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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4250 on: February 23, 2021, 05:44:25 pm »
Auk Board have announced perms and DIY up to 300km will be validated from $data, where $data = 29/03/21.  Data driven you see 🤔

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4251 on: February 23, 2021, 07:50:40 pm »
Question for @Tomsk that a few might be interested in.

For the Essex SR, will perms still be permissible as last year, or will it be back to calendar rides plus ECE's, which I think was the case previously?

I'm hoping we'll see a number of the Essex calendar events appear soon ... I certainly need to be doing quite a number in order to be ready for another ACME Grand in September.

I'll be fairly relaxed about the Essex SR rules again for 2020-21, I guess! I think I've digested the implications for me of the current state of play: no Horsepower this year, but from 29th March perms up to 300km are ok. (Maybe ride the HP route anyway and at some point the permanent Horses For Courses 200km?) But The Woodman and Daughter in April should be ok, and longer distances in due course. Woodman will be X-Rated though, no cream teas at the finish :( I rode that route a week ago btw. Paslow Hall Farm is a mess, with the yard churned up due to the new barn construction.

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4252 on: February 28, 2021, 06:19:15 pm »
Well it had to happen: Soupy has thoroughly trounced me for the first time on The Mighty North Hill (last weekend). He's actually done some training this winter! Of course as a 60kg whippet aged 27 he should really, compared to my 75kg of winter chub.

Yesterday we did a morning ride of about 45 miles up to Clare (and we rode with rob briefly, on the road up to Finchingfield) and on the rolling road home the boy certainly had plenty of zip by the end - endurance isn't normally his thing. I should say in my defence that I was lugging the saddlebag with the coffee flask, mugs, sugary stuff and cake though ...

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4253 on: February 28, 2021, 09:46:40 pm »
Sounds like a nice couple of rides out.  I've still got a search for my mojo though nice weather helped today...
Regards,

Joergen