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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2019, 10:03:23 pm »

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eCAfc6Sc1lo&feature=youtu.be

With some road bits

Bluddy superb!

And the final part of the jigsaw is now in place.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-566/

Some text I've just posted on another forum:

If anyone is interesting there are now two more TINAT rides available for this year. I would class both as 'rough rides' as they are not full-on 'off-road'. We do still make use of that hard black stuff in places as we are still playing by Audax UK rules and that kind of forces our hand at times. However, the off-road content does increase significantly in length and severity over any of last years rides. These are NOT gravel rides!

The mix of surfaces does cause some bike selection questions. Would a 650+ gravel bike suffice? Probably, if it has proper tires. Gravel tires just will not cut it in places. Would a cross country 29er mtb work? Most certainly. How about my fixie? Na!!! Not a hope. The route makes use of the Trans-Cambrian route which can be a little demanding in places.

There is a 100 mile (160km) and a 200 miles (320km) option. The 200-mile option has 8000m of ascent. We haven't ridden the whole route in one go yet, but haven ridden all the sections at various times it strikes us as being a brute of a ride :) Links are below:

http://tinat.cymru/2019-rides/320a-saturday-rough/

http://tinat.cymru/2019-rides/160km-a-saturday-rough/
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2019, 10:06:39 pm »
Yeah I gave the 320k 8000m  all of about 5 seconds consideration  ;D

I'm in for the all road 300k, then the all road 200k on the Sunday.  :thumbsup:

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2019, 02:22:14 pm »
Currently weighing up either the 160 off-road, or some 200/100 combo. As of this w/e my rigid MTB is now knobblified, so will do some longer testers eg perhaps first 'half' of The Ridgeway.... I wonder if any doing the 320km off-road are planning to finish in the light. :)
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2019, 12:02:39 am »
.... I wonder if any doing the 320km off-road are planning to finish in the light. :) . . . . . ..

If I was riding, I would certainly finish in daylight - sometime late on Sunday afternoon.

It's a 'populaire standard' ride, and has a lower speed of 8kph.

The ride starts at 05.30 on Saturday, and arrivee control closes at 19.54 on Sunday evening
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