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Title: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: GruB on June 27, 2008, 05:45:11 am
17/05/08 Bryan Chapman Memorial 600k
27/06/08 DIY Marlborough Connection ish
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jethro on June 27, 2008, 12:45:48 pm
Started with the Eureka 200 last November, not really thinking about RRTY at the time, but then did the Winter Solstice in December and the Poor Student in Jan, so by this time decided to go for it.  So far so good with 4 rides left (July-Oct).

Wont continue after November though as I simply do not like riding on icy roads.  Came off heavily on the Poor Student 200 but got away without much injury and not going to chance it again.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Maladict on June 27, 2008, 03:02:36 pm
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Andydauddwr on June 30, 2008, 11:04:15 am
1st RRTY: October '06 - September '07  :thumbsup:

2nd RRTY: October '07 - September '08  :thumbsup:
RideDistance (km)Date
Cambrian Connections Perm20006/10/07
Transporter20003/11/07
Monmouthshire Meander20001/12/07
DIY Permanent20003/01/08
Malmesbury Mash20009/02/08
Denmead Winter Randonnée20001/03/08
DIY Permanent20004/04/08
Plains40010/05/08
DIY Permanent20006/06/08
Snowdonia20005/07/08
DIY Permanent20001/08/08
DIY Permanent20027/09/08

3rd RRTY (started consecutively to 2nd in 01/08) and abandoned in 09/08.
3rd RRTY take II, starting October 2008 and abandoned in 12/08.
3rd RRTY take III:
RideDistance (km)Date
Dr Foster's Winter Warmer20024/01/09
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 02, 2008, 02:00:28 pm
April 2005 -> March 2006:  :thumbsup:
April 2006 -> March 2007:  :thumbsup:

04/07: The Dean  :thumbsup:
05/07: Severn Across  :thumbsup:
06/07: South Then North  :thumbsup:
07/07: Kent Corners  :thumbsup:
08/07: Cheddar Gorge
09/07: New Forest On- & Off-Shore  :thumbsup:
10/07: Poor Student perm  :thumbsup:
11/07: Eureka!  :thumbsup:
12/07: Winter Solstice  :thumbsup:
01/08: Willy Warmer DNS

Bugger :'(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Maladict on July 14, 2008, 09:31:02 pm
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eck on July 29, 2008, 09:08:02 pm
November 05 -  October 06  :thumbsup:
March 07 - February 08  :thumbsup:

March: 200 DIY perm, 300 Easter Arrow to York
April: 200 DIY perm, Snow Roads 300
May: 200 DIY perm x 2, Deeside Loop 200, Snow Roads 300, Kingdom Come 400, Gie's a Light 600
June: 200 DIY perm x 3
July: 200 DIY perm, 300 DIY perm, 1,000 DIY perm.
August: 200 DIY perm x 2, Dulsie Dipper 200
Sept: Down to Longtown Nocturne 200, Gie's a Light 600
Oct: 200 DIY perm x 2
SFSG
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Maladict on August 04, 2008, 11:58:05 am
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600
02/08/08Cambridge->York->Cambridge600
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone on August 07, 2008, 01:58:21 pm
Unbroken run starting July 2003.

Latest ride Offa's Dyke 600

September Lejog as a 1400 perm (had to do something different given the absence of the Kiddermister Killer)

October Teethgrinders Norfolk 600

Then back to a nice steady 200 per month
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on August 07, 2008, 03:57:24 pm
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Done.  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on August 27, 2008, 09:56:29 am
And so I begin again...

July 08 - DIY 600
DNS August DIY 200. Back to square one.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone on September 17, 2008, 03:31:55 pm
September Lejog as a 1400 perm (had to do something different given the absence of the Kiddermister Killer)

Now completed and validated. Ridden solo and unsupported (otherwise it wouldn't be an Audax in my opinion).

Started at Lands End 5 Sep 8.30pm with a weather front chasing me and finished at John O'Groats in blue sky on 10 Sep 4.30pm.  Actual route was 1502k (as measured by Garmin).  Did the first section to Hereford PBP style straight through the night and day.  In case you can't remember the weather  - it was wet- reminiscent of PBP 2007.  Second day was Hereford to Kendal.  Third day Kendal to Dunoon (via the Gourock to Dunoon ferry).  Fourth day Dunoon to Inverness.  Finally Inverness to John O'Groats.

The highlights both for weather and the scenery was Kilmarnock northwards .  The other particularly memorable bit was riding over Shap at about 4am looking at a cloudless sky so packed with stars (because of the lack of light pollution) that it seemed like you couldn't slip a fag paper between them.

I used Travelodges where I could because of the convience of being able to arrive and leave pretty much anytime.  However a special mention must go to the Dhailling Lodge at Dunoon who definitely gave me top quality care and attention despite the fact that I was only staying for a few hours.

Looking forward to Teethgrinders Norfolk 600 in October.  I can use that quiet time at night to plan my targets for next year

Tony

PS Before anyone suggests it - I do plan a proper write up for Arrivee.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro on September 18, 2008, 12:51:07 pm
Help! I have just realised I am in danger of missing a September ride and thus would have to start again.

QUESTION - I know a 600k would count in principle but could I count my Spa Trek 600k ride started on 30 August but finished on 1 September as a September ride? Does anyone know how I might find out? I can't find anything on the Audax website or in the Handbook specifically on this.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: frere yacker on September 18, 2008, 01:32:42 pm
Does anyone know how I might find out?

http://www.peakaudax.co.uk (http://www.peakaudax.co.uk)

This is taken from the RRTY FAQ on the above website:

If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro on September 18, 2008, 03:29:16 pm
Does anyone know how I might find out?
http://www.peakaudax.co.uk (http://www.peakaudax.co.uk)
This is taken from the RRTY FAQ on the above website: If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim
Many thanks, Frere Yacker, that looks to be just what I need. I have actually now found a similar passage buried in the Handbook and the implication is that Mike Wigley is the guy I need to speak to.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul D on October 09, 2008, 01:57:49 pm
Finally got round to applying for my RRTY badge and have noticed today I made the list. :thumbsup:

All done in 2007:

MIDHURST, W. Sussex  204       13 Jan
WOODSTOCK, NW of Oxford  205   03 Feb     
DOWN AMPNEY, Cirencester  202  17 Mar     
WAREHAM  207                   01 Apr     
CHEPSTOW  402                  05 May     
KINGS WORTHY, Winchester  200  24 Jun     
BEECH HILL, S. of Reading  306 14 Jul     
TAMWORTH  208                  11 Aug     
DORCHESTER  202                23 Sep     
New Forest 200 Hampshire  200     19 Oct (Perm)
SONNING COMMON, N of Reading  213 03 Nov
Midlands Mesh 200 (with Chris N)            30 Dec (DIY Perm)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on October 13, 2008, 08:13:21 am
Kept it going with:

11/10/08  Mesh 200 from Bradford on Avon (Frome-Fordingbridge-Wimborne-Sherborne)

Edit 27/10/08 : already validated (in fact a day or two ago).  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 09, 2008, 10:52:08 am
Mr Moderator Sir...

Any chance this thread can be made sticky, or pinned, or whatever the magic spell is to make it stay at the head of the list?

I had to go a-hunting for it today. Feel free to delete this post after you have made your decision (either way).

It doesn't really affect the discussion thread as it gets added to more regularly - whereas this thread tends to get modified by its owners which doesn't promote it back to the head of the list.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 09, 2008, 01:06:33 pm
Chris; as I suggested when it started why not copy your old post; edit it to reflect your most recent ride and then delete the old one? that way it stays current as long as people keep riding  :)

Yes, I spotted that one after posting my request. Your idea is a reasonable alternative if the Big Cheese says nay.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on November 09, 2008, 02:23:18 pm
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection200
15/03/08Up The Uts200
05/04/08Elenith300
04/05/08Severn Across400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600
02/08/08Cambridge->York->Cambridge600
29/09/08DIY Permanent200
11/10/08Golden Tints200
08/11/08Upper Thames200

Dec 2008.  Injured.
Jan 2009. Injured.
Feb 2009. Injured.
Mar 2009. Sick.
April 2009. Sick.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on November 09, 2008, 02:26:17 pm
Nov 2005 - Oct 2006   :thumbsup:

July 08             DIY 200
August 08        DIY 200
September 08  DIY 300
October 08       DIY 300
November 08   DIY 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on November 22, 2008, 11:07:00 am
1st RRTY completed Feb 2008.

A ride a month since then inc. Nov - so on course for second to be completed Feb 2009.

And a third series started June 2008 - need the ride on Nov 29th in Norfolk ( DONE)to keep this series going - then 2 a month until Feb ( DEC DONE) - and at least 1 a month until May 2009 to complete a 3rd series.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on November 25, 2008, 03:08:41 pm

11/10/08  Mesh 200 from Bradford on Avon (Frome-Fordingbridge-Wimborne-Sherborne)

21/11/08  Dinner Dart: Westbury - Salisbury - Winchester - Bognor - Guildford.
Lots of good things about that route. Dismal failure to reverse it on Sunday, though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on December 07, 2008, 11:06:29 am
2006  :thumbsup:
2007  :thumbsup:

August 2007 Shattered shouder (cycling)  :o

Jan 2008 Dr Foster's Winter Warmer.
Feb 2008 Malmesbury Mash.
Mar 2008 Witshire White Horses.
Apr 2008 Heart of England.
May 2008 200k DIY Perm.
Jun 2008 Cotswold Epedition.
Jul 2008 Dr. Foster's Summer Saunter (Perm).
Aug 2008 Dr. Foster's Summer Saunter (Cal).
Sep 2008 Feryside Fish Foray.
Oct 2008 Gower Getter.
Nov 2008 Transporter 200.
Dec 2008 Monmouthshire Meander.

Year 3  :thumbsup:

Year 4 starts Jan 2009 Dr Foster's Winter Warmer.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on December 08, 2008, 03:52:52 pm
1st RRTY completed Feb 2008.

A ride or more a month since then- so on course for second to be completed Feb 2009.

And a third series started June 2008 - -DIY to Cambridge tomorrow ( DONE)  for first Dec 200 and all being well another 200 on Sat with Annie, JT etc. - which will keep the double going. 

So then 2 a month in Jan and Feb to keep both going- and then at least 1 a month until May 2009 to complete the 3rd series.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: duncan 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc 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?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: duncan 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea 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
---
Dec South Bucks Winter Warmer
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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.....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley 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

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι 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:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig 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 (http://www.bv.com.au/great-rides/20005/) 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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!

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig 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"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro 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 ........................
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro 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!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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)

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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.


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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.



[/quote]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz 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?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hot Flatus 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Swarm_Catcher 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?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig 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?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Datameister 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bigsybaby 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AJB 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]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley 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
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hot Flatus 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp 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?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul D 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 24, 2009, 09:04:59 am

I'm really going to give it up.... next year....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries 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.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hot Flatus on August 24, 2009, 01:29:13 pm
BTDT

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

 :D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley 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. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S 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: ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on August 24, 2009, 07:44:25 pm
We've gone half way three-quarter eleventh twelfths of the way toward our first TRTY (Tandonneer Round the Year)

2009
Feb - Kennett Valley Run
Mar - Invicta 200
Apr - Invicta 300
May - Invicta 400
Jun - Invicta 600
Jul - Ring of Harts
Aug - West bay & back
Sep - Alan Furley's Up the Downs
Oct - Anfractuous
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - South Bucks Winter WarmerNew!

Planning
Jan - The Poor Student

Proper job.

[updated 13-Dec]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Swarm_Catcher on August 31, 2009, 09:09:24 am
Nope, its not going to happen.  Had one day in August to the Marlborough Connection 200 PERM, but a week's work in the US at short notice and my dog needing treatment means I don't have the 'bandwidth'. 

Poppy (http://poppy-dog.blogspot.com/2009/08/why-i-dont-like-great-danes.html)

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
September: Ruislip?
October: Cider with Rosie?
November: Sonning Common?
December: A Taste of the Test?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris on September 01, 2009, 10:51:32 am
I think you will find that the Willy Warmer was on 31 Jan (I did it to just scrape in a January ride) meaning 2 in Jan and none in Feb!  Best to realise now than in December

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 02, 2009, 07:11:57 am
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"

I'm out this year with three months to go, due to life intruding.  With 50 hilly kilometres to go during the 29th August 300 (couldn't do the planned early August 200), I realised I had less than 1.5 hours to get to the finish if I wanted to get to an evening date in time (had over 6 hours till the event closed).  This realisation was shortly followed by some swearing and paying $50 to a bloke to drive me to the finish.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NHRC Chris on September 07, 2009, 10:10:26 am
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 08, 2009, 02:06:53 pm

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on September 08, 2009, 03:35:47 pm

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.

Six 200s to go and I will be on 10 (i.e., I have 3 on the go at the moment all nearing completion (2 in Oct, 1 in Dec). And I have no 11 on start as from Jun 09, if I can complete 4 rides in Sep, 4 in Oct, 2 in Nov and Dec....;  no, you might just want to sneak in 1 a month!  Once you are on a roll...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on September 08, 2009, 05:12:16 pm
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.

I very deliberately skipped number 13 when I had the chance (it was January, which helped) .

Since then I have fairly effortlessly kept the habit at bay. It must be harder at this time of year - be strong!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on September 25, 2009, 05:22:55 pm
Woohoo! RRTY in the bin! Pressure off.

Can't do my September ride this weekend as I'm busy and the previous attempt was blown away by being shattered. No chance of taking a day off next week.

4 points away from 50 for the year and just October to go. One will be a weekend DIY (17th/18th) and the other will be a midweek blat. Might try and go somewhere new rather than the usual plod up to Cambridge and back.

I may be 6 points away if Andy didn't receive my emailed entry for my August DIY 200 (including the Luton & Herts 150). Shouldn't have left it until the last minute...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on October 05, 2009, 03:12:40 am
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.

I very deliberately skipped number 13 when I had the chance (it was January, which helped) .

I packed on my 14th at the end of August and have done no cycling since. (I do have 3 RRTYs to my name already though)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on October 05, 2009, 02:01:51 pm
The fact that my front light failed 10k before the end of my Cider with Rosie 200 pre-Ride yesterday was not an incentive to phone home (closer at 4 miles) for a lift.  Full moon and lots of light at my rear saw me reach Andoversford to complete RRTY No 8.  The fact that I also chalked up 103 points on Trike (for the Trike record) was an added incentive!!  That was my 10th consecutive ride over this route, as it almost doubles as my Thames and Avon 200 Perm and I plan to complete a RRTY doing this route, though I might revert to solo for Nov & Dec, with a thought to reverse it to feel the pain of climbing Bowden Hill from Lacock.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Datameister on October 13, 2009, 09:38:42 am
It's there! RTTY number 1 is done, and following the advice of Drone of this forum I shall not be immediately embarking on number 2. FWIW:

November 08 - Eureka
December 08 - Tinsel & Lanes
January 09 - Poor Student and Mere 200
February 09 - Newport 200
March 09 - Cheltenham Flyer
April 09 - Dr Fosters Spring Clean
May 09 - Everybody Rides to Skeggy (first ride over 200)
June 09 - Cambrian (Weatherpocalypse) 600
July 09 - Two Battles Permanent and LEL
August 09 - 200km Mesh Ride
September 09 - 200km Mesh Ride and Beyond Shropshire
October 09 - Cider with Rosie (plus 25km detour)

Now all I have to do is 2 more 200's before the end of the month for 50 points, and then I can rest.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone on October 13, 2009, 12:20:56 pm
Now you've built up that fitness you don't want to lose it do you?  :demon:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Datameister on October 13, 2009, 02:06:50 pm
AAAAAAaaargh!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on October 25, 2009, 01:05:30 am
September 09 - 200km Mesh Ride and Beyond Shropshire
October 09 - Cider with Rosie (plus 25km detour)

Now all I have to do is 2 more 200's before the end of the month for 50 points, and then I can rest.


...

Glad to oblige with CwR and the extra VFM distance. But does that mean you missed the Slad Valley and the purpose of the route passing The Woolpack Inn? On my pre-Ride I popped into The Woolpack to celebrate taking the Trike record and completing RRTY No 8.  Two weeks later I completed one of my Perms to notch up RRTY No 9 and have just done a 3rd Oct ride to keep my RRTY No 10 alive; it just needs Nov and Dec to complete No 10....phew!

This is where the hard work sets in to maintain the 'Winter Momentum'.  Might finish this note before the double hour and GMT takes over from BST!

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on November 05, 2009, 02:09:33 pm
I've joined the party.

2009

November      Transporter 200 / DIY200 200 
December      Monmouthshire Meander 200 / DIY200 200
January      DIY200 200 / Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200
Febuary      Malmesbury Mash 200 / DIY200 200
March      Making Hay 200 / DIY300 300
April         Dorset Coast 200 / Heart of England 300
May         Brevet Cymru 400 / Brian Chapman (the flat one) 600
June         DIY300 300 / Marches and Mersey Roads 600
July         Torplex 200 / LEL 1400
August      DIY400 400 / DIY300 300
September   Ferryside Fish Foray 200 / DIY600 600
October      Gower Getter 200 / DIY200 200

 next ones start saturday  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on November 05, 2009, 08:02:47 pm
I've just completed my 35th consecutive month. It gets harder and harder, especially the 4 'winter' months. I shall have to make myself do December's for the 3rd year but my idea of going for the 5 has - well - GONE!

Wish I hadn't seen the special badge  :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 05, 2009, 08:14:33 pm
Saturday will be my 35th  ::-).

Sadly - not birthday.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on November 06, 2009, 01:42:56 am
Saturday will be my 35th  ::-).

Sadly - not birthday.

it'll be my 45th (also sadly not bithday)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on November 06, 2009, 05:21:49 am
Saturday is supposed to be my 57th but it may not happen.

Another year to overtake my birthday, but that might easily not happen.

Congrats Toby on the double, and 100 points, and making it look easy!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on November 06, 2009, 06:24:44 am

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.

Give up at 60  my 61st was when the car took me out  :'(.  Back doing some cyclng, but Dr says that I need to do more  :-\ and SWMBO agrees as I need to lose weight and get fitter,  RRTY's again  :-\ .

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on November 06, 2009, 07:18:13 am
Back doing some cycling

Good news Geoff, and you've probably beaten the "obsession" side of it now!

Dr says that I need to do more

...but is the Dr aware of Audaxing....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on November 06, 2009, 08:46:44 am
RRTY riders often proclaim that the winter months are the worst.  On Wednesday I suffered this first hand when riding The Clwydian Horseshoe Permanent.  Despite it being a great route, by the time I had reached Prestatyn, the weather had turned to heavy rain.  The train suddenly became an easy option back to Shrewsbury.  I suppose I should have gritted my teeth and braved it.

August.   Cambrian Series 2A & Four Lakes. 200km.
Sept. Kidderminster Killer. 200km.
October. Cider with Rosie. 200km.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on November 06, 2009, 11:36:56 am
Saturday is supposed to be my 57th but it may not happen.

Another year to overtake my birthday, but that might easily not happen.

Congrats Toby on the double, and 100 points, and making it look easy!

are there any Audax style points for that?

(p.s it wasn't and I've got a long way to go to catch 57!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on November 06, 2009, 02:29:25 pm
Well - you guys are making me feel a right wimp! But I still think, once December's is done, I'll stop at 3 years. Another 24 is rather daunting. Perhaps if I wasn't riding the perms / DIYs alone  :'( ?

Good luck to all of you riding tomorrow - I DO hope you don't get the strong headwind which made it so hard yesterday.  Just sun, stars and a 'fullish' moon.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on November 06, 2009, 02:31:51 pm
Dr says that I need to do more

...but is the Dr aware of Audaxing....
[/quote]

Yes he does the odd one or two.  any more and he feels that it could get a bit obsevive sp  I am certainly feeling that I want to be back doing 200's  like the Upper Thames tomorrow  :'( (not fit enough),  but will do it next year.  :thumbsup:


Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Gog yn y De on November 07, 2009, 09:25:51 pm
It's done - RRTY #1 all on a Rohloff :thumbsup: Not sure what to do next. Do another back to back? After next week I'll have 5 AAARTY in the bag so might try and do them both at the same time.

1.  08 December  - 200km Monmouth Meander (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1507876) 
2.  09 January   - 200km Dr Fosters Winter Warmer (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1911840) 
3.  09 February  - 200km Malmesbury Mash (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2122444) 
4.  09 March     - 200km Carmarthenshire Snapper (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2852413) 
5.  09 April     - 200km Carmarthen Bay 200 - Estuary Welsh (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/3923004) 
6.  09 May       - 200km Four Rivers (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6348753) 
7.  09 June      - 200km Wye Bother (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/7138913) 
8.  09 July      - 200km Clwydian Horseshoe (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/8045330) 
9.  09 August    - 200km Three Counties - Four Leaf Clover (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10886302) 
10. 09 September - 200km Kidderminster Killer (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13269549) 
11. 09 October   - 220km Hafren (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/16566601) 
12. 09 November  - 200km Transporter (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18238743)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: cyclone on November 07, 2009, 10:25:46 pm
 :thumbsup:Well done! Suffice it to say I didnt make it to the line: The wife has been ill all week, felt ropey myself yesterday and set off late this am - would have started about 7.30 - not keen on a totally solo run so mission aborted. I think I may have gained a few points for next year though..
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bez on November 08, 2009, 10:44:14 am
First RRTY complete. Includes some quite well known rides and a AAA SR.

Dec 08      South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 09      Poor Student 200
Feb 09      Kennett Valley Run 200   
Mar 09      End of Hibernation 200
Apr 09      Elenith 300
May 09      Bryan Chapman Memorial (2004) 600
Jun 09      Irish Mail 400
Jul 09      LEL 1400
Aug 09      Man of Kent (Perm) 200
Sep 09      Wrekin to Sea (Perm) 300
Oct 09      Mr. Pickwick's Autumnal Outing 200
Nov 09      Upper Thames 200

I've been running two in parallel since March so subject to weather related stuff and fitness hope to complete my 2nd RRTY next February.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on November 12, 2009, 11:36:40 am

I've just added up the total distance I've ridden in Randonnes since I joined AUK 18 years ago and it comes to more than 42,000km.  Taking the length of the Equator as 40,075,  I reckon that makes me a Randonneur Round the World.  But I'm not going to run that scheme!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 12, 2009, 12:51:08 pm
BC Randonneurs have both a 40,000km award and a 100,000km award. Awards and Distinctions (http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/awards/awards.html)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on December 03, 2009, 10:15:05 pm
Just completed no. 36  :) Brrr it was a cold (and slow) one. Feet soaking wet through flood water early this morning; then they froze in the headwind from Odstock to Shaftesbury. Thought I'd turn out of it but it still seemed to be headwind all the way to Dorchester!! The moon was nice though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 03, 2009, 10:17:38 pm
Just completed no. 36  :) Brrr it was a cold (and slow) one. Feet soaking wet through flood water early this morning; then they froze in the headwind from Odstock to Shaftesbury. Thought I'd turn out of it but it still seemed to be headwind all the way to Dorchester!! The moon was nice though  :thumbsup:

Nice Work!  :thumbsup:

Looking at various weather charts, I'm really not looking forward to this weekend. This is what makes RRTY what it is. Totally nuts. A Proper test of Metal.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 04, 2009, 01:16:04 am
Lady Vet said "Wish I hadn't seen the special badge "

Strong rumour that Mike W is dreaming up a new 10yr badge, which might go by the name Ultra (URRTY) to match the 10year SR folk.

Bring it on.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on December 04, 2009, 06:27:10 am
Strong rumour that Mike W is dreaming up a new 10yr badge, which might go by the name Ultra (URRTY) to match the 10year SR folk.

And there I was thinking that I had done my bit.  but it seems that I may have a bit more to do.   :-\

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 04, 2009, 08:06:25 am
Looking at various weather charts, I'm really not looking forward to this weekend. This is what makes RRTY what it is. Totally nuts. A Proper test of Metal.

A Proper Test of Mental, shurely?

I'm one ride away from a 5yrs. Non-consecutive tho, and theres an overlapping double in there somewhere. Best not tell Mrs Manotea but at one point I was 7 months into a quad. I'm feeling a lot better now, thanks.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on December 04, 2009, 03:29:21 pm
My name is Phil and I had a RRTY problem.  I was "hooked" for 62 consecutive months (12 of those on a double binge), but since my accident and enforced cold turkey in March I have managed to control my addiction.  I have had a few lapses (in May, August and twice in September) but it does seem to be under control now......

My worry is that the Poor Student in January might kick it all off again.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on December 04, 2009, 03:36:21 pm
A Proper test of Metal.

Water and road salt are notoriously bad for aluminium and steel frames, and water/grit isn't good for chains either. (Or did you mean mettle? ;) )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 04, 2009, 03:49:46 pm
A Proper test of Metal.

Water and road salt are notoriously bad for aluminium and steel frames, and water/grit isn't good for chains either. (Or did you mean mettle? ;) )

You'll never know.

But can probably guess...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 06, 2009, 12:46:08 pm
Black Sheep wrote on another Thread:
"Will have to do a permlater in the month to keep year 4 of the RTTY going for me - and year 5 for SWMBO."

Gee, that's a 'nice' way to describe the Worker B.

I took to the road on Friday for a damp Gospel Pass 200; thought I might meet some (white) sheep up there but somehow none above Capel y Ffin.

Still, home with only minutes to spare and the satisfaction that RRTY No 10 was in the bag!!!  A few days recovery before doing my Thames & Avon 200 to keep No 11 alive.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on December 06, 2009, 06:06:14 pm
Very, very well done Steve  :thumbsup: I STILL ache from last Thursday's ride but (only just) got home in time on a (hilly) 100k in 5 hour event today. Think I prefer distance to speed  :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 07, 2009, 08:13:25 am

Congratulations Steve! And Margaret too.

(I missed another reasonable-weather chance of a December 200 yesterday.... )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on December 07, 2009, 10:16:41 am
... but it was nice yesterday. The water in my socks was lovely and warm - for 12+ hours!  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on December 07, 2009, 10:31:41 am
This is my first attempt at RRTY and as a consequence, riding randonees into the winter.  

I rode the Tinsel and Lanes on Saturday for the December record and felt absolutely stuffed.   200km randonees are a doddle in the summer compared with winter.  

...or is it just me?

Can't wait for the spring.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on December 07, 2009, 10:41:28 am
Weather looks OK for tomorrow - so a DIY 200 going south first, home via Chris S at Necton for tea and cake.

Second Dec one is made up of an add on 100 to the Norfolk Nips on Sat.

Fingers crossed that does 2 for Dec - and if anything goes wrong there is still plenty of time left
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 07, 2009, 11:40:38 am
This is my first attempt at RRTY and as a consequence, riding randonees into the winter. 

   200km randonees are a doddle in the summer compared with winter. 

...or is it just me?

Can't wait for the spring.

No Philip, it is a combination of all the aspects of cycling that we seem to forget when the warm sun shines.  Just look at your bike and then what you wear and take in the winter.

Your bike might have heavier tyres and mudguards. You carry lights (2 sets?).  Then there is the clothing: wet/warm clothing and winter gloves, not to mention spare clothing/gloves 'cos you are out longer is variable temperatures.  Even in summer we just need a light rain jacket but when the water is cold, we need to keep it out.  Then you need more food - nothing worse than the Bonk in winter; somehow, do not need so much fluid!


Depending on the terrain, wet and muddy lanes slow you, you can add at least an hour to a comparable summer time.  Throw in that inevitable P******e and it can seem like your world is falling apart (I know I had that feeling when I used 2 tubes just before climbing the Gospel Pass last Friday.  It was the soup and pub fire in Hay-on-Wye that restored my faith in the task.

Winter rides should make more use of decent roads; try to avoid too many narrow muddy lanes, which adorn some excellent summer rides.  You will certainly enter the Spring rides with a different outlook.

BTW: Your Old Clee Flyer Perm card is in the post.  A great ride on a cold dry winter's day.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on December 08, 2009, 11:57:42 am
Nope, not just you!

Steve P is quite right about skoggy (TM Martin) lanes being slower. Mud and wet leaves everywhere and puddles concealing potholes of whose knows what depth, which keeps the speed down. In spite of overshoes, water finds it's way in through the vents in the soles of my shoes. Try weighing your shoes after a wet ride! Add to this longs and rain trousers and the required effort goes up considerably. It might make an interesting Power Meter article in the comic.
I'm not sure about liquid intake though. I certainly don't feel like drinking as much and pee stops are more regular than in the summer but the inside of my 'breathable' (ha!) waterproofs suggest I am sweating just as much if not more so high intake is necessary for me or I will suffer that non alcoholic hangover feeling next day.

Anyway, that's my RRTY for December which is good as I won't be riding any potentially icy trips, just a little light training methinks  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on December 08, 2009, 12:45:41 pm
I've got an article somewhere (from Peak Performance?) which states the extra bulk of winter clothing as having significant drag! Can't remember the figures, but these things do all add up.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on December 13, 2009, 07:09:53 pm
2006      :thumbsup:
2007      :thumbsup:
2008      :thumbsup:

8/3/09 Uppertea 200
10/4/09 Fenland DIY 200
2/5/09 Severn Across 400
6/6/09 Heart of the Shires 200
4/7/09 Kent Corners 200
14/8/09 Dash Dover's Dave 200 perm (in reverse)
6/9/09 New Forest On and Offshore 200
4/10/09 WoW 200
7/11/09 Upper Thames 200
13/12/09 Mince Pies and Stollen 100 + ECE 100

27/12/09  :( wheels fell off; to be restarted 7.10
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 19, 2009, 09:49:23 am
It's a terrible thing this RRTY.  I've got a number of riders desperate to ride tomorrow's Winter Solstice 200, just to get a december ride completed, and it really isn't going to be a good cycling day.  My riders can instead do the Holt Perm but I don't think it's due to get much warmer until the New Year.

Fortunately (you will be pleased to know) I got my own December BR in the bag a fortnight ago, so only Jan and Feb to go now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2009, 10:14:48 am
It's a terrible thing this RRTY.  I've got a number of riders desperate to ride tomorrow's Winter Solstice 200, just to get a december ride completed, and it really isn't going to be a good cycling day.  My riders can instead do the Holt Perm but I don't think it's due to get much warmer until the New Year.

Fortunately (you will be pleased to know) I got my own December BR in the bag a fortnight ago, so only Jan and Feb to go now.

Wow - I'd be really really nervous now if I hadn't got a 200 in the bag for December. Cycling 200km is pretty much impossible round here now - with 20cm of lying snow, even the (supposedly gritted) B-roads are restricted to two slushy tyre grooves in each direction. The back roads have deep snow, with two grooves of compacted snow, polished nicely by tyres.

I wouldn't want to bet a collar bone on getting a 200 in before the end of the month...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on December 19, 2009, 10:40:21 am
I didn't ride a planned 200 today due to the conditions, which sound similar to those described by Chris S.  Realised on Thursday it was unlikely to happen and yesterday lunchtime that it wouldn't.  Better to admit defeat than to wind up nursing an injury.

The lesson for RRTY'rs is to do an early December 200 if possible (likewise January) to give you more flexibility.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 19, 2009, 01:01:54 pm
Having been away for the first couple of weeks of December its just occurred to me that I have 12 days left. Its going to be a cold one...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on December 19, 2009, 02:51:58 pm
I feel quite smug that I bagged my December randos in the first half of this week.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on December 19, 2009, 03:21:35 pm
Collar bone, hip, pelvis, brain.  All worth more than RRTY.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on December 19, 2009, 03:40:22 pm
Collar bone, hip, pelvis, brain.  All worth more than RRTY.


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ian gaggiaport on December 19, 2009, 08:58:44 pm
It been a hard 1st year in audax, with  a number of failed attempts at an SR but i've done a RRTY :thumbsup::
January: Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200
February: Malmsbury Mash 200
March: Making Hay 200
April: Carmarthen Bay/Estuary Welsh 200
May: Getting Gowered DIY 200
June: Brecon 200 DIY 200
July: Teifi Traveller 400
August: Dr.Foster's Summer Saunter 200 & Up the Estuary DIY 200
September: Ferryside Fish Foray 200
October: Gower Getter 200
November: Transporter 200
December: Brecon 200 DIY 200

SR is next goal
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 19, 2009, 09:04:06 pm
It been a hard 1st year in audax, with  a number of failed attempts at an SR but i've done a RRTY :thumbsup::

Well done!  You've just time to let me have your brevet validation number when you get your brevet card back and I'll include you in the RRTY roll of honour in the next Handbook

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 20, 2009, 08:37:42 am
Collar bone, hip, pelvis, brain.  All worth more than RRTY.



Winter Solstice running today with snow covered roads, and fresh snow currently falling.  I tried to persuade everyone not to ride by offering to run it again in January,  or the offer of a free Perm ride, but the call of the RRTY was too powerful for some.  A couple of riders had made come up by train and booked accommodation for the weekend, but they could have gone shopping or seen a film, or got drunk, or anything

Entries:  58 
DNS: 53 (4 others turned up and decided not to ride)
DNF: ?

The shorter ride (I'm dreaming of a Whitegate Christmas 120) has nothing at stake other than the aforementioned catalogue of breakages

Entries:  41
DNS: 41

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikek on December 20, 2009, 08:50:42 am
Collar bone, hip, pelvis, brain.  All worth more than RRTY.



Winter Solstice running today with snow covered roads, and fresh snow currently falling.  I tried to persuade everyone not to ride by offering to run it again in January,  or the offer of a free Perm ride, but the call of the RRTY was too powerful for some.  A couple of riders had made come up by train and booked accommodation for the weekend, but they could have gone shopping or seen a film, or got drunk, or anything

Entries:  58 
DNS: 53 (4 others turned up and decided not to ride)
DNF: ?

I'm quite relieved that I made the sensible and correct decision then. I had planned to leave Stourbridge to cycle there overnight on an ECE400. It was snowing hard at 2130 last night and it was an easy decision to just cycle the 17 miles home. In hindsight I should not have even done that and should have taken the trains. It was a relief to make it back through the door in one piece.

Bang goes my SRRTY campaign on month 4. TBH I am mightily relieved not to have to bother now.

Good luck to the hardy few who started. I really hope they make it around safely.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on December 20, 2009, 09:04:59 am
aaaarrrrrgggghhhh.

Family commitments followed by flu put my rides for December at the end of the month, I've just abandoned (can you do that if you don't even start?) my 200 from Sidmouth to Cardiff, it was treacherous enough going out for a road reccy on foot.

So my 1 x RTYR now rests entirely on thursdays 200 and the 2x would mean fitting something in between boxing day and new years . . .  >:(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul D on December 20, 2009, 10:22:42 am
aaaarrrrrgggghhhh......the 2x would mean fitting something in between boxing day and new years . . .  >:(

I finished my 2007 RRTY with a last gasp DIY 200 on 30th Dec being paced round by Chris N on a crap day feeling rubbish. Good luck! With the current forecast I would plan on back to back 200s 30th and 31st.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 20, 2009, 11:02:48 am
I wish I was out today for a 200km main road bash. Blue skies. No wind. Only mildy brass monkeys. Good as it gets really.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 20, 2009, 12:18:12 pm


 I had planned to leave Stourbridge.  Bang goes my SRRTY campaign on month 4.
Good luck to the hardy few who started. I really hope they make it around safely.

[/quote]

Managed to keep RRTY No 11 alive yesterday with my 12th running (mini-RRTY) of my Thames & Avon 200 Perm.  -5deg to start but it did warm up to 0deg and the roads were dry black top, though I used Trike and the odd main road diversion just in case.  So I can now relax till a warm patch in Jan.

I have a Perm over Clee Hill which passes through Stourport and Bewdley, so that could be useful as a Dec RRTY.  Mainly good roads, so not bad for (non-icy) winter's day; check out a routesheet.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: RichardW on December 20, 2009, 01:14:06 pm
Hi Steve

I had hoped to do your Old Clee Hill Flyer today for my December RRTY. Early this morning the lanes here were full of frozen snow so I decided against it. I particulary like this ride and have used it as a winter perm for the last couple of years. Previously I've gone anticlockwise but will go the other way round if I can find an available day with good weather before the end of the year!

Richard
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on December 20, 2009, 08:02:16 pm
I had planned to leave Stourbridge to cycle there overnight on an ECE400

bad luck that makes the first non- ECE; I'll not wait for your card before sending off a job lot inc last weekend's Mince Pies (which Peter Mennicke just finished on time as a 300) to JW
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Tigers Taxi on December 20, 2009, 08:17:29 pm

Winter Solstice running today with snow covered roads, and fresh snow currently falling.  I tried to persuade everyone not to ride by offering to run it again in January,  or the offer of a free Perm ride, but the call of the RRTY was too powerful for some.  A couple of riders had made come up by train and booked accommodation for the weekend, but they could have gone shopping or seen a film, or got drunk, or anything

Entries:  58 
DNS: 53 (4 others turned up and decided not to ride)
DNF: ?

The shorter ride (I'm dreaming of a Whitegate Christmas 120) has nothing at stake other than the aforementioned catalogue of breakages

Entries:  41
DNS: 41



I walked quite alot of the last 3 miles due to the compressed  nature of the slush. A car with a horrible smelling clutch on the last climb before Bredbury, to give you a clue. still managed to finish by 18:15. Also saw Daniel Webb  @ Ravens at Prees Heath on a DIY 200.

Andy S
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on December 20, 2009, 08:38:02 pm
by the time we all met up in the raven, it was actually rather nice outside.

It was worth the 35km of sleet and slush I had to plough through to get through Manchester.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Datameister on December 20, 2009, 09:36:02 pm

I walked quite alot of the last 3 miles due to the compressed  nature of the slush. A car with a horrible smelling clutch on the last climb before Bredbury, to give you a clue. still managed to finish by 18:15. Also saw Daniel Webb  @ Ravens at Prees Heath on a DIY 200.

Andy S

Yourself and Mr Webb both need (a lot) of therapy. Hopefully not of the orthopaedic type after today's weather.

For the first time ever, common sense prevailed, and I stayed in bed. Well done both (even if you are a bit bonkers)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcus on December 20, 2009, 09:43:25 pm
I was one of the foolhardy 4 who rode the Winter Solstice today. Really not too bad apart from the last 30 km back to Stockport. I could really have done without hitting a pothole, falling off and discovering I had a puncture.

I made it back just after 19.00 together with Tim (don't know surname). Like Andy we had to walk some of the last few km.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: unik on December 21, 2009, 07:36:36 pm
Despite sliding down a hill on my arse with one leg still attached to the bike, the Winter Solstice was a great ride.
Andy lead me along the main roads for the first half, avoiding the worst of the slush, although I did suffer a little bit of dehydration because my water bottle had frozen.

At Nantwich, hepped up on brown sauce from the Raven, I decided to try and redeem my status as a terrible wheel sucker only to speed off in the wrong direction. Luckily my gps managed to latch me onto another back wheel as I met up with Marcus shortly before Middlewich.

It was great to meet Danial at the Raven, and thanks to Andy and Marcus for guiding me safely through the slush!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on December 21, 2009, 10:30:27 pm
I'd forgotten about the brown sauce calamity!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 22, 2009, 12:43:39 pm
Despite sliding down a hill on my arse with one leg still attached to the bike, the Winter Solstice was a great ride.

That sounds horribly familiar.  Descending Noah's Ark Lane on the 2007 edition I knew I was going to fall off, so unclipped my right foot and crept along at 0.01 mph.

And went down on my left side, still strapped into a burning bike.  0.1 seconds later Garry Broad did the same, narrowly avoiding inserting one of his pedals into my ear ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Wolfie on December 22, 2009, 06:11:20 pm
That sounds horribly familiar.  Descending Noah's Ark Lane on the 2007 edition I knew I was going to fall off, so unclipped my right foot and crept along at 0.01 mph.

Mr Larrington, I went one better, I crept along at 0.001mph but still fell and ended the day at Warrington General with a broken wrist :'(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 22, 2009, 08:23:33 pm
Mr Larrington, I went one better, I crept along at 0.001mph but still fell and ended the day at Warrington General with a broken wrist :'(

.. and I think I've not seen you since, except at Alston of course doing an excellent job on LEL.  I did cite your experience in my pre-Winter Solstice communications, trying to persuade my entrants not to ride
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 23, 2009, 09:42:20 am
If you think you qualify for addition to the RRTY roll of honour in the AUK Handbook, please get in touch with me.  You need to have ridden a Brevet de Randonnee in each of any 12 consecutive months.  If you are listed at http://tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRtY (http://tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRtY) you will be in the Handbook

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ian gaggiaport on December 23, 2009, 08:27:09 pm
As soon as I get my December
Brecon 200 card from danial I'll email the details to you mike, ian
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 29, 2009, 12:56:28 pm
Just two days of December, and its raining...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on December 29, 2009, 05:40:39 pm
Just two days of December, and its raining...

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.

Anyone who gets their RRTY based on a ride in the latter half of December gets a  :thumbsup: from Teddy Roosevelt.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 29, 2009, 07:59:36 pm
Just two days of December, and its raining...

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.

Anyone who gets their RRTY based on a ride in the latter half of December gets a  :thumbsup: from Teddy Roosevelt.

... but an orange badge isn't worth doing yourself some serious damage
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 29, 2009, 08:09:33 pm
Just two days of December, and its raining...

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.

Anyone who gets their RRTY based on a ride in the latter half of December gets a  :thumbsup: from Teddy Roosevelt.

... but an orange badge isn't worth doing yourself some serious damage

That is why I managed to sneak 2 rides in the earlier part of the month.  It really is a matter of watching the weather and taking it on.

On the subject of which, we had a horrendously dismal (15cm of snow) forecast for today down in the Cotswolds; enough to keep anyone indoors.  But Ann Marshall and I committed to my new Stroud 5 Valleys 50km (1AAA) and managed a wet (+1-2deg ride) with a touch of sleet and wet snow in the last 1/2hr.  That keeps Ann on her AAARRTY and my first step on a new ladder. A superb little (4hr) ride for these short winter days.

It will be great to see the evenings drawing out......

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 30, 2009, 05:04:39 pm
Could be this is going to be a tough winter for RRTY. The current forecast suggests cold or very cold weather (Sleet, Snow, hard frosts, freezing fog - usual mix) for the bulk of the country right through to mid January.

I'm just going to have to MTFU and get out there for a head down, A/B road blast to get the job done.

This is what RRTY is about. Well... this and trying to keep it, and a marriage going simultaneously ;).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 01, 2010, 04:58:14 pm
The flatlanders are barking mad - a 200 tomorrow -Sat 2nd - apparently starting with a few hundreds yards walking as the lane at Chris's house is lethal.
Ah well - if Fboab and Chris can do it - it would get one of my Jan two done nice and early - so I shall  tag along as well.
Fingers crossed -
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on January 01, 2010, 06:11:56 pm
Good luck with that!  I am still in the frozen North, and shan't be returning to the Flatlands until Sunday.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 02, 2010, 11:04:46 pm
Good luck with that!  I am still in the frozen North, and shan't be returning to the Flatlands until Sunday.


It all got a bit daft in the end!

First half was brilliant - pale blue winter sky, sunshine, tailwinds and only a couple of icy patches to contend with. Warmer than expected too - around 0c probably. Just about managed to get to Wally's cafe in Acton in time for bacon sarnies, though eaten alfresco in the car park as Wally had to close up to catch his bus.

Things started to get complicated soon after that. Our planned route was icy-dicey and we had to turn back and take the A/B road alternative. There was nothing pleasant about cycling along the A1075 into Ipswich.
Fboab (already winning on the puncture count) needed to stop and thaw out her feet. Both Fidgetbuzz and Fboab had had problems with icy cleats and clipping in.
Then it started to snow. Then hail. Then rain. But as we left Debenham for Eye, the weather closed in good-and-proper (as it got dark) and by the time we reached Eye, the roads were starting to get slushy.
The section from Diss to Watton was just nuts. Heavy snow, another Fboab pothole induced puncture (it was tough to see the numerous potholes under the snow) and I was starting to get concerned that things were getting out of hand. Then Fboab had her first off on the snow. No physical harm done, but she was clearly shaken. On this section, there were also two cars in ditches who had failed to make it round bends in the road. Not good!

By this time both Fidgetbuzz and Fboab were riding Single Speed bikes as their cassettes were encased in ice and slush. I was already riding fixed, so didn't notice a thing  :thumbsup:.

We paused briefly in Attleborough. Mrs S was on standby should we need a pickup. The road out of Attleborough was very tricky - Fboab was on the deck again as Fidgetbuzz (now slowing himself as he was unable to clip in at all due to iced up cleats) and I rounded the bend to the A11 traffic lights. Again, no visible physical damage, but it was obvious the roads were becoming unridable.

The road through Great Ellingham, supposedly a gritted B road, clearly hadn't been gritted. The slush was compacted and deep. Our front tyres were digging in, causing us to skid all over the place. Fboab fell off again (this time with some cuts and grazes) and not surprisingly threw her toys out of the pram and decided not to go on. Who could blame her - it was properly stupid to be riding in those conditions.
We left Fboab with a delightful couple at a farmhouse. I called the cavalry (Mrs S) to come and collect her, and Fidgetbuzz and I pressed on.

We finally made it to the A1075 Watton road, and that was much cleaner. I was concerned that we might become the snowball centre of attention for a VAST crowd of teenagers by the traffic lights in Watton, but we got away with it.
The final 10km were slow, slushy and/or icy, and we were certainly glad to be back at S-Towers. Bloody slow audax though - 12:25!

Tomorrow I will be mostly staying indoors.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on January 02, 2010, 11:26:44 pm
Poor fboab! You lot are nuts.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 02, 2010, 11:28:33 pm
Poor fboab! You lot are nuts.

I can but agree...  ::-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on January 03, 2010, 12:08:04 am
Poor fboab! You lot are nuts.

Thank you.

You know that scene at the end of Indiana Jones when he and the bimbo his charming lady friend are on the boat, and he points at all his sore bits for her to kiss 'em better?

That's what I need right now.

(Also, the weather forecast is crap, when am I going to get my 200 in this month??)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: rogerzilla on January 03, 2010, 09:10:08 am
I'm going to clean the chain on the touring bike (the only bike with a rear QR) and recommission the turbo trainer today  :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 04, 2010, 11:45:04 am
I'm going to clean the chain on the touring bike (the only bike with a rear QR) and recommission the turbo trainer today  :(

I'm not sure you can claim for a 200 ridden on a turbo, can you?  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 04, 2010, 11:45:47 am
I'm going to clean the chain on the touring bike (the only bike with a rear QR) and recommission the turbo trainer today  :(

I'm not sure you can claim for a 200 ridden on a turbo, can you?  ;)
no you can't since you don't go anywhere.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on January 04, 2010, 12:09:48 pm
A cycling friend of mine uses his turbo, his lap-top and I-League to race other riders.  In fact that is his main focus of cycling activity (saddo!).

Perhaps we could i-audax, using permanent routes on screen.  Turbo resistances could be replicated to represent those riding hills on AAA routes. You could even include virtual controls and cafes en-route. This could provide an alternative to the winter months of RRTY.

Shall I get my coat?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul D on January 04, 2010, 12:15:54 pm
If we all agree a date, surely it would be a calendar i-audax. Then we could have a winner. :P
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AJB on January 04, 2010, 12:57:26 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

Jan 2010 El's Hailsham Liss 200

[Updated Jan 4th]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on January 07, 2010, 10:07:44 am
If you are like most other RRTY'ers, this current freezing cold snap will be driving you crazy. Well here is some news on warmer conditions coming our way this month - and hopefully some randonees too.

The medium range forecast provided by Wetterzentrale.de indicates warming weather during the later period of January.  Temperatures will remain below or at freezing point in the UK until Thursday 21st, from which temperatures will rise to about 7C down the middle and eastern sides of the British Isles and a giddy 10C to the far west.  Needless to stay, this may be accompanied by unstable weather conditions.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on January 07, 2010, 10:15:16 am
I think this was supposed to be good news  :thumbsup: but not sure I can stand 2 more weeks off the bike  :'( Really don't want to risk breaking anything at this stage - summer coming etc!) Still, the 21st would leave 10 days of the month in which to fit January's RRTY ride  :) and there'll be a full moon to boot.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 07, 2010, 10:20:01 am
trying to get my contingency DIY200 approved is driving me crazy. Autoroute2008 doesn't calculate the same distances as Autoroute2004 and ViaMichelin. It's pretty much guess work unless I want to go massively overdistance which I don't at this time of year. The A1 is to blame, it's cycleable but I wouldn't use it during the day. Sooner it's all motorway the better. The GPS track business would save this.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on January 07, 2010, 11:12:23 am
Taking the contingency planning to the extreme: can anyone point me to a pre-approved Perm 200 that starts and finishes near a airport in a country that is a little milder this time of year?  ;)
(Flying anywhere right now is in itself an insane high-stress option, but beyond that I'd actually start to consider it for a descent chance to get out on the bike!!)

If only we'd done a 200 last Jan, RRTY #1 would be in the bag now......  :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on January 07, 2010, 11:17:30 am
Taking the contingency planning to the extreme: can anyone point me to a pre-approved Perm 200 that starts and finishes near a airport in a country that is a little milder this time of year?  ;)

I am ashamed to say this had also crossed my mind...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 07, 2010, 01:25:42 pm
AUK - The Long Distance Travel association
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on January 07, 2010, 04:57:22 pm
Yeah, init...

From the book for crap excuses, if we did, it would be one ride done toward ISR (http://aukweb.net/isr/index.htm)  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on January 07, 2010, 05:23:01 pm
Ah, but you are forgetting that UK planes aren't made for snow.  They get snuffles and have to rest in their hangars.  You can also forget about Eurostar.  And the ferry is fine in theory, but you will be trapped on a motorway until the snow clears.

Let's face it, we are shafted any which way you want to do an RRTY in weather like this!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on January 07, 2010, 05:51:51 pm
Ah, but you are forgetting that UK planes aren't made for snow. 

Not at all. This is what I was thinking of when saying "Flying anywhere right now is in itself an insane high-stress option". I won't be booking any flights for as long as I can avoid it.

Added to which, flying with a Tandem is always a high-stress option....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 07, 2010, 08:32:38 pm
Yeah, init...

From the book for crap excuses, if we did, it would be one ride done toward ISR (http://aukweb.net/isr/index.htm)  ;D

Not quite.  The ISR is only for calendar BRM events, not perms.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 08, 2010, 10:00:50 am
Let's face it, we are shafted any which way you want to do an RRTY in weather like this!


The RRTY isn't supposed to be easy!  The lucky ones are those who have a Perm card on the shelf and the flexibility to just ride any day that the weather breaks. 

January will be month 11 of my own current RRTY.   At least as a 31 day month, January gives you 10% more opportunities for riding than in February
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Stephen Kirkby on January 08, 2010, 10:15:39 am
All this talk of snow and ice makes me feel smug that I opted out of RRTY in June after a very warm 600 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on January 08, 2010, 11:16:03 am


[/quote]

  The lucky ones are those who have a Perm card on the shelf and the flexibility to just ride any day that the weather breaks. 


[/quote]

..but it may not be too late. Just contact the organiser and see how quick they can be at processing your entry form and returning the Brevet Card.   The weather should break around the 21st January, so perms may be possible assuming that arrangements are made now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 08, 2010, 06:08:28 pm



  The lucky ones are those who have a Perm card on the shelf and the flexibility to just ride any day that the weather breaks. 


[/quote]

..but it may not be too late. Just contact the organiser and see how quick they can be at processing your entry form and returning the Brevet Card.   The weather should break around the 21st January, so perms may be possible assuming that arrangements are made now.
[/quote]

That is also where we Perm Organisers and retired folk strike it lucky.  But there was a time a few years ago, (pre-RRTY as a formal challenge I hasten to add) when I was a normal AUK member grabbing weekend rides.  At least 30/31 Jan fall nicely at a weekend and if there is any chance of a thaw, more daylight will be with us.

But while I might have an advantage, anyone wishing to do one of my Perms need only email to e-chat there ride plan and I will bend over backwards to help.  Many rides actually pass within 100m (A46) of my home and many are also designed around decent rodes that should have been gritted.  Routesheets available on request.

Can you leave home yet Mike?  This weather is great for walking (I am also a mountaineer with 40years winter climbing behind me).

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 08, 2010, 07:12:35 pm
[Can you leave home yet Mike?  This weather is great for walking


Only on foot.  I'm up on Saddleworth Moor but the local shop is only a 2 mile walk away so I'm not starving. 

I had 4 riders finish the Winter Solstice 200 just before Christmas, leaving their cards for my to collect in Stockport - but I haven't managed to pick them up yet.  I do hope the riders didn't forget to sign their cards
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jethro on January 09, 2010, 12:19:15 pm
I did my one and only RRTY in 2008 (mainly) and was quite lucky with the weather except for the Winter Solstice in December which resembled 'Dancing on Ice'.  I was one of the few that managed to stay upright for that one.

A few weeks later and it was the Poor Student in January when I wasnt so lucky and made contact with the tarmac as did most others on the ride.

With this month looking like being the worst January for many decades years I am just glad that I dont have to do a 200 to keep an RRTY going.

Many years ago, I hit a patch of black ice whilst on my way to work (in April!) came off my bike and was hit by a vehicle which was right behind me and couldnt get out of the way.  The result was 6-months in hospital and 2-years off the bike.  Not surprisingly, I often get very nervous when out on my bike when it gets icy these days.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 10, 2010, 11:39:42 am
At least 30/31 Jan fall nicely at a weekend and if there is any chance of a thaw, more daylight will be with us.
If the thaw does NOT arrive by 30th jan, we might be able to compile the complete (and short) list of those still on for RRTY!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 11, 2010, 05:41:44 pm
If the thaw does NOT arrive by 30th jan, we might be able to compile the complete (and short) list of those still on for RRTY!


Steve Snook and myself have discussed the advisability of encouraging cyclists out onto snowy roads and we've decided that January will be extended to Sunday 59th January.  For the RRTY and the AAARTY awards, you must ride 2 events before the end of February to count as your January and February rides.  So for goodness sake, keep off your bikes until the snow has gone, and don't come complaining to us if you fall off and hurt yourself.

We've only done this because it looks as if most or all of January will be turbo-weather, so don't start thinking we'll do this in a normal winter

How does that sound?


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 11, 2010, 05:51:08 pm
Bloody typical - you do something by the rules, then they go and change the rules to make it easier for everyone else!

;) Just kidding - that sounds very sensible. I wouldn't repeat my Jan 200 just to complete an RRTTY, in hindsight; so I wouldn't want anyone else falling off and hurting themselves properly.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 11, 2010, 06:14:55 pm
Mike/Steve - On the assumption that your suggestion was serious.

I would be completely against anything like that. But then I can say that with the "comfort" of knowing I've done a 200 this month.

Could you possibly leave a decision on this until (say) the last week in January?

There are plenty of parts of the country that are now quite green; and a thaw continues. After a snowy day on Tuesday, highs of 10c are predicted for the West Country. Anyone desperate enough to get a 200 in could put their bike on a train down to Penzance and do an out and back up/down the A30 in Cornwall.

Suspending he rules midmonth does indeed devalue the efforts of others. This is not supposed to be easy, and anyone who risks themselves over it, does so entirely on their own cognisance, and no blame (implied or otherwise) could be directed at the organisers.

But - it's not my toy - I only play with it; so it's up to you guys. That's all I'll say on the matter here.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Steve Snook on January 11, 2010, 06:40:08 pm
Mike/Steve - On the assumption that your suggestion was serious.

I would be completely against anything like that. But then I can say that with the "comfort" of knowing I've done a 200 this month.


Er yes, serious. And it's definite. You're lucky to be somewhere where you've been able to get an event in, most people haven't had that option. The forecast is for the icy conditions to continued for the next week or so. And people have been concerned and asking for advice. It seems to me unfair to penalise them for a situation which is beyond their control.


Steve
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on January 11, 2010, 06:45:55 pm
As a past RRTY rider, and waiting (somewhat less than) patiently to get back on that particular treadmill this month (I like the purity of a calendar year cycle), I would not be in favour of this rule relaxation.  I understand the desire to stop us doing silly things on icy roads, but as Chris S says, it's not supposed to be easy.  It seems a bit early in the month to make such a decision anyway.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 11, 2010, 06:55:58 pm
Mike/Steve - On the assumption that your suggestion was serious.

I would be completely against anything like that. But then I can say that with the "comfort" of knowing I've done a 200 this month.


Er yes, serious. And it's definite. You're lucky to be somewhere where you've been able to get an event in, most people haven't had that option. The forecast is for the icy conditions to continued for the next week or so. And people have been concerned and asking for advice. It seems to me unfair to penalise them for a situation which is beyond their control.


Steve

Which leaves just under half the month remaining to get a ride in.

Ah well - like I said, I'm not going to make a fuss.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on January 11, 2010, 06:57:52 pm
[img height=150 width=100]http://williamthecoroner.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/istock_can-of-worms.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 11, 2010, 07:30:35 pm
Please reconsider and then withdraw this idea quickly.

Weather is improving - the concept is not meant to be easy - you have to grit your teeth and go out and ride. 30th and 31st Jan are Sat and Sun - if it matters to you that much - and the roads are clear ( willing to put a modest bet on ) then you ride on 30th or 31st.

I confess that I rode for over 4 hours in progressively increasing snow depths on our Norfolk roads on Sat 2nd - in order to get first Jan 200 under my belt, and one of our group retired after 3 falls - it really wasnt easy - but I was damned if I was going to stop at 185kms and pack.

Poor call - why not wait to see what happens in a weeks time - it will still only be the 18th Jan.



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 11, 2010, 07:38:24 pm
Poor call - why not wait to see what happens in a weeks time - it will still only be the 18th Jan.
Because someone might smash their pelvis in that week?

It's obviously a tricky decision; as I see it, doing 2 rides in February isn't a particularly easy Plan B.

i agree that these things should be a challenge - but there is a difference between toughness and safety issues. How is this ruling different to postponing the Poor Student?

Just MHO...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on January 11, 2010, 07:56:17 pm
hmm; what about those of us who just need 2 more by Feb for another year?  :-\

I'll stick to what my body is telling me, restart in July
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on January 11, 2010, 08:51:26 pm


Steve Snook and myself have discussed the advisability of encouraging cyclists out onto snowy roads and we've decided that January will be extended to Sunday 59th January.  For the RRTY and the AAARTY awards, you must ride 2 events before the end of February to count as your January and February rides.  So for goodness sake, keep off your bikes until the snow has gone, and don't come complaining to us if you fall off and hurt yourself.

We've only done this because it looks as if most or all of January will be turbo-weather, so don't start thinking we'll do this in a normal winter

How does that sound?


A kind intention I'm sure, but it seems a little bit too "ACP" for my liking.

We had a similar situation to this early last year, are those cyclists going to be given the option of "getting a 200 in" also?

On the one hand I hope so, as I was one that was virtually snowed-in for too long early 2009. But on the other hand I hope not - as I was aware of the terms of entry to RTTY.

I'm a keen supporter of the RTTY - both as a cyclist and an organiser. I admit To date BlackSheep CC haven't had events running every month, but from March this year - BlackSheep CC will.

There's still plenty of January remaing for a 200 (minimum) to be ridden.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crwydryn on January 11, 2010, 09:34:15 pm
I am doing RRTY and I havent done my January ride yet.
I am watching the weather and if it breaks then i will get out and do my 200k permanent (probably in the pouring rain as it is the rain clouds keeping it from freezing).
Or if that doesnt happen there is a calender event at the end of the month, obviously put then as it is considered the best chance for a good day.
If that doesnt work out, then I would have failed, isnt that the whole point of a RRTY?

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro on January 11, 2010, 10:12:28 pm
This is a devilishly difficult call isn't it? On the one hand, it is on the face of it, unfair on those people who live in areas more badly affected by the snow (especially given that the apparent option of driving outside their own area to reach an event or Permanent in a snow free region probably isn't feasible if their vehicles are snowed in) but the challenge by definition cannot be conducted on a level playing field for everyone anyway. Those among us who are retired or otherwise able to choose the optimum moment to knock off a DIY ride have a considerable advantage over the chap/chapess who has to work most of the week. Some of us have the benefit of gently rolling or flattish country (thank God!) to assist in those quick DIY rides - if I had to do my RRTY in Wales, I'd never manage it!

I sympathise with Fidgetbuzz and companions who from what I read about it had to put in a ride of Herculean endeavour to score on 2nd January. I was seriously p**sed of to fall ill around that time and see my careful plans to snatch a ride on 3rd January go down the pan (literally!) and then watch with horror as the ice sheets closed in. But if I fail to get the job done in January and have to score two rides in February to maintain my claim, I know I shall feel that my RRTY will seem second rate. In fact, I'm not sure I'd continue it on that basis; I might choose to swallow the disappointment and start afresh with a "real one".

Hard as it may seem, I think this decision will devalue the RRTY, at least a bit. I can appreciate the concern that the challenge could lead someone to take risks that turn out to be unwise, but the Audax concept does that anyway, in challenging people to get out among our maniac motoring population for ever longer distances. You pays your money and you takes your chances .....

The other point about this is that having set a precedent, what do you do next time? If this weather is repeated in January 2011, but perhaps more regionally confined, how do you determine whether or not to call "special conditions". If 2011 is even worse, how will you avoid the argument that "you did it in 2010 and this is much worse, so..."?

I'm not sure this genie can be put back in its box, but if it is to be, it has to done be jolly quick!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 11, 2010, 10:41:50 pm
At the very least - wait and see what happens weather wise by 20th Jan. that still gives 2 weekends of Sat / Sun rides available - and if they have to be DIYs , perms or ECE - then it just requires a bit of organisation from the rider.

Very dangerous precedent - what happens if most of us get our rides in anyway-- but someone has flu and can not ride in Jan anyway - if he/she does 2 in Feb is that OK? 

Sorry guys stick to the guidelines - far too difficult to introduce "equitable" modifications.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 11, 2010, 10:52:05 pm
I think it's a fine gesture and really does enforce the non competitive aspect of AUK. They are not saying rides done in January do not count. Their rules, they can change them when the feel like.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on January 11, 2010, 11:15:55 pm
I haven't completed a January ride yet, I still have the bruises to explain why....  but I think it's too early to do this. Maybe when every calendar 200 has been cancelled/postponed for bad weather, but in the meantime, there's 20 days before I'm calling January a 59 day month.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on January 11, 2010, 11:32:27 pm
Fellow RRTYer's and AAARTY's, it's up to Mike and Steve what they do with their awards.  If they are more comfortable with extending the qualifying period for rides for fear of riders taking unecessary risks then that's their call.  I'd rather that than them stopping organising the awards because they felt their award incentivised people to put themselves in harms way.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JayP on January 12, 2010, 12:00:53 am
The prudence of the gesture is not in question but I doubt that that many will revise their plans because of it. The idea of one 200 every calendar month for as long as you can is a pure and simple challenge that very many riders take on. There are plenty who keep the faith but don't bother claiming. There are plenty who do claim but will view the asterisk they get via a special despensation as second rate. A bit like 'finishing' LEL but only because it rained in Eskdale. The point is once people take on the challenge the rules aren't yours to change.

My God You have created a MONSTER  :o ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 12, 2010, 06:10:48 pm
I’m back online again.  We’ve had a power outage caused by heavy snow bringing our power lines down.

Well, we seem to have stirred up a bit of interest in riding Round the Year.  As always, the choice to ride is first and foremost the rider’s and if you think you can ride a 200 or an AAA event safely during January, then go for it.  Just bear in mind that you could put not only yourself at risk, but also your would-be rescuers, and in certain conditions that’s not heroic, just selfish.

If you don’t want to count a second Feb event as your January ride - then don’t.  I’ll only count it as a valid ride if you claim it as such.  For myself, I would be unsatisfied with a Feb substitute so I wouldn’t claim it, but I thought it was important to take unnecessary pressure off anyone from making the wrong call.

I don’t believe this relaxing of the rules devalues your other Round the Year claims.  There’s already a great deal of inequality in the RTY.  Twelve flat 200s are a lot easier than one containing an SR series, or a PBP, or 12x600s, or rides with AAA points.  But they are all equally valid.  The months themselves have a variable number of days, and either 4 or 5 weekends each.  So counting to the 59th of January is just one more inequality.  Anyway, we’re not competitive, so how others get their RTY award should have no bearing on you - it's a personal challenge.

Why make this ruling change now?  Unbelievably, not all AUKs visit YACF, or even have access to the internet, and I think it important we don’t treat these as 2nd class RTYizens.  Arrivee is just about to go to press, so we had the chance of making a “stop press” announcement, so we went for it.

Will we make similar allowances for injury, illness or prolonged periods of “normal” bad weather?  Absolutely not!  (And people have asked from time to time!)  We’ve only made this change now because large stretches of the whole country have been under snow and ice for more than 3 weeks, with another week or so to go, and that’s just dangerous.  Driving to other parts of the country isn’t a valid option (in my opinion) - if your local conditions are bad, it’s perhaps irresponsible to drive to somewhere else just to ride your bike for a hobby.

Which part of “is your journey really necessary” do people not get?

But notice - we've cancelled nothing.  This is no nanny-state nonsense.  You make your own call on weather to ride (pun intended).

Anyway, I’m hoping to dig my way out of the house soon, although probably not in time to ride the Mere 200 this weekend.  I hope no-one has mailed me anything important as I’ve not seen a postie since 18th Dec.

Phew!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Steve Snook on January 12, 2010, 10:54:57 pm

I thought it was important to take unnecessary pressure off anyone from making the wrong call.

I don't have the same way with words, but just to emphasise a couple of points.

I already had people asking about AAARTY because they felt "pressurised" into doing their January event in the snow and ice. They don't have the option of sticking to the valley bottoms and the main roads. How fair would it have been on them to wait a couple of weeks and then say "Oh you needn't have bothered breaking that leg, we've just relaxed the rules?"

We have the Met Office UK weather forecast for guidance, they are supposed to know better than anyone else. They are still very guarded: "From next weekend (23rd/24th) onwards there is a trend for less cold but unsettled weather spreading across many parts of the UK, although staying cold in the northeast. However, the transition to less cold weather remains uncertain."

But like Mike says, if it's fit for you to do an AAA event where you are, then go for it. And if we have an unexpected heat wave tomorrow and for the rest of January and this has all proved to be a complete waste, then I for one shall be only too pleased. Except that the weeds will start to grow again on my allotment.

Steve
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Rich753 on January 12, 2010, 11:05:48 pm
FWIW, chapeau to Mike and Steve, thoughtful, safety conscious and responsible - what's not to like?

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Redlight on January 13, 2010, 09:53:38 am
FWIW, chapeau to Mike and Steve, thoughtful, safety conscious and responsible - what's not to like?



+1 to that. It seems to me to be a sensible and pragmatic decision. Those who can fit in a 200 during January shouldn't feel that their achievement has been devalued by allowing those for whom it would be too dangerous to roll their one over into February. It's still pretty tough doing a 200 in February most years!

FWIW I was hoping to kick off a RTYR this month but have put that plan on ice (sorry) until it feels safe out there. If I can't ride in January then I'll start my year in February and keep my fingers crossed that we don't have this again in 12 months' time ;-)

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: bodach on January 14, 2010, 09:08:23 am
  Failed on my first attempt at RRTY after nine months by not doing a ride in December due to the cold. I am suffering from black toes already but have just discovered heated insoles in a well known outdoor shoppe in Auld Reekie so will invest in a pair next time I can dig myself out of the snow and look forward to getting out every month from now on. I think the 59 day Feb is a good idea but will probably not avail myself of it unless I get really obsessive.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 14, 2010, 09:16:51 am
 I think the 59 day Feb is a good idea


No! don't start THAT discussion.  It's January that has 59 days, February just has the conventional  28 days (although I'm thinking of extending that to 29 days every so often if that's not too controversial)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: bodach on January 14, 2010, 01:40:56 pm
Oops sorry Mike!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 14, 2010, 01:46:09 pm
I've been thinking about this today. Suppose February makes us shiver too. Maybe you should have permitted extra rides from December to be carried over to count as a January one, then we'd only have to risk the ice once in February.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on January 14, 2010, 02:21:08 pm
.... Suppose February makes us shiver too. ....

With the hot air generated on the AAARTY thread about the 59 day month, the idea of a cold climate in February is an impossibility.  I think that most of us  on this board have probably contributed a few extra degrees to global warming within recent days.

Nonetheless, a frozen February would raise an interesting dilemma.  
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on January 14, 2010, 02:37:26 pm
I've been thinking about this today. Suppose February makes us shiver too.


This is my concern too. It would mean trying to cram two rides in. I'm already on a Sundays only regime (work)

Maybe you should have permitted extra rides from December to be carried over to count as a January one, then we'd only have to risk the ice once in February.

That would have had to be announced in or before December in order to be fair. Having had dealings with black ice I tend to shut down to minimum i.e. 1 a month through Dec-Jan, as I am sure many others do. 

Devil's Advocate: How about Neutralizing January? Assume all current RTTY'ers (i.e anyone having ridden two (or some suitable number) consecutive monthly rides before or after) have 'ridden' in January.

Those who have ridden already would receive an extra credit towards a double RTTY etc.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 14, 2010, 02:52:23 pm
Its obviously different over here in E Anglia.
I and Chris S ( with Fboab) battled in difficult conditions to do a 200 on Jan 2nd- Fboab and I are both aiming to extend Norfolk Nips 3 to make a ECE 200 on Saturday.
I like the idea that Jan rides count as if they were 2  :D
If i can then roll them over into feb - i need not do a ride in Feb at all and I will still have kept my double RRTY going
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Redlight on January 14, 2010, 02:57:45 pm

, February just has the conventional  28 days (although I'm thinking of extending that to 29 days every so often if that's not too controversial)


If someone rides a 200 on a 29th Feb can they count it for four consecutive RRTYs?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on January 14, 2010, 02:58:37 pm
It's not that bad here in Kent either. I'm planning on being out on Sunday, conditions permitting and No, no rollover - free ride counts for the Neutralized month only  :P ... keep it simple!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 14, 2010, 03:12:27 pm
BTW I wasn't being wholly serious. If I don't complete this current RRTY then so be it. I spectacularly failed on the final ride of would have been my third in 2007
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on January 14, 2010, 03:37:26 pm
BTW I wasn't being wholly serious.
Fair enough, though it is often difficult to tell in print.  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 14, 2010, 03:51:15 pm
If someone rides a 200 on a 29th Feb can they count it for four consecutive RRTYs?


No, we need a separate award for riding an Audax on the 29th February.  Like PBP and LEL, it's a once every 4 year thing
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ian H on January 14, 2010, 03:53:02 pm
If someone rides a 200 on a 29th Feb can they count it for four consecutive RRTYs?


No, we need a separate award for riding an Audax on the 29th February.  Like PBP and LEL, it's a once every 4 year thing

The Bakers' Dozen Award.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: arabella on January 16, 2010, 09:40:14 pm
Its obviously different over here in E Anglia.
I and Chris S ( with Fboab) battled in difficult conditions to do a 200 on Jan 2nd- Fboab and I are both aiming to extend Norfolk Nips 3 to make a ECE 200 on Saturday.
I like the idea that Jan rides count as if they were 2  :D
If i can then roll them over into feb - i need not do a ride in Feb at all and I will still have kept my double RRTY going
Definitely different in EA wetherwise.
I've just done my first ever January 200 (and first outing since last July.  I even wrote a ride report (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28728.msg524957#msg524957). 

<red flag> It wouldn't be a proper one in Edinburgh though.  I had to stop and rest etc.  Otherwise I wouldn't get round: I'd collapse and fall off and that isn't sensible.  Hang on, I'm getting confused. 
Suttles off quickly before anyone notices. </red flag>
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 17, 2010, 09:12:52 am
Norfolk Nips + add on done. So that is the two January 200s out of the way.
It was  a very tough day -wet , windy and cold. Wet feet from having to ride thru water that covered the road for long distances several times meant feet were like blocks of ice. Most notable "puddle" see Aras report - must have been 30 yards long and quite deep - almost reminded me of LEL.
Puncture ( one of many suffered by riders on E A flint chips),inner tube failure at valve, and an off on slush as I wend my lonely way home from Diss made the whole thing a real test of mental determination.
Highlights - riding with Halloween ( a probable Arrow team mate ) seeing Ara - the fantastic soup at the finish of the Nips and the final control at Tescos - just 6 minutes inside time limit.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on January 17, 2010, 11:34:07 am
I'm on a diy 200 right now, from Todmorden to Bolsover and back. The roads are totally clear, with no hint of any overnight freezing.This is my first 200 for nearly a month, I realise, and the first time we've not had snow or ice to worry about since well before Christmas.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 17, 2010, 05:51:21 pm
Norfolk Nips + add on done. So that is the two January 200s out of the way.
In all seriousness, I think making Feb a 59-day month starting 1st JAN would be a pretty sensible compromise - thus those riding in Jan get something back for venturing out in the ... err.. "unexpected" conditions. Not that I think this is likely ... !

Quote
It was  a very tough day -wet , windy and cold. Wet feet from having to ride thru water that covered the road for long distances several times meant feet were like blocks of ice. Most notable "puddle" see Aras report - must have been 30 yards long and quite deep - almost reminded me of LEL.
Puncture ( one of many suffered by riders on E A flint chips),inner tube failure at valve, and an off on slush as I wend my lonely way home from Diss made the whole thing a real test of mental determination.
You are awesome FB.

Never mind RRTY - I think we should give you the 09-11 Merit Awards right now.

:)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on January 17, 2010, 08:06:12 pm
I'm awaiting my perm Brevet cards for the Hampshire-based "Taste of the Test 200" and "Anoraks Delight 200".

Then it's a matter of getting a suitable weekend, free from snow and ice, and I'm off. 
Next weekend is still suffering from mixed weather predictions.  6degC and heavy rain doesn't sound appealing for 11 hours.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 17, 2010, 08:14:55 pm

 
You are awesome
:

No - just  lacking the sane gene
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 17, 2010, 08:54:55 pm
Today in the Cotswolds has been a great day for a Jan ride.  Just home from my Banbury Cross 200.  Ice early on unprepared roads left a couple of vehicles off the verge victims of black ice that had not melted/cleared.  Had to avoid Willersley Hill, when I started it with a touch of wheel spin, I realised it was slippery and that was ice.  Fortunately a main-ish road diversion only meant +4km. Rest of route clear and very sunny.  So that is my Yr11/8 in the bag.  Great visions of flooded fields, especially Cricklade (R Thames); pity it was too dark for photy.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Steve Snook on January 17, 2010, 09:53:56 pm
Today in the Cotswolds has been a great day for a Jan ride.  Just home from my Banbury Cross 200.  Ice early on unprepared roads left a couple of vehicles off the verge victims of black ice that had not melted/cleared. 

SteveP

Today has been the first day here for a while without fresh snow or ice. Roads which were impassable a couple of days ago are now clear, but the closed sign was still lit up on the road over Oxenhope Moor to Hebden Bridge. Maybe with it being the weekend there were no council workmen around to change it.

Steve
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on January 18, 2010, 10:04:50 am
My partner's mom, who turns out to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of high road closures, tells me they only opened Snake Pass on Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: kcass on January 18, 2010, 11:23:22 am
I think I heard on the radio yesterday that it's now closed due to a rock fall - for 3 weeks

edit - from BBC Travel
 A57 Snake Pass  Glossop closed
both ways between Hurst Road and A6013    
A57 Derbyshire - Snake Pass closed both ways due to snow between Hurst Road and Ladybower Reservoir , in Glossop

Last updated: 18th January 2010 at 10:31, started: 17th January 2010
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 18, 2010, 11:24:50 am
I just heard today that it's closed along with the Holme Moss road.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on January 18, 2010, 11:37:20 am
If anyone is looking to a weather window to undertake their January RRTY, look forward to this Saturday.  The Metoffice have said the following in one of their medium term forecasts:

Drier and brighter on Saturday with a risk of overnight frost and ice, especially in the north. Temperatures mostly near normal but locally rather cold in the north. From Sunday (24th) and into next week it looks likely to remain mostly unsettled and windy at times with spells of rain, turning to snow at times over northern hills.

If correct, I will be riding either the Winter Solstice or Cheltenham Old Clee Flyer perms.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 18, 2010, 11:44:54 am
"Ice, especially in the north" doesn't sound too good ! nor does "locally rather cold in the north" - whatever that means.

I hope to do the dullest DIY 200 possible, out and back (old) A1 most of the way
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Joolz on January 18, 2010, 12:53:36 pm
Managed to do a Perm, in Beds, Cambs, Herts, Bucks and North' yesterday.  It was quite a mild day, still a few lanes with snow.  The biggest problem was flooded lanes.  I have to avoid two that were unpassable i.e. Car sumerged up to windows.  One I cycled through for 250 yards and 2" deep in places.  This all routed me round all over the place and the overall distance came about 250 km which I could done without this time of year.  Another one of those rides that was better once you home and have you tea  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 18, 2010, 04:11:50 pm
Yes, a couple of years ago I was BB deep in a 'flooded by R Severn' road and last year axle deep on my Trike under a lowered road under a Railway Br.  Both ended in wet feet.  First ride I was only 15km from home, second 15km into 200km.  Route selection for the next few weeks will need to think about lying water or flooding Rivers.

If you are immersed, do not forget the potential for water damage to bike bits.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 19, 2010, 11:31:01 am
"Ice, especially in the north" doesn't sound too good !

There I was, out on Sunday in glorious cycling weather thinking that perhaps a January Randonnee wasn't such a difficult proposition after all.  But there's more bad stuff to come yet apparently, and some of our Pennine passes are still dodgy, if in fact open.  I understand that a RRTYx4 rider has still to retrieve his car from a snow drift above Hebden Bridge where it's been since Christmas.  (No names, no grid reference, just in case some opportunist car thief lurks here!)

I've just learned that John Radford managed to find some ice on Sunday and has fractured a femur.  I'm meeting up with the Huddersfield CTC riders tonight so no doubt I'll get the full picture there.

By all means ride your January Randonnees in January but just take care out there.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on January 22, 2010, 09:03:43 am
Question for Mike Wigley:

Goodbye Xmas Yorkie Pud is rescheduled for a date in February, if I extend it to 200km using the ECE, can I use it to claim a February ride  for RRTY ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 22, 2010, 12:18:31 pm
Question for Mike Wigley:

Goodbye Xmas Yorkie Pud is rescheduled for a date in February, if I extend it to 200km using the ECE, can I use it to claim a February ride  for RRTY ?

Yes
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on January 24, 2010, 11:58:06 am
So this is it! Tandoneer Round the Year #1 completed.

2009
Feb - Kennett Valley Run
Mar - Invicta 200
Apr - Invicta 300
May - Invicta 400
Jun - Invicta 600
Jul - Ring of Harts
Aug - West bay & back
Sep - Alan Furley's Up the Downs
Oct - Anfractuous
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer

2010
Jan - The Poor Student Willy Warmer

 ;D ;D

We should take Feb off. Only the Kennet Valley Run has online entry this year. I just clicked the button.........  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Swarm_Catcher on January 24, 2010, 03:41:25 pm
So this is it! Tandoneer Round the Year #1 completed.
Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 25, 2010, 12:48:23 pm
So this is it! Tandoneer Round the Year #1 completed.


Just let me know who you are (PM) and I'll and you to the list.  Well done

I managed to do the Mere 200 yesterday so that's my January ride completed in January
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 25, 2010, 06:02:02 pm
Mike:

How many others have done it on tandems?

[and what do the cruciform icons mean on your list?!?]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 25, 2010, 09:01:28 pm
Talking of Tandems.....one of the 'fun' aspects of RRTY is way you can personalise it as an extra challenge.  Mike mentions several schemes on the Peak Audax website.

After conventional solo RRTYs I picked off a Trike round in 2006, a MTB (with slicks) in 2008, 2 Trike rounds in 2008/9, a third solo/trike round in 2008/9, an event 'Thames and Avon 200' round in 2009. This year I might pick off an AAARRTY (with the opportunity of an event round with my 'Stroud 5 Valleys 50km' 1AAA).  I cannot see me doing a Tandem or Fixie round though.  The consecutive challenge is probably the hardest mentally, as it relies on so many factors; I do not know who holds the 'record' but my series runs from Jul 03 to Jan 10 and still going.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 25, 2010, 09:05:47 pm
Mike:

How many others have done it on tandems?

[and what do the cruciform icons mean on your list?!?]

Tandem?  I'm not sure.  I've got several identical claims but can't be certain how many machines have been involved. 

And the daggers are clickable links to the odd foot note.  I like the term tandoneer round the year and I feel another foot note coming on.  (I might spell it tandonneur)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 25, 2010, 09:06:11 pm
Talking of Tandems.....one of the 'fun' aspects of RRTY is way you can personalise it as an extra challenge.  Mike mentions several schemes on the Peak Audax website.

After conventional solo RRTYs I picked off a Trike round in 2006, a MTB (with slicks) in 2008, 2 Trike rounds in 2008/9, a third solo/trike round in 2008/9, an event 'Thames and Avon 200' round in 2009. This year I might pick off an AAARRTY (with the opportunity of an event round with my 'Stroud 5 Valleys 50km' 1AAA).  I cannot see me doing a Tandem or Fixie round though.  The consecutive challenge is probably the hardest mentally, as it relies on so many factors; I do not know who holds the 'record' but my series runs from Jul 03 to Jan 10 and still going.

SteveP

Now there's another challenge, Randonneur Round the Bike Shed, for 12 BRs in consecutive months, on 12 different cycles
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: dasmoth on January 25, 2010, 09:18:45 pm
Now there's another challenge, Randonneur Round the Bike Shed, for 12 BRs in consecutive months, on 12 different cycles

Don't tempt me.  Emily would not be impressed...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bigsybaby on January 26, 2010, 12:07:12 am
A fellow Audaxer on the Willy Warmer stated that due to the bad weather in January it was going to be declared a 61 day month. Therefore a ride in February could be counted as a January. This information was coming out in the next Arrivee. Does anyone know whether this is actually the case?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 26, 2010, 06:37:05 am
A fellow Audaxer on the Willy Warmer stated that due to the bad weather in January it was going to be declared a 61 day month. Therefore a ride in February could be counted as a January. This information was coming out in the next Arrivee. Does anyone know whether this is actually the case?

From earlier in this thread Round The Year Randonneurs Log (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4705.msg519878#msg519878)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 26, 2010, 09:04:40 am
A fellow Audaxer on the Willy Warmer stated that due to the bad weather in January it was going to be declared a 61 day month. Therefore a ride in February could be counted as a January. This information was coming out in the next Arrivee. Does anyone know whether this is actually the case?

From earlier in this thread Round The Year Randonneurs Log (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4705.msg519878#msg519878)

and see www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY (http://www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on January 26, 2010, 09:19:12 am
61 day month

A 59 day month. Unless Mike is also extending February to 30 days? ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Stephen Kirkby on January 26, 2010, 09:24:46 am
A fellow Audaxer on the Willy Warmer stated that due to the bad weather in January it was going to be declared a 61 day month. Therefore a ride in February could be counted as a January. This information was coming out in the next Arrivee. Does anyone know whether this is actually the case?
Hardly relevant if you rode the Willy Warmer ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 26, 2010, 09:31:52 am
61 day month

A 59 day month. Unless Mike is also extending February to 30 days? ;)

Certainly not, though I'm going to trial a 29 day February in 2012
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on January 26, 2010, 09:53:47 am
I hope that months are not "extended" to allow for bad weather.  Surely that's the entire point of RRTY, it's difficult in winter and it's difficult to find free time every month.

My bike frame snapped on a September 200 causing a DNF.  It's just tough luck.

There's no real challenge, for most Audaxers, in riding 200km in good conditions.

If it's impossible then it's impossible.  Start again. It's a challenge.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bigsybaby on January 26, 2010, 11:38:21 pm
A fellow Audaxer on the Willy Warmer stated that due to the bad weather in January it was going to be declared a 61 day month. Therefore a ride in February could be counted as a January. This information was coming out in the next Arrivee. Does anyone know whether this is actually the case?
Hardly relevant if you rode the Willy Warmer ;)

Alas....I started but did not finish
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on January 28, 2010, 01:22:15 pm
Fellow RRTYer's and AAARTY's, it's up to Mike and Steve what they do with their awards.  

Agreed - to a point, they are the administrators. You complete 12 conscutive qualifying rides, and you're entitled to the accolade.


quote author=Frere Yacker link=topic=4705.msg520286#msg520286 date=1263252747]
If they are more comfortable with extending the qualifying period for rides for fear of riders taking unecessary risks then that's their call.
[/quote]

Stronly disagree, it's the organisers that have done the RA's and carry the can (if it's there to be carried) following a ride incident. Winter carries it's own risks, however - every month of the year carries it's own risks - many of them much more dangerous than snow or ice.

I don't expect it will happen, but I (more than) strongly suspect if the evidence were ever presented, January 2010 results wouldn't be much differant to any other January.

To make things convinient, I challenge Steve and Mike to administer the PYTTY (Please Yourself Throughout The Year) for claims made where there's a month missing.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on January 28, 2010, 04:44:19 pm
Perhaps someone who feels strongly enough could set up their own competing award.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on January 28, 2010, 05:02:29 pm
well I'm 3 days away from breaking RRTY x 4 after 10 months; I don't think even if I waited for Jan 59th it would happen

I have a more realistic goal to aim for...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on January 28, 2010, 05:08:56 pm
Quote
It's the organisers that have done the RA's and carry the can (if it's there to be carried) following a ride incident. Winter carries it's own risks, however - every month of the year carries it's own risks - many of them much more dangerous than snow or ice.

I don't think anyone would seriously argue Mike and Steve have a duty of care to people participating in the RRTY etc.  As you imply, any duty of care (if any) would most likely fall on the organiser.

My original comment simply reflected that, if I were in their shoes, I wouldn't take any comfort if I heard that a rider had been involved in an accident and that the reason they were out on the road was in part because they didn't want to "break" an RRTY chain.  It would weigh on my conscience (whether justified or not).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on January 28, 2010, 05:32:48 pm
Perhaps someone who feels strongly enough could set up their own competing award.

This has been suggested several times already - oddly no-one has yet stepped forward :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 28, 2010, 08:09:25 pm
Perhaps someone who feels strongly enough could set up their own competing award.


Someone who feels strongly enough just wouldn't claim a February event for a January RRTY

I don't think anyone would seriously argue Mike and Steve have a duty of care to people participating in the RRTY etc.  As you imply, any duty of care (if any) would most likely fall on the organiser.

I don't feel I have a duty of care, both as the RRTY administrator, nor as the Organiser of the Winter Solstice (which I DIDN'T cancel).  I would hide behind the "it's up to the rider not to make the wrong decision about cycling" clause.  Having said that, there were 4 riders out doing the Winter Solstice and I couldn't feel easy about this until I'd heard that they had arrived safely back.  I was in no position to reach any cyclist in trouble, so they were on their own, but it's still me who has to fill in the accident reports.  (None needed!)  These were my friends out there so of course my heart was in my mouth.

So riders perhaps have a duty of care to ME, not to put me to unnecessary distress?

I remember a fell race hitting the main national news, was it early in 2009?  Lots of runners were lost in the wilds during dreadful weather conditions, but it later transpired that all were were safe, were well equipped, and had taken suitable shelter where necessary.  I don't want to be castigated on the national news for sending cyclists out in an unprecedented prolonged icy spell.  Audax UK doesn't want that sort of headlines.  Of course, I would shrug my shoulders and say that I'd given these cyclists every opportunity to NOT ride, so the folly (if any) is theirs not mine.

I think it is to everyone's credit that there was no hint of such a story, over this winter and during LEL, you know the sort of thing ....

Hundreds of cyclists lost in the floods of Eskdalemuir!

Fortunately, I've only heard of one casualty of the January weather (John Radford) who slipped in the first 2km of his DIY 200.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on January 29, 2010, 02:45:53 pm
I remember a fell race hitting the main national news, was it early in 2009?  Lots of runners were lost in the wilds during dreadful weather conditions, but it later transpired that all were were safe, were well equipped, and had taken suitable shelter where necessary.  I don't want to be castigated on the national news for sending cyclists out in an unprecedented prolonged icy spell.  Audax UK doesn't want that sort of headlines.  Of course, I would shrug my shoulders and say that I'd given these cyclists every opportunity to NOT ride, so the folly (if any) is theirs not mine.

What you refer to was the Mountain Marathon in The Lakes in Oct. 2008 and this is the sort of headlines (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3264226/Mountain-marathon-Lake-District-could-have-become-a-morgue.html) that event generated. The media certainly didn't look favourably on the organisors.

Anyway, I've done a January 200 and that gets the ball rolling on my first attempt of a RRTY award.

Jan. Willy Warmer 200  ✓
Feb. Rutland & Beyond 102 + ECE 100 ✓
Mar. DIY200 ✓
Apr. The Elenith ✓
May Brevet Cymru ✓
June DIY300 ✓
July Cambrian 3A Perm ✓
Aug. Lincolnshire Cross ✓
Sept. Northern Dales ✓
Oct.  The Clwydian ✓
Nov. DIY200 ✓
Dec. Tinsel and Lanes
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 29, 2010, 08:47:16 pm
I remember a fell race hitting the main national news, was it early in 2009?  Lots of runners were lost in the wilds during dreadful weather conditions, but it later transpired that all were were safe, were well equipped, and had taken suitable shelter where necessary.  I don't want to be castigated on the national news for sending cyclists out in an unprecedented prolonged icy spell.  Audax UK doesn't want that sort of headlines.  Of course, I would shrug my shoulders and say that I'd given these cyclists every opportunity to NOT ride, so the folly (if any) is theirs not mine.

What you refer to was the Mountain Marathon in The Lakes in Oct. 2008 and this is the sort of headlines (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3264226/Mountain-marathon-Lake-District-could-have-become-a-morgue.html) that event generated. The media certainly didn't look favourably on the organisors.

Anyway, I've done a January 200 and that gets the ball rolling on my first attempt of a RRTY award.

Jan. Willy Warmer 200  ✓
Feb. Rutland & Beyond 102 + ECE 100
Mar. The Dean 300 or North Notts Sleepy Villages 150 + ECE 50
Apr. - Dec. ?????


I'm running the Winter Solstice again this Sunday (it would count as a Jan ride, not Dec of course) - but it looks decidedly dodgy again.  I'll be in the car, taking if very easy indeed, trying not to slide into any cyclists
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 29, 2010, 09:47:11 pm
I feel almost guilty about an easy Mesh 200 last Saturday... 7C and dry and little wind.

"Just" a February ride now, to reach an improbable 5 years. Thanks Mike!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on January 29, 2010, 10:15:05 pm
I feel almost guilty about an easy Mesh 200 last Saturday... 7C and dry and little wind.

"Just" a February ride now, to reach an improbable 5 years. Thanks Mike!

Well done on your January ride Tony, Mrs Blacksheep and I ventured out last Saturday and also rode a 200. Our problem wasn't so much the ice - more the swollen river levels causing flooding. When we did encounter the one (and only) section of ice, it was the cars that had the bruising encounters. Have a safe February.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 29, 2010, 10:28:07 pm

Thanks Mr Blacksheep, well done to you two too!

(And I regret not getting to any of your fine series of events in 2009.)

Here's to February and the gloriously growing light!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 30, 2010, 12:21:01 am
Quote MW: Fortunately, I've only heard of one casualty of the January weather (John Radford) who slipped in the first 2km of his DIY 200.


You can almost add me to the list as with 1 Jan ride in (RRTY11/8) I elected on Wed to start RRTY12, cos if I left it to Feb it would be RRTY Yr 12 starting in Feb not Jan, if you see what I mean.  Anyway, what 'threw' me was a slimy mud deposited on a wide lane in Coates village by tractor traffic from a field.  I must have seen a pothole ahead, steered to avoid it and just glissaded straight into the pothole.  I landed on my R hip and shoulder, and feared a fracture.  Somehow, I was able to continue to Stroud (Control) and home (Fin Control) in Cheltenham, after replacing a tube and on my L leg and wobbly front wheel.  Could not bear weight on my R leg.  Fortunately, after 36hrs bed rest and with a Doctor home visit, I managed to visit A&E (only 1 mile from home-lucky) where my case was diagnosed as severe bruising of the R hip and pelvis.   And tonight, I am walking more comfortably, so with Feb arriving next week, I hope to continue my 09/10 campaigns.

But the fall did buckle a wheel, muddy my Goretex jacket and smash up another helmet (did not feel the impact but definitely a write off!).  Now had I not been wearing..... I might have been in A&E on Wednesday evening; that is 2 helmets in 8mths!!! I shudder to think of riding without a helmet!!

By the Way: How is JR??

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 30, 2010, 07:04:48 am

Horrified! Plus delighted that a quick recovery sounds likely, and best wishes for it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on January 31, 2010, 08:24:05 pm
I just had a dreadful schlep down to Birmingham.

To start with I had a sudden, vicious dose of the squits, which meant an impromptu crap in some scrub in Rochdale. And again in Manchester. The other four times, I found a loo, so things did improve. Then it snowed, really heavily, all the way to Northwich, leaving me covered in oily sludge. I punctured at Midway, and again in Birmingham. Oh and the snow washed my chain clean, leaving me squeaking along for 20km until I could get some 3-1.

At least I didn't break anything, I suppose.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcus on January 31, 2010, 08:33:11 pm
I just had a dreadful schlep down to Birmingham.

To start with I had a sudden, vicious dose of the squits, which meant an impromptu crap in some scrub in Rochdale. And again in Manchester. The other four times, I found a loo, so things did improve.

far too much info about your bowels Danial!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 01, 2010, 08:56:41 am
I'm feeling a bit uncomfortable at the moment.  In the last week I've been to hospitals to visit John Radford and Adrian Midgley, both victims of slipping on icy roads while cycling, one on an RRTY event, the other on my very own Winter Solstice.  I know it's the rider's own decision to ride, but it's still me encouraging them by running the RRTY scheme and handing out brevet cards on an icy morning  (when 16 out of 17 riders finished undamaged but delayed).

Legally I don't see there's any come back on me.  But these are my friends out there so I'm still responsible for people getting hurt.  I made a concession recently to relax the January requirements (for this January only!) which was mainly welcomed as sensible but some thought it unnecessarily degraded of value of the award.

So, here's the question?  Should we not promote riding round the year?  Is AUK wrong to put on events during the winter months?  Should we have a close season, like the DATC (or CTC Tourist Competition?) from November-February?  What about Perms?

Sent the 32nd of January, by the way!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on February 01, 2010, 09:06:23 am
Legally I don't see there's any come back on me.  But these are my friends out there so I'm still responsible for people getting hurt.  I made a concession recently to relax the January requirements (for this January only!) which was mainly welcomed as sensible but some thought it unnecessarily degraded of value of the award.

I don't think you are though. Although you operate and administer a scheme that recognises those who ride all year round; that's all it is - you are not organising most of the rides, and those of us who ride DIYs/Perms do so under our own risk assessments. The chances are, we would continue to ride round the year even if there wasn't such a scheme; the challenge is in the rides, not the scheme that recognises them.

That said, recognition is good  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on February 01, 2010, 09:32:05 am
I'm with ChrisS on this - I think you're too hard on yourself, Mike.  We are all adults**, able to make up our own mind whether to ride.  In poor conditions many will decide not to ride (indeed, with last month's Poor Student all decided not to ride).

I've broken stuff twice when coming off my bike.  Neither time was in the winter (greasy wet road in March, and handlebar failure in August).  I say this not to suggest that winter is safer, but to demonstrate that the outcome you fear can happen at any time of year.

Some folks will be a bit gung-ho about the weather conditions, but I don't think RRTY is necessarily going to make much difference to them.

**edited - except "Mercury" Harry, who will have to defer to Jim's decisions on the matter.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phixie on February 01, 2010, 11:26:46 am
Agree with Chris & Phil.  You are encoraging people to extend the season, not forcing them.  There is a fringe benefit that the participants in the challenge won't have such a long climb back to fitness at the start of the season.  Also agree you are in no way responsible for problems - it is (usually) not your route, nor can you dictate the timing.  As mentioned, everyone should do a personal risk assessment before deciding whether to ride or not.  Even so, it is natural for you to be saddened by accidents to club mates, but would you feel any better if similar things happened in July? The failure fairy is a round-the-year insomniac.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Cyklisten on February 01, 2010, 12:18:30 pm
... and further support from me.
Mike, you created the challenge and there endeth the responsibility. After that it is up to us whether or not we undertake it. I for one was not keen on the extended month and would have declined the award (after ten) had I not been lucky/smart enough to ride a couple of Sundays ago in good conditions on a route devised (by my companion) to use decent roads.
As to accidents, Shit does happen (as Danial describes so ably above :sick:), and can happen at any time of the year. I am not Gung Ho about riding in potentially slippery conditions, having had an unpleasant "off" on black ice two seasons ago. No immediate damage was sustained and as I was 80km into a 200, I carried on. Bloody sore (ribs) for weeks afterwards, though.
I'm sure it Pained Hillary and Tenzing when they read about lives lost trying to recreate their achievement, but was it their fault for proving it possible?


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on February 01, 2010, 01:50:32 pm
*Literal meaning warning*.  Essentially +1 to the coments below though.

Should we not promote riding round the year?

No, Audax UK shouldn't.  But it should facilitate it.

Whether individuals or clubs want to reward the dedication of riding around the year is a different matter.  That differs from promoting it though.

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Is AUK wrong to put on events during the winter months?

AUK doesn't put them on, individual organisers do.  Whether organisers should or not is a matter for them.  I'd support the right of (suitably experienced) organisers to put on events regardless of the time of year.

One thing I had on hand at my November 50/100s was a print out of the weather forecast that people could look at if they wanted.  I also, based on experience, gave a little speech at the start warning the riders to expect ice/frost in the lanes that will tend to clear by lunchtime.  All part of helping riders make an informed choice of whether to ride or not.

My one regret about that event was not providing either a partial refund or the possibility of doing the ride as a permanent (see below).  My rationale at the time was that 50/100km events didn't matter in the scheme of things and the distribution of "profit" of £45 between 40 riders wasn't worthwhile, but now feel that was a poor decision on my part.

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Should we have a close season, like the DATC (or CTC Tourist Competition?) from November-February?

Winter rides are not inherently dangerous.  It is prevailing weather conditions that increase risk.  So, no, a close season is not something I'd vote for.

Personally I think the flexibility shown on the Poor Student and Winter Solstice demonstrates a sensible, pragmatic way of dealing with this.  Events are not cancelled but riders are given the flexibility to defer riding the event when weather conditions improve.

A possible criteria for Winter events might be that the organiser must be willing to offer this flexibility, subject to authorisation from the AUK events secretary, and events must be organised (or at least be encourage to be organised) with this possibility in mind.  For example, had bad weather more adversely affected the Hills and Mills 100km event, it would not have been possible to ride it as a perm (due to use of checkpoints on the event) without the use of infos (which could have been submitted by the organiser).  But even with such an initiative, I suspect caution would be needed in order to avoid the responsibility of omitting to do something (i.e. omitting to offer an alternative date).

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What about Perms?

Given these offer the most flexibility, I see even less justification for these being kaboshed over the winter months.  That said, one of the bits of beauraucracy that slightly jars with me is the "requirement" to inform the organiser when you intend to ride when this is very much weather dependent and makes no difference to the organiser (certainly not to me on my perms).  A minor irritant though, as no doubt the "safety" brigade have their motivations.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on February 01, 2010, 01:55:54 pm
Save yourself the anguish Mike and sack the whole RRTY thing.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on February 01, 2010, 02:07:17 pm
Save yourself the anguish Mike and sack the whole RRTY thing.

I agree with the sentiment if not the statement.

The award is Mike's invention.  He can do with it what he wants.  Whilst he organises it, he gets my thanks (and based on comments bemoaning the Jan/Feb extension, my sympathy).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Philip Whiteman on February 01, 2010, 02:17:38 pm
I just had a dreadful schlep down to Birmingham.

To start with I had a sudden, vicious dose of the squits, which meant an impromptu crap in some scrub in Rochdale. And again in Manchester. The other four times, I found a loo, so things did improve. Then it snowed, really heavily, all the way to Northwich, leaving me covered in oily sludge. I punctured at Midway, and again in Birmingham. Oh and the snow washed my chain clean, leaving me squeaking along for 20km until I could get some 3-1.

At least I didn't break anything, I suppose.

Perhaps we could do with a new form of audax ride.  TRTY - toilets round the year - with controls located at public/cafe lavatories and loo paper used for the Brevet Card receipt  :o.

Perhaps more seriously, your ride sounds horrendous and I hope you are feeling better. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: border-rider on February 01, 2010, 02:22:47 pm
Before RRTY came along, there were very few 200s between the end of October and March.  And much less interest in perms.

RRTY has changed the calendar and the way we ride.  In a good way.  In the end it's up to the individual if they wish to ride, and up to Mike whether he wishes to carry on with the scheme.  I'm just very appreciative of what it has achieved.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 01, 2010, 10:06:25 pm
Before RRTY came along, there were very few 200s between the end of October and March.  And much less interest in perms.

RRTY has changed the calendar and the way we ride.  In a good way.  In the end it's up to the individual if they wish to ride, and up to Mike whether he wishes to carry on with the scheme.  I'm just very appreciative of what it has achieved.

My sentiments exactly MV. And as Mike himself stated, "The RRTY isn't supposed to be easy!  The lucky ones are those who have a Perm card on the shelf and the flexibility to just ride any day that the weather breaks."

If Mike doesn't wish to carry on with the scheme, I'm sure someone else will pick-up the baton - rather like Mike himself did when the RTTY originator decided to take a back seat. It's difficult to invent something comletely new, but it's impossible to un-invent it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on February 02, 2010, 10:44:29 pm
I'm with ChrisS on this - I think you're too hard on yourself, Mike.  We are all adults**, able to make up our own mind whether to ride.  In poor conditions many will decide not to ride (indeed, with last month's Poor Student all decided not to ride).

+1

It's my decision to ride or not.
It's my decision how important RRTY is to me.
It's my fault if I decide to ride in poor conditions and hurt myself.

I'm grateful to Mike for setting up RRTY and giving me a new challenge but I won't blame him if I fall off during a ride.

I DNS the Poor Student because of the weather and, if the weather was as bad all February then I would forsake my RRTY, it's not that important to me.  Riding a Feb ride in March may get me RRTY but I'd know that I didn't do it really.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mercury Jim on February 03, 2010, 12:28:35 am
I agree with all the above - RRTY is something worth aiming for - it encourages me to get out and ride a 200 when i may not otherwise have done so. I've never claimed a RRTY award - which seems a bit daft - but its got me out of bed on some days when otherwise i wouldnt have. And i can honestly say i've never regretted it.

In terms of riding The Solstice  last weekend - on saturday the conditions were good - exceptional in fact and we went for it. I was watching the weather and there was no major risk from it.

The other Merc bunch, including the 'Real' Mercury Jim, rode in awful conditions on sun - by all accounts anyway. Me and Harry wouldnt have ridden in that. He'd have sat in the car for 12 hours with a bottle of coke and a bag of ready salted  ;D

With modern kit riding year round is possible. Only the individual can make their decision on the day. And if you cant make a sensible call due to lack of experience or whatever - then the answer has to be no

jim
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on February 03, 2010, 08:11:46 am
  Riding a Feb ride in March may get me RRTY but I'd know that I didn't do it really.
Only Jan rides may be carried over to Feb, not Feb to March.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 04, 2010, 03:57:13 pm
Quote MW: Fortunately, I've only heard of one casualty of the January weather (John Radford) who slipped in the first 2km of his DIY 200.

Since my grounding last Wed on mud/pothole, life is restoring to a dead R leg, though, still, I cannot climb stairs unaided (60-70% wt support?).  Now, I took the Trike up Leckhampton Hill 1:6ish today, twiddling my lowest gear, so am thinking of a Trikie 200 on Sunday, to keep the RRTY(Feb) wheels rolling.  The TrikeA(West) is having a lunch by Chew Valley Lake and that is only a 4km diversion from my Severn & Estuary 200. Ambitious?

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 04, 2010, 07:35:28 pm
  Riding a Feb ride in March may get me RRTY but I'd know that I didn't do it really.
Only Jan rides may be carried over to Feb, not Feb to March.

And thinking about it, you've only got 58 days in January(not 59), which would leave you only 1 day for your February ride
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: dasmoth on February 04, 2010, 07:40:36 pm
If you started a 200km perm just after midnight, didn't hang around too much, then set out for a second lap immediately, wouldn't that give you two qualifying rides on the same day?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 04, 2010, 08:20:35 pm
If you started a 200km perm just after midnight, didn't hang around too much, then set out for a second lap immediately, wouldn't that give you two qualifying rides on the same day?

That would certainly count and it would be a very smart trick to pull off
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 04, 2010, 08:29:05 pm
If you started a 200km perm just after midnight, didn't hang around too much, then set out for a second lap immediately, wouldn't that give you two qualifying rides on the same day?

I believe you are correct, from a logical view point it's similar using a sub 200km event and an ECE to make-up the distance.

Something else that's rather interesting, and it was pointed-out to me a couple of years ago, that there's nothing in the AUK rules to prevent cyclists doing rides events concurrently. I've never thoroughly examined the rule book - so I'm quite happy to stand corrected if the relevant clauses to the contrary can be produced.

So if you had a 204km perm, you could start the first at 0km and finish at 200km, the second at 1km finish at 201, the third at 2km finish at 202km, the fourth at 3km to 203km, and the fifth from 4km and finishing at 204km.

I'd be the first to agree that it's hardly ethical - but they seem to have been given a miss recently. I will now put on my hard hat and dive into the nearest bunker until the fall-out has dispersed.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on February 05, 2010, 09:24:15 am
 Riding a Feb ride in March may get me RRTY but I'd know that I didn't do it really.
Only Jan rides may be carried over to Feb, not Feb to March.

OK, riding a Jan ride in Feb may get me RRTY but I'd know that I didn't do it really.

It's winter that makes RRTY difficult.  If difficult turns to impossible then I think that's tough luck. Start again.  

Parts of the country are susceptible to snow and ice every year.  Living in the South of England makes RRTY easier than living in, say, Fort William in Scotland.

I didn't get a second chance when my bike snapped on my September 200 though, and I didn't expect one.  October 200 became RRTY ride#1

Like I say, riding 200km isn't what makes RRTY difficult.  Finding suitable weather, having reliable equipment and being able to find time in your life (family life) is what makes it difficult.  Luck (and bad luck) play a big part.

Having said all that, I'm not bothered how others view the challenge.  It's a personal challenge for me to get the 12 consecutive months and I was lucky to get a break in the weather for a solo perm 200 in January.  I have a shot at a Feb perm this weekend by the look of things.



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 05, 2010, 09:30:26 am
you could start the first at 0km and finish at 200km, the second at 1km finish at 201, the third at 2km ....


You would be out of time, and out of controls, before too long.

It's not unknown for a ride Organiser to have multiple Calendar events registered on the same date, as he/she is allowed (and indeed encouraged) to ride the events the week before to check out the route sheet (I think there's at least me and Marmite Geoff who've done this).  Of course it's the date you actually ride the event, not the published date of the event in the Calendar, that counts for an RRTY
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on February 05, 2010, 11:20:14 am
I haven't studied the rules, so stand ready to be corrected, but I thought that the rules specifically precluded multiple events on the same date.  Seems a sensible sort of rule, really, though perhaps unnecessary.

I recall a few years ago I did the route-check for the Kennet Valley 200 a week before the event, and (after helping at the start) I rode the 100 event on the day, helping at the finish of the 200 afterwards.  I had formally entered both.  It was "suggested" to me that it was not within the rules to claim both, as both were listed as the same date.  The 100 didn't count for anything anyway so I was happy to request this be withdrawn from the results list.  (It did however leave Mrs D with a small problem, as the 100 was done on a tandem, and both riders should be entered, which I suppose we were.)

I realise the RRTY rules are slightly different, but since the dispensation to ride an event before the actual date is limited to helpers, it would seem unlikely that anyone doing this will seek to claim a 200 or more on the official date, as they will be helping.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phixie on February 05, 2010, 12:10:12 pm
In the past helpers have ridden events in just the way Phil describes and I, personally, do not have a problem with that.  If you get an extra point or so as a "reward" for assisting in the organisation, that's fine.  But with Blacksheep's scenario you would need any number of extra control points, fairly close together, which might not actually be available.  A more realistic scenario would be to start the second series of control brevidence after 50km.  If you completed the original 200km, you could then continue for a further 50km to complete the second set, say on something like the Middle Road.  The upshot of this would be a claim for four points having ridden 250km which is completely against the spirit of Audax.  It would very likely be picked up by either the Perm organiser or the Perms Events Secretary who would then reject the claim.

I cannot see any regulation categorically forbidding this double counting and am loath to introduce one until such time as it becomes an actual rather than hypothetical problem, not wishing to emulate the alleged binary nature of the Audax Australia rule book where stuff is either forbidden or mandatory.  No doubt it is a very large book.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 05, 2010, 01:10:45 pm

You would be out of time, and out of controls, before too long.

It's not unknown for a ride Organiser to have multiple Calendar events registered on the same date, as he/she is allowed (and indeed encouraged) to ride the events the week before to check out the route sheet (I think there's at least me and Marmite Geoff who've done this).  Of course it's the date you actually ride the event, not the published date of the event in the Calendar, that counts for an RRTY

Sorry Mike, I probably didn't explain it too well. Suppose there was a "204 km circuit". Start ride 1 at 0km, when you get to 1km - start ride 2 (you're already on ride 1), at 3km start ride (you're now on ride 1,2 & 3) etc........
At 200km Finish ride 1, but youre still on 2,3,4 & 5. At 201 km finish ride 2 (still on ride 3,4 & 5). At 202km finish ride 3 (still on ride 4 & 5). at 203 km finish ride 4 (still on ride 5) . Then at 204 km finish ride 5.

I run a couple of 600s on the same day - so I understand where you're at there. Just riding one is enough for me. On the day of the events,  I take the harder option.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on February 05, 2010, 01:20:27 pm
But you'd need a start/end control at 0km, another at 1km, another at 2km and so on.... it's finding this series of controls I think people were suggesting would be rather challenging. plus the time spent at each would really start to add up.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on February 05, 2010, 01:29:24 pm
The "controls by tracklog" would make this sort of thing much much easier though, great for points chasers. Why divide it up in 1km bits though, why not have the starts 500m apart ? 205km then could be 10 rides, 20 points.

I think Phixie is referring to the unwritten rule that says one can't ride more than one event at once.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on February 05, 2010, 01:36:46 pm
Surely the answer for purists who are caught up in the weather is to do two in Feb?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on February 05, 2010, 01:41:47 pm
But you'd need a start/end control at 0km, another at 1km, another at 2km and so on.... it's finding this series of controls I think people were suggesting would be rather challenging. plus the time spent at each would really start to add up.

Pretty trivial in London. I could get receipts at shops/cashpoints in:-

Putney, Parsons Green, Vauxhall, Southbank, Liverpool St

then continue on my normal 200 up to Cambridge (may have to extend the ride by 10km or so to compensate for the later start controls) and back ending in Putney. It'd be a bit of a pain having to get 5 receipts at each of the intermediate stops too, along with the final stop in Putney.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on February 05, 2010, 01:42:56 pm
I think Phixie is referring to the unwritten rule that says one can't ride more than one event at once.

Yes, the same one that's designed to stop you starting a DIY 1000, giving up at 650km and submitting the proof-of-passage collected and trying to claim for a 600.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on February 05, 2010, 03:14:01 pm
I think it's actually a written rule isn't it?(with which I agree, I hasten to add). Else I would have got my 600k last year - having ridden just short of 1000k in time of LEL. But no SR for me last year  :'( except in my head  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 05, 2010, 03:28:17 pm
I think it's actually a written rule isn't it?(with which I agree, I hasten to add). Else I would have got my 600k last year - having ridden just short of 1000k in time of LEL. But no SR for me last year  :'( except in my head  ;)

It wouldn't have counted anyway as you would have had to have entered the 1000km before you left Lea Valley.  But is that disallowed?  I could foresee someone entering, say, the "A-to-B-to-C 300" and the "A-to-B 200", then deciding at B to stop and claim a 200, or continuing to C and claiming the 300 (but not the 200).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: RichForrest on February 05, 2010, 04:34:17 pm
This can't be done though. If I entered 3 varying distance rides I would still have to inform the organiser which one I'd started before I started it and couldn't start 3 at the same time.

Rich
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phixie on February 05, 2010, 05:51:16 pm
I think Phixie is referring to the unwritten rule that says one can't ride more than one event at once.

Yes, the same one that's designed to stop you starting a DIY 1000, giving up at 650km and submitting the proof-of-passage collected and trying to claim for a 600.

No, that's slightly differnt. I was saying you can't double count distances ridden.  This latter instance refers to not meeting the challenge.  Suppose there are three Calendar events on the same day with common start and end routes - say 100,200 and 300km.  You enter the 200, but do not feel up to it, so turn early following the 100km route completely.  You are not entitled to a validated Brevet.  Equally, if you are going well, you can't do the extra to make it the 300.  The card will not have all the right boxes, you will not be insured and you will probably be out of time (for the 200) when you get back.  Again, no Brevet.  You have to do what you entered, no more: no less.

