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  • this is very valuable stuff, cheers.

    I've ridden in the Ardennes a couple of times so sort of know what to expect. not sure I'm quick enough for a proper sleep before the 555km control but good to know I really should have a proper lie down before the lumpy bit starts. I'd best get my lack of climbing ability sorted before September!

  • Yeah was wondering that - I might be up for entering this, not entirely sure what the non-packaged up option is going to be though

  • I think it just means you can book some of their services on an ad hoc basis, depending on demand.

  • From YACF:

    "The 60 All-in places are all gone. (What all-in means: see above.)

    Entries starting 1 february are not all-in. That means that you can pick your options.
    Maybe you want to sleep at the first manned control but not at the second or you want to eat at a control but want to ride on without sleeping there. Or maybe you just want bagdrops at the 2 manned controls and nothing else.
    Your choice.

    At the beginning there will be no limit on food or bagdrops, but if the demand surpasses our possibilities (depending on how many volunteers we can get or the transport options we have) we may have to set limits and stop taking some options."

  • Ah, nice one. Seems reasonable.

    Quite tempted by this one then - I've ridden a bit around Gent and northern Belgium and found it fairly boring, but never in the hilly bits further south, plus it's a 20 quid ferry to get to the start.

  • The 60 All-in places are all gone. (What all-in means: see above.)

    Entries starting 1 february are not all-in. That means that you can pick your options.
    Maybe you want to sleep at the first manned control but not at the second or you want to eat at a control but want to ride on without sleeping there. Or maybe you just want bagdrops at the 2 manned controls and nothing else.
    Your choice.

    At the beginning there will be no limit on food or bagdrops, but if the demand surpasses our possibilities (depending on how many volunteers we can get or the transport options we have) we may have to set limits and stop taking some options.

    (from the org on YACF. doesn't really make sense though as what's to stop you picking all options including beds?)

  • what's to stop you picking all options including beds

    He says they will remove options if demand is too high.

  • hmm yes, bit confusing... I'll check back in on the 1st Feb and see if it makes any more sense.

  • I toured Belgium back in 2005 so I've seen lots of it but that was years ago and it appealed to me to go back, certainly to roads I've not traveled and even if I have I wouldn't remember them :)

  • Quite into these Dave Brillhart data fields for Garmins above 520. They look like an absolute battery drain but the Power Bar and Autopacer look like they might actually be useful, especially when you're trying badly to calculate that stuff in your head after 20 hours on the bike.

    They're all on the Garmin app store.


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  • 440mi in a 24hr? I've never gone that slow ;)

  • Anyone doing Ben Allens Spring Tonic?

  • Looks like that route includes a good chunk of what's on the Faffer's 400 at the Welsh borders end.

  • I've done that 400 before but I have bugger all recollection of it (like most rides) so it'll be new and wonderful :)

  • I'd ride anything again that goes past this place, Audax Megastore
    http://www.locksgarage.co.uk/

  • Ha oh yeah I think we talked about that a while ago.

    "The Fortnum and Mason of the Borders"

  • Looks like I've got a place on Borders of Belgium and managed to add all the 'all in' stuff.

    Bittersweet the morning after brexit, but still

  • oh, amazing!

    (see you there! except I won't, because I'll be full value)

  • Awesome, see you there... looking forward to being 90% stroopwaffel by the end of it!

  • Did the Knights Templar Compasses from Witham today. My first audax in years. It was very very windy but it's a good route, would recommend.

  • From a dude with a similar handle on the tweeter:

    Most expensive audax per kilometre ridden? 900m of Ben Allen and @malwinki explodes her rear wheel. Axle snapped, thru axle snapped. Ride over. Lucky it wasn't late in the month or #rrty over. #ziptieswontfixthis

  • Nice. I'm sitting here thinking about entering TPR even though I said I wouldn't be doing more overseas ultra races (because FOMO) and saw a reminder about BoB. Now I'm not sure about either yet thinking about doing both.

  • 300k DIY tomorrow with 4750m of climbing. New shoes, new pedals, new bars, new brake levers and I've not rode in a TT position since early December, what could go wrong!? Still, I would like a sub 12hr.

  • I was on that too, also cursing the wind.

  • I left TPR. Seems I can still enter BOB.

    You using their bagdrops? I'm so used to carrying everything I'm not sure if I should take advantage of these or not. I don't even know what I'd use them for other than potential kit changes.

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