Author Topic: Dutch brevets in 2020  (Read 5661 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2020, 11:44:56 am »

Presbyterianism and Dutch Reformed are closely related: both have their roots in the teachings of Calvin.

Anyway, it was a nice ride yesterday albeit a bit damp from the second control onward. There were a couple of places where the route could be optimized (as mentioned above), but overall it was very well organized.

You were quicker than us, we started to get soaked around the big churches. I think the exchange between zed43 and I as we approached said weird routing went something like "Why does it take us in there?" "secret control?" "secret control, or there's a good bakery"

We found no bakery, nor secret control.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2020, 06:35:19 pm »

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2020, 06:49:47 pm »
My photo's of yesterday: https://www.zonerama.com/Link/Album/5991691

Why do I get the feeling that last shot is you lot looking at the tracker trying to work out why we're so slow? :p

Nice shots.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #128 on: February 11, 2020, 10:08:39 am »
I enjoyed the ride, made a short detour to look at the Gallery in Brummen to look at some classic cars, https://www.gallery-aaldering.com/nl/
Finished around 18:30.
Anyone going to the 200 in Heerlen, the 29th?

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #129 on: February 11, 2020, 10:59:51 am »
I enjoyed the ride, made a short detour to look at the Gallery in Brummen to look at some classic cars, https://www.gallery-aaldering.com/nl/
Finished around 18:30.
Anyone going to the 200 in Heerlen, the 29th?

I'll be there, the route will pass within 2km from my home.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #130 on: February 11, 2020, 12:47:17 pm »
I'll be there, the route will pass within 2km from my home.

So a secret control where you give us all cake?  :p

I have a hostel booked, and currently intend to be there. Tho having done my RRtY for Feb, I may cancel.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2020, 06:34:45 pm »
I've entered both Heerlen events ("Festina Lente" because I enjoyed the route the last time I rode it; "Maas en Mijn" because I need to step up to longer distances at some point in the spring as preparation for Bordeaux-Dordrecht).

But at some point I have to stop this: I have riden everything on the Dutch calendar since the Maasland 300, last July...

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2020, 06:49:33 pm »
I've entered both Heerlen events ("Festina Lente" because I enjoyed the route the last time I rode it; "Maas en Mijn" because I need to step up to longer distances at some point in the spring as preparation for Bordeaux-Dordrecht).

But at some point I have to stop this: I have riden everything on the Dutch calendar since the Maasland 300, last July...

I've got a couple of gaps in terms of the Dutch calendar, but have managed to keep my RRtY streak going from July 2018. With RatN and a failed TCR in the mix.

If I can complete this RRtY (in June), and this TCR. I think I may wind down at least some of the winter Audaxes. Tho I really wanna do LEL, so can't really ease off too much...

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #133 on: February 11, 2020, 07:20:15 pm »

I've got a couple of gaps in terms of the Dutch calendar, but have managed to keep my RRtY streak going from July 2018. With RatN and a failed TCR in the mix.


Does that include DIYs? Including DIYs, my DIY streak starts in July 2017. Without, it's September 2018.

I actually like the winter brevets. After completing the 2020 RRtY in June, the plan is to take it easy in the summer and do some relaxed touring: NL-Poland-Sweden-NL most likely, or maybe cycle to Lithuania to meet up with some friends there.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2020, 07:23:21 pm »
Does that include DIYs? Including DIYs, my DIY streak starts in July 2017. Without, it's September 2018.

I actually like the winter brevets. After completing the 2020 RRtY in June, the plan is to take it easy in the summer and do some relaxed touring: NL-Poland-Sweden-NL most likely, or maybe cycle to Lithuania to meet up with some friends there.

Yes. I had to use DIY's in March -> June 2019, cos it was a PBP year, there was nothing under 400 for all of these. (I DNF'd the 300 in March :( )

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #135 on: February 11, 2020, 10:38:37 pm »
I'll be there, the route will pass within 2km from my home.

So a secret control where you give us all cake?  :p

I have a hostel booked, and currently intend to be there. Tho having done my RRtY for Feb, I may cancel.

J

I want to ride the event, so no secret controlling ;)
I did do that though once on a 300 from Merselo which passed near Maastricht. One of the German riders later wrote that near Maastricht he missed a turn to a slight detour over a hill. When he spotted the error he remembered that he was in my neck of the woods and that I wasn't at the start. So he turned around, took the correct route expecting a secret control somewhere. And yes, exactly at the point where both routeversions merged I was at the side of the road with a secret control ;).