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Bianchi Boy

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Bryan Chapman 2012
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:32:09 PM »
I have not done this ride for the last two years. Two years ago I woke up with a sore throat and last year I chose to do the Cornish ride. This year I plan to do the BCM again.

This mail is a blatant cheap skate call. The TL rooms are going for £51 does anyone want to share and help me on my quest to save money.

Please pm me if you have a room to share the night before the BCM :thumbsup:
13 was quite a lucky number

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 08:38:21 PM »
No, not me, but try having a look at the Travelodge thread and see if anyone with a £9 room wants to share to save a bit more money. 3 people in one £9 room is excellent value.

AndyH

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Re: Brian Chapman 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 10:26:58 PM »
3 people in one £9 room is excellent value.
I don't think we have a smiley for sniggering loudly  ;D :D ??? :D  ;D
slackjaws, ne'erdowells and/or quitters.
That's me  :thumbsup:

Mr Bunbury

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 12:10:56 AM »
You could try asking William Hague if he wants to do the Bryan Chapman  :demon:
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Re: Brian Chapman 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 04:14:12 PM »
If anyone is genuinely a bit hard up and doesn't mind riding 25km to the start - you're welcome to occupy floor space at mine, or even garden space for a tent if you prefer!  I'm too skint to travel to audaxes as wife is student and I'm just doing shitty temp work so know how it can be.
Brummie turned Country Bumkin

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 02:37:00 PM »
Sadly, I won't be riding this event this year, despite it being one of my real goals for the season - a friend has decided this is the ideal day to get married, so I better go join in the fun there.

This does mean I have a Travelodge room available at Severn View for the 18th May and 20th May if anyone would like them - you just need to pretend to be me (I'll Email all the details over to you).  They're for Family Rooms - so they'll sleep two non-consenting adults. 

The Friday night one was £50.95 and the Sunday one £41.95 (I didn't get in early enough to get them for a tenner - but not too bad still).

Drop me a line if you're interested and we'll sort something out.

Bianchi Boy

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 08:02:31 PM »
Not riding this year. Might see you in theElan Valley cycling with friends based @ Clun.
13 was quite a lucky number

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 09:21:29 PM »
I am planning to ride it this year! Have not made plans yet whether to drive to the start on the day (35 miles), ride it, or stay somewhere the night before having ridden there. It somewhat depends which bike(s) myself and simonp decide to ride it on  :thumbsup:

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 10:14:21 PM »
My last one this year, all things pass.

I've enjoyed the last 9 years,
priorities in life have changed,
some outside of my control - and they need to come first at the moment.



EDIT: 3/2/212@12:33
Bianchi Boy, please Get the Subject title changed - his name was Bryan Chapman.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 10:19:20 PM »
My last one this year, all things pass.


All the more reason for a good turnout and for the rain gods to stay away!

(OK, we can hope for the good tunrnout; the other? No chance.)
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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 11:37:19 PM »
My last one this year, all things pass.

Bug*** :o. Had been planning to attempt this this year, having read so much here about the ride and Mark's great organisation of it, but other commitments have forced me to abandon that. :(

I had been consoling myself with the prospect of a BCM in 2013 in preparation for LEL...

Hope the ride is a memorable one for you all - in a positive way, of course. ;D
Next upACB Easter Arrow (18 Apr, Bristol-York) with Bikey-Mikey, Cyclofabrica, Gaddi and Lordy,

LEE

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 11:49:32 PM »
I'd love to do it again, for that glorious 1st day up to Pen-Y-Pass (the best day's cycling of my life), but then I remember that subsequent night time climb past the power station and think about being snugly asleep in bed, at home,  and the urge passes.

Hope it goes well Blacksheep, thanks for the superb support on my 3 BCMs.

border-rider

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 11:58:56 PM »
I love this ride; I've done it 10 times (so far). I have never failed to wish I was in bed on that stretch up past Trawsfynydd power station, and I don't think I've ever managed to get back to Dolgellau without having a roadside doze.

