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Title: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 11, 2011, 03:40:08 pm
As mentioned on the RNRRTRP thread, time to split off, so thursday night rides in here, other rides in the other thread.

Should, hopefully, mean that York-ites see the threaad when we plan to do York rides :)

We are approaching the end of the season, as riding in the dark with ice will not be fun (and one person at least does not want another broken bone this year), so I think running to the end of the month for rides, then fettling sessions after that, with pub and chips of course!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 13, 2011, 09:09:04 pm
So lets get this started, this week shall deviate from the norm of the last 4 weeks, as we shan't be visiting the Fish Finger butty pub.

I am think a devious route to get to the nice Fox and Hounds is in order, especially a the return to NTR from there is officially FUN... :)

So who's in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 13, 2011, 09:51:00 pm
How devious are we talking?  Because the physio was right... last week was right at the top end of what I can do and I paid for it the following day!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 14, 2011, 12:09:07 pm
Working on Thursday  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on November 14, 2011, 01:27:59 pm
Sorry - Thursday night is the first night of the Durham Lumiere Festival http://www.lumieredurham.co.uk/ (http://www.lumieredurham.co.uk/), an event not to be missed (last time we went 3 nights running - it was fairly amazing - at last for Durham).

If you fancied a diversion further north - I would highly recommend it. Don't bring bikes though as the city will be heaving and they are planning to close all the roads again. Getting food may also prove interesting if it's anything like last time. Then there were 75,000 people there - twice the population of the city (and it was bucketing down). They had to introduce a one way system for pedestrians throughout parts of the city and city centre roads were closed to all other traffic - it was so packed
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 15, 2011, 08:53:56 am
How devious are we talking?  Because the physio was right... last week was right at the top end of what I can do and I paid for it the following day!

good point, shall re-arrange, different pub then, but still in the NTR environs, maybe the Green Tree?

ETA: How does this look? ~14 miles and only ~180ft of ascent....

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=328659
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 17, 2011, 07:08:22 am
T - is it just me and thee?  I'm in two minds.  Need to pack prior to going away tomorrow, have friends staying tonight, have a very creaky knee, and my arm/shoulder/elbow still hurts.

But on the other hand, beer and chips....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 17, 2011, 08:55:42 am
At the moment, CL, yes, unless someone hasn't stuck their head over the parapet yet.

I know LG can't make it as she is working, SC is going to watch some light bulbs or something :) and I forgot to ask CU whether he and CA would be heading up here today.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on November 17, 2011, 11:14:14 am
We are a no for this one, I'm getting ready for my interview tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 17, 2011, 11:14:58 am
We are a no for this one, I'm getting ready for my interview tomorrow.

OK, good luck with that.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 17, 2011, 11:28:15 am
We are a no for this one, I'm getting ready for my interview tomorrow.

OK, good luck with that.

+1

T - would it be really bad of me to bail if I'm the only other attendee?  I just resorted to codeine for the first time in a while :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 17, 2011, 11:31:02 am
I was just leaving it open to get a reply from anyone else able to attend, but as that has been covered, bail by all means.

As it happens I might have some work to do tonight instead :( , so back to normal operation next week (for the last of the year)?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 21, 2011, 01:04:31 pm
So who is up for this week (for the last one of the year)?

Short, flat, non-COR route (scout's honor)!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 21, 2011, 05:03:00 pm
Probably :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 22, 2011, 12:55:12 pm
Probably :)

I hope so, YHPM.

Valencia should be able to find her own way around the route, having been around it sooooo many times before :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 29, 2011, 09:16:02 pm
Having discussed this last week with CL, and her liking of riding in NTR, but not every week, we have devised a cunning plan....

Week 1, Weds York, Thursday NTR
Week 2, Weds NTR, Thu York
Week 3, back to week 1

etc etc. throw in an odd ride (even further) oop north and it is set for a year of decent riding....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 17, 2012, 12:35:31 pm
As it goes now, the first of this year's rides I am planning for Thursday 2nd Feb.

I was going to start it next week, but it seems pointless with the Kildale weekender being the same week, and this way we can hopefully keep the momentum going.

Who's in? Provisionally or otherwise.

Route to follow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 17, 2012, 12:48:50 pm
Oh... quite possibly :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 30, 2012, 01:53:55 pm
OK, so it is on, whether anyone else turns up or not :)

Usual place and time (PM if you are not sure what these are), aiming for a short bimble to pub then aimless/surreal chat then home again.

Any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 30, 2012, 03:31:21 pm
Okay, I'm in.  I'll come to THoFC by car if that's OK?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 30, 2012, 03:31:59 pm
Okay, I'm in.  I'll come to THoFC by car if that's OK?

Of course it is my dear.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 30, 2012, 03:33:25 pm
Maaarvellous  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 30, 2012, 03:56:20 pm
Oh, I could probably be tempted :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 02, 2012, 10:51:31 pm
A most fantastic start to the year of random rides.

Myself, LG and CL headed to the Buck @ Maunby, not a long distance by anyone's book, but just about right by the books of those involved.

Beer and chips were consumed.

Live music was heard (it was open mic night at the pub)

The return leg saw a clear sky, moon and stars in abundance and frost on out bikes!

Tonight reminded me why we do the random night rides to random pubs, thanks guys.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 02, 2012, 11:27:10 pm
That really was fab.  Back to riding at night, in the silence and serenity, in puddles of bike light, in most excellent company.  Followed by top quality chips and variable quality live music.  And then more riding of bikes, as the frost formed on Tiermat's head and our fingers went numb.

Thanks CL and Tiermat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 02, 2012, 11:36:09 pm
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425454_10150563029561839_551606838_8611613_1659458192_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417955_10150563029686839_551606838_8611614_113457214_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420102_10150563029801839_551606838_8611615_1270115542_n.jpg)

 :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 06, 2012, 11:26:01 am
So, this week it is on WEDNESDAY.  Just to, you know, confuse people....

Who's in?

BTW it is York on Thursday
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 06, 2012, 12:16:00 pm
Not me, sorry.  At work.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2012, 11:52:09 am
OK, so Wednesday didn't happen, due to weather and a big dose of CBA.

This week, however it is back on, we have a good forecast for Thursday (both day and night) and a destination (or we will have shortly).

Show of hands please.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 13, 2012, 12:47:39 pm
Yup!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 13, 2012, 02:01:55 pm
Nope.  At work, sorry  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: rower40 on February 13, 2012, 06:43:34 pm
Thanks to the paucity of trains in the right direction at a suitably late hour, I won't be able to do these ever! :'( :'(  The last train back from Northallerton leaves at 1936, or York at 2116.  Which is just rubbish.  Even the York one takes 3 hours to get me home, compared to 1h30 or so in the middle of the day.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 19, 2012, 05:37:15 pm
Well.  When I was out playing on bikes this afternoon, we popped in to The Grange Arms in Hornby, where I chatted up the landlord/lady (very nice people) who said that, although they do not usually do chips, they were happy to do so for a small group of cyclists on a Thursday night, if we arrange it in advance.

Thursday is lads' night apparently, they were worried in case we were offended by bad language  ;)

Just saying, like.

Open fires.  Copper dragon.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 19, 2012, 05:52:00 pm
Well.  When I was out playing on bikes this afternoon, we popped in to The Grange Arms in Hornby, where I chatted up the landlord/lady (very nice people) who said that, although they do not usually do chips, they were happy to do so for a small group of cyclists on a Thursday night, if we arrange it in advance.

Cool !!!  :thumbsup:

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Thursday is lads' night apparently, they were worried in case we were offended by bad language  ;)

My stock answer would have been, not really, I am sure the lads that are normally in would get used to it :)

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Open fires.  Copper dragon.

When can we go? Now? Can we? can we? huh? huh?

Oh, BTW which Hornby? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 19, 2012, 05:55:33 pm
The one where the Grange Arms is.  DL6 2JQ

I haz biznus cards  :smug:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 03, 2012, 10:21:43 am
This week? Thursday?

Choices are Hornby or Thirsk.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 03, 2012, 10:22:23 am
 :thumbsup:

Thirsk works very well for the return journey for me....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 03, 2012, 10:24:52 am
....and it means fish finger butties (for those that eat fish) or very garlicky garlic mushrooms for the vegemetarians in our midst :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on March 05, 2012, 08:06:55 pm
I am thinking of coming along this week
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 05, 2012, 08:19:32 pm
Train, or are you planning to ride up?  It's cheapest to get a day return to NTR and smile sweetly at the guard in the hope of not getting told off for travelling shrt on the return, if training to the start btw.  The train hat gets in at 6:08 is always v busy and has 2 or 3 bikes on.  I might see if I can start early enough to finish early enough for the earlier TPE.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 05, 2012, 08:27:29 pm
We (i.e. Myself, Mrs T and TLD) discovered another corker of a pub at the weekend, not a million miles from Hornby.

The Lord Nelson Inn @ Appleton Whiske serves excellent grub and is a free house (despite what it says outside about it being a John Smiths House)

One to bear in mind...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on March 05, 2012, 08:56:49 pm
Train, or are you planning to ride up?  It's cheapest to get a day return to NTR and smile sweetly at the guard in the hope of not getting told off for travelling shrt on the return, if training to the start btw.  The train hat gets in at 6:08 is always v busy and has 2 or 3 bikes on.  I might see if I can start early enough to finish early enough for the earlier TPE.

Probably by car, but not figured it out properly yet, how long is the ride going to be?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 05, 2012, 09:13:02 pm
Good question CU, it is going to e somewhere in the region of 20 miles** or so (dependent on direction we go in)

**Although, at the moment, for me it would be 330+X miles as I am elsewhere in the country, but will be back in NY by Wednesday night
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2012, 11:09:59 am
OK, so tonight's plan is to head North.

Arrive at pub.

Drink beer.

Eat Chips.

Ride home.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 08, 2012, 11:13:34 am
What an excellent plan that appears to be!

I'm expecting to be train assisted from and to York, so usual sort of time at THoFC?  Then back to NTR in time for the 10:30 tpe?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2012, 12:18:18 pm
What an excellent plan that appears to be!

I'm expecting to be train assisted from and to York, so usual sort of time at THoFC?  Then back to NTR in time for the 10:30 tpe?

yes, usual time  and place  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 08, 2012, 01:22:37 pm
Whereabouts North of Northallerton are you planning to be eating chips and drinking beer?  Just so I can consider logistical implications, you know.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2012, 01:33:51 pm
I was thinking either Appleton Whiske or Hornby
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 08, 2012, 11:51:57 pm
Kittehs, little dragons, pubs, beer, chips (more chips that we could eat  :o), bikes, the biggest and fattest butter-yellow moon, and good company.  Good stuff - thanks yet again Tiermat.  Sleepy tired now...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 09, 2012, 09:32:20 am
I really really enjoyed that, as CL says, kitteh, TLD (who I see everyday anyway), pubs (yes plural, the first didn't do food on a Thursday night, my bad!).

The only downside was the cloud cover on the way back, and me not realising the other guys were going the scenic way back, so I had a lonely, tough, windy, hilly ride back instead of a fun, flat, chatty one :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 09, 2012, 11:06:53 am
Re: last night.  A few observations.

I ate so much food I nearly burst. Fish and chips for the second time in a day along with about 27 side dishes which seemed to bear no relation to the main courses.

Nice for once to be on roads I know. Normally in the dark I haven't got a clue where I am, but last night I knew absolutely at all times, exactly where I was.  This led to me charging off down roads I know, and resulted in a split on the way back to Northallerton. 

The moon was indeed a marvellous sight.  Shame about the cloud cover on the way back. 

As usual a nice chat in the pub.  Amongst other things I remarked upon how much better my social life is now I'm in my 40s.  In my 20s I didn't have one, but then I spent my 30s with LG and she gradually has got me trained up.  She is naturally more sociable than I am and I've lost count of the number of times she has kicked me up the arse to get me to go to things I would otherwise be too miserable or insular to go to.  Thank you LG.

In addition to the arse kicking, I have also learned how to use the internet, and this has become a valuable tool in the war against insularism, as it makes it much easier to find other like minded people.  So thank you Tim Berners-Lee, Alan Turing and the rest...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 11, 2012, 11:37:08 am
This week, looking at the weather forecast, the wind is going to be from the South.  It is also forecast to be clear overnight.

So I propose that we do hills, lanes and fish finger sandwiches (hopefully avoiding mad dog woman).

Who's in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 13, 2012, 02:24:57 pm
Thursday this week?  where do people meet and what sort of time?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 13, 2012, 02:26:16 pm
Meet @ THoFC (just around the corner from NTR station) and anytime between 18:00 and whenever we set off (usually more 19:00 than 18:30, unless we really need to get a move on :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 13, 2012, 02:58:33 pm
I will see if 't firstborn is free. He wants to get some more cycling in - we could train it up to northallerton and ride back to york after pub.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 13, 2012, 03:00:53 pm
 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup: If you can make it, that would be great.

I will PM you my address (along with directions) so you know where to go.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 13, 2012, 03:02:32 pm
ah, no can do, he's busy being a toyboy in Liverpool that night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mcshroom on March 13, 2012, 03:11:26 pm
I'm supposed to be touring this week, but I've spent the day recovering breathing capacity from a thick cold over the weekend so haven't gone.

I may be up for Thursday - probably park my car somewhere nice near NTR and have a good day ride round the area first :)

Might give me a chance to pick up the frame as well :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 13, 2012, 03:19:15 pm
I'm supposed to be touring this week, but I've spent the day recovering breathing capacity from a thick cold over the weekend so haven't gone.

I may be up for Thursday - probably park my car somewhere nice near NTR and have a good day ride round the area first :)

Might give me a chance to pick up the frame as well :)

You could park at THoFC, and yes, pick up the frame and the tent! :)

I will be about, but working, all day.

I shall send you a similar PM to the one I have just sent MrC.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mcshroom on March 13, 2012, 03:24:12 pm
ok thanks. I'll make my mind up after a shakedown ride tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 08:39:41 am
A quick list of tonight combatants

Me
CL
CU

Still to confirm
Mcshroom
Crusty
MrCharly

I will say it again, there is fish finger sandwiches and Copper Dragon involved tonight :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 15, 2012, 08:52:23 am
Ah, I think I'm out for this one. MasterCharly is otherwise engaged (busy fulfilling his duties as a toyboy).

We do have a plan for coming along soon. MasterCharly is keen to have something social to do that also involves bikes.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 09:07:07 am
From the sound of your day so far MrC, the best therapy for you would be to jump on a TPE @ Leeds, get off at NTR and go for a ride with friends.

Just sayin'

It might also be helpful to persuade MasterC by being able to give him a first hand account :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 15, 2012, 09:21:00 am
I'll be there.  Not fussed about the Copper Dragon, but I do like fish fingers. 

Not sure if LG will be riding.  Probably not, but she said she'll pick me up if not, and just come along for the fish fingers and beer. 

See you later.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 09:30:33 am
I'll be there.  Not fussed about the Copper Dragon, but I do like fish fingers. 

Not sure if LG will be riding.  Probably not, but she said she'll pick me up if not, and just come along for the fish fingers and beer. 

See you later.

Cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on March 15, 2012, 02:20:03 pm
Sorry I'm going to drop out of tonights ride, have a good one.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 02:51:53 pm
So Me, CL and Crusty so far then, haven't heard anything from Mcshroom, so shall, at the moment, assume he is a DNS :)

ETA: CU, don't tell me last night killed you :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on March 15, 2012, 03:09:12 pm
The ride didn't but sat in 4 degrees for 40 minutes at Thirsk station nearly did (I should have gone to the pub to wait).

I didn't get in to work early enough to get to yours in time and I also need an early night, as before work tomorrow we are going to sell CA's car.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 15, 2012, 04:18:00 pm
So that she can buy one of those bikes with funny shaped bars?  \o/
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mcshroom on March 15, 2012, 04:29:56 pm
I'll be there tonight. Currently sat in a pub in Bedale
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 04:36:57 pm
I'll be there tonight. Currently sat in a pub in Bedale

\o/ brill
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 15, 2012, 04:44:33 pm
What time shall I meet you at the pub?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2012, 04:46:58 pm
20:30? that *should* give us enough time to get there, barring any major mis-haps.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 16, 2012, 11:05:08 am
That was yet another brilliant night, a little chilly, but still brilliant.

In the end there was 4 of us cycling.  there was me, CL, Crusty and Mcshroom (who, the lucky bastard, had spent the day touring round the area before coming to THoFC ready for the ride)

So off we went, along Sandy Bank lane, with its optical illusions followed by flat bits.  Up Moor Lane took us the gentle climb way to Upsall, then two stupid fast downhills (stupidly fast for the dark anyway) and into South Kilvington.  Through Thirsk market place, around Town End whereupon we came upon a group of chavs surrounded by police cars (I counted 6) and an Ambulance.  Broken glass on the road completed the picture, but no indication of what had happened.  We walked our bikes through the road block then up Station road to the sound of our phones ringing in turn as LG was trying to find out where we were.

Then we arrived at the Fish Finger butty pub!  Beer, FF butty, burgers and garlic mushrooms were consumed (not all by the same person :) ), chat was chatted (but I missed most of it as my hearing aid battery packed up near Upsall, must remember to put spares in my seat pack) then we split up at 22:30, crusty heading back by car as he was happy with the 50 miles he had done that day (standards obviously slipping as he would have done 100 miles at one time), CL headed off to the station for the train home and myself and Mchroom headed off up the road back to NTR.

We arrived back around 23:45, I handed over a nice 501 Raleigh frame and chanset, made Mcshroom a coffee then saw him off before I went to bed, to be told off by Mrs T as she had texted me about 10 minutes before, worried about where we were (in the kitchen talking was my answer, which didn't go down well!).

I was reminded last night that it is 11 months, near enough, since we started these and I have enjoyed every one, long may they continue :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 16, 2012, 11:12:02 am
I was texting because I had that awful sinking feeling I get when I've turned up at the wrong pub in the wrong town.  Like when I went to Beningborough to meet MSeries and Crusty - and they were waiting for me in Boroughbridge.  Luckily it was the right pub.

It was a good night.  I drove past the 'incident' in town, saw many police cars, dogs, the ARV!  and then caught sight of a pile of bikes, which gave me a bit of a turn.

So I turned round and drove past again in case it was you lot, and it wasn't, so I went to the (right) pub.   It was grand catching up with McShroom, and it's always lovely to see Tiermat and Crinklylion  :)  I overdid the Copper Dragon somewhat, but never mind.

I just need to stop falling off my bike so I can do the pubbe run properly. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 16, 2012, 11:45:11 am
OH! I forgot about the ARV....

Obviously H&Ks are required to quell chavs these days (I do know that some would say it's a waste of a bullet, but there you go)  The irony is that if that had happened 5 years or so ago it would have been right outside the Polis station....

Some of my acquaintances didn't look too happy (the people in that black outfits with body armour)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on March 19, 2012, 07:01:13 pm
Is there a Northallerton ride this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 19, 2012, 07:17:40 pm
Oh yuss....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 20, 2012, 08:09:27 am
Oh good. Teh boy is free this week on Thurs.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 20, 2012, 08:20:45 am
Oh good. Teh boy is free this week on Thurs.

Fantastic, I shall plan a southerly route then :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 20, 2012, 10:07:09 am
Yup.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: clarion on March 20, 2012, 11:05:15 am
*still tremendously jealous*
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2012, 07:14:47 am
OK, I have destination in mind, anew one to us.

It is 16 flat miles to get there, then another 5 miles back to the nearest train station (for those using public transport to get home).

It does have the advantage of being 5 miles closer to York, for those riding back there :)

It does, however, mean we need to be out of the door at 18:30, to ensure we get there, can have food chips and beer before those needing to get a train need to depart.

So meeting point is THoFC between 18:00 and 18:30 (get here early if you want a coffee)

Hope that works for everyone, let me know if it is an issue and I can maybe work something else out.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 22, 2012, 07:23:10 am
Is it a train back from Thirsk?  Just make a difference train ticket-wise....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2012, 07:28:10 am
Yes it is.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2012, 10:09:21 am
The sun is shining weather is sweet, yeah, makes me want to move my dancing feet Sooooooo I may well break out the summer bike for tonight :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 22, 2012, 10:27:12 am
Sorry, people, can't make this one.

I won't be leaving work until 7 tonight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2012, 10:38:53 am
Sorry, people, can't make this one.

I won't be leaving work until 7 tonight.

:( That's sad, another day, eh?

Has anyone seen my cateye light?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 22, 2012, 10:42:17 am
No, but part of one of my lights is bouncing along the A64

Guess which idiot forgot to screw the end  cap back on properly.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 22, 2012, 10:43:28 am
Sorry, people, can't make this one.

I won't be leaving work until 7 tonight.

:( That's sad, another day, eh?

Has anyone seen my cateye light?

Yes, I'm a bit gutted actually.  Jobs suck.

I saw your light on the table in the pub last week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2012, 11:09:41 am
I have found it now, I had put it on charge in the garage then placed a tub on top of it (as I had been looking for the light!).

So now the summer bike has 3 front lights and 2 rear lights, a pump and spare stuff in the Super-C.

Oh and I have "pimped" it, like the other two bikes :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 25, 2012, 10:43:37 am
I won't be out to play this week, since a) boys are home and b) I really might need to get myself sorted for a couple of Silly Bike Adventures.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 26, 2012, 04:00:34 pm
This week *might* include silly bit of old railway line! :)  I am going to check it out tomorrow.

As discussed last week (on the ride) it is nearly the first birthday of these rides, so 19th April (yes it is a Thursday night) will be a re-run of the very first random night randomride to random pubbe.  In this case it was and will be to The Farmers Arms in Scorton.

More to follow
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 28, 2012, 06:38:37 am
So is this week going to be just me then? :(

I am sorry to say that it won't include riding along an old railway line, but does have a tiny bit of COR followed by lovely quiet lane that has just been re-tarmacced!

Oh and chips.  And beer.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 28, 2012, 06:46:37 am
:(

I can't.  Really can't.  Should be out next week, not the week after.  Then back to the usual.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 28, 2012, 09:45:40 am
So is this week going to be just me then? :(

I am sorry to say that it won't include riding along an old railway line, but does have a tiny bit of COR followed by lovely quiet lane that has just been re-tarmacced!

Oh and chips.  And beer.

Don't be downhearted.  I know of at least 3 people who may be interested in coming to join you this week.  Myself, LindaG and tiptop are also very interested in the retarmacced quiet laned loveliness and beer and chpsness of this coming Thursday.  Meet at yours as usual?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 28, 2012, 07:29:09 pm
PS.  Which pub are we going to this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on March 28, 2012, 09:09:59 pm
COR?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on March 28, 2012, 09:12:44 pm
Comedy Off Road
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 28, 2012, 09:13:50 pm
Comedy Off Roading.  Traditionally undertaken on Mildly Inappropriate Bikes, such as 20" wheeled folders, 'bents with USS, ridleys with 23mm tyres or a shiny red Dave Yates fixed.

x-post!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 29, 2012, 06:22:54 am
Usual starting venue, yes.

Not a lot, and it is across a field, not along muddy lanes.

Thrintoft (New Inn).

Think that covers all bases :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 29, 2012, 04:34:22 pm
\o/ another lovely day to get out on the bikes, I can't wait.....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 30, 2012, 08:16:40 am
....and how brilliant was that?

We started out as 4, lost one of our numbers due to family commitments, rode out as 3, then made it back up to 4 again when we got to the pub....

The evening featured, in no particular order:
A hare
goldfinches
rabbits
bats
crows (didn't catch their names, so not sure if one of them was Jim or Joe)
Gun Dog beer
chips
A hodgeheg, rolled up in the road, hope he moved before any cars came along :(

Of the riding we had a busy bit of road (less than 1/2 a mile and no homicidal bus drivers today)
the lovely road out past Solberge Hall
The green lane (and I see it is actually called Green Lane) to Maunby
Then the new bit, we go past The Buck and turn right onto a bridleway.
Lovely flat tarmacced farm road with panoramic views.
A turn left takes you into a field, past sheeps and on to the next fiedl whereupon we climbed to the top of the flood defenses and rode along them.
At the end of the flood defense we rode down into the "Fun Field", a field full of corrugations, just the right size to bring a big smile to the face.
dried up mud tracks followed next then the highlight, a bit of farm road that you never want to end.  Endless views, lovely rolling tarmac and ANOTHER CYCLIST!!! He was riding the other way and commented on he thought we were a car!  Then again I can see why that is, between the three of us we had a Hope Vision 1, a Cateye "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" light and an IQ CYO.
One more short bit of main road, thankfully very quiet @ 20:00, and we were back onto the quiet lanes to Maunby for chips, beer and chat, including two very drunk guys sat int he smoking shelter who thought we were very large, very odd looking insects turning up!  You need more water was said!
After our chatting/drinking/eating session (during which we reverted to 4), the 3 cyclists set off back down Shark Lane, which looked more like someone had been exercising their pet elephant along it!
A quick blast along the usual roads back to THoFC and all was good with the world.

I can't wait for the next one :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 30, 2012, 10:47:53 am
We saw a Fox, too, on the way back, just round the corner from our house.

It was a grand night, that.  Some pictures.

Thou shalt ...

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/RNRTTRP%2029312/RNRTTRP29312085.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/RNRTTRP%2029312/RNRTTRP29312088.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/RNRTTRP%2029312/RNRTTRP29312089.jpg)

British Summer Time.  Most of the ride out was in daylight, or approximate daylight.  Oh, it were grand.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/RNRTTRP%2029312/RNRTTRP29312076.jpg)

With the bonus of tiptop at the beginning, and at the pubbe!   Yay!    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 8)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/RNRTTRP%2029312/RNRTTRP29312073.jpg)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 02, 2012, 12:08:32 pm
Hmmm... what's this thursday's plan?  Because I've checked the times and my train from That LonDon is _due_ to arrive in York with approx 8 minutes to get my bike out of the guards van, load the panniers back on, and get over the bridge from platform 6 to 10/11 before the TPE to northallerton.  Without accounting for attempting to buy a ticket at some point.... I mean, it's a plan that quite entertains me and all that.  And doing the pubbe runne with a pair of panniers on because you haven't made it home from a mini-tour is somewhat in the spirit of the thing.  But if it goes wrong the next train doesn't get into NTR 'til quarter to 7....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2012, 12:13:35 pm
Fuuny you should mention that CL, but I shall be in parts forrin this Thursday, so it shall be a no show from me, sorry.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 02, 2012, 12:20:03 pm
Which makes a northallerton ride a bit less logical, really....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 06, 2012, 05:09:59 am
Sorry, can't do Sunday.  Although if you make it as far as York and want a late lunch making, shout up.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 07, 2012, 10:31:17 pm
Have a grand ride :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 08, 2012, 05:28:33 pm
This week is deffo on though, and as I will not be in the country for the 1st anniversary (my bad planning, I am afraid) I think this week should be the celebration of 1 year since we started these, very successful, rides.

So usual time and place, destination Unknown, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Soho The Farmers Arms in Scorton, just like old times :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 08, 2012, 05:32:13 pm
But I can't do this week :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 08, 2012, 05:35:49 pm
I can actually do this Thursday, for once, so am interested...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 08, 2012, 08:39:44 pm
Working on Thursday, sorry  :'(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on April 09, 2012, 12:01:27 am
I'd love to join you for this anniversary ride but I'm afraid the logistics are just not feasible.  :(

Make sure it's a good one, Copper Dragon and chips, cos t'would be rude not to.

While you're there make sure you raise a glass to Deano, without whom etc etc

luv'n'stuff

J
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2012, 06:19:24 am
I can actually do this Thursday, for once, so am interested...

brilliant, shall pm you details

Working on Thursday, sorry  :'(

Booo! :(

But I can't do this week :(

Another booo! Hiss!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 13, 2012, 07:39:08 am
Well last nigth was fun (or at least I thought so).

In the end it was just phantasmagoriana and myself on the ride, but that didn't deter me nor did it cause me to change the route (although I did draw the line at the one and only, original COR route).

I get asked, shortly after we turn off for Danby Whiske, if the route goes down Shark Lane.
"Oh no" says I, "this is a different way, and besides it would be unfair of me to go that way"

Out via Danby whiske, through Streetlam, Whitwell and Forest to Scorton and The Farmers Arms!

A few pints were had (sadly not of Copper Dragon, as it was off, but of Timmy Taylors).  We chatted for a while, including tot he guys on the next table to us (did I mention it was Quiz Night?) who mentioned they run a cycling thingy in the village on the last Saturday of each month, going 25-30 miles, and that they had a tandem, on which they go further.

I then realised that I was talking to my aunty's former neighbours!  So we chatted awhile about family, including fond memories of my late uncle.  :thumbsup:

Eventually we decided we had better make a move, so we finished our drinks and hit the road.  Down the "main" road from Scorton back to NTR, just outside Kipling my light went dim so we stopped to check it and a quick push on the connector sorted it (why are Shimano dynohub connectors so crap?).  Onward to Great Langton, where upon we decided to turn right instead of following the main road.  Up a little rise and we were riding through dark, silent woods.  At the turning, instead of heading back towards the main road again I took us down the road to Thrintoft (former Thursday night riders might now realise just where this is leading :) ).  A stupid overtake along that narrow road by whiteblue van man didn't manage to spoil my enjoyment as we whizzed along (that girl is FAST).  When we got to Thirntoft we turned left, past the New Inn then up the little rise and turned right.

"Are you sure this is a road?" I heard behind me
"It's on the NCN" was my reply
"Hang on, is THIS Shark Lane?"
"might be"

Onwards, ever onwards we went, until it became a bit too muddy so we walked the last bit, up through the trees.  Phan. is now inducted into the Shark Lane club, I don't think she was overly impressed though, sorry :)

The rest of the route was the normal, past the golf club and on to the station, for Phan to get her train home.

A great night, fastest I had ever ridden that route, and my legs are reporting the same this morning.

Here's to the week after next, where I WILL find some Copper Dragon, and I WILL raise a glass to our man in $WHEREEVER_HE_HAPPENS_TO_BE_RIGHT_NOW
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Polar Bear on April 13, 2012, 07:51:23 am
Ah, Copper Dragon.   Fond memories...    :)

So erm, what's this Shark Lane club then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 13, 2012, 07:59:03 am
You'd like it, PB, Shark Lane is a short stretch of single width road which peters out into a muddy, pothole-riddled bit of farm track that joins two pieces of road that are used regularly on the Thursday night rides.

It's actually called Myers Lane but has been re-dubbed Shark Lane due to the size and depth of some of its potholes.

So far I have ridden it on:
The Ridley with 23mm tyres
my fixie
My InBred 29er

I have been down there with other people who have ridden it on:
fixed
my Ridley
several Trek Hybrids (and a Giant hybrid I used to own)
several Dawes (Horizons and Galaxys) with between 25 and 35mm tyres
A TANDEM!!!!

The next time we go there I will take photos, especially if it has been raining....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 23, 2012, 06:26:57 pm
As I said over on the York thread (cue Ctrl+C Ctrl+V) I have Thursday with no chiddlers this week, but possibly ought to consider not riding even if there is A Plan as I appear to have a small invasion of YACFers over Fri/Sat and a bit of a bike ride to do then too... I probably ought to do some shopping and cooking and stuff :-\
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mcshroom on April 23, 2012, 10:56:22 pm
As I said over on the York thread (cue Ctrl+C Ctrl+V) I have Thursday with no chiddlers this week, but possibly ought to consider not riding even if there is A Plan as I appear to have a small invasion of YACFers over Fri/Sat and a bit of a bike ride to do then too... I probably ought to do some shopping and cooking and stuff :-\

Nah riding and going to the pub's more important :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 24, 2012, 06:27:16 am
I can only, after a long negotiation, do Thursday night this week I am afraid (and I won't do the copy/paste bit as I assume enough read both threads to know :) ).

Usual time, usual place, who's in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 25, 2012, 06:26:33 am
Sorry T, I'm definitely out.  My 'bit of a sore throat' yesterday is a definite lurgy today.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 10:48:59 am
Any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 26, 2012, 01:16:54 pm
Not me, sorry - back to not being free on Thursdays again.  Particularly sad to be missing Shark Lane in this weather, though! :P

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2012, 01:18:10 pm
Not me, sorry - back to not being free on Thursdays again.  Particularly sad to be missing Shark Lane in this weather, though! :P

Really? Some how I don't believe you :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 26, 2012, 09:05:23 pm
OK - I've 2 more weeks to go and then I'll be freeish on Thursday nights again for the summer. I hope to get out with you again at least occasionally. Unfortunately York is still too far for me to get down after work but Northallerton is just about do-able.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 28, 2012, 02:50:47 pm
OK - I've 2 more weeks to go and then I'll be freeish on Thursday nights again for the summer. I hope to get out with you again at least occasionally. Unfortunately York is still too far for me to get down after work but Northallerton is just about do-able.

Fantastic news.  You know, the question have been asked most often on these rides this year is "Have you heard from SlowCoach?", I can now say yes, via the forum, and hopefully in the not too distant future be able to say yes, he was on the Thursday night ride with us.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2012, 01:23:15 pm
Looks like we might have half-decent weather for this and there is the little matter of raising a glass of thanks to our (currently)Nepalese correspondent.

So maybe another try @ Scorton, will have to modify the route slightly though, as the road to Danby Whiske is closed for re-surfacing :(

Any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 30, 2012, 01:26:51 pm
Werking  :'(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2012, 01:32:23 pm
BOOOOOOOOOOOOO for werk :(

I'll have your pint, LG :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 30, 2012, 01:47:11 pm
I'm currently trying to sort something - but don't count on me though, as it's not definite.

Planning ahead - is anyone interested in a non-riding alternative on Thursday 17th May? Durham is hosting a round of the Halfords Tour Series http://www.tourseries.co.uk/ArticleView.asp?id=387&ShowCat= (http://www.tourseries.co.uk/ArticleView.asp?id=387&ShowCat=).

They are using the same circuit that they've used the past 2 years - it's evil. You can get close to the racing and, as it's only a one mile circuit you see lots of action. I'm no normally a cycle racing fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this on the previous two occasions it ran.

It would be pointless bringing a bike (they are a nightmare handling them in the crowds), and it's a bit far for some of the York crowd, but there's plenty of pubs for after. The racing kicks off at 7pm and will be over by 8:15.

Just saying like...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2012, 01:50:41 pm
That sounds like a brilliant plan, SC, but I am going off to Majorca on the Saturday of that week so will not be allowed out to play that night :(

It's a shame as I enjoyed watching the Durham round the most last year, that narrow, cobbled, uphill bit made for some interesting incidents....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 30, 2012, 02:27:19 pm
IN!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 30, 2012, 02:54:55 pm
Werking  >:(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2012, 03:14:42 pm
As regards this week, it's also 'possibly' (the limiting factor is Pugsley's lighting setup - I'd like to install something that'll last all of the ride, not just the first half of it)

The first half, weather permitting, should be in daylight anyway, it's the return from the pub that is usually in darkness (and takes ~1hour)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 30, 2012, 03:18:32 pm
As regards this week, it's also 'possibly' (the limiting factor is Pugsley's lighting setup - I'd like to install something that'll last all of the ride, not just the first half of it)

The first half, weather permitting, should be in daylight anyway, it's the return from the pub that is usually in darkness (and takes ~1hour)

What Interzen means is "he would like t install something that works"  :demon:

He's already figured out he needs nothing for the 1st half of the ride - just a little illumination for the trip after the pub  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2012, 03:25:33 pm
Sorry, my brain is running at about the same efficiency of this Lenovo T61 that I am having to use for work purposes, i.e. close to zero!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 03, 2012, 02:35:06 pm
Next week - Thurs 10th - I'm trying to plan ahead so MasterCharly and I can join this outing (if there is one).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 03, 2012, 03:31:05 pm
T - usual time and place?  Am about to head back to town, travelling on a bus thru the land that mobile telephony forgot to go collect my bike from one place then drop off the work panniers of doom and collect lights and stuff  from home in hope of making the TPE!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 03, 2012, 03:34:23 pm
Kat, yes, usual time and place
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 04, 2012, 04:47:43 pm
Right - I'm heading down to N/A for next Thursday's ride (May 10th). If  commit now, I'll have to do it (or so I keep telling myself).

Knowing my luck at the moment though, I'll be the only person who can make it...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 08, 2012, 08:41:00 am
After a discussion this weeks ride is to The Moor and Pheasant @ Dalton.

Short ride back to Thirsk for those heading South and a bit further for those heading North (if going from NTR).

Fingers crossed for weather as nice as we had on Sunday :)

Show of hands please.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 08, 2012, 08:52:42 am
Copper dragon and buckets of chips? M'in!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 08, 2012, 06:36:36 pm
I'm in for this one, but I may be a few minutes late getting to Northallerton (I'll most likely arrive at the station at 18:07 - it looks unlikely that I'll manage the earlier train.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 11, 2012, 09:08:38 am
Well last night was the most fun I have had on one of these rides this year.

In the end there was 5 of us, Slowcoach, LG, crusty, CL and myself.

It had been raining, on and off, all day and I didn't hold out much hope of it not raining in the evening (as it happens it only rained once, and then that was brief).

We set off following the start of the route from Sunday, but at the junction where upon we turned right to get to the pub on Sunday, we turned left towards Thirsk.  swooping through lanes on what was becoming a lovely warm evening, down to Thirsk, past Tesco and Lidl then out through Sowerby, past the house where I grew up, past my late maternal grandparents house and once more into the lanes to Dalton.  Once at Dalton we made our way down to the Moor and Pheasant for beer and chips.  Crusty, somehow, managed to get my order, but they soon rectified the mistake.  After copious amounts of chatter we re-mounted and retraced our steps to Thirsk, to drop CL off at the station for her train home.

Then there was 4, through Carlton Minniott, Sandhutton, Kirby Whiske, Newby Whiske and back to Romanby.  At the end of our road we said goodbye to SC who was going to catch a train.  LG and crusty came back to my house, put the bikes back on their car and departed.  I walked into the house with a big big smile.

Highlights, for me, were:
Riding like and Indian ("Hello, Hello, Goodbye")
The group forming, splitting, reforming in a different configuration.
Chatting to everyone on that ride.

We deffo must do it again.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 16, 2012, 10:47:37 am
Just a reminder.

THERE IS NO THURSDAY RIDE THIS WEEK.

Some people are heading up to Durham for the Halfords Series racing and I am packing a suitcase (no, Mrs T hasn't kicked me out, I am going on holiday! :) )

Have a good evening in Durham.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on May 16, 2012, 11:11:28 am


Some people are heading up to Durham for the Halfords Series racing and I am packing a suitcase (no, Mrs T hasn't kicked me out, I am going on holiday! :) )



I'll pop round later then :demon:

Have a gudun.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 28, 2012, 05:22:54 pm
I shall be down south this week, so not planning on a ride, I am afraid :(

Sometimes work really pisses me off :( :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 28, 2012, 05:28:29 pm
:(

You away all week or would you be able to come out to play on Wednesday?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 28, 2012, 05:54:56 pm
tomorrow morning through to Thursday, ETA of return as yet unknown :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 28, 2012, 05:57:45 pm
Double boo hiss!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 02, 2012, 02:35:10 pm
I haz boys all week :D so won't be pubbe-running this week  :( but should be up for the following Thursday, AFAIK  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 04, 2012, 12:11:58 pm
I was just going to say there is definitely a ride on this week, and next.

Hope to see some of you there, ones I haven't seen in a while (mostly due to my jet-setting lifestyle ATM :) )

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 11, 2012, 12:17:45 pm
Definitely on for this week, I spent a nice evening in watching the goggle-box last Thursday as no-one else had expressed an interest, but this week I shall be out on my bike, solo or in a group.

Any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 11, 2012, 12:27:44 pm
Sorry, I'm at work on Thursday  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 11, 2012, 12:48:23 pm
Sorry, I'm at work on Thursday  :(

:( boo, hiss, how dare real life get in the way of bike adventures? :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 11, 2012, 03:24:18 pm
Fingers crossed, I should be in :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 11, 2012, 04:24:12 pm
Hi, me too if that's ok.  :)

Of course it is, and if you are lucky, there might even be some cake left!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 14, 2012, 08:27:21 am
So, at the moment it looks like me, CL and Tiptop then? any others?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on June 14, 2012, 08:53:08 am
You will certainly have splendid company.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on June 14, 2012, 02:41:39 pm
Sorry - I am out for the next couple of weeks I would think. I've "sprained" my neck and am finding great difficulty riding anywhere at the moment cos I can't lift my head up sufficiently to see where I'm going and certainly can't look over a shoulder to check for traffic behind.

I'm not quite sure how I've done my neck in - though it could be something to do with spending a day and a half hauling tarpaulins over marquee roofs to waterproof them (last week before my son's wedding).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on June 14, 2012, 02:54:46 pm
neckuserectus?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 14, 2012, 03:01:57 pm
Looks like it will be a nice evening for it, clear skies and only light breeze, enough to keep cool but not enough to struggle against.

Sorry to hear about your neck, SC, get well soon and hopefully we will see you when I get back from France.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 14, 2012, 03:58:26 pm
...and Fish Finger sandwiches...

Which give away the direction we are heading in :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 14, 2012, 11:41:17 pm
T'was good, wasn't it?  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on June 15, 2012, 07:54:22 am
If ever circumstances conspire to allow it we are going to move to York.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 15, 2012, 08:17:50 am
T'was good, wasn't it?  :)

It was brilliant....

Lovely to catch up, drink beer, and ride home under a beautiful fading sunset, and through dark trees. Obviously not in a straight line lol  :o

Definitely not a straight line!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: clarion on June 15, 2012, 09:10:49 am
If ever circumstances conspire to allow it we are going to move to York.

+ Several.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 15, 2012, 09:19:53 am
Gits.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: rower40 on June 15, 2012, 09:27:32 am
Gits.
+ Several.
 ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 15, 2012, 09:27:50 am
Gits.

Probably best not tell you that I had a FF butty and a HUGE bowl of chips then?  Or that we are most definitely treated as locals in that pub now :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 15, 2012, 09:32:21 am
No, I'm quite sure you didn't Tiermat.  And if you had you wouldn't go teasing poor LindaG who was hard at work on a ward at the time.  Y'know, at the harsh frontline of the NHS.  While we were bimbling and drinking Copper Dragon and gossiping undertaking a gruelling training ride.  I mean, the traffic, the roads, the headwind, the huge arduous climbs between Northallerton and Thirsk going the Newby Wiske way, no bridges even.... Honestly guys - you didn't miss much.  Honest....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 15, 2012, 08:01:30 pm
 :P :P :P :P

I hate you all.  You gitty gits.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 15, 2012, 08:03:21 pm
:P :P :P :P

I hate you all.  You gitty gits.

Actually, also, as well as hating you all I really miss you.  It's been far too long.  But you're all still gits.

Lottery day tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jogler on June 15, 2012, 08:49:10 pm


Lottery day tomorrow.

I refer you to reply #170
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 25, 2012, 08:10:05 am
A quick look tells me that Thursday this week is going to be wet during the day, but brighten up for the evening.

In light of that then, who's up for a ride out this week?

The wind will from the South again, so I guess our target will be Thirsk (or thereabouts) again.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 25, 2012, 08:13:15 am
YES please :) And I want to hear all about France!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 26, 2012, 07:14:42 am
From a brief discussion with CU and CA last night, we wondered about the possibility of a York to Thirsk if wind from the south is offering to help... what do you think, T?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 27, 2012, 04:00:44 pm
Sounds like a plan.

Next week (if he is back and up to it) will be Scorton, COR, Copper Dragon and chips with Deano :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 27, 2012, 04:06:01 pm
So what time would that be from York on Thursday?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on June 27, 2012, 04:52:07 pm
Cool, we will see you tomorrow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 27, 2012, 04:55:40 pm
So what time would that be from York on Thursday?

I can't remember what time Tiermat's train usually gets in.... about quarter past 6, from memory?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 27, 2012, 05:27:26 pm
usually, yes, 18:15, but I tend to hang around until 18:30 to allow people to get to us that have work and stuff to do :)

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 27, 2012, 05:59:17 pm
I may join you. Logistics and level of consciousness will be deciding factors. Should be able to make next week anyway.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 28, 2012, 11:31:53 am
It looks like the weather is doing the same as yesterday, cool(ish), wet start them brightens up (but no real sun to speak of) later, which makes it hot and muggy.

Ideal riding weather really :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on June 28, 2012, 02:19:17 pm
Sorry I'm out for tonight. Feeling tired and stupid and clumsy. Also Crusty is staying in to watch men with balls and I've hardly seen him for a fortnight. Requesting photos and a full RR Crinkles! Have fun  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 29, 2012, 10:51:34 am
Well that was just bloody brilliant.

We had four seasons in one day evening, beer, chips and giggles.

The only let down was the beer was cameron's Strongarm, one I am not overly keen on, but after a 5 mile dash @ ave 24mph it was welcome (I needed to get to the pub to order food before chef went home).

Well done to CA for getting riding through her food defecit and getting all the way there, and to the train station for the train home.

I mean what I said @ Busby Stoop R/B, no excuses next week, not even a note from your mum will let you off....

Shall we start the show of hands early, as a sweetener, Mrs T has said she will make her FAMOUS coffee cake....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 29, 2012, 11:41:28 am
Me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 01, 2012, 11:07:55 pm
Me too!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyUncle on July 02, 2012, 02:03:30 pm
CA and I will be there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 02, 2012, 02:56:42 pm
Hmm maybe.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: lantern rouge on July 04, 2012, 09:24:15 am
What time will you arrive at the Pub in Scorton?

I may ride directly to the pub.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 04, 2012, 09:30:19 am
We should be there about 20:30.

Certainly need to be there before 21:00 as that is when they stop serving food.

ETA: pub website http://www.farmersarmsscorton.co.uk
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 04, 2012, 10:14:35 am
And have to be back at three minute corner with more than 3 minutes before the train!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 04, 2012, 10:20:13 am
For old time's sake this is the proposed route for Thursday:

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=254069

Unless it chucks it down between now and tomorrow night, in which case we will do the other route.....

Probably not a good idea to bring your best bike, just a warning.  Do bring a sense of humour though :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 04, 2012, 03:07:34 pm
What time should I get to NA for the start?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 04, 2012, 03:09:28 pm
Mr B, you have incoming PM.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 04, 2012, 03:17:37 pm
For old time's sake this is the proposed route for Thursday:

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=254069

Unless it chucks it down between now and tomorrow night, in which case we will do the other route.....

Probably not a good idea to bring your best bike, just a warning.  Do bring a sense of humour though :)

Oh, yes?   ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 04, 2012, 04:09:09 pm
I'll be bringing my Dave Yates, regardless*. I don't think there's anything round there I haven't done on it.

*assuming LG doesn't pawn it in the next hour.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 04, 2012, 04:29:38 pm
It's looking very unlikely that I'll be able to make this.

I have assorted things (handlebar bags, pumps etc.) to give to various people, so will endeavour to do so this weekend when I'm heading up north anyway.

Do you want me to act as courier?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 04, 2012, 05:02:25 pm
MrB - are you planning to ride back to NTR for a train or back to York or.....

I'm (still) trying to work out whether to head to NTR or DAR for a train.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 04, 2012, 09:38:57 pm
That was my plan, yes.  I'm a bit underlit at the moment.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 06, 2012, 12:12:50 am
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Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on July 06, 2012, 12:15:36 am
I missed bog snorkelling?   :(

Ah well, there's always Cardiff...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 06, 2012, 12:53:53 am
Some of that water looked almost hub deep.

And Dean thought he'd come back in time to miss the monsoon!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 06, 2012, 12:59:39 am
That was, indeed, splendid.  And the water was hub deep torslanda!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 06, 2012, 09:45:01 am
I am almost dry now...

Only almost...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: clarion on July 06, 2012, 10:56:03 am
*wishing*
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 06, 2012, 11:06:38 am
A few, choice pics....

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cn7kl7pMP0o/T_apHqSW9DI/AAAAAAAACNs/RtorzeQu4W8/s639/20120705_221437.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6oMmOfhgvr0/T_apyrsyTXI/AAAAAAAACOQ/PWGokLTX_Bs/s639/20120705_221355.jpg)

Obv. me, in, as tiptop put it, "Gay pirate mode"... Thanks, tiptop, I will remember that....

This one from last week, sorry have only just remembered I took some on my dash from Thirsk to NTR...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5IHAqSnIl44/T_aqMK5GpxI/AAAAAAAACOw/CedIJP2cEgg/s852/20120628_224826.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-49gW3WtpsTc/T_ap5K5zmiI/AAAAAAAACOY/puPpMIWpIqI/s852/20120628_224848.jpg)

Unremarkable? Bear in mind the last two were taken at about 23:00.....

As for last night, my boots are still soaked through and there is a puddle settling under the InBred in the garage.

At some point I am sure I will a) dry out and b) warm up.  Might not be until next year though :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 06, 2012, 03:10:33 pm
Thanks, everyone - that was a grand welcome back :) I think the mud from last September's ride up Foxton Lane is off my tyres now.

