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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1150 on: October 30, 2018, 07:00:45 pm »
Thanks for the replies, presumably it is plainly obvious on the AUK webpage for the event if it is a mandatory route?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1151 on: October 31, 2018, 01:18:35 pm »
can anyone remind me what i need to do for a brm event completed abroad to show up on my auk account. the homologation list is here

Send an e-mail to the recorder.   Or use the contact form on the AUK website.

thanks rob, i've sent a message to the recorder, but no reply or updates yet to my "results" in almost a month..

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1152 on: October 31, 2018, 01:46:58 pm »
can anyone remind me what i need to do for a brm event completed abroad to show up on my auk account. the homologation list is here

Send an e-mail to the recorder.   Or use the contact form on the AUK website.

thanks rob, i've sent a message to the recorder, but no reply or updates yet to my "results" in almost a month..

Results are back up as of today. Each year there is a period when they become unavailable due to end of year processing (ie during October). This year's seems to have been longer than prior years, but it looks like everything is done now.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1153 on: October 31, 2018, 03:18:05 pm »
can anyone remind me what i need to do for a brm event completed abroad to show up on my auk account. the homologation list is here

Send an e-mail to the recorder.   Or use the contact form on the AUK website.

thanks rob, i've sent a message to the recorder, but no reply or updates yet to my "results" in almost a month..

Results are back up as of today. Each year there is a period when they become unavailable due to end of year processing (ie during October). This year's seems to have been longer than prior years, but it looks like everything is done now.
yes, i've checked the results today, hence this little note

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1154 on: November 06, 2018, 01:58:43 pm »
Sorry me again. I have one days leave from work left to take this year and would like to do a perm on the day off, but I can be quite flexible about when I take the day off based on the weather. I don't want to inconvenience the organiser as I've already bothered him enough (Ian H on here).

What is the 'etiquette' of doing this? Best to book in a day and then advise of a different date? How close to the date is it reasonable to do that?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1155 on: November 07, 2018, 01:13:04 am »
If you have to give a date when you make your entry, I'd use an obvious dummy (31/12/2020, something like that), then just email the organiser when you've settled on a date.

I don't think there are normally any problems with sending your 'hey, I'm riding today' email 30 seconds before you walk out of the door.

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1156 on: November 07, 2018, 08:46:59 pm »
Is the £15 entry fee for the Easter Arrow per team or per rider?
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Phil W

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1157 on: November 07, 2018, 08:51:35 pm »
Per team, only the captains submit an entry on behalf of their team.

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1158 on: November 07, 2018, 08:57:40 pm »
Per team, only the captains submit an entry on behalf of their team.

Cheers - I may have just inadvertently become a captain. Is that wise considering I've never done one before?

Also, do all team members have to be AUK members?

It seems pretty simple. ride our bikes, get receipts and get to York. The only tricky bit is the 22hr bit - but that seems like a good excuse for a power nap.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1159 on: November 08, 2018, 01:58:08 pm »
Can you ECE an arrow?
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mattc

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1160 on: November 08, 2018, 02:15:33 pm »
Can you ECE an arrow?

Chapeau! This is an Arrow question that I have never seen before  :thumbsup:

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1162 on: November 10, 2018, 07:50:45 am »
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1163 on: November 12, 2018, 01:32:12 pm »
Say you've got a route that crosses a bridge that's known to be closed for extended periods due to what's known as a "Police Incident".
How would that be handled if a closure occurred during a ride?
I usually start on one side of the bridge but would be under-distance if I set the end to the other side and there isn't much scope to divert it enough without a control in the middle of nowhere to get the 200km mark to land on the other end.

Not that the bridge operators ever remember to close the shared use down the middle during such an incident, as i discovered once.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1164 on: November 12, 2018, 08:13:07 pm »
Can you ECE an arrow?

It has been done: http://www.aukweb.net/results/archive/2017/listride/?Rider=14766
An interesting season - if I'm reading it right, Mr Gee only does 600s between December and Easter.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1165 on: November 14, 2018, 12:00:08 pm »
Say you've got a route that crosses a bridge that's known to be closed for extended periods due to what's known as a "Police Incident".
How would that be handled if a closure occurred during a ride?
I usually start on one side of the bridge but would be under-distance if I set the end to the other side and there isn't much scope to divert it enough without a control in the middle of nowhere to get the 200km mark to land on the other end.

Not that the bridge operators ever remember to close the shared use down the middle during such an incident, as i discovered once.

Sounds like one of those magnificent Scottish bridges, with alternative routes to the other side being astonishingly lengthy!

