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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1250 on: May 14, 2019, 09:11:12 am »
Should I be pronouncing Audax as:
Oar-dax (as in rowing)
Oww-dax (as in stubbing my toe)

Something else?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1251 on: May 14, 2019, 09:14:17 am »
How about oh-dax. As in eau d'Axe.
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mattc

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1252 on: May 14, 2019, 07:49:24 pm »
Should I be pronouncing Audax as:
Oar-dax (as in rowing)
Oww-dax (as in stubbing my toe)

Something else?
I think the latter is much sexier.

But I confess I can't help using the "oar" version - to match audacious.

It doesn't really matter - and I've never seen an official dictum - as none of us are romans/greeks!
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1253 on: May 15, 2019, 06:02:16 am »
Oww-stralia.
Oww-dacious.
Oww-dio.
Oww-thentication.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1254 on: May 17, 2019, 11:35:56 am »
How do I find out if I have any virtual brevet cards left?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1255 on: May 17, 2019, 11:49:17 am »
Ask your friendly DIY Organiser.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1256 on: May 17, 2019, 01:16:55 pm »
How do I find out if I have any virtual brevet cards left?

Find the entry confirmation email from the last one you did. It lists the number remaining at the bottom.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1257 on: May 17, 2019, 01:20:30 pm »
How do I find out if I have any virtual brevet cards left?

Find the entry confirmation email from the last one you did. It lists the number remaining at the bottom.
Just checked mine because I'd never noticed that before, but can't see it.


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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1258 on: May 17, 2019, 01:34:24 pm »
Just checked mine because I'd never noticed that before, but can't see it.

You want the email titled "DIY Perm Appl" not the one titled "AUK DIY with GPX entry"

(This is Paul Stewart and Mandatory Route - I don't know if they all use the same system)

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1259 on: May 17, 2019, 02:07:23 pm »
I don't see that. I'll ask Martin my friendly local DIY organiser.

Thanks.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1260 on: May 17, 2019, 04:24:43 pm »
Should I be pronouncing Audax as:
Oar-dax (as in rowing)
Oww-dax (as in stubbing my toe)

Something else?
I think the latter is much sexier.
But I confess I can't help using the "oar" version - to match audacious.
It doesn't really matter - and I've never seen an official dictum - as none of us are romans/greeks!

The word cropped up on University Challenge a couple of weeks ago - I can't remember how Paxman said it (in fact he probably didn't, it was an answer to a question so he probably just said 'yes' as he tossed the cue-card away).
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citoyen

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1261 on: May 17, 2019, 05:10:17 pm »
Should I be pronouncing Audax as:
Oar-dax (as in rowing)
Oww-dax (as in stubbing my toe)

Something else?
I think the latter is much sexier.
But I confess I can't help using the "oar" version - to match audacious.
It doesn't really matter - and I've never seen an official dictum - as none of us are romans/greeks!

The word cropped up on University Challenge a couple of weeks ago - I can't remember how Paxman said it (in fact he probably didn't, it was an answer to a question so he probably just said 'yes' as he tossed the cue-card away).

The contestant who gave the answer pronounced it ow-dax - it was an educated guess on his part, based on his knowledge of Latin, rather than his knowledge of cycling. That does seem to be the preferred pronunciation among classicists. I've always pronounced it aw-dax.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1262 on: May 20, 2019, 08:39:26 pm »
Randomly discovered FEs concern about Google Walking Mode, which has vexed me too. I frequently do a clockwise Deeside Loop from Banchory, my fave summer ride, as a 200k DIY except that Google insists on routing Kirriemuir-Banchory past Dalnaglar Castle and over a deep burn [Shee Water], where there is no sign of any past or present bridge or ford [I have been there and looked]. So I can put in an extra point on a route that is otherwise elegant in its minimalism, with 3 controls plus start/finish. Yes I know the advice is every 50k, but...

