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Title: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on September 13, 2018, 01:00:31 am
The AUK website states the venue and that bookings will open in 2018.
There's usually a booking form and notice with the August (now September) Arrivée.
I see Dinner Darts are listed in the Calendar but can't see anything else, anywhere.

What have I missed?
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: postie on September 13, 2018, 04:57:36 am
The reunion  :demon:
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on September 13, 2018, 08:55:21 am
For a number of years a couple of us have ridden a multi-day tour to the reunion.  However during the last two years we failed to actually arrive.  Last year we found ourselves in France.  I blame GPS navigation.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on September 13, 2018, 01:51:02 pm
I would like to make plans, which might involve other AUKs...

Two months ahead is not excessive IMHO.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: iroiromono on September 13, 2018, 01:54:09 pm
I would like to make plans, which might involve other AUKs...

Two months ahead is not excessive IMHO.

Speaking to Martin on the Audax Ecosse FB page it seems that some information will be coming out immanently.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 01, 2018, 08:39:34 pm
Online booking is now available on the AUK website!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on October 01, 2018, 08:42:17 pm
Online booking is now available on the AUK website!
Gosh!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 01, 2018, 09:22:17 pm
I have booked. There seems scant free text opportunity.
I've stated I need wheelchair access and am willing to share a room.
I do hope any crip room won't expect my room mate to share the bed with me...
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on October 01, 2018, 09:59:02 pm
I booked some time ago, but it seems I have the wrong place and the wrong date.  Never mind.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: postie on October 01, 2018, 10:12:43 pm
No surprise  :demon:
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: HK on October 02, 2018, 11:00:07 pm
I booked some time ago, but it seems I have the wrong place and the wrong date.  Never mind.
Oh dear. Was going to say if you wanted company, perhaps not so good????? riding up there was some hoob enabled available.

All very amnesiac.......

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Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 03, 2018, 12:02:30 am
Have now booked train tickets for the comedy crip trio northbound1 and for LWaB & me southbound.

Await stories of travel fun, fun fun!

1) LWaB is only an ex-crip this year. He was on crutches two years ago.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on October 03, 2018, 09:48:13 am
I booked some time ago, but it seems I have the wrong place and the wrong date.  Never mind.
Oh dear. Was going to say if you wanted company, perhaps not so good????? riding up there was some hoob enabled available.

All very amnesiac.......

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I haven't completely ruled out going to the right place as well.  This year is the first time we've got not only the wrong destination but also the wrong date, so that does free-up possibilities.  It depends on when EWCC's do is (and they need to get their act together as well).
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on October 03, 2018, 10:06:15 am
I'm borrowing a Brompton having never ridden one. Potter from Edinburgh, possibly on that old railway line north of the Forth and return via Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies. Whether to brave the 50k or 100k social ride though?  :P
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Arry-R on October 03, 2018, 11:02:15 am
I recommend Falkirk Wheel & Kelpies
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Manotea on October 16, 2018, 05:36:44 pm
This is whats known as a super long shot but.... is anybody likely to be driving in from the immediate vicinity of Largs?

(and if you don't know where Largs is, then the chances are that you aren't!)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: simonp on October 16, 2018, 05:43:26 pm
This is whats known as a super long shot but.... is anybody likely to be driving in from the immediate vicinity of Largs?

(and if you don't know where Largs is, then the chances are that you aren't!)

I know where Largs is.

However, no.

HTH.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Dave_C on October 16, 2018, 06:26:32 pm
This is whats known as a super long shot but.... is anybody likely to be driving in from the immediate vicinity of Largs?

(and if you don't know where Largs is, then the chances are that you aren't!)

Cycle it is 90km.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 16, 2018, 10:03:52 pm
[OT] I know where Largs is.
I am not driving.

But Largs and Millport turned me into a cyclist.

In 1975.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Manotea on October 16, 2018, 11:29:21 pm
This is whats known as a super long shot but.... is anybody likely to be driving in from the immediate vicinity of Largs?

