Author Topic: Five star Audax hotels  (Read 1557 times)

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Five star Audax hotels
« on: June 09, 2019, 05:46:56 pm »
Passed through Adlestrop today, didn't try it, but it seems a rather smart room...


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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 06:09:28 pm »

Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 06:18:05 pm »
Still think my audax hotel on the Highlands 1000 last year trumps that by a long way.  Heating and lighting plus a door and windows that shut.




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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 07:50:45 pm »

quixoticgeek

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 08:20:56 pm »


Not as impressive as Phil W's hotel, but I stopped off at this one for a 20 minute nap on Thursday.



There were quite a few good quality Audax hotels in the route I took, including one with a thatched roof!

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bludger

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 08:24:40 pm »
Phil I recall seeing yours on a Facebook group a while ago, I was in awe 🤩
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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 09:22:21 pm »
Phil W, is that Crianlarich station? I recognise that push button heater!

Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 09:35:31 pm »

Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 09:47:34 pm »
There was a lovely Audax hotel on the A38 that I used a couple of times.

I would have posted a photo of it, however it was completely demolished by a vehicle that left the road  :o
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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 09:58:18 pm »
Phil W, is that Crianlarich station? I recognise that push button heater!

Yep, I scoped it out on the first night with a quick 1 hour kip then used it again on the third night for a longer sleep. The heater was a bonus though I knew it was an unlocked waiting room and an unmanned station.  You had about a 7 hour window between the last train at night and first train in the morning.   I slept pretty well in there, nice and warm, silent, and the midges couldn't get in.  There were a couple of other unmanned station waiting room options further back up, and not too far off route, if I got the dozies before Crianlarich.

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2019, 08:08:39 pm »


3-star audax hotel at Everingham, given a 5-star rating by the World Bollard Association for having a view of a bollard.
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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2019, 09:37:30 pm »


3-star audax hotel at Everingham, given a 5-star rating by the World Bollard Association for having a view of a bollard.

Is that a home made aero mudguard and what's it made out of?

Kim

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2019, 09:56:15 pm »
Is that a home made aero mudguard and what's it made out of?

Correx, wedged between the SKS and the frame, double-layered (with the grain in opposite directions) at the edge, and secured with cable ties.  Hairodynamics, for the improvement of, but also provides a useful place to attach a race number.

I was deliberately not molishing an aerodynamic tail fairing for racing purposes (if I wanted to be competitive in the part-faired class, I'd have to do it properly), hence the emphasis on durability rather than aero.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2019, 10:02:40 pm »

Why didn't you just use a skirt protector from a city bike?

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Kim

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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2019, 10:08:40 pm »
Why didn't you just use a skirt protector from a city bike?

Didn't enclose enough of the wheel.  Well, it probably would now.   :-[
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Re: Five star Audax hotels
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2019, 04:59:50 pm »
Yeah, that's quite Stroud!
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