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mmmmartin

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1050 on: 10 September, 2013, 10:12:09 pm »
God, I hope this coming winter is easier than last.
Last winter was soooooo ghastly that now I have my RRTY, and have got the cycling out of the way, I can start to enjoy myself on the bike. I intend to have a year off (ish) and maybe go for an SR next year, and work on my speed necaue I have taken to heart a comment by one Chris S that fast is better.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Manotea

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1051 on: 10 September, 2013, 10:25:52 pm »
It's going to be a mild winter. You can quote me in the spring.

caerau

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1052 on: 10 September, 2013, 10:59:35 pm »
Well we finally had a decent summer - it's gotta happen one time in this decade.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Pete Mas

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1053 on: 11 September, 2013, 06:01:59 pm »
God, I hope this coming winter is easier than last.
Last winter was soooooo ghastly that now I have my RRTY, and have got the cycling out of the way, I can start to enjoy myself on the bike. I intend to have a year off (ish) and maybe go for an SR next year, and work on my speed necaue I have taken to heart a comment by one Chris S that fast is better.

I can empathise with this, as I have just completed my first RRTY, and not planning on repeating for a while. Will still do quite a bit of audax and other cycling this winter, however, as I need to keep fit for a Dolomites Raid next July.

Sept 12 Anfractious 200
Oct  Newlands Corner 200
Nov Petworth 200
Dec Pulborough-Reading 200 (perm)
Jan 13  ''Snow cancelled'' 200
Feb Pulborough-Reading 200 (perm)
March Kennet Valley 200
April Hardboiled 300, Dorset Coast 200, Valley of the Rocks 200
May Porkers 400, Old Roads 300
June Kernow & SW 600, Brimstone 600, National 400
July Rutland Weekend 300
Aug Ditchling Devil 200 (Perm)

My only 'rule' for the RRTY was no diy routes.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1054 on: 24 September, 2013, 12:59:52 pm »
RRTY no.3 finished  :thumbsup:

October - DIY - 200km
November - Dinner Dart - 200km
December - Kings, Castles, Priests & Churches - 200km
January - Mr. Pickwick's January Sale - 200km
February - DIY - 300km
March - Easter Arrow - 400km
April - Valley of the Rocks  - 200km
May - Bryan Chapman Memorial - 619km
June - DIY - 400km
July - LEL - 1,400km
August - A Rough Diamond - 300km
September - Border Castles Randonnee - 200km

Dave_C

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1055 on: 24 September, 2013, 04:19:21 pm »
(Nearly) half way through my first, and wonder what I have let myself in for... The last couple of months have been rushed affairs as we* hurridly planned a last minute ride at the end of the month, as other things got in the way.

* We as in a mate and I, as I don't fancy a solo DIY, esp in winter. Too boring, chating to myself all day!  :-X
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1056 on: 25 September, 2013, 05:28:25 pm »
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1057 on: 25 September, 2013, 06:05:29 pm »
I've just finished my first and probably only RRTY.

I did it to ensure that I maintained a good level of fitness over the winter ready for spring when I would ramp the mileage up for my main goal of completing LEL.

I think the hardest thing about it is being able to be free enough time wise to get out and ride at the first sign of reasonable weather.

Last winter didn't make it easy - there were at least 3 rides where I set off with icy roads - days where I would normally have not risked it. Better to get it done early in the month than ride later in even worse conditions.

In fact I was very lucky as I did have an off at low speed on black ice but escaped with a little bruising and was able to carry on and finish the ride.


3peaker

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1058 on: 25 September, 2013, 07:19:59 pm »
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!

You have one of my Perm cards for Banbury X 200?
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mattc

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1059 on: 25 September, 2013, 07:28:40 pm »
I think I'm currently on 11 months. But I haven't seen confirmation of my June 300k perm. Or a denial.

(are you reading this, Mr Lovely Handsome Kind Perm Organiser?!? :) )
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1060 on: 25 September, 2013, 08:00:23 pm »
Yay ! It's done.

