Author Topic: Round The Year Randonneurs Log  (Read 247774 times)

thing1

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2009, 07:44:25 pm »
We've gone half way three-quarter eleventh twelfths of the way toward our first TRTY (Tandonneer Round the Year)

2009
Feb - Kennett Valley Run
Mar - Invicta 200
Apr - Invicta 300
May - Invicta 400
Jun - Invicta 600
Jul - Ring of Harts
Aug - West bay & back
Sep - Alan Furley's Up the Downs
Oct - Anfractuous
Nov - Upper Thames
Dec - South Bucks Winter WarmerNew!

Planning
Jan - The Poor Student

Proper job.

[updated 13-Dec]

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2009, 09:09:24 am »
Nope, its not going to happen.  Had one day in August to the Marlborough Connection 200 PERM, but a week's work in the US at short notice and my dog needing treatment means I don't have the 'bandwidth'. 

Poppy

Hmm, I might have the start of something here which I hadn't considered before and would keep me going after LEL:

Jan 2009: Oxford 206 (The Poor Student)
Feb 2009: Chalfont St Peter 200 (The Willy Warmer)
Mar 2009: Denmead 300 PERM
Apr 2009: Denmead 400 PERM
May 2009: Chepstow 619 (Bryan Chapman Memorial)
Jun 2009: Great Kingshill 200 (Summer Warmer)
Jul 2009: LEL

August: The Marborough Connection
September: Ruislip?
October: Cider with Rosie?
November: Sonning Common?
December: A Taste of the Test?

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #77 on: September 01, 2009, 10:51:32 am »
I think you will find that the Willy Warmer was on 31 Jan (I did it to just scrape in a January ride) meaning 2 in Jan and none in Feb!  Best to realise now than in December


LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2009, 07:11:57 am »
Completed a couple of RRtY while living in Britain, egged on by Mark Cox and MarmiteGeoff.

Halfway through the Australian version, the Year Round Randonneur, which rather idiosyncratically requires that riders start in November and finish in October.

15/11 Audax 22.5 First 200 (UAF-ratified group brevet, so not strictly a randonnee but eligible for Australian awards)
30/12 Water, Crops and Coal Permanent 200
10/01 Thunderbolt's Way 300
07/02 Moonlight Wander 200
28/03 Opperman All Day Trial Fleche 367
18/04 Beaudesert Bash 200

The plan is:
02/05 Audax 22.5 First 300 (EDIT: done)
06/06 Downs & Back 600 (EDIT: done)
11/07 Crazy Canungra 300 (EDIT: done)
08/08 6 Bumps & 1 Hill 200
A 200 permanent in September
03/10 Traveling South 400

What is that saying about how to make the gods laugh? "Tell them your plans"

I'm out this year with three months to go, due to life intruding.  With 50 hilly kilometres to go during the 29th August 300 (couldn't do the planned early August 200), I realised I had less than 1.5 hours to get to the finish if I wanted to get to an evening date in time (had over 6 hours till the event closed).  This realisation was shortly followed by some swearing and paying $50 to a bloke to drive me to the finish.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2009, 10:10:26 am »
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2009, 02:06:53 pm »

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2009, 03:35:47 pm »

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.

Six 200s to go and I will be on 10 (i.e., I have 3 on the go at the moment all nearing completion (2 in Oct, 1 in Dec). And I have no 11 on start as from Jun 09, if I can complete 4 rides in Sep, 4 in Oct, 2 in Nov and Dec....;  no, you might just want to sneak in 1 a month!  Once you are on a roll...
SteveP

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

mattc

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2009, 05:12:16 pm »
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.

I very deliberately skipped number 13 when I had the chance (it was January, which helped) .

Since then I have fairly effortlessly kept the habit at bay. It must be harder at this time of year - be strong!
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #83 on: September 25, 2009, 05:22:55 pm »
Woohoo! RRTY in the bin! Pressure off.

Can't do my September ride this weekend as I'm busy and the previous attempt was blown away by being shattered. No chance of taking a day off next week.

4 points away from 50 for the year and just October to go. One will be a weekend DIY (17th/18th) and the other will be a midweek blat. Might try and go somewhere new rather than the usual plod up to Cambridge and back.

I may be 6 points away if Andy didn't receive my emailed entry for my August DIY 200 (including the Luton & Herts 150). Shouldn't have left it until the last minute...
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2009, 03:12:40 am »
aaarghhhh!  200k number 13 done yesterday - New Forest on and off-shore.

I very deliberately skipped number 13 when I had the chance (it was January, which helped) .

I packed on my 14th at the end of August and have done no cycling since. (I do have 3 RRTYs to my name already though)

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2009, 02:01:51 pm »
The fact that my front light failed 10k before the end of my Cider with Rosie 200 pre-Ride yesterday was not an incentive to phone home (closer at 4 miles) for a lift.  Full moon and lots of light at my rear saw me reach Andoversford to complete RRTY No 8.  The fact that I also chalked up 103 points on Trike (for the Trike record) was an added incentive!!  That was my 10th consecutive ride over this route, as it almost doubles as my Thames and Avon 200 Perm and I plan to complete a RRTY doing this route, though I might revert to solo for Nov & Dec, with a thought to reverse it to feel the pain of climbing Bowden Hill from Lacock.

