Author Topic: CrAcKpOt  (Read 52570 times)

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #575 on: June 05, 2017, 10:00:08 pm »
This was such a tough weekend and a bit! The Crackpot is a ride I've wanted to do for quite awhile, fantastic to have been involved in this.
Big thank yous to all who've made this one happen  :)

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #576 on: June 10, 2017, 02:39:01 pm »
We now have a hard-core audaxing govermnet. Spotted in the pit of the Politics board:
https://twitter.com/journoraven/status/873280095015882756



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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #577 on: June 12, 2017, 11:18:01 am »



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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #578 on: June 12, 2017, 11:27:07 am »

Day made. Genius.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #579 on: June 12, 2019, 02:52:40 pm »
There’s interesting news to be had on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1788401671205071/?ref=share

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #580 on: June 12, 2019, 08:25:21 pm »
There’s interesting news to be had on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1788401671205071/?ref=share

For those of us not on Farcebook?

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #581 on: June 12, 2019, 08:45:38 pm »
Here you go..

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #582 on: June 12, 2019, 10:08:02 pm »
Here you go..

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noticeably the porkers is on the first Saturday in May, so no Brevet Cymru/Porkers combo.  Obviously due to the early May bank holiday moving to the Friday for VE day.
   Eddington  81 miles  112 kms

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #583 on: June 14, 2019, 10:12:00 am »
Thanks. I've put it in the diary.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #584 on: June 14, 2019, 01:02:07 pm »
OK, interesting for me, chiefly because there is a direct train from Leamington to Bournemouth. so scores high on logistics. Never done a 1,000 and looks like a good one to get started

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #585 on: June 16, 2019, 12:06:38 am »
Owoooooooooooooooooohhhhh!

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #586 on: June 17, 2019, 01:18:11 pm »
At last!
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #587 on: June 17, 2019, 01:24:58 pm »
I'm shampooing the dog that evening, sadly
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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #588 on: June 17, 2019, 02:42:29 pm »
1000km of shitty Wessex lanes?

Loadsa hills?

Definitely maybe if I can get fit enough.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #589 on: June 17, 2019, 11:03:30 pm »
Something I rescued from the dead hands of Lotus Word Pro.
http://www.ukcyclist.co.uk/reports-articles/89-the-crackpot-1000-1998

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #590 on: June 18, 2019, 06:47:20 pm »
Thanks Ian - is it a taster of what’s to come next year?

It also reminded me - you all had to submit s schedule before Shawn accepted your entry didn’t you ?

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #591 on: June 18, 2019, 07:32:38 pm »
We did indeed , i suspect it will be the same again.

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #592 on: June 18, 2019, 07:42:40 pm »
Thanks Ian - is it a taster of what’s to come next year?
The names will have changed (at least three of those mentioned are no longer with us),  and I'm sure Shawn will be cooking up some interesting variations to the route.  All I can say is that it will fit on to the Wessex tourist map.

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It also reminded me - you all had to submit s schedule before Shawn accepted your entry didn’t you ?
Only for the first one as I recall, which was originally set at 65hrs max.  Only 3 (or was it 4?) of us got inside that limit.  Shawn appealed to ACP and they responded saying the min speed was lower above 600k, so 75hrs allowed.


Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #593 on: June 18, 2019, 09:38:09 pm »
Thanks Ian - is it a taster of what’s to come next year?
The names will have changed (at least three of those mentioned are no longer with us),  and I'm sure Shawn will be cooking up some interesting variations to the route.  All I can say is that it will fit on to the Wessex tourist map.

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It also reminded me - you all had to submit s schedule before Shawn accepted your entry didn’t you ?
Only for the first one as I recall, which was originally set at 65hrs max.  Only 3 (or was it 4?) of us got inside that limit.  Shawn appealed to ACP and they responded saying the min speed was lower above 600k, so 75hrs allowed.
Shawn also required a schedule in 2000, however it took everyone longer than they expected. I set mine for 66:40 (15 km/h) but took a little longer as I had a long sleep in a bed at a pub control on the last night.


Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #594 on: June 18, 2019, 11:14:56 pm »
Thanks Ian - is it a taster of what’s to come next year?
The names will have changed (at least three of those mentioned are no longer with us),  and I'm sure Shawn will be cooking up some interesting variations to the route.  All I can say is that it will fit on to the Wessex tourist map.

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It also reminded me - you all had to submit s schedule before Shawn accepted your entry didn’t you ?
Only for the first one as I recall, which was originally set at 65hrs max.  Only 3 (or was it 4?) of us got inside that limit.  Shawn appealed to ACP and they responded saying the min speed was lower above 600k, so 75hrs allowed.
Shawn also required a schedule in 2000, however it took everyone longer than they expected. I set mine for 66:40 (15 km/h) but took a little longer as I had a long sleep in a bed at a pub control on the last night.
I think he let me off because I'd ridden it before. 

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #595 on: Yesterday at 06:59:47 am »
65 hours?

I'm out... ::-)

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #596 on: Yesterday at 07:49:37 am »
I tbink your find its 75hours these days.

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #597 on: Yesterday at 03:12:18 pm »
65 hours?

I'm out... ::-)

Don't panic! It was 75 hours in 1998 according to the 1998 Audax UK Calendar.

BRM 1000s have been 75 hours maximum as long as I can remember. My first was the somewhat flatter Great Eastern 1000 in 1988 and that was 75 hours.


Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #598 on: Today at 11:58:50 am »
I tbink your find its 75hours these days.

Yes.
It started (will start?) at 8pm and we had until about 11pm several days later to finish in time, though everyone who did finish was pretty much finished by about 7pm.

1st edition in 1996, the toughest section of the ride between Minehead and Bovey Tracey was notably further than what was said on the routesheet and at least half the field were out if time at Bovey Tracey, where a lot of people packed.

Ridden all 3 plus rode the route in the time limit another time. Only ever ridden it on fixed. If I ride it again, I'll probably use gears to save a lot of walking up hills. If it fits in with next year, I'll ride or help at a control.

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #599 on: Today at 03:59:20 pm »
Think some serious investment in Brownie Points from Mrs CET will be required for CrAcKpOt and Wild Atlantic Way in same year. 
Eddington Numbers 124 (imperial), 168 (metric) 517 (furlongs)  111 (nautical miles)