Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366739 times)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #325 on: May 04, 2008, 09:11:59 am »
An early ride to Blakeney to meet my OH who had left even earlier to get there on his boat. He was there moored up on Blakeney Quay when I arrived at 7.05am! We agreed we were being slightly irresponsible parents - we'd left the kids asleep while we both went out to play!

I cycled home and am now sitting waiting for a phone call from Max to go and get him so that he can spend the day at home and then go back to Blakeney this evening to bring the boat back.

What fun!

Sara

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #326 on: May 04, 2008, 11:12:02 am »
Just over 20 miles in lovely sunshine and lots of rape in flower.

I hoped to hear a cuckoo and went to the places I'd expect him to be, but no luck. I explored a "development area" near Gunners Park, saw some turnstones on the beach, found myself on the wrong side of a fence and had to be let out by a security guard, with whom I had a pleasant chat. He admired my beard ( :thumbsup:) and opined that it must "cost a lot of money" to grow a beard like that. I said that I thought it was probably cheaper than the alternative.

I very nearly had a clipless moment when going down a kerb, having unclipped on the left but not on the right, and that was the way the bike chose to go. I just extricated my right foot in time.

There were quite a lot of other cyclists about, including a rather untidy peloton from the Essex Roads club, who were belting along Shopland Road. A few of them had time to exchange a hurried "Good morning!"

There was a green woodpecker at one point, and lots of whitethroats and skylarks doing their stuff.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #327 on: May 04, 2008, 11:14:52 am »
Sounds lovely Wow, I'm looking forward to being able to get out on the bikes instead of all this packing malarkey  :)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #328 on: May 04, 2008, 11:27:01 am »
I cycled to the supermarket and back!
And others how the heck do you get up and out that early on a weekend !!! We just got up and are having breakfast before our ride to Box Hill and back. You lot are mad I tell you ;)
#bollockstobrexit

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #329 on: May 04, 2008, 02:57:48 pm »
30 miles today as preparation for my Edinburgh-St Andrews. The last time I did 30 miles, I was so tired for the last 5 I could have cried, but I was ok today, could have kept going. Will try for 40 next weekend.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #330 on: May 04, 2008, 03:02:40 pm »
No, had to go the LBS to pick up a new wheel.  Saw loads of cyclists but there were lots of idiots in cars who were belting along on tiny country roads.

I am spending the day gardening, cycling will have to wait.


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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #331 on: May 04, 2008, 03:05:34 pm »
Yesterday, we went to Battersea Park with Superstoker and a bunch of other kids.  Grand.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #332 on: May 04, 2008, 03:43:16 pm »
went to Lepe beach and on to the New Forest did 43.6 miles

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #333 on: May 04, 2008, 04:20:56 pm »
another early morning run with the tri club, not quite as mentally fast as last time so a lot more comfortable.  I got a lot of stick for being on a steel bike with a leather saddle but as I pointed out, their carbon frames will probably revert to dust within the next 40 years, where mine will be nicely run in.  :)

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #334 on: May 04, 2008, 04:49:08 pm »
another early morning run with the tri club, not quite as mentally fast as last time so a lot more comfortable.  I got a lot of stick for being on a steel bike with a leather saddle but as I pointed out, their carbon frames will probably revert to dust within the next 40 years, where mine will be nicely run in.  :)

 :)

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #335 on: May 04, 2008, 04:52:32 pm »
25 miles around the Elan dams yesterday - in sunshine  8)

I have to be doing 2 x 30 mile rides a week now as a minimum to prepare for the DunRun. I'm not sure how this is gonna work out though with work  :(

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #336 on: May 04, 2008, 05:29:32 pm »
I haven't been out for 4 flamming weeks ( or more).  Tomorrow I plan to rectify that.  Both bikes have slightly deflated tyres but apart from that are ready to let my legs lose on them.  Have no fear I will let you know.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #337 on: May 04, 2008, 05:48:01 pm »
I haven't been out for 4 flamming weeks ( or more).  Tomorrow I plan to rectify that.  Both bikes have slightly deflated tyres but apart from that are ready to let my legs lose on them.  Have no fear I will let you know.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #338 on: May 04, 2008, 05:49:26 pm »
I am not brave enough to log onto Bikejournal yet to see the damage.  Put me out of my misery please.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #339 on: May 04, 2008, 05:56:09 pm »
I am not brave enough to log onto Bikejournal yet to see the damage.  Put me out of my misery please.