A few photos, of one of the larger puddles. Not the largest, mind - I did wonder if CL might have to be fitted with a snorkel for that one...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7514561982_b0da31722e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7514561982/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7514563040_8ecae8a30d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7514563040/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7514564088_41cde78d94_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7514564088/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7514565338_a4dc20f908_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7514565338/)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 06, 2012, 05:46:07 pm
A couple of the returned wanderer  himself

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Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 07, 2012, 05:37:13 pm
I have organised:

1) a babysitter for Thursday
2) my younger brother to join us

This means that this weeks will be going via Thirsk, to wherever (possibly Dalton, again).

My younger brother shall be riding his Dave Yates built Flying Scot, which some kind person gave to him as a birthday present.....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 11, 2012, 09:15:08 am
Indeed... they sound like an all-round good egg :)

Usual time and place?  I'm _fairly_ sure it must be my round too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 11, 2012, 09:17:40 am
Yes most generous.

I've got a birthday coming up too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 11, 2012, 09:30:47 am
I've got a birthday coming up too.

Is that a hint? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 11, 2012, 09:33:44 am
Maybe  O:-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 11, 2012, 07:11:07 pm
Which pub this week?  So I can finalise transport.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 12, 2012, 09:58:37 am
Weather looking good for today, so hopefully no bog-snorkelling tonight.

Apparently we may have not one, but two new victims riders tonight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 12, 2012, 01:44:17 pm
I can't make it tonight - but appear to have a meeting booked in my diary for early evening of Thursday 19th July (in N/A of course)  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 12, 2012, 01:49:55 pm
I can't make it tonight - but appear to have a meeting booked in my diary for early evening of Thursday 19th July (in N/A of course)  :)

Thank you for reminding me of that meeting :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 12, 2012, 11:56:20 pm
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 :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Andrew Br on July 12, 2012, 11:59:22 pm
You appear to be upping the ante here Crinkly.
Am I going to have to start taking pictures of Ginger Marble when I have one after a ride ?  ;D

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 13, 2012, 12:49:18 am
"After"?! Lightweight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 13, 2012, 07:20:14 am
That was the first, drunk mid-ride :)

James said to me, I still thought you were a serious load of cyclists until we got to the pub and saw you guys drinking beer and filling your faces with food!

A grand night it was.  Perfect weather, nice lanes, bats, bunnies and other wildlife abounded.  I got back at just after midnight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 15, 2012, 11:50:15 am
Me n LG took the long way to the pub..

Over the ranges to Marske:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7561231380_997a5d9d8b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7561231380/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7561230660_88ac8d2a88_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7561230660/)

And stopped off at a couple of pubs, bike shops and churches, though we didn't find the grave of the 169-year-old man in Bolton on Swale.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7561226704_a00f22d2f0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7561226704/)

It was a good run, with proper northern skies.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/7561228228_955e68885c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7561228228/)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 15, 2012, 12:05:01 pm
So, a week on Thursday (that's Thursday 26th July), we'll have a short run from Darlington. Approximate route here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/the-waterways-of-darlo

About 17 miles, the first half being mainly off-road (through Seven Woods and around the Tees from Low Connie to High Connie). The pub will be the Crown at Manfield, and it's a quick run back to the station from there.

Shall we meet at 6.30 at Darlo station? Victoria Road entrance, which is through the underpass from the platforms.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 16, 2012, 08:31:05 am
Sounds good to me, Deano, I shall fit the knobblies to InBred, in fact I will do that this week, as we are repeating the COR route to Thringtoft (lumpy fields on the way out and shark lane on the way back :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 16, 2012, 10:03:12 am
We can make it a bit later from Darlo. Trains back are a bit later, so there's nae rush.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 16, 2012, 10:57:28 am
Yes, it was a good run on Thursday.  Thanks Deano.  I wonder what we looked like, middle-aged wheezy old bag with tourer/pannier, and slimline young whippet making poetry in motion on his Fixie.  If I'd had half a clue I'd have come on my road bike and dropped my overnight stuff at Deano's, it would've made for an easier day for me and more fun for him, instead of a bit of a waitfest.  Of course he uttered (barely) a word of complaint  ;)

But not to worry, it was a grand bike ride in the sun with lovely company, and it did me good  :)  Followed by more lovely company, beer, and chips.  In summary:  a good day!

I'm in for this week.  I was supposed to be on a mini-break with a friend, but Daisyhill can't make our overnight trip after all.  But I'm working next Thursday and can't do the Darlo run.  I'm trying to persuade Jane to go though ...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 16, 2012, 10:58:11 am
Sounds good to me, Deano, I shall fit the knobblies to InBred, in fact I will do that this week, as we are repeating the COR route to Thringtoft (lumpy fields on the way out and shark lane on the way back :) )

There's no real need, Phil (but don't let me stop you). I've ridden it on my Dave Yates. And of course, CL did it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 16, 2012, 12:44:42 pm
Did I?  Oh - is it that path along the river?  In which case SlowCoach has also ridden it on Beryl!  Grand fun :)  Sorry I won't make that one, but I'll be there for thrintoft.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 18, 2012, 10:21:58 pm
Hmm - family crisis... I'm afraid I can't get out tomorrow night. I'll have to seriously look at Dean's ride from Darlo next week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 02:29:58 pm
A quick head count for tonight.

Me
Deano
CL
LG

Have I missed anyone? Is tiptop going to manage to make it out for one more ride before disappearing southwards?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 19, 2012, 02:54:56 pm
I can bring my road bike for you if you like tiptop?

Oh gowan!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 19, 2012, 02:58:34 pm
It has SPD pedals on do you have appropriate footwear?  Or shall I swap the flat pedals from my shopper?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 03:00:28 pm
\o/ I love this forum, an our group of cycling buddies....

Lots of chips and beer to say Adeyu to tiptop then?

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 19, 2012, 03:01:11 pm
Aye  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 03:05:21 pm
I tried to get Robyn out too but she's otherwise busy ...

She runs away whenever I go into Wilkos :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 19, 2012, 04:53:50 pm
Sorry, looks like I'm out. Have fun!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 19, 2012, 04:54:31 pm
Aw!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 19, 2012, 04:56:46 pm
Sorry, looks like I'm out. Have fun!

Darn! Hope everything is ok.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 20, 2012, 08:55:46 am
What great night, barring the bad pint of Gun Dog.  Oh and the landlady giving us the evils 'cos we asked for more beer after she had turned the pumps off....

Sunshine, lovely roads, majorly comedy off roading and a dog with one eye...

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on July 20, 2012, 09:47:37 am
"One-Eyed Dog"  -  good name for a beer, nicht wahr?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 20, 2012, 09:52:50 am
"One-Eyed Dog"  -  good name for a beer, nicht wahr?

Very good, and they could sell it at:

http://www.oneeyedrat.com/

One of my favourite pubs ever, spent many a drunken night in there in my late teens/early twenties...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on July 20, 2012, 09:55:46 am
Ha!  Now I'm sure I've got a DIY Audax that goes through Ripon.......
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 20, 2012, 10:01:34 am
Ha!  Now I'm sure I've got a DIY Audax that goes through Ripon.......

If I were you I would make it one where the final control is Ripon.  Once in that pub you never want to leave, a bit like Hotel California, but with beer. And in North Yorkshire. And no vestal virgins :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on July 20, 2012, 10:07:58 am
I have no steely knives but I could always put an edge on my tyre-levers!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 20, 2012, 11:05:57 am
What a nice night that was!  Hilarious Cyclo-cross/COR on the out and back legs, Shark Lane in the dark (sound effects from tiptop), beer (but not for me), good mates ... oh, and chips.  Sadly our official photographer was at the wrong end of the train line so you'll just have to imagine the pictures.

So my road bike is now at tiermat's, caked in a stone of mud.  I've just woken up  ::-) and need to decide whether to catch a train to NTR and ride it back home via a few fords, puddles and jetwashes.  Hmmm.  What's the weather doing ...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 20, 2012, 11:11:42 am
I can recommend this ford (http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=432508&y=510055&z=115&sv=432508,510055&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=699&ax=432508&ay=510055&lm=0).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 20, 2012, 11:12:50 am
It's gorgeous, weatherwise, down here.

If you are coming for it today you will have to get here before 15:00.

Actually, come to think of it if you can't make it before then I could leave it at the FiL's for you to collect, if needs be.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 20, 2012, 11:14:38 am
Blimey Deano - that really is the long way home  ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 20, 2012, 11:35:49 am
'Snot really. It'd only add 3 or four miles. I don't think there are any fords downstream of that. You could go up Foxton Lane, but that would defeat the purpose a bit... No fords on the Leven?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 20, 2012, 12:26:44 pm
Right t, my train gets to NTR at 14.18.  See you shortly after that.  Get kettle on ...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 23, 2012, 10:37:03 am
Remember, this weeks is a Darlo ride, meet 18:00 onwards @ Darlo station (my train gets in @18:07 if I can wing it on a EC train)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 23, 2012, 10:41:05 am
I think we'll have:

Me
tiermat
Crusty
LG
"Slow"coach

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 23, 2012, 10:46:39 am
Phantasmagoriana?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 23, 2012, 10:48:40 am
Phantasmagoriana?

I can't see any expression of interest on the thread - but all welcome!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on July 23, 2012, 11:03:06 am
That's because I posted on the wrong thread.   ::-)

I'm working on Thursday and definitely won't be there.  Crusty I don't know about.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2012, 09:07:21 am
It doesn't look like I will be able to get there until 18:46, the train that gets in at just after 18:00 is an East Coast and the earlier TPE gets in at 17:33, which is cutting it too fine for Mrs T getting home and me getting tot he station on time.

Hope that's not too much of a problem for you guys?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 24, 2012, 09:13:39 am
No probs. There's a slightly shorter route we can take down to the river.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 24, 2012, 10:13:48 am
Phantasmagoriana?

I can't see any expression of interest on the thread - but all welcome!

Actually, I might come as am free Thursday this week!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 24, 2012, 10:58:41 am
Come along if you can. It's a nice an interesting route.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 24, 2012, 11:35:24 am
Sorry - I can't make it. I'd forgotten I have a game of football to watch at St James Park for those Olympic thingies.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 24, 2012, 05:12:34 pm
That's a shame. You'll be out on Friday, though, no?

So just the three of us (I'll twist Crusty's arm), or will we have a phantasmagoria too?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on July 24, 2012, 07:09:19 pm
Hi

Yes, I'm in.  I'll be in Darlo anyway, I finish work at 5 and because LG will have the car with her at work, I'll also have my bike with me, so it would be more difficult not to come.

I think I've persuaded LG to come and meet us at the pub after work, and this means I'll be able to get a lift home too.


See you there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 26, 2012, 01:35:03 pm
I'll probably get the train that arrives at 18.13. Provided I put my bike back together by this evening. ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 26, 2012, 03:23:40 pm
The rain has stopped, it's not going to go below double figures tonight (so liquid refreshment @ Manfield will be very welcome) and it's then not forecast to rain again until Saturday afternoon!

\o/ win all round, I would say :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 26, 2012, 04:06:28 pm
What time are we likely to get back to Darlo? Not sure whether to book a space for the 22.25 train...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 26, 2012, 04:09:11 pm
What time are we likely to get back to Darlo? Not sure whether to book a space for the 22.25 train...

That's the one we usually jump on (by we I mean myself and CL, but she won't be there tonight), and we haven't had a problem yet with not having bike reservations (knowing my luck tonight will be the night we do!).  We use that one as it is drop off only @ NTR then straight thru to York.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 26, 2012, 04:24:49 pm
Ah good, thanks.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Rides
Post by: Deano on July 26, 2012, 06:00:19 pm
Isn't there an 11.15-ish train you guys can catch? You'll deffo need a bike reservation, mind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 26, 2012, 07:08:44 pm
Indeed, the 23.19 EC service.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on July 27, 2012, 06:50:55 am
I think that was one of the most bonkers bike rides I've ever been on.  It's at least in the top three (funnily enough Dean was organising the other two as well). 

10 miles of riding alongside the Tees over tree stumps, rocks, tree trunks, flattening giant bogweed with my pannier full of junk, sometimes the path was so overgrown I just had to hope there really was a path as I ploughed on through the bushes.  I was going so slow I was nervous about overtaking a dog walker in case I couldn't stay ahead of him, and this morning my legs look like they've been in a slasher movie. 

It's the kind of ride that really deserves a full blown ride report which I hope to get round to in time.  So much happened in such a short amount of time, but I have to go now, to put my shredded legs back on the personal bogweed flattener and do once again my 12 mile commute....yay!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 27, 2012, 09:17:53 am
That was grand, right up to the bit when we got to the station.

As Crusty has said, it was major COR, Hogweed, mud, paths you could only ride by blind faith and only couple, but very cheery, dog walkers.

Lovely beer and the landlord wasn't as surly as normal @ Manfield.  A mad dash back to DAR to catch the train, only to be told by the guard that he only had room for one bike (there was 3 already on there).  I let Phanta take the space and I jumped in a cab, I tried reasoning with the guard but it seems that this time we got the wrong guard :(  Nevermind, you live and learn.  Back home by 23:45, in bed by 00:15 and slept like a bairn.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 27, 2012, 11:35:35 am
I think that was one of the most bonkers bike rides I've ever been on. 

Ditto! That was, er...interesting. :o To think I'd cleaned my bike properly for the first time in ages only a few hours before, too... :facepalm: I did walk a bit, but a lot less than I thought I would, given that I won't normally even ride on bridleways. At least normal COR will seem tame in the future!  I can't comprehend how Deano could do that on a completely inappropriate bike, and nor could some of the walkers.

Tiermat very kindly let me have the last space on the train (IMHO there was plenty of space in the bike section for two more, but the guard wasn't having it!), thus meaning I didn't have to ride back to York in the middle of the night with no map or GPS, which I momentarily considered (for some reason I didn't even think of taxi - had no idea they took bikes). Thanks Tiermat, and sorry you had to get a taxi. :( I know for next time to book a space on the 23.19, not the 22.25.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on July 27, 2012, 11:01:48 pm
Not exactly a ride report.  I sort of went off on one about the off-roading and the bloke in the pub with no spatial awareness, but hopefully it might give a flavour of what it was like out there.....

http://theapathysquare.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/by-power-of-wiggins.html


crusty
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 02, 2012, 11:28:57 am
There is no ride tonight, due to other commitments (I shall be in a car heading to East Anglia).

Next week however, is an easy (as in ~5.5 miles each way with no lumpy bits) run to Maunby, with guest appearances from Mrs T (with purple bike AND a BIG lock! :) ) and possibly my younger brother.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 08, 2012, 09:31:51 am
Plans are afoot to allow Mrs T to join us, watch this space.....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 08, 2012, 10:12:32 am
That makes me :( that I can't be there. But :D for Mrs T!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 08, 2012, 10:59:53 am
We have a babysitter! \o/

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on August 08, 2012, 06:09:22 pm
Does that mean MrsT is coming our to play?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2012, 11:10:39 am
Does that mean MrsT is coming our to play?

oh yuss!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on August 09, 2012, 11:14:08 am
Maaaaarvellous!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on August 09, 2012, 12:44:48 pm
<checks scheule>

BUMS!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2012, 04:30:45 pm
bugger, damn and arse!

Looks like tonight might not happen :( < Major sad face....

Shall check when Mrs T gets home, but if it does it will be just me and her....

Just to think this through a bit, if anyone is in the area and wants a REALLY easy run to the pubbe tonight then raise your hand (I promise, Scout's Honour, there will be NO COR!), 11 miles round trip, no COR, no real hills (just tiny little slight gradients) and Copper Dragon and chips, and NO COR.

Did I mention no COR? :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 10, 2012, 09:47:15 am
What lovely evening!

the sun was still shining when we set off, earlier than normal (due to lack of faffage as there was only two of us), and we rode out to Danby Whiske.  The landlord is weird and the locals just downright rude.  We decided against having food there as the menu lacked a certain something (like CHIPS!) and decided to ride back to the Golden Lion to get something to eat there.  Unfortunately they weren't cooking, so we had another couple of drinks and decided, instead of trying yet another pub, to head home for an early night.

10 miles covered, most Mrs T has done since May.  Sheep seen, lots, horses seen, 4 + one cute little foal, G&T drunk, 3.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on August 10, 2012, 09:56:32 am
I'm pleased you two went for it! Would have been a shame if the whole gang had wasted such a beautiful evening.   :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 13, 2012, 09:31:37 am
Who is in for this week? I am pretty sure we can get a baby sitter again, my younger brother is a possibility and I am sure I could persuade Mrs T to try again.

Maunby, anyone?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 13, 2012, 09:39:12 am
I'm not able to come out to play this week.  Can prob do Wednesday, but definitely not Thursday, next week - either there or York-ish, so I'll keep an eye on the threads and see what's happening!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on August 13, 2012, 09:42:48 am
I'm at work on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday too, so can't come out.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 13, 2012, 10:10:33 am
Boo :( to both, hopefully we can all get together soon?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 13, 2012, 10:14:52 am
It's this summer jollyday stuff for me... all the usual routines fly out of the window! I'm free anytime at all from Sunday (19th) breakfast until Thursday (23rd) breakfast, if that helps with finding summat?  LG - you got any bike ride opportunities that fit with the shifts in that window?  Although considering a _different_ night adds a whole new layer of complexity, given TLD's busy social/activity calendar!  :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 13, 2012, 11:56:53 am
I'll be there this week!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 13, 2012, 04:34:19 pm
So, to recap, this week we have:

Deano
Tiermat
Mrs T
B33rfox (as he is known elsewhere, IRL my younger brother.....), who is getting the hang of this Thursday night lark(apologies to email purists for the bottom first nature):

Quote
From B33rfox:

Sweet.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tiermat
Sent: Monday 13 August 2012 09:55
To: B33rfox
Subject: Re: Happy Monday

Yes, The Buck, nice beer, a good beer garden and decent chips! :)

Tiermat

On Mon, 2012-08-13 at 09:50 +0100, Beerfox wrote:
> Ahh cool not a bad ride then, take there is a pub at the end of it!?

Would you mind returning from Derby for the evening, tiptop? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 20, 2012, 11:14:10 am
OK, so who is in this week? (the cynic in me wants to say "Who is in, but will cancel at the last minute?", but that would be A) not nice and B) not necessary)

No Mrs T this week as she will be shattered after a trip to that London village with TLD.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 20, 2012, 11:17:19 am
I haz boys on Thursday so can't, I'm afraid.  Look on the bright side tho - the prospect of being able to make these regularly again is the silver lining to the cloud of going back to school for me!  13th September is my first Thursday, and I'm looking forward to that one :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 20, 2012, 11:18:33 am
I shall mark it on my calendar, and have a word with those that have a directline to those responsible to ask for nice weather for that night! :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on August 20, 2012, 01:47:06 pm
This Thursday I am planning to bring a tent and watch chick flicks/Disney movies with TLD and Mrs T while you lot go to the pub. Then on Friday me and Mrs T are going on a bicycle ride together.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 20, 2012, 02:07:18 pm
This Thursday I am planning to bring a tent and watch chick flicks/Disney movies with TLD and Mrs T while you lot go to the pub. Then on Friday me and Mrs T are going on a bicycle ride together.

Of course! I had nearly forgotten about that, they are really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2012, 01:20:17 pm
Anyone else?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 28, 2012, 09:55:00 am
Any takers for this week, or, to quote Kurt Cobain "I am going to do this, by myself?"
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 28, 2012, 09:58:21 am
Sorry, I'll be very much in the wrong part of the country on Thursday.  But there's, AFAIK, only two more Thursdays 'til I'm out again :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 04, 2012, 10:10:46 am
Any one for this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 04, 2012, 10:15:11 am
Not this one.... but next week, I'm back!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 06, 2012, 08:52:05 am
What a gorgeous day for a bike ride, and it's forecast to stay that way all day :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on September 06, 2012, 09:11:07 am
What a gorgeous day for a bike ride, and it's forecast to stay that way all day :)

Thanks for that. There's not even a sodding window to look out of here.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 06, 2012, 09:11:33 am
What a gorgeous day for a bike ride, and it's forecast to stay that way all day :)

Thanks for that. There's not even a sodding window to look out of here.

You are welcome, any time mate :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 09, 2012, 03:00:42 pm
Who's up for this week? The forecast is for rain at the beginning of the week, but for it to brighten up Wednesday onwards, almost like someone is watching out for us :D  As long as we don't have the ridiculous side winds I had last Thursday, a bit dangerous in places, one second I was at the side of the road, the next in the middle!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 11, 2012, 11:14:15 am
Bugger. My sister's booked a family meal on Thursday. Stupid day for a meal.

It's at Dalton - I'm pretty confident it's the one near Croft rather than one of the other Daltons around here. So I'm out, unless you go up to Scorton or somewhere I could meet you at the pub.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 11, 2012, 11:16:27 am
Arsebiscuits! Tell her you can't do it, Thursdays are block booked :)

Srsly, enjoy, we'll miss you, especially and Mrs T is out this week!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 12, 2012, 09:50:43 pm
I know! Sack the social secretary.

It's now the Burtree, wrong side of Darlo, so there's no chance of me making it down. I'll have to order a giant yorkshire pudding to solace myself.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 14, 2012, 12:41:34 pm
So as you feel a bit more jealous, Deano, I have one thing to say about last night...

WOW!

We have had some brilliant evenings on these rides, some of it planned, some not so planned.  Some have been long slogs, some short jaunts.  Some have been huge gatherings and others just one or two people. 

This was one where there was a small crowd, just myself, LG, Crusty, CL and Mrs T.  It was also one of the shortest rides we do, just 6 miles or so each way (to The Buck at Maunby).  The weather was good to us, being a little blustery at times but not so much that it became a chore to ride.  The sunset on the clouds was amazing, the chat nice and light, the group constantly mixing on the road.  At the pub the beer was great, as usual (Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, what else?) and the food gorgeous.

It made me realise, once again, what a fantastic part of the country I live in, and what great friends I have.

Mrs T made it all the way there, and all the way back with no major problems (apart from a slipping helmet, which needs replacing anyway and a bit of pain in her right hand, which we are working by altering her bar position).  She is even very keen to come out on another ride with us!  At times last night I was riding along, behind her, watching how she was on the bike and, instead of the unsure and uncomfortable person I saw riding this time last year, I saw someone who was happy with their bike and happy with riding.  She even managed about 20M of COR!!! Admittedly it was just across a grassy area, no mud or potholes (certainly NOT Shark Lane).  she also road down the Green Lane, after the pub, but she admitted that scared her a bit as her front light wasn't up to it (it will be after today when her new one arrives!) We worked around that though by having me ride alongside her, my Cyo lighting the way enough for both of us!

Can we do that again please? Maybe to Scorton next time? :)

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 17, 2012, 06:30:55 pm
Deffo Scorton this week, who's in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: lantern rouge on September 17, 2012, 08:12:05 pm
Oh go on then. I'll have to sort out some decent lights before Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 18, 2012, 06:40:34 am
Oh go on then. I'll have to sort out some decent lights before Thursday.

Fantastic! I believe I owe you a pint from last time we were at Scorton!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 20, 2012, 06:54:12 am
THoFC, a bit after 6 (TPE permitting)?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 20, 2012, 07:15:19 am
Of course, CLsame time, same place, no Mrs T tonight though, her back is playing up! :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: lantern rouge on September 21, 2012, 08:40:55 am
Sorry for the no show last night. I set off and rode as far as Stokesley but felt absolutely Sh*te, so I turned tail and rode home. I would only have spread my germs amongst you if I had attended.
I sent Deano a txt informing of my about turn but as I got no reply perhaps he did'nt receive it/wasn't at the pub.

I hope to have recovered for the KTTR ride on Saturday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 24, 2012, 12:18:23 pm
This weeks is going to feature a spangly, shiny PURPLE bike.

Oh and Mrs T.

Maybe one of our friends, if she returns from Tenerife in time.

And of course, beer'n'chips.

Who's in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 24, 2012, 12:21:01 pm
Me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 24, 2012, 12:21:49 pm
Aye. Where we off to?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 24, 2012, 12:24:27 pm
Aye. Where we off to?

Working on that now.....

Somewhere a bit further than The Buck, but not as far as Farmers.

Watch this space :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 24, 2012, 12:30:42 pm
Thrintoft! Via Danby and Streetlan, ~10.5miles there, 3.5 back (or a bit more if you want to avoid Shark Lane, which I am sure Mrs T will!)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 24, 2012, 01:39:23 pm
Paging Interzen! Paging Phanta!  ;)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on September 24, 2012, 02:22:13 pm
I may manage to put in an appearance, if you make allowances for scrotes Lancastrians... It might be nice to reunite Interzen with the Fisher wot he used to own
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride WITH ADDED TORSLANDA
Post by: tiermat on September 25, 2012, 02:03:20 pm
I may manage to put in an appearance, if you make allowances for scrotes Lancastrians... It might be nice to reunite Interzen with the Fisher wot he used to own

Oh FFS! I am officially, SHITE this week, I completely forgot about the "WITH ADDED TORSLANDA"

Sorry fella, now, hopefully, rectified :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on September 26, 2012, 01:20:55 am
No worries. As long as we stay away from low lying areas we should be OK.

Did you see any more of that bloke walking down your road? The one leading the animals with some planks on his shoulder?

Never mind, Thursday should see me sailing straight up the A1(M) . . .  :thumbsup:

ETA: No. I don't want to go down Shark Lane, either . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 27, 2012, 10:42:46 am
No shark lane for me in these conditions. But my attendance is contingent on being able to get to and then back from work, in time for a train that may or may not run. I'll let you know how it plays out but at the moment it isn't looking good.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 27, 2012, 01:52:16 pm
Anyone know if the A167's open Darlo-Northallerton? I heard it was shut at Great Smeaton.

I doubt the lanes will be a good idea. It always floods north of Streetlam.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 27, 2012, 02:13:21 pm
Anyone know if the A167's open Darlo-Northallerton? I heard it was shut at Great Smeaton.

I doubt the lanes will be a good idea. It always floods north of Streetlam.
It's open according to this:

http://www.traffic-update.co.uk/a-roads/a167.asp (http://www.traffic-update.co.uk/a-roads/a167.asp)

although, looking at that it doesn't show any of the road closures in York.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 27, 2012, 02:23:34 pm
Cheers!

Lass at work who lives in Northallerton says it was clear this morning, too.

I'm already having to be creative on my route out of Darlo. All the alternatives to the A66 bypass seem to be shut.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 27, 2012, 02:31:01 pm
I've given up on planning a set route for tomorrow and sat. I'm going to bring a big map and just treat it like a mystery tour.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 27, 2012, 02:35:10 pm
Likely as not, all the water'll be down in the flatlands by then. I doubt it'll affect my route much, except maybes the first bit out of Darlo, and into Carlisle.

What route are you planning, by the way?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 27, 2012, 02:41:59 pm
Pretty much as per Tan Hill night right route as far as Scotch Corner, then via Gilling West and Whorton to Barnard Castle.

Might go via Middleton in teesdale from there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 27, 2012, 02:46:10 pm
Pretty much as per Tan Hill night right route as far as Scotch Corner, then via Gilling West and Whorton to Barnard Castle.

Might go via Middleton in teesdale from there.

If you are passing this way tomorrow, and need a coffee, or just want to stop for a little bit, please feel free to pop by, I will be in all day (until about 17:30 when I need to go to the station for my train)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 27, 2012, 02:56:33 pm
Pretty much as per Tan Hill night right route as far as Scotch Corner, then via Gilling West and Whorton to Barnard Castle.

Might go via Middleton in teesdale from there.

If you are passing this way tomorrow, and need a coffee, or just want to stop for a little bit, please feel free to pop by, I will be in all day (until about 17:30 when I need to go to the station for my train)
Might take you up on that - don't seem to have your number - will PM.

I am trying to not stop - just plod all day - 'cause I'm very slow into a headwind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 27, 2012, 03:56:04 pm
Woo hoo!  Got there.  Got back.  About to go home, then station-wards.  It is looking more hopeful than earlier!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 28, 2012, 07:28:38 am
Yet another fantastic night.

Lets start with the important stuff, the beer of choice last night was Hook Norton's Hooky.

Food was (in no particular order):
Bambi
Cheeze burger
chips

Riding:
Myself
Deano
CL
Mrs T
Torslanda

The day had changeable weather, and at times I worried that we may see a repeat of the biblical downpours that we had on Monday.  However by the time we had all assembled, drunk coffee/tea, got changed and readied bikes the sky was starting to clear.  Out on the back road to Yafforth (which myself and Torslanda had reccee'd earlier and been amazed by the high water line), then on to Danby Whiske, whereupon Mrs T's super duper bright light failed, or at least the battery ran out.  A quick swap out saw her lit up again and off we went to Streetlam, up a few little hills and FAST back down the other side.  A short while after Streetlam we joined the main NTR > Scorton road (the one shown on the news the other night as being under water) for a grinding drag up to the Thrintoft turn off.  We swept down that road, being buzzed by 3 4X4s, but even that didn't dampen our spirits, or ruin the ride.  Into the pub for beer and food, then the road way home (even Deano admitted he didn't fancy Shark Lane last night).  Down to Ainderby Steeple saw us riding along a virtually deserted road, at the crossroads we found out why, the road is closed due to the bridge at Morton being underwater (it being on the Swale).  It was on this road that Mrs T and CL were tracked by an owl, firstly on their right, then it flew across the road and tracked them on their left for a while.  A fast swoop down in Romanby saw us home at just after 22:00, happy, smiling and just nicely tired.

CL departed for the station, Tors nearly fell asleep on our sofa, again (I should maybe get a blue plaque made for that sofa "Torslanda slept here") until we mentioned he should really be getting a move on, I helped him load his car and off he went into the night.

As I said previously, a brilliant night all round, really.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on September 28, 2012, 10:35:35 am
That all sounds excellent!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on September 28, 2012, 10:54:19 am
It really is a different world, not just another county. I can't think of anywhere around Manchester where you could cycle in solitude with only the moon and your good friends for company. I only glimpsed the owl but it was impressive.

I too was worried on the journey up there. The A1(M) was closed, Topcliffe and it's environs was mostly submerged (I saw vast expanses of lake  where there should've been fields along with about the top 6 feet of power poles sticking out of the water!) and side roads closed and villages cut off all over the shop. Riding under a railway bridge  and seeing the depth the water had reached the day before was sobering but the weather $deity smiled upon us.

As for nodding off on the sofa, 'guilty as charged'  ;D I'm sure that one day Tiermat will just throw a blanket over me.

Thanks again for a great night, to everyone for waiting for me and for not laughing at my future plans . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 30, 2012, 06:48:59 pm
Can't do Wednesday, probably, but can do Thursday, probably.  Will keep an eye on the two threads to see what's happening where....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 01, 2012, 08:30:59 am
Looks like I won't be there this Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 01, 2012, 11:32:12 am
This weeks ride will include Mrs T and Mrs T's friend, Sue, the one who was in Tenerife last week.

So currently working on a bimbling 17 mile route (total including return to station), so we can increase the distance slightly (15 miles last week left Mrs T wobbly legged but happy)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on October 01, 2012, 12:18:11 pm
I should be in, though I'm on nights Wednesday so might duck out last minute if I'm feeling evil and grumpy.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 04, 2012, 09:23:13 am
Bad news.

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Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 04, 2012, 09:35:28 am
Cool, and indeed, groovy

I'll get the coffee on :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 05, 2012, 07:47:39 am
At the risk of bigging these up, that was brilliant, again!

A sizeable group (7) of us gathered at THoFC then set off, after a bit of faffing, down the well worn lanes to Maunby, onto Kirkby Whiske then through to The Vale of York in Carlton Minniott. At some point Mrs T's owl made an appearance (that is not an euphemism, we were riding down Newsham Road when an Owl, similar to the one we saw last week, swooped across the road then off into the trees.  How long it had followed us I don't know.)

Food ordered, beer bought, and drunk, then myself, Mrs T and Mrs T's friend, Sue set off for home (needed to let the babysitter go home etc).  We followed, roughly the same route as we took out, but went via Sandhutton and straight down the 167 instead of the quieter detour on the way home.

A few facts:
Beer of choice : Copper Dragon Golden Pippin
Most food bought: CrinklyLion, at one point it looked like she might need a whole table to herself for her 2 starters and chips order! (photos on FB if you don't believe me :) )
Chips eaten: lots
Chips left: lots
Oh yes, miles covered (by those 3 who did the whole route): 24 miles
Most miles done last night: 56 by the time we got to the pub (by the Polar Bear massive), still some way to go to beat Crusty's record of 100 miles for chips...
Those attending:
Myself
Mrs T
Mrs T's friend, Sue
CL
Deano
PB
Mrs PB

FTR Mrs T's friend, Sue, has said she is deffo on for more of this, AND Wednesday night rides  :thumbsup: She also said that if she had known we did this she would have done the whole summer with us  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Oh and that her bum hurt :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 08, 2012, 10:35:24 am
Following last week's successful 24 mile round trip, this week is going to head to Scorton.  My feeling is that Mrs T can manage this easily, if she can manage the Vale of York run.

Usual Monday morning question, i.e. who's in?

Starter for three:
Me
Mrs T
Sue
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 08, 2012, 10:40:31 am
Yup :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 11, 2012, 04:07:27 pm
Usual time and place?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 11, 2012, 04:15:00 pm
Sure is
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 14, 2012, 01:43:30 pm
Following a discussion on Thursday night (dry to start with, decidedly damp on the return leg) I have developed a cunning, but convoluted route to Maunby for this week.

Why Maunby? Well they are having a Jam session this Thursday, which usually proves to be good fun.

Why cunning and convoluted? Well from THoFC to Maunby is 5.5 miles.  there and back is only 11 miles, and not quite enough for a Thursday night ride, so we start by heading out to Brompton, cross the Darlington road, down Danby Whiske then onto Maunby.  total distance = 15.6 miles, then 5.5miles to return. Bish, bash, and indeed, bosh, job done :)

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=471301
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 16, 2012, 08:31:31 pm
I reckon that, barring catasrophes, I'm in for this week.  Advance notice though, I won't make a pubbe runne next week as I have Cubs on the Wednesday and on the Thursday (25/10) I'm meeting up with a mate who I haven't seen for ages - it was by far the easiest night for her childcare-wise for several weeks!

I seem to remember the jam session being fairly entertaining last time.  And the new menu at the Buck is looking really rather nice :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 17, 2012, 07:11:30 am
As it is I can't do next week anyways as I will be in Swindon :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on October 17, 2012, 11:40:15 am
Night duty this week.  I'm out  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 17, 2012, 11:44:18 am
As it is I can't do next week anyways as I will be in Swindon :(

Oh no! Is this your last pub run, then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 17, 2012, 11:45:51 am
As it is I can't do next week anyways as I will be in Swindon :(

Oh no! Is this your last pub run, then?

NO! NEVER! I am only in the shithole for one week then back to working out of Leeds (and hopefully from home)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 17, 2012, 12:12:41 pm
Phew!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 17, 2012, 11:50:37 pm
In light of tonight's bit of a cock-up on the fully functioning limb articulations for me, I shall review in the morning and decide if I'm still able to come.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 18, 2012, 04:50:20 pm
Sorry guys, I'm out. Couple of miles to work and back was enough for me today. Fingers crossed it's ok foe tomorrow's slightly longer commute!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 18, 2012, 04:52:10 pm
No problem, like Deano, you'll be missed, I'll have a beer for you! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 19, 2012, 08:30:56 am
Well last night was WET!  It stayed fine all day, then came a downpour of biblical proportions just as we set off (the forecast was for the opposite, rain during the day and clearing up for evening, PAH! forecasters you suck!).  We elected to forego the long route to Maunby and just take the direct route.  We arrived looking like drowned rats!

Beer (Copper Dragon, natch) and food was consumed, then we decided to brave the elements once again, only to find it had stopped raining!  In the pub I, jokingly, said it would only stop for the time we were in the pub and then start again once we were outside.  Not quite, it waited until we were leaving the car park!  It was only a slight shower any way so we set off back home, the way we had come.  Back home by 22:00 (we hung around for a bit to seer the jam session but all we saw was them setting up so decided we didn't want to stay, that and they hadn't lit any of the fires so we couldn't dry our cold and sopping wet toes :( ).

All in all it was a good night, Mrs T discovered that her Night Vision jacket is waterproof and comfy on the bike, and discovered just what it is like riding through a monsoon :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on October 19, 2012, 09:26:35 am
Nice to know you're gradually easing her into the reality of the Thursday Night Pub Swim.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 19, 2012, 09:29:33 am
:) Yes, it does seem to be a bit of a pattern forming though (if you can call it happening twice a pattern), we choose to go to Maunby, it rains, HEAVY!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 23, 2012, 02:44:31 pm
As previously mentioned there isn't one this week (due to me being on the 5th circle of hell, otherwise known as Swindon), but there is one next week, 1/11/12.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 23, 2012, 02:47:05 pm
I'm afraid I'm out for next week too.  Hopefully back, weather etc permitting, the week after.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on October 31, 2012, 05:36:27 pm
Is there still a pub run tomorrow?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 01, 2012, 03:40:10 pm
Sorry missed this, too much time working now :(

As discussed on txt, yes there is a run tonight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 02, 2012, 05:45:16 pm
And very good it was, too.  Me and tiermat set off into the nippy night under a fabulous moonlit sky, the big planets hanging, and had our first proper winter pub run of the season.  Beer was drunked, chips were et, and there was custard.  Home again, home again, jiggety jig as the hard white rain bounced off our heads and we chatted, giggled and wove over the roads on the direct-but-bumpy route back to THoFC.  The moon was hiding behind the big full clouds on the home run, but the orange sky was reflected in the roads in appropriately orangey fashion.  My batteries ran out on the run out but we changed them, and the driver of a big Audi stopped to check we were OK, which was a first.  Plenty puddles, plenty mud, grand it was.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 02, 2012, 10:25:55 pm
Aye, grand it was, it was definitely one of those nights that reminds you just why you do these kind of things, one of those nights that those who haven't experienced it don't quite get.

For the first time in weeks I went to bed tired and happy, and I slept like a log.

Can we have more, many more like that, please, but maybe without the rain and the bitter cold wind :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 05, 2012, 12:30:47 pm
Who's up for it this week then?

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 05, 2012, 12:52:26 pm
AFAIK I can, assuming I don't fall off any more flat surfaces and damage anything else in the meantime.  I'll have to fix the flat on the bike before then anyway because I'll need to get to work....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 06, 2012, 07:19:51 am
I hear rumours of a Darlo possible.... is that the definite plan? If so I'll have to book a ticket/bike space so will need to schedule a station visit at some point!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 06, 2012, 08:46:40 am
Sorry, yes, Darlo ride this week :)

I SHALL book tickets....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 06, 2012, 08:48:44 am
Realisticly I will not be able to get the train until 18:46 which gets in at 18:57, so only a little later than we would normally set off.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 06, 2012, 12:19:17 pm
That's fine by me. Meet at Darlo station, Victoria Road entrance (under the clock tower, through the subway from the platforms).

Wander out to the Crown? I haven't been there in a while.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 06, 2012, 02:01:16 pm
Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 07, 2012, 05:13:29 pm
Sorry guys, I reckon I'm out.  Cycling still hurts too much :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 07, 2012, 06:56:58 pm
:(

Ah well - the Crown'll still be there. I'd say meet up for a pre-ride beer, but it's a bit far to go for that. And we have quite a poor record at leaving pubs, so it would endanger the bike ride...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 08, 2012, 10:54:16 am
Just me n Mr T tonight, then?

We could do a wee bit of offroad, then. Just a bit, as it'll be a mudbath out there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 08, 2012, 10:57:39 am
Looks like it, I'm easy as to what we do, be it lots of miles, or only a slack handful, on road or off.

As long as beer and chips are involved and I get back to DAR for 23:15 (for which I have orange cardboard, complete with bike booking) I don't mind!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 08, 2012, 11:06:23 am
Well, the Crown stops serving food at nine, but does the pie-anna-pint all night.

But if you want chips, we'll have to go somewhere else, cos the Crown famously Doesn't Do Chips. Its one flaw, I reckon.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 08, 2012, 11:13:29 am
I forgot the no-chips rule, The Crown is fine, I think LG may be with us with Crusty tagging along en-auto later (so we should hide in the beer garden again :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 08, 2012, 11:15:22 am
Yes, LG's in. And crusty's meeting us at the Crown (unless I tell him to go to a different pub...)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 08, 2012, 11:27:30 am
unless I tell him to go to a different pub...

You wouldn't be that cruel, would you?  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 08, 2012, 11:31:21 am
Crusty and LG are out to play and I can't come?  :(

I shall eat chips at home, as compensation.  Maybe.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 08, 2012, 03:58:05 pm
Right, leaving Leeds any minute now, shall see you in Darlo in 3 hours...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 08, 2012, 04:07:31 pm
Crusty and LG are out to play and I can't come?  :(

I shall eat chips at home, as compensation.  Maybe.

That's more than we'll be getting!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 08, 2012, 11:15:24 pm
Thanks, everyone! That was a great night out  :D

The Crown even does chips nowadays (when the fish n chip van comes in once a month).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 09, 2012, 09:55:12 am
It was good, wasn't it?

Beautiful clear skies, mild, hardly any wind (or at least none that affected us).

Fantastic company and lovely beer (a bit too much for me, my head hurts this morning!).

Even the idiot in the Peugeot at the beginning of the ride that discovered what my Apache warcry sounds like didn't put a downer on it...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 09, 2012, 02:31:51 pm
It also struck me last night that, as a group we have ridden so many miles to different places, spent so long in one another's company that we are starting to know how one another will react to certain situations on the road, and adjust what we are doing automatically.

How cool is that?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 13, 2012, 01:33:41 pm
This weeks is deffo on, and it should, by rights, be a trip to the Buck Inn @ Maunby, for their last ever Jam Session, and the last Thursday night for the current landlord :'( , he, and his wife, have decided to move on and the pub will be closed from Sunday for a couple of weeks for a refurb then will re-open.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 13, 2012, 06:04:45 pm
Oh that's a shame - that's been a really good ride destination for a couple of years.

Sorry, I can't do this one, I'm meant to be meeting someone locally.  Not on a bike.  Shocking, I know....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on November 13, 2012, 06:11:29 pm
Sorry, I can't do this one, I'm meant to be meeting someone locally.  Not on a bike.  Shocking, I know....

Be careful ;)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 13, 2012, 06:24:56 pm
I'm working on Thursday.  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on November 13, 2012, 07:30:58 pm
Have a good evening, hope the Buck will be in good hands . . .

Mind you, if it isn't, Tiermat could always take it over and do his pulled pork sarnies.

<Guy Fieri> 'You could serve that on a flip-flop and it would still taste good!' </Guy Fieri>
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 13, 2012, 07:32:24 pm
He could do his marinaded chorizo as well.  Thinking about it makes me go all dribbly.  Mmmmm.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on November 13, 2012, 08:00:11 pm
And sossidge butties.

And chips. Mmmmmmmmm! Chips . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 13, 2012, 08:13:33 pm
And Mrs T's mocha cake for pud?

I think we should start a petition :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2012, 07:53:59 am
Last nigth was fantastic, shame nearly everyone of the Thursday night possee missed it.

Myself and Mrs T set out about 18:30, heading for Maunby.

Mrs T's gears are still slipping and ghost shifting, and we still need to work a bit on her bar position, but the night was clear on the way out, we saw stars and Mrs Tigglywinkle!

We got to the pub in plenty of time to get a seat, a beer and some food.  We sat chatting, eating and drinking until the band came on, at which point Mrs T says "I've just seen another cyclist pull up", sure enough in walks a person in casual cycling gear, who turns out to be Mrs T's Ostrich.  We sat chatting to her for a while then we were both starting to feel the effects of a warm pub, too much food and maybe too much alcohol, so we decided to head off back.  It was foggy! And cold! We had a tailwind! These things together meant it took us less than 20 minutes to get the 5.5 miles back from Maunby, a new PB for Mrs T!

A grand night, and apparently the new owners are not going to change the pub side that much, but make more of the restaurant side.  The landlord seemed a bit down, for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 16, 2012, 08:06:43 am
Wish I could've been there T.

Didn't know MrsT had an ostrich.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2012, 10:45:37 am
Yes, an Ostrich, an Owl, think she might be aiming for her own sanctuary...

Now onto more pressing matters, who is up for next week? I am on WFH Weds and Thursday so can do both York and NTR...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 16, 2012, 10:51:23 am
I'm out, sorry.  Going to a lecture on Wednesday and work on Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 16, 2012, 10:55:54 am
I'm out, sorry.  Going to a lecture on Wednesday and work on Thursday.

 :'(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 16, 2012, 01:53:39 pm
Busy on Wednesday, but can come out to play on bikes on Thursday :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 19, 2012, 07:58:17 pm
Do we have an idea of a destination?  I'm really rubbish at riding m'bike at the mo.  Well, a bit rubbish generally, so need to make a sensibly informed choice...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 19, 2012, 08:04:50 pm
Silly me.  I can come out on Thursday.  I just don't know how to read my diary  :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 19, 2012, 09:06:47 pm
Probably. Scorton?

If not too far for Cl, obviously.

Otherwise, Bullamoor?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 19, 2012, 09:18:25 pm
I was actually thinking of the other direction, in light of the current forecast for Thursday, i.e. high (11 m/s) winds from the South, so head to Thirsk, which has 2 advantages:

1) It's right next to the station so any arm/knee/hip issues and CL can just jump on a train to get home
2) the return journey to NTR will take about 5 nanoseconds!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 19, 2012, 10:22:31 pm
I was actually thinking of the other direction, in light of the current forecast for Thursday, i.e. high (11 m/s) winds from the South, so head to Thirsk, which has 2 advantages:

1) It's right next to the station so any arm/knee/hip issues and CL can just jump on a train to get home there
2) the return journey to NTR will take about 5 nanoseconds!

Hmmmm......
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 20, 2012, 09:07:40 am
I vote against Thirsk. I'm not getting back from there till after midnight, however you look at it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 20, 2012, 01:06:49 pm
OK, no problem, shall PM you.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 21, 2012, 03:27:56 pm
OK, had a txt conversation with CL and we seem to have a lack of decision making ability amongst the group of us :)

So, on that basis, I shall grasp the bull by the horns and say Scorton.

From my viewpoint I have only done shortish rides recently and it's starting to get a little wearing just doing <10 miles (total) to get beer and chips so would like to go further.  the last time we went to Thirsk was ~6 weeks ago (IIRC) and Scorton was the week after (again IIRC) so it's time for a longer one.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 21, 2012, 04:30:42 pm
So how far is that AAMOI?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 22, 2012, 12:12:59 am
Too far for me, I reckon.  But as I said to Tiermat, it makes rather more sense to plan your bike rides based on the preferences and locations of the people who can actually ride a bike!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 23, 2012, 07:59:51 am
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, that was fun!  Not quite the normal thrusday night ride, but fun anyway.

To start with I received a text early in the day to say that the 3 that was planned was now down to 2, no bother I am still going out on the bike, come what may.

About 6 o'clock LG turns up, drinks coffee, chats, looks at lovely things on the internet then about 6:30 we head off, into wind and rain.

The rain soon stops and the wind is at our backs, so we cycle along into the night, chatting away.

A holiday for 2014 was planned (including bicycles, other family members and a ferry!).

We got to the pub, whereupon I realise I have a text from Crusty asking me if I was with LG and were we at the pub yet? LG had left her phone at home!  I replied and went in to drink Copper Dragon (obviously!) and eat F&C.  Whilst we waited for Crusty to turn up the staff came around to ask if we wanted to enter the quiz.  We thought about it a bout then agreed, why not?

So we entered a quiz, and came 3rd, IIRC, certainly top 5.

Tired and emotional(me), Crusty and LG kindly loaded my bike onto their car and drove me home.

A grand night, indeed!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 23, 2012, 10:13:53 am
It really was absolutely brilliant.  I was at a friend's house in Brompton at 16.30, listening to the rain hammering against his windows, and he clearly thought we were absolutely nuts and declined my invitation to come and join us on the pub run.  It had taken me 6 minutes of freewheeling to get to his house from the station due to the gale force tailwind.  It rained as I rode to Tiermat's hofc, and I wondered if the run had been cancelled since I last looked at my phone. 

But, no.  A lovely natter with MrsT and a couple of TLD's soul-restoring gorgeous hugs, and we went out into the weather.  Or so we thought!  The rain stopped almost straight away, it was mild, and we were on bicycles.  It was a dark, dark night, and as the roads got more and more minor we were knee deep in chutney a lot of the time.  And there were some quite superb puddles.  The kind that wash your shoes every time you turn the pedals.  Yards long, some of 'em.  Excellent fun.

