Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366731 times)

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1150 on: July 28, 2008, 10:41:47 pm »
Lovely evening today. 24.5 miles up to Sheffield and back. I went to see a friend, we sat outside a cafe bar in the Peace Gardens. A pint when I got there to slake my thirst, followed by bread and olives and an espresso to give me enough zing for a fast ride back.

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I'm now showered and sitting in a robe, unable to stop the sweat pouring off me in this heat  :-X

Salvatore

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1151 on: July 28, 2008, 11:09:21 pm »
280km home from my Mum's.

A misty start at 4:45, which lasted for a few hours,  then the sun burst out as I descended into Bourn. Coffee stop in Oundle, then it started to get hot. Should be good preparation for 1001 Miglia. The cobber really does work. A lovely route, through countless limestone villages. Picnic of strawberries and peaches somewhere near MK, then pasta at the Little Chef near Thame. Diverted from my planned route of Goring-Pangbourne-Theale-home by heading for Watlington and climbing to Christmas Common (very loose gravel at the moment - I wouldn't like to descend it) and home via Henley and Twyford. A brief thunderstorm near Arborfield was over almost before it began.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

pdm

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1152 on: July 29, 2008, 06:22:50 pm »
Short 52km jaunt in the mid White Peak with my son today. Home - Lodge Moor - Ringinglow - Stannage - Hope - Bradwell - Eyam - Grindleford - Fox House - Ringinglow - Lodge Moor - Home. 910m climbing. Took it nice and slow - 20kph average. One short cooling off thundershower: bliss!
Beautiful ride despite the TM Transport bus that tried (but failed) to run us off the road  >:(

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1153 on: July 29, 2008, 07:46:38 pm »
Slowest commute of the year into a reasonable westerly.

Now about to shoot off to play 5-a-side for an hour, thence The Pubbe for BEER.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1154 on: July 29, 2008, 08:22:15 pm »
A DIY 200 to keep my RRTY hopes alive.

If you are recovering from a knee injury - try a ride like this:



217km and just 770m of climbing  :thumbsup:. Flat as.

Probably best not to do it with a permanent headwind (cross headwind on the way out, then a cruel shift in the wind to a cross headwind on the return) unless you have a yACF forumite's wheel to follow. Luckily I did - thanks again Fidgetbuzz - you made a tough day easier for me to manage.

Knee is OK(ish) - sore and in a bandage now - but not that bad considering. Off to Orthopedics soon.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1155 on: July 29, 2008, 08:51:39 pm »
Commute.  Ride home via two supermarket recycling centres to attempt to deposit a pannier-load of cardboard without any luck.

Could just chuck it in the green wheelie bin but that somehow seems wrong.

RogerT

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1156 on: July 29, 2008, 09:36:12 pm »
A DIY 200 to keep my RRTY hopes alive.

If you are recovering from a knee injury - try a ride like th

217km and just 770m of climbing  :thumbsup:. Flat as.

Probably best not to do it with a permanent headwind (cross headwind on the way out, then a cruel shift in the wind to a cross headwind on the return) unless you have a yACF forumite's wheel to follow. Luckily I did - thanks again Fidgetbuzz - you made a tough day easier for me to manage.

Knee is OK(ish) - sore and in a bandage now - but not that bad considering. Off to Orthopedics soon.

Well done, but was that a terribly good idea ??


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1157 on: July 29, 2008, 09:51:57 pm »
50 tempo miles yesterday on my own and in the sun; after several lovely rides in the Lake District it was difficult to be back in Notts! A further 10 Mi to B&Q before oiling the decking in the garden.

Tonight, chaingang: 25 Mi with the gang plus 12 Mi commute at 22.9 Mi/h average. I was dropped by the fast group but felt comfortable with the second group which collected me in the no man's land. Really enjoyed that and I hope that it will help with my TTing.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1158 on: July 29, 2008, 10:20:42 pm »
I did 1 yard forwards and 1 yard backwards on a pedal car at Easton Farm Park.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Gandalf

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1159 on: July 30, 2008, 06:46:47 pm »
Went out today with my local  mid week CTC Posse.  Against my better judgement when we split up after elevenses I went with the 'A' group.

I'm pleased to announce that today, for the first time ever I did over 100K.  I know it's nowt to the YACF ubermensch but I'm pleased I did it.  Next stop a proper century, I hope.

