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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #225 on: January 11, 2009, 02:31:55 pm »
That's probably as good a picture of Jan as was taken on the ride, for some odd reason there was always some bloke cycling just in front of her. ;D

I agree with Teethgrinder about the temperature making things harder (although I don't subscribe to his practice of making 30 mile rides into 200 mile rides!)  Even on my relatively short commute into work, when the weathers cold, it is distinctly harder to pull away fast at junctions, almost as though your legs have seized up a bit!  I was also quite happy to get home after doing 55 miles or so yesterday, which was more than enough in that weather, and I definitely needed a cup of coffee when I got in, to replenish some of the heat and energy.

I was also amused reading Teethgrinder's ride report, that he left at 1-30am and got back at 1-30am, so did a 24 hour ride, whereas I almost exactly left at 7am and got back at 7pm, so did a mere 12 hour ride (I suspect many others had times similar to mine).
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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #226 on: January 11, 2009, 02:45:46 pm »
That's probably as good a picture of Jan as was taken on the ride, for some odd reason there was always some bloke cycling just in front of her. ;D



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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #227 on: January 11, 2009, 05:21:04 pm »




Have you seen this woman? Sometime on Saturday 10th January she was involved in a raid on the Halstead Physiotherapy Clinic. She is believed to have escaped on the back of a tandem piloted by a festive man with a frozen beard.   ;D ;D

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #228 on: January 11, 2009, 05:32:48 pm »
Glad you got back safely TG. Lots of us worry about you (and not just your sanity!).

+1 so glad to read on YACF you got back safely and not in some newspaper report about some poor hypothermic cyclist found frozen to a bus shelter bench.  I know you have tons of experience and are always prepared for the conditions, but I couldn't help worrying a little. 

I myself had a great time- despite being a little concerned at one point that I might have lost all my right toes.  Hence the Irish dancing (my gran was right after all- she obviously  knew all those Saturday morning lessons I hated so much would come in useful one day).  Super friendly company and super winter wonderland scenery.  I was constantly oohing and aahing at the magical transformation the frost had performed upon the winter vegetation.  Beautiful.

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #229 on: January 11, 2009, 05:37:19 pm »
Damn!  Looks as though I missed a good ride.

I shall put the next one in my diary...
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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #230 on: January 11, 2009, 06:42:14 pm »
21st Feb for the next one.  :thumbsup:

Route and weather to be announced.

I knew this would happen!

Can't make the 21st as it's my birthday and will be going to Manchester Velodrome  :)

I could always sell the tickets to keep up my WARTY points though  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #231 on: January 11, 2009, 06:45:43 pm »
Yes, sadly I have WORK on 7th (and I'm missing the Colney ride, which was excellent last year), 8th is Aunt Phyllis's 90th birthday, 14th is Simon L3's C & M Hilly 50k (recommended), 15th is Essex SE Group 75 mile ride CTC (also v. good), so 21st it is. We don't want to wait too long for the next one, do we now?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #232 on: January 11, 2009, 06:49:15 pm »
Can we include the SEG 75 in the WARTY series?

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #233 on: January 11, 2009, 06:55:38 pm »
Can we include the SEG 75 in the WARTY series?
Only if Marshals get extra WARTY points!  ;)

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #234 on: January 11, 2009, 07:01:27 pm »
Well, it's not for me to grant, but I would like for to del get a few points for marshalling if it also meant he had spare points which he could literally throw at any WARTY riders as they go by - if a point sticks, you get to keep it. We'll need Velcro jackets etc.  ;)

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #235 on: January 11, 2009, 07:04:05 pm »
With much regret I must offer my apologies for the 21st.

Staying on the Yorkshire moors with Mrs T and going to the York railway museum.  ( My belated birthday treat )

I am sure you will all have a wonderfull time  :thumbsup:

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #236 on: January 11, 2009, 07:05:18 pm »
No. It's too far for a WARTY. Original Spec: 40 - 60 miles' duration.

