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Tomsk

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #425 on: October 20, 2019, 07:52:49 pm »
A provisional yes, I’ll know for sure nearer the time.

 :thumbsup: Maybe 4 of us on the Helpers' Ride then, BFC, OD, The Other Legendary Jane*, me.

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #426 on: October 21, 2019, 11:32:55 am »
A provisional yes, I’ll know for sure nearer the time.

 :thumbsup: Maybe 4 of us on the Helpers' Ride then, BFC, OD, The Other Legendary Jane*, me.

* CC Sudbury Jane

Possibly!  Fred is getting some upgrades so some tester rides might be useful.

huggy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #427 on: October 21, 2019, 06:39:39 pm »
Before the SAE there is of course the Essex 3R's opportunity for volunteering to route check and sit in 'spoons most of the day on 2nd November.  This year there will be an exciting diversion around the Mundon Road closure.
Due to RL getting in the way, I will be planning to ride the 3R's on the 3rd November.
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ElyDave

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #428 on: October 27, 2019, 10:09:50 am »
I'm now off to Aus on Friday for the following week, so will be DNS for the 3R's for the second year in a row.  Better excuse this time than last year though, when I was SMIDSY'd the monday before.

have fun chaps!
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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #429 on: October 27, 2019, 12:14:22 pm »
Just submitted my ECE entry for the 3Rs.

Will there be a 9:30 start in addition to the 10:00 start?

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #430 on: October 27, 2019, 06:02:58 pm »
A provisional yes, I’ll know for sure nearer the time.

 :thumbsup: Maybe 4 of us on the Helpers' Ride then, BFC, OD, The Other Legendary Jane*, me.

* CC Sudbury Jane

Oh burger. The Mighty Oak are having their free beer extravaganza on Saturday 7th December. I need to attend as we have the MiL coming for Christmas and I shall need to order copious amounts of beer by way of a coping strategy.

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #431 on: October 28, 2019, 02:20:04 pm »
A provisional yes, I’ll know for sure nearer the time.

 :thumbsup: Maybe 4 of us on the Helpers' Ride then, BFC, OD, The Other Legendary Jane*, me.

* CC Sudbury Jane

Oh burger. The Mighty Oak are having their free beer extravaganza on Saturday 7th December. I need to attend as we have the MiL coming for Christmas and I shall need to order copious amounts of beer by way of a coping strategy.

Quite understandable, I suspect drinking is the only way she'll cope with seeing you all Christmas, poor Woman.

huggy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #432 on: October 28, 2019, 03:54:00 pm »
Before the SAE there is of course the Essex 3R's opportunity for volunteering to route check and sit in 'spoons most of the day on 2nd November.  This year there will be an exciting diversion around the Mundon Road closure.
Due to RL getting in the way, I will be planning to ride the 3R's on the 3rd November.
Organiser's route check will now be Friday 1st November starting 10am-ish from 'spoons, quite probably after doing some QA on their breakfast menu.

Will there be a 9:30 start in addition to the 10:00 start?
Yes.  The current field will be 60+ riders so worth staggering the start.
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Tomsk

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #433 on: October 29, 2019, 08:13:51 am »
Oh burger. The Mighty Oak are having their free beer extravaganza on Saturday 7th December. I need to attend as we have the MiL coming for Christmas and I shall need to order copious amounts of beer by way of a coping strategy.

So ... join the Helpers' Ride on 30th November? After setting everyone off on 7th Dec, I shall tootle down to Maldon myself for some Christmas beer ordering.  :thumbsup:

wilkyboy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #434 on: October 29, 2019, 09:04:54 am »
I'm in for 3R's, assuming my leg feels better by Saturday.  ECEing it, naturally  O:-)

SAE is still a long way off, but the presumption would be that I'll ride that too  :thumbsup:
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #435 on: October 29, 2019, 09:40:32 am »
Oh burger. The Mighty Oak are having their free beer extravaganza on Saturday 7th December. I need to attend as we have the MiL coming for Christmas and I shall need to order copious amounts of beer by way of a coping strategy.

So ... join the Helpers' Ride on 30th November? After setting everyone off on 7th Dec, I shall tootle down to Maldon myself for some Christmas beer ordering.  :thumbsup:

Yes, maybe.  November is starting to look a bit hectic so I will have to confirm nearer the time.

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #436 on: October 30, 2019, 11:19:39 am »
I'm up for the Stansted Airport Express. Looking at the return ECE is the parallel route to the A12 OK in the evening?

huggy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #437 on: October 30, 2019, 11:41:30 am »
I'm up for the Stansted Airport Express. Looking at the return ECE is the parallel route to the A12 OK in the evening?
The cycle path along the A12 is fine, some places it diverts away to rejoin later such as through Kelvedon. There are a number of junctions to cross and fuel station forecourt entry/exits to be aware of but just apply normal care, don't usually need to stop rolling.
At least going north you'll have the prevailing drag from the traffic to help you along!
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Martin

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #438 on: October 30, 2019, 11:48:38 am »
I was thinking more of the old road B1002 not the cyclepath.

Ingatestone station looks like a good place to start to make almost 100k back to Clapham Junction

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #439 on: October 30, 2019, 12:03:21 pm »
We have used the B1002 lots of times outbound in the morning as an ECE route, but only once or twice inbound as we had a much nicer second leg going across to Harlow and picking up a London train from there. Watch out for Chelmsford, our avoidance route both ways was Galleywood, Great Baddow, Boreham having tried the return along the main road once at end of shopping time (never again)

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #440 on: October 30, 2019, 01:09:31 pm »
actually If I get up early enough I could train out to Goodmayes and do this both ways, any good?

https://goo.gl/maps/Kyyk9NdHHZxdJnpi6

Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #441 on: October 30, 2019, 06:02:19 pm »
actually If I get up early enough I could train out to Goodmayes and do this both ways, any good?

https://goo.gl/maps/Kyyk9NdHHZxdJnpi6

The 17 min slower route looks a lot nicer than the direct route. However, I would suggest going to either Romford or Brentwood/Shenfield, and do a more circuitous route to the south east of your routes, and perhaps north of that route on the way back for variety. Assuming you’ll be using a mandatory route, that would give you options to ride on quieter roads, if that’s your preference.

wilkyboy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #442 on: October 31, 2019, 02:09:12 pm »
Is it just me, or is it looking windy for Saturday?  ::-)
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)

Martin

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #443 on: October 31, 2019, 03:07:57 pm »
I'm up for the Stansted Airport Express. Looking at the return ECE is the parallel route to the A12 OK in the evening?
The cycle path along the A12 is fine, some places it diverts away to rejoin later such as through Kelvedon. There are a number of junctions to cross and fuel station forecourt entry/exits to be aware of but just apply normal care, don't usually need to stop rolling.
At least going north you'll have the prevailing drag from the traffic to help you along!

I can't see the cyclepath along the A12, which sections does it cover?

bhoot

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #444 on: October 31, 2019, 03:56:54 pm »
From Hatfield Peverel to Witham. You need to turn right on a left hand bend into a no through road at the north end of the village, don't go over the A12, the cycle path is on the southeast side of the road. After a short distance, maybe a mile, you join a road and cross the A12 to go into Witham.

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #445 on: October 31, 2019, 06:43:17 pm »
There's 2 cycle paths on the A12 between HP and Witham, one on either side fyi. You can use either but my preference for HP to Witham is to use the path in the direction of the A12 towards Witham as it puts you straight into the Witham road when you come into Witham.
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Joergen

Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #446 on: October 31, 2019, 07:40:55 pm »
I thought the path on the west side was a footpath? It's rough as guts anyway (at least it always used to be). I used it for several years when I worked in Witham. It wasn't until after I left that I found out there was a proper path on the other side 😛
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Tomsk

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #447 on: October 31, 2019, 08:28:25 pm »
The west side feels like the logical way to go but it's a bit of a mess, what with new housing going up etc. Looks like there ought to be an upgraded cyclepath into town once all is finished. Route optimisation this way is an option on the 3Rs final run-in to Witham from HP  ;) ...

huggy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #448 on: October 31, 2019, 09:50:14 pm »
Route optimisation this way is an option on the 3Rs final run-in to Witham from HP  ;) ...
Shorter yes, but not as quiet and scenic  :P
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wilkyboy

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Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Reply #449 on: October 31, 2019, 10:05:52 pm »
Route optimisation this way is an option on the 3Rs final run-in to Witham from HP  ;) ...
Shorter yes, but not as quiet and scenic  :P

But explains how Tomsk arrived five minutes earlier than the rest of us last year, even though we'd passed him just before HP  ::-)
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)