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Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« on: June 27, 2008, 05:45:11 am »
17/05/08 Bryan Chapman Memorial 600k
27/06/08 DIY Marlborough Connection ish

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 12:45:48 pm »
Started with the Eureka 200 last November, not really thinking about RRTY at the time, but then did the Winter Solstice in December and the Poor Student in Jan, so by this time decided to go for it.  So far so good with 4 rides left (July-Oct).

Wont continue after November though as I simply do not like riding on icy roads.  Came off heavily on the Poor Student 200 but got away without much injury and not going to chance it again.

Maladict

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 03:02:36 pm »
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 11:04:15 am »
1st RRTY: October '06 - September '07  :thumbsup:

2nd RRTY: October '07 - September '08  :thumbsup:
RideDistance (km)Date
Cambrian Connections Perm20006/10/07
Transporter20003/11/07
Monmouthshire Meander20001/12/07
DIY Permanent20003/01/08
Malmesbury Mash20009/02/08
Denmead Winter Randonnée20001/03/08
DIY Permanent20004/04/08
Plains40010/05/08
DIY Permanent20006/06/08
Snowdonia20005/07/08
DIY Permanent20001/08/08
DIY Permanent20027/09/08

3rd RRTY (started consecutively to 2nd in 01/08) and abandoned in 09/08.
3rd RRTY take II, starting October 2008 and abandoned in 12/08.
3rd RRTY take III:
RideDistance (km)Date
Dr Foster's Winter Warmer20024/01/09
'Accumulating kilometres in the roughest road conditions'...

Mr Larrington

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 02:00:28 pm »
April 2005 -> March 2006:  :thumbsup:
April 2006 -> March 2007:  :thumbsup:

04/07: The Dean  :thumbsup:
05/07: Severn Across  :thumbsup:
06/07: South Then North  :thumbsup:
07/07: Kent Corners  :thumbsup:
08/07: Cheddar Gorge
09/07: New Forest On- & Off-Shore  :thumbsup:
10/07: Poor Student perm  :thumbsup:
11/07: Eureka!  :thumbsup:
12/07: Winter Solstice  :thumbsup:
01/08: Willy Warmer DNS

Bugger :'(
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Maladict

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 09:31:02 pm »
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600

eck

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 09:08:02 pm »
November 05 -  October 06  :thumbsup:
March 07 - February 08  :thumbsup:

March: 200 DIY perm, 300 Easter Arrow to York
April: 200 DIY perm, Snow Roads 300
May: 200 DIY perm x 2, Deeside Loop 200, Snow Roads 300, Kingdom Come 400, Gie's a Light 600
June: 200 DIY perm x 3
July: 200 DIY perm, 300 DIY perm, 1,000 DIY perm.
August: 200 DIY perm x 2, Dulsie Dipper 200
Sept: Down to Longtown Nocturne 200, Gie's a Light 600
Oct: 200 DIY perm x 2
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Maladict

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 11:58:05 am »
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection 200
15/03/08Up The Uts 200
05/04/08Elenith 300
04/05/08Severn Across 400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600
02/08/08Cambridge->York->Cambridge600

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 01:58:21 pm »
Unbroken run starting July 2003.

Latest ride Offa's Dyke 600

September Lejog as a 1400 perm (had to do something different given the absence of the Kiddermister Killer)

October Teethgrinders Norfolk 600

Then back to a nice steady 200 per month

mattc

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 03:57:24 pm »
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Done.  :)
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 09:56:29 am »
And so I begin again...

July 08 - DIY 600
DNS August DIY 200. Back to square one.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 03:31:55 pm »
September Lejog as a 1400 perm (had to do something different given the absence of the Kiddermister Killer)

Now completed and validated. Ridden solo and unsupported (otherwise it wouldn't be an Audax in my opinion).

Started at Lands End 5 Sep 8.30pm with a weather front chasing me and finished at John O'Groats in blue sky on 10 Sep 4.30pm.  Actual route was 1502k (as measured by Garmin).  Did the first section to Hereford PBP style straight through the night and day.  In case you can't remember the weather  - it was wet- reminiscent of PBP 2007.  Second day was Hereford to Kendal.  Third day Kendal to Dunoon (via the Gourock to Dunoon ferry).  Fourth day Dunoon to Inverness.  Finally Inverness to John O'Groats.

The highlights both for weather and the scenery was Kilmarnock northwards .  The other particularly memorable bit was riding over Shap at about 4am looking at a cloudless sky so packed with stars (because of the lack of light pollution) that it seemed like you couldn't slip a fag paper between them.

I used Travelodges where I could because of the convience of being able to arrive and leave pretty much anytime.  However a special mention must go to the Dhailling Lodge at Dunoon who definitely gave me top quality care and attention despite the fact that I was only staying for a few hours.

Looking forward to Teethgrinders Norfolk 600 in October.  I can use that quiet time at night to plan my targets for next year

Tony

PS Before anyone suggests it - I do plan a proper write up for Arrivee.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 12:51:07 pm »
Help! I have just realised I am in danger of missing a September ride and thus would have to start again.

QUESTION - I know a 600k would count in principle but could I count my Spa Trek 600k ride started on 30 August but finished on 1 September as a September ride? Does anyone know how I might find out? I can't find anything on the Audax website or in the Handbook specifically on this.

frere yacker

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008, 01:32:42 pm »
Does anyone know how I might find out?

http://www.peakaudax.co.uk

This is taken from the RRTY FAQ on the above website:

If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008, 03:29:16 pm »
Does anyone know how I might find out?
http://www.peakaudax.co.uk
This is taken from the RRTY FAQ on the above website: If I ride a 600 starting in one month and finishing in the next, in which month does it counts for RRTY?
I suppose it's possible to start on, say, the 31st August and finish it on 1st September. This could count in either month, but not both. You should have ridden at least 200km on the day for which you are making the claim
Many thanks, Frere Yacker, that looks to be just what I need. I have actually now found a similar passage buried in the Handbook and the implication is that Mike Wigley is the guy I need to speak to.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 01:57:49 pm »
Finally got round to applying for my RRTY badge and have noticed today I made the list. :thumbsup:

All done in 2007:

MIDHURST, W. Sussex  204       13 Jan
WOODSTOCK, NW of Oxford  205   03 Feb     
DOWN AMPNEY, Cirencester  202  17 Mar     
WAREHAM  207                   01 Apr     
CHEPSTOW  402                  05 May     
KINGS WORTHY, Winchester  200  24 Jun     
BEECH HILL, S. of Reading  306 14 Jul     
TAMWORTH  208                  11 Aug     
DORCHESTER  202                23 Sep     
New Forest 200 Hampshire  200     19 Oct (Perm)
SONNING COMMON, N of Reading  213 03 Nov
Midlands Mesh 200 (with Chris N)            30 Dec (DIY Perm)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2008, 08:13:21 am »
Kept it going with:

11/10/08  Mesh 200 from Bradford on Avon (Frome-Fordingbridge-Wimborne-Sherborne)

Edit 27/10/08 : already validated (in fact a day or two ago).  :)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2008, 10:52:08 am »
Mr Moderator Sir...

Any chance this thread can be made sticky, or pinned, or whatever the magic spell is to make it stay at the head of the list?

I had to go a-hunting for it today. Feel free to delete this post after you have made your decision (either way).

It doesn't really affect the discussion thread as it gets added to more regularly - whereas this thread tends to get modified by its owners which doesn't promote it back to the head of the list.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 01:06:33 pm »
Chris; as I suggested when it started why not copy your old post; edit it to reflect your most recent ride and then delete the old one? that way it stays current as long as people keep riding  :)

Yes, I spotted that one after posting my request. Your idea is a reasonable alternative if the Big Cheese says nay.

simonp

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2008, 02:23:18 pm »
06/01/08Poor Student 200
02/02/08Marlborough Connection200
15/03/08Up The Uts200
05/04/08Elenith300
04/05/08Severn Across400
28/06/08Midlander Super Grimpeur300
12/07/08South then North600
02/08/08Cambridge->York->Cambridge600
29/09/08DIY Permanent200
11/10/08Golden Tints200
08/11/08Upper Thames200

Dec 2008.  Injured.
Jan 2009. Injured.
Feb 2009. Injured.
Mar 2009. Sick.
April 2009. Sick.

Sigh.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2008, 02:26:17 pm »
Nov 2005 - Oct 2006   :thumbsup:

July 08             DIY 200
August 08        DIY 200
September 08  DIY 300
October 08       DIY 300
November 08   DIY 200

Fidgetbuzz

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2008, 11:07:00 am »
1st RRTY completed Feb 2008.

A ride a month since then inc. Nov - so on course for second to be completed Feb 2009.

And a third series started June 2008 - need the ride on Nov 29th in Norfolk ( DONE)to keep this series going - then 2 a month until Feb ( DEC DONE) - and at least 1 a month until May 2009 to complete a 3rd series.
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 03:08:41 pm »

11/10/08  Mesh 200 from Bradford on Avon (Frome-Fordingbridge-Wimborne-Sherborne)

21/11/08  Dinner Dart: Westbury - Salisbury - Winchester - Bognor - Guildford.
Lots of good things about that route. Dismal failure to reverse it on Sunday, though.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2008, 11:06:29 am »
2006  :thumbsup:
2007  :thumbsup:

August 2007 Shattered shouder (cycling)  :o

Jan 2008 Dr Foster's Winter Warmer.
Feb 2008 Malmesbury Mash.
Mar 2008 Witshire White Horses.
Apr 2008 Heart of England.
May 2008 200k DIY Perm.
Jun 2008 Cotswold Epedition.
Jul 2008 Dr. Foster's Summer Saunter (Perm).
Aug 2008 Dr. Foster's Summer Saunter (Cal).
Sep 2008 Feryside Fish Foray.
Oct 2008 Gower Getter.
Nov 2008 Transporter 200.
Dec 2008 Monmouthshire Meander.

Year 3  :thumbsup:

Year 4 starts Jan 2009 Dr Foster's Winter Warmer.
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Fidgetbuzz

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 03:52:52 pm »
1st RRTY completed Feb 2008.

A ride or more a month since then- so on course for second to be completed Feb 2009.

And a third series started June 2008 - -DIY to Cambridge tomorrow ( DONE)  for first Dec 200 and all being well another 200 on Sat with Annie, JT etc. - which will keep the double going. 

So then 2 a month in Jan and Feb to keep both going- and then at least 1 a month until May 2009 to complete the 3rd series.

I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!