Author Topic: Grimpeurs du Sud  (Read 132483 times)

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #850 on: June 21, 2018, 06:01:34 pm »
New perm details for Meridian Hills

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MM04/

and Around Weald Expedition

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JJ02/

I notified Billy a couple of days ago that I'll be riding Monday. Is it yourself I semd receipts too, or Billy still?

Cheers, James

me thanks. I've modified the Meridian route sheet a bit to avoid the actual Devils Dyke road in favour of Saddlescombe and also go via Withyham and Hurstpierpoint * as well as Star Hill (optional) at the top end , updated gpx to follow

(* and Newtimber if you don't mind 100m of fairly muddy bridleway; not too bad in summer)

Excellent. I shall have a peruse later on this evening.

Are we still able to ride either direction?
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #851 on: June 21, 2018, 11:26:40 pm »
Are we still able to ride either direction?

yes of course; If Hubbards (Crowborough) Toys and Barsted that way round float your  boat. Did it once never again!

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #852 on: June 22, 2018, 11:39:20 am »
Are we still able to ride either direction?

yes of course; If Hubbards (Crowborough) Toys and Barsted that way round float your  boat. Did it once never again!

I've done it once too and the "wrong" way round definitely felt like the harder way round. I put it down to an off day and a bad wind though.

We'll find out on Monday......maybe.
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #853 on: June 27, 2018, 10:12:14 pm »
there's another rare calendar version of AAA Milne next month, same price as the perm with a hot dog thrown in (and maybe an ice cream  :P)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-211/
In. Done this ride as the perm, it's really good, nice quiet lanes, good views etc. Can't believe there's a hot dog included in what must be the cheapest audax I ever entered since El Supremo and his Tea Bag Special at £1.
More power to your elbow, Martin. (From the other Martin)

AAA Milne entries healthy and they may close early. Not sure what the form is with this as it's still slated to close the night before.

The first riders thru Pooh car park will get the super jumbo rather than the normal jumbo hot dogs; they appear to have been discontinued so there are only 16 left in Ye Shedde

and Soleros (or the Tesco version|) too ;P

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #854 on: June 28, 2018, 11:01:52 pm »
I’m looking forward to the AAA Milne, it’s been far too long since I’ve done one of your rides (or indeed any Audax).

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #855 on: July 08, 2018, 04:11:08 pm »
A good turnout for AAA Milne yesterday; thanks to everyone for supporting and even travelling some distance to the event. Pooh's balloon in the car park spontaneously exploded but Pooh himself found a good home with some of the global travellers to this lovely spot (note to self, do a recce of the route to the Pooh sticks bridge and other related places next time so I can provide tourist info)

https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2017/03/28/find-winnie-pooh-ashdown-forest/

A good atmosphere at the finish, thanks for your patience (mainly in getting served at the bar due to another minority sporting event!)

chapeau to the rider who ECE'd to 300 :-O

Huff n Puff

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #856 on: July 09, 2018, 01:57:16 pm »


chapeau to the rider who ECE'd to 300 :-O

Everything was fine up to about 230km then the afternoon heat really started to affect me! Lost count of how many times I stopped to buy more water in the 30 degrees heat....just poured some of it over my head to try and cool down. Disappointed that there was more traffic on the road on the way back to London than anticipated.....it seems that the whole nation isn't actually watching Southgate's Soccer Stars after all!

Great event, and really enjoyed it again!

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #857 on: Yesterday at 04:37:31 pm »
I'm what you might call "Grimpeur-curious" and, if the new cassette turns up in time, intend to have a crack at the AAA Milne as a DIY in September. I may even try it with the gearing as is. It has got me up Duncton, the north side, with a gear to spare after 80km and Ditchling too, in recent weeks, but the idea of trying 100km in the Surrey Hills, local to me on 36 x 28 makes my knees knock.

You may find my corpse by the side of a hillside road as a result but all good practise for next season I reckon.

But can someone give me a summary of what the "Grimpeurs du Sud is about"? Googling seems to lead to various dead-ends.


Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #858 on: Yesterday at 07:44:28 pm »
But can someone give me a summary of what the "Grimpeurs du Sud is about"? Googling seems to lead to various dead-ends.

This'll help, all you ever wanted to know: https://sites.google.com/site/grimpeursdusud/

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #859 on: Yesterday at 10:24:27 pm »
No need to DIY AAA Milne and please don't it's available as a proper perm all year round. Details in psyclist's link  :)
And a lot more challenging at times, like when the Ouse is in flood and you have to use the walkways or even a tree trunk I kid you not