Author Topic: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series  (Read 34106 times)

huggy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #325 on: June 26, 2017, 09:06:46 am »
The Kelvedon Oyster - the only AUK event with its own currency - is in the diary for 13th January 2018  :thumbsup: 

This is a week earlier than last year as the tide is unsuitable the next week.

The route has been tweaked slightly to avoid the lane near the end that hadn't caught the sun but is basically the same mix of soaring peaks, estuary views and a bit of NCN1 canal path.

In keeping with the other events on the ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series, the ride starts and finishes in a pub.  The opportunity to socialise with other riders at the Arrivee was one of the best features of last year's series and led to many ECE entrants trying to get their kms in before the start so that they could take advantage - it also led to a couple of them (yes, Tippers and Jiber I am looking at you) having to ride their last few kms a bit quicker than expected  ;D

Entered!

And I'm attempting to enter huggy's on 4th November but it doesn't appear to be on AUK's website yet.  Said huggy said just messaged me to say to be patience.
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-340/
Go!!!
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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #326 on: June 26, 2017, 09:55:37 am »
Gone!!!

telstarbox

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #327 on: June 26, 2017, 10:04:44 am »
Entered, looking forward to this after the Stansted Airport one last winter.
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Tomsk

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #328 on: June 28, 2017, 04:37:22 pm »
Stansted Airport Express on again: Saturday 2nd December 2017  :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #329 on: June 28, 2017, 04:49:20 pm »
Stansted Airport Express on again: Saturday 2nd December 2017  :thumbsup:

Another ride which isn't on the AUK calendar yet.  I'm not sure I have the patience for this audaxing lark.


tedshred

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #330 on: June 28, 2017, 05:21:19 pm »
Imagine how we feel having to put up with you.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #331 on: June 28, 2017, 05:55:18 pm »
Imagine how we feel having to put up with you.

 ;D

redfalo

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #332 on: June 29, 2017, 12:21:53 am »
BTW can you clarify the rules about the shiny. Assume you rode 3 out of 4 ACME winter fun brevets this season, with the Oyster being the missing link. If you ride it next season, what kind of silverware could you expect? (Asking for a friend.)
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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #333 on: September 21, 2017, 06:55:44 pm »
BUMP!
The first ride, the Essex 3Rs 100k, is on 4th November so getting close.  Time to get your winter bike out and give it a polish, and enter all our rides:

4th November - Essex 3Rs
2nd December - The Stansted Express
13 January - The Kelvedon Oyster

Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #334 on: September 21, 2017, 07:08:40 pm »
3rd February - Knights Templar Compasses and Cross

huggy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #335 on: September 21, 2017, 07:53:09 pm »
BTW can you clarify the rules about the shiny. Assume you rode 3 out of 4 ACME winter fun brevets this season, with the Oyster being the missing link. If you ride it next season, what kind of silverware could you expect? (Asking for a friend.)
If you ride all 4 calendar rides over a 2 year rolling period you will qualify for the ACME Winter Series Grand Slam badge (of the fabric patch variety), when *someone* gets his arse in gear to order them so they can be awarded.
For example, if you rode all except the Kelvedon Oyster in January last season you need to ride that one this season to qualify for the Grand Slam badge.
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αdαmsκι

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #336 on: September 21, 2017, 07:58:26 pm »
My work colleague volunteered at Pocklington on LEL, but he hasn't actually ridden an audax before and so I'm looking at getting up to do Essex 3 R's. Unsurprisingly he didn't seem inclined to ECE it from east London.
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huggy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #337 on: September 21, 2017, 08:01:57 pm »
My work colleague volunteered at Pocklington on LEL, but he hasn't actually ridden an audax before and so I'm looking at getting up to do Essex 3 R's. Unsurprisingly he didn't seem inclined to ECE it from east London.
Does he know how quickly you get round a 100k??
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αdαmsκι

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #338 on: September 21, 2017, 08:04:17 pm »
I'll be on my best behaviour and go slow.
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huggy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #339 on: September 21, 2017, 08:05:40 pm »
 ;D
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wilkyboy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #340 on: September 21, 2017, 08:56:04 pm »
BUMP![/b][/u]

The first ride, the Essex 3Rs 100k, is on 4th November so getting close.  Time to get your winter bike out and give it a polish, and enter all our rides:

4th November - Essex 3Rs
2nd December - The Stansted Express
13 January - The Kelvedon Oyster


Hopefully many people will already have polished their winter bikes for The Richard Ellis Memorial Rides on 7 October and The Cambridge Autumnals on 21 October.  I'm just saying ;)

"Wintuz comin, John Snuur!"
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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #341 on: September 21, 2017, 09:24:58 pm »
My work colleague volunteered at Pocklington on LEL, but he hasn't actually ridden an audax before and so I'm looking at getting up to do Essex 3 R's. Unsurprisingly he didn't seem inclined to ECE it from east London.

Well there was a lot of us going up from East London for these last year. From hazy memory 7am for 65 km up to Witham, do the 100 then back to Basildon for the train, seemed to work ok, though route into Basildon needs some work. https://www.strava.com/activities/767275675

huggy

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #342 on: September 21, 2017, 10:03:04 pm »
...do Essex 3 R's. Unsurprisingly he didn't seem inclined to ECE it from east London.
ARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!   >:(
You may want to revise thoughts of not ECE'ing and get your colleague tuned in to the idea - there is a bus replacement service on that weekend, again!!!
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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #343 on: September 21, 2017, 10:11:50 pm »
These are all brilliant rides, but I've got meetings that clash with the Essex 3Rs and the Cambridge Autumnals >:(

αdαmsκι

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #344 on: September 21, 2017, 10:18:38 pm »
ARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!   >:(
Again?! :facepalm:
He was going to drive to the start so actually not an issue.

I guess I'll be ending my ECE in Upminster & jumping on the District Line.
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bhoot

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #345 on: September 21, 2017, 10:43:53 pm »
I guess I'll be ending my ECE in Upminster & jumping on the District Line.
Oh no not again.... One of our ECEs finished in Upminster, although we did then actually ride home but not under AUK rules (and after a coffee stop at Costas, they were obligingly staying open late because of the local firework display)

RichForrest

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #346 on: September 22, 2017, 08:10:26 am »
Probably coming over and riding these as Dawn wants to do 10 x 100s for a brevet 1000 :thumbsup:

telstarbox

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #347 on: January 08, 2018, 08:38:00 am »
I'm sure someone wrote a poem about the Stansted Airport Express but I can't find the post anywhere - can anyone point me towards it?
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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #348 on: January 08, 2018, 09:28:57 am »
I'm sure someone wrote a poem about the Stansted Airport Express but I can't find the post anywhere - can anyone point me towards it?

You'll find it in the following thread ... https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=105891.0

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Winter Brevet Populaire Series
« Reply #349 on: January 08, 2018, 09:30:19 am »
I'm sure someone wrote a poem about the Stansted Airport Express but I can't find the post anywhere - can anyone point me towards it?

 Alotronic penned these words:

Let me take you on a woeful journey
   though 'tis not very far
That goes past lovely airport yonder
   via the three compasses bar.

Some will complete a geared one hundred
   within five rounds of sixty
While others will self-flagellate
   atop a rusty fixie.

Even more will dawdle and fill with beer
   a tun or two of fond delay
And thus will struggle to complete
   while still it reigns as day.

The sad completeists will do the required
   and ride to it to and fro
While others will simply take fond hope
   the trails be free of snow.

Sad, it's not even the day of Christmas
   or even very near it yet
It's barely the beginning of the month
   in which that day is set.

At one hundred clicks or thereabouts
   'tis not even worth a solitary point
for that would severely put the audax committee's
   noses out of joint.

So why oh why do we bother
   to make this journey short
When all around us in slumbers
   our partners snore and snort?

For high! 'Twill be fun (type two)
   and good cheer without bound
That doth accompany us upon
   our drear and pointless round.

So see you there good riding friends!
   See you in the 'spoons
You merry band of gentlefolk
   You craz'ed cycling loons. 

From this thread:  https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=105891.0 [Edit, psyclist also should be at work  ;D]