Author Topic: Significant places in Audax.  (Read 21612 times)

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2011, 08:31:39 am »
It looks odd without a lone sheep next to it, but I spy 3 further up the hill.

Non-control, significant Welsh Audax places which are significant to me:

- The bench at the top of the square in Usk.
- The stretch of road in front of Pen-y-Pas Youth Hostel.
- The grassy bank by a gate on a private lane off the A4085 between Garreg and Pont Aberglasyn, which I tend by watering on average twice a year, those two times coming about 5 or 6 hours apart.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2011, 09:21:05 am »
The Chef's Grill, Newtonmore: the spiritual home of audax in Scotland.  :thumbsup:

Bet you thought I was going to say Comrie.

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That's vaguely familiar - where is it?!

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2011, 09:24:02 am »
If the qualifying criterium is "regularly used places" then for the East all the Huts near Henham have to be in, plus Specialities Tearooms in Stisted and Wallys near Acton.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2011, 09:29:36 am »






That's quite a significant place for me, the red arrow is drawn right through my old house in Marple Bridge.

That's rather spooky.

Not sure why it's significant in Audaxing (except that it's a fair old honk to get out of Marple Bridge on a bike)

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2011, 09:38:57 am »
Non-control, significant Welsh Audax places which are significant to me:

The bench next to the climb up to Penrhyndeudraeth.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2011, 09:46:56 am »
It looks odd without a lone sheep next to it, but I spy 3 further up the hill.


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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2011, 09:48:44 am »






That's quite a significant place for me, the red arrow is drawn right through my old house in Marple Bridge.

That's rather spooky.

Not sure why it's significant in Audaxing (except that it's a fair old honk to get out of Marple Bridge on a bike)

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2011, 10:17:40 am »
The garage at The Nest.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2011, 11:05:09 am »
Having rarely ridden in Scotland, never in Kent, never having done any Denmead rides, never been to Rosies Cafe, never been near Elmley Moor Tower this thread leaves me a bit cold.

I've been to most of the Wales places mentioned.

The journey is more significant than any particular arrival.  I vote for the Brecon A40 Bypass at 1am in May or late April
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2011, 12:21:15 pm »
The 24-hour BP garage in Newtown, Powys.
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2011, 12:24:53 pm »
The 24-hour BP garage in Newtown, Powys.

There is a 24-hour garage in Wales?!?!?

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2011, 12:38:31 pm »
So many of the places listed on this thread are just soul-destroying pits of misery that just happen to be open at stupid o'clock. That doesn't make them significant, just available.

To me, the pair of bridges into Brest is a special place.
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2011, 12:42:14 pm »
So many of the places listed on this thread are just soul-destroying pits of misery that just happen to be open at stupid o'clock. That doesn't make them significant, just available................

Nice to know that organisers hard work is so highly regarded ......
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2011, 12:45:14 pm »
So many of the places listed on this thread are just soul-destroying pits of misery that just happen to be open at stupid o'clock. That doesn't make them significant...

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2011, 12:47:55 pm »
Membury Services gets a mention. Hardly ever been there by car...

You can get to Membury Services by CAR ??


Yes, Membury Services is such a delightful place.
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2011, 12:54:44 pm »
Having rarely ridden in Scotland, never in Kent, never having done any Denmead rides, never been to Rosies Cafe, never been near Elmley Moor Tower this thread leaves me a bit cold.


Let me run this one by you: How many events start or turn at Chepstow?

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2011, 01:23:59 pm »
Having rarely ridden in Scotland, never in Kent, never having done any Denmead rides, never been to Rosies Cafe, never been near Elmley Moor Tower this thread leaves me a bit cold.


Let me run this one by you: How many events start or turn at Chepstow?

Its a mesh node... ;)

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2011, 01:28:12 pm »
Kidderminster.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2011, 01:36:18 pm »
The thread has been up for 24 hours and no mention of Comrie.  Standards are slipping amongst the Audax Ecosse contingent  ;)

Thinking about this over lunch, I settled on Llandovery as a spot in the UK that I associate closely with audaxing.  Or to be more specific, the bend in the road on the A road at the West End Cafe.  There are essentially four highways to/away from there, each of which has special memories of the adventures I've had (and shared) in the past 6 years.

Similarly the T junction where you can go left into Marlborough high street or right towards the downs.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2011, 01:40:04 pm »
The two Great Attractors for Southern English rides are New Alresford and Lambourn, though I'm not aware of any (?) audaxs that control at Lambourn itself.  Lots and lots and lots of routes seem to go through/near it though.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #70 on: April 04, 2011, 01:40:22 pm »
So many of the places listed on this thread are just soul-destroying pits of misery that just happen to be open at stupid o'clock. That doesn't make them significant, just available.

To me, the pair of bridges into Brest is a special place.

To a tired, hungry, busting-bladdered randonneur, a motorway service station is an oasis of relief, shelter and refreshment. Simple comforts are so much better appreciated by the AUK-in-extremis than by motorists in transit.

These places are dreadful when motorised but somehow more attractive when cycling.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #71 on: April 04, 2011, 01:44:43 pm »
To a tired, hungry, busting-bladdered randonneur, a motorway service station is an oasis of relief, shelter and refreshment. Simple comforts are so much better appreciated by the AUK-in-extremis than by motorists in transit.

These places are dreadful when motorised but somehow more attractive when cycling.
I made a quick stop on the M1 yesterday (as a passenger). My driver commented that these services were very cramped, had too short an entry-slip, yada yada ...

I was thinking how compact it was, with coffee, toilets, 3 types of food, all within a short walk. And comfy chairs in a little side-alcove.  :thumbsup:

Must check out the non-Motorway entrances ...
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2011, 01:47:42 pm »
You can get to Membury Services by CAR ??

It's one of the few services with no barriers on its non-motorway entrances.  It's the unofficial M4 jn14.5, used by everyone in Lambourn.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2011, 01:49:05 pm »
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