WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 3:02pm

I hope you Wimps have all included hill climbing in your training.
Day 1 has a few long drawn out sections and a couple of biggish banks
Day 2 starts climbing more or less from the start has loads of steep hills and a couple of long downhill sections.
One of the hills Crawleyside Bank is aptly named I have never managed to climb it without stopping or indeed pushing sections.
I hope that will change since I'm using the ebike again.
Some of the off rode sections are gated the guidelines for using the gates are.
The first one to reach the gate opens it and waits for everyone to pass before closing it
The most important rule is make sure oldmanonabike and John B have passed bye before the gate is closed. This could take some time
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Paulatic » 16 Aug 2019, 5:12pm

It’s not the hills I’m worried about...have you seen the couple of characters waiting for us on the quayside?
That TV man looks mean.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 16 Aug 2019, 5:26pm

oldmanonabike wrote:I hope you Wimps have all included hill climbing in your training.


Hill climbing ... have you not noticed my almost flat routes of late ..... :D
A phrase from our last grand endeavour ... "There is no hill so steep I cannot push a bike up it" .... although Berriedale was close ... :shock:
It's just like that, it's just the way it is.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 5:34pm

landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:I hope you Wimps have all included hill climbing in your training.


Hill climbing ... have you not noticed my almost flat routes of late ..... :D
A phrase from our last grand endeavour ... "There is no hill so steep I cannot push a bike up it" .... although Berriedale was close ... :shock:

You can keep John B and and I company then :lol:
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 16 Aug 2019, 6:19pm

Ken, what surface are the off road sections. Just thinking of which tyres to use....

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby cycleruk » 16 Aug 2019, 6:34pm

Hill climbing - in the Fylde - you've got to be joking. :roll:
We have one or two severe hump back bridges and :-
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About 30ft above sea level. :)

Has anyone got thoughts on where we are spending the night before the start. ?
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 16 Aug 2019, 6:37pm

Me, Phil (the driver) and I believe David and Nick are camping at the St Bees site...

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby cycleruk » 16 Aug 2019, 7:02pm

[quote="flash"]Me, Phil (the driver) and I believe David and Nick are camping at the St Bees site...[/quote
But which one and do we have to book ?
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 16 Aug 2019, 7:21pm

My confirmation email has disappeared. Nick / David can you remind me what site we're on, is it Seacote. Which reminds me I must book a space for Phil's tent....

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby John100 » 16 Aug 2019, 7:48pm

Likewise no problem with guest rider (sorry a few posts back). Also don't mind driving van back from pub as alcohol doesn't do much for me! Anyone staying b&b the night before? Had 1or 2 places earmarked in Whitehaven, but as we've got transport could stay in St Bees. As we've got transport back up I presume don't need panniers to carry our kit (but will get a handlebar bag this time :lol: )? Yes are the off road bits suitable for a road bike? As I remember it there was always an on road alternative nearby?
Nick I'll get copies of your booklet through eBay so that's a little less you need to bring. I haven't forgotten I owe you for the first one. Been away and off the bike for a while.

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 8:43pm

flash wrote:Ken, what surface are the off road sections. Just thinking of which tyres to use....

Some tarmac some compressed earth think old railway lines or canal paths I did it on 700x28 on a cannondale synapse road bike
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 8:47pm

flash wrote:My confirmation email has disappeared. Nick / David can you remind me what site we're on, is it Seacote. Which reminds me I must book a space for Phil's tent....

I only reserved camping for the two nights for a driver so does Phil want a breakfast booking at little salkeld?
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 16 Aug 2019, 9:02pm

Ken, please remind me what day is that and how much and I'll ask...

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Jamesh » 17 Aug 2019, 1:14am

Are you taking the road East out of Kirby Stephen to Reeth?

That hill whose name eludes me was both long and then steep beyond anything in lejog have fun chaps!!

Cheers James

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Re: WIMPS C2C 2019

Postby Paulatic » 17 Aug 2019, 6:32am

Jamesh wrote:Are you taking the road East out of Kirby Stephen to Reeth?

That hill whose name eludes me was both long and then steep beyond anything in lejog have fun chaps!!

Cheers James

No James the subject line should now be C2C

Coming down the hill you mention a Land Rover pulled out of a field in front of me. :lol: You can imagine the speed coming down it!
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