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Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1800 on: October 19, 2018, 11:36:48 am »
I have managed to complete my first RRTY on 6th of October....started my next on 15th! Mr Pickwick's Autumn Outing
04/11/17 200 Upper Thames
07/12/17 200 DIY Round the Back of Bristol
22/01/18 200 DIY Woodstock
09/02/18 200 DIY Woodstock (variation)
17/02/18 200 DIY Woodstock (Variation)
10/03/18 200 Kennet Valley Run
26/04/18 200 DIY Woodstock (Variation)
05/05/18 400 Brevet Cymru
03/06/18 200 DIY Club Audax - Sherbourne
09/06/18 400 Back to the Smoke
22/06/18 400 Avalon Sun Rise
12/07/18 300 DIY Round the Back of Bristol plus
20/08/18 200 DIY Charlbury
24/08/18 400 DIY Alcester/Atherstone/Daventry/Banbuy
08/09/18 600 DIY Fenland Friends

I cannot say that I have enjoyed every last metre but, I have enjoyed many, many kilometres alone and with fine company.  An SR too. Letters after my name  :) At the end of Mr Pickwick's the other day we had a descussion about putting the "letters" on a CV....and why not!  :)

Congratulations Rob


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1802 on: October 25, 2018, 10:08:17 am »
Well it’s taken a while with 4 seasons of rrtyx2, broken leg then rrtyx4 and another rrtyx4 but I have finally gone Ultra

I’m well and truly off that band wagon now - it’s official :)

Season 1 - 211 AAA Points, 120 Club points,  PBP 72h, ISR, Welsh SR, Easter Arrow, Hyper Rand, AAA Champion, ACB Team and CTC champions

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1803 on: October 25, 2018, 11:29:19 pm »
I completed my first RRTY this October - it could have been called Lanterne Rouge Round the Year  ;D

04 Nov 2017 Mr. Pickwick's Cymraeg Cyrch 200km
02 Dec 2017 Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches 200km
26 Jan 2018 Dr. Foster's Winter Warmer 200km - had planned to ride Mr. Pickwick's January Sale on 12 Jan but was ill
03 Feb 2018 Sam Weller's day trip to Wochma 200km - disk brakes failed coming down Birdlip hill!
23 Mar 2018 Making Hay 200km - was meant to ride Mr. Pickwick's March Madness but is was cancelled due to "The Beast from the East"
14 Apr 2018 Benjamin Allen's Spring Tonic 200km
06 May 2018 Stephen Poulton's SP45 Gloucestershire and Worcestershire permanent 200km
09 Jun 2018 Gospel Pass 200km
07 Jul 2018 A Rough Diamond 300km
05 Aug 2018 Tramping The Two Loop 200km
01 Sep 2018 Mr. Pickwick goes to Hay in a day 200km
13 Oct 2018 Mr. Pickwick's Autumnal Outing 200km

Thanks to all the organisers of the rides particularly Mark Rigby whose 150km "Ed Blackthorne's Son" in October 2017 was the gateway to this series of rides.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1804 on: November 04, 2018, 02:32:10 pm »
October 2018 - Cambridge Autumnal
November 2018 - Upper Thames

One sixth of the way there in only 8 days! At this rate I'll be done by Christmas.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1805 on: November 04, 2018, 02:48:36 pm »
2014  :thumbsup:
2015  :thumbsup:
2016  :thumbsup:
2017  :thumbsup:

RRTY number 4 completed. Funnily enough my comment from last year about being sick of the cold and wet rings true again. It does however seem that I had an overlap somewhere along the way and I had actually finished this one in November. Will have to figure out exactly what the means :-D

March 2018 - DIY
April 2018 - DIY
May 2018 - Grand Tour de Stour
June 2018 - Asparagus and Strawberries
July 2018 - Hereward the Wake
August 2018 - DIY
September 2018 - DIY
October 2018  :hand: Not Completed

So after 55 completed months I missed out in October due to a mix of a viral infection and a flare up of gout. A bit gutted but then I am looking forward to just riding the 100km of the ACME winter series rides and not looking for a way to squeeze in 200km a month. Might kick off again next year but we'll see, if I do I might aim to start my year in November instead of Feb to avoid getting so close before the bleak months.
Enjoying a quiet year

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1806 on: November 05, 2018, 08:51:35 am »
May = blowingstone ECE to 200
June = rural south 300
July = raglan castle 200 (failed in the attempt to ECE To 600)
Aug = DIY 200
Sep = Borders of Belgium 1000k
Oct = chiltern dash ECEd to 200
Nov = upper Thames

RRTY3, attempt 4 is on!  :thumbsup:

j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
    • AUK results
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1807 on: November 05, 2018, 04:39:37 pm »
 I'm tempted by 300RTY. Got a calendar 100+200 ECE lined up for beginning of December, so I'll already be 4months in. We'll see..... the wheels almost fell off last March, so I won't hold too many hopes just yet.

