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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: Deano on July 27, 2009, 10:31:41 pm

Title: LEL Photos
Post by: Deano on July 27, 2009, 10:31:41 pm
MIDDLETON TYAS

A bunch of Swedes at 04.15.  Who would believe that the Swedish could complain about British weather? ;)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2621/3762446195_77e8cb2d72.jpg)

A bike ridden by a fast Italian.  Remarkable for the sharp contrast between "fast" and "useful".  Unfortunately, the picture doesn't show that he had gone to the trouble of having the route sheet translated into Italian, and fitted to rollers, so he could scroll up and down en route.  We were impressed.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2387/3762481655_4760a77858_b.jpg)

MSeries, Warburton and Bob (not, I believe, of this parish)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3762492259_7ac98c49b2_b.jpg)

An Israeli rider's bike.  NOT designed for sidewinds.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3763338170_261331bbb6_b.jpg)

A bunch of Dutch:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3537/3763461256_0e444567f5_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3763455584_90e8325115_b.jpg)

All the Dutch riders were wearing jerseys made especially for the occasion.  Note the pockets on the front of one jersey. especially for recumbents.  I loved those jerseys, which is why I convinced them to pose in a row for the photo.  If anyone does a shirt-swap at the end, grab one of the Durtch shirts.

We got to talking, and they spotted my VC167 cap, and asked if I knew MSeries!  Apparently his fame has spread.  So if he encounters a bunch of Dutch riders asking why he doesn't have his phone to his ear as in his avatar, well, he'll only have himself to blame ;)

More photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/sets/72157621865425442/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/sets/72157621865425442/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: TimO on July 28, 2009, 01:29:54 pm
... All the Dutch riders were wearing jerseys made especially for the occasion.  Note the pockets on the front of one jersey. especially for recumbents.  I loved those jerseys, which is why I convinced them to pose in a row for the photo.  If anyone does a shirt-swap at the end, grab one of the Durtch shirts. ...

That's quite impressive, they found a jersey manufacturer who understands both upwrongs and recumbents. (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/smilies/clap2.gif)

... so, if we change from Owayo for the yacf jerseys, who did they use?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: alan on July 28, 2009, 04:47:10 pm
Terrific pics Deano.
I served the Dutch guys at Thorne & noted the jerseys.
It was very interesting giving the continental rider's bike a coat of looking at.They clearly have equipment available to them that we don't:often minor things like different brackets for lights.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Deano on July 28, 2009, 11:22:59 pm
... All the Dutch riders were wearing jerseys made especially for the occasion.  Note the pockets on the front of one jersey. especially for recumbents.  I loved those jerseys, which is why I convinced them to pose in a row for the photo.  If anyone does a shirt-swap at the end, grab one of the Durtch shirts. ...

That's quite impressive, they found a jersey manufacturer who understands both upwrongs and recumbents. (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/smilies/clap2.gif)

... so, if we change from Owayo for the yacf jerseys, who did they use?

Rogelli Sportswear would be the ones.

http://www.rogelli.nl/ (http://www.rogelli.nl/)

Anyone speak Dutch?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ian H on July 28, 2009, 11:27:44 pm
Anyone speak Dutch?

Only the Dutch...




...though Ivo might be able to help if he's around.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: DrBru on July 29, 2009, 05:57:47 pm
Are those dutch making a detour to Glasgow??
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Deano on July 29, 2009, 09:14:37 pm
Are those dutch making a detour to Glasgow??


Look closer :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Maverick on July 30, 2009, 12:58:22 pm
A few photos from Eskdalemuir can be viewed here

LEL pictures by martinbe - Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/LEL_Eskdalemuir)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on July 30, 2009, 02:49:14 pm
and more here

http://www.flickr.com/groups/audaxuk/ (http://www.flickr.com/groups/audaxuk/)

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Seineseeker on July 30, 2009, 02:52:57 pm
love it all!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on July 30, 2009, 04:21:08 pm
Matthew Polaine tweeted this link

Picasa Web Albums - sc.fixie - LEL2009 (http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/sc.fixie/LEL2009#)

who is sc.fixie then ?

An LV helper by the looks of it.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on July 30, 2009, 04:24:14 pm
Some from GeraldC here

Heading to Thurlby but avoiding the weather so holing up #lel on Twitpic (http://twitpic.com/c4m6b)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Phixie on July 30, 2009, 06:35:14 pm
Matthew Polaine tweeted this link

Picasa Web Albums - sc.fixie - LEL2009 (http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/sc.fixie/LEL2009#)

who is sc.fixie then ?

An LV helper by the looks of it.

No relation!  When originally posted on the AUK forum the name given was Werner Wiethege, who I believe is an - apparently successful so far - rider on the event.  At least the conditions on the final kilometres seem less unfriendly, so that may be helpful.  Chapeau to all on the ride; I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on July 30, 2009, 06:37:38 pm
Oh yeah :)

News from LELers  (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21889.msg392098#msg392098)

D'oh

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Chris S on July 30, 2009, 07:03:33 pm
An Israeli rider's bike.  NOT designed for sidewinds.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3763338170_261331bbb6_b.jpg)

Ha ha! I believe that's Abraham Cohen's bike. The freewheel seized a few miles out from Coxwold (Southbound) and he had to walk a few miles to the control. A handy member of the Moto Crew was dispatched to a bike shop for a replacement cassette. A couple of hours later Mr Cohen was back on the road. Hope he finished ok.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on July 30, 2009, 07:34:24 pm

Ha ha! I believe that's Abraham Cohen's bike. The freewheel seized a few miles out from Coxwold (Southbound) and he had to walk a few miles to the control. A handy member of the Moto Crew was dispatched to a bike shop for a replacement cassette. A couple of hours later Mr Cohen was back on the road. Hope he finished ok.

It is

That's not a disk wheel, it's a (cloth) flag.

We also used the moto crew at Esk. to get a derailleur for a Russian rider who also walked to the control (in the early hours)

Sadly, because of geography that took about 8 hours...he was still well in time though :)

A Japanese rider does have a solid disc rear wheel, and he must weight close-to-nothing.  Must be fun in a cross wind.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/martinbe/LEL/SNC10151.jpg
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on July 30, 2009, 10:13:27 pm
Toby's pics

#lel on Twitpic (http://twitpic.com/c6622)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: revrob on July 31, 2009, 07:24:03 am
How did Toby manage to keep his garmin going for the whole length of LEL?
Did he have some on-board recharging system?
Would be interested to find out!

Well done to all who completed or helped with LEL - fantastic effort by all!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: plug on July 31, 2009, 04:09:25 pm
How did Toby manage to keep his garmin going for the whole length of LEL?
Did he have some on-board recharging system?
Would be interested to find out!

Well done to all who completed or helped with LEL - fantastic effort by all!

He changed the batteries when they ran out.

His extra few km were accrued when he was discussing alternative GPS routing paradigms with PaulD near Thorne and they rode off-route together ;D  Mine shows 1403km, but I can't remember where my extra 2km came from
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Moloko on July 31, 2009, 04:36:31 pm
 Mine shows 1403km, but I can't remember where my extra 2km came from

You actually caused the earth to keep on "jumping forward" with the God like power you kept putting through your bottom bracket.
You crazy Zod like bastard... You actually wheel-spun the earth.  :o
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: plug on July 31, 2009, 05:12:14 pm
That explains the stretch-marks I could see in the road ahead of me :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on July 31, 2009, 05:35:39 pm



We got to talking, and they spotted my VC167 cap, and asked if I knew MSeries!  Apparently his fame has spread.  So if he encounters a bunch of Dutch riders asking why he doesn't have his phone to his ear as in his avatar, well, he'll only have himself to blame ;)



He did. At Alston he stopped me and asked if I was MSeries. Then he said "where's your phone ?" and pointed out that my avatar and my twitter picture both show me on the phone.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MattH on July 31, 2009, 10:07:57 pm
I didn't take many (riding took priority) but here are a few on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017643@N00/sets/72157621906849832/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: TimO on July 31, 2009, 10:19:12 pm
I didn't take many (riding took priority) but here are a few on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017643@N00/sets/72157621906849832/)

Oh, it is an ex-frame (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017643@N00/3776231262/in/set-72157621906849832/), it is no more... :(

At least it looks like Rick was walking wounded, and nothing too seriously damaged.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2009, 10:20:34 pm
IANA bike mechanic, but I don't think you want it like that... :o
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Karla on August 01, 2009, 01:07:46 am
Rick actually managed to complete the ride on a bike he borrowed at Thorne.  If I remember correctly, he borrowed the bike from Lev, the Israeli guy who'd abandoned on the way up and had been helping us since. 
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: red marley on August 01, 2009, 10:32:15 am
Post-LEL breakfast for me, Arabella and Jacqui

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/3776782997_d6f0df9898.jpg)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Salvatore on August 01, 2009, 11:32:37 am
On the B1228 to Howden. Note the use of binbag.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/3776858995_309c0507ed_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3776858995/)

Traditional English pub food at the Scotch Arms, Brampton
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3777588636_ac7beec64c_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777588636/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3777606968_7e503b8f49_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777606968/)

Bike accommodation at Brampton
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/3777591542_2e4503571e_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777591542/)

ChrisN posing with Ausilia Vistarini at Gamblingay
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3777609760_dd0fd44201_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777609760/)

Their conversation at Traquair almost went like this:
Ausilia: You're riding single speed?
Chris: Fixed, actually.
Ausilia: I'm European singlespeed champion
Chris: So why aren't you riding LEL on singlespeed?
Ausilia: 'Cos with gears I'm World Champion.
[but she was too modest to say so]

The friendly welcome at Traquair
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3777587258_818a86f492_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777587258/)

Els north of Eskdalemuir
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3777585938_856148efaa_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3777585938/)
Whenever I saw her, Els looked much more comfortable than on the BCM.

More here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/sets/72157621910730690/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Salvatore on August 01, 2009, 12:40:22 pm
This was meant to be a still photo, but I didn't know the camera was set to take a video clip, and it's probably better as a short video (with the sound of rain falling).

ChrisN is grinning in anticipation of leaving Eskdalemuir, while Ausilia faffs prepares to leave. Through the door, you can just see MV just about to shout 'Why don't you lot just bugger off instead of standing about in the rain'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00J22tBJgI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00J22tBJgI)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 01, 2009, 01:19:27 pm
Ha ha! I believe that's Abraham Cohen's bike. The freewheel seized a few miles out from Coxwold (Southbound) and he had to walk a few miles to the control. A handy member of the Moto Crew was dispatched to a bike shop for a replacement cassette. A couple of hours later Mr Cohen was back on the road. Hope he finished ok.

He did...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Chris S on August 01, 2009, 01:20:36 pm
Ha ha! I believe that's Abraham Cohen's bike. The freewheel seized a few miles out from Coxwold (Southbound) and he had to walk a few miles to the control. A handy member of the Moto Crew was dispatched to a bike shop for a replacement cassette. A couple of hours later Mr Cohen was back on the road. Hope he finished ok.

He did...

 Brilliant! Thanks.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Greenbank on August 01, 2009, 02:21:29 pm
Stopped at a pub in Middleton-In-Teesdale for some lunch and happened upon this strange scene:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/wtf.jpg)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Redlight on August 01, 2009, 04:22:32 pm
Stopped at a pub in Middleton-In-Teesdale for some lunch and happened upon this strange scene:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/wtf.jpg)

Looks like we're back to the Morris dancing thread....
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 01, 2009, 04:24:14 pm
Isn't that well-known guitar-slinger Jack White on the right?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Rob on August 01, 2009, 05:50:45 pm
Stopped at a pub in Middleton-In-Teesdale for some lunch and happened upon this strange scene:-

(http://www.greenbank.org/misc/wtf.jpg)

Looks like we're back to the Morris dancing thread....

Those scarecrows were a bit freaky when I went through there about 6am on Wed.

There seemed to be a MJ theme.   One on the right at the edge of the village had the red and black leather jacket from the thriller video.   Actually, not everyone would have seen that as we missed the turn and went the longer and hillier way to Barnard Castle.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: plug on August 01, 2009, 07:11:48 pm
One of the scarecrows was riding a bike in the chemist window.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on August 02, 2009, 11:56:02 am
This Flickr search should let you see all photos tagged LEL since last Saturday.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=LEL&d=taken-20090724-&ss=0&ct=0&mt=all&w=all&adv=1 (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=LEL&d=taken-20090724-&ss=0&ct=0&mt=all&w=all&adv=1)

There's one or two anomolies, but largely the event

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Fiets on August 03, 2009, 10:15:13 am
Here are my LEL Photos.

http://brevet.bplaced.net/LondonEdinburghLondon2009/ (http://brevet.bplaced.net/LondonEdinburghLondon2009/)

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on August 03, 2009, 10:30:29 am
A Japanese rider does have a solid disc rear wheel, and he must weight close-to-nothing.  Must be fun in a cross wind.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/martinbe/LEL/SNC10151.jpg

I can admire the artisty, but I couldn't help being slightly disturbed by that artwork ...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 03, 2009, 06:32:43 pm
anyone want to own up to these?

(from Tim; could end up in Arrivee)

(http://www.fotothing.com/photos/001/001f34ae097961be6ee5c1f96b9e9456.jpg?ts=1249320700)

BTW big  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :) :) to all finishers
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Manotea on August 03, 2009, 07:29:39 pm
Jo Wood, MattH and ....
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: red marley on August 03, 2009, 07:41:47 pm
Yup, that's me (Jo Wood) and Matt Haigh on the left and centre, and that looks like Jedrik (real name?) on the right, although I can't be sure at that resolution.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Jedrik on August 03, 2009, 09:01:33 pm
Very good memory, yes, that is me. Real name Gabriele
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on August 03, 2009, 09:07:48 pm
Much better looking in real life than your avatar, if you don't mind me saying
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: rogerzilla on August 03, 2009, 09:14:56 pm
And if that's the S jersey, you must be easily pocketable  ;)

By the way, "Abraham Cohen" is the best name for an Israeli rider imaginable.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on August 03, 2009, 09:25:12 pm
And if that's the S jersey, you must be easily pocketable  ;)

By the way, "Abraham Cohen" is the best name for an Israeli rider imaginable.

He's an electrician in North London you know. Abi Cohen.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on August 03, 2009, 09:27:56 pm
Big chap, too.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 03, 2009, 09:37:02 pm
another couple; I'm guessing geraldc R

(http://www.fotothing.com/photos/b86/b86e93126c6ffb3e42e43e04bf4263f7.jpg?ts=1249331402)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mike on August 03, 2009, 09:38:50 pm
Greenbank on the L.

easily spotted because of the 3 pairs of shorts and phone attached to side of head. 
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 04, 2009, 10:37:35 am
And if that's the S jersey, you must be easily pocketable  ;)

By the way, "Abraham Cohen" is the best name for an Israeli rider imaginable.

I can't help but think of him as "Cousin Avi" since watching Snatch recently  ;D
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Greenbank on August 04, 2009, 10:49:32 am
Greenbank on the L.

easily spotted because of the 3 pairs of shorts and phone attached to side of head. 

:)

I'm not on the phone, I was just resting on the early part of the climb up Yad Moss (that was taken a few miles from Middleton-In-Teesdale).

And yes, that's geraldc.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: geraldc on August 04, 2009, 10:50:09 am
Greenbank wasn't on the phone, he was just trying to cycle past the photographer in the most nonchalent manner possible, hence resting his head on his hands. I on other hand decided to make it look like I was putting some effort in, so climbed out of the saddle as soon as the photographer was sighted.

*Do I get extra brownie points for being photographed wearing my reflective anklets?   ;D
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on August 04, 2009, 10:55:34 am

*Do I get extra brownie points for being photographed wearing my reflective anklets?   ;D

No, but you get Best Jersey award for your China Randonneur one.

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 04, 2009, 10:56:36 am
Tim's just sent it off for publication, Jedrik will have to remain Gabriele ?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 04, 2009, 10:58:22 am
Will someone please make me Do Stuffs with my photos this arvo instead of collapsing in front of the haunted fish tank watching NASCAR highlights...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 04, 2009, 11:04:44 am
And if that's the S jersey, you must be easily pocketable  ;)

By the way, "Abraham Cohen" is the best name for an Israeli rider imaginable.

He's an electrician in North London you know. Abi Cohen.

indeed, he pitched up in his van  for  the South Coast Super Sportive and preceded to wet over every other rider (except P Outhwaite natch) whilst lugging a medium sized suitcase on his bars
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: TOBY on August 04, 2009, 11:14:05 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/3783928849_482c35459a.jpg)
"The Longtown Chinese Incident"

My LEL on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22728508@N02/sets/72157621930788872/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on August 04, 2009, 11:24:29 am
Nice pictures Toby, I like the scenery ones in particular. I carried my camera but rarely used it.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Nuncio on August 04, 2009, 11:36:05 am
Greenbank on the L.

easily spotted because of the 3 pairs of shorts and phone attached to side of head. 

I can't see the 3 pairs of shorts attached to the side of his head.

Easily spotted because that's geraldc next to him.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Seineseeker on August 04, 2009, 12:30:43 pm


My LEL on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22728508@N02/sets/72157621930788872/)

Fantastic set of pics.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2009, 11:39:53 am
NASCAR highlights turned out to be a repeat, so here goes:

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Rich.jpg)

Rich Forrest

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/GvB.jpg)

"Garry von Broad".  Note stylish luggage...

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/SimonP.jpg)

simonp
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2009, 11:40:23 am
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Jo-Alex.jpg)

jwo & Greenbank

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/MattC.jpg)

mattc

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/AndyScouseHairy.jpg)

arallsopp (hiding behind the Hairy Scouser), 10 km before his chain idler died.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2009, 11:40:48 am
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Flags.jpg)

Put out more flags!

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Georg.jpg)

01:25 Wednesday...

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Georg2.jpg)

...and the chap looks disgustingly fit and healthy
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 05, 2009, 11:41:13 am
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Theo.jpg)

Theo Homan - first Darksider home on a Thys rowing bike

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Mel.jpg)

LEL disappears into the bowels of Tom Hospes' Quest

(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Legover.jpg)

mattc gets his leg over!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on August 05, 2009, 05:34:13 pm
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/Jo-Alex.jpg)

jwo & Greenbank

With 'Little' Chris just behind them, probably not quite anticipating what awaits him in Scotchland ...


