2011-07-16/17 Sat/Sun - Dunwich Dynamo DD19

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  • Seriously ruing the Oliver/beach comment now, totally going to get gob in my bacon bap.

  • Or worse, some tempeh.

  • Oliver, what time does the feed stop open? if im having a quiet night ill pop in and probably lend a hand for an hour. ill need directions...

    I think food's normally ready about 12:30am, but don't quote me on it (a lot of riders now arrive so early that they may well have changed that). Do you live nearby?

  • Seriously ruing the Oliver/beach comment now, totally going to get gob in my bacon bap.

    Why? Just go swimming. :)

  • Or worse, some tempeh.

    Or worse still...he might start a discussion with you about how going vegan would be 'easier'.

  • Seriously ruing the Oliver/beach comment now, totally going to get gob in my bacon bap.

    Euph?

  • I think food's normally ready about 12:30am, but don't quote me on it (a lot of riders now arrive so early that they may well have changed that). Do you live nearby?

    <------LFGSS support vehicle

  • Ah, sorry, completely forgot. :)

    Directions in Sible Hedingham are fairly easy. The village hall is here:

    maps.google.co.uk/?ll=51.97848,0.­588911&spn=0.001477,0.003449&t=h&z=18

    To get there from the Dynamo route, turn right off the Wethersfield Road into Church Street, then left into Alexandra Road, then left into Parkfields.

  • ha i was expecting the obligatory "follow the cyclists" thats the norm round here.

    those directions are actually useful. if only for everyone else to get there without getting lost.

  • Same feed as last year then?
    /can't be bothered to update route

  • Forget the feed stop, leave food in the support van and hook up there.

  • Hooking up in the back of a support van at night is classed as dogging no?

    Forget the feed stop, leave food in the support van and hook up there.

  • ^ in the spirit of the forum i offer my services...

  • As featured in this week's edition of The Bike Show:

    All Night, All Right: Dunwich Dynamo 2011 Preview

  • Hooking up in the back of a support van at night is classed as dogging no?

    That's not what I was charged with.

  • ^ in the spirit of the forum i offer my services...

    not really practical for you to wait with food in the van is it john in SH? you'll have no idea how many people you might still have to wait for?

  • Last year we used that Google tracking app thing, when the last wo/man came though, the van was free to roll on.

  • As featured in this week's edition of The Bike Show:

    All Night, All Right: Dunwich Dynamo 2011 Preview

    As a DD noob I'd say this was quite a good show. Now to decide on what food to take. I'm thinking cheese n pickle. I like cheese n pickle.

  • This is also my first DD and I've got to say I can't freaking wait!

    Skully cheese n pickle sounds good, I'm thinking of bananas and some kind of sandwich, maybe a scotch egg?

    Oh and I know I'll be over packing. The thing is I'd happily do 140 miles during the day time (and have done when touring) but something about the night time throws me out and I think I have to pack everything under the sun.

  • And a good slug of brandy for emergencies or the beach.

  • Gears or fixed ... gears or fixed ... hmmmmm

  • As a DD noob I'd say this was quite a good show. Now to decide on what food to take. I'm thinking cheese n pickle. I like cheese n pickle.

    Thanks. I particularly echo what Patrick Field had to say around 21m 40secs in, on the subject of the growing number of people who appear to treat the ride as a race. He says that faster riders should challenge themselves to leave later: 10, 11, midnight. Besides challenging themselves, this gives faster riders the chance to witness the ride as a whole (assuming they're passing slower rider) and to be able to lend a helping hand to any riders having mechanical or other trouble en route.

  • Last year we used that Google tracking app thing, when the last wo/man came though, the van was free to roll on.

    i will be doing the same, if you are on the coach and have a gmail email address expect an add request for lattitude so i can see where you are.

    if you are a forumenger on the ride but not on the LFGSS coach but do have a gmail account then you can pm me with your email address and ill add you too in case of emergency.

    there is also the email subscribers list here:

    lists.lfgss.com/listinfo/dd2010

    which you can sign up to and get emails from me on the night or use it to send me one if you dont have gmail/lattitude.

  • ^ You could just assume that when econodog, all the riders have passed :)

  • Thanks. I particularly echo what Patrick Field had to say around 21m 40secs in, on the subject of the growing number of people who appear to treat the ride as a race. He says that faster riders should challenge themselves to leave later: 10, 11, midnight. Besides challenging themselves, this gives faster riders the chance to witness the ride as a whole (assuming they're passing slower rider) and to be able to lend a helping hand to any riders having mechanical or other trouble en route.

    Had a chat with Herr Schick about this. I can't have an opinion but it does sound a bit sad of some blokes to ride as if in a Sportif ... What's the quote? Sportives aren't races really but people like to pretend they are, audaxes are races really but people pretend they're not.

    I'm really into the feeling that it's inclusive, slightly bonkers, stealthy (1000+ riders passed your sleepy village last night), and the complete opposite of competitive riding. I will only be competing on the quality of the armagnac I will be finishing with on the beach.

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