Author Topic: Round The Year Randonneurs Log  (Read 252812 times)

FifeingEejit

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1850 on: May 01, 2019, 09:48:42 pm »
RRTY #1 Completed: Feb 2019

RRTY #2 Progress:
July 18 - Nae Bother to us
Aug 18 - Late season Border Lands
Sep 18 - Borders of Fife
Oct 18 - Dick McT's + ECE
Nov 18 - DIY 200 - Wanlockhead Wally
Dec 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
Jan 19 - DIY - Tour of the Ochils
Feb 19 - DIY - Ride to East Lothian
Mar 19 - DIY - Not the Twilight 600
Apr 19 - Turra Coo

RRTY #3 Progress:
Aug 18 - Rothes Recce
Sep 18 - BGB
Oct 18 - DIY of The Cumbrian
Nov 18 - DIY - Moulin Rouge
Dec 18 - DIY - Aberfoyle and Back
Jan 19 - Yorkshire Grit
Feb 19 - Tour of East Lothian + ECE
Mar 19 - Monster Munch
April 19 - Alston and Back

Possible RRTY #4 Progress:
Feb 19 - Snow Roads Perm
Mar 19 - Moffat Toffee
Apr 19 - TBV - Easter Arrow

Possible RRTY #5 Progress:
Mar 19 -Up on the roof Extension
Apr 19 - TBV - Auld Alliance

I'm not sure if I'll keep both 4 and 5 going from those starts.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1851 on: May 01, 2019, 10:04:28 pm »
I've just realised that I've popped my RRTY cherry, feel very humbled posting this when I see the achievements of others though:

May 18 DNFYDC 300
Jun 18 Lincolnshire Poacher 400
Jul 18 DIY 200
Aug 18 Rosie's to wrags 200
Sep 18 Flatlands Reversed 600
Oct 18 Cambridge Autumnal
Nov 18 DIY 200
Dec 18 DIY 200
Jan 19 DIY 200
Feb 19 DIY 200
Mar 19 Bomber County 200 ECE'd to 300 and Cambridge Pork Pie 200
Apr 19 DNFYDC 300

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1852 on: May 07, 2019, 03:31:37 pm »
It has taken nearly 16yrs but I have reached another kilometre-stone. Even found an appropriate Village welcoming sign to celebrate.
SteveP

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FifeingEejit

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1853 on: May 07, 2019, 07:16:36 pm »
It has taken nearly 16yrs but I have reached another kilometre-stone. Even found an appropriate Village welcoming sign to celebrate.

 ;D

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1854 on: May 13, 2019, 09:03:02 am »
This cycling malarkey is a funny old game.  After my DNF at the Chevy Chase last week (felt a bit rough right from the start; very windy and cold; very hilly route) I went back to my usual North Yorkshire DIY yesterday.  Perfect cycling weather, it was quite chilly for the first hour but soon warmed up into a nice sunny day.  Gentle breeze, which was behind me for the second half. 

Strangely enough I did the route in my second-fastest time, the fastest was also in May a year ago.  Maybe this is my best month for cycling.  A year ago I used a vintage Kingcycle recumbent, yesterday a new VeloMotion framekit built up with a very comfortable carbon hardshell seat and various parts from the bike shed.


quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1855 on: May 13, 2019, 12:40:43 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

My 300 calendar event DNF in March buggered my Dutch RrtY, but my AUK one is still going from DIY's. I managed a DIY 200 in April, and a DIY 200 on 2019/05/01. I have just 1 ride needed to complete my first RrtY, which is June. I'm hoping I've recovered enough from RatN that I can do a 200k DIY on the 1st of June.

J
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Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1856 on: May 13, 2019, 05:53:30 pm »


My 300 calendar event DNF in March buggered my Dutch RrtY, but my AUK one is still going from DIY's. I managed a DIY 200 in April, and a DIY 200 on 2019/05/01. I have just 1 ride needed to complete my first RrtY, which is June. I'm hoping I've recovered enough from RatN that I can do a 200k DIY on the 1st of June.

