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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2009, 08:48:57 am »
I see Jedrik features as part of the "equipe des femmes".
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2009, 12:18:27 pm »
Can anyone spot the interloper on the Greek team photo?

http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2009, 12:46:40 pm »
Can anyone spot the interloper on the Greek team photo?

http://pspyrgou.blogspot.com/2009/08/lel-2009.html

A Dutch chap on the 2nd or 3rd photo.

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2009, 08:13:55 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1</a>had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2009, 08:42:10 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1</a>had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #105 on: August 16, 2009, 10:39:13 pm »
This had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2009, 03:05:21 pm »
This had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.
Champion piece of video, not to mention the ride. Odd though - it looked drier than I remember it!

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #107 on: August 17, 2009, 05:30:42 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1</a>had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

But did you ever have 20 hours in hand on any of those rides?!?
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #108 on: August 17, 2009, 06:01:23 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UNuL70xHyH8&rel=1</a>had me on the edge of my seat as I followed the rollercoaster. Will he, won't he?  Pictures, words and music all fit together perfectly.

Bless, I felt this one!  :-*

So did I having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

But did you ever have 20 hours in hand on any of those rides?!?

Of course not!
I doubt if I'd ever arrived at any control more than four hours before close. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #109 on: August 17, 2009, 06:27:15 pm »
having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.

That's my idea of good planning :thumbsup:

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2009, 06:31:55 pm »
having completed many of my brevets with less than half an hour to spare...

. The Great Eastern 1000k took me 74¾ hours out of the 75 allowed.

That's my idea of good planning :thumbsup:

I did consider 'The 99% Club' for those whose successful SR series total times were closest to 100 hours...

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2009, 07:04:56 pm »
I expect my future SR times to be squeekily close to the limits.
Actually I will not be suprised or downhearted if they are out of time.They will all be valuable experience for any necessary action replays.

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2009, 08:26:41 pm »
Already tweeted this a while ago, but finally had time to add some new photos.

London-Edinburgh-London 1400km 26.-31.7.2009 - a set on Flickr

Is there "comprehensive" list of LEL photo galleries available somewhere?

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #113 on: August 23, 2009, 08:40:38 pm »
Is there "comprehensive" list of LEL photo galleries available somewhere?


Mal Volio (who seems to be using his Sunday name) assembled this a few pages back up this thread.

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21964.msg399389#msg399389

I think he's updating it.

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #114 on: September 02, 2009, 07:11:26 pm »
No photos in my (developing) ride report, but I did manage to up some vids of the route from GE using GPS logs:

Start to Thorne: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8mUVFTh9f5g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8mUVFTh9f5g&rel=1</a>
Thorne to Alston: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GMOtYyxo50&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/-GMOtYyxo50&rel=1</a>
Alston to Dalkeith: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2lolklWjyMg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/2lolklWjyMg&rel=1</a>
Dalkeith back to Eskdalemuir: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fTJxq_qSwjo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fTJxq_qSwjo&rel=1</a>

Hope this brings back some happy memories.
I'll put the others on the channel as soon as I'm done writing this thing up. Mate.... we went a looooong way.

Incase you're interested, ride report is over at the other place, starting half way down page 8, here:
Seeya! - arallsopp does the LEL - Cycle Chat

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2009, 07:50:59 pm »
I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #116 on: September 02, 2009, 08:27:57 pm »
I'm glad to have watched it.It keeps the flame of ambition burning bright :)

Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #117 on: September 02, 2009, 09:21:57 pm »
It's like watching a video game

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #118 on: September 03, 2009, 09:02:45 am »
No photos in my (developing) ride report, but I did manage to up some vids of the route from GE using GPS logs:

Start to Thorne: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8mUVFTh9f5g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8mUVFTh9f5g&rel=1</a>
Thorne to Alston: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GMOtYyxo50&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/-GMOtYyxo50&rel=1</a>
Alston to Dalkeith: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2lolklWjyMg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/2lolklWjyMg&rel=1</a>
Dalkeith back to Eskdalemuir: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fTJxq_qSwjo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fTJxq_qSwjo&rel=1</a>

Strewth - that does make it look a long way. Top work! (The only thing missing is an odometer flicking away - it's really hard to spot locations as the labels appear too late in the view).
GE really flattens the landscape out, but it still gives a good feel.

( Let's see, Alston-Dalkeith in 6mins ... 720-541=180k, so 1800kph. Over 1000mph. That seems high ... but the rate seems to vary with terrain/route complexity, so maybe you don't notice you're really flying through the straight/flat bits. )
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #119 on: September 03, 2009, 09:32:40 am »

The only thing missing is an odometer flicking away - it's really hard to spot locations as the labels appear too late in the view.

I did try to add an odometer to the bottom right, but (as you mention) the speed seems to vary throughout the video, which ups the complexity of overlaying the correct numbers considerably. Maybe there's a smarter way of doing it...

Must confess I simply told GE to playback my GPS log as a tour at slow speed, left a screen grabber running at 1fps, shut the screen off and left them to it overnight. I think the annoying bit with the time overlay at the top was caused by an office cleaner nudging my mouse into the top left at some point.

Rendering the video at 24fps (or 30fps for the long legs) is probably what causes some of the variation, so there might be a way around this. Am having to play by youtube's 10 minute duration limit.

I still have +12gb of original frames, at 800x600 res, so can re-render at will if there's a better host / dvd / etc. :)

Let's see, Alston-Dalkeith in 6mins ... 720-541=180k, so 1800kph. Over 1000mph. That seems high...

I will admit that I was marginally slower on some of these legs, but the descent into Dalkeith feels about right :D

I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!
I'd feel pretty discouraged if someone had managed to get up to Dalkeith and back, grab the frames, render and upload it before I even set off too :)

Of course, this may have just been possible given I was delayed at the start, set off late, then spent about 9 miles walking on the first leg. That'll teach me not to prep properly... :D 
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #120 on: September 03, 2009, 10:03:38 am »
Good work arallsopp.

I'm quite glad I didn't see that before the ride - it would have put me off!

I did see it all before hand, only served to whet my appetite more.

The only bit I wasn't looking forward to was the drag up from Dalkeith up the A7 but that didn't see too bad at all when it came round to it.
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #121 on: September 03, 2009, 10:06:37 am »
I think that was the first time I saw you on the route, no?
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #122 on: September 03, 2009, 12:21:30 pm »
The only bit I wasn't looking forward to was the drag up from Dalkeith up the A7 but that didn't see too bad at all when it came round to it.
It seemed fine on the day, but in that video it looks bloody awful! Perhaps being well rested helps ..
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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2009, 01:33:23 pm »
I think it's all part of the mind games for me. Driving through Wales recently, I was shocked at the height and length of some of the climbs - ones that I'd not really though about on the ride itself, but had I done the drive beforehand I'd have been tempted to chicken out.
I know I can ride long distances, and climb hills, but the scale of it still worries me when it's shoved in my face.
Think of the 50km to the next control - that's me.

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Re: LEL Photos
« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2009, 01:40:36 pm »
Hilly routes always seem much tougher in the car then they do on the bike. Its the 'roller coaster' effect.