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CrinklyUncle

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40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« on: February 19, 2017, 01:05:24 am »
Background: Monday 20th is my 40th birthday.  I had no idea of any plans for the occasion.

Early this week I had been checking the weather forecast for the weekend and I saw it was going to be nice.  I mentioned this to CrinklyAunty as I had been waiting for a nice’ish day to get out for a proper ride.
On Wednesday I received an envelope containing a save the date card:

I didn’t know what was going on but I assumed a ride at the weekend was not going to happen.

I was wrong.  On Friday night I got a second envelope with my Brevet card from (N)Audax UK.

I didn’t get an any more clues to the route other than what was written in the card as there wasn’t an enclosed route sheet.

On Saturday I got ready to go and I received the first page of the route sheet, I was to get the other parts as I went around.


The first control was to buy something at one of our favourite bakeries in York:


Then to a photo control at York Minster, I managed to avoid the lemmings on the way (see route sheet!)


Next it was to the Den where a control sign confirmed I as in the right place:


Where I got some cake, coffee and the second part of the route sheet:


After a finishing the cake, which took some time as it was a big slice and very nice, I continued on to the next Info control:

The answer was 6 dogs! (Ours is the odd one out)

The next control was the Blacksmiths Arms in Naburn, I took some pictures of spring on the way.  I was very surprised by the controller that met me at the pub it was Deano.  With my card signed I got the third section of the route and we went inside for a drink and a chat.


The next control was at Cycle Heaven.  I rode with Deano back to the Millennium bridge where he left to go back to the train station and to head home.  I went on to Cycle Heaven, the first person I asked didn’t have a clue about what I was talking about but a second did who had been briefed earlier in the day and I got a sticker for the card.  Control 7 was the National Railway Museum and I had to buy a fridge magnet and take a photo:

Now it was on to the last intermediate control and I found CrinklyAunty at the point I asked her to marry me.  Where I got the final part of the route:


I then followed her back to our home.  After putting a way my bike in the garage I then went in to the house where I noticed the kitchen door was shut.  I thought this was odd as it normally left open for the cat.
I went in to the kitchen to a surprise Star Wars themed birthday party.  Lots of my family and Deano where there.  It was a great afternoon with an amazing cake:


So in the end the ride was to get me out of the way for the setup of the party.

My completed card and route which was 37km in the end:


I was a fun ride even thought I had to do a lot of lemming avoiding most of the way around, I think lots of people were taking advantage of the milder weather for a walk.  The route sheet is worth a read, there are some notes you don’t normally see on a route sheet.  A big thank you to Crinkly Clan CC and Deano for the organising and expert controlling.  It was a fab ride  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 06:17:50 am »
Absolutely brilliant.  :)

Congratulations to all involved.

Off on a perm now, which I expect to be a lot less eventful, but will remembering this and smiling all the way round.  :)

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 09:24:20 am »
Wow excellent. Well done all and belated Happy Birthday.
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Ruthie

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 09:27:04 am »
What a brilliant family to be part of! Happy Birthday  :D
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 09:54:53 am »
That is so wonderful, I feel giddy. Lovely lovely lovely.

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 10:27:46 am »
That is so wonderful, I feel giddy. Lovely lovely lovely.

Oh yes, this!  ;D

Good work, team, and happy birthday for tomorrow, CrinklyUncle!

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 11:43:31 am »
I had such fun reading this!  :thumbsup:
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fboab

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 12:22:52 pm »
 ;D

Excellent
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Kim

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 12:45:03 pm »
Splendid.  All the best routesheets mention dog poo  ;D
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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 01:03:58 pm »
Brilliant! Happy birthday for tomorrow too.

CrinklyLion

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 02:06:31 pm »
CrinklyUncle did a rather splendid job of organising a surprise birthday treat for CrinklyAuntie back in the summer, so the bar had been set pretty high....

Well over a hundred lines on a route that is under 40km :D

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 10:15:28 pm »
Lovely read. Happy Birthday for the morrow.

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 04:31:51 pm »
Penblwydd hapus Crinkly Uncle (that's a Welsh happy birthday!) What a brilliant adventure, thanks for sharing it  ;D ;D

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 04:39:57 pm »
That's wonderful! Very happy Birthday to you.  ;D
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CrinklyUncle

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 12:01:39 am »
Thanks for the birthday messages.
This morning was a good walk with Rufus and CrinklyAunty, PS4 in the afternoon and tea with my Mum and Dad.

Kim

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 12:03:34 am »
And CAKE?
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CrinklyUncle

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Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 12:05:44 am »
And CAKE?

Yep we started on the second half of the Death Star.

Re: 40ish @ 40ish – Brevet Exclusif – Organised by CCCC
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2017, 07:58:53 pm »
Thats a superbly splendid way to have a birthday. Best Wishes :) :)