Author Topic: Round The Year Randonneurs Log  (Read 159213 times)

bhoot

  • Mrs RRtY
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1700 on: December 13, 2017, 05:15:52 pm »
Well done Neil. You have done this second year the 'Hard Way', relying on Calendar events with weather on day.
Well done indeed, it's a very rare achievement and one that will be noted in the year's round up.
I'm planning to report on the RRtY year (as in calendar year 2017) in Arrivee, so if there is anything specially noteworthy or interesting about your RRtY attempt then please do bring it to my attention and you will get wider fame!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1701 on: December 13, 2017, 05:41:20 pm »
Thanks for your comments. But before I get any more praise I don't deserve can I point out the EWE Baaa Perm in February.

There were no local calendar events so I chose a likely looking weekend and did the Ditchling Devil Perm on the Friday for RRTY 1 and EWE Baaa Perm on the Sunday for RRTY 2.

The most difficult (and therefore the most satisfying) was the January Willy Warmer. Frozen roads driving to the start, -7 degrees on the way round and just two minutes in hand at the end.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1702 on: December 13, 2017, 05:46:28 pm »
When I check the provisional LRM calender I noted that there's at least 1 1200+ ride each month. So now the big question is, is there anyone in the world who has the time and the legs to do a RRtY 1200?

I'm not sure I have the legs for that many 1200s, I can't get enough time off work and I definitely don't have the money to travel to so many places in a single year.

Between March and November 2013, RUSA's Vincent Muoneke completed 9 x LRM brevets in Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Taiwan and the USA.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1703 on: December 26, 2017, 06:52:24 pm »
Thought I'd jot down where I'm at with my RRTY. My first ever audax was in May this year and it wasn't until July that I even realised RRTY was a thing. Needless to say, I'm pretty determined to stay on course to bag this on the first attempt. Here's my current status:

May         - Sam Weller's April Foolery 200 (My 1st Audax)

June          - SP21 Gospel Pass 200 Perm
                 - DIY 200 Lacock to Brighton

July            - Peregrine Mountain Roads 300
                  - Cheddar Gorge 300 Perm
                  - Also DNF'd Mille Pennines after 609km

August       - DIY 200 Lacock to Bracknell
                  - DNF'd Cambrian Series 4D a couple of times!

September - NPS2A Andy Corless 200 Perm
                  - Blackpool-Glasgow-Blackpool 600

October     -  AAAnfractious 200

November - Upper Thames 200

December - SP46 Glocs, Wilts and Mendips 200 Perm

Quite chuffed with the way 2017 has gone. Roll on 2018!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1704 on: December 27, 2017, 11:07:34 pm »
My first attempt still going...

Oct - Autumn Rivers 200
Nov - SP25 Perm Severn Bridge High Loop
Dec - SP26 Perm SE Oxford Loop

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1705 on: December 31, 2017, 12:23:26 am »
2006     :thumbsup:           
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup:   
2009            :'( crashed and burned after 10 months
2010          :thumbsup:
2011  X5      :thumbsup:         
2012            :thumbsup:
2013   double          :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
2014  double x10   :thumbsup:
2015 double x12 also GdS Platinum (10 years) :thumbsup:
2016 x 13 :thumbsup:

4.3.17   Bois Ocaud de printemps 100 +100ECE
14.4.17 Double Dutch 200
1.5.17   Chiltern Chiltern Bang Bang 200
3.6.17   Meridian Hills perm 200
1.7.17   Buckbarn - Sutton Scotney perm 200
6.8.17   Boat Ride perm 200
3.9.17   DIY 200
8.10.17 MSH route check + 100 ECE
12.11.17 Pulborough- Reading perm 200
30.12.17 Hailsham -Liss perm 200

phew! after missing SBWW and abandoning out of time on a hopelessly hilly DIY in Tenerife (first ever DNF; it comes to us all I suppose)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1706 on: January 02, 2018, 10:11:09 am »
Thought my RRTY run was over tried the Solstice and ended having a slow breakfast! don't think the flu jab helped , managed to get permission and rode a perm on the 30 th December 8 weeks after my last 200  a bit windy  near Marked Drayton  then a tail wind for the last 60 km , year 14 started .Why do we do it ?

j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1707 on: January 05, 2018, 10:16:44 pm »
Assuming validation, first of this months efforts done. AWE, clockwise from Selsdon this time. Just as hard, especially when you  the route sheet, and your gps runs out with 45km to go.
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June 2017 - Ditchling Devil and EWE Baa Perm
July 2017 - Jack Eason Stuggle + 100km ECE and Around Weald Expedition Perm
Aug 2017 - Ditchling Devil Perm and EWE Baa Perm
Sept 2017 - Rowlands RAAAmble and Greenwich Mean Climb
Oct 2017 - Meridian Hills Perm, AAAnfractuous, Around Weald Expedition Perm
Nov 2017 - Meridian Hills Perm, Around Weald Expedition Perm
Dec 2017 - Around Weald Expedition Perm and Meridian Hills Perm
Jan 17 - Around Weald Expedition
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1708 on: January 06, 2018, 06:41:13 pm »
You must really like AWE!

j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1709 on: January 06, 2018, 07:38:20 pm »
You must really like AWE

I heard there was a badge fore AWERTY?

I want 100AAA this season.
 I'm trying to not discriminate against Meridian Hills either though, but train fair is a few quid more, and mean I'm out for a lot longer. They are two nice routes, relatively easy to get too, and pack 3.5AAA which is a cracking way of bumping up the fixed wheel points too.
The RRTYs are actually just a consequence of the chase for AAA.
62 or 65" means I have to dismount for one or two hills on each (I will have a clean run on each by end of the summer though), and I'm sore the next day, but needs must. I don't have a geared bike, and I can't do many weekends so these two perms are forming the backbone of my efforts.
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1710 on: January 07, 2018, 10:24:22 pm »
Thought my RRTY run was over tried the Solstice and ended having a slow breakfast! don't think the flu jab helped , managed to get permission and rode a perm on the 30 th December 8 weeks after my last 200  a bit windy  near Marked Drayton  then a tail wind for the last 60 km , year 14 started .Why do we do it ?

Stop!

No, it's too late, he's off on another one.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1711 on: January 08, 2018, 09:41:39 am »
7 months in... but it will take a very mild day in January to convince me it is a good idea to do a 200. We had a handful in December, but looking at mid term forecasts, I can't see anything of the sort...

ATM an aborted attempt sounds more sensible than a broken collarbone/pneumonia


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1712 on: January 08, 2018, 10:22:53 am »
The conditions in Flanders were good enough for a 200 BRM on saturday. 80 randonneurs at the start in Oudenburg but I guess that not everyone wants to do a RRtY.

bhoot

  • Mrs RRtY
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1713 on: January 08, 2018, 10:22:10 pm »
I am about to put together my report for RRtYs in 2017, so if you have a claim finishing in Dec 2017 or an earlier month, please send it in the next day or so in order to see your name in lights (well in Arrivee anyway).
So far I have processed 265 claims since the same time last year - another increase in activity :)

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 27-up! Still going
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1714 on: January 09, 2018, 01:29:53 am »
Since completing No 26 in July, I have been racking up the rides to keep 27 & 28 active. Can now report last Saturday’s Severn Br Perm 200 (6 Jan) completed No 27 (subject to Validation). Just need to catch a decent weather window to keep 28 going!
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 17 Mar 18, Gospel Pass 200, YatMon160 (Imp 100), Hoarwithy 100, 9 Jun 18.