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JayP

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"999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:21:02 pm »
Just received this email.

Dear Organizer,
I am pleased to inform you that, on the initiative of one of our companies, next June 24th 2017 will take place a 1600 km "randonnée"(hikes) in Italy, the "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval.
The hikes will start from the center of Rome, will reach Matera then return to Rome through the National Park of Abruzzo. Any news about it can be found on the site http://www.audaxitalia.it/ .
We count on your cooperation for giving evidence to this event and we are ready to return the courtesy for any of your projects.
Thank you, good work and best regards


 
Luca Bonechi
(President Audax Randonneur Italy)

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 08:10:57 am »
This could be a ride for me.

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 12:06:17 pm »
There were some flyers about at the end of the Miglia 1001 this year. I'm definitely up for this! There are few organised rides that have ventured this far south in Italy - which is pretty stunning scenery!  :thumbsup:

LMT

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 02:12:45 pm »
On the radar. Pissed me off having to miss the Miglia Italia because of a NOFF, so it'll be good to get some sun and some miles in before LEL.

mattc

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 03:21:29 pm »
The only think I know about Italian geography is the Alpy bit is in the far North, and the bottom bit is like a boot.

Is this likely to be a gentler parcours* than the 'Miglia?


<googles "National Park of Abruzzo" ... Wild Boar! Run away !!! >



*Anyone know the Italian for "parcours"?


EDIT: ooh hang on - nearly forgot. This is a Plastic Hat event country, isn't it?  :-\
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Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 03:28:35 pm »
Have to look-up seasonal average temperatures.

June sounds cooler than August, on the other hand, this is southern Italy...

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 05:31:41 pm »

Is this likely to be a gentler parcours* than the 'Miglia?



I cycled the southern part of the Appenine's in April I had a 30+ km climb  :-\ it was also nearly 30C a few days lower down. this was further south than Rome but north of Naples.
Eddington Number 75

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 01:37:06 pm »
Is this likely to be a gentler parcours* than the 'Miglia?
*Anyone know the Italian for "parcours"?

The total elevation is announced to be 10000 m per the percorso, I finished the 1001 miglia with 15000 m.

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 07:56:53 pm »
A nice little promotional video here:


Having ridden the Miglia1001 four times now, I like the idea of a “GRAN RANDONNEUR D’ITALIA”. So, just three more 'Big' Italian jobs to complete:

- 2017 999 Miglia
- 2018 Alpi 4000
- 2019 6+6 Isole



At €99, a bargain! Pre-refgistration until 30 November for €10 (via PayPal) http://www.audaxitalia.it/index.php?pg=iscrizioni&org=180&obid=706&p=calendario_rm_1200

Something to look forward to for next season!!  ;D 8) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Pete Mas

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 07:40:42 pm »
Have just been reading about this fantastic event, and watching the video. Must admit I like the sound of the 8 day randonneur version, with hotels every night...I must be getting soft in my ''old age.''   
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 08:43:10 pm »
Is this likely to be a gentler parcours* than the 'Miglia?
*Anyone know the Italian for "parcours"?

The total elevation is announced to be 10000 m per the percorso, I finished the 1001 miglia with 15000 m.

Running the published track through the AUKometer, it comes up with 27AAA...

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 09:00:17 pm »
Running the published track through the AUKometer, it comes up with 27AAA...

Hot Digidy-Dog, I'm entered, so doin' it!!   ;D

Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 10:18:26 pm »
Running the published track through the AUKometer, it comes up with 27AAA...

Hot Digidy-Dog, I'm entered, so doin' it!!   ;D

I'll be seeing you at the start then! :)

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2016, 03:14:51 pm »
Me too :thumbsup:

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2016, 05:52:19 pm »
For your Christmas viewing pleasure, when you're feeling a bit lethargic from the mulled wine and turkey, the route has now been published:

Stage 1 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875583
Stage 2 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875588
Stage 3 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875600
Stage 4 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875608
Stage 5 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875873
Stage 6 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875883
Stage 7 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875889
Stage 8 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875894
Stage 9 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6876542
Stage 10 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875912
Stage 11 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6875939
Stage 12 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6876273
Stage 13 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6876301
Stage 14 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6876446
Stage 15 -  http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=6876412

Bring on those blue skies and sunny weather!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
...Hadn't realised the Mille Penines is just the following weekend after finishing this - I imagine the weather being a stark contrast to Southern Italy  :o

Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2016, 11:11:27 pm »
Click image for Google Earth and hours of 3D fun. :)


Pete Mas

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2016, 05:08:53 pm »
Running the published track through the AUKometer, it comes up with 27AAA...

