Author Topic: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00  (Read 14913 times)

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2018, 11:25:18 am »
Thanks Mad Jack!
As always - a well run event with a great control at Mayfield. Thanks to those giving up their Saturday to man the controls.
The cold start, not too cold. The hills not too steep. The rain not heavy enough to clean the crud off the bike.
See you at Mad jacks

Thanks for your support cotteredcranc, see you on MJJSM, :thumbsup:

Ride report to follow... 
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2018, 11:51:42 am »
My first Hills and Mills, and very enjoyable it was too. Lovely route, perfect facilities in Mayfield, and superb support. My ECE provided a few icy moments early on, some dampness later on, and a few extra bonus hills. All in all a grand day out, and I’m looking forward to the Mad Jacks next month.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #127 on: January 28, 2018, 12:05:58 pm »
Thanks to everyone that entered and especially those that made the effort to start, (some did have the leargy and family issues though) to the team, lurcio, Anton, fossil, EL Supremo, mmmmmartin. MJ's Mum, Phixe for self validation at the final control, Pink cabbage produce café team in Mayfield and yacf  :thumbsup:

Entries= 84 inc two helpers, 60 starters on the day, 49 on the day finished, 51 for validation.

Cool frosty start, which we watch thawing out before the off as the sun shone.
Plenty of banter was being bounded about. Hot drinks being prepared by Anton and consumed by most, ample supply of snacks on offer too seem to go down well. Card duty was via fossil in one vehicle as he was quarantined due to his leargy (later he had to call the other emergency services as his 9 year old battery decided to expire leaving him stranded, glad you manage to rectify that issue Mr T..) MJ's Mum handing out cards in the second vehicle and office duties before the day.

Mayfield Pink Cabbage Café, was I agree busy with some bouncing to stay up the front of the field, Anton and Lurcio on card stamping along with mmmartin and ELS on bike parking and marshalling duty's. Pink cabbage Café was great and we will be there again for the 12th event.

Rain was forecast and started just as the first ride returned back to the finish in Hailsham, most were caught as they approached Mayfield or left the control.

Well done psyclist for ECEing too  :thumbsup:

Next event is Mad Jacks JSM, same team and set up, entries open at present and close when we have a full field,

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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #128 on: December 30, 2018, 08:19:45 am »
Greetings form the 12th Hills and Mills here in East Sussex, thanks for all your entries so far, keep them coming. Being out and about on the route, we have some lovely new road surfaces to ride on.

Entries close on the 16th of January 2019, here's the link  :thumbsup:

www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-77/
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #129 on: December 31, 2018, 12:06:24 pm »
Looking forward to helping with the bike parking and guarding, as always. Always good to see old friends.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #130 on: December 31, 2018, 01:48:44 pm »
Ooooo,  just entered , will be my first Audax for prob 5 years.  :)

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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #131 on: January 08, 2019, 07:37:39 pm »
Unashamed bump
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #132 on: January 10, 2019, 03:01:34 pm »
Entered!  Will be getting the train from East Croydon to Uckfield as advised by another forum member.  Looking forward to these new roads!  Hopefully will be recovered from the Willy Warmer 200 the weekend before.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #133 on: January 12, 2019, 09:41:55 pm »
Thank you again for all the entries, there's around twenty spaces left, closes on the 16th- Wednesday..

Pink Cabbage Café primed and ready, it's all cosy in there "You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!" Eagles  ;D   

Updated route sheet 12/1/19 (only minor) see link- http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-77/

Team- ready :thumbsup:

 
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2019, 10:19:16 pm »
Who’s controlling at the Pink Cabbage ?   I may pop down. 

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2019, 12:20:55 am »
Who’s controlling at the Pink Cabbage ?   I may pop down.
Lurcio, Captain Slow, mmartin, yeah might as well gridlock Mayfield, reclaim the lanes  ;D   
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #136 on: January 13, 2019, 09:45:21 am »
gridlock Mayfield, reclaim the lanes  ;D
Are we all wearing yellow vests?
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #137 on: January 14, 2019, 08:30:02 am »
gridlock Mayfield, reclaim the lanes  ;D
Are we all wearing yellow vests?
Or Black low viz  8)
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #138 on: January 15, 2019, 09:16:11 pm »
5 spaces left then a full fieid, you have just under 3hrs left :thumbsup:

Sold out, well done, :thumbsup: entries now closed 
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #139 on: January 16, 2019, 07:14:04 am »
5 spaces left then a full fieid, you have just under 3hrs left :thumbsup:

