Author Topic: The Dean  (Read 31928 times)

simonp

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The Dean
« on: February 22, 2016, 01:26:42 am »
Is under new management I see. With refreshments at the start and also ale at the arivee. Anyone know if the start is still peartree before I book the hotel?

fboab

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 06:50:07 am »
I hope so, we've booked the Holiday Inn (the Travelodge being ridiculously expensive).
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: The Dean
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 01:44:21 pm »
Still working out the exact logistics of the start/finish, but it will be from Peartree as normal. Routechecking is scheduled for this weekend - I would expect an update next week along with the GPX and other rider docs.
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

simonp

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 02:50:58 pm »
Ta, everyone.  :thumbsup:


Re: The Dean
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 03:16:59 am »
Just got back to the Peartree TL after the route check. ..
Watch this space

mmmmartin

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 12:02:10 pm »
Just got back to the Peartree TL after the route check. ..
Look at the time on this message. Dedication, or what?
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 03:38:22 pm »
I hope so, we've booked the Holiday Inn (the Travelodge being ridiculously expensive).

Strange. I just found the opposite.  HI £80  TL £45

But seeing as it would be too early for hotel breakfast, I'd be 8nclined to make the 40 minute drive in the morning rather than stay over.
   E = 77  SR = 2

mattc

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 05:15:14 pm »
Just got back to the Peartree TL after the route check. ..
Watch this space
Look at the time on this message. Dedication, or what?
He's just very slow - probably planned to finish ~9pm.

;)

Looking forward to ACH updates. If the beer-n-stuff is upto scratch I may be tempted to ride the cal event :) (first time since 2011 I think.)
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: The Dean
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 07:42:38 pm »
Hello folks
we probably should have used the term 'reliability check' in our last post?  After all, this route is a long-standing classic that requires no 'checking' as such. We were dead chuffed when Andrew kindly handed over the organiser reigns to ACH for this most excellent of rides.  Last Saturdays' group-DIY went very well, despite the wind-chill - chapped lips and shivering all round.

We are pleased to announce that the route was 'all clear' - nothing had changed since last years' route sheet and GPX were published.  Noting has also changed since last years' format, save the addition of light refreshments at the start and food 'n' ale at Arrivee.  For those who would rather scoot-off at Oxford upon arrivee, the usual postal finish is also still on offer.  However, if you do choose to return to the starting point you are most welcome to join us at 'Camp Audax Club Hackney' where you will find Beavertown Towns' finest ales: Neck Oil, Gamma Ray and the mighty Eight-Ball (the clue to the gravity is in the name) as well as some Granny Jones' Winter Broth to wash it down  ;)

Re: The Dean
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 07:45:01 pm »
Sorry, we should have added - route sheet and GPX will be added to the AUK web tomorrow evening

mattc

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 08:01:29 pm »
That sounds rather cool! (although anything more than a half knocks me clean out after a long day a-wheel  :-[

Will that all be al-fresco (with small charge for hwobbies,  blankets and/or horse carcasses)?

And (although this is probably the wrong place) is the perm still up for grabs? Still absent from aukweb. I might have more than a riding interest.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Jonah

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 08:14:36 pm »
I was planning on registering the perm after the calendar event  :thumbsup:

Jonah

  • Audax Club Hackney
Re: The Dean
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 11:00:09 pm »
Route sheet & GPX are both on the Calendar  :)

Re: The Dean
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 10:32:18 am »
Note that there are no changes to the route from last year. Some of the potholes on the first stretch looked pretty familiar as well.

Also, the new Oxford Parkway station is pretty convenient for getting there if coming out from London the night before, and you can breakfast there on the return.
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

vistaed

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2016, 10:48:55 pm »
Beaver town beers at peartree, that's worth riding straight back to the station and heading up there just to head back to the station in Oxford.
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Re: The Dean
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2016, 01:52:20 pm »
can anyone confirm whether it is OK, to leave my car at peartree all day? I'm assuming there may be a parking charge, no problem with that.
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: The Dean
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2016, 03:00:28 pm »
can anyone confirm whether it is OK, to leave my car at peartree all day? I'm assuming there may be a parking charge, no problem with that.
It's £2 for 24 hours I believe.

Jonah

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2016, 08:50:45 pm »
The ales
'Neck Oil' (session IPA) 4.3%
'Gamma Ray' (American Pale Ale) 5.4%
'8-Ball' (Rye IPA) 6.2%
x1 can of special edition 'Double Neck Oil' 8.5% will also be awarded during the course of the evening.

The scran
Granny Jones' Winter Broth with craft bread & artisan Patagonian Hacienda-Fed Goat Butter

Mr Green

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2016, 10:42:18 pm »
I'm in. Looking forward to my first Audax of 2016
 :smug:
What a lot of effort just for a cloth badge.

Re: The Dean
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2016, 12:58:31 am »
Stretching the manor of Hackney an awful long way west... Lets face it Regents Park is West of Hackney, but Oxford? Are you trying to provoke Bristol into another 'boat race?'

simonp

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2016, 09:52:49 pm »
Forecast looks like it will be chilly but dry, settled conditions. I'll take that!

Re: The Dean
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2016, 02:07:19 pm »
Can't do this because racing instead this year. Remember to pay your parking before you ride off!  :facepalm:

fboab

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Re: The Dean
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 07:57:45 pm »
I'm buying a new bike tomorrow, should be here in time. What could possibly go wrong?
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: The Dean
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2016, 08:52:37 pm »
Looking forward to this. First loooong day out this year.
LFCC

Re: The Dean
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2016, 09:16:47 pm »
wow how time flies-----had completely forgotten it`s The Dean time !! doesn`t seem like a year since last in 2015 and the scramble for PBP quals, so have completely forgotten to enter and don`t now have slot to ride it  :facepalm:
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above