We came third in the pub quiz.  Had some more of the posse been there, we would definitely have won.  Your absence was felt.  You know who you are.  The cash prize has gone behind the bar, and you don't get the password unless you come on the next one.  And they're having a parmo night next Wednesday.  Just saying, like.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 27, 2012, 09:08:16 am
Just to summarise what has been discussed via text, this weeks is on Wednesday, why Weds? Well The Farmers is having a 2-for-1 on Parmos and burgers.  What other reason do you need? :)

So usual format, different day, sorry York lot.  Enjoy your ride though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on November 27, 2012, 12:23:04 pm
In my case I'd need to not still be at work ten minutes after the last train that gets to NTR on time.  Sorry, but I won't be there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 29, 2012, 07:59:02 am
Due to the unmissable offer of two-for-one on Parmos and burgers at The Farmers, we changed the day of the ride, for one week only, to a Wednesday.

Boy, am I glad we did.

We followed the same route as last week, only there was more moonlight (a gorgeous night with the moon irregularly peeping out from behind clouds on the way there), same amount of puddles and chutney on the roads.  As we arrived at the pub I realised I had picked up a puncture in my front.  LG and Deano disappeared into the bar and I set about removing my front wheel, with the intention of sitting in the bar to swap the tube.  The wind was bitterly cold outside, so after getting the wheel out I went inside to warm a bit and to have a drink.  I thought it only polite to ask if it was ok if I brought the wheel in, the conversation going like this:
Me: "I have an odd question to ask"
Barman: "There are no odd questions"
Me: "You haven't heard it yet"
Barman: "Go on then"
Me: <quick overview of what I want to do and why>
Barman: ...
Barman: ...
Barman: ...
Barman: "Is it very dirty?"
Me: "No, and I'll get some paper towels out of the loos to give it a wipe down before I bring it in"
Barman: (still a bit non-plussed) "No problem then."
Me: "told you it was an odd question!"

The rest of the evening was spent eating Parmos (very very nice ones, I had a chicken one with chili cheese topping, LG had a Pork one with blue cheese and Deano had the Classic).  We also ordered a burger for crusty but he didn't turn up until nearly 10 so had to take it home to eat later :)

Just after 10 we said our goodbyes, me riding back to Morthallerton, Deano, Crusty and LG heading back in the car.  LG and Deano missed a treat, the cloud cover had all but gone, the roads were so quiet it was unbelieveable and the scenery was just gorgeous!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on November 29, 2012, 10:15:07 am
It was a nice bike ride. Very cold last night but you soon warm up. And a huge amount of food - it's not often I leave chips on my plate. Specially on a BOGOF meal deal. Crusty's buffalo burger looked nommy. It suited me to change the day - I'm working tonight. Result all round.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 29, 2012, 10:17:43 am
I forgot to say, I returned via Shark Lane!

Looking at my bike this morning, apart from it being filthy, there is ANOTHER thorn in the front tyre!  Luckily this time is went in at the very edge of the tread so, presumably didn't get anywhere near the tube or went into the sidewall, IYSWIM
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 29, 2012, 07:28:54 pm
The ride was good, the moonrise and its reflection in the flooded, silv'ry Wiske were spectacular.

Parmos weren't bad, either :P

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8230772368_654e1a7fd2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8230772368/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8229707195_3b0fde453d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8229707195/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8230773318_40a30e3e52_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8230773318/)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 03, 2012, 02:24:19 pm
This week's ride is tentative at the moment, shall take a decision on Wednesday as the roads have been suicidal the last few days.  Apparently, according to yr.no the weather is due to improve, but I shall still wait and see.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 03, 2012, 06:02:04 pm
Realistically there is absolutely no chance of me making it out to NTR this week.  I haven't actually left the house for three days!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 03, 2012, 06:03:33 pm
We could just go to a pub near NTR station and not do the killy ice thing if it's bad?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 03, 2012, 07:04:57 pm
We could just go to a pub near NTR station and not do the killy ice thing if it's bad?

Now that is the kind of thinking I like! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 04, 2012, 10:20:21 am
Golden Lion? There's a TPE back to Darlo at 21.44.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 04, 2012, 11:05:59 am
The Lion doesn't do food on a Thursday, BUT the Station does, and has the advantage of been even closer to, er, the station! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 04, 2012, 04:04:24 pm
I'll keep an eye on this and if it's a walk to a pub job may well join you, if I'm fit for even that!  I did manage to leave the house today - to go to the GPs and Boots.  Took me about 2 annahalf hours, and I had a two hour nap to recover!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 04, 2012, 10:27:40 pm
Marvellous.  I'll put my ice tyres on the tourer tomorrow.  Just in case.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 05, 2012, 06:21:56 pm
Looking at the forecast, it is due to warm up get above freezing by about midday, and stay that way.  Why is it doing this? 'Cos it's going to be raining, so the Norwegian weather experts say.

So the verdict is: Go for it! Meet the same time and place, coffee, chat etc.
Take a verdict on what to do, the options being:
1) ride straight to pub
2) ride a loop to get to pub.
Drink beer, talk shite, head for station/home (delete as applicable)

See ya tomorrow!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 05, 2012, 06:29:43 pm

Drink beer, talk shite

My favourite night out  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 06, 2012, 11:55:56 am
Station Hotel, on the corner near the roundabout?

I'm definitely not riding, but would like to nip over for a pint.  What time do you reckon?  Seems a bit daft to sprint over there for the 18:0whatever-it-is arrival if you guys are off for a bike ride.  Plenty of trains up until 7ish tho, after that they get a bit more infrequent.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 06, 2012, 12:14:04 pm
Aye, I might get the 19.20 train down.

I could ride, I suppose - the A167 is probably clear. I'm not taking a chance on "probably", though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 06, 2012, 12:25:04 pm
NP, I was thinking of taking a view on it when I get home (currently in Leeds), but thought it might be "fun" to try a 7 mile loop, via Warlaby, Ainderby, Thrintoft, Shark Lane and back to the pubbe :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 06, 2012, 12:26:24 pm
And, CL, yes, the one on the RB right by the station (the nasty, orrible RB), beer is not too bad, they do food until 20:30 and if we don't like it's only a short hop, skip and a jump to go to the Lion for beer :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 06, 2012, 12:34:46 pm
Fair enough. I'll have to get home and fix the puncture on my other bike, though. I ain't going down Shark Lane on my Dave Yates in this lot. There's a train at ten to six.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 06, 2012, 03:27:10 pm
Crusty may come and join us after work (he's working late). 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 06, 2012, 05:32:04 pm
I have just got in, shower change then sort bike out and I'll be ready :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 06, 2012, 05:43:29 pm
Home, sorting out stuff, aiming for a train into NTR (with no bike so I can EC as well as TPE) half 7 ish I guess?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 07, 2012, 12:04:42 am
That was just bonkers. Ice all over the place, stuff falling from the sky, mud, stinky cow muck, more ice, huge puddles. Can I just recommend this kind of insanity to all my fellow depressives? At the start of the evening I nearly cried off. The thought of leaving the house was just too much. By the tine Tiermat Deano and me had all escaped slippery slidey DETH and got to the pub to meet that Crinkles I actually felt rather jolly. A fine night's Pubbeing.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 07, 2012, 08:43:53 am
That was just awesome!

Myself, LG and Deano set out in the light rain to go and do a little loop to make us feel like we had earned our beer.

Little did we know how much we would have to earn that beer!

The back lane from Warlaby to Ainderby Steeple was interesting, a mix of mud and ice, some of the ice having a nice layer of water over the top.  Looking like Bambi the first time on the frozen pond was the order of the day, bikes, legs etc seemingly going in all directions, but nobody, thankfully, falling off or over.

The road through Ainderby was clear, but the road down to Thrintoft deteriorated, then cleared.  At Thrintoft we looked at the pub (The New Inn) which has been the object of a fair few evening rides, to see it was completely in darkness, hope they haven't gone under and were just having a night off.

Onwards and upwards to Shark Lane.  The half-frozen puddle at the mouth of the lane should have warned us.  We tried walking a short way up the lane, only to see that it was a sheet of ice as far as the eye could see.  One of us, who shall remain nameless, was on a bike WITHOUT winter tyres, so we decided that discretion was most definitely the better part of valour and turned around to follow the 684 back into NTR.  I lead LG and Deano through a maze of houses to a short shared use path that cuts out a couple of short horrible bits of road.  We arrived at the pub at 19:55.  I asked barmaid if they were still doing food, to which the reply was "yes, until 8!". Quick, get our orders in!

Beer was drunk, food consumed (well mostly, CL ordered a mushroom quiche which turned out to be ham and mushroom, not much use for a veggie!) and, at about 21:45 or so our goodbyes were said and we all headed off our seperate ways.

A grand night out it was, my legs really ache today due to the extra effort of keeping upright on ice.

I'd do it all again.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 07, 2012, 09:04:49 am
So would I  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 20, 2012, 08:39:06 am
Anyone else out tonight? We're meeting as usual in Northallerton at 6:30. Tiermat, any idea where we're going?

Given that I'm fighting off a grotty snotty cold and it's hoying down out there, I'll be on the 17.35 from Darlo.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 20, 2012, 08:48:58 am
I haz boys so won't be out.  Have fun!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 20, 2012, 09:08:04 am
Maunby or The Station or The Golden Lion.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 20, 2012, 10:44:40 am
Sod it, I'm scarpering early and riding down. Holidays start here!

Maunby would be good, i've not been there for yonks.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 20, 2012, 11:10:50 am
I am in all afternoon, apart from I will need to pop out for 10 mins or so to collect a carpet cleaner, give me a shout when you get near.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 20, 2012, 11:11:44 am
I might go into town and do some shopping first.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 21, 2012, 09:03:41 am
I enjoyed that! Although it was a grotty night, and both Deano and myself were feeling a bit under the weather, we decided a trip to the pub was in order.  Specifically we decided that we should go to Maunby, to check out what the new owners have done to the place (answer is not a lot), what the new menu is like (answer is pretty much the same as before, with a few changes*) and do they still sell Copper Dragon (answer is yes, they do!)

So a few beers were consumed, chips ordered and eaten (as well as a steak sandwich for me), then we rode back to Romanby to have a pint in the Lion before Deano needed to get his train home.

A short night, but a good one and perfect for making up for me missing the Xmas do.

*This is really going to affect whether we choose to go there, but they DON'T DO VEGETARIAN CHIPS!!!!  At least, though, they are open about it, unlike The Station where a mushroom quiche turns out to be ham and mushroom!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 23, 2012, 11:40:27 pm
The beef dripping chips were good, though. The best veggie alternative they offered was new potatoes or mash.

You know, if we'd thought about it for half a second, we probably wouldn't have taken the Irish motorway back from Maunby. The water was well over a foot deep, and it was squelch squelch for the rest of the night.

I'm glad we did, though :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on December 23, 2012, 11:41:44 pm
Oh, stop it.  Some of us were at work y'know.   ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 05, 2013, 05:11:02 pm
Looks like a mild week, so anyone up for a Scorton trip? The wind is due to stay as a Northerly, so Scorton makes sense.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 05, 2013, 05:44:38 pm
If it fits in with work then yes. Could do with a social night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 05, 2013, 06:44:28 pm
I was going to suggest a Darlo run - Scorton works too, though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 08, 2013, 07:10:06 pm
I think I'm pretty unlikely.  It's too cold and dark, I STILL have a lurgy and haven't actually ridden my bike since.... possibly the Christmas ride to Naburn?  I think evening rides just don't work for me at this time of year.  *wants to hibernate*

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on January 08, 2013, 07:15:26 pm
Tiermat - you know I don't come along because I organise a competing 'Beer & Theology' event every Thursday not far from the "Northallerton and Environs" socio-economic geography.  I'd like you to know that I keep clicking on "Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride" thinking - "Ooh that sounds like fun!"  swiftly followed by... "d'oh".

You know that toytown is not that far from NTA and that you'd be most welcome to cycle over here for a pint and brain-ache any time you like.

:) /shyumu
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 08, 2013, 07:20:15 pm
Tiermat - you know I don't come along because I organise a competing 'Beer & Theology' event every Thursday not far from the "Northallerton and Environs" socio-economic geography.  I'd like you to know that I keep clicking on "Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride" thinking - "Ooh that sounds like fun!"  swiftly followed by... "d'oh".

You know that toytown is not that far from NTA and that you'd be most welcome to cycle over here for a pint and brain-ache any time you like.

:) /shyumu

Now that is an interesting invite, but are you really really sure you could cope with my take on Theology and the world around us? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on January 08, 2013, 08:16:17 pm
Tiermat - you know I don't come along because I organise a competing 'Beer & Theology' event every Thursday not far from the "Northallerton and Environs" socio-economic geography.  I'd like you to know that I keep clicking on "Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride" thinking - "Ooh that sounds like fun!"  swiftly followed by... "d'oh".

You know that toytown is not that far from NTA and that you'd be most welcome to cycle over here for a pint and brain-ache any time you like.

:) /shyumu

Now that is an interesting invite, but are you really really sure you could cope with my take on Theology and the world around us? :)

Yup.  Are you sure you could cope with mine? oooh choice of icon... I know...   :demon:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 21, 2013, 08:15:02 pm
Anyone fancy a pootle out this Thursday? Weather due to improve by then, not that there has been much ice.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 27, 2013, 09:36:42 pm
As discussed with Deano and others at the weekend, there is a ride this week, on Thursday, start from Darlo station.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 27, 2013, 09:45:33 pm
I'm not up to riding at the mo really, especially not on ice.  Do you have a destination in mind though?  Very outlying possibility of an appearance sans velo....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 27, 2013, 10:21:05 pm
I was thinking of Preston on Skerne, as the Blacksmith's Arms has a good rep for food and beer.

It's possible to get a train to Aycliffe, as Preston is near to Aycliffe. And it's about 8 miles back to Darlo station, maybe 9 if we take the back roads (additional hills and bridges) to avoid the big scary roundabouts.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 28, 2013, 12:00:45 pm
This (http://www.blacksmithsarms-pls.co.uk/) is the pub, by the way, and Thursday is Curry Night! £6.75 per person, including a drink.

http://www.blacksmithsarms-pls.co.uk/index.php/thursday-curry

It's an auspicious name for a boozer - I think it'll be the third Blacksmith's Arms we've patronised.

Note to self: call pub to find out when they stop serving food.

My planned route to the pub is something like This (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Bank+Top+Station,+Bank+Top,+Darlington+DL1+4AA&daddr=54.5240893,-1.5534653+to:54.5539749,-1.6105993+to:54.6100964,-1.5878325+to:54.6126371,-1.5528569+to:preston+le+skerne&hl=en-GB&sll=54.607272,-1.573448&sspn=0.042453,0.101109&geocode=FSvuPwMdEWfo_ym96AyL0Zt-SDEUEl-ugbOCVA%3BFbn4PwMdx0vo_ylNV8lbxZt-SDFJYaJj-vRJcg%3BFXZtQAMdmWzn_ynzxfwsiJx-SDHL8eC0H1J6mw%3BFbBIQQMdiMXn_ymj87uAr4R-SDEVofEyk458-A%3BFZ1SQQMdKE7o_ykR2_RU2oR-SDEqxbUCVsK37A%3BFRJGQQMdFrno_ykPoYaXO4V-SDHZMj35c9_Tmw&gl=uk&dirflg=b&mra=dpe&mrsp=3&sz=13&via=1,2,3,4&t=m&z=13&lci=bike). There is some potential for gentle COR, though there's one bit which nearly always floods. I might check it out one night this week.

(There are actually two or three cracking off road routes from Darlo to Aycliffe, but as Patches Lane, Catkill Lane (I'm not making that name up, btw) and the loosely-connected paths and bridleways behind Beaumont Hill tend to be quagmires in all except the driest of summers, we'll give those a miss)

Coming back to Darlo, it's a relatively simple 9 miles back down the A167. We can take the detour through Brafferton to add some hills and bridges, and to avoid the scary roundabouts at Aycliffe Industrial Estate, and at the A1-A167 junction. The sightlines at the sliproads coming off the A1 are appalling at that roundabout.

There's also a longer route back through Great Stainton, if we have time and the inclination. We could also head to the pub that way, I suppose, but those roads are horrible rat runs for large parts of the day.

So, anyone except me and Tiermat? I'm working on crusty (and LG by proxy).

And what time are we meeting?

The meeting place, as is usual for Darlo rides, is the Victoria Road entrance at Darlington Bank Top Station (just underneath the station clock, and through the subway from the platforms).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 28, 2013, 10:36:29 pm
My visiting mate's timings don't quite work out for us to pitch up in a motor for curry.  Not to worry - have fun!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 29, 2013, 11:20:54 am
Right. Shall we say 6.30 at Darlo Station?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 29, 2013, 11:51:55 am
Sounds like a plan, any change and I shall text you.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on January 29, 2013, 12:03:34 pm
I'll want to get back to York, but might join you at the station and hand out some bike lights.  I'll be coming from Middlesbrough and riding looks like a better option than training, so what's the best way between the two?  The A66 looks like somewhere even Bunburys might fear to pedal, so can locals recommend any improvements on this (http://goo.gl/maps/b0MFv) as a route?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 29, 2013, 12:14:49 pm
Cool!

Bunbury, that'd be alright, if a bit fiddly. For the last bit into Darlo, there's a bike path alongside the A66, which saves you from having to divert down to the A67.

Personally, I'd follow LG's commute, along Low Lane into Yarm, then along the A67, which brings you in at the station. You only need to remember two roads!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 29, 2013, 11:01:01 pm
Okay we're in. Probly on MTBs.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on January 30, 2013, 01:22:30 am
Cool!

Bunbury, that'd be alright, if a bit fiddly. For the last bit into Darlo, there's a bike path alongside the A66, which saves you from having to divert down to the A67.

Personally, I'd follow LG's commute, along Low Lane into Yarm, then along the A67, which brings you in at the station. You only need to remember two roads!

I agree with Deano, except for avoiding the bit of Low Lane which passes under the bridge.  If you are in a rush... the A67.  If you have time, this (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=The+James+Cook+University+Hospital,+Marton+Road,+Middlesbrough&daddr=Stainton+to:Maltby+to:Middleton+One+Row+to:54.5230839,-1.5300162+to:Darlington&hl=en&sll=54.527059,-1.433029&sspn=0.134484,0.363579&geocode=FRxfQAMdt2_t_yF-RR9ty-o3SClL7BUDV-x-SDF-RR9ty-o3SA%3BFeHsPwMd_tXs_yl1WWtBr-x-SDGdtFUlu3tDrA%3BFQvVPwMdF4Ls_ynNvRWWp5R-SDEGwqJac5p06A%3BFaCsPwMdXLnp_ynRGBizMJd-SDE89Judyah8JA%3BFcv0PwMdYKfo_ylFiR_VL5p-SDEMDVLshqj3Tw%3BFdr2PwMdXjTo_ymJE3UtICR8SDHtUNrfWfPAhg&oq=darlington&mra=dpe&mrsp=4&sz=12&via=4&t=m&z=12) would be more prettier-more
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 30, 2013, 11:23:00 am
Cool!

Bunbury, that'd be alright, if a bit fiddly. For the last bit into Darlo, there's a bike path alongside the A66, which saves you from having to divert down to the A67.

Personally, I'd follow LG's commute, along Low Lane into Yarm, then along the A67, which brings you in at the station. You only need to remember two roads!

I agree with Deano, except for avoiding the bit of Low Lane which passes under the bridge.  If you are in a rush... the A67.  If you have time, this (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=The+James+Cook+University+Hospital,+Marton+Road,+Middlesbrough&daddr=Stainton+to:Maltby+to:Middleton+One+Row+to:54.5230839,-1.5300162+to:Darlington&hl=en&sll=54.527059,-1.433029&sspn=0.134484,0.363579&geocode=FRxfQAMdt2_t_yF-RR9ty-o3SClL7BUDV-x-SDF-RR9ty-o3SA%3BFeHsPwMd_tXs_yl1WWtBr-x-SDGdtFUlu3tDrA%3BFQvVPwMdF4Ls_ynNvRWWp5R-SDEGwqJac5p06A%3BFaCsPwMdXLnp_ynRGBizMJd-SDE89Judyah8JA%3BFcv0PwMdYKfo_ylFiR_VL5p-SDEMDVLshqj3Tw%3BFdr2PwMdXjTo_ymJE3UtICR8SDHtUNrfWfPAhg&oq=darlington&mra=dpe&mrsp=4&sz=12&via=4&t=m&z=12) would be more prettier-more


Nah.  Ladgate Lane/Low Lane is fine.  That's the route I tried out yesterday Bunbury, lots of cyclists use it.  The A67's a bit of a pig mind, I don't really like it, but Crusty uses it when he's commuting.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2013, 01:58:38 pm
Okay we're in. Probly on MTBs.

I hadn't planned that much off-road! about two miles, probably. I'll check the path past the dairy tonight, but I expect it to be impassable.

I can add more, if there's the demand...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 30, 2013, 02:01:26 pm
Just to be completely contrary (like that is unusual for me! :) ) I am seriously thinking of doing it fixed...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2013, 02:14:30 pm
There be hills! (ish)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on January 30, 2013, 02:43:12 pm
Just to disagree with Lindagord-MURDERER-inho; I've ridden that short section of Low Lane and I don't like it. The high hedges, 50mph speed limit which is never obeyed, and fast drivers going from apex to corner to apex... There is a lovely alternative is all umh-sayin-like. Just because you "should be allowed" to ride it, doesn't mean you have to.

Of course, you are Mr Bunbury, and you'll do what you always do, make up your own mind.

Safe travels!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2013, 02:54:00 pm
Fiver says he just rides along the A66.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on January 30, 2013, 02:55:59 pm
Course 'e will  ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2013, 05:02:04 pm
I hadn't planned that much off-road! about two miles, probably. I'll check the path past the dairy tonight, but I expect it to be impassable.

Hmm.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8430527290_b68a5747bf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8430527290/)
Road under the A1 near Archdeacon Newton (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8430527290/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

I recommend bringing a road bike.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on January 31, 2013, 04:53:04 am
Fiver says he just rides along the A66.

Reckon so too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2013, 10:04:09 am
It's a bit blowy out there. It'll be a slog into the wind, but once we turn at Walworth Gate and the Dog we'll sail to the pub.

Pity poor bunbury, hacking all the way from Boro straight into it...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 31, 2013, 11:41:50 am
I have a little issue. Having been to get my ticket from the station i find that the 23.20 has no spaces available. Hence i need to be back at darlo statipn for 22.27, which is the last tpe!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2013, 11:44:13 am
Should be alright, as long as we aim to leave the pub at 9.30.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2013, 03:26:59 pm
The kitchen stops taking orders at 8.45, so that's not a problem.

Hopefully we'll be there about 8-ish.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 31, 2013, 04:49:37 pm
The kitchen stops taking orders at 8.45, so that's not a problem.

Hopefully we'll be there about 8-ish.

Cool and groovy :)

I will be at the station, hopefully, by 18:10
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2013, 04:50:58 pm
I'm at work until 18.15. Mightn't be a bad idea to get a coffee. I'll be there about 18.25.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 31, 2013, 04:55:07 pm
No problems, I am sure I can amuse myself somehow, without resorting to motorist baiting on Vicky Road :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2013, 05:43:11 pm
Hold on, I'm leaving at 6 now. Should be at the station by no later than 6.15.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 01, 2013, 08:16:16 am
A corking night, a lovely route (if you ignore the Industrial wasteland of Newton Aycliffe :) ).  The wind was at our backs the majority of the time, only in our faces a little, and less so quartering on (those were the worst bits, though as it did tend to throw you about a bit).

Drivers mainly courteous, not too many hills (but enough for my legs to remember the ride this morning), and a fantastic pub! Good beer, nice staff and nice food.  It was curry night so £6.75 got you a curry and a pint, which LG and Deano took advantage of, I had gammon and Crusty had some beef dish, from the specials menu (not The Specials menu, as that would have been something else completely different :) )

No photos of the food from the ride, sorry, but a photo of what I made, and ate some of, before I set of:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ayjMWwj3AsA/UQqntJccrlI/AAAAAAAADNw/8rGH58UHT5k/s811/20130131_171844.jpg)

Chocolate and Chesnut Creme Caramel, YUM!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 01, 2013, 08:26:04 am
Oh, and next week, as the wind appears to be staying from the West/North West/North there is a run to Scorton.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 01, 2013, 08:47:06 am
It was really nice, specially to be able to ride the ouward and home legs, and to have Crusty alo g for the whole thing. Good curry at the Blacksmiths Arms. I got frozen waiting for my cancelled train and was worried I would get cold struggle, but fighting to achieve 18kph o  studded tyres soon warmed me up. The wind was there but not problematic as feared, and I had such a nice time. Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on February 01, 2013, 12:00:05 pm
Just to disagree with Lindagord-MURDERER-inho; I've ridden that short section of Low Lane and I don't like it. The high hedges, 50mph speed limit which is never obeyed, and fast drivers going from apex to corner to apex... There is a lovely alternative is all umh-sayin-like. Just because you "should be allowed" to ride it, doesn't mean you have to.

Deano would owe someone a fiver if anyone had taken him up on his A66 bet, because I took the Low Lane / A67 route.  I have to say, I agree with Shymu.  The 67 was fine but Low Lane was pretty horrible, with far too much traffic at high speed on a narrow road with not a few blind bits.  I may well try the 66 next time!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on February 01, 2013, 09:33:30 pm
Just to disagree with Lindagord-MURDERER-inho; I've ridden that short section of Low Lane and I don't like it. The high hedges, 50mph speed limit which is never obeyed, and fast drivers going from apex to corner to apex... There is a lovely alternative is all umh-sayin-like. Just because you "should be allowed" to ride it, doesn't mean you have to.

Deano would owe someone a fiver if anyone had taken him up on his A66 bet, because I took the Low Lane / A67 route.  I have to say, I agree with Shymu.  The 67 was fine but Low Lane was pretty horrible, with far too much traffic at high speed on a narrow road with not a few blind bits.  I may well try the 66 next time!

You have ridden LG's new commute route. Please talk sense into her. :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 01, 2013, 10:46:53 pm
Just to disagree with Lindagord-MURDERER-inho; I've ridden that short section of Low Lane and I don't like it. The high hedges, 50mph speed limit which is never obeyed, and fast drivers going from apex to corner to apex... There is a lovely alternative is all umh-sayin-like. Just because you "should be allowed" to ride it, doesn't mean you have to.

Deano would owe someone a fiver if anyone had taken him up on his A66 bet, because I took the Low Lane / A67 route.  I have to say, I agree with Shymu.  The 67 was fine but Low Lane was pretty horrible, with far too much  traffic at high speed on a narrow road with not a few blind bits.  I may well try the 66 next time!

You have ridden LG's new commute route. Please talk sense into her. :(

Okay go ride my old commute at my commuting time. Then we'll talk   >:(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 03, 2013, 10:24:43 pm
I suspect Scorton might still be a tad ambitious for me.  Will see how I go on Wednesday tho!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 04, 2013, 09:42:59 am
As I now have a bike with 'guards that is not fixed, but SS, I think I will stick some pedals on it and use that on Thursday.

The fixie will wait until better weather, I think.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 04, 2013, 09:45:16 am
Aye, Scorton sounds good. Is Thursday night still quiz night?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 04, 2013, 09:45:48 am
Aye, Scorton sounds good. Is Thursday night still quiz night?

I shall check.

ETA: Not this week, next quiz night is 21st, this week is a Curry Night! Second one in 2 weeks! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 04, 2013, 09:52:46 am
21st I could do, I reckon...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 04, 2013, 09:55:57 am
21st I could do, I reckon...

We need to defend our 3rd place, don't we? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 10:53:20 am
So who do we have for this week?

Me (natch)
Deano
IZ

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 07, 2013, 10:54:59 am
Not me. Night duty tonight  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 10:58:12 am
Not me. Night duty tonight  :(

BOOOOOOOOOO! :( Tell the NHS to bugger off, your mates need you more :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 07, 2013, 11:00:58 am
I'm afraid I'm off to "cootchy cootchy coo" over my mate's baby daughter, who I shall be meeting for the first time.  After seeing the window fitter who is coming round to quote for replacements at the Den.  But probably would struggle to make it to Scorton anyway so you're best off wi'out me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 11:08:54 am
I'm afraid I'm off to "cootchy cootchy coo" over my mate's baby daughter, who I shall be meeting for the first time.  After seeing the window fitter who is coming round to quote for replacements at the Den.  But probably would struggle to make it to Scorton anyway so you're best off wi'out me!

:( :( At this rate I'm going to be Billy No-Mates :(

Deano/Interzen, don't let me down! (no pressure, like :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 07, 2013, 11:15:25 am
I'm still coming!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 11:56:45 am
I'm still coming!

PHEW!  I am planning to Ss it tonight, I have to get at least one ride in on the Day One before I sell it (or do something silly like enter a race in Halifax on it...)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 12:29:16 pm
As you ask, it's 56cm....  :demon:

It's possibly the wrong colour, though as it is BLACK!!!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 07, 2013, 04:53:49 pm
:( :( At this rate I'm going to be Billy No-Mates :(

Deano/Interzen, don't let me down! (no pressure, like :) )

Well, in fairness I did say best part of a week ago I was fairly unlikely  :-\
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 07, 2013, 04:54:55 pm
:( :( At this rate I'm going to be Billy No-Mates :(

Deano/Interzen, don't let me down! (no pressure, like :) )

Well, in fairness I did say best part of a week ago I was fairly unlikely  :-\

I know, I know.  Bagsy your pint then :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 08, 2013, 01:57:22 pm
Well that was a fun, if short(ish) and chilly night.

We headed out, went to Danby Whiske, had a quick pint in the pub there, then back, in a loop, to NTR and up Bullamoor Road to the Fox and Hounds.

More beer, along with chips and a chicken curry, were consumed.  We then had a fast, very very chilly (so cold it hurt my face), dash back down the Bullamoor Road to the sation in time for Deano to get his train home.

I was home by about 9:40, showered and to bed.  Couldn't get out of bed again this morning, so skipped work :(

Must do this again, and soon.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 10, 2013, 03:47:33 pm
After a bit of a chatter back and forth, it has been pointed out that it is valentines day this Thursday,  so getting food may be difficult. Any mind if we do Wednesday instead?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 10, 2013, 03:54:39 pm
Either way I'm out this week I'm afraid. Working.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 10, 2013, 03:57:34 pm
Yes Wed night in ntr, mr torslanda is planning on escaping Fortress Lancashire for the evening :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 10, 2013, 04:00:57 pm
Hurrah!

Wednesday suits me. Just a short one, then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 10, 2013, 04:21:24 pm
Cool to all of it!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 10, 2013, 04:54:19 pm
I might actually make it up there, as it's a Wednesday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 10, 2013, 08:07:30 pm
Back to Bullamoor? Maunder down to Maunby? Dawdle to Danby?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 10, 2013, 08:14:59 pm
Bullamoor works - it's a quick downhill back to town from there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 11, 2013, 06:43:25 pm
Will pugsley be making an appearance, interzen? :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 11, 2013, 09:32:30 pm
Bullamoor works - it's a quick downhill back to town from there.

Tors might have, ahem, issues with Bullamoor.

As the wind will be from the south I thought Maunby.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 11, 2013, 09:40:15 pm
Will pugsley be making an appearance, interzen? :D
Not this time - you're going to meet OrangeGina instead ;)

(I'm keeping with the 'different bike every time I see you' theme - only one more to go, I think!)

Excellent. Of course, at some point you'll run out, and have to buy more...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 11, 2013, 10:06:55 pm
Bullamoor works - it's a quick downhill back to town from there.

Tors might have, ahem, issues with Bullamoor.

;D Tell him it's worth it.

Or just lie!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 12, 2013, 08:29:08 am
Bullamoor works - it's a quick downhill back to town from there.

Tors might have, ahem, issues with Bullamoor.

;D Tell him it's worth it.

Or just lie!

Me?

Lie about (either directly or by omission) about the route?

The very thought of it! I am hurt! Oh, ok then I may, sometimes not be totally truthful about the route, but this time I have been explicitily told "NO COR!"
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 12, 2013, 09:14:33 am
All of these statements are true:

"It's not as far as Maunby."

"It's an easier ride back to town."

"It's closer to town for the ride back."

"It does better chips and beer than Maunby."

(actually that last one is both true and honest, which may not be true of the others)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 12, 2013, 09:25:26 am
All good points, well put. Fox and Hounds it is, then :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 12, 2013, 09:38:19 pm
The very thought of it! I am hurt! Oh, ok then I may, sometimes not be totally truthful about the route, but this time I have been explicitily told "NO COR!"

Woohoo! :thumbsup:

I'll be on the 17.41, provided I leave work in time and get across town.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 12, 2013, 09:39:47 pm
Ah, but if we're going to the Fox and Hounds it'd be a shame not to do Foxton Lane...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 12, 2013, 09:40:37 pm
I have a route in mind, which we have used before, which is a total of 12.5 miles and takes in a ickle climb.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 12, 2013, 09:43:10 pm
Ah, but if we're going to the Fox and Hounds it'd be a shame not to do Foxton Lane...

Is that the one from the Saltburn ride? :o
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 12, 2013, 10:08:28 pm
That's it. CL might still have the scars.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 12, 2013, 10:36:11 pm
Nah.  It didn't actually break the skin - just bruising, that one.  Long gone, and replaced by others.  Currently the best ones are on my knees...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 13, 2013, 01:12:44 pm
Hmm, it's getting a bit snowy. Wrong bike choice this morning, and I don't really have time to go home and swap. ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mcshroom on February 13, 2013, 01:24:36 pm
It's moved from snowy to rainy over here, so if it keeps moving east then you might be ok
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 02:23:38 pm
Just had an email from Mrs T, the jist of which went like this:

Mrs T: Are you still going on your bike ride tonight?
ME: Yes, though it may be a abridged version.
Mrs T: Nutter!!!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 13, 2013, 02:29:23 pm
Hmm, it's heavy now and it seems to be settling. I'll see what the weather's doing at 4.30ish, then make a decision.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 13, 2013, 02:54:45 pm
Might get the train down. I like the idea of cycling but I don't trust them buggers on four wheels.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 03:06:59 pm
Good call, Deano, I have just been out and fitted mud/snow tyres to my Inbred.  I didn't both with the full on winter tyres, just the 2.2 Conti Race Kings.  They seem sure footed enough.  By the time we go out most people will have decided not to drive anywhere anyway :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 13, 2013, 03:11:39 pm
I'm thinking 25c slicks probably aren't going to be that great. Definitely going to swap for the hybrid, though I won't have time to fit snow tyres.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 03:15:21 pm
Right, so if we are still aiming for the fox and hounds I vote we go the direct route there, but return via Scholla Lane (or vice versa), just to prevent it being too much out and back.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 03:36:02 pm
Correct!

To start with I thought it was you misreading "Grange View" which we also pass, but no, you are right, we go past Orange View too!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 13, 2013, 03:56:17 pm
I think Pugsley would really enjoy coming out tonight...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 13, 2013, 04:21:59 pm
Right, I'm going to go for it, pending the commute home being ok (might stick to the main roads). Should be there around 18.10.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 04:44:50 pm
it'll be reet, as the man said.

I took the Inbred out for a little spin once I had fitted the tyres and it's fine, there is no ice under snow and the snow is the firm type so easy going :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 13, 2013, 04:54:17 pm
I'm aiming for the 17.35 train.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 05:02:01 pm
I will make sure the coffee machine is on :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 13, 2013, 05:44:34 pm
On the train ...

Already had one off ... :o

[Garp mode on]

Cool, that means the ride is pre-disastered

[Garp mode off]
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 13, 2013, 05:48:15 pm
It's turned to rain and hail in Darlo.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 14, 2013, 12:04:38 am
I rate that #3 on the most bonkers pub runs :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 14, 2013, 09:09:37 am
So we spend the evening battling snow, ice and a horrendous headwind.

What do we get today?

Melted snow, no ice and no wind!!!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 14, 2013, 02:41:41 pm
Right, I'm going to go for it, pending the commute home being ok (might stick to the main roads). Should be there around 18.10.
Did you make it onto the train?

You sped past me in the tunnel, swimming like a salmon making way against the relentless outpour of commuters.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 14, 2013, 06:24:16 pm
Yes - just! Even if I did have to haul my my weighty bike up the stairs, because I didn't really have time to wait for the lift...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 14, 2013, 06:41:19 pm
I rate that #3 on the most bonkers pub runs :D

If that's #3 I dread to think what the top two were like... :o

It was mildly terrifying in places. But enjoyable, in a nailbiting sort of way.

Sorry all, for going ridiculously slowly and stopping a lot and thus ensuring we all got crisps for dinner! The ice was worse than I was expecting, and I'm very bad at riding on ice (especially with the wrong tyres ::-)).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 15, 2013, 09:37:14 pm
I liked the brakes. They were tuneful, not squeaky.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 15, 2013, 09:38:09 pm
They weren't that bad. You should have heard tiermat's Genesis.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on February 15, 2013, 11:21:06 pm
I'm sorry to have missed it. Particularly as I missed meeting Phanta and the others but really, when we called it around 2 o'clock, I had serious doubts about getting home . . .

It took the thick end of 3 hours to get back to that Manchester village place.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 19, 2013, 12:48:20 pm
Of course there is.  Nothing firm yet, though, other than meet here for the usual time.

We do have a visitor this week, too.

As the wind is going to be from the east-southeast on Thursday evening we might head roughly SE, which means maybe Knayton, Borrowby or The Fox and Hounds :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 19, 2013, 12:55:33 pm
We might even get there, this time! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 20, 2013, 10:06:07 am
Any thoughts on destination/route?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 20, 2013, 10:20:28 am
Dog and Gun, Knayton. Returning, for IZ's pleasure, via Orange View and the Fox and Hounds.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 20, 2013, 01:39:28 pm
Has the snow gone yet?

I'll probably come along, as I'm not busy this Thursday. Will try not to be quite so slow as last time...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 20, 2013, 01:54:52 pm
Any indications on likely distance/lumpiness/COR quotient?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 20, 2013, 02:00:41 pm
Has the snow gone yet?

I'll probably come along, as I'm not busy this Thursday. Will try not to be quite so slow as last time...

Snow gone, yes

Slow? No matter, I might be the slowest there...

Any indications on likely distance/lumpiness/COR quotient?

COR = ZERO!
Lumpy, yes it is, though not drastic (we are missing out the drag up to Upsall)
Distance, one sec I shall check.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 20, 2013, 02:03:11 pm
16 miles total, 660ft climbing.

Is that ok?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 20, 2013, 06:09:31 pm
COR = ZERO!

Woohoo! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 08:33:41 am
Cool, Mrs T spent most of yesterday afternoon baking, so we have:

Chocolate cake
Coffee Mocha cake
Toffee bars (sort of like millionaire's shortbread without the caramel layer)
Coffee chocolate loaf cake

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 01:24:06 pm
And here is the route for tonight:

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=504634

Note: At Bullamoor, we can either carry striaght on or hang a left then a right to go down Scholla Lane, thus going past Orange View.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 21, 2013, 01:26:02 pm
Tickets booked - I'll be on the train that gets in at 18.08. I'll try not to miss the turning en-route from the station this time. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 21, 2013, 01:30:12 pm
Hmm, lots of roads with "bank" in the name!

I don't think I've actually ridden up a hill so far this year. May as well make a start...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 01:32:49 pm
Hmm, lots of roads with "bank" in the name!

I don't think I've actually ridden up a hill so far this year. May as well make a start...

That's the idea, tossed back and forth on Tuesday night's pub crawl bike ride, we have just been doing really really flat rides for the last couple of months, more hills are needed.  Don't worry, though, there is only 660ft of climbing in total for 16 miles!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 21, 2013, 01:36:11 pm
I can feel I'm coming down with cold. I'll still be there - but ride down, or hop on the train?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 21, 2013, 01:39:15 pm
I'm going to MTFU and load up on naproxen before I leave.

That's the spirit! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 01:51:46 pm
I can feel I'm coming down with cold. I'll still be there - but ride down, or hop on the train?

Hop on train, eat cake and drink coffee then go for a bike ride, sound like a plan?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 21, 2013, 01:55:06 pm
It is a beguiling thought...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 21, 2013, 03:28:36 pm
Hmm. Sixteen lumpy miles after three night shifts? My inner wimp is winning. I am tired to deth. Spent all night persuading a man to stay in bed. And not in a good way.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 21, 2013, 03:32:28 pm
Maybe I'll get the train to NTR to say Hi to tiptop then hang out with tiermat's girls for a bit. Would that be acceptable in their sight d'you think T?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 03:37:48 pm
Maybe I'll get the train to NTR to say Hi to tiptop then hang out with tiermat's girls for a bit. Would that be acceptable in their sight d'you think T?

Does the Pope sh*t in the woods?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 21, 2013, 03:57:20 pm
*eats toast*

I should warn you. I smell nasty.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 21, 2013, 04:29:15 pm
That's fine, LG, don't worry about it. (I am going out on the bike AND have a rubbish sense of smell :) )

ETA and you can always do what TLD does, and blame it on the cats! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 22, 2013, 09:55:42 am
We had a great night!

It started with this:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6dAGJQpC_C0/USZd5GDc2PI/AAAAAAAADaA/-K0MKLQeQAM/s811/20130221_174728.jpg)

Then it merged into a long chat for everyone with tiptop, and er exciting news.

Then a bike ride broke out.

Followed by steak and chips (for me anyway, other meals are available :) ), and BEER (Black Sheep this time, no copper dragon was available)

Then a FAST ride back to NTR, to make sure that Phanta would make her train (we did the 7 miles from Knayton to NTR in a little over 25 minutes).

Then sleep, oh lovely sleep, so much so that I rolled over and turned the alarm off this morning, missing yet another day at work :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 22, 2013, 10:19:13 am
It would have been a risk for you to eat it, Simon - but what a way to go!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on February 22, 2013, 10:35:23 am
Just curious... but does the cycling burn anything like the calories consumed on a Thursday night?  Or does everyone become ascetic for the next six days?  These cakes look just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 22, 2013, 10:43:35 am
For reference, from left to right there is (as I mentioned upthread):

Chocolate fudge cake
Chocolate Coffee loaf cake
Coffee Mocha Cake (which tiptop managed to get some of this time :) )
Toffee bars (the one partly cut off in the pic, and one of my personal favourites!)

I fear, IZ, that you just being in the same room as them may cause you some issues...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 22, 2013, 11:08:59 am
Just curious... but does the cycling burn anything like the calories consumed on a Thursday night?  Or does everyone become ascetic for the next six days?  These cakes look just gorgeous.

You may be missing the point :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on February 22, 2013, 11:39:57 am
Just curious... but does the cycling burn anything like the calories consumed on a Thursday night?  Or does everyone become ascetic for the next six days?  These cakes look just gorgeous.

You may be missing the point :)

I have a sneaking suspicion I am.  And as I sit here trying to think up something witty to say, I realise that I'm missing the point so much I'm lost for words.  Is the point... um... not about cake?  Is this a people thing?  Is it about people?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 22, 2013, 11:41:42 am
And the beer.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 22, 2013, 11:54:06 am
To me, it's most deffo about the people thing.

The bikes, the ride, the beer, the chips and the cake are all just a happy by-product.

NOW onto next week.  I see that the Farmers is in an unusual position of having two pub quizzes on consecutive weeks.  As the forecast (currently) is for 6C temps and 1m/s wind, from the NE, it sounds like a good idea to head there.  It is the spiritual home of the Thursday Night rides, after all :)

FWIW, some stats for the Scorton run:
Distance (total): 22.62miles
Distance BEFORE beer: 12.4miles
Ascent (total): 294ft
Ascent before beer: 161ft
Number of times a train has been missed : once

So more distance than this week, but less climbing (much, much less, in fact it's one or two drags then nothing for the rest of the ride)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on February 22, 2013, 12:10:03 pm
Sorry, out.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: clarion on February 22, 2013, 12:12:43 pm
*heavy sigh*

I like cake (that's obvious) and people.  And bicycles.  And the North Riding.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 22, 2013, 01:21:54 pm
Sorry, out.

:(

One day you will get out with us, won't you?

*heavy sigh*

I like cake (that's obvious) and people.  And bicycles.  And the North Riding.

They are all a given, aren't they?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on February 24, 2013, 11:46:25 am
my second pub run of the year.  I registered the massive distance cycled of 6.44 miles, aided in my minimum of effort by getting a lift home from the pub courtesy of LG.

Massive amounts of cake eaten before the start and a large portion of pork medallions eaten after the finish, made the calories consumed to calories expended  ratio hugely one-sided.  But in the best of ways.

I'm not really an evening person, so making the effort to go out after work isn't easy, but as last time on the Darlo run, I'm glad I did.  Food, company, route all excellent, and an extra bonus in seeing tiptop after all this time.  Things certainly have changed since Deano and I were bundling her into a taxi in Delhi after drinking about 80 quid's worth of cocktails at the Legend of Connaught.  Funny how things work out.

Looking forward to the next one....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 28, 2013, 10:22:50 am
Who is in this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 28, 2013, 10:25:46 am
Not sure. My cold has now gone to my chest and it's cold out. Might be a bad idea. I'll see how I feel later.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 28, 2013, 10:43:37 am
Not sure. My cold has now gone to my chest and it's cold out. Might be a bad idea. I'll see how I feel later.

We are not averse, should you so wish, to meeting you at said pubbe.  Just saying, like :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on February 28, 2013, 01:15:49 pm
Not sure. My cold has now gone to my chest and it's cold out. Might be a bad idea. I'll see how I feel later.

We are not averse, should you so wish, to meeting you at said pubbe.  Just saying, like :)

Me and crusty are in. On bikes.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 28, 2013, 01:17:39 pm
\o/ yay!!!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 28, 2013, 03:52:29 pm
Brakes and orange cardboard delivered, you also have another thing to collect whilst you are here, Deano.

Should be anice night for it, no wind and the temp, just about, staying above freezing.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 01, 2013, 09:01:15 am
Did we come second in the quiz?

I remember having a wee in a field on the way back and falling over a bit. The beer was nice. And Deano did 95 miles before the pub run. And there was a pie with cheese in it. Chips also.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 01, 2013, 10:54:21 am
Yes, LG we came second!  The first place ones were well ahead, by a margin, if I remember correctly, of 9 points! But we only beat the 3rd place ones by 1/2 a point.

The beer was fantastic, although I got a pint glass with a hole in it, AGAIN!

Fish and chips, shepherd's pie, butternut squash and feta pie and chicken Fajitas were all involved too!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on March 01, 2013, 09:58:12 pm
Did we come second in the quiz?

I remember having a wee in a field on the way back and falling over a bit. The beer was nice. And Deano did 95 miles before the pub run. And there was a pie with cheese in it. Chips also.

I miss all the exciting nights out . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 01, 2013, 10:18:06 pm
Mmmm ..... fajitas!

Were very good! Though a bit too much, even though I'd ridden a long way for them.

FYI, next week is Pie Week at the Farmer's Arms in Scorton.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 02, 2013, 10:03:01 am
...and even better news, for those who haven't seen it on FB, The New Inn is re-opening today!

I soooooooooo feel a trip down Shark Lane coming on!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 02, 2013, 03:01:18 pm
I have a prior engagement this Thursday, imbibing culture instead of beer! 

And yes, interzen, Pugsley would _like_ shark lane.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 04, 2013, 07:57:46 pm
I'll be missing this Thursday too, though - a previous appointment with poetry and music.

I might wander out for a ride around Darlo on Tuesday the 5th (tomorrow), if anyone fancies it...?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 04, 2013, 08:27:57 pm
I shall still be going out, anyone else?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 04, 2013, 08:32:41 pm
I shall still be going out, anyone else?


Not sure. Off work sick. Have to see how it goes.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 06, 2013, 11:00:15 pm
Sorry, I'm out this week.  Some boring admin type stuff I need to do tomorrow night.  If you're going it alone T have a good one, hope to see you on the next one.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 07, 2013, 02:01:44 pm
I tlooks like I will be on my Jack Jones then, I intend, shortly, to head out to meet <Name redacted by request>(if I can find my Mojo, I know it is here, somewhere, under this pile of junk in the office), then shall keep the flag flying for Thursday Night Pub Rides by heading out to a) Maunby then back to b) Thrintoft.  May well include a loop past my parent's house :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2013, 03:07:39 pm
I did manage to get out for a bike ride yesterday, out to Thirsk, then train home.

I was intending to go and recce the chip situation at Thrintoft, but was too cold, so I went home :) It'll have to wait for another time, won't it?

To forewarn you all, next Thursday, at the moment, is forecast for snow (as it would be as I have just removed the mud/snow tyres and mudguards from the Inbred), so we shall be aiming for a short "interesting" ride...

