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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #125 on: April 16, 2017, 07:55:12 pm »
Have just emailed entrants so everyone should have the details now.

Thanks to Marcus JB for his usual route check and to Manotea for sorting out the GPX for me.

Liam

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #126 on: April 16, 2017, 10:31:50 pm »
So, who's in, and is anyone else contemplating using the new all night tube service to Stanmore and cycling from there to the start?
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2017, 10:43:00 pm »
So, who's in, and is anyone else contemplating using the new all night tube service to Stanmore and cycling from there to the start?

There's a train from Paddington that gets to Slough at 0536 - text me if you are getting that and I'll make sure I'm still at Chalfont for any stragglers.

L

cgg

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2017, 07:52:09 am »
I think I'll just ride to the start. Now the question is, is there much traffic on the A40 at 4:30 on a Saturday :D

citoyen

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2017, 10:11:36 am »
So, who's in, and is anyone else contemplating using the new all night tube service to Stanmore and cycling from there to the start?

I wasn't until you mentioned it... hmmm, interesting.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2017, 12:36:02 pm »
So, who's in, and is anyone else contemplating using the new all night tube service to Stanmore and cycling from there to the start?

I wasn't until you mentioned it... hmmm, interesting.
hmm stanmore is further from my chalfont st Peter than my house, really thinking I should ride to the start and not drive but the extra miles at the end is not appealing.
   Eddington  87 miles

LMT

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2017, 02:21:46 pm »
So, who's in, and is anyone else contemplating using the new all night tube service to Stanmore and cycling from there to the start?

A good idea for sure, a fairly easy 20k to get the blood flowing before the main course.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2017, 09:58:55 pm »
just plugged an average speed into weather bagel
good news, temperature doesn't drop below 8C on the return leg
bad news - rain from stow on the wold to Henley

hope that improves by next Saturday.

http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/43c73749-6e47-4d3b-9d4f-3cc901a2524f
   Eddington  87 miles

Redlight

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2017, 10:22:20 pm »
Hmm.  That's a lot of rain.  Let's hope these arrive in time  :)
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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #134 on: April 22, 2017, 10:43:38 pm »
it is indeed. time to make sure the winter bike is in good working order, (been on the summer steed for all of April) and make sure wet weather clothing is all ok.

I have boots which are pretty waterproof, but rain tends to run down the shin when its really wet, what do people do to avoid this?
   Eddington  87 miles

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2017, 10:54:30 pm »
If wearing longs, they go over the cuff of the boot if possible: if not, then cut the cuffs from a pair of Marigolds to fashion a passable seal.

Or just wear sandals - your feet are waterproof, and the sandals will dry quickly.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2017, 11:24:07 pm »
If wearing longs, they go over the cuff of the boot if possible: if not, then cut the cuffs from a pair of Marigolds to fashion a passable seal.

Or just wear sandals - your feet are waterproof, and the sandals will dry quickly.
3C at the start, my feet may be waterproof, but they are not frostbite proof
   Eddington  87 miles

The older you get, the better you get, unless you are a banana.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2017, 06:37:36 pm »
Still a tad breezy.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2017, 06:53:29 pm »
But mostly a cross wind except when it turns into a tailwind around 325Km!

You should all be home before dawn!

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2017, 07:09:21 pm »
If anyone is interested, I have been looking at what clubs the entrants say they belong to:

Rapha Cycle Club   9
Audax Club Hackney   7
Dulwich Paragon   6
Welwyn Whs   5
Hoddesdon tri club   3
Kingston Whs   3
Penge CC   3
Verulam CC   3
Audax Club Mid-Essex   2
Audax Club Portsmouth   2
Audax UK   2
Las Vegas Institute of Sport   2
Maidenhead & Dist CC   2
Velo Club Tring   2
A5 Rangers CC   1
Addiscombe CC   1
Amersham RCC   1
Audax Club Bristol   1
Aylesbury CC   1
Brixton CC   1
Burnley CC   1
Cambridge CC   1
CC London   1
Charlotteville CC   1
Dave CC   1
Farnborough & Camberley CC   1
Four Corners Audax   1
Kent Velo Girls   1
Leicester Forest CC   1
Lewes Wanderers   1
Redhill CC   1
Sheffrec CC   1
Sherston Velo   1
South Western RC   1
Team MK   1
Thames Velo   1
Thanet RC   1
VC 167   1
VC Godalming   1
Vegetarian C & AC   1
Westerley CC   1
White Hart Vuelta   1
Willesden   1

But nearly a quarter are saying they have no club affiliation...

L

mattc

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #141 on: April 23, 2017, 07:44:31 pm »
Thats better already....
http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/20d802c8-5af9-423d-8dc5-e7abb1f79848
Where does that pull its forecast data from?

[I ask because yr.no is showing the Wales-wales-wales 400 as getting a 27 hour  monsoon ... ]
Has never ridden RAAM
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citoyen

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London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #142 on: April 23, 2017, 09:38:16 pm »
Only one Willesden? And NINE Rapha CC! The times they are a'changin indeed.

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #143 on: April 23, 2017, 10:14:40 pm »
I keep selling the delights of audaxing to the 100's of Team MKers, but you can count those who do them on one hand!
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #144 on: April 23, 2017, 11:49:46 pm »
"nearly a quarter are saying they have no club affiliation..." or at least no affiliation with any club listed on the AUK website.

revised weathe bagel looks a much better, I will take that any day.
   Eddington  87 miles

Redlight

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #145 on: April 24, 2017, 06:59:04 am »
Is Rapha Cycling Club actually a club?  I had always assumed it was just a marketing name for the riders who are sponsored to wear Rapha kit.
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2017, 09:18:30 am »
Is Rapha Cycling Club actually a club?  I had always assumed it was just a marketing name for the riders who are sponsored to wear Rapha kit.
https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/rcc

£135 for a 12 month membership. Bargain.
The older you get, the better you get, unless you are a banana.

citoyen

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #147 on: April 24, 2017, 09:52:59 am »
The membership fee is actually very good value for what you get - as long as you live the kind of lifestyle that enables you to take full advantage of it. Which I don't.


mattc

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #148 on: April 24, 2017, 09:57:08 am »
The membership fee is actually very good value for what you get - as long as you live the kind of lifestyle that enables you to take full advantage of it. Which I don't.
So it's a bit like the deal that Monaco residents get?
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

citoyen

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Re: London Wales London (Severn Across as was...)
« Reply #149 on: April 24, 2017, 11:29:50 am »
The membership fee is actually very good value for what you get - as long as you live the kind of lifestyle that enables you to take full advantage of it. Which I don't.
So it's a bit like the deal that Monaco residents get?

If I lived near a Rapha Clubhouse, I would sign up just for the free coffee - if you went in for a coffee twice a week, it would work out cheaper over the course of a year than Starbucks. And it's better coffee too.