(and if you don't know where Largs is, then the chances are that you aren't!)

Cycle it is 90km.
No time alas :)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: bairn again on October 17, 2018, 11:20:18 am
I dont recall seeing a Largs (or even Greater Largs) address in any of my events, or met anybody on an event who lives in or near Largs.  Think you’ll be on the train.

  Edit - of course you know that Bridge of Allan station is closer to Stirling Uni than Stirling station is.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Manotea on October 17, 2018, 03:29:16 pm
Ride down from Stirling - about 90km, depart ~1pm (yes, I know, it will be dark by 2:30...) then train back.

What could possibly go wrong...

Edit: Gazumped... so no 'Key Largos' for me. :)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 23, 2018, 03:08:34 pm
I'm travelling up with Barry Parslow on Friday but leaving with Helly around lunchtime on Sunday. Barry is on the Caledonian Sleeper from Edinburgh with HK but she is riding there from Stirling on Sunday. He is a big boy and happy to get from Stirling to Edinburgh solo but I was wondering if anybody was going between the two on Sunday afternoon and if they would welcome some company.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 23, 2018, 09:41:38 pm
Trains wot we are taking:

Friday:Helen, LWaB, Barry:  12.00 KGX - STG  Direct
Sunday: LWaB, Helen:12.10: STG -EDB, 13.19 EDB - KGX

We'll be in and around the wheelchair bay in Coach F on the LNER services if anyone wants to pester join us.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: tonyh on October 24, 2018, 05:21:57 am
... I was wondering if anybody was going between the two on Sunday afternoon and if they would welcome some company.

I would welcome company.... on the 12.47 from Stirling, gets to Edinburgh 13.41. Too early perhaps?
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 24, 2018, 08:39:28 pm
Well, LW&B and I are booked onto slightly earlier services, as above.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on October 31, 2018, 12:02:45 am
Chuck-out 10am Sunday, I see...
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on October 31, 2018, 09:13:10 am
Anyone get a phone notification today "audax reunion schedule update"? I checked my mail and other stuff first and the notification has disappeared. It didn't seem to have had an icon showing what it was. (Fb, email, Tapatalk etc.) No update on Auk site either so baffled.

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Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ivan on October 31, 2018, 10:09:19 am
There was an email this morning from MarkG with the schedule attached - sending it to you via PM now.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: tonyh on October 31, 2018, 10:28:28 am
.... schedule also posted by Mark on the AUK Forum

http://forum.audax.uk/index.php?topic=1596.0;topicseen
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on October 31, 2018, 10:30:29 am
.... schedule also posted by Mark on the AUK Forum

http://forum.audax.uk/index.php?topic=1596.0;topicseen
Thanks Ivan and Tony. Got it. Sorry for inconvenience.
 

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Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: bairn again on October 31, 2018, 04:15:26 pm
I happen to have the day off on Fri 16th so might ride an arrow dart from Edinburgh and have a few pints before the last train home.  Weather permitting.   

Something along these lines : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28862766 
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: jsabine on October 31, 2018, 06:54:17 pm
I happen to have the day off on Fri 16th so might ride an arrow dart from Edinburgh

Fancy company?
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: bairn again on October 31, 2018, 07:18:02 pm
I happen to have the day off on Fri 16th so might ride an arrow dart from Edinburgh

Fancy company?
aye.  I am out in Edinburgh the night before so could be anything from hideously hungover to not there.  I'll PM you nerer the time John.  My rough idea was https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28862766 (sorry just realised ive posted this twice)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: megajoulesexpenditure on November 07, 2018, 04:45:02 pm
Looking forward to Stirling next week.Great hotel,guest speakers and clubruns.

Who will be there? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on November 07, 2018, 07:05:37 pm
Me
HK
Barry Parslow
Little Wheels and Big
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on November 07, 2018, 07:13:52 pm
Looking forward to Stirling next week.Great hotel,guest speakers and clubruns.

