Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366719 times)

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #150 on: April 15, 2008, 04:23:47 pm »
It's officially a bit nippy to be out in a tri suit.  Brrr!

Mmmmm tri suits.  I am not sure I would dare to ride out on mine, I have worn it in the gym and it is so very comfortable.  I think it may cause an accident out on the road or whilst running.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #151 on: April 15, 2008, 05:37:21 pm »
Out to the Post Office on the fixie to send a parcel.

May as well keep going.  Just pottered off.  Good fun in the sunshine :)
Getting there...

mike morley

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #152 on: April 15, 2008, 07:28:43 pm »
It's officially a bit nippy to be out in a tri suit.  Brrr!

Mmmmm tri suits.  I am not sure I would dare to ride out on mine, I have worn it in the gym and it is so very comfortable.  I think it may cause an accident out on the road or whilst running.
Don't worry Annie what ever you feel comfortable in. 39mls 2day part offroad on touring bike but mainly in the Surrey Hills. Went out with Bob brother of Brian who has just had his second hip (right) replaced 4 weeks ago and he is doing fine. He is more manure than me (i.e. older) and is a credit to our cycling fraternity whatever our bias and is aiming to go on the CTC ride to Ethiopia in October. His first hip op (left) was on 17 Dec 2007. What a man.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #153 on: April 15, 2008, 08:37:54 pm »
Just got back from Richmond Park.

Some teenagers did that 'pretending to jump in front of you' thing on the way there so I'm afraid I called them a rude word which they thought was very funny.

And I got wet on the way back so I'm currently bundled in my dressing gown.

But I think Sawyer's Hill is getting a tiny bit easier. Or maybe it's just my new ergo bar ends helping out.

There was an intermittent squeaking coming from either the pedals or the BB which was slightly worrying...couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #154 on: April 15, 2008, 10:15:30 pm »
Dire. Absolute s***e.

Off for the evening club run. It rained.
I felt like crap. Went off anyway.

Met everyone else at various points coming back in cos they all went out earlier.

Went out with the wind. Slowly. Felt very wek- no energy.

Coming back was dire. Took me 1 hour 30 to do what is usually done in 1hr5.

Crawled home just wishing it would end. Hot bath and cup of tea.

It makes you appreciate the good days more. But at least I did a Goya.


..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2008, 06:42:47 pm »
I went out on the fixie.  Up to Clapham.  Well, once i'd managed to get up Balham Hill, I thought I'd keep going.  I ended up on the South Bank, where I met Butterfly and a few others for lunch, then cruised up to Covent Garden before returning to the Hayward Gallery, and a ride home, including the mighty ascent of Cedars Road (one of my personal betes noirs). :)

Home via the supermarket.  Nice afternoon out.
Getting there...

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #156 on: April 17, 2008, 08:22:13 am »
Better, but still didn't feel great. Local evening 10, first of the year. Cold. Felt crap. Posted a better time than expected (still very slow though).

ache like crazy now.

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #157 on: April 17, 2008, 09:42:14 am »
Cycled to my 8.30 rheumatology appointment. Was home by 8.50.  :D
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2008, 10:04:59 am »
I cycled to work and back and on the way stopped at the supermarket to buy ingredients for cake for the FNRttC.

For the first time EVER, I left the lights on my bike by mistake! Now they're not that fancy but it's still £35 quid's worth of lights for some toerag to nick. Thankfully in the 20 mins I was in there no toerags must have passed by as they were still there. Otherwise they would have been expensive cakes.

David Martin

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2008, 01:59:01 pm »
I cycled to work and back and on the way stopped at the supermarket to buy ingredients for cake for the FNRttC.

For the first time EVER, I left the lights on my bike by mistake! Now they're not that fancy but it's still £35 quid's worth of lights for some toerag to nick. Thankfully in the 20 mins I was in there no toerags must have passed by as they were still there. Otherwise they would have been expensive cakes.

I have to be careful with mine. They are very small, and very expensive, easy to remove and pocket.

..d

"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #160 on: April 17, 2008, 02:30:51 pm »
Just done a 20 mile circuit along the Fallowfield loop then along the canal around Sportcity and into MCR town centre. I hadn't been along most of this route before and I was pleased to see some of the legacy infrastructure from the Commonwealth Games- the canal towpaths are really well done.
After tea in the Palace Hotel we pootled back to Chorlton and I carried on down to Snow and Rock to look at their new bike shop. Then back on the TPT to Chorlton again.
Nice weather too.

steveB

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #161 on: April 17, 2008, 02:54:39 pm »
A twenty three mile loop, gawd it was windy.  I haven't cycled for about a week, managed an average of just over 13 mph.

bobmick

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2008, 03:03:30 pm »
No cycling for me today  :(  Can't hold bars comfortably (see here) and my arm is feckin killing me now.

