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  • Heres a GPX route of it, I know most of the roads and the views and rural parts are beautiful.

    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1138909

  • I'm hoping to get fit enough to be able to have a go at Andy Corlass' Swan With 2 Necks 600km and 8000 m of climbing!

  • That look pretty nice, bit of a way from London, going to see if it's plausible to make the journey...

    I often feel like a bit of travelling is well worth it of you make a weekend of it. For example, I'm thinking about finding a weekend to ride 'More passes than Mastermind' and the Erit Lass (both 200km) - trave up Friday, ride one on Saturday, cheap hostel bed overnight, ride the other in sunday then train back in the evening thoroughly satisfied after a weekend of riding. Planning and booking in advance means that it doesn't have to be too expensive.

  • Anybody doing the Poor Student 200 who would like to join me and EdScoble in the travelodge the night before?

    Forget a 4:30am start from london, roll out of bed in the morning over to the start line in style with us ;)

    Jordan - I'm probably up for this! is there still space?
    I'd be riding from Milton Keynes, and really can't face riding up to to 300km this early in the year, riding 250km should be okay though...

  • ^It's all yours man!
    Yeah 200km is more than enough for me right now. Well out of practice with all things audax, last one I did was the AAAnfractuous in october :s

  • ^It's all yours man!
    Yeah 200km is more than enough for me right now. Well out of practice with all things audax, last one I did was the AAAnfractuous in october :s

    Excellent, we'll have to sort ou meeting on the Friday nearer the time, and how I'll get you the money!

    Ed - are you joining ACH? want to buy a jersey?

  • I'm too far south west to join ACH (Wimbledon), otherwise would have done so.

  • I'm too far south west to join ACH (Wimbledon), otherwise would have done so.

    Thats no problem, I think most members reside out of Hackney - I'm currently not even in London, and will expect to maintain my presence in ACH from Germany the next few months!

  • Balls
    Just spotted trains have replacement bus service on the day
    of Watership Down.

  • ^It's all yours man!
    Yeah 200km is more than enough for me right now. Well out of practice with all things audax, last one I did was the AAAnfractuous in october :s

    This. Am expecting this to be painful.

    Balls
    Just spotted trains have replacement bus service on the day
    of Watership Down.

    I know - am now tentative for this. Me and Holls made it last time on replacement buses, but I think that involved a large amount of luck.

  • K
    If I go, it'll be by car. Lift for two riders & bikes one rider & bike available. I'm signed up, and I really want to ride this again.

  • How is the watership down route?

    My girlfriend lives over in New Alresford so would be an ideal ride, but we're away unfortunately..

  • V
    Rolling country mostly, some draggy bits. Very little flat, except the short bit at the north end of the loop, in between the two significant climbs, which are Coombe Gibbet and Watership Down. If my memory of it in about 2010 serves me well. There was quite a bit of ice in shadowy places that year.

  • I'm in for The Poor Student as well, see you there

  • K
    If I go, it'll be by car. Lift for two riders & bikes available. I'm signed up, and I really want to ride this again.

    Still got room?

  • Got yr pm, ed. I'll probably only now have room for one, as my old buddy Wig will be joining us. If KT could only come if two place are available, I guess it's yours, but I'll let her take first dibs on the single place as I offered it to her! But yes otherwise it's yours mate.

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    ps have fun tomorrow!

  • No problem, I noticed I'm free on the 12th and could do WD.

  • Ed - you go for it. Happy to chance it on trains / rail replacement. Thanks for the offer, though Skully. Hopefuly see you there.

  • OK all good.

    Ed bring a good book as you may have some waiting around at the end cos I am slowww. And riding fixeh, naturally.

  • Ed - you go for it. Happy to chance it on trains / rail replacement. Thanks for the offer, though Skully. Hopefuly see you there.

    I notice the bus claims to 'have a cycle policy', which is a wonderfully ambiguous expression. I suppose they can take one or two?

    I would offer to take more bikes but I think three will be a squeeze.

  • I'm out for Watership Down as I've neglected many things including my ability to ride a bike. I'll leave that bus + car space to somebody else who deserves it more :-)

    From KTBee's and my experience last time I figure the bus could take maybe three or four bikes so there should be space for a few people there.

    Vesalius - Skully has described the route well but he's missed out the bit about how amazingly gorgeous it is, it is a stunner, definitely worth riding for its own sake. I strava'd it last year: http://www.strava.com/activities/3744016­3 (feel free to ignore the "epic" suffer score - I was fixed and overweight!)

  • ^ Nooooo

    Sure you can't be persuaded? Was looking forward to seeing you - and it is the perfect season opener. You could even do it on fancy carbon.

  • Dude, try and come!

  • Ok, ok, fine. This is a "possible" rather than a "definite", though.

    I wouldn't even consider taking the crabon because I don't want people pointing and laughing at the porky chump pushing a plastic bike up combe gibbet :(

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