Author Topic: Round The Year Randonneurs Log  (Read 210987 times)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1825 on: February 10, 2019, 10:50:04 am »
Well done Martin! I’m one behind you after completing my 14th RRTY with a windy DIY 200km yesterday.

24/3/18 300 Hardboiled
7/4/18.  300 Elenydd
5/5/18.  400 Brevet Cymru
2/6/18.  600 TINAT
6/7/18. 1000 Mille Pennine
5/8:18.  200 DIY
8/9/18.  600 Yorkshire via Essex
7/10/18 200 DIY
3/11/18 200 Mr Pickwick’s Cymraeg Cyrch
2/12/18 200 DIY
1/1/19.  200 DIY
9/2/19.  200 DIY


stefan

  • aka martin
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1826 on: February 20, 2019, 11:30:07 pm »
First RRtY completed today :)

March 2018 Double Dutch (200)
April 200km perm
May Green and Yellow Fields (300)
June Asparagus and Strawberries (400)
July Hereward the Wake + ECE (400)
August 200km perm
September Fenland Friends 600
October 200km perm; and Cambridge Autumnals (200)
November 200km perm
December Stansted Airport Express + ECE (200)
January 2019 200km perm
February Wander Wye 200km

First 3 on fixed.

I have to say I was lucky with the winter weather...



Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1827 on: February 21, 2019, 03:46:49 pm »
Congratulations Stefan

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1828 on: February 21, 2019, 06:02:30 pm »
First RRTY complete.
25 Mar: 210km + 2595m: Calendar - Dorset Coast
21 Apr: 300km + 2500m: Calendar - Heart of England
5 May: 402km + 4320m: Calendar - Brevet Cymru
16 Jun: 613km + 4979m: Calendar - Wander Wye
15 Jul: 202km + 2287m: Calendar - Shore to (Dart)Moor
19 Aug: 233km + 1898m: DIY - Dorchester-on-Thames to Devon
9 Sep: 303km + 2599m: Calendar - Barry's Jaeger Bomb
23 Oct: 218km + 2701m: DIY - Exmoor and the Someset 'Levels'
17 Nov: 215km + 2390m: DIY - Exmouth to Penzance
1 Dec: 202km + 2041m: Calendar - KCP&C
1 Jan: 217km +1355m: DIY – Bishop’s Cleeve (Bushcombe Lane!) to Taunton
14 Feb: 210km + 2505m: DIY - Mouth of the Exe to Exmoor

stefan

  • aka martin
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1829 on: February 21, 2019, 08:27:42 pm »
Thank you Socks  :thumbsup: !

And congratulations Ajax Bay - good to have an RRtY twin  ;D

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1830 on: February 22, 2019, 12:02:35 am »
I've got three March rides pending validation right now so hopefully RRTY #1 is:

Mar-18   Scottish Borders Randonee
Apr-18   Moffat Toffee
May-18   DIY - 200 - Aberfoyle and Back
Jun-18   Snow Roads
Jul-18   DIY 200 - Highland Perthshire
Aug-18   No Work for us today
Sep-18   DIY 200 - Back fae Arran
Oct-18   Brant and Slape
Nov-18   Long Dark (Wet) Tea Time
Dec-18   Kingdom Come
Jan-19   DIY - MULL
Feb-19   TBV - A Ride Around Ben Klibreck

#2 is on going
July 18 - - Nae Bother to us
August 18 - - Late season Borderlands Explorer
September 18 - - Borders of Fife
October 18 - - Dick McT's + ECE
November 18 - DIY 200 - Wanlockhead Wally
December 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
January 19 - DIY - Tour of the Ochils
February 19 - TBV - Ride to East Lothian

#3 is also ongoing
August 18 - Rothes Recce
September 18 - BGB
October 18 - DIY of The Cumbrian
November 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
December 18 - DIY - Aberfoyle and Back
January 19 - Yorkshire Grit
February 19 - TBV - Tour of East Lothian + ECE