Quote from: j_a_m_e_s_
April 18 - The Shark
May 18 - Brimstone
June 18 - Around Weald Expedition & Meridian Hills
July 18 - Hardboiled Perm & EWE Baa
Aug 18 - Tan Hill 200 & Tour of the Hills + 100km ECE
Sept 18 - Greenwhich Mean Climb & Straight Outta Hackney
Oct 18 - London Orbital Permanent & Cambridge Autumnal 100 + 200km ECE

Nov 18 - Boat Trip Perm & Sunbury-Malmesbury-Sunbury DIY 300
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1808 on: December 06, 2018, 09:09:33 pm »
I've just completed my first RRtY today, subject to validation.

Jan 18 - 200 DIY (variation of ICC's The Great Escape)
Feb - 200 DIY to Kings Lynn
Mar - 200 DIY to Southhampton
April - 200 Man of Kent calendar event
May - 200 DIY of ICC The Great Escape
June - 200 DIY to Tenterden
July - DIY in alps
Aug - 200 Weald of Kent Perm
Sept - 600 Fenland Friends calendar event
Oct - 200 Man of Kent Perm
Nov - 200 DIY to Ramsgate
Dec - 200 DIY of Crawley Down

I enjoyed the summer rides. The winter ones have taught me some harsh lessons and provided a touch of frostnip. 

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1809 on: December 07, 2018, 01:30:53 pm »
Update:

Where multiple in the month I've picked one from the lot...
1 - March 2018: Scottish Borders Randonee
2 - April 2018: Moffat Toffee
3 - May 2018: 200 DIY Perm - Aberfoyle and back
4 - June 2018: Snow Roads - Left it late
5 - July 2018: Nae bother to Us - 400k
6 - August 2018: No Work for Us today - 200k
7 - September 2018 : Borders of Fife - 200k
8 - October 2018 : Brant and Slape - hilly 200k
9 - November 2018: Long dark tea time 200km - Borderline swimming
10 - December 2018: Subject to Validation: Kingdom Come perm

Remaining planned:
11 - January 2019: Yorkshire Grit
12 - February 2019: Tour of East Lothian ECE'ed home is handily a nudge over 200km, though I've also got a 200 planned for the ride down the previous day.



j_a_m_e_s_

  • Prisoner 17091
    • AUK results
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1810 on: December 10, 2018, 02:37:34 pm »
Well, the ECE was a massive abort, so this months first effort was a bit of danger audax. Forgot my wallet, so half a loaf of jam sandwiches my and  new camelback were severely rationed! No overpriced refreshments at the services for this call sign. Thankfully a kind tailwind blew me most of the way back.  Might give Sunbury-Oxford-Sunbury 300 a stab next week. Dunno yet.

Pending validations etc etc.....
Quote from: j_a_m_e_s_
April 18 - The Shark
May 18 - Brimstone
June 18 - Around Weald Expedition & Meridian Hills
July 18 - Hardboiled Perm & EWE Baa
Aug 18 - Tan Hill 200 & Tour of the Hills + 100km ECE
Sept 18 - Greenwhich Mean Climb & Straight Outta Hackney
Oct 18 - London Orbital Permanent & Cambridge Autumnal 100 + 200km ECE
Nov 18 - Boat Trip Perm & Sunbury-Malmesbury-Sunbury DIY 300

Dec 18 - Sunbury-Membury-Sunbury DIY 200
Rule 77

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1811 on: December 10, 2018, 05:06:54 pm »
Just sent off the claim for my third RRTY.

Jan 2018 - Poor Student
Feb - Winter Boat Trip
March - Gently Bentley
April - Man of Kent
May - A Ride Called Quest
June - Nearly Stonehenge
July - Hereward the Wake
Aug - London Orbital
Sep - 3 Down
Oct - Nyctophobic + ECE
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - South of Bucks Winter Warmer

Thanks to huggy and all the organisers for twelve great days (and a night) out.


Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1813 on: December 10, 2018, 07:59:32 pm »
I may try this,

started in November with Eureka
Got Winter Solstice for December
and most 200's or more until august ...

andyp

  • Andrew Preston
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1814 on: December 15, 2018, 12:42:03 pm »

Just sent off my claim for RRtY #7 ...84 consecutive months, and still loving it  :thumbsup:

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1815 on: December 21, 2018, 04:13:27 pm »
I joined audax in January, first 200km in March - I've done a 200km plus every month since apart from July.  I didn't really consider this is a serious possibility or worth my while - until more recently which is a small shame I suppose; so right now, I've only got 5 months "banked".
Frequent Audax and bike ride videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/djrikki2008/videos

andyp

  • Andrew Preston
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1816 on: December 23, 2018, 10:52:09 am »
hi martin,
good work! ...as the years tick by, every time I see your update, the word 'crashed' makes me jump  :facepalm: it was a metaphorical crash, wasn't it?

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1817 on: December 23, 2018, 09:52:44 pm »
hi martin,
good work! ...as the years tick by, every time I see your update, the word 'crashed' makes me jump  :facepalm: it was a metaphorical crash, wasn't it?

no  :(

but I'm still plugging away, yesterday was the first time on a bike in 6 weeks (and also without a splint) maybe a bit foolish but job done and another 3 weeks off now until the Willy Warmer  :thumbsup:

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1818 on: January 05, 2019, 07:31:16 pm »
25 Mar: 210km + 2595m: Calendar - Dorset Coast: Wareham, Hamworthy, Poole, Sandbanks, ferry to Studland, Corfe Castle, West Lulworth, Broadmayne, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Bridport, Chideock, Wootton Fitzpaine, Axminster, Sector hill, Marshwood, Bradpole, Powerstock, Martinstown, Dochester, Tincleton, Wareham. 9:25 in benign conditions.
21 Apr: 300km + 2500m: Calendar - Heart of England Cirencester: controls at Alchester, Atherstone, Daventry and Tackley. Back just after sunset, before the serious thunder, lightening and torrential rain. Lovely day.
5 May: 402km + 4320m: Calendar - Brevet Cymru: Chepstow, Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells, Llandovery, Tregaron, New Quay, Llandovery, Crickhowell, Usk, Chepstow (20+ hours)
16 Jun: 613km + 4979m: Calendar - Wander Wye: SW London, Oxford, Worcester, Hay-on-Wye, Bwlch (@ 313k sleep stop: 2015-0415), Chepstow, Chippenham, Pewsey, Whitchurch, Alton, Hindhead, Godalming, East Horsley, Wimbledon
15 Jul: 202km + 2287m: Calendar - Shore to (Dart)Moor: Newton Abbot, Dawlish Warren, Exeter, Tiverton, Rackenford, Hatherleigh, Princetown, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot
19 Aug: 233km + 1898m: DIY - Dorchester-on-Thames, Abingdon, Wantage, Royal Wootton Bassett, Bath, Glastonbury, Taunton, Uffculme
9 Sep: 303km + 2599m: Calendar - Barry's Jaeger Bomb: Bristol (east), Northleach, Amesbury, Barton St David, Glastonbury, Bristol (Oldland Common)
23 Oct: 218km + 2701m: DIY - Bridgwater - W through Westquantoxhead, Watchet, Blue Anchor, Minehead, Porlock, Lynton to Blackmoor Gate; E over Exmoor to Wheddon Cross, along the Brendon Hills to Bishop's Lydeard (NW of Taunton), over the Quantocks to Bridgwater; ENE to Street via Othery and back along Polden Hills to Bridgwater. About 9:50 moving time. Steady westerly.
17 Nov: 215km + 2390m: DIY - Exmouth to Penzance via Okehampton, Tavistock, Liskeard, Bodmin, Indian Queens, Truro, Redruth and Hayle. Rolling 8:40 (24.8kph), Overall: 9:53. Steady easterly.
1 Dec: 202km + 2041m: Calendar - KCP&C:  Tewkesbury, with controls at Ledbury (info), Bromyard, Ludlow, Presteigne (info), Kington and Winnal Common. Rolling 8:15 (24.8kph), Overall: 9:25. Sometimes drizzly; into the mist in the 'Lyngen Alps', glimpses of sun from mid-afternoon. Warm (for December). Company for about half the ride.
1 Jan: 217km +1355m: DIY – Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, Burford, Carterton, Chicklade, Chippenham, Frome, Bruton, Taunton (10:10 overall)
One to go.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1819 on: January 06, 2019, 11:32:04 am »
Done for RRtY9
07 May 2018 ECCA Festival 200 Frezoni
02 Jun Asparagus & Strawberries 400 tandem
01 Jul Jack Eason Struggle 200 trike
31 Aug DIY by GPS overnight 200 fixed
08 Sep Fenland Friends 600 tandem
13 Oct DIY by GPS 200 Frezoni
03 Nov Upper Thames 200 trike
01 Dec PRoFS 200 Frezoni
05 Jan 2019 Poor Student 200 fixed
16 Feb DIY by GPS 200 to Southern Reunion Frezoni

Planned
09 Mar Kennet Valley Run 200, possibly on trike
20 Apr Double Dutch 200 on tandem

Some rides on gears, tandem, trike and fixed, a good mix.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1820 on: January 20, 2019, 11:23:11 am »
Splendidly persisted Martin!

