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Fidgetbuzz

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 03:10:33 pm »
Oh I see, more difficult because of registration on Saturday. IIRC Teethgrinder may have had an exemption on PBP,

I had to register for him .. carrying authority for that and with his PBP bike for inspection .. while he rode over on a different  one. just can not see us doing odd things like that to suit someone's personal pref. My view is .. you gotta fit the system.. its hard enough for us without too many odd balls.
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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2017, 04:37:29 pm »
Agreed, you can't be expected to jibble the setup for just one person, and thereby compromise how it works for the 1499 others.

But as I said, if you make the ECE long enough, you get enough extra time that it shouldn't impinge on the normal arrangements at all - and Greenbank's produced an illustration of how it might work.

Failing that, if the team was happy to accept a 3rd party doing the registration and bag drop stuff for another rider (pre-arranged, with letter of authority etc etc), given that I live in London I'd be happy enough to be the 3rd party for anyone who wants to ECE it. (Obviously, not if there's a hundred and three potential ECEs ...)

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 04:08:04 pm »
Beware. Not all inhabitants of Eskdalemuir are peace-loving.

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2017, 08:09:32 am »
A question for the novices. How does the waking up at a control happen?

The only time I have slept on a 600km, I used my phone alarm, but I was awake before it went off. I can imagine it would be quite a nuisance if there were a lot of alarms going off all over the place, especially where riders have earplugs in and don't respond quickly to the alarm.

I know on some rides the riders are woken by the volunteers at their requested time. Is that a feature on LEL, or will it depend upon the control in question?

Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2017, 09:23:47 am »
I know on some rides the riders are woken by the volunteers at their requested time. Is that a feature on LEL,

That's what happened last time, so I assume it'll happen this year. Really, it's the only sensible way to manage it - alarms are very much deprecated.

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 11:05:08 am »
Just be careful not to hit the person waking you up... I managed to mentally stop myself when I was woken up after an hours kip at my requested time.... the brain works in funny ways sometimes :D
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Jason

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2017, 12:17:16 pm »
All controls with beds will have a bed allocating system , with wake up requested  times recorded. 

 Individual alarms would be VERY unsociable.. and if you were unlucky you could get lynched
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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2017, 01:33:34 pm »
All controls with beds will have a bed allocating system , with wake up requested  times recorded. 

Thank you for confirming the arrangements. That puts my mind at rest.

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2017, 12:25:57 pm »
The PBP movie Brevet has some good footage of the waking up system in practice. I presume LEL is much the same.

Another question: Is there food provided at the start and/or finish?

(I'm fairly sure the answer is either "yes, of course there is!", or "no, of course there isn't!", but can't figure out which)

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2017, 01:55:49 pm »
when you register on Saturday .. you will get a ticket for a modest eat pre your start time on Sunday . When you finish you will get a voucher for a once only visit to the grub available for finishers.. not a 3 course meal .. but a little something. We have learnt from 2013 .. that finishers eating needs to be controlled so that there is a little something for all finishers.
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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2017, 11:40:43 am »
When you finish you will get a voucher for a once only visit to the grub available for finishers
:thumbsup:. Excellent news.
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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2017, 03:29:05 pm »
Looking at the control list I can see that Edinburgh is listed at the 705 km mark for Northbound and 710 km for Southbound. Does this account for a quick tour of central Edinburgh or am I missing something?

(I'm making grand plans of going to see the castle and the sea, all too easy from the comfort of a desk chair...)

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2017, 04:34:33 pm »
shows as 710 of 1436 total .. any chance you have an early draft , rather than where we are now
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cgg

Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2017, 05:57:12 pm »
I'm seeing 710 in both columns now. Thanks!

cgg

Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2017, 12:01:12 pm »
Another question. I suppose there's no way of swapping your start time for an earlier one? Asking for a friend...  ::-)

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« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2017, 12:08:24 pm »
no

cgg

Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2017, 07:59:00 am »
Yeah just as he thought...

Will there be "brevet bags" (small brevet card sized ziplock bags) available at the start?

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« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2017, 09:00:36 am »
Will there be "brevet bags" (small brevet card sized ziplock bags) available at the start?

Last time there were really posh ones on a lanyard.   I'm expecting, but not counting on, something similar this time, but I'd be surprised if there was no protection offered for the cards.

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2017, 09:20:24 am »
Lanyards and a brevet card plastic wallet provided .. very similar to last LEL or last PBP
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cgg

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« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2017, 11:05:59 am »
 :thumbsup: thanks for the info!

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2017, 06:42:23 pm »
Non-compulsory controls: I can see Alston referred to on the route sheet northbound but not south, so is it only open for a limited time? And is Coxwold still happening, I see the town mentioned but no control info?

Trying to check the website but the controls page is crashing my phone (fault entirely with ancient phone...).
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« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2017, 07:18:41 pm »
Non-compulsory controls: I can see Alston referred to on the route sheet northbound but not south, so is it only open for a limited time? And is Coxwold still happening, I see the town mentioned but no control info?

Trying to check the website but the controls page is crashing my phone (fault entirely with ancient phone...).

Yes Coxwold is happening

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Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2017, 07:26:10 pm »
Thank you Rachel t.
I sat in my tent this evening - a small green hole - and pondered on my short stature, love of food and ale, hairy feet and the unlikeliness of being an adventurer.

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« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2017, 07:32:20 pm »
All controls with beds will have a bed allocating system , with wake up requested  times recorded. 

... and sticks. Very long "wake the bear" sticks ... :)

Re: LEL 2017 thread for random things which don't require etc etc ...
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2017, 07:51:33 pm »
Non-compulsory controls: I can see Alston referred to on the route sheet northbound but not south, so is it only open for a limited time? And is Coxwold still happening, I see the town mentioned but no control info?

Trying to check the website but the controls page is crashing my phone (fault entirely with ancient phone...).

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