Author Topic: LEL Photos  (Read 68122 times)

Datameister

  • EU Cake Mountain
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #125 on: September 03, 2009, 07:19:51 pm »
Hilly routes always seem much tougher in the car then they do on the bike. Its the 'roller coaster' effect.

Agree entirely. I did last years Etape and nearly had a laundry problem at the top of the Tourmalet looking over the edge when I'd parked the car. On the day, atop a bike, no problem.

Earlier we drove up a hill that lasted forever prior to the first Cat 3 climb of the day. Imagine our surprise when we found the following day that someone had stolen it overnight.


arallsopp

  • Beansontoast
    • Barring Mechanicals Blog
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2009, 01:00:32 am »
Hey! That's me on the recumbent :)

Excellent. Thanks!
Love words, hate lulu? Buy "Barring Mechanicals" on Amazon UK or US

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #128 on: March 20, 2012, 09:10:45 pm »
Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.

Bianchi Boy

  • Cycling is my doctor
  • Is it possible for a ride to be too long?
    • Reading Cycling Club
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2012, 03:02:37 pm »
Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.
I rode with a Canadian called Ken Bonner who had a reflective triangle on the back of his bike. He also had mud guards and a handlebar mirror.

Possibly him?
Set a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #130 on: March 21, 2012, 03:08:17 pm »
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.

 :o

I wonder if it has a different usage in the States?
Has never ridden RAAM
---------
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

Bianchi Boy

  • Cycling is my doctor
  • Is it possible for a ride to be too long?
    • Reading Cycling Club
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #131 on: March 21, 2012, 03:18:51 pm »
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.

 :o

I wonder if it has a different usage in the States?
Top pedantry  :thumbsup:
Set a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #132 on: March 21, 2012, 03:25:55 pm »
Top pedantry  :thumbsup:
I do my best!

I saw a lot on PBP - you could be pretty sure a USAnian was ahead when you spotted one.
Has never ridden RAAM
---------
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: LEL Photos
« Reply #133 on: March 21, 2012, 03:59:44 pm »
Posted by: London Edinburgh London
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:45 PM » Insert Quote

Does anyone know who this photo belongs to?

http://flic.kr/p/bEE6fK

Its an American rider, possibly on Yad Moss?

It would be really handy to know, as we'd like to use it on the new LEL website.

Try sending the above request to: randon@googlegroups.com

A lot of American riders use it.

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #134 on: March 21, 2012, 05:08:49 pm »
Cheers!

I found the photographer, and got permission.

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #135 on: March 21, 2012, 05:10:55 pm »
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2012, 05:23:47 pm »
I have to post this, because I read it for the first time only this morning:
You must not, for instance, show a red light at the front, or a white light to the rear, or fit triangular-shaped rear reflectors on anything other than trailer.

- From CTC lighting regs page.


Coincidentally this was discussed en velo this morning & drawn specifically to my attention;probably because I have a large red reflective triangle on the rear mudflap of the Longstaff.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2012, 05:24:47 pm »
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.

you have Pm

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #138 on: March 22, 2012, 09:41:24 am »
BTW, if anyone fancies it, it would be really handy having a couple of people try out the draft LEL website to see if it makes sense.

Drop me a line if you've 15 minutes to spare.

you have Pm

And one from me

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #139 on: May 01, 2012, 07:09:10 pm »
The new website is almost ready to launch.

It's a bit late for major amends now, but it would be useful to get feedback and help spot snags.

Here's the link:

http://lel.angelo.inventpartners.com

It'll be launched properly (on our domain) in the next few days, hopefully.

Charlie Boy

  • Dreams in kilometers
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #140 on: May 01, 2012, 08:08:02 pm »
Great website. Got me all excited!

Only one very minor glitch:

Directions from London railway stations

All international train services arrive at London St Pancras. Click here for a GPS tracklog and routesheet from St Pancras to Loughton.


There's no link to a tracklog.
Mojo is being awakened.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #141 on: May 01, 2012, 08:25:17 pm »
Wow, what an improvement on last time.  It almost makes me want to cancel my offer of volunteering and ride the thing again!  Well done to all involved. 

One suggestion - which will need the help of forumites, I suspect, would be a link to blogs about previous rides. 
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #142 on: May 01, 2012, 08:36:58 pm »
This is all good - please keep it coming.

Once this stage is finished, we'll start work on translations in French, Italian and German.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #143 on: May 01, 2012, 08:44:12 pm »
I volunteered in 2009:in truth not fully appreciating what LEL was all about.
I did it 'cause some of my friends & their friends were riding & it seemed appropriate to support them.

I'm hoping to ride in 2013

As you say the website is inspirational

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #144 on: May 01, 2012, 10:40:47 pm »
Nicely done.
Spotted one typo in the FAQ: "If you are late at a control, but you think you can still finish in time, then please make every effort to continue. We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."

chance?


Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #145 on: May 01, 2012, 10:49:54 pm »
Looking good!

The website for the Edinburgh control wraps correctly in Firefox, but just continues off the screen in Chrome

http://lel.angelo.inventpartners.com/controls

Not a big deal.

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #146 on: May 01, 2012, 10:52:28 pm »
Ah sorry, I never got back to you on this did I?  The website looks great.

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #147 on: May 01, 2012, 11:03:01 pm »
On the Event Info, the final question readss "We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable change of finishing in time."

London Edinburgh London

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #148 on: May 02, 2012, 08:21:19 am »
Thanks for these. With any luck, it looks like we might launch today. :-)

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #149 on: May 02, 2012, 08:53:36 am »
Controls information details page:  Will you add opening/closing times when the route is finalised ? 
In text link on controls page to "Central London Prologue"  might be better linking to the Info page.

This stuff on the info page (under what facilities are are at each control)
Quote
However, not all controls will have all these facilities. These controls will not offer all facilities:
    Kirton - no showers
    Traquair - very limited hot food, very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
    Eskdalemuir - very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
    Brampton - no showers
    Great Easton - very limited hot food, very limited sleeping facilities, no showers
Note that Traquair is not a mandatory control.

should also be listed under the individual control pages.

Shame about the lack of showers at Brampton.... that's thrown my "cunning plan" into complete disarray.