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Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:21:01 pm »
The return re-imagining (I think that's the correct term) of a classic. I always loved Joe's rides.

https://audaxdarleaux.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/durham-northumberland-200-redux/

I found an old thread about one of the original rides too: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37482.0

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 12:14:53 am »
Stop it!  Every time you post a new ride you send me into a bout of soul searching over why I moved away  :facepalm:

Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:18:18 am »
Enjoyed reading that blog Deano and the pics are inspiring too. Will get it on the calendar

Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 03:09:21 pm »
Stop it!  Every time you post a new ride you send me into a bout of soul searching over why I moved away  :facepalm:

Deano puts on an SR series, and bunbury flees south!

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 05:30:39 pm »
Joe's original route was very 'scenic' (hilly).  I managed to complete the ride three times between 2006 and 2009, started the 2010 ride but didn't get far because of illness.  At the time there weren't that many events locally, we have more choice now thanks to the efforts of a few local organisers.

I saw Joe a few months back while out on the bike, he was still looking in good nick.

Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 08:38:03 pm »
Excellent, Dave, you can do the compare-n-contrast.

I still get updates about Joe from my spies. He's taken up running!

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 09:24:08 pm »
Durham & Northumberland are the two best counties in England to ride a bike in.
Aye.
It's just a shame they're so blummin far from where I have to live.

Well that was a long time ago..

I'm planning to enter. But it's 11 weeks away yet.
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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 08:48:06 pm »
I'm assuming this one's cancelled too, Dean?
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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 08:54:31 pm »
Yeah, sorry boab.

I've cancelled, let the riders know and refunded everyone. Same for the Second Class Return to Scarborough, and probably my June events as well.

I loved the route and I'll probably try to run it in 2021.

fboab

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 09:00:14 pm »
By 2021 I'll be thin enough to do it justice- though there'll be no new squares on it by then  ;D
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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 09:20:50 pm »
Really gutted for you, Dean. You had a full on year of Northern events planned. Another time, I guess.

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 09:43:24 pm »
+1

Dean you've put a lot of effort in. It's appreciated.
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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 09:51:51 pm »
I blame bunbury. Nothing good can come of Yorkshiremen migrating south.

Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed, but cancelling everything has kept me busy, and so far all feedback from riders and halls has been very supportive.

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Re: Durham & Northumberland 200 redux - 04/04/20 from Darlo
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 10:28:33 pm »
Yeah, it's probably my fault - though I'm actually an offcumden as I spent my first year of life in Lincolnshire.  Anyway, I'll look forward to riding your rescheduled events whenever they are, as they looked excellent and most of my plans for this year have already been cancelled, with the last one teetering precariously on the brink.