Author Topic: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th  (Read 2329 times)

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2019, 01:08:18 pm »
Registered - Hope I'm not too late!
 :thumbsup:
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2019, 08:01:54 pm »
The South Westerly breeze we have had all day, here in Ely (about 1/3 way) has dropped.

Fairly clear skys, but no moon (new phase), so you're going to find out just how inky-black the Fens can be at night.  :demon:

Hope to see some of you at Cambridge station later...  :thumbsup:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2019, 08:20:55 pm »
[Ride envy]

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2019, 08:27:47 pm »
[Ride envy]
<cough>Brighton on 13th September </cough>
YKIMS.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2019, 09:04:10 pm »
Just about to set off for Ely- currently wearing white linen shirt & Jasper Conran cord jeans as I'm going to see a band at an Ely pub 'til the train is due.   ;D
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

mmmmartin

  • BPB 1/1: PBP 0/1
    • FNRttC
Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2019, 09:07:57 pm »
wearing white linen shirt & Jasper Conran cord jeans
Just as well I'm not on this ride. I could never hope to reach this level of sartorial elegance. I'm a more "Sports Direct cycling shirt and cheap shorts" kinda guy.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2019, 09:19:28 pm »
Just about to set off for Ely- currently wearing white linen shirt & Jasper Conran cord jeans as I'm going to see a band at an Ely pub 'til the train is due.   ;D
The coolest lookin'n dude on the ride ;)
ETA - FNRttC ought to have a competition for that accolade...
ETFA - Dave Falconer not allowed to participate  ;)

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2019, 10:32:07 pm »
Major disappointment for me: late train in to Leeds meant I missed the Stevenage train (change there for Cambridge). The guard said stay on 'til York and get a train from there. It was also running late and there was no guarantee that there would be a Cambridge train or if there had been I'd have arrived very late.
There were epic efforts from the other ride leaders and some CCers to send me the route but it would have been hard to catch up and there was still the risk I'd get stuck in Stevenage.
I'm nearly home now. There is beer in the fridge.

mmmmartin

  • BPB 1/1: PBP 0/1
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2019, 10:33:37 pm »
There is beer in the fridge.

Sounds like a superb night
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2019, 11:57:06 pm »
There is beer in the fridge.

Sounds like a superb night

Compared to what I'd got planned, it's not.

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2019, 01:39:22 pm »
wearing white linen shirt & Jasper Conran cord jeans
Just as well I'm not on this ride. I could never hope to reach this level of sartorial elegance. I'm a more "Sports Direct cycling shirt and cheap shorts" kinda guy.

I changed into a YACF shirt and cycling shorts for actual ride  :smug: :smug:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2019, 02:27:35 pm »
wearing white linen shirt & Jasper Conran cord jeans
Just as well I'm not on this ride. I could never hope to reach this level of sartorial elegance. I'm a more "Sports Direct cycling shirt and cheap shorts" kinda guy.

I changed into a YACF shirt and cycling shorts for actual ride  :smug: :smug:

Booh hiss - It's time that elegance returned to the clothes worn when cycling, especially at night.  Were you on a recumbent?

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2019, 08:26:51 pm »
I wasn't on a recumbent, but Kim rode on her Red Baron, and we had a ICE trike.

I have previous for dapper outfits for cycling, but tend not to at night...





 :smug:
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2019, 08:31:45 pm »
I didn't take photos on the ride, apart from queuing for the ferry to cross the tidal Great Ouse, at King's Lynn (also posted in the 'ferry pictures' thread).

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2019, 08:39:48 pm »
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21503.150 refers.
Golden years.

Three YACF crew from that ride were also on last night's ride!  :D :D :D :D :D

Great to see FBOAB & Kim again,  :-*

Good to meet NickB and MsG - Thanks for leading & 'All-upping' the ride.  :thumbsup:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

MsG

  • No hills in Fenland but lots of wind
Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2019, 02:35:14 pm »
Great ride and pleasing to be on both home territory and venturing into new areas west of Lynn.

Interesting perspective from the All Upper end of the ride, and big thanks to everyone who chatted along the way ^_^.
Ferry ride was brilliant.
Four of us did the ride back to Ely with the predicted headwinds for the Fenland fun, lovely sunshine on the river.
Good to meet Wobbly John and Kim.
Thanks to NickB and Rob for guidance :-)

Funny bits:
Attempting to All Up a hi-viz wearing scarecrow on the outskirts of Little Downham. :shy:
Later on in a village further north of the cafe (in daylight) spotting another hiz-viz humanoid, declaring I wasn't going to get caught out All Upping a dummy again - which then moved!! Poor chap was waiting for a bus :eek::laugh:
Flinging a chair about in an attempt to give Leigh a hug at Welney.
Thinking the Friday Bridge village sign was a tribute to horror movies (Friday 13th etc) with a chainsaw wielding madman on it - kind folks pointed out it was a fisherman!

Photos here
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fXVKYD47vxUUn15i8

Kim

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2019, 02:56:25 pm »
Attempting to All Up a hi-viz wearing scarecrow on the outskirts of Little Downham. :shy:

That's a classic!   :D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2019, 03:21:37 pm »
Great ride and pleasing to be on both home territory and venturing into new areas west of Lynn.

Interesting perspective from the All Upper end of the ride, and big thanks to everyone who chatted along the way ^_^.
Ferry ride was brilliant.
Four of us did the ride back to Ely with the predicted headwinds for the Fenland fun, lovely sunshine on the river.
Good to meet Wobbly John and Kim.
Thanks to NickB and Rob for guidance :-)

Funny bits:
Attempting to All Up a hi-viz wearing scarecrow on the outskirts of Little Downham. :shy:
Later on in a village further north of the cafe (in daylight) spotting another hiz-viz humanoid, declaring I wasn't going to get caught out All Upping a dummy again - which then moved!! Poor chap was waiting for a bus :eek::laugh:
Flinging a chair about in an attempt to give Leigh a hug at Welney.
Thinking the Friday Bridge village sign was a tribute to horror movies (Friday 13th etc) with a chainsaw wielding madman on it - kind folks pointed out it was a fisherman!

Photos here
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fXVKYD47vxUUn15i8

The photo of the rolls of hay inna field is absolutely tops  :thumbsup: