Author Topic: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log  (Read 13921 times)

fboab

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2010, 08:46:50 pm »
20 for 2009/10

I'd quite like some competition this year please. I'll never be challenging the boys, so another lady or two to chase might be nice.
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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2010, 08:59:04 pm »
Get someone to have a sex change?

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2010, 10:07:22 pm »
I've been knocked off my perch this year. Good to see someone else getting the miles in on fixed. Glad that he rode more AUK miles than me and didn't just get it by AAA points (I don't think they should count) but good to see that he did some hilly rides on fixed.
Good to have another FWC rider and even better to have a new name on the AUK award.


Well done Mike. :thumbsup:



20 for 2009/10

I'd quite like some competition this year please. I'll never be challenging the boys, so another lady or two to chase might be nice.



Like I said above. Good to have another fixed wheeler and also to have another name on an AUK award. Even better that you issa lay-dee because we don't have many that ride fixed. 20 points is very worth when you see what has been done before by others. Often nothing at all. so well done and well deserved. :thumbsup:

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2010, 10:50:56 pm »
70.75 for me for 2009/10.  :smug:

Which is probably only good enough for about 7th this year. Who'd have thunk it?

You beat me, Chris.  I got 62.25 points - I'd have had more, but I stopped in August.  Dammit. 

I was surprised at the total  - you tot up FWC points remarkably quickly when you ride AAA events.

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2010, 10:55:29 pm »
20 for 2009/10

I'd quite like some competition this year please. I'll never be challenging the boys, so another lady or two to chase might be nice.


LindaG has just bought a FW bike - and has just ridden her first 200k.

Just sayin'.

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2010, 11:17:45 pm »
I have 10 or 12, I'm not submitting a claim because I can't be sure, keep forgetting to complete my FWC card, few were on calendar events and I'll not be challenging anyone anyway.

2 this year so far

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2010, 10:28:41 am »
I've hardly touched the fixed this year. Just a couple, possibly three, local 200s.

Interestingly I have had folk asking me to sign their FWC cards for DIYs or permanents. As far as I can see, self-certification is the only possibility is that case, unless I'm expected to position myself somewhere along the route, secret-control fashion, with a camera.

Billy Weir

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2010, 06:34:33 pm »
(This is not a submission.)

2 FWC points last year (The Upper Thames which I'm pretty sure I did on fixed).

I equalled your impressive tally of 2 points.

Richard has made a note of my claim, but did kindly manage my expectations by pointing out that he didn't think I'd be in the running for the trophy.

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2010, 06:40:50 pm »
I only realised after receiving the FWC card that the SFW award has to be entered separately.

So now I needs to get one of those cards too.

I need to choose my rides carefully.  I'm thinking:

DIY 200k to Harwich and back.  Or maybe Up the Uts.
The Dean 300k.
Brevet Cymru 400k.  Easier than the Irish Mail, innit?  Or is it.

Then I have to work out which 600k.  I've already entered the K&SW and the Offa's Dyke.  Both of those sound like hard work on fixed.

So it'll have to be the BCM or the Border Raid.

Should I add this to the 2011 goals thread?  :hand:

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2010, 07:12:36 pm »
Brevet Cymru 400k.  Easier than the Irish Mail, innit?  Or is it.

Yes. Much easier. I'm going for the Irish Mail and the Border Raid.

Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2010, 08:33:05 pm »
An unplanned SFW and 27 points for me.

Geared bike has been stuck in the garage since May.

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2010, 06:18:48 pm »
Being a numpty, I cannot find the website that tells me how to buy the cards logging the audax rides I've done on fixed. Or the card for recording a fixed SR. Can someone point me in the right direction? Ta.
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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2010, 06:55:46 pm »
Being a numpty, I cannot find the website that tells me how to buy the cards logging the audax rides I've done on fixed. Or the card for recording a fixed SR. Can someone point me in the right direction? Ta.

Look in the handbook, which is in PDF form on the website.

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2010, 07:08:38 am »
Ta.
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arabella

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2010, 10:37:38 am »
20 for 2009/10

I'd quite like some competition this year please. I'll never be challenging the boys, so another lady or two to chase might be nice.

You'd better ride less on fixed then ...
I'll have trouble even chasing 20 points.  My original, more modest plan was for about, er, 8.
Will see what the weather is in Dec anyway, my Nov ride will include gears.
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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2010, 11:01:26 am »
20 for 2009/10

I'd quite like some competition this year please. I'll never be challenging the boys, so another lady or two to chase might be nice.

You'd better ride less on fixed then ...
I'll have trouble even chasing 20 points.  My original, more modest plan was for about, er, 8.
Will see what the weather is in Dec anyway, my Nov ride will include gears.
Before this goes any further, I'd like to point something out:
various well-known female AUKs routinely ride further-n-faster than most of the boys.
And Boab (on fixed) finished before many boys (and men) on Saturday.

So unless you want to split all the competitions, and have different easier time limits for the allegedly slower gender, well ... hopefully you get my drift.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #66 on: January 07, 2012, 10:41:39 am »
Tossing my hat into this years ring, although not as a serious points chaser. Going to do my first Fixed Wheel audax tomorrow by doing the Goodbye Yorkshire Christmas Pud 100k from Thorne.

Slight problem being that I haven't yet registered for FWC as I didn't really think about it until yesterday. Is there any way that I can claim restrospectively for this ride once I've registered. Also doing the ride as ECE. Can ECE portions be claimed as well? The pdf says you need to have the organisers validation after the ride, which there won't be as the organiser will be sat at home laughing at my folly by the time I finish my bit.

Will start making progress into an SR as well, although not sure how far I'll get with that.

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Re: Fixed Wheel Challenge Log
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2012, 09:15:13 am »
Yes, once you recieve your FWC card you could ask the organiser to stamp/sign it and return by post.  I have done this a few times in the past after forgetting to hand in my card because of exitement at finnishing and/or extreme fatigue

I am not sure about the ECE bit - I would have thought that this is taken on trust - similar to completeing a fixed DIY

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J