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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #550 on: September 06, 2011, 05:58:04 pm »
What a splendid ride Northern Dales was, enhanced by superb weather.  Didn't see many of this parish there.

I agree; a brilliant route. I rode it last year and had a brilliant day. Given the amount of climbing, it didn't seem that hilly (tho I was pretty fit at that point).
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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marcusjb

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #551 on: September 11, 2011, 05:22:26 pm »
Done for the first time, pretty chuffed as it was the first target I set for myself when I first rode an audax back in october last year. I intend to try and continue as I think it's a good way to motivate me to actually get out on the bike properly once a month.

October - anfractuous 200
November - Poor student (perm) 200
December - south bucks winter warmer 200
January - poor student 200
February - Redhill beach trip 200
March - ditching devil (perm) 200
April - elenith 300
May - hailsham 400
June - seething 600
July - Hereward the wake 300
August - Paris brest Paris 1200
September - up the downs 200

I am pretty chuffed indeed with that for the first year of riding.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #552 on: September 11, 2011, 06:51:39 pm »
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #553 on: September 11, 2011, 06:56:35 pm »
That is really impressive, Marcus!  RRTY, SR, PBP all in your first year, there can't be many who have achieved that.

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #554 on: September 11, 2011, 07:42:12 pm »
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:
+1
So what's next then?

marcusjb

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #555 on: September 11, 2011, 09:01:25 pm »
Congratulations & respect :thumbsup:
+1
So what's next then?

Thanks a lot everyone.

Next? Try and continue RRtY over winter and then wind up again in spring to hopefully give Mille Alba my best shot!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #556 on: September 28, 2011, 12:10:21 pm »
I now have Friday off work for a last minute September 200k  :)
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #557 on: September 28, 2011, 02:18:05 pm »
  I should stop reading this thread.Each time I do this       


My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

angers & frustrates me more & more

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #558 on: September 28, 2011, 02:24:50 pm »
I now have Friday off work for a last minute September 200k  :)

Ah. The madness develops. It's only a matter of time before you drag yourself out of your sick bed, one wind-swept,  sleety New Year's Eve to "Keep the 'ol campaign going".

It's been said before - the Good Mr Wigley has created a monster  :o.

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #559 on: September 28, 2011, 02:35:26 pm »
  I should stop reading this thread.Each time I do this       


My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

angers & frustrates me more & more

RRTY is hard. It's 12 rides. You start, in the summer, full of enthusiasm, racing round rides in 9 or 10 hours, carrying little more than a mobile phone, wearing little more than a smile.
Before you know it, you're hooked, you're slogging round a 232km perm, wearing body armour and artic overgarments, the route carefully chosen to stick to gritted roads, stopping to thaw out your mech by peeing on it. Spring arrives and you put in a 14hr 200, thanks to the evil wind across the flatland route, and a minor contretemps with a tractor on a lane in the middle of nowhere. Then, just as you think you're all done and the badge is within your grasp, you realise it's the 23rd of the month, next weekend is a kinder-fest and you've no holidays left.
Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.

SR is much easier. That's only 4 rides, after all.
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jogler

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #560 on: September 28, 2011, 02:57:33 pm »

Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.



that's a first class comment  :thumbsup:
love it ;D
the thing that pisses me off about my failure is that .....no,no.stop.I.m getting >:(

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #561 on: September 29, 2011, 07:22:51 am »
jogler - i still haven't managed one, let alone 12 in a row.  sometimes, just occasionally, life gets in the way of cycling.

(at this rate i might in fact meet someone and have their baby sooner than getting close to a rrty.... it's probably about as likely!)

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #562 on: September 29, 2011, 12:40:58 pm »
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200

My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

At least you were only 4mth into it mate.  Now if it was month 11 then that would be a bit of a bugger  :demon:

See you on the road over the next 12mth & don't forget (not that I'll let you) that the Tamworth 200's are close to you too  ;)
SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #563 on: September 29, 2011, 12:49:27 pm »

Blimey, you can meet someone and have their baby in less time and commitment than you can get a RRTY in.


and you only need one ride for that. igmc.

jogler

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #564 on: September 29, 2011, 12:52:24 pm »
The story so far...

