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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Sorry if I have offended you velo, but I am slow compared to what I used to be although I am working on it :lol: :lol: I used to be able to average 23mph when I was in my 30s but sadly I can't get anywhere near that now, in fact if I manage 23mph downhill nowadays it's a massive achievement :wink:

Arran was an easy ride, (weather was a challenge) yes there were a couple of steep climbs but nothing that really took the wind out of my sails, the Bealach is a different beast and may prove too much for me but I just think this would give myself and some of the guys something to aim for and help focus their winter training schedule.

I cycled the Lord of the Lochs in September, 111.8 miles with 9388 feet of elevation and even though I never broke any records I never found it too much of a challenge. I was out and about the next day feeling perfectly fine taking my granddaughter up the top of Aonach Mòr

Nobody needs take up the offer, I don't mind tackling this challenge on my own but it would be a great ride to share with others.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:30 am 
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Here's my suggestion.... I'll not be doing it :)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-136/#more


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:34 am 
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The Ken wrote:
Here's my suggestion.... I'll not be doing it :)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-136/#more


248.5 miles :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:44 am 
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and 6000 metres climbing


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:47 am 
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I must admit to having a longstanding hankering to do an Audax event! Ever since I read about them I was hooked, something I'd really like to do when I get a bit more free time.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:51 am 
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TK the 400Km how many days is that over? :shock:















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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:59 am 
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Mmm, that looks interesting. Had a quick look at the map and elevations and I feel tired already. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:01 am 
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The ultimate euro audax is or has got to be the Paris-Brest-Paris. I know a fella thats done it, he was a distance junky. Met him on a 60 mile warm down run on a Sunday in east lothian a few years back. He was warming down from Saturdays run from Edinburgh to Shap summit and back in a day, roughly 250 miles :shock:
used to meet up with some of Edinburghs Audax folk on my regular CTC runs BITD, seriously fit with usually high end Audax bikes either Reynolds high end steel or Titanium.
You could not keep pace with those guys, awsome fitness.
Personally the 100Km Brevets are about as much as I'd ever try but that can become addictive aparently much like 10K run specialists as you just want to fill your Brevet card with as many as you can :roll:
http://www.audax.org.uk/
http://mccraw.co.uk/audax-calendar-2013/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:08 am 
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A few guys in my local club do the snowroads audax K, they say it is really good and well organised ...
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/11-68/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:17 am 
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The Ken wrote:
A few guys in my local club do the snowroads audax K, they say it is really good and well organised ...
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/11-68/




Sounds a goodun, alas I'm hoping to be at The Bravo Scotia that day and thats why I cannae dae it and I'm sticking to that :P


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