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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2019, 11:22:17 am »
600 the buzzard (backup 400/600)

I think the distances need to be exact, so you can't ride a 600 as your 400. So you might want to earmark a second 400 also.

Only true for obtaining the SR medal. I have one of those.

Very limited choice on 400s  a lot of them on 4th may when I am busy or clash with BCM or clash with back to the smoke.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2019, 11:38:57 am »
I'm having the opposite problem to anyone else, having conflicts with PBP...

Mrs CET is (IMHO rightly) not happy with me disappearing off on long rides during the exam season (CET Junior 1 - A Levels, CET Junior 2 - GCSEs) but all the 600s have moved into the PBP qualifying window this year, which rather awkwardly overlaps with exam season.  Fortunately the Border Raid is defiantly staying put in July which rescues me from the loneliness of a permanent 600 to complete my SR series.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2019, 12:50:38 pm »
600 the buzzard (backup 400/600)

I think the distances need to be exact, so you can't ride a 600 as your 400. So you might want to earmark a second 400 also.

Only true for obtaining the SR medal. I have one of those.

I stand corrected. Useful to know this now.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2019, 10:54:58 pm »
You may replace a shorter distance by a longer.

But you don't get the ACP SR medal if you don't do all 4 distances?

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2019, 10:57:07 pm »
The SR medal design changes for each PBP cycle, so there are four years to collect any particular design. But yes, you only get the medal for PBP qualifying if you do the right distances.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2019, 11:05:27 pm »
The SR medal design changes for each PBP cycle, so there are four years to collect any particular design. But yes, you only get the medal for PBP qualifying if you do the right distances.

Can we get the medal even if we don't do PBP?

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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2019, 12:04:14 am »
Yes, talk to your national ACP rep at the end of the season.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2019, 12:11:32 am »
Yes, talk to your national ACP rep at the end of the season.

Useful to know.  Thanks!

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2019, 09:12:22 am »
Yes, talk to your national ACP rep at the end of the season.

Useful to know.  Thanks!

IVO!

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J

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On the Randonneurs NL website will be the application form for the SR medal.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2019, 04:58:13 pm »
Mark Rigby's Brevet Cymru and Ritchie Tout's Bryan Chapman Memorial. Tha attraction of Welsh scenery.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2019, 08:34:43 pm »
So finally decided. I wanted to explore some new areas where possible and have managed a bit of that.

400 - Invicta Phoenix - mostly new roads for me
600 - Benjamin Allen's Summer Tour - some crossover with BCM and BC but some new roads to enjoy and all in a lovely area.

Also doing 3 Down and did Straight on at Rosie's so nice mixture of areas.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2019, 11:56:37 pm »
BCM and WCW. Oh, they're both 600s :facepalm:

The Flatlands and WCW.  Oh, they're both 600s too :facepalm:  :P

The SR medal design changes for each PBP cycle, so there are four years to collect any particular design. But yes, you only get the medal for PBP qualifying if you do the right distances.

And this might be the reason I have to find a 400 on a date that doesn't clash with something else ... ::-)
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2019, 08:13:03 am »
Porkers and Brimstone for me: legend has it that no one who has a Wessex SR as their qualifiers has ever DNF'd PBP!

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2019, 09:06:22 am »
I'm doing Lincolnshire Poacher, The Flatlands (backed up by Yorkshire via Essex) because somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2019, 09:07:18 am »
Porkers and Brimstone for me: legend has it that no one who has a Wessex SR as their qualifiers has ever DNF'd PBP!

I wonder how many DNS as they were too broken
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2019, 12:25:22 pm »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2019, 05:37:36 pm »
400 Brevet Cymru
400 Back to the Smoke
600 WCW
600 Exe-Buzzard
Only one 300 though as struggling with fitting on into shifts without taking more leave!


Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2019, 08:06:53 pm »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.
Gradual climbs and descents are definitely my favourite kind. Hoping gradual in this context means less than 5 degrees not less than 20 degrees
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2019, 08:34:01 pm »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.
Gradual climbs and descents are definitely my favourite kind. Hoping gradual in this context means less than 5 degrees not less than 20 degrees

Nothing steep on PBP, stuff over 5% but nothing approaching 20%.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2019, 09:32:17 pm »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.
Gradual climbs and descents are definitely my favourite kind. Hoping gradual in this context means less than 5 degrees not less than 20 degrees

Nothing steep on PBP, stuff over 5% but nothing approaching 20%.

 :o I only do 2%, steeper than that and I have to get out and push, that's life with a 70t chainring! On the plus side I can still push along at 50 mph on the 2% down hill bits, it all evens out eventually  :thumbsup:


Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2019, 11:51:56 pm »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.
Gradual climbs and descents are definitely my favourite kind. Hoping gradual in this context means less than 5 degrees not less than 20 degrees

Nothing steep on PBP, stuff over 5% but nothing approaching 20%.

 :o I only do 2%, steeper than that and I have to get out and push, that's life with a 70t chainring! On the plus side I can still push along at 50 mph on the 2% down hill bits, it all evens out eventually  :thumbsup:

Don't worry Yanto. The kind of hills most often found on PBP are rollercoasters where you'll be able to keep your momentum most of the way up the next hill after a descent. It will be great fun for you in a velomobile and they'll be plenty of other ones too. In 1999 there was a long green one shaped like a courgette!


Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2019, 05:45:10 am »
somebody told me PBP was very much flat like Lincolnshire  :thumbsup:

The term to describe it would be more like "Rolling Countryside", its certainly not flat. It caught me out in 2015, lots of long gradual climbs and long descents.
Gradual climbs and descents are definitely my favourite kind. Hoping gradual in this context means less than 5 degrees not less than 20 degrees

Nothing steep on PBP, stuff over 5% but nothing approaching 20%.

 :o I only do 2%, steeper than that and I have to get out and push, that's life with a 70t chainring! On the plus side I can still push along at 50 mph on the 2% down hill bits, it all evens out eventually  :thumbsup:

Don't worry Yanto. The kind of hills most often found on PBP are rollercoasters where you'll be able to keep your momentum most of the way up the next hill after a descent. It will be great fun for you in a velomobile and they'll be plenty of other ones too. In 1999 there was a long green one shaped like a courgette!

A courgette you say! Most people have much smuttier minds when describing them!

Seriously now, I'm looking forward to the rollers, they are where velomobiles show their strengths, momentum is king. I do have much lower gears through running a Schlumpf Mountain drive (which is a 2.5x reduction gearbox) and also run an 11-36 cassette, problems arise through lack of traction on gradients steeper than about 12% especially in the wet.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2019, 08:58:52 am »
Velomobiles don't seem to have too many problems with the terrain. The surface vibration does seem to make bits drop off though. So flat qualifiers with sustained high speeds are possibly a good shake-down.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #73 on: Yesterday at 08:59:05 am »
I think the problem with velomobiles is more the temperature. I remember seeing one velomobilist in 2015 riding along with his lid up (which surely defeats the point of a velomobile) trying to cool off in the breeze.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #74 on: Yesterday at 09:45:48 am »
^ 100%

That and some of the rather tight and twisty run-ins to controls! (some of the little ramps and so on were sometimes a little tricky on t'cog as well - one (which control I really can't recall) earned me a full on 'ooh la la!' from a spectator as I had to give it a bit of crank bending welly).

Porkers and Brimstone for me: legend has it that no one who has a Wessex SR as their qualifiers has ever DNF'd PBP!

^ this I can believe.  WSR will prepare you for just about anything!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!