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vorsprung

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Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« on: June 25, 2010, 11:39:43 am »
In case people that stumble upon my blog don't know much about UK Audax riding I have done a little
A to Z guide

Audax A-Z « Audaxing Blog

Anything really crucial I've missed?
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 11:42:18 am »
"Nelson of Carradice?" I thought he came from Norfolk!

Also - LEL is every four years.

Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 11:44:17 am »
LEL is every 4 years.

Map Trap description has typo: "route shee"

Willesden, not Wilsden.
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 11:44:44 am »
"Nelson of Carradice?" I thought he came from Norfolk!

Well spotted, fixed!
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 11:45:47 am »
Also - LEL is every four years.
It just seems far too often  ;D
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AndyH

Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 11:47:22 am »
the difference between:

BP
BR
BRM

may be useful for newbies

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 11:49:47 am »
You've got VM but don't mention AutoRoute

Worth mentioning DIYs, Perms and calendar events?

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 11:50:45 am »
You might want to refer the SR entry to an "Audax Season" link (the series needs to be completed in a season) and specify the November -> October season. This may in turn lead on to a reference to RRTY, which in turn may lead on to a reference to Mudguards... :)

Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 11:55:13 am »
P for Permanent
D for DIY

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 12:01:29 pm »
If you have the Devils Staircase then you should have the Devils Elbow, which then references the
Snow Roads (the nicest 300k Audax in the UK) and should then include the Cairnwell as the highest pass on an A road in UK.

Under S you missed Scotland - God's own country for Audax rides.

Maybe there is scope for a Classic Rides book in the same vein as Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Extreme Rock that coffee tables some  of the well known rides (Dartmoor Devil, Brian Chapman, LEL, Snow Roads etc.)
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 12:06:38 pm »
If you have the Devils Staircase then you should have the Devils Elbow, which then references the
Snow Roads (the nicest 300k Audax in the UK) and should then include the Cairnwell as the highest pass on an A road in UK.

Under S you missed Scotland - God's own country for Audax rides.

Maybe there is scope for a Classic Rides book in the same vein as Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Extreme Rock that coffee tables some  of the well known rides (Dartmoor Devil, Brian Chapman, LEL, Snow Roads etc.)

My fingers are bleeding keeping up with all the suggestions so far  :thumbsup:

I've only ridden in Scotland for LEL, I'd like to go there to do more rides but surely Wales is the best place for Audax rides  ??? ;D ::-)

A "classic rides" list would make another good page or article or whatever.  But I'd have to get help for that, I've not done the Snow Roads or the 3 Coasts or the Porkers etc etc
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 12:21:49 pm »
Audax, raid, Youth Hostel, dart, arrow, bus shelter, Spooners, YACF, yahoo group, CTC, chapeau, el Supremo, FWC, randonneur, packing etc etc.

I'll stop because your list could become monsterously wrong.  Maybe a wikitionary is called for!

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 12:55:53 pm »
Checkpoint - synonym for control
Fifty percent rule
ACP
The Mersey Roads won't be the only 24h TT next year.
UAF
LRM
Bonk
possibly Arrows/Fleche rides?
Sudocrem
Prequalification

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2010, 01:17:27 pm »
J is for Jam Sandwich (See: Sports Nutrition)
K is for kilometres (never miles)
Z is for Zzzzzzz

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2010, 01:24:27 pm »
The Mersey Roads won't be the only 24h TT next year.

It won't?  Tell me more
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2010, 01:27:54 pm »
Z is for Z's, in bus shelters please.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2010, 01:40:20 pm »
"El Supremo – aka Dave Hudson. A well liked organiser from the SE of England"

- "known for the quality and quantity of refreshments at his controls and the hilliness of his Perms"

??????????? :thumbsup:
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2010, 01:40:44 pm »
The Mersey Roads won't be the only 24h TT next year.

It won't?  Tell me more
East Sussex Cycling Association: Sussex 24H TT

Fixed Wheel Challenge
AARTY (do they have a FAARTY yet?)
Mudguard Rule - Something that doesn't exist anymore, though lots of people still think it does.

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2010, 02:17:05 pm »
B - Beards
S - Sandals



<hides>


... like the Mudguard Rule (qv) no longer obligatory

 ;D
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2010, 02:23:59 pm »
Flaps.  An extension to your mudguards that when coupled with any adjective generally results in mirth.

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2010, 02:57:48 pm »
Flapjacks. Discussion of merits of Shop Bought v Home Made

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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2010, 02:58:49 pm »
Flapjacks. Discussion of merits of Shop Bought v Home Made.

I think that would be a bridge too far.  Most Americans think that a flapjack is a sort of pancake
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Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2010, 03:03:38 pm »
Scenic. See also: Euphemisms.

Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2010, 03:05:31 pm »
N= Nocturnal flatulence

Re: Audaxing A-Z on my Blog
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2010, 03:07:18 pm »
Socks

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