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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#46 Post by Rodders » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:15 pm

goat wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Rodders wrote:
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If I wasn't Mawsley, which I'm not,
This double negative belies your nefarious scheme. you are mawsley then. :scratch:
:? I'm not even sure myself now. I've never been to The George though, so that tells you all you need to know. Or not. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#47 Post by Six30 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:55 pm

goat wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Rodders wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:53 pm

If I wasn't Mawsley, which I'm not,
This double negative belies your nefarious scheme. you are mawsley then. :scratch:


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#48 Post by Throttled » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm

There is leeway. But there still needs to be rules. It is a challenge after all and it should need a bit of thought and planning.

I rode 120 miles round trip to near Edinburgh and photographed my bike with the Forth Bridge. I positioned my bike with its tag and the road bridge. I should have photoed the rail bridge. I was given the points because I was clearly there, with a tag doing the challenge. I would give Mawsley the points if it was a situation like that. I would have riden back to the Forth Bridge if I lived in Edinburgh and it was straighforward. (I was passing later that year and did take a photo out of principle).

I also rode to the Drover's Inn (a tag again this year) which is a 74 mile round trip and realised I had forgotten my number. I borrowed a pen and a bit of paper and used that.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#49 Post by Six30 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Throttled wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm
There is leeway. But there still needs to be rules. It is a challenge after all and it should need a bit of thought and planning.

I rode 120 miles round trip to near Edinburgh and photographed my bike with the Forth Bridge. I positioned my bike with its tag and the road bridge. I should have photoed the rail bridge. I was given the points because I was clearly there, with a tag doing the challenge. I would give Mawsley the points if it was a situation like that. I would have riden back to the Forth Bridge if I lived in Edinburgh and it was straighforward. (I was passing later that year and did take a photo out of principle).

I also rode to the Drover's Inn (a tag again this year) which is a 74 mile round trip and realised I had forgotten my number. I borrowed a pen and a bit of paper and used that.

Borrowing pen and paper :shock: is that in the rules , I think not ... whipping or a warning Stu ?
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#50 Post by JRH » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:55 am

Six30 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Throttled wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm
There is leeway. But there still needs to be rules. It is a challenge after all and it should need a bit of thought and planning.

I rode 120 miles round trip to near Edinburgh and photographed my bike with the Forth Bridge. I positioned my bike with its tag and the road bridge. I should have photoed the rail bridge. I was given the points because I was clearly there, with a tag doing the challenge. I would give Mawsley the points if it was a situation like that. I would have riden back to the Forth Bridge if I lived in Edinburgh and it was straighforward. (I was passing later that year and did take a photo out of principle).

I also rode to the Drover's Inn (a tag again this year) which is a 74 mile round trip and realised I had forgotten my number. I borrowed a pen and a bit of paper and used that.

Borrowing pen and paper :shock: is that in the rules , I think not ... whipping or a warning Stu ?
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#51 Post by MR_W » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:00 am

For me this has given me a damn good reason to go into Wales and try out the roads over there.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#52 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 am

Cracking roads in Wales - especially if you go over the 'tops'. The weather can be a bit mean though.

If stopping SE Wales, then look for the PARVA FARMHOUSE in Tintern Parva. Off-road parking at the rear for the bike. Cracking (huge) fresh cooked breakfast and an interesting ride.

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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#53 Post by Throttled » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 am

I based myself at the Dolau Inn near Newtown and did 2 days excellent riding picking up the Welsh tags a few years back. Biker friendly, great food.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#54 Post by JRH » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:43 am

MR_W wrote:
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For me this has given me a damn good reason to go into Wales and try out the roads over there.
The roads are good. Did the Castles in the Monmouth / Brecon area for 2016. The Honey Cafe in Bronlly is worth a visit.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#55 Post by Six30 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:03 am

Just collecting my sun Holiday tokens for 4 nights going to wales this year £48 for 4 of us can't go wrong .
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#56 Post by Throttled » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm

I think that with some of the tags being not so easy to photo the bike with, my suggestion is that for tags that are hard to get the bike to, be constructive, such as include your helmet in the photo or take a selfie in your gear. Just remember to include the number.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#57 Post by Stocky » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:32 am

Throttled wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm
I think that with some of the tags being not so easy to photo the bike with, my suggestion is that for tags that are hard to get the bike to, be constructive, such as include your helmet in the photo or take a selfie in your gear. Just remember to include the number.
Just looking at GOG's latest pic's, there is no evidence of bike or bike gear in them. I am not doubting that he rode there but if this type of photo is acceptable then it does open up the challenge to the more unscrupulous.
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#58 Post by Tango » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:40 am

I think that people are missing the point of the challenge 100.......it's to encourage folks to get out on their bikes and maybe explore areas that they've not been before......If people want to cheat, then the only people they are cheating are themselves...... :shock: It's not like there's a huge prize on offer for completing it......although I have heard Curly Wurleys mentioned....... :wink:
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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#59 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Stocky wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:32 am
Throttled wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm
I think that with some of the tags being not so easy to photo the bike with, my suggestion is that for tags that are hard to get the bike to, be constructive, such as include your helmet in the photo or take a selfie in your gear. Just remember to include the number.
Just looking at GOG's latest pic's, there is no evidence of bike or bike gear in them. I am not doubting that he rode there but if this type of photo is acceptable then it does open up the challenge to the more unscrupulous.
Could not park the bike in a position close enough to get the full picture - Too bl@@dy cold & wet to take off helmet to place in the shot. No-one around to take the picture with me in it. No adjacent wall / sign / mound on which to place the camera on the timer and I FORGOT THE TRIPOD!!!!! :( Usually I can get something (apart from my tag number) in the piccy but not on that occasion and - why do some folk cheat (I have no evidence that they do)? I have no idea. :scratch:

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Re: 2018 UK Challenge 100 - Discussion Thread

#60 Post by Throttled » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:36 pm

There is no sign of the "Lost Distillery Company" at Dumfries House, the tag on the A70 near Cumnock. Suggest changing the tag to Dumfries House as there are plenty of signs for that.
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