Author Topic: Dutch brevets in 2020  (Read 13572 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #225 on: August 19, 2020, 09:11:30 pm »
Maasland 300 this weekend. Any takers?

Not me. My knee isn't 100% yet :(

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #226 on: August 20, 2020, 08:37:25 am »
Maasland 300 this weekend. Any takers?

I'm in, combining it with bagging the last non-island municipalities.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #227 on: August 20, 2020, 10:25:13 am »
Maasland 300 this weekend. Any takers?

I'm in, my first brevet since the corona.
Yesterday I got a message that the start is between 7:30 and 9. Will try to start around 7:30.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #228 on: August 20, 2020, 10:25:56 am »
Maasland 300 this weekend. Any takers?

I'm in, combining it with bagging the last non-island municipalities.

ooh, which ones are you missing?

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #229 on: August 20, 2020, 11:44:46 am »
On Friday: Culemborg, Westvoorne and Nissewaard. On Saturday during the brevet: Druten, Zaltbommel, West Maas en Waal, Maasdriel, Tiel and West Betuwe. And on Sunday: Voorschoten en Waddinxveen.

After that only Vlieland and Terschelling remain. I plan to do these as day trips later in the year.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #230 on: August 20, 2020, 11:56:42 am »
On Friday: Culemborg, Westvoorne and Nissewaard. On Saturday during the brevet: Druten, Zaltbommel, West Maas en Waal, Maasdriel, Tiel and West Betuwe. And on Sunday: Voorschoten en Waddinxveen.

After that only Vlieland and Terschelling remain. I plan to do these as day trips later in the year.

Until this post i hadn't realised this 300 wasn't the same upto Alkmaar and back route that the Maaaland 300 was when O last rode it. Cool!

Tho wind looks suboptimal...

Enjoy!

J
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Zed43

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #231 on: August 20, 2020, 12:00:03 pm »
Hope to ride as well. Left calf is so stiff at the moment I can only hobble, but cycling seems to work.

I like the route in general, but distances between the controls are odd to say the least. CP1 at 140km, then CP2 5km later, why???

Modified the route a bit adding some additional loops (~ 30km of them) to maximise tile bagging  ;D

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #232 on: August 20, 2020, 12:06:02 pm »
And all 5 controls within 81km...

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #233 on: August 20, 2020, 12:29:42 pm »
And all 5 controls within 81km...

Side effect of the excessively wiggly route. Can you do photo controls? Or do you have to buy something at all of them ?

J
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Zed43

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #234 on: August 20, 2020, 12:32:16 pm »
All photo controls except for CP2 I think

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #235 on: August 20, 2020, 05:52:07 pm »
Maasland 300 this weekend. Any takers?

Not me. My knee isn't 100% yet :(

J

Neither is my shoulder

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #236 on: August 20, 2020, 05:52:52 pm »
On Friday: Culemborg, Westvoorne and Nissewaard. On Saturday during the brevet: Druten, Zaltbommel, West Maas en Waal, Maasdriel, Tiel and West Betuwe. And on Sunday: Voorschoten en Waddinxveen.

After that only Vlieland and Terschelling remain. I plan to do these as day trips later in the year.

On several weekdays Doeksen offers a special ticket out and back including bike hire.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #237 on: August 20, 2020, 06:41:04 pm »
On several weekdays Doeksen offers a special ticket out and back including bike hire.

I know, but this autumn is going to be very busy at work. So, weekdays are off the table (unless internet on the train/boat is good enough for work purposes).

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #238 on: August 27, 2020, 06:48:00 pm »

Until this post i hadn't realised this 300 wasn't the same upto Alkmaar and back route that the Maaaland 300 was when O last rode it. Cool!

Tho wind looks suboptimal...

Enjoy!

J

The wind was definitely suboptimal, but as far as I am concerned infinitely better than hills and 35c plus. Really nice route the only downside was the last 10km in and around Rotterdam, industrial units etc... Didn't get in until after midnight, spent too much time at CP2 waiting for the rain to stop. It's good that we can ride Calander events and that Randonneurs NL are willing to put them on.
Regards,

Alan

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #239 on: August 28, 2020, 10:19:14 am »

The wind was definitely suboptimal, but as far as I am concerned infinitely better than hills and 35c plus. Really nice route the only downside was the last 10km in and around Rotterdam, industrial units etc... Didn't get in until after midnight, spent too much time at CP2 waiting for the rain to stop. It's good that we can ride Calander events and that Randonneurs NL are willing to put them on.

The wind was very annoying, indeed. I liked the bit through Rotterdam; lots of interesting architecture and we don't cycle through big cities that often. Nice for a change, I thought.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #240 on: August 28, 2020, 08:36:07 pm »

The wind was definitely suboptimal, but as far as I am concerned infinitely better than hills and 35c plus. Really nice route the only downside was the last 10km in and around Rotterdam, industrial units etc... Didn't get in until after midnight, spent too much time at CP2 waiting for the rain to stop. It's good that we can ride Calander events and that Randonneurs NL are willing to put them on.

The wind was very annoying, indeed. I liked the bit through Rotterdam; lots of interesting architecture and we don't cycle through big cities that often. Nice for a change, I thought.

Even with my approach to red lights, my opinion of Rotterdam is the place is too full of the bloody things...

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #241 on: August 29, 2020, 08:55:23 pm »

Looks like quite a few RNL members are riding RatN, based on the RNL team kit in evidence at the start. Does anyone have a definitive list?

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #242 on: August 30, 2020, 04:46:55 pm »

Looks like quite a few RNL members are riding RatN, based on the RNL team kit in evidence at the start. Does anyone have a definitive list?


If you have some programming skills: match the recent homologations on randonneurs.nl with the start list of RatN? A quick count gives me (at least) 6 members who are participating.