Author Topic: Dutch brevets in 2020  (Read 2339 times)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2019, 10:07:34 am »
Anybody going to Zwolle next week?

Yes, the route is one of my favorites. Also nice that the train ride to start is less than hour, instead of the usual 2-4 hours.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2019, 06:47:49 pm »
NS not making it easy for this one.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2019, 08:01:37 pm »
NS not making it easy for this one.

Where are they building this time? I can't see any issues when I check my ususal approach from the south. But it's far enough to reserve a place to stay in or near Zwolle. Anyone fancying sharing a room in a B&B?


Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2019, 10:26:16 am »
There are buses between Haarlem and Amsterdam on Saturday

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2019, 12:15:13 pm »


They are redoing the track between Amsterdam and Haarlem, as well as the main road being dug up. It's not good if you want to travel between them, or infact anywhere south past Schiphol on the weekend. At 0622 on a Saturday morning, the train was standing room only. NS seem to have got their provisioning totally broken...

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2019, 04:48:44 pm »
There are buses between Haarlem and Amsterdam on Saturday

Ah, ok, only relevant for those living in the extreme west. (Or arriving via IJmuiden)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2019, 07:29:30 pm »
There are buses between Haarlem and Amsterdam on Saturday

Ah, ok, only relevant for those living in the extreme west. (Or arriving via IJmuiden)

There are also no trains between Amersfoort and Zwolle, which is a further complication. Or at least a small detour for those coming from Rotterdam and Utrecht.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2019, 02:50:00 pm »
Anybody going to Zwolle next week?

Yes, tho not at the same time as you.

I'm doing the final route check tomorrow. On the plus side, drier, on the downside, colder, and no chance of anyone to draft.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2019, 05:14:46 pm »
Buienradar shows Saturday to be dry during the day (at least the places I checked: Zwolle and Enschede).

Still undecided myself :-\

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2019, 05:42:47 pm »
I've reserved a B&B so I'll be there.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2019, 06:57:16 pm »
Buienradar shows Saturday to be dry during the day (at least the places I checked: Zwolle and Enschede).

Still undecided myself :-\

Weren't you taking a break from cycling?

I seemed to have picked up a cold last night. If it gets worse, then I won't start. Otherwise I'll see how far I get. Never had a DNF on 200, could be an interesting experience.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2019, 09:51:49 pm »
Buienradar shows Saturday to be dry during the day (at least the places I checked: Zwolle and Enschede).

Still undecided myself :-\

Weren't you taking a break from cycling?

I seemed to have picked up a cold last night. If it gets worse, then I won't start. Otherwise I'll see how far I get. Never had a DNF on 200, could be an interesting experience.

This is a good event to just start and see if you'll make it, plenty of railway stations if you want to pack.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2019, 08:52:47 am »
I'm going to ride this one.  Looks like a nice route.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2019, 01:27:34 pm »
I can't make it, there seems to be a rugby game on T.V.  ;) - probably the only thing that I would stay at home for.
Regards,

Alan

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2019, 02:37:53 pm »

By Eck it's cold and damp :(

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2019, 05:33:43 pm »

DNF. Knee isn't happy.

Hope it's warmer and drier for you all.

Now to warm up and dry out a bit.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2019, 01:31:59 pm »
What's the route for Bordeaux? I could quite fancy the role of secret policeman or soup kitchen.  I might be a bit too close to the start though (could always move a bit further north of course).

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2019, 04:43:41 pm »

DNF. Knee isn't happy.

Hope it's warmer and drier for you all.

Now to warm up and dry out a bit.

J


Well, it was warmer at least: much more rain than I was expecting. Also: I learnt that you can ride a 200 with a cold and you can even ride it fast, but your cold definitely is worse the next day...

What's the route for Bordeaux? I could quite fancy the role of secret policeman or soup kitchen.  I might be a bit too close to the start though (could always move a bit further north of course).

Soup is always welcome, even if it's a stone's throw from the start  ;)


Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2019, 10:03:31 pm »
My participation ended in my fastest DNF in any brevet.
I spent most of the night before on the toilet. I still decided to start and give it a go. Within 15k I sensed that I was absolutely too slow so headed for a café to design a Plan B. Took a train to the plan B site and bagged a municipality which normally be a long train ride and headed back to the start.

What's the route for Bordeaux? I could quite fancy the role of secret policeman or soup kitchen.  I might be a bit too close to the start though (could always move a bit further north of course).

You have a PM


Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2019, 07:41:58 am »
I finished at 19:30. The weather wasn't to bad, less rain and wind than I expected.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2019, 01:05:22 pm »

Anyone else feeling masochistic enough to tackle next weekend's ride in Zeeland?

I'm pondering it, but only if the wind is from the west, I did last years with 110km of headwind back from the western most point, and that was type 2 fun at best. With a Westerly wind, the first 95km will be the slog, but the home ride should be a bit nicer.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2019, 03:28:49 pm »

Anyone else feeling masochistic enough to tackle next weekend's ride in Zeeland?

I'm pondering it, but only if the wind is from the west, I did last years with 110km of headwind back from the western most point, and that was type 2 fun at best. With a Westerly wind, the first 95km will be the slog, but the home ride should be a bit nicer.

I'll be there, staying at the hostel the evening before the ride.

Weather forecasts are predicting a lot of things, but not westerly winds... yr.no is betting on N/NW (actually quite good, tailwind on the final stretch), weerplaza.nl is going for S (tailwind on the Oosterscheldekering, also a plus).

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2019, 04:14:12 pm »

Yeah, I've been hitting refresh on Buienradar for the last week, several times a day, it keeps moving about all over the place, I'm hoping it will settle on something westerly even if it has some south or north component.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2019, 09:12:47 am »
I will be there on Saturday, according to Buienradar the wind is not too bad.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2019, 06:34:27 pm »

The yr.no wind forecast (E, then SE, then SW) is nicer than bueinradar one... (N or NW4).

I wonder which one will be right...

Have fettled the gpx to add a couple of detours to pick up Gemente.

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