Author Topic: Round The Year Randonneurs Log  (Read 189825 times)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2009, 10:25:30 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
July 09     6 Counties

A windy and at times very wet 6 Counties (struggling to name all of them at the moment) means one more to go for my first RRTY.

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.



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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2009, 10:38:22 pm »
We are all mad -- once trapped into the system we just can not escape.

Chris S is now doing  a pure calendar  RRTY as a subtle refinement - and I am part way thru a 2nd double RRTY.

How the heck does one get off this  roundabout?
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2009, 10:40:06 pm »
How the heck does one get off this  roundabout?

Chris Beynon and I were discussing this today. We decided a good dose of Swine Flu could provide an ideal excuse reason.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2009, 10:58:25 pm »
5 more months to go for mine.  Will be sorting out a fast, flat and easy DIY 200 for any last minute panic rides.

simonp

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2009, 12:43:34 am »
*pretends not to take an interest*

Fails.

What have I done this year?

Can't be bothered to check right now.  Something in May, June and July, I think.

May was probably a DIY 200.

June would be Irish Mail 400.

July DIY 200.

LEL will probably break my spirit, so it'll end there.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2009, 06:55:36 am »
How the heck does one get off this  roundabout?

Chris Beynon and I were discussing this today. We decided a good dose of Swine Flu could provide an ideal excuse reason.

Have a car reverse into you in Burford    >:( :(

That killed my run of 200's  and also my cycling  :( :(

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2009, 07:17:12 am »
Hmm, I might have the start of something here which I hadn't considered before and would keep me going after LEL:

Jan 2009: Oxford 206 (The Poor Student)
Feb 2009: Chalfont St Peter 200 (The Willy Warmer)
Mar 2009: Denmead 300 PERM
Apr 2009: Denmead 400 PERM
May 2009: Chepstow 619 (Bryan Chapman Memorial)
Jun 2009: Great Kingshill 200 (Summer Warmer)
Jul 2009: LEL

August: The Marborough Connection - DNS
September: Ruislip?
October: Cider with Rosie?
November: Sonning Common?
December: A Taste of the Test?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2009, 08:05:21 am »
Have a car reverse into you in Burford    >:( :(

That killed my run of 200's  and also my cycling  :( :(

Have you got back on the bike since?
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2009, 08:15:35 am »
How the heck does one get off this  roundabout?
A broken pelvis gave me a 9 month break, after 23 consecutive months, I was on the 24th when I broke my pelvis. Completed another 13 consecutive months since now.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2009, 12:32:58 pm »
I have now received my validated Irish Mail card back which completes 6 years.

I don't count a ride as complete until the card comes back on the basis that I "don't count my chickens....".  I wouldn't be the first to hand in a card with no signature and missing info controls.

I should have got off the roundabout after one year.

Tony

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2009, 08:47:29 pm »
That there Marmite Geoff has a lot to answer for. I was happily doing 100's until he got involved.

My first RRTY is due in October, so I'm hoping that I've done the worst months. (Mind you, I thought that before the Cambrian)

I'm not counting on LEL, so I sneaked a 200 in this month to be certain.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2009, 09:48:26 pm »
And so I begin again...

July 08 - DIY 600
DNS August DIY 200. Back to square one.

Nov/Dec 08 - 2 months away in Chile/Argentina

Jan 09 - Willy Warmer 200
Feb 09 - DIY 200 inc Brazier's Run 100
Mar 09 - Dean 300 plus DIY 300+200+200 Putney, Thorne, Alston, North Berwick
Apr 09 - Elenith 300
May 09 - Bryan Chapman Memorial 600
Jun 09 - Midland Super Grimpeur 300
Jul 09 - DIY 400 inc Dun Run and back home.

And to think I used to avoid hills.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2009, 07:31:17 am »
Have a car reverse into you in Burford    >:( :(

That killed my run of 200's  and also my cycling  :( :(

Have you got back on the bike since?

3 X 100's  and 30 hours of cycle training (others)  and a few odd rides on my own.  But I now need to get out a bit more and up the anti to get back into cycling.  I am doing a lot more long distance walking.  So not all bad.

Cheers

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2009, 10:13:06 pm »
2009
March          Invicta 200
April             Invicta 300
May             Chiddingstone Causeway 400
June            The Cotswold Expedition 200
July              South then North 600
Aug              Elan and Ystwyth 200
Sept            Midland Forests 200
Oct              Straight on at Rosies
Nov              Eurika
Dec              Tinsel and Lanes
Jan               The Poor Student
Feb               The Old Squit
O'LEL what have I done!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #64 on: July 31, 2009, 12:50:30 pm »
Mar 2009 The Upper Tea 200

Apr 2009 Hailsham (Venta) 300

May 2009 Essex Raid 200

Jun 2009 Faries Half-Flat 200

Jul 2009 Kent Corners 200

Aug 2009 El's 400

Sep 2009 Alan Furley's Up the Downs 200

Oct 2009 The WOW 200

Nov 2009 The Upper Thames 200

Dec 2009 Mince Pies and Stollen 100 + ECE 100

[Updated Dec 22nd]

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2009, 05:40:09 pm »
Done it!!

Poor Student Permanent yesterday was the end of a tough 12 months - more logistics and getting to the events etc than the actual riding! 

I want to get off the treadmill but a fellow rider wants to do the On and Off Shore next month...........

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
July 09     6 Counties
Aug 09    Poor Student (Perm)

Only had to walk once - downhill on some black ice on the Winter Warmer.  One crash, just before deciding to walk downhill on Winter Warmer.  No punctures until May's event (one) and then more than I care to mention, and a new tyre, the following month.

mikewigley

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2009, 06:01:36 pm »
Done it!!

Well done, I'll add you to the role of honour when I get a moment

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2009, 06:13:42 pm »
4 months to go.  I'm going to plan a 200k easy DIY for emergencies in the winter months.

simonp

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2009, 08:36:27 pm »
Hmm.  I've done:

DIY 200 in May
Irish Mail 400 in June
LEL in July

Should be doing Mildenhall 300k next weekend.

Don't want to get sucked in again, need to have a month off maybe just to break it?

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2009, 09:46:13 pm »
Don't want to get sucked in again, need to have a month off maybe just to break it?

I said this after 2007, and purposely had feb 2008 off to break it  after one year. I find myself with 6 months this year already, and another 200 planned for spet 6th. Bugger.

It's like smoking. Just when you've got it beat it creeps up on you again, then you regret it. You smell funny afterwards too.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #70 on: August 24, 2009, 09:04:59 am »

I'm really going to give it up.... next year....

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #71 on: August 24, 2009, 09:11:13 am »
Right now I don't care much if I don't continue on with this RRTY. Done three so far, I have demonstrated I am tough enough, organised enough and lucky enough to be able to ride every month. BTDT. However it's good for motivation to keep fitness ticking over through the winter.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2009, 01:29:13 pm »
BTDT

Is there a t-shirt then, rather than a cloth badge?

 :D

mikewigley

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #73 on: August 24, 2009, 01:33:01 pm »
BTDT

Is there a t-shirt then, rather than a cloth badge?

Hmmm.  Something I've never considered. 

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #74 on: August 24, 2009, 02:01:33 pm »
BTDT

Is there a t-shirt then, rather than a cloth badge?

Hmmm.  Something I've never considered. 

How about:

"Mike Wigley's boys and girls do it all year long"  :thumbsup: ?