How many people here ride Audax events?

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by redfox, 1 Oct 2007.

  1. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    Just curious, having posted 'anyone here doing' type enquiries for a few events now. They seem to to go largely ignored. (as will this one probably ;))
  2. vorsprung

    vorsprung Über Member

    To be fair when you last posted about a 200k which isn't in my part of the country
    ("Alan Furley's Up the Downs Audax")
    I was back at work for the first day after PBP, so I probably had other fish to fry

    If you want to read a forum about audax, then then ACF is better than here. But I guess you know that ;)
  3. Used to do lots of Audax rides, mostly 200Km. That was back in the day when I had a 25 mile each way commute, so I got fit almost by accident and decided to have a go at some Audaxes. Then other things crept into my life until suddenly I didn't have time to ride all day every weekend any more.;)
  4. OP

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    I'm not complaining, just wondering if I should continue to enquire.

    I am aware that ACF is the place for Audaxes, but I much prefer it here.
  5. i do, not many and only the 100k ones to date. i plan to do the Gridiron round the New Forest this Sunday provided the weather is not too bad!

  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    I've done quite a few audaxes in the past, but for a number of reasons I haven't bothered recently: Firstly, I found it was encouraging my car use, as I travelled to 'interesting' events further and further afield. On the longer events I also really disliked being on the road after pubs closing on a Saturday night. Finally, driving home after long events was also a bit wierd - tiredness is supposed to be worse than drinking!

    I'm sure I could have found a way of using public transport, etc, but after I had done PBP all the hassle just didn't seem worth it. There's plenty of good riding I can do from my door.
  7. bof

    bof Senior member. Oi! Less of the senior please

    The world
    Having done PBP this year, I dont see myself doing more than 200ks for a while. 200 makes a nice long day's cycling without riding in the dark in the summer months and you can still afford to vary your pace a lot without suffering for it later.

    Also I can drive home safely, I can cycle without having to worry about day and night clothing etc. etc.
  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    My local CTC run one the day the clocks change which I'll probably do - done it a few times now. Except my mates are due to be having a sprog around then and I'll have to go and say hello to the new arrival (once it's arrived, as it were). So that's a definite 'Maybe'.
  9. OP

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    So, its starting to look like there are a few of us, but not in my area. Oh well maybe I'll stop asking for now enquire again in the spring.

    BTW - Congrats on the PBP bof! ;)
  10. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    Me too. Again, not in your area though. Audaxes mostly starting in Lancashire, Cheshire, West and North Yorkshire for me.
  11. Grand total of two, both this year.

    I won't open the audax vs sportive debate again...
  12. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    I've ridden 24 Audaxes this year. 18 x 100km 1 x 150km, 4 x 200km and 1 x 60km. All of them in West Yorkshire, South Yorksshire and North Yorkshire. Plenty of activity but not in your neck of the wood I'm afraid.
  13. I've been riding Audaxes for a little over a year now, mostly in Northern England but with the odd excursion into Scotland and North Wales
  14. OP

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    That's still a yes then. ;)

    I was going to ask how come a sportive post gets x thousand views and an audax post will be lucky to get into double figures, but it was sort of done before.
  15. What's a 'yes' ? Me saying 'yes' to your original Q of 'how many people ride audaxes ?'
    - yes, definitely.
    I said I'd done two, because that obviously qualifies me as an expert
    ...not !;)

    I'll do more, but I'll be a bit picky and selective, I'll choose what I do.
    I'm not going to join AUK and do one every other weekend or go for Super Randonneur or whatever it's called.

    But I'll do some upto200K events as training rides, perticularly if they're not too far away and are in scenic areas.

    I especially enjoyed Spring into the Dales earlier this year (perhaps it being in the early Summer heatwave we had in April helped) and I'll probably do that again next year.
    The same organiser is doing Season of Mists this w/e and I might have done that too if I weren't already engaged.
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