Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366721 times)

FatBloke

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #550 on: May 16, 2008, 05:23:50 pm »
I popped into work on the mtb about lunchtime to do some cellar work. Only 5 miles to work, but I must have got lost on the way back because when I got home I was very muddy and had clocked up 25 miles!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #551 on: May 18, 2008, 04:35:18 pm »
40 miles today along the canal path. Had to stop for a pee in some bushes. First to guess where I got nettle rash wins - absolutely nothing but the satisfaction of being right.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #552 on: May 18, 2008, 04:44:14 pm »
Nice gentle 30 miles through Kingston-upon-Thames, Sunbury, Walton and Hampton back through Kingston and Richmond Park.

Headwind both ways ??? Great to see so many cyclists out although the family wobbling their way along the road three abreast (with space to pass comfortably between them, not that I did that  :demon:) could have shown a little more awareness of their surroundings.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #553 on: May 18, 2008, 05:45:26 pm »
CTC section ride from Uxbridge to Fairoaks aerodrome (near Chobham) for coffee. Fortunately we arrived before a couple of dozen leatherjackets. Then back through Windsor to Eton for a pub lunch.

My daughter is over from Cape Town for a couple of months, so I persuaded her to come along on my Moulton ATB, not the lightest of bikes. She hadn't cycled for over two years, but managed the 45 miles -  well done!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #554 on: May 18, 2008, 05:46:05 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #555 on: May 18, 2008, 05:56:44 pm »
Car park.  Penny farthing.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #556 on: May 18, 2008, 06:08:32 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

Why? Don't you like York?

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #557 on: May 18, 2008, 06:21:11 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

Blimey, given that a few months ago you weren't even walking I think you ought to be very proud of yourself.  I for one think that is a great distance. :-*

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #558 on: May 18, 2008, 06:26:47 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

Why? Don't you like York?

Yes, I like York, that's why I went there. I estimated the ride would be 80-85, I don't use a computer, my estimate was based on it being 37 miles as I used to drive on the motorway to work there. The back roads are clearly shorter. I wanted to extend my range, two weeks ago I did 85 miles but I had more stops and company that time.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #559 on: May 18, 2008, 07:10:06 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

Blimey, given that a few months ago you weren't even walking I think you ought to be very proud of yourself.  I for one think that is a great distance. :-*

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #560 on: May 18, 2008, 07:40:20 pm »
We had a nice ride yesterday. Through leafy Lytham and then north via quaint villages to Pilling. We were enjoying a pint in the pub when five blokes arrived. They had been to look at a van somewhere and were on a kind of crazy zig zagging pub crawl back to Blackburn. (By car that is). They were a bit drunk but they were fascinated by how far we were cycling, why we did it and eventually they had to see the bikes before we left. It was all quite refreshing really.

A bit of a miserable ride back in the drizzle but on the whole a nice 'first proper ride' in our new surroundings.

Today we volunteered to marshall at the St. Annes Triathlon so no proper riding but lots of bike p*rn.

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #561 on: May 18, 2008, 07:56:44 pm »
Yes, courtesy of East Midlands Trains  ::-)

I was trying to get back from Cambridge after the fnrttc, but the train stopped at Derby for engineering works so I had an extra 25 miles to ride back to chesterfield. At least I realised this last night, so I was able to wash my cycling kit from Friday night to wear today.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #562 on: May 18, 2008, 07:58:16 pm »
40 miles today along the canal path. Had to stop for a pee in some bushes. First to guess where I got nettle rash wins - absolutely nothing but the satisfaction of being right.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #563 on: May 18, 2008, 08:01:32 pm »
We went out to Richmond Park along the river (picnic in Wandsworth Park), and did a circuit - partly on the track, partly on the road.  Not very fast, but a lot of fun.  We took a friend who hasn't been on a bike in a while, and she managed to do the whole round trip of 24 miles at a respectable pace. :thumbsup:

We did nearly get killed by a classic left hook at Earlsfield >:(

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #564 on: May 18, 2008, 08:01:51 pm »
13 miles in over 2 hours - accompanying my 9 year old daughter and her friend on a charity bikeathon.

yesterday's 46 miler in the peaks with the club was slightly more challenging…
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #565 on: May 18, 2008, 08:03:27 pm »
75.5 miles to York and back. I am disappointed it wasn't further.