In the meantime,  if anyone needs a John Wayne impersonator.....

pdm

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1160 on: July 30, 2008, 08:01:31 pm »
Another gentle ride around the White Peak with my son today.
92km total from Sheffield to Ringinglow, Calver, Ashford in the Water, Sheldon, Monyash, Youlegreave, Two Dales and back along Beeley Moor, Wigley Moor, Owler Bar and Fox House including climbs up Mayfield Valley (1:6), Sheldon (1:5) and TwoDales (1:5). 1450m of climbing at a nice and gentle 20kph average.
We stopped for a snack at the excellent Old Smithy in Monyash (best milkshakes and butties in the whole White Peak!) where we bumped into a pile of cyclists on the tail end of the midweek White Peak Audax on its way back to Marple.
Weather was superb - only a little niggling headwind on the outbound leg which, of course, dropped to nothing on the way back!

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1161 on: July 30, 2008, 08:28:04 pm »
A gentle sea-front and villages 23 miles this evening. No swim because the sea was still about a mile away from the beach. Lovely weather and not too much in the way of motons. Lots of people barbecueing stuff - very toothsome!

This leaves me 40 miles to do tomorrow to reach 600 for the month - if I can be arsed.

Oh, and as I was riding through Wakering for the first time, a very attractive young lady standing on a balcony blew a kiss to me. I, being a gentleman, returned the compliment.  :-*
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1162 on: July 30, 2008, 09:47:36 pm »
Went to Sizewell Beach and did a bit of dune riding.
Mmmm...radiation.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1163 on: July 31, 2008, 06:58:33 am »
Went to Sizewell Beach and did a bit of dune riding.
Mmmm...radiation.

Topping up after Dunwich ?  ;D

PaulF

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1164 on: July 31, 2008, 07:27:02 am »
50 yards :( then I realised the faerie had struck, by the time I realised that it was the much patched tube that had failed I'd run out of time. Shame because that would have given me 600 miles for the month

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1165 on: July 31, 2008, 07:32:10 am »
Just 16 km in 48 mins, partly on the road that Vincent Motorcycles used to test all new machines before delivery.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1166 on: July 31, 2008, 05:43:45 pm »
A lovely long loop to get over the 9000 mile hump.   ;D

Too my utter shame I was overtaken by an electrissy bike but in my defence I was 99 miles in, climbing, at 13 mph, and into a headwind.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1167 on: July 31, 2008, 05:49:35 pm »
Cycled to work, and to the pub at lunchtime for Thai food.  The consumption of a GCC and a prik didn't seem to stop me getting to about 27-28mph on the way back to work.  My colleagues drove and I was a little slower getting there (set off later and with a headwind) and beat them back comfortably (set off at the same time, with a tail wind).


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1168 on: July 31, 2008, 08:09:54 pm »
Mal: The Wrestlers?

Commute in and out, plus a trip to the park which guaranteed I beat last year's July kilometerage and therefore a new monthly record of ... 1106.22km (687.37miles).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1169 on: July 31, 2008, 08:45:58 pm »
Lancaster - Bolton-Le-Sands - Kirkby Londsdale - Caton - Lancaster as part of the club's Thursday chain gang. Only four of us tonight. It was very warm out there and humid. Legs felt like jelly. We hit 30mph+ on the flat in places when the chain gang was going well. Ouch.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1170 on: July 31, 2008, 09:09:07 pm »
Mal: The Wrestlers?

Yep.  Been a regular customer since 1994.

Our arch enemies from the cross the road were taking up half the pub too.  ;D

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1171 on: July 31, 2008, 09:10:51 pm »
I also took a pannier load of cans and bottles to the recycling centre at the Newmarket Road Tesco, on the way home from work.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1172 on: July 31, 2008, 10:36:22 pm »
24 miles this evening. Out from Chorlton Water Park through Sale and past the Man Utd training ground at Carrington to a pub near Dunham Massey (Axe and Cleaver, I think- a Chef and Brewer but with good beer). After trying a couple of them we twiddled back past the big houses in Bowdon, through Wythenshawe to the Water Park.
No rain, which was a surprise. I took all the waterproofs but need didn't any of them. Result  :thumbsup:
Fingers crossed for the w/e.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1173 on: August 01, 2008, 01:38:43 pm »
Having missed the club TT this week I went out early this morning for a 37-38 Mi ride on my fixed TT bike. It was hard work in the wind. The route had three sections: 2/5 on the flat where I worked hard on the tri bars; 2/5 undulating and lumpy where I suffered a bit on my 79'' gear but forced myself to work well either on the bars or en danseuse; and the last section was fast on the bars again. I averaged slightly above 21 Mi/h, which was not too bad though. Good work out.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1174 on: August 01, 2008, 02:08:52 pm »
30km commute home this morning, from Portbury Dock to NE Bristol.



Picture taken at Bristol Harbourside.