Here's an attempt at a general answer, approximately useless for that sort of Bridge:

GPS Mandatory Route: Make your start point the other side of the bridge. (If worried about whether you'll be able to get to your start when you want to, without a big diversion, start somewhere else altogether.) Easy to adjust the route to get a suitable distance. Control points can be anywhere on the route.

GPS Advisory Route: Similarly, don't include the likely obstruction in your ride. Put your controls anywhere to get a suitable (shortest-by-road) distance. Your actual route is almost certain to be longer, a "disdavantage" of Advisory routes.

Non-GPS Advisory Route, collecting receipts etc as proofs of passage: (This applies to obstructions anywhere on your intended route; and needs attention only if you are in danger of being out-of-time because of enforced over-distance)  Let the organiser know what happened, and what you did about it, with an idea of how much extra distance was necessary. Evidence of where you diverted through would help, as would your flawless previous understanding and application of the rules!

FifeingEejit

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1166 on: November 14, 2018, 04:46:12 pm »
It is indeed one of the Scottish esturial bridges,  the big problem is the route heads for the sparsley populated and roaded highlands and by shortest route is disturbingly close to 200km with limited sensible scope to get an extra 3km in to allow for a finish at the other end of the bridge.

I start 5km on from the bridge from home making it more difficult still
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Tay+Road+Bridge,+South+Access+Car+Park,+Newport-on-Tay+DD6+8AW/56.297364,-3.7026127/Aberfeldy/56.7216892,-3.5010485/''/@56.5788462,-3.4439879,9.96z/data=!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865c7b161ba911:0x1d3a992825614228!2m2!1d-2.9314167!2d56.4472161!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4888a355952e405b:0xc8ad84301a8e627a!2m2!1d-3.866969!2d56.621752!1m0!1m3!2m2!1d-2.9626983!2d56.4590109!3e2

The non-audax answer is to hop on the next train to Leuchars and ride back to Newport from there!


Although.... going by Glen Quaich does the job nicely!
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Tay+Road+Bridge,+South+Access+Car+Park,+Newport-on-Tay+DD6+8AW/56.297364,-3.7026127/56.5857765,-4.0018143/56.7216892,-3.5010485/''/@56.586719,-4.0034296,14.5z/data=!4m15!4m14!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865c7b161ba911:0x1d3a992825614228!2m2!1d-2.9314167!2d56.4472161!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m3!2m2!1d-2.9626983!2d56.4590109!3e2



Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1167 on: November 14, 2018, 07:00:04 pm »

Jealous of those splendid surroundings!

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1168 on: November 14, 2018, 07:46:43 pm »
Does anyone have a route from Bristol towards London they'd reccomend?

(Aiming for an adventurous DiY for early December)

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1169 on: November 14, 2018, 11:03:01 pm »
Does anyone have a route from Bristol towards London they'd reccomend?
The path to Bath is very nice!   

HTH ;)
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1170 on: November 15, 2018, 12:18:21 pm »
The path to Bath is a very good start (except when it's full of skateboarders doing a charity ride!). I'd probably then head up Bannerdown, past Colerne, north of Chippenham to Sutton Benger, Broad Hinton, into Wroughton on the A4361 (maybe) and stay south of Swindon before heading on to Wantage, through the Lockinges and Harwell, skirting the southeast corner of Didcot – the gravel path along the railway to South Moreton has been pretty good the couple of times I've used it, doesn't look like it would get too muddy even in winter. And after that, I have no idea.

Disclaimer: Although I've ridden all those roads, I haven't put them all together into one route in exactly that way (specifically around Swindon, I often go north instead0, and not necessarily as an audax either.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1171 on: November 15, 2018, 12:31:06 pm »
The path to Bath is a very good start (except when it's full of skateboarders doing a charity ride!). I'd probably then head up Bannerdown, past Colerne, north of Chippenham to Sutton Benger, Broad Hinton, into Wroughton on the A4361 (maybe) and stay south of Swindon before heading on to Wantage, through the Lockinges and Harwell, skirting the southeast corner of Didcot – the gravel path along the railway to South Moreton has been pretty good the couple of times I've used it, doesn't look like it would get too muddy even in winter. And after that, I have no idea.
Thanks to you both.

Very helpful responses :)

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1172 on: November 15, 2018, 12:32:18 pm »
Disclaimer: Although I've ridden all those roads, I haven't put them all together into one route in exactly that way (specifically around Swindon, I often go north instead), and not necessarily as an audax either.

I know some audaxes use the Wootton Bassett to Wroughton road, just south of Swindon, but I personally hate it.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)