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I'm in B & B booked, only train to sort now. First 400, longest ride on fixed :D

You'll be fine.  But you might have to walk up to Halkyn.  It's worth it, though  :thumbsup:

There are flat alternatives for the 2 climbs over Halkyn and Sychnant, but these climbs are only short and not particularly steep and are very much recommended.  I can't comment on whether you'd get up them on fixed because I always use gears.  The steepest climb on the Llanfair PG 400 is probably on the dedicated Sustrans path between Pensarn and Colwyn Bay, and you'll need to have a good run at that (dog walkers permitting).  There is also a nice bit of zigzagging up from PenMaenmawr promenade for those avoiding the Sychnant climb.
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On The Road / Re: On the commute today
« Last post by Peat on Today at 08:57:00 am »
I too, was taken aback by the high pitched "Meeeeeeeh" coming from the paddock i was riding past. That is an early lambing.

A general note about this warm spell, spring has effectively sprung. Lots of wildlife out on the commute. I do hope the inevitable return to cold isn't too harsh for the poor little blighters. 
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PBP 2019 / Re: PBP Registration website
« Last post by Exit Stage Left on Today at 08:53:08 am »
It's possible to get the same 'fix' of concentrated Frenchness as PBP from the Semaine Federale. There are many of the same people about, the same volunteer ethos, but more varied locations.

There've been plenty of chances to visit battlefields and war memorials. Verdun, Agincourt, the Normandy Beaches and the Argonne have all featured. Last year was in Epinal, the site of a battle involving US forces.


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Audax / Re: Have you been out today on a Perm or DIY?
« Last post by djrikki on Today at 08:50:53 am »
First 300km of 2019 planned for Saturday, it'll be my first "Winter" 300km ride in contrary to the late-Spring like weather looking to prevail this weekend.

Blue skies, plenty of sunshine forecast, leg and arm warmers coming off mid-morning - what more could we ask for at this time of year?
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by orraloon on Today at 08:43:20 am »
Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat  ~  Fatboy Slim
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The Knowledge / Re: Feeling very stupid!
« Last post by T42 on Today at 08:35:55 am »
My 'handy little spike' has become so essential and adorëd it has come to be called The Sacred Point, a name to be uttered with suitable reverence.
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PBP 2019 / Re: PBP Registration website
« Last post by zacklaws on Today at 08:29:24 am »
I've wanted to check out Bobet's museum for a couple of PBPs now but have never done it. Hopefully I'll be there when it is open and finally get to pay my respects. I may even make a point of visiting the Terront plaque in Versailles on registration day.

Going by my timings and presuming the town is still enroute, the museum must only be about 2 or 3 minutes off route and very simple to get to looking at my track from 2015. Plus, you can ride up to the entrance on your bike and no long walk to get to it. So a 5 minute stop at the museum would only loose you about 11 minutes time at the most. Maybe worth leaving some room in your bag for a souvenier.

I have always looked for places of interest on Audax's, mainly battlefields, especially in areas that I have never been before. One example is one of my favourite films from years gone by when I was little, "Whistle Down the Wind" with Hayley Mills. About 3 years ago, I watched the film, again, and thought the village, Downham, was familiar to me. That weekend, I was riding, "Season of the Mists" once again, and suddenly realized that is where I know it from, the ride passes through it. Hence on the day, it gave me something to look forward to and visited some of the film locations in the village and took my pictures.

If PBP was to pass further North, I doubt I would ever get to Brest as there would be to many battlefields to visit that I have never been to, like the " US Breakout at St Lo" and the "Falaise Pocket".
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Guy on Today at 08:20:52 am »
Clint Eastwood - Goriilaz
Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz

Coming Around Again - Carly Simon

 :P
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by CAMRAMan on Today at 08:15:43 am »
Clint Eastwood - Goriilaz
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