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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #200 on: February 05, 2020, 11:10:21 am »
Garages are your secret weapon. A lot of them have a hot deli and seating at the back.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #201 on: February 05, 2020, 11:11:51 am »
Garages are your secret weapon. A lot of them have a hot deli and seating at the back.
I'll need to remember that, attended service too?

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #202 on: February 05, 2020, 11:16:05 am »
But it is not 24hr culture like here. So don’t expect to find much of anything open before 9am.  Take stuff from control for first few hours in morning. Though sounds like you are planning later starts and subsequently later finishes each day.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #203 on: February 05, 2020, 11:21:57 am »
But it is not 24hr culture like here. So don’t expect to find much of anything open before 9am.  Take stuff from control for first few hours in morning. Though sounds like you are planning later starts and subsequently later finishes each day.
I'm thinking on a route of this length and time I'm better sticking closer to my natural day rhythm rather than try and force it off for a week and a half.


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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #204 on: February 08, 2020, 03:11:45 pm »
Eamon looking for volunteers for County Cork, Kerry and Clare locations if anyone is interested in a bit of volunteering maybe combined with a short cycle break on the west coast of Ireland.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #205 on: February 08, 2020, 03:13:45 pm »
But it is not 24hr culture like here. So don’t expect to find much of anything open before 9am.  Take stuff from control for first few hours in morning. Though sounds like you are planning later starts and subsequently later finishes each day.
I'm thinking on a route of this length and time I'm better sticking closer to my natural day rhythm rather than try and force it off for a week and a half.


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I’m normally a night owl but want to see as much in daylight this time round, particularly some of the passes I went over in the dark last time round..
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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #206 on: February 08, 2020, 07:43:33 pm »
My last trip to the west coast of Ireland about 15 years ago involved me largelly thinking "those houses wern't there last time I was here" (and that was probably 6 years before that.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #207 on: February 08, 2020, 07:56:56 pm »
It’s still pretty sparse for the most part .
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #208 on: February 17, 2020, 03:55:27 pm »
would anyone have a note of the itinerary for the 184 hour rides in 2016 by any chance? I see on the faqs the itinerary is to be the same as then.
Also it says we cant cross the Shannon before day 3. Does that mean if we start on 27th, we can cross on 29th but not before? 

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #209 on: February 17, 2020, 04:51:49 pm »
It was 2100km and 175 hours in 2016 , but here’s the itinerary which won’t change much for 2020 and 2200km and 184 hours. Though I think Ballyheigue may be replaced by Tralee and Curran Bothy by Westport, and Lackenhagh by Dunfanaghy.

1. Kinsale -> Kenmare 322km
2. Kenmare -> Ballyheigue 320km
3. Ballyheigue -> Oranmore (You cross Shannon after about 2 hours riding) 265km
4. Oranmore -> Curran Bothy (Just before Achill Island) 300km
5. Curran Bothy -> Ballina 296km
6. Ballina -> Lackenhagh 296km
7. Lackenhagh -> Derry 311km

Yes you’d cross the Shannon about 2 hours into your day 3 riding on the 29th.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #210 on: February 17, 2020, 06:06:01 pm »
That's really helpful thanks. Looks like the controls are the same as the 220 group after Shannon.

Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #211 on: February 17, 2020, 06:38:33 pm »
Kilrush (a little after crossing the Shannon) is a sleep control on the 220 hour version. It’ll be a lunch / food stop on 184 hour. Ballina is a lunch stop on 220 hour and a sleep stop on 184 hour. It makes sense to use the same control points logistically where possible.  220 hour needing to find B&B on at least two days facilitates that. As we approach Donegal the lead 184 riders will begin to overlap the tail end 220 hour riders.

 It’ll be an interesting dot watch for those not riding.
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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #212 on: March 02, 2020, 04:44:35 pm »
Not making it easy for myself, I'm off the bike for a few weeks.
Torn something in my knee.


Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #213 on: March 02, 2020, 05:54:03 pm »
Not making it easy for myself, I'm off the bike for a few weeks.
Torn something in my knee.

Oh dear, not the build up wanted. Did you tear it cycling or during some other activity?
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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #214 on: March 02, 2020, 06:20:32 pm »
Not making it easy for myself, I'm off the bike for a few weeks.
Torn something in my knee.

Oh dear, not the build up wanted. Did you tear it cycling or during some other activity?

Good question, there was no obvious trigger for it.
It just went overnight last Tuesday after I'd prepared and tested the bike for my Wednesday RRTY assault.
I did that in trainers so I wonder if the injury has been waiting to happen and the short spin in the street in trainers has been enough to kick it off.


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Re: Wild Atlantic Way Audax 2020
« Reply #215 on: March 19, 2020, 08:43:36 pm »
Just got Rory's email that WAWA 2020 has been canceled because of the corona situation.

On the one hand I was still hoping that it would go through (end of June, who knows if things develop favourably), on the other I am kinda relieved as I was already lacking on the long rides for preparation, and it's not likely I'll get to that in the next weeks either.

That said, I won't get my money back for the flights to/from Ireland, so if the situation does suitably improve I may come over anyway for a short and gentle tour.

Now scheduled for 2021, but I don't think I want to do both LEL and WAWA in the same year!