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M...eldy    pirate
07/03/2013 at 18:49

None taken Dusty   

08/03/2013 at 00:01
Dustboy wrote (see)

I'm only going so that I can see Podds again

Aww - how lovely  looking forward to our assignation

M...eldy wrote (see)

None taken Dusty   

 to you Meldy!  You'll be way too fast for the likes of us slightly more relaxed types!!!!

11/03/2013 at 12:58

I'm in, already taken the basket of my bike for extra speed

26/04/2013 at 18:27

Anyone staying up there the night before?  I am looking at whether it will be easier to stay or travel up in the morning.

26/04/2013 at 20:24

I will be - but not entirely sure where tho' yet 

28/04/2013 at 12:33

24 miles done this morning.  Think I am now up for cleating my feet in  

31/05/2013 at 11:18

OK - just looked at the map sent through and I'm familiar with the hill up to Newlands Corner and Box Hill (assuming we go up the zig zags and not the other side) but I don't know Leith Hill

However............I have a memory of people talking about it being the worst one.........

Does anyone know what it's like compared to the other 2 above?

31/05/2013 at 11:20

When do we need to cancel by to get our place deferred for next year

Cheerful Dave    pirate
31/05/2013 at 11:56

Podds, the route you're going up is steeper than Box Hill and longer than Newlands Corner - I can see why some would think it's the worst of those three, but it's not that bad really.  It's certainly no Whitedown, if you know that one.

31/05/2013 at 15:02

Leith Hill is the worst but still manageable.  I made it to the top and I am about 0.1mph away from going backwards on anything with a greater gradient than Waterloo Bridge.

It'll be fun!

31/05/2013 at 17:38

THanks guys

CD - I've been down Whitedown and doubt hugely I would make it up (ask anyone who's been on a Surrey Hills ride with me about my upflat abilities - or lack thereof!!) so I guess I'll just have to try to slog Leith Hill out

Dustboy    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:57

One, Podds, Leith is sort of like Crocknorth and Combe put together. Or maybe like Ranmore coming up. It's a grinder but I can still talk going up it.

Two, I am out of this. I spent 14 hours in atrial fibrillation a couple of days ago. That's now 4 episodes in as many months though this was the longest. I am wiped out and it seems to be triggered by food. I have also lost nearly a stone and a half coz I seem to have gone off me grub for some reason. Twice it was after a run too. Anyway, long anything is completely out.

I've got a specialist appointment next Thurs and I am going to see if I can get an ablation sorted or summat. This just isn't funny any more.

I've got a taker for my place but not for my London to Brighton ride ticket, so if you want a number....

Anyway, good luck whoever is still going.

01/06/2013 at 05:33

that completely sucks DB hope the specialist can sort it out quicksmart!

Dustboy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 09:40

Cheers SBC and note to SS, you can cancel up to the day before, you forfeit this years entry fee and then you get a note in October inviting you to sign up for next year, at which point, the entry fee is payable for next year. Double check with them but that is my understanding.

I was going to go down that route but I am not going to bother now, one step at a time. 

01/06/2013 at 12:29

Crikey Dusty!  Hope you sort it and are back to your usual self soon.  

I loved your description 'It's a grinder, but I can still talk ...'!!  Are there many that you can't talk going up?  And being a stone and half lighter will improve your climbing further won't it?!!  

Dustboy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 14:43

I can't talk up BarHatch, or Whitedown. At the moment, I probably couldn't talk going over a hump back bridge

01/06/2013 at 21:11

Oh Dustboy that is just b*llox news - you really have had a pretty carp year since Outlaw haven't you

I shall miss you on this ride

Thanks for the info on Leith Hill btw - sounds like it may be a 50:50 job as to whether I make it up as my training for the whole thing has been just awful for various reasons and I only have 7 weeks now to make it from some gentle 30 milers to this 100 miler including those hills.......  But I intend to enjoy it all the same

M...eldy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 21:13

Podds,next weekend, nice little 55 round the Chilterns ... could help?  

01/06/2013 at 21:19

I have bad memories of the Chilterns after last year's Chiltern 100 (or whatever the middle distance was that I did!!) - beautiful day and well organised etc but lumpy as anything!

Good pushing practice though.....

M...eldy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 21:21

Chiltern 100 is tomorrow, this is another one next week ...

Dusty, hope you get yourself sorted mate or we'll send Barlos round for a bedbath

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