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[LEL17] The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« on: December 17, 2016, 07:54:58 am »
In my role as Elder Statesman/Captain Sensible...perhaps we need a meeting to decide on a start time for the Peloton? The start time allocation system, as I understand it, will swing into gear as entries are taken in January, so will need co-ordinating soon. I'd prefer a face-to-face meeting rather than a long drawn-out discussion here.

Might I suggest a 'pubinar' at the Compasses LG, sometime in the no-mans-land between Christmas and New Year. Wednesday 27th? Or another day that week, or the following Weds [4th January]? I could even produce some sort of schedule based on past LELs, having done an early start as well as a mid-afternoon one.

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 08:08:35 am »
I asked on Facebook about start times (given I am yet to get a place  :facepalm: ) and they can be concluded in February as I understand it...

I'm away between Xmas & NY, but I'll be around the 4th.
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Jason

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 08:49:52 am »
I like the idea of "pubinars". Is this something else we've invented?

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 09:51:04 am »
Pubinar sounds good.  The Straggler wants to join the peloton as well.

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 10:07:21 am »
No need to indicate your preferred start time at time of entry (in fact you won't be able to at that point). In Jan it's just about getting your place and paying us. You'll be able to indicate preferred start times and teams from when we open up the rider area of the website. That will be in February. You'll be able to change your mind on preferred start and team name right up until we lock it ahead of allocating starts. No date on when we will lock it, but you'll have a number of weeks till at least end of April I'd expect. Don't let that stop your pubinars mind  ;D ;D

Here's the LEL news article on start times to aid your discussions

https://londonedinburghlondon.com/2016/08/here-are-some-details-about-next-years-start-times/

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 01:52:03 pm »
Yes, we don't want to pass up the opportunity for quality pub time  ;D

I think we should have some sort of [whispers]...LEL forward planning, if only to put off talking about Easter Arrows for a bit longer!

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2016, 07:57:02 pm »
Yep - the straggler will be keen to attend on Wed 27th Dec or 4th Jan for briefing.  Wonder if Tomsk will organise a 2017 LEL seminar similar to 2015 PBP. I regret I missed an opprtunity in gaining some valuable pre-ride knowledge/tips.
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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 07:47:43 am »
I'm in. Even though start times don't need to be set until later, I would appreciate the knowledge sharing opportunity.

Wed 28th would be easier for me to make, but happy to attend on 4th if that's when the majority are available.

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 07:01:50 pm »
Last nights pubinar was very enlightening

Redlight

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 10:16:09 pm »
Every peloton needs someone on the back hanging on for grim death - so count me in.  I'm unlikely to be able to make it to the pubinar on either of the suggested dates but will be happy to fit in with whatever is agreed upon.
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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 10:04:56 am »
I see that forward planning has earmarked Witham pubs for Wednesday 18th January. London train-assist friendly. A possible date for an ACME LEL pubinar?

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2016, 10:27:38 am »
I see that forward planning has earmarked Witham pubs for Wednesday 18th January. London train-assist friendly. A possible date for an ACME LEL pubinar?

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 01:00:26 pm »
Witham 'spoons: The Battesford Court, aka our other spiritual home...

21:00 Wednesday 18th January
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Homework for LEL-ers: read up all the relevant stuff on AUKweb and yacf, and look at Jo Wood's graphic renderings of the stats from 2013: http://www.gicentre.net/blog/2013/10/31/lel

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2016, 02:05:15 pm »
Are non-ACME members welcome too?

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2016, 04:23:50 pm »
I think there is a rule about non-ACME buying the beer?  :thumbsup:  ;D
Regards,

Jason

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2016, 04:25:25 pm »
I think there is a rule about non-ACME buying the beer?  :thumbsup:  ;D

And let's not forget the Pickled Egg Ceremony  ;D

Oscar's dad

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2016, 04:26:16 pm »
So basically Olaf, you'll be most welcome!

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2016, 09:02:45 pm »
Exactly :) see you there!
Regards,

Jason

redfalo

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2016, 10:10:13 pm »
Good stuff! If the weather is not too biblical, I plan to ride out to Witham after work.

Oscar's dad

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2016, 08:16:56 am »
Good stuff! If the weather is not too biblical, I plan to ride out to Witham after work.

If you'd like to publish a route perhaps we can intercept you.

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2016, 08:54:59 am »
All Welcome  :) :thumbsup: on Pubinar Night as well as on that long ride itself!

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2016, 09:29:53 am »
I will put it in the diary... not that I have the wealth of experience that Tomsk does, but I did survive it in 2013!  If all goes to plan fhoot and I will be welcoming you to Brampton control.

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2016, 07:50:52 pm »
:thumbsup:

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Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2017, 06:15:16 pm »
I'm not a paid up ACME member but would very much like to ride LEL in a group. If you'll have me and there is space I would love to join. Can't make pubinars but as Redlight has said up thread, happy to go with the flow and contribute as and where I can to planning.

Re: The ACME LEL Peloton Thread [All Welcome!]
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2017, 06:20:39 pm »
If you want to ride in a group of more than, say, four people, you will be very unlikely to bag an early start time. If you gamble and apply for one, you're very likely to end up with a very late start time.