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Audax / Re: Audax UK website down
« Last post by veloboy on Yesterday at 10:32:37 pm »
Yep, event list page looks fine, but click on any event and get 'Specified event (19-75) could not be found. Please go back and select again.'

 :'(
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Audax / Re: Value for money in the Audax world
« Last post by Jaded on Yesterday at 10:28:21 pm »
I'm offended by this whole topic, and I'm probably just a little grateful that I don't know the identity of our friend Whosatthewheel.  Putting together an Audax event doesn't just happen.  Some of the intangibles are: working out a decent route, identifying where the controls are going to be and whether these controls can cope with and welcome the expected numbers, tweaking the route to meet AUK's requirements, etc.  Even after you have an established event, you'd probably need to constantly review whatever is on offer, so it's an ongoing cost.

It's never £6 for nothing, or £6 for just a brevet card, or a brevet card and validation, or for a GPX file (which has nil material value, but is priceless as intellectual property).

What do I do with my surplus?  Look after my controllers and helpers (who you may not even see on the day)?  Make contributions to club funds?  Pay for my own riding entry fees (grossly overpriced as they might seem)?  Buy myself a beer as I worry about that last rider who hasn't yet finished (only to find out the rider finished hours ago and didn't let me know)?  Buy myself another beer as I handle yet another rider query, or defending myself against accusations of profiteering?  Frankly, that's my business (but hint; it's all of the above and more, but I'd pay attention to those beer references). 

It's a good job there are a small number of people prepared to put in the effort.  At times like this, I consider whether I should make Mrs DelphCyclist happy and allow others to continue the good work.  (And yes, I'm happy to hide behind a pseudonym too, although I reckon I may have blown my cover on previous postings)

I think you may be in the wrong club, Whosatthewheel.

Amen.

I've not organised, but I've run a control on a full on 400 and I've been controller on a few times. Sometimes I get food for free, but I don't get paid for travel or time.

I have the utmost respect for Organisers and what they do for Audax.

Cannot really see why others wouldn't.
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PBP 2019 / Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Last post by Ivo on Yesterday at 10:21:18 pm »
I'm assuming people talking about there being something at Brest are talking about the "610  Lycee Kerichen - Control" and not the "605  Brest" from the control list?

605 Brest will be a sign saying Brest. A photo opportunity.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@48.3973804,-4.4368059,3a,19.3y,308.34h,93.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5KZEEYgDRES5Sfo4lZd3ng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

We missed the sign in 2011 and 2015. In 2007 the route passed it:



Yes, we ocassionally had sun in 2007.
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Audax / Audax UK website down
« Last post by zigzag on Yesterday at 10:06:33 pm »
when trying to enter the event (tomorrow) the new website seems to be down. should i wait or go to bed? :)



the old website doesn't seem to be working either:

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PBP 2019 / Re: Start Time/Group
« Last post by nammynake on Yesterday at 09:57:08 pm »
Posted on their Facebook page:

To allow more riders to enter PBP'19, we modified the 80h starts. There will be only 5 starts instead of 7, from 04:00pm to 05:00pm.
The special bikes will start at 05:15pm instead of 05:45. By doing so, we will have to more starts for 90h and all start times will put backward by 30 minutes.
We are expecting early starters to ride at least to Carhaix for their first stop, if possible Best and then Fougeres or Villaine on the way back. Otherwise, Loudeac will be a mess despite the extra accommodations that we are implementing.
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The Pub / Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Last post by CommuteTooFar on Yesterday at 09:55:51 pm »
gn : I connected Monitor Audio Silver 100 as surround speakers to my Denon AVR-X3400H
bn : the front speakers and centre speaker are connected via Audiolab power amplifiers.  The difference in volume is too much for the Denon to compensate so the rears can hardly be heard.

CommuteTooFar Setup:
Philips 55Pos9002 Oled TV
Pioneer BDP-LX55 Blue ray player
Denon AVR-X3400H
Front Speakers Spendor A6R connected via Audiolab 8300MB
Centre Speaker Monitor Audio Silver C350 via Audiolab 8200M
Surround Speaker Monitor Audio Silver 100 directly connected to Denon AVR-X3400H



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The Knowledge / Re: Internal Rust
« Last post by Jurek on Yesterday at 09:42:31 pm »
Also make sure the slot in the seat tube is filled with grease.  This is where most water gets in.  A drain hole in the bottom of the BB shell isn't a bad idea.  You can tap it for an M6 bolt if you don't want water to be able to get *in* that way - just take the bolt out after a wet ride.
The No1 thing ringing at the back of my head is to protect the frame with a rust inhibitor, internally (as per Yoav's post), from the outset.
Anything else amounts to repairs.
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The Knowledge / Re: Internal Rust
« Last post by rogerzilla on Yesterday at 09:36:37 pm »
Also make sure the slot in the seat tube is filled with grease.  This is where most water gets in.  A drain hole in the bottom of the BB shell isn't a bad idea.  You can tap it for an M6 bolt if you don't want water to be able to get *in* that way - just take the bolt out after a wet ride.
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Audax / Re: Value for money in the Audax world
« Last post by hellymedic on Yesterday at 09:30:23 pm »
Looking forward to your £1.55 event WATW  :P

Sounds like a plan, might even give it a go.

The late, great Nik Peregrine did pretty much that:  £1 in those days.

yes I remember doing one; the first control was in someone's house with a table full of free cake!

[OT] I completed Nik's ride without a bike; his abode was a few doors from my B&B so I thought it simpler to dump the bike at the B&B before getting my card stamped etc.
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Where The Wild Things Are / Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Last post by hellymedic on Yesterday at 09:25:52 pm »
That's remarkably relaxed for so close to the Evil Monster That Eats Kittehs.

Oblig. dank Dune meme: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_hBqK0XoAACG14.jpg

 ;D ;D ;D
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