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Audax
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I will admit until this year I was sniffy about Audaxing, always thought Sportives were better and more suited to me. Then this year I did London-Wales-London audxaed and just loved every minute and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Jun 19.

This is the quality infra we should all want
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From my ride in Ghent region on sunday, it was a total pleasure to ride this Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Apr 8.

A34 Progress Video
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I did mean to get all the way up to Perry Barr yesterday with a vid so you can see why it is a mess but the Camera ran out durrr anyway you get a decent impression here, a lot of tarmac is already…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Feb 27.

Got hit today but little I can do grrr
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkyDfCk966Q&feature=youtu.beVideo shows the incident at Darmouth Circus which shows…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Dec 26, 2017.

 

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ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I guess the thing is the beauty of closed roads is that it attracts all abilities, I did not think the course was hard but I guess if inexperienced that ride up to Romsley would be a killer !  The problem is this proposal is too easy ... I am…"
Jun 20
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"ah yeah I saw that one and planning a 600km next year so that is one I am looking at "
Jun 19
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"shame really as all events I have taken part in no issues "
Jun 19
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM = Bryan Chapman Memorial (600k and stupid climb) btw ;-)"
Jun 19
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"BCM is beyond me now Ian ! I joined Audax 35 years ago and never got past a 600k. PBP 87 was considered but family got in the way and then work abroad caused an induced hiatus in cycling. Never been able to get past 200k since and am only getting…"
Jun 19
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"The ones I will keep Phil are the early season ones, for example done one from Garden every year and the CFC one from Stratford as both go to charities ... I tick off the Velothon this year, doing revolve 24 so apart from the fred most done and may…"
Jun 18
Philip Whiteman replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the dark side. Years ago I too made that transition.  I recall those heady days of the sportive pioneer events such as the Autumn Epic, Spid Riley, Border Raid and Fred Whitton.  At that time, all were organised by clubs or…"
Jun 18
Andy White replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"Welcome to the 'family' and even more TLAs ... BCM, PBP, LEL ... ;-)"
Jun 18
James Russell replied to ian robathan's discussion Audax
"I've done the Kidderminster Killer myself.  A lovely day out if you don't mind a bit of pain and searing exhaustion. Great part of the country to ride through, regardless of the state of your body, and some lovely climbs to challenge…"
Jun 17
ian robathan posted a discussion

Audax

I will admit until this year I was sniffy about Audaxing, always thought Sportives were better and more suited to me. Then this year I did London-Wales-London audxaed and just loved every minute and adjusted my aims. I had already booked a number of sportives anyway but from now on it will be Audaxing (bar one or two sportives I like).So I have two more lined up, Beacon Road's Kidderminster Killer and then one up in Chester but now I will be doing this self supported one at the beginning of…See More
Jun 17
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"apart from TT ones, do they ban say tandems or recumbents then ? "
Jun 16
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"I think a closed road sportive can appeal to all, the London Ride is flat in many places but the surrey hills catch many out, last years Velo I thought was perfect mixture and I know too many went out hard and thats a novice mistake !!  If…"
Jun 15
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"Cheers Phil and as I thought the route could be and should be the commonwealth games one as well, (why start from Cov FFS !! ) prob is that the route is rather, well bland and flat ....  Unlike the KK I will be doing soon ha ha "
Jun 15
ian robathan replied to Robert's discussion Global Best Practice in Cycle Path Construction
"when I rode in and around Ghent in April and rode on those concrete surfaces the difference was noticeable and great "
Jun 15
ian robathan replied to Philip Whiteman's discussion Velo Midland 2018
"well back on for the May 12th 2019 - https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/organisers-confirm-return-date-velo-14774498 new route through solihull and warwickshire which looks much blander in comparison but guess could form…"
Jun 15
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion This is the quality infra we should all want
"totally as can ride across them and the design is perfect and no issues and then I checked the ones on Corporation street and shows the big difference in thinking "
Apr 8

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Training for a big year of cycling in the Alps and Welsh hills

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