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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1775 on: July 24, 2018, 08:24:50 pm »
Here here! Huggy will be getting my x6 in January (I think).
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!


Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1777 on: August 02, 2018, 01:54:31 pm »
I got my August event out of the way yesterday.  A DIY because of holidays and limited number of calendar events this month.  It was quite cool at the start, with a bit of a headwind.  By the afternoon I had the wind behind me on the way back however it became very hot and humid.  I must have drunk at least four litres of various re-hydration drinks / water / juice and still felt thirsty at the end.

That's number 9 completed, just 3 to go (fingers crossed).  It starts to get a bit tense when you get near to the magic number. 

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1778 on: August 03, 2018, 01:08:23 am »
Missed July again.
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1779 on: August 03, 2018, 09:33:14 am »
Missed July again.

For me july was tight also, managed to sneak in a DIY during the final weekend. But this means that I missed a chance of 2 conscecutive RRtY's with only events.

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1780 on: August 05, 2018, 07:55:34 pm »
Subject to validation:
May = blowingstone ECE to 200
June = rural south 300
July = raglan castle 200 (failed in the attempt to ECE To 600)
Aug = DIY 200

In September i’m Signed up for the Borders of Belgium 1000k,if that goes to plan, I recon RRTY3, attempt 4 is on!  :thumbsup:

j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1781 on: August 05, 2018, 09:13:47 pm »
Quote from: j_a_m_e_s_
April 18 - The Shark
May 18 - Brimstone
June 18 - Around Weald Expedition
July 18 - Hardboiled Perm

Aug 18 - Tan Hill 200
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1782 on: August 06, 2018, 03:00:45 am »
Missed July again.

For me july was tight also, managed to sneak in a DIY during the final weekend. But this means that I missed a chance of 2 conscecutive RRtY's with only events.
I was planning to, but couldn't ride Saturday and didn't want it enough to ride solo in the rain all day on Sunday.
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1783 on: August 06, 2018, 04:42:27 pm »
I'm seven months into my first RRtY:

November 2017: DIY by 200
December 2017: DIY by 200
January: Newport 200
February: DIY by GPS 200
March: DIY by GPS 200
April: Man of Kent 200 + 100 ECE
May: DIY by GPS 200 (meant to do LWL but it wasn't to be)


June: Ditchling Devil / DIY by GPS 200
July: DIY by GPS 200 (Dunwich Dynamo)

August: London Orbital
September: Fenland Friends
October: ????

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1784 on: August 06, 2018, 07:27:29 pm »
Made it (subject to validation of Saturdays DIY 200km).

From a -7deg in January to a snow covered day just after the "beast from the east" and then a 34deg day on the Ronde it was an eventful year for sure, don't think I will be rushing to repeat this challenge anytime soon  :)

23/9/17   200km   Borders of Fife
14/10/17   200km   Etal-U-Can
4/11/17   200km   Long Dark Teatime of the Audax Soul
16/12/17   200km   DIY
7/1/18   200km   DIY
4/2/18   200km   DIY
20/3/18   200km   DIY
14/4/18   200km   Moffat Toffee
5/5/18   200km   DIY
9/6/18   400km   Southern Uplands
8/7/18   1200km Ronde Alienor d’Aquitaine
4/8/18   200km   DIY (subject to validation)

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 29-up! Series 30 ongoing
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1785 on: August 09, 2018, 10:02:43 pm »
Made it (subject to validation of Saturdays DIY 200km).

From a -7deg in January to a snow covered day just after the "beast from the east" and then a 34deg day on the Ronde it was an eventful year for sure, don't think I will be rushing to repeat this challenge anytime soon  :)

23/9/17   200km   Borders of Fife
14/10/17   200km   Etal-U-Can
4/11/17   200km   Long Dark Teatime of the Audax Soul
16/12/17   200km   DIY
7/1/18   200km   DIY
4/2/18   200km   DIY
20/3/18   200km   DIY
14/4/18   200km   Moffat Toffee
5/5/18   200km   DIY
9/6/18   400km   Southern Uplands
8/7/18   1200km Ronde Alienor d’Aquitaine
4/8/18   200km   DIY (subject to validation)
Trust you will be riding a 300 in either Aug or Sep to complete a SR series; I have a 300 Perm SP15 Central Scotland 300 Innerleithen<> Crieff. That might just kick-start a second RRTY? Well done on your First.
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 16 Mar 19, Gospel Pass 200, YatMon160 (Imp 100), Hoarwithy 100, Aug 2019