(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/MattC.jpg)

mattc
'Drone' Tony in the foreground, and Tom on my left?
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/LEL/SimonP.jpg)

simonp
[/center]

Is that the chap that packed at Alston? (Served me 2nd brekkie Southbound)

You do pick 'em Mr L!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: L Hedley on August 05, 2009, 08:44:48 pm
We didn't have much time for photos, but here are a few we made earlier!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41226631@N08/?saved=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41226631@N08/?saved=1)  ;D
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on August 05, 2009, 09:38:05 pm
And if that's the S jersey, you must be easily pocketable  ;)

By the way, "Abraham Cohen" is the best name for an Israeli rider imaginable.

He's an electrician in North London you know. Abi Cohen.

and the forum's latest member

Welcome Avi :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 05, 2009, 10:27:29 pm
lovely photos  :thumbsup: as someone who only ever rode (half) the route at odd hours; which sections were passed in darkness? (for me it was just before Castle Howard until just after Eppleby; the bottom section and top sections were all in daylight. I remember Coxwold in the dark.

(actually the 3 coasts covered some more of it in daylight)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on August 05, 2009, 10:43:56 pm
In the dark I rode from just before Thorne to Coxwold. Eskdalemuir to Dalkeith which was the highlight of the ride,  Alston to near Middleton Tyas, Washingborough to Thurlby. Daylight in the other direction though.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Greenbank on August 05, 2009, 10:53:23 pm
Bits ridden in the dark:

North: Sometime after Wragby (I got to the checkpoint at dusk) to Thorne.
North: Brampton to Eskdalemuir (it was not far off dusk when I left Alston)
South: Eskdalemuir to somewhere between Brampton and Alston (left Esk at 10pm and it was light at 6am when I got back to Alston)
South: Coxwold to Thorne (left Coxwold at dusk)
South: St Neots to LV (stopped off to buy beers in St Neots at dusk, lugged them all the way back to LV).

Combined with the one way journey in March I have seen the entire route in daylight as the final day started in Alston and it didn't get dark until coming in to Dalkeith.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on August 06, 2009, 10:37:10 am
here's  a link to my pictures on flickr, includes pictures of Greenbank, Bez, jwo, Mercury Jim, Warburton

Flickr: MSeries2009's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41067693@N08/)

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: red marley on August 06, 2009, 10:48:30 am
I'm a celebrity randonneur get me out of here!

And that plant on the left... for medicinal purposes only?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/3794933346_1489c697f3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Greenbank on August 06, 2009, 10:49:57 am
:)

I can get him back though: http://www.greenbank.org/audax/lel2009/IMG_0178.JPG
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ivo on August 06, 2009, 11:00:16 am
First batch of my photo's uploaded at DDS Fotoalbum - ivo_m - lel2009  (http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/lel2009/1)
Quite some YACF'ers at Lee Valley. A smaller batch is also uploaded on facebook.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: frankly frankie on August 06, 2009, 11:17:26 am
If somebody would care to assemble these into a single list of links I'll make it into a 'photos 2009' page at the (AUK) LEL website.  I've also received a provisional finish list which I may be able to post there once I've cleared it with 1 or 2 people.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: border-rider on August 06, 2009, 11:27:04 am
This is a list of links to LEL photo pages that people have posted here.  

Middleton Tyas LEL 2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/sets/72157621865425442/)
LEL pictures by martinbe - Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/LEL_Eskdalemuir)
Flickr: Audax UK (http://www.flickr.com/groups/audaxuk/)]Flickr: Audax UK
Picasa Web Albums - sc.fixie - LEL2009 (http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/sc.fixie/LEL2009#)]Picasa Web Albums - sc.fixie - LEL2009
Heading to Thurlby but avoiding the weather so holing up #lel on Twitpic (http://twitpic.com/c4m6b)]
#lel on Twitpic (http://twitpic.com/c6622)
LEL 2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017643@N00/sets/72157621906849832/)
LEL 2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/sets/72157621910730690/)
YouTube - MVI 0297 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00J22tBJgI)
LEL - Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=LEL&d=taken-20090724-&ss=0&ct=0&mt=all&w=all&adv=1)
London-Edinburgh-London 2009 (http://brevet.bplaced.net/LondonEdinburghLondon2009/)
London Edinburgh London 2009 LEL - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22728508@N02/sets/72157621930788872/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41226631@N08/?saved=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41226631@N08/?saved=1)
Flickr: MSeries2009's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41067693@N08/)
http://www.greenbank.org/audax/lel2009/IMG_0178.JPG
DDS Fotoalbum - ivo_m - lel2009  (http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/lel2009/1)
LEL 2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41151210@N04/sets/72157621964308490/)
lel 2009 thurlby - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41048388@N04/sets/72157621965160690/)
London - Edinburgh - London: Thorne control point - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmelia/sets/72157621778666791/)
LEL Stills - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26102994@N05/sets/72157621877586863/)
LEL 2009 pictures from cycling photos on webshots (http://sports.webshots.com/album/573983696lrhRLH?vhost=sports)
  PYRGOS CYCLING CLUB  LEL 2009 (http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html)
LEL 2009 (London Edinburgh London) - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26197863@N05/sets/72157622021276382/)
London-Edinburgh-London 2009 (http://brevet.bplaced.net/LondonEdinburghLondon2009/)
YouTube - LEL1400 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/Beatuprandonneur.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/outofthesquall.jpg

Tim Wainwright's as posted to the Audax UK emailing list:

Quote
Album 1. Images start at Lea Valley and continue with the morning starters  at Cromer about 32k into the ride and the afternoon starters approaching Gamlingay feed control.

Picasa Web Albums - twain1 (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=canonman999&target=ALBUM&id=5366895322880684209&authkey=Gv1sRgCI6k69n6nYH8fA&invite=CJqVmKAH&feat=email)

Quote
This is Album 2 of 3 of London-Edinburgh-London. There are over 1,000 images in the three albums.
Picasa Web Albums - twain2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=canonman999&target=ALBUM&id=5366911053639001137&authkey=Gv1sRgCM69oL2SwLy16gE&invite=CMTn84UI&feat=email)

Quote
This is Album 3 of 3 of London-Edinburgh-London.

