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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #600 on: June 21, 2019, 05:50:01 am »
Think some serious investment in Brownie Points from Mrs CET will be required for CrAcKpOt and Wild Atlantic Way in same year.

This is exactly my thinking at the moment.

I bet the WAWA will land on the same dates and make the decision harder but the conversation at home a little easier.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #601 on: July 03, 2019, 06:21:32 pm »
Two more Crackpot perm successes this last week end [phew!]

Ian Ryall and Shaun Hargreaves started Thursday and finished some 72hrs or so later.

To help the calendar event next year I have asked for their GPS and any info that may affect the ride in 2020.

Likewise if anyone can provide information on their perm Crackpot experience please get in touch. Don't be shy all assistance appreciated!

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #602 on: July 08, 2019, 11:47:33 am »
Will it be a BRM event? Been planning to do the Wessex SR for a while, want to do all as calendar, the CrAcKpOt will be the icing on the cake, BRM will get me my last 1000 for ACP R10000 :D I'll still do it though...

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #603 on: July 08, 2019, 06:01:05 pm »
BRM intended  8)

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #604 on: July 08, 2019, 09:32:40 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #605 on: July 12, 2019, 08:51:15 am »
Two more Crackpot perm successes this last week end [phew!]

Ian Ryall and Shaun Hargreaves started Thursday and finished some 72hrs or so later.


Horay! :thumbsup:

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To help the calendar event next year I have asked for their GPS and any info that may affect the ride in 2020.

Likewise if anyone can provide information on their perm Crackpot experience please get in touch. Don't be shy all assistance appreciated!

I'm not sure that my ride is any real use. After a GPS cock up I found myself using the backup routesheet on the way to the original Codford St Peter control. That was short lived, as my routesheet made a bid for freedom in the night, on the decent to Okeford Fitzpaine, never to be seen again...
This led to an improvised version of Crackpot for the last 2-300km.

I'm hoping to ride Tour Divide next year and I don't know how Crackpot fits in with the calendar.
Some riding, testing the route early next year might be a good plan for all.
It'd be good to ride again, though probably my first with gears. I'm sure I could still ride it on fixed within the time limit, but from my last Crackpot, I decided that I didn't really want to walk quite that much and if I did, I'd have gone for a walk, not a bike ride.
On the other hand, if it doesn't clash with anything higher up my hierarchy of events and an extra pair of hand are needed to make it possible, or even much less stressful, then volunteering would be a good option for me too.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #606 on: July 13, 2019, 01:46:40 pm »
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I'm hoping to ride Tour Divide next year
I'm already looking forward to watching your blue dot next year  :D
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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #607 on: July 13, 2019, 03:01:46 pm »
I decided that I didn't really want to walk quite that much and if I did, I'd have gone for a walk, not a bike ride.

There's a reason it's called a push bike...  ;)

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #608 on: July 15, 2019, 07:35:34 am »
I decided that I didn't really want to walk quite that much and if I did, I'd have gone for a walk, not a bike ride.

There's a reason it's called a push bike...  ;)

I suppose there's some irony in my reasoning for probably not riding Crackpot on fixed again and saying that I want to do Tour Divide in the same post. Given my lack of off road skill usually means I end up pushing or carrying my mountain bike on ost off road rides.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #609 on: September 24, 2019, 07:01:40 pm »
I may have missed this up thread, but what are the options for sleeping. I am a little thrown by the 8pm start.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #610 on: September 24, 2019, 07:24:39 pm »
You ride through the first night, then sleep in ditches, graveyards etc.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #611 on: September 24, 2019, 08:09:13 pm »
You ride through the first night, then sleep in ditches, graveyards etc.
Not sure if that was what I was hopping for / dreading. I have avoided the Wessex rides as I prefer rides that go somewhere and the Wessex rides just go round and round with little direction. But I may break my duck next year.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #612 on: September 24, 2019, 08:46:08 pm »
The wessex rides are the best rides there are and give a fine tour of ancient wessex and as someone who as ridden them for 25 years they do go somewhere!!!!

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #613 on: September 24, 2019, 10:50:33 pm »
It's on the list for next year.  Given my recent track record at difficult hilly rides, that's probably a mistake.  But it's less time away from home than any other 1000.
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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #614 on: September 25, 2019, 07:00:57 am »
The wessex rides are the best rides there are and give a fine tour of ancient wessex and as someone who as ridden them for 25 years they do go somewhere!!!!
I meant rides like BCM, PBP and LEJOG that have a specific direction, I struggled mentally (and on the hills) in the Millie Pennines because it came back to the same place. If I ride the Crackpot I will constantly be distracted by the shortcuts I could take.

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« Reply #615 on: September 25, 2019, 10:29:01 am »
The Crackpot isn't an out and back ride or like the MP1K or the Mille Cymru that visit the same sleep stop twice. Instead, it's a full tour of Wessex, so you'll see ever-changing scenery instead of seeing the same landscape you've already traversed from a different angle.

It's a bit different.

It's also mentally demanding and, as postie says, you'll be looking to sleep in ditches/bus shelters/graveyards at some points - because it takes a lot out of you, mentally as well as physically.

It's one of the most rewarding routes I've ever ridden.

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #616 on: September 25, 2019, 02:16:20 pm »
Interesting that the AUK calendar is showing Crackpot, then Mille Pennines the following weekend.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #617 on: September 25, 2019, 06:44:02 pm »
Interesting that the AUK calendar is showing Crackpot, then Mille Pennines the following weekend.
Madness :thumbsup:
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« Reply #618 on: September 25, 2019, 11:55:06 pm »
Interesting that the AUK calendar is showing Crackpot, then Mille Pennines the following weekend.
Madness :thumbsup:
Especially if you have already done Deano‚Äôs 1000 as a bit of a warm up  :demon:


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« Reply #619 on: October 07, 2019, 05:10:26 pm »
Interesting that the AUK calendar is showing Crackpot, then Mille Pennines the following weekend.

and then LLEL on 8th July!
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-895/