SteveP
SteveP

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

Datameister

  • EU Cake Mountain
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2009, 09:38:42 am »
It's there! RTTY number 1 is done, and following the advice of Drone of this forum I shall not be immediately embarking on number 2. FWIW:

November 08 - Eureka
December 08 - Tinsel & Lanes
January 09 - Poor Student and Mere 200
February 09 - Newport 200
March 09 - Cheltenham Flyer
April 09 - Dr Fosters Spring Clean
May 09 - Everybody Rides to Skeggy (first ride over 200)
June 09 - Cambrian (Weatherpocalypse) 600
July 09 - Two Battles Permanent and LEL
August 09 - 200km Mesh Ride
September 09 - 200km Mesh Ride and Beyond Shropshire
October 09 - Cider with Rosie (plus 25km detour)

Now all I have to do is 2 more 200's before the end of the month for 50 points, and then I can rest.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2009, 12:20:56 pm »
Now you've built up that fitness you don't want to lose it do you?  :demon:

Datameister

  • EU Cake Mountain
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #88 on: October 13, 2009, 02:06:50 pm »
AAAAAAaaargh!!!!!!!

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2009, 01:05:30 am »
September 09 - 200km Mesh Ride and Beyond Shropshire
October 09 - Cider with Rosie (plus 25km detour)

Now all I have to do is 2 more 200's before the end of the month for 50 points, and then I can rest.


...

Glad to oblige with CwR and the extra VFM distance. But does that mean you missed the Slad Valley and the purpose of the route passing The Woolpack Inn? On my pre-Ride I popped into The Woolpack to celebrate taking the Trike record and completing RRTY No 8.  Two weeks later I completed one of my Perms to notch up RRTY No 9 and have just done a 3rd Oct ride to keep my RRTY No 10 alive; it just needs Nov and Dec to complete No 10....phew!

This is where the hard work sets in to maintain the 'Winter Momentum'.  Might finish this note before the double hour and GMT takes over from BST!

SteveP
SteveP

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

TOBY

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2009, 02:09:33 pm »
I've joined the party.

2009

November      Transporter 200 / DIY200 200 
December      Monmouthshire Meander 200 / DIY200 200
January      DIY200 200 / Dr Fosters Winter Warmer 200
Febuary      Malmesbury Mash 200 / DIY200 200
March      Making Hay 200 / DIY300 300
April         Dorset Coast 200 / Heart of England 300
May         Brevet Cymru 400 / Brian Chapman (the flat one) 600
June         DIY300 300 / Marches and Mersey Roads 600
July         Torplex 200 / LEL 1400
August      DIY400 400 / DIY300 300
September   Ferryside Fish Foray 200 / DIY600 600
October      Gower Getter 200 / DIY200 200

 next ones start saturday  :)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2009, 08:02:47 pm »
I've just completed my 35th consecutive month. It gets harder and harder, especially the 4 'winter' months. I shall have to make myself do December's for the 3rd year but my idea of going for the 5 has - well - GONE!

Wish I hadn't seen the special badge  :(
Behold the turtle - he only makes progress if he sticks his neck out.

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #92 on: November 05, 2009, 08:14:33 pm »
Saturday will be my 35th  ::-).

Sadly - not birthday.

Martin

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2009, 01:42:56 am »
Saturday will be my 35th  ::-).

Sadly - not birthday.

it'll be my 45th (also sadly not bithday)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2009, 05:21:49 am »
Saturday is supposed to be my 57th but it may not happen.

Another year to overtake my birthday, but that might easily not happen.

Congrats Toby on the double, and 100 points, and making it look easy!

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2009, 06:24:44 am »

Another "+1" on the excellent New Forest On and Offshore 200.

Five more to reach five years. Then I can give up.

If I've got the guts.

Give up at 60  my 61st was when the car took me out  :'(.  Back doing some cyclng, but Dr says that I need to do more  :-\ and SWMBO agrees as I need to lose weight and get fitter,  RRTY's again  :-\ .

Geoff
Only those that dare to go too far, know how far they can go.   T S Elliot

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2009, 07:18:13 am »
Back doing some cycling

Good news Geoff, and you've probably beaten the "obsession" side of it now!

Dr says that I need to do more

...but is the Dr aware of Audaxing....

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2009, 08:46:44 am »
RRTY riders often proclaim that the winter months are the worst.  On Wednesday I suffered this first hand when riding The Clwydian Horseshoe Permanent.  Despite it being a great route, by the time I had reached Prestatyn, the weather had turned to heavy rain.  The train suddenly became an easy option back to Shrewsbury.  I suppose I should have gritted my teeth and braved it.

August.   Cambrian Series 2A & Four Lakes. 200km.
Sept. Kidderminster Killer. 200km.
October. Cider with Rosie. 200km.

TOBY

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Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2009, 11:36:56 am »
Saturday is supposed to be my 57th but it may not happen.

Another year to overtake my birthday, but that might easily not happen.

Congrats Toby on the double, and 100 points, and making it look easy!

are there any Audax style points for that?

(p.s it wasn't and I've got a long way to go to catch 57!)

Re: Round The Year Randonneurs Log
« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2009, 02:29:25 pm »
Well - you guys are making me feel a right wimp! But I still think, once December's is done, I'll stop at 3 years. Another 24 is rather daunting. Perhaps if I wasn't riding the perms / DIYs alone  :'( ?

Good luck to all of you riding tomorrow - I DO hope you don't get the strong headwind which made it so hard yesterday.  Just sun, stars and a 'fullish' moon.
Behold the turtle - he only makes progress if he sticks his neck out.