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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2475 on: December 12, 2018, 01:00:06 pm »
It's a magazine of stuff that might be interesting to AUK members. Doesn't even have to be about cycling.

I don't know why you're wishing for it to be duller.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2476 on: December 12, 2018, 01:00:42 pm »

Also probably over-representative if the number of women I see on audaxes is anything to go by.


With a bit of luck we'll have close to a 50:50 split on LWL next May. 

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2477 on: December 12, 2018, 01:24:18 pm »
I make that 15. If it's this century, that's 18 years, 4 per year. 15/72. or 20.8%.

Which, to be fair, is a darn sight more than the mainstream cycling press.

Also probably over-representative if the number of women I see on audaxes is anything to go by.

It also needs to be adjusted for FF's discounted group shots.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2478 on: December 12, 2018, 01:39:31 pm »
If Arrivee covers over-represent anything, it's climbing. That's inevitable given the difficulty of taking a decent portrait shot of riding on the flat. It's also the reason why recumbents don't make the cover.

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2479 on: December 12, 2018, 02:06:32 pm »
If Arrivee covers over-represent anything, it's climbing. That's inevitable given the difficulty of taking a decent portrait shot of riding on the flat. It's also the reason why recumbents don't make the cover.

Laidback Cyclist seems to manage it (discounting the many shots of stationary cycles, which reflect an engineering focus Awoowoo doesn't have).  Of course, they over-represent bikes leaning into corners at speed, because *that's* where it's easy to get good photos at track races.

I'd assume the lack of good audax recumbent photos is more to do with them being relatively uncommon, and somewhat less likely to be in the main bunch (particularly at a climbing-based photo opportunity).
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2480 on: December 12, 2018, 02:48:53 pm »
It's a magazine of stuff that might be interesting to AUK members. Doesn't even have to be about cycling.

I don't know why you're wishing for it to be duller.

AUK is a broad church - we need to cater for the very dull too!
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2481 on: December 12, 2018, 05:30:02 pm »

Also probably over-representative if the number of women I see on audaxes is anything to go by.


With a bit of luck we'll have close to a 50:50 split on LWL next May.

Congrats... I need to improve on my 15% for BRUM 200

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2482 on: December 12, 2018, 06:10:35 pm »
It's a magazine of stuff that might be interesting to AUK members. Doesn't even have to be about cycling.

I don't know why you're wishing for it to be duller.

AUK is a broad church - we need to cater for the very dull too!

In fact we're long overdue pull out and keep specials on the correct font sizes for printing the AUK regs and alternatives to the coding conventions of route sheets (but it is winter and there's time to write them...)

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2483 on: December 14, 2018, 10:47:23 am »
What the chances of a having a regular Q&A section in Arrivee?  Qs in from members, answers from a panel of experienced audaxers.

And, would be nice to have a route map graphic inset for the ride articles...
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2484 on: December 14, 2018, 10:56:36 am »
What the chances of a having a regular Q&A section in Arrivee?  Qs in from members, answers from a panel of experienced audaxers...

And, would be nice to have a route map graphic inset for the ride articles...

Forums are much better...

imagine the scenario... Mr A posts a question to the editor in October, so that he can have an answer in December, all being well. By then, he has probably browsed the web extensively and found the info he was looking for

I also suspect a lot of answers based on personal experience are just that... personal experience... is it transferrable? Sometimes, other times not

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2485 on: December 14, 2018, 11:01:10 am »
And, would be nice to have a route map graphic inset for the ride articles...
Just ANY details of the actual facts/logistics of events would be handy in most cases! *

But of course it is more work for the editors  :-\


*Someone will no doubt tell me to Just Google It. But why have a printed article in the first place??
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2486 on: December 14, 2018, 11:11:00 am »
What the chances of a having a regular Q&A section in Arrivee?  Qs in from members, answers from a panel of experienced audaxers...

And, would be nice to have a route map graphic inset for the ride articles...

