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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #850 on: February 10, 2016, 08:59:25 pm »

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #851 on: May 31, 2016, 11:21:20 pm »
How long after the event should I expect to have my brevet car returned? My rides; the dean and severn across are no longer listed as provisional, I thought brevet cards were returned following validation but I haven't received them.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #852 on: June 01, 2016, 10:15:01 am »
In a while ...

They'll turn up, but have to make their way from the validation team to the organiser, into the correct envelopes, and back to you. At every stage they're dependent on the loving ministrations of either the post office or of volunteers; six weeks is about the minimum I'd expect, and twice that isn't uncommon - can be longer if BRM validation is involved too.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #853 on: June 08, 2016, 10:20:21 pm »
What's the least longest time taken to complete an SR?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #854 on: June 08, 2016, 10:26:20 pm »
Do you mean least total riding time or least number of days start to finish? The Yanks and Aussies (and others, less frequently) regularly organise 'SR in a week' series.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #855 on: June 09, 2016, 06:38:42 am »
Number of days from start to finish.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #856 on: June 09, 2016, 06:51:56 am »
What's the least longest time taken to complete an SR?
Assuming you complete each ride on a different day, then 4 days ... 1 day each for the 200, 300, 400 and 600. I'm not convinced that is what you were asking though.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #857 on: June 09, 2016, 01:02:16 pm »
What's the least longest time taken to complete an SR?
Assuming you complete each ride on a different day, then 4 days ... 1 day each for the 200, 300, 400 and 600. I'm not convinced that is what you were asking though.
Has anyone done it in 4 days though?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #858 on: June 09, 2016, 01:06:02 pm »
I've not heard of anybody doing a SR in four days.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #859 on: June 10, 2016, 09:27:15 am »
^ very achievable clearly, but a little too willy-waving.

I do like the idea of an SR in a week though, but going somewhere new and beautiful (and probably not in the UK!) and spending a week riding, exploring and enjoying it.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #860 on: June 10, 2016, 10:36:00 am »
^ very achievable clearly, but a little too willy-waving.

I do like the idea of an SR in a week though, but going somewhere new and beautiful (and probably not in the UK!) and spending a week riding, exploring and enjoying it.
Yes, that's the only way I can see a "Brevet week" being worthwhile/enjoyable.

(I seem to recall a 30-page debate in  c2007 about the easiest way to arrange the 4 rides across the 7 days. :D )
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #861 on: June 10, 2016, 11:03:13 am »
Not wanting to kick that one off again (and I think it's largely irrelevant which way you skin that cat), but the idea is actually quite appealing for a late-summer/early-autumn adventure somewhere still warm.  You've got about 100 hours of maximum riding time for the 4 events (40+27+20+13 on BRM timing), giving you at least 68 hours of downtime in a week.  Plenty of time to recover.

Hmm.  Could be a top banana week away to round out the summer.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #862 on: June 11, 2016, 10:30:36 am »


Hmm.  Could be a top banana week away to round out the summer.

Hell yeah.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #863 on: June 28, 2016, 12:28:03 pm »
When riding an audax on a tandem, I'd always assumed we need two receipts, one for each brevet card. Recently an organiser suggested that one would do for a tandem.

I'm all for reducing our control faff, even a tiny bit, so if one receipt is OK that simplifies things a bit.

I imagine most organisers wouldn't be picky about this, but I'd rather do things by the book. Is the official line "one receipt per brevet card"?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #864 on: June 28, 2016, 12:42:24 pm »
We always used to ask if the org would give us 'tandem dispensation' but the rule is one rider, one receipt
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #865 on: June 28, 2016, 01:20:35 pm »
PBP - Mandatory individual validation - no tandem dispensation.
LEL - one of us could take both brevet cards for stamping - but that's likely because half the controllers know us, and knew we were on a tandem.
Rides where we know the Org - As fboab says, many give us dispensation if we ask.
DIY x GPS - 2x GPS tracks from a tandem is mandatory.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #866 on: June 28, 2016, 02:20:59 pm »
I've managed with a shared reciept for tandem rides.
Usually OK it with the boss first.
After all the organiser writes in the times in off your proofs anyway - assuming you haven't already done so to ease the pain.
And recycles the rest of the stuff.

So it isn't consistent.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #867 on: July 07, 2016, 10:41:59 pm »
General question to the floor.

Is it permissible to Audax on an e-bike?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #868 on: July 07, 2016, 11:03:40 pm »
I think you may ride but won't be homologated/get a brevet.
I think it was discussed at last AGM.
E-bikes are not 'propelled solely by human muscular effort' are they?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #869 on: July 24, 2016, 07:08:06 am »
What say ye (permanent(s) question) :

I'm working on a 100km route, where the roads basically form three ovals in series - think of them as links in a chain, perhaps.  It's not uncommon to have the same loop route used interchangeably depending on which direction the loop is ridden, or to have a point-to-point which allows starting at either end.

One could start riding at either end of any of the ovals (4 possible start points) and ride any individual link clockwise or counter(anti)-clockwise.

While the total climbing and descending would be the same, the ride experience would be different.  Depending on which direction one rides a link, it could either have a big hill and a long descent, or a long gentle climb and a quick drop.

Essentially, there are 4 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32 different combinations, yet basically one overall group of roads used.

How to get that across, without creating 32 rides?  And, of course there are some connecting bits to add in, since the links don't always totally interlock, depending on which road / direction you've chosen for the next leg of the ride.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #870 on: August 19, 2016, 03:09:50 pm »
How do I report errors in my results? I've been accredited with a 150km ECE for a 100km DIY I did from my house.  :D

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #871 on: August 19, 2016, 08:46:46 pm »
How do I report errors in my results? I've been accredited with a 150km ECE for a 100km DIY I did from my house.  :D

Report the issue to your DIY org; they are best placed to progress the issue.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #872 on: August 22, 2016, 12:10:24 pm »
How do I report errors in my results? I've been accredited with a 150km ECE for a 100km DIY I did from my house.  :D

Report the issue to your DIY org; they are best placed to progress the issue.
Thanks  :thumbsup:

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #873 on: August 22, 2016, 12:26:09 pm »
How do I report errors in my results? I've been accredited with a 150km ECE for a 100km DIY I did from my house.  :D

Report the issue to your DIY org; they are best placed to progress the issue.
Thanks  :thumbsup:

Should it have been 150mm?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #874 on: September 01, 2016, 02:53:30 pm »
^ very achievable clearly, but a little too willy-waving.

I do like the idea of an SR in a week though, but going somewhere new and beautiful (and probably not in the UK!) and spending a week riding, exploring and enjoying it.

I set up a series of events from Porto Vecchio in Corsica that would allow you to do this.  Plus a 120k for fettling or recovery.  Be warned that they are hilly.  The 600 had 9500m ascent.  There's a challenge!!!
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