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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2019, 01:17:30 pm »
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.

Overheating going up hill is a problem when cooling air flow reduces, otherwise (depending on type of velomobile) it ain't that bad, not sure I would do it with "racecap" on though, I prefer my head out, in saying that I do plan on making a sun shade of some description, one +ve is that the majority of the body is out of the sun so doesn't suffer from solar radiation heating, unless stupid enough to drive a dark coloured machine!.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2019, 01:19:57 pm »


That and some of the rather tight and twisty run-ins to controls!


Indeed that will be a problem, especially for me as I run a velo' with reduced turning circle anyway, I will have to bail out and man handle if required!

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2019, 02:19:44 pm »


That and some of the rather tight and twisty run-ins to controls!


Indeed that will be a problem, especially for me as I run a velo' with reduced turning circle anyway, I will have to bail out and man handle if required!

Yep - as long as you're pragmatic about it, you'll be fine - I've seen a couple of velomobilers pushing their machines into the controls for that reason.

Some of the controls will have crowd control barriers guiding you into the parking areas and they can be quite twisty and tricky - I've just remembered a rider hitting the deck quite hard trying to navigate a turn in a control in 2015.  I can't remember the control, but it's the one I saw a man with a dog on his bike in 2011.  My head is full of half-remembered snippits of long rides! It was a long walk for water as well there I remember.

Anyway, so long as you are sensible, you won't have any challenges.  At least you're not riding a triplet - they must be fun coming into some controls!!??!
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2019, 11:57:37 am »
Brevet Cymru and BCM, although there is also TINAT 400 on the calendar  :thumbsup:

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2019, 01:35:56 pm »
Also booked on the BCM and TINAT 400 but going local on the Lincolnshire Poacher (and Dividend Card 300) as I'm getting close to the wife imposed limit on weekends away with bike.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2019, 01:42:42 pm »
Remember that the TINAT rides are not PBP qualifiers...
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2019, 04:04:41 pm »
Remember that the TINAT rides are not PBP qualifiers...

Yeah I realise that. I hope to have the SR in the bag well before having to worry about TINAT

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #82 on: March 01, 2019, 09:46:04 pm »
Remember that the TINAT rides are not PBP qualifiers...

Just doing it for the pure joy... again...

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2019, 11:07:57 am »
My 600 done :D
Wildlife spotted: 5 kangaroos, 1 wombat and 1 koala.
Riding down the Great Ocean Road to Geelong

Will see if I can recover to do a 400 while I'm over here too.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2019, 02:13:46 pm »
I am signed up for:
Llanfair 400 and Spurn Head 400
Kirtons 600 and East & West Coasts 600

This is my first real year of audax, so I am not quite sure how I will cope!

cygnet

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #85 on: April 06, 2019, 06:18:50 pm »
My 600 done :D
Wildlife spotted: 5 kangaroos, 1 wombat and 1 koala.
Riding down the Great Ocean Road to Geelong

Will see if I can recover to do a 400 while I'm over here too.

Yep. Brisbane 400 done. Quite a pretty route around the Scenic Rim. Apparently 30 deg C is considered mild.
A mob of kangaroos and a quite poisonous snake were wildlife highlights
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #86 on: April 06, 2019, 06:33:18 pm »
A mob of kangaroos and a quite poisonous snake is also considered mild in that part of the world.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #87 on: April 06, 2019, 06:43:56 pm »
A mob of kangaroos and a quite poisonous snake is also considered mild in that part of the world.

Not just Queensland - my introduction to the NSW fauna was walking home from work one evening, through the park in North Sydney to my digs, and I noticed the other commuters giving what I had previously thought was a large dog turd in the middle of the path a proper wide-berth. Turned out it was less of a dog turd, more a coiled up Eastern Brown Snake, warming itself in the evening sunshine. Only the second most venomous snake in the world.

I like Australia. I had a brief opportunity to go and live there. But it seems to me it's intent on finding ways to kill you.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #88 on: April 06, 2019, 07:22:04 pm »
If you don't bother the snakes (, sharks, spiders, jellyfish,...), they won't bother you. Mind the Gympie Gympie trees if you go further north.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2019, 07:53:50 pm »
Australia - if it isn't poisonous, it has big teeth.
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