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mattc

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #875 on: October 08, 2016, 10:52:57 am »
Has anyone had an ECE from late September credited?

I know Martin was away around that time. He kindly checked my brevet from abroad, but I knew it wouldnt get on the system until at least his return to the UK.

Don't want to hassle the chap (as there is no rush), so I thought I'd ask around, just to get an idea whether mine got missed!
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #876 on: November 16, 2016, 07:16:23 am »

Does anyone have details, ideally old route cards or a gpx for the Dovedale and Staffordshire Moorlands 160 Audax, which I believe started in Clowne?
I'm guessing it's not run anymore. I was hoping to make a DIY GPS from it.


Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #877 on: November 17, 2016, 09:49:19 am »
Have you seen this write up? There might be just enough detail to piece together the route...

http://www.meiring.org.uk/pdm/Audax/2004_Clowne_160.html

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #878 on: November 17, 2016, 02:04:17 pm »

Yes, that's the only reference I can find on it. I'll try and put a route together from that ride report if I hear nothing else.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #879 on: December 19, 2016, 05:20:25 am »
Am I right in thinking that a 500km DIY would count as the "400" leg of an SR and earn me 5 points?
R10000 x 2   RRtY x 7    SR x 7    E = 129

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #880 on: December 19, 2016, 05:43:31 am »
Yes
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #882 on: January 16, 2017, 02:10:26 pm »
Virtual DIY cards, I’ve lost count  :facepalm:
I bought some individually, then two lots, used some, DNS a couple, had a DNF GPX failure on one and now can’t work out how many I have left.
When I send off an entry, will the system know if I have a paid for card?  Is there any way of seeing what cards I have?
I’m not that fussed, except I wouldn’t want to do a ride only to find it wasn’t valid because I hadn’t paid for a card.
Thanks

fboab

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #883 on: January 16, 2017, 02:15:08 pm »
Your DIY organiser will be able to tell you what you have outstanding. Pop him an email.

'The system' isn't universal.

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Feanor

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #884 on: January 16, 2017, 02:36:53 pm »
There's no central record of virtual brevets.
You just have to keep track yourself.
The DIY orgs usually keep track on a spreadsheet or the back of a fag packet or something.

If you were to submit an entry and then rode it,  and it turned out you had miscounted and were out of cards,  all that would happen is you'd have to top up your stock of brevets before the org would validate it.

They are not looking for admin technicalities to non validate.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #885 on: January 16, 2017, 02:45:25 pm »
Thanks Boab and Feanor, perfect answers I reckon, saved me writing one  :)

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #886 on: January 16, 2017, 02:52:39 pm »
Thanks all, I'll ask the organiser.
Then keep better count :-[

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #887 on: January 26, 2017, 04:00:02 pm »
Virtual DIY cards, I’ve lost count  :facepalm:
I bought some individually, then two lots, used some, DNS a couple, had a DNF GPX failure on one and now can’t work out how many I have left.
When I send off an entry, will the system know if I have a paid for card?  Is there any way of seeing what cards I have?
I’m not that fussed, except I wouldn’t want to do a ride only to find it wasn’t valid because I hadn’t paid for a card.
Thanks
Every time I use one my DIY organiser tells me how many I have left in the acknowledgement email. Do you have the information in your last recieved email from yours?

Or just drop him an email to ask.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #888 on: January 27, 2017, 10:20:29 am »
Virtual DIY cards, I’ve lost count  :facepalm:
I bought some individually, then two lots, used some, DNS a couple, had a DNF GPX failure on one and now can’t work out how many I have left.
When I send off an entry, will the system know if I have a paid for card?  Is there any way of seeing what cards I have?
I’m not that fussed, except I wouldn’t want to do a ride only to find it wasn’t valid because I hadn’t paid for a card.
Thanks
Every time I use one my DIY organiser tells me how many I have left in the acknowledgement email. Do you have the information in your last recieved email from yours?

