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Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2010, 04:12:02 pm »
Sat 27th Feb. 200 from The Chateau. v flat.

Weirdy Biker

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2010, 01:34:49 pm »
CWR (chubby wee randonneur) WLTM likeminded cyclists in East Surrey / West Sussex area for fun at the weekend.  Own bike essential.

27 Feb.  Local 300 (either Man of Kent 300 starting in Edenbridge or el Supremo 300 starting in Hailsham)
6 Mar. Local 200 (DIY 200 from Redhill, based on William the Conkerer 200 test ride)
20 Mar. Local 300 (the 300 not done above)

Any interest?  PM me.

arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2010, 06:03:27 pm »
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
Rough schedule:

Day 1 to South Mimms Services and back  to Red Lodge (226km), sleep stop
Day 2 Red Lodge to Knaresborough (nr Harrogate) (318km), sleep stop
Day 3 Kn to Scotch corner then back to Lincoln or further South (288+km), sleep stop
Day 4 back to Red Lodge
It needs to be done in 75 hours. 
My preferred method is to plod along rather slower and stop less often ...

Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
In the dark, all views are the same.

Manotea

  • Just 1 sob, Vassily
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2010, 12:02:08 pm »
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel - done with Swiss Hat & Friend
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford - Aborted - 'Borked Back'
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after). Done with Mattc an Scotlington.

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'

scottlington

  • It's short for, erm....Bob!
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2010, 07:14:06 pm »
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel.
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after).  

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'

I may well be up for joining you on this Mr Tea. I am supposed to be doing the 7Across but have yet to enter and am also experiencing a rather late season start. A 400k at this stage may just be a little too much....

mattc

  • "Hannibal"
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Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2010, 07:34:14 pm »
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Has never ridden RAAM
---------
No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Manotea

  • Just 1 sob, Vassily
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2010, 10:38:44 pm »
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel.
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after).  

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'

I may well be up for joining you on this Mr Tea. I am supposed to be doing the 7Across but have yet to enter and am also experiencing a rather late season start. A 400k at this stage may just be a little too much....
Excellent. I'll warm up the route details and forward them on.

Maverick

  • One of the rural idle
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Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2010, 10:11:26 pm »
I'm planning to do the fabulous Port Navigation 200 on Sunday 2 May with a start in Ballachulish aiming for the 9.50 ferry from Oban, an unhurried ride round Mull for a later ferry at Fishnish and amble back to Ballachulish. An absence of west coast gales will be a requirement for the ride to take place. Company welcome.

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2010, 12:27:29 pm »
I'm thinking of doing The Old 240 perm in June, any interest in joining me ? May create a DIY from Leeds based on the same major climbs, IF we can use Danials AAA/GPS to get the AAA points.

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2010, 11:13:59 am »
I'm looking to do "The Anorak's Delight" (Tadley - Odiham - New Alresford - Romsey - Amesbury - Tadley) on the late May bank holiday weekend if anyone is interested.  Likely to meet Mrs D for lunch somewhere (Mottisfont perhaps if the ride goes near there - I haven't checked).

Not particularly concerned which day I ride.

arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2010, 10:52:38 pm »
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Finally spotted this.
Red Lodge - Bishops Stortford - South Mimms - Bish St - Red Lodge - Deeping St J - Lincoln - Thorne - Knaresborough - Scotch Corner - Stamford Bridge - Thorne - Lincoln - Deeping St J - Red Lodge.
2 x 500 starting midday Tues with longish zz stop on the Thorne - Knaresborough leg.
My nauseatingly detailed route sheet will soon be ready, I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.
In the dark, all views are the same.

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2010, 10:57:18 pm »
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Finally spotted this.
Red Lodge - Bishops Stortford - South Mimms - Bish St - Red Lodge - Deeping St J - Lincoln - Thorne - Knaresborough - Scotch Corner - Stamford Bridge - Thorne - Lincoln - Deeping St J - Red Lodge.
2 x 500 starting midday Tues with longish zz stop on the Thorne - Knaresborough leg.
My nauseatingly detailed route sheet will soon be ready, I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.

Goodness me. I never thought I'd hear myself say this... but that's way too much flat for my liking. Ohh... my arse...  :(

One has to get out of the saddle once in a while - to air one's views...

Isn't that (essentially) the section of LEL that everyone cannot wait to be past northbound, and dreads again southbound?

