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non control "controls"
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:52:15 pm »
I hate to show my ignorance (again), but at the stops that aren't controls but one can go for a pee or sleep or eat if one doesn't want/need to go there does one just cycle by or actually HAVE to go in/through them? (notice I used proper grammar (if one is royalty ;D))

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 04:25:27 pm »
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 04:51:43 pm »
You don't have to stop at 'optional' controls, unless they are secret controls. One of them was a secret control last time.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 04:56:46 pm »
You don't have to stop at 'optional' controls, unless they are secret controls. One of them was a secret control last time.

Is there something in large friendly letters and multiple languages declaring "secret control"?

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 05:08:23 pm »
Usually a few geezers in hi-vis ,waving torches and ushering you into the school/ gym or whatever.

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 10:34:37 pm »
Usually a few geezers in hi-vis ,waving torches and ushering you into the school/ gym or whatever.

I always though it impossible to ride past a PBP secret control. You'd have to  ignore the flashing lights and ride past the aforementioned geezers.

However ... https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=52021.0
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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 10:38:51 pm »
They are good to fill up the water bottle

If you have enough water just ride straight through
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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 11:24:46 am »
Just keep an eye on your brevet card, if a food station does not have an entry and a space for a stamp then you can stop if you wish or just carry on, but as mentioned it could be a secret control. In 2015 though, i cannot recall any of the feed stations being a secret control, but I could be wrong. I would check but cannot find my 2015 brevet card.

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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 11:46:53 am »
Just keep an eye on your brevet card, if a food station does not have an entry and a space for a stamp then you can stop if you wish or just carry on, but as mentioned it could be a secret control. In 2015 though, i cannot recall any of the feed stations being a secret control, but I could be wrong. I would check but cannot find my 2015 brevet card.

In 2015 st Nicolas du Pelem was a secret control. I have a stamp from there.

Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 03:39:16 pm »
Just keep an eye on your brevet card, if a food station does not have an entry and a space for a stamp then you can stop if you wish or just carry on, but as mentioned it could be a secret control. In 2015 though, i cannot recall any of the feed stations being a secret control, but I could be wrong. I would check but cannot find my 2015 brevet card.

In 2015 st Nicolas du Pelem was a secret control. I have a stamp from there.

Quedillac was a secret in 2011 if I remember correctly.

Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 05:57:26 pm »
As others have hinted, unless you are at the pointy end of the ride you just have to keep an eye on twitter to find the locations of the secret controls.
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Re: non control "controls"
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 08:03:35 pm »
As others have hinted, unless you are at the pointy end of the ride you just have to keep an eye on twitter to find the locations of the secret controls.

Just keep your eyes out on the way to Brest.