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Racing / Re: Tour de France 2018
« Last post by tatanab on Today at 10:10:33 am »
Any links for a detailed route yet? The main TdF site only has the start/finish towns and a thick line on a map.
The details (road numbers etc) do not get released until quite late in the spring.
Audax / Re: edge 200 for AAA points
« Last post by grahamparks on Today at 10:08:49 am »
For my GPX app the first thing it does when you add a route is interpolate it so there's a point at least every 20 metres. Otherwise various things misbehave (climb calculations, distance along route calculations, etc) any time there's a straight section of road with no points. I'd hope any AUK tools working with GPX files do something similar.

On the topic of thinning files, when uploading proposed Mandatory Route DIYs, one problem I've had is that shedding points down to the required size can easily lose a percent or two of distance, which can take e.g. a 606 km route under distance, which is somewhat annoying given all the other stresses of route planning.
The Pub / Re: a glossary of things
« Last post by ian on Today at 10:08:25 am »
I have a sea otter and his name is Rick but he's from Monterey.

But he is in Surrey...

Yes, but he has a very Californian attitude. He's got a lot of otter (and assorted other mustelid) pals in my office.
Audax / Re: 2017 AUK Reunion
« Last post by megajoulesexpenditure on Today at 10:06:32 am »
In the past the dinner organiser has worked one or even two years ahead with hotel bookings and possible venues put to those attending the previous years dinner/agm (when they were run on the same weekend). A vote was cast deciding the preferred choice of venue and it was then booked. The Dinner darts were then added to the calendar as soon as the date was known and this provided a marker for organisers to avoid with their events. This all seemed to work very well and the general AUK membership knew a long way in advance of the reunion where it was to be the following year and what date. This way if they wished to stay somewhere other than the reunion hotel they could book well in advance and get the best room rates. I have said most of this in my comments at the time on the AUK forum(not sure if you've seen those). All of the above seems to have gone out of the window of late which is a shame,resulting in unhappy AUK's both general membership and definitely organisers who have been rendered unable to attend their own organisations end of year celebration. I think the sooner next years reuinion is booked and announced to everyone the better. The reunion is an 'event' the same as any other. Have a look at the 2018 calendar and you'll see that AUK organisers already have their events published and entries are already coming in.
Kajsa reports that she is doing a TEDx Talk.  Should be interesting.
The Pub / Re: a glossary of things
« Last post by clarion on Today at 09:58:46 am »
This makes everything as clear as it's ever likely to get day
Highest Annual Mileage Record attempt / Re: Another go .. TG??
« Last post by grahamparks on Today at 09:56:30 am »
I've been conflating the Kurt and Tommy records as similar targets, but Steve needs something like 199 miles/day for Tommy's and 206 miles/day for Kurt's. Unless we see an uptick in miles from his now very consistent 200/day it looks like he's only aiming for Tommy's.
Racing / Re: Tour de France 2018
« Last post by Veloman on Today at 09:38:18 am »
Any links for a detailed route yet? The main TdF site only has the start/finish towns and a thick line on a map.

Try Cycling Weekly website.
On The Road / Re: On the commute today
« Last post by clarion on Today at 09:35:50 am »
Saw a photo in the Metro this morning of an artic blown over on the M6. :o

Glad you are OK, despite the idiots.

Quant a moi, I had Zero Mojo yesterday morning, and Butterfly gave me a lift all the way to work (then took my new frame to have the headset fitted at the Good Bike Shop - there's love for you! :* ).  Had a very good ride home, though, beating 19kph average for the rural section*, despite the lumps.  Managed the same again this morning, despite (or maybe because of) consciously riding 'within myself'.  In fact, I averaged 21.1kph up to the bottom of the last hill to the station, which is an underpass and a steep climb on a shared path.  In town, I passed hundreds of stationary cars to get to work in a very good time.

Incidentally, on my urban section of commute, there is a place with a shared path signposted.  It's a plain grass verge, with NO PATH AT ALL!! :o  Is the sign planted by anti-cycling provocateurs wanting to increase animosity on the roads?  Or Sandwell Council?**

* rather than the pretty consistent 18pointsomething averages I've been clocking

** I accept the difference between the two is somewhat slim
Rides and Touring / Re: ACME Miscellany
« Last post by sib on Today at 09:34:42 am »
Wouldn't it be good if ...

Are there other solution options that would be more slick?

You could do this with a facebook group and create diary events which allow you to see who's attending etc.?
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