Oct 2012- Venetian Nights
Nov 2012- Eureka 200
Dec 2012- Winter Solstice
Jan 2013- A Mere 200
Feb 2013- Newport
Mar 2013- When I'm 64
Apr 2013- Ironbridge 207
May 2013- World's End
Jun 2013- The Hills and Plains of Cheshire
Jul 2013- Eureka Perm
Aug 2013- A Mere 200 Perm
Sep 2013- Two Loops

I had one DNF (Round 't West Riding) and I finished the When I'm 64 with mcshroom and phanta OTP bang on the time limit.

I'm not (currently) intending to repeat this caper but I'm planning with a friend to do a 200km Perm in October (I'm not, sadly, repeating the Venetian Nights) and I fancy the Eureka and Winter Solstice again.
There are also several other rides that I'd like to fit in or repeat so who knows ?

I think I'm too soft for an SR but who knows if I'll attempt it ?  ::-)

Memsec: When it comes to getting my prize, can you organise it so that the Queen rather than Philip, Charles or (shudder) one of the minor Royals presents it please ?
TIA.




Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1061 on: 25 September, 2013, 08:05:04 pm »
Well done, Andrew; I was in at the start and the end!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1062 on: 25 September, 2013, 08:13:52 pm »
(are you reading this, Mr Lovely Handsome Kind Perm Organiser?!? :) )

Can't be me, I'm ruled out on at least three counts!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1063 on: 27 September, 2013, 09:53:13 pm »
Likewise, joined Audax in March, so halfway through (did a 200 DIY on 31st August). Not audaxed this month, so gonna have to submit a DIY for Friday,as I have no time at the weekend!

You have one of my Perm cards for Banbury X 200?
Oops! I forgot about that, and I still owe you. If I don't book myself on a calendar event in October, I may use it. Did a lonely 200k DIY today (not quite the same as calendars, are they?), starting about 4:45am, as I had to be home by 3.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1064 on: 28 September, 2013, 03:16:06 pm »
Keep going Ritchie, just the winter months to go!

I carry a small stock of Tom's Dunmow perms for emergencies to keep RRTY going if ever needed.

Phil W

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1065 on: 28 September, 2013, 11:29:10 pm »
September RRTY completed today. Going to submit as soon as I've put a route sheet together to tie in with GPS. It's in the SE and covers Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Essex and does not visit Thaxted. Loads of oubs and shops on route.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1066 on: 29 September, 2013, 01:18:23 am »
RRtY completed! Woo Hoo  ;D
I dunno why anybody's doing this!

Bairdy

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1067 on: 29 September, 2013, 04:28:19 am »
I'm getting a nose bleed trying to work out where I am with my RRtY.
I recon two more 200's per month till Jan will make 4.
"And I been up to my neck in pleasure
              Up to my neck in pain"

Ray 6701

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1068 on: 29 September, 2013, 12:24:45 pm »
April: Horncastle 200k Perm + the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
September: Roses to Wrags 200k
October: Stow on the Wolds 200k
SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
RRTY. PBP. LeJoG 1400. LEL.




marcusjb

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1069 on: 29 September, 2013, 08:43:57 pm »
Oct 2012 - Olympic Hillier ECE'd to 200k
Nov 2012 - UpperThames 200
Dec 2012 - South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
Jan 2013 - Willy Warmer snow perm
Feb 2013 - DIY 300
Mar 2013 - Kennet Valley 100 ECE'd to 200
April 2013 - Hard Boiled 300
May 2013 - Porkers 400
June 2013 - Brimstone 600
July 2013 - Baldock 300
August 2013 - DIY 200
September 2013 - Ditchling Devil perm (subject to validation)

Well, that's year 3 done.  I hadn't really thought September through and only really realised a few days before tackling the Pyrenean Super Randonnee that it is unlikely to count for any AUK points (and therefore, RRtY).  My problem was I have been on holiday this last week, so I only had today to fit in a 200.  A lovely blast around the Ditchling Devil with rather stiff legs (7 days off the bike and a week of fairly strenuous walking). 

As per every completion, I now debate whether I really want to continue RRtY.  It was the first goal I set myself when I started Audax.  It does get me out on the bike once a month - but can lead to some miserable winter riding. 