The same applies to Perms and, as Rich has just noted, you should tell the organiser before starting the ride which one you intend to ride.  This very topic was discussed in committee some months back, hence the request to inform the organiser of your plans (Arrivee 100 p2) before you start the ride.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on February 05, 2010, 06:04:53 pm
The same applies to Perms and, as Rich has just noted, you should tell the organiser before starting the ride which one you intend to ride.  This very topic was discussed in committee some months back, hence the request to inform the organiser of your plans (Arrivee 100 p2) before you start the ride.
I think the intention of the rules is clear. However ...

Lets say I entered a 200k Normal perm, AND a 300k DIY perm (that used most of the 200 route) on the SAME day (with different organisers). If I then choose which to DNS on the day (after say 180k), what are the chances of me being found out? Do DNF/DNSs get cross-checked anywhere?

EDIT for SteveP: I don't know anyone that would actually do this! I was just joining in the speculative "What if...?" game. Just as, I suspect, blacksheep does not intend to claim 10 points (or whatever) for his hypothetical 204km multi-perm.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 05, 2010, 07:12:48 pm

Lets say I entered a 200k Normal perm, AND a 300k DIY perm (that used most of the 200 route) on the SAME day (with different organisers). If I then choose which to DNS on the day (after say 180k), what are the chances of me being found out? Do DNF/DNSs get cross-checked anywhere?

Where has INTEGRITY gone.  It is b***** difficult to cheat and get away with it. The guilt will out.  Last year, I could have shortened my own 500km Perm into a 400, when at the 350km point; but I had written the 500 route and set all my timings towards that aim.  I ended up with Trike Record 'by one point'.  I could have blown it.

It is so much easier to be honest.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 06, 2010, 08:20:19 pm
This can't be done though. If I entered 3 varying distance rides I would still have to inform the organiser which one I'd started before I started it and couldn't start 3 at the same time.

Rich

I think you'll find you're mistaken Rich. Organisers cannot refuse members entry to any of their events. So if there are more than one event on the day - AUKs can enter them all.

Again, I'm only re-itterating advice I was given - if the advice is incorrect, then I'm more than happy to stand corrected.

The BlackSheep flock were out today, and enjoyed a 200k venture into the princiality. Rode a few km with fellow AUK Jonathan Saville between Crickhowel and Talybont-on-Usk, himself also out on a perm.

There was a bit of snow near Goodrich - well it was the remains of a giant snowman actually. But there was plenty of snow still lying on the hill tops above Cymdu. That wind as very lazy, I think we were both very happy to find a PH at the finish and warm-up before then 2 minute cycle home.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on February 06, 2010, 08:35:16 pm
This can't be done though. If I entered 3 varying distance rides I would still have to inform the organiser which one I'd started before I started it and couldn't start 3 at the same time.

Rich

I think you'll find you're mistaken Rich. Organisers cannot refuse members entry to any of their events. So if there are more than one event on the day - AUKs can enter them all.


I think you've just re-stated what Rich already said: that you can enter multiple events that run concurrently.  There is nothing in the rules against that.  But you are only supposed to start one of them.



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 06, 2010, 08:47:10 pm

I think you've just re-stated what Rich already said: that you can enter multiple events that run concurrently.  There is nothing in the rules against that.  But you are only supposed to start one of them.


Point taken Bridget, not long got of the bike - and not paying attention or being specific enough. Surely if they've entered they're entitled to pick-up their brevet cards and ride wich event takes their fancy - if the routes follow similar paths, the rider gets stamps at all the controls they've nothing wrong. I'm not condoning their actions in any way shape or form, but it will be only a matter of time before somebody has a go at it - and gets kicked in the **ts - for doing nothing illegal but being a litle enterprising. But there's a lot of that happening at the mo.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AJB on February 07, 2010, 11:07:14 am
RRTY #1 Mar 2009 The Upper Tea 200
RRTY #2 Apr 2009 Hailsham (Venta) 300
RRTY #3 May 2009 Essex Raid 200
RRTY #4 Jun 2009 Faries Half-Flat 200
RRTY #5 Jul 2009 Kent Corners 200
RRTY #6 Aug 2009 El's 400
RRTY #7 Sep 2009 Alan Furley's Up the Downs 200
RRTY #8 Oct 2009 The WOW 200
RRTY #9 Nov 2009 The Upper Thames 200
RRTY #10 Dec 2009 Mince Pies and Stollen 100 + ECE 100
RRTY #11 Jan 2010 El's Hailsham Liss 200
RRTY #12 Feb 2010 The Winter 1066 + ECE 100

Subject to normal validation just completed my first RRTY  :thumbsup: with my ECE'ed Winter 1066 ride yesterday.

Already started my second RRTY

RRTY 2.1 Jan 2010 The Willy Warmer 200

AJB
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Deano on February 07, 2010, 11:10:02 am
Congratulations AJB!

Should I also congratulate you on your invention of the time machine?  Today is only the 7th February :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on February 07, 2010, 12:08:46 pm

I think you've just re-stated what Rich already said: that you can enter multiple events that run concurrently.  There is nothing in the rules against that.  But you are only supposed to start one of them.


Point taken Bridget, not long got of the bike - and not paying attention or being specific enough. Surely if they've entered they're entitled to pick-up their brevet cards and ride wich event takes their fancy - if the routes follow similar paths, the rider gets stamps at all the controls they've nothing wrong. I'm not condoning their actions in any way shape or form, but it will be only a matter of time before somebody has a go at it - and gets kicked in the **ts - for doing nothing illegal but being a litle enterprising. But there's a lot of that happening at the mo.

Look forwards to entries for both the 2004 and Scenic from lots of people this year then.  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AJB on February 07, 2010, 01:40:30 pm
Congratulations AJB!

Should I also congratulate you on your invention of the time machine?  Today is only the 7th February :)

Sorry no time machine. List modified.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bigsybaby on February 14, 2010, 10:59:04 am
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
Subject to validation, "It is done"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Weirdy Biker on February 14, 2010, 11:14:57 am
Is anyone attempting any "out of the ordinary" RRTYs?

I'm currently in 3/12 on a fixed RRTY and later this month hope to start a RRTY based on 300km rides.  These taste like one flavour above vanilla, maybe a chocolate chip.  Surely someone must be doing something that merits being deemed a Raspberry Ripple or Neopolitean?

(waits for TG to mention 600s...)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PloddinPedro on February 14, 2010, 11:16:29 am
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
Subject to validation, "It is done"
Congratulations.

Commiserations (you do know, don't you, that you can't stop now!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bigsybaby on February 14, 2010, 11:36:38 am
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
Subject to validation, "It is done"
Congratulations.

Commiserations (you do know, don't you, that you can't stop now!)
The decision will be do I stop now or carry on. I will carry on in any case until September.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on February 25, 2010, 08:58:16 pm
4th one accepted and closing in on 5th - which will be done in May ( fingers crossed)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 28, 2010, 12:45:31 am
Well, today is the last day where the winter weather may upset RRTYers, assuming March will see a return to normal service?  I have been lucky, grabbing 2x200 rides per mth through the winter, my 2nd Feb ride yesterday 27th.  Must say though, I opted out of a ride into Hereford, my Malvern Elgar Dean 200, having seen the weather forecast, opting for my Midlands Vale 200 thro' Leamington and Droitwich.  With an early start I was out after dawn and home before dusk, which really means spring is on its way.

Mind you, it has not all been plain sailing as I fell (combination of pothole avoidance at night on slimy muddy surface) 40kms from the end of my late Jan 200.  Had to finish through Stroud and Painswick on one leg and 1/2 a front brake; and then I could barely mount a bike for 3 weeks and resorted to Trike for a slow and painful (to mount) 200 in early Feb and MTB (super-low gears) for the Calendar Corker 100 (to keep AAARRTY alive). Solo yesterday suggests I am back to normal, so looking forward to the warmer weather and my next ride the Cheltenham Flyer 200, where I propose to carry a photo of Brenda Carlton, sadly taken from us after being hit by a car. I may then repeat my Gospel Pass 200, as recce for my Calendar version on 23 May.

RRTY has a lot to answer for!

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcus on February 28, 2010, 11:26:38 am
Is anyone attempting any "out of the ordinary" RRTYs?

I'm currently in 3/12 on a fixed RRTY and later this month hope to start a RRTY based on 300km rides.  These taste like one flavour above vanilla, maybe a chocolate chip.  Surely someone must be doing something that merits being deemed a Raspberry Ripple or Neopolitean?

(waits for TG to mention 600s...)

I've done a 300 in each of the last 4 months and I might try to keep this going for a year. I guess I've done the hardest bit.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on February 28, 2010, 12:39:27 pm
I eschewed an event in favour of cycling down to my partner's parents, to drop a birthday card off. I'm sat there right now, waiting for a colossal rost dinner to turn up. Well worth cycling 105km for.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 28, 2010, 12:43:18 pm
Is anyone attempting any "out of the ordinary" RRTYs?

I'm currently in 3/12 on a fixed RRTY and later this month hope to start a RRTY based on 300km rides.  These taste like one flavour above vanilla, maybe a chocolate chip.  Surely someone must be doing something that merits being deemed a Raspberry Ripple or Neopolitean?

(waits for TG to mention 600s...)

I'm going to ride 12 rides in 12 seperate months. :o
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on February 28, 2010, 06:06:15 pm
I sneaked a FebruaryDIY ride in yesterday. 203 very flat kilometres on the Vale of York. Same route as I did in December. It's the Vale of York. Nothing more to say. That's 4/12 of RRTY 4. (Losing interest in RRTY, just riding for the fitness and the points, actually I might do a DIYRRTY, most unpure according to one yACFer)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 28, 2010, 10:38:58 pm
I sneaked a FebruaryDIY ride in yesterday. 203 very flat kilometres on the Vale of York. Same route as I did in December. It's the Vale of York. Nothing more to say. That's 4/12 of RRTY 4. (Losing interest in RRTY, just riding for the fitness and the points, actually I might do a DIYRRTY, most unpure according to one yACFer)

Well done sir, you've inspired me ! ! !

I think I might miss the last 12 minutes of Saving Private Ryan (currently on Channel 4 at the mo), and go out and ride my January 200.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on March 01, 2010, 07:26:22 am
I sneaked a FebruaryDIY ride in yesterday.

Me similarly on Saturday, a Mesh 200 which didn't go anywhere much (Bradford on Avon - Malmesbury - Cheddar - Shaftesbury - BoA), but (if/when validated) completes 5 years. To my surprise!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on March 01, 2010, 08:12:46 am
Blummin' 'eck!

Well done, Tony!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on March 01, 2010, 08:45:05 am

Thanks Danial! You've played a large part in this!

Another imposition on your time and kindness in the post today.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on April 11, 2010, 09:59:28 am
Provided that either my Arrow or my DIY 200 home are OKd - then that completes 5 RRTY - which include a lot of DIY rides - some OZ rides and two double RRTY.
Now what? do I keep going on the doubles?
Rog
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on April 11, 2010, 10:14:47 am
Provided that either my Arrow or my DIY 200 home are OKd - then that completes 5 RRTY - which include a lot of DIY rides - some OZ rides and two double RRTY.
Now what? do I keep going on the doubles?
Rog

Well done Fidgebuzz, plenty of variations such as RRTY by 300s or 400s or 600s only or RRTY on Fixed only, AAARTY. Longer events, B5000, B25000, ACP B25000. A target of so many AAA points maybe. ISR ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on May 02, 2010, 09:47:06 pm
Completing the Brevet Cymru 400 today rounds of another RRTY to bring up No11.  And it also keeps my first AAARRTY going. Today's ride brought back memories of mid-winter rides; the only missing element was snow (hail substituted).

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 04, 2010, 09:45:10 pm
another RRTY  ... also keeps my first AAARRTY going

It hadn't occured before, but riding 12 monthly 200s which happen to have AAA points will entitle you to both the RRTY and AAARTY, with the sames rides qualifying for two separate awards.  A regulation along the lines of "no event can count towards more than one award" would be unworkable

So if you rode just 12 events in one season, 9 x 200km, a 300, a 400 and a 600, riding one event each month, and each event having AAA points, you could have

  an SR
  an RRTY
  an AAARRTY
  an AAA SR
  a Brevet 1000 (5 x 200)
  31 championship points
  at least 3 AAA points (at 1/4 point per event)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on May 04, 2010, 10:14:26 pm
Yes, but for now 3 of my AAA winter rides are tiddlers, 2x50k (Dec, Jan) and 1x100k (Feb).  So for an AAASR, I need to complete the BCM600, the Snowdon & Coast 400 (a 2nd 400 cos I am on hols for the Peacocks & Kites 300).  Then, I need to do my Gospel Pass 200 Perm (or other AAA 200) every month Jul 10 through to Feb 11.  Oh dear, another Challenge!

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on May 09, 2010, 09:59:21 pm
*tries not to notice he's now got March, April, May bagged*

Lalalalala I can't hear you.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Karla on May 09, 2010, 10:13:17 pm
So if you rode just 12 events in one season, 9 x 200km, a 300, a 400 and a 600, riding one event each month, and each event having AAA points, you could have

  at least 3 AAA points (at 1/4 point per event)
Surely the minimum AAA points you could get for each ride would be 0.75, for a 50km section with 750m of climbing?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on May 09, 2010, 10:21:00 pm
So if you rode just 12 events in one season, 9 x 200km, a 300, a 400 and a 600, riding one event each month, and each event having AAA points, you could have

  at least 3 AAA points (at 1/4 point per event)
Surely the minimum AAA points you could get for each ride would be 0.75, for a 50km section with 750m of climbing?

doesn't the "hilly section" only apply to 100km and + sections of longer rides? 50's can have AAAs but only in their own right.

Mike; you'd have shedloads more AAAs than that; each AAA 200 alone would be worth 2.75 under the new rules.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 10, 2010, 10:20:46 am
you'd have shedloads more AAAs than that; each AAA 200 alone would be worth 2.75 under the new rules.

Oh yes, I've just read how the new AAA points are awarded and you are right.  I had got in my head that there was a certain amount of climbing that was "free", and then points were added on for additional climbing above that, but not so. 

But I'm happy to leave the AAA calculations to Steve, I just strive to keep my "flat" events below that minimum amount of climbing.

My current RRTY continues with the Full Monty 300 Perm ridden yesterday and I'm pleased to see that the climbing doesn't exceed 3999m.  I'm even more pleased to see that the Knockin Shop has a cafe
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 17, 2010, 10:37:18 am
I've had an enquiry about the Raid Alpine and whether it should count towards the RRTY. 

The rules, in as much as we have any, ask for a Brevet de Randonnee (BR) but of course I accept BRMs too, and assume that all DIYs of over 200km are BRs.

I'm inclined to accept any event provided it is a validated ride of over 200km, at a max speed of 30kph and a minimum of
  14.3kph for up to 600km
  13.3kph for up to 1300km
  10kph for up to 2500km
  200km per day for longer than 2500km

so the Raid Alpine and other events might fit that set of criteria

What do people think?

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 10:41:19 am
Most people don't do Raid Alpine at the required average speed to qualify as BR, 740 km in 4-7 days generally.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on May 17, 2010, 10:43:57 am
What about the 12kph up to 1800km limit?

What about a BP validation of a ride if misses the required speed limits (such as the Raids of 700km in 7 days)? It's not all about points, but the fact it's listed in results pages (or perms) might prompt people to go out and ride them.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on May 17, 2010, 10:47:55 am

What do people think?

If the rider enters a DIY Perm  in advance, does the distance within the time limits, providing a proof of passage then I can't see why it shouldn't be acceptable. It wouldn't have to be the entire route of the Raid Alpine used, the rider may be able to designate one 'stage' to do his randonee. There would be nothing wrong with the rider designing his 200km route, submitting it, riding it and never telling AUK about the other 540km he rode in the same week !!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 10:55:02 am
Raid Alpine (and Prealpine and Pyreneen) are already recognised/registered/listed, just not as part of the AUK results.

If anything, AUK should recognise UAF brevets similarly to overseas BRM rides, given the shared history between the ACP and UAF and their compatible distance and time limits.  It seems a little odd to me to try to force cyclosportives and other challenging but incompatible rides (distances, time limits, etc) into a BR or BRM results table.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 11:00:00 am
There would be nothing wrong with the rider designing his 200km route, submitting it, riding it and never telling AUK about the other 540km he rode in the same week !!

I'll keep that approach in mind when I submit a DIY entry for the first 200 km of the 2011 PBP, just so I get something if I DNF the actual event.

The expectation is that you are only entering one event at a time and that you don't get partial credit for a failed attempt.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on May 17, 2010, 11:06:31 am
There would be nothing wrong with the rider designing his 200km route, submitting it, riding it and never telling AUK about the other 540km he rode in the same week !!

I'll keep that approach in mind when I submit a DIY entry for the first 200 km of the 2011 PBP, just so I get something if I DNF the actual event.

The expectation is that you are only entering one event at a time and that you don't get partial credit for a failed attempt.
Just don't tell anyone you are doing PBP as well.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on May 17, 2010, 11:09:56 am
another RRTY  ... also keeps my first AAARRTY going

It hadn't occured before, but riding 12 monthly 200s which happen to have AAA points will entitle you to both the RRTY and AAARTY, with the sames rides qualifying for two separate awards.  A regulation along the lines of "no event can count towards more than one award" would be unworkable

So if you rode just 12 events in one season, 9 x 200km, a 300, a 400 and a 600, riding one event each month, and each event having AAA points, you could have

  an SR
  an RRTY
  an AAARRTY
  an AAA SR
  a Brevet 1000 (5 x 200)
  31 championship points
  at least 3 AAA points (at 1/4 point per event)

And do it all on fixed would mean a healthy (min 2 AAA points per event) 54 FWC points.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 11:11:05 am
There would be nothing wrong with the rider designing his 200km route, submitting it, riding it and never telling AUK about the other 540km he rode in the same week !!

I'll keep that approach in mind when I submit a DIY entry for the first 200 km of the 2011 PBP, just so I get something if I DNF the actual event.

The expectation is that you are only entering one event at a time and that you don't get partial credit for a failed attempt.
Just don't tell anyone you are doing PBP as well.

So if I finish PBP, I don't submit my DIY for validation?  But I'll have already put my entry in, so they'll know anyway!   ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MSeries on May 17, 2010, 11:14:38 am
There would be nothing wrong with the rider designing his 200km route, submitting it, riding it and never telling AUK about the other 540km he rode in the same week !!

I'll keep that approach in mind when I submit a DIY entry for the first 200 km of the 2011 PBP, just so I get something if I DNF the actual event.

The expectation is that you are only entering one event at a time and that you don't get partial credit for a failed attempt.
Just don't tell anyone you are doing PBP as well.

So if I finish PBP, I don't submit my DIY for validation?  But I'll have already put my entry in, so they'll know anyway!   ;)

DIY perms are not meant to be allowed if they will attract riders from calendar events. The DIY org should realise what you are up to by the date and your control locations and not issue you the card.

But hey, it's your call.

Raid Alpine and PBP are different animals anyway. If RA was eligible for a AUK randonee for RRTY purposes the question wouldn't have come up. PBP is eligible for a AUK randonee for RRTY purposes.

You know what nobody likes ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 11:53:08 am
You know what nobody likes ?

From reading your posts, I'm getting a hint.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 17, 2010, 02:44:37 pm
If anything, AUK should recognise UAF brevets

UAF?  Wiki tells me this could be Unite Against Facism, University of Alaska Fairbanks or Ukranian Air Force so I don't see the connection with Audax United Kingdom
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 17, 2010, 02:55:47 pm
What about the 12kph up to 1800km limit?

Yes, I should have included that in my list - thanks, well spotted

What about a BP validation of a ride if misses the required speed limits (such as the Raids of 700km in 7 days)? It's not all about points, but the fact it's listed in results pages (or perms) might prompt people to go out and ride them.

They might be listed on the AUK results pages as BPs but they ought not to carry any points, and I wouldn't be inclined me to favour them with an RRTY contribution

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 17, 2010, 03:13:25 pm
If anything, AUK should recognise UAF brevets

UAF?  Wiki tells me this could be Unite Against Facism, University of Alaska Fairbanks or Ukranian Air Force so I don't see the connection with Audax United Kingdom

Try a search engine for Audax and UAF.  Good primers are PBP Audax, not PBP Randonneur (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7055.0) and A Little History (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1200.msg2480#msg2480).  If you prefer Wiki, try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audax_(cycling) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audax_(cycling)) but Wikipedia isn't really a reliable source for a lot of things.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Greenbank on May 17, 2010, 03:38:51 pm
What about a BP validation of a ride if misses the required speed limits (such as the Raids of 700km in 7 days)? It's not all about points, but the fact it's listed in results pages (or perms) might prompt people to go out and ride them.

They might be listed on the AUK results pages as BPs but they ought not to carry any points, and I wouldn't be inclined me to favour them with an RRTY contribution

Yup, sorry, that's what I'd meant.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on May 17, 2010, 09:21:34 pm
Try a search engine for Audax and UAF

Done it .... Oh, France has an Audax club too!   What with le camping and le weekend, when will they stop copying our ideas?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 06, 2010, 12:13:48 am
It is great to notch up another RRTY happening.  Today, in blistering continental-style heat, I notched up my 7th year of Consecutive RRTYs.  Also, just happened to count as 12/6, scheduled to complete before the worst of the winter weather.

Just to add an additional challenge, done 2 a yr and 3 a year, done Trike twice, done 12 of the same route, I am thinking of going for an AAA RRTY based on 200+ rather than any AAA ride (that is in hand from Oct 09).  Problem is I need to do 200km AAAs in Jan and Feb 2011 and that is the Challenge, not that AAA200s any other month aren't hard enough but I have my Gospel Pass Perm as available if I can find the weather.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Gog yn y De on June 28, 2010, 08:25:04 am
It's done - RRTY #1 all on a Rohloff :thumbsup:
Not sure what to do next. Do another back to back? After next week I'll have 5 AAARTY in the bag so might try and do them both at the same time.

1.  08 December  - 200km Monmouth Meander (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1507876)  
2.  09 January   - 200km Dr Fosters Winter Warmer (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1911840)  
3.  09 February  - 200km Malmesbury Mash (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2122444)  
4.  09 March     - 200km Carmarthenshire Snapper (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2852413)  
5.  09 April     - 200km Carmarthen Bay 200 - Estuary Welsh (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/3923004)  
6.  09 May       - 200km Four Rivers (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6348753)  
7.  09 June      - 200km Wye Bother (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/7138913)  
8.  09 July      - 200km Clwydian Horseshoe (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/8045330)  
9.  09 August    - 200km Three Counties - Four Leaf Clover (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10886302)  
10. 09 September - 200km Kidderminster Killer (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13269549)  
11. 09 October   - 220km Hafren (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/16566601)  
12. 09 November  - 200km Transporter (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18238743)


It's done - AAA RRTY #1, again all on a Rohloff  :thumbsup:

1  05/07/2009   200km  Clwydian Horseshoe      3.25 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/8045330)   
2  29/08/2009   100km  Cambrian Series CS1A    2.25 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/12191319)   
3  13/09/2009   200km  Kidderminster Killer    4.00 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13269549)   
4  17/10/2009   220km  Hafren                  3.00 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/16566601)   
5  14/11/2009   100km  Glamorgan Gloom         2.00 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/24788178)   
6  19/12/2009   100km  Cambrian Series CS1B    1.50 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/20773510)   
7  31/01/2010   100km  Cambrian Series CS1E    1.75 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/24787920)   
8  14/02/2010   100km  Carmarthenshire Stopper 1.75 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/24787905)   
9  26/03/2010   100km  Cambrian Series CS1D    1.50 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/28152230)   
10 25/04/2010   160km  Dic Penderyn            2.50 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/32087511)   
11 08/05/2010   200km  Cambrian Series CS2C    3.25 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/32782213)   
12 26/06/2010   129km  Cambrian Series CS1C    2.75 AAA (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/38448479)   

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: cyclone on June 28, 2010, 08:28:31 am
Been social this year then Gog? ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Gog yn y De on June 28, 2010, 08:29:38 am
Especially not considering 6 of the AAA events where permies!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: cyclone on June 28, 2010, 08:33:36 am
Well done anyway!  :thumbsup:

Will have to quiz you on the second to last one (200 via Newquay..)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on July 03, 2010, 11:12:45 pm
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Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Maverick on July 11, 2010, 10:55:21 pm
Completed my first RRtY today :thumbsup:

29-08-09   NEWTONMORE 210
19-09-09   GALASHIELS 309
18-10-09   GALASHIELS 204
14-11-09   EDINBURGH, Corstorphine 201
13-12-09   DIY200 200   
17-01-10   DIY200 200   
06-02-10   DIY200 200
07-03-10   ROSEWELL, S of Edinburgh 201
14-04-10   DIY200 200
15-05-10   CHEPSTOW 619
12-06-10   CORSTORPHINE, Edinburgh 604
11-07-10   DIY200 200 (to be validated)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on July 15, 2010, 09:50:58 pm
Completed my first RRtY today :thumbsup:

well done.  PM me your name when that last ride appears on the results database and I'll add you to the roll of honour www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY (http://www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY)

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on July 19, 2010, 01:56:59 pm
Subject to validation:

Aug '09 Mildenhall 200
Sep '09 Golden Tints 200
Oct '09 Anfractuous 200
Nov '09 Upper Thames 200
Dec '09 Tinsel Lane DNF DIY 200
Jan '10 DIY 200 fell off lots DNF; DIY 200 unvalidated due to incompetence 37th Jan DIY 200
Feb '10 Old Squit 200
Mar '10 Up The Uts 200
Apr '10 Fleche 400
May '10 Chateaubourg 300
June '10 Heart Of the Shires 200
July '10 Seething 600


 :thumbsup:


But O NO
Mar '10 Start of Summertime 200k fixed
Apr '10 Dick Turpins 200k fixed
May '10 Necton Coastal DIY 200 fixed
June '10 Boudicca's 200k fixed

Argggghhh


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Wowbagger on July 19, 2010, 02:00:50 pm
Well done indeed! But you are a glutton for punishment, aren't you?  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on July 19, 2010, 02:07:09 pm
OCT  Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY (Postie's ride)
NOV  UPPER THAMES 200
DEC  The South Bucks Winter Warmer (Dec multiple puncture misery)
JAN  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  The Kennett Valley Run 200
MAR  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
APR  TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM
APR  Denmead 400 PERM
MAY  Wu'ze 400
MAY  BCM600
JUN  Winton 200 (Kingsworthy)
JUL  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM

2 rides to go...
AUG Another Perm 200 - Not sure which yet, probably the Taste of the Test.
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200

I have to say that 200s seem much easier following the Wuze400 and BCM600
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on July 19, 2010, 02:09:26 pm
Well done indeed! But you are a glutton for punishment, aren't you?  ;)
Nah, we love it!

(Like banging your head on a wall, it's great when you stop...)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on August 03, 2010, 09:58:43 am
We had a 2xRRTY on the go, but July was the month of audax FAIL.

2009  :thumbsup:

2010:-
Feb - Poor Student, Kennet Valley Run
Mar - Up the Uts, The Dean
Apr - DIY 300, DIY 300
May - BCM, Cambrian 2D
Jun - Valley of the Rocks, Epson-Lincoln 600, (Avalon 400)
Jul - mc1k - DNF  :'( [alas the 600k completed counts for nothing]

no point starting a fresh RRTY now as we'll have to break it next May/Jun anyway.
Looks like we've escaped the vicious circle!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on August 03, 2010, 11:32:58 am
December was Month 12 of my first RRTY after The Streak. The first two weeks I was out of the country, the second two weeks was White Death and I was barely up to a 200 anyway, so that was that.  
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: innesh on August 03, 2010, 07:48:25 pm

Another  FAIL  :(   No July ride this time due to my ongoing knee injury.

And I'm never going to attempt it again!  I've lost count of the 'almost-but-not-quite' attempts I have made over the years and it has always been poor health or injuries that have stopped me.  It's doubly annoying that (like this past year) I struggle through some tough 200s during the Scottish winters only to be defeated in the summer months. 

I have completed RTTY x 3 though, so I will continue to sport my orange badge as a warning.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on August 03, 2010, 08:08:53 pm
Started with a Kennet Valley Run 200k, followed it up with The Dean 300k in March, Severn Across 400k in April, East Riding 200k in May, Moors & Wolds 400k in June and (following and overnight sense of humour fail there) a DIY 200k in July.

Six months down but feeling a little short on an SR I'm gambling it all on Bernie's Long Flat One in August. It's a bit silly really, if I wanted to I could do the ride as two seperate 300k rides and pretty much guarantee a qualifier for RRtY. But it seems a bit too much like cheating, as does taking a spare bike and leaving it in the van.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on August 04, 2010, 10:23:55 pm

Jul - mc1k - DNF  :'( [alas the 600k completed counts for nothing]

no point starting a fresh RRTY now as we'll have to break it next May/Jun anyway.
Looks like we've escaped the vicious circle!


 

Therein lies a big problem with the RRTY 'game'.  For LEL and PBP folk and any difficult-to-call events, and if planning permits, the early part of the month should always be used to put a (200km?) ride into the RRTY bank.

My July campaign could not start until 24 Jul ('cos I was away on hols in Italy and France) but I still managed 2x200s to keep Nos 12 & 13 alive.

SteveP
 
 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on August 04, 2010, 10:51:29 pm
Yep. Preparing for and attempting mc1k was far and away our main interest over the last month, completely overshadowing any desire for another RRTY. It's only now we're in post-DNF-blues that we realize no RRTY could make it harder to keep motivated over the winter (for keeping fitness up, as next year is PBP)

Perhaps what we really need is a RRTWM (- Round The Winter Months) award  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on August 05, 2010, 08:24:01 am
Perhaps for Oct-Mar you could just ask for half a badge.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on August 05, 2010, 02:37:20 pm
I was quite happy to use MC1k for RRTY and SR purposes. (Despite having little confidence of finishing). Big rides outrank badges, for me anyway. MC1k was the best motivation for winter miles I've ever had!

For Winter:
A Nov-Mar 300 award would seem fair.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on August 05, 2010, 05:47:45 pm

2 rides to go...
AUG Another Perm 200 - Not sure which yet, probably the Taste of the Test.
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200

How about the Wiltshire White Horses for August instead of a DIY?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: thing1 on August 06, 2010, 10:58:30 pm
Big rides outrank badges, for me anyway. MC1k was the best motivation for winter miles I've ever had!
Good point. We only entered mc1k after already doing most of the winter rides for RRTY. This year we'll have PBP (and more to the point, early PBP qualifiers) to focus the mind so should be OK.

Quote
For Winter:
A Nov-Mar 300 award would seem fair.
Oh you're a bad bad man. That almost seems an interesting challenge without any badge. Bit lonely without any suitable calendar events though. Ah ha. Maybe time to work out this ECE malarky!  :D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on August 16, 2010, 11:07:15 am
Six months down but feeling a little short on an SR I'm gambling it all on Bernie's Long Flat One in August. It's a bit silly really, if I wanted to I could do the ride as two seperate 300k rides and pretty much guarantee a qualifier for RRtY. But it seems a bit too much like cheating, as does taking a spare bike and leaving it in the van.

Damn, suffered a physical at around 400k and, having lost lots of time over the next 40k, called it a day leaving myself having to crawl the remaing 30 back to Doncaster.

The gamble failed and RRtY is over for this year. Starting again shortly and at least happy that I didn't muck it up on ride 12.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone on August 16, 2010, 01:42:15 pm
Seventh consecutive year now fully validated with two rides towards the eighth in the bag. (I started in July 2003). I now feel its time for a break, but will I still feel like that when the end of September gets closer?  Lucky I have some perm entries in the drawer in case the enthusiasm returns

Tony
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on August 16, 2010, 03:21:45 pm
OCT  Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY (Postie's ride)
NOV  UPPER THAMES 200
DEC  The South Bucks Winter Warmer (Dec multiple p*nct*r* misery)
JAN  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  The Kennett Valley Run 200
MAR  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
APR  TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM
APR  Denmead 400 PERM
MAY  Wu'ze 400
MAY  BCM600
JUN  Winton 200 (Kingsworthy)
JUL  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
AUG TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM (post holiday unfitness and headwind misery)


1 ride to go..
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Karla on August 16, 2010, 03:27:19 pm
I thought I'd better do this to keep fit in readiness for PBP.  In actual fact, I thought of the idea after I'd done a good handful of audax rides in the then recent past and decided to continue.  Unfortunately for me, I'd done all three rides in May so they only counted for one month - damn me for putting in so much effort!

After York-Cambridge York yesterday, I now have May, June, July and August ticked off.  That's the easy bit done, now I just need to ride in the 8 months of cold and dark.  I'll be reet [insert foolish grin here]. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: citoyen on August 16, 2010, 03:30:15 pm
After York-Cambridge York yesterday, I now have May, June, July and August ticked off.  That's the easy bit done, now I just need to ride in the 8 months of cold and dark.  I'll be reet [insert foolish grin here]. 

I resumed audaxing in March and have done at least one every month since, so I was thinking along the same lines as you. I've got rides lined up for September and October but unfortunately, it's looking unlikely I'll be able to do one in August so I'll be back to square one. d'oh!

d.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on August 16, 2010, 03:30:30 pm
...now I just need to ride in the 8 months of cold and dark.  I'll be reet [insert foolish grin here].  

Soon be time to start preparations for the dark 6 months. First off - some revision: It's Snowing! (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27561.0)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on August 16, 2010, 03:33:04 pm
I resumed audaxing in March and have done at least one every month since, so I was thinking along the same lines as you. I've got rides lined up for September and October but unfortunately, it's looking unlikely I'll be able to do one in August so I'll be back to square one. d'oh!

d.

August can be a tricky month - what with holidays and such.

Don't underestimate the usefulness of an evening DIY 200; get underway by 5pm and you can be done by 2am  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on August 16, 2010, 04:42:42 pm
Ooh, a new challenge! The Midweek Midnight RRTY (MMRRTY)!

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on August 16, 2010, 09:13:34 pm
Soon be time to start preparations for the dark 6 months. First off - some revision: It's Snowing! (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27561.0)
Stop it! Way too soon for that! Although finishing the 200 in the dark yesterday did make me feel autumnal
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on August 16, 2010, 09:19:12 pm
Hmm, DIY 200 starting from work, heading out to Fenland District, avoiding the duelling banjos, and back in time for a midnight snack.

It all seems a bit too teethgrinder.   ::-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on August 16, 2010, 09:25:54 pm
*stops playing with google maps*  :hand:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on August 16, 2010, 09:38:34 pm
It all seems a bit too teethgrinder.   ::-)

Only if you gear up to 104" fixed  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: citoyen on August 16, 2010, 10:05:53 pm
Hmm... If I rode all the way home from work, that would be more or less 100km... So, let's say I allow myself five hours per 100km... I could leave the office at 8pm, get home by 1am for a few hours kip, then set off at 4am to ride back to work. With half an hour for a shower and breakfast, I'd be at my desk by 9.30.

Hmm...

d.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Tewdric on August 16, 2010, 10:44:01 pm
Seventh consecutive year now fully validated with two rides towards the eighth in the bag. (I started in July 2003). I now feel its time for a break, but will I still feel like that when the end of September gets closer?  Lucky I have some perm entries in the drawer in case the enthusiasm returns

Tony

7 consecutive years is a seriously impressive feat - chapeau!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on August 17, 2010, 09:03:04 am
Don't underestimate the usefulness of an evening DIY 200; get underway by 5pm and you can be done by 2am  :thumbsup:.
Maybe in your part of the country ...    ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on August 17, 2010, 09:57:18 am
so how come the Hailsham-Liss 200k took me 14 hours on Wednesday?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on August 17, 2010, 10:14:36 am
Don't underestimate the usefulness of an evening DIY 200; get underway by 5pm and you can be done by 2am  :thumbsup:.
Maybe in your part of the country ...    ;)

Well, I didn't move here for the mountains...  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on August 17, 2010, 01:57:53 pm
After a long hiatus, I finally managed my second RRTY, completing in July.

Looking back, I note a finish on 31 January. This wasn't as close as the December ride, when I ploughed through 50km of snow and snowing, and met two of the six starters (from 50-odd) from Mike Wigley's ill-fated Solstice 200 in Whitchurch. I sprayed Tim with brown sauce in the cafe (another recurring theme this year) but made up for it by dragging him back on the Spurn Head 400.

I don't plan on a third just yet, but sometimes, when you get to six months in a row, well, it starts to become a target.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Nuncio on August 17, 2010, 03:42:17 pm
Looking back, I note a finish on 31 January.
Not wanting to pick at old scabs but wasn't January 31st only just over half-way through  the extended month?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on August 28, 2010, 03:35:16 pm
My first RRtY began in January and that's going fine, but worryingly I've got a second one on the go at the moment.

May: Brevet Cymru & Bryan Chapman Memorial
June: DIY300 & DIY600
July: Cambrian 3A Perm & The Lowlands1200
August: Lincolnshire Cross & DIY300

Note to self: Only ride one event in September or October to ensure you don't get tempted to keep both RRtYs alive during November and December.

I'm putting this in writing to force myself to be sensible.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on August 28, 2010, 04:15:07 pm
I'm riding NO events this month. Just to make sure. ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 28, 2010, 06:50:54 pm
I'm riding NO events this month. Just to make sure. ;)

Three days to go.... there's still a danger I might ride a Perm....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: kcass on September 02, 2010, 10:10:44 pm
Sept - Golden Tints
Oct - Anfractuous
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - Winter Warmer
Jan - Willy Warmer
Feb - Kennet Valley
Mar - Dean
Apr - Severn  Across
May - BCM
June - Rural South
July - DIY200
Aug - Tregaron Dragon

.... that wasn't so bad. Might do another one now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on September 03, 2010, 06:44:51 am
Sept - Golden Tints
Oct - Anfractuous
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - Winter Warmer
Jan - Willy Warmer
Feb - Kennet Valley
Mar - Dean
Apr - Severn  Across
May - BCM
June - Rural South
July - DIY200
Aug - Tregaron Dragon

.... that wasn't so bad. Might do another one now.

Careful   that is a very slippery slope

At least miss a month before your next one

Geoff   (confirmed addict)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 05, 2010, 06:13:13 am
Three days to go.... there's still a danger I might ride a Perm....

I did. On the 31st.

Better confess to being another confirmed addict.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on September 06, 2010, 12:03:41 am
2006     :thumbsup:    
2007       :thumbsup:
2008        :thumbsup: 
2009         :'(

21.3.10  Man of Kent 200
10.4.10  Fenland DIY 200
9.5.10 Stonehenge 200
5.6.10 Flitchbikes 200
3.7.10 Kent Corners 200
2.8.10 Sedlescombe-Herne Bay perm 200
5.9.10 New Forest On and Off Shore 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on September 06, 2010, 09:19:06 am
OCT  Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY (Postie's ride)
NOV  UPPER THAMES 200
DEC  The South Bucks Winter Warmer (Dec multiple p*nct*r* misery)
JAN  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  The Kennett Valley Run 200
MAR  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
APR  TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM
APR  Denmead 400 PERM
MAY  Wu'ze 400
MAY  BCM600
JUN  Winton 200 (Kingsworthy)
JUL  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
AUG TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM (post holiday unfitness and headwind misery)


1 ride to go..
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200



Ker-ching! DONE!!
My first RRTY completed

Any further RRTYs will be pure chance, I'm not going to bust a gut to get out in winter if the weather is bad again.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on September 06, 2010, 09:51:28 am
OCT  Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY (Postie's ride)
NOV  UPPER THAMES 200
DEC  The South Bucks Winter Warmer (Dec multiple p*nct*r* misery)
JAN  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  The Kennett Valley Run 200
MAR  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
APR  TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM
APR  Denmead 400 PERM
MAY  Wu'ze 400
MAY  BCM600
JUN  Winton 200 (Kingsworthy)
JUL  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
AUG TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM (post holiday unfitness and headwind misery)


1 ride to go..
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200



Ker-ching! DONE!!
My first RRTY completed

Any further RRTYs will be pure chance, I'm not going to bust a gut to get out in winter if the weather is bad again.
Very well done Lee  :thumbsup: Glad I was there to congratulate you at the end of the On/Off Shore yesterday. Trust you celebrated well once you got home?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Tewdric on September 06, 2010, 09:58:09 am
OCT  Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY (Postie's ride)
NOV  UPPER THAMES 200
DEC  The South Bucks Winter Warmer (Dec multiple p*nct*r* misery)
JAN  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
FEB  The Kennett Valley Run 200
MAR  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
APR  TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM
APR  Denmead 400 PERM
MAY  Wu'ze 400
MAY  BCM600
JUN  Winton 200 (Kingsworthy)
JUL  ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
AUG TASTE OF THE TEST 200 PERM (post holiday unfitness and headwind misery)


1 ride to go..
SEP New Forest On/Off Shore 200 - Hopefully complete my 1st RRTY with my favourite 200



Ker-ching! DONE!!
My first RRTY completed

Any further RRTYs will be pure chance, I'm not going to bust a gut to get out in winter if the weather is bad again.

 :thumbsup:  Chapeau Lee!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on September 06, 2010, 10:06:10 am
Forgot to say Lee - make sure you buy the badge (it's a cloth one) and carry it with pride!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on September 07, 2010, 10:04:32 am
Forgot to say Lee - make sure you buy the badge (it's a cloth one) and carry it with pride!

It's on my shopping list. 
It will go on the Carradice, next to my SR medal.  They both involved a certain degree of suffering so I'm not ashamed to display them with pride.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 07, 2010, 03:27:05 pm
Congrats LEE :thumbsup:
SR next? :demon:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on September 07, 2010, 05:37:29 pm
Congrats LEE :thumbsup:
SR next? :demon:

Got my SR a couple of years ago and then again this year.  My third and final one will be next year I reckon, a necessary evil for PBP.  I think I'd have got SR last year as well but for a bike problem, I'll never know and I'm not bothered now, I don't collect points or repeat painful events if I can avoid it.  I have a  "been there, done that" mentality, if it hurts a lot then once is enough (see Wu'ze 400).

I really enjoy 200s, I think they are the perfect Audax distance.  They are long enough to make a day of it, short enough to avoid riding through the night, easy enough to allow time for a pub lunch but difficult enough to demand keeping in shape.  

Most of it is about PBP now.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on October 03, 2010, 12:25:08 pm
My first RRtY began in January and that's going fine, but worryingly I've got a second one on the go at the moment.

May: Brevet Cymru & Bryan Chapman Memorial
June: DIY300 & DIY600
July: Cambrian 3A Perm & The Lowlands1200
August: Lincolnshire Cross & DIY300

Note to self: Only ride one event in September or October to ensure you don't get tempted to keep both RRtYs alive during November and December.

I'm putting this in writing to force myself to be sensible.

During September I only rode the Northern Dales 200, which means RRtY #2 is dead. Phew!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on October 03, 2010, 07:49:39 pm
Martin's post reminds me that I'll be putting together the list for the 2011 Handbook before the end of December.  If your details shown on www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY (http://www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY) aren't up-to-date, I need a PM from you.

And your AUK membership number might be useful, just in case your YACF name is unhelpful.  If Martin is who I think he is (and I'm pretty sure I'm right), that "3" will soon be a "4"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on October 04, 2010, 12:00:38 am
Martin's post reminds me that I'll be putting together the list for the 2011 Handbook before the end of December.  If your details shown on www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY (http://www.tinyurl.com/PeakAudaxRRTY) aren't up-to-date, I need a PM from you.

And your AUK membership number might be useful, just in case your YACF name is unhelpful.  If Martin is who I think he is (and I'm pretty sure I'm right), that "3" will soon be a "4"

I am hoping my 11 will read 12 by then. On schedule (Did Oct, my Cider with Rosie 200 (Cal 10 Oct), yesterday - Sat) for Dec finish, with No 13 half way (by then) too.  How about that Ultra (in Platinum or Gold) badge?

How about compiling a RRTY based on consecutive - I am on 7-5, planning on Ultra, a really tall order?
SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on October 04, 2010, 08:54:48 am
The thought of recording the different nuances of multiple RRTYs - whether they are a continuous run or include a break between years - is too much to contemplate.

I've also decided to stop counting at 10, the so-called Ultra RRTY (thanks for the name suggestion Steve).  Having said that, I think I would be interested to hear of anyone passing particular landmarks after that, such as at 15, 20, ....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on October 04, 2010, 09:01:46 am
Just out of interest, what do I now need to do to get my RRTY badge?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: postie on October 04, 2010, 06:27:35 pm
a few quid!  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on October 05, 2010, 11:49:12 am
Just out of interest, what do I now need to do to get my RRTY badge?

If you are listed on the www.peakaudax.co.uk (http://www.peakaudax.co.uk) website in the RRTY roll of honour then I need £1.80 from you.  I accept cash at the AGM, a cheque while your bank still issues them, and I take PayPal transfers.  Have a look at "How to claim" on the Peak Audax website.  If you are not listed, I need you membership number so I can look up your rides on the AUK website.  I see that there is a Lee in the roll of honour, which I gather is you.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on October 05, 2010, 12:00:55 pm
Just out of interest, what do I now need to do to get my RRTY badge?

If you are listed on the www.peakaudax.co.uk (http://www.peakaudax.co.uk) website in the RRTY roll of honour then I need £1.80 from you.  I accept cash at the AGM, a cheque while your bank still issues them, and I take PayPal transfers.  Have a look at "How to claim" on the Peak Audax website.  If you are not listed, I need you membership number so I can look up your rides on the AUK website.  I see that there is a Lee in the roll of honour, which I gather is you.

Blimey! I'm on a Roll of Honour.

PayPal sent
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on October 05, 2010, 04:18:11 pm
How big is the badge? I was thinking of making a bikini top with RRTY on the left and flèche on the right for my AGM outfit.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on October 05, 2010, 04:46:35 pm
A smidgen smaller than than the 200k badge and I think a little thinner.

Pick sides carefully.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on October 05, 2010, 09:18:10 pm
How big is the badge? I was thinking of making a bikini top with RRTY on the left and flèche on the right for my AGM outfit.

With some careful piercing you could use the regular 200/300/400/600km metal badges.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 05, 2010, 09:51:56 pm
Mine went down the pan in September, when camping woz moar fun than riding  :thumbsup:

Will still try and do one a month over the winter to keep fit
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hummers on October 05, 2010, 10:44:57 pm
How big is the badge? I was thinking of making a bikini top with RRTY on the left and flèche on the right for my AGM outfit.

Surely those badges will barely cover your gigantic, yet splendid, brown nipples.

I would imagine.

H
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on October 06, 2010, 10:21:43 am
Those pictures were supposed to be for your eyes only H!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hummers on October 06, 2010, 12:25:03 pm
Sorry sweetie, too good not too share.

To the Portsmouth and Gosport Rotarians, you are Ms October.

H

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on October 14, 2010, 05:25:07 pm
Subject to validation of the last two rides, October's seen me finish off 2 a month for the last 24 months  :)

NovemberTransporter 200DIY 300
December DIY 200DIY 200
JanuaryDIY 200Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200
February Malmesbury Mash 200 Gospel Pass ECE 150+50
March Mr. Pickwick's March Madness 200    Mad March Coasts and Quantocks 200
April Easter Arrow 400 Dorset Coast 200
May Brevet Cymru 400 Wu’Ze 400
June Avalon Sunrise 400 3D 300
July Hellfire Perm 600 Mille Cymru 1000
August Cambrian 8A Perm 800 DIY 200
September        Ferryside Fish Foray 200 Beyond Shropshire 200
October DIY 200 Gower Getter 200

I plan to let one fizzle out in November/December time.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on October 16, 2010, 07:08:18 am

Brilliant!

Mine fizzled out, for no good reason, in September. Failure to raise enthusiasm after 66 months.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on October 16, 2010, 11:55:09 am

Brilliant!

Mine fizzled out, for no good reason, in September. Failure to raise enthusiasm after 66 months.

I know what you mean Tony.  I have an Ultra+  + a 7 1/2yr consecutive and am currently on Nos 12 & 13 doing at least 2x200/mth (since Jan 08).  Put Oct No 2 (13/5) into the bank yesterday and made it a 2.5AAA (my Gospel Pass 200 Perm). My mind is now set on winter-style preparation (clothes, tyres, m/gs, lights), a far memory to last winter and distinctly different to the heights of summer on a light bike and kit.

I think it is the winter that brings out the hardy side of this game. I am just glad that I am not confined to the narrow weekend window when choosing weather. Crisp dry cold days have a special character but the nights are best done in the dry. Cold rain is a special displeasure. Now, I have set myself a target of an AAARTY on 200km(or +), which means doing the GP200 through to Feb 11. Just hope all my efforts come to a worthwhile achievement. I have the penalty of a bionic left hip (since Jan 2000); I would hate it to wear out at a critical moment.
SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Karla on October 24, 2010, 12:18:07 am
Halfway through mine now.

May '10        Eccleshall 200, DIY200, The Lincoln 400
June            DIY200, Spurn Head 400
July             Seething 600
August         York-Cambridge-York 400
September   Dark & White Peak 200
October       Tour of the Wolds 200

And for the second half:

November    Eureka 200
December    Probably a DIY200 up to Bishop Aukland
January '11  Mere 200 or a perm
February      Newport or a perm
March          Pollag S'niplig 200 or The Red Rose Ride or Chirk, choices choices choices!
April            Easter Arrow and hopefully the Sheffrec Full Monty as well
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on November 06, 2010, 09:58:01 pm
2006       :thumbsup:   
2007       :thumbsup:
2008        :thumbsup:
2009         :'(

21.3.10  Man of Kent 200
10.4.10  Fenland DIY 200
9.5.10 Stonehenge 200
5.6.10 Flitchbikes 200
3.7.10 Kent Corners 200
2.8.10 Sedlescombe-Herne Bay perm 200
5.9.10 New Forest On and Off Shore 200
2.10.10 Upper Tea 200
6.11.10 Upper Thames 200

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on November 07, 2010, 11:30:03 pm
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Done.  :)

It's been a while ... Jan-Nov 2010 done.

I sort of fell out of love with long winter rides (and consequent dark cold wet bits), but I so enjoyed the Upper Thames yesterday that I'm almost looking forward to a December ride!

[might skip January; Jan 2010 was a bit too exciting for my liking :( ]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on November 08, 2010, 01:38:51 pm
might skip January; Jan 2010 was a bit too exciting for my liking


For 2011 I thought that, just for the novelty of it, I would insist that you ride your January event during January
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on November 08, 2010, 03:14:31 pm
might skip January; Jan 2010 was a bit too exciting for my liking


For 2011 I thought that, just for the novelty of it, I would insist that you ride your January event during January


I don't suppose I could backdate a Dec 2010 ride to Dec 2009 could I?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on November 08, 2010, 04:15:04 pm
might skip January; Jan 2010 was a bit too exciting for my liking


For 2011 I thought that, just for the novelty of it, I would insist that you ride your January event during January


So you wouldn't rule out carrying a spare Jan-2010 ride over into Jan-2011 ;)

Mike, I was wondering how many RRTYs are ridden starting in January? I get the feeling that a disproportionate number do (despite the rules not requiring it ).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 08, 2010, 04:31:01 pm
I'm currently most of the way through a RRtY, started in February (Australian evening 200, to minimise the Summer heat).  I'm hoping that the next couple of months aren't as dodgy as last year's.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on November 08, 2010, 04:37:44 pm
So you wouldn't rule out carrying a spare Jan-2010 ride over into Jan-2011 ;)

Your ;) suggests you know the answer already

Mike, I was wondering how many RRTYs are ridden starting in January? I get the feeling that a disproportionate number do (despite the rules not requiring it ).

It would take too much effort to find out.  I expect that many RRTYs start in November by those mistakenly thinking the rides must all be within one Audax season.  However, most RRTYs start without the rider even knowing, only discovering when they are part way through that another award is on the cards
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on November 08, 2010, 05:40:38 pm
might skip January; Jan 2010 was a bit too exciting for my liking


For 2011 I thought that, just for the novelty of it, I would insist that you ride your January event during January


So you wouldn't rule out carrying a spare Jan-2010 ride over into Jan-2011 ;)

Mike, I was wondering how many RRTYs are ridden starting in January? I get the feeling that a disproportionate number do (despite the rules not requiring it ).

Mine do - but just for the simple reason I joined AUK in a January (2007) not realising that this is a strange club (?) that runs its year from November  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 15, 2010, 10:37:54 am
Two rides in a row constitutes a restart.

Firstly there was the Venetian Nights where I caused some confusion by being helpful.

On Saturday it was the start of the winter DIY's. A nice enough trip out from the edge of Sheffield out through Bawtry and across the Trent basin to Scunthorpe (appreciably dismal) and along the A18 to Cleethorpes. The A18 is surprisingly pleasant at this time of year. Not too busy and fairly picturesque for the part of the country that it's in. After lunch and an indulgent roll down the sea front I headed for Market Rasen, battling the headwind on the leeward hills. Despite the adversity, I still managed to make up for some of my earlier navigational confusion. Fortunately the winds started to die off around 3pm as I approached Gainsborough and made the final push for home. Alas my unfamiliarity with my new local area and some youthful attention to road signs left me in a little disarray trying to avoid the A57 back to the finish. Finished in 12 1/2 hours and enjoyed myself.

Next month I'm pondering a 200k from Sheffield to Windemere to watch my partner ride in the North of England cyclocross championships. Saturday's headwinds have suggested that an entirely westbound route my carry a smidgen of folly to them.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 28, 2010, 08:09:23 pm
OK, so weather forecasts are a really really expensive form of Tarot, and the Met Office is a job creation scheme for ex-RAF types who aren't quite ready to retire yet. These things I understand.

However.

They are now predicting this cold, snowy weather out to the end of December.

*sigh*

Have I really got the appetite for another winter of ice, snow, wind, solidified water bottles, numb feet, post-control shivering apocalypses, and hour after hour in the dark and cold lanes?

Mr Wigley. You have created a monster.

Yours Sincerely
Chris "47 months" S
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on November 29, 2010, 02:42:32 am
Come on young Chris- Our Jan 2010 ride will live in your memory for ever. So if we can get another one in- then that is 2 memories for when you are really old!!

What are you lot playing at with weather - i am going to make every effort to get my 2 Dec in this week - Weds -Round The Bay - and Sat to cape Paterson - then Nips 2 can be ECE or not -depending on weather and roads
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on November 29, 2010, 08:42:42 am
What are you lot playing at with weather...

Just to reassure Fb about this - we are absolutely delighted not to be having to ride in the relentless searing blaze!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: arabella on November 29, 2010, 10:01:09 am
+1
I did muse to myself on the train whether the aim of RRTY was to ride 12 consecutive months or to ride in the grimmer, colder, icier, darker months.  (Though I seem to remember a very mild a couple of years back.)

The good thing is that having failed to make it to York (some of that white stuff) and broken my rrty then I don't have to bother to do anything in December.  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Assasin on November 29, 2010, 10:34:51 am
You can start all over again in December
I need to do the Manningtree Perm With Wendy
as the Great Kingshill ride this weekend isn't looking to sensible to ride
(But that could all change!)
Extra company most welcome
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: arabella on November 30, 2010, 10:43:56 am
My vague plan, had I managed York, was either (i) ECE the Nips 2 or (ii) slot in something at the end of Dec once kiddies are with their dad.

I am a bit slower and more hill averse too, on account of having decided to audax on fixed some of the time.

Dunno how that fits.  As there is less need I may just see what the weather does.  It took 15 mins extra to get to work this morning on account of all the cars in the way.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on November 30, 2010, 10:56:01 am
My fallback is a 100km time trial to Hungerford and back. Mostly down the A4 with a detour round Slough & Maidenhead. Like Audaxing but not as we know it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 30, 2010, 10:59:26 am
My fallback is a 100km time trial to Hungerford and back. Mostly down the A4 with a detour round Slough & Maidenhead. Like Audaxing but not as we know it.

Every RRTYers Box Of Rides should contain at least one like this. Main roads, OAB, dull as hell, but gets the job done on a winter's day, or when you've been laid up with flu until the last day of the month...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 30, 2010, 11:14:16 am
Postponing any notion of my RRtY ride this weekend, even if it is ridable, I'm likely to be skiing the Peak District instead.

There's something else I should be doing as well. Can't remember. I think that there's something coming up that I'm supposed to buy something for that doesn't involve bike stuff.

Nope, it's gone, can't be as important as RRtY.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on November 30, 2010, 11:44:22 am
Hoping for a break in the weather on Dec 12th.  That will be ride #3 in my 2nd RRTY.

