Author Topic: [HAMR] Jan 8th  (Read 3450 times)

[HAMR] Jan 8th
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:23:56 am »
And he's off! Unfortunately, the tracker doesn't seem to be showing anything at the moment, apart from in the info box. Today doesn't look like the best day on the road

ETA - having inspected the error "ERR Blocked by client), disabling Adblock on the page makes it spring back to life

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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 05:40:57 am »
Looks like he is heading west, perhaps so he will get some tailwind at the end of the day.  Although he's likely to get a series of windy days, he's currently up on his planned 170 miles per day for January, so if he's down a bit on the target on a bad weather day he's given himself some leeway.
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 07:46:40 am »
Seems to be on a NW track so tough out ----windblown return  :thumbsup: ---although forecast for today is least of windy days coming up
....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

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 08:06:11 am »
Looks like he might be heading for Tewkesbury again today....he's covered a fair distance already for the time of day, so looks like he might being putting more effort/going further west early today to get an easier wind blown ride back :thumbsup:
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 09:24:56 am »
Just gone through Kineton. For the first couple of years of my audaxing, I thought there was some unwritten rule that the route had to pass through Kineton  ;)

I thought it was Malmesbury.   ;)
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 09:35:22 am »
Having got drenched walking from the car to the office (400 metres) I don't envy him today.


Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 10:16:24 am »
Just gone through Kineton. For the first couple of years of my audaxing, I thought there was some unwritten rule that the route had to pass through Kineton  ;)

I thought it was Malmesbury.   ;)

Me too - via the darned steep Hawkesbury Climb ;)
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 10:28:42 am »
Very wet and wind-free here in Maidstone today. It was torrential (drains-unable-to-cope-style torrential) between 8 and 9 am but has now settled for a steady "miserable". It's probably not that bad to be out in, actually. It isn't cold and provided Steve didn't get drenched early on, if it's like this he could bag a lot of miles.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 10:34:54 am »
Just gone through Kineton. For the first couple of years of my audaxing, I thought there was some unwritten rule that the route had to pass through Kineton  ;)

I thought it was Malmesbury.   ;)
No....I'm sure it was New Alresford ;D
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 10:56:59 am »
Pretty miserable here this morning and I thought of Steve when riding through it.  Cycle commuting you don’t actually experience all that many really wet days because your time slice of riding is quite small but someone riding all day is obviously going to get soaked a lot more often.

Edit:  Actually, looking out the window, seeing the pissing rain and thinking "Steve would ride through that" did motivate me a bit.

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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 11:13:12 am »
Just gone through Kineton. For the first couple of years of my audaxing, I thought there was some unwritten rule that the route had to pass through Kineton  ;)

I thought it was Malmesbury.   ;)

Me too - via the darned steep Hawkesbury Climb ;)

All Audaxes DO go via Malmesbury.  It's to enable weary cyclists to huddle together in the Malmesbury Buttercross while they eat flapjack.

If they didn't go to Malmesbury then they couldn't do that could they?
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 11:33:53 am »
Just gone through Kineton. For the first couple of years of my audaxing, I thought there was some unwritten rule that the route had to pass through Kineton  ;)

I thought it was Malmesbury.   ;)
No....I'm sure it was New Alresford ;D

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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 11:51:20 am »
It's sunny and lovely here now - hope it is also sunny where Steve is riding :)
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2015, 12:49:04 pm »
The tracker has got him in Blacksheep's manor.

Lunch time in the Abbey tea rooms.

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 12:54:47 pm »
It's sunny and lovely here now - hope it is also sunny where Steve is riding :)

nice here too but quite a brisk and chilly westerly does blow  ::-) earlier heavy rain now having moved off way to east  :thumbsup:
....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

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 01:00:39 pm »
Happy to see TG getting away from the MK area again.
Lunch in Tewkesbury right now, rain having passed, the sun shines and a tailwind home. Nice.
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 02:11:20 pm »
Looks like he is on his way home now.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2015, 02:35:55 pm »
Lunch time in the Abbey tea rooms.
The Royal Hop Pole, according to the tracker points

Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2015, 04:22:54 pm »
Lunch time in the Abbey tea rooms.
The Royal Hop Pole, according to the tracker points

Pretty obvious why :-)
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2015, 04:55:54 pm »
 ;D
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2015, 05:09:28 pm »
Well I recall Steve's description of the reaction he used to get from the staff of pub chains wherein BOGOF deals were available.

"Two steak and chips, please"

"But there's only one of you!"

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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2015, 06:04:33 pm »
Several of us witnessed this phenomenon for the first time in Mildenhall a few years ago. Most impressed, we were.
Basses lower the tone.

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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2015, 06:20:41 pm »
tracker now shows a provisional daily ride distance
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2015, 06:40:02 pm »
tracker now shows a provisional daily ride distance

We like that. Ta very much :)
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Re: Jan 8th
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2015, 06:50:09 pm »
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No....I'm sure it was New Alresford ;D
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