Why? Don't you like York?

Yes, I like York, that's why I went there. I estimated the ride would be 80-85, I don't use a computer, my estimate was based on it being 37 miles as I used to drive on the motorway to work there. The back roads are clearly shorter. I wanted to extend my range, two weeks ago I did 85 miles but I had more stops and company that time.

Sorry missed a :)! I like York too, just don't get there often enough :(

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #566 on: May 18, 2008, 08:22:03 pm »
Yes; about 60 Mi at 16.5 Mi/h average. Left Nottingham and headed for Derby, up the A6, then onto B road at Duffield and later off to climb to Kirk Ireton, Wirksworth, down to Cromford via the Via Gellia, across and up to Crich again before a bit of A6 and some lumpy  ::-) secondary roads back into to Spondon, then Long Eaton and Nottingham. It was hilly! It was bit cool in some areas, and windy too. But it was good...  :thumbsup: No stop naturally. ;) Good, capable impressive company: Cheers guys. The BBQ was much better after that!
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #567 on: May 18, 2008, 08:31:55 pm »
Fifty-seven miles in eight hours with some nice people from the Tricycle Association around Sherwood Forest. Half the route was off road and we had lots of food stops and puncture stops. I'm whacked, that's the hardest fifty-seven miles I've ever done!

 

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #568 on: May 19, 2008, 06:13:15 am »
Got back half an hour ago after only 35 mins in the saddle :'(

Gormless here thought he would get away with fingerless gloves.  Maybe the frost on the windscreens should have given me a clue.  ::-)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #569 on: May 19, 2008, 06:43:03 am »
Got back half an hour ago after only 35 mins in the saddle :'(

Gormless here thought he would get away with fingerless gloves.  Maybe the frost on the windscreens should have given me a clue.  ::-)

Yikes, I'm just impressed that you've been out, and posted about it, at this time! (assuming you're in the UK)

It looks like it's about 5ºC outside in London, which is colder than it has been for a while, but probably not cold enough to stop me wearing my shorts and mitts for my commute.  It's sunny out, so it'll soon warm up!
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border-rider

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #570 on: May 19, 2008, 06:43:42 am »
Ow.  But well done on lasting 35 minutes

It's warmer here, in the sunny south, but I remember doing a ride in October a couple of years ago with Martin Lucas.  I rode from home to met him near Marlborough and luckily I turned back at the end of our road to get long gloves.   Martin rode from Hungerford without, and was not at all happy.  We had to share gloves - taking turns - until it warmed up :)

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #571 on: May 19, 2008, 06:14:41 pm »
Yes
A round trip on the Manifold Trail, Waterhouse-Hulme End-Waterhouses.
28km on the fixie.Uphill on the fixie is a weird experience as it develops an inertia not available on a geared bike.On the way back I was doing 20kmh uphills on which I only did 17kmh dowhill from the start ???

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #572 on: May 19, 2008, 06:44:59 pm »
Yes
A round trip on the Manifold Trail, Waterhouse-Hulme End-Waterhouses.
28km on the fixie.Uphill on the fixie is a weird experience as it develops an inertia not available on a geared bike.On the way back I was doing 20kmh uphills on which I only did 17kmh dowhill from the start ???
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #573 on: May 19, 2008, 07:00:36 pm »
Just got home from commute - 41 km there and back in 1 hour 42 minutes - well pleased with that, not the flattest of rides crossing Bristol !

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #574 on: May 19, 2008, 08:16:58 pm »
An 11 mile commute. Not too bad!
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