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Raglan Castle 2017
« on: July 24, 2017, 05:20:44 pm »
My first time for this event and on Fixed too!
Thanks Rob for an excellent event. Reduced to my lowest gear (walking) on a couple of hills! Hills did I say hills 16% proved more than a challenge. Weather was changeable but mainly kind!
Views were great...
Thanks for the company Mr Malmesbury Monk a.k.a The Flying Monk.
Boots an Spurs

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 08:46:38 pm »
well done for attempting that climb on fixed, locally its know as cardiac hill
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Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 01:10:26 pm »
Only got to the bottom, saw the 16% sign and said .......... it. Engaged lowest gear and w.........!
I can well appreciate its nickname, cardiac arrest near enough while walking..
But thanks for the comment Lawnmowerman!
Boots an Spurs

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 10:44:41 pm »
Thanks for your company too Cycletrekker.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 05:38:01 pm »
 :) Without your and Tommies patience not sure I would have finished in time!
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Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 05:53:51 pm »
Anybody else riding the 2018 version this coming weekend?

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 09:02:35 pm »
The clock is ticking and I'm still undecided. If I do enter it'll be my 4th Raglan Castle. A dodgy knee is holding me back, and thoughts of climbing Bannerdown and of course Cardiac Hill are weighing heavily on my mind.

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Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 09:39:11 pm »
I have entered.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 10:01:13 pm »
The clock is ticking and I'm still undecided. If I do enter it'll be my 4th Raglan Castle. A dodgy knee is holding me back, and thoughts of climbing Bannerdown and of course Cardiac Hill are weighing heavily on my mind.

I’ve deliberately not looked at the climbs en route :) will be my first go at this one  :thumbsup:

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2018, 07:21:12 am »
Made it to the start, cafe has a fridge failure :( have found somewhere else open not too far away :) weather not too bad now , looking forward to it  :thumbsup:

Re: Raglan Castle 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 04:16:14 pm »
Nice route, I struggled with a couple of the info controls (and the hills and wind LOL), but would certainly recommend this event, and will hopefully be back to ride it again one day.

Ultimately I didn’t keep enough time in hand to finish my ECE though, rode 400 before stopping to sleep I think the wind had taken its toll, so I didn’t set an alarm, 7 hours later I woke - far too late to complete my ECE, ho hum, still had a nice day out  :thumbsup: