Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366622 times)

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1000 on: July 07, 2008, 10:52:52 am »
WAKE HER UP!!!! I'm awake, you are awake she should be awake....
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1001 on: July 07, 2008, 11:31:32 am »
The usual 12 miles to work.  Rather wet.  Actually, very wet.  An interesting addendum to yesterday's wet 100 miles from Beverley to Darlington.

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1002 on: July 07, 2008, 11:34:35 am »
Chain now fitted, waterproofs dug out.....I have not ridden this bike since the FNRTTC to Southend. See you later..
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

chris

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1003 on: July 07, 2008, 12:10:20 pm »
Well done Katie.

Well done to Mrs Chris too. It was her first 100 mile ride (she's gone to work this morining and asked if there are any jobs she can do sitting down).

Congratulations to them both, fantastic news.  You must be very proud?


Proud, and knackered. I packed on the Oundle 200 on Saturday, just over half way round after riding 30 miles to the start. I was going really well, but started to feel ill about 80 miles into the ride (the back of my neck was sore, all my joints started to ache, and I felt like I'd started to bonk even thought I'd drank about 5 litres and eaten plenty by then). The ride passed about 5 miles from home, so I peeled off and went home, had a shower and slumped in the arm chair. I woke up about half an hour later with severe cramp in my legs. I probably shouldn;t have ridden yesterday, but Katie had been looking forward to it for weeks and I didn't want to let her down (Mrs Chris would happily had stayed at home after she saw the weather forecast). I didn't feel too bad yesterday, but I feel like I've ridden more than 210 miles (a bit like I did after my first 100km audax).

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1004 on: July 07, 2008, 08:31:10 pm »
The usual 12 miles to work.  Rather wet.  Actually, very wet.  An interesting addendum to yesterday's wet 100 miles from Beverley to Darlington.

I spoke too soon.  After drying out, the rain started again at about 4.15, just in time for my leaving at 4.30.  I took the longer route, as my usual route is a swine for flooding.  Much difference it made:



The rain was so intense that I had to stop, as I couldn't see anything.  I tried to take refuge in the pub - not exactly expecting a warm welcome and a pint and a pie, but I was a bit upset that the miserable git wouldn't let me in because I'd "spoil his carpet".  He let me stand in the porch, though, and after the rain had eased off a bit, I set off again.

It was great fun - though I was shocked at some of the driving on show.  One woman sat a yard behind me until the road, ahead was clear, then accelerated past, straight into a puddle which spanned the road.  The car hit it with a wonderful, percussive ker-splash.  Later investigation showed that it was over a foot deep.

Anyway, I rode the whole way home with a big grin on my face, soaking wet.  A few drivers peeped their horns and gave me a thumbs-up - I even saw a couple of nutters out on their bikes :thumbsup:

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1005 on: July 07, 2008, 08:44:54 pm »
I managed to avoid most of the rain but it was quite breezy for my 2 x 20 interval session.  Endorphintastic now though :D :D :D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1006 on: July 07, 2008, 09:06:53 pm »
Thirty miles of utility cycling today in the wind and rain. Twenty two mile round trip to naturopath appointment and then 8ish mile round trip to local market town for shopping.

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1007 on: July 07, 2008, 09:14:25 pm »
A wet walk on Two Tree Island this morning. Baby avocets, oystercatchers and common terns, and a wader we couldn't identify. A type of plover, I think, but we couldn't recognise the markings. It seemed to have a slightly yellowish tinge to the breast feathers where they disappear under the wings, but otherwise white breast feathers. No speckles.

I commuted in the car because I just didn't trust the weather - quite rightly as it turned out.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1008 on: July 07, 2008, 10:15:22 pm »
I got out 8)

34 miles this evening: Chesterfield - Barlow - Owler Bar - Fox House - Hathersage - Grindlow - Calver - Baslow - Beeley Moor - Chesterfield

A bit hilly, light rain at the end, but the views were smashing.

onb

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1009 on: July 08, 2008, 10:52:43 am »
A 25 miler last night around Benthem ,Wray ,wennington Burton,Ingleton Newby then over to Clapham and home via Keasden .I managed not to get rained on which considering the regular nature of the heavy showers we have had around here lateley was quite pleasing.
.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1010 on: July 08, 2008, 08:58:03 pm »
Yep, went to Salisbury - then came back.  Went to the bike shop.  Spent money on Assos and other kit.  I like Assos.  Very very very well designed kit.  Just wish I could afford more.

