Author Topic: Wander Wye  (Read 6651 times)

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2019, 07:10:47 pm »
Anybody need a room at the Bristol Severn View Travelodge for the night of this year's event (15 June)? I booked it a while ago but now can't ride the the event. Cost was £64.

Please DM me if you you'd like to use my booking.

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2019, 09:06:39 am »
Looking for a gpx or routesheet from organiser or on AUK - have I missed it?!

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2019, 09:10:52 am »
LaidBackRich is out doing the final route check this weekend, I'd imagine it will be sent to the riders on Monday or Tuesday.

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2019, 08:53:44 am »
Ah ok, thanks! Looks like he had better weather than we might get :-)

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2019, 04:09:11 pm »
Ah ok, thanks! Looks like he had better weather than we might get :-)

Looks like a fair bit of rain.. hard to tell if showers or proper weather  ;D

marcusjb

  • Full of bon courage.
    • Occasional wittering
Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2019, 04:57:23 pm »
50/50 for me at the moment - pulled a muscle in my back a day or two after the WCW and things are not 100% yet, so really don't want to risk aggravating things again.

I'll make a call probably by Thursday - if I can't ride, do you need any more hands at HQ either Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon/evening?
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2019, 07:07:03 pm »
Am I missing something or is there just one gps file?

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2019, 09:25:51 pm »
Am I missing something or is there just one gps file?

I've split it up into 4 tracks and a waypoint file.
You can download my version from: http://bit.ly/2ZpBkEp
Please check before using!

Matt

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2019, 12:51:12 pm »
I've split it up into 4 tracks and a waypoint file.
You can download my version from: http://bit.ly/2ZpBkEp
Please check before using!
Matt

Many thanks Matt, always helpful when there are better IT people than me to do stuff like that  :thumbsup:

I will email it to all the riders, as not all are here.

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2019, 02:23:31 pm »
50/50 for me at the moment - pulled a muscle in my back a day or two after the WCW and things are not 100% yet, so really don't want to risk aggravating things again.
I'll make a call probably by Thursday - if I can't ride, do you need any more hands at HQ either Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon/evening?

sorry to hear that Marcus, hope you can ride, but if not we are ok for helpers, that said you would be welcome to pop in on Sunday any time 4-10pm at the scout hut for your share of the KWAC BEER  :)

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2019, 04:56:15 pm »
Am I missing something or is there just one gps file?

I've split it up into 4 tracks and a waypoint file.
You can download my version from: http://bit.ly/2ZpBkEp
Please check before using!

Matt

If the original already had the waypoints in then my web app can do that automaically.  Just select yes - split by waypoint in the drop down.

https://simple-gpx.herokuapp.com/

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2019, 05:01:49 pm »

If the original already had the waypoints in then my web app can do that automaically.  Just select yes - split by waypoint in the drop down.

https://simple-gpx.herokuapp.com/

It's just a ride-with-GPS link so I re-plotted the main waypoints myself as I don't have a premium membership. $50 per year!!!
I'll give your site a go next time I can though, it looks really useful!

Matt

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2019, 08:23:15 pm »
I split it into each stage/control on RWGPS (with some overlap):
https://ridewithgps.com/events/32269-ww600

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2019, 07:21:02 pm »

Ok talk to me about weather.... forecast looks generally changeable, definitely some showers but how heavy ?
Mudguards on ? trying to avoid it as they feel a bit heavy but hey ho.

 :-\


Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2019, 09:44:43 am »
Rain, at night, that's a bit of a 'pack everything' signal to me - and reduce aspiration to just get round in bloody time and get this PBP qual done, don't mind the quality!

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2019, 10:15:12 am »
I've been packing everything anyway and I bailed on Pendle so I should really pull the finger out and do this. Looks good on Sat and should dry out on Sunday arvo :)

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2019, 06:33:19 pm »
I bought Richard a beer at Manningtree station after a qualifier back in 2003. This weekend, he and his magnificent team of helpers got their round in by supporting us with warmth and generosity of spirit.

The sincere and heartfelt welcome we received at the arrivé will live long in the memory. Many thanks for organising a tough ride with lots of love and encouragement.....and beer  ;D

Here's a write-up about the perils of vanishing minutes

https://stravaddict.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/kingston-wheelers-wye-wander-600-16/
#makewattsnotwar

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2019, 06:59:02 pm »
That's a lovely read! Thanks.

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2019, 07:13:24 pm »
Great read Pip and I did enjoy your small peloton for parts of the ride

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2019, 07:15:30 pm »
Indeed, good read.

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2019, 07:48:29 pm »
Thanks to Richard and all the wonderful Kingston Wheelers for an amazing event.

Pip's writing made me laugh out loud and does the event more justice than I ever could. I now understand how a team that regularly whizzed past me could still be window shopping in Pewsey when I was leaving worrying whether I had enough time to get back. By stopping in Raglan Team MHP missed out on the delights of TWO meals at the KW Bulwark Hilton.

Any chance of running the event in summer next year?

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2019, 08:28:41 am »
I bought Richard a beer at Manningtree station after a qualifier back in 2003. This weekend, he and his magnificent team of helpers got their round in by supporting us with warmth and generosity of spirit.

The sincere and heartfelt welcome we received at the arrivé will live long in the memory. Many thanks for organising a tough ride with lots of love and encouragement.....and beer  ;D

Here's a write-up about the perils of vanishing minutes

https://stravaddict.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/kingston-wheelers-wye-wander-600-16/

 :hand: Eggs ?!!!

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2019, 09:16:38 am »
Good ride Pip, nice to put a name to the face (Mr ACME here) and I wondered how close you would cut it knowing that a/ You were going to be ghosting into Chepstow at control time and b/ that first 80km on Sunday taking sooooo looooong... glad to hear you all made it!

Re: Wander Wye
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2019, 12:03:09 am »