J
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A RRtY with the RAtN in the middle would be amazing.  Not least for the acronyms. Seriously though, doing anything after that RaTN ...... chapeau



LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1857 on: May 22, 2019, 01:39:35 pm »
Done for RRtY10
23 Feb 2019 Chiltern Grit 200 fixed
17 Mar Gently Bentley 200 fixed
20 Apr Double Dutch 200 tandem
18 May Bryan Chapman Memorial 600 tandem
09 Jun Herts High Five 200 trike
26 Jul Overnight DIY by GPS 200 fixed

Planned
18 Aug Paris-Brest-Brest 1200 tandem
07 Sep Thanet Platinum 200 trike
05 Oct Richard Ellis Memorial 200 Moulton
02 Nov Upper Thames 200 trike
07 Dec South of Bucks Winter Warmer 200

Who knows after that?

Done for RRtY11
27 Apr 2019 Capitals of East Anglia 300 tandem
25 May Back to the Smoke 400 Frezoni
21 Jun Summer Arrow to York 400 trike
28 Jul DIY by GPS 200 fixed

Planned
24 Aug Festival Randonnee 200 trike
29 Sep Rowlands Ramble 200 Moulton
19 Oct Cambridge Autumnal 200 trike

Don't know if I'll keep the second one going as life and other rides keep filling up weekends. The overnight DIY 200 after work was the only way I could fit in two AUK brevets in July.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

FifeingEejit

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1858 on: June 04, 2019, 12:44:08 pm »
Subject to Validation that's RRTY 2 done
July 18 - Nae bother to us 400
Aug 18 - Borderlands Explorer 600
Sept 18 - Borders of Fife 200
Oct 18 - Dick McT's ECEed to 200
Nov 18 - DIY over wanlockhead 200
Dec 18 - DIY 200 - Loop into Highland Perthshire and back
Jan 19 -  DIY 200 - Loop of the Ochils
Feb 19 - DIY 200  - Tour to East Lothian
Mar 19 - DIY 200 - Taking advantage of a stonking tail wind to Aberdeen
Apr 19 - The Turra Coo - 300
May 19 - DIY 200 - Taking advantage of a stonking tail wind from Pitlochry home... Yes a stonking northerly...
June 19 - Tour of the Borders and Galloway 600

The situation with no 3 is:
Aug 18 - Rothes Recce 200
Sept 18 - BGB 600
Oct 18 - DIY adaptation of "The cumbrian"
Nov 18 - Perthshire Loop
Dec 18 - Aberfoyle and Back
Jan 19 - Yorkshire Grit
Feb 19 - Tour of East Lothian ECE'ed home
Mar 19 - Monster Munch
Apr 19 - Alston and Back
may 19 - Great North road
Planned:
June 19 - Scheduled to be the NCC600 but I've got what feels like a stinking cold coming on; borderlands and Yorks Via Essex are back ups
July 19 - Fort William 1000

No 4 is ongoing; the previously mentioned 5th was ignored in favour of a rest weekend last month

EDIT:
June 19 I did have a stinking cold coming on and wasn't in a state to ride.

EDIT 2:
Still not right for Borderlands and turned back at the first control; leaves YviaE and the Argyll Alps to keep 3 (2 months to go) and 4 (4 months in) going;  :o
RRTY 2 confirmed though

The Solo Socialist

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1859 on: June 10, 2019, 02:50:07 pm »
On Target for My First & On Fixed
2018    Oct  200 DIY   c/p
2018    Nov 200 DIY   c/p
2018    Dec 200 DIY   c/p
2019    Jan 200 DIY    c/p
2019    Feb 200 DIY    c/p
2019    Mar 200 DIY    c/p
2019    Apr 200 DIY    c/p
2019    May 400 Llanfair  c/p

2019   June 200 DIY  c/p
2019   July  200 DIY  c/p
2019   Aug  300 DIY  c/p
2019   Sept 200 DIY  c/p
2019 RRtY Completed On Fixed
Boots an Spurs

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1860 on: June 16, 2019, 10:09:26 pm »

July 2018 - Maarsland 300 BRM (NL)
August 2018 - Overveen 200 BRM (NL)
September 2018 - Herfst Brevet - Slagelse 200 BRM (DK)
October 2018 - Ronde Flevopolder - Boekelo 300 BRM (NL)
November 2018 - Luchte et Emergo - Bergen-Op-Zoom 200 BRM (NL)
December 2018 - Bruges 200 BRM (BE)
January 2019 - Under N'ap - Bunnik 200 BRM (NL)
February 2019 - Boss'n bult'n & 'n Diek - Zwolle 200 BRM (NL)
March 2019 - DIY 200 (NL)
April 2019 - DIY 200 (NL)
May 2019 - DIY 200 (NL)
Ratn...
June 2019 - DIY 200 (NL) (Pending validation)

My Randonneurs NL RRtY fell apart in March with a DNF on the 300, but the AUK one has stayed together with some DIYs. It's hard to do RRtY ina PBP year, as there's a shortage of 200 BRMs after February...

