Author Topic: Dutch brevets in 2019  (Read 12265 times)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #200 on: October 06, 2019, 05:57:30 pm »
By Groningen standards probably not much, two friends from my local club took part and they also found cp2 to cp3 challenging, we don't get much wind down here  :thumbsup:

It was 83km between those checkpoints, which is quite long for a 200. I can imagine that many riders ran out of energy on this stretch. At least, I was starving when we arrived in Venray and ordered a huge plate of fries with satay sauce.

Anyway, this was my last ride for the current season. We should continue in the 2020 thread :P

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #201 on: October 06, 2019, 11:56:05 pm »

Had a slight issue with crashing somewhere around the 75km mark, meaning I did the remaining distance largely just trying to get round without doing any permanent damage, and within the time limit. Still ended up escorting 2 newbies round, one of which at the end said he wouldn't have finished without me, which was nice to hear. I think I may have enjoyed things more had I not been awake since midday Friday. Being awake for over 36 hours, and doing a 200 is suboptimal.

The first 80km or so of the route was beautiful, unfortunately it set the bar so high the last half was quite disappointing. Not to mention the headwind slot sucked. I think adding a control part way between the 2 would have been a good idea. Tho many may have an aversion to 3 commercial controls and 2 photo controls.

That said, I've now cycled to America...



And of course I managed to add to my Gemeente tally. I thought I would get 12, but turns out I got that wrong. I got 15. Bringing me to 335 total, and 300 for 2019.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #202 on: October 07, 2019, 08:27:48 am »
I will be doing this one. According to Buienradar, the weather will be ok, no rain and not a lot wind.

Come say hi, I'll be the fat one with the weird bike with even weirder handlebars, and a strange accent...


See you all in Einhoven.

J

We met before, I'm the guy without helmet on the old green Gazelle.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #203 on: October 10, 2019, 10:46:05 am »
Anyone going to the 200 in Maassland? It is a nice route.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #204 on: October 10, 2019, 05:29:22 pm »
Anyone going to the 200 in Maassland? It is a nice route.

It's currently in my diary, assuming my bruises have all healed.

J
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http://b.42q.eu/

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #205 on: October 10, 2019, 06:33:44 pm »
Anyone going to the 200 in Maassland? It is a nice route.

I have convinced myself that I need to go (in contrast to what I claimed earlier in this thread). Even found a decently priced hotel in Vlaardingen on Friday night. Let's hope that the worst of the autumn rain is over by then.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #206 on: October 10, 2019, 06:56:28 pm »
@QG: homologation numbers for Merselo 200, Groningen 200 and Eindhoven 200 are now available. Our ACP-representative is back from his holiday.