Hot Digidy-Dog, I'm entered, so doin' it!!   ;D

''The total elevation is announced to be 10000 m per the percorso'' A quote from the earlier part of the thread.

Not sure how to reconcile 10,000m of climb with 27 AAA- doesn't that mean approx 27,000m of climb, so harder than Mille Miglia? Was the original info a guestimate?
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2016, 06:21:54 pm »
27AAA = 27,000m climbing. I derived this from the published tracks so worth a further look but sounds plausible. Even in the SE of the UK reckon on an average of 1,000m climbing per 100km, and Italy has proper mountain ranges.  I'd read 'Dislivello oltre i 10000 metr' ('difference more than 10000 meters') not as an estimate, more a declaration that it is officially "not flat".

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2016, 07:32:57 pm »
Looks like a stunning route.
Just eyeballing that map suggests 27000m climbing is realistic.
Would be very tempted if I could make the dates!

Pete Mas

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2017, 01:43:51 am »
The blurb for the Grand Tourist version (i.e.same route but with 180 hours 7.5 days to complete) says 18000 metres of climb overall.But that may not be final yet (see next link)
http://www.dreavel.com/eng/1/package-holidays/1765/999-miles-randonne-in-rome-and-south-italy/?utm_source=Rando999miglia

Also gives useful info re the route. But I read that the organisers are route-checking in January , and it says that the route tracks (as posted above by Veloboy) may be amended to reduce the amount of climb:-

'It is noted that some steps may be slightly modified to ensure better practicability without tackling the distances but only on altimetry.
The types of checkpoints and services will be announced in January, once the inspections completed.'

I suppose we need to await the final route, when posted, for best estimate of amount of climb.Should be an amazing ride!
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 02:34:00 pm »
News from the 999 Website...

"IMPORTANT: The hourly limit of BRM patent has been extended from 144 hours to 150.

To make it even more interesting, enjoyable and secure the path you have made some changes that increase the overall height difference. To compensate for this increase we lengthened by six hours the maximum time for all those who want to live this experience in a more relaxed way. These additional six hours also allow the possibility of using the day, the beautiful bike path of 20 km from the GRA that leads to the center of Rome."

This is good news for full value riders, as it allows for completing the last section in daylight, with a 1pm finish instead of 7am.

On the other hand, they may well need the extra time for the even more interesting, enjoyable and secure route...



Manotea

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2017, 02:30:56 pm »
Latest communications says about 20km climbing.. practically flat :)

Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2017, 09:58:35 pm »
But will there be a glass of prosecco at the top of the climb?!!  ;D

Pete Mas

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017, 10:45:15 am »
Still places available if you wish to enter.  :thumbsup: I registered on Saturday for the 168 hr BRI version, and have booked flights, and reserved a room nearby. Just need to improve fitness by a few 100%  ;), and think about reserving one or two strategically - placed hotels along the way for short recoveries.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Pete Mas

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Re: "999 Miles of Rome and the South" with BRM approval
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2017, 11:36:01 am »
Latest update:-

ARI AUDAX RANDONNEUR ITALY NEWSLETTER (20/02/2017) 

HURRY - STILL A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE


Dear randonneur,

the deadline for the closing of entries to the 999 Miles is close and, for those who had not already done so, you can register by February 28, the figure of 122 €. The goal of 333 participants has already been reached with a major presence of foreign cyclists from around the world.

The path verification and services we can offer is well advanced and thus even now we can afford to satisfy additional requests that arrive more than that number being able to guarantee 16 manned check-dining options including 10 with dorm. This necessary clarification as compared to some misleading news and unfounded press reports. We will also be able to define an additional list of private structures to which they can address in a further stop.

As you know the maximum time for the ACP patent is 150 hours and is valid for the "Granbrevetto the Grand Tour Italy", as well as for the Italian Championship, while for the ARI patent, which may allow to ride at night only for the first stage is 168. The route is completely frecciato, is challenging but totally doable and extraordinary beauty.

Each finisseur will be awarded a medal and the last two arrived within the maximum time, with the meshes of Carollo and Malabrocca.

They are forecasting more surprises that will be communicated in due course.

The bag drop, at a cost of € 20, is established in the town of Matera Montescaglioso.

Further inscriptions, obviously subject to availability of extra places by the organization and the structures prepared, will have the following costs:


€ 122 by 28 February

€ 144 1 to 31 March

€ 166 1 to 30 April

and it may be conducted through the site audaxitalia signposted.

You can pay by credit card or by bank transfer for which references are given in the 999 Miglia page .


Thank you all for your confidence and for the best success of the 999
 
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson