Author Topic: BCM (and other classic brevets) record  (Read 7590 times)

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #150 on: 27 April, 2021, 11:28:59 am »
Well, the author of the thread has deleted his account (again). Doubtless he will reappear in 6 months with a fourth account and cite 'bullying' as the reason for his disappearance (again).

Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #151 on: 28 April, 2021, 12:10:51 pm »
Oh. I hadn't realised that he had had previous incarnations.

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #152 on: 28 April, 2021, 12:22:04 pm »
Whosatthewheel etc

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #153 on: 28 April, 2021, 12:56:14 pm »
Whosatthewheel etc

Oh. I hadn't connected the two. Makes perfect sense in hindsight.

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #154 on: 28 April, 2021, 06:47:58 pm »
Whosatthewheel etc
Have to admit, you're good at this.  :thumbsup:


Anyway, did anyone see a whiff of "Big fish in small pond" about the whole query?
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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #155 on: 29 April, 2021, 08:56:53 am »
Apropos of nothing in particular.
 . Did anyone read the Arrivee story about a Midland hill climber and time trial rider ?

Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #156 on: 29 April, 2021, 01:24:47 pm »
Apropos of nothing in particular.
 . Did anyone read the Arrivee story about a Midland hill climber and time trial rider ?
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6531.msg2603192;topicseen#msg2603192
I'm surprised there wasn't more 'feedback' on whether reporting a 'hill climb' campaign was subverting the proper function of "the long-distance cyclists' association - members' magazine". Perhaps there'll be a page of letters about it in the next Arrivee saying what a breath of fresh air focusing on a 2 minute (winning time) race brought to our insular (British Isles) long distance cycling community.

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #157 on: 01 May, 2021, 08:26:34 am »
.. who holds the record in what time ..

Bringing this back to the original question, it seems from chatter here and elsewhere on YACF, that it's said Nik Gardner rode the 2018 BCM in 23:40, on a Surly Cross Check single-speed, geared at ~70 gear inches.

So it seems the first step for any aspiring "record" challengers is to get a heavy steel bike with no gears :P

As has already been pointed out, talk of a "record" in an audax context doesn't really make sense, and for the BCM it is doubly nonsensical as the course has changed over the years, being notably over-distance in the pre-Tout era, for example.

Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #158 on: 01 May, 2021, 02:12:50 pm »
Nik has won the National 24hr more than once.  As has the late Mick Potts, but his strategy for the Welsh 600 was to get an evening meal & a good night's sleep in a B&B at around 400k, and still finish in good time.

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #159 on: 01 May, 2021, 02:14:45 pm »
.. who holds the record in what time ..

Bringing this back to the original question, it seems from chatter here and elsewhere on YACF, that it's said Nik Gardner rode the 2018 BCM in 23:40, on a Surly Cross Check single-speed, geared at ~70 gear inches.

So it seems the first step for any aspiring "record" challengers is to get a heavy steel bike with no gears :P

As has already been pointed out, talk of a "record" in an audax context doesn't really make sense, and for the BCM it is doubly nonsensical as the course has changed over the years, being notably over-distance in the pre-Tout era, for example.

Under distance  ;)

Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #160 on: 01 May, 2021, 02:20:38 pm »
In 2018 the route sheet route was ~590 km and shorter routes were possible.

Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #161 on: 01 May, 2021, 06:24:09 pm »
In 2018 the route sheet route was ~596 km and longer routes were possible.
FTFY ;)

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #162 on: 02 May, 2021, 10:16:20 am »
For the record I have just finished a AAA 300 in 14th place.
This is a PB
(And it was 314km)
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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #163 on: 02 May, 2021, 10:48:34 pm »
For the record I have just finished a AAA 300 in 14th place.
This is a PB (And it was 314km)
The organiser was so pleased when you finished in the early hours. She said you deserved a prize.

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Re: BCM (and other classic brevets) record
« Reply #164 on: 04 May, 2021, 06:05:37 pm »
For the record I have just finished a AAA 300 in 14th place.
This is a PB (And it was 314km)
The organiser was so pleased when you finished in the early hours. She said you deserved a prize.
A prize?? No need for trinkets - a Top 15 finish for my palmares was reward enough.  :smug:
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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