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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #600 on: June 22, 2018, 04:55:59 am »
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Have you got a gpx or ridewithgps of your route that you wouldn't mind sharing please?

Certainly, Day 1 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27394789
Day 2. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27394916
Day 3. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27398980

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #601 on: June 22, 2018, 09:03:28 am »
39-32 used for this one.

Enjoyed very much your ride report on the Irish Audax website - looks like you didn’t get much sleep combined with the heat must have made it very challenging, your mental toughness is very impressive.

I look very lightweight in comparison

Could not find day 1 report though :(

I had a different strategy to you.

I did a longer day 1 - 270k to finish in Bala 6am - 9pm so I could have a shorter relaxed day  2 -210k 5.30am to 7.30pm  - allowed me to get plenty of sleep on both nights and do a 4.30am to 1.30pm relaxed final day.

I was lucky as the winds really helped me out (most of the time), although going westward was very tough indeed - the rain was a mixed blessing- kept me cool but made riding the gravelly lanes tricky.

Had to use all my mental tricks plus a few new ones to get up that brutal climb before you drop down into Bala.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #602 on: June 22, 2018, 09:51:54 am »
You used my original plan. I wanted to do  Knighton to Bala on Day 1, Bala to Llangollen Day 2 and Llangollen to Knighton Day 3.

I'm a tough old bird anyway!

http://www.audaxireland.org/2018/05/cambrian-6c-day-1-and-day-1/

I sent my ride report in to Arrivée so it'll be in the next magazine.

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #603 on: June 22, 2018, 10:42:52 am »
Well done Oliver and Longrider, sounds super tough and the road conditions sound very Wessex.  I might have a go at some point in the next couple of years but: not with 10kg of panniers and; definitely not on 39-32  :hand: As others have said, well done CET for setting this up.

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #604 on: June 27, 2018, 04:18:23 pm »
That brutal climb is only 2.6km long.  It's just the 14.6% average gradient that catches you out.  If you do the Cambrian 2E clockwise starting from Bala it's the last climb.  I validated one card where the rider finished with 4 minutes to spare, so would have been tackling Bwlch-y-Groes against the clock.  It's amazing how much of someone's experiences you can feel from a small piece of ink covered cardboard...  ;D
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #605 on: July 08, 2018, 09:51:38 pm »
Am just in the process of validating two more completed Super Randonnee riders - by oliveriles and Smeth - both of this parish.  It's rather fun validating by photos, gives the organiser a sense of having ridden with the participants, and brings back memories of the wonderful 4C on which 2/3 of the route is based.

Just a tip from the permsec, electronic photos are much easier to process, for those of you thinking about the event.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #606 on: July 21, 2018, 08:16:25 pm »
Have been working with Excel formulae and have worked out that 90 different riders have completed Cambrian Series Permanents over the last 11 years, with 276 completed events between them.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #607 on: August 09, 2018, 11:34:02 am »
I've mapped the 3A for what I think it's the shortest and only marginally suicidal (A 40, A 470 etc..) route and it comes significantly overdistance at 316 km... where am I going wrong?

https://www.strava.com/routes/14836614

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #608 on: August 09, 2018, 11:52:14 am »
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #609 on: August 09, 2018, 01:05:59 pm »
Here's my route when I thought about this ride

http://bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?lnk=https://sites.google.com/site/youngadamski/gpx/perms/C3A.gpx

I actually started off route so what I actually rode was a bit different, see below


http://bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?lnk=https://sites.google.com/site/youngadamski/gpx/perms/C3Ariddenroute.gpx

Same route as mine until Hay... since we have a similar pace, how long did it take you  to go around?

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #612 on: September 13, 2018, 09:19:18 pm »
The 4F had its first completion this week.  That leaves just the 4E and 6B that have never been ridden.  If you are looking for objectives next year  :facepalm:
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #613 on: September 14, 2018, 05:10:46 pm »
Great article on Arrivee re. the Super Randonnee... so I understand you accept photos as proof of passage?  :thumbsup:

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #614 on: September 15, 2018, 12:10:25 am »
It's mandatory (I think) by the ACP rules to accept photos as PoP for a Super Randonnee, so I wouldn't necessarily extrapolate from that to the other Cambrian perms.

Organiser's discretion prevails on those, as long as he's satisfied that what he accepts is acceptable to AUK1.




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