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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: rogerzilla on January 19, 2016, 08:28:29 pm

Title: [HAMR] Board name change
Post by: rogerzilla on January 19, 2016, 08:28:29 pm
It's not Tommy Godwin's record any more, nor is it 2015, so I've changed the board name to something more appropriate.  I'm not sure HAMR existed as a recognised feat when we started; the UMCA ratified it a little later.  I refuse to put that silly apostrophe between the M and R, though  :P
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 19, 2016, 08:37:07 pm
Surely it should be HAMR time, complete with the funny sideways walk!
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: rogerzilla on January 19, 2016, 08:39:52 pm
I don't think those baggy loons are suitable for cycling.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 19, 2016, 08:41:07 pm
Good for cleaning the chain, I'd guess.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Von Broad on January 19, 2016, 09:26:05 pm
Surely it should be HAMR time
All I can see in that expression is Happy Hour....but I guess that's just me!
Anyway.....things change all the time, and [FWIW] I think it's an appropriate move.
It's respectful.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Wowbagger on January 19, 2016, 11:11:18 pm
I think it would be much more appropriate to call it "Highest Annual Recorded Mileage".
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2016, 11:14:18 pm
Of course,  Kajsa Tylen is not riding the HAMRM
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Frank9755 on January 20, 2016, 08:39:29 am
Nor is Bruce Berkeley
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: NeilH on January 20, 2016, 10:01:40 am
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Kevina9 on January 20, 2016, 10:20:47 am
So, the board name should really have an s on the end, shouldn't it?
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Frank9755 on January 20, 2016, 10:21:48 am
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...

What is Steve doing...?
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Arry-R on January 20, 2016, 11:10:46 am
But Kajsa and Bruce are making attempts on 'highest annual mileage' records, even if not the UMCA(tm) HAM'R(tm) ...

What is Steve doing...?


I think without a doubt will exceed his first ywars mileage and am sure that is what he is chasing  (at the very least )  It will also show just how many miles he can pack in during the long hot days of summer.  As we can all recall he intended to ride some 240 to 280 miles per day but had not recovered sufficiently to do so from his ankle injury. Watch this space as they say!
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Ham on January 20, 2016, 11:33:47 am
I'm sorry, but I think that just "Highest Annual Mileage" would be best. Abbreviated, possibly.  ;D
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Ningishzidda on January 20, 2016, 12:22:24 pm
“The sub forum covering the progress of those cyclists who are attempting to ride a long distance in one year.”
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: fboab on January 20, 2016, 12:27:42 pm
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: T42 on January 20, 2016, 01:16:55 pm
^^^Record-chasing? Indeed.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Greenbank on January 20, 2016, 01:31:13 pm
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Truth is it's somewhere between racing and Audax, whichever forum you put it in someone will disagree with the decision. To me it fits more with the spirit of long distance cycling (even Kurt's approach) than it does with racing.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: crowriver on January 20, 2016, 01:46:39 pm
Surely "One Year Time Trial" is more succinct?
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: fboab on January 20, 2016, 03:16:52 pm
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Going as far as you can within a set time sounds a lot more like a race.

Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on January 20, 2016, 03:38:13 pm
I don't think it should be in the Audax board.
They're racing, surely.

Completing a minimum distance (76076 miles now) within a prescribed time limit? Sounds more like Audax than racing to me.

Going as far as you can within a set time sounds a lot more like a race.

Good point but I always feel race has some connotation of urgency and it is difficult to see something lasting a year as having that sense of urgency.  Audax is mostly about competing with oneself which I think is the main outcome of riding as far as you can in the year
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: mattc on January 20, 2016, 03:49:44 pm
I agree that it's closer to a race than anything else; however, the most interested demographic is almost certainly the one that regularly visits the Audax board.

[I'm really not bothered either way.]
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2016, 05:19:48 pm
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: mattc on January 20, 2016, 05:43:21 pm
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.
Sorry;  is there a Mile-Accumulating board that I havent spotted yet?
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2016, 05:48:32 pm
It's mile-accumulating. There are lots of people who do this in their own way but never race or take part in an audax. Auntie Helen OTP is a pretty accomplished mile accumulator but, so far as I know, does not enter races nor audax.
Sorry;  is there a Mile-Accumulating board that I havent spotted yet?

Not yet, but it isn't audax and, since we are all pedants here, then clearly the HAM thread should not be here. It could just be under "rides & touring". It has at least as much in common with touring as it does other stuff (long rides at a measured pace, cafés, hotels).
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: mattc on January 20, 2016, 06:01:19 pm
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2016, 06:10:52 pm
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Kim on January 20, 2016, 06:15:58 pm
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Wowbagger on January 20, 2016, 06:42:16 pm
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P

Gwan gwan gwan!
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: rogerzilla on January 20, 2016, 06:50:30 pm
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: mattc on January 20, 2016, 07:01:24 pm
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P

Gwan gwan gwan!
I think you'll find it's
Politics and Other Big Issues.
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Kim on January 20, 2016, 07:30:44 pm
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.

Makes sense - it's already happened in Rides and Touring, after all.  (Simply compare a forum ride to the pub in mid-Essex with the equivalent anywhere else in the country.)
Title: Re: Board name change
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 21, 2016, 11:25:01 pm
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.

This almost happened on BBC3 in 2004. It was a show called 'Hercules', and pitted 12 endurance athletes against each other. One was 24 Hour Time Trial Champion, Andy Wilkinson. It's a cross between 'Superstars' and 'Gladiators', narrated by Paul Darrow out of 'Blake's Seven'. You can watch a whole episode on Youtube, there were 12 of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlEHOwBvNGg