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Bugloss

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #125 on: June 27, 2014, 09:35:37 pm »
I was thinking of ordering the whole set in one go, so that I can do them at my leisure when I'm in the UK for work.

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #126 on: June 28, 2014, 08:37:38 pm »
After much to my surprise on day 2 actually surviving the blacksheep monster that was Mr Pickwick yn mynd i chwilio am ddreigiau and having messed up the peacocks and Kites with a a DNS I find that i am in need of a 300 to complete a Cymru SR.

As the 3 rides completed so far have given me 15 AAA points I do not think I have any need for further suffering in the hills and was thinking of going for the "easy" 3D as an option (no AAA points only 3000m of climbing).

Has any one got a route for this i can have a play with and / or any recomendations on routing given this skirts some busy areas at time.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #127 on: July 02, 2014, 09:49:07 pm »
I'm thinking about the 2B for this weekend.

Careau is there any chance I could have your GPX route?   :)
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #128 on: July 02, 2014, 10:04:20 pm »
After much to my surprise on day 2 actually surviving the blacksheep monster that was Mr Pickwick yn mynd i chwilio am ddreigiau and having messed up the peacocks and Kites with a a DNS I find that i am in need of a 300 to complete a Cymru SR.

As the 3 rides completed so far have given me 15 AAA points I do not think I have any need for further suffering in the hills and was thinking of going for the "easy" 3D as an option (no AAA points only 3000m of climbing).

Has any one got a route for this i can have a play with and / or any recomendations on routing given this skirts some busy areas at time.

surely  not ? does not the thought of a Cymru AAA-SR entice you ?? ;D ;D
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2014, 08:48:51 am »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2014, 09:02:48 am »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?

I`d really like join you on this but have to go down to Plymouth that w/e so sadly can`t (if I could I surely would----and then be looking for a 600 again ?? )
Would do w/e after though
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2014, 09:17:19 am »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?

I`d really like join you on this but have to go down to Plymouth that w/e so sadly can`t (if I could I surely would----and then be looking for a 600 again ?? )
Would do w/e after though

lol the reason I'm doing it that weekend is because I'm not going to Plymouth! Wanted to race 24:12 solo but all the solo spots are gone!
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caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #132 on: July 03, 2014, 10:23:33 am »
A 400 is going to be a bit much for me.  I've only just calmed my loved one down after taking rather longer than I said on the 2B - I'm going to limit myself to 200s for the rest of the year I think (maybe the Rough Diamond as an exception).  One does occasionally have to balance the family life and I have rather spent a lot of time on the road this year - it is occasionally a bit unfair on her.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #133 on: July 03, 2014, 11:29:06 pm »
After much to my surprise on day 2 actually surviving the blacksheep monster that was Mr Pickwick yn mynd i chwilio am ddreigiau and having messed up the peacocks and Kites with a a DNS I find that i am in need of a 300 to complete a Cymru SR.

As the 3 rides completed so far have given me 15 AAA points I do not think I have any need for further suffering in the hills and was thinking of going for the "easy" 3D as an option (no AAA points only 3000m of climbing).

Has any one got a route for this i can have a play with and / or any recomendations on routing given this skirts some busy areas at time.

Bala - Pwllheli - Bethesda - Llanrwst - Conwy - Mold – Prestatyn - Bala

Hasn't been done since I took over the rides in 2007.  As the routes are free I just put things into Google Maps and see what it comes out with.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2014, 11:30:52 pm »
Any chance you can get paypal entries sorted for these rides ?

Will look into it.  Probably won't be for the next few weeks as having taken a week out of family life to go to the Alps for my 50th cycling will be a thoughtcrime.
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Bugloss

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #135 on: July 04, 2014, 06:58:35 am »
Any chance you can get paypal entries sorted for these rides ?

Will look into it.  Probably won't be for the next few weeks as having taken a week out of family life to go to the Alps for my 50th cycling will be a thoughtcrime.

That's brilliant, but theres no rush whatsoever as I wasn't thinking of starting till November time.

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #136 on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:22 pm »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?

Yes. :)

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #137 on: July 04, 2014, 03:58:50 pm »
I am in possession of an empty 10A brevet card and was going to try and fill it in back end July/early Aug - prob mid-week and only if it isn't persisting down.  Will be dragging the caravan down to Llandrindod Wells to be basecamp.  I go slow (not out of choice!) and will be aiming for just a few hours sleep between loops with quite a lot of night riding.  I doubt that anyone else wants to ride and anyway I can't see how riders could stick together on a ride like that.  Just thought I'd mention it all the same.  Looks similar to doing 2 laps of the Swan with 2 necks - bit more climbing but shorter. 

It's my replacement ride for having my Grosse Bayern Rundfahrt plans ruined.

