Author Topic: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018  (Read 117872 times)

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1050 on: June 10, 2018, 08:38:39 pm »
I was in the Spar in Sedbergh today, following a nice walk on the Howgills. They've got a walk-through booze cooling facility, as does Troutbeck Bridge Spar. Of more relevance to the volunteers in Sedbergh. Who's helping out?

mcshroom

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Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1051 on: June 10, 2018, 11:22:27 pm »
One more for Deano's list - the Wild Olive Pizzeria in Gosforth is barely off route. It's mainly a restaurant, but I think it also does takeaway.
https://thewildolive.co.uk/

Also, there's a bike shop, Ainfield Cycles in Cleator which isn't far off route if you have mechanical issues.
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1052 on: June 19, 2018, 04:43:04 pm »
Is there a .gpx or .tcx file available for the route? If not is the route the same as last year so I can find it and download it from Strava?

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1053 on: June 19, 2018, 06:20:19 pm »
Is there a .gpx or .tcx file available for the route? If not is the route the same as last year so I can find it and download it from Strava?
The route is not the same as last year and the changes are significant - particularly the first day and the first part of the second day (kilometres 25-213, 250-310, 448-516 (Lockerbie), 968-986) and the location in Sedbergh of the 'central' control.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24491995
Andy did not provide a gpx last year. A lot of riders used my RwGPS route in 2017 (as did I).
I have tried to produce the 2018 route on RwGPS and one can easily 'Export' a gpx from that. By all means look, but I suggest you wait a couple of days before doing so.
If riders want to take advantage of my route, if you make a copy now, bear in mind that you'll not benefit from the amendment work I'm doing right now and any changes will not be obvious (to you).
Caveat randonneur.
Edit to add (early 20 Jun): I've now completed the necessary changes.

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1054 on: June 20, 2018, 11:15:13 pm »
I happened to be in Ripon today, and there is a Mcdonald's there - I didn't spot the opening times, but according to the internet it's open 24 hours. It's a bit of a detour as it's at the southern end of town. It's a long lonely ride to Sedbergh after that, though, so it might be your badger: https://goo.gl/maps/YrBaNTsoD352

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1055 on: June 21, 2018, 09:32:14 am »
I happened to be in Ripon today, and there is a Mcdonald's there - I didn't spot the opening times, but according to the internet it's open 24 hours. It's a bit of a detour as it's at the southern end of town. It's a long lonely ride to Sedbergh after that, though, so it might be your badger: https://goo.gl/maps/YrBaNTsoD352
'Your badger' will need to be worth 5km extra riding to you (and I know how I felt late Saturday).
For those riders who get to Ripon before 11pm, if more is wanted than can be obtained at the Spar shop / garage, there's a Domino's pizza place 300m further (south) down North Street (than the 24 hour BP garage/SPAR shop).

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1056 on: June 22, 2018, 11:00:30 am »
Is the route sheet available yet? Can't seem to find on the AUK or MP1K site.  I want to use Ajax Bay's RWGPS route and add them, I like the audible cues so I don't have to screen watch. Thanks

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1057 on: June 22, 2018, 01:41:38 pm »
I received my route sheet by email last weekend. I assumed it had been sent to all riders. Have you checked your spam?

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1058 on: June 22, 2018, 02:33:02 pm »
Located, you guessed it...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1059 on: June 22, 2018, 05:55:24 pm »
 ;D :thumbsup:

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1060 on: June 27, 2018, 12:10:02 pm »
Thank you Ajax Bay for the gpx.
...I made a map: https://goo.gl/Ku31tD

Is there any possibility of leaving a bag at the Bispham Community Centre?
...otherwise my fellow travellers on the train back to London are going to be in trouble!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1061 on: June 27, 2018, 03:20:01 pm »
Thank you Ajax Bay for the gpx.
...I made a map: https://goo.gl/Ku31tD
Cracking map Sloth, thanks!!!

Andy Corless

  • Doesn't take the p***, says it as it is!
Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1062 on: June 30, 2018, 01:53:00 pm »
All those that are riding should have had an e-mail earlier today answering most/all of the outstanding questions. You can leave a bag at the event HQ for the duration of the event.

Andy Corless

GrahamG

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Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1063 on: June 30, 2018, 03:09:08 pm »
Cheers Andy, that's me ready to get packed and just the weather to watch!
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1064 on: July 01, 2018, 04:11:07 pm »
Thanks for the latest info. Just finished prepping the bike and starting to get my kit together.

