The Well-Fed 100. Midhurst 112km 17 April

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by PpPete, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Anyone else doing this one?
    It will be my first Audax, and whilst the distance should be fairly comfortably within my reach it would be nice to know of others who are not total strangers (even if only in the cyber world)
     
  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    It's in pencil on my calendar. SWMBO has opinions about 17/4.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    :blush:
    Don't I know about that sort of problem!

    Doing this one and the Lymington (160?) because my OH decreed a subsequent engagement for 2 May which put paid to my plans for the IOW.
     
  4. Bugner

    Bugner New Member

    Location:
    Sarf London
    Meant to be doing it, but have been ill. So need to see how I feel on Friday
     
  5. OP
    OP
    PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Hope you are feeling up to it. See you there if so.

    Getting stupidly excited about it as it's my first Audax
    The journey to LEL 2013 starts here.
     
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    looks unlikely from my perspective.
     
  7. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    Pete, is it possible to turn up on the day and pay? if so I may try some negotiations on the home front:biggrin:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    MacB
    The organiser (Dave Hudson) says in the stuff he sends out that he doesn't take entries "on the line".
    However you may be able to get in touch with him direct between now and then to get a late entry. I'll p.m. you his snail mail address, you might be able to get a phone nbr from 118xxx, or I think Sabine over on YACF may know him.
    If he is prepared to take your money - but obviously can't mail you the info pack in time, I can scan & e-mail you the route directions (or even the GPX that I've created - but no guarantees that's accurate)
     
  9. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    Ta Pete, got your PM, I'll see what I can do, got to get my pass approved yet anyway. Not quite sure how I feel about the whole Audax and entry thing. I'm happy to stump up a few quid to the organisers but I have no interest in getting certificates etc, it's just a ride around a local hilly area for me.
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Audaxes are great IMO. The card thing is irrelevant. Getting them stamped by a bloke while scoffing the cakes and sarnies is no interference and I bin it at the finish. You'd get your money's worth in grub, AL:biggrin:
     
  11. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    So you coming along then, not far from you to Midhurst?
     
  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Sadly, I'm off to the Netherlands for a week or else I'd be happy to join you!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford

    I know what you mean Al. I'm not fussed about the certificates in and of themselves - but I do want to keep on challenging myself with longer and longer distances, and although some of the really big rides (like the LEL) don't have entry qualification yet, others (PBP for example) do.

    Also my OH has taken up fell-running in a fairly enthusiastic way.... has entered the Lakeland trail race series, the UTLD 50, the LDWA100 (Scotland this year) all pretty silly when you live in Hampshire! - so unless I prebook some of these Audax events, I know I'll get lumbered with childcare duties for even more entire weekends! Also my Audaxes are cheaper than hers (which are more like the price of Sportives) so I'm scoring a few points there.
     
  14. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    Looks like it's a moot point now, apparently I'm taking/accompanying 7 kids for swimming tomorrow, at least I can semi-drown the 3 that belong to me:biggrin:.

    Pete, re economics and booking your ride time, may I suggest getting your calendar in order now. You could even draw up a dual function wall chart, cycling v running, paying particular attention to cost differential:evil:
     
  15. OP
    OP
    PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Just thinking of that as alternative will give me all the motivation I need should I get close to a bonk.


    Way way ahead of you there !

    You up for Lymington (9 May) 100 / 160 / 200 ?
    Or Winchester (20 Jun) 100 or 200?
    Those are the next two i have a "hard" booking on.

    The Sussex Corker (13 Jun) is a "possible" but 2000m mtrs of ascent in 107 km sort of reduces my motivation to fight too hard for that one!
     
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