Author Topic: Start Time/Group  (Read 13523 times)

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #125 on: April 23, 2019, 01:18:33 pm »
I’m out :( just emailed my remaining qualifiers to confirm a DNS on both, and the ferry company to see if I get a refund or not. 

All health related, I need to work out what i’m eating that makes me ill and (assuming it is wheat) do a better job of working out how to avoid it whilst on my bike - so far i’m being ill on every audax :(. Time to focus on my health, PBP will wait.

Do I have to do something with PBP, or simply ignore it now, safe in the knowledge that not finishing my qualifiers will be enough?

As a coeliac I can sympathise - took me years of feeling properly ill to work it out, but since then all good and I am back to Audax - good luck and you are right to prioritise health.

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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #126 on: April 23, 2019, 10:21:44 pm »
Just imagine the schism if Scotland gets independence! Not only we (the English, Welsh and Northern Irish) not be able to cross into Europe we will not be able to ride on the A7 North of Carlisle. Along with our economy collapsing we will be unable to travel and will not have enough to eat and all continental food will either be banned or unavailable. Stella will become a luxury item and people in BMWs will mug tramps and chavs just to get the high status Belgian beer. People will build towers on the white cliffs of Dover just to catch a glimce of the promised land. As society as we know it collapses there is hope a new ride, London Land's End London is announced and it it will all be in good old England. Shunned by the Scots and the Continentals (term last used by Ron Atkinson) we are are destined to cycle on this divided land.

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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2019, 10:01:24 am »
Stella will become a luxury item

Almost plausible apart from that bit.

bairn again

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2019, 10:33:41 am »
....the A7 North of Carlisle.......Stella.........

Scots are increasingly stocking up with Stella etc in places such as Carlisle & Berwick, following the introduction of minimum alcohol unit pricing north of the border.   

Carlisle is our Calais.   :o

https://www.ft.com/content/09dbcf84-4f97-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab

“We’re selling it from pallets rather than the shelf". 


 


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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #129 on: April 24, 2019, 10:40:14 am »
 :o indeed!
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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2019, 11:07:31 am »
Wonder how many tins you have to buy for the price difference to cover the cost of the drive down from the central belt.
Makes more sense if you'd normally shop at Gala, Jedburgh or Dumfries I suppose.

Similarly when I visited the town of Comiens in France, as I walked from the station towards the town centre and then onto the bridge I noted it is very different from others, there's am abnormally low number of Tabacs and cafés.
On crossing the bridge and into Belgium I was bombarded with a street of Cafés and Tabacs.

https://goo.gl/maps/DWnYiJhWcue4YMrW9

Although what was weirder was the train on the Belgian side, I was unaware that the town is in an enclave of Wallonia, so for one stop only the guard spoke French first followed by Flandrian.

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #131 on: April 24, 2019, 01:16:47 pm »
It's worth thinking what shops will be open in relation to your pace and start time. It's not worth knowing that there's a Netto in Tinteniac, and a supermarket in Sizun, if they will be closed when you're there.
I've never been in Loudeac at a time to shop at the nearby Aldi.

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #132 on: June 28, 2019, 04:44:13 pm »
I've received this email:

Dear riders

In order to satisfy the many change of departure time requests, we have added an option to change your departure time, as far as your frame plate number has not been allocated.
If possible, we invite you to choose a departure time with more free slots.

Regards,

The PBP organising board

- I thought I was locked into the 7.15 departure time but now the website says "-24 places" for this time.

What is going on? I don't want to start at 8.30pm.

Any ideas?

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #133 on: June 28, 2019, 05:06:29 pm »
Thierry has come back to my email straight away to confirm I'm in the slot that I opted for.

 :thumbsup:

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #134 on: June 28, 2019, 05:14:25 pm »
Its simple really, your locked in to your start time, but you can move to a slot with places available .

I real dont get this endless worry and people fretting .
Why is everything so difficult for the modern rider! God knows how these riders would have managed before the internet.

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2019, 05:20:05 pm »
It just seemed like an unnecessary email. Why tell me that I can move to a later time? I'm glad that it makes perfect sense to you.


Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #136 on: June 28, 2019, 06:19:06 pm »
It just seemed like an unnecessary email. Why tell me that I can move to a later time? I'm glad that it makes perfect sense to you.
Why not? Some riders may (both or all) wish to move to the same start time.

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2019, 06:29:19 pm »
It just seemed like an unnecessary email. Why tell me that I can move to a later time? I'm glad that it makes perfect sense to you.
Why not? Some riders may (both or all) wish to move to the same start time.

And for some of usme, it meant weI could move to an earlier start time.

Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2019, 06:32:39 pm »
Easy postie, Peter Marshall

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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #139 on: June 29, 2019, 07:16:49 am »
Its simple really, your locked in to your start time, but you can move to a slot with places available .

I real dont get this endless worry and people fretting .
Why is everything so difficult for the modern rider! God knows how these riders would have managed before the internet.
This worries me some times. We need to know everything down to the minute. Now if during the bike check they told you your start time had been put back 30 mins would you bat an eyelid?
On the constant Internet I have just finished a week long tour in Scotland, 4G everywhere. Now 5 years ago only mobile reception was in towns and pubs had the only Internet. Even the remotest places are now on line.

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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #140 on: June 29, 2019, 04:02:37 pm »
Now if during the bike check they told you your start time had been put back 30 mins would you bat an eyelid?

Probably not.

I won't ask if I have another question about the event or I'll PM people I know.


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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #141 on: June 29, 2019, 07:12:05 pm »
Now if during the bike check they told you your start time had been put back 30 mins would you bat an eyelid?

Probably not.

I won't ask if I have another question about the event or I'll PM people I know.

Just ignore them. Your questions are useful, and that's what the forum is for. Ask away - other people might be interested in the answers!
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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #142 on: June 29, 2019, 08:58:43 pm »
Its simple really, your locked in to your start time, but you can move to a slot with places available .

I real dont get this endless worry and people fretting .
Why is everything so difficult for the modern rider! God knows how these riders would have managed before the internet.

We'd have managed but it would be a lot less fun, both for ourselves and the audience!
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #143 on: June 29, 2019, 09:24:28 pm »
Its simple really, your locked in to your start time, but you can move to a slot with places available .

I real dont get this endless worry and people fretting .
Why is everything so difficult for the modern rider! God knows how these riders would have managed before the internet.
This worries me some times. We need to know everything down to the minute. Now if during the bike check they told you your start time had been put back 30 mins would you bat an eyelid?
On the constant Internet I have just finished a week long tour in Scotland, 4G everywhere. Now 5 years ago only mobile reception was in towns and pubs had the only Internet. Even the remotest places are now on line.

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Re: Start Time/Group
« Reply #144 on: July 01, 2019, 01:33:17 pm »
Any other special needs received conflicting update on start time for 90hr group?

My registration is still showing Group f at 17:15, yet I have received an unsolicited update saying I'm now group h at 17:45, but still special needs.

EDIT: Must have been a recalled email, as soon as I opened it properly rather than preview pane it disappeared!