Author Topic: Random audax questions  (Read 156761 times)

telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1050 on: March 26, 2018, 04:05:43 pm »
Via the website is probably best.

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grahamparks

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1051 on: March 26, 2018, 06:42:29 pm »
Me again.

(For calendar events) If the routesheet specifies a particular cafe for a control but there are other shops/pubs etc nearby (as in on the same street), can you get a receipt from elsewhere and use this as PoP?

Are we talking a manned control or a "get a receipt" control?

The audax regs imply any form of PoP is acceptable. I think the organiser might raise an eyebrow if you don't have a stamp from a manned control, although I think they'd have to be very grumpy to refuse validation.

(I personally don't believe there's any obligation to buy something in a manned control if you want to eat elsewhere, if that's what the worry is)

telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1052 on: March 26, 2018, 08:20:25 pm »
The notes don't make it clear but I think it's receipt rather than person with stamp.

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Feanor

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1053 on: March 26, 2018, 08:28:05 pm »
If a particular venue is specified as the control, than I'd always use it ( unless it was on fire or something! )
I'd not regard a queue as reason to miss the specified control.

If the org was happy with you to control anywhere in the town, it would be specified as a Free control.

citoyen

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1054 on: April 30, 2018, 05:35:09 pm »
(For calendar events) If the routesheet specifies a particular cafe for a control but there are other shops/pubs etc nearby (as in on the same street), can you get a receipt from elsewhere and use this as PoP?

You'd have to ask the organiser why they specify a particular café. Could be any number of reasons.

For the Uckfield control on the Oasts & Coasts 300, the organiser leaves a sheet of stickers on the counter at the specified café, so you don't actually need to spend any money there to get your proof of passage, nor do you have to worry about being held up by queues. I'm sure he would accept a receipt from a different shop or café in town, but I do stop at Poppies because it's a decent, reasonably priced breakfast and service is super quick, even when busy.

On the same ride, for the Deal control, I used a shop in the town centre, rather than the one specified on the routesheet, on the edge of town. My receipt was accepted as PoP by the organiser, no questions asked. I think in that case the shop is specified because it is on the route (the one I used is slightly off route).

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1055 on: May 10, 2018, 10:06:53 am »
Are there any articles anywhere (Arrivée maybe) on Bryan Chapman? I'm looking forward to my first BCM next week and would be interested to learn a bit more about the man. I've read about his trips to visit Tony Oliver on Anglesey, but wondered if there is anything a bit more in depth about his other adventures and mile eating.

Edit- After a bit more searching there is a piece in Arrivée No 64 - Spring '99. Does anyone have a spare copy?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1056 on: May 30, 2018, 05:51:49 pm »
Assuming I do manage an SR this season, and I manage R5000, is there any reason why I can't purchase the old style badges instead of the new?
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1058 on: May 30, 2018, 06:05:55 pm »
I saw they was in stock, I just wondered if I had to have done them pre 2016.

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