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Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« on: August 18, 2016, 09:23:34 am »
Hello!!

Fully signed up and got an overnight place in Epworth (Thanks fboab!) Who else is in?

Here's to good weather and tailwind all the way round....

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 10:30:06 am »
I'm in.

In terms of accommodation I'm in the "Stansted Great Dunmow" TL on the Friday and Goole Premier Inn on the Saturday.
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 01:56:40 pm »
Dunno yet, depending on the weather and a couple of other things might be up for this.

For the fast riders I'd say book in at the Sleaford travel inn on the A16 around 440k ish, breaks up the ride nicely and you can control at the Little chef in the morning.

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 02:13:35 pm »
I'm in also in Great Dunmow TL Friday night after riding down.
hoping for kind winds

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 02:17:24 pm »
Would like to do this one day (but definitely not this year).

But does anyone use the Premier Inn at Lincoln even though it is at the top of a hill?

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 02:26:04 pm »
Would like to do this one day (but definitely not this year).

But does anyone use the Premier Inn at Lincoln even though it is at the top of a hill?

There's a new shiny one in the middle of town now.

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 02:40:14 pm »
Dunno yet, depending on the weather and a couple of other things might be up for this.

For the fast riders I'd say book in at the Sleaford travel inn on the A16 around 440k ish, breaks up the ride nicely and you can control at the Little chef in the morning.

440K is a lot for me in one go... so I am stopping a little earlier and getting more sleep... good to hear that epworth to Lincoln is fast though ;)

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 02:46:59 pm »
I'm in. I'll plan my usual no sleeping strategy (emergency bivy in Carradice)and see how things go.

the real question is Fixed or Gears....hmmmm
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 03:22:24 pm »
How big is your carradice if you can bivvy in it?
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 03:27:21 pm »
How big is your carradice if you can bivvy in it?
Ever seen Dr Who?  ;D
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 03:30:42 pm »
How big is your carradice if you can bivvy in it?
Ever seen Dr Who?  ;D

Well if you can travel backwards in time and space sounds like you might get the full 8 hours sleep and still spend the full 40 hours pedalling. Even better you just spend your time in the pub and then get in your saddlebag and turn up at the control locations at the required time according to your schedule.

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 04:16:24 pm »
Schedule? I make it up as I go along!
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 11:02:20 pm »
With apprehension, I'm in. My first 600. Hoping for some calm late summer weather.

No accommodation booked but for some flexibility I'm taking an Alpkit Hunka bivvy bag along with my first attempt at a MYOG synthetic quilt. So hopefully there are some nice secluded spots enroute to bivvy, else it will probably be in a ditch somewhere.

I consider myself a very full value rider and, depending how I feel, plan to grab some kip at the 350-400km point, wherever that turns out to be.

Looking forward to it ... sort of   ;D

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 11:39:31 am »
How big is your carradice if you can bivvy in it?
Ever seen Dr Who?  ;D

Good job you're built like a jockey, like me

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 03:02:59 pm »
How big is your carradice if you can bivvy in it?
Ever seen Dr Who?  ;D

Good job you're built like a jockey, like me
I know...don't know how these big blokes manage!  ???
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2016, 08:54:33 pm »
I'm in. The usual night roosting spot in sunny Scunny is booked as it is tricycle friendly.

Will be my third edition of this event but this time with the impeccably behaved Little Miss Trykit rather than the evil ShelaghT

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 09:14:22 pm »
My name is down too. All being well this will be the tenth year of SRs .. starting when I was 65.... unusual.. certainly ...... unique .. maybe
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2016, 08:11:11 pm »
http://www.camaudax.uk/rides/flatlands-600/

Are we using the same files for this year's route ? It won't have changed?

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2016, 09:31:01 pm »
My name is down too. All being well this will be the tenth year of SRs .. starting when I was 65.... unusual.. certainly ...... unique .. maybe

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 12:26:15 am »
Im in this will be my first 600 and also completing my sr ive just finished my rrty I must be mad as im not intending to sleep unless I need too and it's probably frowned upon but im also doing this ride for charity (royal British legion)  so if you see me needing a boost please help

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2016, 10:24:29 pm »
http://www.camaudax.uk/rides/flatlands-600/

Are we using the same files for this year's route ? It won't have changed?

I haven't heard of any changes to the route, so these should still be correct.  If I hear of any changes from the route-check this weekend (?) then I'll update the GPS tracks straight away. 

I'm not planning on riding it this year, having ridden either Flatlands or Flatliner the past three years, but I'll be seeing everyone at Red Lodge again on the day for a bit of card-stamping  :)  But for the record, Tippers, I'd definitely be riding it fixed if I was riding it at all  ;)
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2016, 10:25:34 pm »
Ta! See you at some point!!

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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2016, 11:45:47 pm »
Apparently there are major works happening at Glews Garage so there may not be the full range of forecourt delicacies available.  Mcd's should be unaffected so the Hustler can continue his one man against The Man protest  :thumbsup:
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Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2016, 08:33:46 am »
Being in Yorkshire ill probably have to eat what I'm given and bloody well like it.

Re: Flatlands 600km 2016 edition
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2016, 10:41:50 am »
  But for the record, Tippers, I'd definitely be riding it fixed if I was riding it at all  ;)
;D best I fit my Mudflaps!
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