Author Topic: Arrivée est arrivé!  (Read 304096 times)

Martin

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2600 on: December 01, 2019, 09:47:09 pm »
There’s definitely a change to a more journalistic and professional style of writing. That’s not the same as ‘better’.

It's not the editor writing the articles it's the riders. I don't think there was anything po-faced in the last article I wrote, I always try to celebrate the events and the helpers above all else

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2601 on: December 01, 2019, 09:52:21 pm »
I've been enjoying my copy today. A good variety of voices, and even though I'm not planning to do PBP it was interesting to read about it.

Karla

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2602 on: December 02, 2019, 02:07:36 am »
There’s definitely a change to a more journalistic and professional style of writing. That’s not the same as ‘better’.

Probably because my article didn't get in ;)

Manotea

  • Where there is doubt...
Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2603 on: December 02, 2019, 08:11:54 am »
I feel your pain.

I had an article rejected about this time last year, I.e. in the run up to the AGM, on the grounds that it 'might be read by non-members'.

That was not an editorial decision...

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2604 on: December 02, 2019, 08:15:16 am »
I've been enjoying my copy today.

I don't often wish I was 70, but I was rather curious about the call for audax volunteers aged between the ages of 70-80 to take part in a study at Nottingham University.

"Participants well be required to cycle while lying in an MRI scanner".

Water off a ducks back for recumbent riders. Probably not great in numbers though!

Anybody interested?
Garry Broad

Redlight

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2605 on: December 02, 2019, 09:01:44 am »
There’s definitely a change to a more journalistic and professional style of writing. That’s not the same as ‘better’.

Probably because my article didn't get in ;)

Have you had confirmation from Ged that it was received?
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2606 on: December 02, 2019, 09:04:59 am »
In some of my early copies riders sent poetry in.  Rather different to self-depracating, more intentional whimsy.

Be careful - I might submit my "Ode to a Stronger Rider" (distantly related to "Ode to a Nightingale") !

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2607 on: December 02, 2019, 09:19:54 am »


I don't often wish I was 70,...

Yes! I'd be up for a go in that, but a while to wait yet.

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2608 on: December 02, 2019, 09:28:00 am »
Anybody interested?

Thanks VB, good to draw attention to that. Page 3.

(I do wish I was 70)

Phil W

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2609 on: December 02, 2019, 06:34:07 pm »
Mine arrived earlier this week. In my pile to read  with the BMC summit magazine.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2610 on: December 02, 2019, 07:30:21 pm »
Anybody interested?

Thanks VB, good to draw attention to that. Page 3.

(I do wish I was 70)

Get yourself signed up Tony.
We look forward to hearing all about it :-)
Garry Broad

mattc

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2611 on: December 02, 2019, 08:04:54 pm »
Mine arrived earlier this week. In my pile to read  with the BMC summit magazine.
Funny you mention that ...

I've just got my 1st issue of Summit. It's like a different world! Totally unfair to make comparisons, but a MUCH more interesting read.
(and it has a lovely cycle-touring article  O:-) )
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Redlight

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2612 on: December 02, 2019, 09:58:01 pm »
Mine arrived earlier this week. In my pile to read  with the BMC summit magazine.
Funny you mention that ...

I've just got my 1st issue of Summit. It's like a different world! Totally unfair to make comparisons, but a MUCH more interesting read.
(and it has a lovely cycle-touring article  O:-) )

I don't know that magazine. Is it also written entirely by readers and designed and edited by members working for considerably less than their professional rates?
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2613 on: December 04, 2019, 05:23:58 pm »
There’s definitely a change to a more journalistic and professional style of writing. That’s not the same as ‘better’.

I think the articles are written by us - I think the editor works with what he's sent.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2614 on: December 04, 2019, 11:28:21 pm »
I've been enjoying my copy today.

I don't often wish I was 70, but I was rather curious about the call for audax volunteers aged between the ages of 70-80 to take part in a study at Nottingham University.

