Author Topic: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.  (Read 2112 times)

Aunt Maud

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Now officially endorsed by The AAA Man as "silly".

What.

An unofficial challenge for those who like their audax rides long and hilly and to promote the riding of AUK AAA perms and calendar events.

Why

To stop Aunt Maud griping about the AUK AAA champs (thank you Rabbit)

Temporary glory goes to the one who gains the most AAA points in the season based on the rules below. Other than that, it ain't worth fudge.

Rules

Ride list must include a full AAA SR series ridden in the current AUK season.

Gold Standard Grimpeur AUK perms and calendar events qualify.
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/audaxaltitudeaward/grimpeurmedals.html

ACP Super Randonnées qualify for 10 Reel Gourd AAA points.

No more than 2 repeats of the same perm.

Full AAA SR's count double (name your own SR from your results).

200km minimum distance.

Update your own results.

Fab Prizes

The right to bask in temporary and meaningless glory.

1 free entry to The Maniac Grimpeur courtesy of Aunt Maud.
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/AC03/

Free entries to both the Cambrian 8A and Cambrian 10A courtesy of CET
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/CB35/
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/CB33/

A free entry for a non expenses paid trip for one to John O' Groats from Lands End, courtesy of Aunt Maud.
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MH99/

And a winners badge.

There may be something else, but don't count on it.

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Gold Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 03:38:04 pm »
I'll kick the ball then.

Aunt Maud AUK12619

11/10/14 Cambrian Series Perm 6A    600km  9.5AAA
04/12/14 Around The Weald Perm      200km  3.5AAA               

hillbilly

Re: Aunt Maud's Gold Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 04:50:17 pm »
Not going to play this one.  Because it focusses on getting the most points, which is pointless.

(I am pulling together a set of ideas that focus more on there being a set of rides that need to be done to get an award.  Kind of like an AAA version of the RRTY or GdS, where it doesn't matter how much you do, more what you do and when).

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 04:52:08 pm »
 :'(

Go on, I thought it'd be up your street.

Re: Aunt Maud's Gold Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 05:42:51 pm »
Not going to play this one.  Because it focusses on getting the most points, which is pointless.

So do you subscribe to the view that championships are also pointless?

hillbilly

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 05:43:30 pm »
Yes.  Pretty much.

Particularly those where I come second   :)

hillbilly

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2015, 05:45:28 pm »
:'(

Go on, I thought it'd be up your street.

It's not where my mind is at the moment.  I might participate, but not play, if that makes sense.

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2015, 05:48:52 pm »
Now with a proper prize.  :thumbsup:

1 free entry to The Maniac Grimpeur courtesy of Aunt Maud.
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/AC03/

mattc

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2015, 06:11:49 pm »
I'm another in the "anti-champs" camp - but that prize has made me smile!

(could I trade it in for 20 x50km rides? ;)    )
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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2015, 06:34:56 pm »
I will add in a further prize, in the spirit of things, free entries to both the Cambrian 8A and Cambrian 10A  ;D ;D
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 170 (metric) 520 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2015, 06:42:45 pm »
I toyed with the idea of a Perm AAA SR (200/300/400/600) with the minimum number of points, which was a grand total of 7.5, which is less than some 600 calendar AAA events.  The minimum number of points for a calendar AAA SR is 8.5 for current 'season'.  Mixing permanent with calendar would result in 7.0 points.  But, SR achieved by 4 x 600 Perms (same event) gives the princely sum of 6 points.

The maximum for traditional SR for perms is 26.5, or 26.25 for calendar events, while 4 x 600 perms would give 38 and 4 x 600 calendar events gives 33.

Of course you could go for 4 x Cambrian 10A or West Coast and accrue 72 points.

Quite a difference, and an AAA SR for 6 points is an interesting option!

hillbilly

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2015, 06:57:48 pm »
free entries to both the Cambrian 8A and Cambrian 10A  ;D ;D

1 free entry to The Maniac Grimpeur courtesy of Aunt Maud.

Christ, I'm definitely not playing to win in that case  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Eo0qsmGU1g

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2015, 07:29:28 pm »
Fantastic CET, what a truly horrific smashing set of prizes.

This could backfire quite badly on me though.

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2015, 08:22:33 pm »
Meh

If there isn't a badge then I'm not playing. Especially if I have to drive all over the UK to ride bluddy perms/events.
Does not play well with others

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2015, 08:30:13 pm »
Meh

If there isn't a badge then I'm not playing. Especially if I have to drive all over the UK to ride bluddy perms/events.

I'll make you a special hand crafted, limited edition, exclusive, numbered metal badge if you win. It's on the bench as I type.

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2015, 09:25:39 pm »
Meh

If there isn't a badge then I'm not playing. Especially if I have to drive all over the UK to ride bluddy perms/events.

I'll make you a special hand crafted, limited edition, exclusive, numbered metal badge if you win. It's on the bench as I type.

I'm in
Does not play well with others

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2015, 05:24:05 pm »
New prizes added. :thumbsup:

A free entry for a non expenses paid trip for one to John O' Groats from Lands End, courtesy of Aunt Maud.

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MH99/

Thanks for the idea Martin.

Martin

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 10:40:37 pm »
New prizes added. :thumbsup:

A free entry for a non expenses paid trip for one to John O' Groats from Lands End, courtesy of Aunt Maud.

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MH99/

Thanks for the idea Martin.

and Les Cent Cobs challenge; that's correct 100 hill reps of Cob Lane  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :demon:*



* my MSH does it once; photo is the flat bit!

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2015, 08:14:33 am »
We'd have to employ "The Anomoly" to get that past the man.

Hummers

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 09:47:17 pm »
New prizes added. :thumbsup:

A free entry for a non expenses paid trip for one to John O' Groats from Lands End, courtesy of Aunt Maud.

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MH99/

Thanks for the idea Martin.

Yay  :thumbsup:

Hummers Lumpy End 2 End.

Hoorah!

H

Aunt Maud

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Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2015, 07:44:39 am »
You can say that Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge has the best prizes.

Just a little lacking in athletic challenger types. 

Re: Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge for 2015.
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2015, 09:15:11 am »
You can say that Aunt Maud's Reel Gourd Standard AAA Audax Challenge has the best prizes.

Just a little lacking in athletic challenger types.

*flexes

*stretches

*eats cake
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