Author Topic: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18  (Read 3828 times)

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2018, 01:33:28 am »
>Better correct the destructions for you loverly riders

OK, route/gpx up against the event (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-70/) - I'll do some notes for entrants when I'm back from the Wander Wye...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Manotea

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2018, 09:18:19 am »
Looks an interesting/to-do route... mebbe along but depends on family holiday plans... were you riding fixed?

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2018, 01:47:55 pm »
The first check ride, yes...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2018, 06:04:20 am »
Updated route & notes dispatched to entrants...


A moody Titchfield Abbey, very stupid o'clock...


Bayham Old Abbey, in a lovely setting.


Many One river to cross - Ol' Father Thames, Gravesend - Tilsbury


Artisan cafes :facepalm: The CLU is in the name - "Eggs ON toast".  N'th breakfast Nom Nom Nom...


The Great Gatehouse, St Albans


YarnBikebombing in Chesham


[Fosters]"Small something for the ladies"[/Fosters]
Godstow Nunnery, Oxford


Grumping the Ridgeway, my last climb
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2018, 06:33:48 pm »
Interested but it's a bit too far to get to same day, and hotels nearby are dead expensive.

I don't suppose there'll be hall accommodation the night before? Any other bright ideas?

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2018, 09:46:11 pm »
> hall accommodation overnight...

Sadly not, it’s not cost effective this time around.  Yes, it’s a grockle honeypot, and thus £££ - I’ve had to decamp 10 miles away...

Best I've seen is scoping out AirBnB for stuff in a 10-mile radius- there's still some singles from £20 / twin-rooms going from £25 (single) / £36 (two people) along the South Coast towns.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2018, 11:17:14 pm »


Ah, see that...that's your sleep stop, that was  ;D

Good job I check again beforehand - they weren't exactly forward about advising :facepalm:

Slight amendment to instructions will be winging its way in due course.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

mattc

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2018, 04:57:58 pm »
RIDERS! Lend me you ears!

I'd be grateful if anyone reading this (who has entered) could briefly post their main dietary needs. i.e.

Omnivore
Veggie
Vegan
Gluten-free

(I think they're the main categories ...)


Apologies if Uncle Pat has already got this info but failed to pass it on :)

M
p.s. worth noting that the McDon ... Scottish Restaurant in Botley closes at 11pm. You may bring your fries into the control (but may have to share with the controllers).
pp.s. the Botley stop is strictly BOOZE_FREE (by request of the church)
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2018, 10:24:35 am »
I should be able to offer the use of parents' field for camping night before / Sunday night if of interest. It's in Ashburnham so probably 20 -30 min cycle away but there are some hills. First stretch is a dirt track. PM if there's any interest. Might even throw in somebathroom facilities depending on numbers.

I was hoping to do this inaugural 600 but lack of time  / newborn duties prevents this.

Joss

Manotea

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2018, 03:26:52 pm »
I'm roughing it on a Greek island at the mo, so all I can say is, have a great event everybody!

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2018, 09:32:42 pm »
Winchester control is open for business... But we've yet to hear of anyone leaving Oxford yet  ;D




iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2018, 10:02:32 pm »
22 Starters, 3 DNF's so far - nice to see I'm keeping my firm but fair disreputableness :demon:

Bonne route to those still going.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2018, 09:49:47 am »
Ah it's this weekend! For some reason I thought it was next. My offer of camping would have been v short notice then  :)

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2018, 12:49:54 pm »
And we haz a winner ;D

'pect the rest in due course.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

mattc

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2018, 06:00:31 pm »
Ah it's this weekend! For some reason I thought it was next. My offer of camping would have been v short notice then  :)
The clue is in the thread title :P

A kind offer nevertheless - expect to be contacted in about 10 months time!



Oxford (Botley) control was interesting, and mostly fun. especially multiple patrols out into the streets to fetch lost riders. Luckily none were grumpy with us, in fact an unusually amiable field. Hopefully that's not related to:

Reading this thread confirms there were hardly any (none?) YACF types on the ride. Lots of londoners (including a bulgarian/slovenian duo!). Usual "modern" mix of bike-packing bikes, carradice-carriers, etc etc. Speak-up if there is a parallel discussion on the interwebs somewhere.

Was it warm? Do bears ... etc?? I can't understand how anyone wanted a blanket!! And I still don't understand why rice pudding is so popular, but we bought tins-and-tins of the stuff so everyone seemed happy.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

hellymedic

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2018, 07:51:35 pm »
Wasn't there  an 'Ambrosia' cycle club?

Rice pudding provides sugar, starch, water and a little protein in an easy-to-swallow combination.

Great if you like it! Otherwise, there's AA Milne...

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What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,
And a book about animals - all in vain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well, and she hasn't a pain;
But, look at her, now she's beginning again! -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her sweets and a ride in the train,
And I've begged her to stop for a bit and explain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2018, 08:46:47 pm »
Hurrah - 22 out, 22 accounted for :thumbsup:
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2018, 11:29:31 am »
Thank you Iddu. It was an excellent ride.

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2018, 11:39:43 pm »
Glad you enjoyed - it's what we're here for.

If I run it again, I

a) will substitute for section over Seven Mile Rd, which seemed to be most commented about
b) will probably rotate the start around to Lewes, since Battle seemed to be such a pain for accommodation.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

bhoot

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2018, 06:54:07 am »
a) will substitute for section over Seven Mile Rd, which seemed to be most commented about
If that's the road from East Peckham up towards Wrotham then I made the mistake of including that on a DIY earlier this year. It looked quite innocuous on the map but it's one of the very rare occasions where I have a) ridden on the pavement where it existed and b) bothered to stop and put on a hi-vis jacket during the day.
And then I encountered Vigo Hill....

iddu

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Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2018, 09:24:20 am »
Yes, that bit...

Perceptions vary - I didn't think the traffic was bad, but was there late afternoon, rather than early morning; I remember it more for the appalling road surface after pleasant lanes.

But whatever, there is a alternative routing to use.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2018, 10:14:36 am »
Roland (not of this parish) has put a nice write up on the LVCC page.

http://leavalleycc.co.uk/2018/07/23/audax-are-ewe-abbey-yet-roland-karthaus/

(If you ever see this I hope you don’t mind my linking it)


Re: Are EWE Abbey yet? - 21/22-07-18
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2018, 10:45:54 am »
That's a very nice write-up!