We shall see.
Right! What's next?

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

wilkyboy

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1070 on: 06 October, 2013, 12:28:26 pm »
That's my first RRtY completed   :thumbsup:
  • November:  Boudicca's Revenge 200 perm – my first ever audax, very wet and windy
  • December:  Norfolk Nips 2 100 +ECE100 – over-ambitious at the start, paid for it later
  • January:  LEL by DIY 200 (starting at 1am!) – bitterly bitterly cold
  • February:  Prestayn-Holyhead-Prestatyn 200 perm – The snow was too deep in Wales to do anything but ride along the coast
  • March:  The Old Squit 200 – Starting to feel the benefits of long-distance cycling
  • April:  Yr Elenydd 300 – completely not ready for this level of climbing
  • May:  Bryan Chapman Memorial 600 – getting better at climbing
  • June:  To Holl and Back 600 – Fast start, but damnable headwind on the middle leg!
  • July:  Rutland Weekend 300 – I could've perm'ed this one, I saw so few other riders after the start
  • August:  LEL 200 of 1400 – Memsec's rules are that if you can prove more than 200km was ridden in August then it can count towards RRTY. And since I was with Memsec at Market Rasen at 6am-ish on Thursday, it counts  ;D (I also rode a 200km DIY, but that's in RRTY#2)
  • September:  Flatlands 600 – mental torture into the wind on the fens
  • October:  The AAAnfractuous 200 – great fun: not quite a goat-esque performance, but a respectable 200-time for me, and with hills to boot

That's it now, I've done what I set out to do and you will never see me on the Brompton again on an audax*.  Yesterday's hilly performance was a sure sign that the year's riding has done me good  :thumbsup:  Now to the next one: it's only two months in, but from little acorns etc., just need to find something else to do in October ...

* That's probably not true  :facepalm:
Lockdown lethargy. RRTY: wot's that? Can't remember if I'm on #8 or #9 ...

caerau

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1071 on: 06 October, 2013, 02:44:28 pm »
Another month to tick off

April 13 - Two Battles 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
May 13 - Cambrian Series 3A perm (300)  :thumbsup:
June 13 - The National 400 (Tiverton)  :thumbsup:
July 13 - The Buzzard 600 (Leighton Buzzard -  SR yay)  :thumbsup:
August 13 - Dr Foster's Summer Saunter (Cardiff)  :thumbsup:
Sept 13 - Wem We Get There 200 (Tamworth)  :thumbsup:
               Border castles Randonne 200
               Ferryside Fish Foray 200
Oct 13 - Gower Getter 200
 

next up
Nov 13  - Transporter 200
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Ray 6701

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1072 on: 06 October, 2013, 04:31:09 pm »
April: Horncastle 200k Perm & the Two Battles x 2
May: Yellowbelly tour 200k
June: YLY 600k & Moors & Wolds 400
July: LEL 1400k
August: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200K & Lutterworth/Ashby DIY 200k
September: Roses to Wrags 200k
October: Stow on the Wolds DIY 200k (stv) & the Two Battles
SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
RRTY. PBP. LeJoG 1400. LEL.




Mike Conway

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1073 on: 06 October, 2013, 04:43:11 pm »
Thanks my 2nd RRTY in the bag then  :thumbsup:

2012
3 Nov: Upper Thames 200k
1 Dec: South Bucks Winter Warmer 200k

2013
26 Jan: Willy Warmer 200k (Snow perm)
9 Feb: DIY London-Dunwich 200k
29 Mar: DIY London-Oxford via Daventry 200k
20 Apr: Green & Yellow Fields 300k
5 May: Dasset Dawdle 200k
9 Jun: Ditchling Devil 200k
28 Jul: DIY London-Kings Lynn 200k
10 Aug: Rutland Ramble 200k
7 Sep: DIY Essex/Herts 200k
5 Oct: AAAnfractuous 200k

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #1074 on: 06 October, 2013, 10:59:38 pm »
First DIY 200km of the new season completed today in glorious weather.  :)

Still on track for 2xRRTY for 2013.