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The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:23:17 pm »


Will you bite off more than you can chew?

512km, 21:00 start, 8.25AAA, 35h50, no sleep provisions!

Legend has it the Giant Bica lost his tooth on Llangrannog beach whilst eating berries from the cliff. The solitary rock is known as Carreg Bica, or Giant's Tooth.

With a late start cruise to Sennybridge along the Usk Valley through the night before into the hills at Trecastle. Then the Towy Valley passing through Carmarthen. Now let the hills begin proper like as you head to Fishguard, a former GWR port with their steam ships serving Ireland, then skim along the coast. Inland again to Tregaron and the infamous mountain road with its iconic phone & letterbox. Descending the Devil's Staircase can be just as daunting as climbing it! Then across Sennybridge Ranges via Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes stopping in Sennybridge this time. Buckle up for The Devil's Elbow then you are into The Valleys, hopping across for the final leg home through Caerleon.

Dinner included before setting off. Two 24hr establishments on way out. Red Lion @ Sennybridge will be serving food late. Two 24hr establishments between there and finish. No sleep provisions en route. I aim to ride as well so a 'postal finish' - receipt from ATM then pop it through my door round the corner; if I'm back come on in. Any luggage left at start can be collect from mine Sunday morning.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-513/



Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 08:41:06 pm »
Jeez Will you make them tough and this is as tough as it can be, of course I will have a little think about it !!

Basil

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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 08:46:18 pm »
The sea food chowder in the beach cafe at Llangrannog is not to missed.  :P
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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 08:54:21 am »
The sea food chowder in the beach cafe at Llangrannog is not to missed.  :P

Beer in the Pentre with sea views more my flavour!

I'm away now till late August. PC will be off. Any entries won't get the usual auto response confirmation so consider the paypal receipt as that. Notes, files etc will be with you in the week before the event.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-513/

Have a great summer all doing what you do; good luck on PBP, TCR etc etc

DaT

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 12:15:58 pm »
All booked in for this. Think it will be my most challenging ride all year.

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 08:35:58 pm »
Am booked into this too.
I think it will be my most challenging ride ever.
I might take a bivvy in case a DNF happens.
Any advice?
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

DaT

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 08:58:07 pm »
Am booked into this too.
I think it will be my most challenging ride ever.
I might take a bivvy in case a DNF happens.
Any advice?
Did you buy a fixed gear in the end for Audaxing? Should be a fun ride on fixed.

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 02:07:06 pm »
Hahaha DaT - I'm sure it would be an awesome ride on a fixed.
Haven't gotten a fixed as yet, it's still in my headspace though.
I dunno why anybody's doing this!