Author Topic: [LEL17] The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]  (Read 23677 times)

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #125 on: July 28, 2017, 09:59:14 am »
Just looking at the route and where to break the first 100km leg to St Ives - somewhere around Barley would be about half way. There's a 24-hour Esso garage at Flint Cross on the A505 which has a shop, but not much hope generally for village shops on a Sunday evening.

I'll be carrying a bit of food just in case...

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #126 on: July 28, 2017, 11:01:04 am »
Having ridden much of that first leg a couple of weeks ago, I can contest to much of it being picturesque but lacking in facilities. There was a 10km stretch on a B-road between Barley and another place beginning with a B that was rather mundane, but otherwise the first leg should be rather pleasant.

I shall pack something to eat, saving garage delights until later in the ride.

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #127 on: July 28, 2017, 04:30:22 pm »
Well I have working bike, with gears and a new bottom bracket! Cheers BFC for the tools to tidy the threads and Flitchbikes for having the [near enough] right size of old skool square taper unit.  :thumbsup: I need a test to see if it all holds together - ride to registration tomorrow...

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #128 on: July 28, 2017, 04:50:27 pm »
Great news Tom!  :thumbsup:

Regards,

Joergen

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #129 on: July 28, 2017, 05:00:04 pm »
.... with gears .....

Gears? Gears?

I thought they were banned in the ACME LEL Peleton!

(Best wishes and swift and safe wheels)

Nelson Longflap

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #130 on: July 28, 2017, 06:54:21 pm »

Yes, 'cos once you've finished you'll probably just want to go home & sleep, not necessarily in that order...


I was expecting the ACME peleton to be leading an optional 160km ride after the finish (and a sleep) for all those wanting to round up the ride to a full 1000 miles in a week ...
The worst thing you can do for your health is NOT ride a bike

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #131 on: July 28, 2017, 07:19:00 pm »
.... with gears .....

Gears? Gears?

I thought they were banned in the ACME LEL Peleton!

(Best wishes and swift and safe wheels)

None of us on fixed  :o next time, maybe...

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #132 on: July 28, 2017, 08:03:59 pm »

Yes, 'cos once you've finished you'll probably just want to go home & sleep, not necessarily in that order...


I was expecting the ACME peleton to be leading an optional 160km ride after the finish (and a sleep) for all those wanting to round up the ride to a full 1000 miles in a week ...
I'm aiming to make it over 1000 miles, after a much needed sleep at the finish.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #133 on: July 28, 2017, 09:07:53 pm »
Good luck guys. I'll be at registration tomorrow so come say hi and don't be too critical of the cycle park  ;D

bhoot

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #134 on: July 28, 2017, 09:15:08 pm »
Looking forward to Cheery Greetings and Five Star Service from all our chums dotted about the LEL route!  :thumbsup: Please be gentle but firm with us when you shove us out the door and on our way.
We'll see you all in Brampton. If you plan to sleep there please be kind to your wake up service as it might be me.

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #135 on: July 29, 2017, 12:18:46 am »
I has the secret stash of TUE exempt stuffs....  special discount for all 16:00 starters...

Regards,

Joergen

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #136 on: July 29, 2017, 05:31:53 pm »
^ Ah... is this another performance reducing drug? Like Essex Energy Drinks...

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #137 on: July 29, 2017, 08:07:46 pm »
Contains vitamin R,P and M would be ideal if you were on fixed ;)

What time are we all planning for lunch at the start? 13:00/12:30?
Regards,

Joergen

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #138 on: July 29, 2017, 08:30:13 pm »
I'm arriving just before 2pm. I plan to eat after then, but will have eaten an early lunch at home.

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #139 on: July 30, 2017, 09:17:52 am »
I'm aiming to be down around 2:30,: will eat anything going  ;D, [but will have had an early lunch at home].

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #140 on: August 04, 2017, 08:15:48 pm »
Can we have a summary of which ACME folks made it and who didn't?  I have been following progress on Facebook but I haven't got a complete picture.

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #141 on: August 04, 2017, 11:59:14 pm »
I think we all made it, I don't think there was an ACME drop out at all! :)
Regards,

Joergen

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #142 on: August 05, 2017, 08:22:17 am »
That's amazing, well done!

Carlosfandango

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #143 on: August 05, 2017, 10:54:36 am »
Dropouts!!!! How could you doubt any of wouldn`t finish OD?

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #144 on: August 05, 2017, 12:14:43 pm »
Dropouts!!!! How could you doubt any of wouldn`t finish OD?

You're all proper heros. And those who volunteered as well  :-*

Tomsk

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #145 on: August 06, 2017, 09:30:00 am »
I think we all made it, I don't think there was an ACME drop out at all! :)

We lost Nim - this means he has to do the Flatlands for his Essex SR  :facepalm:

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #146 on: August 06, 2017, 09:37:56 am »
Did you visit the St Ives 'spoons? I had a European peloton with me and didn't get the chance to.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #147 on: August 06, 2017, 10:07:25 am »
Did Bernster finish?

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #148 on: August 06, 2017, 11:23:11 am »
Regards,

Joergen

monaxle

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #149 on: August 07, 2017, 10:21:50 am »
I enjoyed and benefited hugely from riding with the ACME crew on and off for the four and a bit days. Very grateful for the opportunity to do so. I learned a lot. Thanks to all. Not sure how to post videos to the board so here is a link to a short one of some of the ACME riders on the Fens - http://www.monaxle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/P1040440.mp4?_=1
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