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2010-07-24 - Dunwich Dynamo DD18
 
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Old 21st January 2010   #1
freddonor
 
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2010-07-24 - Dunwich Dynamo DD18

go!

2009: http://www.lfgss.com/thread15281.html
2008: http://www.lfgss.com/thread3209.html
2007: http://www.lfgss.com/thread181.html
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Old 21st January 2010   #2
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I was in before i got to the beach in 2009!
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Old 21st January 2010   #3
Day-Moe
right. well. in?
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Old 21st January 2010   #4
Velociodonor
 
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I've already route-planned... it's a training ride:

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Old 21st January 2010   #5
freddonor
 
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WTF! that is so cool
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Old 21st January 2010   #6
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In! Welcome back, Fred. You've been missed! (or you've been here all along and I haven't been looking at the same threads as you)
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Old 21st January 2010   #7
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(almost) home to (almost) home for me so in.
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Old 21st January 2010   #8
Velociodonor
 
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Training fail... it's after the Vatternrundan. Oh well, in that case it's a warm-down ride.
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Old 21st January 2010   #9
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wow, i really really would like to do this.
wow, that's a long way.
and i imagine it would be a great thing to see the sea after a ride like this.
but i think i'll be heading back to the real world bang on the 24th.
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Old 21st January 2010   #10
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I soooo want to do this, missed it the last two years.
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Old 21st January 2010   #11
freddonor
 
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@nny: from aus, right? so.... perfect, your body clock will be all set to stay up all night :)
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Old 21st January 2010   #12
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ah, sorry should have clarified. i meant i'll be going back for a job, which I think starts on the 27th. fingers crossed its later than that, and i can do this ride.
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Old 21st January 2010   #13
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In, first forum ride.
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Old 21st January 2010   #14
JimL
If I can get back to the UK that weekend, I am so in. It was an amazing experience last year.
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Old 21st January 2010   #15
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inny in in
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Old 22nd January 2010   #16
edscoble
 
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deflintely in, now that the bike is finally comfortable.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #17
fruitbat
WHAT? No Jackson?
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Old 22nd January 2010   #18
conker
 
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Bob Jackson or rhyming slang (Jackson Pollocks)?
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Old 22nd January 2010   #19
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I'm not sure I'm doing it this year. I'd quite like to volunteer at the Mille Cymru. If that doesn't happen, I'll definitely do it there and back again, but with better wheels than last time.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #20
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wow, i really really would like to do this.
wow, that's a long way.
and i imagine it would be a great thing to see the sea after a ride like this.
but i think i'll be heading back to the real world bang on the 24th.
Erin, if you'd like to do a similar ride before you leave, look no further than this:

http://www.exmouthexodus.co.uk/

It's tougher than the DD, as it's hillier. On the upside, as the weather's apparently only shit in odd years, this year it should be fine. But I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic route, too.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #21
Jung
Mebbe.

Will do it fixed this time if so.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #22
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WHAT? No Jackson?
nope, uncomfortable after 10 miles, and my commute is 11 miles.

The new frame is a joy to ride now, I defintely think I can do the DD this time but need a proper ride (says, 50 miles) before embarking on the DD.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #23
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Erin, if you'd like to do a similar ride before you leave, look no further than this:

http://www.exmouthexodus.co.uk/

It's tougher than the DD, as it's hillier. On the upside, as the weather's apparently only shit in odd years, this year it should be fine. But I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic route, too.
thanks Oliver. i put my name on the mailing list. the dates are tbc. it looks like pain. :)
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Old 22nd January 2010   #24
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Erin, if you'd like to do a similar ride before you leave, look no further than this:

http://www.exmouthexodus.co.uk/

It's tougher than the DD, as it's hillier. On the upside, as the weather's apparently only shit in odd years, this year it should be fine. But I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic route, too.

That looks interesting too.


In but with a group of others from another forum, wold it bee possible to join up?

Will be running geared road bike not fixie tho.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #25
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i'm in!
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Old 22nd January 2010   #26
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what news on the londonfgss.com minibus / coach ? the kerfuffle surrounding the return trip last year was a pain for quite a few people ?

hours of waiting in dunwich then loads of waiting at victoria park it was decided / argued that a coach would be hired for this years event

i'm in
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Old 22nd January 2010   #27
Northern Graeme
In! - though that elevation profile looks hillier than I thought - I take it its fine on fixed?
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Old 22nd January 2010   #28
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Mebbe.

Will do it fixed this time if so.
Yeah, you cheated last year.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #29
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Favourite Dunwich Dynamo photo, ever.



(c) hippy 2007

Last edited by Sam; 22nd January 2010 at 10:45.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #30
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Exmouth Exodus thread:

http://www.lfgss.com/thread36418.html

Let's keep them separate, as otherwise it gets too confusing to work out who's in for what. :)
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Old 22nd January 2010   #31
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Training fail... it's after the Vatternrundan. Oh well, in that case it's a warm-down ride.
That had been my thought but it just occured to me that perhaps the Vatternrundan is training for Dunwich and back......
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Old 22nd January 2010   #32
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what news on the londonfgss.com minibus / coach ? the kerfuffle surrounding the return trip last year was a pain for quite a few people ?

hours of waiting in dunwich then loads of waiting at victoria park it was decided / argued that a coach would be hired for this years event

i'm in
I'm not that interested in doing the DD again this year. I think its a great ride and such but it's a little too popular for my tastes.

