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DanialW

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1050 on: July 25, 2010, 02:00:10 pm »
:-)

I'm afraid I'm back home.

iddu

  • Are we there yet?
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1051 on: July 25, 2010, 02:37:37 pm »
>back home
Splitter ;-)
Stonecroft. BEER. Now! :thumbsup:
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

DanialW

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1052 on: July 25, 2010, 02:48:06 pm »
Had to be done, alas!

It's such a shame, because I'd love to see them all at the finish.

I hope you'll keep us all posted with any news.

iddu

  • Are we there yet?
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1053 on: July 25, 2010, 03:08:44 pm »
No me; 200 home tommorrow, but there'll be lotsa joy'n'sob stories :-)
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1054 on: July 25, 2010, 04:02:35 pm »
Just back from (attempting) the 24 TT.
Unfortunately failed to complete the full 24 hours due to after affects of the MC.
I'm not sure doing a hilly (nay mountainous) 1000km ride is necesarily a good 'warm up' for the 24hr.
Maybe next time (?) I should do them the other way round i.e use the 24 hr as a warm up for the MC.
However I can put on record that I am prouder to have completed the Mille Cymru than worrying about having to 'pack' on the 24hr TT so congratulations to all that finish this epic ride and commiserations to those that had to give up ( for whatever reason)
I know how disappointed you are probably feeling at the moment.
All you need to do is persuade John to run it again so you can beat the dragon  :thumbsup:

Also a huge thank you to John and Linda for all the time & effort that putting this ride together must have taken
Chapeau ;D

   

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1055 on: July 25, 2010, 04:16:07 pm »
At Aberystywth with Malvolio, who has just pointed out another rider who has all his pubes poking out of the top of his shorts

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1056 on: July 25, 2010, 04:57:07 pm »
 :sick:

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1057 on: July 25, 2010, 05:40:25 pm »
At Aberystywth with Malvolio, who has just pointed out another rider who has all his pubes poking out of the top of his shorts

Reminding you of PBP then?   ;D :D

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1058 on: July 25, 2010, 05:43:04 pm »
Job done in Aber. All 53 runners still in it at this stage. Bon route all...
'Accumulating kilometres in the roughest road conditions'...

thing1

  • aka Joth
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Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1059 on: July 25, 2010, 06:32:31 pm »
Sat on a train heading back to shrewsbury from llanwrtyd, to get car and head back to llanwrtyd to collect the tandem.
Feeling a bit disappointed after our first ever DNF.  On the plus side, we definitely had broken the back of day 2 and felt sure we'd be able to make a good attempt at day 3 when disaster struck, but in some ways that just adds to the frustration!
I have no idea what Hummers did, but he must be to blame ;). After sharing lunch at St Davids with him & postie around 3pm he caught us just before fishguard. We had a chat then as he moved past us to go up the road I noticed a strange taste in my mouth. Moments later i was literally spitting blood. We stopped and it cleared up, so pressed on but 20 mins later it returned as a heavier nose bleed. We waited by the road for over an hour then gingerly continued to cillgaren. It seemed stable so after another 40 mins break we pushed on, but 10 km up the road it erupted into a uninterrupted stream of the red stuff going down the throat and out the nose. By this point we'd lost over three hours, and with each episode getting worse and darkness falling we decided it was game over.
We'll have to be back one day, to earn the right to these jerseys. If I'm 10% less fit but have 90% less of a cold, I think we'll be in with a great chance of completing!

Many thanks to everyone who offered their help, to all the assistants, and to John for creating this beast. And best of luck to everyone still on the road - maybe see some of you shortly!
  

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1060 on: July 25, 2010, 07:25:57 pm »
Just arrived at the finish to help out - U.N.Dulates has just arrived..  Peter's here looking stupidly fresh and we're expecting the next bunch about 8-9pm!

JohnHamilton

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1061 on: July 25, 2010, 08:09:34 pm »
Just back at Upton Magna for the finish. For the records, 73 started, currently down to 53 survivors. Peter finished at 13:55 :o

Plenty of updates and photos on the blog http://mc1k.blogspot.com/

L Hedley

  • "Bring it on"
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1062 on: July 25, 2010, 08:16:21 pm »
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Feeling a bit disappointed after our first ever DNF.  On the plus side, we definitely had broken the back of day 2 and felt sure we'd be able to make a good attempt at day 3 when disaster struck, but in some ways that just adds to the frustration!

 

It's the taking part in the first place that really counts, well done for getting as far as you did and hope you are now on the mend.
Not just a cyclist's wife!

iddu

  • Are we there yet?
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1063 on: July 26, 2010, 12:57:49 am »
Whee - 53 in, 53  out :thumbsup:
Goodnight from Llanwrtyd Wells.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

JohnHamilton

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1064 on: July 26, 2010, 01:10:10 am »
Postie just back at the finish. 13 in so far. Going to be a long night.

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1065 on: July 26, 2010, 02:22:34 am »
14 now - Hummers is here!  :thumbsup:

Hummers

  • It is all about the taste.
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1066 on: July 26, 2010, 03:16:34 am »
A superb 3 days of cycling and we were ver ver lucky with the weather.

Thanks to John and the crew for all the hard work and support.

Today's 230k loop was the best IMHO and I was fortunate to be able to enjoy every minute of it as all the fast stuff was taken care of on day 1  and 2.

Commiserations to all those who packed.

Time for sleeps and to listen to the rain on the flysheet.

H

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1067 on: July 26, 2010, 07:18:20 am »
Back, after a long night and two sleeps en route. That was a tough three days, but summat else. Phew.   :o

John a bit worried that only 17 in with 2 hours to go.

JohnHamilton

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1068 on: July 26, 2010, 07:22:40 am »
Starting to roll in now.  Obviously been kicked out of Llanbadarn Fynydd. PaulD and Toby just arrived.

αdαmsκι

  • @Dr_AAY
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Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1069 on: July 26, 2010, 09:15:07 am »
Back, after a long night and two sleeps en route. That was a tough three days, but summat else. Phew.   :o

14 now - Hummers is here!  :thumbsup:

PaulD and Toby just arrived.

:thumbsup: Well done, all.
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Fidgetbuzz

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Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1070 on: July 26, 2010, 09:35:41 am »
tweet says 53 finishers
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

iakobski

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1071 on: July 26, 2010, 10:04:25 am »
tweet says 53 finishers

That's impressive.

Well done everyone who finished  :thumbsup:

Commiserations to those who didn't.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1072 on: July 26, 2010, 10:09:06 am »
Well done everyone who finished, and commiserations to those who didn't. I've enjoyed following your progress. Sounds like a true epic.

d.

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1073 on: July 26, 2010, 10:38:34 am »
The one person who deserves a medal is UNdulates. I think everyone was too knackered this morning to adequately express their gratitude. It was a masterpiece of route planning and organisation. I can't think of anything that I would have included that wasn't there.  The helpers were superb, and the catering spot on.  Really nice to see cheery familiar faces, such as Phil d, tewdric and Ludwig. Great to meet jogler and basil.  Ludwig's pub control was hilarious.

Re: Mille Cymru - Welsh 1000 - 23-26/07/2010
« Reply #1074 on: July 26, 2010, 10:43:57 am »
Well done all.  Glad my emergency wheel repair held up too!
'Accumulating kilometres in the roughest road conditions'...