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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 12:45:34 pm »
02/02/08 Marlborough Connection 200
16/03/08 Invicta 200
20/04/08 Castleton Classic 200
11/05/08 Hop Garden 200
16/06/08 Wednesday Wander 200
22/07/08 Poor Student 200 Perm - DNF (bolts securing front cog to speed drive fell off at 130k  :()
24/07/08 Poor Student 200 Perm :-) (second time lucky!)
21/08/08 The Dean 300 Perm
10/09/08 Cheltenham SE Oxford Loop 200 Perm
11/10/08 Marlborough Connection 200 Perm
08/11/08 Upper Thames 200
07/12/08 Marlborough Connection 200 Perm (again!)
11/01/09 Poor Student 200

So that's it - one complete Brompton RRtY. I am thinking of taking February off on order to prevent me from accidentally turning into Nik Windle.

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2009, 01:37:43 pm »
22/07/08 Poor Student 200 Perm - DNF (bolts securing front cog to speed drive fell off at 130k  :()
24/07/08 Poor Student 200 Perm :-) (second time lucky!)
...
11/01/09 Poor Student 200

So that's it - one complete Brompton RRtY.
What next - a Brompton Poor Student RRtY?
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2009, 04:49:13 pm »
What next - a Brompton Poor Student RRtY?

There are actually only two successful Poor Students in there... It's the Marlborough Connections that nearly got out of hand!

Duncan

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2009, 10:36:39 pm »
Year to Feb 2008  :thumbsup:

then
11 months to jan 2009  :thumbsup: 
just 1 more to do in OZ - Buckleys ride.

and another started in June 2008, 8 months of this one done so far.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009, 12:19:45 am »
Once more unto the breach...

2009
Jan Willy Warmer
Feb Kent Valley Run
Mar The Dean
Apr Frere Yacker DIY
May BCM 600
Jun Rural South
July Ring of Herts
Aug Mildenhall 300
Sep Autumn Assortment
Oct Anfractuous
Nov Upper Thames
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Dec South Bucks Winter Warmer

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2009, 08:40:04 pm »
1st attempt, started in September as I didn't fancy getting from January to November and then find December frozen, snowy etc.

Sept    Lymington on and off shore  :thumbsup:
Oct     Golden Tints  :thumbsup:
Nov     Sonning Common  :thumbsup:
Dec     Winter Warmer  :thumbsup:
Jan      Willy Warmer  :thumbsup:

Nearly half way.....

mikewigley

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2009, 07:32:25 pm »
So that's it - one complete Brompton RRtY.

A first on a Brompton as far as I know


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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2009, 10:32:45 am »
Subject to official OKing - todays fast ride in hot and windy conditions Round The Bay from Melbourne Oz completes a 2nd RRTY.

The double RRTY should continue next weekend - when there is a choice of long rides - 400 and 600 - so subject to fires etc - having been warned that the 600 has a nasty hilly reputation and could well be pretty hot -- I think it will be the 400 for me.

March looks like getting 2 rides in as well - so that could well be me hooked on keeping going with 2 rides a month for some time.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2009, 10:41:01 am »
Subject to official OKing - todays fast ride in hot and windy conditions Round The Bay from Melbourne Oz completes a 2nd RRTY.

Did you enjoy the ride?  I've got a friend in Melbourne & when I visited him he was telling me about the Round The Bay ride.  I didn't have bike or spare time to give it a go, but if I'm ever in the area again then it'd be something I'd consider doing. 

And well done on the 2nd RRTY  :thumbsup:
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2009, 09:48:38 pm »
Half way now!

Did Mark Beauchamp's "Anoraks Delight" Permanent today.

Sept    Lymington on and off shore 
Oct     Golden Tints 
Nov     Sonning Common 
Dec     Winter Warmer 
Jan      Willy Warmer 
Feb     Anorak's Delight

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2009, 11:04:34 pm »
Subject to official OKing - todays fast ride in hot and windy conditions Round The Bay from Melbourne Oz completes a 2nd RRTY.

