What's your next Audax?

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by goody, 20 Jun 2016.

  1. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Mad March - A River Too Far (200) on 18th March - Sarah Britton's the organiser and there are a few places left. I have ridden nearly the complete route, in stages these last couple of months. At our 'ride to the pub' drinks last night one rider came in late (about 8:30). He had just completed the route (with an extra 25km to get to the route (Nb 2500+m of climb) and back to the pub) having started at 'first light'. Our hearty congratulations (only) briefly interrupted his large pub dinner and three pints which showed he had neglected his hydration 'regime'. We left him there (10:30), contemplating his 5km climb home.
     
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  2. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    @ianrauk See you there!
     
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  3. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    Good news ! See you there. I didn't think you would get to any before your retirement. Two months to go, isn't it?
     
  4. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    March 31 st then I can be free agaoin @Donger . Also signed on for the Carmarthen Stopper on the 18th march. If you need a bed for night before let me know .Sorry if bed isnt long enough.
     
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  5. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    That's a very kind offer @Banjo . One day I will take you up on it (or reciprocate), but afraid I can't do that one. My next might be the Saracen Spring Century from Droitwich in April, but less sure about that one. I'm definitely up for the promised ride over and around the Black Mountain though, and I'll come up with a Gloucestershire ride for you some time in the Spring or early Summer if you like..
     
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  6. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    @Donger All sounds good .dont worry I hadnt forgotten the Black Mountain Ride.

    Have you had the course details for Bill Theocsbury yet?
    Mark R has emailed me twice but attatchments never came through.apparently several people didnt get them.
     
  7. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    I've had 3 emails but no attachments!
     
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  8. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Route sheet reads. Depart car park L ,at third white field R ,pick yourself up off the glistening black tarmac then proceed to 5th white field R at frozen pond.

    If it is like that I wont be riding.I value my hips too much but fingers crossed it may be ok.
     
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  9. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Had email from Black Sheep Tewkesbury rides tommorow postponed due to weather.new dates to be announced.
    I dont think many would have attempted it .
     
  10. The West Highlands 1000. Hope to do a few DIYs before then tho'
     
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  11. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Well not my 'next' (see above, and then the Dorsat Coast) but see you there (8pm start and 456km to Oban to sleep). Two weeks till the cheap tickets north for Thursday 31 May come on sale - hopefully a few hours kip that afternoon on the train to get me into 'sleep credit'.
     
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  12. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    What route are you travelling? They're already available for me - I booked my ticket from King's Cross to Edinburgh a couple of days ago, and I've just been on the phone to reserve my bike place.

    Cheap tickets for the return journey aren't available yet but AIUI there's no advantage to buying a return anyway, so it's as well to buy the outward journey as a single before the cheap tickets run out.
     
  13. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Probably from Birmingham (having driven up from Devon) so via West Coast main line. They're only released 12 weeks ahead but that seems to actually be 10 weeks going by the cheap ticket availability (£16). You have done well to get an early cheaper ticket, citizen.
    Planning to catch a Monday morning train south as I can't be confident of finishing (to catch a 1730 Sunday) ie with that many hours in hand. Sleeping in SYHA Oban Fri and Sat so 265k back east on Sunday. slowed by fatique, albeit on a route/roads with less 'scenery'.
     
  14. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    I've booked accommodation in Edinburgh for the Sunday night - really don't want to take any chances with missing trains.

    My train up there is due to arrive at around 6.30pm, I think. It's a 4.5hr journey, so should be a good opportunity to get some pre-ride sleep.

    Also planning on using the SYHA in Oban but haven't booked that yet.
     
  15. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    You need to book Oban asap if that's your plan. Availability ? Wouldn't be surprised if that's where Graeme will use as a base (eg bag drops). There is a 'backpackers' in town but was 'busy/noisy' when I stayed there last. And Corran House (check in by 2100 though).
     
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