Good Luck!

mattc

  • "Hannibal"
  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
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Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2010, 09:06:18 am »
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)
...
1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.
Well, I'm running 100/200k events on the 6th, so it is rather tempting just to be able to drop it into conversation: You think 100k was a long way? ... (childish, I know)
Has never ridden RAAM
---------
No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2010, 09:19:24 am »
You forget, Chris, I like flatness.  Unlike hills I seem to be able to keep up - hill climbing skills are lacking on my part.  Not that it'll make much difference as it doesn't look like anyone else wants to do a perm 1000 that's too long/flat/short.

I think you may mean Bernie's Long Flat one though (but I'd imagine there's a certain similarity to it).

I'm coming to the conclusion that my show off cloth badge (the 1000 km one) looks too much like it says 100km for ayone to be excited appalled by it.

++++++++++

edited to include new schedule in case anyone has a fancy to join me for part of it
based on average speed (barring the stop) of 16.67kph (6 jhours/100km)
leg                                                      length  tot    leg_time    actual time
                         Red Lodge                         0     -                     12:35:00   tue 1 june
Red Lodge   Bishops Stortford            65   65   03:53   16:28:00
Bishops Stortford   South Mimms          48   113   02:52   19:20:00
South Mimms   Bishops Stortford          48   161   02:52   22:12:00
Bishops Stortford   Red Lodge            65   226   03:53   2:05:00      wed 3 june
Red Lodge   Deeping                      91   317   05:27   7:32:00
Deeping   Lincoln                        81   398   04:51   12:23:00
Lincoln   Thorne                         73   471   04:22   16:45:00
Thorne   Wetherby                        55   526   02:59   20:02:00 arrive
                                              526   12:00   8:02:00   leave  thu 4 june
Wetherby    Knaresborough                18   544   01:04   9:06:00
Knaresborough   Scotch Corner            66   610   03:57   13:03:00
Scotch Corner   Stamford Bridge          91   701   05:27   18:30:00
Stamford Bridge   Thorne                 58   759   03:28   21:58:00
Thorne   Lincoln                         73   832   04:22   2:20:00    fri 5 june
Lincoln   Deeping                        81   913   04:51   7:11:00
Deeping   Red Lodge                      91   1004 05:27   12:38:00


I even remembered to send off an entry, book B&B etc.
In the dark, all views are the same.

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2010, 11:59:52 pm »
Sun 23rd May; El Supremo's Pulborough - Reading 200 in the company of Team Rocket aka Manotea and self; Pulborough or Guildford start

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2010, 09:08:53 pm »
The Manchester Loop

200km goes around Manchester. Saturday 29th. PM me.

Weirdy Biker

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2010, 05:25:12 pm »
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2010, 05:27:39 pm »
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me
are you doing The Red Rose ride on June 13th ? I will have a think about Bowland on 11 June, are you staying at the YH ?

Weirdy Biker

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2010, 05:39:24 pm »
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me
are you doing The Red Rose ride on June 13th ? I will have a think about Bowland on 11 June, are you staying at the YH ?

No to the Red Rose ride.  Yes to staying in the YH.

Manotea

  • Just 1 sob, Vassily
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2010, 11:40:00 pm »
Sun 23rd May; El Supremo's Pulborough - Reading 200 in the company of Team Rocket aka Manotea and self; Pulborough or Guildford start

Martin and I bimbled round today, the hottest day of the year so far, both of us working our way back to fitness. Blue skies are great but I felt the heat in the afternoon. Still, I perked up once the day cooled. I rode down to Guildford so a 250km day for me on my 71" Summer gear. Excellent!

Weirdy Biker

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2010, 11:48:23 am »
w/e of 19 June.  Brevet Cymru 400 perm anyone?

I bailed at 350km in the calendar event, citing sense of humour failure and general wishywashyness in the face of torrential rain.  This is my chance to redeem myself on a straightforward 400k.

Severn View services start.  Probably around 7am.  Leisurely pace.

Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2010, 01:40:12 pm »
I'm in need of a 200 for RRtY and could use doing it on July 17th. Anyone up for a westbound ride from the edge of Sheffield, perhaps to the coast and back?

Manotea

  • Just 1 sob, Vassily
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2010, 09:47:06 pm »
A tadge short notice but I'll be riding the Chicken Willy on Sunday 20th June, first time in a while. Company Welcome

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road.


Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2010, 08:23:48 am »
Might see one or two other riders between London and Brighton that day  ;D

Manotea

  • Just 1 sob, Vassily
Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2010, 02:13:44 pm »
Well, a combination of events not least of which included 25,000 other riders meant it didnt happen*, but will sometime over the next few weeks. Company still welcome.

*Edit: Paid a penance with a 100km jolly down to the Surrey Hills in the afternoon.