Who's free for next Thursday, then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 08, 2013, 04:12:20 pm
Free,  but won't be riding on snow!  Shall keep a weather eye on the thread ;)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 08, 2013, 04:12:47 pm
Free,  but won't be riding on snow!  Shall keep a weather eye on the thread ;)

YHPM
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 10, 2013, 01:55:59 pm
Weather changing to dry and cold, still time for it to revert to snow, of course. Maunby, or further?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 11, 2013, 10:09:17 am
If it isn't snowy/icy I could prob manage the short route round to Maundy - that is realistically about my limit on an evening, and is slightly contingent on being able to keep my eyes open for long enough!  Similarly, straight up the a road to Thrintoft, I guess.  Or a train to the Vale of York, depending on how people feel about a trip to Thirsk.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 11, 2013, 01:44:04 pm
If it isn't snowy/icy I could prob manage the short route round to Maundy - that is realistically about my limit on an evening, and is slightly contingent on being able to keep my eyes open for long enough!  Similarly, straight up the a road to Thrintoft, I guess.  Or a train to the Vale of York, depending on how people feel about a trip to Thirsk.

How about I say we will work around you? Hopefully this snow will have stopped and cleared up by Thursday (the forecast says it will) so a run out to the Buck might be a plan :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 11, 2013, 02:18:54 pm
I wouldn't mind a bit of Copper Dragon lottery* in Maunby.

*one bar tender pours a very good pint, and the other bar tender pours a pint that.. isn't as good.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 11, 2013, 09:17:45 pm
Well, as I say I'm very weather dependant!  Ever since the Elbow I am somewhat more risk averse than I used to be.  I ain't riding on snow and ice, at all.  The implications of breaking something else and another 6 weeks off work being useless are too unpleasant to think about!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 11, 2013, 09:45:14 pm
I've re-fitted my ice tyres. If that doesn't bring on spring, nothing will.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 12, 2013, 10:10:48 am
Well, as I say I'm very weather dependant!  Ever since the Elbow I am somewhat more risk averse than I used to be.  I ain't riding on snow and ice, at all.  The implications of breaking something else and another 6 weeks off work being useless are too unpleasant to think about!

Completely understood.

It's ok, though, as Deano has fitted his ice tyres, so there will not be ice, or snow, on Thursday, guaranteed* :)

*I may have gone some way to balancing out the universe, though as I removed the mudguards and fitted thinner tyres...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 13, 2013, 09:42:31 pm
*checks metcheck for NTR tomorrow*

Hmm.  Station Hotel anyone?  Or the Golden Lion?  These have the significant advantages that you could actually go for a bike ride beforehand and it is very handy for the station/THoFC afterwards :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 07:51:08 am
I haz a plan which can involve either of those pubs.  We can reprise the part-abandoned ride we did previously, when we met you last time at the Station.

Who is in for tonight?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 14, 2013, 07:54:40 am
Me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 07:58:09 am
Me!

I somehow thought you might be :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 14, 2013, 08:30:45 am
I'll meet you at the pubbe then :) 8ish? Let me know which when you decide, I'll keep an eye on here.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 08:31:49 am
NP, remember, if it is the Station, ASK just what is in the quiche before ordering ;)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 09:49:42 am
If we time this right we can do NTR > Maunby, a quick pint in the Copper Dragon lottery, then Green Lane back to NTR and The Station in time for food and to see CL, obviously!

So the starters list, tonight, so far is:
Me
LG
That Deano
Torslanda

Meeting us at the pub:
CL
Crusty
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 10:00:36 am
I forgot to say, I won't be drinking tonight, darned antibiotics :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 14, 2013, 10:07:57 am
I might join you in that.  Darned depressive illness.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 14, 2013, 05:16:58 pm
Looks like the Station does grub til 8?  I'll aim for the train into NTR at 7 or half past, I suspect.  Maybe call my mob if you're running late and need a food order relaying?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2013, 05:54:50 pm
Sounds like a plan to me, we are all here, barring that deano, so shan't be too long before we head off, I suspect :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 15, 2013, 11:45:15 am
Well, that was different.

I rode 30km on Crusty's bike with the dodgy headset to the House of Fine Coffee, in the cold rain.  Torslanda was already in residence, Fine Coffee was supped, and then I had a happy time getting introduced to n+1, a saucy French Mixte-Fixte who shall henceforth be known as Joan (of arc).  Because there's a lot of shiny metal on her.  Also because I know at least one superb Joan who is also very pretty indeed.

So that was nice.

Someone was late.  And later.  Then very late.  The only answer was to do a bike ride to the pub (it's what he would have wanted) and if Someone was dead in the ditch, well, at least we'd have had a bike ride.  It was nippy on the way out, we didn't talk much (controlling that dodgy headset takes a lot of concentration, and I was fretting like a fool) but it was, actually, a fine night for a ride, 'specially on the way back, with the wind behind us.  Very, very dark, and I know now how much better my Hope light is than Crusty's CatEye.

Torslanda, crusty and CrinklyLion were at the pub, tucking in, when we arrived for Chips and Beer (rather a lot of the latter, oops) and when CL had peeled me off the ceiling it was a nice evening.  A very pleasant change to have Torslanda along, he hurt his knee riding with me and Joan round the block so was on foot.  Good beer.  Good chips.

At the last moment we found out our absent friend wasn't dead, and that was good too.

We went back to tiermat's to collect Joan, and that was the pubbe run for this week.  Thursday nights have become a lot more eventful since we started doing this.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 15, 2013, 11:48:33 am
I was just about to write a post.

Then I looked at this thread and saw you had basically written what I was going to write, not quite verbatim, but not far off.

I agree, it was different, nice to see those we haven't seen in a while and not so nice to spend some time worrying about absent friends (and no he will not be allowed to live it down, he had 5 of us at the pub worrying about him, and 2 back at THoFC).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 15, 2013, 12:54:55 pm
Ermm... can I just state for the record that I wasn't worrying?  I _told_ you that someone would probably be asleep.  I also think the cunning strategy of distracting you from fretting with Beer worked well.

Pics later, when I get round to it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 15, 2013, 01:53:47 pm
Yeah, well, I never used to worry, until a series of police officers turned up at the door in the wee smalls with me in me nightie and people impaled on fence posts and stuff.

Although, annoyingly, worrying does not seem to prevent this kind of incident.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 15, 2013, 04:30:18 pm
(http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/482724_10151454282656839_1681186234_n.jpg)
My dinner

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/481218_10151454282661839_1078781148_n.jpg)
Ham, egg and chips as purchased by  that there Tiermat and the lovely LG - 'cept I fogot to take a photie until the eggies were gone....

For some reason it seems my phone (which was clearly having a slightly perturbed evening, it must be said, as it kept mis-behaving) appears not to like Sweet and Sour Chicken and has therefore refused to take photos of it. Not to worry though, as Crusty and Torslanda both seemed to like it muchly, and they were the ones eating it :)  And the Railway serves pints in Proper  Glasses.

I had a bit of sprint to make my train there when I just missed one bus to the station and then saw the next one sailing by just behind it, a good 5 minutes early, with no more due for 20 minutes so leaving me not-quite-long-enough to walk to the station and get a ticket.  Well, not with legs as little as mine anyway.  So I walked fast - well, by my definition of fast, at least.  It's not a good thing when you get to the station and on the departures board in the ticket office your train is already listed as 'arrived'.  Especially when it is on platform 11 and you have have to salmon against the disembarked passengers across the bridge to get there.  Swines didn't check my ticket either!

Splendid grub and gossip, and then the train back.... delayed East Coast, on which I had a carriage to myself and the guard made a point of greeting all 4 of us who boarded at NTR, but also didn't check my ticket so I guess I gambled on orange and lost this time.  Got home absolutely cream-crackered, so it was the right choice to not ride a bike but good to see everyone!

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: JenM on March 15, 2013, 04:47:52 pm
Oh proper mushy peas - I should really move back to the North.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 18, 2013, 05:24:13 pm
Who is going to sleep in for this week then?

Come rain, shine or snow I am.

Oh, and Jen, YES YOU SHOULD! Bring Clarion and Butterfly with you.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 19, 2013, 07:53:10 am
I'm pretty unlikely, given how tired I am right now - before the working week has technically started, and having been in bed and fast asleep by 9 last night I've managed to wake up still knackered!  I suspect a week of early nights beckons.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 20, 2013, 09:30:37 am
PLEASE NOTE:

I am dropping out of this week's, due to a) Having the mother of all migranes for the last 24 hours and b) puking for the same amount of time.

Sorry
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 20, 2013, 03:03:57 pm
Migraines are crap.

GWS!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 23, 2013, 12:41:36 pm
RIGHT!

Health back on track.

Weather not so...

BUT! There is still a ride on this week.  As it is the Thursday before good Friday we can (trains and stuff permitting) stay out to play for a bit longer, if we like \o/

It is also quiz night @ The Farmers, anyone up for defending our first losers second place crown? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 23, 2013, 01:48:49 pm
We had snow when I got up (at about 07:30) but it has all melted now.

Still a bit bitter, though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on March 23, 2013, 02:08:36 pm
I expect to have a houseful of pre arrow hardy audaxers so won't be out to play.  And in the event of pre arrow hardy audaxers say 'feck that for a game of soldiers' because of weather, I can't imagine that I'll be playing on bikes!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: shyumu on March 23, 2013, 11:07:25 pm
I expect to have a houseful of pre arrow hardy audaxers so won't be out to play.  And in the event of pre arrow hardy audaxers say 'feck that for a game of soldiers' because of weather, I can't imagine that I'll be playing on bikes!

I'm planning on coming to see you on Friday morning.  What time is too early?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 26, 2013, 10:14:04 pm
Just cold in Darlo. Nowt's laying.

Scorton, then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 27, 2013, 06:16:56 am
Yup, Scorton it is  :thumbsup: don't fall asleep this time, will you?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on March 27, 2013, 11:42:55 am
Crusty's in. See you at the pub.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2013, 11:43:37 am
Yup, Scorton it is  :thumbsup: don't fall asleep this time, will you?

I needs sleep for the Arrow!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 27, 2013, 12:09:23 pm
Crusty's in. See you at the pub.

 :thumbsup:

Yup, Scorton it is  :thumbsup: don't fall asleep this time, will you?

I needs sleep for the Arrow!

They'll be plenty of time to sleep on Saturday, Sunday and Monday :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 27, 2013, 07:21:15 pm
Yes, I'll be there.  I aim to be at THoFC no later than 6.  Famous last words.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 28, 2013, 03:47:57 pm
I'll be on the 17.35 train. See you all there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 28, 2013, 03:48:51 pm
I'll be on the 17.35 train. See you all there.

DO NOT FALL ASLEEP!!!

No, you will not be allowed to forget that! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: thelazycyclist on March 29, 2013, 10:54:30 am
After an early finish from work yesterday I took the scenic route from Darlington to Northallerton, and for once got there in good time to start the pub ride. 

It was still blinkin' cold but dry and with a hint of sun.  As we left Northallerton there was a beautiful sunset but I'd have had to take my gloves off to photograph it, so I didn't bother.

It was just me, Tiermat and Deano after LG discovered at the last minute that she had to work, although she did come to the pub later, just in time to have some fajitas.

I didn't like the Farmers Arms in Scorton the first time I went, because they served me Diet Coke out of a bottle, and it was flat.  The others seem to like it because they do Copper Dragon, although as of last night, they don't anymore.  It's been replaced with IPA, whatever the hell that is.

The last few times we've been, we've been attending the pub quiz, and doing quite well.  We've even got a team name (The Red Light Jumpers).  Last time we finished 2nd and the time before that 4th I think.  We're usually miles ahead of some of the teams, but a little way behind one team in particular, although there is about 7 of them, and they're much older than us, so at an advantage for a lot of the questions.

Different people set the quiz each time, and to be honest I don't usually contribute much, because a lot of the questions are about stuff I don't know.  Often LG, Deano and Tiermat supply the majority of answers and I just thrown the odd one in there.

Then last night, the quiz must have been set by someone who is about on the same level as me, because there were loads of movie questions and questions about things that were on TV between 1974 and 1989.  Usually the questions seem to be about Thomas Hardy novels, or gemstones, or types of wildflowers, but last night it was all Cagney and Lacey, Alias Smith and Jones and the Sweeney.  There was also an entire section on westerns, which I was surprisingly good at (well, there wasn't much else to do on Sundays in the 70s).

Anyway, I wasn't that great because we only finished 4th.  I thought they'd made a mistake with the maths and I was going to ask for a recount to take us into second place, but then I found out they take a point off your overall score for each team member.  So our score of 79 and a half had been reduced to 76 and a half.  Luckily they didn't knock a point off for LG, but then she did arrive late.

It was just as well the compere, who was surprisingly drunker on the recorded segments than on the live bits, explained the rules to us before we left, because I was getting worried we were being sidelined by the locals for being too good.  In fact, they don't seem to mind too much a regular invasion of cyclists from out of town.  I expect our money is as good as anyone else's. 

Another thing about the quiz is, it goes on for absolutely hours.  There's about 27 rounds and even a round to do during the break from the other rounds.  But even so, it was a good night.  And we all had fajitas, except for Tiermat, who had fish.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 01, 2013, 08:27:45 am
In 2 weeks time we will have been doing these rides for 2 years!

Unfortunately,  I will be in Catalonia then, so shall do celebratory rides this week and next.

The Buck? The long way round, maybe.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2013, 02:24:29 pm
On my own then?

Deafening silence on this front for this week (I know CL is on holibobs, but the rest of you have no excuse :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 03:40:19 pm
I'm always out on a Thursday. Extra daylight, too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2013, 03:42:32 pm
I have a plan, which may involve a disused railway bridge, going past a pub (GASP!) and some COR!

Shall reccee tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 03:57:42 pm
You should probably alert the river police in advance.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 02, 2013, 06:03:49 pm
Hmm, a Thursday when I'm free. Tempted, but not sure about the COR bit (I currently have two functional bikes, both of which have 25c tyres!).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 06:33:37 pm
It'll be reet.

Might be best to see if Phil survives the route first, mind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2013, 07:33:50 pm
To be fair, from googlemaps it sppears to be only a short stretch of cor.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 07:36:14 pm
Is this (http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=434805&y=486230&z=120&sv=434805,486230&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=781&ax=434805&ay=486230&lm=0) the bit in question?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2013, 07:44:13 pm
Have you been watching what I have been doing on the computer today? :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 07:44:53 pm
I mentioned it to you last year!

Yes.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 02, 2013, 08:01:06 pm
I mentioned it to you last year!

Yes.

  :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 03, 2013, 01:23:51 am
COR? Best leave Josette at home then. She is too pretty to be besmirched with northern chutney.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 03, 2013, 07:03:39 am
Aw, I wanted to see her too...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 03, 2013, 02:35:44 pm
I have been and had a look and it's not as bad as it sounds.  You cross a field, through some trees and over a disused railway bridge.  Once over the bridge you pick up a farm road which takes you down to a proper road then onto Pickhill.  A run down through Ainderby Quernhow and on to Sandhutton sees you back on the road to NTR.  I am thinking either Nags Head at Pickhill or Kings Arms at Sandhutton as the pub stop, neither of which we have visited before.  If time permits we may stop for a quick beer at Maunby.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 03, 2013, 07:24:46 pm
You know what? The outward leg this week should be in daylight! I really hope my chest is better by Thursday!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on April 04, 2013, 08:34:36 am
It's a lovely day, so a ride sounds like a good idea. Trains permitting, I'll be there (on a mildly inappropriate bike).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 05, 2013, 09:05:59 am
Well, I enjoyed that.

Lovely company (as always), brilliant weather (on the outward leg), COR in abundant quality, if not quantity (only about 500M long, but what a 500M it was :) ) AND the wrong pub!

The plan was to ride from NTR, via Maunby to Pickhill then on to Sandhutton.

As a group (myself, Deano and Phanta) we made it to Pickhill, where upon I said "time for a quick one before we get to Sandhutton?" BIG mistake.

We walked into the pub, which is lovely (Nags Head), and into the even lovelier Tap Room, where they had a fire going and very chatty barman (the landlord).

We ordered beer and looked at the menu.  We decided, after talking it backwards and forwards, that it would be a good idea to stop there for food.  Deano had the biggest, thickest burger in the world, I had half a whale plus chips and Phanta had a spinach Dahl.  All the food was declared to be lovely.

Then LG joined us, having been to Sandhutton, asked the bar maid if a group of strange cyclists had turned up, then looked at her phone upon which she had a text telling her we were at Pickhill, not Sandhutton.  All was soon forgiven, though, I think.  Especially after the lovely bowl of chips and the fantastic cheeseboard that was consumed :)

About 21:30 we decided that, really, myself and Phanta should head off so that she could get her train.  As soon as we turned onto the A167 we hit a headwind, which reduced my moving speed to below 2 figures, so at Sandhutton (see it crops up again) I caught up with Phanta and said "we need to pick up the speed or you will miss your train" at which point she shot off like a scalded cat.  I watched her taillight disappear off into the distance and pootled back on my own.

Bits of that may sound a bit negative, but it isn't meant to be, it was a great night.

And we saw the cutest ickle lambs :)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2013, 12:24:32 pm
Good bridge, good pub, pleasant ride, stilly a bit chilly, mind.

The lambs were were cute:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8620827133_72243a604e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8620827133/)

And on the ride to Northallerton, there were some good big skies and some very enticing off-road..

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8621928462_5f6978bf08_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8621928462/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8621928876_93a7a43820_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8621928876/)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 07, 2013, 12:25:11 pm
Who is in for this week?

Short/long/onroad/offroad?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 07, 2013, 01:18:00 pm
I'm off gigging I'm afraid...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 07, 2013, 01:20:50 pm
Me too.  And crusty.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 07, 2013, 01:25:14 pm
Completely forgot to say, I have Tuesday AND Wednesday night free this week...

Just saying, like :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 07, 2013, 01:26:41 pm
Get thissen' down to York on Wednesday then!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 07, 2013, 01:29:15 pm
Wednesday is busy - but Tuesday is free!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 07, 2013, 01:32:32 pm
Wednesday is busy - but Tuesday is free!

 :thumbsup: Up here or down there?

LG, I plan to for Wednesday :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 08, 2013, 11:38:17 am
How about Darlo on Tuesday?

(I do have a spare unused open return from Darlo to York, to trim the costs a bit).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 08, 2013, 05:44:28 pm
That's theoretically possible....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 08, 2013, 07:40:47 pm
Oh... and the thought occurs that if I can nick your ticket back to York, I _might_ be able to hitch a lift as far north as NTR from tiermat, if he is collecting assorted bits-of-bike from here as may happen.... which would mean only needing to cough up for a single NTR-DAR and saving a blinking fortune.  Which, given how expensive this week has been so far, might be handy.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 07:35:08 am
Is this plan a goer, then? Meet at Darlo station?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on April 09, 2013, 07:40:41 am
Me and Crusty are out. sorry  :-\
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 07:55:55 am
For me and (hopefully) CL, yes.

I shall drop you a text, CL, and we can sort out plans (which will probably include me getting to York for about 16:00 or so, driving back here then heading out for the 17:22 to DAR)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 08:07:08 am
Sorry you can't make it, LG. You could come to the pub.

Let me know what time your train's in, t and CL. Any preference for a route? I was thinking of going to the Crown, but we don't have to.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 08:08:55 am
I am easy on route and distance, it will, obviously, be down to what CL feels she can manage safely and comfortably.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 08:13:23 am
PLay it by ear, then. That's how I like to roll.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 08:17:56 am
I always think of this when anyone says "That's how I roll"

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4106/5218685089_0c4e5cfc4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 08:20:32 am
:)

I always think of Peter the Mad Magyar Messenger on PBP - when I asked him whether he hadn't had time to get changed into his cycling kit, as he was bashing along in a battered old wifebeater and a cut-off pair of cords, he replied "hey, that's just how I roll, man".

He was a cool dude, and thoroughly annoying after about twenty minutes.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 09, 2013, 01:42:03 pm
COR to excess probably best avoided, Crown always good....

I've even charged some batteries for my lights.  Probably ought to try to dig my bike out from underneath everything, mind...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 01:43:03 pm
COR to excess probably best avoided, Crown always good....

I've even charged some batteries for my lights.  Probably ought to try to dig my bike out from underneath everything, mind...

Probably a good idea.

I have not been able to get a bike booking on the 23:whatever, so shall chance it, if no-go I shall have to ride home...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 01:45:29 pm
We should probably aim for the earlier train, then!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 09, 2013, 01:46:34 pm
That would seem sensible.  Cos I ain't up to riding home!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 01:48:02 pm
That would seem sensible.  Cos I ain't up to riding home!

Truth be told, me neither, but hey, the option is there! At least for me it is...

Also that is why I am aiming for us getting the 17:22 to DAR, gives us more time.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2013, 01:51:53 pm
TPEs south from Darlo at 22.19 and 22.27
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2013, 01:54:26 pm
TPEs south from Darlo at 22.19 and 22.27

Plenty of time then!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 10, 2013, 12:02:19 am
A diversion on the way due to a landslip - it wasn't as impressive as it sounds or, indeed, as the fencing-off led one to expect - I was hoping for a yawning chasm to the very depths of the underworld really... "Race on" with two tiddlers enjoying the resulting road closure on their teeny tiny bikes-with-stabilisers. The Crown, at Manfield, which of course means _no_ chips. But excellent beer, and soup, and sopped beef sarnies, and pie. Since we couldn't have stayed to the end we skipped out before the quiz, to the great glee of the team that had been avariciously eyeing up our prime table, and headed back to Darlo (via a very closed roundabout with cheerful friendly work-people to wave cyclists through, and a perfectly lovely 3 abreast ascent up from the bridge to the Blackwell Lane turn off as a result) for a last pint or two in The Best Pub before the TPE back. Cold enough for full finger gloves even for me, but we didn't need lights all the way to the pub. Not quite summer, but it's a start...

(http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/555791_10151503923391839_1294617045_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526423_10151503923341839_1017067742_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/564169_10151503923281839_1357882778_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 11, 2013, 11:45:01 am
Being unexpectedly available tonight I might go to a gig that I quite fancy here in York (which would be the sensible and prudent and _wise_ decision) but did wonder what the plan was tonight cos I could potentially head a bit north...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2013, 11:56:30 am
I'd suggest a loop back to the Station. Or Bullamoor?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2013, 12:14:44 pm
Bullamoor, unless you fancy hills, or comedy off road, might be out.

If CL is coming along (and I seriously hope she is) I suggest a loop via Maunby, back to the Station for beer, food and a grumpy landlord!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 11, 2013, 03:24:52 pm
Actually, if people can tolerate the grumpy landlord, that plan would work quite well for me as I have a metric shitload of Stuffs to do but could pop over and join you there for a pint and a sarnie...  before 8, mind, and it might be worth giving them a ring just to check what time they're closing the kitchen!  Or the Lion, if that's nicer, since you could get your chip quota in Maundby first :D

What d'ya reckon?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2013, 04:26:06 pm
Sounds fine. I'll be setting off soon - let Phil know your plans, or text me.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 11, 2013, 04:32:01 pm
I'll aim for the train into NTR about half 7 if that works - so long as someone tells me where in town you'll end up!  Then you can phone ahead orders to me if timing is tight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2013, 05:36:58 pm
I'll aim for the train into NTR about half 7 if that works - so long as someone tells me where in town you'll end up!  Then you can phone ahead orders to me if timing is tight.

Fine by me, shall we say the Station, then?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 11, 2013, 05:43:46 pm
Cool :) I'll aim for half 7 ish, see you later!

*returns to the housework once more*
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 23, 2013, 10:09:15 pm
Since Tiermat is off sunning himself in Catalonia I'm guessing he won't be out to play this week, but anyone have any thoughts on a more northerly pubbe runne?  I heard a rumour (OK, got a PM) implying that some more distant visitors might be up for a visit to somewhere for chips....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 24, 2013, 09:27:45 am
Helleau, southern softies here. I say, you don't 'alf get some weather up this way, it's jolly breezy at the mo.

Anyway we are currently near Kielder so about 60 miles north of Darlo but we have the mobile bike shed with us and can travel to a beer'n'chips opportunity. Anybody about and if so where?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 24, 2013, 11:38:19 am
Probably, so long as someone who knows the way to the pub is in charge of navigation :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2013, 11:46:46 am
I'm around! I know a good pub that doesn't do chips...

There's free parking at North Road Morrison's. probably other places too. What's a good time for us to meet?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 24, 2013, 11:48:25 am
Shame I will miss this, maybe next time, Clare?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 24, 2013, 02:31:23 pm
I'd need to check train times and stuff, but should be able to get there by half 6 or so I guess?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 24, 2013, 05:51:57 pm
Where's the pub?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 24, 2013, 05:54:00 pm
Shame I will miss this, maybe next time, Clare?

We'll have to come back up this way and impose on THOFC at a later date.

 :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 24, 2013, 05:57:45 pm
You are more tham welcome, and it wouldn't be an imposition :-)

Sorry for any bad typing, blame Spanish beer! <hic>
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2013, 07:02:26 pm
Where's the pub?

The Crown, Manfield.  Here:

http://goo.gl/maps/uH0nb

Wanna just meet there?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 24, 2013, 07:53:51 pm
Is there a time limit on the parking at Morrison's?

We're hoping to blatt around Kielder on the MTBs tomorrow and will need to drop them off here and head down your way with the tourers. I'm guessing it'll take us a little over an hour to get to Darlo from Greenhaugh. What's the plan from Darlo to the pub, is it straight there or via an exceedingly flat section of that up north?
Does the pub do food? I can only find mention of 'bar snacks' which could be anything from crisps to gourmet pickled eggs. If not we can grab a Mozzer's pasty before leaving Darlo.

Anyway, the above is random thoughts but we'll aiming to get to Darlo for a ride to a pub and will try to get to Mozzer's for 18:30 ish.

I have a mobile number for Deano from last September, is that still current?

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2013, 08:11:12 pm
I don't think there is any limit on parking - I've suggested it before for people to park there all day while doing audaxes.

The pub does food, just not chips. The pie-anna-pint is a good deal. Best pork pies in the world, from Taylor's in Darlo. Plenty of other options, too.

It's not entirely flat, but not hilly. About the only hill is where you have to cross the Tees. It's about five miles from Darlo.

It may take you longer than an hour to get to Darlo. Coming south on the A1, come off the motrway at junction 59, and follow the A167 into town. Morrison's is on your right, with the old railway works clock on the wall. Parking's round the back.

My number's still the same! Are yours and Vern's?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 24, 2013, 10:19:54 pm
Yeah, the day we change our mobile numbers is the day the world ends with Pierce Brosnan at its helm or something like that.

We're going to give ourselves an hour and a half to get to Darlo, are we meeting in Mozzer's car park or cycling to the train station. Which will be best?

We'll probably be coming down the A68 but Google maps has pointed me in the right direction as long as we don't hit a bizarre one way system.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2013, 10:44:33 pm
Ah, if you're coming down the A68, it might be best to park in the village. I'm pretty sure the car park behind the Co Op is free, and we can meet there. It's a nicer route out to the pub, too.

Linkyto follow when I'm at a computer. It's Cockerton Co Op, but there are a few Co Ops around there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 25, 2013, 10:21:54 am
Right - here it is:

http://goo.gl/maps/KpUcB

Stay on the A68 all the way into Darlington, until you get to the mini-roundabout by the Traveller's Rest. Go right, and take the next left, which goes into the car park behind the Co-Op. You'll see the Co-Op on your left.

We'll meet you out the front of the Co-Op.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 25, 2013, 10:39:34 am
Excellent we'll aim for 18:30, we've got your mobile numbers in case of delay.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 25, 2013, 10:41:29 am
Champion. Have fun in the forest.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Clare on April 26, 2013, 01:14:56 am
Well we're back in Greenhaugh after a splendid ride with excellent company around a very flat section of up north, beer chosen from an extensive range at Manfield, another ride around another bit of flatland and beer from an even more extensive range in Darlo.
What a spiffy evening we will have to come back and do it again soon.


Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 27, 2013, 08:40:29 am
So where to this week?  And who is in? I promise NOT to bore you (too much) with tales of daring-do in the Iberian Peninsular :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 27, 2013, 09:44:01 am
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 29, 2013, 08:18:46 pm
Anyone else?

Oh, and Clare, do you drive a red Renault and have pink crud catchers on your mtb? If so I saw you today!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 30, 2013, 10:20:33 pm
Nah - they have a wheeled bike shed in ninja black!

I'm pretty unlikely this week.  I have a pretty long list of stuff I need to do and a fairly long list of stuff I want to do, and something's got to give!  Hope to make it out in a couple of week's time to hear all the stories of Catlonia tho :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on May 02, 2013, 06:28:52 pm
Gah. I woke up too late for tonight's pub run. I might schlepp Josette over to shyumu's beer 'n' theology night instead.I heard they do beer. And theology.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 18, 2013, 08:14:49 pm
Anyone fancy a ride on Tuesday or Thursday next week?

Darlo preferred as a location, but negotiable. Northallerton, Toytown would also be doable.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on May 18, 2013, 09:22:01 pm
Tues or Thurs potentially doable for me. Or I might go to the theology thing on Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 20, 2013, 12:00:12 pm
Tuesday, then. Where and what time?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: LindaG on May 20, 2013, 03:42:14 pm
I'm off work now till Friday night so can be flexible around your work/family/social/whatever commitments.

Trains depending.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 08, 2013, 10:31:54 am
Bumping this up.

Why?

Well, in the next 3 or 4 weeks I have a couple of Thgursday where I will be back in NTR by ~16:00, and I have a passout from Mrs T.

So, the dates are:
18th July
1st August.

Anyone interested?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 08, 2013, 04:25:13 pm
18th July has possibilities. I may be able to combine it with a washing machine removal raid on my mother's house (which I'm in the process of selling). Would I need a 2nd bike reservation for a trailer with a washing machine from East Coast trains - or do washing machines require a totally different type of ticket?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 09, 2013, 08:53:45 pm
Possibly 18th July. 1st August, I'll be in Langdale :D

Anyway, shall we take advantage of this gorgeous weather and have a Darlo ride this Thursday? I know some good COR and the road to Manfield is open again....

I'll ask crusty. Does anyone know if shyumu's still in the country?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 09, 2013, 10:30:16 pm
Darlo on Thursday could well be a possibility. I'm not going to broach the subject with the better half tonight though, and if it's COR it will probably be Beryl the Peril that I'll  be riding... What time were you thinking about meeting at?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 09, 2013, 10:34:49 pm
6.30? Gives the traffic time to die down.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 09, 2013, 11:15:33 pm
Sorry, I'm out for this Thursday. I've just been reminded that I have an appointment at 6pm which I can't put off again.  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 09, 2013, 11:17:24 pm
No bother. There'll be more dates!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 16, 2013, 08:48:47 am
Just been reminded, by the wonderful Mrs T, that the first one of this batch is THIS THURSDAY!!! i.e. in 2 days time.

Usual time and start place?

Any ideas of where to go? I think we should make the most of the nice weather.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 16, 2013, 01:45:25 pm
I'm aiming to get the 17:18 or the 17:38 so should be there by quarter past 6 (or rather - I've got to get one of those 2 trains as there is a big one and a half hour hole in the timetable after that...). As far as destination goes - I'm happy to go wherever. I assume that there will be a certain amount of COR so I'll bring Beryl, as the most unsuitable bike for such diversions.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 16, 2013, 01:47:19 pm
Mrs T is trying to arrange a babysitter for Thursday so that she can join in!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 16, 2013, 06:32:55 pm
I might come along.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2013, 11:14:37 am
Unfortunately we can't get a babysitter, so Mrs T is out.

Still leaves me, Slowcoach and possibly phanta and Deano.

Scorton?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 17, 2013, 12:30:16 pm
I can't make it tomorrow, Phil - I've a piss-up with work an important work-related event I'm attending.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2013, 12:44:50 pm
I can't make it tomorrow, Phil - I've a piss-up with work an important work-related event I'm attending.

Is that like the one I went to last night that involved stupidly expensive (but yummy) food and copious amounts of beer? :)

No problem, Mrs T has got a babysitter now, so she is joining the mayhem fun.  This does mean NO COR!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 17, 2013, 02:54:17 pm
Trains booked (though I'll probably not need the bike reservations it's useful to have them if someone plays "jobsworth"). Scorton sounds good - as would anywhere.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 17, 2013, 08:30:23 pm
I can't make it tomorrow, Phil - I've a piss-up with work an important work-related event I'm attending.

Is that like the one I went to last night that involved stupidly expensive (but yummy) food and copious amounts of beer? :)

No problem, Mrs T has got a babysitter now, so she is joining the mayhem fun.  This does mean NO COR!

Dunno! The plan is:

1) Pub
2) Curry house
3) ???
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 18, 2013, 04:27:03 pm
I might come along.

I'm not going to make it. Have a good ride!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 12, 2013, 03:38:00 pm
Anybody up for the 22nd? I am at the dentists on 23rd, so will be home that evening.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 06, 2014, 03:46:19 pm
And.....

WE ARE BACK!!!!

From the week commencing 24/3!!!

What day is best for those who want SBAs, beer and chips?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 06, 2014, 05:08:11 pm
As a very occasional participant only, my opinion doesn't really count - but I would prefer not Wednesdays (Wednesdays are meeting afternoon at work which regularly go on to 7pm so my attendance would always be questionable)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 06, 2014, 05:13:35 pm
Hurrah!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 07, 2014, 09:31:53 am
Wednesdays might work better as TLD is now at Guides, so she doesn't get home until 21:00 on a Thursday, which would make the logistics of getting Mrs T out with us a bit difficult.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on March 09, 2014, 11:25:22 pm
Looks like early closing Wednesday.

But not EVERY week . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 19, 2014, 12:27:22 pm
So when's the first ride? I can't do next Wednesday (26th), by the way.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 19, 2014, 12:32:50 pm
bugger! Next weds is the plan for the first one, then each weds from there...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 19, 2014, 12:44:31 pm
Wednesdays are tricky - it's pub quiz night!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 19, 2014, 12:49:30 pm
I am sure I could be persuaded to do two social rides a week :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 19, 2014, 04:56:41 pm
Well, I can do next Thursday. I do have a wheel to drop off. And some books to collect (finally).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 21, 2014, 01:44:32 pm
I think I can manage either Wednesday 26th or Thursday 27th. My regular marathon Wednesday meeting was this week (2:15pm - 6:50pm). I'm not due another of them for 4 or 5 weeks.

Are you planning any COR? This may determine if I bring Beryl (the Dahon folder) who is easier as far as trains are concerned or Beatrice (the Thorn Brevet). As I'll be coming straight from work I doubt I'll have the new acquisition. I'm not up to riding that through rush hour traffic.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 24, 2014, 09:41:08 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 25, 2014, 01:50:10 pm
Wednesday it is then... Should get to Northallerton just after 6pm (18:07, I think). Sorry, but I'm stuck with either the 9:54 back or the 11:44 - so it's going to be belt round or really dawdle.
See you tomorrow if that's ok.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 25, 2014, 01:55:31 pm
Wednesday it is then... Should get to Northallerton just after 6pm (18:07, I think). Sorry, but I'm stuck with either the 9:54 back or the 11:44 - so it's going to be belt round or really dawdle.
See you tomorrow if that's ok.

18:00 is fine, I am doing an early one, so should be back here for 17:00.

Now to decide where to go and to get my cycling stuff ready in case the traffic is a 'mare!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 25, 2014, 02:03:36 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 25, 2014, 02:05:52 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?

I can do Thursday as well, but I thought you were otherwise occupied? If not I'll have a bez out then, too!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on March 25, 2014, 02:53:04 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?

Dean, are you riding with a spare wheel about your person?  What is your technique?  (I'm having a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to Torslanda's at the moment and would like to ride instead of drive.)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 25, 2014, 04:42:09 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?

I can do Thursday as well, but I thought you were otherwise occupied? If not I'll have a bez out then, too!

No, I'm around this Thursday (apart from an afternoon weeding my dad's garden). Shall I pop down for 6-ish?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 25, 2014, 04:45:01 pm

Dean, are you riding with a spare wheel about your person?  What is your technique?  (I'm having a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to Torslanda's at the moment and would like to ride instead of drive.)

A wheel, and the rest!

It'll probably be a horrible bodge of cable ties. I'll put some photos up when I go.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 25, 2014, 04:54:00 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?

I can do Thursday as well, but I thought you were otherwise occupied? If not I'll have a bez out then, too!

No, I'm around this Thursday (apart from an afternoon weeding my dad's garden). Shall I pop down for 6-ish?

Sounds, suspiciously, like a plan.....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 25, 2014, 05:19:28 pm
Yes to Wednesday, no for.

 ???

No to this Thursday?

I could nip down and drop a wheel etc off, maybes?

Dean, are you riding with a spare wheel about your person?  What is your technique?  (I'm having a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to Torslanda's at the moment and would like to ride instead of drive.)

Peter - have you got a rack on your bike? If so, it's dead easy - just cable tie it vertically to the side of the rack. Make sure it's high enough and far enough back so you don't clip your heel on it as you pedal. I've done this a few times (usually to take a wheel down to my LBS to get broken spokes changed).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on March 25, 2014, 07:32:52 pm
Thanks Dean and Slowcoach.  That had occurred to me, I just wondered if there was some great historical dodge I was missing!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 26, 2014, 01:16:53 pm
Well, I have seen one strapped diagonally across someone's back using what appeared to be old inner tubes. How successful it was, I've no idea. It did look rather uncomfortable though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 26, 2014, 09:29:19 pm
Tonight was relatively short, by previous standards, only about 20 miles total, and WET!

Beer was consumed, stories told and roads old and, urm, old ridden.

A good night, all in all.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2014, 11:42:51 am
Well, I have seen one strapped diagonally across someone's back using what appeared to be old inner tubes. How successful it was, I've no idea. It did look rather uncomfortable though.

I thought of some kind of harness across the back, but the 18 miles down to Phil's is a leetle far for that - and I do have quite a lot of stuff to carry...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/13445078804_c23ecdb239.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mu6xvw)

...and not forgetting the Mystery Bag:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/13444708025_bb479a189c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mu4DhM)

I tried fitting it all into my Ortlieb front rollers, but this definitely called for Carradice:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/13444704575_64a244076e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mu4Cgi)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/13444819163_d3ebea6b62.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mu5djX)

The panniers make quite a useful base for the wheel and rims. Oh, and it was lucky that I spotted this on the rear tyre before I tried to ride all that down the road:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/13444837783_d2869526a3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mu5iRZ)

Phil, I should be there about 6-ish, though I'll aim for a bit earlier.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 27, 2014, 11:55:58 am
Cool, I'll be leaving work about 15:30, so should be back well before then.

Better find some space in the shit-tip garage for all those bits.

Don't forget those books to take back with you :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2014, 03:41:31 pm
Excellent - I'll want some ballast to weigh down the panniers.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2014, 10:38:03 pm
Well, I was glad to rid myself of all that stuff (lucky torslanda has a big car), and it was a pleasant run out to the Green Tree (of acid bath fame) in Brompton for a few pints and a chinwag. I hope that easterly eases off soon, mind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 28, 2014, 07:46:53 am
Aye, I enjoyed it.  It has been a long time since I have been able to get out on the bike, and a longer time since I have been out for a bike ride with Deano.

We talked about allsorts, including work canteens, live bands, bikes (obviously) and acid baths.

The beer of the night (in an Andrew Br style) was Copper Dragon Best Bitter (no Golden Pippin at this pub!).  We managed to get Deano back to the station in time for his early train.

A LOT dryer than Wednesday night....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 28, 2014, 01:51:36 pm
Who's up for next Wednesday? Looks like, at the moment, the weather is going to be kind to us...

Bike riding, beer and maybe chips :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 28, 2014, 03:13:53 pm
A LOT dryer than Wednesday night....

Not surprising - it would have been difficult to be much wetter than Wednesday...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on March 28, 2014, 03:16:03 pm
Who's up for next Wednesday? Looks like, at the moment, the weather is going to be kind to us...

Pencil me in as a probable for next Wednesday. I'm not absolutely certain yet, but a guarantee of good weather looks most enticing.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 01, 2014, 08:31:38 pm
I am going to cry off for this week, as my left leg is Hurty and I am on call.

Sorry.

Normal service cwill resume next week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 02, 2014, 07:58:25 am
No problem. I'll pencil in next week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 14, 2014, 10:52:41 pm
Anyone round this Wednesday (16th) and fancying a trip to Rainton?

I could do with checking a bit of the arrow route, and Rainton has two pubs!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 15, 2014, 10:52:04 am
Sounds like a plan.

Usual time and place?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 15, 2014, 10:10:49 pm
Sounds good. We can take the secret route via Pickhill.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 16, 2014, 07:57:38 am
Cool, see you later.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 17, 2014, 08:38:49 am
I enjoyed that, it had all the important things that a good social ride should, apart from one, which I will come to in a little bit.

It had COR
It had lovely weather
It had banter
It had a pub (well, actually, two)
It had food (again I'll come to that in a minute)
It had ~30 miles of cycling.

Firstly the thing that was missing, was OTHER PEOPLE.  This is not a criticism of Deano, whose company on bike rides is always good, but it would be nice to see more people heading out on these.

We set out from THoFC at about 18:30, as we knew we needed to get a move on to get to Rainton before 21:00, the time most pubs stop doing food. Down to Maunby, over the old railway bridge to Pickhill, onto Ainderby Quernhow, under the A1 and down the service road to the junction with the A61.  A short hop down the A61 saw us turning left onto the back road to Rainton (over the bridge that crosses the A1) and into the village itself.  The first pub we came to had a slightly cryptic sign outside saying "Sold Out", no indication of what it had sold out of, and it looked busy, so we went onto the next.  This turned out to be a good move as they had their "Feast for a Fiver" Wednesday offer on, chish and fips!  The fish was the size of half a whale, fresh and lovely.  A small accumulation of chips and a puddle of mushy peas completed the plate.  Having only had a sandwich and yoghurt, earlier in the day, I was starving and virtually inhaled mine!  Of course the meal was washed down with beer, in this case it was York Guzzler.

After food we decided we needed to get a move on to get back.  This was when we discovered that Deano's front light had failed!  We managed the route back using my light, having to stop, of course, at South Otterington for one last pint in the pub with the grumpiest barmaid in the world (to be fair we turned up at about 22:00 and I think she just wanted to go to bed (as shown by the fact all the lights were off when we left the pub!)

A "quick" blast along the road to NTR saw me lending a light to Deano to see him home, I went into the house and was quickly asleep.

A great night, I think :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on April 17, 2014, 11:04:17 pm
I hope to join in for at least some of these rides tiermat, when circumstances  ;) conspire to make it possible.  I finished work at 8pm yesterday so that wasn't really a possible in any case.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: JonJo on April 18, 2014, 09:56:30 am
I've occasionally got things to do around Maunby so I'm hoping to stop over some time and join you.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 21, 2014, 04:01:19 pm
Who's up for this week? I am wfh Thursday so cab safely be out playing until late :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 21, 2014, 05:06:00 pm
I cannae make it - off to the theatre.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 21, 2014, 11:33:16 pm
A little late, but here's the fish n chips at Rainton:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/13961458235_ed0f91009b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/13961458235/)
Fish supper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/13961458235/) by dean.clementson (https://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 23, 2014, 09:02:56 pm
The powers that be have told me I'll be working in Northallerton for most of the late summer.  I suppose I'd better get out on some of these rides!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2014, 10:15:43 am
 :thumbsup:

At the Friarage?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 30, 2014, 10:33:43 am
What time do these rides usually finish? *Looks at GC timetable.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2014, 11:29:01 am
Dale, they finish when they finish is, probably, the best way to put it.  If people need to be back for a certain time, we fit that in, if people CBA and want to sleep on the sofa, that can be arranged, too!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 30, 2014, 11:31:51 am
Ah. I like those kinds of rides.  :thumbsup:

Just looked at the trains - Last one to Sunderland is just before 10, last one to NCL is nearer midnight. I'll have to pop down sometime.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 30, 2014, 03:20:31 pm
I get the Newcastle train (as far as Durham) when I come down for these rides. I end up going back on the 21:54 or 23:44. The 21:54 can be tight. The 23:54 means that' there's lots of drinking time.

A problem at that time of night is finding someone to open the guards van. The bike often ends up in the lobby between carriages which I'm happier about. I've had to wedge myself in the door when getting off before to stop the train leaving before they've found the key to unlock the van door.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 30, 2014, 07:11:55 pm
:thumbsup:

At the Friarage?

Yarp
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on May 01, 2014, 07:26:57 pm
Hm.  Could've done with a ride tonight.  Never mind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 06, 2014, 09:43:14 am
Can anyone do Thursday this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 06, 2014, 02:31:02 pm
Sorry - I'm not available Thursday night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on May 06, 2014, 03:40:54 pm
I finish work at 8pm this Thursday.  But I thought I might wander down to the Copper Beech for the open mic night Tiermat if you fancy?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on May 07, 2014, 10:55:11 pm
I'll take that as a 'no' then shall I?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 08, 2014, 08:02:09 am
Sorry, Ruth, I read that and then forgot.

I am, actually, doubtful for a ride tonight as I appear to have a trapped nerve, which is causing me no end of pain and sleepless nights.  This makes me even less delightful company than I normally am :(

Sorry for being totally carp...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on May 09, 2014, 05:02:51 pm
Sorry, Ruth, I read that and then forgot.

Sorry for being totally carp...

Plonker  ;)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 12, 2014, 10:58:10 am
Sorry, Ruth, I read that and then forgot.

Sorry for being totally carp...

Plonker  ;)

Thank you :) ;)

Any one up for this week? Wednesday or Thursday are both good for me...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 12, 2014, 12:05:24 pm
I can do this Wednesday. Usual time at yours, t?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 12, 2014, 12:28:18 pm
I can do this Wednesday. Usual time at yours, t?

Yes, see you there, then!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 12, 2014, 01:41:18 pm
There's an outside chance I might make it this Wednesday. How fast is the pace likely to be - i.e. would it be worth my while bringing the wobble-machine down (I'm not that fast yet).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 12, 2014, 05:04:06 pm
It'll be as fast (or slow) as needs be, I reckon. I haven't seen you for yonks, SC.

How about a nice trip down Foxton Lane?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 13, 2014, 09:39:17 pm
I have a pass out. Will be down for about 6:30 (and how deep is the ford on Foxton Lane at the moment?)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2014, 08:06:55 am
Cool, see you then. If the ford is too deep we can use the bridge!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 14, 2014, 10:39:37 pm
Lovely ride, that. Yet again I was struck by mechanicals just south of Great Smeaton. At least it was just a puncture this time, rather than my crank falling off - but what a puncture!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/14184158921_09f260d5a8_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14184158921/)
A puncture and a half (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14184158921/) by dean.clementson (https://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

I've kept the bit of metal, and may frame it.

We set out at a pace which kept us just behind a grim black cloud and riding in sunshine, a combination which splayed some fabulous contrasts over the Hambleton escarpment as we rode east. We'd planned to take in Foxton Lane in the lesser-used south to north configuration, but a slight navigational error (I blame the local boys) led us instead onto the gorgeous golden road through West Harlsey and a descent into the sunset across the Vale of Mowbray, looking across to the distant Pennines.

I have some nettle rash on my shin from the footpath along the A684 to the Green Tree in Brompton. "Slow"coach's experience of the narrow, overgrown path might have been slightly different on his bent.

And a quick word about the feast of food at the Green Tree. I could hardly finish mine - the audax world needs to know how much food can be had there for six quid.

Sorry I had to scarper, but I wanted to catch the last TPE, which I did, with three minutes spare.

Good to see you both again.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on May 14, 2014, 10:57:40 pm
Fack! You don't do things by halves, do you!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Andrew Br on May 14, 2014, 11:11:40 pm

I've kept the bit of metal, and may frame it.


Frame it ? You could almost build a frame from that.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 14, 2014, 11:14:47 pm
Fack! You don't do things by halves, do you!

That's not the half of it - the other half was still inside the tyre.

Ironically, I only hit it cos I swung a bit out from the kerb to avoid all the hedge cuttings.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 15, 2014, 10:45:17 am
I might as well ask on here instead of starting a new thread - Can any of you recommend a route from Northallerton to Bedale that doesn't take the 684? It's only about 7 mile, but not the most pleasant riding I've done.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 15, 2014, 11:01:56 am
Romanby-Yafforth. Then go south and take Shark Lane past the riding school into Thrintoft. This lane has some sort of NCN sign on it, so it's hard to miss. Can be rough going, especially once past the riding school.  Along the gorgeous lane to Great Langton, over the Swale at the wee bridge, then Kirkby Fleetham, Little Fencote and under the M1 near Leeming and down the back road into Aiskew. I think it's possible to hop under the M1 there, but I haven't tried since the upgrade. If not, carry on down to Leeming Bar to cross the A1 near Londonderry and go into Bedale via the b-road near Exelby.

Tis a bit longwinded, but there are only so many bridges across the Swale.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 15, 2014, 11:17:01 am
Cheers, that looks just the ticket. Don't mind longwindedness, I'd just be going to Hawes, so might as well take the scenic route.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 15, 2014, 11:20:57 am
There's a good ole transport cafe in Londonderry which is worth a visit if you fancy a bite to eat. Tiermat might invite you round for coffee when he sees this, too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 15, 2014, 11:56:56 am
Cheers, that looks just the ticket. Don't mind longwindedness, I'd just be going to Hawes, so might as well take the scenic route.  :thumbsup:

The good news is, if you have had enough by the time you get to Leeming, you can jump on the Dales Railway, go all the way to Redmire and just finish off the last bit to Hawes!