But, pending validation. I think that's my first RRtY complete. I've done over 2600km, riden in +34°C, -6°C, had sun burn, frost bite, dehydration, and saddle sores. I've riden in Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany. It's been a really hard slog, but it was fantastic training for what I would experience on RatN.

Thank you everyone for advice, help, support, and especially thanks to all the organisers at Audax Randonneurs Denmark, Randonneurs NL, Randonneurs BE, and the AUK DIY organisers.

Now, can I do number 2, with TCR in the middle...

J

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1861 on: June 17, 2019, 01:21:25 am »
does easter arrow count for this?

series 2
nov - Upper Thames
dec - Bucks winter warmer
jan - DIY
Feb - winter boat ride
Mar - horsepower 200
Apr - 3 down
May - BCM
June - asparagus and strawberries
Jul - Hereward the wake?
Aug - Essex R&R?

series 3
Mar - the dean
apr - Easter arrow
may - back to the smoke
June - Ditchling devil?
July - London orbital?
Aug - PBP?

Eddington  96miles

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1862 on: June 17, 2019, 05:54:17 am »
Yes, the Easter Arrow (and the Summer Arrow) counts for RRtY.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1863 on: July 11, 2019, 02:54:18 pm »
First go and probably my last. Would have liked to have fitted in more calendar events but DIY is much more convenient.

Aug - DIY 200 Clattering Causeway to Longtown
Sep - Middle Marches 200
Oct - DIY 200 Vale of York (Socks original route)
Nov - DIY 200 Darlo to Squires caff
Dec - DIY 200 Northumberland Coast
Jan - Yorkshire Grit 200
Feb - DIY 200 Vale of York (Beninborough variation)
Mar - Yorkshire Gallop 200
Apr - Wigginton 100 ECE to 200
May - Great North Road 400
Jun - DIY 200 Circuit of Co. Durham
Jul - DIY 200 Cheshire Lanes
Hear all, see all, say nowt

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1864 on: July 12, 2019, 01:39:30 pm »
It is great to be enjoying the Summer rides. Lighter clothes, lighter bike (emergency light) and full day visibility. Just managed to complete Series 31, to follow June completion of Series 16 consecutive. Series 32 is in its infancy, so I will need to complete yet another Winter programme to advance. My consolation is a variety of my own Perms in fantastic Cycling country, so every incentive when the weather and my mood (and finding Shirl's sister to come over to help at home) align.

Programme for July has previously been to grab a couple late rides after returning from a Summer holiday bashing Alpine Cols. Domestic issues (poorly wife since January) have kept us at home, so the relief is no crowding the month's rides. Also, time away from home has implied I do not exceed 200km, so no PBP for me this time.
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 21 Mar 20. (Suspended 16 Mar 20 on AUK advice)

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1865 on: July 12, 2019, 06:55:34 pm »
First go and probably my last. Would have liked to have fitted in more calendar events but DIY is much more convenient.

Aug - DIY 200 Clattering Causeway to Longtown
Sep - Middle Marches 200
Oct - DIY 200 Vale of York (Socks original route)
Nov - DIY 200 Darlo to Squires caff
Dec - DIY 200 Northumberland Coast
Jan - Yorkshire Grit 200
Feb - DIY 200 Vale of York (Beninborough variation)
Mar - Yorkshire Gallop 200
Apr - Wigginton 100 ECE to 200
May - Great North Road 400
Jun - DIY 200 Circuit of Co. Durham
Jul - DIY 200 Cheshire Lanes

Or see how you feel later this month?  I tried a more interesting DIY route (more hills but still only 2,500' of climbing, more lanes and less main road) earlier this week,  happy to send you the GPS if you're interested.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1866 on: July 14, 2019, 10:30:01 am »
Or see how you feel later this month?  I tried a more interesting DIY route (more hills but still only 2,500' of climbing, more lanes and less main road) earlier this week,  happy to send you the GPS if you're interested.

