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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #450 on: May 10, 2008, 05:12:50 pm »
Just a gentle 20ks to Windsor and back through Windsor Great Park. However the cadence did reach 165 (48 x 19 with 32mm tyres), a record for me, on the way back.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #451 on: May 10, 2008, 05:26:14 pm »
About 30 miles, down to Dunwich then round Minsmere and back inland. Beautiful day for it. 

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #452 on: May 10, 2008, 05:55:40 pm »
After having fitted a new front mech, I tried the Mercian out on a trip to the LBS. Just as the lights changed, a young chap on a mountain bike went blasting past me so I gave chase. That Mercian can shift! I think he thought he'd left me for dead, but I hurtled past him on the bend before screaming up in front of the bike shop.

It turned out that he was going there too. An exchange of smiles and "After you!" he said. ;D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #453 on: May 10, 2008, 06:07:55 pm »
I took Mrs Jaded out on a trip this morning, to breakfast by the canal near Slimbridge. Glorious. Watching people messing about on boats.

It was hot and there's been a lot of rehydration going on.

32 miles.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #454 on: May 10, 2008, 06:20:12 pm »
Yes, a short pootle to Nunhead Cemetery. What an incredible place! 

Ice cream on the way back. Woolly had a blue one.  ::-)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #455 on: May 10, 2008, 06:49:34 pm »
Not today but hope to get out early and do a quick 100k before the kids come round at 10 for a slower ride to the Stoke Goldington steam rally.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #456 on: May 10, 2008, 07:09:27 pm »
30 hot sweltering miles for me.  First 18+mph average of the year.   8) 8) 8) 8)

I love the summer!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Mind you, some of those bloody insects don't half hurt when they smack into your forehead!  :-\
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #457 on: May 10, 2008, 07:11:28 pm »
Yes, our first utility cycle ride in our new location. 1.5 miles each way to visit my mum. But it doesn't stop there, oh no. We shall soon be cycling along the seafront to visit friends and go to the pub. I could get to like this new life style.

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #458 on: May 10, 2008, 07:35:17 pm »
I took Mrs Jaded out on a trip this morning, to breakfast by the canal near Slimbridge.

Would that be at the Chandlery by the Tudor pub/caravan site?

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #459 on: May 10, 2008, 07:38:04 pm »
I have been out! :thumbsup:

Not breaking any distance records, but Superstoker & I rode down the Wandle Trail to Earlsfield to get some bits for the new tandem.  Big event for Ss, because he's still very nervous of riding a solo.  Well done, that man! *proud dad*

Later, we went to Earlsfield again via quiet roads to do a bit of shopping.  This time on the tandem.  Superstoker took to the new machine really well. 

Whilst at the shops, i discovered why the rear brake was misbehaving - a badly fitted cable :(  I bodged, but didn't want to be on the roads too much, so we did the Wandle Trail again.  Superstoker was a bit concerned about the bits through (past - hah!) traffic, but he did great.  :D :D :D

Butterfly wants us to use a slower machine if she's to have a chance of keeping up ;D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #460 on: May 10, 2008, 07:48:16 pm »
I took Mrs Jaded out on a trip this morning, to breakfast by the canal near Slimbridge.

Would that be at the Chandlery by the Tudor pub/caravan site?

Indeed! The Chandlery stuff has moved next door to the cafe, which has been tarted up*.



* If you've never been there before, you probably wouldn't notice.  ;D
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #461 on: May 10, 2008, 08:00:54 pm »
Really slow enjoyable pootle on Lea Navigation Tow Path with grandson #1.  I think he enjoyed it - cetainly he didn't stop talking all the time we were out.  I think it was a bit warm for both of us.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #462 on: May 10, 2008, 08:01:31 pm »
Yes, a short pootle to Nunhead Cemetery. What an incredible place! 

Ice cream on the way back. Woolly had a blue one.  ::-)
yum yum yum, bubblegum and tutti-frutti :)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #463 on: May 10, 2008, 08:07:37 pm »
Yes, a short pootle to Nunhead Cemetery. What an incredible place! 

