Author Topic: Winter Solstice  (Read 2120 times)

Winter Solstice
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:33:57 pm »
I've just noticed that the 2017 Winter Solstice wasn't set up for online entry - but it is now.

This year we have an HQ for the start and finish.  We've outgrown starting from my parent's garage and queuing for the toilets.  We start from Woodley, near Stockport and not far from M60 junction 25.

Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 06:16:37 pm »
The Winter Solstice (2017) is closed to further entries for 17th December as I have exceeded the number of riders I feel I can safely look after.  However, it isn't all bad news.  I am riding the extremely similar Holt Perm on Saturday 23rd December and riders unable to find a place on the Winter Solstice can join me.  See details at http://www.delphcyclist.info/HoltPerm.html.

It is even cheaper to enter, although there is no start/finish control.

mattc

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 07:03:29 pm »
It is even cheaper to enter, although there is no start/finish control.
Is it like a Mobius strip??
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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 10:46:16 am »
It is even cheaper to enter, although there is no start/finish control.
Is it like a Mobius strip??

No, that's just ridiculous.  Cyclists wouldn't know which side of the road they should be on.  Unfortunately I have run out of Klein biddons (I am not sure if that is even possible).

Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 04:45:52 pm »
So if we enter few days before do we meet up pick brevet card up and peddle off,

if so is there a start time

yorkie

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 05:33:47 pm »
It is even cheaper to enter, although there is no start/finish control.
Is it like a Mobius strip??

Yes, a brevet of infinite length...


...but it's OK, because the time limit is also infinite!  ;)
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Jay_70_One

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 05:38:56 pm »
Are the details of the address start on the Audax site please, and is there a valid RWGPS GPX available to note the changes to the start and finish? Cheers all, looking forward to the ride, full of festive cheer.

:thumbsup:
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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 07:56:55 pm »
Are the details of the address start on the Audax site please, and is there a valid RWGPS GPX available to note the changes to the start and finish? Cheers all, looking forward to the ride, full of festive cheer.

:thumbsup:

Well, they are on http://www.delphcyclist.info/Solstice.html as emailed to all successful entrants.

frankly frankie

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 10:47:05 am »




"This is a complex subject, with a need for more than one highlighter pen."

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 12:44:59 pm »
Looks like being a good day out. Glad the weather fairy turned the heat up just in time. :thumbsup:

Terry2wheelz

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Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 02:52:30 pm »
T'was better all that rain than snow yesterday, that's for sure....
Great to get back on the saddle following my recent surgery & being a fat lad I naturally enjoyed all the extra food following hefty DNS rate..
Many thanks to MW for organising & singlehandedly running yesterdays great ride. Winter Solstice ride one of my favourites - not least because (almost) officially start of longer days & shorter nights.  Soon be springtime  :thumbsup:
Fat Cyclists Bounce Better !

Re: Winter Solstice
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 11:28:02 am »
So if we enter few days before do we meet up pick brevet card up and peddle off,

if so is there a start time

Yes, I'll let everyone who indicates that they are taking up the option where the start location is in Bredbury near Stockport.  Start time is between 7:30 - 8:30.