Author Topic: PBP 2019 ROUTE  (Read 7250 times)

simonp

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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2019, 01:34:28 pm »
Hmm. Sub 70 is 17.5 overall.

Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #101 on: February 20, 2019, 01:59:43 pm »
Hmm. Sub 70 is 17.5 overall.

Hmmm.   71h56m last time.

Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #102 on: February 26, 2019, 10:29:45 pm »
Thank you for this =) I see "Accueil" translates to "Home", but what does that mean?  Somewhere to sleep?

Google Translate gives a single translation of "accueil" as "home", which shows the danger of trusting a simple translation like that.

Accueil also means "reception" or "hospitality". I wouldn't rely on there being dedicated dorms like some of the other controls, but there might be places where you can lie down and sleep (if you can sleep with noise going on around you). Mostly it'll just be some food/water/toilets.
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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #103 on: February 26, 2019, 10:41:06 pm »
Accueillir is the verb 'to welcome'. So Accueil is literally a welcome point. So it's use in this context is to indicate hospitality, without being a formal control point.

You don't have to stop, but you're welcome to. It's also used at Semaine Federale, for feeding and entertainment stops.

Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #104 on: April 12, 2019, 06:40:52 pm »
Accueillir is the verb 'to welcome'. So Accueil is literally a welcome point. So it's use in this context is to indicate hospitality, without being a formal control point.

You don't have to stop, but you're welcome to. It's also used at Semaine Federale, for feeding and entertainment stops.

I notice it is quite close to another control. Does this mean the previous control is just a place to get card validated with few other facilities?
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wilkyboy

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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2019, 06:43:31 pm »
Accueillir is the verb 'to welcome'. So Accueil is literally a welcome point. So it's use in this context is to indicate hospitality, without being a formal control point.

You don't have to stop, but you're welcome to. It's also used at Semaine Federale, for feeding and entertainment stops.

I notice it is quite close to another control. Does this mean the previous control is just a place to get card validated with few other facilities?

No.  ALL the controls are fully furnished; the hospitality controls are just extras, presumably laid on by the locals to get in on the excitement.

And "close" is a relative term when considering most riders will be three days in at the point they get to Quédillac for the second time.
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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2019, 11:19:30 pm »
Basically they are overflow area's. Since especially Loudéac tends to be overrun, both Quedillac and St. Nicolas are extra sleeping points to accomodate more people. Offering a point midway encourages riders to set out for at least half a stage and not stay in Loudéac, further cluttering up the place.

Redlight

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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2019, 11:28:29 am »
Basically they are overflow area's. Since especially Loudéac tends to be overrun, both Quedillac and St. Nicolas are extra sleeping points to accomodate more people. Offering a point midway encourages riders to set out for at least half a stage and not stay in Loudéac, further cluttering up the place.

Worth noting if you at the full value end of the ride that the catering at these controls is somewhat limited so don't rely on them as your only food options on the return leg.  Quedillac had run out of almost everything when I reached it eastbound in 2015 - and there were still a lot of riders behind me at that stage.
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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #108 on: April 17, 2019, 03:33:20 pm »
I slept in Quedillac reception on the way back last time.  That's when I couldn't find my bike on waking as the front of the bulge had caught me up whilst I slept. Was trying to get back to Tintiniac before sleeping but got the dozies so stopped.  I then ate when I got to Tintiniac after my sleep.

wilkyboy

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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2019, 03:35:57 pm »
I slept in Quédillac on the way back.  Face-down on the bar waiting for my pizza to arrive ...

Beats the sleep on the way out in Gorron: face-down in my omelette.  There's a photo somewhere, which I've never actually seen  ???
RRTY #6 done; #7 aborted and restarted.

Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2019, 04:31:43 pm »
I also slept on the way back in Quedillac. But towards the end of the night.

wilkyboy

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Re: PBP 2019 ROUTE
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2019, 12:17:31 am »
A couple of route changes in the last few days:

— Stage 9 now heads into Gouarec before heading up the D5, making the stage slightly longer;
— Stage 15 now turns into the Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet, thru the archway; although in make this change, the route now appears to head the wrong way down one-way streets in Rambouillet, which doesn't seem quite right  ::-)
RRTY #6 done; #7 aborted and restarted.