Etape Caledonia ?

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby RandG » Tue Sep 25, 2012 13:08 pm

Nah discretion over valour im afraid. Tho its meant to ease this afternoon so hoping to get out around 6ish but only if it dies down.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Tue Sep 25, 2012 13:57 pm

Glad you stayed in!

It was carnage on the streets of Dundee this morning. Opened the curtains to devastation in the back garden and the first thing I was confronted with on the street was a woman with blood streaming down the side of her face being put into an ambulance. Dodged the Blackness Rd and Peddie Street flying slates on the way to the Doc's and by the time I'd hit the Perth Rd it was mayhem and I was soaked through. Took refuge in Spokes for 15 mins then decided to get a taxi to work. I’ll be checking my roof when I get home.

On the plus side I’ve not received any Strava emails informing me that I’ve lost a KOM ;-)
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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby d4evr » Tue Sep 25, 2012 14:30 pm

I will be taking advantage of the very strong easterly and be going for a Strava PB on the rise out of Tayport in around an hour's time!

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Tue Sep 25, 2012 14:39 pm

d4evr wrote:I will be taking advantage of the very strong easterly and be going for a Strava PB on the rise out of Tayport in around an hour's time!


South of Tayport Hillock?
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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby d4evr » Tue Sep 25, 2012 14:44 pm

Yip, that's it.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby RandG » Tue Sep 25, 2012 15:18 pm

Where is you kom ? The stretch up the paved road to the masts ? Seen there is a couple there.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby RandG » Tue Sep 25, 2012 16:09 pm

dexradio wrote:I did a video of my 2011 ride, painfully slow up Schiehallion, but it was my second time to do the Caledonia. The video is here http://bit.ly/NtEq2U for anyone who wants an idea of the route/course etc.

Hope its of some interest to those planning to do the event :-)

Dex.



That was excellent, cheers for posting, and your time seemed bloody good to me.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby d4evr » Tue Sep 25, 2012 18:26 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:
d4evr wrote:I will be taking advantage of the very strong easterly and be going for a Strava PB on the rise out of Tayport in around an hour's time!


South of Tayport Hillock?


Seemed to be fairly quick (for me) tonight, and the wind was not as much of a help as I expected more of a cross/tail. Anyway we shall see when I upload from the Garmin tomorrow!! :wink:

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby bompington » Wed Sep 26, 2012 05:36 am

Wish I'd been riding yesterday morning (Liff - Perth via Balbeggie, basically). Not only would I have had a chance of my own personal KOM (not interested in the strava game), but I would have stood more chance of getting past the fallen trees than I did driving.
Of course the ride home isn't fun in these NE winds!

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Wed Sep 26, 2012 07:25 am

I missed the Thistle club run last night but I heard it was interesting. Lost the KOM on the Errol to St Madoes by 3 secs too.

How did you get on d4ever?
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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby d4evr » Wed Sep 26, 2012 07:59 am

thegreatdivide wrote:I missed the Thistle club run last night but I heard it was interesting. Lost the KOM on the Errol to St Madoes by 3 secs too.

How did you get on d4ever?


Not sure yet, I'm on a 24 hour shift at work, seemed to be quite quick for me anyway. I will find out when I get home tonight and upload the Garmin. I must get along to one of the Thistle runs to see what like. I do want to get involved with a club now.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby d4evr » Wed Sep 26, 2012 18:41 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:I missed the Thistle club run last night but I heard it was interesting. Lost the KOM on the Errol to St Madoes by 3 secs too.

How did you get on d4ever?



Knocked 4 seconds of my PB!! :D

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Rollemynot » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:32 pm

Still no registration for 2013 - or have I missed it?

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby TheFD » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:55 pm

Rollemynot wrote:Still no registration for 2013 - or have I missed it?

Not opened yet!
2013 - R872
2010 - Spesh Tarmac

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Silly Old Hector » Fri Oct 05, 2012 21:32 pm

I think the team is dealing with the Etape Pennines on Sunday.
All the gear, but no idea...

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Muffintop » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:03 pm

It's open to Pre-registers and should open (if not already) soon *edit* to the general public. I've already registered and am booked in on my wave so I'm nearly blowing my mind with excitement.

There's definitely something wrong with me when I'm giddy with how much work I've got to do towards it. I think I might be loosing my mind!
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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Wed Nov 28, 2012 14:36 pm

It's now open season on entries. I'm booked up for another year and hoping to stay for the whole weekend.
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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Hawmaw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 22:05 pm

Etape Caledonia is now full for general entries

The only way you can get in now is signing up for the charity pledge to raise a minimum of £300

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Muffintop » Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:31 pm

Bloody hell - that was quick. Last year it was a full week before you had charity entry only.

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Re: Etape Caledonia ?

Postby Drumlin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 09:49 am

http://road.cc/content/blog/71344-etape ... s-money-go

Sounds like a nice little earner for IMG - £315k in entry income, less just £2k for police costs, £500 for the road closure order and expenses only for the marshalls. From reading the article it appears that the only money that goes to the charity is that raised through sponsorship - no wonder they allow such a limited entry for riders who don't want to sign up for this.
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