Although 75 miles is within Jan's capabilities, we certainly couldn't do it in the specified time on the tandem. I was seriously challenged for time last year on a Trek s/s and I didn't hang around at the controls. We would be back well after dark. I am intending to do this on the Mercian, which was out of action last year.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #237 on: January 11, 2009, 07:09:28 pm »
The date should be up to Wowbagger and Annie since it is their series, Wowbagger/Annie Round the Year. While it would be good to set a date that is good for everyone it just isn't going to happen.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #238 on: January 11, 2009, 07:10:43 pm »
Furry muff. I'll have some catching up to do in March then! (I'm going to the Manchester velodrome with bobb for the 'Cycling Revolution')

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #239 on: January 11, 2009, 07:13:09 pm »
Furry muff. I'll have some catching up to do in March then! (I'm going to the Manchester velodrome with bobb for the 'Cycling Revolution')
I'd go but I've got a big WARTY one to shuffle off to.

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #240 on: January 11, 2009, 07:15:58 pm »
With much regret I must offer my apologies for the 21st.

Although that's a disappointment, it clears up one dilemma I had. I was thinking of asking Roger T and WJ to sort out an Ely-based route for Feb, but that will now have to wait.

It appears that National Express have cut a train: the Lpoo St - Peterborough train. There was one yesterday - it was shown as an extra, and I got on one just before Christmas when Annie & I rode from Marks Tey to Danbury and back. It used to call at Stowmarket, Bury St. Eds, Ely, March, Peterborough. Also, the S/end - Ely train fare is prohibitive at £37. I can't find a sensible way of doing it cheaper because the Network SE card doesn't work.

When we do the Ely trip, I think it might have to be an overnighter involving cars...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #241 on: January 11, 2009, 07:20:22 pm »
When we do the Ely trip, I think it might have to be an overnighter involving cars...

Or touring bikes and tents. :thumbsup:

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Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #242 on: January 11, 2009, 07:29:16 pm »
When we do the Ely trip, I think it might have to be an overnighter involving cars...

Or touring bikes and tents. :thumbsup:

Good call!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #243 on: January 11, 2009, 07:35:43 pm »
When we do the Ely trip, I think it might have to be an overnighter involving cars...

Or touring bikes and tents. :thumbsup:

Good call!
Just try to make it a warm month when it's on.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #244 on: January 11, 2009, 07:58:13 pm »
...I'd go but I've got a big WARTY one to shuffle off to.

Does your innuendo have no upper smut limit? You're off the scale del...

annie

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #245 on: January 11, 2009, 08:03:50 pm »
No. It's too far for a WARTY. Original Spec: 40 - 60 miles' duration.

Although 75 miles is within Jan's capabilities, we certainly couldn't do it in the specified time on the tandem. I was seriously challenged for time last year on a Trek s/s and I didn't hang around at the controls. We would be back well after dark. I am intending to do this on the Mercian, which was out of action last year.

Yep, agreed on this one.

It is going to be hard to find a date to suit everyone, as much as I wish we could.

What is all this nonsense about furry muffs?  I go away for a few short moments and find the thread has headed off towards the gutter, yet again.  Which is just how I like it to be

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #246 on: January 11, 2009, 08:20:08 pm »
I can make the 21st  :thumbsup:

Anything involving cars I can't do, seeing as I got rid of mine the year before last and never really needed to replace it.

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #247 on: January 11, 2009, 08:21:27 pm »
What is all this nonsense about furry muffs?
That's TOKaMaKs fault! He made the cock up with the furry muff and should come again with an apology.

annie

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #248 on: January 11, 2009, 08:31:18 pm »
I can make the 21st  :thumbsup:

Anything involving cars I can't do, seeing as I got rid of mine the year before last and never really needed to replace it.

Excellent news.  I believe you will be able to get to this without a car.

Looking forward to it very much.

I think we ought to have a theme or wear a silly item of clothing, nothing much new there.

annie

Re: Announcing the WARTY.
« Reply #249 on: January 11, 2009, 08:31:44 pm »
What is all this nonsense about furry muffs?
That's TOKaMaKs fault! He made the cock up with the furry muff and should come again with an apology.

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