Or just drop him an email to ask.
Thanks, all sorted now and keeping better count.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #889 on: January 29, 2017, 08:25:45 pm »
With the retirement of Steve Snook what does this mean for people aiming for AAA RRTY?

I understand that DIYs aren't going to be able to checked for AAA points. Is it the case that AAA rated perms will still count?

What about riding an AAA calendar event as a DIY?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #890 on: January 29, 2017, 08:48:41 pm »
Oliver Iles is the new AAA Man, and AAARTY is in safe hands!

AAAs will go on being available for GPS DIYs.

telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #891 on: February 02, 2017, 12:53:15 pm »
Hello all, long time reader, first time poster.

I'm planning to do my first DIY on Sunday as "Advisory by GPS". I've had my route and controls approved and paid for a virtual brevet.

The AUK website says that it's advisable to collect alternative evidence in addition to GPS in case the track doesn't record for whatever reason. Should this include something at the start point as well as intermediate controls and the finish point? Is there anything which can be used other than receipts?

Cheers.


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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #892 on: February 02, 2017, 01:08:57 pm »
Other than receipts, I tend to use selfies taken with snapchat (I look adorable with the puppy filter).

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #893 on: February 03, 2017, 08:48:35 am »
(I look adorable with the puppy filter).

I can vouch for that.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #894 on: March 09, 2017, 02:14:54 pm »
My prefered GPS recording device is the Strava Android app. Can you use a GPS track downloaded from Strava for proof of a mandatory DIY ride?

The detailed instructions at aukweb make it sound like possibly not?

"Processing the file in some software or websites can remove some of those elements and give the appearance of tracklog created by a computer.
AUK expects ‘raw data’ as far as possible."

Thanks!

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #895 on: March 09, 2017, 04:00:08 pm »
Yes, you should also get something at the start and finish. That way you can show that everything was within the time limits.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #896 on: March 09, 2017, 05:49:36 pm »
Speak to your friendly (yes, really!) local DIY organiser - better to agree in advance what he'll expect to see from you ...

Speaking (naturally) from a position of complete ignorance, my naive assumption would be that the app generates a track which is then uploaded to Strava at the end (rather than, say, relying on a constant data link to send a stream of position updates so the track can be generated on the site). If it's possible to extract this raw track - maybe it's as simple as it being saved to something like an Apps/Strava/GPX folder on your device - I'd guess that's the best format to submit, as unprocessed as possible.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #897 on: March 10, 2017, 01:04:52 am »
You can go to the Strava website and select Export as GPX from the spanner menu. That's not really any different from grabbing it direct from the device.

As always, you should think about having a second GPS device (even a second phone running Strava) as there are so many ways for a recording to go wrong.

fuaran

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #898 on: March 10, 2017, 01:46:55 am »
If it's possible to extract this raw track - maybe it's as simple as it being saved to something like an Apps/Strava/GPX folder on your device - I'd guess that's the best format to submit, as unprocessed as possible.
Not possible as far as I can tell. At least not easily. Don't think you can access the app data folder unless you have rooted your phone. And I suspect it records the track in some non-standard format anyway.

Yes, its easy to export a GPX or TCX from the Strava website. It seems to be mostly 'raw data', including heart rate and cadence. Not sure if it would have been processed with Strava's elevation corrections, but that shouldn't make much difference for audax.

There are plenty of other Android apps that can record a track, and save as GPX format. They may be more reliable and use less battery than the Strava app.

telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #899 on: March 10, 2017, 01:13:44 pm »
My prefered GPS recording device is the Strava Android app. Can you use a GPS track downloaded from Strava for proof of a mandatory DIY ride?

The detailed instructions at aukweb make it sound like possibly not?

"Processing the file in some software or websites can remove some of those elements and give the appearance of tracklog created by a computer.
AUK expects ‘raw data’ as far as possible."

Thanks!

I used the Strava Android app to validate my DIY, sending the GPX track to the organiser, and it was fine. However on other rides I've occasionally had issues with Strava missing out sections of the rides, joining up two points with a straight line. So proof of passage is a good idea for backup.
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