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Tomsk

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Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:09:00 pm »
I'll be heading up on Saturday to the Lowestoft Travelodge. Big Saxon is also be staying there - any others in the Far East Saturday evening and fancy meeting up?

There's a 'Harvester' next door, a 'spoons in town by the station and no doubt many lovely hostelries too - any recommendations?

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 07:22:39 pm »
Sorry, I'm driving up in the morning.....
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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 10:49:19 am »
I've finally managed to sign up for one of John's rides! I'm also driving up on Saturday morning for the 100....I'm mostly easing my way back into the longer rides....
Enjoying a quiet year

Tomsk

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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 09:15:51 pm »
I'll be going for 'Full Value' after more than a month of not very much riding at all since PBP. And I will be staying in the Travelodge Sunday night too. Easy life.

With the Autumnals the following week, I hope to be up to scratch for the Winter Series: Btw, I have a new ECE route that shock horror doesn't control at the garage in Sible Hedingham! Sarf Essex: Dunmow-Brentwood-Maldon-Witham/Kelvedon 75km front-loaded this time ...

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 09:48:21 pm »
I’m also driving up in the morning. It’s looking like it could be a damp day...

BFC

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 11:58:57 am »
I've finally managed to sign up for one of John's rides! I'm also driving up on Saturday morning for the 100....I'm mostly easing my way back into the longer rides....

The ride is Sunday morning......

I have entered the 200k, driving up Sunday morning from Witham.

the straggler

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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 08:18:29 pm »
I'm in on the 200km, and opting for the Saturday overnight stop for the first time, hoping to be well rested for the start.
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat'.

Tomsk

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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 08:27:05 am »
I'm in on the 200km, and opting for the Saturday overnight stop for the first time, hoping to be well rested for the start.

I'll give you a bell when I'm at the TL - if the weather is as predicted, I suspect I won't be straying far ... the fleshpots of Lowestoft will have to wait.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 08:34:55 pm »
Coming from further afield after taking my wife to pain clinic in Milton Keynes, yes she is a pain at times.

Probably about 9pm arrival.

Winter boots packed and Altura, we did have floods one year which brought the fairies out in the gravel.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2019, 09:23:54 pm »
Coming from further afield after taking my wife to pain clinic in Milton Keynes, yes she is a pain at times.

Probably about 9pm arrival.

Winter boots packed and Altura, we did have floods one year which brought the fairies out in the gravel.
Ah, you’re doing this. You could pick me up and smuggle me into your hotel, lol.
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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 08:31:16 am »
Winter boots packed and Altura, we did have floods one year which brought the fairies out in the gravel.

Winter Bike with Durano Plusses is coming out to play earlier than usual ... still mild, but wet, so sandals and extra layers [inc. waterproof socks  8)], probably.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 01:56:26 pm »
testing times for my new found Tubeless beliefs! ;D
Enjoying a quiet year

BFC

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 05:12:24 pm »
Has anyone got a gpx file that works?

Tried from Johns e-mail and from AUK website, downloaded into NewFiles on the garmin 1000. Nothing shows in cousres when it starts up.

If I can't sort it I'll be a DNS.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 05:21:00 pm »
PM Sent

Has anyone got a gpx file that works?

Tried from Johns e-mail and from AUK website, downloaded into NewFiles on the garmin 1000. Nothing shows in cousres when it starts up.

If I can't sort it I'll be a DNS.
Proving ambition is undone by ability since 1958...


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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2019, 09:27:42 pm »
Has anyone got a gpx file that works?

Tried from Johns e-mail and from AUK website, downloaded into NewFiles on the garmin 1000. Nothing shows in cousres when it starts up.

If I can't sort it I'll be a DNS.

Try something really weird .. a route sheet !!!
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

the straggler

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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 03:51:40 pm »
Myself and the Big Saxon have now arrived back at HQ to a well deserved warm cuppa.

A thoroughly enjoyable stop at the Coach House to a double helping of bacon and sausage butty each.

We felt it would have been impolite to impede the organiser's beer time for this evening.



'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat'.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 04:15:31 pm »
Myself and the Big Saxon have now arrived back at HQ to a well deserved warm cuppa.

A thoroughly enjoyable stop at the Coach House to a double helping of bacon and sausage butty each.

We felt it would have been impolite to impede the organiser's beer time for this evening.
Good going! I opted for a very wet then dry MK CTC ride instead.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 09:03:08 pm »
I wasn’t really feeling it today and made it as far as Woodbridge before throwing in the towel and jumping on the train back to HQ.

It was good chilling for an hour chatting to John, Big Saxon, the straggler et al before heading home, although discovering that the 100km ride passed the St Peter brewery was a bit of a disappointment  :)

the straggler

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Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 09:55:15 pm »

although discovering that the 100km ride passed the St Peter brewery was a bit of a disappointment  :)

I agree, and that will be a good reason to upgrade to the 100km event instead, for next year.

Good going! I opted for a very wet then dry MK CTC ride instead.

I must be missing out on some gem rides that CTC offer. Suffolk CTC rides during midweek does not work for me, but suppose I could alternate CTC and club rides on Sunday's.
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat'.

Re: Silly Suffolk Audaxes Sunday 13th October 2019
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 10:26:55 pm »
discovering that the 100km ride passed the St Peter brewery was a bit of a disappointment  :)
I remember passing that in the past (not on this event). I particularly like their organic ale which I think I can only buy in my local Waitrose.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!