Exmouth Exodus

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by Maggot, 15 Aug 2016.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    Anyone out on Saturday night? For the last couple of years I haven't been doing the tea stop, so have been riding. Looking forward to some decent weather overnight on Saturday :okay:
     
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I'm not, but spookily, at the very same moment that I entered this thread Bob Marley & The Wailers came on Vintage TV singing Exodus! :eek:
     
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  3. coffeejo

    coffeejo Ælfrēd

    Location:
    West Somerset
    Have you seen these forecast? Now I know why we're swapping clear skies for dark clouds. :rolleyes: :tongue:
     
  4. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    @Maggot I'm booked on, looking forward to it. I don't really care about the weather, the first time I did it was the year of the cyclone, it can't be worse than that

    Have a safe trip.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    Ha, I did the cyclone year too! Chuffing buggery, that was just the hardest ride I have done, I don't think I have ever been that wet on a bike before or since :rain: MiniMaggot did it too, he was only 14! Cycling down into Exmouth and nearly getting knocked off with a flying wheelie bin was awesome :sad: He is over that trauma now, and will be in our little peleton once more.

    Have a safe trip yourself.
     
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  6. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    @Maggot

    That was a crazy night out, I remember the rain going horizontally across my light beam .

    I was wearing woolen gloves, when I took them off, my hands were pure white as if I'd been in the bath for days. It took a couple of days for my hands to recover. I remember it being a proper battle, credit to your boy getting through it.

    I really look forward to this every year.

    Best of luck.
     
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  7. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    @Maggot

    have you downloaded the gpx route? my laptop wont allow me to 'save as' - just wondering if you have had the same issue?
     
  8. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    @Maggot don't worry, the good guys at exodus have sent it through
     
  9. coffeejo

    coffeejo Ælfrēd

    Location:
    West Somerset
    I'm near Taunton, and the Met Office have issued a warning for strong winds on Saturday. Hopefully the forecast will change by the weekend but if not, I hope it's a tailwind for you all.
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    Hi just got in, so missed your earlier post. I have to admit, my Luddite tendencies have led me to print it out and laminate it at work :blush:
     
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  11. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    I did that the first year but my eyes weren't great in the dark so it was a real effort to read the card, I reckon a3 size would be about right :laugh:
     
  12. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Location:
    Half way there
    Hello @Maggot

    did you ride on Saturday night?

    another very wet evening out was had, the weather didn't disappoint.

    the food stops were great but seeing the coffee stop on Luppits was amazing - a real moral boost for some tired people.
     
    Last edited: 22 Aug 2016
  13. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Exmouth Exodus 2017: 5-6 August 2017
    Route
    Email info@exmouthexodus.co.uk if you want to know more about what's involved.
    Buses to Bath, and back from Exmouth
    The Bike Bus are supplying transport for rider and bike with purpose built trailer systems and licensed minibuses.

    Before the ride: Picking up from Exmouth 6pm on Saturday 5th August to get you set up in Bath with time to spare. Central Exmouth pick up and a Bath set down with bike, rider and a small carry on item/bag.
    After the ride: Picking up from Exmouth 10am on Sunday 6th August to take you back to the start. Central Exmouth pick up and a Bath set down with your bike carried in purpose-built trailers.
    The cost is £20 per person, pre booked only. Contact Chris: 01392 271426 or email: info@thebikebus.biz for details of how to book. The service will run subject to a minimum number of bookings, but it's more flexible than previous years.
     
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  14. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    The year is 2017:

    Anyone from this parish doing this tomorrow night? I've packed my onesie.
     
    Last edited: 4 Aug 2017
  15. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    I intended to and had registered, but both ankles a bit swollen since LEL (finishing Thursday night). I think the riders will have had/be having superb conditions: light or no wind, mild temperatures and a full moon. It's lovely seaside weather here (at 7.30am) - I may roll down to the finish cafe on the seafront to see a few there. Hope you enjoyed yourself, in good company.
     
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