Author Topic: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018  (Read 23952 times)

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #300 on: June 06, 2018, 08:21:30 pm »
A cracking event blessed with good weather, stunning scenery and great camaraderie on the road. It’s lovely to be able to escape to Planet Audax for a few days every once in a while but that indulgence is only possible with the hard work, organisation and support of others so many thanks to Graeme, Martin and the rest of the team.

The open all hours bag drop van in Oban was genius and the fact that it was also used as overnight accommodation for a couple of the younger riders on the last night was wonderful and caused this old cynic to smile all the way to Edinburgh.

As someone whose luxury at Oban YHA was a chunk of Stilton and some water biscuits, I was almost in rapture at the beer, cheese and charcuterie Arrivee at Monty’s Bar so cheers to the unfortunate DNSers who made the free bar possible.

Finally, thanks to all the riders who gave the ride a lovely ambience particularly my colleagues from VC167 who got me round, the sharp-dressed, beautifully turned out men machines of the Scottish Borders Randonneurs and the charming man we picked up in a lay-by desolate about 200km from the finish.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #301 on: June 23, 2018, 08:49:05 am »
Any news on when the results will be posted on AUK?
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

StevieB

  • I'm an embarrassment to my bicycle!
Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #302 on: June 24, 2018, 03:09:09 pm »
Did this event really happen? Was I dreaming?

Please will someone post some photos (links) -
I was tooo slow for stopping to use a camera!
It may be self-flagellation, but it still hurts

Bairn Again

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #303 on: June 25, 2018, 09:46:14 am »
Any news on when the results will be posted on AUK?

Soon.  Had a busy few weeks since the event finished but will get finger out shortly.

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #304 on: June 26, 2018, 10:01:33 pm »

Bairn Again

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #305 on: June 26, 2018, 10:20:44 pm »
Cards heading off to Validation Towers tomorrow.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #306 on: June 27, 2018, 04:15:12 pm »
 :)  Thank you.  With the Bunnik 200 now validated that's SR #14.  Beginning to feel like an old hand.  And still on track to reach 2 x UltraRandonneur before turning 60.
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Feanor

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #307 on: June 27, 2018, 08:05:14 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #308 on: June 27, 2018, 11:11:21 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

When it has gone through the full validation process the certificates should show the event title. So at least that bit will capture the flavour somewhat better. Mind if we had started from Monty's Bar the title would be Monty's Bar 1000 which captures a certain flavour of the event.

Bairn Again

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #309 on: June 28, 2018, 12:30:39 pm »
"HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION, Edinburgh 1000"
Doesn't quite get the flavour of the event, does it?

When it has gone through the full validation process the certificates should show the event title. So at least that bit will capture the flavour somewhat better. Mind if we had started from Monty's Bar the title would be Monty's Bar 1000 which captures a certain flavour of the event.

very good.   :thumbsup:  yes the choice of Monty's seemed to be something on an unexpected triumph.   

I was in there the other day. I think the "eau de randonneur" has now just about gone away.   :o

EDIT - ps the manager (James) was most complimentary about you all.  Id warned him of folk slumping into their beer and suchlike, but he reckoned we were better than most of his regulars.  Says were welcome back any time. 

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #310 on: July 04, 2018, 06:22:16 pm »
Now passed through the validation team, just needs the ACP bit now.

citoyen

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #311 on: September 11, 2018, 08:53:43 am »
Cards heading off to Validation Towers tomorrow.

Have you had them back yet? Sent back to riders? Don't want to sound impatient, appreciate it may be one of many items on the to-do list, just want to check to make sure mine hasn't gone missing in the post.

In any case, the card is a nice memento of the ride but not necessarily the most important thing. This, however...

Now passed through the validation team, just needs the ACP bit now.

ACP brevet numbers are up on the results list (probably have been for a while, tbh, not been checking regularly), so that means we're all sorted for PBP pre-qualifying.  :thumbsup:

Bairn Again

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #312 on: September 11, 2018, 09:19:46 am »
Cards heading off to Validation Towers tomorrow.

Have you had them back yet? Sent back to riders? Don't want to sound impatient, appreciate it may be one of many items on the to-do list, just want to check to make sure mine hasn't gone missing in the post.

In any case, the card is a nice memento of the ride but not necessarily the most important thing. This, however...

Now passed through the validation team, just needs the ACP bit now.

ACP brevet numbers are up on the results list (probably have been for a while, tbh, not been checking regularly), so that means we're all sorted for PBP pre-qualifying.  :thumbsup:

cards are sitting in my house awaiting me getting finger out and posting them.


citoyen

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #313 on: September 11, 2018, 09:48:03 am »
cards are sitting in my house awaiting me getting finger out and posting them.

 :thumbsup:

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #314 on: September 17, 2018, 01:00:41 pm »
Guess what turned up this morning.  My validated card.  Thanks very much.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #315 on: September 17, 2018, 01:50:23 pm »
Mine too.  :thumbsup:

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #316 on: September 17, 2018, 02:56:25 pm »
Mine too.  :thumbsup:

Good to hear. + thanks for the prompt.  They'd still be sitting there now if you hadn't said. 

It all seems like ages ago!!

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #317 on: September 17, 2018, 04:04:16 pm »
Certainly does.  I worked on my fitness and speed early in the year ahead of the event.   Then let it slowly relax after the event as the heatwave took hold, just ticking over on RRTY stuff.   Suppose I should do some more build on the fitness over Winter before my first PBP qualifier.  But I have enjoyed the down time. 

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #318 on: September 18, 2018, 10:56:28 am »
Thank you for my brevet.

JonB

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #319 on: September 18, 2018, 11:31:38 am »
Brevet card received yesterday, thanks.  Its arrival prompted some reflections about the rides I've done this season and this one is a clear winner for me, route was excellent and whilst challenging in places (the coast road to Campbeltown in particular) the views were stunning, helped by some excellent weather. The city centre evening start and finish worked a treat and cycling through the first night bought time in hand for some good quality sleep on nights 2 & 3. Brilliant bag drop service in Oban and the arrivee food and drink was very welcome.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #320 on: September 18, 2018, 11:55:17 pm »
Brevet card received yesterday, thanks.  Its arrival prompted some reflections about the rides I've done this season and this one is a clear winner for me, route was excellent and whilst challenging in places (the coast road to Campbeltown in particular) the views were stunning, helped by some excellent weather. The city centre evening start and finish worked a treat and cycling through the first night bought time in hand for some good quality sleep on nights 2 & 3. Brilliant bag drop service in Oban and the arrivee food and drink was very welcome.

+1
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: West Highland 1000km. Thu 31 May 2018
« Reply #321 on: September 19, 2018, 08:35:46 am »
After a DNF on Borders of Belgium last week, this was perfectly timed, i'm not usually one for keeping Brevets, but this one is going to be kept with a select few others. I've spent the last few months reminiscing about the ride, easily my best few days on a bike despite some low points!