Sold out (over subscribed), well done, :thumbsup: entries now closed
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #140 on: January 17, 2019, 02:33:07 pm »
not surprised it sold out, such a popular, famous event. And superb bike parking supervision at  Mayfield
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #141 on: January 21, 2019, 10:43:23 am »
Potential for 91 on the road! Pink cabbage café has been made aware of your arrival, we have exclusive use of the whole Café until 12.00, please support them and be nice to Lucy and her team. :-* (There are various meal deals on offer by them). We will be sharing with Joe Public after 12.00 so please be patient, we have initially three or four master controllers on card stamping duty plus mmmmartin on bike parking duty's please listen to our instructions.
I thank you....
 :thumbsup:
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #142 on: January 21, 2019, 11:33:56 am »
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #143 on: January 21, 2019, 12:02:52 pm »
My first Hills and Mills, and very enjoyable it was too. Lovely route, perfect facilities in Mayfield, and superb support. My ECE provided a few icy moments early on, some dampness later on, and a few extra bonus hills. All in all a grand day out, and I’m looking forward to the Mad Jacks next month.

Looks like a repeat for me this year ... same ECE route planned, but hoping for the slightly warmer conditions that are currently forecast for Saturday.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #144 on: January 22, 2019, 05:18:20 pm »
My first Hills and Mills, and very enjoyable it was too. Lovely route, perfect facilities in Mayfield, and superb support. My ECE provided a few icy moments early on, some dampness later on, and a few extra bonus hills. All in all a grand day out, and I’m looking forward to the Mad Jacks next month.

Looks like a repeat for me this year ... same ECE route planned, but hoping for the slightly warmer conditions that are currently forecast for Saturday.


Looks even worse than Willy Warmer!  What joy awaits.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #145 on: January 22, 2019, 05:47:33 pm »
I’ll be wearing a proper waterproof jacket this time, not a semi-permeable thing. Lesson from Willy Warmer.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #146 on: January 23, 2019, 11:39:13 am »
I’ll be wearing a proper waterproof jacket this time, not a semi-permeable thing. Lesson from Willy Warmer.

I was scoffed at when I pulled a dry FS260 rain cape out of my bag in the Tea Shoppe and debated switching into it from my gilet.  I actually didn't feel too cold and I was soaked through.  I think the key is layering with non-loose layers.  This creates a thin air pocket between each layer that retains the heat.  The rain cape itself isn't really waterproof but it too keeps me warm when soaked.  I ended up wearing both.  A dhb merion base layer, a dhb long sleeve jersey, the endura FS260 jacket and a b-twin gilet.  It was a shock coming out of the cafes in wet clothes after cooling down but once I was spinning I was fine.  I wore sealskinz winter boots over my shoes and sealskinz waterproof gloves (they have an internal plastic membrane between the fabric layers).  The boots and the gloves, though tight, didn't seem to do as good a job at keeping the heat in—in particular my toes were numb for most of the ride.  However, I have pretty bad Raynaud's in my extremities so maybe the average person wouldn't have otherwise been comfortable.  In this current London weather the sealskinz waterproof gloves are not sufficient for commuting 20km—fingers going painfully numb.  I wonder if it's because I am not getting warmed up enough with all the stop/starts.  For commuting I believe mittens may be better at retaining heat.

Just wanted to share my winter rain kit experience.

Would be good to know what people are using for their hands and feet if they had no complaints.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #147 on: January 24, 2019, 12:08:25 pm »
For Saturday, when would the average ride finish 2-3pm?  I did 200km last weekend in 8.5hr on the bike (25km/hr).  Never done anything this hilly before.  Last weekend was half the ascent.

Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #148 on: January 24, 2019, 12:23:01 pm »
Check forcasts everything crossed here... :thumbsup: Old school newspaper up your jersey is a classic old tip the tour boys used, then bin when wet, keep some stashed, but if your going lightweight then poss not for you.. Wool army surplus socks etc are another idea, good enough for sheep and they are out in all conditions  :thumbsup:

Most finish around 4- 4.30ish, but if you flagging your be another lantern rouge.. ;D
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Re: 12th Hills and Mills Saturday 26th January 2019 09.00
« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2019, 06:53:16 pm »
Thanks you team, grand job yet again. Thanks to the riders for letting me know they were DNS, sorry you were not able to ride, hope you all get well soon.
We were lucky with the weather window, warm drizzle to start followed by sunshine, 9 degrees was noted. More rain for the afternoon which washed the roads and machines down  :thumbsup: Cafe was pleased and coped well. Thank you for your kind words to the team too  :thumbsup:
Riders, please check to see if you have your card...PM me if not.. sorted..
See you on Mad Jacks..  :thumbsup:
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