Forums are much better...

imagine the scenario... Mr A posts a question to the editor in October, so that he can have an answer in December, all being well. By then, he has probably browsed the web extensively and found the info he was looking for

I also suspect a lot of answers based on personal experience are just that... personal experience... is it transferrable? Sometimes, other times not

In spite of the available online resources, I still think the Q&A in Cycle is a good peruse with Qs to lawyer, medic, tech expert, just thought an audax specific version would be good for Arrivee.  However I guess if it was going to be a useful, popular, regular inclusion it would have happened by now...  ;)
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2487 on: December 14, 2018, 11:20:52 am »
And, would be nice to have a route map graphic inset for the ride articles...
Just ANY details of the actual facts/logistics of events would be handy in most cases! *

But of course it is more work for the editors  :-\


*Someone will no doubt tell me to Just Google It. But why have a printed article in the first place??

Yes. I guess members sending articles in could be encouraged to include a certain style map graphic/summary info, perhaps they already are.  Some of the images in arrivee are very large*, and could easily accomodate additional infographic insets.  Good to see a list of ridewithgps links in the Hummers article - this did make me wonder if this could also be encoded into a phone QR / matrix barcode.**

*some too large for the image resolution, as it happens.
**what? too much? 
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2488 on: December 14, 2018, 01:59:08 pm »
Recent issues had an info box which summarised event details, but they’re oddly absent from the latest one.

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2489 on: January 11, 2019, 10:27:30 am »
*BUMP*

Copy deadline for the next issue is next Friday, 18th January, if anyone would like to offer contributions, including photos. 

Worth emailing the editor, gedlennox@me.com, to let him know something is on the way.
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2490 on: January 14, 2019, 01:57:25 pm »
I hope some of the ideas on this tread make it into print...


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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2491 on: January 14, 2019, 08:50:31 pm »
I hope some of the ideas on this tread make it into print...

They will if some of the people suggesting them get writing....
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2492 on: March 12, 2019, 11:09:34 am »
Woo hoo! I've never been so excited, my fellow clubmate Kate got her New Border Raid 600km article published including 3 photos of yours truly! Anybody wishing to have their magazine signed by me please form an orderly queue at the Llanfair PG 400km  :P

Also a massive "well done" to Shaun Hargreaves for the results outlined in the fixed wheel section, super impressive!
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2493 on: March 12, 2019, 11:16:31 am »
A very soggy Arrivée just arrivéed through my letter box :( I think I've found a disadvantage with having it delivered in paper envelopes.

It's currently drying out on a radiator. Once dry I'm intrigued by the presence of a bear on the front cover.
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2494 on: March 12, 2019, 12:40:15 pm »
I complained loudly about a succession of 'aspirational' cover shots featuring fit young women - the editorial response is a photo of a grumpy-looking bear  ;D  ;D
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2495 on: March 12, 2019, 12:59:18 pm »
I complained loudly about a succession of 'aspirational' cover shots featuring fit young women - the editorial response is a photo of a grumpy-looking bear  ;D  ;D

All it needs is a glass of whisky in its paw.  ;)

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2496 on: March 12, 2019, 01:31:30 pm »
I complained loudly about a succession of 'aspirational' cover shots featuring fit young women - the editorial response is a photo of a grumpy-looking bear  ;D  ;D

 ;D ;D

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2497 on: March 12, 2019, 02:49:02 pm »
I complained loudly about a succession of 'aspirational' cover shots featuring fit young women - the editorial response is a photo of a grumpy-looking bear  ;D  ;D

All it needs is a glass of whisky in its paw.  ;)

There's whisky on page 43  :P
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2498 on: March 12, 2019, 03:08:35 pm »
This is the first time I've not had an Awoowoo in about 10 years.

I guess I should do something with my lapsed membership.  :-[
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2499 on: March 12, 2019, 03:24:45 pm »
This is the first time I've not had an Awoowoo in about 10 years.

I guess I should do something with my lapsed membership.  :-[

Indeed, all returners welcome (and I do have a stash of Awoowoos ready for despatching to prodigal daughters and sons)