Picasa Web Albums - twain3 (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=canonman999&target=ALBUM&id=5366947889229084593&authkey=Gv1sRgCJaZha7214zG7gE&invite=CNeirPcE&feat=email)

also

LEL Photo contributions... (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=41518.0)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: frankly frankie on August 06, 2009, 12:39:51 pm
Thanks Mal.  The message above is simply linked in 2 places at http://www.aukweb.net/el/index.htm (http://www.aukweb.net/el/index.htm).
and also from the AUK photo album page
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Warburton on August 06, 2009, 07:34:56 pm
Here are mine to add to the collection

LEL 2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41151210@N04/sets/72157621964308490/)


Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Martin on August 06, 2009, 09:01:08 pm
First batch of my photo's uploaded at DDS Fotoalbum - ivo_m - lel2009  (http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/lel2009/1)
Quite some YACF'ers at Lee Valley. A smaller batch is also uploaded on facebook.

didn't know M Al Fayed was one of the helpers (no 8773)

is that Garrigyll Outdoor Centre? stayed there whilst exploring Nenthead Mines
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: rachel t on August 06, 2009, 09:27:38 pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41048388@N04/sets/72157621965160690/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41048388@N04/sets/72157621965160690/)

Thurlby photos
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ivo on August 06, 2009, 10:57:24 pm
is that Garrigyll Outdoor Centre? stayed there whilst exploring Nenthead Mines

No, it s the Cheshunt railway station car park.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MSeries on August 06, 2009, 11:01:08 pm
Probably the same place, I don't know if there is more than one. It seems to be known as the Alston Outdoor Centre but is closer to Garrigill
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Karla on August 07, 2009, 12:22:06 am
I've got a set to add on Flickr here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregmelia/sets/72157621778666791/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on August 07, 2009, 11:42:04 am
Hi

Can I ask anyone with LEL Flickr photos to add them to the Audax Flickr group?

Flickr: Audax UK (http://www.flickr.com/groups/audaxuk/)

In hindsight, we probably should have set up an LEL 2009 group too

Thanks

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ivo on August 07, 2009, 12:01:52 pm
About all my LEL photo's are online now, just waiting for the order for extra space in my photobook comes through so I can upload the final 4 pictures.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Chris S on August 07, 2009, 12:39:34 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: L Hedley on August 07, 2009, 12:42:56 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Chris S on August 07, 2009, 12:44:23 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D

Drat. OK - how much to keep it hidden?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: L Hedley on August 07, 2009, 12:51:18 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D

Drat. OK - how much to keep it hidden?

Bearing in mind you have a drink in your hand, that is clearly not tea! And you are still smiling (must have been beginning of week)  then I think MEGABUCKS may just about do it!  ;)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: chris on August 07, 2009, 01:02:12 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D

I think I know where another one is lurking -

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: L Hedley on August 07, 2009, 01:04:49 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D

I think I know where another one is lurking -

(click to show/hide)

Hehehehe, love it! I remember this very rare moment well! bless, we seemed to be in a 'I'm not sleeping if you won't' contest that night!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Rob on August 07, 2009, 01:17:06 pm
[Copied from the AUK list]

Tim has posted his photos in 3 galleries :-

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 1 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album1?feat=email#)

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album2?feat=email#)

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 3 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album3?feat=email#)


Rob
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Hummers on August 07, 2009, 03:02:14 pm
[Copied from the AUK list]

Tim has posted his photos in 3 galleries :-

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 1 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album1?feat=email#)

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album2?feat=email#)

Picasa Web Albums - twain - LEL 2009 Album 3 (http://picasaweb.google.com/canonman999/LEL2009Album3?feat=email#)


Rob


Thanks Rob.

H
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: hellymedic on August 07, 2009, 03:09:27 pm
The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.

    -- J R R Tolkien

Some poetry for your Friday afternoon...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: JayP on August 10, 2009, 12:57:48 pm
The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.

    -- J R R Tolkien



Some poetry for your Friday afternoon...


Well Quoted Helly. The first line often comes to mind when I am riding and I always mean to refresh my memory of the rest.
Good to see it here. ::-)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Chris S on August 10, 2009, 01:55:19 pm
Phew - so far I seem to have evaded all the photographers  :thumbsup:
Nope! There is one of you on my stream! hehe  ;D

I think I know where another one is lurking -

(click to show/hide)

Hehehehe, love it! I remember this very rare moment well! bless, we seemed to be in a 'I'm not sleeping if you won't' contest that night!

 ;D

All I needed was forty winks and I was good for another 12 hours  :thumbsup:.

I'll get you for that, chris  >:( :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Really Ancien on August 10, 2009, 08:33:56 pm
A few stills.
LEL Stills - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26102994@N05/sets/72157621877586863/)

Damon.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on August 10, 2009, 08:38:04 pm
A few stills.
LEL Stills - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26102994@N05/sets/72157621877586863/)

Damon.

I wondered where your photos had gotten too. I hope there's some video to follow.

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Jan on August 11, 2009, 08:24:59 pm
I have posted my photos from the ride here:
LEL 2009 pictures from cycling photos on webshots (http://sports.webshots.com/album/573983696lrhRLH?vhost=sports)

Please feel free to add comments, names of persons you recognize, etc.

/Jan
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Salvatore on August 16, 2009, 08:47:18 am
Rick Carpenter's LEL set on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26197863@N05/sets/72157622021276382/) Rick wrote off his bike near Thorne and rinished the ride with on a borrowed bike.

A German rider's LEL album (http://brevet.bplaced.net/LondonEdinburghLondon2009/)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: rogerzilla on August 16, 2009, 08:48:57 am
I see Jedrik features as part of the "equipe des femmes".
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Salvatore on August 16, 2009, 12:18:27 pm
Can anyone spot the interloper on the Greek team photo?

http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html (http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ivo on August 16, 2009, 12:46:40 pm
Can anyone spot the interloper on the Greek team photo?

http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html (http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html)

A Dutch chap on the 2nd or 3rd photo.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Salvatore on August 16, 2009, 08:13:55 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: L Hedley on August 16, 2009, 08:42:10 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: hellymedic on August 16, 2009, 10:39:13 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: PloddinPedro on August 17, 2009, 03:05:21 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.
Champion piece of video, not to mention the ride. Odd though - it looked drier than I remember it!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on August 17, 2009, 05:30:42 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

But did you ever have 20 hours in hand on any of those rides?!?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: hellymedic on August 17, 2009, 06:01:23 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuL70xHyH8)had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

But did you ever have 20 hours in hand on any of those rides?!?