Getting nervous now but looking forward to it  :thumbsup:

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1065 on: July 01, 2018, 04:24:48 pm »
Piece o’cake 😩. To those of you who’ve not done it before: enjoy 😀
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1066 on: July 01, 2018, 10:03:11 pm »
Weather's looking rather promising: minimal rain (might run into some on Sunday evening), sunny and warm (but not hot cf those well warmed up ACME Grand riders who've been roasted this w/e), with lows of 13 at night.
https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Sedbergh/long.html
Light winds with Newcastleton to Lockerbie looking to have a bit of a headwind. For those who time it right, the light tailwind to Robin Hood's Bay via Yarm may nicely switch direction (Sunday at about 2pm) to waft riders gently back across the North York Moors to Ripon before calm through the night back to Sedbergh.
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=54.32;-3.93;6&l=wind-10m&t=20180708/09
Half a moon rises at about one o'clock.
https://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=54.323629,-2.528174&dt=20180706000700%2B0100&z=18&spn=0.00,0.01&center=54.3236,-2.5282

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1067 on: July 02, 2018, 12:03:02 am »
looking at the weather forecast, seriously thinking about taking the mudguards off my audax rig. On a lesser event I'd be using my summer bike, but I need the lowest gearing.

never been so nervous about a ride
   E = 74  SR = 1

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1068 on: July 02, 2018, 04:09:10 am »
I scratched after day 2 last year and have also been hugely nervous, born mainly from my eagerness to succeed this time round. I'm over that now though, having been through my game plan in detail and am left really looking forward to the ride. At the end of the day, its just riding bikes.  :thumbsup:

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1069 on: July 02, 2018, 12:07:17 pm »
looking at the weather forecast, seriously thinking about taking the mudguards off my audax rig. On a lesser event I'd be using my summer bike, but I need the lowest gearing.

never been so nervous about a ride
I am reminded of the conversation I had after waiting for a German (I think) at the top of Rosedale Chimney last year. He asserted that he found it made more sense, physically, to walk up the steepest hills (as he had been as I powered (not) up the multiple 33% hairpins a few minutes earlier).
He slightly undermined this thesis (well, that's what I thought at the time) by enquiring what gear I'd used, demonstrating poorly disguised envy at my 25" (triple with a 30t inner ring replaced by a 28t, and cassette with the normal 12-27 replaced by a 12-30). The 12-30 cassette has now done 475k on MP1K 2016 (and 225k recovering to Bispham via Askrigg) and 1014k on MP1K 2017. Went back on today!

GrahamG

  • Babies bugger bicycling
Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1070 on: July 02, 2018, 01:12:57 pm »
I'm proper bricking it, got to be the hardest thing I've ever entered and haven't done anything more than a 400 so far this year. Weather pretty favourable but just presents alternative issues to the usual cold/wet that we still have to be mindful of, and more importantly we get less practise with in terms of preparing (three days of sunny warmth on the trot, WTF?!)!
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1071 on: July 02, 2018, 05:13:29 pm »
Probably a daft question, how do people set alarms to wake up in the morning without disturbing others?
Don't want to be comatose whilst my phone goes off waking everyone else up!!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1072 on: July 02, 2018, 05:54:16 pm »
Probably a daft question, how do people set alarms to wake up in the morning without disturbing others?
Don't want to be comatose whilst my phone goes off waking everyone else up!!
What time are you planning to leave? Riders will be preparing to leave 'the People's Hall from 3.30am on the second day (I predict). Last year a good group was away by 4:15.
On the third morning, the light will likely wake you (so bring an eyemask). Oh, and ear plugs.
And please can riders NOT use their metallic 'space' blankets when in company.
Put it on vibrate and keep in contact.

GrahamG

  • Babies bugger bicycling
Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1073 on: July 02, 2018, 06:24:36 pm »
Old Nokia with proper good vibrate mechanism stuffed in shorts pocket. Ear plugs and eye mask obligatory due any audax sleep surely. Not sure I like the idea of such early starts though!
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1074 on: July 02, 2018, 06:59:47 pm »
Was provisionally thinking 4:30 wake up call for a 5am leave but will see how the first day goes and take it from there. Couldn’t talk anyone else into riding so won’t know anyone at all on the event but will hopefully fall into a similar group.

Fetching my super light super small sleeping bag to avoid the survival blanket rustle. Ear plugs are packed, and an eye mask (folded buff).

Will fetch my USB battery pack to charge the phone while I sleep and have that set to vibrate.

Thanks for the advice  :thumbsup: