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Garrry

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PostSubject: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:09 am

We're off to South Wales, route to follow.


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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:57 pm

Should have a pass for this Sunday was think hills lots of hills!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Glad to hear that Luke.

Hear's the route and it does have a fair bit of climbing, 1,132 m over a distance of 81 km. There's a hill at km 45 that I don't think we've had the pleasure of yet. It's 2 km long, it ascends 120 m, has an average gradient of 5% and a max of 10%. RWGPS says it's a Cat 4. It comes after our scheduled lunch break at the bike centre cafe in Parkend so I recommend that everyone fuels up on one of the cafe's splendid pasties

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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:07 am

oooo ... the one up through the village - done that one once with Scott and Keith .... it's,
um, ... interesting Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:33 am

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There's a hill at km 45 that I don't think we've had the pleasure of yet.

if you remember going back a couple of years we rode over to the start of the Lump Scrumpy and the road to Parkend was closed, We used that as part of the diversion.

As John says "ooo - interesting"

I'd just say F#####G steep and bad surface to boot.

Enjoy!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 pm

I do remember being diverted but my selective amnesia (a common cyclists condition) has erased my memory of the  painful bit. Would it be as "interesting" as the Gospel Pass climb from Hay ? Ah well, pain is just fear leaving the body, as they seem to say in the southern hemisphere.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:04 pm

Yea but their water goes down the plug hole the wrong way and the sun is in the north and their rainbows are upside down so what do they know Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:46 am

@garrry ... you could say it's almost as "interesting" as the Pass ... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Great route Gary, looking forward to joining you Sunday
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:46 pm

I'm hoping to jump on the NBCC train at the 'Bridge, ETA 10:20 - North side cycle path
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PostSubject: Re: Sunday 12 March Parkend Not Park Run   Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:48 am

I stole this route and did it yesterday and you guys as in for a treat. It's a great route.

Remember there's temp lights on the Tintern descent.

Enjoy!
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