Who will be there? :thumbsup:

Not us.  We set off 9 days ago, heading in the wrong direction.  Returned on Friday having failed to find Stirling.
Enjoy yourselves.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: tonyh on November 08, 2018, 06:43:16 am
Not us. 

 :(

Me.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: megajoulesexpenditure on November 08, 2018, 08:10:27 am
We'll miss you Ian :-\

Glad others will be there 8)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Ian H on November 08, 2018, 10:35:29 am
We'll miss you Ian :-\

Glad others will be there 8)

I shall miss seeing some good friends, but the event itself has become a bit meaningless. 
Plus, there's the financial black storm cloud approaching.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: megajoulesexpenditure on November 08, 2018, 04:56:49 pm
 :'(
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Danu on November 08, 2018, 06:38:28 pm
Not that I have been to one yet, but Posties Salisbury weekend seems to have the old reunion spirit
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Arry-R on November 08, 2018, 09:21:19 pm
It certainly has, couldn't agree more.  Roll on February 16th
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Exit Stage Left on November 09, 2018, 06:43:58 am
It might have been nice to show the LEL 2017 to a reunion audience. I was too busy to finish it last year in time.

But that was last year, and I haven't done anything with AUK in 2018, so maybe I'm just Pale, Male and Stale.

We've enjoyed the Dinner/ Reunion over the years, and will be thinking of you all.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Chris S on November 11, 2018, 07:05:51 pm
OK - I'm full of cold, even more miserable than usual, and my brain isn't working properly.

I've had an invite from AUK (I'm a delegate), which I've responded to, I filled in a form, got a confirmation, then later received a schedule.

I understand the reunion is to be held in Stirling. I can't find anywhere where it says exactly where we're going. Does someone have a postcode I can point my satnav at?
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on November 11, 2018, 07:32:33 pm
https://www.stirlingcourthotel.co.uk/location/

FK9 4LA

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Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Chris S on November 11, 2018, 07:34:31 pm
https://www.stirlingcourthotel.co.uk/location/

FK9 4LA

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Thanks!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: hellymedic on November 11, 2018, 07:42:49 pm
Get Well Soon, Chris S!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: LiamFitz on November 14, 2018, 11:20:18 am
https://www.stirlingcourthotel.co.uk/location/

FK9 4LA

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I'm sorry I can't make it - the website looks really nice!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: WCTD on November 14, 2018, 11:30:53 am
Do you need an invite/ticket or can you just turn up for the talks/prize giving without sitting for dinner? I'm keen to see prizes handed out for all the 'winners' (hope there's one for 1st back too)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on November 14, 2018, 11:40:23 am
Do you need an invite/ticket or can you just turn up for the talks/prize giving without sitting for dinner? I'm keen to see prizes handed out for all the 'winners' (hope there's one for 1st back too)

Go to online booking to see what the options are. I can't remember exactly as I'm in for the weekend but they will at least want to know how may chairs to put out!
http://www.aukweb.net/_resources/files/2018_Reunion_Online_Booking.pdf
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: aidan.f on November 14, 2018, 01:34:00 pm
The dinner only is not expensive. If you don't want to eat it all I'm sure someone who has been out cycling all day will be able to help you... :-).
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Redlight on November 14, 2018, 03:03:40 pm
https://www.stirlingcourthotel.co.uk/location/

FK9 4LA

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I'm sorry I can't make it - the website looks really nice!

Thanks. Lots of hard work by Richard Jennings, Caroline Fenton (memsec) and her partner, Dave, to get it finished. Some tweaks and (inevitably) corrections to follow, plus plenty of supporting and archive material to be reviewed and migrated, but it's a start.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: alfapete on November 14, 2018, 07:19:25 pm
I'm sorry I can't make it - the website looks really nice!

Thanks. Lots of hard work by Richard Jennings, Caroline Fenton (memsec) and her partner, Dave, to get it finished. Some tweaks and (inevitably) corrections to follow, plus plenty of supporting and archive material to be reviewed and migrated, but it's a start.

