Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2180170 times)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #875 on: June 20, 2008, 11:19:20 pm »
Clocked an average of 17.9mph for my ride from Redditch to East Mids airport via Dorridge, Shustoke and Ashby - my fastest yet.  Plus it was quite windy as well, which was puzzling - my average on the first flat bit was only 20.5 instead of 23, average to Hampton-in-Arden was only 18.3 instead of at least 19, then I had crosswinds all the way except the last bit after Ashby but still made better speed.  IMO there's no such thing as a tailwind - any wind slows you down.

I just look forward to a non-existent chance to do it in completely calm conditions ... maybe in 3 hours flat (would be 19mph)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #876 on: June 21, 2008, 01:39:47 pm »
a very wet, cold and hungry 50 miles this morning in steady drizzle.  Got back here at 12,00 and have been asleep on the sofa since...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #877 on: June 21, 2008, 01:57:34 pm »
I went to the Go-Ride club with my daughter. 3.5miles each way. Did a some coaching of the younger ones in the rain. 30 kids split in three groups on a rainy day. Very good attendance.

One way back, my daughter cycled up a seriously big hill (East road / Quernmore road in Lancaster). She is over the moon and I am very proud of her. I was not doing even half as much as she does when I was her age.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #878 on: June 21, 2008, 04:35:27 pm »
Just got back from a very soggy ride around Kirkham. About 32m in total including the ride to/from Oxford Road Station. The weather in MCR looks like it has been relatively dry while it was tipping down on us.
Ho hum- should have gone to Cheshire.
Some of the spokes in the back-wheel have gone slack so I'll need to sort that before the next ride.
Thinking about it, I won't be back on the bike for some time 'cos I'm in the US most of next week.
It's good to be back at work  :(

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #879 on: June 21, 2008, 05:07:24 pm »
Yes I have, about 80 miles, the first part in the rain, the middle bit with the most wonderful of company, Oscar's Dad, the Current Mrs R and Twinkle Toes.  RR to follow with pics.

I am exhausted, really pushed myself when on my own, my legs need a vacation.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #880 on: June 21, 2008, 06:08:28 pm »
Yes... another twenty-something convalescent miles... it didn't rain much, unlike what it's probably doing on "Wrekin to Sea".

my daughter cycled up a seriously big hill (East road / Quernmore road in Lancaster). She is over the moon

So she should be!
I used to live there, and walk up and down it to work. It's steep!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #881 on: June 21, 2008, 06:14:44 pm »
An embarrassingly short 36 miles with the CTC in the wind and drizzle.  Went to the Tutti Pole in Hungerford, which thankfully is still there (it's next week's tea stop).
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #882 on: June 21, 2008, 06:18:32 pm »
Was there for (I think) the Marlborough Connection. Hope there is some semblance of summer for next week  ::-)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #883 on: June 21, 2008, 06:47:36 pm »
I went to Tewkesbury to see my lad row. It were rather windy!

I have another 5 miles to do to collect him, which will make it 66 miles at about 15mph.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #884 on: June 21, 2008, 09:33:59 pm »
Was there for (I think) the Marlborough Connection. Hope there is some semblance of summer for next week  ::-)

I saw two roadies sitting outside a pub on the other side of the canal bridge, who then rode off up the hill, but there were no other serious cyclists in the Tutti Pole - just a family.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #885 on: June 21, 2008, 09:46:00 pm »
Spent the morning training two St John Ambulance Cycle Responders to deal with heavy-ish traffic and crossing multiple traffic lanes.

The afternoon was with a 48-year old lady complete beginner.

Quite a satisfactory day.
 
The last trip was down the local takeaway to collect a curry  ;D

Pete

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #886 on: June 22, 2008, 01:03:48 pm »
Just finished a comfortable 41* this morning.  Nothing special, no hills to speak of, no particular destination, nothing to claim re time.  But the main thing was, the bits of me that usually hurt on such occasions, weren't hurting so much today.

Makes me think, almost, almost, could I work up to another L2B?.... :-\

Irony, that.