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1786 on: August 15, 2018, 05:13:52 pm »
Almost inadvertantly find myself half way so:

first of the month when multiple
1 - March 2018: Scottish Borders Randonee
2 - April 2018: Moffat Toffee (Also Merse and Moors)
3 - May 2018: 200 Perm - Aberfoyle and back
4 - June 2018: Snow Roads - Left it late
5 - July 2018: DIY Perm 200 (Also Nae bother to us 400)
6 - August 2018: No Work for Us today (Also  Borderlands Late Season Explorer 600 pending validation)

Plans for the other 6 months
7 - September 2018 : Borders of Fife and BGB
8 - October 2018 : Dick McT 150 classic  ECE'ed to 200 - Could do with finding/thinking of a backup
9 - November 2018: Long dark tea time... - Could also do with a back up
10 - December 2018: Good question - Usual DIYs may be a mess, might need to travel (twice?)
11 - January 2019: Yorkshire Grit + a back up?
12 - February 2019: To find. + back up - If 2nd BR(M) done each month to this point is that me over half way round a 2nd?




Phil W

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1787 on: August 15, 2018, 10:54:39 pm »
London Orbital 300 last Sat sees a RRTY completion.


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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1788 on: August 19, 2018, 08:51:29 am »
Done for RRtY9
07 May 2018 ECCA Festival 200 Frezoni
02 Jun Asparagus & Strawberries 400 tandem
01 Jul Jack Eason Struggle 200 trike
31 Aug DIY by GPS overnight 200 fixed
08 Sep Fenland Friends 600 tandem
13 Oct DIY by GPS 200 Frezoni
03 Nov Upper Thames 200 trike
01 Dec PRoFS 200 Frezoni

Planned
05 Jan 2019 Poor Student 200, probably, weather permitting
16 Feb DIY 200 to Southern Reunion
09 Mar Kennet Valley Run 200
20 Apr Double Dutch 200
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1789 on: August 19, 2018, 10:17:03 am »
2013   :thumbsup:
2014   :thumbsup:
2015   :thumbsup:
2016   :thumbsup:
2017   :thumbsup:

Sep 2017 - Welland Wonder + ECE 200k
Oct 2017 - Another Slice of Rutland route test DIY 200k
Nov 2017 - Group DIY to Ashbourne 200k
Dec 2017 - Group DIY of Tinsel & Lanes 200k
Jan 2018 - Poor Student 200k
Feb 2018 - Rutland & Beyond + ECE 200k
Mar 2018 - A Dirty Downwind Dash to Norwich DIY 200k
Apr 2018 - Yr Elenydd 300k
May 2018 - Brevet Cymru 400k
Jun 2018 - TINAT 400k
Jul 2018 - New Border Raid 600k
Aug 2018 - Leicester Triangle route check DIY 200k (STV)

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1790 on: September 07, 2018, 10:57:30 am »
Almost inadvertantly find myself half way so:

first of the month when multiple
1 - March 2018: Scottish Borders Randonee
2 - April 2018: Moffat Toffee (Also Merse and Moors)
3 - May 2018: 200 Perm - Aberfoyle and back
4 - June 2018: Snow Roads - Left it late
5 - July 2018: DIY Perm 200 (Also Nae bother to us 400)
6 - August 2018: No Work for Us today (Also  Borderlands Late Season Explorer 600 pending validation)

Plans for the other 6 months
7 - September 2018 : Borders of Fife and BGB
8 - October 2018 : Dick McT 150 classic  ECE'ed to 200 - Could do with finding/thinking of a backup
9 - November 2018: Long dark tea time... - Could also do with a back up
10 - December 2018: Good question - Usual DIYs may be a mess, might need to travel (twice?)
11 - January 2019: Yorkshire Grit + a back up?
12 - February 2019: To find. + back up - If 2nd BR(M) done each month to this point is that me over half way round a 2nd?

7 - Became a DIY 200 (Subject to validation) home from Arran on the most boring roads I've ever ridden; also I turned into a holiday park in Ardrossan trying to cut over to the NCN route after missing a junction; traumatised for life.
If I decide to ride home from Ardrossan again, I'll do what everyone said I should and head north to Weegieland, if I really want the extra 40k I'll go indirect via the Dukes pass or somewhere else pleasant.

For 8 I've entered Brant and Slape for an extra crack at a 200 that month, Incentive to not hang about at controls and get back on time is the hostel's check in closes 30 minutes after the time limit.

