Author Topic: Audax Dreams for the New Season  (Read 15983 times)

mattc

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2017, 07:09:09 pm »
I'm entered for another BCM 600 and my name is on the list for an Italian 1400 (the Alpi4000). I may ride from the finish of that ride to Madrid for the MGM 1200.

Would the Scottish 1000 be a good warm up ride?
It's likely to be a little chillier.
Has never ridden RAAM
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telstarbox

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2017, 08:12:06 pm »
Hoping to do my first 300 - Oasts and Coasts.

Debating whether to attempt it on my Decathlon hybrid (which got me through a 200 just fine) or upgrade/get used to a road bike before April.
2017 - R500 ✅ | 2018 - R1000 ✅ | 2019 - ?

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2017, 09:02:40 pm »
Looking to get randoneur 5000. Also looking to get country 3 of 4 for my ISR
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2017, 09:07:47 pm »
A Super Randonnee 600 is a must

Ditto
Any thoughts on which? The haute provence has my attention. Not for this year though.
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2017, 09:13:07 pm »
That looks like a fairly early Bickerton, without any of the later stiffening braces. Hopefully you are a lightweight, 'sympathetic' rider. A number of ambitious Bickerton rides have been completed by such folk. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisy-Journey-Across-America-Bicycle/dp/0710007094
http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-lady-christian-bowman-aircraft-factory-worker-and-author-1-2591349

Wow! I thought I was pushing my luck riding as far as I plan to!

The hub on mine is stamped 1981, which to my mind makes it quite late - I've never been able to find a date for when the brace was introduced.

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 09:17:53 pm »
SR and the ACME 1000.

Had to abandon plans for the Highlands 1000 as it didn't fit with TT dates.   Bit annoying, but one more year of racing and then I can get back to more audax.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2017, 10:11:59 pm »
The hub on mine is stamped 1981, which to my mind makes it quite late - I've never been able to find a date for when the brace was introduced.

The Bickerton was eventually manufactured in Oz when it stopped in the UK around 1990. The handlebar brace and extra frame brace (in steel) were certainly on the Aussie bikes.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2017, 10:21:28 pm »
A Super Randonnee 600 is a must

Ditto
Any thoughts on which? The haute provence has my attention. Not for this year though.

I think for enjoyment, I need a route with long steady climbs and descents (rather than short, sharp ones) to keep the average speed up a bit.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Oaky

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2017, 10:24:36 pm »
I'm dreaming of getting back into good enough shape to complete the ACME Grand 1000km at the end of June.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2017, 10:28:00 pm »
Do audaxers dream of electric bikes?

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2017, 11:04:24 pm »
Super Randonnee 600 in the Dolomites. I have the brevet card and was going ride it this September, but was too knackered after LEL.
A long ride for early as possible PBP 2019 registration.
TINAT and similar style rides.
Double or maybe triple RRtY.


Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2017, 12:00:43 am »
56 points would get me the Brevet 25k but that's very much at the dreaming stage at the moment
“That slope may look insignificant, but it's going to be my destiny" - Fitzcarraldo

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2017, 12:32:25 am »
Plans - My first SR with the Kingston Wheelers series and another RRTY.

Dreams - Getting faster so I can get some decent sleep on the longer rides.

frillipippi

  • from Italy
Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2017, 07:12:06 am »
A Super Randonnee 600 is a must

Ditto
Any thoughts on which? The haute provence has my attention. Not for this year though.

I think for enjoyment, I need a route with long steady climbs and descents (rather than short, sharp ones) to keep the average speed up a bit.

This one: https://randonneuredintorni.wordpress.com/super-randonnee-delle-dolomiti/ has long climbs, not so sharp, smooth road surface (at least compared to Italian general situation), impressive scenery. I'd recommend to try and plan to climb Gardena Pass on a Summer Wednesday, when hopefully motorized traffic is at its lowest, because Sella Pass is closed to motorized vehicles: this makes also Gardena Pass less attractive for motorized tourists on those days as they can't close the loop around Gruppo Sella.

GrahamG

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2017, 07:13:47 pm »
Just keeping riding enough to do a 200, and hopefully something longer, in spite of a baby due in the new year.

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2017, 08:20:12 pm »
Go more places.  Money has been tight the last couple of years so most I've done have been local or DIYs.  When I started Audaxing I'd nearly always make a weekend of it, it'd be nice to get back to that.  Oh yeah, not fall off, this year wasn't so good for that. 

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2017, 12:39:14 am »
Plans:

Get my mojo back! If I do then:

Along with some 200's and a couple of 300's
Complete a 400 - don't whimp out again on London-Wales-London
Do a 600 - One in the calendar

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2017, 09:17:25 am »
My main target for 2018 is the Scottish 1k. Also doing the rides I need to build up to that. At current level of fitness, I’m unlikely to complete it.

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2017, 09:28:44 am »
To stop failing at everything

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2017, 09:43:34 am »
Plans:

Get my mojo back!

This.

Then if that works out, I would like a calendar based SR, with a few perms thrown in

Pingu

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Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2017, 06:28:08 pm »

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2017, 07:37:53 pm »
What big or little Audax dreams does anyone have for this new season? :thumbsup:

Actually start an event!  Which I haven't managed to do since 2009 with bonus points for actually finishing an event, which I haven't done since (IIRC) 2007.

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2017, 07:53:58 pm »
I have a dream: to encourage more cyclists in Team MK to do an Audax, so we might actually fill the six rider total box!

I have another dream: to get 100 points for the 10,000 cloth badge.

I don't know which dream is more achievable.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2017, 08:04:44 pm »
To enjoy myself with just a soupçon of challenge (much the same as previous years, in fact).

Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2017, 05:59:15 pm »
RRtY, SR series & possibly one of the 1000km events, I'm thinking Borders of Belgium but maybe the Highlands one or Maastrict 1000