I said that one RRTY was enough but now I feel guilty if I don't keep it going.

I'm fortunate that the South has weather more conducive to winter RRTY riding but it's still tough to get through to April and some "pleasure" rides.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 30, 2010, 11:46:29 am
What are you lot playing at with weather...

Just to reassure Fb about this - we are absolutely delighted not to be having to ride in the relentless searing blaze!

An Audaxing friend living in Melbourne mentioned something about a cold, wet Summer coming after a cold, wet Winter this year.  Still miles better than the weather in Larnden.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on November 30, 2010, 11:47:13 am
Tinsel & Lanes was meant to be my final ride of my first Round The Year..... Work and Crimbo means my time in December is already limited, so time to consider a main road bash.....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 30, 2010, 12:15:15 pm
I'm planning a main road bash on either 11th or 18th. South Anston (just west of Worksop), Gainsborough, Louth, Horncastle, Market Rasen, South Anston (pending approval from Mr. F). Takers will be welcome.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on November 30, 2010, 12:52:26 pm
Hoping for a break in the weather on Dec 12th.  That will be ride #3 in my 2nd RRTY.

I said that one RRTY was enough but now I feel guilty if I don't keep it going.

I'm fortunate that the South has weather more conducive to winter RRTY riding but it's still tough to get through to April and some "pleasure" rides.

I should be on this one. Got a small collection of perm cards for local rides and an ECE of the Primrose Path for February (you'd love that one LEE!). Currently 6 months into my first RRTY, but the hard bit is yet to come. There. I've announced it. Damn I was keeping it secret.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on November 30, 2010, 01:00:35 pm
I'm planning a main road bash on either 11th or 18th. South Anston (just west of Worksop), Gainsborough, Louth, Horncastle, Market Rasen, South Anston (pending approval from Mr. F). Takers will be welcome.
If you do the 18th I may well be up for that.
I seem to be a little overbooked for December and have as yet failed to persuade my host that 200k would be a fine way to spend Friday, where it will be a balmy 7 degrees. O well. Fingers crossed for better weather in the 2nd half of December.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Assasin on November 30, 2010, 01:06:54 pm
I might have to do the Manningtree perm on the 29th/30th
If Great Kingshill is snowbound on Sunday 5th

Some company would be nice.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on November 30, 2010, 02:31:54 pm
I decided long ago that RRTY was not for me. Glad I've not made a large investment in it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on November 30, 2010, 02:33:22 pm
I've now missed out on November so RRTY stands at 36 consec. months; 2 months off; 8 consec. months - abandon. Probably until next March now  ;D
Still, 44 months out of 46 ain't bad is it  :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on November 30, 2010, 02:39:52 pm
I decided long ago that RRTY was not for me.
You have to like* 100k TTs to Hungerford** on the A4 !


*Or at least tolerate.
**Substitute Red Lodge or whatever is the East Anglian equivalent.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on November 30, 2010, 02:41:11 pm
I've now missed out on November so RRTY stands at 36 consec. months; 2 months off; 8 consec. months - abandon. Probably until next March now  ;D
Still, 44 months out of 46 ain't bad is it  :-\

Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on November 30, 2010, 02:52:14 pm
I've now missed out on November so RRTY stands at 36 consec. months; 2 months off; 8 consec. months - abandon. Probably until next March now  ;D
Still, 44 months out of 46 ain't bad is it  :-\

Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).
No, you must be joking - 'tis my b'day ain't it. I have an appointment with a bottle of wine  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on November 30, 2010, 02:58:47 pm
I've now missed out on November so RRTY stands at 36 consec. months; 2 months off; 8 consec. months - abandon. Probably until next March now  ;D
Still, 44 months out of 46 ain't bad is it  :-\

Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).
No, you must be joking - 'tis my b'day ain't it. I have an appointment with a bottle of wine  :thumbsup:

Many Happy Returns Margaret
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on November 30, 2010, 07:13:15 pm
I've now missed out on November

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Im on my way over with 2 DIY cards. Get your kit ON
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on November 30, 2010, 08:06:00 pm
I said that one RRTY was enough but now I feel guilty if I don't keep it going.

Be very careful  That way leads to total adiction.     ::-) ::-)

Geoff

60 + 8  (Do not tell SWMBO that I am counting again)  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 30, 2010, 08:30:51 pm
I'm planning a main road bash on either 11th or 18th. South Anston (just west of Worksop), Gainsborough, Louth, Horncastle, Market Rasen, South Anston (pending approval from Mr. F). Takers will be welcome.
If you do the 18th I may well be up for that.
I seem to be a little overbooked for December and have as yet failed to persuade my host that 200k would be a fine way to spend Friday, where it will be a balmy 7 degrees. O well. Fingers crossed for better weather in the 2nd half of December.

OK, I'll go with the 18th.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on November 30, 2010, 08:38:11 pm
Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).

Are you saying that I allowed that as an August ride?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on November 30, 2010, 10:57:31 pm
Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).

Are you saying that I allowed that as an August ride?

Well, it was as far as AUK was concerned!

n.b. This was a few years back when I was young and keen
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on December 01, 2010, 09:53:05 am
That is the first of the Decemeber 200s done- 2nd one planned for saturday. As LW&B says weather here is apparently unseasonable. First time for 10 years i am told that annual rainfall has exceeded the long term average - and there is still a month to go.
certainly i had an hour of pretty heavy rain as I headed for hom e- but it was warm rain- so not much point in putting any extra gear on
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 01, 2010, 10:23:33 am
As LW&B says weather here is apparently unseasonable. First time for 10 years i am told that annual rainfall has exceeded the long term average - and there is still a month to go.
certainly i had an hour of pretty heavy rain as I headed for home- but it was warm rain- so not much point in putting any extra gear on

*looks outside*

Cheat!

My heart bleeds for you  ::-)

 ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 01, 2010, 12:14:35 pm
Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).

Are you saying that I allowed that as an August ride?

Well, it was as far as AUK was concerned!

n.b. This was a few years back when I was young and keen

So, some chance of backdated removal?  ;)  Oh well, it doesn't really matter anyway.

[quote RRTY FAQ (http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrtyfaqs.htm)]
If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim.
[/quote]
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 01, 2010, 02:19:30 pm
Don't dispair, there is plenty of time yet. I once started a RRTY ride at 23:45 of the 31st (of August!).

Are you saying that I allowed that as an August ride?

Well, it was as far as AUK was concerned!

n.b. This was a few years back when I was young and keen

So, some chance of backdated removal?  ;)  Oh well, it doesn't really matter anyway.

[quote RRTY FAQ (http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrtyfaqs.htm)]
If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim.
[/quote]

Oops, I obviously missed that last bit! FWIW, riding a solo perm through the night hardly counts as an easy option.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 01, 2010, 02:32:20 pm
Me, stirring the pot?  :P
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 01, 2010, 03:01:16 pm
As long as they don't deport me... hang on, it's summer in Australia!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 04, 2010, 11:46:58 am
A chink in the weather!

I'm off out for a main road bash to bank this month's 200 before the snows return. The forecast for the rest of the month is dire - and lo-and-behold, the temperature has been above zero for almost 12 hours now. This is as good as it gets I think.

Thank AUK for online entry and GPS validation!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 04, 2010, 01:08:25 pm
A chink in the weather!

I'm off out for a main road bash to bank this month's 200 before the snows return. The forecast for the rest of the month is dire - and lo-and-behold, the temperature has been above zero for almost 12 hours now. This is as good as it gets I think.

Thank AUK for online entry and GPS validation!
I might try the same tomorrow. Bollox to Christmas shopping. That's what t'internet is for.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 04, 2010, 05:36:17 pm
A chink in the weather!

I'm off out for a main road bash to bank this month's 200 before the snows return. The forecast for the rest of the month is dire - and lo-and-behold, the temperature has been above zero for almost 12 hours now. This is as good as it gets I think.

Thank AUK for online entry and GPS validation!

Arse  >:(. DNF after 110km. Confucius he says "Man who gives blood on Thursday, shouldn't try a freezing cold randonnee on Saturday."

I just couldn't maintain temperature - to the point where I was getting so cold, I was close to passing out. At that point I decided it didn't need to be icy to be dangerous. Then it got icy. Then it started to snow, and at that point I engaged full "Bollocks to this" mode.

I'm off to thaw out in the bath.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Billy Weir on December 04, 2010, 06:10:14 pm
To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.

PS: Beer is good for blood volume  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on December 04, 2010, 09:40:29 pm
Like Chris S, toady I've mainly been cycling along A-roads for my December ride. I've done about 209 km, of which all bar 33 km was on A-road, and the remaining distance was along a decent B-road. The route would be awful in summer, but today it was OK. It was really nice to be out and there were some very pretty snow covered fields covered in Lincolnshire. The weather was always above freezing, as evident by the drizzle that hit me somewhere after Lincoln. I ended up taking over 13 hrs for the ride, but then I did spend over 4 hrs at my grandparents and aunt & uncles place being fed dinner and guzzling wine. It makes a solo DIY that much more sociable. *Hic*. Oh, and that completes my first RRtY :thumbsup:. In celebration my final proof of passage purchase was 8 bottles of Hoegaarden.

Jan: The Willy Warmer (200 km)
Feb: Rutland & Beyond (100 km) + ECE 100
Mar: DIY200 Nottingham > London
Apr: The Elenith (300 km)
May: Bryan Chapman (600 km)
Jun: DIY600 around East Anglia
Jul: Lowlands1200
Aug: Lincolnshire Cross (200 km)
Sep: Northern Dales (200 km)
Oct: The Clwydian (200 km)
Nov: DIY200 (Staffordshire Lanes)
Dec: DIY200 (Lincolnshire A-roads)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on December 04, 2010, 09:46:17 pm
Very impressive Adamski, well done.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on December 04, 2010, 09:48:57 pm
and that completes my first RRtY :thumbsup:. In celebration my final proof of passage purchase was 8 bottles of Hoegaarden.

Top banana  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 04, 2010, 10:09:05 pm
but then I did spend over 4 hrs at my grandparents and aunt & uncles place being fed dinner and guzzling wine. It makes a solo DIY that much more sociable. *Hic*. Oh, and that completes my first RRtY :thumbsup:. In celebration my final proof of passage purchase was 8 bottles of Hoegaarden.


Well done, welcome to the club :thumbsup:

Chris S and I have also been adopting the warm-and-mildly-alcoholic-stop strategy recently. It's a winner, especially at this time of year.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on December 04, 2010, 10:36:01 pm
Cheers guys.

I guess it's now back to square ride one......
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on December 05, 2010, 03:11:02 am
A stonkingly hot day here on Sat - tar melting on the road and continuous all day sun. had to keep soaking a little cap that goes under helmet to try to keep head cool. Completed the second Dec 200 (Drouin to Cape paterson) so as to avoid any possibility of RRTY 6 and 7 coming to grief in UK Dec weather. We come back leaving very late Tuesday night - and I am hoping to ride an ECE Nips 2 on Sat. Will study weather contrast with interest on Thursday !!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on December 05, 2010, 08:04:31 am
Cheers guys.

I guess it's now back to square ride one......

Just make sure it is ride one and not no thirteen, that way lies addiction.   ;)

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on December 05, 2010, 06:12:38 pm
A chink in the weather!

I'm off out for a main road bash to bank this month's 200 before the snows return. The forecast for the rest of the month is dire - and lo-and-behold, the temperature has been above zero for almost 12 hours now. This is as good as it gets I think.

Arse  >:(. DNF after 110km. Confucius he says "Man who gives blood on Thursday, shouldn't try a freezing cold randonnee on Saturday."
Wise words ... bad luck, and well done for avoiding any serious mishap.

(However, you've robbed me of the chance of a good dig:
Typical East Anglian ride - they can start a 200 at noon and expect to finish in daylight.
;) )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 06, 2010, 02:05:12 pm
Just thought I would report completion of RRTY No 12.  Not that I made it easy, choosing to ride my Gospel Pass 200 Perm before darkness and winter really take over.  Well, I found a little chink in the unseasonal weather but still found that Trike was the only way to travel. Nearly 14 1/2 hrs, just to take it to the event time limit and 6hrs on lights.

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 07, 2010, 09:54:45 pm
I may have met my limit.

I am on 47 months. I'm down to do an ECE 200 of the Nips 2 from Norwich this weekend, and despite my body succumbing to at least one of the various lurgies around, I'll give it my best shot to make a nice round four years.

Then I'm probably calling it a day. I've had enough of winter audax. It hurts, has too much impact on other things, and carries a higher risk that probably isn't justified in what is, after all, just a hobby.

So. January 2011 could be the first Randonnee free zone for me, in a long time. And if I'm too lurgied to ride this weekend, and the weather/Real Lifetm defeats me for the rest of the month, then there's something poetic about bowing out on 47 months.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on December 07, 2010, 10:08:04 pm
I may have met my limit.

I am on 47 months. I'm down to do an ECE 200 of the Nips 2 from Norwich this weekend, and despite my body succumbing to at least one of the various lurgies around, I'll give it my best shot to make a nice round four years.

Then I'm probably calling it a day. I've had enough of winter audax. It hurts, has too much impact on other things, and carries a higher risk that probably isn't justified in what is, after all, just a hobby.

So. January 2011 could be the first Randonnee free zone for me, in a long time. And if I'm too lurgied to ride this weekend, and the weather/Real Lifetm defeats me for the rest of the month, then there's something poetic about bowing out on 47 months.
Good luck! But don't beat yourself up if it doesn't happen. 47 months is, after all, a truly fantastic achievement - and going for a bike ride is supposed to be fun  :thumbsup: not a trial of endurance! Been there, done that and got the T-shirt
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 08, 2010, 12:02:18 am
Been there, done that and got the T-shirt

Where did you get the T-Shirt?  My consec is currently 7y6m, so is that XL.
SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on December 11, 2010, 10:56:57 pm
Well done, that is quite an achievement. Now make sure you don't do a 200 in January!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on December 12, 2010, 10:11:59 am
Well done, that is quite an achievement. Now make sure you don't do a 200 in January!
+1  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on December 12, 2010, 05:00:34 pm
12 10 - S Bucks Winter Warmer  :thumbsup:   Kings, Castles etc  :thumbsup:

So that's
2010    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

+1 !

And that's me done. My 2007 set was fairly incident-free, but 2010 has been bookended by icy rides, and although I only fell off  on the Jan ride, it takes the fun out for me. It seems daft to be balancing health-vs-RRTY (and I can't be arsed to ride solo DIY 200s when the magical weather windows appear).

This game takes a particular kind of audacity, which I'm not sure I possess enough of - I'll leave it you proper audaxers!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 12, 2010, 11:42:17 pm

...blah blah... Gonna do the Nips 2 ECE 200...

...Then I'm probably calling it a day. I've had enough of winter audax. It hurts, has too much impact on other things, and carries a higher risk that probably isn't justified in what is, after all, just a hobby.

Drat. I have inadvertently entered the Nips 3 (ECE 200) in January and Old Squit 200 in February.

Damn the wine. There's no getting off this train is there?

I've had a stern word with myself. From now on, I'm not going to move the furniture around in order to frantically "get a ride in, come what may". If it works out - fine, if it dies, so be it. From here on - the RRTY is expendable.

There - that's me compromising, that is...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 13, 2010, 02:06:41 am
So that's
2010    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Hi Phil - Notice 3 of my rides in your Double up.  Thanks and I hope you enjoyed them.

I have been out today (13-8) and have completed my Dec campaign having ridden last weekend (12-12) too.

With today's ride that gives me Double 2008, TRIPLE 2009, Double 2010

SteveP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on December 13, 2010, 11:25:20 am
My plan for a DIY this weekend is fast changing from ice-dodging to ill-concieved.

Hopefully there might be a few more degrees for Friday.

Mind you, I haven't heard back from Mr. Forrest about my proposed route. Is he about or has he migrated to warmer climes on the grubby proceeds of being an organiser?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on December 13, 2010, 01:03:53 pm
He was riding a (possibly icy) 200 to Newbury on Sunday. I don't think Newbury has a much warmer clime ...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on December 13, 2010, 01:30:40 pm

...blah blah... Gonna do the Nips 2 ECE 200...

...Then I'm probably calling it a day. I've had enough of winter audax. It hurts, has too much impact on other things, and carries a higher risk that probably isn't justified in what is, after all, just a hobby.

Drat. I have inadvertently entered the Nips 3 (ECE 200) in January and Old Squit 200 in February.

Damn the wine. There's no getting off this train is there?

I've had a stern word with myself. From now on, I'm not going to move the furniture around in order to frantically "get a ride in, come what may". If it works out - fine, if it dies, so be it. From here on - the RRTY is expendable.

There - that's me compromising, that is...

There's nothing wrong with a January 200k if the weather's good.

I rode the Poor Student on 40km of sheet ice at the start, but luckily it had all melted after that, and I didn't hit any shady patches later on that were icy, and it didn't get all that cold after dark (I'd been considering packing) so it stayed ice-free to the finish.

This time, if it's icy, I think I'll give it a miss.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 09, 2011, 09:58:08 pm
I do get in a muddle when I have a double series going with different start dates!!

Anyway - I think subject to validation ( from Oz and UK) that todays 200 completes number 6.
7 is rather over half done

and 8  starts again in Feb
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on February 13, 2011, 10:44:55 am
2010  :thumbsup:
2011 - 5/12
Oct - Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY
Nov - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
Dec - Denmead - Newbury 200 perm
Jan - Poor Student 200
Feb - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM

..and a  fantastic day it was yesterday, my first all-daylight Audax for some months, just finishing in the last light of the day.  It makes such a big difference not to spend the last few hours picking my way around potholes in the dark.  Some lovely views from the South Downs and Porton Down on a sunny day in Feb.  I definitely got very lucky with the weather.


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on February 13, 2011, 05:35:00 pm
Ding ding!! Round two.

Feb: Rutland & Beyond 100 + ECE100
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on February 13, 2011, 07:51:26 pm
It makes such a big difference not to spend the last few hours picking my way around potholes in the dark.

You're just not taking this RRTY thing seriously are you?  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on February 16, 2011, 02:15:26 pm
Nagging head wind for a long time yesterday.
But 2 Feb 200's done - so current position for No7 - 10 done and for No8 2 done.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: GrahamG on February 16, 2011, 02:46:31 pm
Not sure how I'll do in this towards the end of the year but...

November '10 - Transporter 200
December '10 - Kings, castles, priests and churches (I think!) 200
January '11 - Cambrian series 2b perm 200
February '11 - Mr Pickwick takes flight 200

got rides entered up until July I think.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on February 25, 2011, 08:42:17 am
(assuming starting a new year in the same month as finishing an old one is allowed)

Yes
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on February 25, 2011, 08:50:03 am
Not sure how I'll do in this towards the end of the year but...

November '10 - Transporter 200
December '10 - Kings, castles, priests and churches (I think!) 200
January '11 - Cambrian series 2b perm 200
February '11 - Mr Pickwick takes flight 200

got rides entered up until July I think.

You've done the hard bit.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on February 25, 2011, 09:45:11 am
23.2.11 Wye Wednesday 200
23.2.11 Wye Wednesday 200 was also my first of this year - was going OK from June last year until the snow of December and then January put the mockers on it all. But at least a RRTY will be some compensation if I go to France to merely watch PBP :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on March 02, 2011, 07:38:39 pm
Nov 05 - Oct 06  :thumbsup:
Aug 06 - July 07  :thumbsup:
Aug 07 Shattered shoulder  :o
Jan 08 - Dec 08  :thumbsup:
March 09 Real flu  :sick:
April 09 - March 10  :thumbsup:
April 10 - March 11  :thumbsup:  ;D

Now off down the pub :smug:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on March 03, 2011, 07:26:19 am

Inspirational stuff, especially the long and determined recovery from the injury.
Real flu is a big setback as well.
Congrats Mr Blacksheep!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on March 19, 2011, 09:40:25 am
Ding ding!! Round two.

Feb: Rutland & Beyond 100 + ECE100
Mar: Severn & Wye 200 - DNS :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on March 19, 2011, 10:04:15 am
Ding ding!! Round two.

Feb: Rutland & Beyond 100 + ECE100
Mar: Severn & Wye 200 - DNS :facepalm:
You've still got 12 days to buck your ideas up!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 19, 2011, 10:12:34 am
Jan: Willy Warmer 200 + Israel 200
Feb: Redhill Beach Trip 200 + Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar: Midlands Mesh 200 + The Dean 300
April: 3Down 300 + Buckingham Blinder 400
May: Texas Rando Stampede 1200 + Raymond Poulidor UAF 400
June: Flitchbikes 200 + Marches and Mersey Roads 600
July: DIY 200 x 2
August: PBP Audax UAF 1200 + PBP Randonneur 1200
September: Midlands Mesh 200 + DIY 200
October: 1066 and Ham St 200 + Anfractuous 200
November: Upper Thames 200 + DIY 200
December: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200, just a DIY 200 needed to finish off a double RRTY.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on March 19, 2011, 11:16:34 am
You've still got 12 days to buck your ideas up!

I know. However, I DNS-ed because I'm drowning under work and that ain't going to change until Easter at the earliest >:(.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lycra Man on March 19, 2011, 09:59:25 pm
December - DIY 200 with Rich Forrest - Milton Keynes to Newbury -  :thumbsup:
January - Willy Warmer -  :thumbsup:
February - Kennet Valley Run -  :thumbsup:

March - The Dean, and so on

I hope I can keep it up.

Lycra Man :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on March 19, 2011, 10:07:26 pm
2 March rides done - so that is  No7 - 11 done and for No 8 3 done.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on April 10, 2011, 08:25:33 pm
Bagsied my April ride with a DIY by GPS 210 up to Gunnerside and home. Beautiful scenery and great weather.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on April 10, 2011, 11:22:05 pm
June 2010 - Valley of the Rocks (my 1st 200)
July 2010 - Down with the British
August 2010 - West Bay & back
September 2010 - Bournemouth Square
October 2010 - Wylye & Ebble Valley
November 2010 - Upper Thames
December 2010 - Denmead Group Perm
January 2011 - The Poor Student
February 2011 - Primrose Path ECEd to 200
March 2011 - Mad March Coast & Quantocks
April 2011 - Dorset Coast

1 month to go  ;D.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on April 11, 2011, 12:24:12 am
Now that is a way to complete yet another RRTY.  Hope it does not prove unlucky??

The Elenith 300 on a perfect day.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Simonb on April 11, 2011, 12:37:12 am
Could start one now, I suppose:

Jan 10 - Poor student / Willy Warmer
Feb 10 - KVR
Mar 10 - End of Hibernation / The Dean
Apr 10 - Invicta 300
 

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on April 11, 2011, 02:17:45 pm
Sort of accidently managed to get quite far into this in my first year of audax - didn't really start out intending to (when I started in October, I thought that I might give a 300 a go some time this year, managed a couple of 300s already, in for 400 and 600 and thinking about that ride in France.)

October 2010 - Anfractuous 200
November 2010 - Poor Student 200 as a perm
December 2010 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
January 2011 - Poor Student 200 and Willy Warmer 200
February 2011 - Redhill Beach Trip 200 and Kennet Valley Run 200
March 2011 - Chiltern Hills Brevet 200, Ditchling Devil 200 perm and The Dean 300
April 2011 - The Elenith 300

So 7 months done - can't stop now - sadly will stop the doublt RRtY going on currently - few weeks of non-audax riding now for me - taking half a dozen very enthusiastic mates (who are all planning various charity rides etc. this year) around the Surrey Hills this weekend, visit my folks in the Peak District for Easter - so aim to get out for the day with the other half.

Then nothing for a couple of weeks as I am away, until my first 400 (Hailsham 400), need to do something end of May and then my first 600 is the Seething on 11th June.  If this French ride becomes a possibility, I think I will attempt an earlier 600 - looking at the Beast From the East.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: YahudaMoon on April 11, 2011, 02:22:22 pm
2005-2011 failed

Maybe next season ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on May 08, 2011, 01:20:33 am
June 2010 - Valley of the Rocks 200
July 2010 - Down with the British 200
August 2010 - West Bay & back 200
September 2010 - Bournemouth Square 200
October 2010 - Wylye & Ebble Valley 200
November 2010 - Upper Thames 200
December 2010 - Denmead Group Perm 200
January 2011 - The Poor Student 200
February 2011 - Primrose Path ECEd to 200
March 2011 - Mad March Coast & Quantocks 200
April 2011 - Dorset Coast 200
May 2011 - Old Roads 300

;D  :smug:  :thumbsup:

EDIT - having just looked at the list again it reminds me how tough the winter rides can be. December - Feb solo perms are indeed a test.

I seem to be 6 months into number 2, but Mrs H might have something to say about that, my passes out maybe restricted somewhat after PBP.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on May 08, 2011, 09:47:04 am
2005-2011 failed

Maybe next season ?

something similar here.Do you wish to form a DNSDNFRTY tandem team.I can provide a tandem ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on May 08, 2011, 05:49:19 pm
2011 April - nil points

So that's a dangerous run of 15 months stamped out.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on May 08, 2011, 07:49:36 pm
2010  :thumbsup:
2011 - 5/12
Oct - Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY
Nov - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
Dec - Denmead - Newbury 200 perm
Jan - Poor Student 200
Feb - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM

..and a  fantastic day it was yesterday, my first all-daylight Audax for some months, just finishing in the last light of the day.  It makes such a big difference not to spend the last few hours picking my way around potholes in the dark.  Some lovely views from the South Downs and Porton Down on a sunny day in Feb.  I definitely got very lucky with the weather.




2010 -  :thumbsup:
2011 - 8/12
Oct - Denmead - WYLYE AND EBBLE VALLEY
Nov - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
Dec - Denmead - Newbury 200 perm
Jan - Poor Student 200
Feb - ANORAKS DELIGHT 200 PERM
Mar - The Dean 300
April - Brevet Cymru 400
May - ANORAKS DELIGHTS 200 perm


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul D on May 09, 2011, 08:21:57 am
2011 April - nil points

So that's a dangerous run of 15 months stamped out.  :thumbsup:

That must've taken some serious effort.

Is there a gap in the market for a nicotine patch type thing that saps your addiction to cycling? 31 discrete patches to keep you off the bike for an entire month and break the addiction?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on May 09, 2011, 04:27:17 pm
That must've taken some serious effort.
Thanks. Prior preparation prevents poor performance.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on May 15, 2011, 01:04:42 pm
I'm gonna try for a RRTY this year (knees permitting).

March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire Cross 200k, Moors & Wolds 400k & Llanfair 400k :)
June: South then North 600k :)
July: The china run 200k & West & Midland 400k  :)
August: Clumber to Humber 200k, PBP 1200k & Wem we get there 200k  :)
September: Wem we get there 200k
October:  ???
November: Upper Thames 200k
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k
January:  ???
February:  ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on May 15, 2011, 02:53:10 pm
Although I am having problems getting AUK to show 3 Oz 200's on my record for last Nov and Dec - I think that Mike has recognised the Oz homologation numbers - so that will complete numbers 6 and 7.
Now locked into 8 and 9 - but family commitments make May difficult - still Asp and Straws count for 1 - and just need to sort 1 more.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on May 24, 2011, 10:29:37 am
Auk records now updated for Oz rides. RRTY 6 & 7 done - and 8/5 and 9/4 both sorted for May - with the Midhurst 600 finished on Sunday
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on June 06, 2011, 02:13:21 pm
02/11 Old Squit 200 - ECE 300
03/11 DIY 200 L'Hermitage 200k
04/11 Dorset Coast 200 Mull it Over 300k
05/11 Moors & Wolds 400
06/11 Seething 600 (sta)


feck.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 06, 2011, 03:15:44 pm
What a way to complete No 8 RRTY (Consecutive) 8) . It was not until the final 3hrs of the Offa's Dyke 600 that I could look forward to this magic moment, for, all day I had been chasing the back Control times.  The Horseshoe Pass comes with over 400km in the legs, then we found every hill available to Prestatyn and back over another set of hills to the Northern foot of the Horseshoe Pass.  So, a final arrival at Llangollen meant the A5 with a few variations was all that was left.

And the Offa also gave me a full RRTY set of Gospel Pass climbs. :smug:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on June 12, 2011, 10:23:56 am
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on June 12, 2011, 11:45:26 am
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km

Jogler, you are trapped.  There is NO escape!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on June 12, 2011, 12:06:30 pm
aye,I know.
I went willingly to altar of audax sacrifice.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on June 13, 2011, 04:17:21 pm
2 rides done for June - so that is 8/6 and 9/5 out of the way.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on June 21, 2011, 10:31:13 am
I've stopped planning more than a couple of months ahead.I did have a complete 12 ride plan but it didn't happen.It seems that too much proactive planning is the kiss of death for me.
Having said that I know which rides I'd like to do in July,Sept & Oct..Just need to suss out something for August:maybe a Peak Audax perm..
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: DanialW on June 26, 2011, 11:05:08 pm
300km from Tod to Pocklington, picking up the LEL route south to Market Rasen, then home via Donny and Wakey.

Possibly one of the toughest rides I've ever done, despite the flat-ish terrain and gentle wind. The new LEL route has a 10km stealth climb from near Barton, which I got to at 1pm, the height of today's ferocious sun. I left Barton in good spirits; two hours later I was a wreck in Market Rasen. I sat in the pub for about an hour, and drank about four pints of squash. I was very dozy and disorientated, and nearly quit. I pressed on though, and had a very rough time of for the next 100km to Wakey, suffering endless cramps and constant nausea.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 27, 2011, 01:08:32 am
300km from Tod to Pocklington, picking up the LEL route south to Market Rasen, then home via Donny and Wakey.

Possibly one of the toughest rides I've ever done, despite the flat-ish terrain and gentle wind. The new LEL route has a 10km stealth climb from near Barton, which I got to at 1pm, the height of today's ferocious sun. I left Barton in good spirits; two hours later I was a wreck in Market Rasen. I sat in the pub for about an hour, and drank about four pints of squash. I was very dozy and disorientated, and nearly quit. I pressed on though, and had a very rough time of for the next 100km to Wakey, suffering endless cramps and constant nausea.

Strange entry for the RRTYers log but nice to hear DW is doing the distance.

My entry for now is to declare completion of a RRTY/AAARTY by completing my Gospel Pass 200 (11xPerm (but 1 was a gps routecheck for the Cal), 1 x Cal) for 12 consec months.  Also managed an additional climb of the Gospel Pass on the Offa's Dyke 600 to make it a Baker's Dozen. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PAC on July 15, 2011, 10:26:40 pm
10 consecutive months completed....Barbury Bash 200k booked for Sunday and just need one for August....nearly there!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on July 16, 2011, 08:42:25 am
July 2 done - so 8/7 and 9/6 have been ticked off.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LEE on July 25, 2011, 09:03:05 am
I've stopped my 2nd RRTY.

I'll end up doing 12 x 200km "Audax" rides this year but I chose to ride 370km of a Denmead 400 instead of the full 400 rather than an official 200.  I've got the badge already, I'm doing the distance but I'm no longer bothered about points or making it official.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on July 25, 2011, 12:44:02 pm
July 2 done - so 8/7 and 9/6 have been ticked off.

What does 8/7 & 9/6 mean  ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on July 25, 2011, 10:28:19 pm
I'm doing 2 overlapping RRTY - so with 2 rides done in July that completed RRTY number 8's 7th ride and RRTY 9's 6th ride
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on August 07, 2011, 09:43:45 pm
I have just realised ( confirmed by Mike W) that I have 3 overlapping RRTY going this year - 1 starting in each of Jan , Feb and March.
So with 1 Aug ride so far - that is 8/8  9/6 and 10/5 in the bag.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 08, 2011, 12:42:56 pm
So far so good.

March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire Cross 200k, Moors & Wolds 400k & Llanfair 400k  :)
June: South then North 600k  :)
July: The china run 200k & West & Midland 400k  :)
August: Clumber to Humber 200k, PBP 1200k & Wem we get there 200k :)
September: Two battles permanent 200k :)
October: 
November:
December:
January: 
February: 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PAC on August 08, 2011, 09:17:38 pm
1st RRtY completed for me :thumbsup:

Up the Downs
Anfractious
Upper Thames
South Bucks Winter Warmer
Willy Warmer
Kennet Valley Run
Mr Pickwicks March Madness
3Down
Midhurst 600 (completd my first SR :thumbsup:)
DIY 200 (Similar route to Up the Downs)
Barbury Bash
West Bay & Back

Now ready to work though my next RRtY, starting with a 300k next weekend!



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on August 09, 2011, 08:17:20 am
Congratulations PAC, & Chillmoister who also finished his RRTY on Sunday.

Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on August 09, 2011, 09:31:22 am
Congratulations PAC, & Chillmoister who also finished his RRTY on Sunday.

Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?

Lots of people have done concurrent RRTYs, myself included.  So Upper Thames will be the end of No2?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on August 09, 2011, 01:47:30 pm
Congratulations PAC, & Chillmoister who also finished his RRTY on Sunday.

Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?

RRTY is only for your own personal motivation/ target - so get out there and keep 2 going for years and years
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Maidenhead Phil on August 09, 2011, 09:15:30 pm
Congratulations PAC! I also completed my first RRTY this month

Sep10: YACF September MK 600
Oct10: The Anfractuous 200
Nov10: Upper Thames 200
Dec10: Kings, Castles, Priests and Churches 200
Jan11: The Poor Student 200
Feb11: Redhill Beach Trip 200
Mar11: The Dean 300
Apr11: The Elenith 300
May11: Bryan Chapman Classic 600
Jun11: DIY 200
Jul11: The Ditchling Devil 200
Aug11: DIY 300

Come May this year I was actually 8 and 7 months into 2nd & 3rd simultaneous RRTYs, but I only managed one ride in June  :'(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: chillmoister on August 10, 2011, 05:19:46 pm
my first RRTY completed:

2010
Spetember:  New Forest On Off Shore 200
October: Eble & Wyle Valley 200
November: Anoraks Delight 200
December: Denmead 200

2011
January: Winter Windup 200
February: Kennett Valley 200
March: The Dean 300
April: Brevet Cymru 400
May: Bryan Chapman 600
June: Doreset Coast 200
July: Denmead 400
August: West Bay and Back 200

 :thumbsup:

those winter 200's were cold!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eeymsmo on August 20, 2011, 04:52:43 pm
Didn't want to throw my hat in the ring too early, but it's looking hopeful with 6 done so here goes:

March 11 - Roses to Wrags 200k
April 11 - Everyone Rides to Skegness 300k
May 11 - Lincolnshire cross 200k
June 11 - Nottingham - Alfreton - Saundby - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k
July 11 - Nottingham - Edinburgh via LEL2013 route DIY 600k
August 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Luton DIY 200k
September 11 - DIY/Perm version of Moors and Wolds 400 to make up for DNF (complete SR as well)
October 11 - Hopefully a calendar event for a change, possibly "Beware of the Plague"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 23, 2011, 09:47:48 am
Didn't want to throw my hat in the ring too early, but it's looking hopeful with 6 done so here goes:

so, just the winter to get through then.  Good luck
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lycra Man on August 23, 2011, 07:39:26 pm
I'm getting close to my first RRTY.

The score so far:
December 2010 - Milton Keynes DIY 200
January 2011 - Willy Warmer
February - The Kennet Valley Run
March - The Dean
April - Severn Across - first 400k
May - local 200k DIY
June - Lincs Leadout - first 600k
July = Barbury Bash
August - Evesham to Melsham and back DIY 200k

September - Mr Pickwick goes to Hay in a Day
October - The Anfractous
November - Upper Thames

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on August 30, 2011, 03:13:25 pm
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200

My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on September 06, 2011, 02:52:26 pm
2004      :thumbsup:
2005      :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2006      :thumbsup:
2007      :thumbsup:
2008      :thumbsup:
2009      :hand: Injury stopped play after only two months.   
2010      :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And so it starts again (but just the one this year, I think)

Jan11   Poor Student                          :thumbsup:
Feb11   Marlborough Connection perm    :thumbsup:
Mar11   Barry's Bristol Ball Basher          :thumbsup: 
Apr11   Dorset Coast                           :thumbsup:
May11  New Forest Excursion                :thumbsup:
Jun11   Cotswold Expedition                  :thumbsup:
Jul11    Ditchling Devil                           :thumbsup:
Aug11  West Bay & Back                     :thumbsup:
Sep11  Northern Dales                        :thumbsup:
Oct11  Clwydian
Nov11  Upper Thames (of course!)
Dec11  probably S Bucks Winter Warmer

What a splendid ride Northern Dales was, enhanced by superb weather.  Didn't see many of this parish there.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on September 06, 2011, 05:58:04 pm
What a splendid ride Northern Dales was, enhanced by superb weather.  Didn't see many of this parish there.

I agree; a brilliant route. I rode it last year and had a brilliant day. Given the amount of climbing, it didn't seem that hilly (tho I was pretty fit at that point).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 11, 2011, 05:22:26 pm
Done for the first time, pretty chuffed as it was the first target I set for myself when I first rode an audax back in october last year. I intend to try and continue as I think it's a good way to motivate me to actually get out on the bike properly once a month.

October - anfractuous 200
November - Poor student (perm) 200
December - south bucks winter warmer 200
January - poor student 200
February - Redhill beach trip 200
March - ditching devil (perm) 200
April - elenith 300
May - hailsham 400
June - seething 600
July - Hereward the wake 300
August - Paris brest Paris 1200
September - up the downs 200

I am pretty chuffed indeed with that for the first year of riding.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 11, 2011, 06:51:39 pm
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 11, 2011, 06:56:35 pm
That is really impressive, Marcus!  RRTY, SR, PBP all in your first year, there can't be many who have achieved that.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SteveS on September 11, 2011, 07:42:12 pm
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:
+1
So what's next then?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 11, 2011, 09:01:25 pm
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:
+1
So what's next then?

Thanks a lot everyone.

Next? Try and continue RRtY over winter and then wind up again in spring to hopefully give Mille Alba my best shot!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 28, 2011, 12:10:21 pm
I now have Friday off work for a last minute September 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 28, 2011, 02:18:05 pm
  I should stop reading this thread.Each time I do this       


My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

angers & frustrates me more & more
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on September 28, 2011, 02:24:50 pm
I now have Friday off work for a last minute September 200k  :)

Ah. The madness develops. It's only a matter of time before you drag yourself out of your sick bed, one wind-swept,  sleety New Year's Eve to "Keep the 'ol campaign going".

It's been said before - the Good Mr Wigley has created a monster  :o.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on September 28, 2011, 02:35:26 pm
  I should stop reading this thread.Each time I do this       


My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

angers & frustrates me more & more

RRTY is hard. It's 12 rides. You start, in the summer, full of enthusiasm, racing round rides in 9 or 10 hours, carrying little more than a mobile phone, wearing little more than a smile.
Before you know it, you're hooked, you're slogging round a 232km perm, wearing body armour and artic overgarments, the route carefully chosen to stick to gritted roads, stopping to thaw out your mech by peeing on it. Spring arrives and you put in a 14hr 200, thanks to the evil wind across the flatland route, and a minor contretemps with a tractor on a lane in the middle of nowhere. Then, just as you think you're all done and the badge is within your grasp, you realise it's the 23rd of the month, next weekend is a kinder-fest and you've no holidays left.
Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.

SR is much easier. That's only 4 rides, after all.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 28, 2011, 02:57:33 pm

Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.



that's a first class comment  :thumbsup:
love it ;D
the thing that pisses me off about my failure is that .....no,no.stop.I.m getting >:(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 29, 2011, 07:22:51 am
jogler - i still haven't managed one, let alone 12 in a row.  sometimes, just occasionally, life gets in the way of cycling.

(at this rate i might in fact meet someone and have their baby sooner than getting close to a rrty.... it's probably about as likely!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 29, 2011, 12:40:58 pm
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200

My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

At least you were only 4mth into it mate.  Now if it was month 11 then that would be a bit of a bugger  :demon:

See you on the road over the next 12mth & don't forget (not that I'll let you) that the Tamworth 200's are close to you too  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: the snail on September 29, 2011, 12:49:27 pm

Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.


and you only need one ride for that. igmc.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 29, 2011, 12:52:24 pm
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200

My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

At least you were only 4mth into it mate.  Now if it was month 11 then that would be a bit of a bugger  :demon:

See you on the road over the next 12mth & don't forget (not that I'll let you) that the Tamworth 200's are close to you too  ;)

TBH the fact that it was still an embryonic attempt was part of the reason that it stalled...
If it had been > 6 months I would have forced a change to the circumstances that led to the disruption.

If I get back into it I shall have to try harder
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: GrahamG on September 29, 2011, 05:22:43 pm
I just couldn't be arsed to sort out a DIY this month after not being able to make the only viable calendar ride, so I quit my RRTY after 10 months. I'll live with the SR and PBP for this year ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AndyH on September 30, 2011, 10:21:43 am
Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?

Life has decided this one for me. Work has been hectic, and a last minute trip round the Dorset Coast perm today is just not possible. So September is my first month since starting this audax malarkey that I haven't got a brevet in.  :(

Still, the rest of the year wildly exceeded expectations, so mustn't grumble. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on September 30, 2011, 11:07:00 am
Alas and alack! Woe is me! El Supremo is now offering the possibility of "An El Supremo RRTY". I might have to ECE one or two and in the summer do a couple of perms  ;D ;D around the Kent countryside in sunshine. But I am tempted by the idea of starting a RRTY in January's gales and finishing in December's frosts. Last year snow and ice put paid to my ambition. I was just toooo scared. But yes, RRTY is, to me, the ultimate. And if you do permify some rides, then you are on your own, far from home, in bad weather and reliant on only yourself to get back. That is Audax, in big letters, IMHO.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on September 30, 2011, 11:21:45 am
But yes, RRTY is, to me, the ultimate. And if you do permify some rides, then you are on your own, far from home, in bad weather and reliant on only yourself to get back. That is Audax, in big letters, IMHO.

fboab, fidgetbuzz and I still refer to That Ride - where we came a cropper in a snow-storm (we wrote it up in some or other Arrivee). A few epics are a Good Thing - they stick in your mind much longer than an uneventful OAB B-Road bash.

RRTY definitely invites the Epic.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 30, 2011, 11:22:12 pm
Two battles 200k perm done today for my September RRTY ride  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on October 01, 2011, 07:09:07 am
Just completed a ride. I'm sat in a cafe in West London, and as it is an overnighter at the end of the month, I've asked that it is credited to October.

So that's a full year done, beginning with the Upper Thames last year.

:)

Here are the rides:

Nov 2010 - Upper Thames 200
Dec 2010 - Freezing Cold Oxford DIY 200 GPS
Jan 2011 - ECE Jack & Grace Cotton Memorial 200
Feb 2011 - Cold & Dark Oxford DIY 200 GPS
Mar 2011 - Cheltenham Flyer 200
Apr 2011 - The Heart of England 300
May 2011 - The Gospel Pass 200
Jun 2011 - Reservoir AUKs 200
Jul 2011 - Licking Tongue DIY 200 GPS
Aug 2011 - To Amersham with Rain 200 DIY GPS
Sep 2011 - The Horse Trial 200 DIY GPS
Oct 2011 - Elongating Roger's Nightime Treat 200 DIY GPS

I've entered the Upper Thames again. Am I mad?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on October 01, 2011, 09:35:14 am
Congrats Jaded :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 01, 2011, 10:00:15 am
Yep!  Well done that man  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 01, 2011, 06:53:15 pm
Well done jaded!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 01, 2011, 07:00:57 pm
Just completed a ride. I'm sat in a cafe in West London, and as it is an overnighter at the end of the month, I've asked that it is credited to October.

So that's a full year done, beginning with the Upper Thames last year.

:)

And now he's at mine enjoying a dinner to celebrate his lesser achievement  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on October 01, 2011, 09:10:28 pm
2006      :thumbsup:     
2007        :thumbsup:
2008         :thumbsup:
2009          :'(
2010           :thumbsup:

23.2.11 Wye Wednesday 200
6.3.11 Upper Tea 200
9.4.11 Double Dutch 200
7.5.11 Taste of the Test 200 perm
4.6.11 Flitchbikes 200
3.7.11 Fairies Fairly Flat 150+50 ECE
7.8.11 LEL 200
4.9.11 New Forest On and Offshore 200
1.10.11 New Uppertea 200

3 more to go for blue Shiny Thing
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairn Again on October 01, 2011, 09:46:15 pm
RRTY is the crack cocaine of audax.  scanning the weather forecast for every weekend in the month, trying to figure out which one will be/might be the best.  Conditions in Alba in Nov-Dec-Jan-Feb routinely life threatening.  salar55 and any other west of scotland riders would have been faced with a monsoon today while national news reports will talk of cor-phew hottes temperatures ever in October.

YRR - good servant, poor master.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Charlie Boy on October 01, 2011, 10:01:55 pm
Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?

Life has decided this one for me. Work has been hectic, and a last minute trip round the Dorset Coast perm today is just not possible. So September is my first month since starting this audax malarkey that I haven't got a brevet in.  :(

Still, the rest of the year wildly exceeded expectations, so mustn't grumble.

I'm doing the DC perm tomorrow if you fancy it Andy.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: simonp on October 02, 2011, 10:20:40 pm
Rapha Round The Year?  ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on October 10, 2011, 05:39:11 am
2007  :thumbsup:
2008  :thumbsup:
2009  :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup:

01/11 Nips 3 100 - ECE 200
02/11 Old Squit 200 - ECE 300
03/11 DIY 200
04/11 Dorset Coast 200
05/11 Moors & Wolds 400
06/11 Seething 600
07/11 Garboldisham Grovel 200
08/11 DIY 200
09/11 Chris Negus Memorial 200
10/11 Venetian Nights 200

Hmm... so much for me giving up RRTY - I now seem to have amassed 58 consecutive months :).

Take great care on the 61st as that is when I had my coming together with a moton.

But congratulations.


Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Uncle Eric on October 10, 2011, 11:01:39 am
Looks like I finally might be on track for this elusive award.

06/2011 Windmill Ride 200k
07/2011 Hereward The Wake 300k (ECE'd to 400k)
08/2011 DIY 200k
09/2011 DIY 200k
10/2011 The Anfractuous 200k (ECE'd to 400k)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on October 24, 2011, 08:57:36 pm
2 Oct rides done - so that keeps RRTY 8 and 9 on track. An ECE this coming weekend will not only see 100 points for the year - but keep number 10 going too.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NeilP on October 24, 2011, 09:26:03 pm
Having only recently discovered the RRtY concept and entered the Upper Thames I was wondering whether or not to start a thread like this so thanks for the last poster for getting this thread onto the front page.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on October 25, 2011, 05:18:20 pm
Having only recently discovered the RRtY concept...

Beware, sometimes the only way off the RRTY treadmill involves plaster of paris and pain (as Phil D and Marmitegeoff will testify).  I crashed out during my month 10 ride, and although my wrist is now out of plaster it will be spring before I'm back to a 200 - all being well.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: arabella on October 25, 2011, 10:21:15 pm
This time round I will give myself all of November for the November ride (unlike Jan 2010, Nov 2010 had the correct number of days, mutter, as the only w/e I could get out was hte one it snowed on etc.).  Then I'm done.
I have no intention of keeping rrty going beyond the one year.  I have done rides in Dec in other years, etc.
I told my sons I would have next year off as well (apart from SR, an arrow, and err. shhh)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on October 25, 2011, 10:31:42 pm
Updates on the AUK site are so lagged that if my Oct 1 ride is not authorised I am out after 11 months. No chance of doing a catchup now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on October 25, 2011, 10:32:52 pm
Updates on the AUK site are so lagged that if my Oct 1 ride is not authorised I am out after 11 months. No chance of doing a catchup now.

It'll be fine, I'm sure. It often gets a wee bit laggy this time of year. Don't fret.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on October 25, 2011, 10:56:05 pm
Updates on the AUK site are so lagged that if my Oct 1 ride is not authorised I am out after 11 months. No chance of doing a catchup now.

It'll be fine, I'm sure. It often gets a wee bit laggy this time of year. Don't fret.

Bites nails...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on October 26, 2011, 12:36:43 am
Updates on the AUK site are so lagged that if my Oct 1 ride is not authorised I am out after 11 months. No chance of doing a catchup now.

JD, have you any reason to suspect it won't be authorised?  If it was a perm or DIY, and I'm assuming it was one or the other, then as long as all the receipts or proofs of passage are in order, I can't see a problem.  Quite a lot of my rides have not been ratified for up to 6 weeks after completion this year.   I think some organisers have been a bit snowed under with PBP-type pressures and so on.  Like Chris, I'm sure it will be fine.  Will this be your first RRTY?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on October 26, 2011, 06:14:49 am
Having only recently discovered the RRtY concept...

Beware, sometimes the only way off the RRTY treadmill involves plaster of paris and pain (as Phil D and Marmitegeoff will testify).  I crashed out during my month 10 ride, and although my wrist is now out of plaster it will be spring before I'm back to a 200 - all being well.

Even when you are off the treadmill you keep thinking "this could be 3 of 12",  but at least it could get me out in the dark wet months.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on October 26, 2011, 09:43:34 am
To complete numbers 8,9 and 10 - I need the ECE this weekend, then 3 in Nov and Dec , 2 in Jan and 1 in Feb -- sadly this time a trip to Oz aint going to make those Nov, Dec and Jan rides easy. So probably 9 tough rides to go.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on October 26, 2011, 10:10:49 am
Like Chris, I'm sure it will be fine.  Will this be your first RRTY?

Yes, I'm pretty sure it will, and yes, my first RRTY.

Foolishly I have a calendar booked for next month, so could be doing it all over again. Mad.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 26, 2011, 10:34:47 am

Foolishly I have a calendar booked for next month, so could be doing it all over again. Mad.

Once is never enough.

Wish someone had told me that before I began RRtY! 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 26, 2011, 01:00:48 pm
For anyone new to this mullarkey there is a load of info on the peak audax website  :thumbsup:

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 30, 2011, 06:43:55 pm
So far so good.

March: Roses to Wrags 200k 
April: Two Battles 200k 
May: Moors & Wolds 400k
June: South then North 600k 
July: The china run 200k
August: PBP 1200k
September: Two battles permanent 200k
October: Fail  :(

Time to start again.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on October 30, 2011, 06:54:18 pm
What's your typical time to do a 200km audax Fungus?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 30, 2011, 07:01:12 pm
I usually average 15 - 16 mph on the bike + whatever time spent faffing n stuff.  The 2 battles route usually takes 10.5 hours for 133 miles.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on October 30, 2011, 10:49:32 pm
Todays ECE 200 went OK - subject to scrutiny, which keeps RRTY 8,9, and 10 on course. Also clocked 100 points for the year.
Now for the 3 rides in both Nov and Dec - decent weather please
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NeilP on October 31, 2011, 11:05:26 am
Excuse my ignorance but how do you get points?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eeymsmo on October 31, 2011, 11:15:34 am
Excuse my ignorance but how do you get points?

By completing rides above 200km. 1 point for each 100km covered (ie; 200km =2, 300km=3)

March 11 - Roses to Wrags 200k
April 11 - Everyone Rides to Skegness 300k
May 11 - Lincolnshire cross 200k
June 11 - Nottingham - Alfreton - Saundby - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k
July 11 - Nottingham - Edinburgh via LEL2013 route DIY 600k
August 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Luton DIY 200k
September 11 - DIY/Perm version of Moors and Wolds 400 to make up for DNF (complete SR as well)
October 11 - Hopefully a calendar event for a change, possibly "Beware of the Plague"

September 11- 400km DIY completed (and SR completed  :thumbsup:)
October 11 - Beware of the plague 100km + 100km ECE
November 11 - To the Races 100km+100km ECE
Decemeber 11 - Stollen 200km or Tinsel and Lanes 200km depending on when and where I am.
January 12 - No idea yet
February 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100km + 100km ECE which should complete RRTY (and my first year doing Audaxes).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PeeJay on October 31, 2011, 11:34:12 am
I'm halfway through my first RRTY. So far all done car & train free by riding to to start.

May 11 - Moors and Wolds 400K
Jun 11 - Mike Wigley's Long Dark and White Peak Perm 200K
Jul 11 - Cheshire Cat 200K
Aug 11 - Home, Long Mynd, Welshpool, Home 300K DIY GPS
Sep 11 - Pistyll Packing Momma 200K + 200K ECE
Oct 11 - Horseshoe Pass 200K + 100K ECE

Now the hard bit,  I've just got to keep it going through the winter months.
So far entered:-

Nov 11 - Peak District 200K DIY GPS
Dec 11 - Tinsel and Lanes 200K (possibly with 100K ECE)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NeilP on October 31, 2011, 12:59:43 pm
Excuse my ignorance but how do you get points?

By completing rides above 200km. 1 point for each 100km covered (ie; 200km =2, 300km=3)


Ah right, thanks.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lycra Man on November 06, 2011, 06:13:41 pm
RRTY completed yesterday  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

December 2010 - Milton Keynes DIY 200
January 2011 - Willy Warmer 200k
February - The Kennet Valley Run 200k
March - The Dean 300k
April - Severn Across - first 400k
May - local 200k DIY
June - Lincs Leadout - first 600k
July - Barbury Bash 200k
August - Evesham to Melsham and back DIY 200k
September - Mr Pickwick goes to Hay in a Day
October - The Anfractous 200k
November - Upper Thames 200k

Thinking about starting again (who am I kidding?).

Lycra Man
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on November 06, 2011, 06:17:04 pm
Well done Lycra Man!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on November 06, 2011, 06:34:23 pm
Thinking about starting again (who am I kidding?).

Congratulations!

You finished on the day I stared again.  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dinamo on November 06, 2011, 06:38:34 pm
Well done Lycra Man!   :thumbsup:

Respect.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on November 06, 2011, 06:40:44 pm
Thinking about starting again (who am I kidding?).

Congratulations!

You finished on the day I stared again.  ;)

Started!!!

I meant started!

You only start staring after about 4 years, I understand  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on November 07, 2011, 12:33:31 pm
Congrats Lycra Man  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on November 08, 2011, 05:30:13 pm
Thinking about starting again (who am I kidding?).

Congratulations!

You finished on the day I stared again.  ;)

Started!!!

I meant started!

You only start staring after about 4 years, I understand  ;)

What happens when you are at almost 4 (+10) with one month (Dec) to go? And No 15 is almost halfway in.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on November 08, 2011, 07:17:48 pm
You are officially completely mental!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: NeilP on November 08, 2011, 07:26:59 pm
You are officially completely mental!

And also officially completely retired (lucky git).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 08, 2011, 07:28:54 pm
59 month sequence for me now. Phil D broke his pelvis at 62 months, MarmiteGeoff had an argument with a car at 61 months. I'm getting nervous!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on November 08, 2011, 08:20:29 pm
59 month sequence for me now. Phil D broke his pelvis at 62 months, MarmiteGeoff had an argument with a car at 61 months. I'm getting nervous!

Have faith. I am on over 100.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on November 08, 2011, 09:11:58 pm
You are officially completely mental!

And also officially completely retired (lucky git).

Yep. Free AUK Membership next year!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CountrySickness on December 01, 2011, 09:08:31 pm
Cambrian Series 2B today for 11/12, or if September's ride never gets validated, er 3/12.

A combination of the cold and my lumicycle lights failing 50k from home and I feel rather relieved to be home now, that must be the general feeling of winter 200s?

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on December 02, 2011, 08:38:48 am
i am hoping to double my RRTY log entries to 2 by doing the Mon Meander tommorow. Did the Transporter in November. 

Is it neccesary to inform anyone of your intention to do RRTY or do you apply after you have done the 12 rides?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on December 02, 2011, 08:51:01 am
Just apply once you have completed the 12 months  :thumbsup:

Edit: have a look at this link.

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on December 02, 2011, 09:53:22 am
The ride to York got the 3 Nov rides done -- so 8/11, 9/10 and 10/9 all done
Now for 3 in Dec, then 2 in Jan and 1 in Feb and I get to 10 done.

Next 5 could be nasty - particularly the first 3 - with Dec a bit of a short month - and a foul cold at the moment
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 02, 2011, 10:22:03 am
The ride to York got the 3 Nov rides done -- so 8/11, 9/10 and 10/9 all done

Looks very good! And congrats on the 100 points.
(Sorry not to manage to speak to you at York.)

Hmmm... I seem to have started up again, with three rides a month since August.
Fortunately, December should have no trouble in putting a stop to this!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on December 02, 2011, 04:14:37 pm
Just apply once you have completed the 12 months  :thumbsup:

Edit: have a look at this link.

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm

Thanks for the link Fungus  The rules seem fairly relaxed , just do 12 @200plus rides validated at rando speed.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 04, 2011, 02:35:13 am
Yes, best to wait till your results are on the AUK website, then contact MW and advise him of your claimed rides.  I keep a .xls spreadsheet of ALL my rides going back to 1992 and each RRTY-qualifying 200+ ride is awarded a Code Number.  On Thurs I rode RRTY14-12 (yippee- off the dreaded 13) and next w/e I hope to ride RRTY15-8. It is then an easy job to email this to MW.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PeeJay on December 05, 2011, 09:05:43 am
8 months done now:-

May 11 - Moors and Wolds 400K
Jun 11 - Mike Wigley's Long Dark and White Peak Perm 200K
Jul 11 - Cheshire Cat 200K
Aug 11 - Home, Long Mynd, Welshpool, Home 300K DIY GPS
Sep 11 - Pistyll Packing Momma 200K + 200K ECE
Oct 11 - Horseshoe Pass 200K + 100K ECE
Nov 11 - Peak District 200K AAA DIY GPS
Dec 11 - Tinsel and Lanes 200K + 100K ECE

All done car/train free by riding from home.

Very glad to get the December ride in early, just in case the weather deteriorates.


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on December 05, 2011, 10:17:43 am
After two 11 months series, the SBWW sees #5 finished. Not continuous though. It was a bit of a wrench when The Streak ended at 42 months.

Starting again with the Willy Warmer on January 21st, Chalfont St Peter. Did you see what I did there?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revolution9 on December 05, 2011, 11:18:11 am
looks like my first attempt will end in failure :(
After completing October and November, snow stops play :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 05, 2011, 11:23:21 am
looks like my first attempt will end in failure :(
After completing October and November, snow stops play :(

The month is yet young - keep the dream alive!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Charlie Boy on December 05, 2011, 11:58:29 am
After two 11 months series, the SBWW sees #5 finished. Not continuous though. It was a bit of a wrench when The Streak ended at 42 months.

Starting again with the Willy Warmer on January 21st, Chalfont St Peter. Did you see what I did there?

No. Please can you reveal all?

 ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 05, 2011, 12:31:46 pm
02/2010-01/2011  :thumbsup:

02/11 Old Squit 200 - ECE 300
03/11 L'Hermitage 200
04/11 Mull it Over 300
05/11 Moors & Wolds 400
06/11 Seething 600
07/11 West & Midland 400
08/11 DIY 200
09/11 Chris Negus Memorial 200
10/11 Venetian Nights 200
11/11 Upper Thames 200
12/11 South Bucks Winter Warmer 200

One more, and 3 child-free weekends in January. What could possibly go wrong?  :facepalm:

I appear to have started doing a certain amount of 'doubling up' Not sure we can let that carry on
04/11 DIY 200
05/11 DIY 200
06/11 Spurn Head 400
07/11 DIY 200
08/11 Some French 1200
09/11 DIY 200
10/11 Silly Suffolk 200
11/11 Dinner Dart 200
12/11.... reckon I should rest up till next year, that'll stop it getting out of hand.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on December 05, 2011, 06:53:21 pm
Just apply once you have completed the 12 months  :thumbsup:

Edit: have a look at this link.

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm

Thanks for the link Fungus  The rules seem fairly relaxed , just do 12 @200plus rides validated at rando speed.
At the rate of 1 per month per RATTY claim.



Carefull it does get very addictive  even when you are not doing RATTY   ;)

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikek on December 06, 2011, 09:32:31 pm
Just realised I'm only 5 months from my RRTYx10. Can't stop now....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 07, 2011, 03:38:13 pm
And I am 5mths of RRTYx15. Yes, it is an addiction.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eeymsmo on December 27, 2011, 08:38:51 pm
Still going well so far:

Done:
March 11 - Roses to Wrags 200k
April 11 - Everyone Rides to Skegness 300k
May 11 - Lincolnshire cross 200k
June 11 - Nottingham - Alfreton - Saundby - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k
July 11 - Nottingham - Edinburgh via LEL2013 route DIY 600k
August 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Luton DIY 200k
September 11- 400km DIY completed (and SR completed  )
October 11 - Beware of the plague 100km + 100km ECE
November 11 - To the Races 100km+100km ECE
December 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Woodhall Spa - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k

To Go:
January 12 - No idea yet, but probably a mid week DIY given the way the home calendar seems to be filling up.
February 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100km + 100km ECE which should complete RRTY (and my first year doing Audaxes).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 01, 2012, 06:36:53 pm
Jan: Willy Warmer 200 + Israel 200
Feb: Redhill Beach Trip 200 + Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar: Midlands Mesh 200 + The Dean 300
April: 3Down 300 + Buckingham Blinder 400
May: Texas Rando Stampede 1200 + Raymond Poulidor UAF 400
June: Flitchbikes 200 + Marches and Mersey Roads 600
July: DIY 200 x 2
August: PBP Audax UAF 1200 + PBP Randonneur 1200
September: Midlands Mesh 200 + DIY 200
October: 1066 and Ham St 200 + Anfractuous 200
November: Upper Thames 200 + DIY 200
December: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200 + DIY 200 to finish off a double RRTY.

So that is my RRTY numbers 3 and 4 done, though I still need to send off scans of the UAF brevets for Peak Audax proof. That'll be in a couple of weeks, I think.

Unfortunately I completed a third 200 in December, so I've apparently already started into RRTY number 5. We'll see how it goes in 2012.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 01, 2012, 10:06:32 pm
A solo DIY tomorrow to Southwold Aldeburgh etc will all being well complete RRTY number 9 ( closing in on 10 too)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on January 02, 2012, 12:10:06 am
2007  :thumbsup:
2008  :thumbsup:
2009  :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup:

01/11 Nips 3 100 - ECE 200
02/11 Old Squit 200 - ECE 300
03/11 DIY 200
04/11 Dorset Coast 200
05/11 Moors & Wolds 400
06/11 Seething 600
07/11 Garboldisham Grovel 200
08/11 DIY 200
09/11 Chris Negus Memorial 200
10/11 Venetian Nights 200
11/11 Upper Thames 200
12/11 South Bucks Winter Warmer 200 (STA)

TaDaaaaaa!  :thumbsup:

60 Consecutive months. Can I stop now? Can I eck as like - Poor Student entry is already in my Inbox. Sigh  :facepalm:

Well done, Chris; you're making the dog work for its bone!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on January 02, 2012, 08:53:36 am
I really dont want to get addicted to this. If I am successfull in RRTY my last ride will be in October .I will deliberately not do a 200 in November to break the chain.   Oh hang on the Transporter is in Nov, have to brake the chain in Dec. Oh hang on the Monmouth Meander is in Dec , Is this how the rot sets in???  ;D

November 5th 2011 Transporter 200
December 2011 Monmouth Meander 200
January 6th 2012 DIY 200 Barry to Stonehouse and back 204 (rode 214)
Feb 8th 2012 DIY 200  Magor to Combwich and back (rode 218)
March 13th Group DIY200 with Bairdy and Dave. Barry to Kenn(Somerset) via Magor and Back.
April 1st Carmarthenshire Snapper 200  from Bynea Cycle club .
May 12th DIY200 Barry to Kenn via Magor and Back.
June 2nd Silk Run 100 ECEd to 200 by starting/finishing in Thornbury.
July 1st DIY 200 Barry to Yatton and back .
August 4th Dr Fosters Summer Saunter 213
Sept. 3d Sea and Levels 200 perm (Started in Clevedon)
October 15th After a failed attempt last week due to a bit of a sickness bug that had me bale out at 150 kms I completed my last ride needed for my first RRTY. Did a DIY 200 from Magor in Gwent to Somerton in Somerset via Clevedon same route on way back. Really pleased to have done it (subject to validation)I was singing in the pouring rain riding over Shipham Hill knowing it was the last big climb bvetween me and RRTY :-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on January 02, 2012, 09:21:23 am
I really dont want to get addicted to this. If I am successfull in RRTY my last ride will be in October .I will deliberately not do a 200 in November to break the chain.   Oh hang on the Transporter is in Nov, have to brake the chain in Dec. Oh hang on the Monmouth Meander is in Dec , Is this how the rot sets in???  ;D

YES  You are doomed doomed I say.

Even when you are not trying for RATTY there is the thought that IF?

very compulsive.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 15, 2012, 04:50:06 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on January 15, 2012, 05:17:52 pm
2006    :thumbsup:         
2007    :thumbsup:   
2008     :thumbsup:   
2009      :'(
2010     :thumbsup:
2011      :thumbsup:

23.2.11 Wye Wednesday 200
6.3.11 Upper Tea 200
9.4.11 Double Dutch 200
7.5.11 Taste of the Test 200 perm
4.6.11 Flitchbikes 200
3.7.11 Fairies Fairly Flat 150+50 ECE
7.8.11 LEL 200
4.9.11 New Forest On and Offshore 200
1.10.11 New Uppertea 200
5.11.11 Upper Thames 200
11.12.11 Mince Pies and Stollen 100 + 100 ECE
14.1.12 DIY 200 based on Willy Warmer

x5    :)
Well done Martin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Genosse Brymbo on January 15, 2012, 05:23:51 pm
5.11.11 Upper Thames 200
3.12.11 DIY 200 based on Upper Thames
1.1.12 DIY 200 based on Upper Thames
25.2.12 Kennet Valley Run 200
...watch this space
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Polepole on January 15, 2012, 07:03:33 pm
 :thumbsup: Congratulations Martin.

As for me I'm now x 1 with Wye Wednesday last Feb to the Poor Student last week. I've a long way to go to reach x 5 but I've made a start! Hopefully the Tea and biscuits + ECE will be the beginning of the next one.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on January 15, 2012, 08:26:18 pm
I am delighted to announce that I have achieved my first after a DIY by GPS. This is a great way to do a ride for a RRTY. I suggest you start with fresh batteries in the GPS, otherwise they might die halfway through Canterbury and although you can replace them with fresh ones from your bulging Carradice, the GPS will produce two tracks and a bit of a headache for an unpaid and overworked volunteer South East England DIY by GPS organiser. I know this.  :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Polepole on January 15, 2012, 08:43:26 pm
I am delighted to announce that I have achieved my first after a DIY by GPS.

 :thumbsup: Well done mmmmartin.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on January 16, 2012, 09:15:37 am
Hmm... as others who have trodden the path before (Phil d, Marmitegeoff) have found, getting past 60 months is proving tough!

Poor Student - 7/1/12: DNS due to a robbery
DIY 200 15/1/12: DNF due to crank shearing off at 160km

Ah well. Plenty of time yet.

(Eyes weather forecast nervously)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on January 16, 2012, 09:42:47 am
well done Polepole and mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmartin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on January 16, 2012, 09:55:26 am
Hmm... as others who have trodden the path before (Phil d, Marmitegeoff) have found, getting past 60 months is proving tough!

Poor Student - 7/1/12: DNS due to a robbery
DIY 200 15/1/12: DNF due to crank shearing off at 160km

Ah well. Plenty of time yet.

(Eyes weather forecast nervously)

Better luck soon, Chris!  I saw L's bit about being stranded in G Yarmouth and shuddered: I had the worst chips of my life there, couldn't even finish them and I'm a northern boy.  (Fleetwood for the worst pie!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on January 17, 2012, 10:30:04 pm
Woohoo!

Well done Chris - with a relatively mild January, I was hoping everyone would have a reasonably easy time, but you had to go and cock that up!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on January 17, 2012, 11:43:06 pm
02/2010-01/2011  :thumbsup:

02/11 Old Squit 200 - ECE 300
03/11 L'Hermitage 200
04/11 Mull it Over 300
05/11 Moors & Wolds 400
06/11 Seething 600
07/11 West & Midland 400
08/11 DIY 200
09/11 Chris Negus Memorial 200
10/11 Venetian Nights 200
11/11 Upper Thames 200
12/11 South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
01/12 DIY 200

24 consecutive months. It really is time I got a life.

Thank Goodness I put a stop to that doubling up business. Don't fancy another one this month.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on January 18, 2012, 01:10:00 am
Well done Chris and Boab :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on January 21, 2012, 08:53:16 pm
:thumbsup: Well done mmmmartin.

+1

I managed to get (subject to validation) my first AAARTY today, it seemed much harder than any of my RTTYs
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on January 22, 2012, 01:17:04 pm
Number 9 is finished and up on Mike's site - 10 needs just a Feb ride - and 11 started yesterday.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CountrySickness on January 22, 2012, 08:15:41 pm
A DIY 200 through the Welsh Marches and my 1st RRTY is completed subject to vailidations. When I first took up audax "properly" RRTY seemed quite mad, but apart from the bits of the Brevet Cymru and BCM it wasn't THAT hard, I should perhaps give this lark up before it leads me any further astray ::-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on January 29, 2012, 08:42:19 am
Halfway my first RRTY now (pending aproval from yesterdays DIY by Martin)

august: Paris-Brest
September: BRM 200 in Oostende
oktober: DIY 200 Maastricht-Roermond-Achelse Kluis-Sint-Truiden-Maastricht
november: DIY 200 Maastricht - Neuss-Holzheim - Kerpen - Maastricht
december: DIY 200: Maastricht - Zutphen
january: DIY 200: Maastricht - Namur - Tienen - Maastricht

I only need one DIY more for february, events starts from march overhere.
A question, I organise a 300 on the 8th of april but will be routechecking two weeks before, during the last weekend of march. Does that count for march or april?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on January 29, 2012, 11:11:21 am
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A question, I organise a 300 on the 8th of april but will be routechecking two weeks before, during the last weekend of march. Does that count for march or april?

Hi Ivo.

I'm in a similar position for much of the spring. I've checked with Mike, and his reply was that the ride gets credited on the day it's ridden. Like yourself I'm routechecking - and exercising the organisers 'option' of riding the event before. So yes, your routecheck in March (for an April event) will count for your March ride.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on January 29, 2012, 11:29:48 pm
Well done, Martin!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on January 30, 2012, 02:40:35 pm
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A question, I organise a 300 on the 8th of april but will be routechecking two weeks before, during the last weekend of march. Does that count for march or april?

Hi Ivo.

I'm in a similar position for much of the spring. I've checked with Mike, and his reply was that the ride gets credited on the day it's ridden. Like yourself I'm routechecking - and exercising the organisers 'option' of riding the event before. So yes, your routecheck in March (for an April event) will count for your March ride.

 :thumbsup: Thanks. Enough rides for the rest of april available to cover that ;).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 13, 2012, 11:13:46 am
Saturday: Minus a few all day and long boats frozen in the Canal at Hanwell Wharf and ducks and swans walking on ice. Then minus a few more returning home from Bourton to Cheltenham. Miraculously, dry main roads (on my Cheltenham Vale 200 Perm) kept it a safe ride. Those are the vivid memories of achieving ride No 10 of my latest RRTY contender. Hopefully, the weather will warm and March will restore the pleasures of the all-year-round challenge, which for me should be the Cheltenham New Flyer 200.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Reluctant Cyclist on February 19, 2012, 01:36:42 pm
Done it! And so inspired by my achievement I've finally joined this forum. This is what it looked like:

1) Feb - Kennet Valley Run, GRAZELEY, S of Reading 207 (did someone mention the Boxford Alps?)
2) Mar - The Chiltern Hills Brevet, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 206 (
3) Apr - Dorset Coast, WAREHAM 207 (fortunately, I now seem to remember the beauty not the pain)
3a) Apr - Plains 300, POYNTON, S of Stockport 310 (strictly speaking redundant in this context but my first 300 and I loved the bunch night riding)
4) May - Stonehenge 200, ELSTEAD, Godalming 201 (now what's the name of the cafe in Amesbury?)
5) Jun - Heart of the Shires, BITTESWELL, Leicestershire 206 (nice rolling shires) 
6) Jul - Barbary Bash, MILTON, Abingdon 210 (wettest ride of the year)     
7) Aug - West Bay and Back, WILTON, Salisbury 200 (lovely but got very reluctant climbing up Cranbourne Chase)
8 ) Sep - Weald of Kent 200, ASHFORD, Permanent (hmm, got lost and ended up on Ashford by pass, not nice)
9) Oct - Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (very pretty, great permanent for North Londoners)   
10) Nov - Upper Thames, CHOLSEY, E of Didcot 214 (loved the fast ride home from the Cotswolds - thanks for the tow!)
11) Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 207 (enjoyed the company, not so sure about the supermarket controls)   
12) Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (did this 'just in case' the weather switched and I couldn't do the Willy Warmer; as it transpired came off my bike on this one and completed - felt so Audax - but wasn't tough enough to get on it again the following week!)

A big thank you to all those riders who encouraged me round, in particular on the Nov and Dec rides, and one Finsbury Park cyclist who put with a great deal of reluctance all year round! Will I do it again? Certainly not back-to-back as February is now beyond me I fear, but any inspiration for another 2012 challenge would be gratefully received.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on February 19, 2012, 01:44:06 pm
Welcome to the forum - and congratulations on a great achievement.  RRtY still remains one of the things I'm most proud of in the 18 months or so I've been riding audax - it was the first goal I set myself.

2012 challenge?  Does an SR fit into your plans?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on February 19, 2012, 01:47:10 pm
Well done Reluctant Cyclist!  You ask about challenges.  I'm looking forward to the day when I can start ZRTY, or zero round the year but it doesn't look like being any time soon!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on February 20, 2012, 10:25:41 pm
Subject to verification of todays DIY 200 - that is 10 RRTY done.

Mrs FB foolishly asked " Does that mean you can stop now?"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on February 21, 2012, 09:12:53 am
Subject to verification of todays DIY 200 - that is 10 RRTY done.

Well Done! Are you going to get the badge?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 21, 2012, 09:37:04 am

Well Done Roger
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on February 21, 2012, 02:02:45 pm
Subject to verification of todays DIY 200 - that is 10 RRTY done.

Well Done! Are you going to get the badge?
there isnt one - just a piccie on the web site of those of us who have done this so far.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on February 21, 2012, 02:53:37 pm
I am delighted to announce that I have achieved my first after a DIY by GPS.

 :thumbsup: Well done mmmmartin.
When I said "my first" I meant the first 200k ride in a year that I hope will lead to RRTY, not my first successful year of RRTY! I did quite well a year or so ago but the snow and ice of winter put the mockers on it.
I've now done my second 200k, another DIY by GPS. Only 10 months to go..........
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eeymsmo on February 27, 2012, 11:56:29 am
Done:
March 11 - Roses to Wrags 200k
April 11 - Everyone Rides to Skegness 300k
May 11 - Lincolnshire cross 200k
June 11 - Nottingham - Alfreton - Saundby - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k
July 11 - Nottingham - Edinburgh via LEL2013 route DIY 600k
August 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Luton DIY 200k
September 11- 400km DIY completed (and SR completed  )
October 11 - Beware of the plague 100km + 100km ECE
November 11 - To the Races 100km+100km ECE
December 11 - Nottingham - Bourne - Woodhall Spa - Lincoln - Nottingham DIY 200k
January 12 - Nottingham-Hinckley-Medbourne-Stamford-Nottingahm DIY200
February 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100km + 100km ECE  :facepalm:, but rescued with a quick (FaCV of quick) 200m DIY  :thumbsup:

So that's year one done then.

So far year 2's planning goes:
March 12 - The Dean
April 12 - Yr Ellenydd
May 12 - Brevet Cyrmu
June 12  - Mille Alba
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on February 27, 2012, 12:09:11 pm
June 12  - Mille Alba

Late-in-the-month 1000 for your June RRTY ride. Proper brinkmanship  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 27, 2012, 12:31:00 pm
Another one finished on Saturday, now taking time out to do other fun things.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Reluctant Cyclist on March 04, 2012, 02:04:56 pm
2012 challenge?  Does an SR fit into your plans?
Thinking about this. Planning to do Asparagus and Strawberries 400 but not sure about a 600 yet. Just done 100s for the past couple of weeks and rather enjoying having a whole half day off the bike to play with afterwards!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: dasmoth on March 10, 2012, 07:56:11 pm
4/11 3down 300
5/11 Beast from the East 600
6/11 Reservoir AUKs 200
7/11 Hereward the Wake 300
8/11 DIY 200
9/11 Shaftesbury CC 200
10/11 Beyond Shropshire 200
11/11 Upper Thames 200
12/11 South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
1/12 Poor Student 200
2/12 Burford Bumble 200
3/12 Up the Uts 200 (...pending validation)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on March 10, 2012, 08:48:58 pm
Done it! And so inspired by my achievement I've finally joined this forum. This is what it looked like:

1) Feb - Kennet Valley Run, GRAZELEY, S of Reading 207 (did someone mention the Boxford Alps?)
2) Mar - The Chiltern Hills Brevet, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 206 (
3) Apr - Dorset Coast, WAREHAM 207 (fortunately, I now seem to remember the beauty not the pain)
3a) Apr - Plains 300, POYNTON, S of Stockport 310 (strictly speaking redundant in this context but my first 300 and I loved the bunch night riding)
4) May - Stonehenge 200, ELSTEAD, Godalming 201 (now what's the name of the cafe in Amesbury?)
5) Jun - Heart of the Shires, BITTESWELL, Leicestershire 206 (nice rolling shires) 
6) Jul - Barbary Bash, MILTON, Abingdon 210 (wettest ride of the year)     
7) Aug - West Bay and Back, WILTON, Salisbury 200 (lovely but got very reluctant climbing up Cranbourne Chase)
8 ) Sep - Weald of Kent 200, ASHFORD, Permanent (hmm, got lost and ended up on Ashford by pass, not nice)
9) Oct - Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (very pretty, great permanent for North Londoners)   
10) Nov - Upper Thames, CHOLSEY, E of Didcot 214 (loved the fast ride home from the Cotswolds - thanks for the tow!)
11) Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 207 (enjoyed the company, not so sure about the supermarket controls)   
12) Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (did this 'just in case' the weather switched and I couldn't do the Willy Warmer; as it transpired came off my bike on this one and completed - felt so Audax - but wasn't tough enough to get on it again the following week!)

A big thank you to all those riders who encouraged me round, in particular on the Nov and Dec rides, and one Finsbury Park cyclist who put with a great deal of reluctance all year round! Will I do it again? Certainly not back-to-back as February is now beyond me I fear, but any inspiration for another 2012 challenge would be gratefully received.

congratulations,I hope to join you in the elite club of RRTY finishers in October. 4 done 8 to go but its by no means a foregone conclusion.

Thought I would fail in the second month on the `Monmouth Meander due to a cough and a cold on the day but Rob "Bairdy" from Bristol dragged me around despite also being unwell. We coughed and spat nasty stuff onto the tarmac together all the way round. :-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on March 11, 2012, 08:33:46 am
Done it! And so inspired by my achievement I've finally joined this forum. This is what it looked like:

1) Feb - Kennet Valley Run, GRAZELEY, S of Reading 207 (did someone mention the Boxford Alps?)
2) Mar - The Chiltern Hills Brevet, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 206 (
3) Apr - Dorset Coast, WAREHAM 207 (fortunately, I now seem to remember the beauty not the pain)
3a) Apr - Plains 300, POYNTON, S of Stockport 310 (strictly speaking redundant in this context but my first 300 and I loved the bunch night riding)
4) May - Stonehenge 200, ELSTEAD, Godalming 201 (now what's the name of the cafe in Amesbury?)
5) Jun - Heart of the Shires, BITTESWELL, Leicestershire 206 (nice rolling shires) 
6) Jul - Barbary Bash, MILTON, Abingdon 210 (wettest ride of the year)     
7) Aug - West Bay and Back, WILTON, Salisbury 200 (lovely but got very reluctant climbing up Cranbourne Chase)
8 ) Sep - Weald of Kent 200, ASHFORD, Permanent (hmm, got lost and ended up on Ashford by pass, not nice)
9) Oct - Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (very pretty, great permanent for North Londoners)   
10) Nov - Upper Thames, CHOLSEY, E of Didcot 214 (loved the fast ride home from the Cotswolds - thanks for the tow!)
11) Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer, GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 207 (enjoyed the company, not so sure about the supermarket controls)   
12) Dick Turpins Day Out 200, GREAT DUNMOW, Permanent (did this 'just in case' the weather switched and I couldn't do the Willy Warmer; as it transpired came off my bike on this one and completed - felt so Audax - but wasn't tough enough to get on it again the following week!)

A big thank you to all those riders who encouraged me round, in particular on the Nov and Dec rides, and one Finsbury Park cyclist who put with a great deal of reluctance all year round! Will I do it again? Certainly not back-to-back as February is now beyond me I fear, but any inspiration for another 2012 challenge would be gratefully received.

congratulations,I hope to join you in the elite club of RRTY finishers in October. 4 done 8 to go but its by no means a foregone conclusion.

Thought I would fail in the second month on the `Monmouth Meander due to a cough and a cold on the day but Rob "Bairdy" from Bristol dragged me around despite also being unwell. We coughed and spat nasty stuff onto the tarmac together all the way round. :-)

Hey Banjo,
I thought you dragged me? I think you will be on Tuesday. Just set off to do a 100k warm up and got less than 100 meters.
My freewheel is not freewheeling! It's was rumbling a bit last time it went out but LBS man said it would be O.K.
It looks like I'll be on my Hybrid which is somewhat heavier.  :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 11, 2012, 09:04:08 am
Dec - DIY200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar - Man of Kent 200
Apr - Double Dutch 200

May - Beaches and Beyond 1000?
Jun - AUK National 400?
Jul - Three Coasts 600?
Aug - Neville Chanin Memorial 200?
Sep - New Forest On and Off Shore 200?
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200?
Nov - Transporter 200?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on March 11, 2012, 11:26:58 am
Would 12 Perms be acceptable?

apologies if this question has been asked before/elsewhere
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 11, 2012, 11:30:26 am
Yes. RRTY is more forgiving than AUK in general but AUK makes no distinction between calendar events and perms, except for a couple of competitions.

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrtyfaqs.htm
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on March 11, 2012, 11:33:21 am
Thanks for that :thumbsup:

I do have the Peak Audax website bookmarked but failed to check there before asking here :-[

IIRC I have a couple of unused Perm cards in my desk drawer.I'll have a rummage.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: αdαmsκι on April 01, 2012, 12:52:07 pm
Well that is my second RRtY now done. My first RRtY was made up of rides of varying lengths, but this is composed of just 200 km ride. It wasn't planned like that, but just how things happened. Despite only riding 200s, it was a lot harder than the first RRtY because I struggled in some months to find time to complete an audax due to varying real life factors, but it's now done. (Well subject to the March DIY being validated.)

1) Apr: Witham Westerly 200
2) May: DIY200 around Essex & Suffolk
3) Jun: North Notts Sleepy Villages 150 + ECE 50
4) Jul: DIY200 to Market Harborough
5) Aug: Elan & Ystwyth 200
6) Sep: Chris Negus Memorial Ride 200
7) Oct: Anfractuous 200
8) Nov: Dick Turpin 200 perm
9) Dec: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
10) Jan: Willy Warmer 200
11) Feb: Man of Kent 200 perm
12) Mar: DIY200 into Essex & Hertfordshire
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on April 03, 2012, 01:29:07 am
No fools on this 1st April. I did my 4th Dorset Coast 200 30yrs after my first (yes 1982). My reason for selecting such an auspicious event was to combine it with completion of RRTY No 15.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on April 03, 2012, 08:24:30 am
No fools on this 1st April. I did my 4th Dorset Coast 200 30yrs after my first (yes 1982). My reason for selecting such an auspicious event was to combine it with completion of RRTY No 15.

Well done.

I have dropped back to  2 on the go at the moment - so no way will I get to 15 until 3 more years at least.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PeeJay on April 03, 2012, 10:32:36 am
Close to completing my first RRTY now, April's ride to do...

May 11 - Moors and Wolds 400K
Jun 11 - Mike Wigley's Long Dark and White Peak Perm 200K
Jul 11 - Cheshire Cat 200K
Aug 11 - Home, Long Mynd, Welshpool, Home 300K DIY GPS
Sep 11 - Pistyll Packing Momma 200K + 200K ECE
Oct 11 - Horseshoe Pass 200K + 100K ECE
Nov 11 - Peak District 200K AAA DIY GPS
Dec 11 - Tinsel and Lanes 200K + 100K ECE (or 200K DIY GPS)
Jan 12 - Hopey New Year 100K + 100K ECE
Feb 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100K + 100K ECE
Mar 12 - Roaches Revenge 100K + 100K ECE (or Roses to Wraggs 200K)

Then the biggy planned for April is Yr Elenydd 300K + 200K ECE

Hopfully finishing the RRTY off with the longest ride I've ever done !

And all done riding from home, making good use of ECEs - thanks Martin :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on April 03, 2012, 05:13:40 pm
No fools on this 1st April. I did my 4th Dorset Coast 200 30yrs after my first (yes 1982). My reason for selecting such an auspicious event was to combine it with completion of RRTY No 15.

A mighty achievement for sure!

Bravo!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikek on April 08, 2012, 09:16:34 pm
Completed my continuous Ultra-RRTY yesterday with the Penzance 300.

Finally.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on April 08, 2012, 09:43:41 pm
Completed my continuous Ultra-RRTY yesterday with the Penzance 300.

Finally.

Congrats  :thumbsup:  What is it  ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on April 08, 2012, 10:00:36 pm
I think it's several years,maybe ten,of RRTY
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on April 08, 2012, 10:04:35 pm
Ten RRtY but not necessarily ten years, you can do several in parallel. Teethgrinder did 5 x RRtY in one year. It sounds like mikek did them consecutively though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on April 08, 2012, 10:14:34 pm


Ten RRtY but not necessarily ten years, you can do several in parallel. Teethgrinder did 5 x RRtY in one year.

Thanks for the clarification.
I see from page 32 of the current AUK Handbook that as at 29/12/11 only four riders held the qualification.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikek on April 09, 2012, 08:02:17 am
Ten RRtY but not necessarily ten years, you can do several in parallel. Teethgrinder did 5 x RRtY in one year. It sounds like mikek did them consecutively though.

I did the 10xRRTY over the last 5 and a half years. Probably did about 3xRRTY series during 2007, but other years mostly one per year.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on April 15, 2012, 10:07:58 pm

Thanks for the clarification.
I see from page 32 of the current AUK Handbook that as at 29/12/11 only four riders held the qualification.

I got to 10 just before MikeK - you can see pictures of the first 5 of us on the Peak Audax site - no doubt MikeK will be added soon
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revellinho on April 15, 2012, 10:09:26 pm
As a result of the Elenydd, I have now bagged the rides needed for my first AAArty, Nov and Dec were kind to me, but NewYear's Day was hard (a very wet DIY which included Gummers How, Wrynose, Hardknott and Birker Fell) as was Feb, as I only had 1 free weekend  to do it and ended up doing a perm round the Yorks Dales in the snow.  'Just' got to keep going with the 200s now till Aug and work out how to ride a bit faster to get the SR, though I am strangely tempted to make it an AAA SR -  :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PeeJay on May 02, 2012, 06:50:14 am
Wanted to wait until all validated before posting.

I'm now a member of the RRTY club!!

May 11 - Moors and Wolds 400K
Jun 11 - Mike Wigley's Long Dark and White Peak Perm 200K
Jul 11 - Cheshire Cat 200K
Aug 11 - Home, Long Mynd, Welshpool, Home 300K DIY GPS
Sep 11 - Pistyll Packing Momma 200K + 200K ECE
Oct 11 - Horseshoe Pass 200K + 100K ECE
Nov 11 - Peak District 200K AAA DIY GPS
Dec 11 - Tinsel and Lanes 200K + 100K ECE (or 200K DIY GPS)
Jan 12 - Hopey New Year 100K + 100K ECE
Feb 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100K + 100K ECE
Mar 12 - Roaches Revenge 100K + 100K ECE (or Roses to Wraggs 200K)
Apr 12 - Yr Elenydd 300K + 200K ECE


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on May 02, 2012, 12:35:49 pm
Wanted to wait until all validated before posting.

I'm now a member of the RRTY club!!

May 11 - Moors and Wolds 400K
Jun 11 - Mike Wigley's Long Dark and White Peak Perm 200K
Jul 11 - Cheshire Cat 200K
Aug 11 - Home, Long Mynd, Welshpool, Home 300K DIY GPS
Sep 11 - Pistyll Packing Momma 200K + 200K ECE
Oct 11 - Horseshoe Pass 200K + 100K ECE
Nov 11 - Peak District 200K AAA DIY GPS
Dec 11 - Tinsel and Lanes 200K + 100K ECE (or 200K DIY GPS)
Jan 12 - Hopey New Year 100K + 100K ECE
Feb 12 - Rutland and Beyond 100K + 100K ECE
Mar 12 - Roaches Revenge 100K + 100K ECE (or Roses to Wraggs 200K)
Apr 12 - Yr Elenydd 300K + 200K ECE


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Welcome PeteJ  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 02, 2012, 03:08:49 pm
Another well done from here PeteJ - some tough rides in there as well!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on May 02, 2012, 04:02:43 pm
My world ended after 33 consecutive months.
 :'(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on May 02, 2012, 07:09:46 pm
Well done Pete  now plan a break  ;>)

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on May 02, 2012, 07:11:04 pm
My world ended after 33 consecutive months.
 :'(

Comiserations and get well soon

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 03, 2012, 07:52:02 am
My world ended after 33 consecutive months.
 :'(

 :(

Sad news indeed. But you'll be back on the road soon enough.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: PeeJay on May 03, 2012, 08:22:49 am
Well done Pete  now plan a break  ;>)

Geoff

Once you start...... ;).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mike Conway on May 03, 2012, 08:24:17 pm
Just managed to save my first attempt by getting in a 200 during the biblical storms on 29th of April (Sunday)... so far mine is:

September - Chris Negus Memorial 200 (failed due to lost Brevet card)
October - The Anfractious 200
November - Upper Thames 200
December - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
January - Poor Student 200
February - Kennett Valley Run 200
March - The Dean 300
March - Up the Uts 200
April - The Elenith 300 (packed)
April - Hop Garden 200

So just another 5 more to go!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on May 03, 2012, 08:31:55 pm
Just managed to save my first attempt by getting in a 200 during the biblical storms on 29th of April (Sunday)... so far mine is:

September - Chris Negus Memorial 200 (failed due to lost Brevet card)
October - The Anfractious 200
November - Upper Thames 200
December - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
January - Poor Student 200
February - Kennett Valley Run 200
March - The Dean 300
March - Up the Uts 200
April - The Elenith 300 (packed)
April - Hop Garden 200

So just another 5 more to go!

Good news you've only got another 4 left  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mike Conway on May 04, 2012, 08:50:49 am
Good news you've only got another 4 left  :thumbsup:

5 actually - the Chris Negus didn't count as the brevet card fell out my back pocket somewhere in Hertfordshire... but then again I had no idea then that I was starting a RRTY... or attempting an SR this year... gulp, there I said it.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on May 06, 2012, 06:09:15 pm
Tend own, two to go:

august:                PBP (F)
september:        BRM 200 Oostende (B)
october:             DIY 200
november:         DIY 200
december:         DIY 200
january:             DIY 200
february:           DIY 200
march:              BRM 200 Mouscron (B)
april:                 BRM 200 Woudenberg (NL)
may:                 BRM 400 Orchies (F)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on May 16, 2012, 12:28:26 pm
Over halfway there now.

November: Upper Thames 200k  :)
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k  :)
January: Poor Student 200k  :)
February: Diy 200k  :)
March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: iddu on May 30, 2012, 09:22:31 pm
Hmmm, never claimed one before...here we go:-

19/11/11Crich Cymru200
10/12/11Kings, Castles...200
06/01/12Janury Sale200
12/02/12Crych Cymry (DIY)200
03/03/12March Madness200
07/04/12April Foolery200
26/05/12Trip to Wochma200
02/06/12Hay in a Day (perm)200

Sad man with a plan... ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 30, 2012, 09:53:06 pm
Dec - DIY200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar - Man of Kent 200
Apr - Double Dutch 200
May - DIY200
Jun - Moors and Wolds 400
Jul - Three Coasts 600?
Aug - Bog Standard 500?
Sep - New Forest On and Off Shore 200?
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200?
Nov - Upper Thames 200?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on June 02, 2012, 09:05:31 pm
Two thirds done.

November: Upper Thames 200k  :)
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k  :)
January: Poor Student 200k  :)
February: Diy 200k  :)
March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k  :)
June: Heart of the Shires 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: aregister on June 02, 2012, 10:18:04 pm
Two more to go:
18 Sep Man of Kent 200 perm
22 Oct Weald of Kent 200 perm
20 Nov Man of Kent 200 perm
27 Nov Billingshurst 200
11 Dec Hailsham 200
07 Jan Weald of Kent 200 perm
21 Jan Chalfont St Peter 200
25 Feb Sedlescombe - Herne Bay 200
25 Mar Man of Kent 200
21 Apr Weald of Kent 200 perm
05 May Hailsham - Folkestone 200 perm
02 Jun Man of Kent 200 perm

...relying heavily on Dave Winslade and Dave Hudson perms...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on June 02, 2012, 10:27:56 pm
Having decided I don't really like rides over 200km I thought I would have a go at this instead of an SR series.

In the bag.

March - Up the Uts 200
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300
May - DIY 200

To do

June - Herts High Five  200
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200
August - Rutland Ramble
Sept - DIY 200
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200 or DIY 200
Nov - DIY 200
Dec - DIY 200
Jan - DIY 200
Feb - DIY 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on June 02, 2012, 10:43:52 pm
Rather than 'straight' DIYs over the winter months, you could ECE Norfolk'n'Good's Norfolk Nips and take advantage of their wonderful soup TLC. As well as lovely routes through Norfolk Skog, that is.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on June 02, 2012, 11:09:56 pm
That is worth thinking about if I can come up with workable start and finish points. If not I will try and ride at least one of the Nips rides as a straight forward 100 anyway.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on June 02, 2012, 11:32:32 pm
Look at the Brandon / Santon Downham area - for a 50kms away start location - ride to start and then back to car after finish
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 05, 2012, 01:23:32 am
I will remember the Jubilee weekend with special affection; my route on Monday was the Perm version of my new Cheltenham Flyer 200.  And, whilst No 6 ride of a current RRTY Series, it also completed No 9 Consecutive RRTY!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Drone on June 05, 2012, 06:59:47 pm
I Jubilee weekend ...........completed No 9 Consecutive RRTY!

Snap. I routechecked my Heart of the Shires 200 on Friday. This completed my 9th consecutive RRTY and I publicaly stated that I'm now jumping off the treadmill. If anyone sees me on a 200 next month I give you permission to push me off my bike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on June 05, 2012, 07:08:15 pm
Well done both. So by "ninth consecutive", you mean 9x12 consecutive months?

I'm on 66 months now, and wondering how long I have to keep this up to match the Big Guns in terms of consecutive months (ie: not parallel RRTYs) :).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 05, 2012, 08:04:15 pm
Well done both. So by "ninth consecutive", you mean 9x12 consecutive months?

I'm on 66 months now, and wondering how long I have to keep this up to match the Big Guns in terms of consecutive months (ie: not parallel RRTYs) :).

Yep. 108mths consec (9x12=108). And then there are the times when we might have done a series in parallel, running up extra RTTYs. I struck Ultra a couple of years back and am doing at least 2x200 monthly.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on June 05, 2012, 08:55:16 pm
I Jubilee weekend ...........completed No 9 Consecutive RRTY!

Snap. I routechecked my Heart of the Shires 200 on Friday. This completed my 9th consecutive RRTY and I publicaly stated that I'm now jumping off the treadmill. If anyone sees me on a 200 next month I give you permission to push me off my bike


COINCIDENCE ALERT
I stopped in a cafe in Tutbury yesterday & got to chatting with a quartet of riders who were route checking The China Run & the discussion included reference to a chap who had just done 108 consecutive 200km monthly rides.

My yacf jersey was recognised the instant I walked in.An extremely pleasant couple of couple's they were too.
If whoever you are are reading this..it was very nice chatting with you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: RideHard on June 08, 2012, 12:59:48 am
Working towards 1st & 2nd RRTY:)
rrty@2
====
 Sep'11 PBP 1200 
 Oct'11 CHALFONT ST PETER 207 
        PERM - HAYES (LOMBARDY RETAIL PARK) 200 
 Nov'11 CHOLSEY, E of Didcot 214 
        Dinner Dart 200 
 Dec'11 GREAT KINGSHILL 207
        TEWKESBURY 202 AAA 1.75
 Jan'12 OXFORD 206 
        CHALFONT ST PETER 213 
 Feb'12 BEDFORD 210 
        GRAZELEY, S of Reading 207 
 Mar'12 HENHAM, Saffron Walden 203 
        GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 206 
 Apr'12 Dorset Coast 207 AAA 2.75
        Marlborough Connection 200 - PERM
 May'12 CHEPSTOW 401 AAA 2.25 
        CHEPSTOW 619 AAA 8.25         

ToDo... not by any means gauranteed  :o)
 Jun'12  Ditchling Devil 200
             Mille Alba 1000
 Jul'12   Hellfire 600
             DIY - Transporter 200
 Aug'12  Porkers 400
              Dutch Capitals 1425
 Sep'12  Sea Lovers 600
         
AAARrty for good measure..
=======
 Oct'11 Henley Hilly Hundred 100 1.75
 Nov'11 EDENBRIDGESurrey 100 1.75
 Dec'11 TEWKESBURY 202  1.75 
 Jan'12 DORKINGSurrey 50  1
 Feb'12 HAILSHAM 120 2.5
 Mar'12 Hardboiled 300 4.5
 Apr'12 UPTON MAGNA, E of Shrewsbury 305 5
 May'12 DIY ChilternHundred 200 3.25

 Jun'12  Peacocks and Kites 300 3
 Jul'12  Sussex Corker 100 2
 Aug'12  Around Weald Exped. 200 3.25
 Sep'12 Henley Hilly Hundred 100 1.75

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on June 08, 2012, 10:09:02 am
Working towards 1st & 2nd RRTY:)
rrty@2
====
 Sep'11 PBP 1200 



I did PBP in August 2011...

Just saying.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on June 21, 2012, 12:20:28 am
My updated list.

In the bag.

March - Up the Uts 200
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300
May - DIY 200
June - Herts High Five  200

To do

July - Garboldisham Groveller 200
August - Rutland Ramble 200
Sept - DIY 200
Oct - ECE Emitremmus Desrever 200
Nov - DIY  200
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - DIY 200 or ECE Braziers Run (if it runs in Feb 2012)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on June 21, 2012, 05:54:16 pm
Managed to pack both of my scheduled rides for june. A damaged rear wheel at the 1000k and diarrhea during the 600k. So back to square 1.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eeymsmo on June 28, 2012, 02:53:21 pm
June 12  - Mille Alba

Late-in-the-month 1000 for your June RRTY ride. Proper brinkmanship  :thumbsup:.

It worked out though  :thumbsup:

3/2011-02/2012  :thumbsup:
03/12 - The Dean 300km  :thumbsup:
04/12 - Yr Elenydd 300km  :thumbsup:
05/12 - Brevet Cymru 400km  :thumbsup:
06/12 - Mille Alba 1000km  :thumbsup:
07/12 - 3 Coasts 600km
08/12 - Probably an ECE-ed Mid week Peak Grimpeur due to "Real life", though not sure which one.
09/12 - ECE Beast of Bolsover 200km
10/12 - Venetian nights  200km
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: aregister on July 01, 2012, 08:33:19 pm
One more to go:
18 Sep Man of Kent 200 perm
22 Oct Weald of Kent 200 perm
20 Nov Man of Kent 200 perm
27 Nov Billingshurst 200
11 Dec Hailsham 200
07 Jan Weald of Kent 200 perm
21 Jan Chalfont St Peter 200
25 Feb Sedlescombe - Herne Bay 200
25 Mar Man of Kent 200
21 Apr Weald of Kent 200 perm
05 May Hailsham - Folkestone 200 perm
02 Jun Man of Kent 200 perm
10 Jun Ditchling Devil 200
01 Jul Fairies Half Flat 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on July 09, 2012, 10:41:36 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200
Sept - Cambridge 200
Oct - ECE Emitremmus Desrever 200
Nov - DIY  200
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - DIY 200 or ECE Braziers Run (if it runs in Feb 2012)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on July 17, 2012, 12:46:11 pm
Three quarters done now  :thumbsup:

November: Upper Thames 200k  :)
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k  :)
January: Poor Student 200k  :)
February: Diy 200k  :)
March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k  :)
June: Heart of the Shires 200k  :)
July: Two Battles group perm 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on July 21, 2012, 06:40:58 pm
Year two:

October: Anfractuous 200
November: Upper Thames 200
December: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
January: Willy Warmer 200
February: Boat Race Perm 200
March: The Dean 300
April: Yr Elenydd 300
May: Kernow and South West 600
June: Mille Alba 1000
July: Ditchling Devil 200 perm

There's a chance I might just call it a day after two years.  Winter 200s have less and less appeal.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 05, 2012, 09:58:26 am
Just need another 2 months :thumbsup:

November: Upper Thames 200k  :)
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k  :)
January: Poor Student 200k  :)
February: Diy 200k  :)
March: Roses to Wrags 200k  :)
April: Two Battles 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k  :)
June: Heart of the Shires 200k  :)
July: Two Battles group perm 200k  :)
August: Clumber to Humber 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on August 05, 2012, 08:24:03 pm
Oct Gower Getter 200
Nov Transporter 200
Dec Monmouthshire Meander 200
Jan Mr Pickwicks January Sale 200
Jan Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200
Feb North West Passage 200
Feb Kennet Valley Run 200
March DIY 200
March Barry's Bristol Ball Buster 200
April Carmarthenshire Snapper 200
April Cambrian series 2C 200
May Sea and Levels Perm 200
May Honiton Old Roads 300
June Hereford Towns 200
June Avalon Sunrise 400
July DIY 200 (awaiting validation)
July Mr Pickwick Takes Flight 200
August Dr Fosters Summer Saunter 200

It started as a RRtY, developed into a RRtYx2...............and hopefully an SR.  ;D

Some rides have started to blur into others in my mind but the most memorable have been Kennet Valley Run, Honiton Old Roads, Avalon Sunrise, Carmarthenshire Snapper, Mr Pickwick Takes Flight and yesterdays Dr Fosters Summer Saunter was pretty damn good too.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on August 13, 2012, 10:05:16 am
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200
Oct - ECE Emitremmus Desrever 200
Nov - DIY  200
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Burford Bumble 200

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tlottrike on August 14, 2012, 12:52:01 pm
Just 2 months to go...

November: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k 
December: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k   
January: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k   
February: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k 
March: Dave Harris 200k  and the Nippie Sweetie (the official version)  200k 
April: Gourock 200k (just managed to finished with 5 mins to spare as a result of getting carried away on the descent of Rest and be Thankful and landing up in Inverary!)
May: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k 
June: Snow Roads 300k 
July: Nippie Sweetie (my version) 200k 
August: Schiellion Sunrise 400k

You may have guessed I quite like the Nippie Sweetie 200k :) As most of the roads are low lying then less hassle with snow and ice during the winter. I'm aiming to do a DIY 600k next month
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul Rainbow on August 15, 2012, 12:14:17 pm
RRTY no.2 almost there...

October - Mr. Pickwick's Autumnal Outing - 200km
November - Mr. Pickwick's Cyrch Cymru - 200km
December - Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches - 200km
January - Mr. Pickwick's January Sale - 200km
February - Mr. Pickwick's March Madness (helpers ride in Feb) - 200km
March - Gospel Pass - 150km + ECE - 200km
April - Easter Arrow - 380km
May - Bryan Chapman Memorial - 619km
June - Mille Alba - 1000km
July - DIY GPS - 200km
August - A Rough Diamond - 300km
September...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revellinho on August 20, 2012, 09:32:57 pm
Subject to validation (and despite the best efforts of the pub in Llansawel to time me out on Sunday), I should now have my first RTY.  Lots of new and interesting places and some hard days!  Feb will be the hardest again as I only get 4 non-work days and have the AAA to do too.

Northern Dales
Clwydian
Eureka
Kings Castles Priests and Churches
A Mere 200
Newport
Dales Delight
Yr Elenydd
Fleet Moss
Pendle 600
Keswick-Sunderland Jubilee Challenge
Tregaron Dragon
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on August 23, 2012, 10:19:17 pm
Dec - DIY200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar - Man of Kent 200
Apr - Double Dutch 200
May - DIY200
Jun - Moors and Wolds 400
Jul - Three Coasts 600
Aug - Bog Standard 500 DIY
Sep - New Forest On and Off Shore 200

Oct - Wylye and Ebble Valley 200?
Nov - Upper Thames 200? Might have to do something later in the month?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: aregister on August 24, 2012, 07:46:30 am
Done:
  2011
18 Sep Man of Kent 200 perm
22 Oct Weald of Kent 200 perm
20 Nov Man of Kent 200 perm
27 Nov Billingshurst 200
11 Dec Hailsham 200
  2012
07 Jan Weald of Kent 200 perm
21 Jan Chalfont St Peter 200
25 Feb Sedlescombe - Herne Bay 200
25 Mar Man of Kent 200
21 Apr Weald of Kent 200 perm
05 May Hailsham - Folkestone 200 perm
02 Jun Man of Kent 200 perm
10 Jun Ditchling Devil 200
01 Jul Fairies Half Flat 200
04 Aug Hailsham - Folkestone 200 perm
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on August 24, 2012, 08:26:31 am
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :'( My world ended in April

June 2012 National 400
July 2012 Cambrian 600
Aug 2012 Bog Standard 500

There's no stopping it, is there?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on August 24, 2012, 10:10:31 am


There's no stopping it, is there?

Actually there is a way of stopping it as I discovered last September :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 26, 2012, 11:52:39 am
Someone has recently emailed the message: "I’ve completed the RRTY but if I remember correctly I need to inform you as it wasn’t in an Audax calendar year"

Not quite true - you need to alert me to ANY claim for the RRTY as this award is not automatic, I have to have a look at the results page to judge such claims.  The RRTY is far too complicated for a computer and it needs a human.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 26, 2012, 12:06:58 pm
I've been giving some thought to RRTY and LEL.

LEL will count as a July 2013 qualifying ride for the RRTY.  That means that you have to be thinking about riding a 200 some time during August, which might be a struggle, both physical and mental.  As it is, I usually find August a difficult month in which to complete a BR, what with Marple Grimpeurs, holidays, etc

I suppose if you use the full time available for LEL, it would be possible to complete at least 200km of LEL during August.  If you can provide me with suitable evidence, such as a photocopy of your brevet card, I might consider LEL as an August 2013 qualifier for RRTY, but you certainly wouldn't be able to count LEL for both July and August - it's just one ride.

Does that sound fair?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 26, 2012, 12:20:02 pm
Sounds fair to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on August 26, 2012, 12:46:55 pm
Does that sound fair?

I reckon so.Thanks for the pro-active clarification.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on August 26, 2012, 12:48:42 pm
I've been giving some thought to RRTY and LEL.

So have I.The power of thought is not yet transferred to the legs
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on August 26, 2012, 04:37:06 pm
I suppose if you use the full time available for LEL, it would be possible to complete at least 200km of LEL during August.  If you can provide me with suitable evidence, such as a photocopy of your brevet card, I might consider LEL as an August 2013 qualifier for RRTY, but you certainly wouldn't be able to count LEL for both July and August - it's just one ride.

Does that sound fair?
Yup.


It could create some dormitory confusion;
"Don't wake me up until Friday - I need this ride for my August RRTY."
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on September 02, 2012, 08:07:17 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200
Nov - DIY  200
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Burford Bumble 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on September 03, 2012, 10:04:33 am
11th month done yesterday, just 1 more to go :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on September 09, 2012, 09:36:13 am
2006      :thumbsup:         
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup: 
2009         :'(   crashed and burned after 10 months
2010         :thumbsup:
2011  X5       :thumbsup:       

29.1.12 Tea and Biscuits 100 + ECE 100   
11.2.12 Worthing Winter Warmer 100 + ECE 100
3.3.12 Gospel Pass 150 + ECE 50
7.4.12 Double Dutch 200
12.5.12 Severn Across 400
2.6.12 Man of Kent 200 perm
1.7.12 Fairies Fairly Flat 150+50 ECE
3.8.12 Purley -Epsom - Lincoln - Fens - Purley DIY 600
8.9.12 Around Weald Expedition DIY 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 09, 2012, 09:44:57 am
Year two:

October: Anfractuous 200
November: Upper Thames 200
December: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
January: Willy Warmer 200
February: Boat Race Perm 200
March: The Dean 300
April: Yr Elenydd 300
May: Kernow and South West 600
June: Mille Alba 1000
July: Ditchling Devil 200 perm

There's a chance I might just call it a day after two years.  Winter 200s have less and less appeal.  We'll see.

August: Ditchling Devil 200 perm (again! Lovely ride from my doorstep)
September: anfractuous 200 route check

So that makes it two complete years. Woohoo!

What now?  Not sure. Can I face another winter of 200s?  We will see. I am maybe a little more motivated again, and starting to look towards next season's goals after hitting a real slump after Mille Alba. Stopping RRtY now would be a real shame - it was my first goal I set myself when I started audax as an incentive to get out on the bike each month. We shall see.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jcbike on September 09, 2012, 11:02:07 am
Had been trying to get in a double RTY this but a spill, broken collar bone, groin tear, :'( have put pay to it at the 11th hour(month) hey ho hope to start again in October. First problem since returning to the Audax fold so can't complain too much(well I can really)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 09, 2012, 11:08:16 am
Just October to do now & I've finally done it.

November: Upper Thames 200k  :)
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k  :)
January: Poor Student 200k  :)
February: Diy 200k  :) 
March: Roses to Wrags 200k   :)
April: Two Battles (calendar) 200k  :)
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k  :) 
June: Heart of the Shires 200k  :)
July: Two Battles (group perm) 200k  :)
August: Clumber to Humber 200k  :)
September: Wem we get there 200k  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on September 09, 2012, 07:22:09 pm
I hate to admit it but :-

October: DIY  200k
November: Upper Thames 200k 
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k   
January: Poor Student 200k 
February: Diy 200k   
March: Roses to Wrags 200k   
April: Two Battles 200k 
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k   
June: Heart of the Shires 200k 
July: Two Battles group perm 200k   
August: Clumber to Humber 200k   
September: Wem we get there 200k 
 
Subject to validation   I am back on the treadmill

Geoff

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 09, 2012, 07:35:27 pm
Your list of rides looks remarkably like mine. 
Congrats on yet another RRTY  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on September 11, 2012, 08:09:53 am
I hate to admit it but ... Subject to validation

Yes, just let me know when that September event hits the results page.  I'm glad to see you back on the treadmill, after your enforced break.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul Rainbow on September 11, 2012, 10:47:55 am
Quote
RRTY no.2 almost there...

October - Mr. Pickwick's Autumnal Outing - 200km
November - Mr. Pickwick's Cyrch Cymru - 200km
December - Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches - 200km
January - Mr. Pickwick's January Sale - 200km
February - Mr. Pickwick's March Madness (helpers ride in Feb) - 200km
March - Gospel Pass - 150km + ECE - 200km
April - Easter Arrow - 380km
May - Bryan Chapman Memorial - 619km
June - Mille Alba - 1000km
July - DIY GPS - 200km
August - A Rough Diamond - 300km
September...

September - DIY GPS - 300km (Subject to Validation)

So thats it RRRTY no.2   :thumbsup: roll on no.3!! and fingers crossed for a rideable Winter

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on September 11, 2012, 10:56:37 am
So thats it RRRTY no.2   :thumbsup: roll on no.3!! and fingers crossed for a rideable Winter

If you PM me when your september ride is listed on the AUK results page I'll add a "2" to your RRTY record - if you let me know who you are

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on September 11, 2012, 03:05:13 pm
I hate to admit it but ... Subject to validation

Yes, just let me know when that September event hits the results page.  I'm glad to see you back on the treadmill, after your enforced break.

Not a problem,  I do think that this a great challange that gets me out during the winter months.  That is the main reason I do it.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on September 11, 2012, 07:27:13 pm
Interesting to see that many RRTY riders 'limit' themselves to dayrides. And a few real die-hard riders. It looks to me that mere mortals who do a full SR series and possibly an RM event have a lot less chance to complete a RRTY than the other two groups. I know that I've tried but failed due to a number of DNF's on longer rides in the summer.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 11, 2012, 08:35:48 pm
Not necessarily. HK has been known to ride 1200+km brevets at 2 week intervals. I tend to fling in a 200 or suchlike during the same month as a long brevet as the little ride keeps the bum toned up for the longer ride. The main thing is to not get injured.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on September 11, 2012, 09:13:09 pm
Not necessarily. HK has been known to ride 1200+km brevets at 2 week intervals. I tend to fling in a 200 or suchlike during the same month as a long brevet as the little ride keeps the bum toned up for the longer ride. The main thing is to not get injured.

