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The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:23:17 pm »


Will you bite off more than you can chew?

512km, 21:00 start, 8.25AAA, 35h50, no sleep provisions!

Legend has it the Giant Bica lost his tooth on Llangrannog beach whilst eating berries from the cliff. The solitary rock is known as Carreg Bica, or Giant's Tooth.

With a late start cruise to Sennybridge along the Usk Valley through the night before into the hills at Trecastle. Then the Towy Valley passing through Carmarthen. Now let the hills begin proper like as you head to Fishguard, a former GWR port with their steam ships serving Ireland, then skim along the coast. Inland again to Tregaron and the infamous mountain road with its iconic phone & letterbox. Descending the Devil's Staircase can be just as daunting as climbing it! Then across Sennybridge Ranges via Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes stopping in Sennybridge this time. Buckle up for The Devil's Elbow then you are into The Valleys, hopping across for the final leg home through Caerleon.

Dinner included before setting off. Two 24hr establishments on way out. Red Lion @ Sennybridge will be serving food late. Two 24hr establishments between there and finish. No sleep provisions en route. I aim to ride as well so a 'postal finish' - receipt from ATM then pop it through my door round the corner; if I'm back come on in. Any luggage left at start can be collect from mine Sunday morning.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-513/



Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 08:41:06 pm »
Jeez Will you make them tough and this is as tough as it can be, of course I will have a little think about it !!

Basil

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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 08:46:18 pm »
The sea food chowder in the beach cafe at Llangrannog is not to missed.  :P
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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 08:54:21 am »
The sea food chowder in the beach cafe at Llangrannog is not to missed.  :P

Beer in the Pentre with sea views more my flavour!

I'm away now till late August. PC will be off. Any entries won't get the usual auto response confirmation so consider the paypal receipt as that. Notes, files etc will be with you in the week before the event.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-513/

Have a great summer all doing what you do; good luck on PBP, TCR etc etc

DaT

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 12:15:58 pm »
All booked in for this. Think it will be my most challenging ride all year.

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 08:35:58 pm »
Am booked into this too.
I think it will be my most challenging ride ever.
I might take a bivvy in case a DNF happens.
Any advice?
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

DaT

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 08:58:07 pm »
Am booked into this too.
I think it will be my most challenging ride ever.
I might take a bivvy in case a DNF happens.
Any advice?
Did you buy a fixed gear in the end for Audaxing? Should be a fun ride on fixed.

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 02:07:06 pm »
Hahaha DaT - I'm sure it would be an awesome ride on a fixed.
Haven't gotten a fixed as yet, it's still in my headspace though.
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 12:30:07 pm »
A lovely bank of rain and wind sweeping across Wales at the moment is taking its toll. Those that have pushed on most likely will be in the clear now as Steve Bailey provides audax delights from is home over by the coast informs me it's clear there, and the wind will be behind.

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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 12:48:06 pm »
good luck to them!

I looked at this route and thought - I've ridden 90% of this, what a lovely route!
And then I looked at the numbers ... nope, not a ride for me!

I look forward to some stories  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 09:10:15 pm »
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 09:30:06 pm »
This looks like a loverly event but I'm glad I didn't enter as I was still f***ed from PBP and a head cold

Hopefully it will run again another time
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Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2019, 07:01:43 am »
Here's my account of this ace event:

https://challengemenace.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-goats-goof-aka-giants-tooth.html


A great account of the ride, thanks for sharing and definitely not one for me!
alfapete - that's the Pete that drives the Alfa

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2019, 01:13:01 pm »
Here's my account of this ace event:

https://challengemenace.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-goats-goof-aka-giants-tooth.html

Cheers, Doo :)

Excellent write up.

I'm sure Emily was thinking, I know that person....ah so Doo is the famous one in the 2013 LEL video who says something along the lines "Is it Thursday, I think it's Thursday, so this must be St Ives" or something along those lines. Would have to watch video again to see what you said.

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2019, 02:31:53 pm »
Here's my account of this ace event:

https://challengemenace.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-goats-goof-aka-giants-tooth.html

Cheers, Doo :)

Thanks, Doo. Enjoyed reading this.

Audax must be one few hobbies where near complete strangers sing and recite nursery rhymes to one another in the middle of the night! With the exception of Mr. F B’stard in Merthyr McDonald’s, a great time was had by all!

Re: The Giant's Tooth 512km 21:00 30/8/19
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2019, 05:04:54 pm »
Ha! Audax guys (and girls) are just so much fun  ;D
I dunno why anybody's doing this!