Did you enjoy the ride?  I've got a friend in Melbourne & when I visited him he was telling me about the Round The Bay ride.  I didn't have bike or spare time to give it a go, but if I'm ever in the area again then it'd be something I'd consider doing. 


Bicycle Victoria's Around the Bay in a Day is in October and isn't a brevet, just a very popular charity ride.  I suspect Fidgetbuzz is talking about one of a couple of Audax Oz brevets that are run on a similar (but not identical) route. The Westgate Bridge isn't normally accessible to bike riders.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2009, 09:58:55 pm »
Sept 08    Lymington on and off shore 
Oct 08     Golden Tints 
Nov 08     Sonning Common 
Dec 08     Winter Warmer 
Jan 09      Willy Warmer 
Feb 09     Anorak's Delight (Perm)
Mar 09    Springtime 200

7 down 5 to go

mikewigley

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2009, 08:16:04 pm »
I've added RichForrest of this parish to the RRTY role of honour, having run into him (not literally of course) in Boston McDonalds while he was on a DIY and I was on an Easter Arrow.  It's always nice to meet up with people from this forum - well most of them anyway.

Just a reminder that the RRTY isn't automatic as the AUK computer can't spot the various devious ways you lot have of obtaining the RRTY.  You have to just prompt me (with an email or PM) to check through the online results.  That's if you want official recognition.  Of course, many of us are more than happy with the personal satisfaction of a job done without anyone else being involved

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2009, 06:53:29 am »

11/10/08  Mesh 200 from BoA (Frome-Fordingbridge-Wimborne-Sherborne)

21/11/08  Dinner Dart: Westbury - Salisbury - Winchester - Bognor - Guildford.

21/12/08  Mesh 200 from BoA (Hungerford-Witney-Malmesbury)

21/01/09  Mesh 200 from BoA (Hungerford-Overton-Stockbridge-Frome)

15/02/09  Mesh 200 from BoA (B. Cleeve-Newent-Chepstow)

08/03/09  Coasts and Quantocks 200
                (and 22/03, Chiltern-Cotswold 200 in DIY 300)

26/04/09  Mesh 200 from BoA (Sherborne-Bridport[+seaside]-Cheddar)

Only just about keeping it going. Lack of miles, excess of colds and of Family Stuff.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2009, 10:40:52 am »
Hmm, I may well tempt fate by putting up my log.

Nov/Dec 2008: Two months away from the bike (and everything else) in Argentina and Chile
Jan 09: Willy Warmer 200
Feb 09: Brazier's Run 100 made into a DIY 200
Mar 09: The Dean 300. DIY 300+200+200 from London to Edinburgh
Apr 09: Elenith 300
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2009, 09:47:38 pm »
Sept 08    Lymington on and off shore 
Oct 08     Golden Tints 
Nov 08     Sonning Common 
Dec 08     Winter Warmer 
Jan 09      Willy Warmer 
Feb 09     Anorak's Delight (Perm)
Mar 09    Springtime 200
Apr 09     New Forest Excursion

Looks like May is going to be a Perm (probably Taste of the Test)

Getting there!


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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2009, 10:54:02 pm »
Completed a couple of RRtY while living in Britain, egged on by Mark Cox and MarmiteGeoff.

Halfway through the Australian version, the Year Round Randonneur, which rather idiosyncratically requires that riders start in November and finish in October.

