Author Topic: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020  (Read 1005 times)

Wowbagger

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Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:33 pm »
The early July ones are the best.

Who knows? If I can lose another 3 or 4 stones and buy a lightweight road bike, I might try racing Rogerzilla to breakfast!  ;D

Or I might just quietly retire: this year's was my 10th since breaking my duck in 2008.
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bludger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 06:52:29 pm »
I will definitely do the 2020 one. And the return leg! Unless it's wet out.
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Kim

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 07:36:47 pm »
Fuck the Dunwich Dynamo.

(Attitude may have improved by next year, so hopefully this post will serve as a reminder.)
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 07:44:10 pm »
Fuck the Dunwich Dynamo.

(Attitude may have improved by next year, so hopefully this post will serve as a reminder.)
That's the spirit!  :thumbsup:

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 09:52:36 am »
Is 4/5 July confirmed, or proposed? I'm sure I sure a later date suggested somewhere. Never done the DD, so would be keen to see what all the fun/fuss is about.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 10:11:41 am »
July 2020's full moon is on 5th. That's the Sunday. On the basis that the DD is always run on the Saturday/Sunday nearest to the full moon, then that's the date. If it's a clear night, it will be magnificent.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 10:25:13 am »
Hummmm....its about time I joined "Team Slow" and did this.  ;D


The only problem is is that I have never done an overnight ride, am rubbish after midnight and have never cycled more than 75 miles in one go and that was in 1984!  :facepalm:

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Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 02:55:39 pm »
You are clearly a prime candidate then!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 05:41:32 pm »
Is 4/5 July confirmed, or proposed? I'm sure I sure a later date suggested somewhere. Never done the DD, so would be keen to see what all the fun/fuss is about.
https://www.londonschoolofcycling.co.uk/content.php?id=18  says so:
Dunwich Dynamo XXIIX
4 - 5 July 2020

I have fullest confidence in the arabic numerals on that page.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 06:00:31 pm »
Is 4/5 July confirmed, or proposed? I'm sure I sure a later date suggested somewhere. Never done the DD, so would be keen to see what all the fun/fuss is about.
https://www.londonschoolofcycling.co.uk/content.php?id=18  says so:
Dunwich Dynamo XXIIX
4 - 5 July 2020

I have fullest confidence in the arabic numerals on that page.
The Roman ones, not so much....

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 08:04:15 am »
You are clearly a prime candidate then!

Hummmm.... is it acceptable to ride as far as Sudbury, have four hours sleep and do the rest in the morning after several nice cups of tea?  ;D

Well its in my diary so I'll have to think about it now....*


*It will be interesting cycling along Lea Bridge Road as that used to be my route into the City when I cycle to work in the early 1980's. I don't suppose it's changed much....
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Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 10:19:35 am »
The Lea Bridge Road now has a segregated cycle lane almost entirely along the northern side. It is still being constructed in places and has the added excitement of left-turning vehicles taking you out at junctions, but it is there.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 08:17:00 am »
I'm probably up for it. Not quite sated with the Dun Run yet.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 06:43:36 pm »
I'm up for it.  It was a blast this year, although I was expecting it to be really hard after 7 years away.  That cycle path really sucks, though, and just gives motons an excuse to push you off the road.  It'll be nicely glassed by next year.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 4th/5th July 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 09:14:44 pm »
I'm hoping to do this on some kind of tandem - we'll see!