#4 possibly starts on Saturday...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1831 on: February 25, 2019, 11:07:17 am »
2012 :thumbsup:
2013 :thumbsup:
2014 :thumbsup:
2015 :thumbsup:
2016 :thumbsup:
2017 :thumbsup:

2018 Complete
Scottish Borders Randonnee 200 24 Mar 2018 :thumbsup:
Moffat Toffee 200 14 APR 2018 :thumbsup:
Chevy Chase 200 5 MAY 2018 :thumbsup:
The West Highlands 1000 31 MAY 2018 - As my June ride :thumbsup:
Nae Bother to Us 400 21 JUL 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 19 AUG 2018 :thumbsup:
Lumpy Bannocks tae Spott 200 1 SEP 2018 :thumbsup:
Etal-u-Can 200 13 OCT 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 17 NOV 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 9 DEC 2018 :thumbsup:
Yorkshire Grit 200 20 JAN 2019 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 23 FEB 2019 :thumbsup:


@CorbieLinnRider

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1832 on: February 25, 2019, 11:00:11 pm »
I've got three March rides pending validation right now so hopefully RRTY #1 is:

Mar-18   Scottish Borders Randonee
Apr-18   Moffat Toffee
May-18   DIY - 200 - Aberfoyle and Back
Jun-18   Snow Roads
Jul-18   DIY 200 - Highland Perthshire
Aug-18   No Work for us today
Sep-18   DIY 200 - Back fae Arran
Oct-18   Brant and Slape
Nov-18   Long Dark (Wet) Tea Time
Dec-18   Kingdom Come
Jan-19   DIY - MULL
Feb-19   TBV - A Ride Around Ben Klibreck

#2 is on going
July 18 - - Nae Bother to us
August 18 - - Late season Borderlands Explorer
September 18 - - Borders of Fife
October 18 - - Dick McT's + ECE
November 18 - DIY 200 - Wanlockhead Wally
December 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
January 19 - DIY - Tour of the Ochils
February 19 - TBV - Ride to East Lothian

#3 is also ongoing
August 18 - Rothes Recce
September 18 - BGB
October 18 - DIY of The Cumbrian
November 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
December 18 - DIY - Aberfoyle and Back
January 19 - Yorkshire Grit
February 19 - TBV - Tour of East Lothian + ECE

#4 possibly starts on Saturday...

Ride round Ben Klibreck has now been validated :-)
So pending TOEL and the DIY the day before, #4 started with the Snow Roads (also TBV)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1833 on: March 01, 2019, 10:29:26 pm »

With only a single 300 calendar event planned for March, and not until the 23rd, I didn't want to risk a DNF or DNS scuppering my RRtY. So went out today and did a DIY 200 from Amsterdam to Sittard. Assuming that it validates OK, that's month 9 done. Tempted to schedule a 200 for 2019-04-01, but it's awful close to a 300 on the 6th, don't want to risk over doing it and ruining the 300...

Also puts me at 19 points. Wondering if I can make the Randonneur 5000 medal this season...

J
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Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1834 on: March 02, 2019, 12:21:21 am »
2012 :thumbsup:
2013 :thumbsup:
2014 :thumbsup:
2015 :thumbsup:
2016 :thumbsup:
2017 :thumbsup:

2018 Complete
Scottish Borders Randonnee 200 24 Mar 2018 :thumbsup:
Moffat Toffee 200 14 APR 2018 :thumbsup:
Chevy Chase 200 5 MAY 2018 :thumbsup:
The West Highlands 1000 31 MAY 2018 - As my June ride :thumbsup:
Nae Bother to Us 400 21 JUL 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 19 AUG 2018 :thumbsup:
Lumpy Bannocks tae Spott 200 1 SEP 2018 :thumbsup:
Etal-u-Can 200 13 OCT 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 17 NOV 2018 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 9 DEC 2018 :thumbsup:
Yorkshire Grit 200 20 JAN 2019 :thumbsup:
DIY By GPS 200 23 FEB 2019 :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1835 on: March 02, 2019, 11:27:02 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
09 Mar Kennet Valley Run 200 fixed

Planned
13 Apr DIY by GPS 200 Frezoni

Some rides on gears, tandem, trike and fixed, a good mix. None of this series of brevets are on Moulton but several other brevets were, including the German ride.

