Author Topic: Board name change  (Read 2863 times)

Board name change
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:28:29 pm »
It's not Tommy Godwin's record any more, nor is it 2015, so I've changed the board name to something more appropriate.  I'm not sure HAMR existed as a recognised feat when we started; the UMCA ratified it a little later.  I refuse to put that silly apostrophe between the M and R, though  :P
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 08:37:07 pm »
Surely it should be HAMR time, complete with the funny sideways walk!
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Re: Board name change
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 08:39:52 pm »
I don't think those baggy loons are suitable for cycling.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Board name change
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 08:41:07 pm »
Good for cleaning the chain, I'd guess.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Board name change
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 09:26:05 pm »
Surely it should be HAMR time
All I can see in that expression is Happy Hour....but I guess that's just me!
Anyway.....things change all the time, and [FWIW] I think it's an appropriate move.
It's respectful.
Garry Broad

Wowbagger

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 11:11:18 pm »
I think it would be much more appropriate to call it "Highest Annual Recorded Mileage".

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Board name change
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 11:14:18 pm »
Of course,  Kajsa Tylen is not riding the HAMRM
We are all just prisoners here of our own (mobile) device.

Re: Board name change
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 08:39:29 am »
Nor is Bruce Berkeley

Re: Board name change
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 10:01:40 am »
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...

Re: Board name change
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 10:20:47 am »
So, the board name should really have an s on the end, shouldn't it?

Re: Board name change
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 10:21:48 am »
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...

What is Steve doing...?

Re: Board name change
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 11:10:46 am »
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...

What is Steve doing...?


I think without a doubt will exceed his first ywars mileage and am sure that is what he is chasing  (at the very least )  It will also show just how many miles he can pack in during the long hot days of summer.  As we can all recall he intended to ride some 240 to 280 miles per day but had not recovered sufficiently to do so from his ankle injury. Watch this space as they say!

Re: Board name change
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2016, 11:33:47 am »
I'm sorry, but I think that just "Highest Annual Mileage" would be best. Abbreviated, possibly.  ;D

Re: Board name change
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2016, 12:22:24 pm »
“The sub forum covering the progress of those cyclists who are attempting to ride a long distance in one year.”

fboab

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016, 12:27:42 pm »
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.
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T42

  • Yarbles
Re: Board name change
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2016, 01:16:55 pm »
^^^Record-chasing? Indeed.
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Re: Board name change
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 01:31:13 pm »
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Truth is it's somewhere between racing and Audax, whichever forum you put it in someone will disagree with the decision. To me it fits more with the spirit of long distance cycling (even Kurt's approach) than it does with racing.
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crowriver

  • Крис Б
Re: Board name change
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2016, 01:46:39 pm »
Surely "One Year Time Trial" is more succinct?
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fboab

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 03:16:52 pm »
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Going as far as you can within a set time sounds a lot more like a race.

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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 03:38:13 pm »
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Going as far as you can within a set time sounds a lot more like a race.

Good point but I always feel race has some connotation of urgency and it is difficult to see something lasting a year as having that sense of urgency.  Audax is mostly about competing with oneself which I think is the main outcome of riding as far as you can in the year
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mattc

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2016, 03:49:44 pm »
I agree that it's closer to a race than anything else; however, the most interested demographic is almost certainly the one that regularly visits the Audax board.

[I'm really not bothered either way.]
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Wowbagger

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2016, 05:19:48 pm »
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.

mattc

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 05:43:21 pm »
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.
Sorry;  is there a Mile-Accumulating board that I havent spotted yet?
Has never ridden RAAM
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Wowbagger

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 05:48:32 pm »
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.
Sorry;  is there a Mile-Accumulating board that I havent spotted yet?

Not yet, but it isn't audax and, since we are all pedants here, then clearly the HAM thread should not be here. It could just be under "rides & touring". It has at least as much in common with touring as it does other stuff (long rides at a measured pace, cafés, hotels).

mattc

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2016, 06:01:19 pm »
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles