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[LEL] LEL blog links
« on: August 03, 2013, 09:35:15 pm »
If you've written one or come across one, do share the link.  It will help those with withdrawal symptoms.

Here's one from me (link), mostly written on the road, and (thanks to Tumblr) in a slightly random order in places.

I loved Auntie Helen's volunteer's-eye view from Great Easton (link).

This one (link) has a nice collection of pics of bikes seen at registration.

eck

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Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 10:01:09 pm »
Really enjoyed reading that Mr Lightkeeper, very engaging, and well written too. Thanks for sharing it.
Well done.   :thumbsup:
BTW, any word of the Elgin CC chaps?
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 01:48:01 pm »
Another volunteer's-eye view, Shyumu's un-ride report about volunteering at Thirsk (link)

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 01:50:50 pm »
Really enjoyed reading that Mr Lightkeeper, very engaging, and well written too. Thanks for sharing it.
Well done.   :thumbsup:
BTW, any word of the Elgin CC chaps?
Thanks, Eck.  I saw an Elgin jersey across the room at one of the early controls, but didn't catch the guys to speak to, nor find out their rider numbers to find out how they got on (faster than me, I reckon).  Missed you at the Edinburgh control, I think?  I bounced it and dropped in at home.  Saw Megajoules and others at Moffat.

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Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 02:06:51 pm »
Spoke to one of the Elgin guys on the return thro' Brampton :)

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 02:07:37 pm »
You can read my story by following this http://ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/category/lel2013/ - the posts are broken up by day


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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 02:44:13 pm »
You can read my story by following this http://ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/category/lel2013/ - the posts are broken up by day

That's a very evocative and gripping write-up, Ade, thanks very much.  I'm sorry you had the injuries but I think the fact that there were still 700 out on the course speaks for itself.

Well done!

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 03:55:12 pm »
I've bunched my LEL stuff into: http://www.darkerside.org/lel/

Not a great many pictures I'm afraid!

vorsprung

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Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 05:08:48 pm »
You can read my story by following this http://ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/category/lel2013/ - the posts are broken up by day

Great write up Ade.  Sounds like you had a fairly difficult time of it!  Well done on toughing it out and finishing
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 07:29:57 pm »
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2013, 07:42:01 pm »
Thanks to everyone for sharing.  It's great to see the ride through others' eyes.  Keep them coming!  :thumbsup:

Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2013, 12:16:19 pm »
Trawling the web, I found this report from the vedettes. Very enlightening! Attacks and breaks, something that never happens at my end of the audax!

http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=10784&page=4

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2013, 06:49:35 pm »
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Phil W

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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2013, 07:38:14 pm »
Trawling the web, I found this report from the vedettes. Very enlightening! Attacks and breaks, something that never happens at my end of the audax!

http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=10784&page=4

They were riding at 40 km/h and the Russian makes a break for it, brilliant!

Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2013, 08:21:13 pm »
From the Facebook page, link to a nice write-up by a 77.5 hour finisher, on single-speed, his first audax.  He liked it.  http://outsidetimes.com/events/2013-london-edinburgh-london-audax-report-by-dominic-irvine-4570/#

Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2013, 08:40:31 pm »
I have written mine up in order of control, making it for easy reading and remembering what happen.

Lots of profanity, if you're the kind of person whom are easily offended by mere language, then thank fuck for that.

http://edscoble.tumblr.com/post/57421760544/the-london-edinburgh-london-1400k-audax


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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2013, 09:11:57 pm »
Brilliant, Ed ;D

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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2013, 09:21:02 pm »

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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 09:51:42 pm »
I have written mine up in order of control, making it for easy reading and remembering what happen.

Lots of profanity, if you're the kind of person whom are easily offended by mere language, then thank fuck for that.

http://edscoble.tumblr.com/post/57421760544/the-london-edinburgh-london-1400k-audax
Fucking 'ell. I enjoyed that.
LEL & SR 2013. Getting my audax mojo back 2016

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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2013, 09:54:47 pm »
I have written mine up in order of control, making it for easy reading and remembering what happen.

Lots of profanity, if you're the kind of person whom are easily offended by mere language, then thank fuck for that.

http://edscoble.tumblr.com/post/57421760544/the-london-edinburgh-london-1400k-audax
Fucking 'ell. I enjoyed that.

Yes, beautifully lyrical  :)
Garry Broad

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Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2013, 10:06:25 pm »
I have written mine up in order of control, making it for easy reading and remembering what happen.

Lots of profanity, if you're the kind of person whom are easily offended by mere language, then thank fuck for that.

http://edscoble.tumblr.com/post/57421760544/the-london-edinburgh-london-1400k-audax

Lovely, Ed, thanks.  Profane, but lovely  :thumbsup:
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 10:31:46 pm »
I have written mine up in order of control, making it for easy reading and remembering what happen.

Lots of profanity, if you're the kind of person whom are easily offended by mere language, then thank fuck for that.

http://edscoble.tumblr.com/post/57421760544/the-london-edinburgh-london-1400k-audax


Definitely my favourite fucking write up so far  ;D
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: LEL blog links
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 01:18:59 am »
Great - like Kerouac with his hand caught in a door!