March 2017

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AAA Milne 100km Hilly Audax

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Four rides including;

  • AAA Milne Permanent Hilly Audax – 104 km – 1650 m – 1.75 AAA points
  • Three rides with Cameron (one muddy off-road, new bridleways & airstrip!)
  • First Chiffchaffs & Brimstones
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 25%

February 2017

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Mad Jack’s 125km Hilly Audax

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Five rides including;

  • Mad Jack’s 125km Hilly Audax – 2240 m – 2.25 AAA points
  • Two rides with Cameron – one on Gazelle Singlespeed
  • Mountain Bike to and from Lewes – 44 miles
  • Bacon Sandwiches at Ripe Stores
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 25%

January 2017

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High Weald Wander DIY x GPS Hilly Audax

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Four rides including;

  • High Weald Wander DIY x GPS Hilly Audax – 104 km – 1712 m – 1.75 AAA points
  • Two rides with Cameron (one bitterly cold & icy) and one with Cameron & Ollie
  • Ascents of Firle & Bo Peep Bostals
  • Bacon Sandwiches at Ripe Stores
  • Cheesy Chips at Inn on the Park, Deanland
  • Strava challenges Gran Fondo 100%, Climbing 25%

2016 – End of Year Review

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Distance: 2,511 miles / 4,041 km (more miles per month than last year)
Elevation: 126,317 ft / 38,501 m
Hours: 200
Strava PRs: 928
Rides: 162
Verenti 45 – 1,411 miles
Trek 28 – 516 miles
Raleigh 84 – 481 miles
Gazelle 5 – 103 miles

6 Audax Events:

30 January – Hills and Mills 100km – 1.75AAA – GdS #1
13 March – Kent Invicta Grimpeur 100km – 2AAA – GdS #2
10 April – Hell of the Sussex Coastal Hills – 100km – 1.75AAA – GdS #3
25 May – The Coastguard Permanent – 100km – 1.5AAA – GdS #4
19 June – Fairies Half Flat – 200km
22 July – The Sussexy Beast Permanent – 160km – 2.75AAA – GdS #5

 

Heat maps:

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Rides as art:

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December 2016

dec_collageRides: 7 – Raleigh 2, Trek 2, Verenti 3
Distance: 132 miles / 212 km
Elevation: 6,301 ft / 1,921 m
Hours: 11
Strava challenges:  Climbing 25%
Birds: Fieldfare, Redwing, Kestrel, Stonechat, Moorhen, Cormorant

November 2016

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Rides: 14 – Raleigh 10 (Commutes), Verenti 4
Distance: 196 miles / 315 km
Elevation: 8,654 ft / 2,638 m
Hours: 16
Strava challenges: Distance 25%, Climbing 25%
Birds: Little Grebe, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Jay
Kit: Garmin Edge 25 replaces Edge 200

October 2016

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Rides: 17 – Raleigh 8 (Micro Commutes), Verenti 8, Trek 1
Distance: 202 miles / 325 km
Elevation: 8,500 ft / 2,591 m
Hours: 15
Strava challenges: Distance 25%, Climbing 25%
Birds: Redshank, Little Egret, Cormorant, Cetti’s Warbler, Grey Wagtail

September 2016

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Rides: 10 – Verenti 5, Trek 3, Gazelle Singlespeed 3
Distance: 205 miles / 330 km
Elevation: 9,496 ft / 2,894 m
Hours: 15
Strava challenges: Distance 25%, Climbing 25%
Birds: Hobby, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Swallow
Other Wildlife: Weasel
Maintenance: Replaced Bottom Bracket on Verenti

August 2016

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Rides: 12 – Raleigh 2 (mini commutes), Trek 5, Verenti 5
Distance: 220 miles / 354 km
Elevation: 12,533 ft / 3,820 m
Hours: 21
Strava challenges: Distance 25%, Climbing 50%
Birds: Not much to speak of
Audax medal update: I am the 104th rider to complete the Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud see medal above with Audax UK distance medals for 100km, 150km and 200km. Also badges for ‘Brevet 500’ (The Brevet 500 award was introduced by AUK in 1996 and consists of 5 x 100 km events ridden in one Randonneur year. You can count 150s as well – but not 200s) and ‘Randonneur 500’ (A Randonneur 500 has ridden 50, 100, 150 and 200km events, longer distances can substitute)

July 2016

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Rides: 12 – Raleigh 4 (mini & micro commutes), Trek 4, Verenti 4
Distance: 260 miles / 418 km
Elevation: 14,604 ft / 4,451 m
Hours: 21
Strava challenges: Distance 25%, Climbing 50%, Gran Fondo 100% (167km)
Birds: Corn Bunting, Skylark, Swift
Audax Rides: 1 – The Sussexy Beast Permanent 160km (Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud #4)
Rides in France: 1 – Sortie à vélo matinale 46km (While visiting friends in Normandy)
Relive.cc videos: The Sussexy Beast and Sortie a velo matinale

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