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500 km in March
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:37:44 pm »
I know there are riders who do more (nutters, I tell you), but I was quite pleased with myself for riding a 500 in March. What? Why? Where? Read more below...

https://audaxdarleaux.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/500-kilometres-in-march-the-book-of-going-forth-and-beyond/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

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Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 11:51:31 pm »
Are you sure they didn't think you were a nutter when they gave you the free food?

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 11:52:36 pm »
I didn't want to blow the mystique just in case.

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 02:49:59 am »
Lovely, Dean, thanks.  I particularly enjoyed  "named for the Union between England and Scotland. Weak bridge, the sign said" - should be in POBI.  you were really travelling for that first 220!

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 06:11:21 am »
I hope you did your duty and amended the sign at Shilbottle.

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 11:12:08 am »
Nah, but everyone calls it Shitbottle anyway.

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Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 06:45:06 pm »
Inspirational. Thanks, Dean, for allowing me to enjoy vicarious cycling. If I can string a couple of 15 milers together over the next couple of months I'll try and persuade Peter to come up with me for a midweek mosh Northallerton Social in the early Summer.
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 10:09:51 pm »
Enjoyed reading that. Thanks.
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Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 10:53:56 pm »
Excellent read. Good work there Dean.

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 02:31:48 pm »
" I skirted Falkirk and followed some tiny lanes which climbed away from the Union Canal. When I was plotting the route, these banks were lost in the noise created by the Lammermuirs and the Pennines, but what a bastard that bit was."
Ooops. That area is known as the "Bathgate Alps"...
(Pedantic moment - it is Grangemouth, not "Grangetown".)

I enjoyed that, thank you.

Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 03:23:15 pm »
Cheers! I do know the difference between Grangemouth and Grangetown, but I think I'm getting it mixed up with this Grangetown. It's the same sort of industryscape of chimneys and refineries.

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Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 03:46:28 pm »
Thanks for an interesting report Deano.  You're right about those quiet roads and fab views in the borders - we're up there next month, although I won't be doing that sort of distance, I will be visiting the honey farm cafe and crossing the chain bridge.

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Re: 500 km in March
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 05:25:35 pm »
Great report Deano, loved reading about your damp nocturnal trip down through the borders. I don't believe I have ever cycled through Eskdalemuir in the dry!
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