Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby Jack Hughes » 25 Aug 2015 11:51

md6 wrote:
birdyman wrote:
Sorry. Am I getting everyone's forum names / real names wrong.


No there was an issue with a sportive a while back...summary:
Ben: lets do this event the 80k
Me: I'm in! [enters race]
others: i'm doing the short one...
Ben: I'll do the short one as no one else is doing it
Me: Hello?

Other thread:
Artur: Mark why don't you come and do this sportive
Me: WTF!



I was being naughty. Really to make MD6 chuckle.
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby birdyman » 25 Aug 2015 13:26

md6 wrote:I'd like to do a little loop of the course a week or two before - assuming dates work out 19th or 20th would be best for me as I haven't got a free weekend before that. Anyone else interested?

Would be good to have a little BCTT catch up pre-race


Yep. I am going to Samoa v USA in Brighton on the Sunday so Sat 19th probably easier. We could meet here http://www.thevelohouse.com/ for lunch / coffee / whatever and go from there?
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby kfjatek » 25 Aug 2015 13:56

In NYC that weekend, so won't be able to join you. :|

Will need to find some time earlier on to ride it - challenge is, when!

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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby md6 » 25 Aug 2015 16:04

cool velo house sounds good. Lets arrange for say a 11am coffee meet on the 19th?

So who's in?
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby birdyman » 25 Aug 2015 16:56

kfjatek wrote:In NYC that weekend, so won't be able to join you. :|

Will need to find some time earlier on to ride it - challenge is, when!

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The week before is ok for me. Or the one before that. Or this weekend probably. Early doors though.
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby birdyman » 25 Aug 2015 17:00

md6 wrote:cool velo house sounds good. Lets arrange for say a 11am coffee meet on the 19th?

So who's in?
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Woah there cowboy. I'll have to get permission from the WAT officer. I have just submitted forms requesting a couple of hours at the pub on Sunday evening. which will have to go through the Committee For The Approval Of Drinking With Friends In A Non Domestic Environment. I might take time to get a vote. I'll keep you posted. But that means I will have to sneak in the forms for requesting a ride during the hours of daylight while childcare duties are required.
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby Tarka the Nutter » 25 Aug 2015 17:26

I can only do 20th as I'm working on 19th :cry:
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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby scibby » 25 Aug 2015 20:02

*whispers*. I can probably do 19th or 20th...

PS. LOL at jack Hughes and md6. Yes, I'm signed up for the OD...


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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby kfjatek » 13 Sep 2015 20:23

Right. So I've just lost my last opportunity to drive down and ride the Hever route. Would really be good to know if it's more TT or roadie territory... Any thoughts from folks who did it in previous years?

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Re: Hever Castle the Gauntlet (Half Iron)

Postby scibby » 14 Sep 2015 09:42

My recollection of the route is that it was "changeable". Corners, short climbs, short descents etc. And crowded. I remember having to frequently change gears and that I struggled to get into a rhythm... (my level of fitness may have had something to do with it)

Other people who might help you include Faith (she did the sprint 2 years ago or 3?) Ben drove it with her i think... Jungle and Tarka too
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