Author Topic: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June  (Read 10202 times)

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2019, 10:03:23 pm »

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

With some road bits

Bluddy superb!

And the final part of the jigsaw is now in place.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-566/

Some text I've just posted on another forum:

If anyone is interesting there are now two more TINAT rides available for this year. I would class both as 'rough rides' as they are not full-on 'off-road'. We do still make use of that hard black stuff in places as we are still playing by Audax UK rules and that kind of forces our hand at times. However, the off-road content does increase significantly in length and severity over any of last years rides. These are NOT gravel rides!

The mix of surfaces does cause some bike selection questions. Would a 650+ gravel bike suffice? Probably, if it has proper tires. Gravel tires just will not cut it in places. Would a cross country 29er mtb work? Most certainly. How about my fixie? Na!!! Not a hope. The route makes use of the Trans-Cambrian route which can be a little demanding in places.

There is a 100 mile (160km) and a 200 miles (320km) option. The 200-mile option has 8000m of ascent. We haven't ridden the whole route in one go yet, but haven ridden all the sections at various times it strikes us as being a brute of a ride :) Links are below:

http://tinat.cymru/2019-rides/320a-saturday-rough/

http://tinat.cymru/2019-rides/160km-a-saturday-rough/
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2019, 10:06:39 pm »
Yeah I gave the 320k 8000m  all of about 5 seconds consideration  ;D

I'm in for the all road 300k, then the all road 200k on the Sunday.  :thumbsup:

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2019, 02:22:14 pm »
Currently weighing up either the 160 off-road, or some 200/100 combo. As of this w/e my rigid MTB is now knobblified, so will do some longer testers eg perhaps first 'half' of The Ridgeway.... I wonder if any doing the 320km off-road are planning to finish in the light. :)
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2019, 12:02:39 am »
.... I wonder if any doing the 320km off-road are planning to finish in the light. :) . . . . . ..

If I was riding, I would certainly finish in daylight - sometime late on Sunday afternoon.

It's a 'populaire standard' ride, and has a lower speed of 8kph.

The ride starts at 05.30 on Saturday, and arrivee control closes at 19.54 on Sunday evening
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2019, 11:40:18 am »
Whoops.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2019, 12:42:34 pm »
Fixed or you are a wimp.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2019, 12:57:20 pm »
Fixed or you are a wimp.

I'm going to buy a new rear mech, a bigger cassette, and possibly a Wolf Tooth.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2019, 01:06:52 pm »

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2019, 07:32:08 pm »
Close date for event entry is fast approaching.

Please note I have to order 11 differing events, and in order to be fair to those that have enteted in a timely manner - I will not be accepting late entries.

And following last year's attempted freeloaders, there will be no entry on the day - we just do not have the resources.

AUKs, please check you calendar  to see which ride(s) you have entered.

Cheers.
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2019, 03:23:07 pm »
Close date for event entry is fast approaching.

Please note I have to order 11 differing events, and in order to be fair to those that have enteted in a timely manner - I will not be accepting late entries.

And following last year's attempted freeloaders, there will be no entry on the day - we just do not have the resources.

AUKs, please check you calendar  to see which ride(s) you have entered.

Cheers.

Starting to get scared.

I was worried about the time limit, then I realised on the 600k at the weekend I got to the sleep stop with 3h in hand. At that pace on this ride - 400A - I'd have 4.5h in hand. What's the big deal then???

One of the jobs between now and the big day is to fit the new rear mech so I can have a 34T cassette on the wheel, and I've ordered some gravel tyres.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2019, 08:53:04 am »
I was worried about the time limit, then I realised on the 600k at the weekend I got to the sleep stop with 3h in hand. At that pace on this ride - 400A - I'd have 4.5h in hand. What's the big deal then???

One of the jobs between now and the big day is to fit the new rear mech so I can have a 34T cassette on the wheel, and I've ordered some gravel tyres.

Some comments to mull over:

I was at the Chapman sleep stop with something like 7 1/2 hours in hand the other week.

In great weather last year I was outside the BRM time limit for the TINAT 400.

On Bwlch y Groes at about 250k 34x36 bottom gear was not enough.

It was one of the best rides of the year.  :thumbsup:

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2019, 08:56:50 am »
Does it go up Belch y Gross from the SW on the road from Dinus Mouthy?

I went up there 2 years ago, a stone lighter and the fittest I've been for years and by the time I hit the corners at the top it felt like I was being strangled by a serial killer.

If you dont mind that then there is absolutely nothing to worry about. :thumbsup:

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2019, 09:03:16 am »
That was certainly the route on the 400 last year.  The top half of Bwlch Y Groes was a pleasant evening stroll.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2019, 04:18:12 pm »
I will have 34x34. I’m not going lower as it requires bodges.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2019, 07:24:09 pm »
I will have 34x34. I’m not going lower as it requires bodges.

Seriously, for the off-road sections as well, don't wear your Look cleats.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2019, 03:45:10 pm »
I will have 34x34. I’m not going lower as it requires bodges.

Seriously, for the off-road sections as well, don't wear your Look cleats.

Good point, thanks! I think for Audax rides I'm finding the Look Keo style cleat a bit of a pain to be honest so this could be the time to switch back to SPD.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2019, 05:00:53 pm »


11-36 cassette fitted easily with about a third of the b-screw remaining. I reckon I could get a 40 on there no problem just debating whether it's worth spending even more cash after panic buying the 35c tyres?! 

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2019, 07:05:37 pm »
11-36 cassette fitted easily with about a third of the b-screw remaining. I reckon I could get a 40 on there no problem just debating whether it's worth spending even more cash after panic buying the 35c tyres?!
This is TINAT, grab every marginal gain you can get.
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #93 on: June 02, 2019, 07:07:23 pm »
11-36 cassette fitted easily with about a third of the b-screw remaining. I reckon I could get a 40 on there no problem just debating whether it's worth spending even more cash after panic buying the 35c tyres?!
This is TINAT, grab every marginal gain you can get.
... or just walk the steepest bits ;)

You won't be going any slower - I have evidence of this from B-y-G last year ::-)
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2019, 10:44:13 pm »
my bottom gear was 30x36 and i used it plenty, on all the steep bits, e.g. the 200m 16% section of devil's staircase was at 76rpm and 330w which translated to 7.8kph, so a bit faster than walking, but not much. the steep part of b-y-g is 2.4km at 15.6%... took it "easy" at 5kph (walking would have been ~3kph)
if it was a simple change i'd go for even lower bottom gear.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #95 on: June 06, 2019, 09:31:46 am »
Have the emails gone out yet?  Or to put it another way, has my mail forwarder eaten them again?

(Junk folders and server logs checked)
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2019, 09:50:38 am »
Have the emails gone out yet?  Or to put it another way, has my mail forwarder eaten them again?

(Junk folders and server logs checked)

Nothing here.

Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #97 on: June 06, 2019, 11:01:28 am »
Mark posted on the FB group last night that emails are going out yesterday and today.

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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #98 on: June 06, 2019, 11:07:18 am »
Thank you both  :thumbsup:
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
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Re: TINAT 2019 - 15th & 16th June
« Reply #99 on: June 06, 2019, 02:21:39 pm »
My email for the 400 has just arrived - thanks Mark.
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