Author Topic: The New Border Raid 600  (Read 4334 times)

Pingu

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2018, 12:04:51 am »
Raided the border again this weekend. Thanks to aidan.f, Lynn and helpers for putting on a great event :-) The isotonics at the arrivĂ©e were much appreciated   :P

It was mostly a Billy No Mates ride for me, but I kept getting passed by the same groups of people on the two days - Team Rapha; Ben & Lee; Halifax Man; George fae Fife and his friend (Cat?); and DaveC and Graeme otp. DaveC and I joined up for the last leg from Alnwick which helped me a lot.

Lots of new roads for me, the section along Hadrian's Wall was nice. The roads of Ayrshire haven't improved much since I was last there.

Weather: warm and bastardy headwind on Saturday, very hot on Sunday after Melrose.

Spotted: loads of dead badgers, a dead fox, a dead mole and also some live stuff: a red kite near New Galloway, some buzzards, a kestrel, hare, deer, whitearses.

There was also the added bonus of a meteor over New Cumnock :)

Just one more ride to do...





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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2018, 08:19:45 am »

Hurrah, someone found it! I was sure it was in my back pocket when I left my little nap spot before Kelso - I'd suspected it had dropped out of my pocket on one of the bouncy descents in the Cheviots. I had enough receipts anyway.

Yes, on the long one before Kirk Newton.

Dave_C

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2018, 01:15:39 pm »
Deano, did you loose your elecy ciggie refill bottle. I recall seeing one on the approach to Grey Mares Tail or somewhere near that, in a layby and wondering what it was. Then latrer thinking I'd seen it at the accommodation on the grass?
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2018, 04:59:43 pm »

Graeme

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2018, 08:35:08 pm »
Got home by half three!

Wot.  :o

And that was home as in Darlo, not the arrivee. I finished around 6:30pm... Deano was finished 7 or 8 hours before me. :-O
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2018, 08:37:24 pm »
Really nice to meet you Pingu.
That cafe in Melrose... that put customer service in the way of actual customer service.. pah. But your eggs and chorizo looked delicious.
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Pingu

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2018, 08:48:39 pm »
You too Graeme  :)

Feanor

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2018, 06:37:38 pm »
Just one more ride to do...

As I've already mentioned (on an aborted 600, IIRC ), you're Quite Wrong about that :-)

Anyways, well done on the Border Raid.

Pingu

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2018, 07:11:00 pm »
Just one more ride to do...

As I've already mentioned (on an aborted 600, IIRC ), you're Quite Wrong about that :-)

Anyways, well done on the Border Raid.

You remember my eloquent reply  :)

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2018, 10:15:19 pm »
Deano, did you loose your elecy ciggie refill bottle. I recall seeing one on the approach to Grey Mares Tail or somewhere near that, in a layby and wondering what it was. Then latrer thinking I'd seen it at the accommodation on the grass?

No - you were probably hallucinating, Dave. Again.

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2018, 10:26:33 pm »
Already  thinking  about  next  year, same time, same place. Will be a good pre-PBP shake-down. Or simply  a nice 600.

The Peacocks, the Bl***dy Peacocks though....

Dave_C

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2018, 04:55:08 pm »
Already  thinking  about  next  year, same time, same place. Will be a good pre-PBP shake-down. Or simply  a nice 600.

The Peacocks, the Bl***dy Peacocks though....

Is there a date cut off for Pre PBP qualifiers? I seem to think of early to mid June for this? I'm sure you'll know.
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halhorner

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2019, 09:04:59 pm »
Very much looking forward to this next weekend. Will be my second attempt at a 600 (having DNFed on The Buzzard last summer). As I'll be nearer the 40hr mark if I do get round this time Lockerbie might be a bit far for a sleep stop, so was thinking of taking a bivvy bag an grabbing a few hours by the side of the road at around 350km. Looking at the map that stretch of road along the river Nith once you leave the A76 looks like it should have some suitably secluded spots... any local knowledge/tips? Cheers

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2019, 10:43:59 pm »
Looking forward to this.  Not my normal stomping ground, but as my boys had major exams in May and June I wasn't doing long rides then, so this is the only calendar 600 I can fit this year.  The big plus is lots of new roads and hopefully great views.

With the change in arrangements, does anyone know if there will still be an option to drop a bag at the start to pick up at the finish?
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2019, 11:09:52 pm »
Yes, we have a hall at the finish from 14:00 until 22:00 hrs. If you are finishing earlier then other arrangements can be made.

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2019, 07:36:10 am »
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As I'll be nearer the 40hr mark if I do get round this time Lockerbie might be a bit far for a sleep stop, so was thinking of taking a bivvy bag an grabbing a few hours by the side of the road at around 350km. Looking at the map that stretch of road along the river Nith once you leave the A76 looks like it should have some suitably secluded spots... any local knowledge/tips? Cheers
The park round Sanquair curling pond looks  good
https://goo.gl/maps/aV26N15SCUFD2fiMA
Just  remember - this is a cold place  - we have had 2 degrees overnight at this time of year..