Of course you are always welcome to pop around to THoFC for coffee.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 15, 2014, 12:34:18 pm
Oh and yes, last night was grand, even with the minor off Slowcoach had whilst trying to ride his 'bent up a small kerb...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 15, 2014, 02:33:59 pm
Oh and yes, last night was grand, even with the minor off Slowcoach had whilst trying to ride his 'bent up a small kerb...

Yeah - haven't got the lifting the front wheel to bounce up the kerb technique quite polished yet (or probably rather more to the point - there's no way I'm ever going to bounce a 20" wheel up a kerb that height when the hamster bar is so far behind the front wheel and the bar just hinges up when I pull up... digression should really have been the better part of valour there). At least I didn't have far to fall and there was no way I was going to feel it because the side of me that hit the deck had already been thoroughly stung by nettles - I had an interesting rash on the side of my face when I got home.

Perhaps it was a good job we didn't go down Foxton Lane after all - I can take a swim in the ford on another occasion.

Great night out - thanks Tiermat and Deano
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 19, 2014, 01:44:45 pm
I can't do Weds this week, but can do Thursday, any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 19, 2014, 02:52:09 pm
I can't do Weds this week, but can do Thursday, any takers?

Thursday... possibly. Let me get back to you later.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 20, 2014, 12:13:05 am
I can do Thursday. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 20, 2014, 05:02:36 pm
Cool, the pair of you, let me know, SC, if you can make it, usual time and place :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 21, 2014, 09:49:59 pm
I'm in. See you tomorrow night (just have to find the rain legs to pack).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 22, 2014, 07:47:11 am
Swimming trunks, snorkel and mask might be in order tonight! Seriously, though it looks like it will have stopped by about 4, so the roads will be dry (I am saying nothing about COR :) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 22, 2014, 03:12:18 pm
Sorry, guys, I shan't make it tonight - still knackered after last night's Melt-Banananananana gig.

It's dry in Darlo at the mo' :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 22, 2014, 03:25:04 pm
Shame Dean - these younguns who can't hold their beer...  ;D

It's dry here now too - though forecast isn't brilliant for tonight (interestingly though 51% chance of rain and the text is either "rain" or "showers", depending on the humidity, but 49% chance of rain equates to "cloudy". I have to nip home to pick the bike up (didn't want it sitting on the rack in the rain all day in a "high nick" status car park), but I'll be down by about 6:30 unless you reckon the rain will be so bad that it's not worth going out.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 22, 2014, 03:27:46 pm
As I have (yet another) migraine on it's way, am tired and the weather is dubious I think I will cry off tonight, sorry.

Next week, deffo, though.

Once again, sorry.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 22, 2014, 04:09:44 pm
No problem - lets try again for next week - Wednesday or Thursday?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on May 27, 2014, 12:08:53 am
This week Mrs Torslanda - she of the horned helmet and heavy metal breastplate - will be cunningly disguised as a responsible adult in charge of a pack of Beavers at Scout camp. I am therefore unavailable for cycling duties on either Weds or Thursday.

Next week should see a different situation and I may well have company . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 27, 2014, 08:04:59 am
Either Weds or Thurs (or both) is good for me as I am not working this week, due to security clearence delays.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 27, 2014, 12:26:41 pm
I cannae make either night.

But I'll be riding south on Thursday if you're around - PM on its way...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 27, 2014, 01:52:50 pm
It will have to be Thursday for me, now (had someone coming round tonight then realised it was the Tour Series in Durham tonight so I've put them off until tomorrow - I can't miss the locals having a go cos the race keeps jumping the red traffic light going the wrong way up a one way street - on a closed road...)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 27, 2014, 02:13:52 pm
I'll be there too, SC - might see you there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on May 28, 2014, 08:24:07 pm
Grr... sorry, I'm not available tomorrow (late meeting at work)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 29, 2014, 09:30:40 am
Sorry to hear that, SC, next week, then? Either day is good for me.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 03, 2014, 07:16:31 pm
Anybody fancy a Darlo run tomorrow?  Someone's coming to view my house at 7pm, so I can't get to NTR for 1830, but the viewing shouldn't take long.

I've no miles in my legs this year mind, so it might need to be shorter than usual!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 03, 2014, 07:18:35 pm
Anybody fancy a Darlo run tomorrow?  Someone's coming to view my house at 7pm, so I can't get to NTR for 1830, but the viewing shouldn't take long.

I've no miles in my legs this year mind, so it might need to be shorter than usual!

Now that sounds like a fantastic plan. Might you be able to make it to Manfield, do you think?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 03, 2014, 07:22:48 pm
Oh, definitely!  I rode through Piercebridge a couple of weeks ago, there were a couple of nice-looking pubs there as well.  That did food.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 03, 2014, 07:26:16 pm
Tiermat, what are the chances of Mrs.T making it?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 03, 2014, 07:28:23 pm
With herneck and shoulder being as they are, I would say zero :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on June 03, 2014, 10:37:13 pm
OK - looks like I can make tomorrow. Count me in
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 03, 2014, 10:38:59 pm
I'm going up to Durham tomorrow  ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 04, 2014, 02:37:03 pm
See you later, then
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 04, 2014, 11:11:58 pm
That was fucking brilliant. Beer. Bikes. Chat. Impressions of Wood Pigeons.

Just fucking brilliant.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on June 04, 2014, 11:18:21 pm
Just woken up in a sweaty lump on the sofa. Mrs has abandoned me - must've been snoring! - and legged it to the West Wing bed.

Really sorry I missed it but really glad I didn't try a 200 mile drive tonight.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 05, 2014, 12:38:22 pm
Yes, it was fun. We didn't even get rained on. And Slowcoach has groupies.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on June 05, 2014, 05:30:25 pm
The less said about the groupies, the better... Ruthie, I think you may need to move house if I'm going to get rid of them.

Twas a brilliant night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 05, 2014, 06:31:56 pm
Yeah, you have groupies the way other people have hives.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 08, 2014, 10:08:26 pm
Who's up for this week, then? Either night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 08, 2014, 10:11:43 pm
Possibly ...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on June 10, 2014, 11:56:32 am
Sorry - not me this week or next.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on June 10, 2014, 10:03:09 pm
I could do tomorrow?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 11, 2014, 08:18:13 pm
I could do tomorrow?

Bu66er, just seen this, and your text, sorry. New job has major internet restrictions, so can't check the forum during the day. Phones also have to be on silent, hence why I missed your text :(

Sorry
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on June 11, 2014, 08:32:52 pm
Ah well, maybe another time.  I could have done tomorrow except I just 5 minutes ago arranged to do something else! 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 12, 2014, 10:30:08 am
Are you riding tonight tiermat?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 12, 2014, 01:17:23 pm
Afraid I'm out for tonight anyway.  I have just been offered a free dinner!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 12, 2014, 07:54:53 pm
Sorry, no can do tonight :)

For reference, the new job means I cannot access the forum during the day time.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 12, 2014, 08:32:16 pm
 :o

How do you make it through the day?!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 15, 2014, 12:08:02 pm
:o

How do you make it through the day?!

It is difficult, but I manage, just!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 15, 2014, 10:20:47 pm
I can only do Tuesday night this week  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 23, 2014, 09:23:39 am
Is anyone about this week, I can only do Wednesday as I am going to TLD's school production on Thursday.

PS. The weather looks like it is going to be lovely...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on June 23, 2014, 01:25:52 pm
I'm at a team building thing on Wednesday night  :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 07, 2014, 01:09:38 pm
I discovered, on Saturday, that having not properly ridden my bike for 7 months (YES! 7 months!) I am more than a little unfit.

If I am to do the Catalan thing next year I need to get back into it.

Dave (not OTP) is keen to join the tour next year, but can't do Weds.

Weds seem to be a little bit of a problem for some others.

So it back on and back to it's old day of Thursday, starting this week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 09, 2014, 09:08:25 am
Hear that echo?

See that tumbleweed?

I, for some reason appear to have been sent down the M1...

<SIGH>
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on July 09, 2014, 07:00:16 pm
Eh?

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on July 09, 2014, 07:17:30 pm
Does that mean nobody will play bikes with you?

I know the feeling!

Finishing work at 18.30 most nights tiermat ...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 11, 2014, 11:01:00 am
Does that mean nobody will play bikes with you?

I know the feeling!

Finishing work at 18.30 most nights tiermat ...

I know! Sorry, was feeling  a bit ignored and more than a bit grumpy.

Anyways the ride went ahead last night, a FAST 14 miles or so with Dave(notOTP), a quick beer in The New Inn, no chips.

Back by 21:00, asleep by 22:00.

A good night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 18, 2014, 03:16:08 pm
Most excellent evening in the company of Phil (FOTP-ish), Dave (NOTP) and Greg (NSWONOTP). A debut ride for my new SAB, of which more later, Phil on his Inbred, Dave on his 'ancient' Peugeot and Greg on his Pomp. A very pleasant & quick (for me at any rate!) blast to the Buck at Maunby, good beer, great food and excellent company.

Come the return journey Greg & Dave sped off so that Greg could make the train to York while Phil & I rode together. Having not ridden properly for several months I was hors de combat on any incline that went up and had to have brief stop to avoid seeing dinner again!

The SAB is a fantastic bike! The first truly new machine I have had in the last 30-some years. As I said to Phil, it's the kind of bike that makes you think, if not believe, that you can do much more than you are capable of. Had I had time to ride it last weekend i am sure I would have found myself halfway to Blackpool, knackered and looking for a lift home . . .

Quote of the day: Dave to Phil. 'He's driving all the way from Manchester to Northallerton? For a bike ride to the pub and back? Is he totally insane?'

Guilty as charged, m'lud. But ever so happy  ;D ;D ;D ;D

ETA: Greg is, of course, Mr Bunbury. If attention span was dynamite I'd have difficulty blowing my nose . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 18, 2014, 08:00:46 pm
I was about to correct you when I read the last line.  Good to meet you and compliments on the bike.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on July 18, 2014, 08:06:08 pm
Sounds like a grand night!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 18, 2014, 11:43:38 pm
I was about to correct you when I read the last line.  Good to meet you and compliments on the bike.

Cheers! Same again? Don't mind if I do . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 18, 2014, 11:46:15 pm
Sounds like a grand night!  :thumbsup:

Next Wednesday? Probably the last time I will be able to get there before our hols.

With the possibility of added Peter.  ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 25, 2014, 12:31:57 am
Dramatis Personae: Self. (OOTP) Peter (AOTP) Phil (NCOTP) Dave (NYOTP)
Location: The thread title's a clue!
Weather: Hot. Damned hot!

And so it came to pass that Peter (OTVP) declared himself available for a silly bike adventure, to whit the sojourning to Forn Parts (well, North Yorkshire) for the partaking of velocipedal activities along with the consumption of cloudy Gun Dog and gourmet food. (Not quite but the bit about the beer's true!)

And Lo! the Great Phil gathered up his flock and all four of us foxtrotted oscar to enjoy some of NTR's finest and emptiest lanes. Highlights were the watching of farmers gathering their grain harvest - this I have never seen in July before - Peter eulogising over the countryside, the wildlife, the flora, the fauna, the locality. After a while we came across a time trial, marshalled by military types (they may have been CTC but dressed funny  :-\ ) Seemingly all ages and abilities were taking part from boys & girls on hybrids/mtbs thru 'thousand yard stare' types on Felts with tri-bars. Luckily all travelling in the opposite direction. I even got a huge smile from a young lady which hasn't happened in a while! I suppose it could've been wind . . .

Same as last week the ups were harder than the downs but this time I don't think I bailed on any of them. After a while and a couple of stops to get the feeling back in my hands (no physio since last week and it showed) we arrived at a right turn with a sign showing The Pubbe to be one Imperial mile thattaway -> Off we went. On a slight downward incline and the wind behind we were soon turning a fair old rate.  The longest mile in history. I really am not THAT slow!

The New Inn (New in the late 18th century!) was everything it promised to be. Local beer (the aforementioned cloudy Gun Dog) the home cooked food, the idyllic beer garden. Phil's face when I suggested ordering a shandy made with 'Gun Dog' was a picture. The evening was everything it was supposed to be. The world set to rights, shit being shot like it had never before. I love these evenings out and wish we could do every one! Living in the environs of Mega City One Rochdale it was such a great feeling to be able to ride gently and have conversations without either having to climb stuff like Jenkin Road every five minutes or having some snotgobbler up yer arse inna Barried-up chavmobile.

Even the journey home was made bearable discussing music and getting complimented on my singing. Coming from a professional musician that's praise indeed! Not sure when the next will be, RL and hols will be getting in the way but stay tuned folks! There's loads more where this crap came from . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on July 25, 2014, 12:46:43 pm
Do let us know Torslanda when another one#'s being planned. I occasionally participate in these rides when work and other activities permit (but we've never actually both been on one together). The next 3 or 4 weeks look pretty booked up for me, but once August is over, I mayu be around again.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 04, 2014, 09:08:51 pm
The last two have been fun, sciatica aside, this week should be good, too. Maybe damp, but good.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 12, 2014, 09:36:27 am
Having just had a discussion with Torslanda this week's ride is tomorrow night.

We plan to raise a glass (or maybe two), for obvious reasons.  To this end it would be great if bygones could be bygones and we can get as many as poss to join (I know it is short notice, sorry)

As regards to destination, I am thinking The Farmers Arms in Scorton.  I know it's slightly further than we have done before, but it is pretty much flat and you can get a good speed up once past Streelam.

As it appears that Dave (NOTP) turns into a pumpkin when it gets dark, we will need to get a shuffle on, leaving THoFC at 18:30.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruth on August 12, 2014, 01:10:58 pm
At work till 6pm so won't make this.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 12, 2014, 02:55:45 pm
I have chiddlers (and hopefully a last minute plan involving a tent with them) I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on August 12, 2014, 02:58:56 pm
Phil, I'm meeting my brother in Northallerton in the early afternoon.  We'll do the brother thing then arrive at yours, all being well.

Peter
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 13, 2014, 08:55:32 am
Phil, I'm meeting my brother in Northallerton in the early afternoon.  We'll do the brother thing then arrive at yours, all being well.

Peter

NP, I'll be back later, I shall PM you my mobile number, just in case you need it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 14, 2014, 03:12:31 pm
Last night was as close to a perfect evening social ride as you can get, apart from a couple of things, which I will come to later.

About 6PM Peter and brother turned up and we stood about chatting for a while.  Torslanda arrived in short order, as did Dave NOTP and Dave's son.  Dave's son wasn't riding with us, he was just there to buy a bike from that nice Mr Torslanda.  Once the deal was done we got ready and were off.  There was a bit of a draught, but nothing to write home about.  It did become apparent, however, that we were a group split into two, smaller groups of differing abilities (and speed).  Peter said that if myself and Dave NOTP wanted to head off at a brisk pace they would catch up with us at the pub.  So we did.  Following glorious lanes, past fields bathed in sunshine we followed a well worn path to Scorton, joining in (well, ok, riding the same way as) a Triathlon that was going on that evening.  The marshals look a little bemused by us, especially the girl with the blue hair who kept trying to wave us left onto the course, when we really wanted to go right.  Once at the pub, Dave and I settled down for a pint, some food and a chin wag.  the beer arrived in short order, but the other three had arrived, ordered their food and were the best way through their first pint before ours arrived.  Dave needed to head off to get home before he turned into a pumpkin, or some such like, so he left around 9.  I hung back with the other 3 and more chat, more beer and, eventually, their food arrived.  45 mins, to get your food, is a little tardy.  Once that food was consumed we decided to make tracks homewards. 

It was a lovely evening, the wind had dropped a bit, the moon was HUGE and there was only a few clouds in the sky.

As we set off Torslanda's mudguard was rubbing against his tyres, quickly rectified by removal of said mudguard (which got tucked into my saddlebag, only to be lost a little further down the road, then recovered again by Peter whilst I ran another errand.  At about Great Langton it became apparent that Torslanda was just not feeling it.  Or rather he was, a bit too much (TMI, I know, sorry).  His hand and feet were painful and his, ahem, other contact points weren't fairing much better.  I chose to go the flattest way back, which, unfortunately involved Shark Lane, but Tors and Peter's brother never got there.  As we got closer to Thrintoft it became apparent that even soft pedalling/scooting wasn't going to work for Tors, so walking was the name of the game.  Peter and myself flew off, in the direction of THoFC, to grab Torslanda's car and then I would return with said car to collect them and bikes.  This we did (I had to drive a FRENCH CAR :( ), once back, safely at THoFC I made sure the bike was securely on the back of the car and then waved them both off back in the direction of forrin lands (the left hand side of the pennines), but until I had nagged Tors a bit.

I went in, had a glass of water then went to bed.

Beer? Oh yes, I had 1 pint of EPA, very nice it was, but that went off, so I went to Doom Bar, which was just as nice!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on August 14, 2014, 10:06:59 pm
I think a visit to the quack's might be in order. I've been having physio for a disc problem recently and thought the worst should be over but last night was murder. Nothing seems to ease it, drops, flats and even butterfly bars all aggravate the nerve pain and loss of feeling in my hands.

My apologies to all the guys, it took over two hours to go 12 miles - and most of that downhill! Big thanks to Peter's brother, Trevor (NOTP), who selflessly stayed with me whilst Tiermat & Peter pedalled off to fetch my car. Thanks also to Tiemat for steeling himself to get behind the wheel of a FRENCH  :o car. Thanks also to Peter who followed me home to Manchester despite being in the clartes for tardiness. It was well past 2am when wifey beat me about the head welcomed me home.

I'm going on holibobs in the morning. When we get back I'm going to the docs . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on August 14, 2014, 11:44:05 pm
You have a great time, John.  We just want you well again.  Trev and I owe you our bikes anyway and Trev said he thoroughly enjoyed it - it's just wonderful to be out in the country under the moon and stars.  I liked the bit about the different abilities groups!  There are those who ride with a friend in need (in case we ever need our bikes fixing again) and those who shoot on ahead and neglect to get the beer in for the Samaritans (just as well, because it would have been pretty flat by the time we got there)!  I had a great time and it was good to see you all again, except for Trev, whose top was just TOO orange!

You have a good holiday, too, Phil.

peter
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 29, 2014, 09:01:35 am
It's back on! Next week, Wednesday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on September 01, 2014, 03:31:13 pm
Hi all, will try to join you at some point, but this week is out as we're off to Burghley Horse Trials for a few days, then the following week i really have to go to running club so wed would be out, but could stretch to a tues or a thurs?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 01, 2014, 04:16:53 pm
Hi all, will try to join you at some point, but this week is out as we're off to Burghley Horse Trials for a few days, then the following week i really have to go to running club so wed would be out, but could stretch to a tues or a thurs?

Don't know why you bother, those horses are all guilty!

As it happens the day does vary, depending on people's needs. This week, as it happens is Thursday (I need to do a software release at work on Wednesday). Some weeks we do manage 2, but Thursdays can be difficult if Mrs T is going to her knitting club.

When you are free on a Thursday, let me know and I will pm you the address where we meet (though riding into Romanby and asking where the cyclists meet will get you to the right place!)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 01, 2014, 11:01:19 pm
Ah, can't make Thursday this week. I'll keep an eye on the thread, though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 03, 2014, 08:11:51 am
Ah, can't make Thursday this week. I'll keep an eye on the thread, though.

Can you do tonight?

Dave (NOTP) can't, but I am at a loose end as Mrs T is in that London and TLD is at the grandparents.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 03, 2014, 12:20:19 pm
I can, but I'll struggle to get down south as I'll have to go home and change and stuff!

Fancy popping up to Darlo?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 03, 2014, 01:03:15 pm
Sounds like a plan, dependent on what time I get finished with this software problem I have at the moment.

I'll drop you an email (a little) later, when I have clearer idea of what is expected of me, work wise.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 04, 2014, 09:18:14 am
Well last night didn't happen, due to work.

So I did an hour on the turbo, instead, to make sure my sciatica really was playing nicely and not just lulling me into a false sense of security.

The good news is that there was a small amount of pain and weakness for about an hour afterwards, but nothing this morning  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 10, 2014, 11:54:10 pm
I'm full of cold so I shan't be out this week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 15, 2014, 09:17:16 am
Join the club, I think I am getting over it (TLD and Mrs T are still suffering) so this week will be on Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on September 15, 2014, 07:40:32 pm
Why go for a bike ride in the real world when you could watch a middle-aged German ride his bike round a track in Switzerland for an hour?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 16, 2014, 12:00:21 pm
Why go for a bike ride in the real world when you could watch a middle-aged German ride his bike round a track in Switzerland for an hour?

Let me think about that.

Nah, I'd rather be out on my bike (especially with the loud sighs and rolled eyes I get from TLD and Mrs T when put any cycling on the TV).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 21, 2014, 03:35:49 pm
This week, once again, shall be Thrusday, with a bonus ride next Sunday (as I will need to go and collect my car after a debauched Saturday at Mrs T's cousin's wedding)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 22, 2014, 08:30:59 pm
I think I'll be there. Usual time?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 22, 2014, 08:48:15 pm
I think I'll be there. Usual time?

Urm. About that. Mrs T has just told me that she has a Pilates class from 6-7 on Thursday and I need to collect TLD from dancing. Dave (notp) can't do Thursday, but can do Wednesday, which leaves a couple of options:

1) I get out on the bike two nights running (no bad thing, in my book, especially as I am on a roll ATM), with Thursday starting 19.15
2) Just do Weds, normal time.

Which works better for you?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 22, 2014, 10:13:12 pm
I cannae do Wednesday this week!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 23, 2014, 08:29:19 am
Thursday it is then! :)  :thumbsup: Scorton?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 23, 2014, 09:18:48 pm
Sounds good!

I'm sure I can think of something to amuse myself until quarter past seven :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 23, 2014, 09:29:54 pm
I'll be back about 6.30, it's just Jo won't be back until 7.15, so feel free to pop round.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 23, 2014, 10:13:37 pm
I was hinting that I might go for a longer bike ride down to yours  :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 24, 2014, 08:07:30 am
I was hinting that I might go for a longer bike ride down to yours  :D

I know, I know, see if you can find some "interesting" hills...

Obv. I just wanted to let you know that it wasn't a big problem if you arrived earlier :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 05, 2015, 07:38:27 am
....and we are back!

Due to a change of job location, lightening of nights and lack of cycling on my part, I need to get this up and running again.

Free pretty much all this week, so can do any evening.

Any takers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 05, 2015, 12:12:35 pm
I'd love a social ride Phil, but I'm working till 6.30 every night so it'd be difficult.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2015, 12:57:51 pm
Hurrah! Thursday's probably best for me this week. How far do you fancy?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 05, 2015, 05:54:14 pm
Hurrah! Thursday's probably best for me this week. How far do you fancy?

Which day is good? Mrs T is not back until tomorrow, but free the rest of the week.

@Ruthie, boo to work!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 05, 2015, 06:35:04 pm
Yeah.  If you can manage a Darlo start sometime, I'll probly be able to make it.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2015, 08:33:30 pm
Hurrah! Thursday's probably best for me this week. How far do you fancy?

Which day is good? Mrs T is not back until tomorrow, but free the rest of the week.

@Ruthie, boo to work!

Thursday works best for me! I'll scarper work at 4, and make my down to yours for 5.30-6ish.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on April 05, 2015, 08:41:15 pm
Would love to join you but it's too close to holibobs. Which pub will you be going to?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 05, 2015, 09:06:43 pm
Doh! Read before replying. OK, so Thursday it is, Farmers?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2015, 09:09:25 pm
Do we have a plan? Do we need one? I'm happy just to make it up as we go along.

Mind you, I promised the staff of the other pub in Rainton (we didn't go there last year as there was a sign up saying "no riffraff" or somesuch) that I'd go back and have a proper meal sometime. It was a complicated deal involving them serving me just chips rather than an entire meal. Good chips, too. Maybe save Rainton for the summer and go somewhere closer this week, though.

ETA: Farmers in Scorton? Fine by me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 06, 2015, 09:32:39 am
Since when have we needed a plan? Or stuck to one, come to that?

Rainton would be god to do, again, at some point, mebbes next week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 07, 2015, 09:40:15 am
Checking my social diary - I appear to be free on Thursday, but probably can't make it to N/A before 6:30. Will that be too late?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 07, 2015, 09:50:02 am
Nah, that'll be fine, Dave (notp) will be joining us, so 6.30 works well, for me anyways.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on April 07, 2015, 03:01:43 pm
dagnamit... would have joined you but am off to London on thursday evening for a wedding on friday... wednesdays or tuesdays are generally better for me, but can occasionally escape on a thursday depending on Band commitments.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on April 08, 2015, 01:28:26 am
Having consulted oracles and soothsayers, saner heads than mine have prevailed.

It is indeed too close to our holiday. Moreover it's rather rash to make a 150 mile round trip just to go to the pub. Peter can't make it either on a Thursday. Have fun everyone, we'll be up sometime in the near future . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: SlowCoach on April 09, 2015, 07:42:01 am
Sorry - I can't get down tonight. I have something come up at work which means I'll not get away.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2015, 08:47:36 am
Sorry - I can't get down tonight. I have something come up at work which means I'll not get away.

No worries, baggsy your pint!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2015, 10:44:32 pm
Good night that, cheers, guys. I'm still full of fajitas  :smug:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on April 10, 2015, 01:18:34 am
Where did you go, in the end?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 10, 2015, 09:24:17 am
Where did you go, in the end?

Farmers @ Scorton. It was brill! The trip back was just as quick as the trip there, that Jason being far too fast!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on April 10, 2015, 10:30:52 am
Perfect destination.  Shark Lane on way back?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 10, 2015, 10:31:40 am
Perfect destination.  Shark Lane on way back?

Of course!!!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 10, 2015, 10:53:10 am
So is the pub run going to be a fast blokey ride from now on?  Nothing wrong with that, but it's not really me.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 10, 2015, 12:03:43 pm
So is the pub run going to be a fast blokey ride from now on?  Nothing wrong with that, but it's not really me.

No, not at all, just was the way it worked out last night. You know how we roll.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 10, 2015, 12:11:02 pm
I know how we used to roll, back in the day.  But that was in a galaxy far, far away and another lifetime.  Things move on.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on April 11, 2015, 01:32:43 pm
So is the pub run going to be a fast blokey ride from now on?  Nothing wrong with that, but it's not really me.

I'm sure I'll be there at some stage this Summer to hobble everyone to about 10mph ensure a more sedate pace as befits a man of my lardiness years.  ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 14, 2015, 09:23:28 am
So is the pub run going to be a fast blokey ride from now on?  Nothing wrong with that, but it's not really me.

Mrs. M is tempted by the prospect of some more sociable riding as we often ride on our own.
If I can tear myself away from work stuff , we could slow down the pace a bit for you, so long as we don't have too long a return leg.
Maunby ??
 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 14, 2015, 10:42:01 am
So is the pub run going to be a fast blokey ride from now on?  Nothing wrong with that, but it's not really me.

Mrs. M is tempted by the prospect of some more sociable riding as we often ride on our own.
If I can tear myself away from work stuff , we could slow down the pace a bit for you, so long as we don't have too long a return leg.
Maunby ??

Sounds like a plan, we have a circuitous route that does about (IIRC) 10-15 miles to get there, then, obviously, only about 5 to get back.  Or we could just go the whole hog and just ride there then back :)  Dave (NOTP) is up for this week, not sure about his step son, and it is his stepson that tends to "put the hammer down".  I am in, definitely, as no one has said to me, yet "GO HERE!", here being somewhere far flung.  I believe Deano is in, unless anything has changed since last Thursday night.  Do you know the meeting point, madcow? If not, drop me a PM and I'll send you the address.

Come to think of it, it might be time to do a Moor & Pheasant run, which would work out even better for you, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 14, 2015, 12:22:18 pm
Thanks for the info.
Ref. Moor and Pheasant-I haven't been along that stretch of road in Dalton for years , as we either go round the top end for Sowerby or stay on the Helperby side of Sessay if coming home.
The West Park group run the Grantham Arms at Boroughbridge and they have just refurbished the Blue Bell at Arkendale.
The Grantham is a bit too poncey  sophisticated  for turning up in lycra  so it would be interesting to see if they have toned it down a bit out in the sticks. I suppose with the new houses on the old "Chickenchokers*" site there will be few more executives in the village.

*Ross/Buxted poultry factory.

Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on April 14, 2015, 12:24:52 pm
oooh you're all on my doorstep! think I shall be joining you :)

Tiermat, I'll PM you for more details
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 14, 2015, 12:38:46 pm
Reply sent, jenhunt.

I have just realised it is 4 years, pretty much to the day, since we (well, ok, Deano and CrinklyLion) started these.

I don't think I would have even gotten back out on my bike, that year, if they hadn't.  Instead I have lots of great (and small) adventures, become a local in a pub many miles away* and seen sights, on my own doorstep, that are enough to make you gasp**.

*though, not as far away as Clarion's local is to him!
**being shadowed by an owl or a bat, seeing fields of corn glowing in moonlight, being scared half to death by a deer jumping out of a hedgeback, having a pint too many and running into a telegraph post before I had even gotten out of the pub car park.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 15, 2015, 09:31:10 pm
So that's four of us then.
The weather looks set to be dry ,if a little cool. Anyone else coming out tomorrow?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 16, 2015, 06:27:43 am
I make it 5 so far.

The dependables (myself and Deano)
Mr & Mrs mad cow
Jenhunt

Dave (NOTP) can't make it, his step son may be out with us, though, shall check.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on April 16, 2015, 09:01:20 am
 :'( something's come up at work and I'm unlikely to get there tonight after all... I will cycle up the direction of your route if I do get away at a sensible time and hopefully meet you somewhere along there. otherwise, it'll have to be another time!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 16, 2015, 09:14:14 am
:'( something's come up at work and I'm unlikely to get there tonight after all... I will cycle up the direction of your route if I do get away at a sensible time and hopefully meet you somewhere along there. otherwise, it'll have to be another time!

OH! NO!

We won't hard to spot! :)  I will even wear one of my YACF jerseys, to avoid any doubt
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 16, 2015, 10:21:51 am
What time is kick-off? 
We can get there for around 6.30.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 16, 2015, 11:00:25 am
What time is kick-off? 
We can get there for around 6.30.

Fine by me, it is a nice, easy, hour (or there abouts) to Dalton from here.  IIRC the pub stops serving food at 21:00, so no huge rush.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 17, 2015, 08:24:20 am
Another brilliant night! Cool-ish, no real wind to worry about and a great ride out. Lots of beer consumed at the pub, we tried to get another at South Otterington, but they had called last orders, and turned the lights off just as we got there!

I have discovered how to slow Jason down, go somewhere he has never been!

One other, useful, discovery last night. There is a TPE from NTR to DAR and DHM at 23.06. Just saying.

ETA: I almost forgot "Tonight, Matthew, I am going to be Casper the Friendly Ghost". You had to be there :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 17, 2015, 08:58:42 am
Yes it was bit on the chilly side on the way back. Our food was good and beer even better.
Sometimes I just need to make time to get out and last night was well worth it. Thanks for the motivation.
 I surmise that Deano opted for TPE then?
We'll go northwards but may drive up to NTR in that case . It was a 50 mile round trip last night.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 18, 2015, 03:36:52 pm

ETA: I almost forgot "Tonight, Matthew, I am going to be Casper the Friendly Ghost". You had to be there :)

I've got photos to upload, I'll sort 'em out when I'm back from audaxing.

Aye, I caught the train back. Cyclists travel free on TPE (well, they do when the guard CBA to come and check tickets and it's only a ten-minute journey).

It was still 50 miles for me - Dalton was a bit far.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 20, 2015, 09:50:32 pm
Here you go:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17008702167_1e3575955d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rV13zD)

And some photos from my nearly-all-offroad route down:

The so-called track between Frigidale and Birkby:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8708/17216133425_f7e7fbd7f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sekbED)

Crossing the Wiske:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8778/17190199436_c2368effc7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sc3goU)

My route through the rapeseed, which turned out not to be the actual bridleway. I still got through, and the lads at the other farm were mostly amused.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8793/17028597240_36c5874b2d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rWL1G9)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 21, 2015, 09:15:46 am
Who's in for this week?

Thursday looks like it will be ok, weather wise, before rain etc on Friday and over the weekend.

I know Deano is off on his travels, again, but anyone else?

I will take the comments about last week on board and find a different location, slightly shorter route.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 21, 2015, 10:50:59 am
Who's in for this week?

Thursday looks like it will be ok, weather wise, before rain etc on Friday and over the weekend.

I know Deano is off on his travels, again, but anyone else?

I will take the comments about last week on board and find a different location, slightly shorter route.

That train to Durham at 11pm might tempt me down sometime, but not this week.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on April 21, 2015, 03:21:09 pm
i might be tempted, assuming work doesn't go t*ts up again!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 23, 2015, 05:32:03 pm
Staying local this week. Going to check out the refurbished Blue Bell at Arkendale.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 25, 2015, 08:12:00 am
Just myself and Dave on Thursday just gone. A fast ride out to Maunby, beer and food was had. Even faster ride back, including a give way sign sprint up the rise to Warlaby crossroad.

Looks like next Thursday will be a nice evening, so who's in? I shall work out where we are going based on who is attending.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 25, 2015, 08:31:54 am
Just myself and Dave on Thursday just gone. A fast ride out to Maunby, beer and food was had. Even faster ride back, including a give way sign sprint up the rise to Warlaby crossroad.

Looks like next Thursday will be a nice evening, so who's in? I shall work out where we are going based on who is attending.

I've asked before, but what's the rough timings?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 25, 2015, 09:24:28 am
Sorry if I missed you asking, or forgot to reply!

We leave THoFC between 18.30 and 19.00, dependent on a) people getting here and b) destination.

Again, dependent on destination we ride for between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.

Eat drink chat, return, usually dependent on when people's trains are.

Usually back in NTR for between 21.30 and 23.00.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 25, 2015, 09:26:41 am
Sorry if I missed you asking, or forgot to reply!

We leave THoFC between 18.30 and 19.00, dependent on a) people getting here and b) destination.

Again, dependent on destination we ride for between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.

Eat drink chat, return, usually dependent on when people's trains are.

Usually back in NTR for between 21.30 and 23.00.

Oh no, you did, but it was ages ago.  :thumbsup:

I'll have a look at train times etc.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 26, 2015, 11:10:52 am
I cannae make this week as I'll be at a gig. Have fun :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 30, 2015, 07:55:22 am
As no one has expressed an interest, I shall shelve tonight's ride and work a bit later instead (I am on a day off tomorrow and need to get caught up on something before I leave the office).

Back next week, usual time, usual place :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 19, 2015, 10:13:10 am
After a couple of weeks off, due to illness, we should really get back to this.

Anyone free for this Thursday?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 19, 2015, 09:00:54 pm
Can't make this week, sadly. Some other time soon!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on May 21, 2015, 01:47:33 pm
not this week (last rehearsal before concert tomorrow, and I've missed the last two owing to cycling in Mallorca!), and next week we're heading to Chatsworth ready to start the Bruno200 on Friday morning! Eek!  :o
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 05, 2015, 10:39:03 am
Anything doing over the coming weeks? I'm now both free from my tyrannical overlords and semi-fit, which is nice.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 05, 2015, 10:40:43 am
I should be free this Thursday night as well.  A social ride would be lovely.  I'm dead slow, mind.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 06, 2015, 10:36:19 pm
I can't make this week. Next Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 07, 2015, 08:12:24 am
This Thursday is deffo on, as are other Thursdays.  After last Sunday's 13 mile ride with DAve (NOTP) I have realised that I am not as poorly as I thought...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 07, 2015, 11:49:33 am
I'm down for whatever. Next week is probably better for me, if I had to choose. Any day. Let's do something.

Dean - re: Durham ride - I'd be very keen for that too.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 07, 2015, 01:46:50 pm
Tuesday would suit me best, can we do that?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 07, 2015, 02:05:42 pm
Tuesday can work for me, I need to WfH next week, on Wednesday, so will get to have a lie-in.

So, to recap, Thursday this week and Tuesday next (9th and 14th).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 13, 2015, 12:06:25 pm
Right, what's the plan?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 13, 2015, 12:19:05 pm
I will send you an email.

General plan is:

1) Get on bike
2) pedal
3) stop at pub
4) drink beer
5) repeat 1)
6) repeat 2)
7) get home (or to train station)....

HTH
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 13, 2015, 10:22:14 pm
I'd kinda like to catch the 21.34 back north tomorrow :) Early starts at work!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 13, 2015, 10:35:00 pm
Remind me what sort of time I should turn up?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 14, 2015, 12:35:05 am
Remind me what sort of time I should turn up?

Tiermat told me 6-630.

Say I was to cycle back to Sunderland after, what's the A167 like to Durham/Ferryhill at that time of night? Not going to get a chance to plot a more complicated route.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 14, 2015, 07:30:32 am
Correct on time.

Can't help with the A167 any further north than NTR, I am afraid :) Dean will know.

So how about a quick loop out to Knayton, and (maybe)Upsall, then back, via Borrowby, to Fox and Hounds then a fast blast back into town?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 14, 2015, 01:17:16 pm
I've never heard of any of those places, so it sounds perfect.  :thumbsup:

I'm probably/hopefully getting into NTR about half 4 on the Grand Central direct from Sunderland, gives me time for a coffee before getting to yours sometime after 6. See you later.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 14, 2015, 10:11:07 pm
Bloody brilliant, that is all.

OK, in more detail, perfect weather, excellent route which included hills, lovely beer and a FAST blat back. My legs are going to feel it tomorrow, but it was worth it!

Word to the wise, never try keeping up with Bunbury!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 14, 2015, 11:14:36 pm
Aye, that was a lovely night. Loads of cyclists out, cracking route in summery weather, couple of hills, decent beer, friendly staff and amazing deep-fried potato skins at the pub. Company was alright, too.

I even enjoyed the ride down, which involved a late finish at work and a trudge through a foot of cowpat to avoid cattle feeding time on the bridleway. I get the feeling that farmer doesn't welcome passers-by. Boy, did I hum by the time I got to chez tiermat, especially after using a guy on a Cervelo as a pacemaker. I could tell I had him worried, as he kept looking back, and I sailed past him at the lights on the high street.

I quite enjoyed me and Dale charming our way onto the northbound East Coast train, and seeing Phartiphuckbolz still sitting on the platform, having failed to charm his way onto the southbound train, too :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 14, 2015, 11:24:12 pm
"Hi, I'm Phartiphuckborlz"

"Phuck off my train then"

I got home eventually.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 14, 2015, 11:37:19 pm
Our guard was incredibly stressed - I was just apologising and explaining and readying myself to ride home when he turned and let us on. How was yours?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 14, 2015, 11:39:54 pm
Efficiently arsy
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 14, 2015, 11:43:23 pm
I reckon your beard must have put them off.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 15, 2015, 01:27:40 am
Bloody brilliant, that is all.

OK, in more detail, perfect weather, excellent route which included hills, lovely beer and a FAST blat back. My legs are going to feel it tomorrow, but it was worth it!

Word to the wise, never try keeping up with Bunbury!

It really was. Cheers for that, lads.

(https://igcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t51.2885-15/11327315_1624159551155908_1852883504_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 15, 2015, 10:14:21 am
Nice photo of Tiermat

... oh wait, I'm in there too aren't I?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 15, 2015, 10:32:17 am
Nice photo of Tiermat

... oh wait, I'm in there too aren't I?

Yes, Mr Stealth....
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 15, 2015, 11:13:45 am
That photo looks better on my phone. Needs more filter  ;D

The 167 was fine out of Darlington, apart from one bellend who must have been doing over 100 when he passed me with a couple of feet to spare.

This is the video I was on about, how to say 12 months in Estonian...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R0oXjIzOx4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R0oXjIzOx4)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 16, 2015, 08:35:01 pm
Thursday next week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 16, 2015, 08:50:34 pm
Thursday next week?

I could make that. Do you let fat blokes join in?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2015, 07:31:28 am
Thursday next week?

I could make that. Do you let fat blokes join in?

No*.

:)

*Of course we do, if we restricted it to race whippets no one would ever be out, myself included...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 18, 2015, 07:35:40 am
Thursday next week?

I could make that. Do you let fat blokes join in?

No*.

:)

*Of course we do, if we restricted it to race whippets no one would ever be out, myself included...

I seem to be developing my own gravitational field these days . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on July 19, 2015, 05:54:52 pm
Thursday next week?

Working, for once. Will definitely be down again soon though.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 20, 2015, 09:43:11 pm
I'll be down on Thursday. I've no obligations on the Friday, but I have to work out how to transport a couple of wheels down. Cable-tied to the rack is current favourite!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 23, 2015, 12:10:30 pm
I should be down a little before six. See you all there.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on July 23, 2015, 05:00:06 pm
Sorry I couldn't make it; have a lovely evening.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2015, 11:26:57 am
That was fun, again!

First visitation of this year, and the first for Dave(NOTP) in a long, long time. So much so that he didn't have a tube, a pump or levers!

Anyway, leaving THoFC we rode in the direction of the village green, onto the golf club, past the Equestrian Centre (yes, down Shark Lane).  This is where the puncture happened. We stood around while Deano was the champion of tube replacement.

Through Thirntoft, down to Great Langton, over the bridge over the Swale and onto Kirby Fleetham.  We stopped here for a drink and discovered that the food is $HOW_BLOODY_MUCH :o

Dave and Adie (again, NOTP) needed to get back so we resolved to ride toward Scruton with them and myself and Deano would stop for food whilst the other two disappeared toward NTR.

More beer, burger and gammon was consumed, then a fast blat back to civilisation.  Back home by 21:30.  I really really enjoyed it.

No ride next week due to holidays and cheffing duties. Back the week after, though (6th August)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on July 24, 2015, 01:29:13 pm
Sorry I couldn't make it but domestic RL intervened.

Hopefully see you soon...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2015, 01:36:50 pm
Sorry I couldn't make it but domestic RL intervened.

Hopefully see you soon...

Bloody better do, as my garage is filling up with parts for you! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 03, 2015, 04:03:30 pm
So, Thursday this week, anyone?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 03, 2015, 04:17:41 pm
Yeah, I might be available.

I was planning a touring overnighter tomorrow/Wednesday, but weather is not optimal so was thinking of pushing it back. If there's a couple out on Thursday, I'll definitely go tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on August 03, 2015, 07:56:12 pm
I'll be up on Thursday but it's  highly unlikely that I'm riding.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on August 03, 2015, 07:59:18 pm
I'll be at Raby Castle, watching The Handlebards  :smug:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 05, 2015, 08:48:33 pm
Ah, excellent - I was about to ask if there's a ride this week.

Dale, fancy a ride down from Darlo? I'll hopefully escape work at about 4-4.15, and I know a couple of nice routes (one nearly all offroad, but doable onna tourer).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 05, 2015, 09:17:29 pm
Yeah, I'm definitely in again.

Ah, excellent - I was about to ask if there's a ride this week.

Dale, fancy a ride down from Darlo? I'll hopefully escape work at about 4-4.15, and I know a couple of nice routes (one nearly all offroad, but doable onna tourer).

Hmm, probably not mate - it's easier and a lot cheaper to get the Grand Central down. A return SUN > NTR is less than a single from NCL to DAR

I'll be riding back to Sunderland from Northallerton though, if that's any good?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 05, 2015, 10:22:58 pm
I'll maybe be riding back to Darlo, so that'd be fine.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 06, 2015, 07:27:08 am
 :thumbsup: I'll make sure the coffee machine is on and I have the wipes ready, cow muck, for the removing of! :D
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on August 06, 2015, 07:50:48 am
Don't you go sullying that carbon loveliness with cow flop . . .
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 06, 2015, 09:51:35 am
I'll probably be getting the train down, I think, so no fields of cowshit this week!

AS there are two of us heading back north, how about a destination somewhere a bit north, so we can head straight back? Not necessarily Scorton, but somewhere-to-the-north. Appleton Wiske? Cowtons?

Actually, we haven't done the COR route to the Cowtons in a while...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 06, 2015, 10:09:02 am
Beeswing @ East Cowton? Lets scare Dave something stupid by doing that COR past the church etc...  :demon:

There is also a lovely bit of COR after the Beeswing, which I went along the other week.  It's like Shark Lane used to be, with added ruts and an uphil biit :)

It'll also give the Renegade a chance to prove itself :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 06, 2015, 04:55:56 pm
I have found pork pie nirvana and it exists in Northallerton. Don't wait for me gents, I may be some time...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on August 06, 2015, 07:29:41 pm
Why have we not been told this before . . . ?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 07, 2015, 08:28:43 am
Last night was fun, a return to the original COR (you'll remember that, Tors, it's the one where you reached the top of that downhill bit and said "You want me to ride down THAT?")

The new, baked soot bike behaved itself, Dave(notp) got a puncture (another snakebite) and we managed a moving average, even including the COR, of ~14mph.

I didn't get any pics, but Deano and Dale did, so hopefully they will be along in a minute to show us a few.  Providing they got to their respective homes, that is, we (as in Dave(notp) and I) left them in the pub...

Oh and I discovered I don't have enough space on the back for a Super C saddle bag, it kept scraping on the tyre, making me think there were pheasants around...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 07, 2015, 10:07:04 am
Another cracking ride. That off road section has still got me giggling  :D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/413/19745770483_9109d4b313_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w5SeCF)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/20178699288_d918320ca3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wK87hq)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on August 07, 2015, 02:30:39 pm
is there any possibility of a tuesday night ride next week?

between band jobs, horses and other commitments the next few weeks are bonkers, and I'm determined to get out with you lot this year!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 07, 2015, 02:31:43 pm
is there any possibility of a tuesday night ride next week?

between band jobs, horses and other commitments the next few weeks are bonkers, and I'm determined to get out with you lot this year!

I can do Tuesday, next week (if you had asked that 2 weeks ago the answer would be different, but I am at home Tuesday).

Anyone else? Pharti?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 08, 2015, 08:01:43 pm
Don't think I'll be down next week :)

I do have some photos of the explorers emerging from the bush, though:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/20218210130_bb022a7fff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wNBBtQ)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/259/20218206670_a02f23e8b4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wNBAsb)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/471/19783607724_8a527f8a0e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w9dajU)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 08, 2015, 11:28:26 pm
Do you mean this Tuesday?  I think I can do that.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 09, 2015, 07:29:06 am
Yes, this Tuesday
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on August 10, 2015, 09:42:54 am
are we looking at the usual start point Tiernat? and what sort of time?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 10, 2015, 10:51:15 am
are we looking at the usual start point Tiernat? and what sort of time?

Yup, do you still have the PM with the address on it? Start will be 18:00 to 18:30, dependent on people getting here.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on August 10, 2015, 10:58:58 am
indeed I do, and I'll probably be getting to you about 6 give or take a few minutes. :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 10, 2015, 12:20:43 pm
are we looking at the usual start point Tiernat? and what sort of time?

Yup, do you still have the PM with the address on it? Start will be 18:00 to 18:30, dependent on people getting here.

I may or may not make an appearance. Not sure what I'm doing yet but I have the return bit of my ticket left over from last week, so might have a meandering ride down.

UPDATE - I'm no longer available, getting the last train to Carlisle and riding back to Sunderland in a DIY by GPS stylee. Was going to go tonight but the allure of a £4.50 ticket vs. a £19 one was too much for this cheapskate.

UPDATE 2 - FAO: Tiermat and Dave - You're famous  ;D - http://road.cc/content/news/160539-mycyclingweekend-bike-baywatch-and-dogs-bikes
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 11, 2015, 07:18:59 am
 :thumbsup: That's a first, the first time the Thursday nigth Social haas made it to other parts of the internet! :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 11, 2015, 04:35:45 pm
My train gets in at 1828 so I'll get to you about 1840 if that's okay?  Shout now if it isn't.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 11, 2015, 05:01:32 pm
Fine by me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 11, 2015, 10:01:38 pm
Well that was fun. Fast, chatty, racing up hills. Beer at the Farmers, fish and chips, more chat and a fast run back, with a noticeable lack of lights (one front and 2 rear, working, between the three of us).

I am buzzing, now.

Good to meet you, jenhunt, hope to see you on more of these rides, maybe you can persuade hubby to join us?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 11, 2015, 10:37:40 pm
To cap it all off, I even caught the Virgin train this time.  I never even got my ticket checked - shame it was a day return  :demon:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on August 12, 2015, 08:37:33 am
it was a good ride all over :) the other half was in a minor strop about a) my lack of lights (I'd left them ready to pick up then promptly walked past them!) and b) my late return....

he could probably be persuaded though as I'm sure most of the strop was jealousy! ;) I certainly hope to be able to get out with you guys again, I really enjoyed it.
(here's the whole ride as per strava's recording https://www.strava.com/activities/366824513/analysis (https://www.strava.com/activities/366824513/analysis) )
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 12, 2015, 08:40:59 am
I may have neglected to tell Mrs T about the lack of lights, and my disco light...

Hopefully I will get the lighting and carrying capacity issues sorted by next week (if not it will have to wait until after my holiday)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 13, 2015, 01:32:10 pm
I can do Tuesday, again, next week.  Thursday will be out as I will be busy finishing off packing for my jollibobs.

Any other takers (I know the main stalwart will be in that there France enjoying sleep deprivation!)?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 13, 2015, 01:52:26 pm
I'm out, I'll be tapering properly next week: no bikes and definitely no beer.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on August 13, 2015, 02:17:56 pm
I'm out all of next week and the week after due to work, band, more band and more work :/
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 17, 2015, 05:26:37 pm
Dean is now famous too  :D - http://road.cc/content/news/161086-mycyclingweekend-dr-frankensteins-bike-leg-lacerations

Tiermat et al, how well do you know the roads between, say, Wensley and York?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 17, 2015, 07:01:53 pm
Dean is now famous too  :D - http://road.cc/content/news/161086-mycyclingweekend-dr-frankensteins-bike-leg-lacerations

Tiermat et al, how well do you know the roads between, say, Wensley and York?

I like the photo!

Depends which way you are going, from Wensley to York, I suppose is not the answer you want :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 17, 2015, 07:10:53 pm
Basically, will I die?

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9847024?privacy_code=NHh3zyCpckGxOYxL
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 18, 2015, 07:28:11 am
Basically, will I die?

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9847024?privacy_code=NHh3zyCpckGxOYxL

We all do, eventually, my son, we all do.

I all seriousness, though, the bit I was worried about was the bit after HAwes, as the ain route is a bit of a racetrack, but I see you have picked the other road, which is much quieter.

JFDI is what I say :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on August 18, 2015, 10:02:00 am
The Stang, Arkengarthdale, West Stonesdale and Buttertubs - what a fabulous route.  At least you will have done all the climbing by the time you get to ...... York!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 26, 2015, 10:15:29 am
Dean is now famous too  :D - http://road.cc/content/news/161086-mycyclingweekend-dr-frankensteins-bike-leg-lacerations


Ha! Just spotted this. Cheers, Dale!

Will there be a ride next week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 01, 2015, 11:24:09 am
Dean is now famous too  :D - http://road.cc/content/news/161086-mycyclingweekend-dr-frankensteins-bike-leg-lacerations


Ha! Just spotted this. Cheers, Dale!

Will there be a ride next week?

As in this week, now? Yes. Thursday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 07, 2015, 01:36:57 pm
Anyone up for this week?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jenhunt on September 07, 2015, 02:07:31 pm
I'm afraid I'm sidelined with a bit of a chest infection   :sick: :sick: ...
hoping to be back up and running/cycling in the next couple of weeks though
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on September 07, 2015, 05:41:52 pm
6.30 finish from work again :(
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 07, 2015, 10:55:26 pm
I can't make it this week - off camping on Friday!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on September 08, 2015, 11:29:46 am
My train to Glasgow is Friday AM, so I'll probably use Thursday evening to pack... Count me in for the xmas edition though!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on September 08, 2015, 01:03:54 pm
Anyone up for this week?

Afraid not, I've got a date with someone more attractive than yourself  :smug:
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on September 09, 2015, 08:32:22 pm
I'm no longer working tomorrow, but I'm thinking of going for a longish (but leisurely) ride during the day, if anyone wants to come.

It won't really be in the direction of NTR, unfortunately, so I don't think I'll be on the pubbe run.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 12, 2015, 05:45:04 pm
Anyone up for a ride next Wednesday (or Tuesday, possibly)?

The Crown at Manfield is changing owners in November - it may be our last chance of a pie-anna-pint!

Could start in Northallerton and finish in Darlo. Get train reservations if relying on Virgin services out of Darlo (not naming any names).
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 12, 2015, 06:08:16 pm
I could do Tueday, but not Wednesday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 12, 2015, 06:10:53 pm
Next Tuesday? That suits me. Meet for six-ish at yours?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 12, 2015, 06:24:35 pm
Next Tuesday? That suits me. Meet for six-ish at yours?

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Obv, open to anyone else daft enough to join us :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on October 16, 2015, 09:44:55 pm
Next Tuesday? That suits me. Meet for six-ish at yours?

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Obv, open to anyone else daft enough to join us :)

Just checked my diary and I can't make Tuesday.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on December 03, 2015, 03:42:20 pm
Anything happening over xmas..?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 27, 2015, 06:24:14 pm
Anything happening over xmas..?

Due to a very busy time at work, I have only just seen this! I am thinking of a ride out on Weds or Thursday this week.

Any interest, to anyone?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 27, 2015, 06:35:15 pm
I'm at work on Wednesday but I can do the evening...?
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 28, 2015, 07:58:25 am
Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on December 28, 2015, 08:47:19 am
Thursday? As in 'New Years Eve'?

Save a spot for me later in the year - let the rivers subside a bit first...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on December 30, 2015, 01:35:34 pm
Is tonight happening? I'm thinking of getting the train to NTR and riding back to Sunderland to finish off this Festive 500 thing.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 30, 2015, 01:38:31 pm
Sorry, no, too wild and windy, even for hardened long distance audaxers!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on December 30, 2015, 01:59:47 pm
Sorry, no, too wild and windy, even for hardened long distance audaxers!

Cool, maybe something in the New Year then?

I'm getting the train down for about 7 and riding back via Piercebridge I think. Weather is 'better' then.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on January 01, 2016, 10:54:59 am
Ended up getting the train to Thirsk and riding home from there for a DIY 100/finish off the Festive 500.

Not without incident like, got doored on the way to the station. Mashed my finger and took the brunt of the impact with my throat, but I and bike came away fine. Unlike his door which, when I left, was about 3 inches out of alignment and unable to close...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on January 01, 2016, 11:03:56 am
Half a job . . .  ::-)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 20, 2016, 02:18:42 pm
Any more rides planned now spring's nearly here?

I can't really do next week (Easter Arrow prep etc), but how about the following Thursday 31st of March?

I might have another taker or two, as a lad I rode with yesterday is only in Newby Wiske, and quite liked the idea...
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 20, 2016, 02:21:50 pm
Good thinking...

I might be able to wangle Thursdays (Mrs T goes to  Pirates classes on Thursday now) . Let me have a discussion.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 20, 2016, 02:24:01 pm
Wednesdays also doable but timings are a bit tighter for me :)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 20, 2016, 11:53:03 pm
I guess we're in the right vicinity for these now. Not sure how it works with trains and stuff, will do some research.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 21, 2016, 12:07:38 am
Thursday isn't so good for me just now.  Still, I'll see what happens. 

(Fboab, the Northern train is 30 minutes from Boro to Darlo, then it's one stop down the ECML to NTR on the Transpennine, the Virgin or the Grand Central.)
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on March 21, 2016, 12:25:13 am
Thursday isn't so good for me just now.  Still, I'll see what happens. 

(Fboab, the Northern train is 30 minutes from Boro to Darlo, then it's one stop down the ECML to NTR on the Transpennine, the Virgin or the Grand Central.)
Grand Central goes Sunlun > Hartlepool > Eaglescliffe > NTR
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 21, 2016, 12:27:25 am
TPE trains also do Boro-NTR, as Pharti will know.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 21, 2016, 08:19:32 am
Having had the discussion, and worked through the options, there is only one that will work.

That is to move it to Wednesday nights as we just can't work it so that Thursday would be possible (unless we didn't set off until 19:30, at which point most of the evening has gone!)

Sorry for the inconvinience, Deano
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on March 21, 2016, 11:04:00 am
Not sure when I'll be back in England, but I'll just be bumming about all summer. I'll be playing out on whatever day it is, really enjoyed it last year.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 21, 2016, 11:27:22 am
TPE trains also do Boro-NTR, as Pharti will know.

Of course they do.  I've caught that line hundreds of times - I must have been feeling exceedingly stupid last night. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 21, 2016, 01:51:01 pm
HPL is easy for me, sounds like a go-er.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on March 21, 2016, 03:34:40 pm
HPL? You really are living it up since moving north. You do own a canoe ?
I may just get to one or two rides and  Wednesday is o.k by me .
Bags be back marker as I am seriously unfit at mo.
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 21, 2016, 07:00:43 pm
Wednesdays is fine!
Title: Re: Thursday Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on March 21, 2016, 07:06:58 pm
HPL? You really are living it up since moving north. You do own a canoe ?
I may just get to one or two rides and  Wednesday is o.k by me .
Bags be back marker as I am seriously unfit at mo.

Only if I don't get there for the odd soirée . . .
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2016, 12:49:53 pm
Title now changed to suit the new night.

Not this week, nor next (as I am needed at the office on Wednesday/Thursday with the possibility of OOH on Weds), but starting 5/4.

Usual place, usual time (Deano, does that time work for you?).  PM me if you can't remember where that is/have never been to THoFC.

Shall work out a destination.

A couple dates of note:

20th April - I won't be available as I will have to get up stupidly early, the next day to fly to Catalonia
27th April - I don't get back until 29th, so I won't be about this night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 22, 2016, 05:03:53 pm
The train (there can be only one) arrives NTR 18:40. Is that close enough to usual time and place??
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 22, 2016, 05:07:40 pm
That's be fine by me. I can do loops of Bullamoor, or (more likely) sit on the couch and drink coffee.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 22, 2016, 05:14:56 pm
The train (there can be only one) arrives NTR 18:40. Is that close enough to usual time and place??

How about a more local run next week? Yarm or farther east? Lanterne rouge might be out for a pint if it's fairly local to Saltburn.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: lantern rouge on March 22, 2016, 07:10:20 pm
I up for joining you. It doesn't need to be towards Saltburn. I'm happy to go further afield. ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 22, 2016, 08:12:34 pm
The train (there can be only one) arrives NTR 18:40. Is that close enough to usual time and place??

As near as dammit is to swearing. Yes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 24, 2016, 11:04:26 pm
I up for joining you. It doesn't need to be towards Saltburn. I'm happy to go further afield. ;D

Next Wednesday good for you? I'm relying on your knowledge of the good boozers, mind.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 28, 2016, 04:19:47 pm
Wednesday 30th March:

Meet at around 6.30 at the Pot and Glass, Egglescliffe, just north of Yarm and about a mile south of Eaglescliffe station:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1077004-d5453758-Reviews-Pot_Glass-Yarm_North

Quote
Easy access via the path leading from Yarm road bridge just past the BlueBell pub up to the church. At top of path turn right pub on right after 100 or so metres.

Hope that suits everyone - we can make it up from there, maybe have a bike ride or maybe just go our separate ways home.

Attending:

Me
ChrisS
boab
lanterne rouge
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 28, 2016, 08:17:51 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 30, 2016, 10:51:21 pm
(Is Egglesciffe really within the environs of Northallerton? And how is Egglescliffe different from Eaglescliffe, apart from the spelling? And why is it spelt differently?)

Good turn-out in the end, so thanks everyone. The skies were amazing on the way over, I cursed myself for not having a camera, then just enjoyed the view. The Tees Valley can be like the Midwest for real big skies at times.

I was about an hour and a half early so I called in at the Costa on Yarm High Street, where the staff are so bonkers-enthusiastic that they must be angling for an award, or a slot on the local news. I heard a couple of lads on their way out mutter "they just get minimum wage, don't they?". My cappuccino had chocolate stormtroopers in the froth.

I eventually found the pub after a full tour of Egglescliffe, and Chris S was already there. Boab and lanterne rouge turned up, and we decided against a bike ride as we all had bike rides home, which was just as well, as Ruthie, mcshroom and Graeme then turned up. Some other cyclists turned up later, and we gave each other long looks. In our case, it was the possibility that they were other random cyclists off the internet who'd caught the word, and in their case, they were probably wondering where the fuck all the bikes had come from. They pegged us for cyclists straightaway, and I reckon it was Graeme's Cambridge Student Chic that really signposted it.

I nearly forgot to pay for my meal, too, Actually, I did forget, but my shamefaced honesty when the landlord shouted up that there was one meal unpaid must've been genuine enough not to cause any friction. It was the cheapest meal anyone bought, too :-[ Flying the flag for cheapskate cyclists everywhere! It was a good pub, and a good night. 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on March 31, 2016, 10:06:21 am
Thanks for organising this.

It was brilliant to ride over via Neasham with Mcshroom and Ruthie, beautiful evening sunshine and gently rolling hills. The Pot and Glass is a favourite of mine from my toytown days as it serves good ale.

Really splendid evening with Ruthie, 'Shroom, Lantern, Deano, fboab and ChrisS.

Does this event always have to be in the same place and on the same day? Routine can be a useful tool but an awful master. If this was a movable feast type event it might make it more accessible to a range of attendees.

Thanks again - it was a great night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 31, 2016, 10:10:06 am
Thanks for organising this.

It was brilliant to ride over via Neasham with Mcshroom and Ruthie, beautiful evening sunshine and gently rolling hills. The Pot and Glass is a favourite of mine from my toytown days as it serves good ale.

Really splendid evening with Ruthie, 'Shroom, Lantern, Deano, fboab and ChrisS.

Does this event always have to be in the same place and on the same day? Routine can be a useful tool but an awful master. If this was a movable feast type event it might make it more accessible to a range of attendees.

Thanks again - it was a great night.

I am really sad I missed it :(

Unfortunately work kept me in Sheffield, last night, and it looks like I will be there again tonight :( :(

In answer to your question, no there is no hard and fast day it has to be on (though I have had to move stuff around so I can do Wednesday night and it is, possibly the only night I can do during the week).  There is nothing at all stopping it being organised for another night, though I will be, still, organising Wednesdays.

Talking of which, next Wednesday!!!! :)

I shall have a think and work out where we are going and give details, probably nearer the time due to weather/wind direction etc...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 04, 2016, 06:54:52 pm
Fine, lightish wind, from the west.

Where to go? Scorton? Mrs T's brother will be joining us!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on April 04, 2016, 09:05:48 pm
(Is Egglesciffe really within the environs of Northallerton? And how is Egglescliffe different from Eaglescliffe, apart from the spelling? And why is it spelt differently?)

Good turn-out in the end, so thanks everyone. The skies were amazing on the way over, I cursed myself for not having a camera, then just enjoyed the view. The Tees Valley can be like the Midwest for real big skies at times.

I was about an hour and a half early so I called in at the Costa on Yarm High Street, where the staff are so bonkers-enthusiastic that they must be angling for an award, or a slot on the local news. I heard a couple of lads on their way out mutter "they just get minimum wage, don't they?". My cappuccino had chocolate stormtroopers in the froth.

I eventually found the pub after a full tour of Egglescliffe, and Chris S was already there. Boab and lanterne rouge turned up, and we decided against a bike ride as we all had bike rides home, which was just as well, as Ruthie, mcshroom and Graeme then turned up. Some other cyclists turned up later, and we gave each other long looks. In our case, it was the possibility that they were other random cyclists off the internet who'd caught the word, and in their case, they were probably wondering where the fuck all the bikes had come from. They pegged us for cyclists straightaway, and I reckon it was Graeme's Cambridge Student Chic that really signposted it.

I nearly forgot to pay for my meal, too, Actually, I did forget, but my shamefaced honesty when the landlord shouted up that there was one meal unpaid must've been genuine enough not to cause any friction. It was the cheapest meal anyone bought, too :-[ Flying the flag for cheapskate cyclists everywhere! It was a good pub, and a good night.

That's got me smiling like an idiot, which wouldn't be so bad were I not sat in the library opposite some rather attractive ladypeople.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on April 04, 2016, 09:37:05 pm
Fine, lightish wind, from the west.

Where to go? Scorton? Mrs T's brother will be joining us!

The Station House in Durham is a nice.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2016, 11:03:27 pm
Early bid for Scorton. I've to be at work at 8 (ish) the next day.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2016, 11:05:55 pm
(Is Egglesciffe really within the environs of Northallerton? And how is Egglescliffe different from Eaglescliffe, apart from the spelling? And why is it spelt differently?)

Good turn-out in the end, so thanks everyone. The skies were amazing on the way over, I cursed myself for not having a camera, then just enjoyed the view. The Tees Valley can be like the Midwest for real big skies at times.

I was about an hour and a half early so I called in at the Costa on Yarm High Street, where the staff are so bonkers-enthusiastic that they must be angling for an award, or a slot on the local news. I heard a couple of lads on their way out mutter "they just get minimum wage, don't they?". My cappuccino had chocolate stormtroopers in the froth.

I eventually found the pub after a full tour of Egglescliffe, and Chris S was already there. Boab and lanterne rouge turned up, and we decided against a bike ride as we all had bike rides home, which was just as well, as Ruthie, mcshroom and Graeme then turned up. Some other cyclists turned up later, and we gave each other long looks. In our case, it was the possibility that they were other random cyclists off the internet who'd caught the word, and in their case, they were probably wondering where the fuck all the bikes had come from. They pegged us for cyclists straightaway, and I reckon it was Graeme's Cambridge Student Chic that really signposted it.

I nearly forgot to pay for my meal, too, Actually, I did forget, but my shamefaced honesty when the landlord shouted up that there was one meal unpaid must've been genuine enough not to cause any friction. It was the cheapest meal anyone bought, too :-[ Flying the flag for cheapskate cyclists everywhere! It was a good pub, and a good night.

That's got me smiling like an idiot, which wouldn't be so bad were I not sat in the library opposite some rather attractive ladypeople.

Not so much a faux pas as an opportunity...?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 05, 2016, 09:26:10 pm
Is there a plan? I am in Redcar for the dentist tomorrow afternoon so may well *gasp* break the Dry January thing when the anaesthetic wears off...

Scorton is surely Too Far onna school night for us. Are there Train Assist possibilities back?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2016, 10:19:05 pm
Scorton-Darlo and Scorton-Northallerton are about the same distance, so pick yer trains.

Hornby's a nice run, has a decent pub (me and my mate went and checked it out in January, that's how much I care), but probably won't work for tiermat.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 06, 2016, 04:41:52 pm
 :'( Really sorry, guys but I am going to have to bail.

Losing the contract I was on (due to them pulling the plug on the project), then having to drive home, from Sheffield and back to Nottingham, then back home has just killed me...

Once again, sorry
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 06, 2016, 05:21:14 pm
I'm feeling far too post-dentist to want to play out, sorry  :-[
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 06, 2016, 08:58:31 pm
Well, I had a lovely ride ;)

I didn't get the message about the cancellation, turned up at tiermat's and woke him (possibly), demanded coffee, then rode home without visiting a single pub, dammit.

Better luck next week, guys, but you'll have to manage without me as I'll be in the Lakes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 08, 2016, 04:10:20 pm
OK, so lets try again.

I know Deano is out in parts forrin* next week, but I promise a) not to get stressed with work and b) plan to drive ~300 miles on Wednesday, so I am in.

Obviously no Mrs T's brother, as he has gone back down South.

Any one else able to come out for a bike ride?

*The Lake District, it's not in Yorkshire, so it's forrin.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 08, 2016, 04:11:39 pm
Maybe, Phil.  I'm trying not to make plans because if I feel ill I end up cancelling them at the last minute.  But it'd be lovely to catch up, anyway  :-*
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 08, 2016, 09:57:40 pm
My teeth should remain unmolested next week so I am probably upferit.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on April 08, 2016, 10:29:49 pm
I'd really like to do a ride which includes Daisyhill, but that is a challenge due to fitness. Had a good evening tonight at the Station House in Durham, but that was a pub/dog walking outing. Would also be nice to meet all the northeasterners... Do we plan this pub trip too frequently for everyone to make it?

I always read this thread and I'm always disappointed that I can't make it. :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 08, 2016, 10:42:51 pm
Well, the pubbe runne in ye olden days was always planned around who was coming, ie the least fit rider could do the ride, at least in theory.  The point was the social aspect, rather than the ride itself.

I could rarely make it myself because of my old job, but sometimes I'd drive over after work in the car to say hi to everyone, especially if Crusty had done the ride.

The day was fixed because it started at tiermat's house and he has a young family, and the ride worked around that.

It's a good three years since I participated really, because reasons, and the pub run has probably evolved a lot since then.

Crinklylion can't really make it any more for starters.

So I should probably shut up.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: daisyhill on April 09, 2016, 09:13:17 am
I would love to come occasionally, but I wouldn't want the event to be planned around my needs cos I'm very unreliable and still at the baby steps stage in my return to cycling! (Laid up with bad back today😒) However, if perhaps once a month or every other month the pub could be very close to a rail station that would make it more of a possibility for the likes of me...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 09, 2016, 12:15:35 pm
Every week is always going to be difficult because of other commitments (I have a proper job now, darnit) but I would make extra effort for a ride that included daisyhill. And tandems make things easier y'know. Just saying.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 13, 2016, 05:03:02 pm
Is anyone coming out tonight, then?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on April 13, 2016, 05:37:59 pm
Can you make it up Durham way? Not quite Northallerton, but we have an excellent straight-from-the-cask pubbe!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 13, 2016, 06:28:57 pm
Sorry Phil.  I have enough spoons to do a nice bike ride, but nowhere near enough for logistics to and from NTR.  Another time?

Ruth x
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 13, 2016, 07:12:16 pm
We won't be out to play this evening; one of us isn't even back from work yet  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 13, 2016, 08:43:19 pm
Well I enjoyed it! No rain but lots of puggles, wet feet now! I did a run to Maunby, throwing in an extra loop of Back Lane. That is where I met Lake Michegan on it's holidays! Full width of the road and very long! So I went back around and had a couple of pints in The Buck, which has changed hands, again! No more beef dripping chips, but fresh, local food at a reasonable price!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on April 13, 2016, 09:33:42 pm
Your arteries may thank you . . .
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 19, 2016, 10:51:23 pm
If tomorrow evening is as nice as today's, I'd be up for a ride?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 20, 2016, 09:28:24 am
If you can get over to Darlington Lindsay maybe I could meet you at the station and we could go for a potter round the lanes?  I don't know what the trains are like from where you live.  I don't really know the pubs round Darlington but we could invade a random one and see what happens?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 20, 2016, 10:30:02 am
Sounds like a plan, Ruthie. My train will get to Darlo at 18:24.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 20, 2016, 11:26:07 am
Excellent.  See you there.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 20, 2016, 11:32:41 am
I reckon if we ride out to the Crown at Kirklevington, that's a pretty nice run, then the options are to get a train back from Yarm or ride back to Darlington.

Opinions welcome.

eta:  the direct trains back to Saltburn finish at about 20.30.  A circular ride is possible thobut.  What d'you think Lindsay?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 20, 2016, 11:57:06 am
...or, it's only about 25km to ride back to Guis from there :).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 20, 2016, 12:32:51 pm
I can't make it tonight - have a good ride!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on April 20, 2016, 04:02:44 pm
Work has intervened, unfortunately.

So unless anyone else is planning to turn up, tonight's cancelled I'm afraid  :-\
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 02, 2016, 09:13:41 am
Anyone up for this week? Weather looks like it is improving and Catalonia has shown me that I need to get more miles in!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 09, 2016, 09:13:28 am
This week, anyone?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 09, 2016, 09:32:13 am
Not me, I'm afraid. Unless you all fancy Great Ayton. I need to be banking sleep this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2016, 09:51:01 am
Yes, I'll be there. Could do Great Ayton, but I'll stick to the classic Northallerton run if that's the preferred option.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 09, 2016, 01:12:57 pm
The King's Head at Newton under Roseberry is OK.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 09, 2016, 01:28:48 pm
The King's Head at Newton under Roseberry is OK.

Someone once proposed to me there.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2016, 03:04:56 pm
It's about 9-10 miles from there to Thornaby Station - there's a direct train from Thornaby to Northallerton at 21.55 and a direct Darlo train at 10 pm.

Any use, tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 09, 2016, 03:07:48 pm
Looking promising, there is a direct train at 17.40, which gets to Thornaby just after 6, should be workable!

ETA : and only £8 return, I'm in!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2016, 07:08:36 pm
Sounds good - shall I meet you at Thornaby? We can meander our way there if boab and Chris are going to be late.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 09, 2016, 07:09:58 pm
Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 10, 2016, 09:31:23 pm
Right, see you at the station (ride out via Toytown, I reckon), and the rest of you at the King's Head between 7 and half past.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 11, 2016, 05:24:53 pm
Woowoo, waiting for a train!!!!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2016, 07:49:57 am
I enjoyed this week's ride! I was a bit rushed as I couldn't leave Leeds until 15.30 and had not found my bike gear out, nor checked my bike. So after rushing home, digging out suitable clothing and getting the bike out I went to get cash then to the station. I had 5 minutes to spare before the train arrived. A short journey took me to Thornaby where I met Deano. We set off and hit a headwind almost straight away. Don't ask me the route, I have no idea where we went, but it was a corker! After just over an hour we got to the pub, where Chris and boab where already installed. Drink and food were had, lantern rouge arrived and the discussion got onto local landmarks. Too soon we had to head off, I could not afford to miss the train home! We cut it a bit fine so had to really work on the way back, hitting 30.9mph at one point! We made it, though!

A good night and one I will definitely repeat!

Who is up for this week? Wednesday night, destination to be decided.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 15, 2016, 12:19:17 pm
It was a good ride, and I knew what I was doing!

I can;t make this week as Graeme and I are riding a 200 while he's still oop North.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 18, 2016, 11:23:40 am
I've cocked up train tickets, so I'm back in Sunlun until tomorrow morning... Owt 'appenin?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 18, 2016, 12:41:25 pm
Oh yes! Usual start point, tonight.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 18, 2016, 01:20:37 pm
Oh yes! Usual start point, tonight.

Yours at 6? I can't promise anything as I'm pretty busy this afternoon, but will try!

UPDATE - Highly unlikely I can make the 1530 GC train and the next one doesn't get in until 1840.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 18, 2016, 01:35:14 pm
Oh yes! Usual start point, tonight.

Yours at 6? I can't promise anything as I'm pretty busy this afternoon, but will try!

UPDATE - Highly unlikely I can make the 1530 GC train and the next one doesn't get in until 1840.

I can hang around for you, if you want to get here for then.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 18, 2016, 01:45:46 pm
Oh yes! Usual start point, tonight.

Yours at 6? I can't promise anything as I'm pretty busy this afternoon, but will try!

UPDATE - Highly unlikely I can make the 1530 GC train and the next one doesn't get in until 1840.

I can hang around for you, if you want to get here for then.

Who else is out/where you riding to? I don't mind playing catch up if I can make it, but wouldn't want to build plans around me incase I can't.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 18, 2016, 01:48:41 pm
fboab and I are busy this evening - catching up with chores and admin. Yay  ::-)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 18, 2016, 02:16:21 pm
I thought I would come along tonight, but I'm a bit wheezy and will therefore be S - L - O - W.

Would that be a problem?  Because I can always stay at home and watch a movie, and that's good too  :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 18, 2016, 02:44:42 pm
I thought I would come along tonight, but I'm a bit wheezy and will therefore be S - L - O - W.

Would that be a problem?  Because I can always stay at home and watch a movie, and that's good too  :)

Get your butt on a train and come to see us. We will always go at the rate everyone can manage!!!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 18, 2016, 05:55:20 pm
My butt is at the station.  I went all Blanche duBois/cudzo on it as I thought I was catching a Northern service but luckily they let me book m'bike onto the Virgin one I was in fact catching.  Where's Crinkles when you need her?  Eh?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 18, 2016, 10:31:37 pm
At bloody work is where!

Hope you've all had a lovely ride :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 19, 2016, 09:27:53 pm
I enjoyed that, we didn't go far, nor fast, but we had a great natter and fantastic chips!

Back by 10pm, just too late for Ruth to get the earlier train so she sat chatting to Mrs T while I went for a shower and then to bed.

Which is up for next week? I am determined to do my Maunby via Pickhill route (~29 miles with the pub at 22 miles)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 24, 2016, 09:11:03 pm
Dare I ask if anyone is up for tomorrow?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 24, 2016, 09:24:35 pm
Yeah.  You dare.  Go on,  ask.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 24, 2016, 09:35:46 pm
Not me, I'm afraid. Sleep beckons. In fact...

/goes to bed.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 25, 2016, 07:26:45 am
Yeah.  You dare.  Go on,  ask.

OK. Is anyone up for a ride out tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 25, 2016, 05:47:06 pm
Yeah.  You dare.  Go on,  ask.

OK. Is anyone up for a ride out tonight?

Given the current conditions (lashing rain, freezing cold) - I think I'll be staying right here this evening  :(.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 25, 2016, 05:49:22 pm
Yeah.  You dare.  Go on,  ask.

OK. Is anyone up for a ride out tonight?

Given the current conditions (lashing rain, freezing cold) - I think I'll be staying right here this evening  :(.

Tsk tsk, soft southerners!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 25, 2016, 05:50:13 pm
Yeah.  You dare.  Go on,  ask.

OK. Is anyone up for a ride out tonight?

Given the current conditions (lashing rain, freezing cold) - I think I'll be staying right here this evening  :(.

Tsk tsk, soft southerners!

I know.  :facepalm:

I'm ashamed.  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 25, 2016, 05:50:28 pm
It's much the same here in Darlo!

I was born in London and I'm not coming either.

Sorry.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 25, 2016, 05:53:20 pm
As I haven't heard from the other Darlo resident I am thinking I might be on my own tonight. Not a problem, shall battle the rain and wind on my own, then drink one of the beers out of the beer cellar.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 25, 2016, 08:18:41 pm
As I haven't heard from the other Darlo resident I am thinking I might be on my own tonight. Not a problem, shall battle the rain and wind on my own, then drink one of the beers out of the beer cellar.

Which I did, well not the beer bit (yet), but I went out in the rain and the wind. It was fun, but short.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 25, 2016, 08:21:38 pm
Glad you had a good ride, I didn't get home until 7. Not enough hours in this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 28, 2016, 03:06:11 pm
Any one up for this week? Still want to try that route out, it only involves a small amount of COR and, possibly, 2 pubs!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 31, 2016, 09:51:24 pm
Yes, I'll be there. Could do with getting back for the 21.34, mind, or at least the 21.54 (I'd need a bike reservation for that).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 01, 2016, 06:35:38 am
Excellent, on current form, getting back for then will be no problem!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 01, 2016, 01:09:58 pm
I'm still on a sleep fest. I'm not sure if it's banking, or catching up, but it needs to happen.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 01:12:19 pm
Are you planning on doing that Pickhill ride?  I don't think I can do that, on my current form  :-\  How far is it again?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 01, 2016, 01:24:37 pm
Ruthie, it's about 28 miles.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 01:44:06 pm
Each way?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 01:45:13 pm
Actually, since I'd be aiming for the same trains as Deano, it'd be cutting it far too fine for me, time-wise.  Have fun!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 01, 2016, 02:46:12 pm
Each way?

Not, silly, in total! Pub (the one with great chips) is 5 miles from the end!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 02:47:55 pm
At my pace we'd get there after the train had left.   ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 01, 2016, 10:08:04 pm
Well that was fun!

27.something miles, 14.7mph, 3 pints, chips and I met one of Dean's mates, who just happens to live 5 miles from here and rides a KTM disc braked road/gravel/cross bike. Oh and he is really quick!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 10:25:08 pm
I don't think I've ever averaged 14.7mph in my life  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 01, 2016, 10:29:52 pm
I don't think I've ever averaged 14.7mph in my life  ;D

I don't know what I have done, but I appear to have, suddenly, gotten quick, quicker even than when my mileage was much higher! Even into the headwind I could keep up double figures! Still can't climb for toffee, though!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 01, 2016, 10:35:44 pm
I rode to meet some friends tonight and it was freezing.  You needed some speed to keep yourself warm tonight I reckon.  :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 02, 2016, 07:42:20 am
Let's keep this rolling, who's up for next week? I reckon I might be able to persuade Dave(notp), especially if it's not raining/windy (so would have had no chance last night!)

A shorter one next week, but not too much shorter, if the wind is in the right direction shall we return to Scorton?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 02, 2016, 09:21:58 am
I'm out tiermat - I'm going away next week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on June 03, 2016, 12:34:33 am
If I can get Wednesday off next week I may fly up to say g'day. Won't be riding though - unless you go the long way and I go the very, very short one. So unfit it's ridunculous...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on June 04, 2016, 12:35:09 pm
Hey Tiermat - any chance of making this Wednesday's ride a trip to the Station House in Durham?

Passing on the keys to the 'Durham Beer Club' : Graeme's "Bon Voyage" drinks at the Station House in Durham, Wednesday 15th June from 7pm.

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/shyumu/Stat_zps2sjmhfod.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 04, 2016, 01:25:03 pm
Is that not the week after?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on June 04, 2016, 03:35:10 pm
Is that not the week after?

Why-aye. Getting ahead of myself!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 05, 2016, 07:08:46 pm
I'll be back in the North East for that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on June 21, 2016, 11:29:52 pm
Anything happening this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 23, 2016, 08:36:51 pm
Anything happening this week?

Bugger! Sorry I didn't check :( I ended up going out on my own, I enjoyed it  but not as much as if I had had company!

Deffo on next Wednesday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 26, 2016, 11:48:33 am
Just saying people...  :thumbsup:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7398/27616856160_db674a3255_b.jpg)

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=98199.msg2046451#new

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 27, 2016, 11:40:55 am
Where to this week?

I'm calling in at Askrigg after work - so I probably won't make it to Northallerton for six, but I could meet at the pub. Is the Blacksmiths in North Cowton any use? I could then ride straight home from there for an early night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 27, 2016, 01:17:41 pm
Where to this week?

I'm calling in at Askrigg after work - so I probably won't make it to Northallerton for six, but I could meet at the pub. Is the Blacksmiths in North Cowton any use? I could then ride straight home from there for an early night.

Sounds like a plan, let me work out a route and I'll get back to you.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 27, 2016, 01:41:24 pm
I'm a tentative in, although might be TTing.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 27, 2016, 01:46:08 pm
Looks good to me, easy navigation and no lumps!

Count me in!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 27, 2016, 03:16:30 pm
I've no idea if it's any good, but I passed it yesterday, and I thought it might be a handy destination. About 9 miles from Darlo station and about the same from Northallerton if anyone's dithering.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 29, 2016, 10:43:24 am
Is North Cowton "it" then?

I'll have half an eye on the weather, but if it's not too bad I'll ride out; fboab's at a work do so I'll be on my lonesome :(.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 29, 2016, 11:41:56 am
Yes, North Cowton, I am in two minds as to whether to do the road route or the COR route.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 29, 2016, 02:21:14 pm
Was planning on riding down to the pub, but I think I'll give it a miss due to weather. Some other time!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 29, 2016, 02:35:04 pm
Was planning on riding down to the pub, but I think I'll give it a miss due to weather. Some other time!

Waddya mean? It's brightening up!  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 29, 2016, 02:35:55 pm
Was planning on riding down to the pub, but I think I'll give it a miss due to weather. Some other time!

Waddya mean? It's brightening up!  ;D

Pissing it down here! I'd have to set off soon and it doesn't look like clearing. I'm getting soft, I know...  :'(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 29, 2016, 06:59:47 pm
Well? Where are you all? I had 40k of headwind, and I'm here on time :smug:

ETA: To find you've all chickened out. Ah well - nice to get out in the lanes, even if it was a bit of a grovel.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 29, 2016, 07:25:05 pm
I'm not coming, I'm packing for the weekend!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 29, 2016, 07:53:24 pm
Ah well. It's an ok pub; nothing exceptional. It's completely empty, but given how much the staff are going on about it, that's probably not typical.

I'll be on my way, before the tailwind disappears completely
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 30, 2016, 03:00:32 pm
Nice evening for a ride, in the end:

https://youtu.be/Ck3aIg3OD-0

You're all nesh. 'Cept maybe Deano.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 05, 2016, 09:30:43 am
Any one on for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 13, 2016, 02:33:44 pm
Anything happening tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 29, 2016, 07:28:47 pm
Any one free on Thursday this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 03, 2016, 09:18:55 am
... Or this Wednesday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 04, 2016, 06:03:55 pm
One more try. This week I can do either Wednesday or Thursday. Any interest?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on October 04, 2016, 06:53:18 pm
I suspect not us - we're catching up with Real World boringness this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 04, 2016, 11:24:55 pm
I can do Thursday, Phil. 6 ish at yours?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 05, 2016, 06:50:55 am
Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2016, 12:12:20 pm
 :thumbsup:

How about Appleton Wiske? I need to nip into the Shorthorn anyway as it's a control on my 200.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 05, 2016, 12:26:52 pm
:thumbsup:

How about Appleton Wiske? I need to nip into the Shorthorn anyway as it's a control on my 200.

Bonzer!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 05, 2016, 09:56:23 pm
If you can make it a ride to a pub in NTR I could possibly nip over for a pint - can't do a bike ride as V has a poorly rear wheel at the mo!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 06, 2016, 09:59:42 am
Sounds good to me. T?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 06, 2016, 10:40:24 am
OOOOoooo, an excuse to go to the Stumble Inn? OK? I'm in :)

@CL, The Stumble Inn is in Town, on Garthway Arcade.  Walk up the high street until you are nearly at the roundabout that _isn't_ near Tesco.  Grover's Toy Store iis on your left.  Next to it is an arcade, walk up there and The Stumble Inn is on your right.  Give us a bell if you are struggling.

I'll map a circular route for us, Dean
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 06, 2016, 03:53:27 pm
Cool - what sort of time?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 06, 2016, 04:00:10 pm
I don't think we're tied into anything... what time can you get there? 7.30 ish?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 06, 2016, 04:13:20 pm
yeah, that'd work :)

T - maybe we could handover that wheel!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 06, 2016, 05:17:54 pm
yeah, that'd work :)

T - maybe we could handover that wheel!

I will endeavour to get at it!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 06, 2016, 05:27:28 pm
Found the wheel and the rack. Not being the type to carry large, unwieldy items on my bike for long distances, I shall pop back and get them whilst you head to the station. Sound like a plan?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 06, 2016, 05:59:39 pm
Indeed.  Or make that daft bugger Deano cart 'em around :D
About to head to york station in a few mins.  Somewhat random timings, but I'll turn up when buses and trains conspire to get me there"!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on October 06, 2016, 07:08:43 pm
Hmm. Room for a little 'un?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on October 06, 2016, 07:35:10 pm
Is that a 'no'?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 06, 2016, 07:39:15 pm
I  think it means they're out on their bikes!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on October 06, 2016, 08:00:16 pm
I  think it means they're out on their bikes!

Or quaffing BEER
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on October 06, 2016, 09:51:38 pm
Or in my case, hot-footing it from station to pub :) But she made it, and indeed there was room for the little one!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 06, 2016, 10:13:03 pm
I  think it means they're out on their bikes!

Or quaffing BEER

And the guy in the silly hat has it in one!  Deano ripped my legs off, but only for 10 miles, beer was quaffed and chat was chatted. A bloody good evening, if you ask me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on October 06, 2016, 11:16:41 pm
Yes, that was a very pleasant end to the day.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 10, 2016, 08:52:54 am
Anyone free this Thursday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 10, 2016, 09:04:35 am
Yes, and I still need to go to Appleton Wiske!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on October 10, 2016, 09:08:26 am
fboab's got a Hot Date on Wednesday, so not sure she'll want to go out two nights running, but I might be up for a ride out.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on October 13, 2016, 07:14:08 am
Looks like we might both venture out. So - is it Appleton Wiske?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 13, 2016, 08:32:34 am
Yes, see you there, myself and Deano will head up from here at about 18:00, so should be there for just before 19:00 (it's only 10 miles from here but nice and steady)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on October 14, 2016, 05:01:55 pm
I enjoyed that! It was a little chilly heading home, and going on a silly bike adventure the day I have had my flu jab may not have been the best idea ever, but it was still fun. Anyone for next week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 16, 2016, 06:18:38 pm
I am free all next week and need to get out on the bike, anyone free and available for bike ride and beer?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 16, 2016, 06:38:40 pm
Maybe!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 16, 2016, 06:59:43 pm
I've just done Dean's Brevet Populaire. I might just about have recovered by next week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 16, 2016, 10:20:30 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 16, 2016, 10:30:09 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 16, 2016, 10:31:33 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 16, 2016, 10:33:04 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.

Great! Are they any good?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 16, 2016, 10:33:40 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.

Great! Are they any good?

I haven't been there for over four years, but they used to be very good.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 16, 2016, 10:36:48 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.

Great! Are they any good?

I haven't been there for over four years, but they used to be very good.

Awesome!

However, if there's Ice, you're all welcome to Chez fboab & Chris S ;)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 16, 2016, 10:47:07 pm
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.

Great! Are they any good?

I haven't been there for over four years, but they used to be very good.

Awesome!

However, if there's Ice, you're all welcome to Chez fboab & Chris S ;)
Given I'm lost Up North away from MEMWNS, would you mind a tourist joining you?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 17, 2016, 07:57:31 am
What are the pubs like at Hutton Rudby? Do they serve Tandems?

Aye.

Great! Are they any good?

I haven't been there for over four years, but they used to be very good.

Awesome!

However, if there's Ice, you're all welcome to Chez fboab & Chris S ;)
Given I'm lost Up North away from MEMWNS, would you mind a tourist joining you?

All are welcome, even those of and Essex bent... :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 17, 2016, 08:05:24 am
 :thumbsup:

What time do you chaps usually meet up?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 17, 2016, 08:20:54 am


What time do you chaps usually meet up?
7 ish, though it might depend where we're meeting.

BTW, Tiermat - jiberjaber is a local lad - enough with the Essex slurs! ;-D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 17, 2016, 08:43:21 am


What time do you chaps usually meet up?
7 ish, though it might depend where we're meeting.

BTW, Tiermat - jiberjaber is a local lad - enough with the Essex slurs! ;-D

I was going to surprise him with my Boro accent!  :demon:  ;D

Excuse the daft questions part 2, is it a food & beer or just beer thing?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 17, 2016, 08:50:23 am


What time do you chaps usually meet up?
7 ish, though it might depend where we're meeting.

BTW, Tiermat - jiberjaber is a local lad - enough with the Essex slurs! ;-D

I was going to surprise him with my Boro accent!  :demon:  ;D

Excuse the daft questions part 2, is it a food & beer or just beer thing?
Usually a food & beer thing.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 17, 2016, 08:55:08 am
What day works best, this week? As I mentioned, I am free all week.

Yes, it is, usually, food and beer (mainly due to some people having to work and not having time to eat before meeting up).

FWIW, if you haven't seen my news, these will be becoming more regular as I have just accepted a permie job, starting in January, in Durham.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 17, 2016, 09:45:26 am
Well I am certainly around for Wednesday as I'm driving up on Tuesday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 17, 2016, 10:58:49 am
Wednesday is good for us.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 17, 2016, 12:59:32 pm
Wednesday it is, then.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2016, 07:32:03 am
Any preferences of location other than the Bay Horse, Hutton Rudby? I'm guessing Yarm is the nearest rail station.

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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 19, 2016, 09:54:07 am
Any preferences of location other than the Bay Horse, Hutton Rudby? I'm guessing Yarm is the nearest rail station.

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Sounds good to me, it's a nice 15 miles from here, on mainly quiet roads.

Lets stick a pole in the ground and say that is the destination.  I am guessing you guys will ride down from your neck of the woods? I'll ride up from Northallerton, if anyone wishes to join me, give me a shout and I'll make sure I don't leave without you!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 19, 2016, 11:28:07 am
My half a plan is a little loop out to Kirklevington via Seamer and then back through Picton / Crathorne - if the weather is pants I'll just ride the 13 km or so direct via Seamer
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2016, 11:39:33 am
My half a plan is a little loop out to Kirklevington via Seamer and then back through Picton / Crathorne - if the weather is pants I'll just ride the 13 km or so direct via Seamer

I suspect fboab will ride straight from work - so she'll be coming from Billingham direction. I'll risk almost certain death a fast blat along the A173 to Ayton, and then hit the lanes through Seamer. Might catch you on the road somewhere. Last one up Hutton Bank buys a round. No... wait... dammit.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 19, 2016, 12:27:32 pm
My half a plan is a little loop out to Kirklevington via Seamer and then back through Picton / Crathorne - if the weather is pants I'll just ride the 13 km or so direct via Seamer

I suspect fboab will ride straight from work - so she'll be coming from Billingham direction. I'll risk almost certain death a fast blat along the A173 to Ayton, and then hit the lanes through Seamer. Might catch you on the road somewhere. Last one up Hutton Bank buys a round. No... wait... dammit.

Here was my thought on route, I'll already be at the top of the bank  :thumbsup: particularly looking forward to Weary Bank  :facepalm: I must have ridden it in my youth, but I have no recollection of it these days!

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18122047
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2016, 07:43:18 pm
Slight hiccup in that The Bay Horse want us to book, and we can have 6:30 or 8.

I can do either but would prefer 6:30. (I'm on pretty short hours this week)

Or we could go elsewhere.

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 19, 2016, 08:30:38 pm
Slight hiccup in that The Bay Horse want us to book, and we can have 6:30 or 8.

I can do either but would prefer 6:30. (I'm on pretty short hours this week)

Or we could go elsewhere.

Ugber!

Any suggestions on other locations?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2016, 08:33:30 pm
Wheatsheaf, Hutton Rudby?

Never been there. Could be a dive.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 19, 2016, 08:58:53 pm
The Fox Covert was always a good bet in the olden days.  You could either book a table in the restaurant or take your chances in the bar.

Mind, it's the Wednesday before Christmas so everywhere is probly busy.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 19, 2016, 08:59:36 pm
What about the Royal Oak in Great Ayton?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2016, 09:39:44 pm
I tried calling the Wheatsheaf but got no answer- anyone would think they had a pub to run.

I'll try again tomorrow lunchtime.
I'd be happy with any of the alternatives- but I'm bloody idle and it surely means a longer ride home for you & tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2016, 09:50:04 pm
We're in at The Wheatsheaf

7:15, I said up to 6 of us?

I assume Deano's still back-shifting, will you be joining us Ruthie?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 19, 2016, 09:52:57 pm
Right now I want to stay in bed for ever because everyone I work with is a twat and I hate my life.  I should probably see how I feel when I've had some sleep.

I think I'm still a 'maybe'.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2016, 10:11:28 pm
Right now I want to stay in bed for ever because everyone I work with is a twat and I hate my life.  I should probably see how I feel when I've had some sleep.

I think I'm still a 'maybe'.

Yebbut, we're not work, and that's why it's OK to come. But no pressure either way.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 20, 2016, 12:21:15 am
Right now I want to stay in bed for ever because everyone I work with is a twat and I hate my life.  I should probably see how I feel when I've had some sleep.

I think I'm still a 'maybe'.

Yebbut, we're not work, and that's why it's OK to come. But no pressure either way.

This plus I can have a word with OD and ask to borrow his 'healing hands' for Wednesday night (I believe him when he says they work!) :D 
Plus added side show of essex double negatives in a Boro accent! :thumbsup:





Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on December 21, 2016, 08:19:19 am
Phew!  Lots of sleep and I'm human again.

jiberjaber's route to the pub looks great, I used to love those roads when I lived over that way.  Unfortunately there is no route so pleasant from where I live, unless I ride an unfeasibly long way for a school night with an early start tomorrow.  Getting home will be a PITA as well.  So I guess I'm out.

I'm sure it will be a splendid evening  8)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 21, 2016, 09:47:44 am
Boo, that's a shame.

Train to Thornaby, then ride out to the lanes via Maltby? 15km each way to HR. Just sayin'  :).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 22, 2016, 12:01:18 am
WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride (WNNES?) to Hutton Rudby The Wheatsheaf was a great alternative to curried sprouts in Essex and a shorter distance since I was already only 13km away from the destination!

A trundle out via the 18% delight of Weary Bank and on to Saltergill Lane for some festive COR then in to H/R for a bargain Parmo and chips whilst mixing with Audax & YACF royalty. Whats not to like!
A rapid journey home and a quick couple of pints with my Dad in Southern Cross completed the night out... not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night :)

Great catching up with you guys!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 22, 2016, 12:04:06 am
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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on December 22, 2016, 12:32:44 am
Excellent!  Phil, that's a serious trim!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on December 22, 2016, 01:14:23 am
Working for The Man. Nonconformity will be frowned upon.






Will he also have to go to work in a suit? The horror, THE HORROR!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 22, 2016, 07:55:15 am
Aye, it were grand.

I wimped out, due to week 12 and a hurty hip, thus I drove.

Took ages (well at least 3 minutes) to find a parking space, but once I got to the pub it was easy to find Chris and boab as they were sat in the window!

J joined us, later.

Beer was drunk, parmo eaten. I haven't really slept properly due to the latter making it feel like I have swallowed a bowling ball!

As for the hair, it's just the angle, honest.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 22, 2016, 09:19:45 am
As discussed, last night, I think we should have an easy, short one next week, maybe even with bikes being optional! I suggest we head for Northallerton's smallest pub (grabbing some food on the way as they only do crisps and pork scratchings), to enjoy the range of beer and Cider they have on offer.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 22, 2016, 10:09:28 am
We have a prior engagement on Wednesday but could do Tuesday or Thursday. There will be a couple of boablets but they are old enough to drink now. (How did that happen?)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 22, 2016, 10:23:54 am
I have some question marks around sheduling for next week but might be able to wander out on a public-transportable pubbe runne.  I'll keep an eye on t'thread and see what evolves!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 22, 2016, 11:08:25 am
We have a prior engagement on Wednesday but could do Tuesday or Thursday. There will be a couple of boablets but they are old enough to drink now. (How did that happen?)

Either or both work for me (dates, that is, not boablets)!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 24, 2016, 11:02:53 am
Let's do Thursday.

Either meet at mine or at the pub.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 24, 2016, 01:38:49 pm
Thursday is good for us. We will probably come half on bike and half in van, as we have boablets. This means a lift is available for anyone who can even vaguely claim to be 'on the way'.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 29, 2016, 12:07:58 pm
Tonight!
Is there a plan?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 29, 2016, 01:24:11 pm
I'm coming (I think - I'm still getting over a nasty cold). 6 at tiermat's as usual?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 29, 2016, 03:44:28 pm
Soz, I'm still feeling shite so I'll have to pass this week :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 29, 2016, 03:59:57 pm
I'm coming (I think - I'm still getting over a nasty cold). 6 at tiermat's as usual?

Yup,  here at 6, pub at 7ish
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 29, 2016, 04:05:45 pm
I think our attendance is in the balance, TBH.

The girls are out skating - not sure if they'll prefer to stay put when they get back, and boablet-the-senior is still to surface; he's also been suffering with Teh Lurgy, so might be hibernating today.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on December 29, 2016, 04:43:50 pm
Stay at home, you lot - we don't need any more broken bones!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 29, 2016, 05:02:24 pm
Discretion, valour etc. No cycling tonight but we are going for beer (well, so far myself and Dave notp are), going to be at the Stumble Inn for about 7.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on December 29, 2016, 05:10:18 pm
Have a good time, then!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 29, 2016, 06:03:31 pm
We have elected to stay in, sorry
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 04, 2017, 09:07:48 pm
Today we had our coffee stop at  Roots (http://www.rootsfarmshop.co.uk) and are tempted by their steak night on the 22nd.
Anyone else? It's not cheap. Let me know and we'll book a table.
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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 04, 2017, 09:23:40 pm
I am always up for a steak! Count me in!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on February 05, 2017, 12:06:01 pm
Today we had our coffee stop at  Roots (http://www.rootsfarmshop.co.uk) and are tempted by their steak night on the 22nd.
Anyone else? It's not cheap. Let me know and we'll book a table.
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20170204_131037.jpg)

I have almost popped in there a few times but decided against it and pressed on, is it good as a coffee stop?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 07, 2017, 04:33:27 am
It's the first time I've been, having ridden past loads of times. It's a bit too close to home when I'm audaxing.
We can't really give a proper review as we didn't eat anything- I had a glass of milk and a mug of hot water (hard to get wrong) and Mr Smith went crazy by getting a black coffee.
However- their menu has 'Scone of The Day' (someone tell Kajsa!) and the queue was almost out the door. My oppo at work tells me they get their Christmas meat there (and this from a family within range of Blackwells at Norton which IME is a very good butcher) so I have high hopes for the Steak.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on February 07, 2017, 07:05:32 am
We used to go there all the time.  It's a worthy destination for a leisurely bike ride.  The stew of the day is invariably stewpendous.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on February 09, 2017, 09:01:26 am
Thanks Ladies, I'll defo try and check it out... it's certainly too close on an Audax from my parents, but on them outwards trundles like wot I was doing over Xmas it would have been a nice warming stop.... if I wasn't chasing some self imposed get home in daylight rule at the time  :facepalm:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 15, 2017, 02:18:14 pm
Table booked for 5 @ 7:30pm 22nd Feb

/me searches for bring on the grub emoji
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 28, 2017, 01:45:20 pm
Bugger, missed this 'cos work.

Anyone for a run out on Thursday, this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 28, 2017, 02:03:13 pm
Count me in!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on February 28, 2017, 03:42:19 pm
Weds/Thurs no good for me ATM.  :hand:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 28, 2017, 03:52:44 pm
Mebbes. Where are you thinking?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 28, 2017, 08:12:30 pm
South, sadly (I want to check out an alternative finish for the DKKTR ride), with pies and pints/alternative beverages at the Dog and Gun in Knayton - http://www.dogandgunknayton.co.uk

Trains back to Boro are a bit shite (catch the Grand Central at Thirsk at 21.36 and change at Eaglescliffe for Boro), but it's handy for the A19 if someone wants to drive and meet us there.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 01, 2017, 01:20:34 pm
Hmm. 25 miles from work is no problem, assuming I'm not on the ice bike, but home via Osmotherley doesn't really appeal.
We will discuss.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 01, 2017, 01:24:50 pm
TT training on the A19 back home?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 02, 2017, 01:08:07 pm
Tempting as getting some TT miles on the A19 always is, I'm on the ice bike today (it was 1° when I left the house) and that means just the one gear, studs, and a rucksack.

We'll skip this one.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 07, 2017, 03:17:48 pm
Anyone free this week?

Thursday night, will decide what and where a little later.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 07, 2017, 07:07:38 pm
Probably (usual caveats apply).
Likelihood increases the closer to Guis you get :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 08, 2017, 10:58:10 pm
So is anything on tomorrow?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 09, 2017, 08:49:34 am
I hope so.
How about Osmotherley?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 09, 2017, 09:28:01 am
I'm in for a ride out. Sorry, my available Internet time is very short atm, hence the slow replies!

Any suggestions for pub in Osmotherley?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 09, 2017, 09:29:21 am
Sure, sounds good to me - I can head straight there from work. 7.30 ish?

Shall I ask lanterne rouge about a pub in Osmotherley?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 09, 2017, 09:48:08 am
There are 3, but I've not been to any to recommend or otherwise.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 09, 2017, 10:09:56 am
I would say Three Tuns as it is the only one with a beer garden (for the bikes) and the menu looks OK
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 09, 2017, 10:23:54 am
KK.
See you at the 3 Tuns when I get there.
I will nudge Mr Smith, so he can pay for my dinner and bring that box for Deano.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 09, 2017, 12:33:38 pm
I will nudge Mr Smith, so he can pay for my dinner and bring that box for Deano.

Lucky me.  ::-)

Gonna buy me a beer then? First since December!  :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 09, 2017, 02:08:52 pm
* ponders route *

Hmm... "Scarth Nick" : 2.4km, 160m gain, Cat 4, average 6.4%, steepest 18%.

Okaaaaaay....
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 09, 2017, 02:24:17 pm
There's a reasonably direct route up Clay Bank then across country... (http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=453165&y=499225&z=120&sv=453165,499225&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=821&ax=453165&ay=499225&lm=0)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 09, 2017, 04:37:48 pm
Due to now being a wage slave (aka a day of back to back meetings) I have only just finished work and won't get back until 6. I am knackered and it is week 11, so I am out, sorry, have a good evening. Have a pint for me!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 10, 2017, 07:46:46 am
I dunno which idiot suggested Osmotherley, there's a bloody great hill to get over between there and my gaff.  :facepalm:

My shitty commuter front light isn't really up to descents like that, I had to walk. Still, the food was nice and there were no complaints on the beer from the boys.

Mr Smith is a right cheap date after his Dry January weeks off. Bless.

I think next week is steak night again- I'll check - anyone fancy another go at Roots? Last time the meat was really very good.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 10, 2017, 08:40:49 am
Oooh... My head... :facepalm:

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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 10, 2017, 12:12:05 pm
Sorry you couldn't make it, Phil, but Osmotherley kinda worked. I had a great ride over up Scugdale and across some of the tracks under Bilsdale transmitter. Certainly made the 10 minutes dragging the bike up a rocky stream bed worthwhile.

And it was an idyllic ride back, hardly any wind or cars and a big bright moon on the lanes.

Oh yeah, there were a couple of cyclists at the pub as well.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 10, 2017, 01:32:17 pm
I can't do next week as I am in that there London :(
Title: Re: THURSDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 13, 2017, 10:02:32 pm
Steak night is the 29th, but that's no good for us, I'll be packing.

I'm in favour of a short one this week. How about The Kings Head in Seamer?

(Their awe inspiring website is here: http://www.kingsheadseamer.co.uk/)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 13, 2017, 10:13:26 pm
Are you thinking Wednesday or Thursday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 14, 2017, 06:40:15 am
Oh, in that case I can be persuaded!

I would love to join you this week, but can't :(

Normal, crap, service will be resumed next week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 14, 2017, 05:24:40 pm
Are you thinking Wednesday or Thursday?
I can only do Thursday, this week
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 16, 2017, 02:33:47 pm
7 is at Seamer, then?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 16, 2017, 02:39:43 pm
I can't make it tonight - sorry if I was unclear before.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 16, 2017, 02:50:57 pm
I will be there, but I can't speak for Mr Smith as he's not answering at the moment- which means he's either busy working or having a nap. He was claiming tiredness earlier, so I suspect the second option.

See you at 7.
I can't make it tonight - sorry if I was unclear before.
Are Wednesdays better for you Pharti? It's only this week we couldn't do Wednesday, usually I'm easy either way.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 16, 2017, 03:04:37 pm
HOLD ON

I just phoned as their website is so detailed- and they don't do food. Is that a deal breaker?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 16, 2017, 03:16:20 pm
Nah, fine by me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 16, 2017, 10:59:46 pm
I can't make it tonight - sorry if I was unclear before.
Are Wednesdays better for you Pharti? It's only this week we couldn't do Wednesday, usually I'm easy either way.

They're usually about the same, it was just tonight I had something on.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 16, 2017, 11:42:49 pm
We went to the Fox Covert in the end. The King's Head was alright, but, well, it was a bit like visiting relatives you haven't seen in years - "next time you come, you should probably call first to check we're in". And I reckon he should have spent longer cleaning the pipes - the Magnet wasn't the best pint I've had.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 17, 2017, 08:12:17 am
The Kings Head was Odd. And I say that as someone whose measure of Oddness is, in itself, Odd.

Mr Smith very much enjoyed his evening. I doubt whether he'll enjoy his morning quite so much, and I suspect he'll be glad there's plenty of coffee in the house. I think I prefer the drunk driving at 5mph tandem descent of Maltby Bank than the sober it'll be fine brakes are for wimps option.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 17, 2017, 08:53:15 am
Dunno what you're talking about - I'm perfectly fine this morning  O:-).

Also - 35kph on Maltby Bank, thank you very much - even with you braking! You seemed less enthusiastic about my AndyC impersonation as we were trundling through Nunthorpe though.

Yes - I very much enjoyed our evening.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 26, 2017, 03:21:35 pm
Anyone for this week? I can only do Thursday, due to work commitments.

Open to destination.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 26, 2017, 08:02:48 pm
Sounds good to me.  I can also pay you for those bike bits!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 26, 2017, 09:14:10 pm
We can't do Thursday this week- we're heading to That Scotland on Friday
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 29, 2017, 09:50:13 pm
Ditto.

How about next Wednesday? It'll be south, though, routechecking an alternative finish to the DKTTR 100. Possible pubs are the Dog and Gun at Knayton, or the Buck at Maunby (depending which way we ride). Does anyone know whether the pub at Borrowby's any good? It's never been open anytime I've ridden past.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 30, 2017, 06:54:08 am
OK, let's skip this week (I am feeling like crap) and do next Wednesday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2017, 10:43:01 am
I'm meeting Mike at Chateau Mike at 6.15 tomorrow - so just before 6 at yours, tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 04, 2017, 11:01:08 am
My evening's free but I can't join you for anywhere near 6, so which pub are you heading for?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2017, 11:09:31 am
Dog and Gun at Knayton, I reckon.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 04, 2017, 11:19:08 am
Good stuff.  I'll see you there, or message me if it changes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 04, 2017, 04:26:07 pm
Sounds like a plan!!!!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 05, 2017, 11:41:02 pm
At the very last minute I decided to ride out to Knayton and I am glad that I did.
Good food, beer and good company. Got home about 20 minutes ago .
Excellent antidote to work.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 06, 2017, 07:00:22 am
Yes, it was a lovely evening and great to see you, madcow.

Talking about next week, as I was with Deano, I think we will do a ride starting at Darlington station, heading east. I can do either or next week as I am off work on both days.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 06, 2017, 03:53:54 pm
Wednesday only for me and that's only 50:50 as its pushing up to Easter.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 09, 2017, 08:56:45 pm
Wednesday only for us, too. If I can escape work in any kind of reasonable time.
Hutton Rudby for Parmo, or further south?



Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 09, 2017, 09:19:12 pm
What's the chances of you landing up somewhere I can get by train?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2017, 11:09:04 pm
Aye, that sounds good.

Where can you get to? Yarm OK? Hutton Rudby's out, I guess.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 10, 2017, 08:28:12 am
A night out in Yarm.
I feel like a local at last.  ;)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 10, 2017, 08:38:18 am
Looks like the last train out of dodge Yarm is at about 9.... is that a bit early?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 10, 2017, 09:03:39 am
Bring a bike- you can always kip at ours?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 10, 2017, 09:12:31 am
Darlo's alright, and better for trains!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 10, 2017, 09:50:03 pm
Bring a bike- you can always kip at ours?

What is this foolish talk? Bicycles?

Actually, it really is foolish talk at present since, completely aside from the absurdity of me actually riding, I haven't actually got a trustworthy one at the moment.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2017, 07:00:13 am
So where am I getting a train to? Or am I riding to Darlington?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 10:30:56 am
We need the people who are coming from farther afield to make the call - I can do Darlo (obviously), or Yarm, or wherever.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 11, 2017, 12:19:41 pm
Last train to Boro is 22:38, so we could do Darlo.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 12:43:59 pm
Darlo it is! We can still have a loop out, and I'll think of a pub. Food required?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 01:30:14 pm
Hole in the Wall? Decent food (albeit usually served on a slate) and beer, some railings outside for bike locking-up purposes.

It's in the Market Place, next to the Dolphin Centre - just aim for the town clock and you can't miss it.

The Voodoo Lounge does damn good food, but the Sheffield stands are around the corner, which isn't ideal: http://voodoocafe.co.uk/ourmenus/

There's a 'Spoons too...

Hole in the Wall for 7-ish sound OK?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 11, 2017, 01:30:55 pm
50 miles to Darlo and the last train  home is 22.27.  Yeah go on then, I'll have time to join you for a drink.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2017, 01:58:13 pm
All sounds good to me! I'll ride out and train back.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 11, 2017, 02:03:41 pm
Just to check, this is tomorrow right?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2017, 02:04:22 pm
Yes, Wednesday
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 11, 2017, 03:45:33 pm
H'excellent.  A Plan :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 11, 2017, 03:49:46 pm
Can anyone recommend a route from Billingham (Cowpen Bewley)?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 04:34:44 pm
I'd probably do Junction Road-Darlington Back Lane-Sadberge, then pick up the cycle path alongside the A66 until the end of the dual carriageway, hop over and down Haughton Road into town. Probably busy.

Alternatively, Elton-Long Newton and along the old railway line from MSG. This includes more Stockton but will be quieter on the whole, but it's a tricksy route if you don't know where to find the badly-signposted cuts away from the through roads.

Or quieter but longer - Wynard-Thorpe Thewles-Bishopton-Little Stainton-Great Burdon-Haughton Road. It should have quietened down by the time you get out of Billingham.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 09:35:24 pm
I am, of course, available to meet up and guide folks into Darlo. Let me know, or else I might do some overtime. Or go for a bike ride.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 11, 2017, 09:50:56 pm
I'll be riding over from TheotherBorough after work. Where am I heading for in Darlo?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2017, 09:52:36 pm
I'll be riding over from TheotherBorough after work. Where am I heading for in Darlo?

The Hole in the Wall in the marketplace. Next to the Dolphin Centre.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 11, 2017, 10:04:19 pm
I'll be riding over from TheotherBorough after work. Where am I heading for in Darlo?

The Hole in the Wall in the marketplace. Next to the Dolphin Centre.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 12, 2017, 07:51:43 am
I am, of course, available to meet up and guide folks into Darlo. Let me know, or else I might do some overtime. Or go for a bike ride.

I am going to be heading in via Scorton, Moulton and Stapleton, if you fancy riding out that way?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 12:21:34 pm
I am, of course, available to meet up and guide folks into Darlo. Let me know, or else I might do some overtime. Or go for a bike ride.

I am going to be heading in via Scorton, Moulton and Stapleton, if you fancy riding out that way?

Sure - what sort of time?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 12, 2017, 01:47:23 pm
I am leaving ours at about 5, so Scorton by 6 or so
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 02:09:15 pm
OK, I'll head Moulton-wards when I finish.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 12, 2017, 02:17:17 pm
Cool, see you on the road!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 12, 2017, 04:57:10 pm
I'm still at work, and it doesn't look like I'll be leaving any time soon :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 12, 2017, 05:30:56 pm
I'm still in York and will be leaving at some point....
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 05:49:58 pm
I'm still at work, and it doesn't look like I'll be leaving any time soon :(

The train might be preferable in this wind!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 12, 2017, 06:15:27 pm
I got as far as the A19, bollocks to that. I'm heading home

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 12, 2017, 06:30:13 pm
Ah, but is the bra coming off....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=je3r01xCahI

(See if that link works better)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 12, 2017, 07:55:14 pm
As I had to wait for fboab (she didn't have a house key) and I've got loads to do, I'm going to give it a miss too.

Have a good evening folks!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 12, 2017, 08:13:45 pm
Bollocks - we could probably have done with the l33t skillz of a fboab for the poptastic music quiz ;)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 08:13:55 pm
We're doing the music quiz!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 08:27:22 pm
We're alright on the Dad Rock elements.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 10:52:16 pm
We were terrible, but not dead last. Here are my answers to the fucking One Direction round.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/33616368720_d04713ca2a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TdyFf9)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 12, 2017, 11:36:54 pm
Quote from: Deano
OMG It's the One Direction round. KMN

Quote from: pharti
FYL

Quote from: tiermat
Did we win

Quote from: Deano
Only morally
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 12, 2017, 11:42:29 pm
50 miles into a headwind to get a drink? (https://www.strava.com/activities/939641969)  I must be really desperate.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 19, 2017, 12:01:14 pm
Apparently today's planned  training session is hill repeats.  Anyone fancy the Buck Inn at Chop Gate?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 19, 2017, 12:37:32 pm
Not me tonight I'm afraid.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 19, 2017, 04:40:43 pm
Nor me, sadly, I am out with the Bedale lot tomorrow night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 19, 2017, 09:16:25 pm
I've got a houseful of chiddlers....
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 23, 2017, 09:39:47 am
Anyone for Wednesday or Thursday this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 23, 2017, 10:18:17 am
Probably, if the weather is good
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 23, 2017, 10:12:30 pm
Preference for Thursday, no preference for destination.

Chris, I can drop off your card too!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 23, 2017, 10:18:29 pm
Probably yes, pref for Thursday.  Somewhere around Thirsk/NTR would be good, the trains from Yarm unfortunately stop quite early.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 23, 2017, 11:04:15 pm
Firsk or Norfallerton  suits me. Hope it warms up soon.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 24, 2017, 04:26:31 pm
I can now do Wednesday and it actually suits me better than Thursday (read: Pharti has found an excuse to work in York on Weds.)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 24, 2017, 07:42:29 pm
As the concensus seems to be Thursday (it works better for me, too), shall we head for fish finger butties, via Upsall?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 24, 2017, 07:50:16 pm
As the concensus seems to be Thursday (it works better for me, too), shall we head for fish finger butties, via Upsall?

Where's that then?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2017, 09:06:28 pm
Thirsk, I think - but isn't that a bit far from 'Boro? It's 25 miles from Darlo...

How about Welbury? http://thedukeofwellingtonwelburylimited.co.uk/restaurant/3696386

Looks a bit posh, but I'm sure we'll manage. It's reasonably central for Darlo-Northallerton-'Boro, and not that far north of Northallerton for madcow purposes. Nice ride out from everywhere, too.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 25, 2017, 07:34:04 am
I have been there, before. Great food and not *that* posh.

Good choice.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 25, 2017, 09:52:48 am
So it looks like I've got a  headwind again, and rain to go with it this time.

See you there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 25, 2017, 10:25:08 am
I meant Thursday! Is everyone else going tonight? ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 25, 2017, 10:35:26 am
Nope, Thursday.  That's the rainy day (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcxh98bqh#?date=2017-04-27).
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Post by: fboab on April 25, 2017, 12:02:25 pm
I think Mr Smith is having an early night Thursday... But I'll prolly head over- work dependant.

OMG I'll have to BUY MY OWN DINNER & DRINKS  :o
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Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2017, 07:53:41 pm
What time we meeting? 7 - 7.30? At the pub? Earlier at mine? Inquiring minds need to know!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 26, 2017, 08:04:47 pm
I'll come to yours, Phil, then we can make our way to the pub for 7-7.30.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 26, 2017, 08:06:38 pm
Cool

ETA, hopefully one of the cats won't use my cycling gear as a toilet this week
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Post by: Torslanda on April 26, 2017, 08:16:36 pm
Eww . . .



Haven't heard about a cat in orbit!  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 27, 2017, 04:16:56 pm
I'll be leaving Pick around 5:15 and I don't have a phone today, so I'll see you when I see you.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 02, 2017, 02:15:48 pm
I won't be back from London until late on Thursday, so it will have to be next week for me, in case anyone was going to ask :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 08, 2017, 07:16:36 am
This Thursday, anyone?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 08, 2017, 12:35:49 pm
Probably not, unless it's this side of the A19. We're off to That Wales at the weekend and I need to be packing.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 08, 2017, 03:07:32 pm
I'm in sunny Scotland!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 15, 2017, 01:10:18 pm
Anyone fancy a ride this week? Thursday for preference, Wednesday also acceptable.
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Post by: tiermat on May 15, 2017, 01:13:37 pm
Possibly not as I have managed to get myself a chest infection :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 15, 2017, 01:53:42 pm
For reasons of Selfish, I would quite like a trip to Darlo, shall we have another shot at the Pub Quiz?
Either evening is fine for me.
My weather Guru says it's going to pi55 it down all week, but he's always a bit pessimistic.
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Post by: Deano on May 15, 2017, 02:14:50 pm
Possibly not as I have managed to get myself a chest infection :(

GWS Phil!

The quiz at the White Heifer on Thursday is meant to be good:

https://www.whiteheiferthattravelledpub.co.uk/

It's a bit out of town, but it's a decent enough chain pub. You can get to it from the east side of town all on paths, too.

I don't fancy the humiliation of the music quiz again quite yet...
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Post by: Ruthie on May 15, 2017, 08:32:45 pm
Possibly not as I have managed to get myself a chest infection :(

GWS Phil!

The quiz at the White Heifer on Thursday is meant to be good:

https://www.whiteheiferthattravelledpub.co.uk/

It's a bit out of town, but it's a decent enough chain pub. You can get to it from the east side of town all on paths, too.

I don't fancy the humiliation of the music quiz again quite yet...

Blimey, a pub night I might be able to get to after work?  That'd be nice!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 15, 2017, 11:58:40 pm
Afraid I'm out for this week, and prolly most weeks for the next couple of months.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 16, 2017, 09:40:36 pm
Right, well, since the thread died as soon as I said I might come I might just give up once and for all and let you all get on with it.

Whatever.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 16, 2017, 09:49:00 pm
Boab never confirms! And I was just about to ask whether it's still a goer. I'm going anyway.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 17, 2017, 08:47:27 am
I am definitely out as I am due to have a chest CT scan at 19.00 on Thursday, sorry.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 17, 2017, 08:53:56 am
I'm going! And I'm hoping there'll be added Ruthie!

[My HR Manager has scheduled me for training at the wrong site so I'll be motorised]

Mr Smith hasn't decided one way or t'other- he's still a bit allergened and very busy at work.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on May 17, 2017, 08:55:51 am
I am definitely out as I am due to have a chest CT scan at 19.00 on Thursday, sorry.

I don't know. Any excuse . . .  ;D

SRSLY, look after yourself. I haven't had anything like this since Winter 2010 and it's knocked me for six.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on May 17, 2017, 09:14:10 am
Right, well, since the thread died as soon as I said I might come I might just give up once and for all and let you all get on with it.

Whatever.
Nothing personal, Ruthie. I am away from home for 3 days so disappearing on Thursday night might not be an option. WE might try to get there with a bit of motorised cheating.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 18, 2017, 12:46:41 pm
This is why I never confirm, I'm so unreliable!
The van has failed its MOT, Mr Smith has been given an inhaler (& bong, he claims) and I have a black eye. I'm not going out tonight.
/petulant



Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 18, 2017, 11:12:57 pm
Pub quiz results: second onna tiebreak.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 23, 2017, 04:30:57 pm
I should be able to make an appearance in the coming weeks, finally had things at work sorted.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 23, 2017, 04:34:21 pm
Cool, I can't do this week, still have the tail end of the chest infection or next week as I'll be doing a coast to coast.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on May 23, 2017, 04:46:47 pm
Also, might as well throw this one out there; would anyone be up for a camping trip on a Friday/Saturday night up to Tan Hill (or similar) sometime this summer?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 23, 2017, 04:54:41 pm
I would, as I'm not audaxing I might be able to get the enthusiasm for something different.

This week Wednesday's much better for us
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 24, 2017, 11:37:34 am
Any takers for tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 24, 2017, 01:42:31 pm
Sorry- other plans  :-\
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2017, 01:43:30 pm
What did you have in mind? I was planning a proper bike ride in this weather...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 24, 2017, 02:49:19 pm
Well, I'm in Hartlepool with a proper bike, finish here at 4.
I could go a proper bike ride...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2017, 04:10:21 pm
I don't think I'll be leaving Darlo till six. Meet inbetween or leave it till next week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 25, 2017, 12:16:04 pm
We had Date Night  :thumbsup:

ETA: Me and Mr Smith, not me & Deano :facepalm:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 25, 2017, 11:00:48 pm
We had Date Night  :thumbsup:

ETA: Me and Mr Smith, not me & Deano :facepalm:

 :thumbsup:

Next week, then? I'm happy with Wednesday or Thursday. Any preference for either date, or location? How about the Pot n Glass in Egglescliffe again? That's reasonably central since Phil's busy.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 25, 2017, 11:02:26 pm
Also, might as well throw this one out there; would anyone be up for a camping trip on a Friday/Saturday night up to Tan Hill (or similar) sometime this summer?

Aye, sign me up. I dragged my mate up there last year for his first-ever cycle-camping trip, and his longest-ever bike ride. The hangover in the morning was epic, though. I won't make the mistake of ordering a breakfast this time, as I couldn't face food till Barnie.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 01, 2017, 12:48:01 am
I'm guessing that's a no for this week - But I'll be heading down to Northallerton-ish after work, then back, if anyone is desperate for a ride.

Back to normal next week, as tiermat and TLD will be back from their C2C. Good luck, all :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 01, 2017, 09:51:52 am
I'm not desperate, but I might be up for a pint. Mr Smith is stupid busy with work.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 01, 2017, 12:06:20 pm
Tan Hill - This month or next? Friday or Saturday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 01, 2017, 01:42:02 pm
I'm not desperate, but I might be up for a pint. Mr Smith is stupid busy with work.

Soz, realistically I haven't time tonight :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 01, 2017, 01:42:42 pm
Tan Hill - This month or next? Friday or Saturday?

Late June/early July is probably better for me
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 04, 2017, 10:21:57 am
This week? I can bore you all to death with stories of the C2C! Not really, I did it, I hurt and I am tired but need to get out for some more miles, especially if they include hills.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 04, 2017, 10:41:21 pm
I can't do Thursday - Wednesday any use?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 04, 2017, 10:48:17 pm
Wednesday's good for me.

Hills? Shall I suggest Chop Gate again??
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 06, 2017, 03:48:19 pm
Doesn't seem a popular choice - how about Carlton or Swainby? Then you can do the hills both ways...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 06, 2017, 09:16:28 pm
Swainby sounded good but having looked up the pubs' menus, it's a bit up itself, no?

Hutton Rudby for Paarmo again...?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 07, 2017, 07:57:56 am
Sounds alright to me. 7-7.30 ish?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 07, 2017, 03:02:04 pm
Which pub, by the way?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 07, 2017, 04:16:23 pm
Which pub, by the way?
It has a tractor outside
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 07, 2017, 04:24:05 pm
I don't need to know how you're getting there ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 07, 2017, 05:06:31 pm
I think it's called the wheat sheaf but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: aidan.f on June 11, 2017, 09:48:33 pm
Request for a visit to the Swan at Topcliffe before July* Wednesdays are pie nights.  :P
*To introduce myself and my friends before 30 odd riders arrive for lunch on the Border Raid.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 11, 2017, 10:45:26 pm
I can do Wednesday. Any use, tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 12, 2017, 07:04:42 am
I am stuck in that London until Thursday night, sorry. Next week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: aidan.f on June 12, 2017, 12:07:46 pm
Next week is good for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 12, 2017, 01:25:13 pm
Topcliffe is too far on a school night for me, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 13, 2017, 03:45:51 pm
Anyone playing out tomorrow/Thursday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 13, 2017, 05:17:09 pm
Thursday's better for me. No tiermat so we can go crazy with location
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 13, 2017, 07:20:12 pm
I'm not sure we're allowed out twice in one week :o
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on June 19, 2017, 05:49:37 pm
Anyone up for Thursday this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: aidan.f on June 19, 2017, 08:06:26 pm
Any day suits me  if  we  can go to Topcliffe, Wednesday will be wet BTW.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 04, 2017, 12:06:04 pm
Anyone playing out this week?

I'm still 'up' for a Tan Hill overnighter if that's a goer this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on July 04, 2017, 02:35:10 pm
Does your idea of "overnighter" mean last orders,drink up ,ride home or is it breakfast with beer?
For a more conventional ride,I am up for Wed.or Thursday.

Don't forget Aidan wants to visit Topcliffe. (that's o.k by me as it's only a few miles up the road )
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 04, 2017, 03:03:44 pm
Anyone playing out this week?

I'm still 'up' for a Tan Hill overnighter if that's a goer this week?

I've been roped into helping on the Mille Pennines :facepalm:

Can go for a ride on Thursday though!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 04, 2017, 03:07:37 pm
Does your idea of "overnighter" mean last orders,drink up ,ride home or is it breakfast with beer?

It means ride up Friday after work, last orders, camp in t'garden, breakfast with beer, ride home Saturday.

I think Aidan did Topcliffe without us last week?

Open to offers Thursday. I prefer Wednesday but Thursday's better for those lucky beggars who don't have to work Fridays.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 04, 2017, 06:22:26 pm
I can do Thursday, this week, Wednesday is, unfortunately, out though.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 05, 2017, 07:51:00 pm
I am, now, not free on Thursday, either :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 06, 2017, 12:01:07 pm
That's a shame, Phil

Anyone else fancying a ride out?

There's the Blue Bell in Bishopton. Or somewhere closer to the Smoggies? I dunno who's out. Madcow?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 06, 2017, 03:15:05 pm
I think fboab's baking this evening. You could always come here - I'll get some tinnies in and we can point and laugh at fboab getting covered in flour :).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 06, 2017, 03:29:38 pm
I am indeed booked in the kitchen.
All welcome for trials :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on July 06, 2017, 04:25:19 pm
I am allowed out .Where is the destination?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 06, 2017, 04:32:41 pm
YHPM
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 06, 2017, 05:45:42 pm
Well, I'd given up on you lot, so me and a mate are hiding from the rain in a pub at Neasham. Is it pissing down there as well?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 06, 2017, 05:49:15 pm
Well, I'd given up on you lot, so me and a mate are hiding from the rain in a pub at Neasham. Is it pissing down there as well?

Yup. Thunder, lightning, everything but the kitchen sink.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 06, 2017, 06:01:02 pm
It's not quite that bad here. Seems to have gone your way!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 12, 2017, 09:51:36 pm
Anyone fancy a ride out tomorrow (Thursday)?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 12, 2017, 10:24:49 pm
Could do.. but I need to have the vehicle for work, so will ride out from home around 5:30
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 12, 2017, 10:28:37 pm
Welbury again? Assuming tiermat's coming.

Or we can go to Stainton or Maltby if not. I've not been to any of the available pubs round there, mind.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 13, 2017, 05:26:14 pm
I'm still at work (but not for long) - no one else out tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 13, 2017, 05:41:18 pm
I'm home but Mr Smith is still working so The Bra Is Off.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 13, 2017, 05:43:25 pm
I am sat on a train, so it is highly unlikely that I will be able to get out tonight.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 13, 2017, 05:43:32 pm
Fair enough! I'm out on the bike tomorrow anyways so I could do with an early night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 16, 2017, 07:19:30 pm
Just to say that I am not available this week nor next.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 16, 2017, 07:21:38 pm
We could do Wednesday but have a prior engagement for Thursday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 18, 2017, 09:12:13 pm
Tomorrow, then?

Dare I suggest Stainton or Maltby again? :) I'll prod lanterne_rouge as well in case he can hang around after work.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 18, 2017, 09:21:08 pm
Tomorrow, then?

Dare I suggest Stainton or Maltby again? :) I'll prod lanterne_rouge as well in case he can hang around after work.

Me: "There's a high thunderstorm risk tomorrow, are we worried about that?"

Fboab: "Nahhhh..."

Looks like we're comin' out to play then. I had previously suggested the Chadwick Arms, Maltby in kind of deference to the Mighty Malvolio, but apparently it's "Up itself" and looking at the prices, I tend to agree.

Being Wednesday, it's Parmo night in HR, but that could start to feel like a stuck record.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 18, 2017, 09:26:15 pm
You should have seen the prices at the Crown in Roecliffe :o

What's the Manor house like? And there's always the Fox. Or whatever that place in the middle of Toytown's called.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 18, 2017, 09:42:17 pm
What's the Manor house like? And there's always the Fox. Or whatever that place in the middle of Toytown's called.

Manor House gets OK reviews on Trip Advisor - it's a mid-range chain pub. Sounds like The Fox TBF, but we haven't done this one yet - and you never know, it maybe Parmo night tomorrow  ;).

We'll head for there then - unless there's a flash flood in the Leven and we can't get across.

ETA: Oh wait - no need for us to cross the Leven. Yay!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 18, 2017, 09:46:53 pm
Manor House it is. I'll alert Andy.

Between 7 and 7.30. We'll turn it into a pub crawl if it's shite - I'll not be eating anyways.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 18, 2017, 09:48:23 pm
What's the Manor house like? And there's always the Fox. Or whatever that place in the middle of Toytown's called.

Manor House gets OK reviews on Trip Advisor - it's a mid-range chain pub. Sounds like The Fox TBF, but we haven't done this one yet - and you never know, it maybe Parmo night tomorrow  ;).

We'll head for there then - unless there's a flash flood in the Leven and we can't get across.

ETA: Oh wait - no need for us to cross the Leven. Yay!  :thumbsup:

It's not awful but it does get busy.  ISTR they did some nice ales.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 18, 2017, 09:59:07 pm
...I'll not be eating anyways.

On a diet?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 18, 2017, 09:59:56 pm
Nah, I'll have my tea first. Maybe just some chips.

There will be a special guest appearance from lanterne_rouge. I might ask Trev as well.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 19, 2017, 09:57:35 am
I will need to eat (despite being on a perpetual diet) so will prolly get there a bit early.

Ruthie can you come? It would be lovely to see you.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 19, 2017, 10:34:52 am
Is it tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 19, 2017, 11:08:21 am
Is it tonight?

Yes  :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 19, 2017, 11:43:58 am
I have plans, sorry 😐
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 19, 2017, 11:50:45 am
 :(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on July 19, 2017, 12:17:49 pm
I have whatever is the Central Asian equivalent of Delhi Belly.  Bishkek Belly maybe? 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 19, 2017, 12:39:49 pm
:(

I didn't have any plans at all for about two years when I first moved to Darlo, but now I appear to have made myself a life, with friends and a community and stuff.   :)

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 19, 2017, 01:18:18 pm
Show off :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on July 19, 2017, 01:44:09 pm
 :smug:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 07, 2017, 04:27:50 pm
Anyone else fancy an overnighter at Tan Hill?

Ride up on Friday the 18th August, camp, get pissed, sleep, full English and ride back in the morning.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 07, 2017, 06:26:35 pm
Normally I would say yes, but you have chosen the day we are moving!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 07, 2017, 06:28:20 pm
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on August 07, 2017, 07:08:08 pm
Normally, we would say "yes" too, but we're off to That Scotland that weekend.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: loadsabikes on August 08, 2017, 06:14:43 am
I am planning to be at Tan hill on Tuesday 15th as a stop on my Pennine Way jolly.......probably not a lot of good for you Deano?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 08, 2017, 08:02:22 am
I could be up for this Deano - unless you want to rearrange to a time the others can do?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 08, 2017, 08:03:40 am
Nah, I'm not rearranging as it's the only date that works for Dale, so we'll do it - and anyone else who fancies it, obviously.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on August 08, 2017, 08:15:32 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 10, 2017, 11:24:07 pm
I am planning to be at Tan hill on Tuesday 15th as a stop on my Pennine Way jolly.......probably not a lot of good for you Deano?

No :)

Fancy delaying it a few days?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: loadsabikes on August 11, 2017, 07:00:52 am
Normally I would, but I have to be back in Wharfdale on Friday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 05, 2017, 04:08:08 pm
Anyone fancy a pub run this week? Tomorrow or Thursday would be fine.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 05, 2017, 05:17:52 pm
Either is good for me!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on September 05, 2017, 08:06:43 pm
I fancy a pub run  :thumbsup:

Oh no wait, I've got work, damn  :'(
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on September 05, 2017, 08:27:02 pm
Oh no wait, I've got work, damn  :'(

Yeah? So?  :D

Sentiment here - "This side of the A19"
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 05, 2017, 08:34:41 pm
That works for me. Thursday preferred!

So... Thursday, how about the Blue Bell at Ingleby Cross? It's not far off the centre of the triangle. And Bunbury can TT it back down the A19 ;D

https://www.thebluebellinninglebycross.co.uk/menu

Alternative suggestions accepted, of course. I've never been there.

Shall I meet at yours, tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on September 05, 2017, 08:37:10 pm
We need to take it easy - we're playing in The Woods on Friday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 05, 2017, 08:40:34 pm
That's OK, I don't think anyone's planning a heavy session. Unless bunbury turns up, obvs.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 06, 2017, 08:20:28 am
Yup, meet here, I'll text you the new address.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 10, 2017, 08:21:01 am
As last week was so much fun (for 3/4 of us) we will be out again this week, on Wednesday. Destination not yet decided.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 10, 2017, 11:05:27 am
I'll take keys so I can divert home before the swear fest hits, if necessary
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 11, 2017, 02:38:38 pm
May I put in a request for Parmo Madness in Hutton Rudby. I dunno what the beer's like but the Parmo's great and cheap as chips.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 11, 2017, 06:39:55 pm
I'd rather do Farmer's at Scorton, the beer and Parmos are better.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 11, 2017, 06:47:37 pm
I'd rather do Farmer's at Scorton, the beer and Parmos are better.

What's a Parmo?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on September 11, 2017, 07:14:06 pm
I'd rather do Farmer's at Scorton, the beer and Parmos are better.

What's a Parmo?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmo
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 11, 2017, 08:33:17 pm
I'd rather do Farmer's at Scorton, the beer and Parmos are better.
Mebbes but it's 50km each way which is a bit much for me on a school night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 11, 2017, 08:34:34 pm
+1 for Hutton Rudby
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 11, 2017, 11:54:58 pm
I'd rather do Farmer's at Scorton, the beer and Parmos are better.

What's a Parmo?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmo

Yummy! 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on September 12, 2017, 12:07:27 am
Can't believe you've never come across a Parmo Steve!!! You're missing out on a treat!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 12, 2017, 05:48:13 am
Can't believe you've never come across a Parmo Steve!!! You're missing out on a treat!

I know it's shocking isn't it?  :o  Like Scotland, the northeast of England is an area that I know very little about which is shameful really, these matters need resolving.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 12, 2017, 08:28:16 am
Despite growing up in Newcastle I didn't have Parmo until we moved up here.
Lucky for us, Marco's in Guisborough gets a 5 star rating from the Parmo Hunters (https://www.facebook.com/ParmoHunters/) so we are well served.


Back to the topic in hand, the norwegians are offering a 'fresh breeze' from the West (this usually translates into 'Block Headwind') tomorrow evening, but no rain. I may therefore stay longer than 30 seconds this week.

Are we sold on Hutton? Or any other suggestions?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Peter on September 12, 2017, 10:23:51 am
Can't believe you've never come across a Parmo Steve!!! You're missing out on a treat!

I know it's shocking isn't it?  :o  Like Scotland, the northeast of England is an area that I know very little about which is shameful really, these matters need resolving.

Well, according to the latest copy of Arriivee, you've already sampled our motorway network......
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 12, 2017, 02:48:47 pm
Are we sold on Hutton? Or any other suggestions?

Suits me. Tiermat was on about getting his bike+self to Darlo after work - is that still the plan, t?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 13, 2017, 08:34:22 am
Are we sold on Hutton? Or any other suggestions?

Suits me. Tiermat was on about getting his bike+self to Darlo after work - is that still the plan, t?

I was going to, but work has gotten in the way, so I am doubtful for tonight.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 13, 2017, 09:46:34 am
Can't believe you've never come across a Parmo Steve!!! You're missing out on a treat!

I know it's shocking isn't it?  :o  Like Scotland, the northeast of England is an area that I know very little about which is shameful really, these matters need resolving.

Well, according to the latest copy of Arriivee, you've already sampled our motorway network......

I think the trick is to get off the motorway, I'll give the matter some thought  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on September 13, 2017, 01:05:47 pm
Despite growing up in Newcastle I didn't have Parmo until we moved up here.
Lucky for us, Marco's in Guisborough gets a 5 star rating from the Parmo Hunters (https://www.facebook.com/ParmoHunters/) so we are well served.


Back to the topic in hand, the norwegians are offering a 'fresh breeze' from the West (this usually translates into 'Block Headwind') tomorrow evening, but no rain. I may therefore stay longer than 30 seconds this week.

Are we sold on Hutton? Or any other suggestions?
I've still never had one. It's definitely a Tees thing.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 13, 2017, 02:46:59 pm
Are we sold on Hutton? Or any other suggestions?

Suits me. Tiermat was on about getting his bike+self to Darlo after work - is that still the plan, t?

I was going to, but work has gotten in the way, so I am doubtful for tonight.

I'm having to go straight from work - hopefully see you there
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 13, 2017, 02:53:34 pm
It's cycle to work day today, apparently. Cycle from work-to-the-pub works just as well.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 14, 2017, 04:19:56 pm
This might not happen but I could well be staying in Thirsk on the night of Wednesday 27th September.  Is Thirsk within your area of operation and if so might I meet up with you lot for a few beers and a bite to eat?  I shall be without bike (probably) but can use a car or taxi.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on September 14, 2017, 04:29:41 pm
Sounds good to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 14, 2017, 04:36:55 pm
This might not happen but I could well be staying in Thirsk on the night of Wednesday 27th September.  Is Thirsk within your area of operation and if so might I meet up with you lot for a few beers and a bite to eat?  I shall be without bike (probably) but can use a car or taxi.

Brilliant! Thirsk is where I grew up and the location of one of our local pubs! Where you staying?

Sounds very much like a plan to me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 14, 2017, 04:40:20 pm
This might not happen but I could well be staying in Thirsk on the night of Wednesday 27th September.  Is Thirsk within your area of operation and if so might I meet up with you lot for a few beers and a bite to eat?  I shall be without bike (probably) but can use a car or taxi.

Brilliant! Thirsk is where I grew up and the location of one of our local pubs! Where you staying?

Sounds very much like a plan to me.

Thirsk has a new Premier Inn!  So I am christening it by staying there. Its at Sowerby Gateway (YO7 3HF)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 14, 2017, 04:54:06 pm
Know it well, well the area (I grew up in Sowerby and that area was all fields then!)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 25, 2017, 08:55:16 am
This might not happen but I could well be staying in Thirsk on the night of Wednesday 27th September.  Is Thirsk within your area of operation and if so might I meet up with you lot for a few beers and a bite to eat?  I shall be without bike (probably) but can use a car or taxi.

I should be OK for Wednesday evening, the only issue is I shall be setting off from Newbury which is a 4 hour drive from Thirsk.  Hopefully I will be able to set off shortly after lunch.  If you chaps are still on for a meet up please can you let me know where I should meet you and perhaps someone PM me a mobile number.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 25, 2017, 12:37:53 pm
Sounds good to me - I mentioned it to Mike at the weekend, so we can swing past his and pick him up on the way down. Sound good to you, tiermat?

Any suggestions for a pub?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 26, 2017, 11:00:24 am
Pub? Not Wetherspoons, unless you fancy a fight.

The Crown and Anchor is not far from where OD is staying and (if my memory serves) does food.

Otherwise try Darrowby Arms or the Little Three.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 26, 2017, 11:06:05 am
Pub? Not Wetherspoons, unless you fancy a fight.

The Crown and Anchor is not far from where OD is staying and (if my memory serves) does food.

Otherwise try Darrowby Arms or the Little Three.

I will be guided by you chaps.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 26, 2017, 12:13:10 pm
We're in a period of transition which makes Pubbes, Beer and Fodder difficult; and Thirsk is a bit far for a school night for us.  :-\
We'll discuss tonight.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 26, 2017, 12:31:38 pm
Trains back aren't terrible - there's a Grand Central at half 9 which would get you to Yarm
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 26, 2017, 12:33:06 pm
We'll meet at the Crown and Anchor for 7 ish. It's walking distance from the Premier Inn (just along Gravel Hole Lane) and also convenient for the ride back to York - Karla?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 26, 2017, 01:25:55 pm
We'll meet at the Crown and Anchor for 7 ish. It's walking distance from the Premier Inn (just along Gravel Hole Lane) and also convenient for the ride back to York - Karl?

Sounds terrific!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on September 26, 2017, 03:06:42 pm
Trains back aren't terrible - there's a Grand Central at half 9 which would get you to Yarm
I might make this and will be looking at that train back.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on September 26, 2017, 03:22:26 pm
In case you have never done this, you don't really need a bike booking on GC. Find the buffet car and get on there. There is an area in that car where the trolley used to go. The new trollies are too big for it, but two bikes fit perfectly! I have done this several times and never had a problem.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 27, 2017, 01:15:13 pm
Trains back aren't terrible - there's a Grand Central at half 9 which would get you to Yarm
I might make this and will be looking at that train back.

I hope so otherwise I'll be the only local there!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 27, 2017, 01:40:43 pm
I won't be there, I'm afraid. Sorry, OD
 :-*
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on September 27, 2017, 02:26:56 pm
Sorry, I'm out too. Bit of a physical issue that probably wouldn't be helped by sitting on a Brooks Cambium. On a train to Glasgow instead.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tippers_kiwi on September 27, 2017, 03:16:04 pm
Sorry, I'm out too. Bit of a physical issue that probably wouldn't be helped by sitting on a Brooks Cambium. On a train to Glasgow instead.
Has OD ever mentioned his healing hands?

Actually....I would stay well away  ;D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on September 27, 2017, 03:25:18 pm
OD could do his usual forward planning and get himself to HR for a Parmo whilst 'in the neighbourhood' ;)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 27, 2017, 04:39:11 pm
I'm still going! Should be there for 7 ish.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 27, 2017, 06:13:28 pm
I'm still going! Should be there for 7 ish.

Cool beanz!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 28, 2017, 12:15:50 am
An extremely pleasant evening, thank you chaps.   
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 28, 2017, 01:12:37 am
Aye, lovely to see you OD!

Next time you're up, we'll deffo find you somewhere that does parmos.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 28, 2017, 08:03:16 am
Excellent!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on September 28, 2017, 09:11:19 am
Nice to meet you OD, and thanks for the grub!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 28, 2017, 09:44:42 am
Nice to meet you OD, and thanks for the grub!

No need to thank me  ;)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on October 04, 2017, 03:24:51 pm
Anything happening tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 04, 2017, 03:46:10 pm
 For me, a bit of this
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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 04, 2017, 08:59:26 pm
I'm packing for my weekend away!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 16, 2017, 01:50:28 pm
Wednesday, anyone? A mate and I are going to the Nelson in Appleton Wiske.

Leaving Darlo at 6-ish, at the pub about 7. They don't do food but it's a canny pub.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 16, 2017, 01:57:11 pm
NO FOOD???

(We need to see them about the 28th, don't we?)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 16, 2017, 01:59:57 pm
That's why I'm going! There's always the other pub for food.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 18, 2017, 11:43:04 am
I should be there about 7 (via a couple of new squares) but Mr Smith is avoiding temptation.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 18, 2017, 11:45:28 am
We'll be there about 7 too.

(I have to ride 15-20 miles to get any new squares, so none for me tonight :()
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 18, 2017, 11:01:29 pm
Some notes:

1) The offroad route to Neasham is definitely shorter but probably no quicker than the road. Especially when they've just ploughed the field and large rocks have been turned into the bridleway.

2) The Nelson is still the best pub in Appleton Wiske (but the crap one does food - I recommend the scampi, but the gammon looked very good)

3) It's farther than you think to the station at Allens West. Luckily, the train was delayed by a couple of minutes, and I was at the correct side of the level crossing to nip along the footpath and onto the train, saving myself the drag back along the A67.

I don't think I'll be out next week, but I'll be around the week after, I reckon.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 19, 2017, 10:12:09 am
I'd like suggestions for any non-pub destinations for a sociable evening meal.

There's the steak night at Roots (not sure what the October & November dates would be)

Or The Waiting Room at Eaglecliffe

any others?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 19, 2017, 07:36:31 pm
I find myself in the Northern Homelands tonight for Xmas....  I'm missing out on a MEMWNS run to the pub on Wednesday... Any local plans? (I've not had a parmo for a year)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2017, 07:39:05 pm
When are you here?

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 19, 2017, 07:58:49 pm
I'm off to see Martin Carthy at MIMA tomorrow if anyone fancies a night of hard folk :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2017, 08:02:40 pm
I'm off to see Martin Carthy at MIMA tomorrow if anyone fancies a night of hard folk :)
So am I and so is my friend :)

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 19, 2017, 08:14:17 pm
When are you here?

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
I'm right here, right now... Arrived a few hours ago. I'm "working from home" for the next few days... So if Wednesday is no good could do Thursday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on December 19, 2017, 08:20:12 pm
It would appear they're all going to a gig. You like folk music?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 19, 2017, 08:33:03 pm
No a great fan of it I'm afraid. Not a problem I might head out for a spin and a pint anyhow :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 20, 2017, 12:35:56 am
I'm off to see Martin Carthy at MIMA tomorrow if anyone fancies a night of hard folk :)
So am I and so is my friend :)

Brilliant - see you there.

(could do a pub run Thursday)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on January 07, 2018, 08:51:38 pm
I need motivation to get out there. And an excuse to work less. Any takers for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 10, 2018, 10:22:50 am
Oooh, just spotted this. It's a bit grotty out, but I could do tonight - Eaglescliffe?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on January 10, 2018, 01:07:53 pm
Bit early in Dry January for me to go pubbing.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on January 10, 2018, 01:54:37 pm
Sorry Deano but I don't want to come out and play without Mr Smith 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 10, 2018, 02:36:50 pm
No worries. Chris, you'll have to come up with somewhere non-boozy (and non-shit). https://www.facebook.com/theloungemiddlesbrough ?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on January 10, 2018, 06:07:49 pm
That's fair - I'm the one being a Special Snowflake.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on January 11, 2018, 10:33:16 am
I can't do next week but Wednesday and Thursday both look free the week after, so I'd be up for a ride then.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 14, 2018, 09:07:14 am
I need to get out, too. Free on Wednesday or Thursday this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 26, 2018, 07:36:18 am
I'll give it another try...

Any one about for a ride out next week (I realise the weather has been less than conducive to bike riding this last week or so)?

Wednesday or Thursday are good for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on January 26, 2018, 07:55:43 am
Thursday is better than Wednesday for me but work is hellish- I'm not sure how fit I am for company.

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 28, 2018, 11:29:11 pm
I can do Wednesday or Thursday too.

Do we have a booze-free location for Chris? Strikes at Northallerton opens the cafe till 7 on Thursdays.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on January 29, 2018, 08:38:37 am
I'll put up with a pub, if you'll put up with me drinking 0% shite from a bottle.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2018, 12:22:25 pm
Fine with me, Chris. The search for a non-boozy location continues. I asked around, and someone suggested the Potting Shed in Northallerton - it's quite new but a bit inconvenient.

How about Wednesday, and Welbury? The food there was alright when we went last year. It's mutually inconvenient, I reckon.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 30, 2018, 12:28:40 pm
Sounds like aplan to me, Dean, especially as on Thursday I will be a) emotional and possibly b) drunk by 14:00 as we are laying my aunty to rest that day...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on January 30, 2018, 05:42:18 pm
Boys' night this week- I have a nevent on Wednesday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 30, 2018, 08:40:54 pm
Sorry to read about your aunt, Phil. Shall I head straight to yours tomorrow, then we can nip up the road to Welbury? I should be at yours no later than half five. And that would get us to the pub for 6.45 ish.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on January 30, 2018, 09:40:40 pm
Sorry to hear about your aunt, tiermat. 

I'm out both days this week I'm afraid.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on January 30, 2018, 11:09:49 pm
I'm planning to ride out, but I've just been dumped on at work, so may end up chained to the keyboard. Forecast looks grim too.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 31, 2018, 07:09:35 am
Sorry to read about your aunt, Phil. Shall I head straight to yours tomorrow, then we can nip up the road to Welbury? I should be at yours no later than half five. And that would get us to the pub for 6.45 ish.

Might be best for me to meet you there as I have meetings all day and am still not certain what time I will get back.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on January 31, 2018, 10:00:23 am
I'm pretty doubtful tonight - I should work.

Who the fuck agrees to an internationalisation of an app in two weeks? A non-trivial one - Japanese.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on January 31, 2018, 10:51:56 am
Shall we push back until next week, then? Sorry Deano
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 31, 2018, 11:36:17 am
OK.

It's snowing in Darlo anyways, so I was thinking the same thing :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on January 31, 2018, 11:55:09 am
Fine with me, Chris. The search for a non-boozy location continues. I asked around, and someone suggested the Potting Shed in Northallerton - it's quite new but a bit inconvenient.

How about Wednesday, and Welbury? The food there was alright when we went last year. It's mutually inconvenient, I reckon.

Can't join you as i need an early start tomorrow .
The Potting Shed got a really crap review by the D+S Times .
Phil, Sorry to hear about your aunt.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 13, 2018, 05:59:29 pm
Anyone out tomorrow? I'm coming back from York via Northallerton and it'll probably be late...?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 13, 2018, 07:48:57 pm
I'm up for it.  What time do you leave York?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 13, 2018, 07:58:21 pm
I'm in, what time, roughly? Where shall we head to? (Scorton?)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 13, 2018, 08:42:47 pm
I'm taking the whole day to ride back via t'hills so I should be able to make Northallerton before 6. But i'll be coming in from the east and i'm not sure Scorton would suit Bunbury (BICBW).

How about Knayton or Borrowby in case i'm later than planned?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 13, 2018, 08:45:48 pm
Yeah, I'm easy either way. Timing suits me as I won't be back from Durham until 5.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 13, 2018, 09:50:06 pm
I'm exclusively Pickering-based at the moment, with very little York in the mix, so Deano's right that Scorton would be a bit far.  I could do either of the other two though, so I'll let you decide based on which pub you prefer.  I won't be there until half seven to eight though, so see you then.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 31, 2018, 08:08:02 pm
Anyone interested in Parmo madness at Hutton Rudby this Wednesday?
I hear winter might be over?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2018, 07:06:57 pm
Yes! 7 ish?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 02, 2018, 07:20:29 pm
Yes! 7 ish?
Works for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on April 02, 2018, 11:33:52 pm
I'm not around this Wednesday I'm afraid.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 03, 2018, 04:38:16 pm
As I am trying (but failing) to get over a chest infection, I won't be about this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 04, 2018, 03:44:04 pm
Yes! 7 ish?

Still going Dean? It's heaving it down here - thunder and evryfink. I'll be driving - fboab's already on her way and has been hiding in Cafes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 03:51:27 pm
Still at work! But still planning to come.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 04:46:36 pm
Right, it's gone from torrential to merely heavy, so this might be my window to go...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 04, 2018, 05:08:55 pm
Where's Hutton Rudby?

*googles*

Ah.  Maybe not!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 05:39:58 pm
Anyone there yet? I'm debating whether to get coffee in Yarm
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 04, 2018, 05:51:49 pm
Anyone there yet? I'm debating whether to get coffee in Yarm
I'm here, having coffee. I did consider a coffee in Yarm but my feet are wet enough
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 04, 2018, 05:52:28 pm
Where's Hutton Rudby?

*googles*

Ah.  Maybe not!
Gah. We could have done Egglescliff.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 05:54:58 pm
Where's Hutton Rudby?

*googles*

Ah.  Maybe not!

3-4 miles from Yarm station and currently sporting a decent tailwind!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 05:57:11 pm
I'm having a coffee in Yarm - won't be long.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 04, 2018, 09:59:36 pm
Great evening. That rain was looking suspiciously white and floaty on the way home. The Winter that keeps on Giving  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 04, 2018, 10:49:36 pm
Riding home from where Mike dropped me off, I was thinking "this wouldn't have been so bad" - until I turned north into quite a grim headwind. Rain wasn't so bad, mind.

That barman was such a cool dude.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Graeme on April 05, 2018, 07:45:26 pm
You northerners are having a tough winter. It's balmy down here in the Yorkshire equivalent of the Sorbonne. I mean, it is balmy down there... Currently experiencing the joys of Marske. Singing.. "where had all the sand gone" to the tune of "I do like to be beside the seaside"... (Not very musically obvs.).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 11, 2018, 09:51:07 am
Tonight?

(Carlton Smiths Arms is closed on Wednesdays)

Fox at Toytown?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 11, 2018, 10:21:51 am
Yeah, sounds good - the Fox is handy for trains and wotnot.

What time? I don't think I'll have time to get in a loop of Carlton Bank, but mebbes I can do Rudby-Weary Bank-Leven Bank before the pub :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 11, 2018, 11:36:37 am
I'm even trying to avoid Maltby Bank #fatso
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 03, 2018, 08:20:53 am
It's a beautiful day, anyone for tonight?

Thai in Teesside at Carlton in Cleveland (https://blackwellox.co.uk/)?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 03, 2018, 09:03:14 am
Thai sounds good. See you there.

If we do a few repeats up Carlton Bank, we can all have pudding, too. And I promise not to tell the story about the lad who came off his bike down there.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 03, 2018, 11:20:04 am
'a few repeats'

Uh huh

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on May 03, 2018, 11:43:31 am
Be interested in views on the 'Thai'   ?

There is a lack of Thai in the "Cleveland" area (I think there's one in Redcar, Hartlepool, Stokesley and Carlton) and I've not had a good one yet... compared with them been very abundant down south.... 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 03, 2018, 05:22:39 pm
I'd love to join you, but I have a school thing tonight, enjoy!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 03, 2018, 10:59:25 pm
Good Thai, decent beer, Carlton Bank's still there. It's more of a restaurant than a pub but the food was good. It has a winged wheel!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 04, 2018, 11:11:17 am
 :thumbsup: for the Thai from here too.


Next week: The Crown at Kirklevington. (http://www.thecrownkirklevington.uk/)

Could we do Wednesday?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on May 04, 2018, 10:45:48 pm
I'll have to revisit on that basis :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 06, 2018, 11:59:47 pm
:thumbsup: for the Thai from here too.


Next week: The Crown at Kirklevington. (http://www.thecrownkirklevington.uk/)

Could we do Wednesday?

Wednesday's fine.

Tiermat cannae make it, but bunbury said he'd be keen - how about somewhere close to a station handy from York?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 07, 2018, 12:08:14 am
I can't do a Wednesday either way next week - it's a Cubs wednesday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 07, 2018, 08:38:27 am
I have some squares to bag towards Darlo- How about Elton, then Bunbury could TT back along the A66??

 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 07, 2018, 09:15:55 am
Suits me. The Sutton Arms is an Experience. ..
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 07, 2018, 10:15:51 am
He isn't TTing anywhere the moment.  The ride sounds good though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 08, 2018, 03:00:50 pm
-----ALERT: LOCAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED-----

This: Clicky (http://streetmap.com/map.srf?x=437933&y=516599&z=115&sv=437933,516599&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=753&ax=437933&ay=516599&lm=0)

How do I get to it? Is there an A66 bike path here? I'd prefer to cross here for the maximum explorage. (Yes, it is a word. Now.)

the alternative is to cross here: Clicky (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5478569,-1.395639,3a,75y,90.18h,63.05t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2ilnpTU9z7tao_f4ZE7yZQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2ilnpTU9z7tao_f4ZE7yZQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D336.98633%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0) which looks like death in seconds?

Or is this one (http://streetmap.com/map.srf?x=439963&y=517492&z=115&sv=439963,517492&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=753&ax=439963&ay=517492&lm=0) 'the one'- and I just howk the bike along the footpaths? I like the look of it best! Clicky (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5505435,-1.3832727,3a,75y,134.22h,71.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU_sy4jA5rJ_QRFly4fcBQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0)

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 08, 2018, 03:41:29 pm
-----ALERT: LOCAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED-----

This: Clicky (http://streetmap.com/map.srf?x=437933&y=516599&z=115&sv=437933,516599&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=753&ax=437933&ay=516599&lm=0)

How do I get to it? Is there an A66 bike path here? I'd prefer to cross here for the maximum explorage. (Yes, it is a word. Now.)


No, the bike path from Sadberge (which is PDG for the UK - part decent path, part old road, part dogging spot) packs in at the top of Mill Lane (the bridge over the A66). I don't think that tunnel's accessible. I did once come off at the top of Mill Lane and dash along the carriageway to the turn-off. Once.

Quote
the alternative is to cross here: Clicky (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5478569,-1.395639,3a,75y,90.18h,63.05t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2ilnpTU9z7tao_f4ZE7yZQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2ilnpTU9z7tao_f4ZE7yZQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D336.98633%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0) which looks like death in seconds?

It's OK when it's quiet, but onna weekday afternoon... yeurch.

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Or is this one (http://streetmap.com/map.srf?x=439963&y=517492&z=115&sv=439963,517492&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=753&ax=439963&ay=517492&lm=0) 'the one'- and I just howk the bike along the footpaths? I like the look of it best! Clicky (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5505435,-1.3832727,3a,75y,134.22h,71.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU_sy4jA5rJ_QRFly4fcBQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0)

No idea. Couldn't you just nip down Sandy Leas Lane, double back to Darlo Back Lane and Sadberge, then along the A66 path to Longnewton?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 08, 2018, 08:15:23 pm
What is this 'double back' nonsense??

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 08, 2018, 09:01:41 pm
Karla, FYI

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/189807.aspx

Plenty of less parochial options though
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 08, 2018, 09:40:19 pm
What is this 'double back' nonsense??

Aye, a true explorer would Find That Tunnel.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 09, 2018, 07:41:38 am
I might be up for this. What time do you think you’ll be at the pub?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 09, 2018, 08:42:10 am
I'm planning on leaving the glory that is Teesmouth at about half four, 35km of on and off road plus footpaths- should be there half six / seven?

(Depending if I can FIND THAT TUNNEL ;) )
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 10, 2018, 07:58:39 am
OK attendees, lets play a game...

Name 10 decorative items we saw last night :D

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on May 10, 2018, 08:08:19 am
Okay define ‘decorative ‘.

A clown doll swinging underneath an umbrella?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 10, 2018, 08:11:43 am
I assume the mangle in the gents is for those seeking an alternative to the traditional "shake" method.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 12, 2018, 08:44:21 am
Any ideas for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 12, 2018, 02:36:37 pm
Kirklevington Crown as per up thread?
TPE South to NTR & York from Yarm Station almost close enough to walk.

ETA - I have a slight preference for Thursday but could do either Wednesday or Thursday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 12, 2018, 05:20:12 pm
Wednesday I have some warmshowers guests coming at 9 but could pop up for a bit before then if it's somewhere I can get home from.  Thursday I'm out completely. 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 14, 2018, 06:10:38 am
Wednesday, then.
Will station proximity bring out Crinkles??
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 15, 2018, 04:58:31 pm
Actually, don't count on me turning up.  I'm pretty sure I'll be neck-deep in packing and last minute to-dos.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 16, 2018, 12:20:16 pm
I'm feeling a bit dubious.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on May 16, 2018, 05:29:47 pm
Looks like we're out - mid-week knackeredness.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 16, 2018, 07:34:16 pm
Y'all should come down to York on Saturday instead. :thumbsup:  Confirmed forumite tally is currently me, Deano and Dale afaik, plus possibly Yorkie 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Torslanda on May 16, 2018, 08:44:29 pm
Love to, Greg but I've had my ration of Saturdays off...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: JonJo on May 17, 2018, 08:26:45 am
Y'all should come down to York on Saturday instead. :thumbsup:  Confirmed forumite tally is currently me, Deano and Dale afaik, plus possibly Yorkie

What's happening in York? I'll be down that way on Saturday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 17, 2018, 11:51:30 am
I'm leaving town the next day.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 22, 2018, 09:35:12 pm
I can only do Thursday - anyone fancy a ride out? Shall we try the Crown at Kirklevington?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 23, 2018, 06:44:15 am
Yes.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2018, 02:05:00 pm
I reckon I'll be there after 7 as I'm picking up my bike from the shop first.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 24, 2018, 02:08:48 pm
OK- I'll probably be there between half six and seven as there's some (square bashing) footpath-ery across Billingham golf course on my route over.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 24, 2018, 05:58:19 pm
Paused for a Costa in Yarm. I hear its the thing if you're a wee bit early
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2018, 05:58:51 pm
Just waiting for the man at the bike shop. He's never early, he's always late.

It's opposite Darlo's finest Indian, and the smells are gorgeous. I'm hungry.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 29, 2018, 12:08:25 am
The dragon can't make this week.

Wednesday - Thorpe Thewles? Carton?

Or someone mentioned Darlo...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 29, 2018, 11:27:04 am
Something tells me we should try Long Newton (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NWP9EGDBtFqS2uWZpgwwpJPTLNOM-NF9/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 29, 2018, 11:45:05 am
How about Toulouse?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 29, 2018, 12:21:40 pm
Tempting but not really easy riding even if I'm at the Billingham site..
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 30, 2018, 12:00:36 am
Longnewton's fine. Which pub?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 30, 2018, 09:55:00 am
Mr Smith is not loving cycling at the moment so I think it's just me. I've never been there and will take your recommendation. As you know I'm not fussy about food or drink - as long as there is some
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 30, 2018, 02:00:28 pm
The one at the Darlington end. Do you have an ETA? I can be there anytime, really.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 30, 2018, 02:43:02 pm
Darlington end is The Vane- I reckon it's 90 minutes from here so I'll shout when I set off- it should be half four-ish.

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 05, 2018, 07:52:58 am
Wednesday or Thursday this week?

Can we do Ingleby Arncliffe again?

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 05, 2018, 09:36:39 pm
Thursday works for me, and Arncliffe's fine. I don't think I'll be there till 7-ish, though, as I'd like to add a loop out somewhere...

Dale - it's not far from Northallerton (9 miles) or Eaglescliffe (10 miles), and there's a reasonably late train - 21.47 from Northallerton or 15 minutes later from Eaglescliffe.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 05, 2018, 10:10:08 pm
I’m riding from Darlington to Bowes on Thursday morning to cycle from Bowes to Croft on Tees (with girlfriend and her mum who are doing the W2W), so maybe?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 05, 2018, 10:11:56 pm
Cool. Let me know if you wanna ride down. I know the good routes there.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 05, 2018, 11:32:44 pm
Lanterne_rouge says he'll come :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 06, 2018, 08:15:21 am
I've decided to do some square bagging, so my ETA is somewhat fluid depending on whether I (a) fall off a cliff somewhere on the moors, (3) get shot by a farmer, (viii) nothing untoward happens and I arrive early.

Dean - what's the track between Raisdale Mill and Scugdale Hall like? ISTR you've ridden that OK?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 06, 2018, 09:58:39 am

Dean - what's the track between Raisdale Mill and Scugdale Hall like? ISTR you've ridden that OK?

Rough and steep - I went up from Scugdale and had to walk. I was on my Pompino, mind.

I turned south onto the bridleway/shooting track towards Snilesworth, which is a decent track, if a bit sheepy down towards the farm. So I dunno what it's like at the Raisdale end.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 06, 2018, 09:34:55 pm
PS Chris - not all the hills are called Park Pale :)

http://www.britishlandscape.org/reading-the-landscape/files/park-pale.htm
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 06, 2018, 09:50:17 pm
Well. I consider myself informed. Thanks!

Now all we have to do is work out How the Fcuk there comes to be two of the feckers at Commondale.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=465455&y=511147&z=120&sv=465455,511147&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=718&ax=465455&ay=511147&lm=0
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 11, 2018, 09:42:20 am
I'd like to put in a request for Wednesday, Chop Gate (http://the-buck-inn.co.uk/).


(Also open to alternatives)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 11, 2018, 04:19:34 pm
You see this Veloviewer square thing, is there a thread on here about it?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 12, 2018, 07:10:50 pm
You see this Veloviewer square thing, is there a thread on here about it?

Don't think so - go and start one.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 12, 2018, 07:12:56 pm
I can't make this week, soz. Waiting on some spokes so I can build me some wheels. How a delivery from Sheffield can arrive nearly a week later than an order from Germany which was placed a day later is just one of life's mysteries.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 13, 2018, 08:59:07 am
Hokay.
I will go bag my squares and prolly head back home- unless anyone else has any suggestions?

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 13, 2018, 08:29:31 pm
No spokes. Should've went to the pub  ::-)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on June 14, 2018, 03:06:23 pm
No spokes. Should've went to the pub  ::-)

It rained. We didn't go. I also have breathing issues at the moment, which makes riding a bike uphill less entertaining (for me, at least).
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 20, 2018, 10:29:36 am
Is anyone around this week? I'm away so Mr Smith needs tempting out.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on June 20, 2018, 10:46:08 am
Not me  - i'm riding home from York today,  and tomorrow i'll be packing for a Narrow.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on June 20, 2018, 04:42:41 pm
Afraid not
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on June 28, 2018, 06:21:39 am
Any takers for tonight?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 16, 2018, 09:57:36 pm
Anyone fancy this week? I can do Wednesday or Thursday, but I'd prefer close (10 miles or so) to Darlo.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2018, 05:59:02 am
I can do Wednesday. I'll grab a bike booking when I get to the station today.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 17, 2018, 07:07:46 am
I can do Wednesday too. Sadberge?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2018, 07:43:08 am
Sadberge is OK, but if we can go a little further south, I would appreciate it as I'll have to ride home after the pub.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 17, 2018, 10:00:57 am
Neasham (http://www.foxandhoundsneasham.co.uk/menu/) any better?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2018, 12:15:22 pm
Cool by me, @Deano, I should get to Darlo around 16:30, does that work for you or shall I book my bike on a later train?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on July 17, 2018, 03:03:17 pm
Later would be better for me :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 17, 2018, 07:08:27 pm
OK, I might head over on that train, anyway and bimble around for a while
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 23, 2018, 02:50:48 pm
Anyone for this week? Thursday better for me, this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on July 23, 2018, 03:05:21 pm
Anyone for this week? Thursday better for me, this week.

Deano's in Welsh Wales. I suspect fboab will be banking ZZZs as she's doing a night ride on Friday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on July 23, 2018, 04:51:26 pm
'fraid so, I don't want to be up late this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on July 23, 2018, 04:55:11 pm
Nae bother, I'll amuse myself.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 01, 2018, 12:13:20 am
Whoops, I think we've missed tiermat's birthday. Anyone up for a ride tomorrow? As it's Yorkshire Day, Northallerton would be apt.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 01, 2018, 06:05:36 am
Not us, I'm afraid. Packing for the holibobs, we head France-wards on Thursday morning.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 01, 2018, 06:29:21 am
1) you haven't missed it, I gain a year tomorrow
2) I can't do this week, at all, due to work and family commitments

Next week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 19, 2018, 08:56:29 am
Anyone for this week? Either evening work for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on August 19, 2018, 11:08:42 am
I'm off the sauce this week, pending bloods next Friday (plus I'm on Steroids - not sure how well they play with boozeahol). Also - dentist on Thursday. FML.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 19, 2018, 09:26:02 pm
Tough week, Chris.

But I can do Wednesday - meet at yours, tiermat?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 20, 2018, 07:02:27 am
Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 20, 2018, 07:04:57 am
I might head out - Mr Smith's dentistry is actually next week. Let me know where you're heading and I may meet you there
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 21, 2018, 04:35:46 pm
Parmo madness at Hutton Rudby?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 21, 2018, 04:41:47 pm
I very tentatively miiiight be able to play out.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 21, 2018, 05:18:38 pm
Parmo madness at Hutton Rudby?

Why not!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 21, 2018, 06:12:22 pm
Parmo madness at Hutton Rudby?

Why not!
What's the chances of finding somewhere mutually acceptable to those riding that's near a station?  I could, theoretically, get a train to somewhere...

(ETA - cos it's, I think, the first non-work non-cub Wednesday of the year!)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 21, 2018, 09:05:19 pm
I'm sure it's doable.

Pot & Glass at Egglescliffe? It's about a mile and a half from Eaglescliffe Station, and buses down Yarm Road are pretty frequent: https://goo.gl/maps/1pb2knzdrgm

Yarm station's about 2 miles in t'other direction as an alternative back to York.

It's probably the best compromise - I suppose Northallerton would work for everyone except boab (unless Chris can come and collect).

Any other suggestions? Any objections to Egglescliffe?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2018, 07:29:21 am
Sounds ok to me
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 22, 2018, 08:52:22 am
Righto. Meet in Northallerton for a bike ride, or at the Pot and Glass for 7 ish
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2018, 10:10:56 am
Brilliant! I am in no rush to get back as I am not working tomorrow or Friday!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 22, 2018, 11:01:13 am
Trains are massively cheaper with the longer-walk (no bike reservations available on the TPE) option to Yarm by the look of things. 
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2018, 11:12:01 am
Trains are massively cheaper with the longer-walk (no bike reservations available on the TPE) option to Yarm by the look of things.

Correct, Yarm is doable direct from York, whereas Eaglecliffe (usually) involves a change at Boro or Darlo.

Since May bike reservations need to be made 24 hours ahead, but most people just wing it, now.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 22, 2018, 11:25:25 am
There's a bus from just near Yarm Station up the road (bus stop is just on Yarm Road near Egglescliffe village - nice walk out to the pub from there, or get off earlier on Yarm High Street and cross the bridge): https://goo.gl/maps/Rk2C3o9K2qE2
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 22, 2018, 12:09:31 pm
We can give you a lift back to the station if required.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 22, 2018, 12:18:57 pm
That'd be ace - I suspect buses are flakier later!

I did get as far as looking for a bike reservation. But not as far as looking for my lights...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 22, 2018, 05:08:56 pm
I suspect it'll be around 8ish for me - just realised I won't make the early train so prob arriving in Yarm about half 7.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on August 22, 2018, 05:20:49 pm
I suspect it'll be around 8ish for me - just realised I won't make the early train so prob arriving in Yarm about half 7.

I'm driving over (long story) - want me to collect you from Yarm on my way?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 22, 2018, 05:23:42 pm
So where are you going and when? I'm confused*

*Blame the absolute fucking shambles on the Audax board.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 22, 2018, 05:30:24 pm
I suspect it'll be around 8ish for me - just realised I won't make the early train so prob arriving in Yarm about half 7.

I'm driving over (long story) - want me to collect you from Yarm on my way?

That would be utterly splendid!  Train is due about 7:30
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on August 22, 2018, 05:31:19 pm
I suspect it'll be around 8ish for me - just realised I won't make the early train so prob arriving in Yarm about half 7.

I'm driving over (long story) - want me to collect you from Yarm on my way?

That would be utterly splendid!  Train is due about 7:30

See you there -  station car park.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 22, 2018, 05:39:37 pm
So where are you going and when? I'm confused*

*Blame the absolute fucking shambles on the Audax board.

Super clarity- We'll all be in the Pot & Glass (http://www.potandglassfolkclub.co.uk/page4.html) @ Egglescliffe by 8pm.


Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: D.A.L.E. on August 22, 2018, 05:52:56 pm
So where are you going and when? I'm confused*

*Blame the absolute fucking shambles on the Audax board.

Super clarity- We'll all be in the Pot & Glass (http://www.potandglassfolkclub.co.uk/page4.html) @ Egglescliffe by 8pm.
I won't be. Having checked train times and tumble dryer spin cycles, I've just realised my lights (and Deanos!) are at my girlfriends...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 22, 2018, 06:52:15 pm
Two of us are here!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 22, 2018, 06:54:56 pm
I'm on a slightly delayed train... Races day in York. Might have been easier to ride there!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 28, 2018, 05:38:49 pm
Any takers for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 28, 2018, 08:49:57 pm
Depending on location.... maybe?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 28, 2018, 08:57:09 pm
Tomorrow's a bit better for me... somewhere close to Darlo would work best, too. How about Darlo :D

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 06:08:16 am
Darlo is fine with me.

Edited to add: The music quiz @ The Hole in The Wall- was that Wednesday nights?

Do we fancy our chances??
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 29, 2018, 10:05:51 am
This one? (https://www.facebook.com/holeinthewalldarlington/photos/a.129717893705172/2067628813247394/?type=3)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 10:11:58 am
FREE SUPPER??

More seriously: should we book? Or head elsewhere?

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 10:16:05 am
That was the one we were terrible at.

I'm up for it again, as long as you don't all abandon me before the fucking One Direction round.

Bike ride first, or just meet at the pub?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 10:22:23 am
Meet at the pub best for me- I have a convoluted route there. squares

What is the FREE SUPPER? Anything i'd actually want to eat?

I'll be aiming for the 21:40 return to Boro so you'd better hope 1D comes before that.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 10:51:26 am
Not a clue about the supper - but they do food too.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on August 29, 2018, 11:27:56 am
I'm out, no time for it this week, sorry.  The 1D questions will just have to rely on Deano's knowledge of teen-oriented-pop.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 11:37:00 am
Surely there isn't a 1D round every week?

(Shirley!)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 29, 2018, 02:10:04 pm
More seriously: should we book? Or head elsewhere?

Am happy to go with the flow - I'll be bugger all use to you in the quiz, mind.  I guess it depends whether you prefer to do the quiz or bitch and gossip and swear loudly chat about Stuff for an hour or two :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 03:28:31 pm
The quiz probably won't start till 8 or 9... Shall we just go to the Pennyweight? It's over the square from the hole.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 03:44:33 pm
Pennyweight works for me. Should be there by 7

Assuming I can escape at a reasonable time- I have some smelling to do  ;D

OMG are there always dodgems??? (https://goo.gl/maps/TdfmX1ZFfkt)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 03:55:19 pm
Ahem

https://www.facebook.com/ThePennyweight/photos/a.162422793900661/1227325264077070
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 04:44:07 pm
Never noticed that... We might have more chance!

There's more food choice at the Pennyweight, too.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on August 29, 2018, 05:58:35 pm
Am on my way, at the the station, should get to Darlo about quarter to 7ish.

I'll assume I'm heading to the pennyweight unless I hear different!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 06:30:23 pm
I'll be at the Pennyweight in about 15 minutes
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 10:41:48 pm
We won the quiz!

And then we didn't. The moderately-to-annoyingly incompetent quizmaster went all the way through the places and declared us the winners in absentia, as they thought we'd all left.

Then when I was leaving,  he remembered a different team who may have had more points. Dammit.

Still, I reckon going up to the bar at the Pennyweight and naming our team will get you £40 in bar credit.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on August 29, 2018, 10:57:27 pm
Do I take it there were no One Direction questions in the music round?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on August 29, 2018, 11:03:36 pm
Dadrock intros. 🤘
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 04, 2018, 07:31:39 pm
Anyone out tomorrow? The Bay Horse in Great Broughton has a good rep for food...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 04, 2018, 07:58:32 pm
I'm in, having recovered from the weekend lurgy.

Which I seem to have shared with Mr Smith...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on September 04, 2018, 08:50:40 pm
I'll aim to be there between half 6 and seven. Off to get some squares first :)

Tiermat, it's only 12 miles from there to Eaglescliffe station...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on September 05, 2018, 11:42:18 am
For REASONS I'm in a vehicle today, so home and then out again. Should be there about 6:45, I'm planning a small diversion.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on October 14, 2018, 09:13:57 pm
The presence of fboab and I have made this thread so much more complicated!

OK. Anything happening this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on October 16, 2018, 08:36:34 am
Vote from here for Parmo Madness at Hutton Rudby.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on October 16, 2018, 08:03:21 pm
Ah, I can't make this week :(

But lanterne rouge says there's free beer and pizza at the bike shop in Thornaby between 6 and 7 tomorrow...?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on October 17, 2018, 06:12:22 am
If plans go according to plan we will be passing through the NE early next year. I’m desperate for a Parmo. Where is the best to be had in your opinions?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 12, 2018, 12:54:21 pm
Anyone out this week?

OD, the best parmos are on Yarm Lane in Stockton.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on November 12, 2018, 01:02:47 pm
Mr Smith is in his sick bed but I could go out and play.

The best parmos are from the Chipsale Chippy in 'Boro.

Although the voters said something different: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/best-parmo-teesside-recap-countdown-11891496

Anywhere with a Parmo Hunters  (https://www.facebook.com/ParmoHunters/)5 star rating will be worth eating.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Oscar's dad on November 12, 2018, 01:43:16 pm
Anyone out this week?

OD, the best parmos are on Yarm Lane in Stockton.

Mr Smith is in his sick bed but I could go out and play.

The best parmos are from the Chipsale Chippy in 'Boro.

Although the voters said something different: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/best-parmo-teesside-recap-countdown-11891496

Anywhere with a Parmo Hunters  (https://www.facebook.com/ParmoHunters/)5 star rating will be worth eating.

Noted, thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on November 12, 2018, 02:22:48 pm
Hopefully, for me, the normal (i.e. not crap, cancelling at the last moment) service will resume from next week.  Providing the kitchen is finished this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 12, 2018, 04:16:43 pm
Wednesday OK this week? Somewhere north of the Tees for a change? Hamilton Russell at Thorpe Thewles? My mate says it's good food (and he knows his food).

And we'll get you out next week, Phil (kitchen permitting, obvs)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on November 14, 2018, 09:10:48 am
Thorpe Thewles is almost too close from work- I have a small (and probably muddy) tile exploring detour to get there.

I'm hoping to persuade Mr Smith out to get me. We'll see how his day goes.

About 7?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 14, 2018, 12:45:26 pm
Yeah, I should be there just before 7.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on November 14, 2018, 04:01:07 pm
Bollocks, work has reached a new level of ~something~. I can't face going out(side), I'm going to bail.
On the GN side- I have a ninterview for a new one.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on November 14, 2018, 04:25:52 pm
ah, that's a shame, but I should probably tidy the house a bit anyways.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 16, 2018, 08:28:02 am
Anyone brave enough for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 16, 2018, 08:32:42 am
Maybe! Deano has a birthday we should toast..
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on December 16, 2018, 08:36:36 pm
Maybe! Deano has a birthday we should toast..

He might still be hung over...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 16, 2018, 10:14:18 pm
Wednesday or Thursday would be fine.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 16, 2018, 10:43:15 pm
In the area might have clown bike with me....
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 17, 2018, 10:03:42 am
Wednesday or Thursday would be fine.
Is that your guesstimate of how long the hangover will last? :D

Tiermat do you want to pick somewhere? I'm always up for a Parmo Madness at Hutton Rudby but that's quite a way for you?


Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on December 17, 2018, 10:21:54 am
Due to Xmas parties (Mrs T's, not mine, that was last week) and general lack of bike readiness (me, not the bike) can we go for Wednesday at Scorton?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 17, 2018, 11:45:10 am
Wednesday or Thursday would be fine.
Is that your guesstimate of how long the hangover will last? :D


:)

Tuesday's taken - the family tradition is to go to the Christmas quiz at my dad's old WMC. And try to remember the questions from last year...

Scorton works for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 18, 2018, 08:40:37 am
Scorton is a bit too far for me to ride home on a school night, so we have a CUNNING PLAN which means J, I can offer a motorised lift home for you and your clown bike if you like?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: jiberjaber on December 18, 2018, 11:06:23 am
Oh thanks for thinking of me xxx

Slight complication now is due to me not checking the school hols up here, I'm now booked in for a meal with my nephews at a posh kebab place in Boro on the evening... Would have been good to catch up with you all but looks like it will have to be another time now :(
Scorton is a bit too far for me to ride home on a school night, so we have a CUNNING PLAN which means J, I can offer a motorised lift home for you and your clown bike if you like?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on December 19, 2018, 05:54:16 pm
Remember my visit to the Bluebell at Ingleby Arncliffe? The one with a swear per second? I've had a similar kind of day today so feel it best to stick to home.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on December 19, 2018, 08:15:12 pm
Ah, and I brought you some birthday cake as well :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on January 23, 2019, 03:29:56 pm
Last Minute Plan

Tomorrow (yes Thursday)
No Beer (for us)
No Bikes (for me)
No mention of Birthdays

Manjaros Middlesborough @ 7
Yes, the one on Linthorpe Road

Let me know and I'll phone & book
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on January 23, 2019, 09:14:32 pm
Yeah, count me in. Might get the train if it's like today, though.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 23, 2019, 02:46:52 pm
Anyone for this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 23, 2019, 03:29:59 pm
I start my new job on Monday, in that there NTR. So probably, yes
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 23, 2019, 09:37:38 pm
Congratulations!

Timing's quite tight for me this week, but I can probably make Wednesday or Thursday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 24, 2019, 09:58:57 am
I start my new job on Monday, in that there NTR. So probably, yes

Congratulations! I saw your post about the new job being on the South side of the Tees, didn't realise it was so far south!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 24, 2019, 10:00:14 am
Just spoken to the social secretary, Wednesday is best for me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Ruthie on February 24, 2019, 10:25:25 am
Bah - working on Wednesday.  Have fun, all!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 24, 2019, 09:08:19 pm
Bah - working on Wednesday.  Have fun, all!
Bah!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 26, 2019, 07:46:55 pm
Any preferences for direction?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 26, 2019, 08:18:40 pm
Not fussed - I'm getting the train through. Phil's choice!

My train doesn't get in till after six (insert usual grumble about TPE's stupid bikes policy) - do I need to try to jump an earlier one?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 26, 2019, 08:24:13 pm
I'm easy, I will be about all day, well barring the bit where I go for a bike ride and the bit where I go for a walk with Jo.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 26, 2019, 08:35:26 pm
Should we head for the Duke of Wellington at Wellbury?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on February 26, 2019, 09:44:56 pm
My induction plan has me rather unhelpfully at our site at Goole tomorrow, so I'll be in a car.

Wellbury is fine with me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 27, 2019, 03:40:24 pm
I'll try to get an earlier train
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on February 27, 2019, 03:45:03 pm
No problem, give me a shout when you get here
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on February 27, 2019, 06:14:18 pm
I've arrived a bit early. There's summat on tonight. A Do. Should be fun.

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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on February 27, 2019, 06:51:01 pm
We're nearly at the village.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on February 28, 2019, 11:39:07 am
Well, that was a very pleasant evening, I thought. The food was a bit off-par; freezer Parmo? Really?

Bloody cold ride home - bit of a shock to the system after such a warm ride out - the gritters were out on the A172.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 05, 2019, 01:18:51 pm
Can anyone recommend a LBS in NTR? I have a couple of tasks I want to GAMI for.

In other news, anyone for this week? Seeing as I'm here anthat.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 05, 2019, 09:38:08 pm
Cowleys, just off the High Street. Phil might know somewhere else, but the only other place I can think of is Mike's mate Tribey, but he's down in Sandhutton.

Tomorrow?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 05, 2019, 09:44:09 pm
Weather looks robust tomorrow, and I need to think about saving my legs for the weekend, so probably not me.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 06, 2019, 04:25:34 pm
Don't think I can get to Northallerton now.

Meet somewhere else, or skip to next week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 06, 2019, 06:08:41 pm
Skip to next week...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 18, 2019, 01:29:29 pm
Anyone fancy a ride this Wednesday?

Back to Carlton and do a turn up Carlton Bank each? :D
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 18, 2019, 01:57:14 pm
I don't know - isn't that.. outside?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 18, 2019, 02:18:27 pm
Yes! I want a proper midweek ride once a week from now.

It needn't really be Carlton, of course.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 18, 2019, 02:18:46 pm
Sounds good to me, apart from the Carlton Bank bit...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 18, 2019, 02:41:03 pm
OK, OK. I'll see what Mr Smith says.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 18, 2019, 07:30:23 pm
I can't leave work till 5 but Mrs Google says the weather'll be a balmy overcast 8 degrees. Via Borrowby and some (probably) walking between Over Stilton and Thimbleby, reckon I'll be at t'pubbe about 7:30.

Has to be Wednesday- I'm heading South to be busy & important on Thursday night.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 20, 2019, 01:41:03 pm
We still on for tonight? I think I'll be taking a more direct route than initially planned as I fell off this morning on the way in and I'm not really feeling it.

You never get muddy or spend the day in wet socks on Zwift. Just sayin'.

Tiermat are you coming along? Wanna meet up on your way out of town?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 20, 2019, 02:29:50 pm
I'm still going - can be there earlier.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 20, 2019, 02:35:44 pm
If I come south, I can meet you somewhere near this level crossing (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=439141&y=498897&z=120&sv=439141,498897&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=768&ax=439141&ay=498897&lm=0) for 5.15-5.30
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 20, 2019, 04:29:47 pm
OK, I'll head thattaway
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 20, 2019, 05:18:50 pm
Be there in about 20...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 23, 2019, 06:30:52 am
Hope it was a good evening.

I am, unexpectedly, available every evening barring Thursday, for the next 4 weeks.

I see lots of cycling (and decorating, but not simultaneously) happening.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 23, 2019, 07:52:37 am
Every cloud, Tiermat!
Coach Deano says we're doing a 'decent midweek ride' every week from now on, and who are we to argue?

Slight change in protocol, now I'm NTR too, we'll all ride out together, if that's OK with you?

Next week is Osmotherley via the Stiltons as I still have those squares to bag.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 23, 2019, 08:23:27 am
All good by me, if you have time to kill, pop round to ours, I'll pm the address to you.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 24, 2019, 11:35:59 pm
We're in your hands, boab. I'll meet you at Phil's.

Do we get to go up Silton Woods? :D When you mentioned Osmotherley, I thought going via Boltby, High Paradise and the Drovers' Road would be awesome. Phil may have disagreed.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 25, 2019, 07:28:36 am
I'm easy, so they say. As long as you don't mind the wait while I drag my rotund body up any long hills, we'll be good.

See you Wednesday
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 27, 2019, 12:13:31 pm
The route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29511340


I only have dyno-front-light so lets hope it's not dark in the woods.

Mr Smith will be meeting us in Osmotherley- I can't afford the Golden Lion, so it's a toss up between the 3 Tuns and The Queen Catherine.
I leave it to someone else to decide- but let Mr Smith know or he could get lonely :)

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2019, 12:29:09 pm
I don't know enough to make a decision. Wasn't it the Three Tuns last time?

I'll be at t's for about 5.15, trains permitting.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on March 27, 2019, 12:48:00 pm
The Queen Catherine.  There you go, I've made your decision for you   :smug:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 27, 2019, 12:53:27 pm
Thanks Bunbury
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2019, 12:58:11 pm
Yesh, they do corned beef pie!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2019, 01:46:51 pm
Wait, has someone told Chris? I'll tell him it's the Lion and he's paying :demon:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on March 27, 2019, 07:06:02 pm
I'm here. Half the bar is reserved for a works do. Gonna be a noisy evening.

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Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on March 28, 2019, 08:40:53 am
That was great! Same time next week? Maybe we could persuade Mr Smith to join us, if we do an easy one?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on March 28, 2019, 12:55:23 pm
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 01, 2019, 07:18:35 pm
Are we on for this week, then? If so where shall we go? North or South? If you want to leave the van here, no problem.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Chris S on April 01, 2019, 07:30:36 pm
Are we on for this week, then? If so where shall we go? North or South? If you want to leave the van here, no problem.

I mentioned the forecast to fboab (30mph NWterly, heavy sleet showers) but she seems keen anyway. It'll need to be all roads though - my CX is in the shop. I'd have suggested a tandem leadout, but it needs some TLC too after taking a pounding in The Borders on Saturday.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 01, 2019, 07:51:24 pm
Scorton, then? If its a NW wind, we'll have a tail wind on the way back.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 01, 2019, 08:46:45 pm
Sure, Scorton'll work. Maybe I can persuade that Ruthie to come along...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 01, 2019, 09:09:37 pm
Now that sounds like a plan. Proper parmos, too.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 03, 2019, 12:49:06 pm
I'm without a bike today, ice on the road this morning.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 03, 2019, 02:11:19 pm
OK, are you crying off? No worries if you are.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: madcow on April 09, 2019, 10:27:33 am
Anything happening this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 09, 2019, 10:51:21 am
I am available, can work out a southerly one if that works better for you?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on April 09, 2019, 01:53:56 pm
I'm off the bike, so I won't be down this week :)
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 09, 2019, 02:03:02 pm
I was going to head to Darlo to see Ruthie. I think Mr Smith is staying home this week.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on April 16, 2019, 02:26:01 pm
I appear to be in York.  Onna Wednesday night.  Without a prior commitment...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 16, 2019, 02:26:38 pm
And the Cubs are at their dad's for the week...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on April 16, 2019, 06:58:48 pm
Well it'd be rude not to then, wouldn't it (especially as it also week 1).

I know that Deano is sans velo, I am guessing CL is too, so any suggestions?  Trains to Thirsk and ride back to York from there?  I am currently a man of leisure so can fit with other's plans.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 16, 2019, 08:44:38 pm
Pub near a station might work well. I don't ride more that 10 very very slow miles, pretty much ever, these days and bikes and TPEs are a pain in the arse.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on April 16, 2019, 08:56:16 pm
I'd forgotten about the TPE bike reservations thing.  Arse.

I made CrinklyLion snort unattractively with laughter at the suggestion we could use the tandem...
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 16, 2019, 09:16:44 pm
How on earth would we decide who would stoke?!?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Kim on April 16, 2019, 09:41:02 pm
How on earth would we decide who would stoke?!?
Change ends at half time, obviously.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: andrewc on April 16, 2019, 10:28:55 pm
I'd forgotten about the TPE bike reservations thing.  Arse.

I made CrinklyLion snort unattractively with laughter at the suggestion we could use the tandem...


The wonderful CrinklyLion does nothing unattractively.... especially when she's laughing.. 


Have fun, whatever you do.  My bike fleet is staring at me accusingly, from flat tyres.... :(   Bank holiday weekend coming up & I don't have a pootle planned.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: CrinklyLion on April 16, 2019, 11:04:37 pm
I could ride as far as TJ & Butterfly's local if anyone fancies a York-ish pubbe runne?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on April 17, 2019, 07:35:44 am
I'm in London today and Mr Smith is in a kennel with a canine 'friend'.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 01, 2019, 12:04:58 pm
Short notice, but anyone fancy a Darlo trip tonight? I'll be having a gentle potter out to the Brownlow Arms at Caldwell. I just need to check they don't mind us using their car park for an early morning audax control, and since word is that Yorkshire's grumpiest landlord has went somewhere else, I think they'll be alright with it.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 01, 2019, 12:56:50 pm
We'll be under the tunnel and heading through closed La Fête du Travail, Nord Pas de Calais ce soir, désolé.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 01, 2019, 01:08:08 pm
I'd forgotten that was so soon. Have fun!
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 13, 2019, 01:33:27 pm
This Wednesday, anyone?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 13, 2019, 01:47:56 pm
Yes- if this weather keeps up.
A short one though?
Pickhill via the footbridge at Maunby?

Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 13, 2019, 01:58:31 pm
Yes! Bear in mind that the pub at pickhill is a Chinese restaurant cum pub now.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: fboab on May 13, 2019, 02:52:48 pm
I wasn't sure if it even still existed, but Chinese sounds good to me.
Mr Smith is still a bit unreliable so we'll assume it's just me and ride from yours, T?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 13, 2019, 02:54:48 pm
Sure, feel free to wander round to the tradesman's entrance.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Karla on May 13, 2019, 03:15:29 pm
Prior warning: I'll be back for the one on the 29th/30th and I've been missing the English ales in my absence.  Can we go for a bunbury somewhere?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 14, 2019, 08:43:26 am
You will all be welcome to meet up here, but I won't be able to join in as Mrs T will be off in the South of Franceshire enjoying a well earned rest.
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 14, 2019, 03:37:46 pm
See you tomorrow, and we'll sort out something for next week
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: Deano on May 21, 2019, 10:04:10 am
Boab cannae make Wednesday - Thursday this week?
Title: Re: WEDNESDAY Night Northallerton and Environs Social Ride
Post by: tiermat on May 21, 2019, 11:53:59 am
I just can't do Thursdays, at the moment due to dancing, Guides and Pilates.

I should be able, however, to fit one in next week, on the Wednesday, as per Karla's request.  This is due to careful use of grandparents.