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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2015, 05:23:46 pm »

Oh goody - audaxes where I get fatter are just my cup of tea  ;D :thumbsup:

Me too, maybe all that lard will slow you down a bit.

Probably not as much as the last 6 weekends of Audax savagery, this upcoming weekend's savagery and getting toward the top end of the squat cycle at the gym.  My quads may just have imploded from stress by the 21st of March and I will be grovelling with overtrained leggies so I am hitching a lift with a discarded inner tube, ta :thumbsup: 
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2015, 09:58:07 pm »
Routecheck done, you're all in for a treat next weekend! No snow in this part of Wales and road surfaces in great condition! https://www.strava.com/activities/268358293

Photos at; https://sites.google.com/site/thecambrianaudax/home/enter

Ride info email will be out midweek.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2015, 11:02:50 pm »
 :thumbsup:

and also

 :o

Aunt Maud

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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2015, 06:53:21 am »
That first photo, didn't we ride up that on our October perm rabbit......it has a sign that says something like 10%, but it's a little bit steeper.

S'pose I'd better go out on a bike ride to see if my legs still work.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2015, 07:19:39 am »
That first photo, didn't we ride up that on our October perm rabbit......it has a sign that says something like 10%, but it's a little bit steeper.

S'pose I'd better go out on a bike ride to see if my legs still work.

It`s around about the 16-18% mark all way UP (and down)---very hard climb and often windswept top section; IIRC sign says 16%. It`s also site where 4 people died (now small memorial) a year or two back when crashed car at bottom and ended up in Clywedog reservoir, so beware on descent.
Weather  still looks to be continuing dry  :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: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2015, 08:06:19 am »
Looking forward to this, but I'll be riding it at a more steady pace than recent 200's....best get my climbing legs out :D
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2015, 10:40:22 am »
That first photo, didn't we ride up that on our October perm rabbit......it has a sign that says something like 10%, but it's a little bit steeper.

S'pose I'd better go out on a bike ride to see if my legs still work.

LOL yeah - I'm sure the sign at the bottom of the hill on the way over to Mach says 12% downhill (not uphill!) - evil lies it is, evil!

Looking forward a lot to this one.  Did a big ride yesterday and had a couple of crashes but plan a relatively easy week training wise so hoping to recover in time.   :thumbsup:
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2015, 10:51:23 am »
Just so we can savour the oncoming 'ordeal' here are the gradient profiles for the out and back legs.

Out



Back



Yum yum :D

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2015, 12:44:33 pm »
mmm, that 25% after 170km is going to hurt  :thumbsup:

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2015, 01:37:50 pm »
Would love to ride this. The road to and from Llandildoes is awesome....

....but, it would mean leaving home at 5.30am. I'll decide later in the week provided there are places.

Aunt Maud

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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #60 on: March 16, 2015, 01:39:35 pm »
Luckily, I haven't got the foggiest what that all means.  8) These are peril sensitive glasses.

I've got a special treat just for you on Sunday Bobbinogs, are you still coming ?

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2015, 01:40:32 pm »
Would love to ride this. The road to and from Llandildoes is awesome....

....but, it would mean leaving home at 5.30am. I'll decide later in the week provided there are places.

It'll so be worth the earlyburly start!   :thumbsup:
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2015, 01:41:33 pm »
Would love to ride this. The road to and from Llandildoes is awesome....

....but, it would mean leaving home at 5.30am. I'll decide later in the week provided there are places.

It'll so be worth the earlyburly start!   :thumbsup:

If only for the LOLs at us, pushing the tandem up yet another hill  :facepalm:.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2015, 02:25:49 pm »
Would love to ride this. The road to and from Llandildoes is awesome....

....but, it would mean leaving home at 5.30am. I'll decide later in the week provided there are places.

It'll so be worth the earlyburly start!   :thumbsup:

On hills that steep I don't think it'll be any quicker to ride tbh! 

If only for the LOLs at us, pushing the tandem up yet another hill  :facepalm:.
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2015, 03:13:27 pm »
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I've got a special treat just for you on Sunday Bobbinogs, are you still coming ?

Probably not if there are just going to be the 3 of us.  I'll ping you a PM to chat about it.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2015, 03:27:17 pm »
Would love to ride this. The road to and from Llandildoes is awesome....

....but, it would mean leaving home at 5.30am. I'll decide later in the week provided there are places.

Yes it is,  and 5:30 is a lie-in isn`t it  ;D ?

I left here at same time last w/e for CNF 200 @ Andoversford so no reason not to...

Leominster is just 25 min though for me  :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: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2015, 04:33:37 pm »
Leominster is over 3 hours for me so me and Mrs F are making a weekend of it.  Any recommendations as to where to go to eat and drink on Friday and Saturday night.  Saturday may need to be lateish as I'm not convinced I'm going to make it back for 8:30 pm.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2015, 06:03:18 pm »
Leominster is over 3 hours for me so me and Mrs F are making a weekend of it.  Any recommendations as to where to go to eat and drink on Friday and Saturday night.  Saturday may need to be lateish as I'm not convinced I'm going to make it back for 8:30 pm.

I have had good reports of Chequers http://chequersleominster.co.uk/ and  see http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g503875-d3568139-Reviews-Chequers-Leominster_Herefordshire_England.html or there is a good Indian restaurant; there`s quite a choice of pubs in the town centre.
....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

Aunt Maud

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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2015, 05:22:39 pm »
Tested out the legs and they are currently working on an intermittent basis. "FAB Virgil" and all systems go for "The First Weekend of Brutality".  :sick:


Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2015, 05:59:46 pm »
OK, I is entered.

Will just be content to survive.

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2015, 06:11:21 pm »
Mmmmmm. Pies for Friday night :D

Aunt Maud

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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2015, 06:29:35 pm »
Ruby Murray for me............ stand well back it's going to be windy.  :demon:

Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2015, 08:10:07 pm »
Bring yer thermals too ;D  it is not going to be warm http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcm6r7z0c#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1426896000

as cold as CNF200 last Saturday and @ 500m above Mach it will be very bbbrrr ----and a nice wee headwind on way back too
....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: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2015, 10:30:04 pm »
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Re: The Cambrian Classic - 21st March 2015
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2015, 07:09:42 pm »
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Just looking at the email and it says the routesheet and GPS files have been updated on AUKweb. However, it appears only the routesheet has an updated date on the AUK page for this event?  Is the GPS file the same as 2014?
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