Zed43

  • prefers UK hills over Dutch mountains
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1821 on: January 27, 2019, 10:08:21 am »
Bagged my first RRtY yesterday

I rode my first brevet in September 2016 (a 400) and continued riding at least once a month until January 2018 when a shoulder injury kept me from riding.

So I should have made RRtY last year but unfortunately my first 1000km never did not get homologated for missing the cut-off time of an intermediate control (I did finish in time); calc it up on the lack of experience on my side and a more strict application of the rules than I was used to

Looking back I did 15 BRM rides, with 2x 400km, 2x600km and 1x 1000km. Highlight of the year was none of these though, that honour goes to the 300km "this is not a tour".

This year I'm again aiming to ride each month, but already decided to slow down after that and finally take the time to do some proper touring (like riding to the North Cape).

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quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1822 on: January 28, 2019, 12:16:45 am »
Bagged my first RRtY yesterday

I rode my first brevet in September 2016 (a 400) and continued riding at least once a month until January 2018 when a shoulder injury kept me from riding.

So I should have made RRtY last year but unfortunately my first 1000km never did not get homologated for missing the cut-off time of an intermediate control (I did finish in time); calc it up on the lack of experience on my side and a more strict application of the rules than I was used to

Looking back I did 15 BRM rides, with 2x 400km, 2x600km and 1x 1000km. Highlight of the year was none of these though, that honour goes to the 300km "this is not a tour".

This year I'm again aiming to ride each month, but already decided to slow down after that and finally take the time to do some proper touring (like riding to the North Cape).

Congratulations!

I'm now at 7/12. It's gonna get harder as in months 9, 10, 11, & 12 the only calendar events are 300+ (600 for month 12!). Think I'm gonna try a DIY 200 every month just as a banker. But if I can do it with the calendar events, I should also get my first SR.

J

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1823 on: January 28, 2019, 07:56:01 pm »
I always like lists  ;D

Finished my first RRtY in June 2018 with 1x600 (in Germany), 3x400 (2 in NL, 1 in Germany), 2x300 (both NL), 7x200 (all in NL except one in the UK) and an Easter Arrow (in Belgium).

The current attempt:
July 2018: 300 from Maasland (NL)
August 2018: DIY 200 along the Northern Dutch coast
September 2018: Overnight DIY 300 in the North-East of the Netherlands (plus a calendar 200 from Groningen, NL)
October 2018: 300 from Boekelo (NL)
November 2018: 200's in Zwolle and Bergen op Zoom (both NL, again)
December 2018: DIY 200 from Utrecht to Groningen and a calendar 200 from Boekelo (all in NL)
January 2019: 200 from Wachtebeke (Belgium)

7 down, 5 to go.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1824 on: February 10, 2019, 08:58:20 am »
2006     :thumbsup:           
2007      :thumbsup:     
2008        :thumbsup:   
2009            :'( crashed and burned after 10 months
2010          :thumbsup:
2011  X5      :thumbsup:         
2012            :thumbsup:
2013   double          :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
2014  double x10   :thumbsup:
2015 double x12 also GdS Platinum (10 years) :thumbsup:
2016 x 13 :thumbsup:
2017 x 14 :thumbsup:

31.3.18 Double Dutch 200
4.4.18 ECE 100+100                                         8.4.18 Man of Kent 200
4.5.18 Buckbarn - Sutton Scotney 200 perm       19.5.18 Man of Kent 200 perm
2.6.18 Meridian Hills 200 perm                           23.6.18 A Catholic Education 200
1.7.18 Fairies Flat 100 + 100 ECE                       19.7.18 DIY 200
11.8.18 London Orbital 300                                25.8.18 Meridian Hills 200 perm
16.9.18 Rowlands RAAAmble 200                        22.9.18 Four Minute Mile 200
7.10.18 Pulborough - Reading perm 200              13.10.18 Mid Sussex Hillier helpers ride 100 + 100 ECE
3.11.18 Upper Thames 200
22.12 18 DIY 200
19.1.19 Willy Warmer 200
9.2.19 DIY 200 x 15 :thumbsup: