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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2019, 01:24:38 pm »
K113 - So much going on.....PBP or redundancy first? Its going to be a close run thing... I'd better go and pump my tyres up!  :)

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2019, 03:41:34 pm »
My frame badge number is M062 !

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2019, 04:07:40 pm »
A??? Here!

Tomsk

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2019, 06:50:09 pm »
J138 pour moi  :thumbsup:

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2019, 08:23:23 pm »
Je suis K122. The Events Secretary says its a "good number"

marcusjb

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2019, 11:25:43 am »
G261 - which is a watch apparently.

Right! What's next?

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

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2019, 01:52:54 pm »
A023 ...

It’s a shame there’s no ‘bricking it’ emoticon

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2019, 08:07:42 pm »
G221 for me :-)

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2019, 08:38:53 pm »
F115........... Nearly the number of a fast fighter jet!

Not far off what your rapidly disappearing form will look like on the rollers.  Good job velomobiles are so loud you know they are flying past.

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2019, 08:40:26 pm »
A023 ...

It’s a shame there’s no ‘bricking it’ emoticon

It's good to be nervous before you start.  Worst thing you can be is complacent about the outcome.

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2019, 09:29:47 am »
A023 ...

It’s a shame there’s no ‘bricking it’ emoticon

It's good to be nervous before you start.  Worst thing you can be is complacent about the outcome.

I'm not so sure. The two rides I have had doubts about I ended up DNF. Easter arrow 2018 and Mille pennines the same year.
   Eddington  81 miles  112 kms

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2019, 11:23:54 am »
There's a big difference between nerves because it's a big event and doubts because your fitness/kit/prep isn't where it should be. Though there's still time to change the latter.

simonp

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2019, 11:42:15 am »
Just 5 weeks. Not going to lie, that doesn’t seem like a long time now.

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2019, 01:48:26 pm »
A023 ...

It’s a shame there’s no ‘bricking it’ emoticon

It's good to be nervous before you start.  Worst thing you can be is complacent about the outcome.

I'm not so sure. The two rides I have had doubts about I ended up DNF. Easter arrow 2018 and Mille pennines the same year.

ISTR using a similar brick related epithet in 2015.
 
In an Arrivee article long ago , Tom Jackson (multiple PBP finisher) stated that if you had 5000 miles on the clock from Jan.1st to arriving on the start line, you were in pretty good shape. In my experience,I'd say he was about right. You won't be the fastest or the most elegant and you may not get much sleep but you should get round in time.
In 2011, I had done the qualifying rides and a few more 200km. events-well within time-got round on pure adrenalin.
Same in 2015.-didn't enjoy it as much but that was my bad planning and not getting enough sleep.

Unless you have a supreme level of confidence generally and are also used to bashing around 3 or 400 kms. every other weekend then a few nerves are understandable.  It's a long way and many things can happen.
 
Preparation, experience and mental planning all determine whether you are successful.
Thinking about things that can happen and how to overcome them is way different to contemplating failure.
 :thumbsup:

Mods-Probably should start a new thread on "Positive Thinking for PBP "

FifeingEejit

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2019, 02:08:53 pm »
K109

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2019, 01:25:31 pm »
"Votre numéro de plaque de cadre est: K039"

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2019, 03:46:10 pm »

In an Arrivee article long ago , Tom Jackson (multiple PBP finisher) stated that if you had 5000 miles on the clock from Jan.1st to arriving on the start line, you were in pretty good shape.

that's a lot of miles, i think you can get there with a smaller number. I'm only on 4,300 now and don't see myself doing 700 miles in the next 5 weeks.
also last year I did borders of belgium and I'd only done 4,400 before starting that, and in 2017 I did rondon luxembourg 1000 which was ridden predominantly solo and I only had 4,400 before starting that.
   Eddington  81 miles  112 kms

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2019, 06:52:49 pm »
It works for me so I will stick with it.
It sounds  like you know what you’re doing so why the doubts?

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2019, 12:55:30 am »
My 2015 number was Z051 and I was then aged 51.
This time it’s Z027 and I’ve only done 27 bike rides so far this year. My average distance is over 244km though and I might just about make 5000 miles before PBP, although I don’t think it’s necessary to do anywhere near that much. In the past I’ve sometimes just done one qualifying series and an extra 200km plus a few shorter, faster rides.


Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2019, 10:45:47 pm »
It's not the quantity of miles that matters but the quality of miles.

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2019, 11:56:30 am »
Agreed. Plenty of hills and weather in the mix as well.

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2019, 01:44:39 pm »
S136 - 20:15 start!  Isn't that just about sunset that time of year?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2019, 01:57:40 pm »
F029 apparently, starting 17:15 18 August.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

FifeingEejit

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Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2019, 02:00:08 pm »
S136 - 20:15 start!  Isn't that just about sunset that time of year?

http://dateandtime.info/citysunrisesunset.php?id=2984513
Sunday, August 18   Sunrise 6:49 AM   Sunset 9:03 PM   Solar Noon 1:56 PM   Day length 14h 13m 34s

Days shortening rapidly there:
Current date in Rambouillet: Friday, August 2, 2019

Sunrise: 6:27 AM
Sunset: 9:30 PM
Solar Noon: 1:58 PM
Day Length: 15h 2m 20s   


Quite surprised at how rapidly the days get shorter in August.

Current date in Dundee: Friday, August 2, 2019
Sunrise: 5:15 AM
Sunset: 9:21 PM
Solar Noon: 1:18 PM
Day Length: 16h 5m 59s   

Sunday, August 18   5:46 AM   8:44 PM   1:15 PM   14h 57m 52s

On the plus side I'll get home to a bit more light than Iv'e got used to
Ramboulliet: Monday, August 26   7:01 AM   8:48 PM   1:54 PM   13h 47m 5s
Dundee: Monday, August 26   6:02 AM   8:24 PM   1:13 PM   14h 21m 44s

Re: Frame badges are out
« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2019, 03:14:02 pm »
S136 - 20:15 start!  Isn't that just about sunset that time of year?
http://dateandtime.info/citysunrisesunset.php?id=2984513
Sunday, August 18   Sunrise 6:49 AM   Sunset 9:03 PM   Solar Noon 1:56 PM   Day length 14h 13m 34s
https://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=48.643740,1.829920&dt=20190821010700%2B0200&z=10&spn=0.31,1.18&center=48.6437,1.8299
Sunday sunset Rambouillet @ 2102
They'll be checking your lights and gilet, Bob.