Twa Wee Coonties

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by pickup1980, 16 May 2010.

  1. pickup1980

    pickup1980 Active Member

    Location:
    edinburgh
    Going to try my first audax on the 6th june can anyone tell me what to expect and what should i take.
    Done the pedal scotland 2009 will it be about the same with out the feed stations
    Any help would be great:ohmy:
     
  2. Your Bike?

    Seriously for the money you pay for audaxes I can't imagine that they will be stocked with food/ drink. I think it would be best to bring your own. There's many a seasoned audaxer on here they will be better placed to give you advice.
     
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    pickup1980

    pickup1980 Active Member

    Location:
    edinburgh
    I have a 2008 tdf carrera road bike from halfords
     
  4. eck

    eck Über Member

    Ha! John Myerscough, organiser of this audax (who did the Etape today in only a couple of minutes over 4 hrs), is famous for feeding riders well at the finish. As in, "what kind of cheese would you like with your soup?"
    The day before (Sat 5 June) , I'm running two events from Kirriemuir - the tough 300k Snow Roads and the much easier Potter for Tea 100k. Riders on these will be fed inna more, shall we say artisan style, with beer and bridies. :ohmy:

    (Signed), A Seasoned Audaxer.
     
  5. :becool: they certainly seem better VfM than other events. I'm going to sleep on it but if my arm doesnt feel like its falling off in the morning I may enter the Snow Roads or it may be a trip to the docs :sad:.

    PS that was a good time my John :becool::becool:
     
  6. MrRidley

    MrRidley Guest

    Location:
    glasgow
    Aye i'm going to try the Twa Wee Coonties, if i can get to the start on time from Glasgow.
     
  7. I just had a look at the Twa Wee Coonties route (its actually 3:becool:). Its a route I do often you'll enjoy it BJ. If you want to feel seasick, this is a vid of one of the hills.
     
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    pickup1980

    pickup1980 Active Member

    Location:
    edinburgh
    Was looking at the potter for tea but i'm working the sat to sunday is my only option plus dalmeny is closer to home
     
  9. MrRidley

    MrRidley Guest

    Location:
    glasgow
    Spoke to the organiser tonight, and he's quite happy for me to be a bit late in getting to the start.
     
  10. One option could be a train to Edinburgh and cycle to the start, just realised it starts in Dalmeny, even better.
     
  11. MrRidley

    MrRidley Guest

    Location:
    glasgow
    It's ok, i've just looked at Scotrail website, i can get train to Embra then Dalmeny in time for the start, Dalmeny is where it's starting right ?
     
  12. According to the route posted it is, best to check though :biggrin:

    For some reason I though it was Inverkeithing but its actually Dalmeny about 6-5 miles out.
     
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    pickup1980

    pickup1980 Active Member

    Location:
    edinburgh
    is it a tough route
     
  14. I don't think so, I guess it depend how fit you are; it tends to go around the major hills. Gloom Law hill in Dollar is about as steep as it gets.
     
  15. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    ... or you could jump off at Linlithgow and cruise gently along to Dalmeny, have a cuppa and set off with the pack :sad:.

    <facetious mode> Depends on your definition of "tough" :smile:.

    More seriously, most Audax events around these parts use the available hills to give a bit of a challenge BUT the organisers want to encourage people to ride their events, so the are not 'stupid' hilly. I did my first audax last year (160k Mearns Meander) and, yes it challenged me (first 100 mile ride) and had some serious hills (Cairn o' Mount from Banchory). I wasn't particularly fit, my bike was an ancient down-tube shifting Peugeot road bike, the saddle was a Lidl special and I almost ran out of water.

    I finished, well within the time limit - and promptly did the 100k Potter for Tea the next day ;). Daft, or what ?

    You can ride at your own pace, ride with someone else of similar pace, share the navigation, enjoy the views, be challenged by the hills (no one will stop you walking up them if you so desire :biggrin:) and revel in the downhill bits :biggrin:. One of the joys of audax is that you can do it your way, you don't have to go at a mad dash.

    You will have a great sense of satisfaction if you have never ridden this sort of distance before. If you have .... piece of cake :biggrin: !

    Very good info on audax here.

    I'm doing a Kirriemuir event the day before, so might not make it to the Twa Wee Coonties but it looks very appealing .....

    HTH
     
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