Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by ransos, 2 May 2017.
From Keynsham, near Bristol. This will be my first 300 - eek!
The Col de Shipham climb near the end will be fun
Tempted to enter if I can.looks like a good ride.
Yeah, I thought hauling us over the Mendips right at the end was a bit mean. Still, it'll be dark so we won't see it.
At 2426m it's not as hilly as I thought. But it's the quality of those hills that counts, and with Dyrham, Pewsey Downs and the Mendips not to mention those lumpy bits around Clevedon I don't the name of (looks the same as the end of the Ball Buster?) these will be high quality hills. Tempted, it would be my second 300, but I'll see how I get on with my first before committing myself.
I've entered this one ....
[ Hopefully family life / work won't scupper my plans ! ].
Looks like another great route from the LVIS team ;-)
Only ever ridden down Shipham !
I've never climbed the Mendips that way - I usually go up Harptree, Burrington or Cheddar.
Dont feel fit enough for a hilly 300 .have entered the Tewkesbury 200 which is on the same day.
Good luck to everyone riding the Jaeger Bomber.Maybe next year for me.
One week to go .....
Preparation = zero !
Longest ride in last couple of months is only 60kms !
So my thoughts for the day will be .....
Sit on bike & pedal for 15 hours ;-)
Who else is a confirmed rider ? @ransos
Yep. I've done very little riding, but aim to do 150km on Monday.
Don't suppose you've seen a .TCX file for the ride yet ?
I think it's on their website. I did part of the route today, and it looks like a good one.
Route loaded into Garmin ....
Bike ready .....
Weather looks perfect .....
Possibly my first 300 attempt next year. And if the toll is removed on the bridge I think I'll be up for some rides your side of the bridge. I could also park up in Aust.
Quite. I don't think I have the legs at the moment, but Castle Cary provides a bailout train station at 200km, so I'll give it a go. Don't forget lights and layers!
Did a 200 perm this week and after a warm afternoon arm warmers were soon followed by the windproof.Temp drops quickly when sun goes in.
Get that train station out of your head Ransos or it will lure you in....
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