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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #725 on: December 19, 2014, 07:24:22 pm »

How much quicker do relevant rides fill up in a PBP year? I'm not dead set on doing PBP, however I would like to complete my first SR this season. I'm thinking I may as well go for BRM rides, giving me the option of PBP if I did decide I wanted to.


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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #726 on: December 19, 2014, 07:41:30 pm »

How much quicker do relevant rides fill up in a PBP year? I'm not dead set on doing PBP, however I would like to complete my first SR this season. I'm thinking I may as well go for BRM rides, giving me the option of PBP if I did decide I wanted to.

I don't think this can be quantified; they do fill up more quickly and some people create headaches by pulling out of some rides once they have completed a ride of a specified length.

It's probably best, if possible, to plan and send your entries early.

Given the constraints of work and Real Life, this is not always easy.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #727 on: December 19, 2014, 07:55:56 pm »

How much quicker do relevant rides fill up in a PBP year? I'm not dead set on doing PBP, however I would like to complete my first SR this season. I'm thinking I may as well go for BRM rides, giving me the option of PBP if I did decide I wanted to.

I don't think this can be quantified; they do fill up more quickly and some people create headaches by pulling out of some rides once they have completed a ride of a specified length.

It's probably best, if possible, to plan and send your entries early.

Given the constraints of work and Real Life, this is not always easy.

Thanks.
Yes, I realised it's a 'how long is a piece of string' question. I would just like to sit down and properly plan them after Christmas, instead of rushing now.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #728 on: December 19, 2014, 08:24:37 pm »

How much quicker do relevant rides fill up in a PBP year? I'm not dead set on doing PBP, however I would like to complete my first SR this season. I'm thinking I may as well go for BRM rides, giving me the option of PBP if I did decide I wanted to.

I don't think this can be quantified; they do fill up more quickly and some people create headaches by pulling out of some rides once they have completed a ride of a specified length.

It's probably best, if possible, to plan and send your entries early.

Given the constraints of work and Real Life, this is not always easy.

Thanks.
Yes, I realised it's a 'how long is a piece of string' question. I would just like to sit down and properly plan them after Christmas, instead of rushing now.

After Christmas should be fine.
After Easter would be stretching it.

Some organisers, bless them, run a waiting list to refill places released by DNS riders who have the courtesy to inform the organiser. Some don't; they are volunteers with lives and jobs, after all.

Some riders fail to inform an organiser when they decide to pull out, inconveniencing the organiser and depriving another rider of a place.  :(

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #729 on: December 19, 2014, 10:37:12 pm »
There are 16 PBP qualifier 600s spread over five consecutive weekends this year, which I'm sure is more than last time. I have a feeling there will be enough places to go round for those who want them, although certain rides will be more popular than others - BCM and WCW strike me as the ones most likely to fill up early.

This is all just guesswork though.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #730 on: December 28, 2014, 06:42:49 pm »
I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered in the preceding 29 pages.

About 3 months ago I completed a Calendar Event within the required time. My brevet card was checked and instantly validated on the day. However, the ride has yet to appear on my AUK member's results page. Is this something the event organiser takes care of or should I have notified someone at AUK?

Thank you in anticipation.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #731 on: December 28, 2014, 07:17:32 pm »
I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered in the preceding 29 pages.

About 3 months ago I completed a Calendar Event within the required time. My brevet card was checked and instantly validated on the day. However, the ride has yet to appear on my AUK member's results page. Is this something the event organiser takes care of or should I have notified someone at AUK?

Thank you in anticipation.
It would be done by the organiser if he/she validated the ride on the day.  Send them a direct email and ask if they can check/resolve for you.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #732 on: December 28, 2014, 09:08:43 pm »
Many thanks Peter. I'll try and get hold of the organiser.

Cheers.

Tim

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #733 on: December 28, 2014, 11:45:57 pm »
I wonder if this is a ride that I too have been waiting to see on the results pages. If it's the same one, then I DM'd the org via Twitter a couple weeks ago, and got the reply that they've "been too busy"  ::-)
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #734 on: December 29, 2014, 01:11:46 am »
I wonder if this is a ride that I too have been waiting to see on the results pages. If it's the same one, then I DM'd the org via Twitter a couple weeks ago, and got the reply that they've "been too busy"  ::-)

I've taken the liberty Reg T of sending you a PM to see if we're both referring to the same ride. If we are, at least I'll know that it's not just me that's waiting.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #735 on: December 29, 2014, 04:07:22 pm »
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #736 on: December 29, 2014, 04:10:38 pm »
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #737 on: December 30, 2014, 10:57:47 am »
... I DM'd the org via Twitter a couple weeks ago, and got the reply that they've "been too busy"  ::-)

Some organisers see the ride as 'the thing' and everything else surrounding it (and especially after the event) as taking much lower priority.  It's rather difficult to argue with that philosophy but it does mean that sometimes results are very delayed.