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 01:21:57 AM »
My last one this year, all things pass.

Many thanks for all your hard work Mark.
For all the rides we do, there's so much that goes on behinds the scenes that has to happen to make these events run smoothly.

I've really enjoyed the two I've ridden.
I may come back for one more. 2015. Maybe.
Garry Broad

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 01:24:41 AM »
I love this ride; I've done it 10 times (so far). I have never failed to wish I was in bed on that stretch up past Trawsfynydd power station, and I don't think I've ever managed to get back to Dolgellau without having a roadside doze.

I managed my first two without a doze, but couldn't resist the deluxe bus shelter last time two years ago.  I'm in this year, have the weekend off and my entry is in!  :thumbsup:

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 08:27:50 AM »
Really sorry to hear that this will be your last one, Mark. You (and your team of helpers) have done an excellent job with it. Thank you.

My travelodge was booked for it this year at Christmas, the entry sitting in the printer tray for the last few days. I'm just waiting for some C5 shaped TUITs before its in the post to you.

Maverick

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 09:51:20 AM »
I'm also sorry to hear this is to be your last one Mark. My Travelodge is booked, entry with you shortly for my third year in a row - simply the best 600 I've ridden (in an admittedly short Audax career).

keeks

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 10:03:05 AM »
All the best Mark and thanks for the rides. The BCM is my bench mark for organisation and a good test of machine , man and kit.




Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 10:06:00 AM »
Bianchi Boy, please Get the Subject title changed - his name was Bryan Chapman.

Cheers Steve
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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 10:14:20 AM »
Thanks for the fun Mark, and may your successors live up to the high standards you have set.  If ever there was something that AUK needs, it is organisers who show this sort of long-term commitment and reliability. This is what can create rides whose legend starts to spread beyond the ultra-narrow confines of the audax world and ensure the regeneration and introduction of flesh blood that will keep the sport alive.  The growth of ride numbers during your tenure says it all. All the better for having been done by word of mouth with no show-boating publicity.

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 11:22:34 AM »
Thanks for the fun Mark, and may your successors live up to the high standards you have set.  If ever there was something that AUK needs, it is organisers who show this sort of long-term commitment and reliability. This is what can create rides whose legend starts to spread beyond the ultra-narrow confines of the audax world and ensure the regeneration and introduction of flesh blood that will keep the sport alive.  The growth of ride numbers during your tenure says it all. All the better for having been done by word of mouth with no show-boating publicity.

Amen to that.

Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 12:26:12 PM »
Sadly, I won't be riding this event this year, despite it being one of my real goals for the season - a friend has decided this is the ideal day to get married, so I better go join in the fun there.

This does mean I have a Travelodge room available at Severn View for the 18th May and 20th May if anyone would like them - you just need to pretend to be me (I'll Email all the details over to you).  They're for Family Rooms - so they'll sleep two non-consenting adults. 

The Friday night one was £50.95 and the Sunday one £41.95 (I didn't get in early enough to get them for a tenner - but not too bad still).

Drop me a line if you're interested and we'll sort something out.

Just to say that the rooms have now kindly been taken.

fungus

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 12:51:55 PM »
Never ridden this but can't pass up the chance to do the last one organised by mark.
Just printed off my entry form, booked the Friday & Monday off work & checked the train prices £45 so not too bad.

Entry will be in the post tonight  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 05:14:43 PM »
Just posted my entry, could not miss the last Black Sheep incarnation of this legendary event!

Will be my third year running, a massive thanks to Mark - his encouragement and excellent range of Black Sheep events have moulded me into the Audax lunatic I have proudly become  ;D

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Re: Bryan Chapman 2012
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 08:00:32 PM »
My first so no personal experience, but there is certainly something legendary about this ride and I'm looking forward to it.

By the way, who was Bryan Chapman?