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1011 on: July 08, 2008, 09:51:12 pm »
Went off up to the Downs first thing this morning. Back for food then off to meet Mrs. J. for a whizz around the triathlon route she will be riding on the 20th. Caught the odd shower but otherwise a fine ride until I punctured.

Then two miles from home something slashed the side of my tyre. Limped home. Changed tyre then realised brakes needed doing, new blocks needed spacers but got them to fit in the end.

All good fun. Oh, also stabbed myself betwixt thumb and nail with Mrs. j's chainring, hurts like cr*p. Mrs. J. thinks that bicycles can only be cleaned and lubed by qualified engineers......lucky Mrs. J.
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1012 on: July 08, 2008, 11:20:32 pm »
No, just a run and the gym :(

Went to the theatre tonight to see 'Working' a wonderful production.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1013 on: July 09, 2008, 08:20:42 am »
yes, and I got absolutely soaked.   :thumbsup:

I love cycling in the rain when it's only an hour till I'm in the shower getting lovely and warm :D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1014 on: July 09, 2008, 09:28:08 am »
Came to work on my bike, my Fixed actually, does that count ?

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1015 on: July 09, 2008, 09:59:19 am »
Yes...
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1016 on: July 09, 2008, 12:48:14 pm »
Yes :)  out in the pouring rain (something I wouldn't do normally, unless I was already out) so a first.  The roads were awash with water.  I have never encountered so many dare devils drivers of 4 x 4's, WVM and HGV's in all my life, neither have I sworn so much in all my life, I was not invisible.  At one stage I thought my number was up but managed to ride into a driveway at the last minute.  My 20 mile outing turned into ten, 37 minutes of terrror.  My bike is going to be cleaned and put away.

Jasper the surreal cyclist

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1017 on: July 09, 2008, 12:56:34 pm »
Deep breaths Annie, and relax..............
Who only by moving can balance, only by balancing move....

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1018 on: July 09, 2008, 01:12:26 pm »
Deep breaths Annie, and relax..............

Thank you.  I went out into the garden in my wet cycling gear and flip flops and got even wetter, now feel much better.  Hot shower and hot coffee  will soon sort things out.  Still aghast at the behaviour though, even when a muppet reversed out of a space as i was cycling along the High Street and another guy overtook a vehicle and headed straight towards me.  I waved my hand in the air and looked at the two coppers sat in their parked vehicle, they just smiled.  It was their vehicle that was parked in front of the zebra crossing.

LEE

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1019 on: July 09, 2008, 01:19:33 pm »
Yep, went to Salisbury - then came back.  Went to the bike shop.  Spent money on Assos and other kit.  I like Assos.  Very very very well designed kit.  Just wish I could afford more.

Stonehenge Cycles?  I'd like to at least try an Assos Intermediate Evo Jacket.  Expensive but would seem to suit October-April riding pretty well.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1020 on: July 09, 2008, 03:30:06 pm »
I've just been out for my first ride since doing the Bridge Too Far 600k at the weekend.
The weather is glorious so I grabbed a pool bike and wandered off around the area.



Riding without lycra or cycling shoes on a single speed bike with no brake levers (back pedal only) and the squashy gel saddle mounted at a jaunty angle, wind in the hair, freewheeling downhill with feet off the pedals in "Five go mad in Dorset" mode, stopping at one of our outlying offices to grab some water and a banana (there is free fruit at our offices over in Sweden!), pottering back via nice dedicated cycle routes. Lovely  :)

I really, really must get myself a half decent bike to use here.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1021 on: July 09, 2008, 10:22:53 pm »
Only about 4 miles today- too and from football in the park.
It proved to be good practise for Dunwich since it poured down.
Three French English language students joined us for the game and they did seem a little surprised that we carried on playing as the rain got steadily harder. We explained that if we didn't do things in Manchester when it rained, then we probably wouldn't do anything at all.
On the way back through the park a huge heron landed near me. For a non-twitcher it was a fabulous sight.
When I got home I was wetter than a wet thing stood in water.
Fingers crossed for tomorrow night's ride.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1022 on: July 09, 2008, 10:59:52 pm »
Did about 18 miles or so, fairly flat and quick - and very wet indeed.  I took the Pinarello and not even the rain could remove my big stupid grin.  However, some tart in a car soon fixed this after overtaking me and immediately turning left.  Much gesticulating followed, you know "Thank you for cutting me up." ::-)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1023 on: July 09, 2008, 11:02:52 pm »
I ran out to the shed and back.

Hummers

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #1024 on: July 10, 2008, 07:05:54 am »
I was out last night on the CTC Wednesday night run.

Came back with moistness.

H