Author Topic: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019  (Read 10424 times)

billyam998

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2018, 07:04:48 am »
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I suspect that the chances of him reconsidering are approaching nil.
 

I sadly agree but, thought I would ask. As for the over distance bit, is 10-20k  really that significant?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2018, 07:25:37 am »
It is significant if you are at the back of the field.
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2018, 08:44:55 am »
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I suspect that the chances of him reconsidering are approaching nil.
 

I sadly agree but, thought I would ask. As for the over distance bit, is 10-20k  really that significant?

I’m a little confused. Why are you so keen to ride on these dual carriageways? If a mandatory route uses nice roads and keeps the distance closer to 600, what’s the problem?

John

citoyen

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2018, 08:49:04 am »
is 10-20k  really that significant?

By my records, it was 24km over last time, which is the best part of two hours riding for slower riders. And it's a BRM so there's no time allowance for over-distance, so yes, as LWaB says, it really is significant for those at the tail end who are cutting it fine to make it inside the time limit.

billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2018, 12:09:51 pm »
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I suspect that the chances of him reconsidering are approaching nil.
 

I sadly agree but, thought I would ask. As for the over distance bit, is 10-20k  really that significant?

I’m a little confused. Why are you so keen to ride on these dual carriageways? If a mandatory route uses nice roads and keeps the distance closer to 600, what’s the problem?


John
 

John, I don't know why you are either confused or, get the impression I am keen to ride on dual carriageway?? FWIW,  I didn't ride a single dual carriageway last time but, my return route was much simpler and, flatter than the one given, I even had the opportunity to stop at a 24hour service station in Whitchurch. Riding on dark narrow lanes is equally, if not more dangerous than being on a A road. I am not the fastest of riders and, over distance can be a pain at times but, it would seem to be overly harsh and, removing one of the elements of audax (using your initiative) to make the route compulsory. 


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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2018, 12:19:58 pm »
I found LEL 2013 & 2017 bloody brilliant, as was WCW in 2015. Unsurprisingly, therefore, I've entered this as well.

@billyam998: If you're unhappy with a mandatory route then perhaps you should find another 600. Alwyn is perfectly entitled to opt for a mandatory route, and it ain't going to change.
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billyam998

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2018, 12:33:52 pm »
I found LEL 2013 & 2017 bloody brilliant, as was WCW in 2015. Unsurprisingly, therefore, I've entered this as well.

@billyam998: If you're unhappy with a mandatory route then perhaps you should find another 600. Alwyn is perfectly entitled to opt for a mandatory route, and it ain't going to change.

Hello Adam, yes I agree, all 3 events were superb and, massively enjoyable - even with a mid ride paddle on the wcw. I've entered, I'll give it a go, see you out there.

whosatthewheel

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2018, 12:56:18 pm »
I am not the fastest of riders

So what's that Veloviewer thing about KOMs and podiums all about?  ::-)

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2018, 02:23:27 pm »
...and the boasts in other posts about beating younger riders  ::-)

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2018, 03:17:05 pm »
I wonder if my £40 kryptonite lock is still locked outside the Old Windsor Library from last time? If we move the start I might never find out :(

I had two D-locks chained to a fence in Cambridge to aid my DIY 200 (where I'd stop half way to watch CUFC play football). I left them there for a good 5 years (using them a few times a year) until I eventually reclaimed them (all working fine).

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billyam998

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2018, 03:42:16 pm »
...and the boasts in other posts about beating younger riders  ::-)

Really?  Boasts?? well, whatever, maybe I was yanking someones chain, as for the KOM etc, comedy value, set on road / segment no longer available  :)
 

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2018, 04:03:13 pm »
Ok, bullet. Consider yourself bitten. I seem to have entered. Now all I have to do is get fit.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2018, 04:29:51 pm »
Ok, bullet. Consider yourself bitten. I seem to have entered. Now all I have to do is get fit.

You and quite a few others. At this rate the event will sell out by Friday, never mind the end of August.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2018, 10:54:09 pm »
Ok, bullet. Consider yourself bitten. I seem to have entered. Now all I have to do is get fit.

You and quite a few others. At this rate the event will sell out by Friday, never mind the end of August.

Hi Danial,

What is the email to contact you on to volunteer (I can't remember if I have contacted you for WCW or not (for Broadwell if possible).

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2018, 06:58:15 am »
Hello, is there a scheduled date/month for this one yet? I missed it last time and suspect I will have to miss it this time! My local 600 and the one I've always had my eye on......

June 1st

I thought it was an 'earlyish' one. I'm having a baby in Feb, don't think I can get myself 600k fit in 3 months  ;D  :facepalm:, I guess 2023 I'll pencil it in :)

Congrats LC and hope all is well!

Despite the life change that means I will live closer to C than W by the time this ride happens, i’m up for this. Lovely route, quite punchy but fast. Should be a great qualifier for the French ride.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2018, 07:37:50 am »
Lovely route, quite punchy but fast. Should be a great qualifier for the French ride.

The terrain on this route is inadvertently pretty good training for the big one. It rolls along quite nicely; never flat and with the odd hill to make you struggle a little. The climbing ratio is about 1%, so similar to PBP too.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #66 on: August 15, 2018, 07:38:48 am »
What is the email to contact you on to volunteer (I can't remember if I have contacted you for WCW or not (for Broadwell if possible).

If you send an email to 2017@londonedinburghlondon.com I'll get right back to you. Cheers!

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #67 on: August 15, 2018, 11:28:10 am »
Just entered this one as my 600 for next year. Really looking forward to it.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2018, 01:15:30 pm »
Mandatory route and a bit of over distance with no extra allowance is all good training for PBP as well.
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2018, 01:54:54 pm »
After a slip of the mouse it looks like I'm visiting Chester.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2018, 09:22:58 pm »
Start is only 20km from home. I was planning on entering BCM again as my PBP 600 qualifier but this seems so much easier. Sleep at home, ride to the start (daylight) plan a sleep stop after the turn. Arrive back Sunday evening and cruise home. No real hills between home and Bray.

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2018, 09:45:01 pm »
The parish council allow parking for larger events on the village green, normally that's big weddings.   Normally the gate to access with vehicles is locked.  It costs something (not sure how much), and if it is too wet in the days leading up to your booking they will cancel.  But it is an option.

I'm going to go and look at the field this weekend. If they're happy to book it, I'll do so and pass the cost on to people who want it. I'm also likely to block riders from using the neighbouring car park as I don't think it would be very neighbourly to rob Bray of one its car parks all weekend. As you say, there's always Monkey Island for those that want a free option.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2018, 07:49:34 am »
Hi, thinking of entering this one. Are there still plenty of places or do I need to be quick?

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2018, 08:13:48 am »
125 places are taken and I have 75 left.

I’m likely to scale down the supporting 200 and 100 in order to make more space and volunteer energy for the 600. This will allow me to squeeze a few riders into the 600 if necessary.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2018, 12:19:48 pm »
Thanks, have just entered.