Of course not!
I doubt if I'd ever arrived at any control more than four hours before close. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: alan on August 17, 2009, 06:27:15 pm
having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.

That's my idea of good planning :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: hellymedic on August 17, 2009, 06:31:55 pm
having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.

That's my idea of good planning :thumbsup:

I did consider 'The 99% Club' for those whose successful SR series total times were closest to 100 hours...
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: alan on August 17, 2009, 07:04:56 pm
I expect my future SR times to be squeekily close to the limits.
Actually I will not be suprised or downhearted if they are out of time.They will all be valuable experience for any necessary action replays.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mkpaa on August 23, 2009, 08:26:41 pm
Already tweeted this a while ago, but finally had time to add some new photos.

London-Edinburgh-London 1400km 26.-31.7.2009 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkpaa/sets/72157621811801731/)

Is there "comprehensive" list of LEL photo galleries available somewhere?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GlasgowDave on August 23, 2009, 08:40:38 pm
Is there "comprehensive" list of LEL photo galleries available somewhere?


Mal Volio (who seems to be using his Sunday name) assembled this a few pages back up this thread.

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21964.msg399389#msg399389 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21964.msg399389#msg399389)

I think he's updating it.

Dave
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: arallsopp on September 02, 2009, 07:11:26 pm
No photos in my (developing) ride report, but I did manage to up some vids of the route from GE using GPS logs:

Start to Thorne: YouTube - LEL: Day 1. From Start to Thorne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUVFTh9f5g)
Thorne to Alston: YouTube - LEL: Day 1, Part 2. Thorne to Alston (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GMOtYyxo50)
Alston to Dalkeith: YouTube - LEL: Day 2, Part 1. Alston to Dalkeith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lolklWjyMg)
Dalkeith back to Eskdalemuir: YouTube - LEL: Day 2, Part 2. Dalkeith to Eskdalemuir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTJxq_qSwjo)

Hope this brings back some happy memories.
I'll put the others on the channel as soon as I'm done writing this thing up. Mate.... we went a looooong way.

Incase you're interested, ride report is over at the other place, starting half way down page 8, here:
 Seeya! - arallsopp does the LEL - Cycle Chat (http://www.cyclechat.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=39559&page=8)

I really ought to do a yacf specific version, given how many of you helped me :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MattH on September 02, 2009, 07:50:59 pm
I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: alan on September 02, 2009, 08:27:57 pm
I'm glad to have watched it.It keeps the flame of ambition burning bright :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Ivo on September 02, 2009, 09:21:57 pm
It's like watching a video game
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on September 03, 2009, 09:02:45 am
No photos in my (developing) ride report, but I did manage to up some vids of the route from GE using GPS logs:

Start to Thorne: YouTube - LEL: Day 1. From Start to Thorne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUVFTh9f5g)
Thorne to Alston: YouTube - LEL: Day 1, Part 2. Thorne to Alston (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GMOtYyxo50)
Alston to Dalkeith: YouTube - LEL: Day 2, Part 1. Alston to Dalkeith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lolklWjyMg)
Dalkeith back to Eskdalemuir: YouTube - LEL: Day 2, Part 2. Dalkeith to Eskdalemuir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTJxq_qSwjo)

Strewth - that does make it look a long way. Top work! (The only thing missing is an odometer flicking away - it's really hard to spot locations as the labels appear too late in the view).
GE really flattens the landscape out, but it still gives a good feel.

( Let's see, Alston-Dalkeith in 6mins ... 720-541=180k, so 1800kph. Over 1000mph. That seems high ... but the rate seems to vary with terrain/route complexity, so maybe you don't notice you're really flying through the straight/flat bits. )
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: arallsopp on September 03, 2009, 09:32:40 am

The only thing missing is an odometer flicking away - it's really hard to spot locations as the labels appear too late in the view.

I did try to add an odometer to the bottom right, but (as you mention) the speed seems to vary throughout the video, which ups the complexity of overlaying the correct numbers considerably. Maybe there's a smarter way of doing it...

Must confess I simply told GE to playback my GPS log as a tour at slow speed, left a screen grabber running at 1fps, shut the screen off and left them to it overnight. I think the annoying bit with the time overlay at the top was caused by an office cleaner nudging my mouse into the top left at some point.

Rendering the video at 24fps (or 30fps for the long legs) is probably what causes some of the variation, so there might be a way around this. Am having to play by youtube's 10 minute duration limit.

I still have +12gb of original frames, at 800x600 res, so can re-render at will if there's a better host / dvd / etc. :)

Let's see, Alston-Dalkeith in 6mins ... 720-541=180k, so 1800kph. Over 1000mph. That seems high...

I will admit that I was marginally slower on some of these legs, but the descent into Dalkeith feels about right :D

I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!
I'd feel pretty discouraged if someone had managed to get up to Dalkeith and back, grab the frames, render and upload it before I even set off too :)

Of course, this may have just been possible given I was delayed at the start, set off late, then spent about 9 miles walking on the first leg. That'll teach me not to prep properly... :D 
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Greenbank on September 03, 2009, 10:03:38 am
Good work arallsopp.

I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!

I did see it all before hand, only served to whet my appetite more.

The only bit I wasn't looking forward to was the drag up from Dalkeith up the A7 but that didn't see too bad at all when it came round to it.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: arallsopp on September 03, 2009, 10:06:37 am
I think that was the first time I saw you on the route, no?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on September 03, 2009, 12:21:30 pm
The only bit I wasn't looking forward to was the drag up from Dalkeith up the A7 but that didn't see too bad at all when it came round to it.
It seemed fine on the day, but in that video it looks bloody awful! Perhaps being well rested helps ..
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MattH on September 03, 2009, 01:33:23 pm
I think it's all part of the mind games for me. Driving through Wales recently, I was shocked at the height and length of some of the climbs - ones that I'd not really though about on the ride itself, but had I done the drive beforehand I'd have been tempted to chicken out.
I know I can ride long distances, and climb hills, but the scale of it still worries me when it's shoved in my face.
Think of the 50km to the next control - that's me.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Manotea on September 03, 2009, 01:40:36 pm
Hilly routes always seem much tougher in the car then they do on the bike. Its the 'roller coaster' effect.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Datameister on September 03, 2009, 07:19:51 pm
Hilly routes always seem much tougher in the car then they do on the bike. Its the 'roller coaster' effect.

