Author Topic: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017  (Read 3041 times)

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2017, 07:14:49 pm »
I'm now mulling over the idea of doing a 200 DIY to the pub, staying the night somewhere, then doing a 200 home on the Sunday, to save the A road dashes I usually end up doing when Essex bound. Not checked the Compasses availability yet, but I can't afford (got no work booked yet this term) £70 a night on my own, so has anyone already got a twin room there/elsewhere, and wanting to halve the cost? They can PM me or post here.

I think we can find accommodation for you on Saturday night...leave it with me  ;)

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2017, 05:23:37 pm »
When I went 2 years ago I stayed in the Travelodge on the edge of Great Dunmow - not sure how reasonable prices will be this close to the day.   Tomsk even picked me up from there and led me to the venue.

Haven't qualified for a couple of years, though.

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2017, 03:47:55 pm »
So far 13 have let me know they're attending. On past form that'll be at least doubled. 30 is about the limit, standing room only, for the Green Room at the Compasses.

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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2017, 07:46:48 pm »
I`m coming along, there about about 8ish :)

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2017, 07:58:24 pm »
Anyone else thinking of a DIY to the Compasses for Saturday?  I was looking into a 200K ending around 6:00pm so an early-ish start for a slowcoach like me.
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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2017, 08:03:25 pm »
I was pondering it, but I think I'll just loop a 100 together and spin round the countryside...  I need some recovery this week.
Regards,

Jason

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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2017, 08:34:36 pm »
I rode a 200 DIY to the ACME awards last year, about 160km there, 40 and a bit back, started just after Midday.

It was good, only problem was getting home and riding by the submitted route. I can`t remember the ride back, somehow it was validated.

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2017, 09:47:36 pm »
200km diy there, to arrive 6pm ish. 200km diy home on the Sunday after beer, food and sleep.
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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2017, 06:55:52 am »
I`m coming along, there about about 8ish :)

Don't forget The ACME Points Trophy, to award to yourself  ;D

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« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2017, 02:32:27 pm »
Hi Each,

I can't claim the original thought :facepalm: (that goes to one of my team at work) but it was suggested this could be:-

The BAFTAs

Bicycling Awards For Tenacious ACMEs?

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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2017, 02:49:05 pm »
 ;D

OSCARS = Outrageously Silly Cycling Awards Recognition and Salutations

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2017, 03:37:55 pm »
;D

OSCARS = Outrageously Silly Cycling Awards Recognition and Salutations


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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2017, 08:21:05 pm »
BRITS - Beautiful Randonneurs In Tenacious Strip

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2017, 09:12:55 pm »
Somehow I have persuaded the better half to come out for the evening. She's even met some of you before and still wants to come up. So Tom, +1 for dinner please,

Al

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2017, 09:30:59 pm »
Have to be back Sunday morning now so the latest plan is: 186 km loop out joining Big Saxon for a bit, then on my own up to Fenstanton then down via Duxford and Thaxted, aiming for 7-7:30 arrival. Food and just one pint then 116 km ride home. All could change by the morning! If not, this will be my first leap up to a 300 DIY.
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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2017, 09:36:41 pm »
Somehow I have persuaded the better half to come out for the evening. She's even met some of you before and still wants to come up. So Tom, +1 for dinner please,

Al

Great news - I'm looking forward to meeting up with another gluten free audaxer!
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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2017, 11:42:50 pm »
At the moment it's looking doubtful that I'll be able to make it.  Senior Junior-WB was 18 on Tuesday and the family's over this weekend to commiserate — I think Mrs WB would be not-best-pleased if I deserted her on the eve of a full trooping of the colour  ::-)

Then again, I'm still trying to make it happen, and possibly might even end up on Bikeabilityman's wheel (although more likely the reverse, as I'll be fresher) for a Girton/Cambridge/Duxford/Thaxted run to Littley Green, swift half, and sprint home again  :thumbsup:
Back on the single-RRTY treadmill, whew! :)  LEL-ahoy — X32

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #67 on: November 11, 2017, 12:23:07 am »
Absolute chaos at Orlando airport after people panicked following a lithium battery exploding. I’ll be amazed if I get back to the UK before Sunday.

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2017, 04:40:15 am »
Absolute chaos at Orlando airport after people panicked following a lithium battery exploding. I’ll be amazed if I get back to the UK before Sunday.

My prophesy turned out correct. Instead of arriving at Heathrow on Saturday morning, the earliest flight gets me back on Sunday morning. All because an exploding lithium battery spooked some folk who ran through security, leading to the cops forcing an evacuation of the gate areas and everybody going through security again. That only took 6 hours!

So unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make the medal ceremony, which is rather gutting as I missed it last year too.

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2017, 08:20:48 am »
I'm still trying to make it happen, and possibly might even end up on Bikeabilityman's wheel (although more likely the reverse, as I'll be fresher) for a Girton/Cambridge/Duxford/Thaxted run to Littley Green, swift half, and sprint home again  :thumbsup:
At least it's looking like a tailwind for the ride south!
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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2017, 09:50:12 am »
Absolute chaos at Orlando airport after people panicked following a lithium battery exploding. I’ll be amazed if I get back to the UK before Sunday.

My prophesy turned out correct. Instead of arriving at Heathrow on Saturday morning, the earliest flight gets me back on Sunday morning. All because an exploding lithium battery spooked some folk who ran through security, leading to the cops forcing an evacuation of the gate areas and everybody going through security again. That only took 6 hours!

So unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make the medal ceremony, which is rather gutting as I missed it last year too.

Commiserations!  :o

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2017, 11:26:03 am »
Will be coming but need to leave sober at a sensible hour to do a DIY ride in the morning. Had scheduled DIY for today but, sadly,  had to attend a Nine Night last night and, well, the DIY had to be put back.
What time are the awards likely to happen?

Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #72 on: November 11, 2017, 12:29:29 pm »
Save The Date!

ACME's Super-Randonneur Medal Ceremony will be held at The Compasses, Littley Green, on Saturday 11th November.

All welcome, whether getting a medal or not, but please let me know.

We will have the use of the 'Green Room' from 18:00, so come early to eat - then we'll kick off presentations at 20:00.

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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2017, 12:55:16 pm »
Looks like I will be able to make it after things looking unlikely during the week

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Re: ACME SR Medal Ceremony Saturday 11th November 2017
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2017, 05:05:21 pm »
Sorry guys, I don't think I'll be able to make it tonight. Have fun!