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Feanor

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Snow Roads 2018
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:08:03 pm »
Ok, time for a thread.

Who's in / out / DNS / DNF / Riding fixed, repugnant, ordinaries / doing multiple loops etc etc?

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 11:06:49 pm »
In. Being ordinary, not riding one.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 08:12:37 pm »
I'm in. Will be my first ever 300. It's a nice flat one, right? :-X

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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 09:41:04 am »
If the weather forecast holds good I'm planning to ride the c 150km to the start in and back from the finish to make it a 600.

I think my optimum departure time would be 1800 Friday which I think would give me until 1300 Sunday to finish.   

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 06:57:06 pm »
I've finally been given the weekend off, so I'm in.

I just need to figure out how to get there now... What's the ride from Edinburgh like?

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 08:07:48 pm »
What's the ride from Edinburgh like?

Long  ;D

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 08:22:40 pm »
What's the ride from Edinburgh like?

Long  ;D
I've quashed the ECE idea, but a pleasant ride up on the Friday seems like it might be a laugh.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 08:30:42 pm »
What's the ride from Edinburgh like?

Long  ;D
I've quashed the ECE idea, but a pleasant ride up on the Friday seems like it might be a laugh.

fboab suggests at least getting the train to Perth.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 08:32:48 pm »
Can't you just get a lift with Richie?

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 08:58:29 pm »
Can't you just get a lift with Richie?
I've sent him a message, just looking at options.


Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 09:06:51 pm »
Embra-Perth is a fairly flat ride through Glenfarg alongside the motorway. Dunno about Perth to Kirrie, but it looks doable on quiet lanes.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 09:11:57 pm »
I'm planning to ride up on the Friday (probably leave about lunchtime) and back on the Sunday, on a leisurely, beer-inclusive timetable rather than an ECE one.

Last time I got the train up to Dundee and ride across from there, then back to Edinburgh, both of which worked pretty well. It's probably about 75 miles from Edinburgh, keeping it pleasant but not stretching for 150 km.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 09:15:33 pm »
I'm planning to ride up on the Friday (probably leave about lunchtime) and back on the Sunday, on a leisurely, beer-inclusive timetable rather than an ECE one.
That's my can't cadge a lift plan.

I don't even know where Kirriemuir is tbh.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 09:26:16 pm »
I'll be riding up on Friday all the way from Dundee. ;)

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 09:29:54 pm »
I'm planning to ride up on the Friday (probably leave about lunchtime) and back on the Sunday, on a leisurely, beer-inclusive timetable rather than an ECE one.
That's my can't cadge a lift plan.

I don't even know where Kirriemuir is tbh.

Well if you can't cadge a lift and do fancy company ...

Feanor

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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 09:36:07 pm »
Embra-Perth is a fairly flat ride through Glenfarg alongside the motorway. Dunno about Perth to Kirrie, but it looks doable on quiet lanes.

For Embra-Perth-Kirrie, look at the Audax Ecosse YleeG Standard route...
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2593950216

I endorse this route.

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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 10:33:33 pm »
Im planning to leave Edinburgh 1800 Friday following work and a fish tea. 

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2018, 11:16:48 pm »
I'll be riding up on Friday all the way from Dundee. ;)
I've blagged a lift. You'll have to drop me another time.

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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2018, 06:09:08 am »
Wife and I heading down to Dundee tomorrow to stop with my daughter. I'll be dropped at the hall Friday evening then picked up riding back to Dundee on Sunday morning. Then off to D&G to do some house hunting.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2018, 01:43:46 pm »
I rejigged the route sheet so I can print it on A4 and fold it into A6, if anyone wants to save themselves a couple of minutes* - https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgyfvd1dej79x2k/SR_RoutesheetReformat.pdf?dl=0

*If you die whilst using it, don't blame me.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2018, 07:27:55 pm »
*If you die whilst using it, don't blame me.

Hehe...

There's a thread idea there somewhere - "Worst thing that's happened to you using someone else's route".

I haven't died, but I have ended up in a quarry - with others on this here board, who also frequent the Snow Roads ride, as I recall.

valkyrie

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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2018, 03:45:58 pm »
I'm in. Total distance I've cycled so far this year is 150km, so I'm feeling fully prepared  :-[
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Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 04:21:38 pm »
Dreading it.
Staying at my brothers in Kirrie tonight but still means getting up at 5am.

2nd 300 this year (1st was a 320 and got back with an hour to spare...) and 4th ever...

Not looking forward to the 17%+ on CoM but at least it's the easier side of the Lecht...
(Failed to get up the CockBridge ramp at ToTH this year)

I'll remember about BH1 and BH2 when I get to them.

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2018, 07:03:17 pm »
I’m in Kirrie (staying in a B&B with a digital shower!  :o). Also dreading it - I’ve not managed to even get up the CoM (attempted it twice) and I’m in denial about the Lecht. :facepalm:

Re: Snow Roads 2018
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2018, 07:53:07 pm »
Just seen a ridiculously purple tandem going through the town centre. Is it anyone on the ride?!