15/11 Audax 22.5 First 200 (UAF-ratified group brevet, so not strictly a randonnee but eligible for Australian awards)
30/12 Water, Crops and Coal Permanent 200
10/01 Thunderbolt's Way 300
07/02 Moonlight Wander 200
28/03 Opperman All Day Trial Fleche 367
18/04 Beaudesert Bash 200

The plan is:
02/05 Audax 22.5 First 300 (EDIT: done)
06/06 Downs & Back 600 (EDIT: done)
11/07 Crazy Canungra 300 (EDIT: done)
08/08 6 Bumps & 1 Hill 200
A 200 permanent in September
03/10 Traveling South 400

What is that saying about how to make the gods laugh? "Tell them your plans"
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2009, 08:59:42 pm »
OK, done that. Severn Across will count (yes?) as a May event, so that completes my first ever RRTY, facilitated by the discovery of DIY Permanents. Oh what joys that concept brings; now I can go out and suffer any time I like, come hell or high water, no need to bother with organisers or entries or Community Centres, etc. , just get on the bike and go and ride in the wind and rain whenever it takes my fancy!

Seriously, the psychologists really ought to study Audax ............

I said to myself that once I'd completed this RRTY nonsense, I could say "been there, done that" etc. and move on.

So, place your bets ........................

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2009, 11:42:40 pm »
Just completed my third (started Nov 06) ... and so to the next - Hop Garden. There is no escape! Same goes for the Grimpeur de Sud although (unlike Martin) I only have one under my belt so far this year ... Finger out time!   ;D
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2009, 12:03:23 am »
Well - subject to verification of my Oz rides, which takes the French ages to get round to - and of course the latest UK rides -- then this weekend's rides - 7 Across on Sat / Sun and High Easter today -  that completes a DOUBLE RRTY, if that is the correct terminologyfor 2 200s or longer each month for a year.
Also completes a SR series
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2009, 10:15:11 am »
that completes a DOUBLE RRTY, if that is the correct terminology for 2 200s or longer each month for a year

I don't know what the correct term would be but that would seem to fit the bill.  The record is 5 BRs in each of 12 consecutive calendar months by you-know-who when he was riding anything and everything, so that would be a Quintuple RRTY, or perhaps a Penta RRTY

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2009, 05:50:32 pm »
Well - subject to verification of my Oz rides, which takes the French ages to get round to - and of course the latest UK rides -- then this weekend's rides - 7 Across on Sat / Sun and High Easter today -  that completes a DOUBLE RRTY, if that is the correct terminologyfor 2 200s or longer each month for a year. Also completes a SR series
Seems to have done your fitness a power of good, if you can now keep up with Ed Nevard for 400k!

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2009, 12:18:44 am »
No - no - no . Ed was in shepherd mode - looking after his flock and not doing his own thing.
But as a friendly shepherd he is a star - patiently waiting to gather the flock before pedalling on. Only mistake was at Malmesbury when somehow we set off without Chris S. - but we regrouped by chance at Membury - and only split again when he had to help the " Boss" just after the famous right turn - they then went straight thru Henley - where we had stopped to bribe the fuzz with do'nuts - so they finished ahead of us.

On Monday he did the High Easter 100 in 3.45 - whereas I am plodding round the 200 in about 10 hours.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2009, 10:11:10 pm »
Did the Taste of the Test as a Permanent today as I was out of the country for the Calendar event at the beginning of the month.  Was thinking of doing it next weekend but today looked too good a day to waste!

Sept 08    Lymington on and off shore 
Oct 08     Golden Tints 
Nov 08     Sonning Common 
Dec 08     Winter Warmer 
Jan 09      Willy Warmer 
Feb 09     Anorak's Delight (Perm)
Mar 09    Springtime 200
Apr 09     New Forest Excursion
May 09    Taste of the Test (Perm)


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2009, 11:13:48 pm »


Sept 08    Lymington on and off shore 
Oct 08     Golden Tints 
Nov 08     Sonning Common 
Dec 08     Winter Warmer 
Jan 09      Willy Warmer 
Feb 09     Anorak's Delight (Perm)
Mar 09    Springtime 200
Apr 09     New Forest Excursion
May 09    Taste of the Test (Perm)
June 09   Anorak's Delight (Perm) - again

I have heard that it is difficult to find the events in the summer months due to other commitments and I am definitely finding that!  May need another perm ride before the RRTY is completed.