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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1200 on: August 07, 2008, 07:11:15 am »
I went out yesterday for the Mid Peak Grimpeur audax. One the best/most enjoyable audax I have ever ridden. I enjoyed plodding along without any sense of urgency tremendously. 2 nice cafe stops, nice steady climbs, beautiful views and, most unexpectedly, great cycling weather.

It was also good to meet Noodley from this very forum. I have to say he looks different from his avatar.  ;)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1201 on: August 07, 2008, 09:03:07 am »
Not wishing to be in slightest bit rude, but Mr Wowbagger, unless I am very much mistaken, your figure is rapidly becoming unsuitable for your December job  ;) ;)

Please ensure that weight is put back on before 24.12.08.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1202 on: August 07, 2008, 12:41:26 pm »
yup, 30 miles of lakeland hills.  I was aiming to do honister but when i got to the bottom it was absolutely lashing it down and my brakes are dodgy enough in the dry, I didnt really fancy coming down the other side in the wet so I carried on to Langdale and then on to Elterwater, then back to Coniston.  Lovely, if a little soggy.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1203 on: August 07, 2008, 02:00:41 pm »
yup, 30 miles of lakeland hills.  I was aiming to do honister but when i got to the bottom it was absolutely lashing it down and my brakes are dodgy enough in the dry, I didnt really fancy coming down the other side in the wet so I carried on to Langdale and then on to Elterwater, then back to Coniston.  Lovely, if a little soggy.

So no proper hill climb yet then...  ;)  :P
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1204 on: August 07, 2008, 03:51:50 pm »
I've just been off to one of my regular meetings :)

Six and a half kilometres round trip, though I must admit I added curlicues.

Sunshine on hte way down; heavy rainfall while I was in the meeting; sunshine on the way back. :)
Getting there...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1205 on: August 07, 2008, 04:57:24 pm »
90 km ride with the 'Bristol Thursday Old Time Cyclists' to Priddy, on the Mendips.

Left Bitton station at 1015 and headed through Saltford, Stanton Drew, before the climb of East Harptree hill, where the only rain of the day fell on us. Then the usual sprint to the pub for lunch, arriving at 1220.
A good lunch  at the Queen Victoria, Priddy was washed down with a couple of pints of
the excellent Butcombe Blonde.



# The capes and jackets were soon removed

The lunchtime shower whilst we were refuelling, had passed and gave a dry return to Bitton station
via Chew Stoke, Chew Magna, Norton Marlewood and Queen Charlton.


CathH

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1206 on: August 07, 2008, 05:04:07 pm »
No.  :(  I have had a painless migrane for the last 24 hours and we're off bowling and then for a meal tomorrow after work.  I'll all for cycling silly hours but the distances involved are too much.  I miss my bike.

Jane C

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1207 on: August 07, 2008, 06:13:02 pm »
Out for a pootle about this afternoon on the lanes east of Oxford. Saw various individual cyclists out and about, plus red kites and a buzzard.

Dropped into Newington Nurseries for a cold drink and a cake at their cafe. Disappointed to find that they only had squash or fizzy water and a small selection of wrapped cakes, but I guess it is midweek. So I had a glass of orange squash and headed home for cake.

Nice ride on the lanes in the sunshine. Bit busy on the B road coming back.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1208 on: August 08, 2008, 12:25:51 am »
A 23m ride out to the Swan With Two Nicks near Dunham Massey. Despite the forecast, the rain held off until we were at the pub and the shower was over by the time we were ready to leave.
My hastily cobbled together front light bracket kept forcing the mudguard onto the tyre over bumps so I've spent some time since I got back trying to fix it.
It seems OK now- a quick ride out into Chorlton Ees to set up the E3, the IQ and Fenix  8) suggested that it was fine.
I should be able to see where I'm going on the Skegness ride  :thumbsup:

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1209 on: August 08, 2008, 10:25:57 am »
The 25km gym run this morning was tricky - last night's storms had washed a lot of gravel and junk into the roads. The ford just outside the village was flowing well too.

Got rained on coming home - but nothing like the monsoon last night.

cometworm

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1210 on: August 08, 2008, 10:50:13 am »
10km (plus extras for getting lost) to the pool, 30 mins swimming, then 10km back home, then 10km to the office. My new Friday routine :-)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1211 on: August 08, 2008, 12:52:28 pm »
Rode to the club TT course last night (15 Mi), then warmed up and did the club 10 before riding home again. I felt very well, although I had tired legs this morning. I am starting to perform on the TT and I am feeling it, esp. late in the week. Looking forward to the 25s I have lined up for the end of the season where my fast endurance will, I hope, pay.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1212 on: August 08, 2008, 05:00:00 pm »
yup, 30 miles of lakeland hills.  I was aiming to do honister but when i got to the bottom it was absolutely lashing it down and my brakes are dodgy enough in the dry, I didnt really fancy coming down the other side in the wet so I carried on to Langdale and then on to Elterwater, then back to Coniston.  Lovely, if a little soggy.