Agree entirely. I did last years Etape and nearly had a laundry problem at the top of the Tourmalet looking over the edge when I'd parked the car. On the day, atop a bike, no problem.

Earlier we drove up a hill that lasted forever prior to the first Cat 3 climb of the day. Imagine our surprise when we found the following day that someone had stolen it overnight.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Pip on September 20, 2009, 08:05:14 pm
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/Beatuprandonneur.jpg (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/Beatuprandonneur.jpg)

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/outofthesquall.jpg (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/cliplesspedals/outofthesquall.jpg)

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: arallsopp on December 05, 2009, 01:00:32 am
Hey! That's me on the recumbent :)

Excellent. Thanks!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on March 20, 2012, 09:10:45 pm
Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Bianchi Boy on March 21, 2012, 03:02:37 pm
Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.
I rode with a Canadian called Ken Bonner who had a reflective triangle on the back of his bike. He also had mud guards and a handlebar mirror.

Possibly him?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on March 21, 2012, 03:08:17 pm
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.

 :o

I wonder if it has a different usage in the States?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Bianchi Boy on March 21, 2012, 03:18:51 pm
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.

 :o

I wonder if it has a different usage in the States?
Top pedantry  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on March 21, 2012, 03:25:55 pm
Top pedantry  :thumbsup:
I do my best!

I saw a lot on PBP - you could be pretty sure a USAnian was ahead when you spotted one.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Rainmaker on March 21, 2012, 03:59:44 pm
Posted by: London Edinburgh London
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:45 PM » Insert Quote

Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.

Try sending the above request to: randon@googlegroups.com

A lot of American riders use it.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on March 21, 2012, 05:08:49 pm
Cheers!

I found the photographer, and got permission.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on March 21, 2012, 05:10:55 pm
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: jogler on March 21, 2012, 05:23:47 pm
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.


Coincidentally this was discussed en velo this morning & drawn specifically to my attention;probably because I have a large red reflective triangle on the rear mudflap of the Longstaff.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: jogler on March 21, 2012, 05:24:47 pm
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.

you have Pm
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Somnolent on March 22, 2012, 09:41:24 am
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.

you have Pm

And one from me
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 01, 2012, 07:09:10 pm
The new website is almost ready to launch.

It's a bit late for major amends now, but it would be useful to get feedback and help spot snags.

Here's the link:

http://lel.angelo.inventpartners.com

It'll be launched properly (on our domain) in the next few days, hopefully.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Charlie Boy on May 01, 2012, 08:08:02 pm
Great website. Got me all excited!

Only one very minor glitch:

Directions from London railway stations

All international train services arrive at London St Pancras. Click here for a GPS tracklog and routesheet from St Pancras to Loughton.


There's no link to a tracklog.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Redlight on May 01, 2012, 08:25:17 pm
Wow, what an improvement on last time.  It almost makes me want to cancel my offer of volunteering and ride the thing again!  Well done to all involved. 

One suggestion - which will need the help of forumites, I suspect, would be a link to blogs about previous rides. 
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 01, 2012, 08:36:58 pm
This is all good - please keep it coming.

Once this stage is finished, we'll start work on translations in French, Italian and German.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: jogler on May 01, 2012, 08:44:12 pm
I volunteered in 2009:in truth not fully appreciating what LEL was all about.
I did it 'cause some of my friends & their friends were riding & it seemed appropriate to support them.

I'm hoping to ride in 2013

As you say the website is inspirational
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: perpetual dan on May 01, 2012, 10:40:47 pm
Nicely done.
Spotted one typo in the FAQ: "If you are late at a control, but you think you can still finish in time, then please make every effort to continue. We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."

chance?

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: pangolin on May 01, 2012, 10:49:54 pm
Looking good!

The website for the Edinburgh control wraps correctly in Firefox, but just continues off the screen in Chrome

http://lel.angelo.inventpartners.com/controls (http://lel.angelo.inventpartners.com/controls)

Not a big deal.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Karla on May 01, 2012, 10:52:28 pm
Ah sorry, I never got back to you on this did I?  The website looks great.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Karla on May 01, 2012, 11:03:01 pm
On the Event Info, the final question readss "We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 02, 2012, 08:21:19 am
Thanks for these. With any luck, it looks like we might launch today. :-)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Somnolent on May 02, 2012, 08:53:36 am
Controls information details page:  Will you add opening/closing times when the route is finalised ? 
In text link on controls page to "Central London Prologue"  might be better linking to the Info page.

This stuff on the info page (under what facilities are are at each control)
Quote
However, not all controls will have all these facilities. These controls will not offer all facilities:
    Kirton - no showers
    Traquair - very limited hot food, very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
    Eskdalemuir - very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
    Brampton - no showers
    Great Easton - very limited hot food, very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
Note that Traquair is not a mandatory control.

should also be listed under the individual control pages.

Shame about the lack of showers at Brampton.... that's thrown my "cunning plan" into complete disarray.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: MattH on May 02, 2012, 09:02:37 am
On Event Info, does the prologue really happen in August, a month after LEL?  :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: keeks on May 02, 2012, 09:23:42 am
Nice Site , on checking the route info you mention Starting outside Buckingham palace with a corresponding "Find out more here"  but it doesn't lead to anywhere ?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Peter on May 02, 2012, 09:40:32 am
On the Event Info, the final question readss "We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."

Typos. happen in the best-regulated circles!
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: marcusjb on May 02, 2012, 09:41:11 am
Nice Site , on checking the route info you mention Starting outside Buckingham palace with a corresponding "Find out more here"  but it doesn't lead to anywhere ?

I think they are just 100% waiting for the confirmation that Lizzie will be riding the prologue - albeit in a cart being pulled along by a pack of corgis.

