Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366635 times)

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #400 on: May 07, 2008, 05:09:36 pm »
Yes on Monday went for a

 A little trip to the coast and home again

Annie, your RR leads admirably in to Jezza's.

Well done the pair of you.

Any piccies of the protuberances from your shorts?

Thank you John.  I did indeed take a pic of the protuberances :)

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #401 on: May 07, 2008, 08:06:43 pm »
Commuting. 8.58 miles. Lovely day.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #402 on: May 07, 2008, 09:57:05 pm »
22 miles this evening. I drove to Derby to take my car in for a service and then rode back through Little Eaton, Ripley, Alfreton and Clay Cross. Quite hilly and a headwind, but good to be out on a warm sunny evening 8)

David Martin

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #403 on: May 07, 2008, 10:55:57 pm »
Nice ride last night.

Racing tonight. Seasons best time  ;D

lovely night. Very light wind, blue sky and warm ..  we ern't freezing our wotsits off waiting for the times.

Record turnout - 47 competitors. Over 79 have participated this season in the first 6 events.

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

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #404 on: May 07, 2008, 10:58:28 pm »
112km this evening up to Mum's in Sheringham to cut her grass as her gardener has gone AWOL.

Lots of suicidal wildlife in the lanes on the way home. More deer and rabbits than I could count, three barn owls, a bat which brushed past my ear, and a huge toad that I helped across the road before it became a flat toad.

Lovely moon after the sun went - lots of earthshine.

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #405 on: May 07, 2008, 11:30:09 pm »
My first nocturnal pootle for a long time (discounting last Friday's Pickled Egg Affair) and also my first since becoming cliplessless. I have returned to good old rat-traps without toe-clips because the act of unclipping hurts my arthritic ankles.

It was indeed a gorgeous night - shirt-sleeve order (I cannot be bothered to change into lycra these days for under 20 miles): mild, gentle breeze, few clouds, a sliver of new moon and the one and only creature I noticed on the way round was a diminutive fox cub which bounced across the road in front of me.

16.75 miles at 11.3 mph.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #406 on: May 07, 2008, 11:32:35 pm »
22 miles this evening. I drove to Derby to take my car in for a service and then rode back through Little Eaton, Ripley, Alfreton and Clay Cross. Quite hilly and a headwind, but good to be out on a warm sunny evening 8)

Yeah! You're still alive!  :thumbsup:
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CathH

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #407 on: May 08, 2008, 08:34:48 am »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #408 on: May 08, 2008, 08:36:13 am »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!

I would but I've only just got out of bed! :D
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #409 on: May 08, 2008, 09:32:46 am »
I've seen two dawns in the last week, that's more than enough for May. Should only see one in June (somewhere near Penrith probably) and one in July (along the south coast near Rye, which will hopefully not be obscured by sodding rain clouds).

(Enough ladies names...)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #410 on: May 08, 2008, 09:49:48 am »
Tuesday and Wednesday were mostly spent driving to North Wales & back.  But it was worth it, cause the new tandem feels so right (and we've barely started fettling yet! :o
Getting there...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #411 on: May 08, 2008, 12:30:07 pm »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!

I will, Cath.  I woke (noises outside) at 05:45; every thing was rosy.  Had coffee and managed a short (8km) toddle around before returning to make tea & brekkies for SWMBO.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #412 on: May 08, 2008, 12:35:10 pm »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!
It was a lovely morning, but marred by the idiot woman in the Range Rover who deliberately rammed into the rear wheel of a cyclist on Peterborough Road. He turned off, and I chased her. She refused to even look at me when I knocked on her window to complain.  >:(

bobajobrob

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #413 on: May 08, 2008, 12:44:05 pm »
I'm off work with a migraine. I'm going out for a couple of hours in the Cotswolds in the glorious May sunshine. *sigh*

cc93

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #414 on: May 08, 2008, 01:01:44 pm »
Usual 15k commute to work

Raced a small deer the length of a field (I came second)

Took lunch into the park and watched a heron cool off in the middle of the pond

(Not quite David Bellamy yet)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #415 on: May 08, 2008, 03:00:42 pm »
44 miles in the New Forest very warm 28 degrees

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #416 on: May 08, 2008, 03:45:43 pm »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!

Yep - near perfect. I can't wait for the ride home - I'll take the riverside path out of Derby for a pleasant change to the A52.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

border-rider

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #417 on: May 08, 2008, 03:49:49 pm »
Will anyone join me in saying that this was the best morning so far this year? Gentle cool breeze, sunshine, clear sky and simply deafening dawn chorus!

It's been like that all week here, and I've been out every day before breakfast :)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #418 on: May 08, 2008, 04:03:14 pm »
A commute evolved into a pub pootle and by sheer coincidence a certain Fatbloke of this parish was at the same pub. Well I never!

Lovely beer, lunch, tide in, etc. Perfect!
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

FatBloke

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #419 on: May 08, 2008, 04:05:53 pm »

A 40 mile ride out to Hanningfield Reservoir (which, incidently, is brimming to overflowing),  evolved into a pub pootle and by sheer coincidence a certain Wowbagger of this parish was at the same pub. Well I never!

Lovely beer, lunch, tide in, etc. Perfect! :thumbsup:

Bloody Easterly headwind on the way home though! >:(
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 #420 on: May 08, 2008, 05:01:33 pm »
Good ride from Bristol to Magor via Severn Bridge, Chepstow and Caldicot,
to meet the Bristol Thursday Old Time Cyclists. Pub lunch at the Golden Lion - excellent beer from the Wye Valley brewery.



Some of the 30 riders leaving the pub for the return to Bristol.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #421 on: May 09, 2008, 02:04:25 am »
That looks like fun.

We went out for a spin on the new tandem.  Getting better all the time.  It's hard not to ride it hard - it just wills you on.  Fantastic fun - even with two tents on the back! ;D
Getting there...

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #422 on: May 09, 2008, 10:53:13 am »
That looks like fun.

We went out for a spin on the new tandem.  Getting better all the time.  It's hard not to ride it hard - it just wills you on.  Fantastic fun - even with two tents on the back! ;D

TWO tents? :o

His 'n Hers? ;D

Mind you I should not be suprised having witnessed Butterfly's modus operandi relating to cycle panniers.
She carries more stuff than own ;)

clarion

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #423 on: May 09, 2008, 10:54:52 am »
Two different tents for different purposes.

I believe and hope that, in both cases, Butterfly & I will be sharing the same inner tent. :D
Getting there...

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #424 on: May 09, 2008, 01:14:31 pm »
Not yet, hope to later on this evening.  Went for a 5 mile run, looked like a beetroot on my return to the gym.  Have been shifting heavy stone planters for the last hour and then have a curtain pole to put up, better dash.