2020 Audax LeJog

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 17 Apr 2019, 9:57pm

Man you need to take it easy!


Well, if I am going to ride hundreds of miles in some number of days there is no point me going to the vast expense of getting to the start if I haven't made the effort to at least be prepared to actually accomplish the task when I get there. :P

For me, to start any ride in the UK will cost close to 2,000 + pounds and 3,000 miles of travel (and similar back) even before the expense of accommodation, etc. So, training I will do. :lol:

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 17 Apr 2019, 10:51pm

Good man!!!

Keep it up.

I hope the ride dosen't disappoint!

Cheers James

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 17 Apr 2019, 11:27pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 22 Apr 2019, 9:39pm

Well, not the 250 miles over the weekend hoping for but 100 miles on Saturday in lovely 86 degree weather with clear skies and calm winds followed by 125 miles Sunday in blustery winds reaching 20 MPH and temperature nudging 90 degrees, so 225 miles for the weekend considering the conditions not too bad.

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby LSD » 23 Apr 2019, 1:53pm

S2L wrote:This rough route published by Andy seems to follow the A82 to Fort William, which is awful in summer, especially north of Tarbet

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The decription on the AUK website says about controls in Queensferry and Pitlochry, so that would suggest a Caingorms route as opposed to a Glencoe route. I think I prefer the Glencoe route, but I've only done it in September and maybe going up the A9 from Perth wasn't the best idea.

It's the dip below Dartmoor that stands out to me. I'm not sure I've ever seen someone do a route that way

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby toontra » 23 Apr 2019, 3:25pm

LSD wrote: I think I prefer the Glencoe route, but I've only done it in September and maybe going up the A9 from Perth wasn't the best idea.


The A9 section north of Perth is the probably most unpleasant bit of road in terms of traffic I've cycled on ever, let alone on LEJoG's.

LSD wrote: It's the dip below Dartmoor that stands out to me. I'm not sure I've ever seen someone do a route that way


Possibly there to make up distance so the route qualifies for audax regs?
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 23 Apr 2019, 3:36pm

The A9 section north of Perth is the probably most unpleasant bit of road in terms of traffic I've cycled on ever, let alone on LEJoG's.


I do think the choice Andy makes which route to use will determine for many whether it is worth doing for the sake of an Audax.

For me, a pleasant ride from one end to the other will trump any desire for another Audax trophy if the ride isn't going to be the best I can come up with.

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 23 Apr 2019, 5:39pm

Hi
How much further is going via Glencoe?
Are the midges bad in June?

Cheers james

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 23 Apr 2019, 5:41pm

Hi
How much out of the way is going via Glencoe Vs A9?
Would the midges be in full bite in June?
Cheers James

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Apr 2019, 6:26pm

Hi,
The dip below Dartmoor is along a cycle route looks like to me.
That'll screw yeh :mrgreen:
Looks like Plymouth - south hams- totnes - newton abbot- dawlish - starcross- powderham castle (think powderham is due to close all motorised traffic?) Exeter.
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Paulatic » 23 Apr 2019, 6:29pm

Jamesh wrote:Hi
How much out of the way is going via Glencoe Vs A9?
Would the midges be in full bite in June?
Cheers James

I’d be very surprised if there is very much difference in milage. Yes the middies wake up in June and by IME the third week unbearable. :D
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 23 Apr 2019, 10:22pm

Which is worse midges or the A9 :evil:

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 23 Apr 2019, 11:26pm

Which is worse midges or the A9


Act like a baleen whale, open your mouth and shovel the midges in for a full course protein meal on the go.