A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby bianchimoon » Sun Sep 16, 2018 15:15 pm

do you have to do the ride (or plan to) to join, not sure how strata clubs work or the etiquette of?
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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Sep 16, 2018 17:16 pm

bianchimoon wrote:do you have to do the ride (or plan to) to join, not sure how strata clubs work or the etiquette of?


Don't be silly... just join!!

RIght... done it today, perfect day, other that a stiff breeze... it's a beautiful route, quite hard between Bridgnorth and Bewley... best bits are Cannock Chase, Ironbridge, Brdgnorth, The Wyre Forrest, the Severn valley before Stourport and the last few leafy and fast rolling lanes before Hockey Heath

https://www.strava.com/activities/1845926644

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby Rank_amateur » Sun Sep 16, 2018 18:48 pm

Good work fella. If I’d known you were passing I’d have cheered you on.

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Sep 16, 2018 19:14 pm

Rank_amateur wrote:Good work fella. If I’d known you were passing I’d have cheered you on.


A girl in the Strava club did it too, clockwise... we nearly crossed at Ironbridge

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 15:36 pm

RIght, I am in the calendar, entires open Oct. 1st... happy to answer any question here or by email.
By far the best ride around Birmingham for 2019 :-)

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-82/

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby whyamihere » Tue Sep 18, 2018 16:51 pm

Looks like a good route, I'm glad you dropped the part along the A41, that road is not a good idea for cycling, especially at that point... I'm planning to steal the part of the route from Shenstone to Cannock Chase this weekend as the warmup to a gravel ride, as the full 200km is a bit beyond me at the moment. It's a nice thing to aim for though - The closest point on the route (Lynn Lane/Ashcroft Lane in Shenstone) is only 13km from home, so this is virtually on my doorstep.

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 17:02 pm

whyamihere wrote:Looks like a good route, I'm glad you dropped the part along the A41, that road is not a good idea for cycling, especially at that point... I'm planning to steal the part of the route from Shenstone to Cannock Chase this weekend as the warmup to a gravel ride, as the full 200km is a bit beyond me at the moment. It's a nice thing to aim for though - The closest point on the route (Lynn Lane/Ashcroft Lane in Shenstone) is only 13km from home, so this is virtually on my doorstep.


Something to aim for... July is a long way.
I also think that people underestimate themselves. When I did my first 400 km, the longest ride I had in my legs was a 230 km... I almost doubled the distance in one go and enjoyed it!

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby Craigus89 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 07:47 am

Awesome Ugo. Food included too, a proper Audax!

Once we've booked our France trip if it doesn't clash I'll sign up for this.

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Sep 19, 2018 07:52 am

Craigus89 wrote:Awesome Ugo. Food included too, a proper Audax!


Food at HQ, yes, I would never organise an Audax without cooking, it's the bit I enjoy the most!!

I hope I can offer a commemorative gift in the price too. That however depends on a few things... including Brexit! :lol: :lol:

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Sep 24, 2018 13:24 pm

Casual ride for club members... if anyone is local and wants to join

https://www.strava.com/clubs/472362/group_events/389068

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby Rank_amateur » Mon Sep 24, 2018 17:42 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:Casual ride for club members... if anyone is local and wants to join

https://www.strava.com/clubs/472362/group_events/389068


Not sure if you’ve ridden all that route before but an irate resident once stopped me as I was cycling down Roman road, Litle Aston, and told me there was no public right of way at all, if that bothers you.

Also, if anyone baulks at the mighty ford that crosses Hints Lane then just back track a few metres and there’s an off-road path through the trees to the other side of it. Then enjoy my favourite climb round here up to Canwell. Good job I’ve got a duff knee at the moment or I’d show you how it was done :D

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Sep 24, 2018 19:55 pm

Sorted...


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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby adetowell » Mon Oct 01, 2018 14:24 pm

Thanks for doing this - I see it starts in Balsall Common where I was brought up, my folks are still there. If I'm around would be up for the event next year but will also be down that way in a couple of weeks and thought i might give your route a go. Trouble is the gpx won't load up into Bike Hub - says it's too long. Are there any other bike sat-nav apps anyone recommends that can handle 211km?

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby wongataa » Mon Oct 01, 2018 14:32 pm

adetowell wrote:Thanks for doing this - I see it starts in Balsall Common where I was brought up, my folks are still there. If I'm around would be up for the event next year but will also be down that way in a couple of weeks and thought i might give your route a go. Trouble is the gpx won't load up into Bike Hub - says it's too long. Are there any other bike sat-nav apps anyone recommends that can handle 211km?

RwGPS?

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby adetowell » Mon Oct 01, 2018 14:53 pm

I tried the free version of RwGPS and couldn't seem to load anything on it or even use as a satnav without having to upgrade to the paying version. Am i doing something wrong or do you have to pay? Am a tight ars*.
Sorry for the off topic

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby drlodge » Mon Oct 01, 2018 15:15 pm

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Oct 01, 2018 16:36 pm

FIle too big?

Load it on BikeHike, choose options and resize to 1000 points, then save as GPX track.

If you want to enter the actual Audax, you might want to make up your mind sooner rather than later. I've got nearly a third of the places filled already... it's been open for 12 hours (although I suspect it will slow down)

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby adetowell » Mon Oct 01, 2018 17:20 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:FIle too big?

Load it on BikeHike, choose options and resize to 1000 points, then save as GPX track.

If you want to enter the actual Audax, you might want to make up your mind sooner rather than later. I've got nearly a third of the places filled already... it's been open for 12 hours (although I suspect it will slow down)


Thanks that worked on Bike Hub.
Is hard to commit to the event at the moment as I may be out of the country start of july. Looks great though.

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Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Oct 01, 2018 17:42 pm

If you complete the loop, sign up on the club on Strava and I'll issue a certificate for you


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