Not necessarily talking about the same website here!  ;D
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Redlight on November 14, 2018, 10:46:02 pm
Think of it as a very subtle promotional strategy.  ;)
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: LiamFitz on November 15, 2018, 08:38:04 am
I'm sorry I can't make it - the website looks really nice!

Thanks. Lots of hard work by Richard Jennings, Caroline Fenton (memsec) and her partner, Dave, to get it finished. Some tweaks and (inevitably) corrections to follow, plus plenty of supporting and archive material to be reviewed and migrated, but it's a start.

Not necessarily talking about the same website here!  ;D


I was talking about the hotel...
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Somnolent on November 15, 2018, 09:58:58 pm
Think of it as a very subtle promotional strategy.  ;)

For?
http://www.audax.uk/ ?
:o
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Manotea on November 16, 2018, 10:21:01 am
On the train somewhere north of Newcastle surrounded by Geordies.

It's like being abroad, pet!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 16, 2018, 03:48:22 pm
On the train somewhere north of Berwick, etc. etc.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Smeth on November 16, 2018, 10:03:38 pm
Nice ride over from Edinburgh. No time for a dart distance though. There's a small conference room doing indoor bike shed duties.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181116/d34ac8e7900e9a3ba7e8c0b116aa6745.jpg)

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Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Rainmaker3 on November 17, 2018, 08:43:23 am
Posted by: Smeth
« on: Yesterday at 10:03:38 pm » Insert Quote
That photo brings back some very happy memories, we used to dine on the friday night before the start of the "Daylight 600" in a restaurant just to the left of the photographer's position in South Queensferry.   The daylight was one of my favourite events.   I hope the reunion is as enjoyable as previous events, is cross toasting still allowed?     
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: mattc on November 17, 2018, 12:19:59 pm
I hope the reunion is as enjoyable as previous events, is cross toasting still allowed?   
Dunno about "allowed", but it was absent from the last two I've been at.

I hear Salisbury in February is the place for That Sort Of Thing!
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: j_a_m_e_s_ on November 19, 2018, 04:52:16 pm
Think of it as a very subtle promotional strategy.  ;)

For?
http://www.audax.uk/ ?
:o


Is this the new link?
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Arry-R on November 23, 2018, 12:19:55 pm
I hope the reunion is as enjoyable as previous events, is cross toasting still allowed?   
Dunno about "allowed", but it was absent from the last two I've been at.

I hear Salisbury in February is the place for That Sort Of Thing!


Yes indeed see you there
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018 - Dart Points
Post by: aidan.f on December 06, 2018, 07:52:54 am
Anyone seen the  dart points on their individual rides list? I posted my card to to the org.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018 - Dart Points
Post by: Lee K on December 06, 2018, 08:11:26 am
Anyone seen the  dart points on their individual rides list? I posted my card to to the org.

Nothing yet, I sent my cards off on 20th. I'm trying not to worry about it.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018 - Dart Points
Post by: iroiromono on December 06, 2018, 10:08:22 am
Anyone seen the  dart points on their individual rides list? I posted my card to to the org.

Nothing yet, I sent my cards off on 20th. I'm trying not to worry about it.

Nothing yet here either. I know Martin is very busy at the moment, so might take a little while more.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: aidan.f on December 06, 2018, 11:34:46 am
Thanks, as long as cards are inna pile together! I guess with a postal finish there will be some  to chase  up before submitting the event for validation.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Lee K on December 10, 2018, 09:33:21 pm
Thanks, as long as cards are inna pile together! I guess with a postal finish there will be some  to chase  up before submitting the event for validation.

My Dinner Dart rides have just appeared in my results.
Title: Re: AUDAX UK REUNION 2018
Post by: Arry-R on December 17, 2018, 02:53:39 pm
Nice ride over from Edinburgh. No time for a dart distance though. There's a small conference room doing indoor bike shed duties.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181116/d34ac8e7900e9a3ba7e8c0b116aa6745.jpg)

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Excellent photo.  We were so lucky with the weather compared to last few days.