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Windrush winter warmer?
« on: January 30, 2016, 08:45:27 pm »
Anyone riding tomorrow?

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 08:55:16 pm »
Yea I am  :thumbsup:
Eddington Number 75

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 10:14:24 pm »
Me too. I'm on the Warm Down.  :thumbsup:

iddu

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Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 11:14:55 pm »
ECE'ing WWWD, so put the kettle on...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 11:35:56 pm »
Did some of the route i.e. Burford - Little Barrington when out with mrs ao today (Sat.).  Just a couple of minor flooded sections of road between Burford and Little Barrington.  Not deep, or too long, but I guess watch out for potholes - we didn't 'find' any.



see pic of other section 
here https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg1983075#msg1983075 
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 06:37:58 am »
Thanks Andy. Looks like the puddles might enlarge today.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 04:27:58 pm »
Well, I shaved off a corner and turned the 150 into 115. Just as well, I feel pretty tired. The weather didn't show off this lovely route to its best but was still got to get out and put some miles in, albeit slowly. My audax mojo is well and truly gone, so We'll have to see how things go this year.

Had a few chats on the way, discussed Drew Bucks forthcoming Asian cycle tour with him and met the very affable organiser of the Nutty Nuns and Merry Monks, Mark.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 05:13:48 pm »
I want it known I hate that cliimb out of the first control  :P

I managed to have a mechanical where my lower jockey wheel picked up something and seized just after the first control so I spent a few minutes fishing out what looked like fibres from a rope or something which did free it up for the hill from hell although it had an annoying squeal which stopped after control #2 and never did it again.

flaatuus you missed the worst bit with the wind from Stanton Harcourt to the finish 45km with a strong headwind wasn't nice.
Eddington Number 75

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 05:47:26 pm »
Did this route go anywhere near Bourton on the Water? I saw lots of riders in the vicinity and thought that
there must be some sort of organised ride going on.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 06:20:12 pm »
Did this route go anywhere near Bourton on the Water? I saw lots of riders in the vicinity and thought that
there must be some sort of organised ride going on.
Yes  :thumbsup:
Eddington Number 75

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 06:20:44 pm »
It did, and I saw you going up a hill just outside as I was descending.

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 06:33:52 pm »
Ahhh, thought so. We (ctc) rode from:
Pittville Pump rooms,
Past the racecourse,
Through Bishops Cleeve, Gotherington,
L onto the B4632,
2nd R, past Hailes Abbey,
R up Stanway Hill B4077,
R towards Lower Swell and Bourton.


(For those of you who have ridden the old Cheltenham Flyer 200 will possibly be familiar with the Bishops Cleeve > Bourton).

Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 08:31:54 pm »
Apart from some early morning drizzle or it could just have been mist, my lenses were so fogged up, I couldn't really tell, I managed to stay dry all day.

That climb after the first control is definitely a beast. Last year I had beans on toast at the fruit farm cafe, but gave it a miss this time around in anticipation of the ascent.

The headwind after Stanton Harcourt was certainly lively. I was ECE'ing the ride up to a 200km and had another dose of it getting back home.

iddu

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Re: Windrush winter warmer?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 09:44:30 pm »
I'll just go and stand in the corner in the "I'm such a fecking div" thread :facepalm:

Read THE RULEZ first

Anyway, it was a nice 233km...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.