HK I regard as one of the die-hard riders, not a mere mortal ;).
After packing the 1000 borders of Belgium (spoke troubles) in may I did the Tournai 600, packed due to stomach problems. That was 2 weekends lost and no chance anymore to squeeze in anything else.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 11, 2012, 09:16:05 pm
My first proper season began as a RRTY bid.
It became a RRTY X 2 bid with the added challenge of an SR series.
DNS'd two 600's. (good reasons)
Hoping to complete my first 600 next weekend.  ;D

Oct -  Gower Getter 203km (My first 200)
Nov - Transporter 200 202km
Dece - Monmouthshire Meander 204

2012 I began riding two events a month.

Jan - Mr Pickwicks January Sale 201 (rude not to for just a quid!)
         Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 201
Feb - Northwest Passage 200 (broken spoke, buckled wheel, broken front light.)
         Kennet Valley Run 207
Mar - DIY Perm 200
         Barry's Bristol Ball Buster 212km
April - Carmarthenshire Snapper202
          Cambrian Series 2C Perm 200
May - Sea + Levels 200 Perm
          Honiton Old Roads 300
June - Hereford Towns 210
           Avalon Sunrise 407
July - Mr Pickwick Takes Flight 206
         DIY 200 (awaiting validation)
August - Dr Fosters Summer Saunter 201
              Gospel Pass 200 Perm
Sep - New Forest Off + On Shore 202

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 12, 2012, 05:58:53 am
Congrats Bairdy, and all the best for the 600!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on September 12, 2012, 09:02:09 am
I'm also hoping my first season will be a RRTY and SR. 1 month to go for the RRTY and *just* a 600 this weekend for the SR.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on September 12, 2012, 10:02:39 am
Not necessarily. HK has been known to ride 1200+km brevets at 2 week intervals. I tend to fling in a 200 or suchlike during the same month as a long brevet as the little ride keeps the bum toned up for the longer ride. The main thing is to not get injured.
Ivo said
Quote
mere mortals who do a full SR series and possibly an RM event have a lot less chance to complete a RRTY than
That's "a lot less chance". So you saying "not necessarily" doesn't add anything. Nor does the example of 1 rider.

So I agree with Ivo. :thumbsup:

Using very long rides makes failures far more likely, and increases the chances of injury problems.
(It also reduces your 'free days' (from work or woddeva) to use for backup rides.)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on September 12, 2012, 10:23:40 am
It looks to me that mere mortals who do a full SR series and possibly an RM event have a lot less chance to complete a RRTY

The RRTY is very often used by riders who can only aspire to riding 200s but never believe they can tackle the longer riders, and is the next challenge up from Randonneur and a Brevet 1000 but not yet ready for the Randonneur 1000 (which needs a 300).  Certainly that was the case with me, but the very act of completing an RRTY lead directly to my thinking that perhaps a 300, and subsequently an SR, just might be possible.

A big part of the RRTY challenge isn't riding the bike, it's handling the logistics.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 12, 2012, 10:43:58 am
logistics - is that a posh word for weather?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 12, 2012, 12:26:17 pm
Logistics: weather, family, work n stuff innit.

This is the 1st year that my knees have managed to keep working through the winter  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Datameister on September 12, 2012, 01:15:04 pm
This is the 1st year that my knees have managed to keep working through the winter  :)

Or indeed, your alarm clock     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 12, 2012, 01:43:54 pm
Congrats Bairdy, and all the best for the 600!

Thanks Mr H.
I don't think I've seen you since the Snapper. I see from the results sheet you've been busy though.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 12, 2012, 01:50:20 pm
Not necessarily. HK has been known to ride 1200+km brevets at 2 week intervals. I tend to fling in a 200 or suchlike during the same month as a long brevet as the little ride keeps the bum toned up for the longer ride. The main thing is to not get injured.
Ivo said
Quote
mere mortals who do a full SR series and possibly an RM event have a lot less chance to complete a RRTY than
That's "a lot less chance". So you saying "not necessarily" doesn't add anything. Nor does the example of 1 rider.

So I agree with Ivo. :thumbsup:

Using very long rides makes failures far more likely, and increases the chances of injury problems.
(It also reduces your 'free days' (from work or woddeva) to use for backup rides.)

OK, another data point. I did 2 x RRTY in 2011, despite completing 3 x 1200 brevets. You've ridden with me and you know that I am nothing special as a cyclist. The main problem I had was not feeling particularly chirpy at any point during the year. I was just generally tired during most brevets.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 12, 2012, 01:58:28 pm
We ride for different reasons and all have different restraints with regards to work and family etc.
Some people may really struggle to find the time to complete an RRTY purely from riding 200's.
To suggest they're limiting themselves is a bit unfair.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 12, 2012, 05:11:11 pm
This is the 1st year that my knees have managed to keep working through the winter  :)

Or indeed, your alarm clock     :thumbsup:

 :-[  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on September 12, 2012, 05:29:06 pm
Made my list :)

Nov- Upper Thames 200, Mr. Pickwick's Cyrch Cymru, BILLINGSHURST, W Sussex 200
Dec- South Bucks Winter Warmer, HAILSHAM, E Sussex 200
Jan- Poor Student, An anoraks delight 200, Willy Warmer 200
Feb- Bedford Bumble
Mar- GREAT KINGSHILL, High Wycombe 206, DENMEAD 202, The Dean 300
Apr-  3 Down 300, New Forest 200
May- PEASE POTTAGE, W Sussex 200, ELSTEAD, Godalming 201
Jun- DIY PERMANENT SERIES (south east organiser) 200
Jul- DENMEAD 206
Aug- Middle Road 400, Hailsham - Liss perm 212
Sep- New Forest on & Off Shore PEASE POTTAGE, W Sussex 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on September 12, 2012, 05:32:29 pm
Oh so close to the Double, LC! Target for next season, perhaps?


(I've never known LWAB admit he's wrong on anything, so I shan't bother explaining probability to him here ...  :P )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on September 12, 2012, 05:34:37 pm
What's that even mean?! What's a double?!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on September 12, 2012, 05:35:22 pm
Oh, 2 a month I guess?!

Not possible this time- did the June one by skin of teeth on last day when foot came out of plaster (just). Maybe next year :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 12, 2012, 06:51:43 pm
mattc, plenty of people have proved me wrong previously and I've been proved right plenty of times, same as everybody. You just haven't known me long enough or haven't had enough proof.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 13, 2012, 08:48:49 am
Congrats Bairdy, and all the best for the 600!

Thanks Mr H.
I don't think I've seen you since the Snapper. I see from the results sheet you've been busy though.  :thumbsup:

Hoping to see you again before too long!
I'm still trying to be busy with the riding, but other stuff does get in the way, and then motivation can evaporate - at the moment it has.

Only a couple of rides of more than a 200, in spite of much greater intentions. (A DIY 600 this weekend looks unlikely)(couldn't fit in getting to MK and back for the excellent TG's one). So this quote from LWAB, about an impressive year's riding, encourages me a lot:
The main problem I had was not feeling particularly chirpy at any point during the year. I was just generally tired during most brevets.
It's sometimes easy to get the impression that everyone else just breezes round on clouds of euphoria! Thanks (again).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on September 13, 2012, 04:58:18 pm
[ So this quote from LWAB, about an impressive year's riding, encourages me a lot:
The main problem I had was not feeling particularly chirpy at any point during the year. I was just generally tired during most brevets.
It's sometimes easy to get the impression that everyone else just breezes round on clouds of euphoria! Thanks (again).
[/quote]

No that is usually 2/3 days after the last ride.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 13, 2012, 05:25:45 pm
Congrats Bairdy, and all the best for the 600!

Thanks Mr H.
I don't think I've seen you since the Snapper. I see from the results sheet you've been busy though.  :thumbsup:

Hoping to see you again before too long!
I'm still trying to be busy with the riding, but other stuff does get in the way, and then motivation can evaporate - at the moment it has.

Only a couple of rides of more than a 200, in spite of much greater intentions. (A DIY 600 this weekend looks unlikely)(couldn't fit in getting to MK and back for the excellent TG's one). So this quote from LWAB, about an impressive year's riding, encourages me a lot:
The main problem I had was not feeling particularly chirpy at any point during the year. I was just generally tired during most brevets.
It's sometimes easy to get the impression that everyone else just breezes round on clouds of euphoria! Thanks (again).

You do a lot of DIY's. Alone?
I find riding alone harder and of all my rides this season only one has been solo.
If you fancy doing a perm or DIY with company sometime give me a shout.
If you can get to MK tomorrow night I can get you back home on the Monday for Midday.
I'm up North today and will be driving to MK tomorrow.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 13, 2012, 06:50:41 pm
If you can get to MK tomorrow night I can get you back home on the Monday for Midday.
I'm up North today and will be driving to MK tomorrow.

Thanks Bairdy, a great offer... and inspiring although I can't take it up (I've responded to your pm).

You do a lot of DIY's. Alone?
I find riding alone harder and of all my rides this season only one has been solo.
If you fancy doing a perm or DIY with company sometime give me a shout.

I'll keep in touch about company on perms/DIYs. Company certainly helps. My slow climbing is not ideal for potential companions though, eg everyone was out of sight while I made my way up Ashton Park after a mile or so of the Ball Buster! Was pleased to finish in daylight this year though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 13, 2012, 07:02:52 pm


You do a lot of DIY's. Alone?


I did 5 consecutive Perms last year riding alone.I expect any I do in the future to be solo.
Perhaps I should change my after-shave
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 13, 2012, 08:39:22 pm

[/quote]

I'll keep in touch about company on perms/DIYs. Company certainly helps. My slow climbing is not ideal for potential companions though, eg everyone was out of sight while I made my way up Ashton Park after a mile or so of the Ball Buster! Was pleased to finish in daylight this year though.

[/quote]


I'm thinking about doing more midweek perms/diy's next season to free up some weekends, that way I might be able to
see a few of my non cycling friends and avoid a divorce. ;)

 re The Ball Buster, you finished before me, it was dark when I got back....not as dark as when Drew Buck got back on his onion bike though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 30, 2012, 08:32:08 am
Only 2 more months to get my 5x RRtY. October will be tougher to keep it rolling as I'll be working in China for at least half of it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on September 30, 2012, 10:32:24 am
Only 2 more months to get my 5x RRtY. October will be tougher to keep it rolling as I'll be working in China for at least half of it.

Do you have contacts among the Chinese randonneurs? That might make doing a 200 in China easier.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 30, 2012, 11:56:15 am
Would be an interesting brevet but I will be in the Shanghai/ Ningbo region, a fair distance from the Southwest. I also suspect that the BRMs may be finished in China for this year, it is starting to get cold there.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on September 30, 2012, 11:58:10 am
Maybe a DIY 200 with assistance from local riders?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 30, 2012, 12:00:52 pm
I'll think about possibilities tonight, taking a bike is a step more hassle than I normally want when working in China. Rental in Shanghai might be possible.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on September 30, 2012, 02:52:41 pm
................................ . Rental in Shanghai might be possible.

Apparenly Katie Melua has all he contacts
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on September 30, 2012, 04:12:04 pm
is ha righ
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mike Conway on October 01, 2012, 12:29:00 pm
So, I think that's my 1st year of RRTY complete for me then - all rides are up on AUK as completed:

2011
October - The Anfractious 200
November - Upper Thames 200
December - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200

2012
January - Poor Student 200
February - Kennett Valley Run 200
March - The Dean 300
March - Up the Uts 200
April - Hop Garden 200
May - DIY 200
June - Ditchling Devil 200
July - DIY 200
August - Rutland Ramble 200
September - Anfractuous 200

How to I go about 'getting' a RRTY certificate or badge now? I need motivation to do another in October so I can start my 2nd RRTY :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 01, 2012, 12:30:32 pm

How to I go about 'getting' a RRTY certificate or badge now? I need motivation to do another in October so I can start my 2nd RRTY :)

See here: http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm

Edit:  & congratulations  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 01, 2012, 12:34:34 pm
Well done ekimeno!

Good luck on your 2nd.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mike Conway on October 01, 2012, 01:18:33 pm
Thanks! I've emailed Mike - cheers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on October 02, 2012, 06:33:36 pm
I hate to admit it but ... Subject to validation

Yes, just let me know when that September event hits the results page.  I'm glad to see you back on the treadmill, after your enforced break.

September event now confirmed  Thank you Mike

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 05, 2012, 07:51:11 am
Would be an interesting brevet but I will be in the Shanghai/ Ningbo region, a fair distance from the Southwest. I also suspect that the BRMs may be finished in China for this year, it is starting to get cold there.

It turns out that there are still a couple of brevets left on the calendar but most brevets are based around Chengdu, which is about 2100km from where I am on an island south of Shanghai. For anybody who may be interested, according to the ACP international calendar, there is a 600km brevet on 20 October and a 400 or 600km on 26 October. Current temperatures are a reasonable 13-23 degrees. If it looks like I will be in China around that time and will be able to take a couple of days off, I'll chase up Hans Ngo or David Chen and will see if I can hire a big enough bicycle.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on October 05, 2012, 09:20:15 am
How to I go about 'getting' a RRTY certificate or badge now? I need motivation to do another in October so I can start my 2nd RRTY :)

Be VERY Careful  this RRTY lark is very addictive.   

From an addict

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ivo on October 05, 2012, 03:47:49 pm
Would be an interesting brevet but I will be in the Shanghai/ Ningbo region, a fair distance from the Southwest. I also suspect that the BRMs may be finished in China for this year, it is starting to get cold there.

It turns out that there are still a couple of brevets left on the calendar but most brevets are based around Chengdu, about 2100km from where I am, on an island south of Shanghai. For anybody who may be interested, according to the ACP international calendar, there is a 600km brevet on 20 October and a 400 or 600km on 26 October. Current temperatures are reasonable 13-23 degrees. If it looks like I will be in China around that time and will be able to take a couple of days off, I'll chase up Hans Ngo or David Chen and will see if I can hire a big enough bicycle.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on October 06, 2012, 09:31:54 pm
Finished my first year of RRTY today with an ECE with mattc of El Supremo's 100k from Newlands Corner :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on October 06, 2012, 10:44:49 pm
Finished my first year of RRTY today with an ECE with mattc of El Supremo's 100k from Newlands Corner :thumbsup:

Well done!  :thumbsup:
I completed my first just before our 600 with TG. (Got a badge today to prove it!)
Rode the Gower Getter today, just have to ride a 200 in November and December to get RRTY x 2.  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on October 09, 2012, 09:04:05 pm
2009         :'(   crashed and burned after 10 months

By the way I look at it, I think you got 11 months done from 07/02/2009-13/12/2009.  But I don't suppose that's any consolation at all
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 13, 2012, 10:06:50 pm
Subject to validation todays ride completes my RRTY  :)

November: Upper Thames 200k 
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k   
January: Poor Student 200k 
February: Diy 200k   
March: Roses to Wrags 200k   
April: Two Battles (calendar) 200k  + Easter arrow 400k
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k + BCM 600k
June: Heart of the Shires 200k + Moors & wolds 400k
July: Two Battles (group perm) 200k   
August: Clumber to Humber 200k   
September: Wem we get there 200k 
October: Two Battles (solo perm) 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on October 14, 2012, 09:11:10 am
After a fail in May, I'm having another go. Started with a permanent of Bernie's Tiny Flat One yesterday. Will be submitting the brevet card with an application to do it again. I reckon it can be done mostly on main roads in the event of a difficult riding winter.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: dasmi on October 14, 2012, 05:13:04 pm
Subject to validation todays ride completes my RRTY  :)

November: Upper Thames 200k 
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k   
January: Poor Student 200k 
February: Diy 200k   
March: Roses to Wrags 200k   
April: Two Battles (calendar) 200k  + Easter arrow 400k
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k + BCM 600k
June: Heart of the Shires 200k + Moors & wolds 400k
July: Two Battles (group perm) 200k   
August: Clumber to Humber 200k   
September: Wem we get there 200k 
October: Two Battles (solo perm) 200k

Well done that man :thumbsup:

I'm two rides behind you :hand:

dave
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on October 14, 2012, 08:35:25 pm
Having a second attempt at my last ride to complete my first RRTY tommorow (Upset stomach scuppered my first attempt last week). Some heavy rain forecast so hopefully will be soggy but happy by this time tommorow. Fingers crossed. :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CountrySickness on October 14, 2012, 09:35:19 pm
Having a second attempt at my last ride to complete my first RRTY tommorow (Upset stomach scuppered my first attempt last week). Some heavy rain forecast so hopefully will be soggy but happy by this time tommorow. Fingers crossed. :)

I felt rather virusey off-colour 1st thing today but still struggled around a fairly hilly Welsh borders 200 for month 9 of 12. I'd be b'd if I would go out in the rain with a dodgy tummy though, good luck.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on October 14, 2012, 11:26:11 pm
Having a second attempt at my last ride to complete my first RRTY tommorow (Upset stomach scuppered my first attempt last week). Some heavy rain forecast so hopefully will be soggy but happy by this time tommorow. Fingers crossed. :)

Best of luck mate. I rode a perm today and it was bloody freezing cold when I set off at 5.15am until......err when I got home.
Great ride though Steve Poulton's Glos & Somerset 200.
Hope you manage to dodge most of the wet stuff.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on October 16, 2012, 06:01:27 pm
Finished RRTY yesterday (subject to validation) Did a ride from Magor to Somerton via Clevedon and back.  Stuck to A and B roads where possible due to rain.
This route cleverly allows the rider to ride over the Mendips at the Col de Shipham in both directions ;D

It was pouring down as I climbed it on the way back but I kept cheerfull by thinking that this is the only big hill between me and a completed RRTY.

Used the petrol station at Magor Services as a start /finish as theres an ATM there and all other shops in Magor close early and the pub has incorrect time on the receipts. The petrol station also has a bit of a bakery counter and an impressive coffee machine so a usefull place if passing thru that neck of the woods.

Cafe in Somerton had to have a staff meeting when I asked for beans on toast,I guess they never did it before.Nice to introduce the local heathens to some real food :-)

After baling on 150 kms last week with an upset stomach  I was delighted to roll back into Magor feeling good and with a bit of time in hand. (not much  :) )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on October 16, 2012, 06:30:08 pm
Well done, especially in bad weather!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on October 16, 2012, 07:44:11 pm
Finished RRTY yesterday (subject to validation) Did a ride from Magor to Somerton via Clevedon and back.  Stuck to A and B roads where possible due to rain.
This route cleverly allows the rider to ride over the Mendips at the Col de Shipham in both directions ;D

Congatulations, I'm relieved for you!
Sounds like a new DIY route? Shipham....so does it adopt a bit of Ian's Sea & Levels?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on October 16, 2012, 07:48:45 pm
Weekdays coming back through Newport and Cardiff is busy traffic so I started in Magor then picked up the Sea and Levels route at Clevedon. Quite a pleasant ride with a few hills and plenty of fast bits.Didnt use the Clevedon /Caswell lanes as it would have been too wet and muddy.stayed on the B road that goes through Weston in Gordano etc.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JordanCarroll on October 17, 2012, 03:46:47 pm
So my first RRTY starts this saturday with the ditchling devil 200k perm!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 17, 2012, 04:35:07 pm
So my first RRTY starts this saturday with the ditchling devil 200k perm!

Lovely ride - I have ridden it a couple of times this summer.

I will also be riding the first part of it this Saturday - though I will be setting off from Chiswick around 4-4:30 am to get down to Chailey (not far from the first proper control on the Ditchling Devil at Plumpton) for the Mid Sussex Olympic 100km.

If you fancy an early start - drop me a line!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: iddu on October 20, 2012, 10:29:44 pm
Huzzah! A Blacksheep RRTY  8)

19/11/11Crych Cymru 200
10/12/11Kings, Castles... 200
07/01/12Mr P's January Sale 200
12/02/12Crych Cymru (Perm) 200
03/03/12Mr P's March Madness 200
07/04/12SW April Foolery 200
26/05/12SW Trip to Wochma 200
02/06/12Hay in a Day 200
21/07/12Mr P Takes Flight 200
11/08/12Rough Diamond 300
08/09/12Hay in a Day 200
20/10/12Mr P's Autumnal (STV) 200

Definitley not stepping on the treadmill... ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on October 20, 2012, 10:50:30 pm

Definitley not stepping on the treadmill... ;)

Too late, you already have!
It was a good ride today on Mr P's Autumnal Outing.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Genosse Brymbo on October 21, 2012, 05:19:47 pm
 :thumbsup: 05/11/2011         200 Upper Thames
 :thumbsup: 04/12/2011         200 DIY Perm based on Upper Thames
 :thumbsup: 01/01/2012         200 DIY Perm based on Upper Thames
 :thumbsup: 25/02/2012         200 Kennet Valley Run
 :thumbsup: 24/03/2012         300 The Dean
 :thumbsup: 15/04/2012         200 DIY Perm based on Upper Thames
 :thumbsup: 05/05/2012         400 Brevet Cymru
 :thumbsup: 17/06/2012         200 DIY Perm Portsmouth
 :thumbsup: 01/07/2012         200 DIY Perm Portsmouth
 :thumbsup: 05/08/2012         200 West Bay and Back
 :thumbsup: 15/09/2012         600 DIY Perm teethgrinder's September Sociable Sixhundred
 :( 13/10/2012           200 DIY Perm based on Kennet Valley Run Tragedy

Well that was an interesting first full year of audax.  The idea was to complete a RRtY using calendar events starting close to home and GPS DIY Perms.  This would provide an incentive to get out on a ride every month.  Things turned out rather differently, and I had much more fun than the original goal would have offered (longer calendar events in different parts of the country and a group ride).

The month twelve RRtY failure was a tragedy whose root cause, in the best Shakespearean tradition, lay in a fatal character flaw of the protagonist.  I forgot to turn on GPS tracklogging until 20km into the ride  :facepalm:.  Ironically it was the most audacious of the rides - I started out in the aftermath of 'flu (needing frequent decongestion breaks) and finished the last 30km of the ride in torrential rain with a puncture 4 miles from home.

Now off to enter the Upper Thames again - definitely on the treadmill...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 21, 2012, 05:25:07 pm
Tragedy indeed!  You still have another weekend of this month - any chance of fitting another ride in?

For me:

20/10/2012 - Sussex Olympic 100km ECE'd to 200km

Month 1, year 3.  Still on the treadmill.  I momentarily thought about getting off.  Oh dear me.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Genosse Brymbo on October 21, 2012, 05:48:53 pm
Tragedy indeed!  You still have another weekend of this month - any chance of fitting another ride in?
Unfortunately not, which was the reason I rode with a lingering 'flu.  I'll just have to try not to be so stupid for the next 12 months...could be difficult.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Banjo on October 21, 2012, 06:20:54 pm
Tragedy indeed!  You still have another weekend of this month - any chance of fitting another ride in?
Unfortunately not, which was the reason I rode with a lingering 'flu.  I'll just have to try not to be so stupid for the next 12 months...could be difficult.

I really feel for you .I DNF no 12 of my RRTY due to illness but was lucky to get another go and finish it. Good Luck with the next one.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on October 22, 2012, 09:00:47 am
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - DIY  200
Dec - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Burford Bumble 200

Could not make the SS which was not a bad thing as I ended up with a stinking cold that weekend, and although I hope to ECE the Emitremmus Desrever next weekend I did not want to leave it so late so rode what turned out to be a rather grim ride through the fens on Sunday.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 26, 2012, 12:49:29 pm
My October ride has now been validated so I'm officially a Randonnuer round the Year  :)

November: Upper Thames 200k 
December: Tinsel & Lanes 200k   
January: Poor Student 200k 
February: Diy 200k   
March: Roses to Wrags 200k   
April: Two Battles (calendar) 200k  + Easter arrow 400k
May: Lincolnshire cross 200k + BCM 600k
June: Heart of the Shires 200k + Moors & wolds 400k
July: Two Battles (group perm) 200k   
August: Clumber to Humber 200k   
September: Wem we get there 200k 
October: Two Battles (solo perm) 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 27, 2012, 09:07:23 am
Dec - DIY200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar - Man of Kent 200
Apr - Double Dutch 200
May - DIY200
Jun - Moors and Wolds 400
Jul - Three Coasts 600
Aug - Bog Standard 500 DIY
Sep - New Forest On and Off Shore 200
Oct - Wylye and Ebble Valley 200

1 month to go to get RRTY #5
Nov - Upper Thames 200? Might have to do something later in the month because I look like working overseas for at least a couple of weeks. Otherwise there is a fallback DIY200 round an overseas lake.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on October 27, 2012, 09:21:01 am
My October ride has now been validated so I'm officially a Randonnuer round the Year  :)

Congratulations :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JordanCarroll on October 28, 2012, 05:06:15 pm
So my first RRTY starts this saturday with the ditchling devil 200k perm!

Lovely ride - I have ridden it a couple of times this summer.

I will also be riding the first part of it this Saturday - though I will be setting off from Chiswick around 4-4:30 am to get down to Chailey (not far from the first proper control on the Ditchling Devil at Plumpton) for the Mid Sussex Olympic 100km.

If you fancy an early start - drop me a line!

Haven't checked back in a while, had to postpone the ride a week as I hadn't printed off the route the night before, printer ink was on it's last legs.
But completed it yesterday, here begins a long journey!

Crikey it's cold out?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 04, 2012, 09:48:44 am
Dec - DIY200
Jan - Willy Warmer 200
Feb - Kennet Valley Run 200
Mar - Man of Kent 200
Apr - Double Dutch 200
May - DIY200
Jun - Moors and Wolds 400
Jul - Three Coasts 600
Aug - Bog Standard 500 DIY
Sep - New Forest On and Off Shore 200
Oct - Wylye and Ebble Valley 200
Nov - Upper Thames 200

That is RRtY #5, after completing #3 and #4 last December. Time to get another silly patch to go on the 'trophy jersey'.

I'll be doing my best to avoid winter 200s for a while. It'll be nice to finish a winter ride in daylight.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on November 04, 2012, 09:54:30 am
Well done!  I imagine your trophy jersey is more badges than jersey!  Have you got a picture?!
Title: Re: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on November 04, 2012, 09:55:24 am
I'll be doing my best to avoid winter 200s for a while. It'll be nice to finish a winter ride in daylight.
Lightweight ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 04, 2012, 10:38:08 am
Well done!  I imagine your trophy jersey is more badges than jersey!  Have you got a picture?!

It might be, if I finished sewing all of them on. The Brit trophy jersey only needs half a dozen or so of the badges sewn on. Unfortunately the badges don't stretch, so the jersey would be a very tight fit, if I were silly enough to try it on. The Aussie trophy jersey still has most of the badges stuffed into the pockets, rather than sewn on.
Title: Re: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 04, 2012, 10:39:53 am
I'll be doing my best to avoid winter 200s for a while. It'll be nice to finish a winter ride in daylight.
Lightweight ;)

A lightweight approach balances the heavyweight rider.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on November 04, 2012, 11:15:21 am
I'll be doing my best to avoid winter 200s for a while. It'll be nice to finish a winter ride in daylight.

Start earlier.  I can usually finish my stow perm by about 16:00.


but I set off about 04:00

Good to see you yesterday.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on November 04, 2012, 01:54:19 pm
2012  :)
(click to show/hide)

November: Upper Thames 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on November 19, 2012, 10:49:41 am
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Silly Suffolk 200
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - DIY  200 :thumbsup:
Dec - DIY 200
Jan - DIY 200
Feb - Burford Bumble 200

Took advantage of a nice sunny Sunday to get this month's ride in. Did not enjoy the tail end too much riding country lanes in the dark with a frost setting in. Changed my mind about doing calendar events for Dec & Jan Its nice not to have to travel after what for me is a hard ride and just have a long soak in a hot bath instead. An early start is also preferable in the winter months,
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: dasmi on November 25, 2012, 09:57:34 pm
Just done Tom Fox,s perm version of Rosies to Wrags with Young Sam as pace maker and wind break.

That's my RRTY done  :thumbsup:

Couldn't believe how much water was lying around......had to ride through numerous flooded bits of road.

Was blasted out Wragby by the wind :thumbsup: but paid the price as we turned for home.Came across Bardney straight at a very painfull 16kph.After Newark the wind dropped of slightly but the damage had been done :'(

To cap it off I got a puncture/flat a mile from home in my brand new durano plus front tyre :facepalm:

dave
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on November 25, 2012, 10:21:17 pm
Monmouthshire Meander on Saturday 1st December for my x 2 RRTY.  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 25, 2012, 10:26:51 pm
December will be 72 consecutive months for me. Saturday 1st looks like it might be icy.

* bides time *
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on November 25, 2012, 10:55:53 pm
Just done Tom Fox,s perm version of Rosies to Wrags with Young Sam as pace maker and wind break.

That's my RRTY done  :thumbsup:


Congrats mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on December 01, 2012, 11:39:36 pm
2006      :thumbsup:         
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup: 
2009         :'(   crashed and burned after 10 months
2010         :thumbsup:
2011  X5       :thumbsup:       

29.1.12 Tea and Biscuits 100 + ECE 100   
11.2.12 Worthing Winter Warmer 100 + ECE 100
3.3.12 Gospel Pass 150 + ECE 50
7.4.12 Double Dutch 200
12.5.12 Severn Across 400
2.6.12 Man of Kent 200 perm
1.7.12 Fairies Fairly Flat 150+50 ECE
3.8.12 Purley -Epsom - Lincoln - Fens - Purley DIY 600
8.9.12 Around Weald DIY 200
7.10.12 Hengists Hills 100+100 ECE
3.11.12 Upper Thames 200
1.12.12 Man of Kent 200 perm

2012  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 02, 2012, 09:13:43 am
Well done Martin!

We are into the tougher RRtY months for sure now. Pleased to have got December ticked off already.

Year 3 month 3 done.

Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200

I think I have Jan covered with the Poor Student and Willy Warmer as good options. February is always tricky - there are few events in reality, so have always relied on perms in the past. I am quite keen on trying to run this RRtY on events only - so may look at ECEing on a 100 that month if I can make it work.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on December 02, 2012, 08:58:01 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - A 4 county DIY  200 :thumbsup:
Dec - A very cold loop out to Eye DIY 200  :thumbsup:
Jan - DIY 200
Feb - Burford Bumble 200

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on December 02, 2012, 10:02:04 pm
RRTY x 2 completed today with a cold Severn & Estuary Perm subject to validation of course
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 02, 2012, 10:11:42 pm
February is always tricky - there are few events in reality, so have always relied on perms in the past. I am quite keen on trying to run this RRtY on events only - so may look at ECEing on a 100 that month if I can make it work.
Burford Bumble 10th Feb (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-480/). Fast, flat, main road-y so OK in crap weather.
An hour (ish) from St Pancras, but as it's a Sunday, there's bus replacement  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on December 02, 2012, 10:14:42 pm
February is always tricky - there are few events in reality, so have always relied on perms in the past. I am quite keen on trying to run this RRtY on events only - so may look at ECEing on a 100 that month if I can make it work.
Burford Bumble 10th Feb (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-480/). Fast, flat, main road-y so OK in crap weather.
An hour (ish) from St Pancras, but as it's a Sunday, there's bus replacement  :facepalm:

Feb 10th my 40th birthday  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 02, 2012, 10:17:36 pm
February is always tricky - there are few events in reality, so have always relied on perms in the past. I am quite keen on trying to run this RRtY on events only - so may look at ECEing on a 100 that month if I can make it work.
Burford Bumble 10th Feb (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-480/). Fast, flat, main road-y so OK in crap weather.
An hour (ish) from St Pancras, but as it's a Sunday, there's bus replacement  :facepalm:

It's there as a possible, and I had intended to ride it - but with the bus replacement, I'd have to ride to North London somewhere to get the train.  It may well be a bit too much of a faff.  We'll see.  There's a couple of options to ECE something.

I could even ECE a 50K event http://aukweb.net/events/detail/13-913/ (http://aukweb.net/events/detail/13-913/) as it's about 160km round trip.  Hmmm.  Sort of makes it an event ride......
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 09, 2012, 12:21:26 am
I suppose that was a reminder that these rides do not always fall neatly to a formula and you cannot take the points for granted.

Mark’s Knights 200 from Tewkesbury was easy last year and I loaded that ride’s gps track into my Garmin as I did not have a Routesheet (late Entry) when I prepared for an early night. I made the early 0730 start, where most had opted for an 0800. Starting on lights would maximise daylight. Roads were damp but just warm enough to stay wet rather than icy. The day was warming and the sun shining and no wind; could not have been much better and the Bromyard Control stop reinforced the pleasure of the ride. The road to Tenbury is one of my favourites, either way, and today did not disappoint. The laney route to Ludlow suggested the lanes were mucky. But the rolling route had interest, so bonus. After soup in Ludlow, the real climbing began with a climb through Mortimer Forest.

And then my world fell apart!! At 90km, on a nice descent, hissing brought on a rear flat. Out with tube and no trace of initiation in the tyre. Uhmm? Off with the tyre and re-check. Tyre OK. Check wheel. Rim tape showing hole into a spoke slot. Initiation confirmed by matching big hole in tube. So, emergency repair with a strip of cardboard and assemble with replacement tube. Shortly into the restart, it is flattening. S**t. Re-pumping discovers valve insert loose; so finger tighten, re-inflate and hope for the best. Minutes later, wobbly rear, so I need to find pliers to tighten valve. Meanwhile, I just re-inflate every 5mins/2km or so. This inconvenience also coincided with the hilliest climbing and mucky lanes, so my morale was going lower as time was lost to pumping. And then, a road closure turned into a Cyclo-Cross as a bridge had been taken out and all had to carry across the river on builders walkway and rough muddy ground. Eventually, 12kms and about 5 pump stops, made Presteigne (Control); seems dead in the afternoon, so no joy. So to Kington 10km and 4 stops. Fellow rider (?) lent me some small snips which seemed to tighten a little. Leaving Kington, a Hardware store had some pliers, which tightened the valve further. Hope??

Result! Tyre staying inflated, so correct decision not to fit (last) spare vindicated. I had been 15mins out of time arriving in Kington and had feared a sad DNF, or at least to fit the last spare in Kington. Now, I was motoring again. After a dusk stop to done warmer night gear and a nibble, as I was leaving Steve Abrahams comes along; what a relief; a fast pace and gps track sees the 20km to the final control within the hour. By now I am on Gospel Pass 200 routing, so feel quite at home. In the Marcle Ridge area I catch up with Mary Doyle, stopped on a hill, having fluffed a gears change. I help a restart and share the road back to Tewkesbury with Mary. This reassures Mary, as she is using the Routesheet, whereas I have local knowledge + gps.

I later reflected on the wheel, a Campag Vento 8s, circa mid-90s. I had ridden this wheel on PBP and this year’s 600, so for the rim tape to fail now made me reflect on what might have been

What a way to round off Year 16 RRTY.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on December 09, 2012, 01:46:39 am
I suppose that was a reminder that these rides do not always fall neatly to a formula and you cannot take the points for granted.

Mark’s Knights 200 from Tewkesbury was easy last year and I loaded that ride’s gps track into my Garmin as I did not have a Routesheet (late Entry) when I prepared for an early night. I made the early 0730 start, where most had opted for an 0800. Starting on lights would maximise daylight. Roads were damp but just warm enough to stay wet rather than icy. The day was warming and the sun shining and no wind; could not have been much better and the Bromyard Control stop reinforced the pleasure of the ride. The road to Tenbury is one of my favourites, either way, and today did not disappoint. The laney route to Ludlow suggested the lanes were mucky. But the rolling route had interest, so bonus. After soup in Ludlow, the real climbing began with a climb through Mortimer Forest.

And then my world fell apart!! At 90km, on a nice descent, hissing brought on a rear flat. Out with tube and no trace of initiation in the tyre. Uhmm? Off with the tyre and re-check. Tyre OK. Check wheel. Rim tape showing hole into a spoke slot. Initiation confirmed by matching big hole in tube. So, emergency repair with a strip of cardboard and assemble with replacement tube. Shortly into the restart, it is flattening. S**t. Re-pumping discovers valve insert loose; so finger tighten, re-inflate and hope for the best. Minutes later, wobbly rear, so I need to find pliers to tighten valve. Meanwhile, I just re-inflate every 5mins/2km or so. This inconvenience also coincided with the hilliest climbing and mucky lanes, so my morale was going lower as time was lost to pumping. And then, a road closure turned into a Cyclo-Cross as a bridge had been taken out and all had to carry across the river on builders walkway and rough muddy ground. Eventually, 12kms and about 5 pump stops, made Presteigne (Control); seems dead in the afternoon, so no joy. So to Kington 10km and 4 stops. Fellow rider (?) lent me some small snips which seemed to tighten a little. Leaving Kington, a Hardware store had some pliers, which tightened the valve further. Hope??

Result! Tyre staying inflated, so correct decision not to fit (last) spare vindicated. I had been 15mins out of time arriving in Kington and had feared a sad DNF, or at least to fit the last spare in Kington. Now, I was motoring again. After a dusk stop to done warmer night gear and a nibble, as I was leaving Steve Abrahams comes along; what a relief; a fast pace and gps track sees the 20km to the final control within the hour. By now I am on Gospel Pass 200 routing, so feel quite at home. In the Marcle Ridge area I catch up with Mary Doyle, stopped on a hill, having fluffed a gears change. I help a restart and share the road back to Tewkesbury with Mary. This reassures Mary, as she is using the Routesheet, whereas I have local knowledge + gps.

I later reflected on the wheel, a Campag Vento 8s, circa mid-90s. I had ridden this wheel on PBP and this year’s 600, so for the rim tape to fail now made me reflect on what might have been

What a way to round off Year 16 RRTY.
I was a DNS. Due to a bug, felt O.K ish later on today and was glad you got good weather.
But gutted I missed out on the fun. Quite a few Bristol riders out there today. :thumbsup:
Coming across Steve A after so many delays I can only asume he was riding a different ride?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 09, 2012, 07:59:28 am
2004       :thumbsup:
2005       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2006       :thumbsup:
2007       :thumbsup:
2008       :thumbsup:
2009       Injury stopped play after only two months.  :hand:
2010       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2011       :thumbsup:

Jan12   Poor Student            :thumbsup:                     
Feb12   Burford Bumble        :thumbsup:
Mar12   Cheltenham Flyer     :thumbsup:
Apr12    Double Dutch          :thumbsup:
May 12  Chevy Chase           :thumbsup:
Jun 12  Tour of the Moors     :thumbsup:
Jul 12  Barbury Bash             :thumbsup:
Aug 12  Over the Severn       :thumbsup:
Sep 12  Up the Downs          :thumbsup:
Oct 12   Barmouth Boulevard  :thumbsup:
Nov 12   Cyrch Cymru           :thumbsup:
Dec 12  Kings Castles etc      :thumbsup:

Yet again near-perfect weather if a little chilly (what do we expect in December?).  Great ride!

So that's it.  RRTY number 10 complete.  And entirely on calendar events this year. 

I'm stopping now.  Rumours that I have entered Poor Student, and am planning a group ride of Marlborough Connection in February are just that - malicious rumours unfortunately completely true.  I just couldn't help myself  ::-)

Massive congratulations for completing number 10.

An astonishing acheivement all in all and your comments about being unable to step off the treadmill even after this are, frankly, concerning!

Well done indeed!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on December 09, 2012, 08:27:16 am
2004       :thumbsup:
2005       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2006       :thumbsup:
2007       :thumbsup:
2008       :thumbsup:
2009       Injury stopped play after only two months.  :hand:
2010       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2011       :thumbsup:

Jan12   Poor Student            :thumbsup:                     
Feb12   Burford Bumble        :thumbsup:
Mar12   Cheltenham Flyer     :thumbsup:
Apr12    Double Dutch          :thumbsup:
May 12  Chevy Chase           :thumbsup:
Jun 12  Tour of the Moors     :thumbsup:
Jul 12  Barbury Bash             :thumbsup:
Aug 12  Over the Severn       :thumbsup:
Sep 12  Up the Downs          :thumbsup:
Oct 12   Barmouth Boulevard  :thumbsup:
Nov 12   Cyrch Cymru           :thumbsup:
Dec 12  Kings Castles etc      :thumbsup:

Yet again near-perfect weather if a little chilly (what do we expect in December?).  Great ride!

So that's it.  RRTY number 10 complete.  And entirely on calendar events this year. 

I'm stopping now.  Rumours that I have entered Poor Student, and am planning a group ride of Marlborough Connection in February are just that - malicious rumours unfortunately completely true.  I just couldn't help myself  ::-)

Congratulations

The only way off the treadmill  I have found is injury   :-[ and even that is only partially sucessful.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Neilt19 on December 09, 2012, 09:50:22 am
Half way there

Jul 2012 - Reservoir Triple  :thumbsup:
Aug 2012 - Two Battles Perm  :thumbsup:
Sep 2012 - Dambusters  :thumbsup:
Oct 2012 - Mr Pickwick's Autumnal Outing  :thumbsup:
Nov 2012 -  Upper Thames  :thumbsup:
Dec 2012 - Two Battles Perm  :thumbsup: (stv)

Jan's going to be difficult being away most of the month, might have to be Two Battles again  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on December 09, 2012, 10:17:05 am
So that's it.  RRTY number 10 complete. 

I'm stopping now.  Rumours that I have entered Poor Student, and am planning a group ride of Marlborough Connection in February are just that - malicious rumours unfortunately completely true.  I just couldn't help myself  ::-)

Congratulations

The only way off the treadmill  I have found is injury   :-[ and even that is only partially sucessful.

Geoff

Thanks Geoff (and Marcus).  I've tried the "injury-skive" when I broke my pelvis in 2008.  Only temporary relief.  No backbone, you see.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on December 09, 2012, 02:41:46 pm
So that's it.  RRTY number 10 complete.  And entirely on calendar events this year. 

I'm stopping now.  Rumours that I have entered Poor Student, and am planning a group ride of Marlborough Connection in February are just that - malicious rumours unfortunately completely true.  I just couldn't help myself  ::-)

And then the Cheltenham Flyer 200 in March, with the revised finish up the Whiteway. No, if you have a love of Audax, it is worth staying on the treadmill.

Injury is the worst reason for jumping off. My time out in Yr2000 (fell on Black ice), resulting in a Left Hip Replacement, made me appreciate the value of staying upright, though I have had several wipe-outs since.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on December 09, 2012, 07:42:34 pm
Well done, Chris.

Obviously, a lot of us passing milestones this month.

Ho, ho!

Actually, I passed loads on a ride yesterday.  We still seem to have a lot up here, the old kind, I mean, stuck in the verges or incorporated in walls.  Lots down south?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on December 09, 2012, 07:52:02 pm
Well done Chris, much better to pass milestones than gallstones  :o
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 09, 2012, 08:50:13 pm
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :'( My world ended in April

June 2012 National 400
July 2012 Cambrian 600
Aug 2012 Bog Standard 500
Sep 2012 On/Off Shore 200
Oct 2012  Silly Suffolk 200
Nov 2012 Upper Thames 200
Dec 2012 DIY 200

It's just not as impressive as these folks with multiple years, is it?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on December 09, 2012, 08:54:10 pm
Haway, pet, yev deun a 400, 500, 600 already this year - that impresses me!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on December 10, 2012, 10:14:42 am
It's just not as impressive as these folks with multiple years, is it?
I can underwhelm that.

Sept 2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Oct 2012   - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Nov  2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Dec 2012 -  ECE by 100k El Supremo's Hailsham-Rye 100k.

I'm getting to know the way to Hailsham pretty well. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 10, 2012, 08:12:23 pm
Well, I managed to spot a break in the weather so managed my December ride yesterday to get me to 11 months of my current RRTY attempt.  My previous run failed on one of JP's excellent Broken Wrist Cross rides.

The deadline for entries into the roll of honour in the 2013 Handbook is the end of December, so send me an email or a PM if you think the list at www.PeakAudax.co.uk isn't up-to-date
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 18, 2012, 12:38:31 pm
With the news that 3peaker has come to grief on a winter ride, and another rider fell off on ice on the Winter Solstice, it reminds me that, while RRTY might be a great encouragement to keep some sort of fitness through the winter, it's important to keep things in perpective.  Please use your skill and judgement to pick a good day.

Having said that, whoever would have thought there would be ice this weekend, with temperatures above freezing (at least where I am)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on December 18, 2012, 01:46:42 pm
................................ while RRTY might be a great encouragement to keep some sort of fitness through the winter, it's important to keep things in perpective. ................

Sound advice MemSec - I quite agree.

It's not jut the RTTY that goes out the window if a cyclist gets it wrong. Dependants lives could also be changed forever.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 18, 2012, 01:50:16 pm
Yes. I thought it was definitely a good day on Sunday (temperatures around 6C), and was being only a bit cautious on my trip to the south coast. But it seems that I was very lucky, and not being nearly cautious enough.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Tail End Charlie on December 18, 2012, 02:04:10 pm
2007  :thumbsup:
2008  :thumbsup:
2009  :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:

01/12: DIY 200
02/12: Burford Bumble 200
03/12: Up the Uts 200
04/12: DIY 200
05/12: Chevy Chase 200
06/12: Snow Roads 300
07/12: Hereward the Wake 300
08/12: Bog Standard 500
09/12: New Forest On/Off Shore 200
10/12: Silly Suffolk 200
11/12: Upper Thames 200
12/12: DIY 200 (STA)

72 consecutive months. Yay! \o/

Obviously, a lot of us passing milestones this month.

When I first read the above, I thought ChrisS had done a ride on each of the first twelve  days of December this year !! My hat was well and truly doffed.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 18, 2012, 02:42:39 pm
(makes plans for next December)

 :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JordanCarroll on December 18, 2012, 03:43:57 pm
Just realised that you can start your RRTY at any time, which means i'm 5 months in rather than 3 like I thought haha!

These winter 200s are hard :| the darkness makes such a difference, my wimpy chinese cree light isn't up to the job of properly illuminating the road..
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on December 18, 2012, 10:43:53 pm
Agreed, a dynohub is the only serious answer for proper lighting, IMHO. To do a 200k in winter you will be in darkness for several hours. Shall we all doff our caps in the direction of Scotland, where to ride a 200k in winter you must be A God Of The Cycling World. Not to mention wrapped in a thousand layers of clothing. And have nerves of steel to ride on ice. And carry huge saddlebags full of food because there are no shops or 24 hour motorway services as there are for those Southern Softies living in England  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on December 18, 2012, 11:23:15 pm
1st RRTY complete:
Jan   Poor Student 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 (+ The Dean 300 + Hardboiled 300)   
Apr   Dorset Cost 200 (+ Easter Arrow 300 + 3D 300 + Hardboiled 300)
May   Porkers 400 (+ Hellfire 600)
Jun   Dorset Coast 200
Jul   Mersey Roads 24hr TT: 500
Aug   West Bay and back 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200 (+ Porkers 400 + Hellfire 600)
Oct   Dorset Coast 200
Nov   DIY by GPS 200
Dec   Dorset Coast 200
  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on December 19, 2012, 06:36:30 am
Well done andyp and welcome to the club.  You must like Dorset Coast (and the other, longer, Dorset toughies)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 19, 2012, 07:04:09 am
What an impressive list of rides! Audacious+++ !
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 19, 2012, 08:33:21 am
1st RRTY complete:
Jan   Poor Student 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 (+ The Dean 300 + Hardboiled 300)   
Apr   Dorset Cost 200 (+ Easter Arrow 300 + 3D 300 + Hardboiled 300)
May   Porkers 400 (+ Hellfire 600)
Jun   Dorset Coast 200
Jul   Mersey Roads 24hr TT: 500
Aug   West Bay and back 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200 (+ Porkers 400 + Hellfire 600)
Oct   Dorset Coast 200
Nov   DIY by GPS 200
Dec   Dorset Coast 200
  :thumbsup:

Well done andyp! That is a lot of Dorset coasts!

Just realised that you can start your RRTY at any time, which means i'm 5 months in rather than 3 like I thought haha!

These winter 200s are hard :| the darkness makes such a difference, my wimpy chinese cree light isn't up to the job of properly illuminating the road..

Good work. Get the next couple of months out of the way and you're there!  Winter 200s are as tough as it gets really.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on December 19, 2012, 09:20:55 am
1st RRTY complete:
  :thumbsup:

Well Done   now take care this treadmill does become very addictive.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 19, 2012, 09:54:14 am
1st RRTY complete:

Don't forget to make your claim

- it's not an automatic award
- the RRTY administrator might not be reading YACF (I nearly missed this)
- the RRTY administrator might not know who you are from your YACF name

a PM to MemSec will usually do the trick

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Somnolent on December 19, 2012, 02:41:49 pm
Completed first RRtY
07 Jan 2012   Poor Student
13 Feb 2012  DIYxGPS
10 Mar 2012  ECE on the Lasham Loop
01 April 2012 Dorset Coast
07 May 2012  DIYxGPS (and BCM)
16 Jun 2012   National 400
15 Jul 2012    Summer Saunter to Wantage
05 Aug 2012  West Bay & Back
09 Sep 2012  ECE on the Tour de Didling
21 Oct 2012   Wylye & Ebble Valley
27 Nov 2012   ECE on Hudson's Henjoyable Hundred
17 Dec 2012   DIYxGPS
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on December 19, 2012, 04:43:47 pm
Well done PpP
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 19, 2012, 05:02:24 pm
Completed first RRtY
07 Jan 2012   Poor Student
13 Feb 2012  DIYxGPS
10 Mar 2012  ECE on the Lasham Loop
01 April 2012 Dorset Coast
07 May 2012  DIYxGPS (and BCM)
16 Jun 2012   National 400
15 Jul 2012    Summer Saunter to Wantage
05 Aug 2012  West Bay & Back
09 Sep 2012  ECE on the Tour de Didling
21 Oct 2012   Wylye & Ebble Valley
27 Nov 2012   ECE on Hudson's Henjoyable Hundred
17 Dec 2012   DIYxGPS

Cor blimey - everyone's at it!  Congratulations on your first.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 20, 2012, 06:42:55 pm
I've heard that there is a possibility that the world is coming to an end tomorrow (21/12/2012).  It would seem that if you haven't completed your December qualifier by now then it's probably too late -  you need to have your validated ride added to the results website, and I think it's too late for that now.

I will feel somewhat agrieved, as I'm on 11 months.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on December 20, 2012, 06:50:06 pm
I've heard that there is a possibility that the world is coming to an end tomorrow (21/12/2012).  It would seem that if you haven't completed your December qualifier by now then it's probably too late -  you need to have your validated ride added to the results website, and I think it's too late for that now.

I will feel somewhat agrieved, as I'm on 11 months.

That's a shame, the weather looks a bit better for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on December 20, 2012, 07:07:56 pm
I will feel somewhat agrieved, as I'm on 11 months.
Mr Smith is somewhat aggrieved, as despite operating all the controls on our December DIY (I just pedal), I have been credited and he has not (yet). I'm not ashamed to say I'm enjoying my momentary lead.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on December 20, 2012, 08:11:44 pm
I am also aggrieved as I had already ridden my December 200k and I had known the world was going to end before I completed my RRTY I would have stayed in bed. I congratulate Ppete on his achievement and when we meet again in the depths of Hades the day after tomorrow we can have a chat about it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JayP on December 20, 2012, 08:17:33 pm
Alas 'Tis the year's Midnight, and the day's, Lucie's
Whom scarce seven hours herself unmasks ...... ::-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 20, 2012, 08:17:41 pm
I will feel somewhat agrieved, as I'm on 11 months.
Mr Smith is somewhat aggrieved, as despite operating all the controls on our December DIY (I just pedal), I have been credited and he has not (yet). I'm not ashamed to say I'm enjoying my momentary lead.

 >:(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Somnolent on December 20, 2012, 10:11:47 pm
I am also aggrieved as I had already ridden my December 200k and I had known the world was going to end before I completed my RRTY I would have stayed in bed. I congratulate Ppete on his achievement and when we meet again in the depths of Hades the day after tomorrow we can have a chat about it.

Making assumptions about my past behaviour... :demon:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 21, 2012, 06:36:41 am

Thanks JayP !

..... Enjoy your summer all,
Since she enjoys her long night's festival.
Let me prepare towards her, and let me call
This hour her vigil, and her eve, since this
Both the year's and the day's deep midnight is.

Let us prepare towards her indeed!




Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 22, 2012, 08:55:10 am
The RRTY continues!  It would seem that the world didn't end after all, serves me right for listening to those pesky Mayans, so my early scares were a bit premat
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on December 22, 2012, 10:13:56 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on December 22, 2012, 11:08:32 am
The RRTY continues!  It would seem that the world didn't end after all
Rats! So now I have to contemplate a future that includes 3am alarms and long days on the bike going round a series of 200k rides. Not to mention LEL.....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phixie on December 22, 2012, 12:07:53 pm
The RRTY continues!  It would seem that the world didn't end after all, serves me right for listening to those pesky Mayans, so my early scares were a bit premat

Shouldn't this be in the "Good News...Bad News" thread?   ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on January 07, 2013, 03:33:56 pm
Got January in for number four so I'm sure that definitely means I've probably started RRtY again.

Wilmslow to St Asaph 200k perm. A pretty good ride, although the jaunt along the coast road from Prestatyn to Flint is a bit grisly. Probably divert in and out of the towns a long the way next time.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on January 22, 2013, 08:32:38 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - DIY  200 :thumbsup:
Dec - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Jan - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Feb - Burford Bumble 200

I must be stark raving bonkers but got this months ride in today. Figure of 8 ride from home with no point further than 20km from home or a suitable railway station and sticking to A and B road with the odd minor road that gets plenty of through traffic, not as enjoyable as my beloved back lanes but ice free. The only dodgy bit was getting in and out of my own street twice.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Jaded on January 24, 2013, 12:46:36 am
Yay! The winter months are tough, and that choice between ice or gritted traffic is not easy.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revolution9 on February 05, 2013, 11:54:54 am
The Nippy Sweetie 200km 31 Mar 2012  :thumbsup:
Merse and Moors 300km 21 Apr 2012  :thumbsup:
Moffat Toffee Reinvented 200km 13 May 2012 :thumbsup:
The Snow Roads 300km 02 Jun 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 08 Jul 2012 :thumbsup:
Schiehallion Sunrise 400km 10 Aug 2012 :thumbsup:
The Erit Lass 200km 09 Sep 2013 :thumbsup:
Borders New Season Brevet 200km 20 Oct 2012 :thumbsup:
Guy Fawkes Buddhist Retreat  200km 03 Nov 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Dec 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 12 Jan 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Feb 2013 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 05, 2013, 12:07:58 pm
 :thumbsup:

And extra  :thumbsup:  for Scotland rides!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: eck on February 05, 2013, 12:15:41 pm
tonyh, maybe you should get an extra  :thumbsup: too, since your DIYs are now validated in Scollandland.  ;)
BTW, I have the card for your January ride ready to post. And thanks for another entertaining postcard.  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 05, 2013, 11:00:40 pm

Thanks eck! The honour of having my rides validated in Scollandland is great!

(And I'm hoping that the resulting magical powers will speed me there and back in July/August.)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CountrySickness on February 10, 2013, 08:59:07 am
2011 :thumbsup:
2012 :thumbsup:

New baby arrived 2 weeks ago means I take a break :thumbsup:

Sheesh it comes as a relief to make a conscious decision to stop so early in my RRTY career and TBH I find AAARTY actually ENJOYABLE in the winter as a hilly January 100k on filthy 20% lanes is quite fun (provided I have brake blocks left and don't need to shelter in a posh cafe).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 10, 2013, 12:45:44 pm
2006      :thumbsup:         
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup: 
2009         :'(   crashed and burned after 10 months
2010         :thumbsup:
2011  X5       :thumbsup:       
2012  :thumbsup:

12.1.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home
9.2.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home

Congrats on No 6 Martin. Some rides have their problems. How is your wheel?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on February 15, 2013, 02:14:03 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - DIY  200 :thumbsup:
Dec - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Jan - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Feb - Burford Bumble 200
Feb - DIY 200 figure of 8 from home. Southern loop into Herts followed by Western loop into Suffolk.