It's been taken over by someone with the initials "BD". You've been deleted... ::-)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #340 on: May 04, 2008, 06:03:05 pm »
I led a CTC group ride (nine of us) from Uxbridge out to West Wycombe for coffee. Looking at the pubs marked on the Ordnance Explorer map, the first was closed today, the second demolished! Ended up at one in Hughenden Valley for lunch. Back through the Chalfonts to Denham Church for tea and cake: £1.50 for a cup of tea and large wodge of home made Victoria sponge with jam and real cream!

About 50 miles (my computer didn't work as the sensor battery had run out).

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #341 on: May 04, 2008, 06:28:37 pm »
51.62miles down to Box Hill in 3h42m with an adv. speed of 13.9mph and max of 31.2mph :)

Grand day out, both of us well tired now.
#bollockstobrexit

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #342 on: May 04, 2008, 06:33:57 pm »
I am not brave enough to log onto Bikejournal yet to see the damage.  Put me out of my misery please.

 ;D

Nah, I don't think you'll have much to worry about, not for long anyway.
I'm due a poor June - Mrs Eck is being bridesmaid at her best pal's wedding, which appears to involve two bike-free weekends for me  ???, plus I'm organising my first audax at the end of June. (You don't fancy it do you, 300k plus scenery points. )

So, get out and pump up those tyres. All the best, mate.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #343 on: May 04, 2008, 06:41:33 pm »
Gave the new shorts a trip to Suffolk.

Manningtree to Shotley,Pin Mill then back along the Alton Resevoir.

About 35 miles.Shorts seemed a little loose around the waist so i have just eaten a plate of chips to try and rectify the situation.

Nice.Chips and ride.

N
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #344 on: May 04, 2008, 06:44:26 pm »
Like orienteer I also led a CTC group, only four including me. The "proper" leaders are either away in foreign climes or attending the DA ride starting from Mountnessing. We saw a few of them as we headed from Billericay to Stondon Massey. And when I left them to go to the Viper at Mill Green, I thought I'd join bobb and TOKaMaK (but didn't see them there).
Nice day with plenty of sun, plenty of clouds and a spit or two of rain. I also turned over mile 5000 today.

border-rider

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #345 on: May 04, 2008, 07:28:20 pm »
17 miles on the trike just now.  A record !

Finally I think I'm beginning to get it.  Only two hairy moments: one fast downhill corner when I just lost confidence and hit the brakes, once when I was not concentrating and realised as I went into a tight corner on a lane that I wasn't quite sure what direction I'd be coming out of it :)

But we were flying back into Lambourn.  A big barrel of fun  :)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #346 on: May 04, 2008, 08:12:02 pm »
I'm spending the weekend in Aldwick, near Bognor Regis. I wanted to bring my Globe here for longer rides but that idea was met with disgust as it would mean my mum being alone in the car with her mum, which she did not want.

However, my old bike lives here as she is very much a pootle by the seaside type bike. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/bartonlaura/bike/43400572.jpg that I keep here for such times, though she is obviously not good for long rides. If you think my Globe is upright, you should see me on her... (NB: she has had new tyres since that picture was taken!)

So I suggested Mum and I cycle the 1.5 miles to the town centre (she has an old MTB she was given last year) rather than taking the car.

Mum hasn't cycled on the roads before  ::-) They are very quiet roads, specially compared to London.

But much shrieking ensued, she couldn't bear the few cars anywhere near her, was convinced she was going to fall off under their wheels etc, so we ended up walking the bikes half the way before she had a nervous breakdown.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #347 on: May 04, 2008, 08:18:29 pm »
Raced a triathlon.  Overcooked the bike by getting chase-blind and going after other riders like a hound after a conveyor of foxes.  PB by a couple of minutes. :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #348 on: May 04, 2008, 08:22:05 pm »
But she got there (and back, presumably).

I hate being away from my bikes.... :(

Oh - and well done, Andy!
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #349 on: May 04, 2008, 09:14:53 pm »
That's great, NSTN! When Mrs. Wow returned to cycling after a very long lay-off she found it extremely hard, just the sort of stuff you are talking about. Now she's a lot better, but still prefers riding on the back of the tandem to being in charge of a machine.

Get her on a FNRttC. She'll love it. ;)
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