Ice cream on the way back. Woolly had a blue one.  ::-)
yum yum yum, bubblegum and tutti-frutti :)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #464 on: May 10, 2008, 09:44:33 pm »
Oh yes!

75 miles (80+ for Julian I'd say) with the club; about 4 to 4.5 hours. I had a bad patch 2 hours in the ride which slowed us down a bit (I was flying before and may well have overdone it!  :-\ Sorry Julian et al.), but after a difficult 45 minutes I did recover somewhat and managed to go back into some rhythm. By the fourth hour though both Julian and I, who were heading home, were feeling quite cooked I think! It is not that we were slow by then; just a little bit slower.  ;D

A nice, warm ride!  8)

A gentle recovery is on order tomorrow I think.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #465 on: May 10, 2008, 10:03:57 pm »
125km in the lovely sunny warm!  I have started on my tan lines with some real beauties, pink stockings of the finest spring order.  Fixed, on the flat from Wells to Taunton, up to Weston for an ice cream and back to Wells, buddying up with a tri friend who is getting the miles in for Iron in a month. 
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #466 on: May 10, 2008, 10:24:02 pm »
My normal loop in 1h 7m 9s! :o

I must drink 4 pints of beer before every ride... ;)

A lovely evening.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #467 on: May 10, 2008, 11:48:15 pm »
Originally planned a 3-days ride along youthhostels in the Ardennes. Problempoint was that the Namur hostel was full when I wanted to make a reservation. Noone had cancelled when I checked this evening, so I returned by train and will go back to Namur to continue tomorrow morning. Nice 116k though to Namur.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #468 on: May 11, 2008, 09:44:31 am »
Oh yes!

75 miles (80+ for Julian I'd say) with the club;


A gentle recovery is on order tomorrow I think.

Frenchie
Which club do you ride with? is it the Clarion? I went out with the Beeston road club for a nice 32 mile loop out to Wyemswold on Thursday evening, nice bunch.
Yesterday out through Kegworth, Gotham, Clifton and home before breakfast: then got the girls out on the tag-along down the canal to the 'Raleigh exhibition' at the university.
This mornings ride was a reaquaintance with my P7 and a quick pootle up the Trent, Erewash, and through Toton sidings. (An old off-road commuting route of mine which would make a nice gentle recovery ride for tired limbs.)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #469 on: May 11, 2008, 09:56:10 am »
Eight miles - out to get the paper, plus an extra loop. That's taken me to exactly 2500 miles on Bikejournal since 1st January. I get really excited about these distance milestones!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #470 on: May 11, 2008, 11:51:58 am »
About 25 hot miles on the Fuji track bike, including two 1:6 hills.  It hurt.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #471 on: May 11, 2008, 11:57:22 am »
A nice and easy 65k before it got too hot and I'm going walking on the Wolds and in the woods this afty. 


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #472 on: May 11, 2008, 12:25:56 pm »
First ride of over 10miles since the start of April (indeed only second ride of any sort since then)!

Everything has gone green, not to mention a bit warm.

Felt great to be back out on the bike if only around 20miles and averaging around 11mph, plus am very tired now, spending rest of day sitting in garden and happily aching.

Fingers crossed that I don't have a reaction to the ride in the next couple of days and that I can start doing a bit more now.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #473 on: May 11, 2008, 01:37:17 pm »
A nice pootle from Jon's parents in Ashtead (Surrey) back to Pimlico - Jon is being lazy and will be taking the train later.  Route was Ashtead to Leatherhead, up the A234 and then on the cycle route to Kingston upon Thames and along the Thames Path to Pimlico. 

Luckily I was going against the flow of cyclists doing the London Bridges ride but the Thames Path was absolutely heaving.  As well as the London Bridges ride, there was a womens' sponsored walk going the other way and large numbers of kids on bikes.

All in all a pleasant 25 miles - the weather is glorious!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #474 on: May 11, 2008, 01:51:48 pm »
I'm not going out today.  I'm melting at home.

Yesterday we did a gentle 50 miles on the tandem, but that was hot and horrible.  (The tarmac in Edwins Hall Road had melted!  Really slowed us down while the tyres were pulling through that glue)

How on earth do you lot cope in this heat?  I'm just waiting for October >:(