Author Topic: Random audax questions  (Read 223125 times)

frankly frankie

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #700 on: November 09, 2014, 05:57:34 pm »
If an organiser sends in his results very promptly and if both validation sec and the recorder are sat waitng by their computers instead of out riding their bikes, and if the new automated ACP process works as intended for BRMs, then the whole thing could, in theory, be complete on the AUK website in about a week. 

That's an awful lot of IFs though, and in reality I doubt you'll see many approach that sort of speed.

In previous PBP years a turnround of sub 24h has been achieved, for the final qualifiers.  Though that was exceptional, 3-4 days has proved quite do-able provided of course that everyone involved is willing.

Change of topic
I've seen this question asked a few times, and I can't remember where, so I'll answer it here -
it is now possible, if you log in to your 'my details' page on the AUK website, to choose your ACP club allocation.  Later in the season you'll find it becomes locked and inaccessible (like it was this year, this is because ACP likes it that way) so you have a couple of months to do this, that's all.  You don't have to do it, but the option is there.
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mattc

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #701 on: November 09, 2014, 06:13:00 pm »
Shame we can't correct misspelt club names.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #702 on: November 10, 2014, 10:48:56 pm »
Can anyone recommend a good quality head torch for night rides.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #703 on: November 11, 2014, 06:30:48 am »
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #704 on: November 11, 2014, 08:35:23 am »
Great, thanks very much.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #705 on: November 30, 2014, 06:59:08 pm »
Can someone tell me what a 'free control' is please
Season 1 - 211 AAA Points, 120 Club points,  PBP 72h, ISR, Welsh SR, Easter Arrow, Hyper Rand, AAA Champion, ACB Team and CTC champions

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #706 on: November 30, 2014, 07:06:10 pm »
Free choice of commercial control - pick whichever cafe, shop or petrol station you fancy in the relevant town, get a receipt, and you're away.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #707 on: November 30, 2014, 07:13:56 pm »
Thanks
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #708 on: December 03, 2014, 07:35:31 pm »

Do Brevet cards have a 'ride by date'? I ordered and planned to do some rides at the back end of last season, which didn't happen. I'm now looking at riding them in the new year.


LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #709 on: December 03, 2014, 07:45:15 pm »
It depends on the perm organiser. Some perm entries expire, some don't.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #710 on: December 03, 2014, 08:04:10 pm »

OK thanks. I'll ask him.


National 400
« Reply #711 on: December 11, 2014, 10:26:33 pm »
Can anyone tell we where and when, any link?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #712 on: December 11, 2014, 10:46:50 pm »
For what?
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #713 on: December 11, 2014, 10:53:28 pm »
National 400 :)
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #714 on: December 11, 2014, 10:54:01 pm »
National 400?

There was something in the latest Arrivee (which I don't have to hand), but it's not in the calendar yet. Keep an eye out.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #715 on: December 11, 2014, 10:58:07 pm »
Not listed in the AUK calendar, so I suspect a link will show up sometime after Christmas. It is still 2014, so a little early yet to be concerned about a summer 2015 event.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

fuaran

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #716 on: December 11, 2014, 11:06:24 pm »
25 July, starting from Dingwall, and heading north.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #717 on: December 12, 2014, 07:28:21 am »
Not listed in the AUK calendar, so I suspect a link will show up sometime after Christmas. It is still 2014, so a little early yet to be concerned about a summer 2015 event.
The National 400 and other events are likely to appear sometime in January.  The next deadline for submitting events is the start of January.  The National 400 sounds like  fantastic ride
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #718 on: December 14, 2014, 12:24:18 pm »
For perm events, if due to say machical failure your average speed for the intermediary control points is below the overall permitted lower speed for the event in total of 14.3km, but by the final control you have made up the time so average overall is about the minimum speed / maximum time permitted will this be ok for sign off by th orangiser?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #719 on: December 14, 2014, 01:40:25 pm »
Strictly speaking, no and some organisers will strictly follow the rule. On the other hand, many organisers are willing to take appropriate mitigating circumstances into account.

Plead your case and accept their decision with good grace, knowing that you have not strictly followed the rule.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #720 on: December 16, 2014, 09:49:49 am »
Ok thanks for reply, fingers crossed
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #721 on: December 17, 2014, 07:12:04 am »
I did a DIY200 by gps on 5th dec which Paul validated on 6th dec - it's not yet showing as a provisional result on the AUK website.  Do I just wait as everybody is clearly busy at this time of year?  How long should I wait? (Only interested as I wanted to claim RRTY2) :)

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #722 on: December 17, 2014, 07:41:45 am »
25 July, starting from Dingwall, and heading north.

SO tempted by this  :thumbsup:---wonderful route up to Durness and back  ;D ---just unsure about travel time / round trip of 900 miles with very little a`leave available (PBP requiring significant portion thereof)
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #723 on: December 17, 2014, 10:26:00 am »
For perm events, if due to say machical failure your average speed for the intermediary control points is below the overall permitted lower speed for the event in total of 14.3km, but by the final control you have made up the time so average overall is about the minimum speed / maximum time permitted will this be ok for sign off by th orangiser?

I had the opposite problem in 2007 on the Poor Student perm as the till receipt at the first control indicated that I had done some fantastickal average - about 45 km/h IIRC - for the first leg.  NikW did not quibble :thumbsup:
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #724 on: December 17, 2014, 10:38:27 am »
25 July, starting from Dingwall, and heading north.

SO tempted by this  :thumbsup:---wonderful route up to Durness and back  ;D ---just unsure about travel time / round trip of 900 miles with very little a`leave available (PBP requiring significant portion thereof)

There are cheap flights to Inverness from Luton and Gatwick. I often wonder how easy it would be to courier a bike to a depot for collection. If it was possible to pick up the bike at the railway station and leave it there, that would simplify matters.