Author Topic: Yr Elenydd - 13th April  (Read 11989 times)

marcusjb

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #175 on: April 16, 2013, 07:23:35 am »
Great photos up there wilkyboy!

That view up the Irfon valley is about my favourite view on any bike ride.
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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2013, 07:35:18 am »
Interesting, Mikey, ^^

You ate a bit more than I thought.  In particular, you clearly have a taste for strong (energy) drink when riding!

The only time I've ever really run out of energy was at the end of PBP when, after eating well the whole way, I got it into my head that I could manage the last 300km on three or four croissants. 

I've done a little bit of research into this recently in the context of preparing for the 24 hour TT.  I ran out of fuel on that last year, although not as badly as PBP, but ended up spending quite a few hours plodding along at 12mph. 

My research has thrown up the figure of 300 calories per hour as being what a typical person can take in on endurance events, and I was aiming for that on Saturday.  Of course you need to use your own reserves as well.  At some point, you would run out of reserves but your ride suggests that there is more margin of error than I had assumed.  It sounds like you certainly finished with glycogen still in your legs. 

Anyway, apologies all, this is a bit OT but interesting for me!

And ditto to comments about great photos!  Thanks for posting.

frankly frankie

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2013, 08:42:21 am »
When Sheila got within 1 mile of the (then) Ladies' National record on the 24h TT, she rode the whole thing entirely on Coca-Cola.  (And then survived a drugs test afterward)
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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #178 on: April 16, 2013, 02:10:23 pm »
Basically sugar + caffeine.  Would be ok as long as she could rely on very regular feeding - which clearly was not a problem given the result.

Coke is the traditional finishing circuit fuel at my club.  But it has to be flat, so one of the helper tasks during the day is to get the gas out of a large bottle by doing lots of decanting and shaking.  Would be quite a job to do for a rider who was using coke for the whole event!

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #179 on: April 16, 2013, 04:44:11 pm »
I loved that ride, thought it was brilliant.

Maybe the checkpoints were a little too good as according to the Garmin I appear to have been stationary for 4 hours!  ;)

Feline and Simon that was me sat next to you at the first checkpoint, was good chatting to you... I highly recommend the breakfast bap for next year, yum!

The only photo I took was this one. The guy in the next tent was unlucky with punctures, so makes me wonder if that was Tail End Charlie:




Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #180 on: April 16, 2013, 05:56:04 pm »
Donny, it was indeed me in the tent next to you. Nice to meet you. Looking at your photo it's taken me ages to work out why my bike isn't leaning against the tree. Or perhaps someone nicked it and returned it without me knowing.
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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #181 on: April 16, 2013, 07:19:07 pm »
Donny, it was indeed me in the tent next to you. Nice to meet you. Looking at your photo it's taken me ages to work out why my bike isn't leaning against the tree. Or perhaps someone nicked it and returned it without me knowing.

Was nice to meet you too. Don't worry I didn't airbrush your bike out. I left the start 20 minutes late, you were long gone!

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #182 on: April 17, 2013, 10:36:44 am »
I've just put some pictures over in Ride Reports.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=70636.msg1464434#new

U.N.Dulates

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #183 on: June 14, 2013, 08:34:52 pm »
Cards are off to AUK and provisional results list is on the AUK website http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/this/listevent/?Ride=13-748.

Validated Brevet Cards are now in the post to all finishers, along with any badges and/or medals ordered.

Hope to see some of you again next year - Saturday 12th April

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #184 on: June 14, 2013, 08:37:06 pm »
Cards are off to AUK and provisional results list is on the AUK website http://www.aukweb.net/results/detail/this/listevent/?Ride=13-748.

Validated Brevet Cards are now in the post to all finishers, along with any badges and/or medals ordered.

Hope to see some of you again next year - Saturday 12th April

Received, thanks  :thumbsup:

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #185 on: June 14, 2013, 08:38:49 pm »
Royal Mail's not quite dead yet then.

bikey-mikey

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #186 on: June 14, 2013, 09:17:48 pm »
Got mine today, too

oooo a French signature  :thumbsup:
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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #187 on: June 19, 2013, 09:12:02 pm »
Got mine today, too

oooo a French signature  :thumbsup:

ditto received with pleasure :) Thanks
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #188 on: September 30, 2013, 08:55:08 pm »
Hope to see some of you again next year - Saturday 12th April

Next year's event (There and Back Again) is now in the calendar for Saturday 12th April. 2 entries received so far.

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #189 on: September 30, 2013, 09:22:33 pm »
yes one`s mine coming back again  :thumbsup: ---hope still camping at village hall start too, ....and may it not be an east wind down Cwmystwyth valley in 2014  :(
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

Hillbilly

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #190 on: September 30, 2013, 09:27:37 pm »
(If anyone can't make this, then John's Barcud Coch perm does a fair chunk of the best bits and does an even better route into Tregaron, via Llyn Brianne rather than the over-rated and frankly PITA Devil's Staircase.  Probably one of the best 200km routes in the UK, I can think of only a couple of others that are as special, at least for those who don't mind hills).

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #191 on: October 01, 2013, 09:11:16 pm »
yes one`s mine coming back again  :thumbsup: ---hope still camping at village hall start too, ....and may it not be an east wind down Cwmystwyth valley in 2014  :(
No changes planned at all. Will have quite enough to do in 2014 with my other project (watch this space)

Hillbilly

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #192 on: October 01, 2013, 09:24:06 pm »
*twinge of excitement*

You tease.

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #193 on: October 01, 2013, 09:39:07 pm »
yes one`s mine coming back again  :thumbsup: ---hope still camping at village hall start too, ....and may it not be an east wind down Cwmystwyth valley in 2014  :(
No changes planned at all. Will have quite enough to do in 2014 with my other project (watch this space)

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2013, 04:27:57 pm »
 2007: Ride PBP on gears.
 2009: Ride LEL on gears.
 2010: Ride Mille Cymru on gears.

 2011: Ride PBP on fixed.
 2013: Ride LEL on fixed.
 2014: Ride Mille Cymru (?) on ...?

Arse.

Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2013, 04:39:17 pm »
Be a bit slow (and painful).  I should use the bike again.

marcusjb

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Re: Yr Elenydd - 13th April
« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2013, 05:06:36 pm »
2007: Ride PBP on gears.
 2009: Ride LEL on gears.
 2010: Ride Mille Cymru on gears.

 2011: Ride PBP on fixed.
 2013: Ride LEL on fixed.
 2014: Ride Mille Cymru (?) on ...?

Arse.

Oh dear, oh dear. That is an unfortunate sequence.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!