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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #350 on: May 05, 2008, 09:14:59 am »
I've just got my Mum cycling again. She's nicked borrowed my rescued Rayleigh 20 to do it and pootles to the shops, college and the allotment.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #351 on: May 05, 2008, 10:10:20 am »
She's having a good whinge today about how her sit bones hurt. 'I feel like I've been kicked by a horse' etc.

I might try her on my sit up and beg Peugeot next time, she'd find the hub gears simpler. Only thing is I can't really ride her MTB, it's tiny, I'd look like Coco the Clown with my knees out to the side!

Somehow I think FNRttC is a way off, she looked at me like she was considering getting me sectioned when I told her what I'd done  ;D

I pointed out how nice it had been not to have the parking space hassles etc, and she agreed and said she might practise a bit more in the quiet back roads.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #352 on: May 05, 2008, 11:07:55 am »
I might try her on my sit up and beg Peugeot next time, she'd find the hub gears simpler. Only thing is I can't really ride her MTB, it's tiny, I'd look like Coco the Clown with my knees out to the side!
We want pictures NSTCoco! Have a look around for a Rayleigh 20 or Shopper. Invented for Mums, honestly.  :thumbsup:

Edit: I've had a busy day so far. 28 miles before 0900, nice it was too, cool and sunny. That was on the pompino. Then I took the Brompton out shopping for another 9 miles, warm and sunny by then. Got bitten by the Brompton, on the ankles, by the wheels at the front of the rack. I think I'll have to invest in the front luggage as hoiking a rucksack around this time of year and in this sort of weather is no fun. I'll take the Galaxy and the Rayleigh 20 out for a spin later on, mid afternoon - early evening sounds about right.
Laters,

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #353 on: May 05, 2008, 12:51:01 pm »
5km round trip to the bottle bank to drop off some empties. My legs were very cross with the rest of me, as their post audax rest was interrupted.

Also a chance to try out my new Shimano sandals. Ugly as hell, but surprisingly comfortable. Oh, and cycling in sandals is strangely liberating, in a similar way to not wearing underwear. Not that I would know...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #354 on: May 05, 2008, 01:37:29 pm »
Also a chance to try out my new Shimano sandals. Ugly as hell, but surprisingly comfortable. Oh, and cycling in sandals is strangely liberating, in a similar way to not wearing underwear. Not that I would know...
I always thought that the Shimano sandals were overkill on the straps. Lakes give a better tan shape and they're cheaper (if you can find them).

Dave

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #355 on: May 05, 2008, 03:30:07 pm »
After preregistering for the IoW Randonee and prebooking ferry tickets, driving from Luton to Portsmouth then, without stopping, turning round and driving straight back (no, no real idea why either...), I decided I had to go out today.

So, I found a circuit starting from Audley End station that someone (Wowbagger?) posted on ACF a while ago. A smidge over 65k through some beautiful villages, in gorgeous weather. Fantastic :thumbsup:

(And that IoW thing is now unfinished business. I am damn well going to do it before the end of the summer).

gordon taylor

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #356 on: May 05, 2008, 03:37:31 pm »
50km on the trike today, out and about on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. I even got lost and found some new lanes I'd never ridden before, it's a maze out there!

Thor

  • Super-sonnicus idioticus
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #357 on: May 05, 2008, 03:38:42 pm »
It's a warm and sunny Bank Holiday in Hertfordshire.  You can't not go out for a ride!  First time this year in shorts and short sleeves. I did a 2 hour loop which was delightful, except for a disproportionate degree of insect strike  >:(
It was a day like any other in Ireland, only it wasn't raining

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #358 on: May 05, 2008, 03:43:17 pm »
No cycling for me today!  Recovering from Saturday still, and rather dehydrated.

border-rider

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #359 on: May 05, 2008, 03:47:46 pm »
It was raining quite hard first thing, so my trike circuit was postponed until lunchtime. I might go for a run later though.

FatBloke

  • I come from a land up over!
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #360 on: May 05, 2008, 03:58:20 pm »
Just been out for 10 miles with Mrs. FB on t'tandem along the seafront and back along the delightful NCN16.