(*slaps wrist* "don't even think about it Pete")

*Miles.  I don't cycle in these Km thingies!  ;D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #887 on: June 22, 2008, 01:29:05 pm »
I am back from a very windy club run to Cokerham Sands, Great Eccleston, Scorton, Quernmore valley and back home. Only four of us. Hard work and not fully recovered after a cold :-(

Rapples

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #888 on: June 22, 2008, 02:24:14 pm »
Well I was leading a road race today for about 5 minutes!!!!!

On my way home from the club run (in Hitchin Nomads Kit)started to cycle through various marshals, one even applauded  :D

Then the lead car sped past and overtook me, marshals started stopping the traffic.  I followed the car for about half a mile before 2 riders overtook me, then 1 other.

I didn't let the peleton catch me though 8) 8) 8) I turned off

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #889 on: June 22, 2008, 04:43:54 pm »
Well, I went out yesterday and came back today.

59 mile round trip to Ratsborough Farm, Southminster.

It's a good camp site and the Essex Boys could do worse than to take tents there on a Friday evening, do the Southminster pubs (there's quite a few) and then bugger off to the Roundbush for a 10 a.m. breakfast of pickled egg & bacon.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #890 on: June 22, 2008, 04:54:52 pm »
Enjoyed a very windy ride out to Clumber park this morning.  :D
Don't ask.

Jezza

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #891 on: June 22, 2008, 05:48:39 pm »
I can't even get the garage door open to get the bike out, it's that windy. Stupid electrofuckingnomic doors that halt the moment they feel the slightest breeze. If it was my house I'd take an axe to it.   

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #892 on: June 22, 2008, 06:09:50 pm »
25 miles around Middleton Tyas, Melsonby and Aldbrough St John.  I'm glad I didn't go anywhere more exposed - it's seriously windy out there, and there's a lot of debris on the roads.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #893 on: June 22, 2008, 07:02:49 pm »
About 12 miles aout and round the resevoir. Across the causway I got spray on me and around one side barely any of the cyclists could actually go in a straight line, me included.  :)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #894 on: June 22, 2008, 07:06:01 pm »
Two more complete beginners are now off and pedalling, and a group of youngsters were trained in riding with other traffic.
Again, very satisfying...

...until two miles from home my cassette gave up the ghost and decided to freewheel both ways  >:(

Steve GT

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #895 on: June 22, 2008, 08:12:06 pm »
92 miles of seriously windy and tough North Yorkshire Moors hills with Andrew W!!
Only mad dogs and Englishman :o
Very scary in places with the wind being as strong as it was.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #896 on: June 22, 2008, 09:16:51 pm »
Yes, round the block on a 1950s Percy Stellard having just fitted a 39/52 chainset.  And now it is fun.  

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #897 on: June 22, 2008, 09:18:55 pm »
about 37 miles home from York, in the wind, with a friend from Leeds CTC. Slow but easy and sociable, until we parted company and I headed due south into the teeth of the gale.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #898 on: June 23, 2008, 08:38:00 am »
About 50 windy miles yesterday... Going out on the Pompino to meet up with a friend was a real power exercise. Thank goodness we took small lanes after that. The ride back home was nearly a TT though. Last night I felt quite tired for what should have been for me a rather mild exercise; my face was burning too. It could have been a wonderful day without the strong gusts of wind; we certainly exoperienced the background sun goodness when we were sheltered; in the wind however it could be cool and even a bit dangerous.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #899 on: June 24, 2008, 06:31:22 pm »
Yes I have. 84 n a bit miles at 15.5mph average, I am not sure if I am getting better or worse?  A lovely day in many ways.  I saw a family of stoats or they might have been weasels, they looked like Meerkats all stood up in the middle of the road, it made me smile.  Someone else told me they were probably tigers so I will stick with that one. 

I had an incident with a woman in a 4 x 4 who pulled out on me, this resulted in a bruised shin and me reeling off a whole load of expletives in front of a packed playground full of teenagers.  The woman was suitably ashamed and went off with her tail between her legs.

A couple of miles from home I had a bee in my buff moment and had to stop to release the devil, could have  been much worse, I did however use that stop to munch on a nana.

Marmite sandwiches consumed = 0
 :)