Done for RRtY10
23 Feb 2019 Chiltern Grit 200 fixed
17 Mar Gently Bentley 200 fixed

Planned
20 Apr Double Dutch 200 tandem
04 May Rando Imperator 600 Moulton
22 Jun Summer Arrow to York
14 Jul Devil's Punchbowl 200
18 Aug Paris-Brest-Brest 1200 tandem

Who knows after that?
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1836 on: March 09, 2019, 10:05:44 am »
March ride yesterday (subject to the usual ...).  Train to York then a zigzag route back home, with the hilliest bits in the last 35 miles through Teesdale and County Durham.  It wasn't as 'exciting' as my black ice affected ride in February, the train reached York at 8.20am by which time a few signs of frost had cleared.

I enjoyed the first half, through familiar minor roads in the Vale of York, it got harder in the last section but still OK.  Then the spots of drizzle turned to rain, so the last hour was a bit challenging as I got wetter and colder.  A relief to get home and warm up.

Hopefully that's number 5 of my second RRtY sorted, and the longer days are starting to be a factor, I nearly got round in daylight this time.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1837 on: March 09, 2019, 09:52:39 pm »
Finished my first in Feb only to find I'd counted wrong and had finished in January!  ;D

Glad to have finally done it as 2018's attempt died in December as my route went through knee deep floodwater where a stick ripped off my mech with 10km to go. If only I'd only submitted a 200k route and not a 245k!  ::-)

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1838 on: March 10, 2019, 12:29:25 pm »
First and possibly last RRTY completed (subject to validation of yesterday's DIY).

Apr 2018: Teuchter 200 DIY
May 2018: Braemar, Tarland DIY
Jun 2018: Audacious Mattentarte Heist DIY 300
Jul 2018: New Deer, Dufftown, Inverurie DIY
Aug 2018: Teuchter 400 DIY
Sep 2018: Memus DIY
Oct 2018: Stoney, Aboyne, Cuminestown, Maud DIY
Nov 2018: Rosehearty, Rothiemay, Leslie, Hatton DIY
Dec 2018: Arbroath DIY
Jan 2019: Broch, Stoney DIY
Feb 2019: Arbroath DIY
Mar 2019: Braemar, Tarland DIY

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1839 on: March 25, 2019, 08:48:48 pm »
RRTY 2:
- October 2018: Cambridge Autumnal 200
- November 2018: Upper Thames 200
- December 2018: Great Escape DIY 200
- January 2019: The Poor Student 200
- February 2019: Brazier's Run 100 +ECE

RRTY 3:
- January 2019: Yorkshire Grit
- February 2019: Mad Jack's 125 +ECE

March hangs in the balance for both. I have one DNF (sudden surprise snow making course impassable), one slightly hors delais postal finish that will hopefully be validated, but no guarantees, and two done abroad that are subject to the vagaries of actually being validated and getting a record of it to the AUK recorder. So I could have three or I could have zero.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1840 on: March 25, 2019, 09:36:14 pm »
RRTY number four completed (subject to validation of last ride).

