Author Topic: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019  (Read 17211 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #200 on: July 19, 2019, 08:56:46 am »
Could also be because you gained x stones of stoker!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #201 on: July 19, 2019, 04:49:19 pm »
Could also be because you gained x stones of stoker!

My poor stoker was only rated for about 40 miles. I reckon I was doing more than 50% of the work thereafter.
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Kim

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #202 on: July 19, 2019, 07:31:06 pm »
And I'm not sure his saddle was rated for that...  :o
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #203 on: July 22, 2019, 03:12:31 pm »
Out of interest Alex, how many times have you done the Dun Run?
I ask because, having done it seven times (including four of us doing it on one occasion in October) and, if I'm honest, the lustre (if there ever was one) has faded.
And, as  you say, there are prettier places to ride to at the weekend, which are considerably easier to get home from.

I did it twice on fixed (horrible), once on the geared bike I used for PBP and then at least 8 times on this one. I reckon at least 11 times now, possibly more (maybe even as many as 14!). I've genuinely lost track! I think I've missed two since the first one (which might have been with Simon, Charlotte and possibly even Ravenbait).

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2019, 08:00:11 pm »
Out of interest Alex, how many times have you done the Dun Run?
I ask because, having done it seven times (including four of us doing it on one occasion in October) and, if I'm honest, the lustre (if there ever was one) has faded.
And, as  you say, there are prettier places to ride to at the weekend, which are considerably easier to get home from.

I did it twice on fixed (horrible), once on the geared bike I used for PBP and then at least 8 times on this one. I reckon at least 11 times now, possibly more (maybe even as many as 14!). I've genuinely lost track! I think I've missed two since the first one (which might have been with Simon, Charlotte and possibly even Ravenbait).

If it was with Charlotte and Ravenbait then that was 2003 - I was there - as was Chuffy, Baggy and few other C+ stalwarts from days of yore.   I was on my long-gone bright yellow 1980s Claud Butler Majestic.

Rob

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2019, 08:23:41 pm »
I think they all did it in 2005 too.  I remember being passed by them.  This was in the days of the old C+ forum.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #206 on: July 22, 2019, 08:47:18 pm »
Then-MrsLWaB and I started with Charlotte, Ravenbait, et al, on our Brommies. Good weather that year (must have been 2005) and I've not tempted fate by going back for another DD.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #207 on: July 22, 2019, 10:23:55 pm »
I think they all did it in 2005 too.  I remember being passed by them.  This was in the days of the old C+ forum.
I did it when I  was on UK.rec.cycling. You were there, under a different nom de ordinateur, as was Plomesgate Pete and Mr Larrington, who, upon reaching Dunwich, rode back.

What year was that?
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robgul

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #208 on: July 23, 2019, 07:09:34 am »
Then-MrsLWaB and I started with Charlotte, Ravenbait, et al, on our Brommies. Good weather that year (must have been 2005) and I've not tempted fate by going back for another DD.

Just looked it up in my calendar - it was 2004 for certain - I recollect passing you and Then-MrsLWAB riding away from Dunwich as we drove across the heathland heading homewards.      I think quite a few of the original gang did it again in 2005.

My pal Steve had driven to Dunwich on the Friday, left his car at the beach, ridden to the station, train to London, stayed overnight with his son - met me at the Inn on the Park - and then drove us both home on Sunday morning - perfect, made better by a glass of Champagne in my garden when we got back.

I did vow to do it again ... but not so far and it looks unlikely in the future - too many people, not enough personal fitness coupled with advancing years!

Rob

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #209 on: July 23, 2019, 07:18:03 am »
Thanks for that. Memories fade after a while, so details get lost but the joy remains.
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #210 on: July 23, 2019, 08:31:36 am »
Out of interest Alex, how many times have you done the Dun Run?
I ask because, having done it seven times (including four of us doing it on one occasion in October) and, if I'm honest, the lustre (if there ever was one) has faded.
And, as  you say, there are prettier places to ride to at the weekend, which are considerably easier to get home from.

I did it twice on fixed (horrible), once on the geared bike I used for PBP and then at least 8 times on this one. I reckon at least 11 times now, possibly more (maybe even as many as 14!). I've genuinely lost track! I think I've missed two since the first one (which might have been with Simon, Charlotte and possibly even Ravenbait).

If by Simon you mean Leggy, to the best of my knowledge he's only ever done it the once, 2007, the wet one, and he bailed somewhere around Moreton and booked himself into a B&B.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #211 on: July 23, 2019, 09:12:17 pm »
I was with him when he was phoning round from The Black Lion at High Roding.  I think he found a B&B in Grear Dunmow.  I followed suit but had to ride to Finchingfield to get picked up.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #212 on: July 24, 2019, 10:30:13 am »
And it's his birthday today!
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #213 on: July 24, 2019, 10:59:52 am »
I thought it was tomorrow, same as me and Fuzzy (rtd)?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #214 on: July 24, 2019, 11:31:53 am »
Could be. I'm not sure where I got that date from originally but sounds like you have reason to be more accurately informed. In which case, as I'll probably forget tomorrow, happy birthdays to Wobbly John, Fuzzy (retd) and Simon Legg  Bandage for tomorrow!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #215 on: July 07, 2020, 10:36:44 am »
Last night I had some communication with Bryan the Stoker. To my complete and utter amazement, he was completely gutted that the ride didn't go ahead in 2020 and is champing at the bit to be able to do it in 2021. Given the effect that the last 75 miles or so had upon the poor chap, I really am quite surprised.

I suppose it's a bit like women who choose to give birth for a second time...
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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 13th July 2019
« Reply #216 on: July 07, 2020, 12:13:25 pm »
(which might have been with Simon, Charlotte and possibly even Ravenbait).

If by Simon you mean Leggy, to the best of my knowledge he's only ever done it the once, 2007, the wet one, and he bailed somewhere around Moreton and booked himself into a B&B.
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He did it in either 2005, or 2006, as I remember talking to him before the start, and him asleep on the floor (behind the counter) in the shop at Dunwich beach!
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