Chickened out of the BB and by all accounts that was a wise decision. Just submitted a DIY entry for tomorrow on what promises to be an almost spring like day.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on February 15, 2013, 08:44:35 pm
2012
March         - Alfreton - Roses to Wrags 200 :)
April           - Tamworth - 2 Battles 200 :), Shenstone - Castleton 200 :)
May            - Alfreton - Skeggy 300 :), Chepstow - BCM 600 :thumbsup:
June           - Alfreton - Moors and Wolds 400 ::-), Inverkeithing - Mille Alba 1000 :thumbsup:
July            - Mytholmroyd - 3 Coasts 600 :thumbsup:
August        - Osterdorf, Bavaria - Die Grosse Bayern Runfahrt 1200 :demon:
September  - Macclesfield - 3 Loops 200 :), Alfreton - Dambusters 200 :)
October      - Macclesfield - Venetian Nights 200 :)
November   - Dinner Dart 200 :), LLandrindod Wells - After Dinner Dart 200 :)
December   - Tewkesbury - Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches 200 :)
2013
January      - Tewkesbury - January Sale 200 :), Nottingham Snowy DIY 200 :-\
February    - Bedford - Burford Bumble 200 :P

That makes my first RRTY after just 30 years since starting audaxing. My first attempt ended when I ran out of spare time due to installing a new kitchen and my second ended when I was knocked off my bike on New Year's Eve, 2010, hurting my knee and back. Third time lucky!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on February 15, 2013, 09:00:16 pm
Third time lucky!

My RRTY stopped after my first attempt stalled having done 5 consecutive months.
I could MTFU perhaps :-\
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on February 15, 2013, 11:33:32 pm
Well done Steve, especially for coping with the awful conditions last weekend, when this softy stayed in bed.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 16, 2013, 08:59:44 am
And a very distinguished list!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on February 16, 2013, 01:33:15 pm
Very well done Steve, probably one of the simplest series in concept - but thanks to real life, one of the hardest to achieve.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on February 16, 2013, 09:05:05 pm
Thanks Blacksheep for organising spring-like weather in the middle of winter for your December and January events! Sorry I couldn't enter your February 200 as my wife was at work and I was looking after the kids. The same applies this weekend, but I have entered the Cheadle - Newport 200 next weekend. I did not want to risk my RRTY waiting for that in case the weather was worse so decided to go to the Burford Bumble. At least there was no frost and the snow was forecast for after the event. I got a bit more than I bargained for with the rain, sleet and wind chill factor though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on February 16, 2013, 11:25:16 pm
March - Up the Uts 200  :thumbsup:
April - Green & Yellow Fields 300  :thumbsup:
May - DIY 200  :thumbsup:
June - Herts High Five  200  :thumbsup:
July - Garboldisham Groveller 200  :thumbsup:
August - Rutland Ramble 200  :thumbsup:
Sept - Cambridge 200  :thumbsup:
Oct - Bleak 200 DIY ride in the Fens  :thumbsup:
Nov - DIY  200 :thumbsup:
Dec - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Jan - DIY 200 :thumbsup:
Feb - Burford Bumble 200
Feb - DIY 200  :thumbsup:

Well despite a near perfect winters day for riding, that was a lot harder than I expected. Did not help myself by not checking this new route thoroughly, and being under the impression that something called Back Lane was a road rather than the bridle way it was, I wasted a good 45 mins getting through it. The bigger problem though was my left knee started to play up just after the 100k point and it started to get painfully trying to get up any sort of incline. Never had this issue in the past so hopefully it's a one off, not my body trying to tell me to act my age. Still pretty painful when climbing stairs.

Still the main thing is that, subject to verification that's 12 months complete  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: AlbertoC on February 17, 2013, 12:01:24 am
Well done Paul!! What's next?! another soaking 300 km in a freezing mid-April night ride?



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on February 17, 2013, 08:16:19 am
I've just realised that one of my Jan and Feb 200's has AAA points.
Hmmm...I see a pattern forming here.   ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on February 17, 2013, 12:37:11 pm
I've just realised that one of my Jan and Feb 200's has AAA points.
Hmmm...I see a pattern forming here.   ;D
And you can ride a 200 for AAAs from close to home. And, as you are becoming fitter, do I sense an AAA-based RRTY coming on?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Camrider on February 17, 2013, 02:57:28 pm
Well done Paul!! What's next?! another soaking 300 km in a freezing mid-April night ride?

No, I but I do quite fancy getting a few AAA rides in this year, but living in the flatlands of Cambridgeshire this will involve some considerable travelling.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on February 25, 2013, 08:12:42 pm
Sept 2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Oct 2012   - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Nov  2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Dec 2012 -  ECE by 100k El Supremo's Hailsham-Rye 100k.
Jan 2013 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkstone 200k perm
Feb 2013 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm


I just asked for another 4 brevets for one of El Supremo's perms  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 25, 2013, 09:14:24 pm
Can't think which one it might be!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on February 25, 2013, 09:59:56 pm
I've just realised that one of my Jan and Feb 200's has AAA points.
Hmmm...I see a pattern forming here.   ;D
And you can ride a 200 for AAAs from close to home. And, as you are becoming fitter, do I sense an AAA-based RRTY coming on?

I think it would be rude not to!   ;)

March is looking busy.
2nd Kennet Valley Run 200
3rd  Mad March Coasts 200 AA2
15th 200k Perm (AA2.75 ?)
23rd The Dean 300 AA4
24th Barry's Bristol Ball Buster
31st Carmarthenshire Snapper 200
 :o
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on February 26, 2013, 10:34:19 am
March is looking busy.
2nd Kennet Valley Run 200
3rd  Mad March Coasts 200 AA2
15th 200k Perm (AA2.75 ?)
23rd The Dean 300 AA4
24th Barry's Bristol Ball Buster
31st Carmarthenshire Snapper 200
 :o

No Arrow?  Lightweight!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on February 26, 2013, 11:58:40 am
March is looking busy.
2nd Kennet Valley Run 200
3rd  Mad March Coasts 200 AA2
15th 200k Perm (AA2.75 ?)
23rd The Dean 300 AA4
24th Barry's Bristol Ball Buster
31st Carmarthenshire Snapper 200
 :o

No Arrow?  Lightweight!

Arrow? Mmm.....NO!

Bloody smart arse  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 26, 2013, 12:12:26 pm
Arrow? Mmm.....NO!

Hmmm. I'll be keeping an eye open for a new thread about the Arrow team that Bairdy has decided to lead...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on February 26, 2013, 12:40:10 pm
Arrow? Mmm.....NO!

Hmmm. I'll be keeping an eye open for a new thread about the Arrow team that Bairdy has decided to lead...

Stop it!

If I could get back to Bynea in time to ride the Carmarthenshire Snapper I'd consider it. (That's bullshit by the way.) 
You riding the Snapper Mr H?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on February 26, 2013, 01:27:39 pm
 
You riding the Snapper Mr H?

Probably not this time, in spite of its excellence. Planning a bit of a rest between the Ball Busting* and an attempt on the Hardboiled (entry in).

(*A definite possibility, even without undertaking The Dean the day before.)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on February 26, 2013, 10:03:37 pm
 
You riding the Snapper Mr H?

Probably not this time, in spite of its excellence. Planning a bit of a rest between the Ball Busting* and an attempt on the Hardboiled (entry in).

(*A definite possibility, even without undertaking The Dean the day before.)

Hardboiled. Fair play to you Tony.
I'm only Parboiled this year. Maybe next year I'll be ready for an assault on Wessex.
Besides, it's on the same day as the Buckingham Blinder which I fancy this year.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Gog yn y De on February 26, 2013, 10:29:55 pm
Bollox - I was to ride my final month of my RRTY (single speed) but had a DNS due to an injured shoulder - last year's was aborted half way through due to a motorcycle accident. Won't be trying again  >:(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on March 02, 2013, 10:46:45 pm
Gog yn y De, that must have been so so gutting. Really feel for you.

I've managed to reach the half way point of RRtY year 3. I had wanted to try and keep it all as events for this one, but February is quite sparse for events and I just couldn't make anything work sadly (and, technically, my January ride wasn't an event either as it was a snow-postponed perm). Ah well. Another year.

Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 2013 - Willy Warmer snow perm
Feb 2013 - DIY 300
Mar 2013 - Kennet Valley 100 ECE'd to 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on March 03, 2013, 09:36:30 am
2006      :thumbsup:         
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup: 
2009         :'(   crashed and burned after 10 months
2010         :thumbsup:
2011  X5       :thumbsup:       
2012  :thumbsup:

12.1.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home
9.2.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home
2.3.13 Double Dutch route check DIY 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on April 02, 2013, 11:58:46 pm
This RRTY ‘game’ is a true Challenge, as it’s surprising what you do to conquer the monthly fix. I completed my 17th RRTY today with the same 200km Perm I have used since January and again on Trike.

17-9: 28 Jan 13: Cheltenham Olde Folks 200 Perm.
17-10: 19 Feb 13: Cheltenham Olde Folks 200 Perm.
17-11: 20 Mar 13: Cheltenham Olde Folks 200 Perm.
!7-12: 2 Apr 13: Cheltenham Olde Folks 200 Perm.

Garmin recorded over 10hrs moving in a time approaching 13hrs; but then I have less than 50% L leg power and am just grateful I can record RRTY 17, which looked doubtful last December when I broke my L femur on 16 Dec. It is probably worth recording that this RRTY might not have been had it not been for Mikey-Bikey, who shepherded me on my 1-legged January 200 in atrocious weather in 13½hrs; and then together with Bairdy for my 1-legged February 200.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on April 03, 2013, 12:08:41 am
Bollox - I was to ride my final month of my RRTY (single speed) but had a DNS due to an injured shoulder - last year's was aborted half way through due to a motorcycle accident. Won't be trying again  >:(
If it's any consolation, which it will not be, I've had two 11 month streaks before putting together a 12 month streak. It happens.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on April 03, 2013, 09:08:55 am
Sept 2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Oct 2012   - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Nov  2012 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm.
Dec 2012 -  ECE by 100k El Supremo's Hailsham-Rye 100k.
Jan 2013 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkstone 200k perm
Feb 2013 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm
March 2013 - El Supremo Hailsham-Folkestone 200k perm

The last three have been particularly difficult in the cold/rain/wind. I think I'll find it easier as the weather improves from now on, and think once I have this particular badge, I won't do it again because it is such a treadmill. Each time I get the ride done it is like a weight coming off my shoulders. Also, I am hoping that redundancy will mean I shall be out of the country on tours a lot more, so won't have the chance to ride a 200k audax as easily as I do now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on April 03, 2013, 09:31:58 am
mmmmmmmmmartin, that looks like a winter of tedium. No wonder you're leaving the country.


(Am I the only person who gets bored of the same roads??)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on April 03, 2013, 09:39:20 am
Nope, I hate wearing a groove in the roads. New roads make for an interesting ride IMHO but some folk seem to try to make a longitudinal trench 3' deep in their local blacktop.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on April 03, 2013, 09:43:22 am
I think I have only repeated a ride twice in an RRtY year (post Mille Alba, the mojo was lost and I used the Ditchling Devil Perm in July and August 2012). 

Part of the appeal of cycling for me, full-stop, is finding new roads and new areas to ride.

But, everyone's different.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on April 03, 2013, 10:51:55 am
This is the boring jobs conundrum. All jobs are boring in their own way, whether it's transplanting hearts or mowing lawns. Same with bike rides, they are all the same and at the same time all different, because I'm a different person, and I see, feel and remember different things each time I ride.

Lots of diyers have their own routes they ride each month for their RRTY.  Its not necessarily about the route, the pleasure of being out for a days relaxed riding can be enough. I rode the Ditchling Devil six times in 2011, purely on a 'wake up, nice day, go' basis and it remains my 'go to' route.

What I rebel against is the turning of the seasons, the calendar which would dictate what and when I ride and makes me yearn for pastures new. I suspect that's the real complaint.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Andrew Br on April 03, 2013, 07:50:55 pm
I doubt that I'll jinx my attempt by posting my progress so here goes:-

Oct 2012- Venetian Nights
Nov 2012- Eureka 200
Dec 2012- Winter Solstice
Jan 2013- A Mere 200
Feb 2013- Newport
Mar 2013- When I'm 64

I've sent off to enter the Ironbridge 207 (not had it confirmed yet) and I'm already entered on the World's End.
The Knockerdown seems like a good ride for July except that it clashes with the Tan Hill forum ride  :( so I'll see what else is available and I fancy the Two Loops in September.
That just leaves June and August to sort out.
I also intend doing the Venetian Nights for a second time to make it a baker's dozen but there's no way that I'm even attempting RRTY again; it just takes too much planning and I'm missing a lot of alternatives rides.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on April 03, 2013, 08:06:25 pm
mmmmartin, that looks like a winter of tedium.
Amusingly put, but I find it different each time (and I often vary the route a little bit anyway) and it's nice to see Rita and Ray in the Light Railway cafe at Hythe, they seem to recognise me now, and I do vary to "clockwise" or "anticlockwise" nature of it depending on the strength of the headind across Romney Marsh. There is very little main road bashing on it and some delightful tiny villages.

So really, I don't think of it as the same ride at all.

For instance, November had a terrible headwind, January had two hours of torrential rain at the start and February was so cold I could hardly think straight. March was just very tiring. And cold. So, you see, the pain is not always the same. And it is a stressfree navigation session, as I know the area.

When/if the sun ever comes back, I might have another go at Dave Winslade's Weald of Kent, which goes through some really nice countryside. Flat, to boot!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on April 03, 2013, 10:40:36 pm
November had a terrible headwind, January had two hours of torrential rain at the start and February was so cold I could hardly think straight. March was just very tiring. And cold.
Sold!

;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: slohill on April 04, 2013, 06:04:24 pm
It took me 24X200ks before I finally got the sequence---guess it depends on how much you want to do it and how adversity can get you even more bloody minded to do it. I just had to promise my wife that once achieved, I would never be "daft" enough to try it again.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on April 05, 2013, 12:49:34 pm
Hopefully back on the wagon for 2013/14.

April: Horncastle 200k Perm (stv)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on April 05, 2013, 05:58:36 pm
once achieved, I would never be "daft" enough to try it again.

I have had to make a similar promise that " I will not obsess about this again, if it is blown it is blown"

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on April 08, 2013, 09:37:18 am
I'm halfway to my first RRTY!  ;D


Just the spring and summer months to go now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on April 08, 2013, 09:53:44 am
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :'( My world ended in April

June 2012 National 400
July 2012 Cambrian 600
Aug 2012 Bog Standard 500
Sep 2012 On/Off Shore 200
Oct 2012  Silly Suffolk 200
Nov 2012 Upper Thames 200
Dec 2012 DIY 200
Jan 2013 DIY 200
Feb 2013 DIY 200
Mar 2013 Old Squit 200
Apr 2013 3 Down 300

One more to go.
I've completed a randonée in every month since I started in August 2009, apart from when I broke my wrist. After this season I might have a month or two off, to remind myself what that's like.

Just the spring and summer months to go now  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: they're easier to ride, but harder to schedule. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on April 08, 2013, 11:33:15 am
Just the spring and summer months to go now  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: they're easier to ride, but harder to schedule. Enjoy.

I agree, but there's more to choose from if you like company (not that I had a lot of company on the ride yesterday: riding my own pace for a change, I discovered it's a different pace to everyone else's; stuck with Patrick on his 'bent for a bit, but I had to climb slowly to wait for him and he had to descend slowly to wait for me, so in the end we agreed to disagree, thus proving the point  ::-) ).  Not that company's something you need to worry about finding ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: BlackSheep on May 11, 2013, 08:27:45 pm
Many congrats to DaveBax and Mary Doyle on recently joining the RTTY X5 club.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on May 28, 2013, 12:21:27 pm
Hopefully back on the wagon for 2013/14.

April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 28, 2013, 12:28:27 pm
Year 3 update

Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 2013 - Willy Warmer snow perm
Feb 2013 - DIY 300
Mar 2013 - Kennet Valley 100 ECE'd to 200
April 2013 - Hard Boiled 300
May 2013 - Porkers 400

I've a slightly worrying run on double RRtY and even a couple of months at triple RRtY - better stamp that out before it becomes too much of a run to ignore......
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on May 28, 2013, 12:43:01 pm
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :'( My world ended in April

June 2012 National 400
July 2012 Cambrian 600
Aug 2012 Bog Standard 500
Sep 2012 On/Off Shore 200
Oct 2012  Silly Suffolk 200
Nov 2012 Upper Thames 200
Dec 2012 DIY 200
Jan 2013 DIY 200
Feb 2013 DIY 200
Mar 2013 Old Squit 200
Apr 2013 3 Down 300
May 2013 Lincoln 400

3 x 12 done.
I think that's 1 x gears, 1 x fixed, 1 x tandem.

I've a slightly worrying run on double RRtY and even a couple of months at triple RRtY - better stamp that out before it becomes too much of a run to ignore......
We'll be stopping that kind of nonsense at the end of this season. Probably.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LadyVet on May 28, 2013, 01:35:45 pm
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :'( My world ended in April

June 2012 National 400
July 2012 Cambrian 600
Aug 2012 Bog Standard 500
Sep 2012 On/Off Shore 200
Oct 2012  Silly Suffolk 200
Nov 2012 Upper Thames 200
Dec 2012 DIY 200
Jan 2013 DIY 200
Feb 2013 DIY 200
Mar 2013 Old Squit 200
Apr 2013 3 Down 300
May 2013 Lincoln 400

3 x 12 done.
I think that's 1 x gears, 1 x fixed, 1 x tandem.

I've a slightly worrying run on double RRtY and even a couple of months at triple RRtY - better stamp that out before it becomes too much of a run to ignore......
We'll be stopping that kind of nonsense at the end of this season. Probably.
May I be the 1st to say 'VERY WELL DONE!'  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: CrinklyUncle on May 28, 2013, 07:51:18 pm
My first RRtY is complete :thumbsup:

Jun 2012 Beverley 100 + ECE 100
Jul 2012 Brimham Rocks 200
Aug 2012 Tan Hill 200
Sep 2012 DIY 300
Oct 2012 DIY 200
Nov 2012 DIY 200
Dec 2012 DIY 200
Jan 2013 DIY 200
Feb 2013 DIY 200
Mar 2013 When I'm 64 200
Apr 2013 Plains 300
May 2013 Wigginton 300
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 28, 2013, 07:54:30 pm
Cracking work crinklyuncle on your first and fboab on your third!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 28, 2013, 09:39:20 pm
Hmmm, I appear to have done two months of 200k+ in a row, and I'm doing LEL in July, which means I ought to do at least one or two 200s in June. Which means I'm essentially a third of the way there. All by accident too.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mcshroom on May 28, 2013, 09:41:50 pm
Sounds familiar. I accidentally now have 4 consecutive months so LEL will make 6 if all things work out
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on May 28, 2013, 10:03:24 pm
Well done Crinkly & Boab!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

I am 7 months into my first RRtY  :)  (And, it appears, 3 months into my second  :facepalm:)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 29, 2013, 06:41:19 am
Of course I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch as I've only actually ridden 2 out of the 4 but still, I'm heading the right direction.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on May 29, 2013, 08:48:03 am
Mar 200, 300, 200
Apr 300
May 200, 400
Jun 600 (hopefully)
Jul LEL (even more hopefully)

So you can start any month, do at least a 200, and you don't need to notify anyone you're going for it?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 29, 2013, 08:50:58 am
So you can start any month, do at least a 200, and you don't need to notify anyone you're going for it?

All correct!

You need to claim it at the end of the 12 months - all the details here:

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/rrty.htm
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on May 29, 2013, 09:13:05 am
Thanks.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on May 29, 2013, 10:08:25 am
Although not required, it's sensible to tell as many people as possible that it is your goal.  Then when you get struck with ICBAitus in winter, you will feel peer pressure to venture out. 

I will be sure to mock you if you fail.  None of this sympathetic "at least you tried" bollocks  :demon:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on May 29, 2013, 10:21:54 am
Then when you get struck with ICBAitus
???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on May 29, 2013, 10:27:14 am
Then when you get struck with ICBAitus
???
Oh: I can't be a****?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on May 29, 2013, 10:28:24 am
Although not required, it's sensible to tell as many people as possible that it is your goal.  Then when you get struck with ICBAitus in winter, you will feel peer pressure to venture out. 

I will be sure to mock you if you fail.  None of this sympathetic "at least you tried" bollocks  :demon:

Amen to that.

RRtY is, as many before me have said, flipping hard and those winter months where the end of the month is approaching and you've not got a ride in yet are very stressful indeed!  (January was a bit nerve-wracking for me this year!)

It is so so addictive though.  I have thought of stepping off the treadmill a couple of times - but it was the first goal in audax I set myself as a motivation to get out there once a month. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on May 29, 2013, 10:50:31 am
Although not required, it's sensible to tell as many people as possible that it is your goal.  Then when you get struck with ICBAitus in winter, you will feel peer pressure to venture out. 

I will be sure to mock you if you fail.  None of this sympathetic "at least you tried" bollocks  :demon:

I started my first RRtY in November, so the final half would be in the less-Arctic months  :smug:

(I appear to have started my second RRtY in March, meaning the exact opposite, bugger  :facepalm:  Don't forget to beat me up next winter, Hillbilly, don't hold back!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Neilt19 on June 02, 2013, 07:05:33 pm
Subject to validation of yesterday's ride, I've made it :)

Jul 2012   Reservoir Triple 200km
Aug 2012   Two Battles Perm 200km
Sep 2012   Dambusters 200km
Oct 2012   Mr Pickwick's Autumnal Outing 200km
Nov 2012   Upper Thames 200km
Dec 2012   Two Battles Perm 200km
Jan 2013   Poor Student Perm 200km
Feb 2013   DIY Perm 200km
Mar 2013   A Mere 200 Perm 200km
Apr 2013   Two Battles 200km
May 2013   Everbody Rides to Skeggy 300km
Jun 2013   Heart of the Shires 200km

It's been a close run thing several times, with rides on 30th Jan, 28th Feb and 31st Mar - and finishing a couple of these rides with just minutes to spare.

 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on June 02, 2013, 07:19:34 pm
Subject to validation of yesterday's ride, I've made it :)

Jul 2012   Reservoir Triple 200km
Aug 2012   Two Battles Perm 200km
Sep 2012   Dambusters 200km
Oct 2012   Mr Pickwick's Autumnal Outing 200km
Nov 2012   Upper Thames 200km
Dec 2012   Two Battles Perm 200km
Jan 2013   Poor Student Perm 200km
Feb 2013   DIY Perm 200km
Mar 2013   A Mere 200 Perm 200km
Apr 2013   Two Battles 200km
May 2013   Everbody Rides to Skeggy 300km
Jun 2013   Heart of the Shires 200km

It's been a close run thing several times, with rides on 30th Jan, 28th Feb and 31st Mar - and finishing a couple of these rides with just minutes to spare.

Good work! Well done!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on June 04, 2013, 12:29:59 pm
2007  :thumbsup:
2008  :thumbsup:
2009  :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :thumbsup:

01/13/1: DIY 200
01/13/2: DIY 200
02/13/1: DIY 200
02/13/2: DIY 200
03/13/1: Old Squit 200
03/13/2: When I'm 64 200
04/13/1: 3Down 300
04/13/2: Green & Yellow Fields 300
05/13/1: Dassett Dawdle 200
05/13/2: Lincoln 400
06/13/1: York/Langholm/York 600 (STV)

Just updated this because it would appear I have two running in parallel this year.

Nutter!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on June 04, 2013, 12:59:24 pm
Just updated this because it would appear I have two running in parallel this year.

Nutter!  :thumbsup:
He's not alone ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on June 04, 2013, 04:13:17 pm
Just updated this because it would appear I have two running in parallel this year.

Nutter!  :thumbsup:
He's not alone ;)
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It'd be even more impressive if he was  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on June 04, 2013, 04:50:27 pm
Just updated this because it would appear I have two running in parallel this year.

Nutter!  :thumbsup:
He's not alone ;)


It'd be even more impressive if he was  ;)

Old men like me need all the help they can get  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jogler on June 04, 2013, 06:01:48 pm


Old men like me

allow me say,in the nicest possible way.......

worraloadobolox
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on June 04, 2013, 11:46:43 pm
Not a normal RRTY completion, as today’s ride was only No 3 on my current series (No 18). But more poignantly, this was the ride that completed 10RRTYs consecutively. Richard Phipps completed his 10RRTY Consec in March. I rode my Gospel Pass 200 Perm with mikeybikey. And what a day to be blessed with glorious weather and exceptional views.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lady Cavendish on June 23, 2013, 08:23:35 pm
Today if I had a willy I would have warmed it.

Finished my 2nd RRTY  :thumbsup: :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on June 23, 2013, 10:41:51 pm
Today if I had a willy I would have warmed it.

Finished my 2nd RRTY  :thumbsup: :)

You're rubbish at not riding your bike much these days, well done.  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Ashaman42 on June 30, 2013, 10:37:48 pm
Of course I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch as I've only actually ridden 2 out of the 4 but still, I'm heading the right direction.

Bah, I was right about counting them chickens. I have failed to ride a 200k in June, in fact I haven't ridden a single Audax. I've done some long rides and some long back to back days so LEL prep is going ok but no Audai. Annoying as I'd forgotten about RRTY or I'd have probably organised something.

I guess I could set up a DIY quick quick and set off now (I'm right in that an Audax counts for the day started rather than finished right?). Ah well.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on July 01, 2013, 08:39:11 am
I'm right in that an Audax counts for the day started rather than finished right?

I think Mike's FAQs section says you need at least 200km of the ride to be in the right month. So you're ok, no recriminations about not having set off at 11pm are required!

(Congrats on your freedom!)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on July 01, 2013, 01:05:48 pm
I'm right in that an Audax counts for the day started rather than finished right?

I go off what gets listed on the online results page, which is the date you start.  On that basis, setting off at 23:55 on the 30th of June gets to count as a June RRTY.  That's simply being practical, as I don't know more details of your ride.

But I'm lenient, and if you can document that 200km of a long ride takes place in July (a photocopy of your validated brevet card with suitable control times) then I can be persuaded to count it for the later month instead.  But only "instead", of course, not both!  LEL will be a July counter for RRTY by default.  If it's to count as an August event you will need to make sure your date/time stamp on your brevet card at Kirton (1219km) is after 00:00 on 1st August.

If it's only a 200km, then I'd want to see the majority of the distance taking place in the claimed month.  It's no good setting of at 14:00 on 31st of Aug, finishing at 00:05 on 1st Sept and hoping I'll treat that as a September ride.



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on July 01, 2013, 01:19:42 pm
Thanks MemSec.

And sorry Ashaman, get back to those recriminations!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on July 01, 2013, 06:06:48 pm
But I'm lenient, and if you can document that 200km of a long ride takes place in July (a photocopy of your validated brevet card with suitable control times) then I can be persuaded to count it for the later month instead.  But only "instead", of course, not both!  LEL will be a July counter for RRTY by default.  If it's to count as an August event you will need to make sure your date/time stamp on your brevet card at Kirton (1219km) is after 00:00 on 1st August.

Thanks Mike, this is really good to know:  I have a double RRTY brewing at the moment, and Mrs WB just booked flights that wipe out most of August, so I may have to avail myself of this minor detail  :thumbsup:  (it might just save my marriage  ::-))  That said, the idea that I would be so quick that I will arrive at Kirton is mildly amusing I suppose  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jcbike on July 02, 2013, 10:57:30 pm
Just sneaked in a June ride with the excellent Cestyll Cymru, new event this year well organisd and a varied route many cycle paths and some climbing mostly in the second half.We also were tempted by 5 feed stops and a BBQ I was probably a kilo heavier at arrivee than the start, good stuff ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on July 03, 2013, 07:27:15 am
That said, the idea that I would be so quick that I will arrive at Kirton is mildly amusing I suppose  :facepalm:

"And now, the end is near, and so I reach the final Kirton .... and more, much more than this, RTTY way"
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on July 04, 2013, 06:11:57 pm
That said, the idea that I would be so quick that I will arrive at Kirton is mildly amusing I suppose  :facepalm:

"And now, the end is near, and so I reach the final Kirton .... and more, much more than this, RTTY way"

The fun never ends, a song for every occasion  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 04, 2013, 07:36:52 pm
Good job I got round LEL  ;)

April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on August 06, 2013, 08:09:24 am

Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 2013 - Willy Warmer snow perm
Feb 2013 - DIY 300
Mar 2013 - Kennet Valley 100 ECE'd to 200
April 2013 - Hard Boiled 300
May 2013 - Porkers 400
June 2013 - Brimstone 600
July 2013 - Baldock 300

Couple of months to go for year 3, August will be a little tricky with work and moving house. I need to carry on training hard, but I don't have lots of time for long rides, I suspect a ride on the Ditchling Devil perm will be in order.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on August 06, 2013, 08:12:20 am
Couple of months to go for year 3, August will be a little tricky with work and moving house. I need to carry on training hard, but I don't have lots of time for long rides, I suspect a ride on the Ditchling Devil perm will be in order.

Did you not do 200km of LEL in August, Marcus?  I'm using that: I got to Market Raisen Thursday morning and MemSec got there shortly after me, so he knows, he knows.  That said, he said he would accept Kirton as well.  Just need to wait for brevets to be returned.

I still have The Flatlands 600 for September and one other in October for mine and that will be the season nicely wrapped up.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on August 06, 2013, 08:15:53 am
No, I was at st Ives before midnight, so definitely not a 200 in August.

It is fine, I will make it all work.  I am an addict after all.

And yet again, I have discussed giving it up as I approach the end of another year. And yet again, I doubt I will!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on August 06, 2013, 10:56:28 am
And yet again, I have discussed giving it up as I approach the end of another year. And yet again, I doubt I will!

 ;D

I am thinking of a grand finale for the season with a DIY 500 from Cambridge to Paris (if she'll let me).

And then it's into year number 2, on a DF probably, or a Moulton maybe, or still the Brompton possibly  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: i cycle on August 06, 2013, 01:28:28 pm
Half way there-

10-02-13  Bedford Bumble                 200k
30-03-13  Double Dutch                     200k
06-04-13  3 Down                             300k
11-05-13  Asparagus & Strawberries   400k
08-06-13  Flitchbikes                         200k
13-07-13  Buzzard                             600k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JonBuoy on August 18, 2013, 12:53:25 pm
Sep 2012 - Leicester Circle ECE'd to 200k
Oct 2012 - Beware of the Plague (Alfreton) ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - DIY around Brum 200k
Dec 2012 - Two Battles group perm (on my own!) 200k
Jan 2013 - DIY around Leicester and Blithfield reservoir 200k
Feb 2013 - DIY into the Peak District then round Belvoir Castle 200k
Mar 2013 - DIY Needwood Forest to Sherwood Forest 200k
Apr 2013 - Essex Bridge (Tamworth) ECE'd to 200k
May 2013 - DIY Needwood Forest then into the Peak District 200k
Jun 2013 - DIY Rutland Water, Grafham Water, Pitsford Water 200k
Jul 2013 - Cat & Fiddle (Wolverhampton) 200k
Aug 2013 - Kidderminster Killer 200k

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 18, 2013, 05:21:35 pm
Congrats JonBuoy  :thumbsup:

April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k (stv)
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on August 18, 2013, 05:29:20 pm
Good work JonBuoy!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Andrew Br on August 18, 2013, 09:16:21 pm
I'm back on track after my DNF on the (sorry, t') Round t' West Riding.
I completed Memsec's Eureka perm at the end of July and I'm lining up another of his perms (Mere 200) for August.
Ideally I'd ride it this week but I've had a bad lurgy that's kept me off the bike for over a week so it might be a challenge to do it so soon.
On the plus side, my friend Cathy (she's a hard woman but you don't realise that 'til you're out on the bike with her  ;D ) has also decided to do it with me so that'll be nice.
Assuming everything goes according to plan, JayP's Two Loops will be 12 of 12.

Still, one game ride at a time.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Doo on August 19, 2013, 08:13:52 am
Thought I had just completed my RRtY  and my AAARRtY but I have another month to go ....
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Big Saxon on August 19, 2013, 03:59:21 pm
One month left for me to complete, and six months into a parallel RRTY.

New Forest On and Offshore next week should do it, Flatlands, Chris Negus and Rosies to Wrags are my bonus rides for September. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on August 19, 2013, 04:06:03 pm
Thought I had just completed my RRtY  and my AAARRtY but I have another month to go ....

...until you start the next set.

We've all been there.  I was thinking that it stops when parts of your body begin to give out, but Steve Poulton gives lie to that.  We are all in this until we are interred in our caskets, I'm afraid.

I hope Mike Wigley is proud of the monster he unleashed unto the world.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Doo on August 19, 2013, 06:51:35 pm
^ha ha, yup
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 19, 2013, 07:37:54 pm

Yup indeed!

(And I've managed a ride [in fact two rides] for this month... attempting to prove that I'm still not in a casket.)

Mike does have every reason to be proud of his RRTY work! Ongoing thanks to him (of course).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on August 19, 2013, 07:47:05 pm
Thanks?  Mike deserves nothing but scorn. Getting poor young(ish) stupid(very) randonneurs hooked onto his drug-like scheme, forcing them out into the misery of winter rides, causing undue stress as the month ticks into it's dying days and you've still not got a 200 in.

Horrible man with his hateful treadmill.

 ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on August 19, 2013, 08:26:19 pm
the misery of winter rides, causing undue stress as the month ticks into it's dying days and you've still not got a 200 in
Completely agree. My RRTY year finished yesterday with The Weald Of Kent, a cracking ride.  I saved the brevet for my final ride. This winter has been horrible. Ice, wind, rain, a real test of audacity. Now I am concentrating on getting my speed up. No more 3am alarms and heading out into freezing rain and an icy headwind. Ho no.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: trickedem on August 20, 2013, 01:06:42 am
the misery of winter rides, causing undue stress as the month ticks into it's dying days and you've still not got a 200 in
Completely agree. My RRTY year finished yesterday with The Weald Of Kent, a cracking ride.  .
Well done Martin.
One more to go for me;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on August 23, 2013, 12:12:32 pm
I only started in March, and my last one (Buzzard 600) was in July. I've heard LEL will count towards RRTY, but no-one else has mentioned it, and anyway, would it be classed as a July ride if it does count? I've done nothing since. Was gonna go to Mildenhall for the weekend, but felt I should be at home.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 23, 2013, 12:25:11 pm
I only started in March, and my last one (Buzzard 600) was in July. I've heard LEL will count towards RRTY, but no-one else has mentioned it, and anyway, would it be classed as a July ride if it does count? I've done nothing since. Was gonna go to Mildenhall for the weekend, but felt I should be at home.

Did you ride 200k or more of LEL during August? & can you prove it.

If so I believe it will count for your August ride.  There's a thread about it on here (I'll find it).

Found it: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=65074.0

Read this: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=65074.msg1350805#msg1350805
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on August 23, 2013, 12:40:03 pm
Thanks Fungus. I didn't get any receipts during the whole of LEL. Not had the brevet card back yet either. Might have to force myself to do a diy before the end of next week, or sneak off to Mildenhall (80 miles away).
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on August 23, 2013, 12:58:51 pm
I think I'll join in on this thread as it gives me a way of tracking mine (and others' progress) :)

I planned an RRTY more or less from the time I did the Gospel Pass 150 in Feb and realised that as a BP it feks things up.  I wanted to start with The Dean in March but since it threw a biblical snowstorm at us that is my one and only DNS so far.

So from April...

April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:

Seems such a short pathetic looking list looking at it  :-\

Planned -
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth) and The Border Castle Randonnee (Chepstow)
October 13 - Gower Getter 200 - (Cardiff)
Nov 13  - Transporter 200 Cardiff  (now I've got the SR out of the way - experience all the local rides is my plan)
December 13 -  Monmouthshire Meander 200 (Cardiff)
January 14 - Dr Foster's Winter Warmer 200 (Cardiff)
Feb 14 - Not sure yet... I think The Malmesbury Mash (Cardiff) assuming it's still running...
March 14 - The Dean (Oxford - unfinished business)
Twill then be done :-) and then on, and on, and Ariston...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 23, 2013, 02:06:01 pm
Thanks Fungus. I didn't get any receipts during the whole of LEL. Not had the brevet card back yet either. Might have to force myself to do a diy before the end of next week, or sneak off to Mildenhall (80 miles away).

I wouldn't expect you to see your brevet card for some while yet.  But if you PM me your rider number I could look you up on the rider tracking site and see if you did enough kilometres to consider it an August ride.  It doesn't seem to recognise Bikeabilityman

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 24, 2013, 05:14:19 pm
It's a hard game this Audaxing.  I've just had a query from someone who was DNF on LEL, but could I count the 335km completed at Randonneur pace before the DNF.  My understanding is that the answer is no.  Similarly, I wouldn't count a 300km ride abandoned after only 200km.   Am I being too hard here?

Mike
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 24, 2013, 05:18:30 pm

If you relaxed the rules on that sort of thing, the world would end things would become awkwardly indefinite. Probably.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on August 24, 2013, 05:28:57 pm
Did they take a wrong turn on LEL?

[img height=200 width=200]http://st.depositphotos.com/1048238/1339/i/950/depositphotos_13391295-Failure-or-success-concept..jpg[/img]

More prosaically, I was under the impression the award was for completing audax events of 200km or more in 12 consecutive months.  They didn't complete an event, ergo, they shouldn't be eligible for RRTY.

So you are not harsh.  Rather a paragon of virtue.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on August 24, 2013, 06:11:18 pm
No! you have to finish the ride "whatever distance it is" for it to count.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on August 25, 2013, 11:51:31 pm
I only realised today I finished LEL on 1st August. Looking at the rider tracking, I clocked in at Kirton (1218km) at 11pm on 31st. I usually spent an hour or so at each control (30 mins to eat, and at least that to rest, digest and get ready for the next leg). If I could prove I left there after midnight, then the final 200km could count for August RRTY. I should try and do a 200km perm by next Saturday to be certain.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on August 26, 2013, 12:33:54 am
Oh dear. I've realised that I've done audax rides over 200km every month since April, apart from this month. Can you do a 200km ride as a GPS DIY to qualify for this?  I've got tomoorrow to work out the route and next Saturday to do it if so, and who is the SE DIY organiser? I'm getting sucked in to the drug addiction...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: bunker on August 26, 2013, 12:36:55 am
I thought the month of the start date was the one it fell into or am I wrong?  Otherwise LEL could count for both July and August rrty assuming you were successful?


I also thought a start date had to be nominated before you start a ride (it is with DIY by GPS) so that DNS and DNF can be officially recorded rather than just doing a ride and then deciding you want it to be validated after.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: bunker on August 26, 2013, 12:39:31 am
Oh dear. I've realised that I've done audax rides over 200km every month since April, apart from this month. Can you do a 200km ride as a GPS DIY to qualify for this?  I've got tomoorrow to work out the route and next Saturday to do it if so, and who is the SE DIY organiser? I'm getting sucked in to the drug addiction...

Yes you can. Paul Stewart (Manotea?) is SE organiser. Just go via the Audax UK site DIYs pages.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on August 26, 2013, 07:53:32 am
Oh dear. I've realised that I've done audax rides over 200km every month since April, apart from this month. Can you do a 200km ride as a GPS DIY to qualify for this?  I've got tomoorrow to work out the route and next Saturday to do it if so, and who is the SE DIY organiser? I'm getting sucked in to the drug addiction...

Totally.

April is a good time to start, by the time you hit the hard months of winter, you are so committed, you can't fail.

As bunker says, manotea and entries via the auk website. All very efficient and good.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 26, 2013, 10:16:03 am
Just to mention: the excellent Manotea has a big workload, and three other DIY organisers can deal with your DIY by GPS entries (their work isn't restricted to particular regions). See the AUK website, DIYs - DIY by GPS.

I've a personal involvement, but am not trying to steal riders!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on August 26, 2013, 10:26:31 am
It's a hard game this Audaxing.  I've just had a query from someone who was DNF on LEL, but could I count the 335km completed at Randonneur pace before the DNF.  My understanding is that the answer is no.  Similarly, I wouldn't count a 300km ride abandoned after only 200km.   Am I being too hard here?

Mike

Absolutely not -you have to define the ride and then do it. The ride was LEL and he/she did not do it.

Compare with this years Arrow - ChrisS and Boab were snow stormed at over 300kms - having defined a 400kms ride. had to abandon and that was the 4 points lost - BUT they could not claim 3 points for the 300 either.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on August 26, 2013, 10:40:01 am
The only mitigating factor is that this is not an official AUK award, so the organiser can do what they want with his rules (such as redefine what a month means when there is snow...) 

But I think that many people would be surprised if a RRTY award were granted in the event of starting but not completing an individual event, and it runs the risk of a little bit of the respect in the award being chipped away.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on August 26, 2013, 11:17:41 am
If the ride doesnt qualify for AUK validation, then it certainly shouldn't for any other award.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mcshroom on August 26, 2013, 11:34:42 am
If the ride doesnt qualify for AUK validation, then it certainly shouldn't for any other award.

This.

If you enter a ride then only completing what you committed to should count IMHO.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on August 26, 2013, 11:41:20 am
If the ride doesnt qualify for AUK validation, then it certainly shouldn't for any other award.

This.

You are both being more fundamentalist than the RRtY organiser. There is more to long distance riding than just AUK validation. From the RRtY FAQ:
"Can I claim an RRtY ... using the Raid Alpine?
No, unless you can demonstrate that you've ridden it at Randonneur pace (see AUK regulation 5.7)."

For interest's sake, 1 of my RRtY used some UAF brevets ('real Audax') as qualifiers. They were BR distances ridden within BR time limits but are not recognised by AUK.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on August 26, 2013, 11:43:14 am
If the ride doesnt qualify for AUK validation, then it certainly shouldn't for any other award.

Most definitely.   On the LEL question.  I believe some time ago Memsec said that if people wanted part of LEL to be counted then they would have to get a POP at 00:01 or later on the 1st August and then ride 200 or more k to the finish.  I am not sure if they would also have to let him know that they were planning on doing this in advance, but I think they should.

Geoff
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on August 26, 2013, 04:30:27 pm
Just to mention: the excellent Manotea has a big workload, and three other DIY organisers can deal with your DIY by GPS entries (their work isn't restricted to particular regions). See the AUK website, DIYs - DIY by GPS.

I've a personal involvement, but am not trying to steal riders!

Thanks
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on August 26, 2013, 08:24:41 pm
Just to mention: the excellent Manotea has a big workload, and three other DIY organisers can deal with your DIY by GPS entries (their work isn't restricted to particular regions). See the AUK website, DIYs - DIY by GPS.

I've a personal involvement, but am not trying to steal riders!

Thanks

Since you hinted Tony. I have just submitted  my entry to you for my GPS 200k DIY for next Saturday to keep my RRTY going.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 26, 2013, 10:56:31 pm

 :)  Honoured!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revellinho on August 27, 2013, 08:53:53 am
Subject to validation I'm now 2 up.  I could stop if I wanted to, but I think I'll bat on for a bit.  Northern Dales for Sept and then I really would like to do some riding in Wales during Oct half term.  Hopefully we will return to our normal moist, mild winters instead of these snowfests of recent times!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on August 27, 2013, 09:42:21 am
Subject to validation I'm now 2 up. I could stop if I wanted to, but I think I'll bat on for a bit.  Northern Dales for Sept and then I really would like to do some riding in Wales during Oct half term.  Hopefully we will return to our normal moist, mild winters instead of these snowfests of recent times!

My bold  isn't that what most addicts say   :demon:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on August 27, 2013, 10:22:24 am
I stopped last December.  After completing my 10th RRTY.  Stopping was very hard, but ultimately quite satisfying.

The fact that I've ridden a 200k audax each month in 2013 so far is purely a coincidence.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 27, 2013, 11:04:20 am
 :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Fidgetbuzz on August 27, 2013, 01:26:29 pm
I am right with you Phil D. I have stopped too - after getting to 10 - its beyond my tiny brain to know whether I am now on 12 no 2, and 11 number 10 as well - so i have just given up - but just keep riding when I fancy an outing.

Now if Memsec did count over 10 - then I might know where I was - but for the moment -- I dont care - although I am prepared to admit that I would not want to have  a month without a 200 -- but that is not because I am keeping a RRTY going.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on August 27, 2013, 01:45:44 pm
I stopped last December.  After completing my 10th RRTY.  Stopping was very hard, but ultimately quite satisfying.

The fact that I've ridden a 200k audax each month in 2013 so far is purely a coincidence.

So you have not 'really stopped'; just relaxing from the pressure of making UltraRRTY.

My achieving UltraRRTYConsec in Jun was a considerable relief, considering I had to recover from a broken L femur (Dec 12). After picking up the 2/mth thread through to July, I was relieved 2 days ago to complete an August 200. Relieved, as I am 4 weeks into recovery from a (LEL sustained) broken R Scapula. Good job I have a Turbo at home to keep the legs in trim.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on August 27, 2013, 01:49:11 pm
Now if Memsec did count over 10 ...

... but he doesn't.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on August 27, 2013, 03:41:19 pm
Now if Memsec did count over 10 ...

... but he doesn't.

Just wait till you have a double-Ultra claim. You gave in for 5 and then 10.......
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Reg.T on August 27, 2013, 05:07:33 pm
Still working towards RRTY #1 here...

12/12: Cotswolds & Mendips group perm 200
01/13: January Sale 200
02/13: Sam Weller's ... Wochma 200
03/13: March Madness 200
04/13: Yr Elenydd 300
05/13: Bryan Chapman 600
06/13: Pendle 600
07/13: LEL 1400
08/13: Severn Estuary 200 perm (STV)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on August 27, 2013, 06:43:27 pm
relieved 2 days ago to complete an August 200

Hooray!!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on August 31, 2013, 08:04:13 pm
Well that's the 200km done for August. Georgeous day, but the wind moved round to give a headwind all the way round. Reminds me of last day of LEL.  3 closed roads, but I made it through with a little field traversing. A pasty, 3 packets of fruit pastels and a packet of wine gums not really replaced the calories. Must remember not to leave majority of cash on shelf in hall. Right off to Chinese to uchase some calories supplemented with beer.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: trickedem on September 02, 2013, 03:54:52 pm
Finished mine yesterday, so still subject to validation.   :)
Oct 2012. ECE to the End of Summer ride from Stevanage  200km
Nov 2012 DIY to Saffron Walden via Dartford Crossing   200km
Dec 2012 DIY to Gatwick and back via Ashdown Forest   200km
Jan 2013 DIY to Margate and back via Hythe   200km
Feb 2013 DIY to Romney Marsh via Dover  200km
Mar 2013 Man of Kent Audax 200km
April 2013 DIY on route of Oasts and Coasts to Dover 200km
May 2013 DIY to Leicester via Tower Bridge, London  200km
June 2013 ECE to Faeries Flattest 300km Audax  400km
July 2013 Rutland Weekend  Audax 300km
Aug 2013  LEL  Pocklington to Loughton Section. Started on 1st Aug
Sep 2013 DIY to Saffron Walden via Dartford Crossing  200km
I have enjoyed the challenge, but I am not thinking of repeating this for a while. I have also done an SR series two years in a row. Next season is going to be quieter, with a ramp up for 2015 for PBP.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Martin on September 02, 2013, 04:00:16 pm
2006     :thumbsup:           
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup:   
2009            :'( crashed and burned after 10 months
2010          :thumbsup:
2011  X5      :thumbsup:         
2012            :thumbsup:

12.1.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home
9.2.13 Whitchurch Winter Wind-down based DIY 200 from home
2.3.13 Double Dutch route check DIY 200
6.4.13 Meridian Hills perm 200
11.5.13 Around Weald Expedition perm 200
2.6.13 Meridian Hills perm 200
7.7.13 Around Weald Expedition calendar 200
4.8.13 Meridian Hills perm 200
1.9.13 New Forest On and Off Shore 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Big Saxon on September 02, 2013, 04:51:00 pm
Great end to my first RRTY around the Isle of Wight and New Forest, came in as Lantern Rouge again although plenty of time to spare. seems to have been a feature of the season.

Just means I get to clear up the remaining pasta, beans, custard, apple pie, rice, peaches etc as tail end Charlie.

Perhaps if I did not indulge I could ride faster!

Silly Suffolk booked for the start of year 2
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 02, 2013, 04:57:40 pm
^^Good work!

I am sure we could all ride faster if we spent last time eating and chatting - but where's the fun?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on September 03, 2013, 10:57:41 am
hi,
After a great day out in the sunshine on Sunday (subject to validation) my 'Dorset Coast Around the Year' challenge has now 3 chillier/windier rides to go before completion...
Jan   Dorset Coast 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200 x 2
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 + 300 AAA DIY
April   Dorset Coast 200 (calendar) + 200 DIY + Hardboiled 300
May   Dorset Coast 200 + 200 AAA DIY + BCM 600
June   Dorset Coast 200
July   Dorset Coast 200 + LEL
Aug   Dorset Coast 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200
:)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 03, 2013, 11:04:55 am
I had seen you ride this quite a bit on strava, hadn't realised that was what you were up to.

Great ride to choose for sure!

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on September 03, 2013, 11:46:22 am
I'm thinking of doing the Dorset Coast next year as I may try and drag my brother around it - he lives in Dorset which helps :-)


Now I know who to follow to ensure I don't get lost  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on September 03, 2013, 01:05:35 pm
I had noticed that I had done a 300km each month since April and had a vague idea of an RRTY based on continuing this streak through the winter.  But you know what, I can't be arsed.  So rather than get all obsessive about it, I'm going to jump off that particularly intense and sick inducing merry-go-round this month and as a result will simply "relax" by ticking off my Dec-Nov 2xRRTY relying on 200s.  Feels kind of liberating...


Month  |  Event 1  |  Event 2
Dec 12  |  Around Weald Expedition 200  |  DIY 200
Jan 13  |  DIY 200  |  DIY 200
Feb 13  |  Around Weald Expedition 200  |  DIY 200
Mar 13  |  Around Weald Expedition 200  |  Meridian Hills 200
Apr 13  |  Hard Boiled 300  |  Valley of the Rocks 200
May 13  |  Porkers 400  |  Bryan Chapman 600
Jun 13  |  Brimstone 600  |  Pendle 600
Jul 13  |  Park Rash and Swaledale 200  |  Pennine Series 3B 300
Aug 13  |  Tregaron Dragon 200  |  Elan and Ystwyth 200
Sep 13  |  Pystill Packing Momma 200  |  Barcud Coch 200
Oct 13  |  ?  |  ?
Nov 13  |  ?  |  ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on September 03, 2013, 02:28:25 pm
hi,
After a great day out in the sunshine on Sunday (subject to validation) my 'Dorset Coast Around the Year' challenge has now 3 chillier/windier rides to go before completion...
Jan   Dorset Coast 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200 x 2
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 + 300 AAA DIY
April   Dorset Coast 200 (calendar) + 200 DIY + Hardboiled 300
May   Dorset Coast 200 + 200 AAA DIY + BCM 600
June   Dorset Coast 200
July   Dorset Coast 200 + LEL
Aug   Dorset Coast 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200
:)

Some 12 x rides can be a drag but I agree the DC200 is a superb route. I found my 12x Gospel Pass 200 a real challenge. The winter phase was particularly trying but a wonderful triumph, especially when I resorted to either Trike or Chunkied MTB to cope with ice/snow.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on September 03, 2013, 04:46:21 pm
Some 12 x rides can be a drag but I agree the DC200 is a superb route. I found my 12x Gospel Pass 200 a real challenge. The winter phase was particularly trying but a wonderful triumph, especially when I resorted to either Trike or Chunkied MTB to cope with ice/snow.

Apart from being stunning scenery, the lack of snow ice is one of the great things about it - I did the March circuit instead of the Dean which was (almost) unridable due to snow.

The DC perm is more benign than the calendar too, so there's a great advantage to be had leaving Axminster and not having to go up Sector lane  :) ...the other advantage of a 12x ride is that it's a good measure of improving fitness through the year. Still haven't decided what to do in January for that reason - a Hillbilly and step off, or just one more in case?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on September 03, 2013, 05:26:58 pm
Oh, I may continue an RRTY in 2014, after taking December as a month off (if I do a ride in the festive period, I won't count it towards RRTY.  There is a certain "neatness" about calendar year RRTYs).   But I suspect I'll base my 2014 RRTY on a small number of "rules" to make it a little more of a personal challenge (I am not particularly enamoured of my reliance on DIY by GPS in the past 12 months).  The rules I am thinking of for my 2014 RRTY are:


I might try a fixed RRTY just for a bit of variety.  I may have done that before, but it was so long ago a fresh run is called for methinks.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Henry on September 09, 2013, 04:51:04 pm
I might try a fixed RRTY just for a bit of variety.  I may have done that before, but it was so long ago a fresh run is called for methinks.

That's the way :thumbsup:

Just completed my (fixed) RRTY. Have enjoyed reading the exploits of others here, but as it got close to completion did not want to post my rides, for fear of jinxing it - am waiting for a non-emergency hernia operation that will put me off the bike for a while I guess.

October:     DIY 200
November: DIY 200
December: Cotswolds and Mendips Grimpeur group perm 200
January:     Mr Pickwick's January Sale 200
February:   Gospel Pass 150 ECE'd to 200
March:        DIY 200
April:           Yr Elenydd 300
May:           Brevet Cymru 400
June:          Brimstone 600
July:            DIY 200
August:       Rough Diamond 300
September: Mr Pickwick goes to Hay in a day 200 ECE'd to 300

It would be an AAARTY (using rides not listed here in some cases) but November's ride didn't get AAA points, at that point I was new to doing DIY's and didn't understand the AAA points very well. Been on double RRTY since December but I don't think that will continue, operation or not  :)

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on September 09, 2013, 06:16:08 pm
... waiting for a non-emergency hernia operation that will put me off the bike for a while I guess.

I love it when people make sensible decisions and quit riding when common sense takes over.  Venturing out on ice, riding one-legged - what does it take to stop some people riding their bikes?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on September 09, 2013, 11:33:33 pm
... waiting for a non-emergency hernia operation that will put me off the bike for a while I guess.

I love it when people make sensible decisions and quit riding when common sense takes over.  Venturing out on ice, riding one-legged - what does it take to stop some people riding their bikes?

Not even a broken Scapula; unless I obeyed Dr's Orders!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 10, 2013, 10:01:58 am
Question

I am about to tackle a super Randonnee - 600km with 15000m of ascent. But with a time limit of 60 hours due to the amount of climbing.

I don't think it will count for auk distance (or aaa) points as we might not recognise the acp super randonnee.

If I can prove the first 200km is ridden at Randonneur pace, will that count?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on September 10, 2013, 10:09:46 am
Probably one for Mike Wigley to answer rather than opinions of yACF.  For what it is worth, I have a very vague recollection that Mike is ok with this kind of thing (there was a similar discussion on LEL that I think alluded to this, albeit in that case the rider was a DNF on LEL).

It's an interesting observation that AUK doesn't automatically recognise (through the regulations) super randonneur events (albeit they are "new" and may fizzle out, and in practical terms are difficult to organise in the UK). 

Given these are presumably compliant with BRM regulations, and AUK in some loose way incorporates these (or at least the salient points of them) there is perhaps a disconnect that AUK might sensibly address.

For now, perhaps you could email Keith and John to ask if there is a way of incorporating the ride into the AUK results (i.e. they take a more relaxed view of the minimum speed requirement until such time as the events are, if ever, incorporated into the AUK regulations).

I have to admit to having a vested interest in this, as I hope to do a similar event next year towards the new BRM award.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 10, 2013, 10:23:16 am
I'm not sure about this.  I thought there was something about the fact that, if you don't complete the ride you said you were going to do, you can't claim for the lesser distance.  That might not apply in the case of a completed longer ride.  RRTY has a lot to answer for!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 10, 2013, 10:25:05 am
There is, of course, no guarantee that I will ride 200km at Randonneur pace mind.

The first 200km is rather more vicious than anything I have ridden before - I reckon it will have around 6000 metres of ascent.

Anyway would be interested in mike's thoughts for sure.

And I certainly wouldn't be claiming anything should I fail in the 600. That is the way it is.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 10, 2013, 10:30:02 am
That sounds like a pretty "interesting" ride, marcus!  I don't think I've seen a mainland 200 with 6AAA points.  I think maybe the nearest might be Dark and White Peak at about 5AAA and a little over distance.  There are some over 4 up here in the North-West, though.

Good luck - where does it go, out of interest?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fboab on September 10, 2013, 10:58:41 am
As Marcus is currently undertaking a complicated bus-plane-train combo which will, fingers crossed and despite the best efforts of pesky French Baggage Handlers, get him to Lourdes, I'll answer...

There (http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=2645377)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 10, 2013, 11:02:09 am
Oh boy!  Lourdes certainly seems appropriate.  I notice it is close to somewhere that, on first glance, appeared to be called Armpit!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on September 10, 2013, 11:23:09 am
It's an interesting observation that AUK doesn't automatically recognise (through the regulations) super randonneur events (albeit they are "new" and may fizzle out, and in practical terms are difficult to organise in the UK). 

Given these are presumably compliant with BRM regulations, and AUK in some loose way incorporates these (or at least the salient points of them) there is perhaps a disconnect that AUK might sensibly address.