Win or lose, I'm planning an obscene amount of beer and unhealthy bbq food at the campsite afterwards.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #138 on: July 04, 2014, 04:14:47 pm »
Not this year, but the 10A is certainly eating away at me as a concept.  I've also an eye on the 8A at some point.  Stupid amount of ascent in only 800km!

I look forward to hearing tales of beer and barbecues when you've done this Revellinho!
Right! What's next?

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

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #139 on: July 05, 2014, 07:47:07 am »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?

Yes. :)

Really?  Awesome  ;D

The only thing that may put the kabosh on a Cambrian is doing a DIY 400 from home to Plymouth starting Saturday early.  You would, of course, be welcome to join me on that one.  It'll be pretty hilly via the FoD, Quantocks and Cornish Coastline :)
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caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #140 on: July 05, 2014, 12:39:16 pm »
Where are you thinking of doing this 400 Rabbit - I might consider designing a DIY or do another CS200 that coincides with it for a while...
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #141 on: July 05, 2014, 12:53:15 pm »
DIY org standing by...

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #142 on: July 05, 2014, 01:18:07 pm »
Ok I seem to have developed a free weekend at the end of July (26/27) and am strongly considering this as a potential Cambrian 400 weekend. Anyone else interested?

Yes. :)

Really?  Awesome  ;D

The only thing that may put the kabosh on a Cambrian is doing a DIY 400 from home to Plymouth starting Saturday early.  You would, of course, be welcome to join me on that one.  It'll be pretty hilly via the FoD, Quantocks and Cornish Coastline :)

I'd only do a ride that I can ride to and from, so it'd have to start from the Welsh border (about 100 miles from home) and preferably on a Saturday morning for a 400 or possibly early Saturday afternoon.

Plymouth sounds good, but for me it would mean either a train ticket to get home, which would be too expensive for me, or would use up holiday from work, which I have very little of and would like to keep.
Unless I can find a very cheap train ticket from Plymouth to Milton Keynes that is.

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #143 on: July 05, 2014, 08:28:59 pm »
Charter a boat from Bude to Swansea and ride up to Aberdare.  You can do the 4F from there  ;D  And probably make Audax history. 
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #144 on: July 05, 2014, 09:05:06 pm »
Where are you thinking of doing this 400 Rabbit - I might consider designing a DIY or do another CS200 that coincides with it for a while...

July 26th/27th - I was going to solo 24:12 MTB race but all the places sold out.  The other half is racing it as part of a team so my current thinking is to leave Malvern very early Saturday, ride down via the FoD, Quantocks, Cornish Coast and get to the race and sleep until he gives me a lift back home.   :thumbsup:

DIY org standing by...

 ;D  I am plotting atm.....


I'd only do a ride that I can ride to and from, so it'd have to start from the Welsh border (about 100 miles from home) and preferably on a Saturday morning for a 400 or possibly early Saturday afternoon.

Plymouth sounds good, but for me it would mean either a train ticket to get home, which would be too expensive for me, or would use up holiday from work, which I have very little of and would like to keep.
Unless I can find a very cheap train ticket from Plymouth to Milton Keynes that is.

It would be starting from Malvern early on Saturday morning, but yes, I can understand the logistics problem.  I couldn't believe how expensive tickets were when I got one from York to Ipswich. 
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #145 on: July 07, 2014, 06:33:00 am »
Cambrian Series should now be set up to enter via the website and Paypal.  However, I'm never convinced about things until they have been properly tested so let me know how it works and be prepared to fall back to a conventional process.

I've also put in possible start points on the website but, as always the rides can be started from anywhere on the route or marginally off it.
Eddington Numbers 123 (imperial), 168 (metric) 516 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Bugloss

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #146 on: July 07, 2014, 07:56:26 am »
Cambrian Series should now be set up to enter via the website and Paypal.  However, I'm never convinced about things until they have been properly tested so let me know how it works and be prepared to fall back to a conventional process.

I've also put in possible start points on the website but, as always the rides can be started from anywhere on the route or marginally off it.

OK, I'll test it out for you now.

Bugloss

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2014, 08:04:42 am »
I wanted to have the cards at hand and do the rides when I can fit them in, but when I enter on line it wants me to fill out a date and I can't get any further if I try to leave it blank.

Plus the 6A has got some funny message about the price:

£To be confirmed Warning: number_format() expects parameter 1 to be double, string given in /srv/www/aukweb/aukcms/events/detail.php on line 261   ( £ when paying via PayPal.  )

Edit 1: It will let me enter if I put the date format as 00/00/2015 or 00/00/2016 etc. Would this be ok if I did the ride at any time in that year or shall I just do a bank transfer or paypal for the full set ?

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2014, 09:21:30 am »


I'd only do a ride that I can ride to and from...



Teethgrinder you disappoint.  If I thought I'd learned anything here in the last year and a half it's that you can ride to and from anywhere ;)

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2014, 01:29:51 pm »
I might ride the 2B starting from Chepstow on Saturday 19th July. Early 6am start.