April 2018 - Amesbury Amble
May - Hop Garden
Jun - Wander Wye
Jul - EWE Baaa Perm
Aug - Old Roads and Drove Roads
Sep - 3 Down
Oct - Cambridge Autumnal
Nov - Ditchling Devil Perm
Dec - EWE Baaa Perm
Jan - Poor Student
Feb - Winter Boat Trip
Mar - Gently Bentley

Martin

  • Give me bas relief
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1841 on: April 07, 2019, 09:33:35 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:
2018 x 15 :thumbsup:

16.3.19 Cambridge Spring Dash 100 + 100 ECE 24.3.19 Man of Kent 200 calendar
6.4.19 Tour de Stour 100+ECE 100

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1842 on: April 07, 2019, 06:36:15 pm »
Furnished my bicycle badge box with my first RRtY at the end of March.

Finished with a 200 calendar which I rode to and from the event bringing the ride up to 250km.

Started my next run on a 300 DIY down to the Jurassic Coast to see in the Spring Equinox.

I’m very new to all this. Baby steps. Baby steps.

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1843 on: April 08, 2019, 10:23:03 am »
A calendar event yesterdy for my April ride, lovely route in the Eden Valley.  The usual excellent route sheet from the organiser and when I eventually staggered in to the finish at the pub in Hallbankgate, a pint (to replace the electrolytes) and chilli con carne with baked potato.

A day of three halves.  Cold and damp in the air at the start.  Gradually brightened and warmed up with sunshine by lunchtime.  Then getting windier, cold and showers in the last stretch.  A lovely route with plenty of climbing, I was very tired by rhe end however still enjoyed the day out.  So that's number 6 sorted, halfway through RRtY number 2.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1844 on: April 14, 2019, 06:50:24 pm »
Done, 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
09 Mar Kennet Valley Run 200 fixed
13 Apr DIY by GPS 200 Frezoni

Some rides on gears, tandem, trike and fixed, a good mix. Some perms but mostly calendar.

Done for RRtY10
23 Feb 2019 Chiltern Grit 200 fixed
17 Mar Gently Bentley 200 fixed
20 Apr Double Dutch 200 tandem

Planned
04 May Rando Imperator 600 Moulton
22 Jun Summer Arrow to York?
14 Jul Devil's Punchbowl 200
18 Aug Paris-Brest-Brest 1200 tandem
07 Sep Thanet Platinum 200
05 Oct Richard Ellis Memorial 200

Who knows after that?
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1845 on: April 17, 2019, 02:51:50 pm »
With the weekend's ride + ECE having been validated, I've done my first RRtY.

Maybe I was just lucky with the weather, but I didn't find it too difficult to get a ride in during the winter months - but finding a good time for a ride in months with family holidays and/or work trips was something of a challenge. I don't think there was a ride in this list I didn't enjoy - but the overnight Hereward was definitely a standout. Maybe all rides should be preceded by curry & beer?

2018
May: Grand Tour de Stour 200
June: Dick Turpin’s Day Out (perm) 200
July: Hereward the Wake 300
Aug: Horses for Course (perm) 200
Sept: Flatland Friends 600
Oct: Dick Turpin’s Day Out (perm) 200
Nov: Essex 3Rs 100 + ECE 100
Dec: Boudicca’s Revenge (group perm) 200

2019
Jan: DIY 200 (Essex & Suffolk)
Feb: DIY 200 (Essex & Suffolk)
March: DIY 200 (Essex & Suffolk)
April: Woodman 100 + ECE 100
Turn, turn, turn again
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1846 on: April 17, 2019, 03:06:48 pm »
It's been a mild winter in the south east so your winter RRTY would not have been as difficult as previous years. 

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1847 on: April 17, 2019, 03:12:00 pm »
Well obviously.

It was tricky in 1814 when the Thames last froze over too.
Turn, turn, turn again
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1848 on: April 17, 2019, 03:40:08 pm »
Not many of us were riding bikes back then...

The recent winter was quite mild in the SE if you were flexible with weekends. I don't think I dragged out my shoe covers more than a couple of times and didn't really need them even then.

There have been some grim winters. One of them, more than a decade ago, took away just about all my enthusiasm for winter riding, till the memories faded a little.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...