Author Topic: Ride nostalgia  (Read 2249 times)

Wowbagger

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Ride nostalgia
« on: 10 January, 2020, 08:37:47 pm »


Eleven years ago today. Comet worm's photo. I'm pleased to say that he hasn't buggered up his URLs.
Bach without a doubt.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #1 on: 10 January, 2020, 08:44:27 pm »
Impressive how easy it can be to recognise slightly-younger-looking people with their heads wrapped up in a relatively low-resolution photo...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #2 on: 10 January, 2020, 09:58:39 pm »
Looks like a cool ride....
Not fast & rarely furious

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Wowbagger

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Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #3 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:07:16 pm »
Looks like a cool ride....

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13191.msg242465#msg242465 refers.

Maximum temperature at the two closest met-office weather stations was at Andrewsfield: -2.8°C.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #4 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:14:36 pm »
Following the ride previous to this one, where Auntie Helen's trice spun doughnuts on the ice and I did a fair impression of this:


I decided to sit this one out.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #5 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:20:15 pm »
NSTN is wearing my Dachstein mitts. She was seriously cold.

Is that Annie peering over Wow's left shoulder?

I recall Teerhgrinder rode $stupid_distance to the start and was icy on the inside.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Wowbagger

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    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #6 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:24:31 pm »
Yes, that's Annie.

The roll call was posted by Annie:

Myself
Wowbagger and Mrs Wow
Delthebike
Tokamak
Bobb
Jane
NSTN
Her Welshness
Sue
Tim O
Ploddin Pedro
Wobbly John
Roger T
Tim Hall

Cometworm?
TG?

My recollection was that there were 19 of us. I'm pretty sure Adam was there.
Bach without a doubt.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #7 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:29:49 pm »
Was that Annie's birthday? When she bought drinks at the cafe? I recall the heating on the train home was b0rked too, so I didn't get warm.

Her Welshness. Now there's a name from the past.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Wowbagger

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    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #8 on: 10 January, 2020, 10:39:44 pm »
Was that Annie's birthday? When she bought drinks at the cafe? I recall the heating on the train home was b0rked too, so I didn't get warm.

Her Welshness. Now there's a name from the past.

It was either that day or the previous one. I can't remember exactly.

I've seen HW a few times over the past 18 months or so. She is very much into long walks at the moment and keeps up a pretty fast pace. The longest I did with her was about 15 miles. Proper knackered after that, I was.
Bach without a doubt.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #9 on: 10 January, 2020, 11:20:24 pm »
Reading back  through the original thread,  yes, it was annie's birthday. She stood everyone coffee/tea and CAIK at the cafe, except for bobb and Tokomak, who were on Jack Daniels or similar.

Good times those rides.
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: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #10 on: 11 January, 2020, 11:52:20 am »
Photos found - nostagafest tonight when I have more time to upload pictures...  :D
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #11 on: 11 January, 2020, 03:00:17 pm »
Following the ride previous to this one, where Auntie Helen's trice spun doughnuts on the ice and I did a fair impression of this:


I decided to sit this one out.

I'm pretty sure I did similar (and getting a bruised bum where I landed on the corner of my Brookes saddle), on the 2010 January Warty - I've found photos, but I didn't take any early in the day when it was icy.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Wowbagger

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Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #12 on: 11 January, 2020, 03:19:39 pm »
My recollection was that the roads were amazingly ice-free - given that the maximum temperature that day at the nearest met office station was -2.8°C I don't think there would have ben any melting throughout the day. I don't seem to have any photos unfortunately. However, I did find this, taken in January 2010, immediately outside my house.



The road runs north-south and the sheet ice was created after compacted snow (we had had a very heavy fall a week or two before Christmas) was partially melted by the midday sun but froze again before the job was done properly. Absolutely lethal.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #13 on: 11 January, 2020, 05:10:25 pm »
I think the ice was frozen run-off from fields early in the ride.
Auntie Helen pirouetted her trice, and then myself and Rower40 fell heavily. We all decided that it would be safer to walk the frozen hill, and tried to warn a car that was descending.
My ride photos show AH on a Trice, Rower40 and also Charlotte on the ride (I can remember being surprised how concerned Charlotte was at how heavily we had fallen).
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #14 on: 11 January, 2020, 07:42:22 pm »
Series of photos from the ride:

Annie


Annie unmasked




























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

Wowbagger

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Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #15 on: 11 January, 2020, 07:54:32 pm »
I think the ice was frozen run-off from fields early in the ride.
Auntie Helen pirouetted her trice, and then myself and Rower40 fell heavily. We all decided that it would be safer to walk the frozen hill, and tried to warn a car that was descending.
My ride photos show AH on a Trice, Rower40 and also Charlotte on the ride (I can remember being surprised how concerned Charlotte was at how heavily we had fallen).

I think that was a different ride and we all ended up at the Indian restaurant in Dunmow. I don't think AH was on the 10th Jan WARTY, and neither was Charlotte.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #16 on: 11 January, 2020, 08:11:24 pm »
I'm talking about the Jan 2010 WARTY:

Thanks to everyone for making what could have been a miserable ride into a successful one, especially Roger for giving me a lift and Wowbagger & Auntie Helen for navigation.

It got rather silly in the morning with motorists getting held up by nearly 20 cyclists all over the road apparently partnering their bikes in auditions for Dancing on Ice. Three of us had already fallen while riding. I had managed to land on my back on top of the bike and have a bruised buttock where I landed on the side of my Brookes alike saddle.  :-[  The look of surprise and elation on Auntie Helen's face as she pirouetted her Trice on a sheet of ice was magical ;D.

After lunch at an excellent curry house with good ale, the conditions improved, but not as much as it appears in the few photos I took.

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

Wowbagger

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Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #17 on: 11 January, 2020, 08:50:38 pm »
Ah. Yes. The one I started in this thread was 2009. The Frozen Elephant/hoar frost ride was 2009.
Bach without a doubt.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #18 on: 11 January, 2020, 08:50:56 pm »
The only person I recognize is Wow. Though now Teethgrinder's been mentioned, is that him front left, in the yellow with a red pannier? Looking at the list, there aren't actually many people I've met; but I do usually recognise Bobb, despite never having met him!
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #19 on: 11 January, 2020, 11:07:44 pm »
....except for bobb and Tokomak, who were on Jack Daniels or similar.

I can't remember what it was, but it most certainly wouldn't have been Jack Daniels. I have more class than that  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #20 on: 11 January, 2020, 11:19:12 pm »
....except for bobb and Tokomak, who were on Jack Daniels or similar.

I can't remember what it was, but it most certainly wouldn't have been Jack Daniels. I have more class than that  :P
Soz.  I thought you were a man of distinction when I typed it. Single malt probs.
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: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #21 on: 12 January, 2020, 11:18:56 am »
TG is the one that would still look cheerful in the middle of an apocalypse.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #22 on: 12 January, 2020, 01:28:01 pm »
It's a useful cyclo-fashion flashback. Lots of block primary colours, not many patterns, very few logos other than YACF, not many people in black.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #23 on: 19 January, 2020, 01:30:35 pm »
I've just been re-reading this>

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7486.0

What is it about wet, cold rides?
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Ride nostalgia
« Reply #24 on: 31 May, 2021, 12:07:00 pm »
I think it's unlikely that Jan and I will move house as we like this one too much, but even so we spend a certain amount of time spodding Rightmove. Jan just found one rather nice house not far from a place called Thornham Magna and that rang my ride nostalgia bell.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=33253.100

Now that was a fantastic weekend.
Bach without a doubt.