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megajoulesexpenditure

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Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« on: February 02, 2020, 06:46:37 pm »
Something new to aim for in 2020 as a build up to an SR Series or as an end in itself as a Super Rouleur :thumbsup:

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Scottish Borders Randonneurs Super Rouleur Series Award 2020.
Series to comprise of 100k,150/Century,200k,300k all done in SBR events and in any rolling 12 months.
Medal as below on completion of series.
Counting events to help plan your series for 2020 will be as follows:
Saturday 21st March. The Snow Hare 200k/Spring Valkyrie 100k- Entry and more info here:https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8377
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8327
Saturday 25th April Scottish Borders Randonnee 200km/Scottish Borders Populaire 145km-
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7905
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7906
Saturday 16th May Reiver Fever 300km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7907
Saturday 6th June Lanterne Rouge 200km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7908
Sunday 21st June Debatable Lands 200km/Riccarton Line 100km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8304
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8305
Wednesday 15th July No Work for us Today 200km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8266
Saturday 12th September The Twilight Zone 300km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8016
Saturday 26th September Dick McT's Century Classic
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-650/
Saturday 10th October Long Dark Teatime of an Audax Soul 200km/Home in Time for Teatime 118km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7882
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7883
Saturday 24th October Etal U Can 200km/Ride of the Valkyries 100km
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8265
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7884
Hopefully something to give inspiration and adventure for the year ahead🙂🙃
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Zed43

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 06:48:01 pm »
That link says "not found". Maybe because I'm not on FB, but still...

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 06:53:55 pm »
If someone can kindly tell me how to add a photo here I will show the new medal we have. 8)


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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 07:07:22 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2020, 07:08:28 pm »
You need to put the photo online somewhere then click on second icon below change colour drop down. Paste the photo web address in there.
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megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 09:31:05 am »
Many thanks Eeejit. Thats great 8) :thumbsup:

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S2L

Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 12:20:45 pm »
I think it's a great idea... the SR series is not everyone's cup of tea and not achievable by all. I ticked the box once and have no urge to it again... on the other hand, a Rouleur series is very appealing... shame Caledonia is so far away...  :'(

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 07:06:57 pm »
Many thanks S2L. Your sentiments are exactly why we've put it together.  :thumbsup:

Sorry we're so far away. Hope you can make it up sometime but maybe the idea will catch on elsewhere 8).

I think it's a great idea... the SR series is not everyone's cup of tea and not achievable by all. I ticked the box once and have no urge to it again... on the other hand, a Rouleur series is very appealing... shame Caledonia is so far away...  :'(

IanDG

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 09:25:45 am »
Many thanks S2L. Your sentiments are exactly why we've put it together.  :thumbsup:

Sorry we're so far away. Hope you can make it up sometime but maybe the idea will catch on elsewhere 8).

I think it's a great idea... the SR series is not everyone's cup of tea and not achievable by all. I ticked the box once and have no urge to it again... on the other hand, a Rouleur series is very appealing... shame Caledonia is so far away...  :'(

Agree with S2L - a great idea. I've only done 1 SR series too, back in 2014. Thought at the time it would be the first of many more in the future but I haven't managed one since.

Physically (I think) I'm fit enough, but in recent years I've struggled mentally and haven't had the resilience to ride into and through the night. Both of my attempts at a 400 have been aborted at about 300km (just as it's getting dark) and I'm starting to realise that maybe the longer rides are not for me and I may never do another SR series.

A challenge around shorter distances is a most welcome 'stepping stone', not just for my personal ambition but also for those like S2L and newcomers aiming to step up distance too :)


S2L

Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 12:06:49 pm »


A challenge around shorter distances is a most welcome 'stepping stone', not just for my personal ambition but also for those like S2L and newcomers aiming to step up distance too :)

It can also be a goal in itself, with no aim to step up any further. 300 km is by all means a very long way to go. Not everybody is interested in overnight rides... in fact I would say they are a bit of an acquired taste
The challenge is not dissimilar to a Randonneur 1000, which does already exist, but here (I hope) the distances have to be done as such and not replaced by longer ones... it gives more relevance to BPs, which aret excluded in most awards or repleaceble with longer distances

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: Scottish Borders Randonneurs 2020 Super Rouleur Award
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2020, 11:18:45 am »
Good to hear people's comments on this and see that we are on the right track with something to give inspiration and cause for adventure to those who find plenty of endeavour going up to 300k with the added bonus of being home under the duvet at least for some of the night.

Also with running over a rolling 12 months any newcomers starting mid season can roll through to mid next year :thumbsup:

Looking forward to the season ahead 8)