Author Topic: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018  (Read 114939 times)

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1100 on: July 10, 2018, 05:57:54 pm »
I can only echo the above post. As amazing as the weather and the scenery was the effort put in by Andy, Gail and John. There really isn't enough praise that can be heaped upon them.

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1101 on: July 10, 2018, 08:59:49 pm »
 Spending (most of) the days in largely self-indulgent MP1K Audax pursuits...Andy, Gail and John efforts put the event in noble perspective. Cheers!
 

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1102 on: July 10, 2018, 10:35:08 pm »
Mine host at the Sedbergh central control - Gail - waiting for the first in on Sunday afternoon.
https://ibb.co/ctLO2T

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1103 on: July 10, 2018, 11:22:27 pm »
Mine host at the Sedbergh central control - Gail - waiting for the first in on Sunday afternoon.
https://ibb.co/ctLO2T


Welcome to the exclusive club of those who've helped on one of Andy's rides. it's quite an experience.

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1104 on: July 11, 2018, 10:46:50 am »
Defibrillator attests to a similar experience for the riders.

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1105 on: July 11, 2018, 11:35:59 am »
Albeit a little belated, it's taken this long for what I was a part of at the weekend to sink in, I'd like to thank Andy, Alan and Gail wholeheartedly for their assistance, commitment and quite frankly stamina! All conspired to make this the most amazing experience I've ever had on a bike ride. The route choices sometimes seemed cruel in the extreme but, on reflection, I'd say were completely necessary and the rewarding views after winching uphill for what seemed like an eternity were fantastic.

Time to rest now before Mille Cymru. The bar has been set very high!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1106 on: July 11, 2018, 11:51:05 am »
Andy Gregg got back from Robin Hood's Bay about 5pm Sunday and after having something to eat and waiting around a bit, rode on to Bispham getting there, by design, just before AC the organiser opened up the finish at 10pm. Here's his bike in the afternoon sunshine:
https://ibb.co/dEWD2T
Merida Reacto Team
Ultegra (mechanical) derailleurs/STIs
Rotor semi compact 52/36 (but with a 34t fitted)
11-40 cassette (with Wolf Roadlink)
4000S IIs on Fulcrum Racing 3s
7cm lifts under the tribars


Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1107 on: July 11, 2018, 12:03:17 pm »
That's about the same time as Peter Simon in 2016, on his modified 1983 Raleigh Record Ace.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBIU38fbiyA

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1108 on: July 11, 2018, 03:49:13 pm »
TBH my head is still in a whirl from what was a fantastic experience.  So simply to say thanks to:

- Andy for organising it all and always being around with an answer/suggestion.

- Gail & John for amazing support at Sedbergh, patient and kind hearted at all hours.

- Company on the road from old friends and new, it was very welcome and hopefully reciprocated.

- The Lakeland, Pennine & Moors landscape, towns & villages & folk I met; wonderful in many ways.

Simon

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1109 on: July 11, 2018, 04:37:09 pm »
Andy Gregg got back from Robin Hood's Bay about 5pm Sunday and after having something to eat and waiting around a bit, rode on to Bispham getting there, by design, just before AC the organiser opened up the finish at 10pm. Here's his bike in the afternoon sunshine:
https://ibb.co/dEWD2T
Merida Reacto Team
Ultegra (mechanical) derailleurs/STIs
Rotor semi compact 52/36 (but with a 34t fitted)
11-40 cassette (with Wolf Roadlink)
4000S IIs on Fulcrum Racing 3s
7cm lifts under the tribars
Racing wheels with 16f/21r spokes? I’ve just been looking at those for my racing bike (I keep getting dropped) but I prefer 32 spokes per wheel for Audax. Chapeau for the fast finish!
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1110 on: July 11, 2018, 06:03:10 pm »
That will live long in the memory. My legs have definitely not yet forgotten!
Many thanks to Andy, Gail & John. A massive effort to look after such a large group.

Lots of good company out on the road (both the familiar faces and the new)....which definitely helps when having to deal with 33% problems

A few photos

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1111 on: July 11, 2018, 06:38:27 pm »
Thanks Andy for a great event and thanks Gail and John for the time you gave. Well done everyone who finished it and those that didn't, whether mechanical or out of reach, I'm sure there will be another.

I'm happy in the knowledge I made it up those North Yorks Moors bumps without getting off. Still to do Hardknott to walk from the westside so may be I'll be back for more one day.

Again, thanks Andy. When I get time I'll give your Maniac a go...... got to do Colin's C10A first  :demon:

Re: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« Reply #1112 on: July 12, 2018, 12:50:36 am »
Another DNF for me. More of a mental failure than anything. Came off a run of 7 night shifts 48 hours before the start and hadn't really fully recovered the sleep debt, so when I started to feel it in the legs en route to Stanhope on day 2, my resolve failed and I diverted to Riding Mill train station and bailed. Looking at it in retrospect, perhaps I ought to have grabbed a snooze at Stanhope and plodded on, seeing as I was well in time and on plan, but there again, there was an awfully long way to go... Hey ho, it's just riding bikes after all and there'll always be other rides to tackle.
Congratulations to all that finished, commiserations to those that didn't and thanks so much to Andy, Gail, John and anyone else who helped get the event to fruition.