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Freewheeling / Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Last post by Kim on Today at 12:25:00 am »
Nicely done! Do post the photos once they are no longer needed as evidence (or are public domain)

I've just got round to actually looking at them (I've been busy in London all day).  One of them is a work of art.  Shifty look straight into the lens with bolt cutters and lock visible.  You couldn't pose one better.

Bike is an Ammaco (I thought they made crash barriers for motorways) low-end hybrid.  Three cable locks, the sturdiest of which looks like an armoured type, but not of an obvious brand.  The armour put up a respectable fight against the bolt cutters, considering, but that's not much good when most people just walk past without doing anything.
Audax / Re: The Dean
« Last post by simonp on Today at 12:23:10 am »
There was no extra time at the finish. I was led to believe there was during the ride which was unhelpful.

LEL 2009 allowed extra time as riders were being held at northern controls during the worst weather.
(Undefinitive but 99% sure): No.

RRTY = Randonneur Round The Year.

"Perms (and DIYs) of at least 200km completed at Randonneur pace can be included and you can start in any month, but miss a month and you have to start all over again."

Populaire pace (no matter how long it is) is not sufficient for the award.
The Knowledge / Re: Avid BB5 or BB7 Disc Brakes?
« Last post by Bolt on Yesterday at 11:45:40 pm »
Although I'm embarrassed to admit it I bought and fitted a pair of fake BB5s (5 quid including postage and rotors :o) to my 38lb lump of a commuter bike.  They've proven to be consistently effective and easy to maintain over 2 years of everyday commuting and although I can see that the BB7s are a more refined design I wouldn't choose to upgrade from BB5s on a new bike. If there was spare money to be spent I'd be looking at a saddle or tyre upgrade... perhaps.

My conscience and sense of self preservation did get the better of me and I bought a pair of genuine BB5s to replace the fakes that I thought would only last 6 months but they are still in the spares box ???
Quick question.

Would the 300km BREVET POPULAIRE (THE SLOW 300) on the Saturday count towards RRTY?

I don't know the history. Is this good or bad?

I don't know, if you take your link and click on "max" timeframe, what do you see?
Audax / Re: The Dean
« Last post by Somnolent on Yesterday at 11:19:15 pm »
For PBP, ACP pretty much make it up as they go along, not even following their own published schedule for control time opening & closing times, so I don't think one can rely on that as precedent.

Article 10 of the BRM rules suggests some lattitude at intermediate controls might be possible if a rider is delayed by factors that are a) unforseen and b) outside their control.
Certainly the weather was outside the control of riders, but I don't know that it can be said to have been unforseen.  Forecasts that I saw were pretty grim - and seem not to have been inaccurate.   

And I'm not sure there is any tolerance available on the time limits at the finish.  The French version "les delais impartis" suggests to me that it is a hard deadline without the possibility of tolerance that may be applied to the intermediate controls.

All that is not to say I would be against an appeal on behalf of those who finished hors délai - just that I'm not sure on what grounds it might succeed.
The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Pedaldog on Yesterday at 11:09:57 pm »
Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer.
Racing / Re: What do you want from a Race HQ?
« Last post by drossall on Yesterday at 11:08:41 pm »
No specific comments - in recent years, I've used the Uts more for Audax events anyway - but great to hear that a member of the 32nd Association is developing the place for the future.
Audax / Re: Easter Arrows 2017/2018
« Last post by Wycombewheeler on Yesterday at 10:32:48 pm »
Forecast for good Friday and easter Saturday looking pretty bad. Subzero overnight. Hope things improve.
That will make it fun as will the northerly wind.  :thumbsup:
Quite, those coming from the south get headwinds, those coming from the north get snow. As long as the roads aren't icy it should all be OK.
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