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Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2017, 09:08:51 pm »
Some old Arrivees (5+ years back I think) had details of an organised "SR week" (somewhere European, Bulgaria?). A bit of googling came up with nothing though.
thanks, I’ll have a look - nice wine on the downtime too

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2017, 09:12:37 pm »
RUSA and BC Randonneurs occasionally do 'Hell Weeks' completing a SR in a week. http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/eau-de-hell-week.html

Audax Australia do 'Gran Turismo' series almost annually. https://www.audax.org.au/portal/index.php/component/eventbooking/qld/342-fnq-gran-turismo-2017
nice, I’ll look at this for inspiration. It’s the warm countries, that helps I guess. Hell week, love it

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2017, 09:15:20 pm »
Not done it but planned it in the past (fatigue stopped me though - it was late into a season when I was chasing points). 

My plan was: 

1) 300
2) 200
3) 400 (10 am start)
4) Rest (after finishing 400)
5) Rest
6) 600
7) 600 day two

I expected that a non-trivial aspect would be the monotony.  Realistically, the rides would have to be done in the same area as travel between regions would cut too much into travel time (well, at least in my case, as I was AAA-bagging and only certain areas are "hilly".  If it were just distance, it could be done as a series of linear rides).
the travelling between is a consideration but I did think I could combine some calendar events, Perms & DIY in order to try mix it up - similar hills and flat* days.

*im not a fan of flat days

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2017, 09:19:31 pm »
I havent doen an SR ina  week but Ive done a 400 and a 600 over 4 days.

That was in 2007 when the Brevet mallorca took place in May and was allowed for PBP qualifying.  I think they ran a full SR Series over a week.

We started the 400 at 8am Thursday, finished in the early hours of Friday and set off on the 600 at 8am Saturday.  The first 400k of the 600k event was an exact replica of the 400km event which allowed for sleep at event HQ but made it somewhat repetitive!

I think they way that I would do it (assuming a free hand on start times) would be

400km.  Start day 1 c 2100 finish on day 2 by around 2100. 

600km.  Start day 3 c 0700 and do c 350km.  Remaining 250km day 4

Day 5 rest

300km day 6

200km day 7.   

This way the only extended period of night riding would be on Day 1 into day2.  Know it doesnt suit everybody and some folk can bash out a 400 in 18hrs.
that’s really useful thanks a lot. I was hoping to bivvy if I linked the rides or sleep at home if I came back here. Just to add to the dynamic

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2017, 09:20:31 pm »
I guess this is pointing towards what we learn with experience.  We're all different and what might work for one person might not for another. 

Good luck Jay.  I suspect the first pattern you thought of before asking the question here was probably your best one...

(I wait for someone to get the idea of an SR2500 in a week - after all, at 20kph moving average that leaves around 7 hr 20 mins off bike time if one starts at 00:01 on day 1. That's practically a holiday  :demon:  )
thanks very much 👍🏼

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2017, 11:22:32 pm »
I planned to do this earlier in the year but it never quite came to fruition (all ridden from home, a combination of perms and DIY). It would have been:
1. 600 part 1 (back home to sleep in my own bed at 360km)
2. 600 part 2
3. rest
4. 300
5. 200
6 rest
7. 400 (starting at 10pm day 6 evening)

I would lose most sleep on the 400, therefore do that at the end.

Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2017, 12:42:22 am »
I planned to do this earlier in the year but it never quite came to fruition (all ridden from home, a combination of perms and DIY). It would have been:
1. 600 part 1 (back home to sleep in my own bed at 360km)
2. 600 part 2
3. rest
4. 300
5. 200
6 rest
7. 400 (starting at 10pm day 6 evening)

I would lose most sleep on the 400, therefore do that at the end.
this is exactly the plan I had, it’s possible for me to sleep after 400km during the 600 at home this gives me a good sleep platform & then do the 400 at the end. Perfect 👍🏼

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Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2017, 10:15:52 am »
I believe many years ago there was a s.r. week in the uk . Based in Salisbury ( using the yha)

It ran 2 or 3 times.  8 days though - Saturday to Saturday (not counting that the last event, the 400, finished on the Sunday).
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Re: SR in 7 days
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 08:22:30 pm »
September perhaps - a date (month) for the diary:

Tg has tweeted:
"May as well put this idea out for an @AudaxUK SR series in a week. Based in @MiltonKeynes_MK probably September 2018. Routes are on my website http://www.oneyeartimetrial.org.uk  Something to aim for (as a @sweatpledge ?) or a social week of riding for seasoned riders"
View: https://twitter.com/steve_abraham74/status/947389329688743936

"Sat, everyone arrive-social meal, then
300 (midnight start)
200(Mon)
400(Tu-We)
sociable 100(Thu)
600(Fr-Sa)
Wd allow social time between rides"
View: https://twitter.com/steve_abraham74/status/947258779149783040