I've noticed that Google Walking mode has an increasing number of mountain passes that are perhaps not the best routing for a DIY Perm.
For example, feed it Pitlochry to Braemar and it'll take you up the Lairg into the Spittal of Glenshee; possibly fine on an MTB or as a Rough Stuff Ride (I don't know) but a ball ache for a DIY Perm as
I'm not really wanting to set an intermediary at Dalrulzion unless absolutely necessary (alternative proof of passage impossible)

Similarly I've just discovered it seems to like the Fungle Road as a route from Braemar to Fetterey when set to walking, aye right I'm doing that on 28mm tyres...

Found this also when routing in the lakes which resulted in me going mandatory routing...

Is this as much a risk to our niché as the ongoing death of cash machines and paper receipts?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1263 on: May 20, 2019, 09:34:49 pm »
Randomly discovered FEs concern about Google Walking Mode, which has vexed me too. I frequently do a clockwise Deeside Loop from Banchory, my fave summer ride, as a 200k DIY except that Google insists on routing Kirriemuir-Banchory past Dalnaglar Castle and over a deep burn [Shee Water], where there is no sign of any past or present bridge or ford [I have been there and looked]. So I can put in an extra point on a route that is otherwise elegant in its minimalism, with 3 controls plus start/finish. Yes I know the advice is every 50k, but...

The Deeside Loop is such a well-known route that the regional DIY org will almost certainly not raise an eyebrow at an entry with a route-shaping point that forces the route on-road.

I'd not bother to add the point as an actual control.
Just add it to the route on Google Maps to force the route, and when you submit the route to the org, either add a note about the route shaping point, or don't bother.
In this specific case, I'd not bother.



Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1264 on: May 25, 2019, 07:15:57 pm »
Riding a DiY tomorrow, its a 100km AAA ride.

My two (quick) questions are; I'm actually riding 120km, do I get time allowance for that?

And; Do I get a minimum speed of 12.5km or is it 15km an hour?

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1265 on: May 25, 2019, 07:20:23 pm »
15km/h (or possibly 14.3? Best await confirmation on that actually) and you get extra time for the extra distance.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1266 on: May 25, 2019, 07:34:22 pm »
DIY Populaires can have a minimum speed of 10km/h.

For an advisory route DIY, the time is based on the shortest distance between controls. Even if you actually ride further than that, ie taking a scenic route.
For a mandatory route DIY, it is the actual distance of the route. Which should be the same as what you ride.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1267 on: June 13, 2019, 05:42:22 pm »
Perms can be used for awards (specifically R2500), right?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1268 on: June 13, 2019, 07:31:14 pm »
AUK yes, ACP no (generally).
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1269 on: July 29, 2019, 04:04:11 pm »
For DIYxGPS Mandatory for distances under 200km what's the speed range allowed?
The virtual brevet card gives me the times for 30kmh and 14.3kmh, so is it that range?


LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1270 on: July 29, 2019, 04:38:34 pm »
The entry form defaults to 14.3 (possibly because it follows the BR entry form) but BPs are a little different. From https://www.audax.uk/about-audax/classifications/ "These shorter rides - usually up to 200km - are called Brevet Populaires (BP) and may usually be ridden at minimum speeds of between 10km-12.5km per hour and maximum speeds of 20km-25km per hour."


I suspect an email to your preferred DIY organiser would sort this out.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1271 on: July 29, 2019, 04:44:25 pm »
The entry form defaults to 14.3 (possibly because it follows the BR entry form) but BPs are a little different. From https://www.audax.uk/about-audax/classifications/ "These shorter rides - usually up to 200km - are called Brevet Populaires (BP) and may usually be ridden at minimum speeds of between 10km-12.5km per hour and maximum speeds of 20km-25km per hour."


I suspect an email to your preferred DIY organiser would sort this out.

Yes, e-mail to be sent, but answer can often be obtained from here faster!

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1272 on: July 29, 2019, 07:02:38 pm »

!0km/hour for all DIYs of less than 200km.

Eg for a 110km "100", 11hours maximum.

Sorry not clear on the website!

FifeingEejit

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1273 on: July 29, 2019, 07:17:02 pm »
Perfect, thanks.

telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1274 on: August 09, 2019, 08:21:45 am »
I've just tried to upload my DIY track and it says "file repository full" - is that a website issue?
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