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Nocturne Podcast does Audaxing
« on: November 01, 2016, 02:20:26 pm »
I suggested that Nocturne Podcast do an episode on night time audax riding and they've gone ahead and made a two parter. First episode is available now from http://www.nocturnepodcast.org/ or whever you usually stream podcasts from. I listened to it this morning and felt that for a non audaxer the host has done a really good job on this. I reckon it's worth a listen.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 02:45:09 pm »
Aye, I was enjoying listening to that yesterday - good on you for getting them to do it :thumbsup:

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 09:38:59 pm »
Brilliant - thanks for posting the link.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 09:57:05 pm »
Yes, that's very nicely done.
Makes good night time listening!
Garry Broad

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 02:29:53 pm »
Very good listening.  Enjoyed it. Type II Fun described very well.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 02:34:09 pm »
You can observe the cultural difference between the RUSA and AUK descriptions of long rides. RUSA folk tend to emphasise the difficulties to overcome and AUKs tend to describe Audaxing as just a long bike ride.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 02:40:29 pm »
Almost made me want to start audaxing again.

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 04:41:29 pm »
This deserves a bump - I eagerly await part 2!

You can observe the cultural difference between the RUSA and AUK descriptions of long rides. RUSA folk tend to emphasise the difficulties to overcome and AUKs tend to describe Audaxing as just a long bike ride.
I thought the RUSA guy doing most of the talking was great (not a name I recognised, sorry).

The emphasis on PBP gave me some good common ground to relate to them on, whilst it was fun hearing about US-specific issues (like rural post-offices being their "Audax hotels" ! I'm sure you approved of the lack of real hotels ;) )

I noticed the presenter talking about RandonEERs (not RandonnEURS) - was that just a mistake, or could she have picked it up from the US riders?
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 04:42:22 pm »
The Episode about night swimming is also very good. I shall listen to some non-endurance-sport episodes shortly ...
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 06:01:11 pm »
The USA-ians don't do bus shelters but their post offices have lobbies to allow 24hr access to post boxes - perfect nap locations out of the rain and wind.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 11:00:57 am »
On the subject of night riding, my Finnish chums do a winter solstice ride with must be started after sunset and completed by sunrise. You ride a minimum of 150km and finish either in Tampere (sunrise 09:44), or further north in Oulu (sunrise 10:30) which obviously gives more time but is probably  is probably colder and icier.

I can't help thinking that if Ivalo in the far north of Finland were a permitted destination, you'd have until just after midday on Jan 9th for the next sunrise.

Here's a video (with subtitles) by velogi on the 2015 ride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzvfu8epTgY
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 01:45:32 pm »
Great listen. Thanks for posting it.
I rode large chunk of PBP with Max. Hearing his voice describing all those night time shenanigans did bring back memories!

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2016, 01:58:47 pm »
On the subject of night riding, my Finnish chums do a winter solstice ride with must be started after sunset and completed by sunrise. You ride a minimum of 150km and finish either in Tampere (sunrise 09:44), or further north in Oulu (sunrise 10:30) which obviously gives more time but is probably  is probably colder and icier.

I can't help thinking that if Ivalo in the far north of Finland were a permitted destination, you'd have until just after midday on Jan 9th for the next sunrise.

Here's a video (with subtitles) by velogi on the 2015 ride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzvfu8epTgY
As audax was invented to be (roughly) the furthest a man could reasonably cycle between one dawn and dusk, I'd say your Finnish friends have invented the exact opposite of Audax.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2016, 02:11:12 pm »
Xadua?
I am often asked, what does YOAV stand for? It stands for Yoav On A Velo

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 07:18:59 pm »
Listened to it while doing a session on the spin bike last night - very enjoyable and chapeau to TSK for suggesting it. I'd echo LWB's comment below about the US riders emphasising the challenges but, let's face it, how likely are you to encounter a large mountain lion on the Flatlands 600?  I guess, also, that the producer needs to focus on the  difficulties encountered to make the podcast interesting to the casual listener. It would be good, though, to have had someone saying that, once you get into it, building up to the longer distances is well within most people's reach and encouraging them to give it a try.

Looking forward to part 2.
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2016, 07:42:16 pm »
The USA-ians don't do bus shelters but their post offices have lobbies to allow 24hr access to post boxes - perfect nap locations out of the rain and wind.

A lot of European riders do the same with bank lobbies, as they can be accessed with a card. The one at Meneac on the PBP is especially favoured.

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2016, 07:43:53 pm »
Yup. Some French bank lobbies are even carpeted. I can confirm that they are a very civilised option.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2016, 08:39:42 pm »
Does anyone know which episode numbers the Audax features are on? I use iTunes. Many thanks.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2016, 10:42:52 pm »
Does anyone know which episode numbers the Audax features are on? I use iTunes. Many thanks.

"Episode 23: Proof of Passage" is Part 1

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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2016, 08:37:21 am »
Yup. Some French bank lobbies are even carpeted. I can confirm that they are a very civilised option.

One of the French LEL 2009 write-ups features a bank lobby in St Neots.

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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2016, 08:59:38 am »
I guess, also, that the producer needs to focus on the  difficulties encountered to make the podcast interesting to the casual listener. It would be good, though, to have had someone saying that, once you get into it, building up to the longer distances is well within most people's reach and encouraging them to give it a try.
To be fair to the producer, it was never intended as advertising for audax - it's a piece about weird shit that people do at night.
In this case on bicycles - via France, and threatened by mountain lions.

I agree that as an "Introduction to Audax" it is a bit skewed!
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2016, 08:54:12 pm »
Does anyone know which episode numbers the Audax features are on? I use iTunes. Many thanks.

"Episode 23: Proof of Passage" is Part 1

Much appreciated. Thank you.

hillbilly

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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2016, 07:38:25 am »
Very good overview of our sport. Thanks for making me aware of it :)

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2016, 05:29:18 pm »
I enjoyed this too - missed this thread until now, but Martin tweeted about it.

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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2016, 06:02:57 pm »
.... chapeau to TSK for suggesting it.
Seconded - a most enjoyable listen.
I'd echo LWB's comment below about the US riders emphasising the challenges but, let's face it, how likely are you to encounter a large mountain lion on the Flatlands 600?
Not likely, granted, but I did recognise the part about drunk drivers and similar yahoos attacking riders. This remains the biggest single deterent factor about Audax for me.

I too, am looking forward to Part 2 - it looks like the podcasts are published monxthly, so we may have to wait a while....