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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #150 on: December 01, 2019, 06:46:58 pm »
No one pre registered will lose a space. It's just taking them longer than planned to get the full registration entry form ready.  It'll all be good.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #151 on: December 02, 2019, 11:34:07 am »
No one pre registered will lose a space. It's just taking them longer than planned to get the full registration entry form ready.  It'll all be good.

ah, but the pounds tanking again... It was 1.17 something on Saturday and might be 1.16 something by the time they get it ready.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #152 on: December 02, 2019, 06:31:01 pm »
Since I got my Transferwise card I transfer money into my currency accounts I know I'm going to use, when the rate looks favourable.  That way I fix the exchange rate , and if it tanks then I don't need to worry. Conversely if the pound strengthens significantly then I may have lost out a bit, but I don't worry about that scenario  right now.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #153 on: December 02, 2019, 10:49:23 pm »
Aye, I'm not overly serious about that, the problem is having the money to put on the card...
I could do with splitting it between my Transerwise, Caxton and Credit cards but not sure if PayPal will allow that!

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #154 on: December 04, 2019, 08:12:37 pm »
And I was wrong 1.18 euro to the pound tonight up from just below 1.16 when I posted that.

Save 6 quid if it stays like this...

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #155 on: December 05, 2019, 12:01:50 pm »
1.184 this morning.  Just moved some money across from my sterling to euro account.  Rate may get even better, but current rate is pretty much the best it's been for last two years. I've learnt from my share dealing, not to get too greedy when it comes to prices / rates. So that's locked in for WAWA.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #156 on: December 05, 2019, 12:44:57 pm »
I note the date is now the 6th!

Topped up at 1.183; works lottery returns came in handy

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #157 on: December 05, 2019, 06:17:37 pm »
It’s up now... I’m in! Gulp. Seeing as I’ve not done an Audax since PBP, I’d better start getting some miles in!!

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #158 on: December 05, 2019, 07:10:13 pm »
My entry in now; yikes!

34t cassette.... on my desk,
hilly training routes.... identified
Excessive chocolate consumption.... to be tamed

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #159 on: December 05, 2019, 08:38:24 pm »
It’s up now... I’m in! Gulp. Seeing as I’ve not done an Audax since PBP, I’d better start getting some miles in!!

I get back on the Audax build up in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile must dig out and get riding my hilly loops I did to get fit for WAWA 16.

Zed43

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #160 on: December 05, 2019, 09:16:59 pm »
For those who haven't seen: the Iona Inn, Derry is once again reserved for WAWA finishers on Sat 4th and Sun 5th. Drop an email or phone Tonya mentioning WAWA to reserve your bed. Last time it was £20 a night if you were happy sharing.
Are you sure about the 4th/5th? Start is on the 25th 9am, you get 9 days + 4 hours if you go for the 220 hour version, meaning you'd have to finish before Friday July 3rd, 13:00 Having full use of the place on the 2nd and 3rd would make more sense to me, am I missing something?

As of five minutes ago I am € 460 poorer  :o

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #161 on: December 05, 2019, 09:48:34 pm »
0d: 25 th at 0800
1d: 26
2d: 27
3d: 28
4d: 29
5d:30
6d: 1
7d: 2
8d: 3
9d: 4th at 0800
9d 4h; 4th at midday

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #162 on: December 06, 2019, 09:53:50 am »
For those who haven't seen: the Iona Inn, Derry is once again reserved for WAWA finishers on Sat 4th and Sun 5th. Drop an email or phone Tonya mentioning WAWA to reserve your bed. Last time it was £20 a night if you were happy sharing.
Are you sure about the 4th/5th? Start is on the 25th 9am, you get 9 days + 4 hours if you go for the 220 hour version, meaning you'd have to finish before Friday July 3rd, 13:00 Having full use of the place on the 2nd and 3rd would make more sense to me, am I missing something?

As of five minutes ago I am € 460 poorer  :o

Yes, 7 days gets you back to Thursday 9am. Add two more days that's Saturday 9am. Add 4 hours that's Saturday 1pm.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #163 on: December 06, 2019, 09:58:50 am »
For those who haven't seen: the Iona Inn, Derry is once again reserved for WAWA finishers on Sat 4th and Sun 5th. Drop an email or phone Tonya mentioning WAWA to reserve your bed. Last time it was £20 a night if you were happy sharing.
Are you sure about the 4th/5th? Start is on the 25th 9am, you get 9 days + 4 hours if you go for the 220 hour version, meaning you'd have to finish before Friday July 3rd, 13:00 Having full use of the place on the 2nd and 3rd would make more sense to me, am I missing something?

As of five minutes ago I am € 460 poorer  :o

Yes, 7 days gets you back to Thursday 9am. Add two more days that's Saturday 9am. Add 4 hours that's Saturday 1pm.

Balls I got the start time wrong
I was in the pub at the time
But that's no excuse as I don't drink...

Zed43

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #164 on: December 06, 2019, 01:36:17 pm »
You're both right of course. Pesky off-by-one errors ;D

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #165 on: December 06, 2019, 02:05:12 pm »
Looks like we are doing some similar roads on the Pan Celtic Race.   We start 4th July, though, so probably a week to 10 days later.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2019, 03:09:52 pm »
Looks like we are doing some similar roads on the Pan Celtic Race.   We start 4th July, though, so probably a week to 10 days later.

Will you be going south -> north or other way round?

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #167 on: December 06, 2019, 03:15:51 pm »
Think the 184hr deadline is 10pm on the Sat.  So you can finish the 220 hour version, shower and get some rest, then return to peace bridge later to see some of the others come in.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #168 on: December 06, 2019, 03:28:05 pm »
Looks like we are doing some similar roads on the Pan Celtic Race.   We start 4th July, though, so probably a week to 10 days later.

Will you be going south -> north or other way round?

South to North by the looks of it :-

https://www.pancelticrace.com/route/

but not all the way......

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #169 on: December 06, 2019, 03:46:03 pm »
Looks like we are doing some similar roads on the Pan Celtic Race.   We start 4th July, though, so probably a week to 10 days later.

Will you be going south -> north or other way round?

South to North by the looks of it :-

https://www.pancelticrace.com/route/

but not all the way......

Ah, as far up as Dingle but not Slea Head, Conor Pass then east. Roughly the first couple of days of WAWA 220 hour version coastline, minus a few of the headlands we will visit. Hopefully you'll have Healy Pass on your route, lovely alpine like climb.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #170 on: December 08, 2019, 10:11:48 am »
Well I'm in: 220 hour group. Just to make  it  more  fun I'm plannig to ride  my  trike. Additional purchases..
a pair of mudrainguards from Geoff Booker, plus wider rear rims to go up from 28 rear to 35C's all round.
Considering  touring to and from the  event  from Durham -  trains and planes not trike possible.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #171 on: December 08, 2019, 03:05:11 pm »
Looks like we are doing some similar roads on the Pan Celtic Race.   We start 4th July, though, so probably a week to 10 days later.

Will you be going south -> north or other way round?

South to North by the looks of it :-

https://www.pancelticrace.com/route/

but not all the way......

Ah, as far up as Dingle but not Slea Head, Conor Pass then east. Roughly the first couple of days of WAWA 220 hour version coastline, minus a few of the headlands we will visit. Hopefully you'll have Healy Pass on your route, lovely alpine like climb.

Thanks, Phil

I’m a little under researched at the moment so need to do a bit more studying.