Site looks really great.  Won't be long now until we have a sub-board for LEL and can discuss all the hot topics ad infinitum!

Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mmmmartin on May 02, 2012, 09:47:37 am
slightly off topic, i think, but i rode hull to london at the weekend and the routesheet we had has several sections that need amending, IMO, and the gpx track we had from the auk website was several miles off track on many occasions. for instance, while the instructions for a DIY stipulate visiting stansted airport services, the gpx track doesn't go closer than several miles to the east. also in spalding the instructions are confusing and force you to make an illegal right turn against the traffic on a one way street. this cost a lot of time, although in the end we were just inside time. i have asked mr undulates for his opinion. but DIY LEL perm riders should be aware of this.
oh, and the instructions take you along a really good cycle path by a river near woodhall spa but the gpx track just follows the main road.
finally, it is a fantastic ride hull to london, and has whetted my appetite for LEL.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 02, 2012, 10:40:59 am
slightly off topic, i think, but i rode hull to london at the weekend and the routesheet we had has several sections that need amending, IMO, and the gpx track we had from the auk website was several miles off track on many occasions. for instance, while the instructions for a DIY stipulate visiting stansted airport services, the gpx track doesn't go closer than several miles to the east. also in spalding the instructions are confusing and force you to make an illegal right turn against the traffic on a one way street. this cost a lot of time, although in the end we were just inside time. i have asked mr undulates for his opinion. but DIY LEL perm riders should be aware of this.
oh, and the instructions take you along a really good cycle path by a river near woodhall spa but the gpx track just follows the main road.
finally, it is a fantastic ride hull to london, and has whetted my appetite for LEL.

Cheers Martin! If you could forward your comments to Mr UNDulates, it would be helpful.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Charlie Boy on May 02, 2012, 11:27:06 am
Just a suggestion, but on the map showing the controls, is it feasible / possible / desirable to have a pop up showing the facilities etc when hovering / clicking on the name on the map (as well as on the side menu)?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Karla on May 02, 2012, 01:56:51 pm
On the Event Info, the final question readss "We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."

Oh how ironic.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: AlbertoC on May 02, 2012, 02:33:48 pm
It may not be in your plans, but I could certainly help with the Spanish translation if you needed at some point?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 02, 2012, 04:42:13 pm
We'll have to look at the budget for things like extra translations and hovering things. Each translation has setup costs. LEL doesn't usually get many Spanish riders, but I could be persuaded if there was enough need for it.



Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 02, 2012, 04:47:42 pm
Controls information details page:  Will you add opening/closing times when the route is finalised ? 
...
Shame about the lack of showers at Brampton.... that's thrown my "cunning plan" into complete disarray.

Hi Pete

Yes, we'll print control opening times as well as the route.

There will be showers at Brampton. If you can find them. It's a HUGE control. I'll change that.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: The Walrus on May 02, 2012, 04:54:38 pm
This is slightly ambiguous and may benefit from editing:

"Controls are likely to close within an hour or two of the official finishing time. If you arrive at a control, and it is closed, then we are afraid you will be disqualified".



Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Somnolent on May 02, 2012, 07:12:44 pm
One other thought, not directly related to the website ... I appreciate why you have said riders cannot choose start time,  but could the entry form at least allow riders to state a preference for early start or late start ?
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on May 02, 2012, 07:28:02 pm
Although there will only be a couple of hours in it this time, I think that's a good idea - travel to arrive by 0830 could be tricky for some, whereas others woul consider 1030 a "waste of daylight".
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mikewigley on May 02, 2012, 09:15:46 pm
Is it just me?  I found the FAQ page (Event Info) rather infuriating in that, every time I clicked on a Q I then had to scroll down from the top of the page to find the A.

I had a chuckle at the phrase "Any bike repairs we carry out for you are also free".  I'm sure we all know of some AUKs who would really find such a service useful.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 02, 2012, 09:42:41 pm
It's a Java hiccup, Mike, which they'll fix tomorrow. Ditto the vague copy about control closing times.

We're meeting in the summer about entry, so I'll see what we're able to do about times.
Taking part in the prologue might warrant an early start, to avoid riders riding then hanging around for a couple of hours getting cold.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mcshroom on May 02, 2012, 09:53:31 pm
On the Event Info page there's two questions following each other: -

- Is there a central London prologue?
- How do I enter the central London prologue?

This isn't a fault so please feel free to ignore me, but surely the second question answers the first one. Wouldn't it be easier to put it all under the second question? :)
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: Charlie Boy on May 03, 2012, 10:09:00 am
We'll have to look at the budget for things like extra translations and hovering things. Each translation has setup costs. LEL doesn't usually get many Spanish riders, but I could be persuaded if there was enough need for it.

Point taken. Maybe I am just being thick but I just found the location and order of the controls confusing as I haven't done it before - especially the bits at the beginning and end where there are loops. The map on the 'Route' page has directional arrows whereas on the 'Controls' page it doesn't. Perhaps simply have a number in addition, next to the control name on the map and sidebar? Also the list order is confusing as Great Easton is listed next after the start control yet the blurb says it is the final control before the arrivee. Hope this doesn't sound critical, it's not meant to be.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: GrahamG on May 03, 2012, 11:24:03 am
Snazzy... I almost forgot myself and signed up to the mailing list for registration.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: London Edinburgh London on May 03, 2012, 12:28:23 pm
Point taken. Maybe I am just being thick but I just found the location and order of the controls confusing as I haven't done it before - especially the bits at the beginning and end where there are loops. The map on the 'Route' page has directional arrows whereas on the 'Controls' page it doesn't. Perhaps simply have a number in addition, next to the control name on the map and sidebar? Also the list order is confusing as Great Easton is listed next after the start control yet the blurb says it is the final control before the arrivee. Hope this doesn't sound critical, it's not meant to be.

I think the phrase is 'critical friend' - a very good friend to have.

You're right on this. I'm going to put the control distances up soonish, which will make a better order for the controls more apparent.
Title: Re: LEL Photos
Post by: mattc on May 03, 2012, 12:55:15 pm
The 'Route' page map (with the arrows) is excellent.  :thumbsup:

I don't think we need hovery things (I've got a bit of a vendetta against all functionality that uses hovering unless absolutely necessary, but I think I'll save that for another thread ... )