To that end I will volunteer to drive a van carrying bikes and stuff back from Dunwich if people want to organise some other transport for live(ish) bodies.

I think that I suggested that I would offer a limited sag service at the feed station and beyond, which probably makes sense and I'd carry spare clothes and other stuff out to Dunwich.

If enough interest is shown in this thread then I'll canvass for lists and donations at a later date.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #33
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Well and truly in, and yes we need some sort of stuff van with dry clothes and whatnot
Might do it singlespeed this year (not fixed) as gears annoyed me, but coasting is nice on the long downhill sections, which there were a shit load of in the first half last year.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #34
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what news on the londonfgss.com minibus / coach ? the kerfuffle surrounding the return trip last year was a pain for quite a few people ?

hours of waiting in dunwich then loads of waiting at victoria park it was decided / argued that a coach would be hired for this years event
It's a possibility still.

SJS are due to make their first payment soon, but the last 6 months put the forum closer to the breadline again, so I've got to do the accounts to see where we are after SJS pay up.

Long-term I'm not sure SJS will continue sponsoring, they're not yet making enough sales from the forum to cover the cost of sponsoring, and they still have so many unsold LFGSS T-shirts that they currently have a grand total of a big negative (the first 2 thirds of T-Shirts sold cover costs, the last third is where the profit is).

Anyhow... IF SJS are able to make money from the sponsorship such that they are able to continue sponsoring, then I will absolutely stand by my word and cover the costs to get transport sorted.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #35
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40 people chucking in a £5'er* or £10* to get back to london not a bad deal

* not that I have any clue as to how much a 53 seater would cost ! *

and as we would be mega organised ( lol ) we could depart when we wanted to pretty much and straigh back to london with out any messing around
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Old 22nd January 2010   #36
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In. Must try not to bodyslam myself in the feeding station this year.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #37
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If The Seldom Killer can drive a furniture van (or whatever vehicle that can hold the bikes) then I'll get quotes for the coach.

We need a list of people who are doing the ride, and indications of whether they'd like a coach:

1. Velocio (+ Coach)
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Old 22nd January 2010   #38
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I can't drive a furniture van but with some careful organisation then you can get a lot of bikes in the back of a long-wheel base LDV, which I am licensed to drive and have experience of driving. I've done this before for a Southwark Cyclists jaunt up to the Wild Wales Challenge in Bala and I think we had about 35 bikes with space for about 20 more stacked carefully. It was a case of front wheels off and pedals removed where possible.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #39
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That works... I guess it's a question of "how many?" which we won't know until people say whether they want transport ;)

i have a coach company looking into the costs for me, I've said a start of 7am-ish but let me know if this is unrealistic.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #40
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Favourite Dunwich DD photo, ever.



(c) hippy 2007
Sam you are a liar, I can not believe this is 2007 as although people are wet some of them are also smiling and I clearly remember this being one of the most misrable of rides I've ever done.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #41
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I don't know about the DD this year as I fancy a change but I am going to do the Dorset Dash this year.

http://www.dorsetdash.co.uk/
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Old 22nd January 2010   #42
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Sam you are a liar, I can not believe this is 2007 as although people are wet some of them are also smiling and I clearly remember this being one of the most misrable of rides I've ever done.
I loved the 2007 edition. Good times.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #43
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it looks way sunnier on the south coast

it always rains in dunwich
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Old 22nd January 2010   #44
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I wasn't actually on that one as my son was christened on the Sunday. The vicar came round and could only offer two dates in July, my wife chose the Sunday of DD. At the time I cursed her, but on the actual night I couldn't have been happier!
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Old 22nd January 2010   #45
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If The Seldom Killer can drive a furniture van (or whatever vehicle that can hold the bikes) then I'll get quotes for the coach.

We need a list of people who are doing the ride, and indications of whether they'd like a coach:

1. Velocio (+ Coach)
2. Clefty (coach)
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Old 22nd January 2010   #46
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That works... I guess it's a question of "how many?" which we won't know until people say whether they want transport ;)

i have a coach company looking into the costs for me, I've said a start of 7am-ish but let me know if this is unrealistic.
when you say start, do you mean leaving Dunwich?

unrealistic for me if so, I'm proper slow, although aiming for something quicker this year.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #47
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I've said a start of 7am-ish but let me know if this is unrealistic.
Unrealistic. Forumengers were still arriving when I left at about 11am last year, which was a good year.

If you're implying when should they arrive at Dunwich Beach, they don't really need to be there before 10am if that.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #48
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A 51-seater coach is £495, and I will definitely be able to help cover some of the costs from coffers regardless of the SJS thing, so if we can get an idea of the costs for the van too we'll be able to work out a reasonable idea of how much the total is and the number of bikes.

What time were people arriving at Dunwich last time? 8am?

Just checked on the vans... these are around £100 for 24 hours from Thrifty:
Mercedes Sprinter 4dr (14 cubic metres)


Mercedes Luton 2dr (15.5 cubic metres)
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Old 22nd January 2010   #49
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Unrealistic. Forumengers were still arriving when I left at about 11am last year, which was a good year.

If you're implying when should they arrive at Dunwich Beach, they don't really need to be there before 10am if that.
Crikey.

I just did 112miles / 14mph = 8 hours, 9pm start = 5am finish, add an hour for food and piss stops and you're at 6am, allow for punctures and procrastinating and you might be at 7am.

Ok, well, whenever the depart time as long as we agree to all be there by then it should be fine.
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Old 22nd January 2010   #50
tricitybendix
I'm in, but not coaching back.
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