Winter Solace 29:04:11 200km
Worlds End : 15:05:11 200km
StraightOn At Rosies : 11:06:11 200km
Wigley Perm  13:07:11 :Newport 200

My lastdayofthemonth plan to do a Perm tomorrow is not now possible.
Here endeth the RRTY campaign :(

At least you were only 4mth into it mate.  Now if it was month 11 then that would be a bit of a bugger  :demon:

See you on the road over the next 12mth & don't forget (not that I'll let you) that the Tamworth 200's are close to you too  ;)

TBH the fact that it was still an embryonic attempt was part of the reason that it stalled...
If it had been > 6 months I would have forced a change to the circumstances that led to the disruption.

If I get back into it I shall have to try harder

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #565 on: September 29, 2011, 05:22:43 pm »
I just couldn't be arsed to sort out a DIY this month after not being able to make the only viable calendar ride, so I quit my RRTY after 10 months. I'll live with the SR and PBP for this year ;D
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #566 on: September 30, 2011, 10:21:43 am »
Here's a question - I finished my first RRTY in May, but from December to June had at least 2 rides per month. So theoretically I could finish my second RRYT in November. I think that's allowed, but does the panel feel that RRTYs should be consecutive rather than overlapping like that?

Life has decided this one for me. Work has been hectic, and a last minute trip round the Dorset Coast perm today is just not possible. So September is my first month since starting this audax malarkey that I haven't got a brevet in.  :(

Still, the rest of the year wildly exceeded expectations, so mustn't grumble. 

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #567 on: September 30, 2011, 11:07:00 am »
Alas and alack! Woe is me! El Supremo is now offering the possibility of "An El Supremo RRTY". I might have to ECE one or two and in the summer do a couple of perms  ;D ;D around the Kent countryside in sunshine. But I am tempted by the idea of starting a RRTY in January's gales and finishing in December's frosts. Last year snow and ice put paid to my ambition. I was just toooo scared. But yes, RRTY is, to me, the ultimate. And if you do permify some rides, then you are on your own, far from home, in bad weather and reliant on only yourself to get back. That is Audax, in big letters, IMHO.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #568 on: September 30, 2011, 11:21:45 am »
But yes, RRTY is, to me, the ultimate. And if you do permify some rides, then you are on your own, far from home, in bad weather and reliant on only yourself to get back. That is Audax, in big letters, IMHO.

fboab, fidgetbuzz and I still refer to That Ride - where we came a cropper in a snow-storm (we wrote it up in some or other Arrivee). A few epics are a Good Thing - they stick in your mind much longer than an uneventful OAB B-Road bash.

RRTY definitely invites the Epic.

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #569 on: September 30, 2011, 11:22:12 pm »
Two battles 200k perm done today for my September RRTY ride  :)
SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #570 on: October 01, 2011, 07:09:07 am »
Just completed a ride. I'm sat in a cafe in West London, and as it is an overnighter at the end of the month, I've asked that it is credited to October.

So that's a full year done, beginning with the Upper Thames last year.

:)

Here are the rides:

Nov 2010 - Upper Thames 200
Dec 2010 - Freezing Cold Oxford DIY 200 GPS
Jan 2011 - ECE Jack & Grace Cotton Memorial 200
Feb 2011 - Cold & Dark Oxford DIY 200 GPS
Mar 2011 - Cheltenham Flyer 200
Apr 2011 - The Heart of England 300
May 2011 - The Gospel Pass 200
Jun 2011 - Reservoir AUKs 200
Jul 2011 - Licking Tongue DIY 200 GPS
Aug 2011 - To Amersham with Rain 200 DIY GPS
Sep 2011 - The Horse Trial 200 DIY GPS
Oct 2011 - Elongating Roger's Nightime Treat 200 DIY GPS

I've entered the Upper Thames again. Am I mad?
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #571 on: October 01, 2011, 09:35:14 am »
Congrats Jaded :thumbsup:

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #572 on: October 01, 2011, 10:00:15 am »
Yep!  Well done that man  :thumbsup:
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #573 on: October 01, 2011, 06:53:15 pm »
Well done jaded!  :thumbsup:
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #574 on: October 01, 2011, 07:00:57 pm »
Just completed a ride. I'm sat in a cafe in West London, and as it is an overnighter at the end of the month, I've asked that it is credited to October.

So that's a full year done, beginning with the Upper Thames last year.

:)

And now he's at mine enjoying a dinner to celebrate his lesser achievement  :)