She said: "Riding on this cycle path is too bloody stressful!" after we'd just avoided the fourth family of suicidal Ghanians.  >:(
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.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #361 on: May 05, 2008, 04:40:36 pm »
I had a nice little 13 mile bimble around Croydon, as much as anything else to test out a new cycle computer.  Whilst I've got used to no hills in London, according to Bikely, this included 1000 foot of climb, including 400 foot in one short stretch going up Purley Downs Road.  Not too much fun on the singlespeed!
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Paulapops

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #362 on: May 05, 2008, 04:54:38 pm »
Saturday: Great ride out on number one tandem from Llanberis to Barmouth via Trawsfynydd straight into a headwind, coming back via Harlech with a great tailwind and fantastic views of the southern side of the Lleyn peninsula, over the Llanberis pass out and back.
Today a shorter circuit of Snowdonia

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #363 on: May 05, 2008, 04:59:00 pm »
Yes, yes, yes, I have finally been out.  22.36 glorious miles on the TCR.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #364 on: May 05, 2008, 04:59:38 pm »
Strapped the old dog into the shopping trailer and did a tour of the promenade.He had a couple of swims and checked many of his lady friends' beach huts to ensure sufficient biscuits were in place for the summer months.Very pleasant couple of hours.Two local bye-laws broken.

N
Mal-odorous,liver-spotted, coffin-dodger.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #365 on: May 05, 2008, 05:02:26 pm »
Pottered up to Cowleaze Wood on Christmas Common on the tandem with MiniQ and entertained her with a 44mph descent of Kingston Hill on the way home.  This was the highlight of the afternoon, since she bitched and moaned all the way up the Chilterns ::-)
About an 8 mile round trip I think.

eck

  • Gonna ride my bike until I get home...
    • Angus Bike Chain CC
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #366 on: May 05, 2008, 05:11:40 pm »
Yes, yes, yes, I have finally been out.

 :thumbsup: See, told you. You're narrowing the gap already*.

I was planning to get out today, gorgeous weather up here, but I feel quite wrecked. Did a 400k perm Friday/Saturday and an easy 100k club run yesterday, which was fine. I thought I had recovered, but I clearly haven't.  :(

*GIT.   ;D
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

LEE

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #367 on: May 05, 2008, 06:26:42 pm »
Yes, a leisurely 30 miles and let me just say that the weather is 100%, absolutely, totally perfect.

20C, hardly any wind and traffic-free lanes.

Perfect and effortless cycling (swapping bib tights and waterproof for shorts and short-sleeves seems to be worth an extra 20%)

Adam

  • It'll soon be summer
    • Charity ride Durness to Dover 18-25th June 2011
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #368 on: May 05, 2008, 06:40:08 pm »
Phew - 101 very hard miles slogging up and down the Chilterns in just under 7 hours, roughly following the Chiltern 100 route.

Bison Hill, Ivinghoe Beacon, Aston Hill, Bledlow Ridge, Christmas Common to name a few - it's all just a blur of never ending slow wobbly ascents and scary descents. 

I need a drink......


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

clifftaylor

  • Max - "make mine a Beophar Hairball Paste please"
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #369 on: May 05, 2008, 06:48:39 pm »
Bledlow Ridge, Christmas Common to name a few - it's all just a blur of never ending slow wobbly ascents and scary descents. 

Oooh, I used to go training round there!! Thoroughly incline-tastic  :P :P

bobmick

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #370 on: May 05, 2008, 07:00:48 pm »
First time out on my geared Vernon Barker bike for ages.  65km at 25kph in beautiful weather.  Thoroughly enjoyable.  Wanted to keep going but have loads of work to get finished before tomorrow  :(

microphonie

  • Tyke 2
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #371 on: May 05, 2008, 07:13:39 pm »
Yes - an almost 60 mile loop in lovely weather, although the return half had a stronger head wind then expected (and rather explains the rather quick-for-me 18mph average on the outward half!).

The breeze meant I wasn't drenched in sweat when I returned - but I'm just being reminded that a breeze also hides the fact that the sun can be burning you. Forgot the sun screen and my arms & legs are all red and tingling  :'(

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #372 on: May 05, 2008, 07:57:44 pm »
Forgot the sun screen and my arms & legs are all red and tingling  :'(

I made that mistake when out for a 200 audax with bazzerp 10 days ago. Just finishing peeling now  :sick:.

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #373 on: May 05, 2008, 08:07:17 pm »
Didn't get out today, but did 25 miles around the Elan Valley reservoirs on Saturday. It was my first warm sunny ride of the season - but I forgot my new camera  ::-)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #374 on: May 05, 2008, 08:31:43 pm »
Yep, second spin of the day. 26.0 miles at an average of 17.02, including Kings Road etc to Richmond Park.

Two 21 minute laps of Richmond Park - one of them almost in the 20's  :). This involved overtaking several cars, including one car going down Bastard Hill.

For about a lap and a half I had someone tucked in right behind me, having recognised my attributes as a windbreak. He didn't get past me, despite his tri-bars and his relative youth, and said "that was fun" as I peeled off, knackered.

Lovely evening in the park, one of those rides when the bike just runs absolutely perfectly.  8)