Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2432678 times)

S2L

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23150 on: April 09, 2020, 06:45:21 am »
Local 40k loop with Mrs F.


Lockdown Loop by Ron Lowe, on Flickr


Lockdown Loop by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

That must be well north, daffs are long past their best here

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23151 on: April 09, 2020, 09:26:43 am »
Aberdeenish I think.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23152 on: April 09, 2020, 09:56:04 am »
No daffs on my way back from Sainsburys  :(
Sic transit and all that..

robgul

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23153 on: April 09, 2020, 04:47:49 pm »
Had my first ride since 5 February today - just about 10 miles . . . and I remembered to come back to the new house!  Tough on the legs but great to be out in the sunshine, and almost no traffic  - especially eerie as downtown Stratford-upon-Avon is normally an Easter hotspot for traffic and people.  The downside is that the few cars that are about seemed to just sail through junctions and turns, not expecting anyone else to be on the roads.

Rob

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23154 on: April 09, 2020, 05:47:49 pm »
Another short (5 mile) ride on the Moulton tandem.

Today is the 100 anniversary of Alex Moulton's birth (he passed away in 2012), so Moulton owners have been riding locally under varying lockdown restrictions worldwide in remembrance.

Reports and pics on themoultonbicycle Facebook group pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themoultonbicycle/

As I'm not on Facebook got a friend to submit our pic.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23155 on: April 09, 2020, 06:02:38 pm »
Did a sort-of lap of Portsmouth - first time out on the bike since... mumblemumblemumble... but it made a nice change from the daily one-hour walks I've been doing.
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ElyDave

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23156 on: April 10, 2020, 08:04:24 am »
First decent ride on the N+1 Airnimal yesterday, one of my nice local loops on backroads and along riverbanks.  A bit of fettling to add a seatpost mounted bottle cage and all was good.  I think the stem needs a slight directional tweak as something was disturbing my eyeline, other than that and a need to recenter the front disc brake to prevent it rubbing it's worked perfectly straight out of the box.  Nice still conditions yesterday with not much more than a light breeze and I was easily maintaining audax speed with a nice straight chainline (it's a 1 x 11).  Might take it in a different direction today to the local "hill" see how it goes upwards.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23157 on: April 10, 2020, 09:19:16 am »
Did local MTB trail at 0730.  Took it very easily so as not to overburden NHS  ;D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23158 on: April 10, 2020, 11:06:36 am »
Just down to the Polski Sklep in Sydenham.
Scored four jars of my avatar.  :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23159 on: April 10, 2020, 11:58:38 am »




32km shopping expedition. Featuring extra special, bodge edition backpack panniers.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23160 on: April 10, 2020, 12:53:07 pm »
Interesting comment from the Scottish First Ministers briefing today from Professor Leitch, the jist of which was - Exercise is exercise, not recreation, not your hobby. Do not go mountain biking. Keep it to 30 mins to an hour....to stay healthy.


S2L

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23161 on: April 10, 2020, 01:15:15 pm »
Interesting comment from the Scottish First Ministers briefing today from Professor Leitch, the jist of which was - Exercise is exercise, not recreation, not your hobby. Do not go mountain biking. Keep it to 30 mins to an hour....to stay healthy.

I am all for having set rules, so that this all witch hunt ends... since the lockdown I have been keeping my rides within 50 km (90-95 min), if I have to cut them to 45 or 60 minutes, I will comply no problem.
I have my mind set at the autumn hill climb season, so distance is not really something I crave right now and I am happy with 60 minutes of fresh air at a swift pace

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23162 on: April 10, 2020, 03:04:12 pm »
24km from home to Gogar - Ratho - Newbridge - home. 

Roads nice and quiet but not so quiet that there wasnt one BMW arse.  Its always a BMW it seems.

Very weak sunshine, cool really about 13 deg.

Would much rather have been York Arrowing but there we are. 


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23163 on: April 10, 2020, 03:11:54 pm »
Fifteen miles. Down to Friston via Polegate and Jevington. Decided not to do the Birling Gap loop as expect it's busy today so came back the way I'd gone.

Lovely weather for it.
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
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bludger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23164 on: April 10, 2020, 03:12:01 pm »
I'm not going to take tips from the fucking Scots about my own health thanks. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_effect

Did a 70km fixed gear ride to the medicine garden cafe (which is obviously shut) and back. Great time out of the house. Really nice seeing family rides on the roads too. I will do deliveroo later
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zigzag

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23165 on: April 10, 2020, 03:14:48 pm »
got up early (=no traffic), kept the pace steady (=no heart attack), enjoyed every minute of it. third photo is m25 at rush hour.






Phil W

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23166 on: April 10, 2020, 04:13:32 pm »
Nice laney loop with wife . Out relatively early before it got too warm.  The fields are a blaze of yellow with all the rape seed flowering.  Saw 3-4 red kites and heard their calls.  I took Brompton to give myself an aerodynamic and gearing penalty.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23167 on: April 10, 2020, 05:41:44 pm »
46km loop around the Campsies. Overdressed, esp for the mediumy/hardy effort I made. Roads were not very quiet but I very rarely go out in the afternoon; I suspect they were quiet-ish for the time of day.

ElyDave

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23168 on: April 10, 2020, 06:16:06 pm »
26 degrees according to Garmin when I was out today, full summer kit.  Just over an hour, 32km in total to test the airnimal "uphill", no issues really. Bit on the breezy side vs yesterday, but good to get out
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23169 on: April 10, 2020, 06:25:00 pm »



From earlier.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Kim

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23170 on: April 10, 2020, 07:40:00 pm »
In the interests of boredom and speeding motorist avoidance, I tried the truncated version of my Henley-in-Icecream loop.  It turned out to be longer than I remembered, and considerably harder work on the Streetmachine than it is on the Baron[1].  The ice cream shop was of course shut, which was striking given the weather.

Got gawped at by two pedestrians, and gawped back at the last moment when I realised they were each carrying a parrot.

Flytipper's Lane is sporting a road closed sign at one end.  I'm not sure why, but it probably involves flytipping.

Still loads of people out on bikes, but being further from civilisation they were mostly the Lycra brigade.


[1] It's staying indoors on the basis that skinny tyres and no suspension is a bad idea given that the objective is exercise with a minimum of falling off.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23171 on: April 10, 2020, 07:42:31 pm »



From earlier.

You're only allowed out for an hour! Shirley a biscuit stop is excessive?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23172 on: April 10, 2020, 08:40:13 pm »
A ride to the bike shop in Windsor to drop a wheel in for a new cassette to be fitted  .rode  back via the Windsor bypass which was very quiet  :) about 9 miles
the slower you go the more you see

TimC

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23173 on: April 10, 2020, 08:59:06 pm »
40km around various empty Suffolk lanes. Thought I'd risk a short stretch of the A12 Cycleway for the experience of an empty A12 and first time on that facility. It's crap, and I won't bother again. The rest of the ride was delightful, though the 17C we registered at 2-3pm was well below what you folk further West enjoyed!

ElyDave

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #23174 on: April 10, 2020, 09:35:41 pm »
Considering I'm not that far from you I'm surprised at that difference.

I actually cycled on the A10 for a short stretch today without the close passing, fumes and horns. Long may it last.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens