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January 2012 Y-R
bsmith130
I have sent an inquiry to the y-r chair at UMCA regarding the possibility of using a Garmin output to document a ride.

Alan, you are right about the brevet.  I hope our y-r group will have completed the January ride requirement before the    
200k Brevet on the 28th.  However, I am very pleased the Harpeth Randonneuring group is holding a west TN Brevet, and hope we can get all interested riders to participate.  We will 
Review the official map as soon as it is available and see if there is a way to shorten the route for those that do not want to do the entire 200k.


Barry G. Smith
Tel # 901-486-1748
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On Nov 7, 2011, at 2:46 AM, "UMCA Year-Rounder" <UMCAyear-rounder@memphishightailers.com> wrote:


Posted by: Firecracker on 11/7/2011 at 2:37 AM
I was curious if you knew if UMCA accepts a Garmin bike computer upload of data as evidence of a ride?

v

Maranatha!

On Nov 6, 2011, at 10:37 PM, "UMCA Year-Rounder" <UMCAyear-rounder@memphishightailers.com> wrote:

> Posted by: Alan Schwartz on 11/6/2011 at 10:27 PM
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> The proposal for using the Harbeth BC Ultra 200K brevet has a few disadvantages, I might point out:
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> 1. 200K might be a big chunk of riding for those who are wanting to enter the endurance facet of cycling. I would suggest getting more frequent long rides in, before attempting this distance. I'm thinking about the Y-R group as a whole.
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> 2. Late January offers very short days and even riding a conventional century this time of year would mean carrying a full light kit and reflective gear. An adequate lighting set-up can be a little pricey, if one does not already have one.
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> 3. It might be very cold on the brevet date thus adding a more complicated objective challenge for this long ride. Memphis weather in the Winter is always a crap shoot. Decent one weekend and a mess the next. Anyone ready for a six hour suffer-fest on the trainer yet?
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> 4. Waiting until the end of the month means that if the ride results in a DNF or abandoning before ninety miles at any rate, a lost Y-R month. It is always highly recommended to target the Y-R as early in a month as possible, due to the fact that our other obligations in life oftentimes gets in the way of our athletic intentions.
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> 5. My best recommendation is to target the first or second weekend in January, February and perhaps even March and opting for a doable ninety miler or even a century these months. They will count!
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> 6. We need to get some feedback on possible routes that will be acceptable for the group and have stores at the front end, middle and end of the ride. (and are open)
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