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by composite
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Oh God, every post in this thread makes me feel like I signed up to the wrong event. :| :cry: https://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-998/ Tailor-made alternative. The opposite of the Audax LEJOG, a considerable chunk of the route will be on lanes that haven't seen a car yet this year. That of cours...
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1572

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

I signed up to this a few months ago. It's certainly going to be a challenge. I'm doing a bunch of other tough but shorter Brevets in the build-up to it for training, such the Bryan Chapman (600km) and Mille Pennine (1000km).
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track

Thanks all.
slarge wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Yes, rode it last year and it's back to "normal". All repaired, and if anything a bit looser than before, but fully rideable.

What've you got planned?
Putting together some routes for a multiday DIY gravel/road Audax. Some brevetpacking if you will.
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track

The last time I was really active in the Lyn Brainne area (sadly several years ago) the track that runs from Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel YHA had a massive gully cut into it by water damage. I think the track might have even been officially closed for a while? Is this still the case or has that...
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Not sure how good companion I would be. When riding I sort of don't like stopping for long at all, get food and water then get back on the bike to consume style. Would very much like riding to the first checkpoint on both days then however longer it lasts. I used to be very much like this but I hav...
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

It's on the radar, but trying to do SR and trying to fit in Moors and Wolds 400 begining of May and 9 Counties 600 begining of June. Plus the family bit. I think doing NbyNW and then 600km 2 weeks later is achievable and forget the 400 :wink: I'll be doing the Bryan Chapman the weekend before! :sho...
by composite
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Chew wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire
That's a permanent right? If you were looking to do it Chew I would be up for it, but maybe run it as a DIY instead?
by composite
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

The North by North West Parts 1 and 2 takes place 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2020. It's an Audax meets bikepacking type thing. This is a 2 part Audax event (200km each day) with a bivi overnight. Bivi spot at Dales Cycle Centre is included in the entry fee, as is some food, which is £15 for each p...
by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5332

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Ride report from a "failed" short 100km AAA DIY, that I attempted last weekend.

https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... diy-audax/

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by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5332

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Super job, keep it up. The inspiration worked, did the Winter Solstice 200 on Dec 22nd, very steady 8.30 moving time just under 10 overall. I convinced some friends to do it as well. So a big Christmas thank you! Targets are being set ;) That's great Paul. I'm aiming to do a few more Northen Audaxs...
by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 2712

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:31 am

Barf!

Sorry - Ready Brek has the consistency of wallpaper paste.
Just had bowl not 5 minutes ago. It was lovely. :-P :grin:
by composite
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 2712

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

For bivi breakfasts, I used to put a massive serving of Ready Break in a ziplock bag along with powdered milk. All you need to do in the morning is heat some water and pour it into the bag. Add dried fruit to your taste.
by composite
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 2430

Re: What's in your hip flask?

For bothy trips I used to have Port in the hip flask and also take some cheese and biscuits.

My flask is a Single Track Magazine one from a promotion years ago.
by composite
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 38
Views: 1839

Re: JENNRIDE 20

I had been hoping to get to it this year but I think I'll be doing Mille Pennines that weekend.
by composite
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 2712

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

I quite like peanut butter wraps. Just a thick coating of peanut butter and roll it up. Can be made to fit a multitude of gaps for stowing and doesn't really deteriorate if it gets squashed. Additionally, it's super calorie-dense, although if they get cold (like 3 am in October on a Welsh hillside r...
by composite
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox, AMA on r/xbiking Friday January 10th at 12 PM ET
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Lael Wilcox, AMA on r/xbiking Friday January 10th at 12 PM ET

On Friday Jan 10th at 12pm ET Lael Wilcox will be doing a live Ask Me Anything on https://www.reddit.com/r/xbiking/

Bit more information here: https://www.reddit.com/r/xbiking/commen ... _racer_is/
by composite
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

I would be interested in a new print design.
by composite
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

Goals are a double-edged sword sometimes. The R5000 Audax goal is the genuinely challenging one of the goals I set myself for the season. It's not something that will just happen, I will have to make sure I plan ahead for what rides I'm doing so I make sure that I hit that distance. The problem is t...
by composite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 26
Views: 1392

Re: Second city divide gpx

"Second City Divide" ...but it starts in Manchester. :wink:

Who named this... the Manchester tourist board? :wink:
by composite
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "Broke Down" Farm By Afon Hengwm
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: "Broke Down" Farm By Afon Hengwm

I can't help with your request but I was coincidently looking at this very track today trying to decide if suitable for a gravel bike route or not. Decided from the satellite pics that I didn't like the look of a winter crossing of Afon Hengwm so routed around the other side of Nant-y-Moch. What is ...
by composite
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick tip for those that use Relive and Gmail
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Quick tip for those that use Relive and Gmail

Nice tip. I guess this would work for Vimeo as well which sends you an email to say your video has processed.

I've been going through my old Vimeo account lately watching my old bikepacking videos and it's been good to reminisce.
by composite
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3351

Re: What you doing next year?

Ian wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:26 am

Not much else planned, but wondered if there would be any interest in a group start on the Cambrian Trail?
Would love to give the off-road end to end another go. :)
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: File under misc.
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: File under misc.

The trailer is well put together, that bodes well for the quality of the film. It certainly looks a shed load better than that Divide film with the messed up narrative.
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

slarge wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:50 pm
I've never seen a yellow 3 speed shopper out bikepacking. It would be a showcase event for something like that :-bd
Wasn't it "on display" as a bikepacker at one of the BB events?
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5332

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Brevet 10 DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 5 – KINGS, CASTLES, PRIESTS AND CHURCHES Ride Report and VLOG from the recent Kings, Castles, Priests and Churches 200km from Tewksbury. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2019/12/diary-of-a-randonneur-episode-5-kings-castles-priests-and-churches/ https://...