So no proper hill climb yet then...  ;)  :P


git!

Does kirkstone count?  a little jaunt up there and back from ambleside this morning.  **Amazing** run home :D

(quite a lot less fun on the way up)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1213 on: August 08, 2008, 08:53:24 pm »
A lovely ride to the Inn at Whitewell and back. Memories of a former ACF ride back in 2006. We were much more sensible today and did NOT climb the Trough of Bowland, but did partake of some scrummy food and beer (Hen Harrier from the Bowland brewery) A moments lapse of concentration on the way back resulted in a delightful detour through Chipping and as we approached Kirkham, some five miles from home I got the urge to extend the ride by visiting my Mum in St. Annes. This had two bonuses, a nice cup of tea with a chorely cake and a final tally of 105km. Very satisfying.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1214 on: August 09, 2008, 12:16:59 am »
yup, 30 miles of lakeland hills.  I was aiming to do honister but when i got to the bottom it was absolutely lashing it down and my brakes are dodgy enough in the dry, I didnt really fancy coming down the other side in the wet so I carried on to Langdale and then on to Elterwater, then back to Coniston.  Lovely, if a little soggy.

So no proper hill climb yet then...  ;)  :P


git!

Does kirkstone count?  a little jaunt up there and back from ambleside this morning.  **Amazing** run home :D

(quite a lot less fun on the way up)

Did you go up the hard way or the easy way?

(Fred Whitton goes the easy way)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1215 on: August 09, 2008, 01:43:55 am »
I suppose this is yesterday now but....

Down to Inverness and along the lower road past Foyers (the man who owns the shop- what a knob) and then back on the upper road (B862), turning off on General Wades road and down to Dunlichity.

Lovely.

H

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1216 on: August 09, 2008, 07:07:47 am »

Did you go up the hard way or the easy way?

(Fred Whitton goes the easy way)


which way is which?  I turned right at the mini roundabout in Ambleside and it all went horridly up, then along a bit, then up some more.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1217 on: August 09, 2008, 08:22:44 am »
which way is which?  I turned right at the mini roundabout in Ambleside and it all went horridly up, then along a bit, then up some more.
Mike, you went up Kirkstone via "The Struggle" a.k.a. the hard way up.   :thumbsup:

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1218 on: August 09, 2008, 11:06:28 am »
75km loop at 26.7km/hr average1  :thumbsup:.

followed by

A bowl of cereal and a pint of tea

shortly followed by

A bacon sarnie and a further pint of tea

That's enough fun for one day - off to cut the grass now before the rains come...

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1 My knee is feeling much better.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1219 on: August 09, 2008, 01:41:11 pm »
Short ride to/from the Go-Ride club. The kids enjoyed today's cyclocross sessions. Miserable weather though  :(

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1220 on: August 09, 2008, 01:47:56 pm »
yup, 30 miles of lakeland hills.  I was aiming to do honister but when i got to the bottom it was absolutely lashing it down and my brakes are dodgy enough in the dry, I didnt really fancy coming down the other side in the wet so I carried on to Langdale and then on to Elterwater, then back to Coniston.  Lovely, if a little soggy.

So no proper hill climb yet then...  ;)  :P


git!

Does kirkstone count? 

That's a start! How many chevrons1?   O:-)

It is a beautiful region for cycling, isn't it? We should arrange an off-season yACF route or WE there. And pack some interesting hills.

1 My map indicates a few single chevrons up Kirkstone but I don't have the full climb I fear.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1221 on: August 10, 2008, 12:13:25 am »
Pootled out to marshal a 25. Got rained on.
Didn't fancy a ride back so scrounged a lift.
Ended up feeling very ill in bed all afternoon.
 :( :sick:
Maybe I wasn't just horribly unfit but unwell with it.
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Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1222 on: August 10, 2008, 12:49:11 pm »
Rode back from Up the Uts - with the wind.  Rather faster than riding out there yesterday against it.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1223 on: August 10, 2008, 01:03:26 pm »
Yep, a lovely Sunday morning pootle to the cafe to meet family GruB for a cooked breakfast and in time to watch the last 6km of the Olympic road race to joyfully see Nicole Cooke triumph.

Elleigh

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1224 on: August 10, 2008, 01:13:39 pm »
I'm planning on going out for a pootle at 4.  I am essay writing until then.

My pootle is helping me not feel hard done by for having to write essay on a Sunday.