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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2019, 12:30:44 pm »
Indeed, I have received the same message back from Martin.

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2019, 12:36:52 pm »
Dissapointing....  :'(
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Joergen

Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2019, 12:39:57 pm »
Hmmmm, my planned route assumed a Thursday start. Could always start Friday evening, but what's the fun in arriving in York when everybody has gone home.

A group DIY would work with a Thursday start, and gives 28 hours rather than 24 hours to complete.

... and doesn't require a minimum number to finish, and would allow a 400km ride rather than an over distance ride.

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2019, 01:49:04 pm »
Hmmmm, my planned route assumed a Thursday start. Could always start Friday evening, but what's the fun in arriving in York when everybody has gone home.

A group DIY would work with a Thursday start, and gives 28 hours rather than 24 hours to complete.

... and doesn't require a minimum number to finish, and would allow a 400km ride rather than an over distance ride.

Yes this was my thought.. :thumbsup:  far more positives than not in that approach... not having the Thursday night start writes off the weekend for me visiting family and given other time restrictions imposed on the team car driver - at the moment, I won't be doing a Friday morning start.
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Joergen

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2019, 02:03:15 pm »
Indeed, I have received the same message back from Martin.

A 'by-the-book' interpretation of the rules, perfectly correct of course, but every organiser does things their own way [within the rules, literally, spirit of, sort of etc]. I have had 'issues' with riders saying, "well such and such an organiser let me do that" so a reasonable degree of consistency is desirable ...

A DIY sounds a good idea for those who prefer the Thursday evening start - plenty of solo/small group rides to York have happened like that - Teethgrinder has, for instance. Maybe I'll be doing 3 or 4 x 100kms at Easter to York in my dotage?

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2019, 07:40:48 pm »
Planning a ride, maybe a permanent or DIY on 16th, ending up at the Compasses - now Sunday is free too, so Brazier's Run is a possibility. First back-to-back weekend for a long while ...

Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2019, 11:35:45 am »
I won't be able to make it to the Pubinar as we are off to Wales to sort the house out and get it on the market, pity you could all have bought me (and the Hustler) birthday beers for the sunday :-)

Current plan for team ColVelo is an 8am Friday start but not quite sure on Route yet....likely fens and wolds on well tested roads including the Humber Bridge.
Enjoying a quiet year

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2019, 08:43:54 pm »
I'll bring my file of old routes, plus a big old analogue map or two. I think Barts East Anglia and North England should do it, maybe Midlands for any routes west of Northampton.

Mass start from Witham at 09:00? Maybe crossing paths/meeting at controls more than last year, though the weather aided the fragmentation ...

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2019, 10:49:03 am »
Just a reminder ... and can we recruit any more to our teams [whether ACME or not - hope you can make the pubinar]?

Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2019, 10:51:13 am »
Have a good session.  Our team is going to be further west this year but some of your teams might venture our way.

Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2019, 12:12:06 pm »
It's quite pleasant outside today, and looks set to continue tomorrow. For all those doing a DIY ride beforehand, enjoy your rides. I'm heading across to the seaside, with lunch in Walton on the Naze, and a pitstop at the Black Buoy in Wivenhoe on the way back to ensure I rock up at the Compasses at 6pm, in time for food before the serious business commences at 7pm.

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Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2019, 03:01:50 pm »
I plan to be there around six!  :thumbsup:

Re: ACME Arrow Pubinar 16th Feb 2019
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2019, 05:33:14 pm »
It's quite pleasant outside today, and looks set to continue tomorrow. For all those doing a DIY ride beforehand, enjoy your rides. I'm heading across to the seaside, with lunch in Walton on the Naze, and a pitstop at the Black Buoy in Wivenhoe on the way back to ensure I rock up at the Compasses at 6pm, in time for food before the serious business commences at 7pm.
The Black Buoy is an EXCELLENT choice!
Enjoying a quiet year