About 3 months ago I completed a Calendar Event within the required time. My brevet card was checked and instantly validated on the day. However, the ride has yet to appear on my AUK member's results page. Is this something the event organiser takes care of or should I have notified someone at AUK?

There's a chain of events but in the first instance it's up to the organiser to notify AUK that you finished their ride.

* If the ride hasn't appeared in the 'Event Results Sheets' page - then that is just the organiser taking his time.  Eventually, AUK would probably take notice and prod with a pointed stick - though if it is last season, things get a bit more complicated.

* If there are riders listed on the 'Event Results Sheet' and you are included, then the ride should also appear on your 'Individual Rides List'. 
If it doesn't (most unlikely) that would be a system error and AUK's Recorder is the person to notify - make sure you mention your membership number and the event number if you know it, or the date and location/distance.

* If there are riders listed on the Results Sheet and you are not in that list, then you would have to contact the organiser, because that means he has finished with the event but hasn't passed your name or number along to AUK.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #738 on: December 30, 2014, 10:10:01 pm »
... I DM'd the org via Twitter a couple weeks ago, and got the reply that they've "been too busy"  ::-)

Some organisers see the ride as 'the thing' and everything else surrounding it (and especially after the event) as taking much lower priority.  It's rather difficult to argue with that philosophy but it does mean that sometimes results are very delayed.

About 3 months ago I completed a Calendar Event within the required time. My brevet card was checked and instantly validated on the day. However, the ride has yet to appear on my AUK member's results page. Is this something the event organiser takes care of or should I have notified someone at AUK?

There's a chain of events but in the first instance it's up to the organiser to notify AUK that you finished their ride.

* If the ride hasn't appeared in the 'Event Results Sheets' page - then that is just the organiser taking his time.  Eventually, AUK would probably take notice and prod with a pointed stick - though if it is last season, things get a bit more complicated.

* If there are riders listed on the 'Event Results Sheet' and you are included, then the ride should also appear on your 'Individual Rides List'. 
If it doesn't (most unlikely) that would be a system error and AUK's Recorder is the person to notify - make sure you mention your membership number and the event number if you know it, or the date and location/distance.

* If there are riders listed on the Results Sheet and you are not in that list, then you would have to contact the organiser, because that means he has finished with the event but hasn't passed your name or number along to AUK.

Thank you for the above FF.  :thumbsup:

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #739 on: December 30, 2014, 10:40:40 pm »
AUK's Recorder is the person to investigate and tell you which of FF's options apply - make sure you mention your membership number and the event number if you know it, or the date and location/distance.
FTFY

An email to recorder@aukweb.net works best.   ;D

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #740 on: December 31, 2014, 12:08:17 pm »
 :'( I taught they had about 2 weeks to submit results to AUK
Might be a new organiser??   Hope you get your due reward for completion of event.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #741 on: December 31, 2014, 12:33:01 pm »
Not a new org. FF was on the money re: prioritisation.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #742 on: January 05, 2015, 11:36:18 am »
Could someone give me ECE discussion link on YACF - the link from the Audax website fails
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #743 on: January 05, 2015, 12:00:24 pm »
The ones at the bottom of each of Martin's event pages do work.

Edited to add the details:

Go to http://www.aukweb.net/perms/ and scroll down to Martin Malins, and click on one of his ECE events. Then use the link at the bottom.

(Takes you to the AUK forum, not yacf, maybe that was the problem.)

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #744 on: January 05, 2015, 01:01:24 pm »
Sorry was not clear

http://www.aukweb.net/diy/ece/

There is a faq link at bottom that does not work.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #745 on: January 05, 2015, 01:11:53 pm »
Yes, that link is broken, but you get to the same place (the same FAQ) by doing as above.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #746 on: January 05, 2015, 01:17:49 pm »
Ok thanks, I can't see any FAQ at all anywhere from the link you mention.

I'll wing it and submit what I think is correct and see where we go
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #747 on: January 05, 2015, 01:30:57 pm »

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #748 on: January 05, 2015, 07:37:12 pm »
ECE question: if I enter a 100km event and ride at least 50km to and from the event, I can claim 2 points as if it were a 200km event by filling in the appropriate form and getting receipts etc?

So does the 13h30 for a 200km event apply from the moment I leave home (or get the start point pop) to the time I get home again? Eg if I leave home at 7:00 I have until 20:30 to finish the ECE, and if I've spent half an hour hanging round for the calendar event to start, that's simply bad timing on my part? Or does the ECE part have its own time limits, from starting to arriving at the calendar event?
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #749 on: January 05, 2015, 08:35:37 pm »
The complete ECE + Cal + ECE (including any time waiting at the start and/or eating cake at the end) has to be done within the overall time limit for the total distance. IIRC, you get extra time allowance for any over-distance on the ECE leg(s), but only the nominal Calendar event distance irrespective of any extra there.
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