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Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:36:12 pm »
Eamon and the team are asking for expressions of interest.

Visit https://www.wawaudax.com/contact.html

The route runs from Kinsale to Derry along the Wild Atlantic Way , entire west coast of Ireland. Distance 2,100km.  Will be June or July next year.  This is the second running of the event.

Diesel

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 05:57:33 pm »
Thanks Phil

Have expressed my interest.

stefan

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 06:15:24 pm »
Yes thanks very much for the heads up. I'm intrigued by this ride and hope to do it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 06:28:28 pm »
I am looking forward to round 2!!- still got some pubs on route i didn't vist last time.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 06:40:55 pm »
I've expressed interest, depending upon the date

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 10:02:12 pm »
Thanks Phil

Have expressed my interest.
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Diesel

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 10:04:29 pm »
Thanks Phil

Have expressed my interest.
Take the George and Dragon Christmas cake with you.

Memorable wasn't it. Can't beat a bit of Christmas Cake (or more like half the cake at the George and Dragon)

FifeingEejit

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 10:53:01 pm »
Tempted by it, 300km a day even seems doable, although breaking down into days PBP that's 320 a day... or my maths is wrong.
But I've no idea!


Just noticed the start is a Temperance Hall...

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 11:35:46 pm »
There will likely also be a 240km a day option, plus possibly a 210km a day tour option (not homologated). The former being a min 10km/h for that distance and still being homologised under LRM.  The original 175 hour / 7 days 7 hour option of 2016 still being an option.  The 240km a day option will depart a couple of days before the 300km a day (ish) version so they will coincide towards the end as riders if either version start to converge.

It will be mandatory route. Live trackers and secret controls like last time.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 12:39:16 am »
There will likely also be a 240km a day option, plus possibly a 210km a day tour option (not homologated). The former being a min 10km/h for that distance and still being homologised under LRM.  The original 175 hour / 7 days 7 hour option of 2016 still being an option.  The 240km a day option will depart a couple of days before the 300km a day (ish) version so they will coincide towards the end as riders if either version start to converge.

It will be mandatory route. Live trackers and secret controls like last time.

Damn that looks tempting, 240km a day, homologated by LRM... I wonder what else I have on the wish list for 2020...

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 06:37:27 am »
I've registered an interest.  It's a beautiful part of the world, and I haven't spent enough time there.  And, although this year being a nightmare because of CET Juniors having A levels and GCSEs, June next year will be exam free.  300km/day feels doable and was the routine I got into on the Mille Miglia a few years back. 
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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 11:51:10 am »
There will likely also be a 240km a day option, plus possibly a 210km a day tour option (not homologated). The former being a min 10km/h for that distance and still being homologised under LRM.  The original 175 hour / 7 days 7 hour option of 2016 still being an option.  The 240km a day option will depart a couple of days before the 300km a day (ish) version so they will coincide towards the end as riders if either version start to converge.

It will be mandatory route. Live trackers and secret controls like last time.

Damn that looks tempting, 240km a day, homologated by LRM... I wonder what else I have on the wish list for 2020...

J

That is my preference for this second edition.  With a timely start each day it should enable riding it entirely in daylight.  Audax Ireland give a great welcome and you tend to see the same volunteers as they move up the coast from control to control.  The scenery changes as you move up the coast as well, some quite different mountain formations in the northern reaches compared to the southern end.  I remember light still being in the sky at 11pm last time due to being so far west. It ran end of June in 2016.

whosatthewheel

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 12:20:45 pm »
can't open the link, it says it contains malware

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 12:42:55 pm »
Some pictures from 2016
















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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 12:59:00 pm »
I get a malware warning too!

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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 03:33:58 pm »
What’s the climbing like ?  I’d like a go if I can fit it in but would need to think about choice of gear.

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 03:55:07 pm »
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=97985.0
What’s the climbing like ?  I’d like a go if I can fit it in but would need to think about choice of gear.
I'll be interested to see the reactions to the climbing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNtqv5fX3ts

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 04:43:29 pm »
What’s the climbing like ?  I’d like a go if I can fit it in but would need to think about choice of gear.


Plenty of it. If you read Pete M's A-Z account he talks of the tarmac being glued onto the side of a cliff or some such.  First 620km is fairly tough, get through that and you are on your way. Next 1000km the terrain eases though it's still hilly and of course you have that Atlantic wind blowing away.  Then as you enter Sligo, Lietrim, then Donegal the steeper stuff returns.

Expect both Alpine 5-10% type grades and 25% grades along the route. It is a stunning route and looking both forward and back and realising you have ridden or will ride every headland (that has a road) in view and beyond is quite a feeling.

Plus I believe Eamon has found us an extra hill on Achill Island to keep the kegs warmed up.

Ivan did the Transatlantic Way race on fixed, which is basically the opposite way north to south. He may have an opinion on gear choice.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 04:44:18 pm »
Well, I have registered interest but let's see how I feel after PBP!  ;D

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 05:19:15 pm »
Well, I have registered interest but let's see how I feel after PBP!  ;D

It was at PBP in 2015 that I bumped into Eamon eating at a control on the way back. My fate was sealed in those minute we spent discussing this mad idea he had.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 05:21:36 pm »
I have expressed an interest and always wanted to ride on Ireland

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 06:08:47 pm »
My article on the last WAWA is here

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 06:59:00 pm »
My article on the last WAWA is here

Thanks Peter very long but fascinating read

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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2019, 07:50:12 pm »
My article on the last WAWA is here

I had forgotten about that article.  Reminds me how many times I have enjoyed your writing over the years, Peter.

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 08:51:15 am »
Seems rude not to, doesn't it?  8)
Phil, looking forward to your tips for the ride en route to York.
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