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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:01 pm

Been messing about:

It needs more work, but thought I'd show these. Would be great to get support from Citroen and/or Total for example!

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It's BXAGONE because the French is L'Hexagone
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Post by Way2go » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:39 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:[/img]

It's BXAGONE because the French is L'Hexagone
:shock: But we're Brits, so what are our fellow Brits and potential sponsors to make of that? :?
...........it looks like it's a BX Agony Challenge. :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:31 am

OK. I take the point. But it could be argued that it's a French 'concept' (ie l'Hexagone'). However. I think you are right. I'll change it. 8)
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Post by Jaba » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:05 am

Heres a pic taken this winter on the route you MUST take south from Grenoble through La Grave and over the col du Lauteret.
Its just over 2000 metres high and is where the Tour de France go pretty much every year. The famous col du galibier starts
from here but is closed for the winter.
The highest peak is called La Meije and is just shy of 4000 metres

I live near here in the winter and often go up the pass to exercise the BX and its snow tyres or to have a ski. Because,
as previously, discussed BXs love snow.

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A point note for later when actually following the hexagone route is that most French route nationale roads have been downgraded
and renumbered according to a formula where RN 91 becomes RD 1091. This is easy enough to follow on the
road as long as you know about the changes
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:12 am

Great pic. Good tip re: roads.

Is this change reflected on the road signs? And the latest Michelin maps?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:09 am

Comme ça:

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The Citroen bit is for 'illustration purposes only' as we can't slap that sort of thing on without Citroën's (in this case, or indeed any other sponsor's) express permission.

This is something I will work on...
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Post by docchevron » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:05 pm

Given Citroën's past of reliability trialing and bizarre adventures, just maybe Citroën would be up for putting some cash into this?
After all, I imagine it would be fairly unique to see a fleet of british BX's motoring round France these days..

Any publicity is good publicity right?
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Post by Way2go » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:38 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:
Any publicity is good publicity right?
It surely can be sold to them on the basis that the general public will see a car that they had branded quirky and had unreliable/costly suspension which is still alive and kicking (in force) in excess of 25 years since it was last produced! :D

That has got to be good publicity for them! :wink:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:07 pm

Absolutely.

And there are other organisations I intend to contact with a view to endorsing/supporting/sposoring the event:

As well as Citroen -
Michelin/ATS
Total
Bosch
Valeo
GSF
Red Bull (thy sponsor the Cit WRC team)

Sea France
Accor Hotels
Euro Tunnel
Chez Nous
TomTom
Virgin

and no doubt a lot more
Fuji Film
Apple Computers
Living France magazine
Orange Telecom
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Post by kermit the frog » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi Phil
I can see the designer within has been working overtime.
Very good logo got to be an event T shirt with all the sponsors names and the charities would sell very well.
And make more money and more advertising.
On Behalf of all us potential BX agoners well done Phil. =D> =D>
It seems almost as if we have seen the birth of what could be very big indeed.( could be an annual or bi annual event)

Regards Kermit :) :)
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Somewhere on there should be the BX club logo (just a thought)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:26 am

kermit the frog wrote: Somewhere on there should be the BX club logo (just a thought)
I intended to include one but not incorporate it directly within the event logo. It'll likely be the first of the 'sponsorship' logo 'stack'.
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Post by kermit the frog » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:18 pm

Good idea that phil.
Sorry to put my oar in. :oops:

Regards Kermit :) :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:49 pm

Absolutely NO NEED to apolgise, Phil. This is a group effort! All input essential and welcome.

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Post by macker37 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:26 pm

Have to say am lovin this idea and also great charities. I am still unsure as to whether my participation is possible, will keep checking posts and maybe even try involve some Bx enthusiasts from Ireland if that ok. Anyway really look forward to this going ahead and hopefully participating, am currently crossing everything. Good luck and designs look really well.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:33 pm

Jaba wrote:most French route nationale roads have been downgraded
and renumbered according to a formula where RN 91 becomes RD 1091.
Hmmm, my 2004 map definately does not show these changes!!! Just returned from a mini tour of France and the signposts I saw have been updated - caused a bit of confusion for 'er indoors as the navigator but we guessed that something like that had been done...

I've had a look at most of the draft route Phil, and would say that I agree with it so far. Of course it would be possible to follow the edges more closely but we have to be realistic with time available. I have a 1 or 2 suggestions for alternatives which I will send via email later this week. Once this is all agreed I can do a detailed route planner with estimated times on it.
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