Cheers Socks and thanks for the offer of a go on your 'bent. DM sent.
Hear all, see all, say nowt

wilkyboy

  • "nick" by any other name
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1867 on: July 14, 2019, 04:15:18 pm »
I appear to have finished my seventh  :smug:  Only one on a "normal" bike, too  ;D

Not quite started my eighth yet ... :facepalm:

(started November 2012)
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1868 on: August 12, 2019, 10:22:05 am »
Aiming to do my first RRTY on the advice of QG, in readiness for a 2020 season of 'ultra' racing;

May: The Jetsetter (200)
June: Willesden's Last Gasp (600)
July: London Orbital Audax (300)
August (scheduled): Tour of the Hills ECE (200) (AAA)
September (planned): The Four Minute Mile   (200)
Not planned October yet
Nor November
December: The Full Fat Festive 500 (500)
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



Ban cars.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1869 on: August 12, 2019, 12:32:43 pm »
Aiming to do my first RRTY on the advice of QG, in readiness for a 2020 season of 'ultra' racing;

May: The Jetsetter (200)
June: Willesden's Last Gasp (600)
July: London Orbital Audax (300)
August (scheduled): Tour of the Hills ECE (200) (AAA)
September (planned): The Four Minute Mile   (200)
Not planned October yet
Nor November
December: The Full Fat Festive 500 (500)

Do a 200 early in December. Gambling it all on a 500 at the end of the month could hurt. Aim for rides early in the month, just in case. If necessary, just do a 200k DIY.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1870 on: August 12, 2019, 12:39:38 pm »
Yes that's a sound point. The 500 is the only one I have committed to doing (though haven't registered...), but will definitely give a 200 a knock. Since I've got a second I'll have a browse now.

Blimey calendar events are a bit limited. This one looks OK though - there is a Saturday London-Beaconsfield train service in the morning which will do nicely, though it will necessitate an 0500 reveille to get to the 0800 start time... http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-681/
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



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S2L

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1871 on: August 12, 2019, 12:42:38 pm »
Yes that's a sound point. The 500 is the only one I have committed to doing (though haven't registered...), but will definitely give a 200 a knock. Since I've got a second I'll have a browse now.

Blimey calendar events are a bit limited. This one looks OK though - there is a Saturday London-Beaconsfield train service in the morning which will do nicely, though it will necessitate an 0500 reveille to get to the 0800 start time... http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-681/

Vast majority of those doing RRTY make ample use of DIY... the idea is to plan a DIY the first weekend of every calendar month, in the absence of a suitable calendar event on said date, rather than viceversa

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1872 on: August 12, 2019, 08:30:02 pm »
Also check out any local permanent Organisers, who might have a convenient 200. Once you know the Controls you can use any for Start/Finish, so rather than having to travel to the Calendar event start and have time constraints, Perms are more flexible, as you start with your first Control receipt time. Most of my routes are based from Cheltenham but go as far East as Oxford. Always sensible to ride as early in the month as the weather/domestics allow. RRTY's are serious business!
SteveP

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Phil W

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1873 on: August 12, 2019, 10:44:41 pm »
Yes that's a sound point. The 500 is the only one I have committed to doing (though haven't registered...), but will definitely give a 200 a knock. Since I've got a second I'll have a browse now.

Blimey calendar events are a bit limited. This one looks OK though - there is a Saturday London-Beaconsfield train service in the morning which will do nicely, though it will necessitate an 0500 reveille to get to the 0800 start time... http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-681/

Don't dismiss ECEing a 100 up to 200.  Ride to the event, do the event with company, ride home. There's a 100 from Witham in December.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1874 on: August 12, 2019, 10:46:52 pm »
Vast majority of those doing RRTY make ample use of DIY... the idea is to plan a DIY the first weekend of every calendar month, in the absence of a suitable calendar event on said date, rather than viceversa

If I can make it round this weekend's 300 with the 30kph headwinds for a large portion of it, I'm aiming to try a RRtY effort solely based on BRM events from the Dutch, I'll do some DIY's as well so I can have an AUK backup.

J
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