Ken Laidlaw 2010

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by MrRidley, 15 May 2010.

  1. Telemark

    Telemark Cycling is fun ...

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    ;) Do they rent out bikes where you go? Maybe you can negotiate a day with brownie points?
    Have a good holiday!

    T
     
  2. Seamab

    Seamab Senior Member

    Location:
    Dollar
    I signed up a couple of days ago. At least i typed in my name and paid the entry fee online, but have had no correspondence since - is this the experience of others?
     
  3. scook94

    scook94 Über Member

    Location:
    Stirling
    Yup. Same here. I think Bhoyjim, sorry Jimbhoy had confirmed with the organiser that this was as good as got!
     
  4. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    Updated list:

    Scook94
    Eldudino
    Jimbhoy
    Kfinlay(?)
    Sayek1
    Scoosh

    Seamab
     
  5. I hope you get better weather for it this year folks. I was positive that it was only 4000ft of climbing but I uploaded to Garmin Connect (with its auto level correction) and in fact it was nearer 8500ft, well it was too wet to see the hills ;-). Good luck.
     
  6. scook94

    scook94 Über Member

    Location:
    Stirling
    Anybody travelling down the day before?
     
  7. Seamab

    Seamab Senior Member

    Location:
    Dollar
    Last year i stayed overnight in a wee place close to Hawick. The accomodation was good but there was a late bar with a lot of noise going on which meant little sleep. Due to it being Sunday, normal breakfast started too late for us to get to the start in good time for 9am. They did leave out some milk and a few fun packets of terrible Kelloggs cereals which was at least something.

    So poor sleep, poor breakfast and £30 or so poorer - not this year!I'll just drive down in the morning.It didn't actually take that long (less than 2hrs IIRC)
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    did it last year (8 hours in the pissing rain and having to drain the frame afterwards), and was hoping to get up to do it again this year, but mrs alec has booked us away camping…

    in spite of the weather, by far the best sportive event i've done. where else can you see a golden cobra at the side of the road?
     
  9. I did it last year too, IIRC I turned my carbon frame upside down and quite a lot of water came out. I then decided I'd better tale the seat post out and do it again and yet more water came rushing out. I could still hear water swooshing about inside so I took the bars/stem off too and got yet more water :rolleyes:.

    As you say in spite of the weather it was great, the best organised Sportive I've done. On the bright side weather wise if it hadn't had been so bad I'd not stopped at the excellent feed station, I'm glad I did :tongue:. I did it in just under 6 & 1/4 (cycling) 6:37 when you include the excellent food stops :tongue:
     
  10. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    Why aren't you joining us this year HLaB?

    All your chat about the food stops is getting me excited about the ride now! :laugh:
     
  11. One simple answer, money :-(
     
  12. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    Did I read somewhere that you went back to uni? Is it a postgrad you're doing?
     
  13. Yip, I'm doing an MSc
     
  14. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    In anything good or something 'roady'?! :tongue:
     
  15. Transportation Planning and Engineering
     
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