"Participants well be required to cycle while lying in an MRI scanner".

Water off a ducks back for recumbent riders. Probably not great in numbers though!

Anybody interested?

Started the ball rolling a couple of days ago.

So far, I qualify for all their criteria. But if things move forward, there is a lot more information that they're going to need details about.

Cycling criteria includes being able to ride 100 km.
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.

Martin

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2615 on: December 05, 2019, 12:00:34 pm »
intrigued by the idea of cycling while having an MR scan;

Having indirectly been present at a few scans my understanding is that the subject has to stay completely motionless while the image is taken (several minutes) in order to get a good result. But this might be a moving scan

Kim

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2616 on: December 05, 2019, 02:20:57 pm »
I'd guess fMRI, so low-resolution scanning in near-realtime in order to track changes in blood flow, rather than the high-resolution scanning used to look for anatomical whatevers.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2617 on: March 07, 2020, 12:31:51 pm »
The cover of the latest issue is a banger!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2618 on: March 07, 2020, 02:01:10 pm »
It looks like another cracking edition.

Got to say I didn’t agree with Mr Lennox’s opinions on using turbo trainers. Indoor training for me has been an epiphany for general fitness and has made audax all the more enjoyable.

It’s 2020 and things change.

rob

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2619 on: March 07, 2020, 02:08:38 pm »
There’s definitely a change to a more journalistic and professional style of writing. That’s not the same as ‘better’.

Probably because my article didn't get in ;)

Got there this time.  Well put together and nice photos.

Redlight

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Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2620 on: March 07, 2020, 03:03:05 pm »
This quarter's issue was blessed with some excellent contributions from members and there are already some good pieces in for the next one, but please keep them coming.

We're also hoping to introduce a couple of news pages from the next issue, for AUK-related stories that don't warrant a 700+ word article. This could be anything from new rides being added to the calendar, date or route changes, members' achievements through to, sadly, letting the rest of AUK know that a member has passed away.

Please send contributions to GedLennox@me.com, preferably with NEWS in the subject header. 
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2621 on: March 07, 2020, 03:11:30 pm »
On page 12: "An Audax grandee was recently heard to describe the Mersey Roads 24 hour Time Trial as the easiest four points on the calendar".

Hey, that was me.  I'm an Audax grandee!  Although the article is about getting some serious distances done, even someone like me can give it a go and see how far they can get within 24 hours.  Anyone used to riding overnight Audaxes should have a go at least once.  You "only" need to complete 250 miles (400km) within the 24 hours to get 4 points.

For me 5 points (312 miles) proved to be a serious but achievable challenge, even as an unsupported ride with a Carradice saddlebag.  6 points (375 miles) would be completely beyond me, but not to many regular Audaxers.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2622 on: March 07, 2020, 03:26:17 pm »
So when do you graduate from 'grandee' to 'ancien'? I would have thought AUK/long distance cycling community is mercifully short of 'grandees'.

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2623 on: March 07, 2020, 03:38:26 pm »
Possibly Greg was using "grandee" to indicate Mike's status as an official in Audax UK?  I think Mike's "defence" is fair enough in that you would get no climbing points for the Mersey route and you don't have any serious route-finding to do.  And if you have support you don't even have to find anywhere to re-fuel and there are no information controls.  You just have to ride, though 400k is in itself a big "just".  Nevertheless, it is probably true to allude to it as the easiest "just" IN THE CALENDAR.   But that in no way belittles the effort involved and Mike didn't seriously suggest that anyone could do it.  (Mike is a better rider than he always suggests, anyway.)

I think Greg was just using a journalistic hook to start the article off.  Slightly inaccurate (which is possibly why he didn't name Mike) but that's journalists for you!  It's a good article, too.

Peter

rob

Re: Arrivée est arrivé!
« Reply #2624 on: March 07, 2020, 06:58:44 pm »
Mike might be a Grandee but I’m a Seasoned Campaigner.

I’m not entirely sure if it’s a compliment.