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1791 on: September 10, 2018, 08:50:34 am »
I started in my attempt in December 2017 as an incentive to do some longer rides over the winter:

1   DIY 200k from Sedgefield
2   DIY 200k, Sedgefield again with a slightly different route
3   DIY 200k, as above
4   DIY 200k, found a better start point with quieter roads from Heighington.  My planned calendar event was postponed due to dangerous weather.
5   DIY 200k, Heighington again
6   As above
7   One way trip from home to Lincolnshire to visit relatives and attend a wedding
8   200k calendar event (Tocky 200 - nice flat route in North Yorkshire)
9   200k calendar event (Four Tops - geet hilly in the North Pennines)

and number 10 yesterday - Middle Marches 200k.  A lovely route, with lots of climbing and spectacular views in the cloudy, windy weather.

j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1792 on: September 17, 2018, 11:51:35 am »
April 18 - The Shark
May 18 - Brimstone
June 18 - Around Weald Expedition
July 18 - Hardboiled Perm
Aug 18 - Tan Hill 200

Sept 18 - Greenwhich Mean Climb
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1793 on: September 23, 2018, 04:05:31 pm »
Just completed an ultra RRTY from May 2015-Sept 2018, some dodgy winter rides but all good fun!!

2015 x1
2016 x3
2017 x3
2018 x3

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 29-up! Series 30 ongoing
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1794 on: September 23, 2018, 06:39:31 pm »
Three a month through the Winter can be a struggle. I can select any day dependent of weather as retired; but you still have to cope with short daylight and riding in the cool and dark is not fun..... I know!

Well done
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 16 Mar 19, Gospel Pass 200, YatMon160 (Imp 100), Hoarwithy 100, Aug 2019

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1795 on: October 08, 2018, 11:23:42 am »
I completed RRtY#12 last month and RRtY#13 yesterday with a DIY to near Lichfield, across to Rutland and into the Vale of Belvoir. I started what should hopefully be RRtY#14 in March and RRtY#15 in September.


j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1796 on: October 09, 2018, 05:57:29 pm »
Quote from: j_a_m_e_s_
April 18 - The Shark
May 18 - Brimstone
June 18 - Around Weald Expedition & Meridian Hills
July 18 - Hardboiled Perm & EWE Baa
Aug 18 - Tan Hill 200 & Tour of the Hills + 100km ECE
Sept 18 - Greenwhich Mean Climb & Straight Outta Hackney
Oct 18 - London Orbital Permanent & Cambridge Autumnal 100 + 200km ECE
Rule 77

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1797 on: October 14, 2018, 03:24:35 pm »
I started in my attempt in December 2017 as an incentive to do some longer rides over the winter:

1   DIY 200k from Sedgefield
2   DIY 200k, Sedgefield again with a slightly different route
3   DIY 200k, as above
4   DIY 200k, found a better start point with quieter roads from Heighington.  My planned calendar event was postponed due to dangerous weather.
5   DIY 200k, Heighington again
6   As above
7   One way trip from home to Lincolnshire to visit relatives and attend a wedding
8   200k calendar event (Tocky 200 - nice flat route in North Yorkshire)
9   200k calendar event (Four Tops - geet hilly in the North Pennines)

and number 10 yesterday - Middle Marches 200k.  A lovely route, with lots of climbing and spectacular views in the cloudy, windy weather.

Number 11 (October) on Friday, subject to validation.  A one way trip to Wooler, with a following wind a lot of the way but a strengthening gale against me for the last ten miles.  I made an early start (5.30am) to get clear of the busier / urban roads before the traffic got heavy.  Rain in the first section, dried out, then got soaked again in the last hour.  Just one to go ......


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1799 on: October 18, 2018, 07:02:24 pm »
I have managed to complete my first RRTY on 6th of October....started my next on 15th! Mr Pickwick's Autumn Outing
04/11/17 200 Upper Thames
07/12/17 200 DIY Round the Back of Bristol
22/01/18 200 DIY Woodstock
09/02/18 200 DIY Woodstock (variation)
17/02/18 200 DIY Woodstock (Variation)
10/03/18 200 Kennet Valley Run
26/04/18 200 DIY Woodstock (Variation)
05/05/18 400 Brevet Cymru
03/06/18 200 DIY Club Audax - Sherbourne
09/06/18 400 Back to the Smoke
22/06/18 400 Avalon Sun Rise
12/07/18 300 DIY Round the Back of Bristol plus
20/08/18 200 DIY Charlbury
24/08/18 400 DIY Alcester/Atherstone/Daventry/Banbuy
08/09/18 600 Fenland Friends

I cannot say that I have enjoyed every last metre but, I have enjoyed many, many kilometres alone and with fine company.  An SR too. Letters after my name  :) At the end of Mr Pickwick's the other day we had a descussion about putting the "letters" on a CV....and why not!  :)