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AndyH

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2010, 01:29:21 pm »
I'm looking forwards to this one, it'll be good to see Rich & Phil again after our 600 in September, and meet some new faces. I might even tell some of them my real name, as long as they don't ask for socks  ;)

No routesheet yet, paypal seemed to work OK. Do the emails go to the primary email address on the paypal account or our AUK registered email address ? (if the former then my wife will have got it).

Jaded

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2010, 01:46:51 pm »
Fear not, I will bring my own spare socks, in case everyone tells me their names.
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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2010, 02:07:26 pm »
No routesheet yet, paypal seemed to work OK. Do the emails go to the primary email address on the paypal account or our AUK registered email address ? (if the former then my wife will have got it).
Often there were two email addresses, so I could have used the "wrong" one.  Happened to Manotea.  My list is at home, and I'm not, but I'll check your entry later and re-send if necessary.

Perhaps MrsH would like to ride it too?

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2010, 02:16:18 pm »

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2010, 02:23:39 pm »

fungus

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2010, 04:50:46 pm »
I don't recall it being particuarly hard, 1943 metres of ascent in 214k says it all really, so pluck up some courage & paypal away  ;)
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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2010, 07:56:18 pm »
Beyond Hard

It's not that hard really is it. (Or maybe that's on fixed).

I always find the leg to Chipping a bit of a slog and always forget to tell myself that its because its slightly uphill for miles leading there. It might also be because the  Waterperry control felt too early in the ride to warrant stopping for proper refuelling so I'm hoping the revamped ride will help with this (ie I'll stop and eat)

See you all there.

And I'm already looking forward to Mrs D's pearl barley soup.







Tim Hall

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2010, 08:06:08 pm »
Beyond Hard

Cheers Manotea  ;D
Sarge, I did this, ooh, a few years ago.  The same day as the Ufton Nevert train crash (googles: 2004). Martin M dragged me round, and was good enough to ride with me all the way. I did give him a left there mind you. Anyway, if I can do it, it'll be fine for you I reckon.


Phil, are entries still open?  I may have to open negotiations with Mrs. Hall.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2010, 09:13:20 pm »
Have just done an online entry so hopefully another is added to the growing list of participants (is that what someone who does an audax is called - I can think of other appropriate words??  ;D)

I am planning on doing this on my fixed with a 72" gear. I hope that is about right as reading the thread there are similarities with The Willy Warmer which I comfortably managed (although I was a lot fitter then..)

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2010, 09:17:04 pm »
Route sheet in in-box  :thumbsup:

I'm going to try this one paper-free again a la Anfractuous  :facepalm:

is the actual route the same as 2009? I can use last year's gpx. Hoping AJB has got his bike fixed  :thumbsup:

AndyH

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2010, 09:32:16 pm »
I'm going to try this one paper-free again a la Anfractuous  :facepalm:

is the actual route the same as 2009? I can use last year's gpx.

+1, managed postie's ride last sunday without looking at the routesheet. Does anyone have a gpx ?

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2010, 09:34:39 pm »
I'm going to try this one paper-free again a la Anfractuous  :facepalm:

is the actual route the same as 2009? I can use last year's gpx.

+1, managed postie's ride last sunday without looking at the routesheet. Does anyone have a gpx ?

as long as it's last year's

fboab

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2010, 10:58:14 pm »
I'm already looking forward to Mrs D's pearl barley soup.
O very yes.
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Jaded

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2010, 12:47:50 am »
I'm going to try this one paper-free again a la Anfractuous  :facepalm:

is the actual route the same as 2009? I can use last year's gpx.

+1, managed postie's ride last sunday without looking at the routesheet. Does anyone have a gpx ?

I'll be making one next week, whilst I am on hols. Happy to share with riders if phil is ok with that
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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2010, 06:48:00 am »
To answer a few recent questions

Yes, entries still open, and will be right up to the day.  But in the last week I would appreciate an email to let me know you are coming.

The route is (almost) exactly the same as previous years with the start moved back along the route.  One very minor change after Rotherfield Greys due to the removal of a marker at an "easy to miss" junction, so you take the next turning instead.  Two sides of a not-very-big triangle instead of one.

While I will not be providing a gpx file, there is no reason for riders not to share such things between themselves.

Entries flowing well.  I will deal with the next batch tomorrow evening.

Plodder

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2010, 10:36:26 am »
+1, managed postie's ride last sunday without looking at the routesheet. Does anyone have a gpx ?

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2010, 01:15:42 pm »
I'm already looking forward to Mrs D's pearl barley soup.
O very yes.
It was actually leek soup, bulked out with some pearl barley.  There will be similar (not necessarily the same) this year, together with a pasta dish, and the usual beans etc.  All vegetarian.  And Mrs D has made the bread pudding.  Almost makes me wish I liked bread pudding!

LEE

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2010, 01:24:30 pm »
I'm already looking forward to Mrs D's pearl barley soup.
O very yes.
It was actually leak soup, bulked out with some pearl barley.  There will be similar (not necessarily the same) this year, together with a pasta dish, and the usual beans etc.  All vegetarian.  And Mrs D has made the bread pudding.  Almost makes me wish I liked bread pudding!

What did it leak from?

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2010, 01:28:35 pm »
Oops!

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2010, 07:51:33 pm »
Pondering this one. What's the general hardness rating?

Not to bad  If I can get round then almost all can :)

It is a fantastic ride, to kick off the new year,  and you get fireworks to light the way home.   :thumbsup:

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2010, 08:09:14 pm »
Is there a gpx from last year that I can non-committally peruse?

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2010, 10:05:05 pm »
I see from the elevation profile that there is a sizeable lump that occurs mostly after the 200 km mark. Cruel.

That's Quiet Lane*; you do that just after the start this year as the event starts in Cholsey  :)

* it's not really called Quiet Lane that's the only sign I remember on that section

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2010, 10:06:28 pm »
The lump at the end will be at the start of the ride this time as the start point has moved back a bit. The last leg should be quite gentle.

Tim Hall

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Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2010, 03:27:43 pm »
Negotiations have been succesful!

I seem to have entered using this new fangled PayPal malarky.

This is my first Audax for ages and ages.  I hope I've done the right thing.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Upper Thames 6th Nov 2010
« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2010, 04:37:50 pm »
I see from the elevation profile that there is a sizeable lump that occurs mostly after the 200 km mark. Cruel.

That's Quiet Lane*; you do that just after the start this year as the event starts in Cholsey  :)

I see I didn't delete that post quickly enough  :)

Just looking at The Bloody Trains from London. How long does it take to get from the station to the start via the sprawling metropolis of Cholsey? There's a train that gets there at 0714.