Author Topic: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June  (Read 10115 times)

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2018, 06:31:58 pm »
That looks like it's been duplicated over from last year, so probably a cockup.
That's what I thought, so entered anyway.   Fingers crossed. 
The calendar page says I'm in. 
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2018, 12:18:43 pm »
That looks like it's been duplicated over from last year, so probably a cockup.
That's what I thought, so entered anyway.   Fingers crossed. 
The calendar page says I'm in.

Page went live a bit quicker than anticipated.

Events go live on new-years day, there are a couple more to follow.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2019, 08:26:56 am »
Thank you for entries to date.

The 300G is now showing route.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2019, 10:31:42 am »
I’ve entered a half marathon the weekend before. I’m not sure “training for walking up the hills” is really in the spirit of the thing, but I’m quite tempted by the 100s.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2019, 10:46:54 pm »
Is the 2 x 200 still happening? I had offered to help out at the turn around Barmouth, getting riders checked in on the first and dishing out cards for the second.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2019, 09:12:49 am »
Is the 2 x 200 still happening? I had offered to help out at the turn around Barmouth, getting riders checked in on the first and dishing out cards for the second.
Wild speculation: Mr Sheep hasn't figured out how to set up entries for a "double" on aukweb.net. Yet. I'm hoping ...
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2019, 12:11:49 pm »
Is the 2 x 200 still happening? I had offered to help out at the turn around Barmouth, getting riders checked in on the first and dishing out cards for the second.

Hi Bob, many apologies - the double 200 is happening, I'm re-entering ride info on a couple of rides, for some reason it didn't ripple through the system.

The first 200 will follow the 400A to Tywyn, then continue around the headland to Fairbourne. The second 200 will start in Barmouth, pick-up the checkpoint 'above Dolgellau', then roughly  trundle along the second half of the 400A.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2019, 03:43:11 pm »
No problem Mark. My offer to help still stands if required.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2019, 04:17:52 pm »
The first 200 will follow the 400A to Tywyn, then continue around the headland to Fairbourne. The second 200 will start in Barmouth, pick-up the checkpoint 'above Dolgellau', then roughly  trundle along the second half of the 400A.
So: if I assume the 400A is the same as last year's 400; this will be like riding:
- the first half of last year but with a fair bit of climbing dodged at the end of the day (i.e. the climb up from Tywyn), then
- the 2nd half, but with an extra climb to start off (up from the estuary to the checkpoint).

<ponders ...> this still looks like my preferred option, but it's a tricky decision. I predict a VERY late finish on the Sunday - save me some beer!

EDIT: Mr Sheep has just announced the "Part II" start time as 0600; that's much better than an 0800. We could take 15 hours (or more), still finish in daylight, and PERHAPS still find some beer at Arrivée :)
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2019, 11:32:44 am »
Entered the 200+200 with alfresco accommodation.
This year I need to overcome "The fear of the bivi"

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2019, 09:07:17 pm »
Damn, I was looking forward to the 300 on roads being a BR... I need a 300 BR with AAA points for my AAASR attempt

The 300A and 300G are both BR events. It's the BP that we're not running. So you have a choice of two 300s.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2019, 04:34:36 pm »
This year's 'theme' is 'off-road', an area where Mike started his competitive cycling.

Here's details of the 100 mile route.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-548/
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2019, 11:09:36 am »
Been waiting for that  ;D

160A and 100C entered. 
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #63 on: February 21, 2019, 12:09:49 pm »
"fording numerous streams" !!!

I'd say the devil is in the detail there  ;D

[2 streams, both shallow/narrow? Or something else ... ]
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #64 on: February 21, 2019, 12:15:15 pm »
How 'off road' is the off-road?

Worthy of a mountain bike or still geared heavily towards a road+? If the former, I dare say i'd switch rides.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2019, 03:27:38 pm »
How 'off road' is the off-road?

Worthy of a mountain bike or still geared heavily towards a road+? If the former, I dare say i'd switch rides.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eCAfc6Sc1lo&feature=youtu.be

With some road bits
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2019, 04:54:44 pm »
"fording numerous streams" !!!

I'd say the devil is in the detail there  ;D

last year There was a lot of excitement - six months of it in fact, plenty of huffing & puffing, mental tumult etc, etc at the thought of one stream crossing. the result being pre ride recces, etc, etc, etc . . . .  And on the day - the girls ploughed straight through, and others faffed around looking for stepping stones.



[2 streams, both shallow/narrow? Or something else ... ]

I'd tend towards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Eddie Cochran version.  ;)
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2019, 02:51:36 pm »
Are there many spaces left on Sat's 100 A and Sun's 100 C?  A few from my (normally non-audaxy) club who came last year have said they're keen to come back this year and do those two, but have yet to sign up.  Do I need to start chivvying them along before they miss out?

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2019, 08:45:58 pm »
Are there many spaces left on Sat's 100 A and Sun's 100 C?  A few from my (normally non-audaxy) club who came last year have said they're keen to come back this year and do those two, but have yet to sign up.  Do I need to start chivvying them along before they miss out?

rides are filling steadily - I'd hate for them to miss-out on the Sunday apres-velo.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2019, 09:05:44 pm »
Thanks.  The hog roast and beer was a highlight last year  :thumbsup: 

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2019, 09:59:05 am »
Some photos from the Trans Cambrian Way. These date from 2010.










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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2019, 01:39:19 pm »
And the final part of the jigsaw is now in place.
[200 mile populaire mostly off-road]
A shame mid-June doesn't work out for me this year, I so much enjoyed the off-road parts of the "fast 300" last year.

Still, I'm curious (there's always next year): The off-road descent on the NCR82 to Dolgellau was doable for me on my randonneur with its cushy 48mm 650b tyres, but barely... What about this 200 miler: suspension recommended or would a "regular" bike do? Gravel don't scare me but when the path is strewn with bigger rocks  it can get aggravating.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2019, 06:20:03 pm »
A shame mid-June doesn't work out for me this year, I so much enjoyed the off-road parts of the "fast 300" last year.

Still, I'm curious (there's always next year): The off-road descent on the NCR82 to Dolgellau was doable for me on my randonneur with its cushy 48mm 650b tyres, but barely... What about this 200 miler: suspension recommended or would a "regular" bike do? Gravel don't scare me but when the path is strewn with bigger rocks  it can get aggravating.

Last year the routes were split into 'multi surface' or 'smooth'. and a suitably shod road or gravel bike sufficed for all.

This year the two off-road routes (IMHO) would require a mtb - probably hardtail with lockable front forks being best. However I'm sure there will be those that choose something else.
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