Author Topic: The Shark 200  (Read 26603 times)

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2016, 10:09:21 pm »
weather bagel forecast looking ok for this, I can feel myself being drawn in...

Apart from the 20+ mph headwinds :-o

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2016, 12:29:28 pm »
weather bagel forecast looking ok for this, I can feel myself being drawn in...

If you do let me know and I might be up for riding up with you (or i might just jump on the train)

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2016, 06:28:38 pm »
weather bagel forecast looking ok for this, I can feel myself being drawn in...

Apart from the 20+ mph headwinds :-o

yebbut we'll be sheltered from the wind in all those hills  :thumbsup:

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2016, 06:32:21 pm »
If you do let me know and I might be up for riding up with you (or i might just jump on the train)

I've entered and will be leaving Raynes Park at 05:30 so I can enjoy the light refreshments before the start. Am especially looking forward to arrivee at the Old Brewery Pub. Also the wind/hills/rain in between these highlights. Meet at RP station?

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2016, 06:45:34 pm »
If you do let me know and I might be up for riding up with you (or i might just jump on the train)

I've entered and will be leaving Raynes Park at 05:30 so I can enjoy the light refreshments before the start. Am especially looking forward to arrivee at the Old Brewery Pub. Also the wind/hills/rain in between these highlights. Meet at RP station?

Ill confirm - just found out that another RP resident (another Richard funnily enough) is thinking about it too. Agree re the arrivee

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2016, 09:25:46 pm »
The forecast is getting better each time I look.  Getting quite excited now!

Martin

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2016, 10:17:43 pm »
"Heads Up"

there are no direct South Eastern trains to Greenwich on Sat but they go from Victoria to Lewisham / Charlton* (*no idea why that's relevant but the replacement bus goes from there) or Overground Clapham Jcn (and indeed Norf o' the river) to Surrey Quays which are both a couple of miles from the start


Jonah

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2016, 10:19:56 pm »
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Pete Mas

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2016, 01:33:01 pm »
I would have liked to ride this but too much on already for this weekend. I see it has sold out now anyhow! Well done. Will have to be another year for me.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2016, 02:55:25 pm »
Yes, only have 120 brevets, think we will need a bigger boat :-)
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

Jonah

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2016, 05:51:44 pm »
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You know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah... then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the Weald turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

lemon muncher

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2016, 07:45:13 pm »
So, just going over the pdf / route sheet for this race and I noticed a small discrepancy. The "free control" in Mayfield appears to be a little more specific on the route sheet as to where the control needs to be but not specific enough as to be unambiguous. Ivan, can you clarify where this control needs to be please?

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2016, 08:03:09 pm »
So, just going over the pdf / route sheet for this race and I noticed a small discrepancy. The "free control" in Mayfield appears to be a little more specific on the route sheet as to where the control needs to be but not specific enough as to be unambiguous. Ivan, can you clarify where this control needs to be please?

You can choose between a cafe and a mini market.

lemon muncher

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2016, 09:48:18 pm »
You can choose between a cafe and a mini market.

But that's not strictly true is it. It sounds like you're stating that Peckish (the cafe) and Mace (the mini market) are the only options. The pdf instructions say, "so just get a receipt from the shops/pubs" might suggest a post office too or indeed a pub in Mayfield, regardless of whether it's on the left or right side of the high street, but the route sheet states, "CONTROL on R 137.9" so to be absolutely certain it must be (say, hypothetically, if a new shop pops up between now and the race) a retailer on the right hand side of the high street, as you're heading East, between West Street and Tunbridge Wells Road? I could if I wanted to go into the butchers and buy some raw sausages according to the instructions.

LMT

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2016, 10:05:02 pm »
Whatever's on the Brevet Card innit?

mmmmartin

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2016, 10:39:37 pm »
the route sheet states, "CONTROL on R 137.9" so to be absolutely certain it must be (say, hypothetically, if a new shop pops up between now and the race) a retailer on the right hand side of the high street, as you're heading East, between West Street and Tunbridge Wells Road? I could if I wanted to go into the butchers and buy some raw sausages according to the instructions.
In Mayfield there is Peckish cafe on the south side of the street, and the pub, then the mini-market. There are other places to get a receipt but the bank has closed and there is no ATM. You are talking about 50 yards between them all. Unless you go another 20 yards to the garage and buy a used car. There is a posh deli that charges two quid for a loaf. All human life is there.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2016, 10:55:14 pm »
You can choose between a cafe and a mini market.

But that's not strictly true is it. It sounds like you're stating that Peckish (the cafe) and Mace (the mini market) are the only options. The pdf instructions say, "so just get a receipt from the shops/pubs" might suggest a post office too or indeed a pub in Mayfield, regardless of whether it's on the left or right side of the high street, but the route sheet states, "CONTROL on R 137.9" so to be absolutely certain it must be (say, hypothetically, if a new shop pops up between now and the race) a retailer on the right hand side of the high street, as you're heading East, between West Street and Tunbridge Wells Road? I could if I wanted to go into the butchers and buy some raw sausages according to the instructions.

You're over-analysing this.

The instructions say explicitly it's a free control and to get a receipt from the shops and pubs in Mayfield. The fact that it says Control on R is almost certainly simply because there's a suitable establishment on the right.

If you get a receipt that says Mayfield on it (or is clearly from an establishment, be it shop, pub, chippie, cafe, petrol station or launderette, in Mayfield), you will get validated as long as it's within control opening times.

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2016, 11:06:13 pm »
Sorry, been out shopping. Basically what jsabine says, it's a free control so any receipt that has location / date / time is acceptable as per the rules. The route sheet (which is only a recommendation after all) guides you to the recommended one, the Mace, but if you fancy getting your hair cut, buying some flowers or just getting pissed, I'll take that. If Mayfield has been completely decimated by hungry cyclists, just carry on and get a receipt in the next village, Rotherfield.
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

Martin

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2016, 11:26:36 pm »
There's also the Middle House pub in Mayfield; doesn't have a location on the receipts but I've used it a few times on Meridian Hills; a welcome warm stop on a cold winter's night

last time I asked at the Mace for a simple PO stamp they refused; first time ever ???

lemon muncher

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2016, 11:32:03 pm »
Ok so we can avoid the unnecessary right hand turn at T and instead turn left at Mayfield thus avoiding the need to double back on ourselves. Great!  :D Thanks for the response everyone. See you at the race on Saturday

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2016, 11:45:44 pm »
Ok so we can avoid the unnecessary right hand turn at T and instead turn left at Mayfield thus avoiding the need to double back on ourselves. Great!  :D

How clever! You'll be able to save a whole couple of hundred metres. Hurrah!

zigzag

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Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #71 on: April 07, 2016, 11:58:43 pm »
How clever! You'll be able to save a whole couple of hundred metres. Hurrah!

that's half a lemon worth of calories - every little helps!

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2016, 02:21:44 pm »

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Coming to get you!

Sorry, couldn't resist.... Looking forward to this!

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2016, 02:59:59 pm »
Well thank you a ride in your car to the start is very much appreciated.

Re: The Shark 200 - Saturday 9th April
« Reply #74 on: April 08, 2016, 03:02:40 pm »
https://flic.kr/p/G3rNco

unusually well organised for this  - laminated routesheet - a first for me!