Author Topic: On St Lucys`s Eve 200  (Read 9472 times)

hellymedic

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2016, 11:53:59 pm »
I recall bonking out in northern Sweden, realising we were short on fuel, sharing shortbread with my travelling companion who said:
'So you think, with all our education, we have just not realised we needed to EAT?'
'That's right.'
And off we pedalled to the Arctic Circle...

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2016, 11:20:28 am »
So glad the shortbread helped - I developed some arm muscles making them too! (then had to eat some to recover - sorry if the rations were small!!)  ;D

JayP

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2016, 12:02:50 pm »

So glad the shortbread helped - I developed some arm muscles making them too! (then had to eat some to recover - sorry if the rations were small!!)  ;D

Yes, excellent, and cut into star-shaped biscuits!
 
It's official - Shortbread is now the new Lembas Bread :thumbsup:

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2016, 08:02:05 pm »
'Lembas bread' - had to google that one JayP! Something new learnt and a reminder that I've never read Tolkien

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2017, 03:18:28 pm »
Just noticed this event, one that I should be able to fit in. I assume it's happening. Many people doing it?

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2017, 03:26:00 pm »
I have done this the last two years great event,

I plan to do this again this year subject to getting up on time (works Christmas party the night before)

Oggy

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2017, 03:48:33 pm »
I'm in, first time for me this one, hope weather is kind.

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2017, 09:30:07 pm »
I'm on the list for this. Weather is going cold again, was hoping to ride it fixed but I might have to dig out the ice bike :facepalm:
serendipity is my satnav

whosatthewheel

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2017, 09:30:28 am »
I'm on the list for this. Weather is going cold again, was hoping to ride it fixed but I might have to dig out the ice bike :facepalm:


Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2017, 01:19:12 pm »
I’m down for this one. Snow showers currently forecast for start and finish, middle bit looks ok....

Gonna be fun!!

John


JayP

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2017, 10:04:56 pm »
30 on the list so far.

Looks like challenging weather but not actually freezing so we're not in cancelation territory yet. :P
Nothing a few extra layers wont sort out ;D

Weather checks:

Whitchurch       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634124?day=1

Llangollen        http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644021?day=1

Bala                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656615?day=1

Dolgellau       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651154?day=1

(Links updated midday Friday )

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2017, 10:59:57 pm »
I am hoping to ride this (although I have not sent you an email yet) but am wondering what the criteria for cancellation is. The Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for ice and for snow for Saturday.

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2017, 11:54:57 am »
Interesting weather conditions are a possibility for this one. I'm in though, unless JayP decides to cancel it!

http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/9e5fcf51-5fdb-48e6-978a-169db08df000


Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2017, 02:27:15 pm »
I'm planning to ride over*, so will be out early.
The ice bike is shod with these https://www.biketiresdirect.com/productimages/images450/scsno2-1.jpg so should be ok..


(*unless I dont :facepalm:)
serendipity is my satnav

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2017, 08:02:13 am »
Blimey, how much snow are you expecting?
I'll be on 23c conti all seasons, perhaps I should think about snow chains!

JayP

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2017, 01:38:38 pm »
Today's BBC predictions here:
Weather checks:

Whitchurch       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634124?day=1

Llangollen        http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644021?day=1

Bala                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656615?day=1

Dolgellau       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651154?day=1

(Links updated midday Friday )
..... and these latest weather bagels

21kph = 10hrs   http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/443dd338-f587-4e31-ad61-4eaa454169fb

19kph = http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/94e691ce-4b93-4c85-9811-e648354d9f5e

17kph=12hrs    http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/54c6b9c9-bad9-45df-9f50-7f8bd056ad71

16kph=13hrs  .http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/412e1a7a-5f80-4e59-8c4b-1b058803c38b

...... are surprisingly different.  ???


Make of it what you will. I'm not cancelling .It's your decision. There are still 20 who haven't pulled out. I'll be at the Raven with the cards in the morning and I'll be riding. Alismed will be at Dolgellau, to stamp cards, and Peter & Torslanda will be at the finish. 

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2017, 01:42:34 pm »
Today's BBC predictions here:
Weather checks:

Whitchurch       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634124?day=1

Llangollen        http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644021?day=1

Bala                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656615?day=1

Dolgellau       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651154?day=1

(Links updated midday Friday )
..... and these latest weather bagels

21kph = 10hrs   http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/443dd338-f587-4e31-ad61-4eaa454169fb

19kph = 11hrs   http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/5a64c1eb-27ed-4b71-a499-bc4fb559af8b

17kph=12hrs    http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/54c6b9c9-bad9-45df-9f50-7f8bd056ad71

16kph=13hrs  http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/6e10430a-9214-4c47-9ce5-f9d4017d5a0b

....... are surprisingly different.  ???


Make of it what you will. I'm not cancelling .It's your decision. There are still 20 who haven't pulled out. I'll be at the Raven with the cards in the morning and I'll be riding. Alismed will be at Dollgelau, to stamp cards, and Peter & Torslanda will be at the finish.

You've not adjusted the start time to Saturday on a couple of them JayP, hence the difference. I did toy with doing this again but just haven't got the mojo this year

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2017, 02:02:28 pm »
Just to confirm, does anyone know, is there just the one control?

I’m quite looking forward to this, in a type 2 fun kind of way...

John

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2017, 02:07:00 pm »
Just to confirm, does anyone know, is there just the one control?

I’m quite looking forward to this, in a type 2 fun kind of way...

John

Unless JayP has drastically changed it from the last two editions, yes just the one in Dolgellau, but plenty of other cafe's on route.

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2017, 02:18:44 pm »
Today's BBC predictions here:
Weather checks:

Whitchurch       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634124?day=1

Llangollen        http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644021?day=1

Bala                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656615?day=1

Dolgellau       http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651154?day=1

(Links updated midday Friday )
..... and these latest weather bagels

21kph = 10hrs   http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/443dd338-f587-4e31-ad61-4eaa454169fb

19kph = 11hrs   http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/5a64c1eb-27ed-4b71-a499-bc4fb559af8b

17kph=12hrs    http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/54c6b9c9-bad9-45df-9f50-7f8bd056ad71

16kph=13hrs  http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/6e10430a-9214-4c47-9ce5-f9d4017d5a0b

....... are surprisingly different.  ???


Make of it what you will. I'm not cancelling .It's your decision. There are still 20 who haven't pulled out. I'll be at the Raven with the cards in the morning and I'll be riding. Alismed will be at Dollgelau, to stamp cards, and Peter & Torslanda will be at the finish.

You've not adjusted the start time to Saturday on a couple of them JayP, hence the difference. I did toy with doing this again but just haven't got the mojo this year

Wooot we can have that cordial again then

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2017, 02:20:13 pm »
 ;D

JayP

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2017, 02:20:33 pm »

You've not adjusted the start time to Saturday on a couple of them JayP, hence the difference. I did toy with doing this again but just haven't got the mojo this year
Thanks Si. Sorted that - They're still different ;D

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2017, 02:59:53 pm »
You lot have given me itchy pedals

JayP

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Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2017, 04:54:08 pm »
You lot have given me itchy pedals

Plenty cards left. ;D ;D

Re: On St Lucys`s Eve 200
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2017, 04:55:24 pm »
Sorry guys but I'm a DNS due to weather forecast and not having suitable tyres.
Have fun and stay safe.
John

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