Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2042564 times)

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22175 on: November 06, 2018, 07:18:08 pm »
Went do to a work site visit across the Thames. I was tempted to drive but it would have involved the Blackwall Tunnel at rush hour, and the weather looked ok, and it hardly took any longer than the drive would have done, and I didn't need to arrange parking, and I would have felt like a hypocrite mentioning the air quality issues at the site, and I saw an interesting building on the Isle of Dogs which I wouldn't have seen on the car route, so all in all a win for utility cycling.
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T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22176 on: November 08, 2018, 08:44:24 am »
Over the hills in brilliant sunshine to my favourite coffee hole, back over lesser hills & a good bit of flat with grey cloud cover sliding in from the west to damp down the fun. Made it home dry, just before dark, and was much gratified when I took the dogs out later to find it tipping down.  85k at a respectable speed, with a good slice of quetsch tart in the middle.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22177 on: November 08, 2018, 08:34:23 pm »
120 mostly off road kilometres today, working my way through some podcasts and ticking off a few veloviewer squares.


bhoot

  • MemSec (ex-Mrs RRtY)
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22178 on: November 08, 2018, 11:37:49 pm »
an interesting building on the Isle of Dogs
Can't be one of those new blocks of flats!

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22179 on: November 09, 2018, 10:25:19 pm »
Trundled the Brommie on the indirect route between Tring station and the Musette Cafe on Thursday evening. The muddy towpath was a real treat before listening to that nice Mr Broadwith natter for a bit. Took the short way back to the station to wait (and wait) for a train homewards, (just missed one, next one cancelled, oh joy).

Ended up doing the last few km home well after midnight, so also qualified as riding the next day. Thanks Southern Rail, just what I wanted.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22180 on: November 10, 2018, 06:24:18 pm »
Led a 110km ride today. One bloke and one woman from the club. Morning riding was good. A lot more nasty horn tooting than usual.

The trip home from the mid point was really nasty. Had someone full on 10 second horn, got coal rolled, and then one of us was hit by a car. They're having an x Ray right now.

Fuck this country's rotten road culture. Fuming right now.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22181 on: November 10, 2018, 08:19:46 pm »
I went for a potter around Windsor park. It was nice and sunny till I got to the Virginia water end of the park then this big black cloud sneaked up and  chucked large amount so of water at me. By the time I got home my waterproof jacket had proved not to be  ::-)and it stopped raining as I got to the front door  .
the slower you go the more you see

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22182 on: November 10, 2018, 08:22:28 pm »
I also got soaked in that ^ on the Origami ride.  The magic rainlegs took a while to get going, presumably on account of being out of practice.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22183 on: November 10, 2018, 08:31:14 pm »
I was keen on spending another 10 minutes or so at the Origami lunch pub but the rain did stop for a fair part of the return ride. Unfortunately it kicked on again as we closed on the finish and I was glad to get into a warm dry train.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22184 on: November 10, 2018, 10:31:06 pm »
Living within 3 miles of the lunch pub, I took the bus home and returned by car to pick up my bike, plus A. N. Other whom I dropped off at the tube station.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22185 on: November 10, 2018, 11:55:42 pm »
There really ought to be negative audax points available for that sort of thing   ;D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22186 on: November 11, 2018, 08:15:32 am »
Fuck this country's rotten road culture. Fuming right now.
Justifiably.
How’s the x-ray-ed cyclist?
And what’s a coal roll?
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22187 on: November 11, 2018, 08:23:45 am »
Deliberately dumping black exhaust smoke in a cyclist's face.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCvIaZGdjKA
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22188 on: November 11, 2018, 11:55:03 am »
Fuck this country's rotten road culture. Fuming right now.
Justifiably.
How’s the x-ray-ed cyclist?
And what’s a coal roll?
physically she seems to be ok. But it was a huge shock. I am upset, I was leading the ride and I won't forget the sound of crashing masses and screams anytime soon.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22189 on: November 11, 2018, 01:17:42 pm »
And what’s a coal roll?

The sort of thing only a USAnian would come up with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_coal
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22190 on: November 11, 2018, 02:36:22 pm »
It's made its way here. I didn't think I'd ever see the day.

At least I get to tick another box off on my Cat3memes bingo card...

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22191 on: November 11, 2018, 06:39:18 pm »
A 30 mile ride out to sherlock row then back towards bracknell to Windsor passing legoland. Stayed dry today  :thumbsup:
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22192 on: November 11, 2018, 07:03:09 pm »
83kms which was a bit longer than I had planned and with a bit of faff (including the dog eating my sarnies, fortunately I had bought enough bread for a second round) the start was a bit later as well. Nearly midday before I got under way (after 40 mins drive to start point). I finished just before hi-viz time. Gorgeous day, not to be wasted after the rain of yesterday!

The object of the exercise was achieved - doing a big chunk of route checking for next may. It being the year I do a ride and not being in form to do a 200 after the knee replacement next year we have the Randonnée du Brexit which will take place on Victory in Europe Day (8 may - for Teresa naturally). We are visiting the Pays Civraisien which has a reasonable Brit representation and hopefully a bar-resto run by an english couple in Charroux will come into play - if they don't mind being open for a public holiday!

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22193 on: November 11, 2018, 07:10:32 pm »
It's made its way here. I didn't think I'd ever see the day.

At least I get to tick another box off on my Cat3memes bingo card...



That's surprisingly comprehensive, if you make appropriate leftpondian substitutions.  (I suggest "videoed with smartphone" in place of "threatened with gun".)
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Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22194 on: November 11, 2018, 08:44:04 pm »
93k loop with Mrs F and my BiL Phil.
A bit chilly when the sun went behind the clouds, but otherwise a Grand Day Out.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1958803299


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22195 on: November 14, 2018, 08:19:38 pm »
An after work ride because it's dry and warm.  We did about 30 miles and it was almost the fastest of the year  :o  Would have been quicker but had to go really slowly down steep hills because I had a 1st generation Hope Vision One, which is little better than moonlight.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22196 on: November 15, 2018, 05:25:47 pm »
Yesterday, of all things, a 44 mile group ride to a shopping centre containing a Decathlon. We had an inexpensive lunch in  a major chain pub restaurant but which had sticky table surfaces and bench seating with coverings that had worn away. My cutlery pack included two spoons which were stuck together with old debris from the second spoon. I don't see why they can't afford proper cleaning, the place was very busy. The staff were pleasant but I will not repeat the experience.


A lovely day for a ride through pleasant rolling countryside spoiled a bit by my B17s which is now decidedly uncomfortable due to flaring and I must find a solution to this soon or replace it.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22197 on: November 17, 2018, 12:56:08 pm »
Yes and it's been too long. Only 20k as window was while kids were out with the good lady wife. Lovely quiet lanes, a few shoots out and was accompanied by the mewing of buzzards three or four times. Roads covered in mud and leaves made me glad of decision to take tourer rather then the faster bike with skinny slicks...and only two idiot drivers but that's been posted in vroom so not gonna dwell. Do need to replace mudguards as cheap plastic ones and the rear is cable ties to the rack to stop rubbing.

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22198 on: November 17, 2018, 03:48:03 pm »
50km loop to Eynsford for second breakfast. Just mild enough for short sleeves (but with gloves). I thought I was doing a reasonably good pace, got home to find it was my fastest ever ride :D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #22199 on: November 17, 2018, 04:07:44 pm »
~80km in a loop via Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Fernham, Hinton Waldrist, taking in the Thames at Duxford.

Duxford@ChimneyMeadows by ao, on Flickr
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