Author Topic: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges  (Read 2255 times)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2019, 09:31:50 pm »
A challenge that appeals in a sadistic sort of way is a daylight SR. The rules are simple. Delays are as BRM but you can only ride in daytime. Clock on at the start before dawn and you have to wait for daylight. Carrying lights and hi-vis is instant disqualification.

While I like the idea, this bit seems unreasonable.  Plenty of perfectly sensible cycling clothing (eg. Altura waterproof jackets) might fit your definition of hi-vis.  Removing permanently installed lighting from your bike for a one-off ride is overkill, and carrying lights if you're going to be out around sunset is just prudent in case circumstances arise that make getting to civilisation more important than successfully completing some arbitrary challenge.

Enforce daylight riding by control times or GPS validation; no need to ban safety gear.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 09:44:21 pm »
Weight weeney award: no equipment attached to your bike save 2x bottles (no cheating and using one as a bag!), mudguards, a front and rear light, and a head unit. No saddlebags, no top tube bags, no aero bars, nothing. All food, spares, pump etc to go in jersey pockets.

Extra hardcore; no head unit, no spare tubes (repair kit only).
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2019, 09:45:18 pm »
And its corollary, the Kitchen Sink award...
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2019, 09:46:28 pm »
That was me in the FFF500 :(
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mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2019, 09:37:17 am »
Weight weeney award: no equipment attached to your bike save 2x bottles (no cheating and using one as a bag!), mudguards, a front and rear light, and a head unit. No saddlebags, no top tube bags, no aero bars, nothing. All food, spares, pump etc to go in jersey pockets.

Extra hardcore; no head unit, no spare tubes (repair kit only).

 ;D
Has never ridden RAAM
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whosatthewheel

Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2019, 01:03:55 pm »
Weight weeney award: no equipment attached to your bike save 2x bottles (no cheating and using one as a bag!), mudguards, a front and rear light, and a head unit. No saddlebags, no top tube bags, no aero bars, nothing. All food, spares, pump etc to go in jersey pockets.

Extra hardcore; no head unit, no spare tubes (repair kit only).

Rode for a little with such a rider al last year LWL 400... he had nothing with him... nothing more than your usual dog-bollox sized mini-saddle bag with an inner tube. As far as I know he finished quite early and all went well for him.
Common sight in BP and some BR 200, but it was a first for me on a long brevet

mattc

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Re: Alternative Audax Badges and Challenges
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2019, 01:06:28 pm »
Yes, it's much more of a challenge on a ride that takes you, say,  20hrs+ (or 12hrs+ in proper winter).

( But then most restrictions are easier to ride with over 100km than 400km )
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