Author Topic: CrAcKpOt  (Read 57363 times)

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2015, 07:39:52 pm »
You are doing well for a guy that bailed on a ride I met in
January ;-)
I am off for root canal work in the fatherland soon. You will hopefully have finished the ride.

Quäl dich du Sau.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2015, 07:56:12 pm »
Keep it going Jonah!  :thumbsup:

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marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2015, 09:00:58 pm »
3 hours in a cardboard box in an alley in wells.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the true audax spirit. None of your fancy bus shelters or the like.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2015, 09:01:50 pm »
And keep on pedalling you crackpotter!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2015, 09:43:18 pm »
Forget PBP and LEL. This is a challenge, there is no comparison to this in the whole handbook

From S.Abrahams 1998 account, as above.

Respect to the Jonah.

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2015, 10:12:54 pm »
And to keep you warm at night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i2r3F5Ev2I

(actually a fucking ace track to listen to at night whilst riding.  Even better to listen to off your tits in some grimy abandoned northern warehouse in the early 90s (or so I am led to believe)).
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2015, 10:47:03 pm »
Or this (which did keep me going on man rides):
https://youtu.be/5Y3e2okfRkE

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2015, 10:56:13 pm »
3 hours in a cardboard box in an alley in wells.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the true audax spirit. None of your fancy bus shelters or the like.


Like vagrancy with less appropriate clothing - or so I've read ;)  :thumbsup:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Jonah

  • Audax Club Hackney
Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2015, 04:37:08 am »
Thank you very much for your kind words and support folks!  Im now in Membury services and will set off at 05:00 for the last two stages - probably kicking the arse out of the contingency but I'm not taking any chances - the second from last leg was yet annother ball buster.  I felt like I was looding my mind about a couple of hours ago.  I checked my pockets and carradice for my gloves and couldn't find them - when I set off to ride back to my last position I realised that I was wearing them

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2015, 05:29:07 am »
Real Audax stuff.

Keeping  going and think of the beer and corn snacks at the end

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2015, 07:34:31 am »
Supportive thoughts from here! Brilliant riding.

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2015, 07:40:20 am »
Get this done you beast.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

andyp

  • Andrew Preston
Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2015, 08:37:06 am »
...and now it's pouring with rain in Dorset, just to make it an even more epic finish. this is the email justin sent just before the forum post:

"Subject: Fish and Chips
Just got to Membury Services  Going to have a cat-nap for one and a quarter hours and then set off on Leg 13 at 05:00
Lovely night; nowhere near as cold as last night.  I had some mild hallucinatoons for company.
130K to do"


Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2015, 08:44:47 am »
I do believe he's going to crack it.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #64 on: May 14, 2015, 08:49:52 am »
Go Jonah!
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 168 (metric) 518 (furlongs)  111 (nautical miles)

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2015, 09:00:39 am »
I saw the rain On the weather radar. Hope it isn't causing our hero any major issues.

What is his cut off time? Mid afternoon?
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #66 on: May 14, 2015, 09:07:33 am »
It is not an EPIC ride until you ride through a rainstorm.  I hope the heavens open and soak him.  It makes for a better story.  :demon:

chillmoister

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2015, 10:17:25 am »
Godspeed you bearded wonder!  surely this gargantuan effort must be worthy of a Blue Peter badge!

Allez Allez!
appearing in a tea room near you

chillmoister

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2015, 10:27:14 am »
3 hours in a cardboard box in an alley in wells.


Cardboard box?   You were lucky ....

 ;D
appearing in a tea room near you

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2015, 10:31:30 am »
I missed that he is 130km from the end.  That's a honkingly stonking pace to get around a lumpy course on fixed.  Bravissimo.

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #70 on: May 14, 2015, 01:13:48 pm »
Surely he must be on the vinegar strokes by now? 

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2015, 01:40:36 pm »
If it ever ran as an event again, it would be nice to give Wessex SRs priority for entry.

If it ever ran as an event again, what makes you think that anyone other than Wessex SRs would *want* to do it?

I'm a Wessex SR, but would need to think hard (and vamp up my fitness levels) before entering this ride, even as a calendar event.
What is noteworthy is that our man is riding this totally unsupported. Total admiration called for!
Has he finished yet?
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

andyp

  • Andrew Preston
Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2015, 01:52:20 pm »
This just in:
"Ower 20 mins ago"

:thumbsup:

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2015, 01:56:32 pm »
Mucho applause.  :thumbsup:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2015, 02:00:12 pm »
Slam dunk!  A legend is born.

I am imagining he looks like this:



And probably as comprehensible.