Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366723 times)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #750 on: June 08, 2008, 05:50:08 pm »
Yep, 129 miles in 7hours and 7 mins.  Well chuffed with that.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #751 on: June 08, 2008, 06:17:50 pm »
I went round the block on Mrs Z's bike after cleaning it.  Does that count?
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #752 on: June 08, 2008, 06:24:35 pm »
As surely as my abortive pennyfarthing ride does.  Ow.  :)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #753 on: June 08, 2008, 06:28:34 pm »
Just the usual veg shop for me, with a slightly unusual approach by a Salvationist on the way home, why he couldn't stay behind me for all of less than a second at the PCC designed waste of paint and road user unifying point I don't know. I do know however that the bloody icthys symbol does not give the owner the right to overtake with less than 6 inches to spare...

AND NO, I DON'T WANT A BLOODY WARCRY  >:(

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #754 on: June 08, 2008, 06:32:55 pm »
I went round the block on Mrs Z's bike after cleaning it.  Does that count?

It all counts in my opinion  :thumbsup:

Did 48m today with Chorlton Wanderers to Swettenham and back. Glorious sunshine all day and a new record for us- 6 offs, 4 of us in the ford at Swettenham with 3 down in one comedy wipe-out. I was one of these 3 fallers and I initially thought that I'd popped my shoulder out. Luckily no-one suffered any major damage so no ambulances were required (not always the case with the Wanderers rides unfortunately).
The people in the Swettenham Arms weren't overjoyed when 28 hungry cyclists arrived all at once and several of us squelched around the bar and the garden.
Shoulder is a bit sore now but seems OK- no treatment required except, maybe, a cool refreshing drink in the sun.

"Doctor it hurts if I do this with my arm."
"Well don't do it then."

Domestique

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #755 on: June 08, 2008, 06:41:32 pm »
We rode the Orchid charity ride around Billericay.
Really nice morning out, about 45 miles in total.
Going ot, Danny Crates, Essex based World and Paralympic Champion is a top gadgy  :thumbsup:

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #756 on: June 08, 2008, 07:01:51 pm »
Yes, BHF ride from Norwich.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #757 on: June 08, 2008, 07:26:21 pm »
Yes, BHF ride from Norwich.

Chapeau  :thumbsup:

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #758 on: June 08, 2008, 07:47:36 pm »
yep, a lovely 90 minutes in the sunshine this morning.  Just lovely.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #759 on: June 08, 2008, 07:52:11 pm »
Did a quick 10 mile loop this morning to test a few changes I've made to the kaffenback.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #760 on: June 08, 2008, 08:08:47 pm »
No! Working!  :(
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #761 on: June 08, 2008, 08:11:01 pm »
You've got time for a pootle now, haven't you? ;)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #762 on: June 08, 2008, 08:12:10 pm »
30min ride to work, 2 hours standing around in the sun, then 30min ride home.
#bollockstobrexit

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #763 on: June 08, 2008, 08:14:27 pm »
You've got time for a pootle now, haven't you? ;)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #764 on: June 08, 2008, 10:34:35 pm »
Nope.  No bike. :-(
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #765 on: June 08, 2008, 11:00:13 pm »
Yes, fifty fast and furious miles (phew) with Emilio in the Surrey Hills. I is knackered.  :-[

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #766 on: June 08, 2008, 11:24:10 pm »
Yes, fifty fast and furious miles (phew) with Emilio in the Surrey Hills. I is knackered.  :-[

You looked fine to me, first thing this morning. :-*

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #767 on: June 09, 2008, 12:00:39 am »
41 gentle miles slough windsor henley windsor slough  :).
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #768 on: June 09, 2008, 08:40:19 am »
Yesterday.

And it was an epic. I first raced out of Nottingham heading for Ambergate, taking a couple of short but steep hills to get warmed up. Just before Ambergate we headed North on the B6013 for Oakerthorpe. We started a game of ups and downs, the ups lasting slightly longer than the downs, taking us progressively above the valley and offering a first glimpse of the Woolley Moor to the West. Having reached the A61, we turned left for Ashover on the B6036. The climbs were starting to be a bit more challenging; not very long but rather brutal on twisted road. In the absence of wind riding in narrow lanes through the banked streets of the villages made us feel rather warm then. The A632 was finally reached; the A632 is busy at this location; but it also rewards the brave cyclist with about half a mile of a climb at 14%. Oh boy, my 39x25 was a bit short for the climb and I was slipping on the gravel but we made it to the top. We bailed out of the busy road to cut back across the fields through beautiful narrow lanes (Wheatcroft lane, Potters lane), and resumed a game of ups and downs, although this time we really enjoyed long, fast downhills. then we climbed to Crich, by which stage we were getting tired. The way home was offered to us as we reached the A6. We raced to Derby, playing with the few other fast cyclists out yesterday, and then back home along the Derby-LE cycling route before getting back on the A6005.

5 hours in the saddle in total, around 80 mi I reckon, some tough climbs rewarded by gorgeous sceneries as well as some fast downhill and some solid motoring on the flat. I am a bit unfit (and fat!) and still lack power on the climbs at the end of long rides, but I went around without much problem this WE and I enjoyed the ride during which I actually felt rather good on all but the longest ascent.

The Peak District can really reward the adventurous cyclist with its beautiful lanes and climbs as well as sumptuous views. A great day for a ride too.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #769 on: June 09, 2008, 08:42:39 am »
That's a real heavy-duty day's cycling, Vince. Chapeau!

Vince, you're getting all my attention... Well done. Are we doing this in August/September then?!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #770 on: June 09, 2008, 09:32:34 am »
Yes, fifty fast and furious miles (phew) with Emilio in the Surrey Hills. I is knackered.  :-[

You looked fine to me, first thing this morning. :-*
I was fine first thing. Almost four almost non-stop hours in Emilio's company, and anyone is bound to be knackered.  ;D

Oh, and she made it up, on fixed, that b*st*rd of a lump - Crocknorth Road - leading to Ranmore Common. Chapeau, Em!

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #771 on: June 09, 2008, 10:19:55 am »
A recovery ride this morning before I go home at lunch time. Yesterday's run knocked the stuffing out of my legs, I'm just not used to it  :sick:

13.5 miles: St Harmon - Abbey-Cwm-Hir - Blwch-y-Sarnau - along the Marteg - Pant-y-Dwr - St Harmon. Beautiful sunshine and hot already at 8.30  8)

Unfortunately I did not take my camera, so here are the best shots I could take of the Tee-pee I saw camped alongside the Marteg:



Here's a close-up, unfortunately the digital zoom knocked out the detail and colour:


alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #772 on: June 09, 2008, 11:53:15 am »
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You looked fine to me, first thing this morning. :-*

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was this supposed to be secret :-X  ::-)  ;)

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #773 on: June 09, 2008, 11:57:36 am »

I was fine first thing. Almost four almost non-stop hours in Emilio's company, and anyone is bound to be knackered.  ;D


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is there something we should know :D

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #774 on: June 09, 2008, 11:59:01 am »
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You looked fine to me, first thing this morning. :-*

   :o
was this supposed to be secret :-X  ::-)  ;)

I thought this as well :-\