Author Topic: Arrivée est arrivé!  (Read 232075 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.

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 ☹️
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https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109048.msg2312359#msg2312359

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.
2017 - R500 ✅ | 2018 - R1000 ✅ | 2019 - ?

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.

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