#Festive500

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
djrikki
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Re: #Festive500

Postby djrikki » 31 Dec 2018, 9:33am

Done and dusted, 520km in the bag! What a great Christmas period for all - we were truly blessed for good weather this year! Story of the Summer too!

It will probably be well into tomorrow before I get to edit together my video from the final ride - yesterday. The Chalke and Cheese 200km audax; I was going up Cheddar Gorge at 7pm last night - very surreal especially in the thick fog half way up - and interestingly not as hard a climb as I imagined it would be.

Happy New Year everyone!

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TrevA
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Re: #Festive500

Postby TrevA » 31 Dec 2018, 4:09pm

Finished it off this morning with a 2 hour ride around local roads to end up with 505km in total. I enjoyed it but I don't think I'll do it again as it takes up too much time.

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Re: #Festive500

Postby foxyrider » 31 Dec 2018, 6:10pm

Completed this afternoon with a fifth 100+km ride! 558 in total, over 300km in Austria/CH/FL which made it more enjoyable than slogging around the local lanes. With 5933m of climbing too I found it a fair challenge, in flatter lands it must be quite easy :lol:
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Re: #Festive500

Postby PH » 31 Dec 2018, 10:26pm

All done at 555 km, that's my 6th badge, but it's time for something else. If I do it again it'll be part of something different.

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Re: #Festive500

Postby PH » 31 Dec 2018, 10:28pm

foxyrider wrote: With 5933m of climbing too I found it a fair challenge, in flatter lands it must be quite easy :lol:

Impressive, my 555 km included 2,600m climbing and I wasn't particularly avoiding hills.

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Re: #Festive500

Postby mattheus » 1 Jan 2019, 8:55am

foxyrider wrote:Completed this afternoon with a fifth 100+km ride! 558 in total, over 300km in Austria/CH/FL which made it more enjoyable than slogging around the local lanes. With 5933m of climbing too I found it a fair challenge, in flatter lands it must be quite easy :lol:


I think the point is that getting out of the door is the biggest challenge - not the actual riding. Having scenic routes to ride makes that first bit a lot easier :)

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Re: #Festive500

Postby djrikki » 1 Jan 2019, 11:36pm

First time taking part in the Festive 500, and oh yeah, such favourable weather this year; thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It was great to bundle it into a holiday away from home as well; so did lots of sight seeing and climbed some pretty gruelling climbs - especially in Cornwall!

DAY 1 /// Boxing Day - Cornwall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlBC1IoGtm0
DAY 2 /// 27th - Cornwall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyfhInxh8h0&t=4s
DAY 3 /// 29th - Cornwall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwioZxx8rRI&t=7s
DAY 4 /// 30th - Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - 200km Audax - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeZ1vZfgsWI