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telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1050 on: March 26, 2018, 08:20:25 pm »
The notes don't make it clear but I think it's receipt rather than person with stamp.

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Feanor

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1051 on: March 26, 2018, 08:28:05 pm »
If a particular venue is specified as the control, than I'd always use it ( unless it was on fire or something! )
I'd not regard a queue as reason to miss the specified control.

If the org was happy with you to control anywhere in the town, it would be specified as a Free control.

citoyen

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1052 on: April 30, 2018, 05:35:09 pm »
(For calendar events) If the routesheet specifies a particular cafe for a control but there are other shops/pubs etc nearby (as in on the same street), can you get a receipt from elsewhere and use this as PoP?

You'd have to ask the organiser why they specify a particular café. Could be any number of reasons.

For the Uckfield control on the Oasts & Coasts 300, the organiser leaves a sheet of stickers on the counter at the specified café, so you don't actually need to spend any money there to get your proof of passage, nor do you have to worry about being held up by queues. I'm sure he would accept a receipt from a different shop or café in town, but I do stop at Poppies because it's a decent, reasonably priced breakfast and service is super quick, even when busy.

On the same ride, for the Deal control, I used a shop in the town centre, rather than the one specified on the routesheet, on the edge of town. My receipt was accepted as PoP by the organiser, no questions asked. I think in that case the shop is specified because it is on the route (the one I used is slightly off route).

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1053 on: May 10, 2018, 10:06:53 am »
Are there any articles anywhere (Arrivée maybe) on Bryan Chapman? I'm looking forward to my first BCM next week and would be interested to learn a bit more about the man. I've read about his trips to visit Tony Oliver on Anglesey, but wondered if there is anything a bit more in depth about his other adventures and mile eating.

Edit- After a bit more searching there is a piece in Arrivée No 64 - Spring '99. Does anyone have a spare copy?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1054 on: May 30, 2018, 05:51:49 pm »
Assuming I do manage an SR this season, and I manage R5000, is there any reason why I can't purchase the old style badges instead of the new?
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j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1056 on: May 30, 2018, 06:05:55 pm »
I saw they was in stock, I just wondered if I had to have done them pre 2016.

Cheers.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1057 on: June 28, 2018, 07:28:26 am »
Can a DIY count towards a SR series?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1058 on: June 28, 2018, 07:30:01 am »
For AUK, yes. Not for ACP (i.e. not for PBP).

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1059 on: June 28, 2018, 07:46:04 am »
Ok, thank you

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1060 on: June 28, 2018, 10:26:10 am »
Folks,

I'm looking to do some perms in the future but I'm struggling to find local(ish) ones from the AUK website as they are listed by the originator rather than the location, I can't get the map thingy to work so could anyone suggest a work around please?
Would also be nice if it was possible to get an idea of the route too from the front page rather than having to unload a zip from (some) of the routes.

Apologies if it's been asked before but i can't find it in the FAQs.

Thanks

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1061 on: June 28, 2018, 10:31:21 am »
That's about the shape of it.  You'll either have to look through them all or get familiar with the DIY system.

mattc

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1062 on: June 28, 2018, 10:39:11 am »
Indeedy.

There are probably 2 useful approaches that folks have used:

- If a ride looks of interest, google it, as someone might have posted a ride report or a GPX/mapping-site.

- Post a query on here (or AUK Forum, or Facebook) like:
"Can anyone recommend a perm [length x-y] [starting nr Upper Nicetown] [preferably hilly/flat ] ?

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1063 on: June 28, 2018, 12:49:01 pm »
Thanks,

Think I'll start looking at DIYs  :thumbsup:

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1064 on: June 28, 2018, 01:37:20 pm »
Look at Chris Crossland's perms - he's taken over a lot of John Radford 's perms, some of which look like they go your way. And you can always contact him for more info.

I like DIYS though,  cos i like planning routes and you can start on your doorstep.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1065 on: June 28, 2018, 04:27:40 pm »
Cheers Deano,

Found a couple that look interesting, always good to ride somebody else's routes but I will be giving the DIY job a go too, I have a couple of routes in mind that should make decent 200s

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1066 on: June 29, 2018, 08:04:03 pm »
What do the pluses on times in brevet cards mean?

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1067 on: June 29, 2018, 08:40:14 pm »
Next day, ie after midnight. I think.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1068 on: June 29, 2018, 11:36:10 pm »
Yep, that makes perfect sense. Thanks.

And there was me thinking it might mean “This deadline is flexible. Take your time.”

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1069 on: July 03, 2018, 10:50:24 am »
Are there any calendar rides which have a late evening or very early morning start? Occurred to me during my last ride, in the 30 degree heat, that it'd be much much cooler either late in evenings or seriously early doors. Thinking of distances around 100-150km for the most part here rather than the full beans events.
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1070 on: July 03, 2018, 12:00:23 pm »
If you go to the full calendar you can scan through the start times of all events. Hereward the Wake 300 and the Dorset Ghost 150 are the only late starts I can spot.

bludger

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1071 on: July 03, 2018, 12:20:59 pm »
Cheers - both of those rides look great! Unfortunately I'm off to the land of clogs and waffles early on Saturday 14th so won't be able to make the 300. The Devon ride looks like a cracker! There's room in the calendar so I reckon I'm going to register  ;D
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telstarbox

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1072 on: July 03, 2018, 12:24:30 pm »
As 100/150km events are partly "intro" rides to the longer distances they're nearly always held during daylight. (It's not uncommon for winter 100s to start at 0930 or even 1000 for the same reason.)
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1073 on: July 06, 2018, 07:00:43 pm »
Does anyone have a Key for route cards?

I seem to remember the Auk website had one, but I can't find it

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #1074 on: July 06, 2018, 07:13:20 pm »
Are you not thinking of the facilities key? - http://www.aukweb.net/events/facilitieskey/

The format of the routesheet differs between organisers, but they're fairly self explanatory. What's baffling you?