)

In the meantime there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #839 on: June 08, 2018, 11:36:02 am »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management  :)

In the meantime there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/

That's good news, I enjoyed the meridian hills the other week.

Interesting on aaa milne, this year I am determined not to stumble on 4 AAA rides like last year. (3 So far)
   E = 77  SR = 2

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #840 on: June 08, 2018, 06:54:29 pm »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management  :)

In the meantime there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/

I too am glad.

I'm revisiting the Meridian Hills on Monday. Hoping they are still all there!

Hopefully be this year's Grimpeur d'Or too. Is there a designation for BR only?
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #841 on: June 08, 2018, 09:23:05 pm »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management  :)

In the meantime there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/

I too am glad.

I'm revisiting the Meridian Hills on Monday. Hoping they are still all there!

Hopefully be this year's Grimpeur d'Or too. Is there a designation for BR only?

if you like; it will be designated 2kO; do you have to have only done 200k rides and above? I would say no as 100ks are the bread and butter of the GdS

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #842 on: June 13, 2018, 05:20:42 am »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management 

That's good news, until I realised it meant that I'd need to pay £1,000,000 if I wanted to ride AWE this weekend as I had planned in my schedule! Looks like I'll be missing my favourite GdS ride for a while then.

Think I'll do the Reliable this weekend for GdS, and a separate 200km ride for the points.


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #843 on: June 14, 2018, 07:49:52 pm »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management 

That's good news, until I realised it meant that I'd need to pay £1,000,000 if I wanted to ride AWE this weekend as I had planned in my schedule! Looks like I'll be missing my favourite GdS ride for a while then.

Think I'll do the Reliable this weekend for GdS, and a separate 200km ride for the points.

If I was taking over AWE I'd accept an entry but I'm not (I am taking over MH though)

Enjoy the Reliable!!

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #844 on: June 14, 2018, 11:00:32 pm »
I'm pleased to announce that Hillbilly's two GdS 200 perms Around Weald Expedition and Meridian Hills will continue next year under new management 

That's good news, until I realised it meant that I'd need to pay £1,000,000 if I wanted to ride AWE this weekend as I had planned in my schedule! Looks like I'll be missing my favourite GdS ride for a while then.

Think I'll do the Reliable this weekend for GdS, and a separate 200km ride for the points.

wow first ride ever to make velo Birmingham look like good value
   E = 77  SR = 2

mmmmartin

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #845 on: June 14, 2018, 11:47:46 pm »
there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/
In. Done this ride as the perm, it's really good, nice quiet lanes, good views etc. Can't believe there's a hot dog included in what must be the cheapest audax I ever entered since El Supremo and his Tea Bag Special at £1.
More power to your elbow, Martin. (From the other Martin)
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #846 on: June 15, 2018, 08:43:32 pm »
there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/
In. Done this ride as the perm, it's really good, nice quiet lanes, good views etc. Can't believe there's a hot dog included in what must be the cheapest audax I ever entered since El Supremo and his Tea Bag Special at £1.
More power to your elbow, Martin. (From the other Martin)

although the hot dogs are not leftovers from last year's MSH I tend to subsidise events from the surplus from previous ones; AAA Milne is also a zero overhead event

sadly I can't offer a free pint of Harveys at the finish

I would love to be able to offer Mallorca Moonpig as a calendar Grimpeur du Med but TPTB won't allow it :(

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #847 on: June 21, 2018, 01:50:54 pm »
New perm details for Meridian Hills

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MM04/

and Around Weald Expedition

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JJ02/

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #848 on: June 21, 2018, 05:11:08 pm »
New perm details for Meridian Hills

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MM04/

and Around Weald Expedition

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JJ02/

I notified Billy a couple of days ago that I'll be riding Monday. Is it yourself I semd receipts too, or Billy still?

Cheers, James
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #849 on: June 21, 2018, 05:46:56 pm »
New perm details for Meridian Hills

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MM04/

and Around Weald Expedition

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JJ02/

I notified Billy a couple of days ago that I'll be riding Monday. Is it yourself I semd receipts too, or Billy still?

Cheers, James

me thanks. I've modified the Meridian route sheet a bit to avoid the actual Devils Dyke road in favour of Saddlescombe and also go via Withyham Spatham Lane at the Ditchling end and Hurstpierpoint * as well as Star Hill (optional) at the top end , updated gpx to follow. Although you can use whichever route you prefer.

(* and Newtimber if you don't mind 100m of fairly muddy bridleway; not too bad in summer)