Author Topic: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2020  (Read 61295 times)

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #600 on: May 17, 2019, 08:02:30 pm »
In theory, yes.

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #601 on: May 17, 2019, 09:06:56 pm »
Are there showers?
Just as you arrive and just as you leave...
 ;-)

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #602 on: May 17, 2019, 09:38:39 pm »
Are there showers available for use at kings?

But you'll need your own towel.
where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #603 on: May 17, 2019, 10:21:01 pm »
Are there showers available for use at kings?

But you'll need your own towel.

That's fine. Deciding whether to put one in my drop bag
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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #604 on: May 18, 2019, 03:42:20 pm »
Just been out for a 50k bimble to fill my Nelson Longflap with tinnies and a BCM rider flew past me on the first steep section on the way out of Penrhyndeudraeth at 14.30! The next rider (Cardiff Ajax?) passed me at 15.15 just past Beddgelert. Both going well and looking good  :thumbsup:

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #605 on: May 18, 2019, 03:58:44 pm »
Ajax was probably Toby. Other guy possibly Nik Gardiner.
I saw many riders on my scoot up to Dolgellau. Got a brilliant tow from LWAB on his tandem from Llangwm to Cwmdu.  Now ensconsed in a fantastic cafe. 200k, 7.75 hours riding and an hour in Llandildoes. Looking forward to a curry and an early night. Was going to go to Beddgelert for an ice cream but cant be arsed. Home tomorrow via Mach and Devils Bridge.

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #606 on: May 18, 2019, 04:03:43 pm »
7.75 hours riding

since when minutes are in decimals?  ::-)

Did 105 km in 3 hours 66 today... think it's my best Audax pace ever

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #607 on: May 18, 2019, 06:21:57 pm »
Was going well until broken rear derailleur at the top of pass between Machynlleth & Dolgellau.  Managed to wangle a rather low & delicate single speed which got me back to Machynlleth. Now on very expensive train back to Chepstow.


Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #608 on: May 18, 2019, 06:24:26 pm »
Ouch. Bad luck.

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #609 on: May 19, 2019, 03:39:56 pm »
Are there showers available for use at kings?

But you'll need your own towel.

That's fine. Deciding whether to put one in my drop bag

Lots of showers between Abergavenny and Chepstow... some quite heavy according to Rainfall Radar... :o

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #610 on: May 19, 2019, 06:42:02 pm »
Well, I rode from Dolgellau to Chepstow today. Left at 8am. 16mph average and a few stops, arriving at 5.20pm. A few drops near Abergavenny that is all, but roads were really wet on descent from Shirenewton to Chepstow so people before me will have got a soaking.


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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #611 on: May 19, 2019, 07:51:47 pm »
Done the event
Now on train drinking beer
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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #612 on: May 19, 2019, 07:53:43 pm »
Well, I rode from Dolgellau to Chepstow today. Left at 8am. 16mph average and a few stops, arriving at 5.20pm.

How was Weobly?

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #613 on: May 19, 2019, 08:10:22 pm »
Two riders back in sub-24 hours ! :o !

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #614 on: May 19, 2019, 08:41:27 pm »
Well, I rode from Dolgellau to Chepstow today. Left at 8am. 16mph average and a few stops, arriving at 5.20pm.

How was Weobly?

Didnt go that way in the end. Just spanked it down the main road

How was your ride?

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #615 on: May 19, 2019, 09:02:29 pm »
Two riders back in sub-24 hours ! :o !

Probably partners in that legal group "Gardiner, Simon & Hopper"  ;)
where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #616 on: May 20, 2019, 07:13:27 am »
The Wee McTaggart finished his first BCM in fine shape and under 36 hours on the tandem. We followed the routesheet lanes options and only four-footed it a couple of times. It is good to ride new roads through familiar regions. The tandem might need more than a 28t cog for some of those steep pinches. Less than 30 minutes of rain jackets but we were glad of mudguards.

The young lad just needs to find a tandem 400 to finish off his SR (hint), as our schedules clash. After 3/4 of SRs with him last year and this, I'm happy to provide references.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #617 on: May 20, 2019, 08:01:26 am »
Are there showers available for use at kings?

But you'll need your own towel.

That's fine. Deciding whether to put one in my drop bag

Lots of showers between Abergavenny and Chepstow... some quite heavy according to Rainfall Radar... :o
Yes I had a good rinsing just after the long climb. Rained hard for 8km then everything bone dry in chepstow.
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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #618 on: May 20, 2019, 08:03:16 am »
The Wee McTaggart finished his first BCM in fine shape and under 36 hours on the tandem. We followed the routesheet lanes options and only four-footed it a couple of times.

Going into kings northbound and going into kings southbound?
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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #619 on: May 20, 2019, 08:14:20 am »
We rode that bit NB but didn't fancy it SB in the dark and cold after 370km. The very top of the first big climb on Sunday and a little lanesy pinch caught us out. I blame pilot error.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #620 on: May 20, 2019, 09:58:50 am »
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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #621 on: May 20, 2019, 10:41:07 am »
How was your ride?

It was this good:


Enjoyed our chat, especially some of the 'classic' stories. ;D Just like old times. :thumbsup:

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #622 on: May 20, 2019, 11:41:42 am »
Goodness me. Not rice pudding and tinned peaches at Menai anymore then.  ;D

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #623 on: May 20, 2019, 12:38:03 pm »


It was this good:



I need to get out stay in more, I'm ow starting to recognise café tables and crockery. This is The Honey Café, Bronllys.
where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 2019
« Reply #624 on: May 20, 2019, 01:46:25 pm »
It was this good:

I need to get out stay in more, I'm ow starting to recognise café tables and crockery. This is The Honey Café, Bronllys.

Exactly right! I bounced it on Saturday morning (although chucked a few coins in the tip jar for the water bottle refill) and whilst heading south from Llandrindodd Sunday morning realised a) my near future would be better if it included ice cream and b) Honey Café was perfectly placed before the next significant climb. :thumbsup: