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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #525 on: August 07, 2016, 07:24:55 pm »
That looks fab, thanks for putting the route together - one for my little 'Cambrian Series' collection!

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #526 on: September 17, 2016, 11:07:40 am »
CET is on business in Brazil so if you have any cards to be validated last minute for the season over the next two weeks, don't worry, I'll be back on 1 October to process them.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #527 on: September 25, 2016, 02:28:32 pm »
Thinking about bunking off taking some time off in lieu on 13th October to do a Monmouth or Chepstow based Cambrian permanent, most likely the 2A, if anyone is interested.  Will be driving over from Basingstoke and back, so a bit of a smash and grab raid. 

For those of you worried about my abiity to attract rain to Audax events, its probably worthwhile staying away from mid-Wales on that day.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #528 on: October 11, 2016, 08:31:33 pm »
Time for new year's resolutions - how about christening a ride that's never been completed before.   Since I took over the Cambrian Series they've grown from 20 routes to 35 with the addition of 10 100s, a 200 (at the request of an American randonneur who wanted one from Dolgellau and never rode it - although others have enjoyed the 2J), 2 400s (actual two halves of the new 800) and the mighty 1000km and a bit of the C10A.  The last of the new hundreds was completed recently, leaving the following events still seeking their first rider, although all have been attempted.   

CS4A:    (AAA 5.50, 5,400m)   Llangollen - Prestatyn - Mold - Conwy - Ffestiniog - Bala - Llanidloes - Machynlleth - Llangollen.
CS4E:    (AAA 6.00, 6,000m)   Brecon - Knighton - Welshpool - Bala - Machynlleth - Rhayader - Tregaron - Hay-on-Wye- Brecon
CS4F           (AAA 6.75, 6,800m)   Aberdare – Hay-on-Wye – Knighton – Llanidloes – Devils Bridge – Builth Wells – Aberaeron – Llandeilo – Aberdare  (I tried and failed this one in 2016 so might be thinking about another go)
CS4G   (AAA 6.75, 6,670m)   Llanidloes – Bala  - Montgomery – Corwen – Llansannan – Llanberis – Machynlleth - Llanidloes
CS6B:    (AAA 0.00, 6,575m)   Chepstow - Hay-on-Wye - Montgomery - Mold - Conwy - Ffestiniog - Montgomery – Llanwrtyd Wells – Hay-on-Wye - Chepstow.   (ironically the flattest one of the lot!!)

PS - have just validated the first completed Cambrian ride of the 2017 season.  Enjoy the ride!
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #529 on: October 11, 2016, 08:36:45 pm »
As feared I have gathering dust a 4F card, so as this passes right by my front door (I think) it might be on my list for 2017....
....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: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #530 on: October 11, 2016, 08:41:16 pm »
It's quite sobering that riders have attempted all 5 of those, but none have finished!

(think I'll stick to the 2/300s. One down so far, might take me a while ... )
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #531 on: October 12, 2016, 03:57:53 pm »
As feared I have gathering dust a 4F card, so as this passes right by my front door (I think) it might be on my list for 2017....

I forgot to wave as I went past the juntion.  That's probably the bad karma that led to me not finishing  :facepalm:  However, we did ride the back road up the Hafren valley and then cutting across the moors to the A44 between Llanidloes and Devil's Bridge, which really should have restored such karma, unfortunately it also did my head in!
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #532 on: November 28, 2016, 10:11:15 pm »
Plenty of entries rolling in - especially for the 100s over Christmas.  The 1F is getting good reviews from those attempting it.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #533 on: December 24, 2016, 02:22:01 pm »
@Colin:
The outline map isn't showing for me on this page: https://crazyenglishtriathlete.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/cambrian-series-new-1000km-permanent/

(I haven't tried your other pages today.)
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #534 on: December 24, 2016, 09:53:36 pm »
I think I've fixed it.  I seem to have a talent for not being able to attach pictures to internet pages (I've never got it to work on yacf).  However, have reinserted a link that works for me.  It does give fond memories of the old Google maps where you could put in more than 10 waypoints  ;D  So treasure this outline  map; it is impossible to replicate  :face palm:

I'm definitely not giving it a go in 2017, the current plan is 11 Whitchurches in 1300km which delightfully covers a chunk of Wessex rides, some old Tavistock routes and a bit of the Dartmoor devil, some classic Cambrian series rides and a chunk of the Mersey Roads 24 course - so a sort of soup to nuts Menu Gastronomique of Audax.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Mrs CET suggested it as a laugh so it has sort of got her blessing  :smug:
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #535 on: December 24, 2016, 10:09:59 pm »
I can never load pictures on YACF either - does any one have a flow chart explaining how?

