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honk

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Aug 2020
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Brixton CC / #audaxUK

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    Next year's audax calendar is either the busiest ever, or half of it's going to get kicked into 2022 at some point :((

    I'd planned to organise an event this year, which is obviously now potentially next year.

    But now next year is full of events from this year that didn't happen, plus all the events that were going to happen anyway, and things I'm riding or hoping to ride, which leaves about 4 days in total within which running the event might be feasible.

    So that's looking a lot like 2022 as well, which I'm struggling a little to get excited about.

    (Obviously caveat with boo hoo hoo, a very niche bit of a niche sport has been affected by covid, there are bigger things to worry about, yes)

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    How many people are in Soulwax? Them, and the bloke who carries their equipment

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    I had to prove my Lambic tolerance and name 3 famous Flemish people

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    BoB email:

    due to the new rules of the National Security Council about COVID-19 it is no longer possible to organise (and ride) a long distance bicycle ride like the Borders of Belgium.
    We tried to hold on as long as possible, but with the infection numbers rising since 2 weeks it is the only sensible thing to do.
    Therefore we push the BOB2020 to 2021 and keep the same period: start on thursday 2 september 2021.
    The participants on the list keep their place on the list for 2021.
    An official statement on the website and facebook will follow soon

    Quite close to LEL. I'd probably pick this over LEL if it came to it, just because stopping at Cantillon before the Eurostar would be nice, and I've already ridden lots of the LEL route over the years vs the Ardennes, which I haven't

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    I 'train' mainly so

    a) I can point myself at a ride I fancy doing wherever it might be and not worry too much about getting round it, and
    b) a point of reference - hopefully I'm riding quicker / more efficiently / faffing less / Smashing teh KOMs more than last time I tried the same thing
    c) increase calorific deficit in a structured way to allow for structured beer intake

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    @grams @mustardbeak - that's what I was thinking.

    I can see Travel Lodges being open with a bunch of safety measures by then.

    Obviously the event's known for the hospitality en route so it'll be a vastly different ride for people. Still, good to be able to ride through Barnard Castle and test out the old eyes.

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    Yeah, innit.
    Even the thought of getting a ferry is icky enough without a pandemic going on.

    Also the thought of a socially-distanced Trollekelder afterwards is depressing

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    True. Would I ride 1000km around the UK at the moment? Don't reckon I'd risk it.

    I'd be happy with it being kicked into next year, but then it'll be a few weeks after LEL so I doubt I'd do both.

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