Author Topic: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018  (Read 115861 times)

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #75 on: December 09, 2015, 10:11:34 pm »
Ah go on then.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2015, 12:14:09 am »
"I looked at the route, having been taken in by the benign seeming 11750m climb figure. I was thus thinking maybe this could be one for fixed. I suppose Hardknott and Wrynose are for walking anyway."

Have you actually entered? The reason I ask is that I can't see your name on the start sheet. If you haven't entered and plan to do so I suggest you get your entry in by the end of the month. We've already surpassed 100 entries!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000


Andy, thanks for the note about the ride filling up. I've not entered yet, still thinking about it. It looks like a great ride. I'm just trying to decide if it's my goal for next season. I'm currently not feeling very keen on a foreign adventure so I think I'd better stop dithering.


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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2015, 12:48:26 pm »

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2015, 12:53:54 pm »
Ah go on then.

On fixed?

Not likely!

(Since the route will pass pretty close to home on the way back from the Moors, I might swap bikes for the last flat-ish bit back to the start, and tell everyone I did ride fixed)

Not far enough

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2015, 07:49:58 am »
1st post on yacf - Hello All

I'm in  :)
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #80 on: December 14, 2015, 12:44:21 pm »
Now up to 108 entries. I'll allow another 12-15 before closing entries.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2015, 04:50:36 pm »
I dithered on this one 'cos it don't suit the fixie. *I'm in ! ( Yikes ! )

*With gears.

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2015, 08:05:05 pm »
Whilst it's quiet I thought I'd let you know how things are going. The route has now been fully checked and comes out at 1027 km. This is a bit over what was expected so I might have to divert it a little to knock about 20-25 km off. This won't affect the integrity of the route of course.

Entries will remain open for at least another week or so (possibly longer - we already have some notified DNS). Thanks to all those that have volunteered to help.

Merry Christmas to all!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2015, 04:58:53 pm »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2015, 12:12:52 pm »
I'm in too. I know of a couple of others that have entered too. We're looking forward to it!

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2015, 04:06:08 pm »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.
I will be travelling by train. A drive back to the south of England after ridding all this just sounds like trouble to me.

BB
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2015, 12:54:03 am »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.
I will be travelling by train. A drive back to the south of England after ridding all this just sounds like trouble to me.

BB
Rather than heading home to the East Midlands, I fancy heading very north for the Golden Road and Standing Stones 300 the following weekend, but I haven't ran this idea past the wife yet!


Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2015, 02:20:14 pm »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.
I will be travelling by train. A drive back to the south of England after ridding all this just sounds like trouble to me.

BB
I live South Manchester so may drive to the start. If I had not slept enough I will get a B&B / hotel and head back Tuesday.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #88 on: January 01, 2016, 09:28:51 pm »
Any places left?

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #89 on: January 02, 2016, 09:32:43 am »
Any places left?
At time of writing still open on AUK website.

BB
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2016, 07:27:14 pm »
well I've entered following confirmation from Andy that there were still places. Lots of work to do between now and then.
 

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #91 on: January 06, 2016, 10:39:33 pm »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.
I will be travelling by train. A drive back to the south of England after ridding all this just sounds like trouble to me.

BB
Rather than heading home to the East Midlands, I fancy heading very north for the Golden Road and Standing Stones 300 the following weekend, but I haven't ran this idea past the wife yet!

I had the same thought - I'm vaguely thinking of getting a train to Oban and riding up to Stornoway from there. Long shot, mind.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2016, 01:37:25 pm »
I am in. :)
Will it be possible to leave a car at the start point for the duration of the event?
Not sure if I will drive or travel by train.
I will be travelling by train. A drive back to the south of England after ridding all this just sounds like trouble to me.

BB
Rather than heading home to the East Midlands, I fancy heading very north for the Golden Road and Standing Stones 300 the following weekend, but I haven't ran this idea past the wife yet!

I had the same thought - I'm vaguely thinking of getting a train to Oban and riding up to Stornoway from there. Long shot, mind.
Rob Gray isn't on the 1000, but planning to do some island hopping prior to the Golden Road and Standing Stones 300. I'm hoping to get the train up to join him after the 1000. I have just put my leave application in, so just waiting for approval before making any firm plans.


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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #93 on: January 09, 2016, 08:25:20 am »
well I've entered following confirmation from Andy that there were still places. Lots of work to do between now and then.

You are not alone. A lot of hills and miles missing in the legs for me.

H

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2016, 11:10:26 am »
well I've entered following confirmation from Andy that there were still places. Lots of work FUN to do between now and then.

fixed that for you
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #95 on: January 09, 2016, 11:14:41 am »
well I've entered following confirmation from Andy that there were still places. Lots of work to do between now and then.

You are not alone. A lot of hills and miles missing in the legs for me.

H

yes, someone told me I needed to do a lot of work with one of these



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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2016, 02:52:02 pm »
Perhaps they thought you were floundering?
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #97 on: January 09, 2016, 05:53:43 pm »
Because cycling is good for the sole?

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #98 on: January 09, 2016, 06:32:52 pm »
Plaice is the only other flat-fish I can think of; none of the above seem to make any sense. I'm lost!

Could be some sort of cod folklore, I guess ...

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #99 on: January 09, 2016, 06:37:24 pm »
It's a turbot, you morons.