Super Randonnees do not comply with BRM regulations. The ACP homologates a wide variety of brevets (Tour de Corse has no time limit). The Super Randonnee is a different specific event (like an Easter Arrow) that is required for that ACP award.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Hillbilly on September 10, 2013, 11:31:23 am
It's an interesting observation that AUK doesn't automatically recognise (through the regulations) super randonneur events (albeit they are "new" and may fizzle out, and in practical terms are difficult to organise in the UK). 

Given these are presumably compliant with BRM regulations, and AUK in some loose way incorporates these (or at least the salient points of them) there is perhaps a disconnect that AUK might sensibly address.

Super Randonnees do not comply with BRM regulations. The ACP homologates a wide variety of brevets (Tour de Corse has no time limit). The Super Randonnee is a different specific event (like an Easter Arrow) that is required for that ACP award.


Oh well.  For glory Marcus!  And the possibility of an RRTY claim based on the hardest stretch of randonneuring most of us will ever attempt.

(begins to plot how to pursuade Steve Snook and Keith Harrison to recognise similar events in the future, if done in a manner consistent with the spirit of AUK regs...)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 10, 2013, 12:41:50 pm
It will probably be a struggle to do the 200 in 14 hours (two 2000 metre passes and countless 'littler' ones), so it may all be theoretical.

But, I am sort of assuming I can't claim distance or AAA points, so the whole ride won't count for RRtY.

If it doesn't, I will have to squeeze something in on the last Sunday. I am overseas for the next two weekends. It will be tight.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on September 10, 2013, 01:03:51 pm
Update from me

So from April...

April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:

Just one ride extra chunks it up a bit

Planned -
Sept 13 and The Border Castle Randonnee (Chepstow)
October 13 - Gower Getter 200 - (Cardiff)
Nov 13  - Transporter 200 Cardiff  (now I've got the SR out of the way - experience all the local rides is my plan)
December 13 -  Monmouthshire Meander 200 (Cardiff)
January 14 - Dr Foster's Winter Warmer 200 (Cardiff)
Feb 14 - Not sure yet... I think The Malmesbury Mash (Cardiff) assuming it's still running...
March 14 - The Dean (Oxford - unfinished business)
Twill then be done :-) and then on, and on, and Ariston...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Pete Mas on September 10, 2013, 02:20:33 pm
It will probably be a struggle to do the 200 in 14 hours (two 2000 metre passes and countless 'littler' ones), so it may all be theoretical.


That should be no problem for a rider of your calibre, assuming you get there ok and the weather isn't extremely grim.

Remember, for comparison, that I got round last year's etape 2 inside the 12 hour time limit, and that was over 200km including the Aubisque, Soulor, Tourmalet , Aspin and Peyrousourde, and actually that was in very grim weather.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revolution9 on September 10, 2013, 04:15:45 pm
The Nippy Sweetie 200km 31 Mar 2012  :thumbsup:
Merse and Moors 300km 21 Apr 2012  :thumbsup:
Moffat Toffee Reinvented 200km 13 May 2012 :thumbsup:
The Snow Roads 300km 02 Jun 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 08 Jul 2012 :thumbsup:
Schiehallion Sunrise 400km 10 Aug 2012 :thumbsup:
The Erit Lass 200km 09 Sep 2013 :thumbsup:
Borders New Season Brevet 200km 20 Oct 2012 :thumbsup:
Guy Fawkes Buddhist Retreat  200km 03 Nov 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Dec 2012 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 12 Jan 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Feb 2013 :thumbsup:

Loots like i'm still in this silly game without realising;

DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Mar 2013 :thumbsup:
More Passes than Mastermind 200km 06 Apr 2014 :thumbsup:
Berwick & Beattock 400km 11 May 2013 :thumbsup:
The Deeside Lass 600km 08 Jun 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 27 Jul 2013 :thumbsup:
Four Passes 200km 25 Aug 2013 :thumbsup:
Erit Lass 200km 08 Sep 2013 :thumbsup:

Time to get off?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dibdib on September 10, 2013, 04:23:14 pm
Plotting mine for next year (I like the elegance of doing a Jan-Dec RRTY, although an Oct-Sep AUX season one is also tempting...). Trying to weave a Brevet 1000 and Randonneur 1000 into it too:

Jan: Dr Foster's Winter Warmer (or maybe the Poor Student)
Feb: Marlborough Connection (perm)
Mar: Kennet Valley Run
Apr: 3Down
May: Old Roads 300
Jun: (tbc)
Jul: (tbc)
Aug: (tbc)
Sep: (tbc)
Oct: (tbc)
Nov: (tbc)
Dec: (tbc)

Obviously next year's calendar is still a little sparse, but my plan is to do fewer events next year but concentrate on the "top tier" classic events. On the basis that I'm fat'n'slow and I don't like hills, are there any other "classic" 200s in the South of England or South Wales which I should pencil into the calendar?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on September 10, 2013, 05:22:15 pm
If you genuinely don't like hills then be wary of the Old Roads.  I have not ridden it (so bear that in mind) but my experience of west country riding is that it is far from flat.  The National 400 was billed as flat-ish and was a proper hill-fest at times - double chevron slopes galore especially in the night section.  I was forced into walking the hills for large parts of the second half.
Just looked it up and a total climb of 3400 m (>11000 ft) is not to be sniffed at .  The Nat 400 had that same figure quoted and it was more like 5000 m incidentally.  You have been warned ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dibdib on September 10, 2013, 05:31:13 pm
If you genuinely don't like hills then be wary of the Old Roads.  I have not ridden it (so bear that in mind) but my experience of west country riding is that it is far from flat.  The National 400 was billed as flat-ish and was a proper hill-fest at times - double chevron slopes galore especially in the night section.  I was forced into walking the hills for large parts of the second half.
Just looked it up and a total climb of 3400 m (>11000 ft) is not to be sniffed at .  The Nat 400 had that same figure quoted and it was more like 5000 m incidentally.  You have been warned ;)

Oh I know; that's really one of my "I really have to prepare for this", highlight-of-the-year rides. I'm generally just avoiding anything with AAA points, but accepting that some hills is a natural progression from nearly-no-hills at the moment!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on September 10, 2013, 05:45:08 pm
Cool - as long as you know.  I know we are of a similar build so I just thought I'd mention it :-)


I think I'm turning into Bikey Mikey.  I just had a look to see if there's an available local audax this weekend as the missus is off to Germany for the weekend.  It seems the Ferryside Fish Foray is bang on and have entered.


All very well - but this means three 200s in three weeks for me now - ooops.  ;D   I hope my wee legs (and the bike) can take it.


(Incidentally the trouble with avoiding AAA pointed rides is that just cos there's no AAA points, doesn't mean it's flat. I'm not sure that it isn't a case of 'better the Devil you know' sometimes.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on September 10, 2013, 07:13:10 pm
Question

I am about to tackle a super Randonnee - 600km with 15000m of ascent. But with a time limit of 60 hours due to the amount of climbing.

I don't think it will count for auk distance (or aaa) points as we might not recognise the acp super randonnee.

If I can prove the first 200km is ridden at Randonneur pace, will that count?

Well, I must say I'm inclined to say "no" but I must admit I don't know anything about these Super Randonees.  What you appear to be asking seems to me to be the equivalent of riding two events at once which isn't allowed - the general principle is that you couldn't ride something like Etape du Tour and also claim it as an AUK Perm. 

My usual guide is, if it's good for AUK distance points, then it's good for RRTY, so you need to persuade someone (Keith and Sue, or perhaps Allan) to have it listed on your results page.  That neatly passes the decision on.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on September 10, 2013, 07:33:27 pm
God, I hope this coming winter is easier than last.

For tidiness sake, I'm inclined to keep my two parallel years going to Dec. Two rides in Nov and Dec can be a big ask - they certainly were last year.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mmmmartin on September 10, 2013, 10:12:09 pm
God, I hope this coming winter is easier than last.
Last winter was soooooo ghastly that now I have my RRTY, and have got the cycling out of the way, I can start to enjoy myself on the bike. I intend to have a year off (ish) and maybe go for an SR next year, and work on my speed necaue I have taken to heart a comment by one Chris S that fast is better.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Manotea on September 10, 2013, 10:25:52 pm
It's going to be a mild winter. You can quote me in the spring.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on September 10, 2013, 10:59:35 pm
Well we finally had a decent summer - it's gotta happen one time in this decade.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Pete Mas on September 11, 2013, 06:01:59 pm
God, I hope this coming winter is easier than last.
Last winter was soooooo ghastly that now I have my RRTY, and have got the cycling out of the way, I can start to enjoy myself on the bike. I intend to have a year off (ish) and maybe go for an SR next year, and work on my speed necaue I have taken to heart a comment by one Chris S that fast is better.

I can empathise with this, as I have just completed my first RRTY, and not planning on repeating for a while. Will still do quite a bit of audax and other cycling this winter, however, as I need to keep fit for a Dolomites Raid next July.

Sept 12 Anfractious 200
Oct  Newlands Corner 200
Nov Petworth 200
Dec Pulborough-Reading 200 (perm)
Jan 13  ''Snow cancelled'' 200
Feb Pulborough-Reading 200 (perm)
March Kennet Valley 200
April Hardboiled 300, Dorset Coast 200, Valley of the Rocks 200
May Porkers 400, Old Roads 300
June Kernow & SW 600, Brimstone 600, National 400
July Rutland Weekend 300
Aug Ditchling Devil 200 (Perm)

My only 'rule' for the RRTY was no diy routes.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Paul Rainbow on September 24, 2013, 12:59:52 pm
RRTY no.3 finished  :thumbsup:

October - DIY - 200km
November - Dinner Dart - 200km
December - Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches - 200km
January - Mr. Pickwick's January Sale - 200km
February - DIY - 300km
March - Easter Arrow - 400km
April - Valley of the Rocks  - 200km
May - Bryan Chapman Memorial - 619km
June - DIY - 400km
July - LEL - 1,400km
August - A Rough Diamond - 300km
September - Border Castles Randonnee - 200km
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dave_C on September 24, 2013, 04:19:21 pm
(Nearly) half way through my first, and wonder what I have let myself in for... The last couple of months have been rushed affairs as we* hurridly planned a last minute ride at the end of the month, as other things got in the way.

* We as in a mate and I, as I don't fancy a solo DIY, esp in winter. Too boring, chating to myself all day!  :-X
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on September 25, 2013, 05:28:25 pm
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wajcgac on September 25, 2013, 06:05:29 pm
I've just finished my first and probably only RRTY.

I did it to ensure that I maintained a good level of fitness over the winter ready for spring when I would ramp the mileage up for my main goal of completing LEL.

I think the hardest thing about it is being able to be free enough time wise to get out and ride at the first sign of reasonable weather.

Last winter didn't make it easy - there were at least 3 rides where I set off with icy roads - days where I would normally have not risked it. Better to get it done early in the month than ride later in even worse conditions.

In fact I was very lucky as I did have an off at low speed on black ice but escaped with a little bruising and was able to carry on and finish the ride.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on September 25, 2013, 07:19:59 pm
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!

You have one of my Perm cards for Banbury X 200?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mattc on September 25, 2013, 07:28:40 pm
I think I'm currently on 11 months. But I haven't seen confirmation of my June 300k perm. Or a denial.

(are you reading this, Mr Lovely Handsome Kind Perm Organiser?!? :) )
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Andrew Br on September 25, 2013, 08:00:23 pm
Yay ! It's done.

Oct 2012- Venetian Nights
Nov 2012- Eureka 200
Dec 2012- Winter Solstice
Jan 2013- A Mere 200
Feb 2013- Newport
Mar 2013- When I'm 64
Apr 2013- Ironbridge 207
May 2013- World's End
Jun 2013- The Hills and Plains of Cheshire
Jul 2013- Eureka Perm
Aug 2013- A Mere 200 Perm
Sep 2013- Two Loops

I had one DNF (Round 't West Riding) and I finished the When I'm 64 with mcshroom and phanta OTP bang on the time limit.

I'm not (currently) intending to repeat this caper but I'm planning with a friend to do a 200km Perm in October (I'm not, sadly, repeating the Venetian Nights) and I fancy the Eureka and Winter Solstice again.
There are also several other rides that I'd like to fit in or repeat so who knows ?

I think I'm too soft for an SR but who knows if I'll attempt it ?  ::-)

Memsec: When it comes to getting my prize, can you organise it so that the Queen rather than Philip, Charles or (shudder) one of the minor Royals presents it please ?
TIA.



Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Peter on September 25, 2013, 08:05:04 pm
Well done, Andrew; I was in at the start and the end!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on September 25, 2013, 08:13:52 pm
(are you reading this, Mr Lovely Handsome Kind Perm Organiser?!? :) )

Can't be me, I'm ruled out on at least three counts!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on September 27, 2013, 09:53:13 pm
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!

You have one of my Perm cards for Banbury X 200?
Oops! I forgot about that, and I still owe you. If I don't book myself on a calendar event in October, I may use it. Did a lonely 200k DIY today (not quite the same as calendars, are they?), starting about 4:45am, as I had to be home by 3.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Big Saxon on September 28, 2013, 03:16:06 pm
Keep going Ritchie, just the winter months to go!

I carry a small stock of Tom's Dunmow perms for emergencies to keep RRTY going if ever needed.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on September 28, 2013, 11:29:10 pm
September RRTY completed today. Going to submit as soon as I've put a route sheet together to tie in with GPS. It's in the SE and covers Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex and does not visit Thaxted. Loads of oubs and shops on route.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Doo on September 29, 2013, 01:18:23 am
RRtY completed! Woo Hoo  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on September 29, 2013, 04:28:19 am
I'm getting a nose bleed trying to work out where I am with my RRtY.
I recon two more 200's per month till Jan will make 4.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on September 29, 2013, 12:24:45 pm
April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
September: Roses to Wrags 200k
October: Stow on the Wolds 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on September 29, 2013, 08:43:57 pm
Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 2013 - Willy Warmer snow perm
Feb 2013 - DIY 300
Mar 2013 - Kennet Valley 100 ECE'd to 200
April 2013 - Hard Boiled 300
May 2013 - Porkers 400
June 2013 - Brimstone 600
July 2013 - Baldock 300
August 2013 - DIY 200
September 2013 - Ditchling Devil perm (subject to validation)

Well, that's year 3 done.  I hadn't really thought September through and only really realised a few days before tackling the Pyrenean Super Randonnee that it is unlikely to count for any AUK points (and therefore, RRtY).  My problem was I have been on holiday this last week, so I only had today to fit in a 200.  A lovely blast around the Ditchling Devil with rather stiff legs (7 days off the bike and a week of fairly strenuous walking). 

As per every completion, I now debate whether I really want to continue RRtY.  It was the first goal I set myself when I started Audax.  It does get me out on the bike once a month - but can lead to some miserable winter riding. 

We shall see.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on October 06, 2013, 12:28:26 pm
That's my first RRtY completed   :thumbsup:

That's it now, I've done what I set out to do and you will never see me on the Brompton again on an audax*.  Yesterday's hilly performance was a sure sign that the year's riding has done me good  :thumbsup:  Now to the next one: it's only two months in, but from little acorns etc., just need to find something else to do in October ...

* That's probably not true  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on October 06, 2013, 02:44:28 pm
Another month to tick off

April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
               Border castles Randonne 200
               Ferryside Fish Foray 200
Oct 13 - Gower Getter 200
 

next up
Nov 13  - Transporter 200
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 06, 2013, 04:31:09 pm
April: Horncastle 200k Perm & the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
September: Roses to Wrags 200k
October: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200k (stv) & the Two Battles
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Mike Conway on October 06, 2013, 04:43:11 pm
Thanks my 2nd RRTY in the bag then  :thumbsup:

2012
3 Nov: Upper Thames 200k
1 Dec: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200k

2013
26 Jan: Willy Warmer 200k (Snow perm)
9 Feb: DIY London-Dunwich 200k
29 Mar: DIY London-Oxford via Daventry 200k
20 Apr: Green & Yellow Fields 300k
5 May: Dasset Dawdle 200k
9 Jun: Ditchling Devil 200k
28 Jul: DIY London-Kings Lynn 200k
10 Aug: Rutland Ramble 200k
7 Sep: DIY Essex/Herts 200k
5 Oct: AAAnfractuous 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on October 06, 2013, 10:59:38 pm
First DIY 200km of the new season completed today in glorious weather.  :)

Still on track for 2xRRTY for 2013.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: StantheMan on October 07, 2013, 01:44:05 pm
Saturday I rode 31st monthly 200 km (mostly DIY 200 km) in a row. 200 km and 13,5h max it is not much normally, but during winter time in Finland it is. Third winter is coming and I'm not sure that I will continue riding this time. Last winter was not so bad. Only -20 Celsius during one ride (Feb) ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on October 07, 2013, 04:24:30 pm
2009 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :thumbsup:
2013  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
OctoberDIY 200DIY 200DIY 200
NovemberTransporter 200Mr. Pickwick's Cyrch Cymru 200    DIY 300
DecemberMonmouthshire Meander 200    DIY 200DIY 200
JanuaryDIY 200Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200DIY 200
FebuaryDIY 200Malmesbury Mash 200DIY 200
MarchDIY 200Making Hay 200Barry's Bristol Ball Buster 200
AprilHardboiled 300Dorset Coast 200Heart of England 300
MayBrevet Cymru 400Porkers 400Bryan Chapman Memorial 600
JuneDIY 200DIY 200DIY 200
JulyDIY 200DIY 200Mersey 24hr TT 700
AugustDIY 200DIY 200DIY 200
September    DIY 200DIY 200DIY 200



one more year and I'm over it.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 07, 2013, 05:11:59 pm
Impressive stuff!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: TOBY on October 08, 2013, 12:44:25 pm
Impressive stuff!

not really, if you're sad enough these things are all quite achievable if you have the time.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on October 08, 2013, 12:47:22 pm
Impressive stuff!

not really, if you're sad enough these things are all quite achievable if you have the time.

Tripling up over the winter & 700k in the mersey 24 is  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Littlesox on October 12, 2013, 01:34:01 pm
I'm giving it a go and am up and running !

05/10 DIY Perm by GPS 222km
03/11 DIY Perm by GPS 209km
01/12 DIY Perm by GPS 222km
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Andrew Br on October 12, 2013, 06:07:05 pm
Great beginning Littlesox.
I started in October but it was only in January that I thought that I should aim for RRTY since I'd already done some of the (potentially) hardest months.
Ironically, the only DNF I had was in the summer.................

Good luck  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on October 20, 2013, 08:24:50 am
Oct 12 - Bernies Tiny Flat One Perm
Nov 12 - Bernies Tiny Flat One Perm
Dec 12 - Winter Solstice
Jan 13 - A Mere 200
Feb 13 - Wilmslow - St Asaph Perm
Mar 13 - The Dean 300
Apr 13 - Plains 300 ECE'd to 400
May 13 - Bryan Chapman Memorial 600
Jun 13 - Moors and Wolds 400
Jul 13 - Full Monty 300
Aug 13 - Super Brevet Scandinavia 1200
Sep 13 - Eccleshall 200 Perm (awaiting validation)

And then because I didn't check out my results list I went and did the Eccleshall 200k Perm again yesterday to complete the RRtY so I guess that means I've started all over again.

Pleased that my RRtY has a double SR in it though.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Doo on October 20, 2013, 11:59:56 pm
My first of the new season:

Droitwich-Lechlade 200

Just 11 more to go!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Henry on October 22, 2013, 08:48:27 pm
After a busy several days in the real world etc etc it was a pleasure to get out in the elements for 12 hours yesterday, for month 11 out of 12 of RRTY. Did my DIY route out-and-back from Bristol to Talybont-on-Usk for lunch.

Climbing the Tumble, the headwind nearly brought me to a standstill. Had a few vague safety concerns, but these were mainly combined with the fleeting thought of going down into Abergavenny for fish n chips and a train home, so I ignored this nonsense and carried on wrestling with the bike in an unseemly fashion. A hiker coming down the road greeted me with "lovely day for it eh?", I gave him my hearty agreement.

On top of the Brecon Beacons, the rain was being blown so hard it hurt the visage, when I got home my eyes appeared somewhat red from this. The GPS unit packed up for a while, I gained receipts instead, so the ride is subject to a hybrid validation of paper and GPS. If not then I don't care anyway, and won't be doing another 200k ride before the end of the month  ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on October 26, 2013, 08:10:31 pm
This is terribly hard to write in a thread full of depraved addicts, but I am off the treadmill after 3 years.

Every year I think about stepping off the treadmill, and this year I have done it.

After a really quite big season for me, I have become slightly disillusioned with RRtY for sending me out on rides that aren't that enjoyable, just because I have to.

I am split on it, it was the first goal I set myself in Audax and it does force me out on a long ride once a month.

I will probably return to it in the future, but for this year I want to do things differently.

I will still look in on this thread and congratulate all those finishing another year off. It is an impressive achievement that anyone who achieves it should be very proud of.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 26, 2013, 10:39:04 pm
It seems that I'm over halfway through a possible 6th RRtY (with gaps between most of them) but we'll see how winter looks before getting too excited.
02 March 2013 Kennet Valley Run 200
20 April Heart of England 300
01 May Israel 1000
09 June Ditchling Devil 200
28 July LEL 1400
10 Aug A Rough Diamond 300
29 Sept Last Chance Dales Dance 200
06 Oct l'Eroica 200

02 Nov Upper Thames 200 planned
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: hillbilly on October 27, 2013, 10:11:23 am
Yesterday bagged me month 11 of a double.  I'd forgotten how much different an "easy ride in the summer" can feel when autumn bites, and the edge is taken off your fitness due to "taking a rest".  Looking forward to closing this off next month, and then (probably, although I've been mucking about with winter friendly DIY routes on and off) doing what I am now going to call "doing a Marcus".


Month  |  Event 1  |  Event 2
Dec 12  |  Around Weald Expedition  |  DIY
Jan 13  |  DIY  |  DIY
Feb 13  |  Around Weald Expedition  |  DIY
Mar 13  |  Around Weald Expedition  |  Meridian Hills
Apr 13  |  Hard Boiled  |  Valley of the Rocks
May 13  |  Porkers  |  Snow Roads
Jun 13  |  Dales Grimpeur  |  Pendle
Jul 13  |  Park Rash and Swaledale  |  Pennine Series 3B
Aug 13  |  Tregaron Dragon  |  Dark and White Peak
Sep 13  |  Barmouth Boulevard  |  Barcud Coch
Oct 13  |  Meridian Hills  |  Around Weald Expedition
Nov 13  |  ?  |  ?

(Favourite events shown in any given month where there is a choice)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bairdy on October 27, 2013, 07:21:42 pm
I've got 2 x 200's to do in November and December to give me a double RRtY for the year.
It was a x 3 until June when I had my kidney stone attack.

I shall continue with RRtY next year, I don't find one or two 200's per month that hard to fit in and I seldom ride the same route over and over.
I like to have the mixture of solo DIY's/perms, calendars or DIY's/perms with others, usually Mikey. This stops it from getting boring.
I also feel like I need to do this in order to be in any shape for the longer rides in spring and summer.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on October 28, 2013, 04:45:56 pm
What a relief to pick up where I left off. October has seen me complete 18/7 and 19/6 riding 'normal' routes that involve serious hills. My diet of Olde Folks 200 and Bristol Double Avon 200 has sustained me through my double trauma year, providing flattish rides. Now recovering, I can return to checking my Perm routes again, with October seeing my Malvern Elgar Dean 200 and Cotswolds & Mendips Grimpeur 200, both lovely routes for variety and scenery.

Just have to be a bit more careful through the coming Winter to keep these numbers climbing.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on November 03, 2013, 09:37:32 am
8 months done & now for the hard part of continuing through the winter.

April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
September: Roses to Wrags 200k
October: Stow on the Wolds 200k & the Two Battles perm
November: The Upper Thames
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crowriver on November 03, 2013, 10:40:28 am
Staring winter in the face after a relatively lucky year so far. Only just managed to squeeze in a DIY 200 on Hallowe'en for October's RRTY tally despite high winds, heavy rain and the return of GMT. Still November, December, January, February and March to go.....(gulp). Given that last winter I was doing 100s RRTY will be an interesting challenge here in Scotland!

Apr   DIY 200
May   DIY 200
Jun   Cromarty Cruise 200
Jul   Saltire perm 200
Aug   Forres Foray 200
Sep   DIY 200
Oct   DIY 200 (subject to validation)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on November 03, 2013, 11:04:38 am
April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth) :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
               Border castles Randonne 200
               Ferryside Fish Foray 200
Oct 13 - Gower Getter 200
Nov 13 - Transporter 200  :thumbsup: - it's getting trickier now the weather is  um.. less than ideal
 

next up
Dec 13  Monmouthshire Meander
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Reg.T on November 09, 2013, 08:36:08 pm
Finished my first RRTY  :thumbsup:

12/12: Cotswolds & Mendips group perm 200
01/13: January Sale 200
02/13: Sam Weller's Day Trip to Wochma 200
03/13: Mad March Coasts & Quantocks 200
04/13: Yr Elenydd 300
05/13: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600
06/13: Pendle 600
07/13: LEL 1400
08/13: Severn Estuary 200 perm
09/13: Border Castles Randonnee 200
10/13: Tasty Cheddar 100 + ECE 100
11/13: Mae Mr. Pickwick's Cymraeg Cyrch 200

Planning to keep going for now....  ::-)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on November 09, 2013, 08:40:12 pm
Good work! Well done.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: fungus on November 09, 2013, 10:16:25 pm
Good work Reg T  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bobby on November 19, 2013, 08:25:38 pm
I've been in AUK for 11months and am 1 month off getting my first RRTY... Just found a crack... :(

Looks like I may have to do my December 200 on my mountain bike....

Gutted.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on November 23, 2013, 06:38:47 pm
November RRTY completed, a light house themed one. First one of this winter to habe snow ice and sleet plus some riding in the dark. Looking for inspiration for December route now.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crowriver on November 24, 2013, 10:01:58 pm
I'm cursing my bad luck. We've had a great dry weekend, even some sunshine on Saturday. I couldn't ride my DIY 200 due to family commitments. Only day free I have between now and the end of the month is.....tomorrow. Forecast in the Lothians is below zero for much of the day, freezing fog at the start and end of the day. Not so bad here by the coast, but inland where my route takes me will be cold.

I don't really fancy it as the fog will bring heavy frost/ice with it. It might be fine, but likelihood is it won't. This is my second attempt too: my previous scheduled day was last Tuesday, again below zero for most of the day, but dry and sunny. I bottled out due to worries about potential ice/frost on minor roads in the Moorfoots. Looks like my attempt at RRTY may be about to 'reset' due to bad planning, bad luck/weather and lack of time.

 :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on November 25, 2013, 06:18:51 pm
I'm cursing my bad luck ... I bottled out due to worries about potential ice/frost on minor roads

Never loose sight of the fact that the RRTY is only a bit of fun, an incentive to get you out on the bike through the winter months, and that cycling is only a hobby.  You risk serious injury and inconveniencing the emergency services and your family, and even if you complete your ride you could so hate your day out in the cold that you put yourself off cycling altogether.  Console yourself with the reassurance that staying in on icy days is excellent training, keeping yourself fit for a better day.

Of course it's easy for me to say that - I'm now showing as an Ultra RRTY (RRTYx10) and I'm no longer counting my rides, so I'm chilled (literally!) that I've not done a November 200.  Having said that, Wednesday looks OK here and I think I could get the day off, so perhaps I might get out after all.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on November 25, 2013, 06:26:03 pm
Never loose sight of the fact that the RRTY is only a bit of fun, an incentive to get you out on the bike through the winter months, and that cycling is only a hobby.  You risk serious injury and inconveniencing the emergency services and your family, and even if you complete your ride you could so hate your day out in the cold that you put yourself off cycling altogether.  Console yourself with the reassurance that staying in on icy days is excellent training, keeping yourself fit for a better day.

 :)

But good luck for Wednesday!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crowriver on November 26, 2013, 10:52:53 am
@MemSec, yes that's right. I think I made the correct decision, though it was frustrating to see the temperature rise in the late afternoon.

Anyway I appear to have negotiated a pass for Saturday, which is not only St Andrew's day but the last possible opportunity this month. Forecast looks reasonable at the moment...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dave_C on November 29, 2013, 09:52:09 pm
My last chance this month for my rtyr tomorrow. Looks ok, low wind, cloudy with sun coming out later on and no rain. Temps could be a bit warmer 1 - 4 °c thoughout the day but you can't have everything. Just fingers crossed for no ice.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on November 29, 2013, 09:57:57 pm
This weekend is clearly the first significant weekend of the Winter season. This is my first as a DIY Org, and my Inbox has been very busy  :thumbsup:.

Well. You'll all have to wait! I'm riding this weekend too!!  ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dave_C on December 01, 2013, 01:51:15 pm
Bally hard ride yesterday from Dalgety Bay. Freezing at dawn but the chill soon faded as the sun came up. We hit our first stop (Auchterarder-@65km) 2:45 after setting off. With a nice tail wind the next ~85km was easy but after a big feed we set off from St Andrews @3pm into a growing head wind. At Falkland with one of our party flagging we avoided West Lomond hill but had a longer steady climb, crawling to Scotlandwell before a quick scoot through Lochgelly & Cowdenbeath narrowly avoiding death several times as boy racers did laps of the two high streets :-[

At 12 hours total this was one of the longer (214km instead of 203) diys...

Roll on December... oh its here already.. :(
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bobby on December 01, 2013, 04:11:31 pm
Done it in my first 12 months as a member  :thumbsup:  Today I completed my December 200DIY, it was a tough slog on the mountain bike (broken road bike) - but it makes 12 in a row  ;D

Jan '13 - Poor Student 200
Feb '13 - South East Oxford Loop 200 Perm
Mar '13 - The Dean 300 Perm
Apr '13 - South East Oxford Loop 200 Perm, and The Faffers 400 Perm
May '13 - DIY 600
June '13 - DIY 200
July '13 - DIY 300 and LEL 1400
Aug '13 - DIY 200
Sept '13 - DIY 200
Oct '13 - DIY 200
Nov '13 - Upper Thames ECE'd to 300
Dec '13 - DIY 200 on MTB with big, slow tyres (subject to validation!)

Sadly I'll miss a few until I sort a more suitable bike, but I intend to get back on the waggon at some point next year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 01, 2013, 04:16:10 pm
Good work for your first year of membership.  Well done.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crowriver on December 01, 2013, 06:52:32 pm
November's ride finally chalked off yesterday (subject to validation).

Just another four months to go...
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: The Seldom Killer on December 01, 2013, 07:06:59 pm
Oct 13 - Eccleshall 200 Perm
Nov 13 - Poynton - Holyhead 200 Perm
Dec 13 - Holyhead - Poynton 200 Perm

Did a double-header this weekend. Took a punt on the good weather forecast and turned out just about alright. Pretty tough going into a headwind all day yesterday and felt it on the way back today. I forgot how cold weather riding really knocks it out of you and regretted my decision to jump up a gear on the fixed. Should really have done a few more singles on it but a usable crossover weekend was too good to pass up. On the up side, I'm now done with audaxes for this year. I can relax for a bit and be ready to come back in January.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 01, 2013, 08:27:29 pm
On the up side, I'm now done with audaxes for this year. I can relax for a bit and be ready to come back in January.

Teacher's pet.

 :D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lars on December 01, 2013, 08:47:53 pm
Finally! After failing to complete a RRTY a few times looks like I might have done one! If validation for today's DIY is ok, which I can't see why it shouldn't!  :)

Jan: DIY, 200k
Feb: Burford Bumble, 200k
Mar: The Old Squit, 200k
Apr: DIY, 200k (on Mallorca with 3.75AAA!)
May: DIY, 200k
Jun: Flitchbikes 200, 200k (ECEd to 300k)
Jul: Rutland Weekend 300k, 300k
Aug: London Edinburgh London, 1,400k
Sep: The Flatlands, 600k
Oct: The AAAnfractuous, 200k
Nov: DIY, 300k
Dec: DIY, 200k
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 01, 2013, 08:49:41 pm
Blimey Lars, took your time...  ;)

Planning your second now?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 01, 2013, 08:50:41 pm
Nov 13 - Poynton - Holyhead 200 Perm
Dec 13 - Holyhead - Poynton 200 Perm

These rides make an excellent pair of wind-assisted 200s - use the train out and ride back (or vice versa depending on the weather forecast).  But in this case, Mr Killer has been very shrewd.  The Llanfair 400 only counts as one ride for RRTY purposes (obviously), but by splitting it into a there-and-back pair of 200s, I've made it possible to have it count as two RRTY qualifiers on the last and first days of consecutive months.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lars on December 01, 2013, 08:52:25 pm
Blimey Lars, took your time...  ;)

Planning your second now?

Oh yes, will actually complete a second parallel one if I do one more this month. Am entered in the Boat Ride next week. So if the snow stays away…  :D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 01, 2013, 09:04:54 pm
Great stuff, Lars!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on December 01, 2013, 09:32:38 pm
2012 RRTY  :thumbsup:
2013 AAA RRTY  :thumbsup:
Jan   Dorset Coast 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200 x 2
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 + 300 AAA DIY
April   Dorset Coast 200 (calendar) + 200 DIY + Hardboiled 300
May   Dorset Coast 200 + 200 AAA DIY + BCM 600
June   Dorset Coast 200
July   Dorset Coast 200 + LEL
Aug   Dorset Coast 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200
Oct Dorset Coast 200
Nov Dorset Coast 200
Dec Dorset Coast 200 ... Dorset Coast Around the Year!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 01, 2013, 09:45:03 pm
2012 RRTY  :thumbsup:
2013 AAA RRTY  :thumbsup:
Jan   Dorset Coast 200
Feb   Dorset Coast 200 x 2
Mar   Dorset Coast 200 + 300 AAA DIY
April   Dorset Coast 200 (calendar) + 200 DIY + Hardboiled 300
May   Dorset Coast 200 + 200 AAA DIY + BCM 600
June   Dorset Coast 200
July   Dorset Coast 200 + LEL
Aug   Dorset Coast 200
Sept   Dorset Coast 200
Oct Dorset Coast 200
Nov Dorset Coast 200
Dec Dorset Coast 200 ... Dorset Coast Around the Year!

You Nutter!

Excellent!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on December 01, 2013, 10:07:52 pm
Total nutter indeed!

Brilliant RRtY there Andy - a cracking ride for sure and must be great to have seen it in all weathers and seasons. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on December 01, 2013, 10:46:35 pm
Rode a DIY 200 with mds101 yesterday from East Leake to Woodhall Spa, Bourne and back to East Leake. I broke a spoke on the way to the start so popped home and swapped over to my new work bike, a cheap aluminium framed rode bike with shimano 8 speed triple STI gears. I found it really hard work compared to my usual Dawes Audax. The ride was very harsh and as well as feeling every bump, it started putting in it's own with every turn of the wheels. After the first few km the cheap tyres became slightly unseated from the rim in places, making it feel like the bike had eccentric wheels. It was like a cross between a boneshaker and a clown's bike. Had trouble keeping up with mds101, especially towards the end.

Rode another DIY 200 on my own today from East Leake to Lichfield, Markfield, Great Gonerby and back to East Leake. I had sorted my front wheel out so was back on my steel framed Dawes and it was far more comfortable and quicker too. Although it was frosty at first and my legs and back were sore from yesterday, the sunny weather soon lifted my spirits, the aches subsided and I ended up finishing over half an hour quicker than yesterday. Just need one more 200 in December for a double RRTY.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Dave_C on December 02, 2013, 12:29:18 am
Ah The Seldom Killer, so it was you I was have a twitter conversation with on Saturday. Good going getting a back to back in. I was knackered Sat eve when we arrived back. Family means I'd never have got the Sunday off to ride, nevermind not having enough energy. Nice to put two usernames together.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lars on December 03, 2013, 09:49:40 pm
2007  :thumbsup:
2008  :thumbsup:
2009  :thumbsup:
2010  :thumbsup:
2011  :thumbsup:
2012  :thumbsup:

01/13/1: DIY 200
01/13/2: DIY 200
02/13/1: DIY 200
02/13/2: DIY 200
03/13/1: Old Squit 200
03/13/2: When I'm 64 200
04/13/1: 3Down 300
04/13/2: Green & Yellow Fields 300
05/13/1: Dassett Dawdle 200
05/13/2: Lincoln 400
06/13/1: York/Langholm/York 600
06/13/2: Holl & Back 600
07/13/1: Rutland 300
07/13/2: Hereward the Wake 300
08/13/1: Rough Diamond 300 (STV)
08/13/2: Not quite the Spurn Head 400
09/13/1: DIY 300
09/13/2: DIY 300
10/13/1: Silly Suffolk 200 (2x ceased here - too much CBA)
11/13/1: Nips 1 ECE 200
12/13/1: DIY 200 (STV)

Woo Hoo! Year 7 done. 84 consecutive months  :thumbsup:.

Impressive!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on December 03, 2013, 10:20:51 pm
Woo Hoo! Year 7 done. 84 consecutive months  :thumbsup:.

Nutter!

Excellent!

 ;D
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mds101 on December 05, 2013, 12:26:27 pm
Had trouble keeping up with mds101, especially towards the end.

you weren't that slow and i wasn't that much ahead , but it was funny at times watching you 'bump' up on every revolution. can't imagine it felt that funny and I did feel for you.

i'll be out again i think on the 15th if you want to finish the double off or start the next one early- I don't think I'll be riding around those parts of lincolnshire again for a long time though, there were times I could quite happily and safely dozed off on the bars I just needed a way of keeping the front wheel pointing straight on. Maybe I should but take a book with me?

I'm still three months off my first rrty, I think I usually fail at family holiday time in august but managed to fit one in this year.

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Revolution9 on December 05, 2013, 12:51:43 pm
DIY Permanent Series 200km 02 Mar 2013 :thumbsup:
More Passes than Mastermind 200km 06 Apr 2014 :thumbsup:
Berwick & Beattock 400km 11 May 2013 :thumbsup:
The Deeside Lass 600km 08 Jun 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 27 Jul 2013 :thumbsup:
Four Passes 200km 25 Aug 2013 :thumbsup:
Erit Lass 200km 08 Sep 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 05 Oct 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 10 Nov 2013 :thumbsup:
DIY Permanent Series 200km 01 Dec 2013 :thumbsup:

Now the hard part


Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Somnolent on December 05, 2013, 01:24:00 pm
Two years done now.

2012
Jan: Poor Student 200
Feb: DIY 200
Mar: The Dean 300
Apr: Dorset Coast 200
May: Bryan Chapman 600
Jun: National 400
Jul: Summer Saunter to Wantage 200
Aug: West Bay & Back 200
Sep: Le Tour de Didling ECE'd to 200
Oct: Wylie & Ebble Valley200
Nov: The Triple H ECE'd to 200
Dec: DIY 200

2013
Jan: Poor Student 200
Feb: DIY 200
Mar: Kennet Valley Run 200
Apr: Heart of England 300
May: Bryan Chapman 600
Jun: National 400
July: DIY 200
Aug: LEL 1400
Sep: Wylie & Ebble Valley 200
Oct: Less Anfractuous 200
Nov: Upper Thames 200
Dec: DIY 200




Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 05, 2013, 05:17:04 pm
Two years done now.

Dec: DIY 200

Don't forget to send Maggie out for her December ride too!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 05, 2013, 06:35:21 pm
So how did April 2012 go?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on December 05, 2013, 07:08:32 pm
So how did April 2012 go?

The Dorset Coast 200, along with 55 AUKs and (this surprised me) 62 non-members.  I'm not sure (as MemSec) how to react to such obvious interest in our events from non-members.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: andyp on December 06, 2013, 12:57:05 pm
The Dorset Coast 200, along with 55 AUKs and (this surprised me) 62 non-members.  I'm not sure (as MemSec) how to react to such obvious interest in our events from non-members.
The Dorset Coast is something of an annual local cycling institution, and is supported by all the local racing clubs and CTC groups... The fact that Pete allows entry on the line for both the 100 and 200 means that turnout can be quite weather dependent, and huge on fine days. But it's one of those things, once you've done it a couple of times, you don't want to miss a year.

.. it was in a way a sportive before sportives existed, in the sense that it's a semi supported ride along a great route, everyone flies round the harbour, and the lead groups fly all the way.

I did it a couple of times before I found out it was part of a bigger thing called Audaxing, and long distance cycling. I can't understand is why everyone who finds out that there's longer distances out there doesn't decide to give it a go  :) ...but as an entry route into long distance cycling, it certainly hooked me.

Andrew
(with apologies for drifting off topic)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 07, 2013, 09:37:28 pm
Congrats Martin!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on December 08, 2013, 12:16:57 am

Another one to tick off - just 3 to go for RRTY now...
April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth) :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
               Border castles Randonne 200
               Ferryside Fish Foray 200
Oct 13 - Gower Getter 200
Nov 13 - Transporter 200  :thumbsup:
Dec 13  Monmouthshire Meander  :thumbsup:  0 good one this time very satisfying ride
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 08, 2013, 06:15:28 pm
Confidently backing you to finish all 12 months!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on December 09, 2013, 11:15:28 pm
Just completed my 2 x RRTY for 2013.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Jan - January Sale 200, DIY 200
Feb  - Burford Bumble 200, Cheadle Newport 200
Mar  - Vale of Belvoir 200, York Arrow 392
Apr  - Hardboiled 300, Dorset Coast 200, DIY 200, Plains 300 + 200 ECE
May - Brevet Cymru 400, Llanfair 400
Jun  - YLY 600, Moors and Wolds 400 + 100 ECE, DIY 200, National 400, DIY 300, DIY 200, Holl and back 600
Jul   - Buzzard 600, Mersey Roads 24 hour TT, LEL 1400
Aug - The 3 Provinces 300 (Ireland), DIY 200, DIY 200
Sep - DIY 200, DIY 200, Yorkshire Dales 200 + 400 ECE, Roses to Wrags 200 +100 ECE, DIY 300
Oct  - DIY 200, An Autumn Day Out 150 + 50 ECE
Nov - DIY 200, DIY 200
Dec - DIY 200, DIY 200

Hope to continue through 2014 and onwards to 2015 PBP.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: phil d on December 10, 2013, 11:49:03 am
2004       :thumbsup:
2005       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2006       :thumbsup:
2007       :thumbsup:
2008       :thumbsup:
2009       Injury stopped play after only two months.  :hand:
2010       :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
2011       :thumbsup:

Jan12   Poor Student            :thumbsup:                     
Feb12   Burford Bumble        :thumbsup:
Mar12   Cheltenham Flyer     :thumbsup:
Apr12    Double Dutch          :thumbsup:
May 12  Chevy Chase           :thumbsup:
Jun 12  Tour of the Moors     :thumbsup:
Jul 12  Barbury Bash             :thumbsup:
Aug 12  Over the Severn       :thumbsup:
Sep 12  Up the Downs          :thumbsup:
Oct 12   Barmouth Boulevard  :thumbsup:
Nov 12   Cyrch Cymru           :thumbsup:
Dec 12  Kings Castles etc      :thumbsup:

Yet again near-perfect weather if a little chilly (what do we expect in December?).  Great ride!

So that's it.  RRTY number 10 complete.  And entirely on calendar events this year. 

I'm stopping now.  Rumours that I have entered Poor Student, and am planning a group ride of Marlborough Connection in February are just that - malicious rumours unfortunately completely true.  I just couldn't help myself  ::-)

Hmm.  Paul's "Winter Boat Trip" seems to have made another year, so 11 now.  Is it possible to get off this merry-go-round?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Chris S on December 10, 2013, 11:57:33 am

(Snipped excellently audacious stuff)

Is it possible to get off this merry-go-round?

No. See you at the Poor Student?  :)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 10, 2013, 01:00:44 pm
Is it possible to get off this merry-go-round?

No (as you are clearly demonstrating).

But our excellent RRTY recorder, Mr W., does give excellent advice about not taking it TOO seriously!

(Now for a lie-down after reading Mr Steve's list of rides...)


(Edited to avoid any confusion with our excellent Recorder of Everything, Mr PpP !)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: MaggieL on December 10, 2013, 08:24:23 pm
Don't forget to send Maggie out for her December ride too!
Already done ! I did my December DIY the day after Pete's.

Which makes my 2013 RRTY....
January - Poor Student
February - DIY 200
March - Kennet Valley
April - Heart of England
May - Gospel Pass
June - National 400
July - DIY 200
August - LEL
September - Wylye and Ebble Valley
October - DIY 200
November - Upper Thames
December - DIY 200

So, 2 years completed !
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 10, 2013, 08:35:01 pm
Hooray for Maggie and Pete!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: crowriver on December 11, 2013, 10:08:36 am
That's December's DIY 200 done (STV). Unseasonably mild at the moment,and dry.  Good riding conditions except for the wind that got stronger as the day progressed.

Three months to go. Roll on January.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on December 14, 2013, 08:58:06 pm
Dec DIY 200 done and dusted. My God that wind just got stronger and wringer on the last 90k.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on December 15, 2013, 05:38:28 pm
Dec DIY 200 done and dusted.

... and on the Results!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on December 15, 2013, 06:09:09 pm
Dec DIY 200 done and dusted.

... and on the Results!

Excellent. Jan will be a calendar 200 and February I'll ECE a calendar 100 up to 200.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Lars on December 15, 2013, 06:34:41 pm
Dec DIY 200 done and dusted.

... and on the Results!

Excellent. Jan will be a calendar 200 and February I'll ECE a calendar 100 up to 200.

'tis was a tough weekend for sure w.r.t. to various RTY stuff. At start of it yesterday had a RRTY and an AARTY possible to be kept alive. Outcome was RRTY started in March still alive, but AARTY needs to be re-started sometime in the future! Alarm clock going off at 6.30 am in time to get up in time for train trip to 100k AAARTY ride this morning resulted in a nah, won't be bothered, will go back to sleep. moment! Which one did. And one won't feel bad about that decision! One can't be bothered enough.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: StantheMan on December 18, 2013, 11:05:23 am
December DIY 200 km done. Temp -8C to -17C, but otherwise very good weather here in Finland, Kuopio area. 33rd monthly 200 km mostly DIYs. This time it took 12:49h with studded winter tires.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: wilkyboy on December 18, 2013, 11:16:51 am
December was a DIY200 on Sunday with Fidgetbuzz, which is always a pleasure.  On big wheels, too  ;D 

We could've done without the punishing headwind from Lakenheath to Sible Hedingham, and less rain would've been nice (although I'll take rain over wind any day).  Temps were significantly above freezing all day – Stan, that's proper cold you're riding in there!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: JamesBradbury on December 18, 2013, 01:13:51 pm
Only started Audax a few months ago and the RRTY seemed like a good way to get used to 200s before aiming for SR in 2014.

Here's the progress/plan:

2013-14
September: Border Castles 200  :thumbsup:
Oct: AAAnfractuous 200 (DNS - Daughter had suspected chicken pox)   :'(
       Poor student permanent 200 (starting from Malmesbury)  :thumbsup:
Nov: Upper Thames 200 (DNS - I was ill)  :sick:
        DIY by GPS (Westbury, Fairford, Tetbury) 200  :thumbsup:
Dec: Kings Castles Priests & Churches 200  :thumbsup:
Jan: Mr Pickwick's January Sale (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-330/) 200
Feb: Sam Weller's day trip to Wochma (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-180/) 200
Mar: Kennet Valley Run (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-52/) 200
Apr: Yr Elenydd (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-748) 300
May: Brevet Cymru (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-249/) 400
June: Mae Mr Pickwick yn mynd i chwilio am ddreigiau a chwedlau (http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-50/) 600
July: ?
August: ?
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Littlesox on January 06, 2014, 10:03:15 pm
I'm giving it a go and am up and running !

05/10 DIY Perm by GPS 222km
03/11 DIY Perm by GPS 209km
01/12 DIY Perm by GPS 222km
02/01 DIY Perm by GPS 207km
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 07, 2014, 06:06:44 am

December 2013: nothing. In spite of all the easy-weather days early in the month. No good reason for not using them. Anyway, stepped off the treadmill.

And the longer it was since the last long ride, the more difficult it feels (to me, anyway) to take the decision to go. Lots of inspiring news on this thread, though!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SWamps on January 07, 2014, 01:22:31 pm
Picked up the baton again for RRTY month 4 on 30 Dec, which turned out to be the wettest day of the month, couldn't do the 31st hence there were no more days, so we had to go for it. A 200K+ DIY circular route around Fife. Anyway, my fellow RRTY'er caught the train home after 130k and had obviously been struggling up to that point so I headed off on my own readying myself to make the turn into the headwind. After a good feed and a change of gloves spirits were high and strength was maintained over the heights of Lomond outside Falkland in the dark and arriving home after almost 12.5 hours. Almost certainly the hardest 200K I've completed due to weather conditions but certainly the one which has given me the most satisfaction for completing. Funny this RRTY thing - bring on the next one!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Henry on January 08, 2014, 08:09:58 am

December 2013: nothing. In spite of all the easy-weather days early in the month. No good reason for not using them. Anyway, stepped off the treadmill.

And the longer it was since the last long ride, the more difficult it feels (to me, anyway) to take the decision to go. Lots of inspiring news on this thread, though!

Fair play to you Tony, I don't think anybody round here would accuse you of being lazy on a bike! I think rides of less than 200km have plenty of merit at this time of year anyway  :)

I am 4 months into RRTY number 3, but pretty sure I will be off the treadmill soon with a hernia operation.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: tonyh on January 08, 2014, 08:34:32 am
Many thanks, Henry!

I think rides of less than 200km have plenty of merit at this time of year anyway  :)

Good encouragement for some kind of a ride today. And also intrigued by CET's "50X100km" idea on another thread.

...but pretty sure I will be off the treadmill soon with a hernia operation.

I've probably mentioned this before... but in case it's any help: had a hernia op when already quite a lot older than you, felt bad for a few days, and fragile for a couple of months... but did take up Audaxing not long after that.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: i cycle on January 11, 2014, 09:24:48 pm
1st one Completed today, subject to validation

10-02-13  Bedford Bumble                 200k
30-03-13  Double Dutch                     200k
06-04-13  3 Down                             300k
11-05-13  Asparagus & Strawberries   400k
08-06-13  Flitchbikes                         200k
13-07-13  Buzzard                             600k
10-08-13  Rutland Ramble                  200k
21-09-13  Chris Negus Memorial         200k
05-10-13  The AAAnfractuous             200k
23-11-13  DIY Permanent                  200k
08-12-13  The Winter Boat Trip          200k
11-01-14  DIY Permanent                  200k (subject to validation)

Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: jcbike on January 11, 2014, 10:46:15 pm
Just complete a second RTY, last one halted at the eleventh hour(month) by a lady looking the wrong way at a mini round about hey ho!!. I suppose it is onwards and (not) upwards now, don't we just love chasing the irrelavent? ???
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on January 11, 2014, 11:03:02 pm
Well done I cycle on your first! And jcbike on your second!
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: SR Steve on January 13, 2014, 11:43:16 pm
Well done I cycle on your first! And jcbike on your second!

+1

I kicked off 2014 with a lumpy DIY 200 on Saturday, riding with mds101 most of the way and we were joined by a galloping horse for 3 or 4 km in Rutland.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: rabbit on January 19, 2014, 08:02:48 am
I think I could have a go at this one - looks like a fun game  ;D

December - Kings and Castles 200 km from Tewkesbury
January - Mr Pickwicks January Sale 200 km from Tewksbury

I think I will get some DIY permanents organised for later in the year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: teethgrinder on January 19, 2014, 08:21:30 am
I think I could have a go at this one - looks like a fun game  ;D


No! Never!
Do not enter. It's a trap and you will never escape. One year leads to another, then another. It never ends.
 ;)
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Bikeabilityman on January 19, 2014, 08:24:40 am
The Willy Warmer yesterday makes month 11 (the Pickwick would have if I hadn't DNF'd). Can't wait for the cloth badge. Then it will be "as I've signed up for five years, do I carry on for the x5 badge?".
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on January 19, 2014, 08:26:21 am
What teethgrinder says +1

Run while you can! It is the crack cocaine of Audax.

No - it's a great way of motivating yourself out on the bike at least once a month.  You've got a couple of the harder winter months done now - so keep it going!

Meanwhile, I stepped off the treadmill in October following my third year of it.  I appear to have three months of a new one done.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: marcusjb on January 19, 2014, 08:29:20 am
The Willy Warmer yesterday makes month 11 (the Pickwick would have if I hadn't DNF'd). Can't wait for the cloth badge. Then it will be "as I've signed up for five years, do I carry on for the x5 badge?".

Good work - keep on going!

RRtY is actually one of my prouder achievements in Audax - it is, in many ways, harder than doing an SR and can really test you, particularly over the winter months. 
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Phil W on January 19, 2014, 10:25:04 am
RRTY definitely feels like I'm cycling round a hamster wheel.  I've got 2 more to reach my first RRTY then this years SR bookings will get another going up to June. It'll then be summer and I'll think, it's warm lets keep going, then it'll be autumn and I'll think may as well complete it, then it'll be PBP year.  I can easily see how one RRTY leas to another.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 19, 2014, 06:39:16 pm
02 March 2013 Kennet Valley Run 200
20 April Heart of England 300
01 May Israel 1000
09 June Ditchling Devil 200
28 July LEL 1400
10 Aug Rough Diamond 300
29 Sept Last Chance Dales Dance 200
06 Oct l'Eroica 200
02 Nov Upper Thames 200
08 Dec Winter Boat Trip 200
18 Jan 2014 Willy Warmer 200
16 Feb Burford Bumble 200 (EDIT)

I think that might be #6 for me, if Mr RRTY decides to count l'Eroica. I'll find out when the official claim goes in.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: john the sparky on January 19, 2014, 09:40:15 pm
I started yesterday with the Willy Warmer 200,  and have just signed up for the Burford Bumble 200 in Feb.....

It's just a cold..... I can stop at any time   :) :facepalm:

John
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: mikewigley on January 20, 2014, 12:25:31 pm
RRTY definitely feels like I'm cycling round a hamster wheel.  I've got 2 more to reach my first RRTY then this years SR bookings will get another going up to June. It'll then be summer and I'll think, it's warm lets keep going, then it'll be autumn and I'll think may as well complete it, then it'll be PBP year.  I can easily see how one RRTY leas to another.

Just step away from the bike now and nobody will get hurt
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: 3peaker on January 21, 2014, 12:05:03 am

RRtY is actually one of my prouder achievements in Audax - it is, in many ways, harder than doing an SR and can really test you, particularly over the winter months.

This is how challenging this game can be:

Biggest problem today was staying safe when forward vision was made difficult by the low sun reflecting off the road and puddles. I wore my driving sun glasses which soften the glare but internal reflections in the glass compounded the problem. Then, there were folk walking on my side in my direction in dark clothing. And a kid on a bike deciding a puddle on my side would make a good splash pool so cuts straight across my path. Two joggers trying to cross the road in front of me and finally, at night, a car at a junction on the Left decides not to see my bright light and comes straight out on to my road. Fortunately, I sensed this and moved out; the driver must have had a shock when he saw a mass of reflectives just miss his bonnet. He stopped; I continued, thinking what could have been.

But it really was a grand day to be out; wall to wall sun and no wind. I elected to ride my Cotswolds & Mendips Grimpeur 200 as my 3rd 200 for January to keep up a planned run of 12 of this 2.75AAA route; this being the 4th. Not easy as it heads South, so an overcast day might have been better. But when a January forecast provides no rain and sun with decent temperatures, you need to combat the glare or ride West or North. The surface water from recent flooding and overnight rain created damp roads with much surface water, though fortunately nothing deeper than rim height. The lane from Sherston to Littleton Drew was particularly bad for surface puddling and laying mud; certainly nasty for a night ride; there is an alternative using the Fosse to Grittleton, which I know to be a good road. The continuous mix of steep hills drains you and I deliberately ensured I was nibbling well before a climb. My reward at West Harptree was tea and cakes with friend Jill, before venturing on to the night run to Keynsham and home.

RRTY No 20 is now serious, today’s ride =No 3.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: Marmitegeoff on January 21, 2014, 07:57:37 am
I think I could have a go at this one - looks like a fun game  ;D


No! Never!
Do not enter. It's a trap and you will never escape. One year leads to another, then another. It never ends.
 ;)

Even when you think you have kicked the habit and had some time off, it will come back to bite you.
Title: Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
Post by: caerau on January 26, 2014, 02:23:33 pm
Another one to tick off - just 2 to go for RRTY now...

April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth) :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
               Border castles Randonne 200
               Ferryside Fish Foray 200
Oct 13 - Gower Getter 200
Nov 13 - Transporter 200  :thumbsup:
Dec 13  Monmouthshir