Author Topic: Poor Student, 07/01/2017  (Read 20063 times)

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2016, 06:08:18 pm »
Yes

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2016, 07:02:33 pm »
Just to clarify, in 2017 is this anti-clockwise?

Yup.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2016, 01:17:18 pm »
Audax membership paid
Event entered.

Time to break my cherry.

I have a question that wasn't immediately answered by a search if you don't mind.   I am fairly confident of my ability to turn up on the day, even in questionable weather and try to get around.   However I have a few mates who are stupid enough to give it a go, would be capable in theory of completing it but who could also drop out if they don't get enough training before hand, or if its terrible weather ect ect.

They could also struggle on the day as it would be way longer than what they have been up to recently.  We are local so they may make the ride shorter if they are struggling and head back home as a group rather than to the final control

What is the etiquette for a non appearance to the event, or a withdrawal during it.  I know there is no assistance provided if you want to DNF but should you notify someone if your not turning up or withdrawing?

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2016, 02:12:02 pm »
There is often a phone number on the brevet card with the orgs number. If you start the event then decide not to finish phone to let the org know if possible. If you take a shorter route home you could go back to the start and inform him that you are back but didn't complete the ride.you would then be a DNF

If you don't tell the org he is obliged to wait at the finish control until the time limit is up .The last rider may be in an hour before that .

If you decide not to do the ride at all you could email to let the organizer know . you will be a DNS .

Good Luck and hopefully you will get round no problem. :thumbsup:

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2016, 03:00:29 pm »
It's always good form and the right thing to do to drop the organiser an email if you've entered and you know you won't be there, it saves them putting your name on a brevit card. On most events you should also ring or text the organiser if you stop mid route somewhere. The Poor student however is an X rated event and there won't be anyone waiting at the finish, the first time the organisr will know you haven't completed the ride is when your card doesn't appear in the post.

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2016, 03:18:29 pm »
It's always good form and the right thing to do to drop the organiser an email if you've entered and you know you won't be there, it saves them putting your name on a brevit card. On most events you should also ring or text the organiser if you stop mid route somewhere. The Poor student however is an X rated event and there won't be anyone waiting at the finish, the first time the organisr will know you haven't completed the ride is when your card doesn't appear in the post.

Ok great, so there is an organizer at the start but not at the end.  So if any of our group DNF they can just inform the organizer by email once home.

How to you prove you have finished then, receipt from the services at pear tree ect?

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2016, 03:20:40 pm »
Usually, yes.
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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2016, 04:51:51 pm »
It's always good form and the right thing to do to drop the organiser an email if you've entered and you know you won't be there, it saves them putting your name on a brevit card. On most events you should also ring or text the organiser if you stop mid route somewhere. The Poor student however is an X rated event and there won't be anyone waiting at the finish, the first time the organisr will know you haven't completed the ride is when your card doesn't appear in the post.

Ok great, so there is an organizer at the start but not at the end.  So if any of our group DNF they can just inform the organizer by email once home.

How to you prove you have finished then, receipt from the services at pear tree ect?

Yep receipt from Services. I really like the Poor Student as it just has two controls as well as the finish, no messing around with info controls in the rain and cold etc. I've ridden it the past 3 years, I've yet to ride it in the dry!!!

Phil W

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2016, 05:11:20 pm »
I've ridden it the past 3 years, I've yet to ride it in the dry!!!
Tell me you are not riding it this year.  ::-)

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2016, 05:36:06 pm »
It's always good form and the right thing to do to drop the organiser an email if you've entered and you know you won't be there, it saves them putting your name on a brevit card. On most events you should also ring or text the organiser if you stop mid route somewhere. The Poor student however is an X rated event and there won't be anyone waiting at the finish, the first time the organisr will know you haven't completed the ride is when your card doesn't appear in the post.

Ok great, so there is an organizer at the start but not at the end.  So if any of our group DNF they can just inform the organizer by email once home.

How to you prove you have finished then, receipt from the services at pear tree ect?

Yep receipt from Services. I really like the Poor Student as it just has two controls as well as the finish, no messing around with info controls in the rain and cold etc. I've ridden it the past 3 years, I've yet to ride it in the dry!!!

Great thanks - I'm not one for stopping for long so sounds good.   I've ridden most of the route in sections too so looking forward to it

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2016, 08:52:54 pm »
I'm in.  I like this ride despite the fact that my refrigerator is usually warmer than the ride.
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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2016, 09:39:38 pm »
Hills, RSM?
HILLS, ALL PRESENT AND CORRECT, SAH!

And what a lovely collection they are  :)

Shame the day was a bit mank, mist 'til about 11, back at 3, so the view weren't great, tootsies were cold, and persistently having to swipe lenses every 5 metres was irritating.

No sharks seen tho'

Off to correct the (mis)directions...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2016, 05:05:49 pm »
Iddu, thanks for all the work!

Entered. Looking forwards to trying to ride it backwards.

Phil W

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2016, 06:08:03 pm »
Iddu, thanks for all the work!

Entered. Looking forwards to trying to ride it backwards.

Careful you don't run anyone over whilst sat on your handlebars

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2016, 06:14:49 pm »
It's ok Phil, they'll all be facing the same way, won't they?

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2016, 07:49:20 pm »
Funnily enuff Tony, I'm riding 2 2 2 2.........
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2016, 08:34:56 pm »
That's good news Mikey!

Phil W

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2016, 08:40:05 pm »
It's ok Phil, they'll all be facing the same way, won't they?

He he. I'll be there too as my Jan effort for RRTY. With my niece on her first audax. She's 24 and far fitter than me but worried about the distance. I'll be there to help keep her pace down and ensure we make full use of cafe stops,

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2016, 08:57:58 pm »
That's good news too!

(I'll be trying to catch up while you are enjoying your cafe stops... )

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2016, 10:36:54 pm »
I'm in. A 200 on the first weekend of the year is as good a statement of intent as any!   And it's a very enjoyable route, so long as you don't inadvertently go via Swindon.
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2016, 11:28:26 pm »
I'm in. A 200 on the first weekend of the year is as good a statement of intent as any!   And it's a very enjoyable route, so long as you don't inadvertently go via Swindon.

errrrr... the first weekend of the year was in........   October......
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2016, 09:09:57 am »
 ;D ;D ;D

When did you last hear of someone having a Dry October?
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Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2016, 09:25:37 am »

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2016, 12:44:37 pm »
Just checked the long range forecast........  ;D

Re: Poor Student, 07/01/2017
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2016, 02:06:33 pm »

Tuesday 3 January—Monday 9 January
A battle between pressure systems.

In the start of the new year, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the weather forecast; however it looks most likely for now that high pressure will tend to build in, bringing more settled conditions to what we will see over the festive period. We are most likely then to have longer drier and quieter spells and a greater likelihood of lower temperatures along with frost and fog by night.