Author Topic: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs  (Read 5197 times)

Kim

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2017, 12:35:10 am »
Manningtree Station is a fine place, marred in recent years by a few hundred km's distance to Auntie Helen.

It'll be much better when they finish molishing the lifts.
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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2017, 09:01:51 am »
2007 (the wet DNF year - this was TEN YEARS AGO now  :o :o :o)

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dunrun2 by rogerzilla, on Flickr


10 years ago indeed! I notice I'm in my default rolling a snout position in that photo  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Torslanda

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2017, 11:42:58 am »
...but still with the coolest hair!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Wowbagger

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2017, 01:17:56 pm »
"The wet one" was the year I decided not to do the Dun Run, having experienced the Blue Moon Ride only a couple of weeks previously.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2017, 11:10:57 pm »
How does Roger appear twice in that top photo, WJ?
How does he do that?
Is it time-lapse or something?
How very dare you, Mr B!  That reminds me, I do need a haircut. And a bike ride.

Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2017, 01:23:09 pm »
How does Roger appear twice in that top photo, WJ?
How does he do that?
Is it time-lapse or something?
How very dare you, Mr B!  That reminds me, I do need a haircut. And a bike ride.

Funnily enough, I had a feeling that might've been you even though you're mostly obscured.

Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2017, 06:28:20 pm »
Late to the party but hey, what's new ?
DD 2007 was my first night ride and my first 100+ mile ride.
I didn't enjoy it. Leaving my waterproof at home didn't help but at least I finished, primarily because I didn't have a plan B.

I did DD 2008 with Helen. She was on her MTB. Respect  :thumbsup:.
We also did 2009. We'd done Vätternrundan a few weeks earlier so DD didn't seem that difficult although we weren't fast.

The last time that I rode from London Village to Dunwich was when Redfalo OTP organised a midnight start DD which, after a pre-arranged breakfast in one of the Dunwich pubs, then continued to Diss where we had beer (natch) and punned to the point, almost, of Dissharmony. It was a fantastic night.
I'd recommend the Hackney-Dunwich-Diss ride over the "official" ride any day night.

The thread of the ride that I did is over on Cyclechat:- https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/dun-run-lite-friday-3-oct.161680/


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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2017, 07:06:19 pm »
How does Roger appear twice in that top photo, WJ?
How does he do that?
Is it time-lapse or something?

He appeared twice in photos of 2009(? or whatever year WJ did it on the wobble bike and Charlotte did it on the Ordinary) as well, IIRC.  (Although one of him was me on that occasion.)
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2017, 08:03:25 pm »
Late to the party but hey, what's new ?
DD 2007 was my first night ride and my first 100+ mile ride.
I didn't enjoy it. Leaving my waterproof at home didn't help but at least I finished, primarily because I didn't have a plan B.

I did DD 2008 with Helen. She was on her MTB. Respect  :thumbsup:.
We also did 2009. We'd done Vätternrundan a few weeks earlier so DD didn't seem that difficult although we weren't fast.

The last time that I rode from London Village to Dunwich was when Redfalo OTP organised a midnight start DD which, after a pre-arranged breakfast in one of the Dunwich pubs, then continued to Diss where we had beer (natch) and punned to the point, almost, of Dissharmony. It was a fantastic night.
I'd recommend the Hackney-Dunwich-Diss ride over the "official" ride any day night.

The thread of the ride that I did is over on Cyclechat:- https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/dun-run-lite-friday-3-oct.161680/

I've led a relatively happy life, with few, if any, regrets.
But having just re-read your CC ride report I do wish I had been on that ride.

sam

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« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2019, 07:15:47 pm »
I'm omnipresent.

A trait we share, in my case combined with a fondness for zombies.


2007: The half in my six-and-a-half Dun Runs.  Planned group was an ACF "Team Speed" led by Simon Legg of FNRttC fame along with Sam Walker...

I remember that night. It was speedy, as I recall. It can be difficult to take it easy and relax, with all those miles to go before we sleep.

…dug myself a shallow grave on the beach

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arabella

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2019, 07:16:22 pm »
Happy Days.
That means it's 10 years since I last did it, I think.  Or more likely I've done it thrice.
I do remember 2005 and 2007.  I had waterproof over a shirt, and kept going as it was warmer than the alternative.  It's me with the pony tail and back to the camera I think.
I suspect 2007 mayn't have been the year I did it as an audax/came back to Ipswich with Chris N.  I went and saw a friend on the way past and nearly forgot the final brevidence.
Ipswich being the location of chateau arabella I miss all the get home afterwards fun.
In the dark, all views are the same.

sam

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Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2019, 08:34:00 pm »

Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2019, 09:41:34 pm »
I do think that I'm probably lucky to have had (what, in my view, are) the best years of this ride.
The ride, big enough to warrant some effective support at the half-way stop and the Flora tea rooms - without being oversubscribed.
Me, being fit enough to ride on a further ~26 miles to catch a train home from Diss  / or being able to embark on the ride having done a FNRttC the night before....
While I'm unlikely to engage with the ride again, I'll continue to recommend it to those who haven't tried it, to give it a go.
There isn't, to the best of my knowledge, anything else quite like it.

ETA  - Hello Sam, BTW.

Re: Rogerzilla's ramblings on past Dun Runs
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2019, 11:36:39 pm »

OMG that’s me on the right :-( Not the most flattering of pictures!

ETA: hello Sam, and Arabella.