FatBloke

  • I come from a land up over!
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #163 on: April 17, 2008, 03:25:32 pm »
A 20 mile off-road pootle on the mtb as I couldn't face struggling with the wind on the road. Lovely and sunny but a bit nippy!!

When is it going to warm up??  >:(
This isn't just a thousand to one shot. This is a professional blood sport. It can happen to you. And it can happen again.

jane

  • Mad pie-hating female
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #164 on: April 17, 2008, 06:27:17 pm »
About 30 miles just trolling around the city on various errands. zooming round the backstreets and then mixing it up with the traffic on the Elephant. Lovely day and really enjoyed it. Bit worried about the FNRttC as I headed back through Burgess Park where there was enough space around for the easterly headwind to get enough force going to make me push a bit even on the flat. I had been planning to take this bike (my little old Holdsworth which now has only one gear) to Southend but methinks I will want gears if the headwind stays around.
   Jane

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #165 on: April 17, 2008, 06:57:13 pm »
gawd it was windy. 

20 km commute home from SW Bristol to NE Bristol into a strong easterly wind was hard work  :-\

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #166 on: April 17, 2008, 10:28:39 pm »
Two miles to my rheumatology appointment and then another 5 or so commuting. Unusually, I rode up the hill going west about 5mph faster than I came down it on the way home. 'Orrible east wind!

Edit: bugger! Already mentioned the rheumatology appointment. Did I mention the alzheimer's one as well?  ???
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

IanDG

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2008, 11:04:28 pm »
Club training ride of 20 miles yesterday evening, glorious sunshine, first ride of the year in shorts and now that I am no longer registered with ACF I got to ride in my new ACF jersey for the first time.

Got word that the Hebridean CC kit is on its way next week

FatBloke

  • I come from a land up over!
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #168 on: April 18, 2008, 08:28:38 am »
It's bloody horrible out there today!  I don't think I'll be going much further than the local pub for a lunchtime beer with Nutty!
This isn't just a thousand to one shot. This is a professional blood sport. It can happen to you. And it can happen again.

groucho

  • Humph!!
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #169 on: April 18, 2008, 08:43:03 am »
Struggled to keep control of the bike last night on the hill from Penarth Esplanade. The wind was blowing from the right and bouncing back from the high walls creating lots of turbulence.

Sea breaking over the seawall by the pier. Spray everywhere. It was so much fun I cycled the very hilly loop three times ;D

Faith, hope and gluttony.........

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #170 on: April 19, 2008, 06:17:48 pm »
A very cold 25 miles from Ripon towards Pateley Bridge. We had a very acceptable pub lunch at the Henry Jenkins in Kirkby Malzeal. HJ was renowned apparently as the oldest man who ever lived. He allegedly reached 169 years some time in the 16th century. Wearing my Wowbagger hat, I mocked his puny achievements.

We were running short of time so we didn't make it to Pateley Bridge, sadly.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #171 on: April 19, 2008, 06:20:20 pm »
Good riding (in good weather).  Shame you didn't make it all the way to Pateley, but glad you enjoyed it anyway. :)
Getting there...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #172 on: April 19, 2008, 07:21:38 pm »
Nope. Today has consisted of recovering from skiing by lying on the sofa like Lady Muck, reading, drinking tea, and posting on Yacf.  :)

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #173 on: April 20, 2008, 12:00:12 am »
Ex-colleague's birthday do in town.  Given I DNSd today's DIY 200k I felt really bad at the thought of driving in so I detached the Galaxy from the trailer, found the Solidlight and pumped the tyres up, and off I went.  Had a nice evening catching up with lots of people I've not seen in ages.  One managed to make me spray my drink all over the table with his innuendo as well.  The bar we were in used to be a gay/Elvis bar, but is now a trendy place with really nice food.  I even had alcohol (3xPeroni).  16km round trip.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #174 on: April 20, 2008, 08:32:58 am »
200km BRB in Tournai yesterday. It felt good to ride again with the guys I've spent many miles with. Lovely ride into northern France, surprisingly hilly at the far end. As usual it rained and the wind blew in the wrong direction. But that couldn't spoil my enjoyment, especially as it was my first event after my injury.