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #536 on: December 26, 2016, 08:39:29 am »
I can never load pictures on YACF either - does any one have a flow chart explaining how?
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=367.msg7323#msg7323 Point 5

It's actually very very quick-n-easy to do ... provided you have already put the picture on another website somewhere! If you're starting from scratch, that is the slow part  :P
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #537 on: December 26, 2016, 10:22:12 am »
On the google map of the 2B what is the side wiggle between Brecon & Builth Wells?  It's not mentioned as a control point.  Cafe worth knowing about?
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #538 on: December 26, 2016, 03:07:39 pm »
I didn`t do the maps but do know the area and IMHO it`s a spuriosity ! There`s no café or pub that I know of there, looks like a farm driveway only
....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: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #539 on: December 28, 2016, 07:51:57 am »
Cheers James, entry in.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #540 on: April 08, 2017, 05:50:03 am »
On the google map of the 2B what is the side wiggle between Brecon & Builth Wells?  It's not mentioned as a control point.  Cafe worth knowing about?

The Google maps were just a response to people who wanted some idea of where the rides went, not a gospel gps route.  As Google maps evolves with more data it gets harder and harder to actual get a cycle route to work, and as you are only allowed 10 way points, it becomes a nightmare.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #541 on: April 08, 2017, 05:51:24 am »
If you do the Cambrian 1H you will find that Hundred House is closed (both pub and shop) but people have found innovative ways to get proof of passage such as selfies emailed to the organiser.  Technology is wonderful.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #542 on: April 22, 2017, 10:17:48 pm »
I enjoyed the 2B today and would recommend it as a day out. The only problems were a
puncture and a seized front hub. Luckily the bike shop in Abergavenny were able to sell me a cheap 2nd hand wheel and to post the seized one up to The Lakes.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #543 on: May 23, 2017, 10:27:58 pm »
A few notes as the entries keep coming in.

495 Cambrian Series entries since I took the events on from Peter Coulson.  Who will be rider number 500?

There was another go at the 4C this weekend - but halfway through 8000m of descending disc brake pads were done-in.  This iconic ride continues to master man and machine.   

Am starting to work on a 6C, carefully crafted to reach 10,000m ascent.  Any takers?
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #544 on: May 23, 2017, 10:36:31 pm »
Am starting to work on a 6C, carefully crafted to reach 10,000m ascent.  Any takers?

Yeah, just as soon as this pile of fresh brake parts have been installed onto the ultra bike :)

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #545 on: May 25, 2017, 10:42:46 pm »
Am starting to work on a 6C, carefully crafted to reach 10,000m ascent.  Any takers?

Yeah, just as soon as this pile of fresh brake parts have been installed onto the ultra bike :)

Well, here's a first thought - needs some detailed checking - but adding a loop of Bala - Abergele - Llanberis - Denbigh - Mold - Llangollen to the 4C route and removing the Bala - Llangollen link, would add about 3000m climbing and 180km so turning the 4C into a 6C at 617km and 11,000m climbing.  Which I think would qualify for one of those 10,000m+ 600k permanents with a 50hr time limit??

Ho hum.  I'll get working on it.  Who's the new AAA man.  They'll need to put in some overtime on this one!
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #546 on: May 26, 2017, 03:16:14 am »
Time limit for a Super Randonnee is now 60 hours and a perm will only become a SR600 if Sophie Matter of the ACP agrees with the 'value' of the route.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #547 on: May 26, 2017, 07:53:11 am »
Who's the new AAA man...

http://www.aukweb.net/official/contacts/

(scroll down and look under "Event Services Director")

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #548 on: May 26, 2017, 09:12:11 am »
Time limit for a Super Randonnee is now 60 hours and a perm will only become a SR600 if Sophie Matter of the ACP agrees with the 'value' of the route.

An ACP sanctioned British SR600 would be great. I'd definitely ride it ... just saying  :)

Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #549 on: May 28, 2017, 05:47:05 pm »
If you do the Cambrian 1H you will find that Hundred House is closed (both pub and shop) but people have found innovative ways to get proof of passage such as selfies emailed to the organiser.  Technology is wonderful.

Not so, I cycled past pub today and most definitely open !
....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