Author Topic: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400 - Saturday 20th June 2020, 11 am from Darlo  (Read 863 times)

Right, you lot - this is for you. A couple of people commented that roughstuff 100s and 150s weren't worth travelling for, so here's a 400.

https://audaxdarleaux.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/steele-roads-woolly-hills-400/

Entries at: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-589/

I have entries for all my other rides, but weirdly not for this one :)

There'll be a fair amount of looking-after on the route, with an overnight stop and probably a roadside control if there are enough entries, and overall it's worth the trip to Darlo.

bludger

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 11:14:34 pm »
Goodness me.
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 11:51:58 pm »
Well, quite.

Karla

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 11:53:48 pm »
You say I can avoid most of the off-road, but can I use dual carriageways instead?

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 07:47:28 am »
Yeah, when you enter I'll send you the secret all-dual-carriageway route...

bludger

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 10:36:17 am »
fuck it I'm in. As soon as I can find someone to write me a £15 cheque, I haven't owned a chequebook since I was about 14.
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 10:48:50 am »
I'd love to have done this, but unfortunately it clashes with an SBR event
@CorbieLinnRider

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 11:26:42 am »
fuck it I'm in. As soon as I can find someone to write me a £15 cheque, I haven't owned a chequebook since I was about 14.

Ah bugger, I must've forgotten to set up PayPal. Wish you could do it globally!

It should be set up now...

bludger

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 11:52:27 am »
Top banana, I'll register shortly and you can ignore my email about bank cheques 8)

I think this is something I might actually be best off 'training' for!  :o
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2020, 11:55:11 am »
Deano - do you have a link to the RWGPS data? I would like to look at the route in a little more detail before deciding whether to enter; looks like an excellent ride. Thanks.

bludger

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 11:56:25 am »
The RWGPS I've just used to make my decision is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29657320

Really wished I hadn't just looked again...

Think I'll also try and raise money for the London Cycling Campaign too. If nothing else it will spur me on to be as ready for it as possible.
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 01:07:38 pm »
This looks bizarrely tempting. Unfortunately the transport-friendly start time isn't quite transport-friendly enough for me, as the earliest train gets in 15 minutes after it starts. So I'll just have to give it a miss. What a pity.

mattc

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400 - Sat-20-jun:11:00
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 06:47:54 pm »
Hope I haven't broken the self-sufficiency code by posting the date of this .... :-\
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 07:53:39 pm »
You have another entry...

I was vaccillating between this and 600.

Yep, all I need to do not pack on Yad Moss and ride a 300 and a 600 from your series. Out of my mind.

Mike


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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2020, 08:40:01 am »
haha thank ye gods I have retired from this crazy Audax game....... (tempted!)
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Joergen

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2020, 09:04:02 am »
The trouble with retiring is that it's much much harder work to change your mind.
It is my plan to be helper on this, so there will be goodly foodstuffs for you all.

And I may try and ride it the weekend before.
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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2020, 10:46:45 am »
haha thank ye gods I have retired from this crazy Audax game....... (tempted!)

Oh give it up - just enter and make Deano happy

mattc

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Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400 - Sat-20-jun:11:00
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 08:31:34 pm »
I always like to do something long on the Solstice, so this is very tempting!
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 09:07:02 pm »
Looks interesting. I hope you've ridden it on Fixed Deano?

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2020, 09:38:31 pm »
You have another entry...

I was vaccillating between this and 600.

Yep, all I need to do not pack on Yad Moss and ride a 300 and a 600 from your series. Out of my mind.

Mike

Some folk will do owt to save a fiver ;D

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2020, 10:11:45 pm »
Deano - do you have a link to the RWGPS data? I would like to look at the route in a little more detail before deciding whether to enter; looks like an excellent ride. Thanks.

You should have it now (it's a bit buried in the blogpage, but hey, there are plenty of rides where you won't get that much detail).

Re: Steele Roads & Woolly Hills 400
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2020, 10:13:21 pm »
Looks interesting. I hope you've ridden it on Fixed Deano?

Ahahaha.

Some of it, of course. In fact, quite a lot of it, but I have more sense than to try this all at once on fixed. You could be the first, trumpet :)