Author Topic: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021  (Read 1567 times)

Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« on: July 30, 2020, 11:17:32 am »
I know, but I'm feeling positive and there's not much else to do but look ahead (and start a new topic) ;D

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 11:43:47 am »
Touchy topic, but did many ride it this year?

I live out in N Essex, so did a 240k there-and-back on the Saturday picking up the route around Sudbury.  We had lunch at the Ship in Dunwich (which had just reopened) and the landlady there said it was the first time in 10 years that she wasn't having an afternoon kip to ready herself for pints and bacon rolls at 2am.
Turn, turn, turn again
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind

Wowbagger

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 02:34:09 pm »
Well, I'd like to have another crack (if you'll pardon the expression) but I'll definitely have completed 2/3 of a century by then and it's probably going to be beyond what is sensible. But that hasn't stopped me in the past.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 03:27:38 pm »
Yeah, I'll be there, galvanised on caffeine for the first 60-mile dash.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 01:39:21 pm »
According to Faecebook, Southwark Cyclists aren't booking coaches, so it'll be like last year.  I don't have transport back, so I won't be there.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 04:10:57 pm »
I wouldn't mind doing a there and back to (near) Sudbury, as that's home, but I have my doubts that we'll be allowed.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 04:33:53 pm »
Ditto.

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Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 08:47:05 am »
Touchy topic, but did many ride it this year?

I live out in N Essex, so did a 240k there-and-back on the Saturday picking up the route around Sudbury.  We had lunch at the Ship in Dunwich (which had just reopened) and the landlady there said it was the first time in 10 years that she wasn't having an afternoon kip to ready herself for pints and bacon rolls at 2am.

Same-ish! On the DunRun Saturday morning I rode some of the route (and back) from home, but breaking away further east after a bit and heading to Aldeburgh for fish n'chips. However, the queue was massive - way down the street, extended by about 400% due to social distancing, so Guinness Record length! Instead I went to the Co-op and put together a picnic for the beach. Until I decided to do an SR series in September, that (144 miles) was my longest ride of the year.

I had a cheeky pub stop at the Three Horseshoes in Bures on the way back, as they had just re-opened. They were playing it with commendable seriousness: Intensive Care levels of PPE, arrows and other markers on the floor, plus signage overload. Beer garden was normal, with fairly p#ssed locals, a great many bikes parked there, including two very clean brand-new e-mountain bikes.

Re: Dunwich Dynamo, 24th July 2021
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 12:55:19 pm »
I think it was easily my longest ride of 2020 😭
Turn, turn, turn again
Turn, turn to the rain
And the wind