Author Topic: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count  (Read 19161 times)

Wowbagger

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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2012, 12:59:37 pm »
At Paper Mill Lock now, adding ballast.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2012, 01:50:16 pm »
Hi.. Just got back from 100K. 4 laps of the Brentwood Alps... Sorry OD didnt see your post until I got back

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2012, 04:58:07 pm »
DatePML to ECLBS to GARide Dist (miles)Route
22/1/201222m56s15m14s64.27Southend-Terling
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2012, 05:01:52 pm »
OK, I've thrown down a gauntlet there.

PML to EC is the time from Paper Mill Lock to Eve's Corner. LBS to GA is the time from the Little Baddow sign to the General's Arms. According to my Garmin, the highest point was 361 feet above sea level, just before Runsell Lane.

The standard pre-ascent ballast consists of veg soup & roll followed by a humungous chunk of fruit & chocolate flapjack washed down with two mugs of tea.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2012, 05:21:14 pm »
Wow, I can see you in my minds eye.  In the tuck position on your Thorn with your Tilley hat carefully folded to give maximum aerodynamic advantage.  I think your record will stand for years  ;D  You might better it if you can persuade Mrs Wow to be your lead out man.

I had a nice spin this morning, only 20 miles but it blew the cobwebs away; I have amended my stats further up the thread.  Although I did want to go down Spring Elms Lane (left at the Pink House) I carried on and circumnavigated The General's Arms sign so my ascent was "official" (never let it be said that I wilfully bugger things up).

I stopped part way down Spring Elms Lane to say "hello" to the North Hill pigs ...



They are on the left and there appear to be two black ones and two sandy coloured ones.  The photo isn't great but I was trying not to stand on the dead squirrel lying in the road  :sick:

PS: extra points should be awarded for saying hello to the pigs.  I have amended by stats accordingly.

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 07:47:48 pm »
Wow, I can see you in my minds eye.  In the tuck position on your Thorn with your Tilley hat carefully folded to give maximum aerodynamic advantage.  I think your record will stand for years  ;D  You might better it if you can persuade Mrs Wow to be your lead out man.

I think you misunderstand.

The challenge is to ride it slower than that.  :D

Besides, the Tilley SeasonTM is not yet upon us. Today I was wearing a fetching cable-knit beanie, knitted by my lovely wife, in a colour to match the frame of my bicycle.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2012, 07:52:26 pm »
 Ah I see! I still don't think your record will have many challengers  ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2012, 07:54:52 pm »
Not amongst you namby-pamby faint-hearted types, but just you wait until Oaky has a gallon or so of Maldon Gold inside him.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2012, 07:56:09 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2012, 08:00:03 pm »
Incidentally, do you think Oaky is everything he seems? You can't be too careful these days...

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2012, 08:11:14 pm »
... make no assumptions ...
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2012, 08:16:35 pm »
Andyf's 2012 NH Ascents

Specialized Allez : 0

Montague: 0

Many excuses, non of them any of you would believe or frankly give a s**t about >:(, anyway the seed has now been sown  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2012, 08:22:23 pm »
I'm thinking that since this thread has slid into discussions pertaining to the North Hill ascents, making the individual stats posts harder to locate, perhaps I will start another thread, solely for the "stats posts" (one post per participant, to be edited as and when) and leave this one for discussions ...

I will create it now, and pop the link in here shortly.


EDIT: the stats only thread is here:- http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=55989.0
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2012, 08:35:46 pm »
I think I only manage one visit a year - on Ed's Witham 200 audax.

Does riding up it on 85" fixed count double?

I reckon it gets you 1.263 ascents in Oaky-renormalised-ascent-units (O = N*I/67.3, where N is "raw" ascents, I is the lowest gear available on your bike expressed in gear inches.  67.3 is a universal constant - I won't bore anybody with the complex quantum field theoretical derivation of that particular value).
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2012, 08:37:31 pm »
Can I just say, I think it's excellent that a thread about a hill-climb in the flatlands of East Anglia has now reached 5 pages  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2012, 08:41:24 pm »
I think I only manage one visit a year - on Ed's Witham 200 audax.

Does riding up it on 85" fixed count double?

I reckon it gets you 1.263 ascents in Oaky-renormalised-ascent-units (O = N*I/67.3, where N is "raw" ascents, I is the lowest gear available on your bike expressed in gear inches.  67.3 is a universal constant - I won't bore anybody with the complex quantum field theoretical derivation of that particular value).

 ???
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2012, 09:29:39 pm »
Can I just say, I think it's excellent that a thread about a hill-climb in the flatlands of East Anglia has now reached 5 pages  :thumbsup:

Well, hills are two-a-penny everywhere else. Of course North Hill it a revered site, and long may it continue to be so!
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2012, 09:51:22 pm »
Can I just say, I think it's excellent that a thread about a hill-climb in the flatlands of East Anglia has now reached 5 pages  :thumbsup:

Well, hills are two-a-penny everywhere else. Of course North Hill it a revered site, and long may it continue to be so!

North hill is to cyclist's as Mount Kailash is to Hinduism, It's not  the highest or the steepest but to us Essex Cyclists it is........
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2012, 10:15:02 pm »
I think I only manage one visit a year - on Ed's Witham 200 audax.

Does riding up it on 85" fixed count double?

I reckon it gets you 1.263 ascents in Oaky-renormalised-ascent-units (O = N*I/67.3, where N is "raw" ascents, I is the lowest gear available on your bike expressed in gear inches.  67.3 is a universal constant - I won't bore anybody with the complex quantum field theoretical derivation of that particular value).


Has he been drinking  ??? :o

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2012, 10:20:05 pm »

Quote

I reckon it gets you 1.263 ascents in Oaky-renormalised-ascent-units (O = N*I/67.3, where N is "raw" ascents, I is the lowest gear available on your bike expressed in gear inches.  67.3 is a universal constant - I won't bore anybody with the complex quantum field theoretical derivation of that particular value).


Another pint oaky??  ;)

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count (discussion thread)
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2012, 11:33:40 pm »
May have to take you up on that - I just went to the cupboard and it was bare (well, apart from a last, thankfully generous, dram of Bowmore).
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count (discussion thread)
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2012, 11:40:36 pm »
BTW - I am planning an outing to TMNH tomorrow morning to do some repeats.  I might see if I can do 10 without stopping/walking.  The highest number I've done in the past has been 5.
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count (discussion thread)
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2012, 11:53:51 pm »
BTW - I am planning an outing to TMNH tomorrow morning to do some repeats.  I might see if I can do 10 without stopping/walking.  The highest number I've done in the past has been 5.

 :thumbsup:   ::-)   ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2012, 08:24:45 am »
What did I say, OD? And, unless he's been at it all night, that will be without the gallon of MG. I suspect that my record is about to be blown to smithereens - 10 times.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mid-Essex North Hill Ascent Count
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2012, 09:04:45 am »
It should be pointed out that North Hill can be ascended from most points of the compass and there are at least two off-road options I know about.  Given I occassionally relish the role of Agent Provocateur I shall be logging ALL my ascents by whatever means or route so there  :P

"Offical" North Hill route
Ribble Blue - 3

Southern escarpment via Danbury
Ribble Blue - 1

Pigs spotted
4

Do the pigs have to be spotted or can they be any colour?!?
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