Author Topic: Arrivée est arrivé!  (Read 266726 times)

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2525 on: March 14, 2019, 07:36:48 am »
Next edition, the bear necessities of Audax .

If we could work out how to run an urban Audax on the same date and route as the world naked bike ride.....  :o
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

bhoot

  • MemSec (ex-Mrs RRtY)
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2526 on: March 14, 2019, 08:37:24 am »
But where would you put your brevet card?

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2527 on: March 14, 2019, 08:48:46 am »
Redlight is a marsupial.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2528 on: March 14, 2019, 03:35:11 pm »
Redlight is a marsupial.
Oi! I resemble that remark ;D
How much can a koala bear?

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2529 on: March 14, 2019, 10:02:42 pm »
But where would you put your brevet card?

On a tandem, I guess the stoker has some options...

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2530 on: March 15, 2019, 06:45:39 am »
Don't seem to have my copy yet ☹️
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2531 on: March 17, 2019, 11:20:43 am »
Best issue I've seen so far - good range of topics and neat layouts. Well done everyone.
2019 🏅 R1000 and B1000

S2L

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2532 on: March 17, 2019, 11:52:43 am »
Interesting account of man vs bear... :thumbsup:

The author was legitimately scared, as I would be, but generally speaking, black bears are not aggressive and definitively not man eaters... they are not even carnivores, one could say they are almost vegan, if it wasn't for the odd insect (and a love of honey!).
There is an inaccuracy about bear spray... it's not the smell that is foul to a bear, but more the fact that having the active ingredient of a scotch bonnet sprayed through your nostrils is likely to send you running a mile... whether you are a bear or else... the same product is repackaged in smaller cans to deter rapists.

I once witnessed a black bear, not far from Radium Hot Springs in BC... from the safety of my hired car... he went trough a field a dandelions as if it was cake... couldn't get enough of them.

BTW: I don't think the bear on the cover is a grizzly. I am more inclined to think it's still a black bear with a cinnamon fur, which is quite a common variant in North America.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2533 on: March 17, 2019, 02:22:50 pm »
Having just read the book ‘Bear Attacks: their causes and avoidance’, I would contest your viewpoint on black bears.

They are not as dangerous as grizzly bears, but with 23 deaths attributable to black bears between 1900 and 1980 in the US (half the number from grizzlies), they are certainly worth being cautious around. Indeed, 80% of deaths and major injuries inflicted by black bears are predatory in nature ... ie they are treating you as prey.

It is certainly worth understanding bear behaviour (as much as we can understand their sometimes unpredictable behaviour), and being prepared for bear encounters when in their territory.

bhoot

  • MemSec (ex-Mrs RRtY)
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2534 on: March 18, 2019, 10:48:44 am »
Don't seem to have my copy yet ☹️
Just a quick reminder to Bludger and anyone else who hasn't received their copy, please contact me on membership@audax.uk (with your real name/number!) and I can check/resend the magazine as needed.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2535 on: March 18, 2019, 10:34:04 pm »

My awoowoo arrived today. Looking forward to reading it.

J
--
Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

halhorner

  • Cycling Weakly
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2536 on: June 15, 2019, 02:44:26 pm »
Latest edition particularly good I thought. Well done to all concerned.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2537 on: June 15, 2019, 05:16:25 pm »
Ah, arrivée, that reminds me, could someone please tell me what is the correct email address to send any ride reports in please. Or if the person who does it is on here could they please pm me as to whether they got my email or not. Have sent one in but no idea if to the right place as never got a reply, although wouldn't have expected it to be in this one as it wasn't that long ago. Cheers.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2538 on: June 15, 2019, 05:29:35 pm »
Ah, arrivée, that reminds me, could someone please tell me what is the correct email address to send any ride reports in please. Or if the person who does it is on here could they please pm me as to whether they got my email or not. Have sent one in but no idea if to the right place as never got a reply, although wouldn't have expected it to be in this one as it wasn't that long ago. Cheers.

Ged Lennox is the editor - gedlennox@me.com
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2539 on: June 17, 2019, 11:20:59 am »
Thanks to Simon Jones for a fascinating obituary of Mick Latimer, one of those who shaped AUK in the earlier days.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2540 on: June 18, 2019, 03:36:05 pm »

My copy of awoowoo has just arrived in Amsterdam. Am looking forward to curling up with a mug of tea and having a read!

J
--
Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2541 on: July 10, 2019, 11:05:19 pm »
Having just read the book ‘Bear Attacks: their causes and avoidance’, I would contest your viewpoint on black bears.

They are not as dangerous as grizzly bears, but with 23 deaths attributable to black bears between 1900 and 1980 in the US (half the number from grizzlies), they are certainly worth being cautious around. Indeed, 80% of deaths and major injuries inflicted by black bears are predatory in nature ... ie they are treating you as prey.

It is certainly worth understanding bear behaviour (as much as we can understand their sometimes unpredictable behaviour), and being prepared for bear encounters when in their territory.

If anyone finds themselves riding next to me happy to share lessons picked up on bear defence riding across Canada (thankfully second hand). It was a black bear my WarmShower host ...stabbed in the face... saving his coworker’s life. Incredible story of heroism.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2542 on: July 10, 2019, 11:07:44 pm »
Came on this thread to say how amazing David Fisk’s article on his PBP 83’ excursion was. Has settled my nerves somewhat. Looking forward to one grand adventure. But wishing we didn’t have to wear helmets so we too could look as cool as they did in the 80s! Gosh darnit.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2543 on: July 10, 2019, 11:10:16 pm »
You don't have to wear helmets for PBP or riding in France. You can still be cool 8)
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2544 on: July 11, 2019, 11:24:03 pm »
You don't have to wear helmets for PBP or riding in France. You can still be cool 8)

Rats! Now another thing to contemplate wrt equipment!

Don’t suppose they close the roads for this do they

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2545 on: July 11, 2019, 11:27:29 pm »
No, open roads but lots of (tired) bike riders outnumbering the motor vehicles.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2546 on: July 12, 2019, 07:48:23 am »
No, open roads but lots of (tired) bike riders outnumbering the motor vehicles.

...and most of them sitting on your back wheel as I recall.



Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2547 on: July 12, 2019, 09:53:14 am »
No, open roads but lots of (tired) bike riders outnumbering the motor vehicles.

...and most of them sitting on your back wheel as I recall.

lol

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2548 on: July 12, 2019, 12:11:00 pm »
There is a reason the audax tandem has a mudflap on the rear mudguard - fellow riders are welcome.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2549 on: July 12, 2019, 01:08:41 pm »
But is it as good as sitting behind the Boon,s tandem